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CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Autograph letter signed ('Winston') to Pamela, Countess of Lytton, Chartwell, 30 June 1955, 3 pages, 8vo ; envelope (annotated on envelope by recipient 'Lovely letter'). Provenance : Pamela, Countess of Lytton; and by descent.
CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Autograph letter signed ('Winston') to Pamela, Countess of Lytton, Chartwell, 30 June 1955, 3 pages, 8vo ; envelope (annotated on envelope by recipient 'Lovely letter'). Provenance : Pamela, Countess of Lytton; and by descent. 'THE TRAPPINGS OF POWER & RESPONSIBILITY HAVE FALLEN AWAY'. The letter opens with anxious enquiries about Pamela's ill-health (which had kept her away from the ceremony at the Guildhall to unveil the Oscar Nemon statue of Churchill) and apologies for not have written: 'I have wanted to write to you every single day & am ashamed at myself'. The Guildhall ceremony was 'the last public engagement I have', though the statue was 'worth the worry these things take me now. I am getting older now the trappings of power & responsibility have fallen away'. Debilitated by old age and the stroke he had suffered in June 1953, Churchill had resigned office on 5 April 1955.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions
Auktionsdatum: 13.11.2008
Adresse: Christie's
13 November 2008, London, South Kensington