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SIR JOHN H. "2ND BARONET" WEDGWOOD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/09 - HFSID 317398

SIR JOHN H. WEDGWOOD Chatty letter to a collector: "I always regard myself as a failure, but have done quite a lot of interesting things." Autograph Letter signed: "John H. Wedgwood", 2 pages, 8½x6. Little Gidding, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire [England], September 9, n. y. To "Dear Mr.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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SIR JOHN H. WEDGWOOD
Chatty letter to a collector: "I always regard myself as a failure, but have done quite a lot of interesting things."
Autograph Letter signed: "John H. Wedgwood", 2 pages, 8½x6. Little Gidding, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire [England], September 9, n. y. To "Dear Mr. Slapinski", in full: "Thank you for your letter. I always regard myself as a failure, but have done quite a lot of interesting things. I am remarkably unphotogenic but a friend of mine, a funeral director from U. S.A., has also demanded a photo. I must have one taken and send copies to both of you. [Item not included.] I'll write again. Yours sincerely" [signature] It is my sister, C. V. Wedgwood, who really is distinguished. She also is in the International Who's Who and is one of three women in the world who have ever rec'd the 'O. M'. One of the others was Miss Florence Nightingale." John Hamilton Wedgwood, 2nd Baronet (1907-1989) was the great, great, great grandson of master potter Josiah Wedgwood, and an executive and global salesman of the family company. A Military Intelligence officer during World War II, he served in the Arctic and in Italy. He ran for election to the House of Commons twice, once as a Liberal and once as a Conservative, losing both times. As his letter states, however, he did many interesting things; his hobbies were mountain climbing and cave diving. His was the nephew of British Cabinet Minister Josiah Wedgwood. His sister, Cicely Veronica "C. V." Wedgwood, a noted historian, was indeed one of three women to receive the Order of Merit, an honor shared with Florence Nightingale and chemist Dorothy Hodgkin. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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