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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Four autograph letters signed ('Winston S.C.', 'Winston S. Churchill', 'Winston') to [his cousin] Ivor [Guest, later 1st Viscount Wimborne], 35a Great Cumberland Place, Oldham and 105 Mount Street, 12 November [?1898], 30 September 1900 and 25-26 April n.y., 4 pages, 8vo , on bifolia.
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Four autograph letters signed ('Winston S.C.', 'Winston S. Churchill', 'Winston') to [his cousin] Ivor [Guest, later 1st Viscount Wimborne], 35a Great Cumberland Place, Oldham and 105 Mount Street, 12 November [?1898], 30 September 1900 and 25-26 April n.y., 4 pages, 8vo , on bifolia. ON THE BRINK OF PARLIAMENTARY SUCCESS. Churchill writes from Oldham on the eve of the General Election to wish his cousin luck (Guest was standing for re-election in Plymouth), noting cautiously 'I cannot guess my fate here: but we shall in any case reduce the Radical Majority'. In the letters of 25 and 26 April (?1901) he offers further encouragement on political matters, first about a speech ('the House listened unusually quietly under the difficult and perilous circumstances in which you spoke') and again about a constituency matter. In an earlier letter (from Great Cumberland Place) he refers to his famously wayward French: 'my insufficient knowledge of French prevented me grasping the full force of your doubtless conclusive quotation'. Parliament was dissolved on 17 September: the voting in the general election took place over three weeks, and Oldham was amongst the first constituencies to declare, on 1 October. Churchill's victory, by a narrow margin, caused a sensation, and he became a star turn for the remainder of the campaign. Writings of Sir Winston Churchill © Estate of Winston S. Churchill (4)

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Winston Spencer Churchill: The Collection of Malcolm S. Forbes Jr. Part I
Auktionsdatum: 02.06.2010
Adresse: Christie's
2 June 2010, London, King Street