"I SHALL WANT TWELVE COPIES OF ALL THE REPRINTS AND YOU HAD BETTER ORDER ANY EXTRA ONES YOU MAY REQUIRE YOURSELVES": TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY CHURCHILL WITH THE SALUTATION AND CLOSING ALSO IN HIS HAND, RELATING TO EDITORIAL MATTERS CONCERNING HIS MAGISTERIAL BIOGRAPHY OF HIS ANCESTOR, THE DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH
CHURCHILL, Winston. Typed letter signed. Chartwell, Westerham, Kent, England, April 18, 1933. Single sheet of unlined letterhead, measuring 8 by 10 inches; p. 1.
Wonderful typed letter from Winston Churchill to C.C. Wood, chief copy editor at George G. Harrap, concerning the editing and publishing of Churchill’s Marlborough: His Life and Times, signed by Winston Churchill and with the salutation and closing also in his hand.
The letter, dated "18th April 1933" on Churchill's Westerham 93 letterhead, reads in full: "I have sent you by Mr. Ashley the three last chapters for reprint. There will now come in quick succession all the chapters for final galley proof. I shall want twelve copies of all the reprints and you had better order any extra ones you may require yourselves. I am also send you the key to the new chapterisation—two copies so that you may send one to the printers." Year later, Churchill would engage Wood to oversee the proofreading of his magisterial history The Second World War. Several corrections in Woods' hand. "Dear Sir" and "Yours sincerely/ WS Churchill" in Churchill's hand. Two ink spots—possibly original, pencil markings and underlinings.
Only faintest foxing, original creases. Near-fine condition.