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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 307

    CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Autograph letter signed ('W') to Pamela, Countess of Lytton, Chartwell, 13 July 1957, one page, 8vo; envelope. Provenance: Pamela, Countess of Lytton; and by descent.

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    CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Autograph letter signed ('W') to Pamela, Countess of Lytton, Chartwell, 13 July 1957, one page, 8vo; envelope. Provenance: Pamela, Countess of Lytton; and by descent.

    The death of 'The Prof', and a 'jolly dinner': Churchill thanks Pamela for a letter [which must have referred to the death of F.A. Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, known as 'The Prof'], adding 'Poor "Prof" was a great sorrow to those who knew him & worked with him. We had a jolly dinner together notwithstanding. You are wonderful as a companion'.

    F.A. Lindemann [Viscount Cherwell] was Churchill's chief scientific and statistical advisor during the War, known as 'The Prof', and a crucial member of his inner circle. He died on 3 July 1957.


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