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    Winston Churchill Typed Letter Signed "Yours sincerely, Winston S. Churchill" as British Prime Minister. 7.5" x 9.5", January 22, 1945, "10, Downing Street, Whitehall", to "Mrs. Ivan Colvin, O.B.E." In part: "My close association with the Navy in all its works and implications impels me to write a line to you . . . to say how greatly you are all to be encouraged in and thanked for the work of the Royal Naval War Libraries. It is of the greatest value. The full friendship of the book can be as much realized by those who are for years isolated at sea as anyone, and I wish the R.N.W.L. every possible success." With flattened folds and some very minor stains. Fine. Included is a Royal Naval War Libraries certificate (13" x 16") to "Vice Admiral G. N. Tomlin M.V.O. Eng." recognizing "the help you have given this organization". It is signed in blue ink, "Joy Colvin". Fine. Ivan Colvin, of Kilmeston, Hampshire, England, was married to Joyce F. Arbuthnot. He served as a captain in the Royal Navy.

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