[Lord Cherwell, Winston Churchill's leading scientific advisor.] Autograph Letter Signed ('F. A. Lindemann.') to an unnamed duke, regarding a book on Mary Davies, his trip to Berlin, the League orf Nations and Silesia.

Author: 
Lord Cherwell [Frederick Alexander Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell] (1886-1957), physicist and close friend of Winston Churchill, scientific adviser to Second World War British government
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Wadham College, Oxford. 7 October 1921.
£120.00
SKU: 22004

4pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded twice. Addressed to 'My dear Duke', but with the ducal recipient unidentified. He thanks him for the book on Mary Davies, mistress of Charles II (no doubt 'Mary Davies and the Manor of Ebury' by Charles T. Gatty, published in the same year). 'It is really one of the most fascinating books I have ever read and gives me all sorts of new points of view in forming a mental picture of the state of England at the end of the 17th. Century.' He continues on the subject, praising the author and his 'excellent account of the state of society two centuries ago', before turning to personal matters. 'My trip to Berlin has been postponed for some days & I shall probably go over on Monday or Tuesday.' He assumes the recipient has given up his 'idea of visiting Silesia', and supposes 'the result of the League of Nations deliberations on the division of the province will soon be published'. He wishes him 'a pleasant time in Scotland', adding 'the weather it seems was finer here than there'. He asks for his regards to be conveyed to 'the Duchess'.