Autograph note signed by Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Winston S. Churchill Autograph Note Signed.
Churchill, Winston S.
Item Number: 88007
One page autograph note signed by Winston S. Churchill as a member of Parliament. On Colonial Office stationary, Churchill has composed a list of names in black ink: “Murray, Chalmers, Roseberry, Asquith, Prime Minister, Grey,” and dated and signed “[Colonial Office] ’07 W.S.Churchill.” Churchill served as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from December 1905 until the 1906 general election in which he won the Parliamentary seat of Manchester North West. He held his position in Parliament until 1908 when he was promoted to the Cabinet as President of the Board of Trade. Names mentioned in the note include Herbert Henry Asquith who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916 and the Viscount Grey of Fallodon who served Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs from 1905 to 1916. Double matted and framed opposite a black and white photograph of Churchill. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 18 inches. Rare and desirable.
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.