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Churchill, Clementine (1885-1977) Typed Letter Signed, Whitehall, 11 March 1941.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
10
Sold for:
$984$800

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Churchill, Clementine (1885-1977) Typed Letter Signed, Whitehall, 11 March 1941. Two page letter on Mrs. Churchill's 10 Downing Street, Whitehall stationery, with a handwritten correction, to Mrs. Hopes of the Collegiate School in Bristol, on the subject of whether children traumatized by World War II will be permanently damaged by their experiences, and assuring Mrs. Hopes that the very soldiers and fliers fighting Hitler as heroes in the current war were children traumatized by the previous World War, "Danger and sorrow produce unselfish qualities, whereas very often ease and comfort and security produce feeble natures," matted, with a portrait, not examined out of frame, each page 9 x 7 in.
Provenance: The collection of Frederic and Jean Sharf.
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Churchill, Frederic Sharf, Hitler, Jean Sharf, British Empire in World War II, British people, Freemen of the City of London, Government of the United Kingdom, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Leaders of the Conservative Party, Members of the Order of Merit, Whitehall, Winston Churchill

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