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Found in 923 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 14 May [1942]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/28
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Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC stating that, in view of the attached [see CHAR 20/199/29] the Chief Whip is proposing to withdraw the whip from Captain Alec Cunnigham-Reid [Conservative MP for St Marylebone, London]. Annotated "good & announce it" by WSC in red ink. [This item appears to have been mis-filed as it survives in the Private Office correspondence for 1945 but Cunningham Reid lost the whip in 1942].

Dates: 14 May [1942]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), [May] [1942]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/29
Scope and Contents Extract from timetable, possibly for Parliamentary business, regarding the announcement of the formation of a new political movement to be called "The People". Reports that the announcement is being made by a group of MP's including William Brown [Independent MP for Rugby, Warwickshire], Captain Alec Cunningham-Reid [Conservative MP for St Marylebone, London] and Mr Edgar. Lists the three main objectives of the movement, which are to "stop the stream of inefficiency" emerging from the Party...
Dates: [May] [1942]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 19 Jan 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/200/28
Scope and Contents Letter from Clutterbuck & Co (Clutterbuck, Trevenen & Mawson, Solicitors, Bank Chambers, Bank Street, Carlisle [Cumberland]) to Major General Sir Edward Spears [Conservative MP for Carlisle, Cumberland] (164, St Stephens House, Westminster, London, SW1) enclosing extract from Daily Mail of 5 Dec 1944 [see CHAR 20/200/26] and stating that "a great deal of harm is being done" and that "Some steps ought to be taken with a view to correcting what would appear to be a most erroneous...
Dates: 19 Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 22 Jan 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/200/29
Scope and Contents Letter from Major General Sir Edward Spears [Conservative MP for Carlisle, Cumberland] (164, St Stephens House, Westminster, London, SW1) to WSC marked "personal" stating that the Chairman of the Men's Branch of the Conservative Association in his constituency has written to him regarding "the harm that is being done by some unpleasant comments in the papers, two of which I attach, together with a copy of his letter" [see CHAR 20/200/26-28], and reminding WSC that he had asked for a personal...
Dates: 22 Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 28 Jan 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/200/30
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to "Louis" [Major General Sir Edward Spears, Conservative MP for Carlisle, Cumberland] stating that it is not possible for him to "go into all these tangled matters in correspondence" but that he gathers Spears is "inclined to take a somewhat critical line against Government policy in Syria and the Lebanon" and that this does not seem correct while Spears is still in receipt of pay for deferred leave. "It is natural that if you attack the Government some of your Conservative...
Dates: 28 Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 28 Jan 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/200/31
Scope and Contents Draft minute from WSC to Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] and Chairman of the Conservative Party [Ralph Assheton, later 1st Lord Clitheroe] stating that they should see the letter from "Sir Louis Spears" [Major General Sir Edward Spears, Conservative MP for Carlisle, Cumberland] and WSC's reply [see CHAR 20/200/29-30]. "We do not want to lose the Seat. The matter is entirely confidential" [Typescript, initialled and dated by WSC] WSC has crossed through "Foreign...
Dates: 28 Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 28 Jan 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/200/32
Scope and Contents Minute from WSC to Chairman of the Conservative Party [Ralph Assheton, later 1st Lord Clitheroe] marked "indexed" stating that he should see the letter from "Sir Louis Spears" [Major General Sir Edward Spears, Conservative MP for Carlisle, Cumberland] and WSC's reply [see CHAR 20/200/29-30]. "We do not want to lose the Seat. The matter is entirely confidential" [Carbon] With note in the hand of Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] explaining that Spears letter was about...
Dates: 28 Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 28 Nov 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/238/73-84
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Draft letter from WSC to "The Times", commenting on leading article on "Right Wing Conservatives", which "belittled" the part that they played in the election victory, and stated that Stanley Baldwin would be able to treat right wing Conservatives with the same indifference "or even aversion" as the Socialist Opposition [Not sent], with cuttings from "The Times, 18 and 28 Nov 1935.

Dates: 28 Nov 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Dec 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/238/99-101
Scope and Contents Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, (Lowndes Street, London SW1) to WSC, reporting conversation with H A Gwynne [according to Gilbert Sir Ralph Glyn], who had discussed "Times" leaders on the position of right wing Conservatives with Stanley Baldwin. Stating that Baldwin had no sympathy with the "Times" article, that he appreciated the value of right wing Conservatives, and that he intended to bring a fair representation of them into the Government. Also commenting on the naval...
Dates: 03 Dec 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Feb 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/241A/73-74
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Letter from John D Collins, (38 Salisbury Gardens, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne [Northumberland]) to WSC, on the Government of India Bill, on the intention of the canvassers and party workers in North Newcastle to resign from the local Conservative Association and start an Independent Conservative Association; asking if he or Randolph Churchill would be willing to speak at an "anti-White Paper" meeting under the auspices of the India Defence League.

Dates: 17 Feb 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Mar 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/241B/133-134
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Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, Chief Organizer, India Defence League, to WSC, enclosing a note from [Henry] Victor Raikes on Norrie Miller, the prospective National Government candidate for Perth [Scotland].

Dates: 21 Mar 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Jun 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/241B/180-181
Scope and Contents Letters from Harold Robinson, [Chairman, Lancashire Group, India Defence League], to WSC, on his speech in the House of Commons [? 5 June] criticising the lack of Lancashire support for his efforts to save the cotton industry; also commenting that he had heard that the Bury Conservative Association had applied to Conservative Central Office for WSC or 1st Lord Lloyd to address the Association, and had been told that neither was on the list of available speakers; asking if this was Central...
Dates: 07 Jun 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/241B/183-187
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Memorandum by John Gretton on the future policy of the India Defence League, proposing that it be continued, as a core of the Conservative Party, particularly to support MPs who had steadily supported the opposition to the India Bill.

Dates: 03 Jul 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Feb] 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/246/71-73
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Letter from Oliver Locker-Lampson (St Stephen's Chambers, Westminster, SW1) to Randolph Churchill, on the Wavertree by-election. Asking if the Wavertree selection committee had turned him down because he was too young and too poor. Commenting on two other constituencies where the best candidates were rejected "merely because they could not compete with opulent half-wits and local sloth" [typescript copy].

Dates: [Feb] 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Oct 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/245/30
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Letter from Lord Stonehaven, Chairman of the Conservative Party to WSC, accepting his offer to speak for the Government in forthcoming General Election campaign.

Dates: 16 Oct 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Oct 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/245/31
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Letter from Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organiser, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, to WSC, on his offer to make three speeches for the Government in the General Election campaign. Stating that she would make it her personal duty to ensure that the meetings were as large and representative as possible.

Dates: 18 Oct 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Oct 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/245/34
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Letter from Alderman Sir Thomas White, Liverpool Constitutional Association to WSC, on Randolph Churchill's adoption as official National Conservative Candidate for West Toxteth. Also confirming arrangements for WSC's visit to Liverpool to speak at the Sun Hall on 12 Nov.

Dates: 24 Oct 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jan 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/246/4
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Telegram from WSC to Duff Cooper, [later lord Norwich], (Financial Secretary to the Treasury), stating that Randolph Churchill did not apply the word "toad" to Stanley Baldwin but to [Conservative] Party bosses [copy].

Dates: 24 Jan 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Jan 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/234/27
Scope and Contents Letter from 5th Lord Howe [earlier Lord Curzon] (35 Curzon Street, Mayfair [London]) signed by his secretary (M Colquhoun) to WSC apologizing for not being able to find an election agent [? for Randolph Churchill while standing as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate in the Wavertree, Liverpool by-election] as official agents are "too frightened to come forward owing to the fear of vengeance on the part of the official Party Organisation". He suggests asking Brendan Bracken's agent for...
Dates: 22 Jan 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Jan 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/234/31-32
Scope and Contents Letter from "Max" [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] (Stornoway House, Cleveland Row, St James's [London]) to WSC, quoting from WSC's article in the News of the World ["My Life", part 12] on the break-up of the Coalition Government of [David Lloyd] George in 1922, which he intends to write about himself, and asking for details of the letter to the leader of the Conservative Party (Austen Chamberlain) which WSC then joined in and Chamberlain's reply. Beaverbrook gives his view...
Dates: 28 Jan 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 May 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/235/111
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to Dame [Fanny] Lucy Houston, thanking her for her letter, but fearing that it would not be much use insisting upon the next Government being Conservative, as the majority of MPs think that they will do better in the forthcoming election under the title "National"; he has already stated publicly that he will stand as Conservative and National himself. WSC adds that he is "pleased to have played a useful part in warning the Government of the growth of the German air force",...
Dates: 25 May 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 30 May 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/235/116
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Letter from R Geoghegan, retired Treasurer, North West Hampshire Conservative Association (Normanhurst, Basingstoke [Hampshire]) to WSC, explaining that as the MP for Basingstoke, Henry Drummond-Wolff, will not be contesting the seat in the next election, the Association have chosen Patrick Donner to be their new candidate; however, Conservative Head Office have tried to put in their own candidate, Sir Francis Lindley, instead, and Geoghegan asks for WSC's help in the matter. Manuscript.

Dates: 30 May 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 May 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/235/118-120
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Account by Patrick Donner of the difficulties over his being invited to stand as the Conservative candidate for Basingstoke [Hampshire], when Conservative Central Office were trying to put in their own candidate, Sir Francis Lindley. [Covering letter at CHAR 2/235/117].

Dates: 28 May 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jun 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/236/23
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Letter from WSC to R Geoghegan [retired Treasurer, North West Hampshire Conservative Association] explaining that he is already interesting himself in the matter [of Conservative Head Office trying to put their own candidate for the seat of Basingstoke in ahead of the Association's candidate, Patrick Donner]. He adds that he thinks they should support Donner and "prevent the definite decision of the Selection Committee being overridden in this improper manner". Unsigned copy.

Dates: 01 Jun 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jun 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/236/34
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Note from J [? Tallens], WSC's secretary, to WSC, passing on a message from Osborn Dan, asking for WSC's advice on proposing Walter Monkton as the Conservative candidate for the seat of Sevenoaks [Kent].

Dates: 08 Jun 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open