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MILNER (Alfred, 1854-1925, K.G., High Commissioner for South Africa and Colonial Secretary, 1st Viscount)

Autograph letter signed to Mrs Clifford regretting the he is "out of Town ... I am particularly sorry that I cannot come to you tomorrow evening. I should greatly have enjoyed it. I don't forget that you kindly said I might come & see you & I still hope to avail myself of that permission But I have not been very well and have lived out of Town a good bit this summer ... it has quite cut me off from society ...", 3 sides 8vo, 47 Duke Street, St James's headed paper, Henley, 29th June

Item Date:  1895
Stock No:  40033      £150

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MILNER-40034-1.jpg MILNER TALKS ABOUT THE GALLIPOLI CRISIS
MILNER (Alfred, 1854-1925, K.G., High Commissioner for South Africa and Colonial Secretary, 1st Viscount)

Typed letter signed to Mrs Clifford apologising for the dictated reply as he is "overwhelmed with correspondence. I am so sorry we do not see eye to eye in this matter Of course it is a military question and those who, like myself, don't know absolutely all the military facts, cannot form a perfect judgement. My own view is that, under the altered circumstances, the men are wasted there besides being in great danger; that they might be a great deal more use somewhere else, and that if it is militarily desirable to move them, it is quite wrong not to do so merely because the Turks would crow, or the Australians be disgusted, or we all feel, - as we naturally should - humiliated. All that will happen equally, only more so, if the expedition is allowed to come to complete grief. On the other hand, all this will be got over if the men, who are in themselves splendid, are given a chance somewhere where the conditions are not so horribly against them ... One of the most competent judges I have seen, fresh from the spot, thinks we should lose fewer men in removal than we now lose in one week from disease ...", 2 sides A4, 17 Great Colege Street, Westminster, 19th October

Item Date:  1915
Stock No:  40034      £675

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MUSSOLINI (Benito, 1883-1945, 'Il Duce', Italian Dictator & Prime Minister, Founder of the Fascist Party)

Fine Typed Letter Signed to John Shaw, Past President of the Canadian Manufacturing Association, in Italian with translation thanking him for his letter and for sending him "a copy of your speech on the occasion of the Annual Banquet of the Canadian Manufacturer's Association, and making mention also of the article published in regard to me in ... the New York Times. I am greatly pleased that you retain such kindly memories of your sojourn in Italy during the recent Congress of the International Chamber of Commerce, and we are particularly grateful for your flattering appreciation in regard to my Country and to the policy of re-establishment pursued by the National Fascista Government which I have the honour to preside over ...", 2 sides A4, Ministry of Foreign Affairs headed paper, 3rd September

Item Date:  1923
Stock No:  40054      £475

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NASMYTH (James, 1808-1890, Engineer)

Autograph Letter Signed to "My dear Bicknell" thanking him for his note telling him "the day you propose to set out for Foreign Parts ... I shall hold myself ready to attend to your promised instructions as to when and where we are to forgather. I hope it won't be a sic transit though might spot the glory o'monday - but we must take our chance in such matters, awaiting your ... 'further particulars' as to the hour and the place ...", 1 side 8vo., Penshurst, Kent, 18th October

Item Date:  1878
Stock No:  40055      £275

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OLGA-40044-1.jpg THE CHILDREN OF NICHOLAS II
[OLGA (1895-1918, Grand Duchess), TATIANA (1897-1918), MARIA (1899-1918), ANASTASIA(1901-1918) & ALEXEI (1904-1918, The Tsarevitch)]

Rare unsigned Russian group postcard photo showing the Imperial children standing, the girls in white dresses, grouped around their brother, 5½" x 3½", no place, no date

Item Date:  1911
Stock No:  40044      £225

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