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H. H. ASQUITH (1852-1928) Autograph Letter Signed
Name: H. H. ASQUITH (1852-1928) Autograph Letter Signed
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  H. H. ASQUITH (1852-1928) Autograph Letter Signed
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  H. H. ASQUITH (1852-1928) Autograph Letter Signed
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HERBERT HENRY ASQUITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed

British Liberal Prime Minister (1908-1916). The longest serving British Prime Minister of the 20th Century until Margaret Thatcher.
 
ALS.  2pp.  Printed letterhead of 1 Paper Buildings, Temple, London, E.C. struck through and with handwritten address 20 Cavendish Square, London, W.  13th June 1904.  To [Sir] F[rank] Brown.
 
"I am much obliged by your kind offer of hospitality on July 1st. But I had already made arrangements with Mr. Paulton to go away with him after the meeting".
 
8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Fine.
 
Asquith was the Prime Minister who led Britain into WW1. At the date of this letter, however, he was a member of the opposition to Arthur Balfour's government and deputy to Henry Campbell Bannerman. Sir Frank Brown was High Sheriff of Durham and a Justice of the Peace. His home Norton Priory was near Stockton, which Asquith visited in 1904 to support the Liberal candidate S.F. Mendl.

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