Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 78 Collections and/or Records:
Acquired Papers. Letters and telegrams from various correspondents to Lady Randolph Churchill concerning WSC's capture and escape from the Boers. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., 1899
Literary: correspondence on permission to quote extracts from various of WSC's works including speeches, "Great Contemporaries", "Liberalism and the social problem", "London to Ladysmith", "Lord Randolph Churchill", "Marlborough: His Life and Times", "My African Journey", "My Early Life", "Thoughts and Adventures", "The River War", "Secret Session Speeches", "Savrola", the war memoirs ["The Second World War"], and "The World Crisis"., Dec 1949 - Jan 1963
Includes notes about the Boer War, the treatment of rebels in South Africa and sport at Harrow school. Also includes transcripts of letters to WSC from [3rd Lord] Salisbury, [Evelyn, 1st Lord] Cromer criticising WSC's writing, Albert Edward [Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII] on WSC's letters to the Daily Telegraph concerning battles on the North West Frontier in India and a letter from "De Profundis" [?to the Harrovian] concerning conditions at Harrow school.
Correspondents include Joseph Cheetham; Joseph Chamberlain; Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson; Captain Percy Scott; Colonel Neville Chamberlain.File also includes WSC's certificate of service with the South African Light Horse, Jan-Mar 1900, signed by Lt-Colonel Julian Byng [later Lord Byng of Vimy].
Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z., Sep 1948 - Feb 1949
Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, A-B. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Oct 1940 - Dec 1943
Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, C-D. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Nov 1941 - Dec 1943
Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Standerton [South Africa]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that despite skirmishes with the Boers and the Free Staters the regiment is "very bored and tired", reports that Olive Guthrie saw some fighting at Blomfontein, and comments on WSC's escape.