London, South Kensington
22 May 1998
SIR WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL (1874-1965)
One-page typed letter signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), to H. C. Minchin, 8°, British Embassy, Washington, D. C., March 3, 1946 (punch mark to corner).
Regretting that he is unable to meet for a talk during his visit to Westminster College for a ceremony and adding: "I appreciate your kindness in wishing to consult me about the disposal of the special editions of "The Legion Book," but, as I have no strong feelings about this, I am quite agreeable to your acting in accordance with all the expert knowledge you and your colleagues have at your disposal in the matter."
With a sepia photograph of Churchill at the British Embassy, Washington with the ambassador Lord Halifax, on a visit for the Fulton, Missouri conference, 132 x 86mm. (5¼ x 3¼in.). (2)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The Legion Book was published to raise funds for the British Legion and included contributions from authors and artists of the time. Captain Cotton Minchin, the recipient of this letter, was the editor.
Auction records set for Sanyu, Dana Schutz, Georges Mathieu and other great artists as Christie’s continues to reimagine the auction concept
Karuizawa and Midleton Very Rare whiskies and Romano Levi grappa are among the collector’s items offered at Christie’s in December 2020