Embroidery: Jan Chalmers, UK
Size: 59 x 35 cm
The 1st Viscount Herbert Samuel, who was Jewish and a Zionist, was appointed to the position of High Commissioner of Palestine in 1920 and served until 1925. He received the post from Sir Louis Bols, of the ‘Occupied Enemy Territory Administration’, who handed over Palestine. In return, Samuel signed a “receipt” acknowledging that he had received “one Palestine, complete”, as described by the Israeli historian Tom Segev in his book entitled “One Palestine Complete”.
The abbreviation on the bottom left of the letter stands for “Errors and Omissions Excepted” (Seebag Montefiore S (2001). Jerusalem, p 431.