Letter from Austen Chamberlain to Lady Blanche Hozier regarding an invitation to dinner.
[printed] Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham
Dear Lady Blanche Hozier
Many thanks for your kind invitation. It will give me great pleasure to dine with you on Monday next.
Yours very truly
- Alan Cole. Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain KG (16 October 1863 – 17 March 1937) was a British statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and half-brother of Neville Chamberlain.in 1888, lured largely by the prize of a parliamentary constituency. He was first elected to parliament as a member of his father's own Liberal Unionist Party in 1892, sitting for the seat of East Worcestershire. Austen Chamberlain became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1903. It is as Foreign Secretary that Chamberlain’s place in history was finally assured. In a difficult period in international relations, Chamberlain faced not only a split in the Entente Cordiale occasioned by the French invasion of the Ruhr but also the controversy over the Geneva Protocol (1924), which threatened to dilute British sovereignty over the issue of League of Nations economic sanctions.
Lady Henrietta Blanche (Blanche) Hozier formerly Ogilvy. Born November 8, 1852 in Piccadilly, London, Daughter of David G. Ogilvy and Henrietta Blanche Stanley. Mother of Clementine Ogilvy Hozier who later became the wife of Sir Winston Churchill.
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