GAITSKELL Hugh - Typed Letter Signed 1952 sending apologies
Hugh GAITSKELL (1906-1963)
Typed Letter Signed (“Hugh Gaitskell”) to A.H. Sampson, informing him that he will be unable to speak in the Union [the Cambridge Union Society] as it was “the last day on the debate on the Address”.
1 page 4to, [London], 3 November 1952.
Apologizing for his inability to speak in the Union on 11 November, Gaitskell continues that “As there will be a vote that night and a three line whip on both sides, I ought perhaps to warn you that it may be extremely difficult to get any Member of Parliament.”
The Queen’s first State Opening of Parliament took place on 4 November; a week later the House debated an Address in reply, with a proposal for reference to concern over the economy, growing unemployment and short-time working.
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