Asquith, Herbert Henry

Former PM & Mrs. Asquith invite Columbia President (& future Nobel Prize for Peace laureate) Butler & family to lunch

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(1852-1928) Home Secretary 1892-95, Chancellor of Exchequer 1905-08, Liberal PM 1908-16 (WW I), obtained passage of Parliament Act ending House of Lords veto and Home Rule for Ireland. Formed 1915 coalition government following Cabinet split bringing senior figures from the Opposition into the Cabinet. His performance over the conduct of the war dissatisfied some Liberals and the Conservatives. He was partially blamed for military disasters (inc. Battle of Gallipoli & 1916 Battle of the Somme) and the April 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. David Lloyd George split the Liberals and on Dec. 5, 1916, Asquith resigned. 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith from 1925. ALS on 7 x 4 "44, Bedford Sqvare, W.C. 1" London letterhead, June 29 1921, to Columbia University President (Nicholas Murray) Butler. The former PM and his wife invite Butler, his wife and daughter to lunch on July 6th. Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947) Columbia University President 1901-45, President of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1925-45, co-recipient of 1931 Nobel Prize for Peace. When Vice President James S. Sherman died, his eight 1912 electoral votes were transferred to Butler, selected to replace Sherman by the Republican National Committee.

Condition: Very good, pencil notation at top left
Type:Letter






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