CHURCHILL TO LORD CECIL ~~ PLANNING THE FUTURE COURSE OF ENGLAND’S AFRICAN COLONIES — “[YOU] WOULD BE THE BEST PERSON TO FILL THE GOVERNORSHIP OF BRITISH EAST AFRICA … A VAST NATIVE POPULATION, OF A CONSIDERABLE ASIATIC INFUSION, & OF A SMALL, BUT ALREADY POWERFUL COLONY OF SETTLERS … [WITH] GREAT POSSIBILITIES.”
CHURCHILL, WINSTON, S. (1874-1965). Prime Minister. Significant Autograph Letter Signed “Winston S. Churchill”, as President of the Board of Trade. 3 ½, octavo pages on blindstamped “Colonial Office” seal embossed stationary, February 28, 1908. Marked ‘Secret’ in Churchill’s hand at top. To Lord Robert Cecil, inquiring of him privately if he is interested in the Governorship of British East Africa, now Kenya.