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Prime Ministerial Document requesting the - BALDWIN, Stanley and EDWARD VIII as - 1929. [1273060]
1929 - 8vo., single sheet on Downing Street headed paper with Prime Ministerial logo. Filing hole to top left corner, red ink underlining to the name "Watkins", otherwise in very good condition. This typed document is signed in ink by Stanley Baldwin and has a typed caption "Approved on behalf of His Majesty" [King George V] under which are the signatures of "Edward P" (Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII), "Albert" (later King George VI), and Lord Hailsham, This document was acquired as part of a group of documents, in the mid-1970s, when the previous owner served on the staff of the Prime Minister. There was a pressing need for additional filing space at 10 Downing Street and, after a review of the document holdings, it was determined that several entire categories of papers could be destroyed as being no longer required. Members of the staff were invited to select as keepsakes if they wished a few (non-sensitive) items of historical interest. The subjects were generally clerical appointments or elevations to peerages. To the best of our knowledge, such keepsakes are the only surviving examples of documents of that nature from the period represented.
      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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