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ELIOT CRAWSHAY-WILLIAMS - ANNOTATED TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/17/1934 - HFSID 52844

Eliot Crawshay-Williams signed this typed letter in 1934 to Winston Churchill, an old employer of his, to congratulate him on a radio broadcast. This letter accompanied an articles that Crawshay-Williams wrote and that he wanted Churchill to sign.

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ELIOT CRAWSHAY-WILLIAMS
Eliot Crawshay-Williams signed this typed letter in 1934 to Winston Churchill, an old employer of his, to congratulate him on a radio broadcast. This letter accompanied an articles that Crawshay-Williams wrote and that he wanted Churchill to sign.
Annotated typed letter signed "Yours,/Eliot.". 1 page, 8x10½, thin paper, carbon copy. Jan. 17, 1934. Written in salutation: "My dear Winston". Written in right margin: "[New Lords/for Old./Westminster/Review/March/1913]". In full: "Do let me congratulate you on your broadcast talk last night. It will do you great good. Looking through some articles I wrote in my Parliamentary days I have come on one dealing with the topics about which you spoke. (It is somewhat pathetic-ally amusing how most of the article one wrote then on urgent questions of the day would apply almost equally well now). I venture to send you what I wrote in the hope that you may find time to glance at the portion marked in blue pencil. The idea I put forward may seem a trifle unorthodox; but then so did the idea of Daylight Savings when (do you remember?) I practically insisted on your reading poor old Willett's leaflet in 1907. 'Oh well,' you indulgently said at last, 'put I in my bag,' and came back from the week-end to say you would take the chair at that Mansion House meeting. Wishing you all luck in 1934,". "Winston" is possibly future Prime Minister WINSTON CHURCHILL (1874-1965), who was Crawshay-Williams' employer in the Colonial Office from 1906 to 1908. Crawshay-Williams (1879-1962), the son of a Welsh politician, was Member of Parliament for Leicester from 1910 to 1913, when he resigned after being named in a divorce case brought by another M. P., Hubert Carr-Gomm. Before entering Parliament, Crawshay-Williams was employed by future Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the Colonial office from 1906 to 1908. Before joining Parliament, he wrote the book Across Persia (1907), about an eight-month journey that he took across Iran. Later in life, he took up the pen in earnest and became an author, playwright, screenwright and poet, with writing credits on 3 movies during the early 1930s, the play Fascination, the books Night in the Hotel, Simple Story: An Accidental Autobiography and Leaves from an Officer's Notebooks, as well as Songs on Service, a collection of poetry. Lightly toned and creased. Ragged top and left edges. Light tear in right edge. Carbon copy marks. Otherwise in fine condition.

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