PRIME MINISTER DAVID BEN-GURION (ISRAEL) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/10/1963 - HFSID 279521
Sale Price $1,105.00
David Ben-Gurion wrote this letter in Hebrew in 1963, less than three months after resigning as Prime Minister of Israel, to say that he can't answer a letter because it's handwritten in English.
Autograph letter signed "David" in Hebrew in blue ink. 1 page, 4¾x8¼, ruled paper, with "8" printed in upper left corner. Nov. 11, 1963. Written to an unidentified "Chaim". Written in Hebrew, translated in part: "I can't answer [the letter]... The pages are handwritten in English, and I have no copy of it. I assume that it is in Mr. Applebaum's office. Anyway, Sid must know... and he will answer you...". Israel became independent on May 14, 1948. On that day, Ben-Gurion (1886-1973, born David Gruen in Plonsk, Poland, once part of the Russian Empire) became the Chairman of the Provisional State Council, a post he held until May 17th, when Chaim Weizmann became Head of the Council and Ben-Gurion became Prime Minister. Ben-Gurion was Israeli Prime Minister from May 17, 1948 to December 7, 1953 and from November 2, 1955 to June 21, 1963. "Time" magazine called him "part Washington, part Moses...the architect of a new nation". Lightly toned and creased. Pen dribbled while writing handwriting but not signature. Two binder holes at left edge, which touch handwriting. Rounded corners. Folded once vertically and twice horizontally and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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