Type-written letter signed by Prime Minister Winston Churchill to Soviet Ambassador Ivan Maisky

  • Winston S. Churchill Autograph Letter Signed.

Winston S. Churchill Autograph Letter Signed.

Item Number: 88005

1936.

One page typescript letter signed by Winston S. Churchill while serving as a member of Parliament. On 11, Morpeth Mansions, Westminster stationary dated 26th October, 1936. “My dear Ambassador,” His Excellency the Soviet Ambassador, I am in London all this week, but I am grieved to find every single luncheon and dinner is already engaged. I should be very glad however if you would be as kind as to come to 11, Morpeth Mansions on Wednesday afternoon at 6 o’clock, if that will be convenient. If not let me fix some other time. “Yours, Winston S. Churchill.” Churchill has been underlined in blue crayon. The recipient, Ivan Maisky, served as the Soviet ambassador to London between 1932 and 1943 where he established friendships with Sydney and Beatrice Webb, George Bernard Shaw and may figures on the Conservative right including Churchill. Double matted and framed, opposite of a photograph of Churchill. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 15.75 inches.

British statesman Winston S. Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A non-academic historian, writer and artist, Churchill won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall lifetime body of work. Churchill took the lead in warning the world about the threat of Nazi Germany at the outbreak of the Second World War. His speeches and radio broadcasts inspired British resistance, especially in the years of 1940–41 when the British Commonwealth and Empire stood virtually alone in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. Upon his death aged ninety in 1965, Queen Elizabeth II granted Churchill the honor of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of world statesmen in history.