Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 2,860
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
"THE IRISH PARTY ARE FOOLISH NOT TO SUPPORT ME" CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. Letter Signed, to his cousin Shane Leslie ("Dear Jack"), thanking him for sending information about [Irish activist and Member of Parliament William] O'Brien's position on "Land Purchase" [the Irish Land Acts], stating that the Irish party should be supporting Churchill as they may need him one day. 1 1/2 pages, 8vo, "Colonial Office" stationery, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; ink description at upper edge recto ("Winston to Shane Leslie"), faint toning at edges, horizontal fold. [London], 10 April 1908

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"Many thanks for your letter and for sending me O'Brien's views on Land Purchase.
"The Irish party are foolish not to support me at this juncture. A struggling nationality ought not to go out of its way to injure those who may some day be of service to them."