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Chequers Court

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Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

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"A Daughter's Tale": Chequers lists of visitors, 1940, 1984-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/7/36
Scope and Contents

Research papers extracted from the main filing system and later put aside for re-filing, in this case copies from the visitors' book listing Winston Churchill's weekend guests at Chequers [Buckinghamshire].

Dates: 1984-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"A Daughter's Tale": Chequers lists of visitors, 1941, 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/7/37
Scope and Contents

Research papers extracted from the main filing system and later put aside for re-filing, in this case copies from the visitors' book listing Winston Churchill's weekend guests at Chequers [Buckinghamshire], also including entries for some weekends at Ditchley Park [Oxfordshire].

Dates: 1984
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"A Daughter's Tale": Chequers Visitors' Book, 1942, 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/7/80
Scope and Contents

Research papers extracted from the main filing system and later put aside for re-filing, in this case copies from the visitors' book listing Winston Churchill's weekend guests at Chequers [Buckinghamshire].

Dates: 1984
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"A Daughter's Tale": Chequers Visitors' Book, 1943, 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/7/81
Scope and Contents

Research papers extracted from the main filing system and later put aside for re-filing, in this case copies from the visitors' book listing Winston Churchill's weekend guests at Chequers [Buckinghamshire].

Dates: 1984
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"A Daughter's Tale": Chequers Visitors' Book, 1944, 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/7/82
Scope and Contents

Research papers extracted from the main filing system and later put aside for re-filing, in this case copies from the visitors' book listing Winston Churchill's weekend guests at Chequers [Buckinghamshire].

Dates: 1984
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"A Daughter's Tale": Chequers Visitors' Book, 1945, 1955 - 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/7/83
Scope and Contents

Research papers extracted from the main filing system and later put aside for re-filing, in this case copies from the visitors' book listing Winston Churchill's weekend guests at Chequers [Buckinghamshire]. Also includes correspondence between the Chequers Trust and Clementine, Lady Churchill, on the Churchills' gift of an avenue of beech trees along the Victory Drive at Chequers.

Dates: 1955 - 1984
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"A Daughter's Tale": Chequers Visitors' Book, 1951-55, 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/7/84
Scope and Contents

Research papers extracted from the main filing system and later put aside for re-filing, in this case copies from the visitors' book listing Winston Churchill's weekend guests at Chequers [Buckinghamshire].

Dates: 1984
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"ATS staff at Chequers", 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW V 3/5/37
Scope and Contents

Group photograph of women (and one man) from the Auxiliary Territorial Service, all dressed in uniform. [Volunteers from the ATS and Women's Auxiliary Air Force, or WAAF, took over the running of the Prime Minister's official residence at Chequers, Buckinghamshire, during the war, due to the increased burden of continuous weekend entertaining and security considerations].

Dates: 1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original
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"Clementine Churchill": Chequers, 1940, 1965-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/1/90
Scope and Contents

Reminiscences of Winston Churchill at Chequers, Buckinghamshire, including the memoirs of the local rector.

Dates: 1965-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Clementine Churchill": Chequers, 1940-45, 1970-08 - 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/1/91
Scope and Contents

Copies of guest lists for those visiting Chequers.

Dates: 1970-08 - 1984
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Clementine Churchill": Chequers, 1951-55, 1974-11 - 1975-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/1/155
Scope and Contents

Notes, correspondence and extracts from the Chequers Visitors Book, relating to the Churchills' stays at Chequers [Buckinghamshire].

Dates: 1974-11 - 1975-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Personal: Business correspondence., Oct 1945 - Dec 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/17A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: John S Churchill (2); Sir William Rootes on a chauffeur for WSC; representatives of Nicholl, Manisty and Few [WSC's solicitors] (14); representatives of Concrete Limited on work on the pump house at Chartwell [Kent] (4); Clement Penruddock, Secretary, Chequers Trust; Sir Kenneth Clark (2), Jacob Epstein, and Oliver Locker-Lampson (2) on WSC sitting for an Epstein bust; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (3); representatives of Knight, Frank and...
Dates: Oct 1945 - Dec 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Chequers [Buckinghamshire]: Household Accounts., 29 Jan 1942 - 23 Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/373
Scope and Contents From the Series: These are the papers relating to the activities of WSC as a private person. They include correspondence with or about his family and friends on non-public topics, and papers relating to his personal, financial and legal affairs, and his social life. For the purposes of this arrangement, his activities in the Regular and Territorial Armies, in Cuba and during the Boer War in South Africa, and as a painter, have been regarded as personal. For the period 1940-1945 material of a personal nature...
Dates: 29 Jan 1942 - 23 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Chequers [Buckinghamshire]: Household accounts, etc., 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/357
Scope and Contents From the Series: These are the papers relating to the activities of WSC as a private person. They include correspondence with or about his family and friends on non-public topics, and papers relating to his personal, financial and legal affairs, and his social life. For the purposes of this arrangement, his activities in the Regular and Territorial Armies, in Cuba and during the Boer War in South Africa, and as a painter, have been regarded as personal. For the period 1940-1945 material of a personal nature...
Dates: 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Chequers [Buckinghamshire]: Household accounts etc., Jan 1941 - 17 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/365
Scope and Contents From the Series: These are the papers relating to the activities of WSC as a private person. They include correspondence with or about his family and friends on non-public topics, and papers relating to his personal, financial and legal affairs, and his social life. For the purposes of this arrangement, his activities in the Regular and Territorial Armies, in Cuba and during the Boer War in South Africa, and as a painter, have been regarded as personal. For the period 1940-1945 material of a personal nature...
Dates: Jan 1941 - 17 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Chequers: Household accounts., 01 Oct 1940 - 13 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/379
Scope and Contents

Household accounts for Chequers [Buckinghamshire], Jan-Dec 1943, with correspondence, mainly with Ministry of Food on supply of additional rations for official entertaining.

Dates: 01 Oct 1940 - 13 Oct 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Chequers: Household accounts: Correspondence., 17 Feb 1944 - 02 Nov 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/385
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Government Hospitality Fund on payments for official overseas guests at Chequers [Buckinghamshire], and with the Ministry of Food on the supply of additional rations for official entertainment.

Dates: 17 Feb 1944 - 02 Nov 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Household Correspondence: Chequers [Buckinghamshire]., 01 Jan 1945 - 03 Aug 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/390
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Government Hospitality Fund on payments for official overseas guests at Chequers, with lists of guests, Oct 1944 - Aug 1945, and with the Ministry of Food on supply of additional rations for official entertaining.

Dates: 01 Jan 1945 - 03 Aug 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Various: "I guarded Winston" by Ex-Inspector Walter Thompson: typescript., 1939 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/494A-B
Scope and Contents Includes a typescript of Ex-Inspector Walter Thompson's book about his experiences working for WSC between 1939 and 1945 covering subjects and events including: WSC as First Lord of the Admiralty and as Prime Minister; WSC's visits to Chequers [Buckinghamshire]; WSC's habits including methods of working and writing speeches; WSC's illnesses during the war; wartime events including the Battle of Britain, the Atlantic Charter, WSC's visits to Washington [United States] and Moscow [Soviet...
Dates: 1939 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Various: "I worked for Mr Churchill" by Elizabeth Layton, typescript., 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/498A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript proofs of a book by Elizabeth Layton [later Elizabeth Nel] published as "Mr Churchill's Secretary" sent for WSC's approval. The book covers her experiences working for WSC between 1941 and 1945 and subjects and events including: WSC's work habits and methods of writing speeches; his personal health during the war; wartime events including the blitz and VE Day; visits to Washington [United States], Quebec [Canada], Cairo [Egypt], Teheran [Iran], Moscow; 10 Downing Street,...
Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/32/51
Scope and Contents

Minute from Commander [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC] to General [Sir Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] on the camouflage of a monument north-east of Chequers [Buckinghamshire], an oddly ploughed field near the house, and provision of "mobile guns" to protect WSC. Copy.

Dates: 26 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Jun 1941 - 18 Jun 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/32/52-53
Scope and Contents

Minute from Commander [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC] to WSC on withdrawing the Chequers [Buckinghamshire] guard "during, or immediately preceding, active operations in this country" and WSC's reply agreeing to this if he gets "definite prior notice". Copies.

Dates: 17 Jun 1941 - 18 Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Jun 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/32/54
Scope and Contents

Letter from "C R T" [Commander Charles Thompson, Personal Assistant to WSC] to [Vernon] Bovenizer [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] (War Office) stating that WSC has no objection to the guard being withdrawn from Chequers [Buckinghamshire] in circumstances of "imminent active operations". Copy.

Dates: 23 Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Apr 1941 - 07 May 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/32/67-71
Scope and Contents

Note and minute from Commander [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC] to WSC on camouflaging the lakes at Chartwell [Kent] and a monument at Chequers [Buckinghamshire], attaching a note from Captain John [G] Churchill, Camouflage Officer, Anti-Aircraft Command. Manuscript note and signed typescripts.

Dates: 28 Apr 1941 - 07 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Mar 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195B/143
Scope and Contents

Note [?from Private Office] to WSC informing him of Bernard Baruch's expected arrival in the United Kingdom tomorrow [29 Mar 1945], giving details of Mr Baruch's party, and asking about the arrangements at Chequers for entertaining Mr Baruch, Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] and John Winant [United States Ambassador in London] [annotated typescript].

Dates: 28 Mar 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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