Posts Tagged "Cyprus"

Admiral Sir Roger Keyes Visitors’ Book – Winston Churchill’s Signature

Posted on Jan 9, 2012

Admiral Sir Roger Keyes Visitors’ Book – Winston Churchill’s Signature

This visitors’ book was a wedding gift to Sir Roger Keyes and his wife Eva (nee Bowlby) in 1906. Entries by important Royal, Political and Military figures outline their married life up until Lady Keyes’ funeral in 1973. Admiral Sir Roger Keyes died in 1945. This Art Nouveau decorated vellum bound book…

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Correspondence Relating to the Affairs of Cyprus

Posted on Nov 25, 2011

Correspondence Relating to the Affairs of Cyprus

Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of His Majesty, 1908. Only 750 copies of this report were printed which principally concerns Churchill’s visit to Cyprus between October 9th and 13th 1907, when Secretary of State for Colonies. The purpose of his visit, undertaken ‘en route’ to East Africa was to assess the financial needs of Britain’s small dependency and to impress on the population Britain’s intention to retain sovereignty. Among other items within the publication are ‘Mr. Churchill’s Reply to the Greek Elected Members, Memorial presented to Mr. Churchill by the Greek Elected Members’, a report on local expenditure by the High Commissioner and the Secretary of States reply to the proposed expenditure. Folio wrappers, 26pp. including title, sewn as issued and preserved in a maroon cloth covered clamshell box with black leather spine label. Printed for His Majesty’s Stationary Office, by Darling and Sons Ltd. (March) 1908 A vg+ copy with an estimated value of...

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