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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Autograph letter signed to 'Mr Ellis', Blenheim Palace, 21 April 1905, sending 'two battered proofs' of the Home Rule chapters [in his biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill], excusing it as 'v[er]y rough unpolished work', in need of great improvement before it can be submitted to the public; the letter concludes on a pugnacious political note, remarking on the number of ministers [in Balfour's Conservative government] who have resigned in June, 'We must try to add to the number', 2½ pages, 8vo, bifolium.

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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Autograph letter signed to 'Mr Ellis', Blenheim Palace, 21 April 1905, sending 'two battered proofs' of the Home Rule chapters [in his biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill], excusing it as 'v[er]y rough unpolished work', in need of great improvement before it can be submitted to the public; the letter concludes on a pugnacious political note, remarking on the number of ministers [in Balfour's Conservative government] who have resigned in June, 'We must try to add to the number', 2½ pages, 8vo, bifolium.

Having crossed the floor to the Liberal benches on 31 May 1904, Churchill had become one of the most ferocious critics of his former colleagues in the Conservative government. In some senses his biography of his father, which presented him as a tory with increasingly radical sympathies, served as a justification by proxy for his own stance.
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