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    Winston Churchill Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 5" x 8" (sight), 105, Mount Street [London]; October 6, 1904. Addressed to Eliot Crawshay- Williams, the letter reads in full: "You are quite right to proceed with your arrangements for meeting your constituency on Dec 7. I think you would have been wise to hold it under the auspices of the Free Trade League. All your Liberals would have attended too - but I am personally quite agreeable to either course." Signed, "Winston S. Churchill." In May of 1904, Churchill crossed the floor to become a member of the Liberal Party. He remained a member of this party until 1924.

    Eliot Crawshay-Williams (1879-1962) was a British Liberal politician, officer, and author. He served as Churchill's Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Colonial Office from 1906 to 1908. He was a member of parliament for Leicester from 1910 to 1913, however he resigned once he was named in a divorce case that was brought by M.P. Hubert Carr-Gomm, effectively ending his political career. He was the author of several novels, plays and short stories as well as the nonfictional work, Across Persia, about his eight-month trip across Iran.

    Matted and framed to an overall size of 8.75" x 11.75". Not examined outside of the frame.

    Condition: Smoothed fold. Lightly rubbed along bottom margin.

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    May, 2021
    19th Wednesday
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