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Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

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 Series

Personal, 1945 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1
Scope and Contents This class of papers includes correspondence and papers relating to WSC's business, financial, and legal affairs, including permission for the exhibition and reproduction of his paintings, to the Chartwell estate, including Frenchstreet and Bardogs farms, and to his family, medical advisors, illnesses and pets.There are also sections relating to his staff, to private visits abroad and invitations received, and to his racing interests. There is, finally, a considerable number of photographs...
Dates: 1945 - 1965
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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Personal: Business correspondence., Nov 1948 - Apr 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/20
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Miles-Martin Pen Company on the pen WSC used to annotate "The Second World War" (4); Christopher Hewer on WSC's medical bill; Robert MacKenna on WSC's medication (2); Douglas Parbury on fish at Chartwell [Kent] (6); John Baber and his wife offering WSC a stay at their home in Portofino [Italy]; Herbert Gfroerer of the Soundscriber Corporation (10), James Killian, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [United States], and George...
Dates: Nov 1948 - Apr 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Business correspondence., Jan 1949 - Aug 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/21
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Hugh Newman on butterflies at Chartwell [Kent] (4); Sir Alexander Roger (2) and Colin Coote [Managing Editor of the Daily Telegraph and the Morning Post] (6) on procuring brandy for WSC; Frederic Bates, Chairman of Cunard White Star Limited; Douglas Parbury on fish for ponds at Chartwell (8); Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (4); representatives of Anthony Juer Lighting Limited on studio lighting (4); Frank Juler on WSC's eyesight; Christopher...
Dates: Jan 1949 - Aug 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Business correspondence A-D., Jul 1945 - Jul 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/15
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Lloyds Bank including Geoffrey Mason and T E R Harris (3); Rosemary McEntire of the British Embassy in Paris [France] (4) and Thomas Bromley (Foreign Office) on repairs to WSC's Breguet watch; Claus Vogel on WSC's visit to Switzerland in 1946; representatives of Cassell and Company (2), including a director, Desmond Flower, on the publication of WSC's war memoirs in the Daily Telegraph; Colonel Frank Clarke (4), HM Customs and Excise (5), and Alfred...
Dates: Jul 1945 - Jul 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Business correspondence A-F., Nov 1945 - Mar 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/18
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Nicholl, Manisty and Few [WSC's solicitors] (24) and J C Tweed [an Irish solicitor] (4) on subjects including WSC selling the Carnlough [Antrim, Ulster, Ireland] estate to 13th Lord Antrim [earlier Randall McDonnell]; representatives of Berry Brothers and Rudd Limited on WSC's orders for champagne and whisky (9); 1st Lord Sandford [earlier Sir Albert Edmondson]; Sir William Rootes (2) and Christopher Soames on providing cars; Ben Russell, [Director]...
Dates: Nov 1945 - Mar 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Business correspondence E-Z., Jul 1945 - Jul 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/16
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Howard Thomas, Producer in Chief, Pathe Pictures Limited, on film of WSC receiving the freedom of Ayr [Scotland]; Percy Cole, Editor, Official Report of Debates, House of Commons [Hansard] on reprints of WSC's speeches (2); Eleanor Goole of St Dunstan's [Institute for the Blind] on Braille editions of WSC's books (4); representatives of Nicholl, Manisty and Few [WSC's solicitors] (8); representatives of Twiss, Brownings and Hallowes Limited (8) and Sir Eric Crankshaw,...
Dates: Jul 1945 - Jul 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Family etc.: correspondence A - J., 29 Nov 1949 - 23 May 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/47
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Consuelo Balsan [earlier Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough] (2); "Mule" [Sarah Beauchamp, earlier Sarah Churchill, then Sarah Oliver, later Sarah, Lady Audley] (15); Antony Beauchamp on subjects including hopes for WSC's re-election (4); CSC on subjects including Chartwell [Kent], and avoiding offence to Queen Juliana [? of the Netherlands] (52); "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster]; Diana Sandys [earlier Diana Churchill, later Diana Bailey]; Mary Soames [earlier Mary...
Dates: 29 Nov 1949 - 23 May 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Family etc.: correspondence A - L., 16 Oct 1943 - 16 Sep 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/41
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: George Spencer-Churchill, on subjects including WSC's writing and the political situation (3); Lady Caroline Spencer-Churchill; Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill; CSC on subjects including WSC's holiday at Lake Como [Italy], his painting, Chartwell [Kent], Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames], and the Council of Foreign Ministers (18); Horatia Seymour; Mary Churchill on her posting to Britain; John S Churchill (3); Pamela Digby [earlier Pamela Churchill, later Pamela...
Dates: 16 Oct 1943 - 16 Sep 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Family etc.: correspondence Churchill A - C., 04 Mar 1955 - 31 Aug 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/55
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Arabella Churchill (4); CSC on subjects including WSC's work on volume 1 of ["A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"], her visit to Ceylon [later Sri Lanka], the Suez Canal [Egypt], family affairs, Chartwell [Kent], WSC's painting and the death of 1st Lord Bracken (91); Diana Sandys [earlier Diana Churchill, then Diana Bailey] (2); Mary Soames [earlier Mary Churchill] (3); Max Rosenheim [Director, Medical Unit, University College Hospital Medical School]; Sarah...
Dates: 04 Mar 1955 - 31 Aug 1958
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: Financial: Weatherby and Sons: racing account., 1957 - 12 May 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/6
Scope and Contents

Statements of WSC's racing account for Spring 1957 to Spring 1959, including stud costs and winnings.Also includes notes annotated by Christopher Soames.

Dates: 1957 - 12 May 1959
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Horseracing., 1951 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/93
Scope and Contents Correspondence A-J on WSC's activities as a racehorse owner and breeder File includes correspondence with Frank Salisbury (5) and Sir Humphrey de Trafford [Steward of the Jockey Club] (2) on portrait of WSC for the Jockey Club, Newmarket; Arnold Carey Foster (6) mainly on the management of WSC's Newchapel Stud; correspondence and cuttings on Colonist II, including letters from Raoul Millais (5) on portrait of Colonist II [now hanging in the Drawing Room at Chartwell], Lord Derby; and...
Dates: 1951 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Horseracing., 1951 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/94
Scope and Contents Correspondence A-J on WSC's activities as a racehorse owner and breeder File includes correspondence with Reginald MacDonald-Buchanan (4); correspondence with Wetherbys on names for racehorses; corresp. with Christopher Soames [WSC's Racing Manager]; Lester Piggott (3) (thanks for presents after wins on WSC's horses; Walter Nightingall (Trainer) (11); Fred Winter; Odette Pol Roger, corresp. (50 items) on lease of Irish horse "Red Winter"; article Sir Winston Churchill as a Racehorse Owner by...
Dates: 1951 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Racing: Correspondence A -C., Mar 1952 - Aug 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/155
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Christopher Soames; "Jackie" [1st Lord] Astor, on his purchase of "Appeal" (2); Odette Pol Roger, on bets placed for her on "Pol Roger" by WSC; Edna McIlherene, secretary to [2nd] Lord Camrose [earlier John Berry], on bets placed for Camrose by WSC (4); Walter Nightingall (3); Arnold Carey Foster; Marcel Boussac (5); "Harry" [W H] Dodd, the jockey (9); and Peter Cazalet.Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from Doreen Pugh [Secretary to WSC], Catherine...
Dates: Mar 1952 - Aug 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Racing: Correspondence: No-So., Mar 1952 - Nov 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/159
Scope and Contents Correspondents on WSC's race horses and racing activities include: Kathleen Taylor, Private Secretary to Christopher Soames (3); Christopher Soames (13) on subjects including the finances of the stud, names for foals, the gift of a pony to Emma [Soames, later Emma MacManus], family news and naval estimates; Vera Pullinger of the Chartwell Estate Office (3); and Walter Nightingall [WSC's trainer].Also includes copies of correspondence and notes from Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary...
Dates: Mar 1952 - Nov 1962
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Racing: Correspondence: Sp - Z., Mar 1952 - Nov 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/160
Scope and Contents Correspondents on WSC's race horses and racing activities include: Kathleen Taylor, Private Secretary to Christopher Soames (4); Christopher Soames (7) on subjects including the finances of the stud and names for foals; Thomas Gosling, a jockey, thanking WSC for gifts given due to him for his successful races with 'Vienna' (3); Walter Nightingall [WSC's trainer]; Tim Rogers (3) on his purchase of 'Vienna'; and representatives of Weatherby and Sons on subjects including the payment of amounts...
Dates: Mar 1952 - Nov 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Visits and Invitations: Cruises in Yacht Christina., Feb 1961 - Jul 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/154
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: John Wyndham [later 1st Lord Egremont and 6th Lord Leconfield], Private Secretary to Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton, Prime Minister]; 1st Lord Hailes [earlier Patrick Buchan-Hepburn, Governor General and Commander in Chief of the West Indies] (3); Peggy Ashcroft requesting permission to quote from WSC's speeches; Ian Turbott, Administrator of Antigua; CSC on her health (4); Aristotle Onassis on the dates and itinerary of the cruises (2); "Nonie" [Noel...
Dates: Feb 1961 - Jul 1963
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Visits and invitations: France: R - S., Aug 1955 - Apr 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/149
Scope and Contents Correspondents includes: the staff of Prince Ranier III inviting WSC to various social occasions; Louis Lottier, Mayor of Roquebrune; Celia Sandys; "Willie" [William] Sax regarding painting with WSC (5); Captain Arthur Soames; Mario Profeta (13) and Frederick Smith (3), chauffeurs to WSC; and Sergeant Murray.Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC], Doreen Pugh [Secretary to WSC], and Gillian Maturin [Secretary to WSC]; copies...
Dates: Aug 1955 - Apr 1963
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Visits and Invitations: France: T - Z and miscellaneous., Oct 1955 - Apr 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/150
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: John Taylor and Son, Estate Agents, regarding a villa for WSC and CSC and telephone bills (8); Konrad Adenauer; CSC; Dr J Andras (5), W Eves, of the Ministry of Agriculture (3), C Kerouedan, commercial attache at the French embassy (3) concerning regulations and licenses permitting WSC to transport his budgerigar "Toby" to France.Also includes copies of telegrams from WSC to CSC; notes and copies of correspondence from Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to...
Dates: Oct 1955 - Apr 1963
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Gifts M-Z., 27 May 1949 - 19 Oct 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/384
Scope and Contents Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: [Kenneth] Michael Wilford [Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary] on a gift from Madriano Madrazo; Sir Simon Marks, Chairman and Managing Director of Marks and Spencer Export Corporation Limited regarding a bronze head of WSC by Benno Elkan; Commander Douglas Marshall; Ernst Muller; Walter Nightingall [WSC's racehorse trainer] on a gift of hay to Colonist II; Dickson and Singleton, solicitors, on a gift of a watch from Joe McHenry to WSC...
Dates: 27 May 1949 - 19 Oct 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence A - B., 29 Dec 1945 - 26 Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/160
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Christabel, Lady Aberconway, on WSC's cat (2); Max Aitken; Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia; "Alex", 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis [Governor-General of Canada] (9); Herbert Bruce [former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Canada] on WSC's loss of the 1945 General Election and WSC's speeches in the United States; Arthur Meighen [former Prime Minister of Canada] on the need to maintain close relations with Britain, the menace of the Soviet Union to world peace and...
Dates: 29 Dec 1945 - 26 Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence C., 22 Nov 1946 - 29 Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/161
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "Bill", 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry] on racing; Ruby, Lady Carson on black swans; Douglas Chandor on his portraits of WSC and CSC (5); "F T Cheng", Tien-Hsi Cheng [Chinese Ambassador to Britain] on gifts and invitations to WSC (2); Frank Clarke on subjects including the United States elections, sending cigars to WSC, and a projected visit by WSC to the United States (15); Walter Graebner [London representative for Time-Life International]; Randolph...
Dates: 22 Nov 1946 - 29 Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence, D - E., 1909 - Dec 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/522A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Deakin on subjects including St Antony's College, Oxford and the Other Club (9); Somerset de Chair; Humphrey de Trafford; John Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada; [11th] Lord Digby [earlier Edward Digby] on a portrait of General Charles Churchill (photograph of portrait present); Lewis Douglas on subjects including Churchill College and meetings with WSC (5); George Drew, High Commissioner for Canada; Alexander Douglas Home [later Lord Home of the Hirsel],...
Dates: 1909 - Dec 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence, Giraudier - Guest., Aug 1956 - Feb 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/524A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Antonio Giraudier on subjects including his family's departure from Cuba, gifts of cigars to WSC, and his application to live in Nassau [Bahamas] (94); Peter Stephens, Commercial Counsellor, Madrid [Spain]; Herbert Marchant, British Ambassador to Cuba on Giraudier and events in Cuba (3); Derek Pearse, Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies; [2nd] Lord Bridges, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary, regarding the son of Abdullah...
Dates: Aug 1956 - Feb 1965
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence, Haile Selassie - Hearst., Mar 1958 - Dec 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/525
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia (7); Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone [earlier Quintin Hogg] (2); Joyce Hall, President of Hallmark Cards on subjects including the 'People to People' programme, gifts to WSC, a meeting with Hailsham, Oscar Nemon, the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the United States, a Churchill museum and a project to microfilm WSC's papers (25); Conrad Knickerbocker, Manager of Public Relations at Hallmark Cards on the loan of films to WSC (4);...
Dates: Mar 1958 - Dec 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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