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Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Lucy Clifford, (Sir Winston Spencer, 1874-1965, Prime Minister)
1927 - thanking her for her letter but he regrets he will "not be able to act on yr suggestions. The idea of a tax on posters has been gone into . but the yield wd not be great enough to make it worth while to face the difficulty of getting the tax through. The proceeds of a 6d licence on wireless sets wd also be comparatively insignificant & the Govt already gets its fair share .", 1 side 8vo., with original autograph envelope, Treasury Chambers, Whitehall, 29th October Lucy Clifford was the wife of William Kingdon Clifford (1845-1879, mathematician). After his death in 1879 she achieved considerable success as a novelist and dramatist. Her best-known story, Mrs Keith's Crime (1885), was followed by several other works, the best-known of which is Aunt Anne (1893).
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