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10, Downing Street, London, England

 Organization

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Prime Minister: copies of WSC's correspondence., 14 Oct 1954 - 07 Apr 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/6A-C
Scope and Contents Carbons of letters from WSC to a variety of prominent individuals including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Lords, foreign Heads of State, foreign ambassadors, British High Commissioners, Conservative parliamentary candidates, and others.Includes correspondence with Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury], Sir Ian Jacob [Director General of the BBC], 2nd Lord Camrose [earlier...
Dates: 14 Oct 1954 - 07 Apr 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Personal: Financial: income tax, surtax, property, salary: statements, accounts, memoranda, and forecasts prepared by Wood, Willey and Company [WSC's accountants]., 19 Oct 1951 - 16 Apr 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/8
Scope and Contents Includes: accounts for Chartwell Farm [Kent] (September 1951 to September 1954) and 10 Downing Street (April 1952 to April 1954); financial statements (April 1951 to February 1954); turf account (August 1949 to October 1951); forecasts of living and other expenses (June 1952 to April 1953); profit and loss account for stud and valuation of horses (September 1953 to September 1954); particulars of income for 1952-3 surtax return and 1953-4 income tax return; estimated savings in taxes by...
Dates: 19 Oct 1951 - 16 Apr 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Staff: Correspondence., 21 Jul 1950 - 06 Nov 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/66
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence about various members of WSC's staff, including appointments, salary details and references. Correspondence relates to John Colville (former Private Secretary to WSC), Denis Kelly (literary assistant to WSC) and Walter Thompson (former personal detective to WSC), and to those who were given signed photographs of WSC.

Dates: 21 Jul 1950 - 06 Nov 1957
Conditions Governing Access: Closed (with the exception of 17-19, 69, 83-84, 99-112, 114, 117-140 and 221-225) on data protection grounds due to presence of sensitive and personal information about living individuals. Open date: 1 Jan 2033.
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, A-B, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and praising his leadership and speeches. [please note that almost the whole file dates from 1940]., Jun 1903 - Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/392A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Vyvyan Adams (4) including (2) on his attending a meeting addressed by WSC; [John] Sandeman Allen on [David Lloyd George]; [1st] Lord Alness [earlier Robert Munro]; Julian Amery [Attache HM Legation, Belgrade] on articles by WSC for publication in Yugoslavia (4); Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] sending on a 1903 letter from WSC to him on the British Army; Group Captain [Charles] Anderson on the Ministry of Aircraft Production taking over the...
Dates: Jun 1903 - Feb 1941
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), 02 Jan [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/68
Scope and Contents

Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that the President [Roosevelt] has sent him 6 new maps in substitution for some which are now in the map cabinet at No.10, and suggesting text for a short telegram of thanks. [Initialled typescript] [Dated 2 Jan 1944, but presumably 2 Jan 1945] Initialled and dated by WSC in red ink.

Dates: 02 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), 03 Jan 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/69
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal" thanking him for the 6 new maps for his map cabinet, "which were safely delivered today".

Dates: 03 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), 01 May 1945 - 31 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/209/5
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 1945.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chief Whip [James Stuart]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; the Chiefs of Staff; "C" [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence...
Dates: 01 May 1945 - 31 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for minutes M 497/5 and C 42/5, which are closed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review 2021.
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(Untitled), 11 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/194B/177
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Chateau Bordaberry [Near Hendaye, France]) to Clement Attlee [Leader of the Labour Party] stating that he might require a Government servant during his mission to Berlin [Potsdam Conference, Germany] and suggesting Chamberlain, one of the messengers at Number 10 [carbon].

Dates: 11 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195B/149
Scope and Contents

Note from WSC to his Private Office listing guests for a private dinner party at 10 Downing Street on 4 Apr [1945] [typescript, annotated with details of acceptances and refusals].

Dates: 02 Apr 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), 19 Oct 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/5/47
Scope and Contents

Memorandum from John Colville to Anthony Bevir, John Martin, John Peck [Private Secretaries to WSC] and Charles Barker [Chief Clerk, 10 Downing Street] informing them of change of telephone number for Captain Harbord [head of WSC's personal cypher staff] and his substitute, Mr. Wetherall [Home Forces cypher staff]. [Carbon].

Dates: 19 Oct 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/8/12-13
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] to WSC chastising him for neglecting to use an air raid shelter himself whilst insisting that the rest of the country do so; includes filing note. [Manuscript].

Dates: 15 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Sep 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54A/79
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to A V Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanking him for the use of Admiralty House as a room at 10 Downing Street was unusable.

Dates: 06 Sep 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Oct 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/2A/66-67
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Neville Chamberlain on bombing of Downing Street, also suggests, with King George VI's approval, that Chamberlain should continue to see telegrams and papers of special interest. [Carbon].

Dates: 20 Oct 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

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Personnel 4
Gifts 3
Second World War (1939-1945) 3
Air warfare 2
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