Typed letter signed from each, to Air Commodore A. V. Harvey, MP.3 February 1948 and 14 March 1948 Stock Code: 137038
NotesWinston Churchill writes to invite his fellow Conservative MP Arthur Vere Harvey to a parliamentary luncheon: "Dear Harvey, I am asking a few of my Parliamentary colleagues to luncheon on Thursday, February 12, at 1 p.m., and I should be so glad if you could come. Yours sincerely Winston S. Churchill".
Clementine Churchill wrote the following month to thank Harvey for a gift, "My Dear Air Commodore Harvey, Thank you so very much for joining in giving my little grandson the charming silver cup. Later on we will tell him that the donors, assembled in his grandfather's house drank his health the day he was born. In the midst of all the rejoicing I was very sorry to miss that luncheon party. Yours sincerely, Clementine S. Churchill". The grandchild to which Clementine is referring was Arthur Nicholas Winston Soames, born 12 February 1948, coincidentally the date which Churchill scheduled his parliamentary luncheon.
Arthur Vere Harvey, Baron Harvey of Prestbury (1906-1994) was an air commodore in the Second World War, commanding the No. 615 (County of Surrey) Squadron during the Battle of France, thereafter Conservative Member of Parliament for Macclesfield from 1945 to 1971. He was elevated to the peerage upon stepping down from the Commons.
2 letters, 203 x 125 mm and 242 x 189 mm respectively, Winston's on 28 Hyde Park Gate and Clementine's on Chartwell letterhead.
Light soiling and general toning yet still in very good condition.
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