EARLY TYPED LETTER SIGNED by Winston Churchill as President of the Board of Trade

[“It was very kind of you to write and congratulate me.”]

1908

1 folded sheet (4 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches/8 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches overall)

Item Number: 207612

$2,500.00

Description

Typed letter signed by Winston Churchill as President of the Board of Trade, dated 19th May, 1908, on embossed Board of Trade notepaper.

Dear Mr. Rooth,
It was very kind of you to write and congratulate me. I am very glad that you take a hopeful view of South African affairs.
Yours sincerely,
Winston S. Churchill

The letter (4 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches) is in very good condition, save for fractional loss and mounting tape residue on the verso of the rear fold, not affecting the letter.

On April 23, 1908, Winston Churchill lost his seat in Parliament by a narrow margin representing the district of Manchester North West. Newly-appointed to his first full cabinet position as President of the Board of Trade by the new Liberal Prime Minister H.H. Asquith, Churchill quickly ran for a seat in the Scottish industrial city of Dundee. On May 9, he won, recovering his place in Parliament. It is for this victory that Mr. Rooth no doubt wrote to congratulate Mr. Churchill.