CHURCHILL (WINSTON) Two typed letters signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), one to Commander C.J.W. Simpson, leader of the British North Greenland Expedition, the second to Sir Algernon Willis, Admiral of the Fleet; and a few other related items (small quantity)
Lot 45
NORTH GREENLAND EXPEDITION, 1952. CHURCHILL (WINSTON) Two typed letters signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), one to Commander C.J.W. Simpson, leader of the British North Greenland Expedition, the second to Sir Algernon Willis, Admiral of the Fleet; and a few other related items (small quantity)
£2,500 - 3,500
US$ 4,200 - 5,800
Lot Details
NORTH GREENLAND EXPEDITION, 1952
CHURCHILL (WINSTON) Two typed letters signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), one to Commander C.J.W. Simpson, leader of the British North Greenland Expedition, the second to Sir Algernon Willis, Admiral of the Fleet, each one page, 4to, 10 Downing Street, 3-4 July, 1952; together with a compass issued by Corps of Engineering, U.S. Army, once belonging to Simpson and thought to have been taken on the North Greenland Expedition; and a few other related items (small quantity)

Footnotes

  • "YOU AND THE YOUNG MEN WHO ARE WITH YOU HAVE EMBARKED ON A DARING MISSION. THE CONCEPTION AND PURPOSE OF YOUR ENTERPRISE WILL APPEAL TO THE HEARTS OF YOUR FELLOW-COUNTRYMEN".

    Churchill, as Vice-Patron of the British North Greenland Expedition, writes a typically inspiring message to the Expedition leader Colonel C.J.W. Simpson before his departure from Deptford, sending "best wishes for your wellbeing and success in the adventures and experiences which you are facing in the Arctic". Churchill additionally requests of Admiral Willis that he is kept "fully informed about their progress and exploits".
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