CHURCHILL (WINSTON) Typed letter signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), to his Swedish publisher Bertil Sterner, 1955
Lot 45
CHURCHILL (WINSTON) Typed letter signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), to his Swedish publisher Bertil Sterner, 1955
£800 - 1,200
US$ 1,300 - 2,000
Lot Details
CHURCHILL (WINSTON)
Typed letter signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), to his Swedish publisher Bertil Sterner, thanking him for his letter of 1 November with its information about recommending candidates for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and confirming that he has written to the Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy; he also thanks him for the interest shown in for his History of the English-Speaking People ("...The question of including illustrations from contemporary pictures and maps will certainly be considered when I come to make my final revision of the text..."), one page, on Prime Ministerial paper, filing-holes, 4to, 10 Downing Street, 11 January 1955

Footnotes

  • Sterner's retained copy of his letter to Churchill is included in the lot. He had told him that, as a Nobel Laureate, he was entitled to recommend another candidate, and suggesting that he put forward's Trevelyan's name. Also included is a typed letter signed to Sterner from G.M. Trevelyan, dated 15 January 1952, indicating that Sterner was one of those pushing for Churchill's nomination: "As I wrote to the authorities concerned about Churchill and the Nobel Prize in accordance with your request quite recently I do not think I will write again. It would hardly be dignified"; plus two typescripts of Churchill's Nobel citation ("...for his mastery of historical and biographical description and for the resplendent power of speech with wich [sic] he presents himself as a defender of high human rights..."), which just possibly Sterner had a hand in drafting?
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