STANLEY BALDWIN Typed Letter Signed.
British Conservative politician and three times prime minister (1923-24, 1924-29 and 1935-37).
TLS. 1p. Embossed letterhead of Privy Council Office. 30th October 1931. To Howard Figgis. Together with original envelope.
"It was good of you to write to me, and I am very grateful to you for your message of congratulation and all that you say about the work I have tried to do. With kindest regards from Mrs Baldwin and myself. Yours sincerely, Stanley Baldwin".
8vo. Approx 19 x 12 cms. Fine.
Stanley Baldwin dominated British politics between the wars. He was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1922 and in 1923 became prime minister for the first time. His first administration was short-lived and he was ousted by Ramsay Macdonald's first Labour Government. However, he regained power in 1924 and his government had the dubious distinction of governing through the General Strike of 1926 and the Great Depression. In 1931 Baldwin led the opposition and later that year he became President of the Council, the coalition that was formed to deal with the crisis of the Great Depression, when RAMSAY MACDONALD was ousted by the Labour Party, Baldwin became de facto Prime Minister. It is presumably this that drew Mr Figgis's congratulations.