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MONTGOMERY Bernard Law - CHURCHILL Winston Spencer - ATTLEE Clement - Two Autograph Letters Signed 1948 with signatures of Prime Ministers

  • £900.00

Bernard Law MONTGOMERY, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976), Winston Spencer CHURCHILL (1874-1965) and Clement ATTLEE (1883-1967)

Two Autograph Letters Signed (“Montgomery of Alamein” and “M of A”), the first to “My dear Charles” [Charles Kirkman], the other to “Dear Kirkie” [General Sir Sidney Kirkman, and father of Charles].
1 page 8vo, War Office, Whitehall, SW1, 8 September 1948 and 1 page 8vo, War Office, Whitehall, SW1, 9 September 1948.
Together with cut signatures of Sir Winston Churchill and of Clement Attlee. 
In the first letter, addressed to young Charles Kirkman, Montgomery tells him that “Here is a signature of Mr. Churchill, which you say I promised you. I was glad to see you and James again last night.” In a postscript on the verso, he adds “I also send you the signature of Mr. Attlee, successor to Winston Churchill as Prime Minister.
Montgomery’s letter to his friend, whom he generally addressed as Kirkie, was obviously sent with the other letter and the autographs, “Please give enclosed to Charles. It contains Winston’s autograph, which he says I promised him. I don’t believe I did really!!” His postscript has a rather dismissive note, “I have included Attlee’s also.
The autographs of both Churchill and Attlee, both of which were cut from letters addressed to Montgomery, show signs on the verso of having been removed from young Charles Kirkman’s autograph collection.
Montgomery’s letter to Charles has marks, possibly of glue, on the verso on which Montgomery has written his postscript; the letter to Kirkman has a small filing hole at the top left, not touching the text.

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