SPRING-RICE, Sir Cecil. 15752



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Cecil’ as British Ambassador at Washington, to his niece Honora, describing President Woodrow Wilson and The White House. 3 pp. 7½ x 4½ inches, in good condition. British Embassy, Washington, 23 December 1913. An interesting private letter by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice (1859-1918), diplomat and author of ‘I Vow To Thee My Country’. According to some commentators, such as Colonel House, President Wilson’s adviser, Spring-Rice delayed America’s entry into the war by two years. “I saw the President yesterday to present an address from Carlisle to congratulate him on being elected, he being the grandson of a Scotch Minister who served for some time in Carlisle… The White House is a copy for the D of Leinster’s house, I am told – It is a very fine one and beautifully furnished. It used to be extremely early Victorian. I must stop or get scolded…”