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    Arthur James Balfour Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 4.75" x 7.25", House of Commons embossed stationery, London, nd. Marked "Private" this letter's recipient is not named, but is likely a newspaper or magazine editor. Body in full: "I shall be glad to know whether you will be inclined to admit into your next number a reply to the Duke of Argyll's attack in the current number on the accuracy of the statements put forward of the present government in regard to Afghanistan- and if so what is the latest date on which such reply will have to be ready for press." Balfour was a British statesman, serving in many capacities throughout a long and distinguished career including as Prime Minister from 1902-1905. He is the author of the Balfour Declaration of 1917 that promised a homeland for the Jewish people. Fine condition with light folds, lightly mounted to a collector's folder. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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