AUCTION 22 | Tuesday, January 27th, 2004 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art Including Holy Land Maps, Illustrated Books, Photography and Graphic Art from The Collection of Daniel M. Friedenberg of Greenwich, Conn

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Lot 234


(First High Commissioner to Palestine. 1870-1963). Typed Letter Signed, in English on personal headed paper, to Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, thanking him for his congratulatory wishes on behalf of the Chief Rabbinate of Eretz-Israel. “I warmly appreciate the kindness of its terms, and the remembrance of my work in Palestine of which your letter is a symbol.”

London: 14th December, 1931

Est: $400 - $600
In 1920, Samuel was appointed the first High Commissioner of Palestine, a position he held until 1925. Thereafter, Samuel returned to politics in England and in 1928 reentered the House of Commons. In 1931 he became Home Secretary in the national government led by Ramsay MacDonald