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Winston S. Churchill
15 August 1955 typed letter signed from Winston S. Churchill to Desmond Flower
1955. "I shall be quite ready to lay the foundation stone of your new building..." - A 15 August 1955 typed, signed letter from Winston S. Churchill to his publisher, Desmond Flower of Cassell, epitomizing Churchill's importance to the British publisher of all of his wartime and postwar book-length works Winston S. Churchill Condition: Very Good This typed, signed letter from Winston Churchill to Desmond Flower of Cassell - the wartime and postwar publisher of all of Churchill's book-length works - symbolically affirms Churchill's paramount importance to his publisher. The letter is typed on a single sheet of Churchill's Chartwell stationery. The "15" in the date "15 August, 1955", the salutation "My dear Desmond", and the valediction "Yours sincerely, Winston S. Churchill" are all in Churchill's hand. In the letter, Churchill agrees "to lay the foundation stone of your new building on April 23 next year." The letter is in excellent condition, bright and complete with only trivial soiling to the extremities, a single file hole at the upper left, and an initial in pencil just below the date. The letter is housed in a removable, archival mylar sleeve within a rigid, crimson cloth folder. Churchill had proven the essential asset to the postwar solvency of Cassell and Co. Then again, Cassell, whose history with Churchill spanned decades, had more than paid for the privilege. In December of 1932, Cassell's Newman Flower - Desmond's father - paid Churchill a substantial advance for A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, planning on completion in 1939. "It required considerabl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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