Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)NCLAdd/161
TitleLetter from Neville Chamberlain to Mrs Spender-Clay
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DescriptionLetter, dated 16 February, in which Chamberlain, 11 Downing Street [London], writes to Mrs Spender-Clay [nee the Honorable Pauline Astor] expressing his sympathy and grief at the news of the death of her husband [Lieutenant-Colonel Right Honorable Herbert Henry Spender-Clay, 1835-1937]. Chamberlain remembers him with respect and affection, and emphasises his position in the House of Commons: 'his influence was far reaching in our party and it was always to be depended on in guiding opinion to sound and patriotic conclusions'.
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Administrative HistoryLt-Col Rt Hon. Herbert Henry Spender-Clay (1875-1937) was Conservative MP for Tonbridge Division in Kent, 1910-1918 and December 1918-1937. He married Hon. Pauline Astor, daughter of 1st Viscount Astor in 1904 and they had two daughters. (Reference: Who Was Who)


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