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CHURCHILL, Winston S Autograph letter signed ("Winston S Chu...

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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Autograph letter signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), to Mrs. Robinson, London, 3 May 1899. 1 page, 8vo, 35a Great Cumberland Place stationery (with mourning border) ; and with autograph envelope initialed ("W.S.C.")
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Autograph letter signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), to Mrs. Robinson, London, 3 May 1899. 1 page, 8vo, 35a Great Cumberland Place stationery (with mourning border) ; and with autograph envelope initialed ("W.S.C.") CHURCHILL PEEKS INTO THE FUTURE WITH THE FABLED VICTORIAN OCCULTIST MRS. ROBINSON. "Enclosed please find a cheque [not included] for £2-2-0. I take advantage of this occasion to compliment you on you strange skill in Palmistry." Mrs. Robinson was a famous occultist in her day, selling her psychic services not only to Churchill but to other London luminaries, members of Parliament, the royal family, even Oscar Wilde on the eve of his disastrous libel trial against the Marquess of Queensbury. She told him that he and Alfred Douglas would (as Wilde reported to Douglas) "go away together for a long voyage, and that your lovely life goes always hand in hand with mine." We don't know what she predicted on this occasion for the remaining 65 years of Churchill's life. It is hard to imagine any of her visions being more dramatic than the reality.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine Printed Books & Manuscript Including Americana
Auktionsdatum: 06.12.2013
Adresse: Christie's
6 December 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center