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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Typed letter signed ("Winston S. Churchill") to Mr. Bury, London, 17 February 1910. 1 page, 4to, Board of Trade stationery .
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Typed letter signed ("Winston S. Churchill") to Mr. Bury, London, 17 February 1910. 1 page, 4to, Board of Trade stationery . CHURCHILL THE SOCIAL REFORMER "Before I sever my connection with the Board of Trade," Churchill writes, "I should like to thank you for the valuable help you have rendered me when, in the course of my tenure of office at the Board of Trade, I have been called upon to deal with matters in which your company have been concerned." Some of those matters "presented no slight difficulties," Churchill points out, and thanks Bury for making them "lighter and more agreeable." Churchill's tenure at the Board was the most radical chapter of his career. Under the tutelage of David Lloyd George--reputed to be the only man whose political guidance Churchill would accept--he pushed three major social reforms: minimum wage for some trades; labor exchanges; and unemployment insurance. Following the 1910 general election, the Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith, made Churchill Home Secretary.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana
Date of the auction: 19 Jun 2014
Address: Christie's
19 June 2014, New York, Rockefeller Center