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BUTLER Richard Austen - Typed Letter Signed 1952 to the Cambridge Union Society

  • £145.00

Richard Austen BUTLER (1902-1982)

Typed Letter Signed (“RA Butler”) to “Dear Mr. Sampson” [A.H. Sampson, Vice-President of the Cambridge Union Society], regretting that he is unable to “speak in the first Debate of the year”.

1 page 8vo, Stanstead Hall, Halstead, 21 June 1952.

“. . . I much regret that I have a public Dinner in London on Tuesday, 14th October and must therefore decline your very kind invitation to speak in the first Debate of the year.”

Butler had himself served as Secretary of the Cambridge Union while studying at Pembroke College. At the time of writing, Butler was Chancellor of the Exchequer in Churchill’s cabinet.

The letter is very slightly crumpled, but in clear and legible condition.

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