VALENTINE VIVIAN The MI6 professional who served in the British Army during World War I and World War II signed this autographed letter in ink Autograph Letter Signed: “V. Vivian”. 4½x7. One page. Dated March 24, 1947. Letterhead from St. James’s Street. In Part: “She is surely a full/ member of the council & should be included with the rest of us?/ Is this not so?”. Valentine Vivian (1886-1969) enlisted in the Indian Army during WWI. In 1940, he joined the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) and eventually became Vice-Chief of the organization. He was the first person to head the counter-espionage unit. Vivian hired Kim Philby, who later defected to the Russians and gutted MI6 as an effective intelligence unit for years. Toned. Hole punched in left corner. Notes on verso in unknown hand. Mailing crease. Otherwise, fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. HFSID 175078
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