London: not published, 1901. First Edition. No Binding. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good+ condition. Item #019549
3-page handwritten letter signed by Joseph Chamberlain. On embossed Colonial Office letterhead, it is addressed to [Lord] Avebury. Chamberlain politely declines attendance at the Banquet of the Associated Chambers of Commerce of Nottingham, which he makes clear to which he was already invited. The letter is creased in half from folding, and is edged in black. Minor soiling to the final blank page, and a small tear at the fold which was visibly repaired.