London, South Kensington
28 November 2011
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Autograph letter signed to H.H. Asquith ('My dear Asquith'), Salisbury Hall, St Albans, 14 August 1908, marked 'Private', thanking the prime minister for congratulations on his engagement to Clementine: he is grateful for the kind words of 'an old friend of my father's & a kind one to me' on his 'great happiness & good fortune, which has broken upon me with such sudden wonder'; he gives the date of the wedding as 15 September (in fact it was to be the 12th); time is too short to allow them to accept an invitation to stay with the Asquiths -- on the next day he is to address Welsh miners 'on subjects far removed from the general drift of my mind', 3 pages, 8vo, bifolium.
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