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ASQUITH Margot - Letter Signed 1915 requesting a favour

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Margot ASQUITH (1864-1945)

Letter Signed and subscribed (“Yours truly Margot Asquith”) to Captain Waterhouse, asking him to arrange “the facilities in your power” for a journey for Mr. Way.
2 pages 8vo with integral blank leaf, together with the envelope addressed to Captain Waterhouse at the Military Permit Office, 10 Downing Street, 22 November 1915. 
Will you be so good as to give Mr. W.A. Way, the bearer of this letter, all the facilities in your power for his journey to Switzerland on which he is starting on Wednesday 24th November with his wife. He is bringing his passports for the necessary visas & if possible would be glad to go by the Boulogne route.”
The letter was written at a difficult time for her husband. Asquith’s leadership of the country during the First World War was subject to much criticism, and at this time, with forces embroiled in the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.


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