[Hugh Gaitskell, Leader of the Labour Party.] Typed Letter Signed to 'Rowe', sending Christmas greetings.

Hugh Gaitskell [Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell] (1906-1963), Leader of the Labour Party
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On letterhead of Treasury Chambers, Great George Street, S.W.1. [London] 10 January 1951.
SKU: 21143

1p., 4to. The salutation 'My dear Rowe,' and the valediction 'Yours sincerely | Hugh Gaitskell' are in Gaitskell's autograph, written in red ink; the rest of the letter is typed. Aged and worn, with discoloration and a small insect crushed onto a blank part. Reads: 'Many thanks for your kind Christmas note and good wishes. I am afraid I was not able to send any Christmas cards this year, but I should like to take this opportunity of sending you my sincere good wishes for 1951.' On the reverse is a typed carbon of the start of a letter to Bailie John Kerr of Prestwick, 15 May 1951, regarding 'our very good friend, Colonel Maclachlan'.