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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence H-M., Mar 1950 - Nov 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/115A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Samuel Hammersley; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (8); Roy Harrod (3); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (5); [Arthur] Vere Harvey [later Lord Harvey of Prestbury] on the supply of aircraft and equipment to Egypt; Sir George Harvie Watt and his wife Bettie; James Henderson-Stewart; Michael Higgs on his daughter; Captain Alan Hillgarth [earlier Alan Evans] on Spain; "Bill",...
Dates: Mar 1950 - Nov 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 334-6 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a living individual until 1 January 2027.

Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes., 05 Mar 1952 - 26 Jun 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/47A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes, typescript and galley proofs for WSC's speech (5 March, House of Commons) entitled "Defence" on subjects including: WSC's resignation as Minister of Defence; the Conservatives' voting on defence while in Opposition; the short-fall of defence spending; aid from the United States; the scarcity of home defence, and the training of new forces, including the registration of the Home Guard and forming of new battalions; the extension of National Service; armoured forces and new...
Dates: 05 Mar 1952 - 26 Jun 1952
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and Hansard., 17 Jan 1953 - 25 Mar 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/50A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (17 January, Kingston, Jamaica) on his presentation with the key to the city, the island's recovery from a hurricane and the re-forming of the West India Regiment.Speech notes for WSC's speech (30 January, Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey [London]) entitled "Westminster Abbey Appeal" on the abbey's role as a focus for Britain's faith and history, its part in the beginnings of Government and the work needed to preserve it. Published: Complete...
Dates: 17 Jan 1953 - 25 Mar 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material., 29 Jan 1934 - 23 Apr 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/107A-B
Scope and Contents Source material includes a government memorandum for the Disarmament Conference [Geneva, Switzerland].Brief notes for WSC's speech (7 February) against disarmament and on Britain's defence needs, which includes the phrase "We are vulnerable as we have never been before". Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5321-6.Notes for WSC's speech (6 March) on the army estimates and India. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5329-35.Notes for WSC's speech (8...
Dates: 29 Jan 1934 - 23 Apr 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material., 28 Jul 1936 - 10 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/119A-B
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speeches (28 and 29 July, Secret Defence Deputation to the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin]) on the relative strengths of the British and German air forces, the war making capacity of British and German industry, British air training facilities, and German power to bomb British cities.Notes for WSC's speech (5 November) on supporting the League of Nations, collective security, and policy towards Germany and Italy. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5800-4.Notes for WSC's...
Dates: 28 Jul 1936 - 10 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Speeches: Non House of Commons., Aug 1902 - Oct 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/8
Scope and Contents

Press cutting reporting speech by Ernest Beckett MP [later Lord Grimthorpe] at Sleights, Whitby, Yorkshire on Army Reform [undated].Typescript copy of speech by WSC at Plymouth on home defence, 18 Aug Unpublished.Manuscript draft of speech by WSC in Dublin on Imperial Federation [undated] Unpublished.Press cuttings and source material for speech by WSC on Tariff Reform at the Colosseum, Oldham, 23 Oct Unpublished.

Dates: Aug 1902 - Oct 1902
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Speeches: speech notes and other material., 19 May 1939 - 28 Jun 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/137
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (3 June, Woodford Wells and Wanstead [Essex]) on the Thetis submarine disaster, maintaining a strong policy against Germany, and Czech gold. Also includes cutting from the Walthamstow [Essex] Guardian reporting WSC's speech. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6138-9.Notes for WSC's speech (19 May, Corn Exchange, Cambridge) entitled "The new army" on the Conscription Act and uniting against the Nazi and Fascist powers both domestically and internationally. Also...
Dates: 19 May 1939 - 28 Jun 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open

The Papers of Sir Auckland Campbell Geddes

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GEDD
Scope and Contents

This collection mainly consists of private papers and correspondence, 1885-1954, and family papers, 1783-1963. The material, especially the ministerial and ambassadorial papers, collected together by David Geddes provides an insight into the 1910s and 1920s. The collection also includes Geddes' writings on medical, spiritual and military matters.

Dates: 1783 - 1991
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

The Papers of Sir Winston Churchill

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR and CHUR
Scope and Contents The papers consist of original documents accumulated by Sir Winston Churchill throughout his life (1874-1965). They have been divided into two sections: the Chartwell Papers (CHAR) and the Churchill Papers (CHUR). Together, the two sets of papers cover the following major areas: Personal (CHAR 1 and CHUR 1), 1884-1965 The papers of Churchill as a private person. They include correspondence with or about his family and friends on non-public topics and papers relating to...
Dates: The majority of files date from the 1870s to 1965.
Conditions Governing Access: 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 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 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.

(Untitled), 01 Nov 1941 - 30 Nov 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/11
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] and Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistants]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Chief Whip [James Stuart].Subjects covered by the...
Dates: 01 Nov 1941 - 30 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open

(Untitled), 05 Mar 1942 - 28 Sep 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/61/29-151
Scope and Contents Memoranda by 3rd Lord Tollemache, on subjects including: the defence of the Empire, on modernising the Imperial Defence Cabinet, the Ministry of Production and the Imperial General Staff; modern war on land, including the army, transport and supply; the Home Guard; the RAF; fuel supply co-ordination; improving the railways; army training; with covering letter from Tollemache to WSC including notes on supplying fighter aircraft to the Middle East and Far East and strategic islands in the...
Dates: 05 Mar 1942 - 28 Sep 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

(Untitled), 01 Oct 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2C/303-307
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain on issues such as training of territorial troops by deployment to India; the need for more Air Squadrons and the exaggerated emphasis placed on Air Raid Precautions. [typed copy, with manuscript annotations by WSC].

Dates: 01 Oct 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.

"War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: Weekly Resume (no.56) of the naval, military and air situation from 12 noon September to 12 noon September 26th, 1940", 27 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/6/86-99
Scope and Contents Summary of events including: attempted landing at Dakar by General [Charles] de Gaulle; U boat activity in the North Atlantic and shipping losses; operations by German raiders; information about the disposition of German and Italian troops; events in Greece, Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia], Bulgaria, the Mediterranean and the Middle East; air attacks on Germany (including Berlin) and on invasion ports in France and...
Dates: 27 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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