[Herbert Morrison, Labour politician.] Three Typed Letters Signed to Sir David Ross, the first regarding the release of Harold Butler from work for his department, and the last two regarding personal arrangements for a debate at the Oxford Union.

Herbert Morrison [Herbert Stanley Morrison; Lord Morrison of Lambeth] (1888-1965), Labour politician, leader of London County Council, Home Secretary in war under Churchill [W. D. Ross] (1877-1971)]
Publication details: 
ONE: 25 November 1941; on letterhead of the Ministry of Home Security, Whitehall, S.W.1. TWO: 19 January 1944; on Home Secretary letterhead. THREE: 24 January 1944; on Whitehall letterhead of Home Secretary.
SKU: 25412

See the entries for Morrison and Ross in the Oxford DNB. The three items are in good condition, lightly aged and folded for postage. The second item has a punch hole centred at the head of the leaf. All three 1p, 12mo, and each with Morrison’s sprawling signature ‘Yrs sincerely / Herbert Morrison /’, the first in green ink. ONE (25 November 1941): Addressed by Morrison in green ink to ‘Dear Sir David’. Thanking him for a note ‘in which you assure me of the appreciation of the Nuffield College Committee at my action in agreeing to release Mr. Harold Butler at the end of this year so that he may resume his duties as Warden of the College’. TWO (19 January 1944): Addressed in autograph to ‘Dear Vice-Chancellor’. Accepting ‘the kind invitation of Lady Ross and yourself to put me up at the College on the night of Thursday, the 27th January’. He will inform him ‘on when I shall expect to arrive in Oxford’. THREE (24 January 1944): Having just received an invitation from the President of the Union, ‘inviting me to dine at 7 o’clock before the debate next Thursday’, he informs him when he expects his car to arrive at Oriel. He gives details of when he will have to leave for ‘town’, apologising to the Rosses for ‘undue inconvenience’.