PRIME MINISTER GEORGES CLEMENCEAU (FRANCE) - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT ON CALLING CARD SIGNED - HFSID 23730
Sale Price $531.25
GEORGES CLEMENCEAUThe French prime minister pens a note on his calling card asking the recipient to thank an unknown “Madame” for her inquiry Autograph Sentiment on Calling Card Signed: "Cl", in black ink, 3x1¾. The stateman has penned three lines on front and one on verso. In French, translated in full: “Thank Mrs. [name difficult to decipher]/ for her pleasant message, but not willing to go there to acquire any property” Portions of translation may not be correct, as handwriting is difficult to decipher. GeorgesClemenceau (1841-1929), called "the Tiger," was Prime Minister of France (1906-1909, 1917-1920). He was a prewar advocate of military preparedness and maintaining close relations with Britain whose return to the Premiership in 1917 - he was also Minister of War - helped bolster national morale and Allied unity in the struggle against Germany. At the postwar Versailles peace conference, he emerged as the principal opponent of U.S. President Wilson, whom he considered too idealistic. "Wilson," he said, "has his 14 Points. Even the Good Lord had only 10 Commandments." Heavily toned. Slightly worn and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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