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

Posted on Jan 9, 2012

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 comes in a silk embroidered protective carrying bag. It contains a wealth of history from 1906-1973, with its many signatures including:

Franklin D. Roosevelt July 30th 1918
F.M. Douglas Haigh In 1918
General H. Plumer
General Birdwood
General J. Byng 1st -2nd January 1919
General H. Rawlinson
General H. Gough 15th – 18th January 1919
Admiral David Beatty
Admiral Jellicoe
Admiral Chester Nimitz , Pearl Harbour, Honolulu, 16th September 1944
Admiral R.L. Connolly, Pearl Harbour
Princess Louise 6th January 1928
Milford Haven 6th January 1928
Nada Milford Haven 6th January 1928
Lord Louis Mountbatten 6th January 1928
Edwina Mountbatten 6th January 1928
H. Trenchard September 6th – 8th 1929
King George V
Queen Mary
Edward Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII)
George (later King George VI)
King Albert and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium several entries
Prince Leopold of Belgium
Charles Theodore of Belgium
Bernard Baruch, August 4th – 6th 1930
Winston S. Churchill, August 4th – 6th 1930
Clementine S. Churchill August 4th – 7th 1930
Diana Churchill, August 4th – 7th 1930 (Churchill’s eldest daughter)
HM King Hussein of the Hedjaz 7th October 1927 at Cyprus
HH Emir Abdulla of Trans Jordania at Haifa 12th Oct. 1927
Winston S. Churchill in Malta Jan 8th -10th 1927
Randolf S. Churchill,  (Son) Jan 8 -10, 1927
John S. Churchill (nephew) Jan 8 – 10, 1927
Shane Leslie, Portsmouth Nov 6th – 7th 1930 (Churchill’s cousin.)

Value $8,5000

Visitors book belonging to Sir Roger Keyes and his wife Eva with Winston Churchill's signature

Visitors book belonging to Sir Roger Keyes and his wife Eva. Page open to 1906

Visitors book belonging to Sir Roger Keyes and his wife Eva. Page open to 1906

Visitors book belonging to Sir Roger Keyes and his wife Eva. Page open to 1907

Visitors book belonging to Sir Roger Keyes and his wife Eva. Page open to 1907

Visitors book belonging to Sir Roger Keyes and his wife Eva. Page open to show Churchill's signature. dated 1930

Visitors book belonging to Sir Roger Keyes and his wife Eva. Page open to show Churchill’s signature. dated 1930

Spine of visitors book belonging to Sir Roger Keyes and his wife Eva.
 

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