John Simon [ John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon ], Liberal politician. ] Autograph Letter Signed and Typed Letter Signed (both 'John Simon') to Welsh Liberal politician Sir Courtenay Mansel.

John Simon [ John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon ] (1873-1954), Liberal Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Lord Chancellor [ Sir Courtenay Mansel ]
Publication details: 
ALS: Castle Hotel, Brecon. 13 February 1921. TLS: on letterhead of 59 Cadogan Gardens, S.W.3. [ London ] 11 December 1923.
SKU: 20660

At the time of the second letter Mansel was serving his only stint in Parliament, a brief period as Liberal MP for Penryn and Falmouth. ONE (ALS, 13 February 1921): 4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. He expresses great disappointment regarding the misunderstanding which meant that he and his wife missed coming to lunch with the Mansels. 'I feel really vexed to think that some failure to communicate plans left Lady Mansel & yourself in doubt, after all the trouble you took.' Simon's wife is 'much looking forward' to spending the following night at the Mansels' country house Maesycrugiau. Simon has to be back in London 'for a case in the Privy Council' the following morning. His wife's maid 'will turn up with the luggage in the course of the afternoon'. TWO (TLS, 11 December 1923): 1p., 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. He thanks him for his letter, and for the book, which he will keep at his bedside. He suggests that Mansel 'drop in' to see the Simons when he is next in London, and he looks forward 'to our early meeting'.