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# - Churchill, Sir Winston.
TYPED LETTER SIGNED, TO THE BARRISTER, POLITICIAN AND AMATEUR POET SIR COURTENAY MANSEL

about the latter's observations on both the Carmarthen election and the effect of the Budget proposals on the voting, 1 page, 4to, on Treasury stationery, 10 July 1928

together with a collection of over 45 letters addressed to Sir Courtenay, the majority autograph and signed, correspondents including:

sir arthur conan doyle (about "the most important thing in the world", namely spiritualism: "I think a good grounding of knowledge is needed before actual experiment...you should join the psychic College, the only place where you get comfortable high class facilities for séances...", 1 page), aldous huxley (about his "little anthology" and commenting on Sir Courtenay's poem, 3 pages), j.m. barrie (3, about papers relating to the ancestry of the Llewelyn Davies boys, 3 pages, 1926), henry rider haggard (2, about critics and his reputation: "I am looked down upon as a literary amateur, born of a combination of country squire & public servant...yet...my public must be very large, indeed I might almost say enormous...", 9 pages, 1912 & 1922), robert bridges (2 pages), Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (commenting on Sir Courtenay's poetry, 4 pages), Lord Curzon (3, about election results, the future of the Liberal Party, the "Socialist proposals" of Lloyd George, etc., 5 pages, 1924-28), Stanley Baldwin, Sir Edward Marsh on behalf of Churchill (2), David Lloyd George, Gerald du Maurier, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Laurence Binyon, William Llewelyn Williams, Lord Jellicoe, George Saintsbury (5) and Lord Snowden; together with some printed election material from 1929 and an undated autograph draft of a letter by Sir Courtenay about nationalisation; c.115 pages in all, chiefly 4to and 8vo, 1908-31 where dated, occasional spotting, some creasing


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