Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)ACLAdd/162
TitleLetter from Austen Chamberlain to Bolitho
Extent1 item
DescriptionLetter from Salterns,Warsash, Hants., of 13 August, 1933 thanking him for his copy of Life of Lord Melchett. 'You seem to have discharged your task as biographer excellently well.'. He refers to Mond's [Alfred Moritz Mond, first Baron Melchett (1868-1930)] figure - 'a very remarkable one - stands out clearly and attractively'. The letter is followed by an extract from the book, page 229-230, which tells us about Austen Chamberlain's leadership of the Tories after Bonar Law has retired. 'A man of scrupulous integrity, who brought honour to the English name whenever he passed, Sir Austen was loyal to his prime minister and to the spirit of the coalition.'
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