When Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of Britain in 1979, Dr. Strangelove star Peter Sellers sent her the telegram on the top to congratulate her. The one on the bottom is her response.
MRS MARGARET THATCHER FLOOD STREET
DEAR MRS THATCHER AS AN EX GOON FROM EAST FINCHLEY I SEND YOU MANY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR MARVELLOUS VICTORY
SINCERELY PETER SELLERS
COL SW3 EX GOON
Note: somebody who’s initials are ‘C.S’ wrote in pen, “Do you want us to send people like this or should they have the same reply as everyone else.” This person was probably asking Thatcher if she wanted to send personalized replies to famous people.
Transcript of Reply
18th May 1979
Thank you very much indeed for your kind telegram which I greatly appreciated. The next few years will not be easy but I am determined to succeed.