Winston Churchill Autograph Letter 1907 – signed by Churchill

Posted on Jan 7, 2018

CHURCHILL, Winston S. Autograph letter signed to Philip Morrell, concerning the National Land and Housing Demonstration, 1907.

2 pages, 203 × 126 mm. Dated 22 Ap[ril] 1907, written recto and verso of the first leaf of a bifolium of Colonial Office stationery, embossed crest at the head. Light crease from folding, a little soiled at the fold on the verso of second leaf, overall very good.

Letter from Winston Churchill to Philip Morrell. Hand-written letter with Churchill's Authentic Signature. 1907

Winston Churchill Letter-Handwritten Authentic Signature. 1907

Churchill writes to Morrell, MP for South Oxfordshire, philandering husband of Lady Ottoline Morrell, and in this context chairman of the executive of the National Land and Housing Demonstration, thanking him for the “trouble & all you expended upon the arrangements for the Drury Lane Meeting”. More specifically he is grateful for “the help you gave me in the preparation of my speech upon such a v[er]y difficult & to me new subject.” The purpose of the organization was to extend local authority powers of compulsory purchase for the provision of small holdings, allotments and “workmen’s houses in town and country.”

Accompanied by a copy of the “Programme of the National Land and Housing Demonstration”, quarto. (280 × 222 mm), 4pp., a little browned and soiled, creases from old folds, rust marks. Events included a lunch at the Holborn restaurant addressed by the prime minister, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane “demonstration” at which Churchill spoke, and a performance of a selection of inspirational songs by a choir under the direction of T.D. Hawkin, audience participation encouraged. A good early letter showing Churchill throwing himself into campaigning for Liberal social issues. 

$4,500

Autograph letter signed to Philip Morrell, concerning the National Land and Housing Demonstration, 1907

Churchill Program: National Land and Housing Demonstration, 1907 accompanying a handwritten letter by Winston Churchill to Philip Morrell.

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