ELIOT CRAWSHAY-WILLIAMS - TICKET UNSIGNED 08/15/1951 - HFSID 52842
Sale Price $126.00
Unsigned ticket to a 1951 "Presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough" of Deal, England for former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Eliot Crawshay-William's former employer in the Colonial Office
Ticket unsigned. Blue ink notations in unknown hand. 5x4 cardstock. Ticket for an Aug. 15, 1951 Presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Deal, Kent, England, to former Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the Odeon Theatre. This ticket was for "[illegible] Col. Eliot Crawshay Williams". 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. Paper clip impression, rust stain, tackhead-sized discoloration and light scratches in top left corner. Worn corners. Scuffed top, left and bottom edges. Otherwise in fine condition.
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