[Hilgard Muller, South African Afrikaner National Party Foreign Minister.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Hilgard Muller.') to 'Julian and Susanne' [du Parc Braham], sending personal news and congratulations on the birth of their son.

Hilgard Muller (1914-1985), South African Afrikaner politician of the National Party, Mayor of Pretoria, 1953–1955, and Foreign Minister, 1964-1977 [Julian du Parc Braham (1920-1990)]
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27 June 1966. On his letterhead as Minister of Foreign Affairs [South Africa].
SKU: 22587

3pp, 8vo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded once. A personal letter, sending congratulations and news on the birth of the recipients' son. Begins: 'Dear Julian and Susanne, | Nita and I would like to offer our sincere congratulations on the birth of your son and heir. We were delighted to get the good news - it was kind of you to send the cutting from "The Times." We hope that you are well Susanne and that the youngster is healthy and flourishing.' He explains why he 'missed' the couple when he was in London some time before: 'I was on my way to your party, when owing to heavy traffic I had to turn back in order to be on time for an official appointment.' Muller then turns to family news: 'Our only child, a son of eighteen, is doing nine months' military training in the Air Force after which he will probably study architecture.' Times, 1 June 1966, carried an announcement of the birth at 27 Welbeck Street, London, of a son to 'Susanne (née Beetham), wife of Julian du Parc Braham'. Du Parc Braham was a Member of Parliament, and Chancellor of the Monarchist League.