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MAX (1ST BARON BEAVERBROOK) AITKEN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/07/1929 - DOCUMENT 46641

 
MAX AITKEN, 1st BARON BEAVERBROOK
The Baron writes a British admiral about a newspaper campaign, saying that it has closed for the summer, but that he would like the admiral to submit an article when it re-opens in fall
Typed Letter signed: "Beaverbrook", 1 page, 8x10. Fulham (England), 1929 August 7. On his personal office letterhead to Admiral Mark Kerr, Chelsea. In full: "Many thanks for your letter, and for your support of the project. The campaign in the 'Express' is closing down for the rest of the summer, but I shall be delighted to have an article from you in the autumn when it re-opens. I shall write you again then. With kind regards, yours sincerely". Canadian-born British businessman and politician Max Aitken (1879-1964) became the First Baron Beaverbrook in 1917. Beaverbrook was a major investor in several  companies, including Rolls-Royce, but was most influential as a press mogul, often called "the Baron of Fleet Street." After World War II, his Daily Express was the world's largest-selling newspaper, with over 3.7 million readers. One of only three persons to serve in the British Cabinet during both World Wars, he was Minister of Information during World War I and Minister of Aircraft Production (later Supply) during World War II. A close confidante of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, he accompanied Churchill to meetings with President Roosevelt, and was the first British leader to meet with Stalin during the war. He wrote several books. Admiral Mark Kerr (1864-1944), commander of the Royal Navy's Adriatic Squadron during World War I, was retired from service and devoted to writing at the time of this letter. He was a strong advocate of air power. Multiple mailing folds. Light surface creases. Slightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.


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MAX AITKEN
Born: May 25, 1879 in Maple, Ontario, Canada
Died: June 9, 1964 in Surrey, England, United Kingdom





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