Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 263 Collections and/or Records:
Acquired Papers. Letters to Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill concerning WSC's illness. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., Mar 1886
Correspondence between WSC and Charles Scribner about the publication of a new edition of "A Roving Commission" [the American edition of "My Early Life"] and an American edition of "Thoughts and Adventures" published as "Amid These Storms". Includes 20 letters from Scribner about publication dates, payment of royalties due to WSC and WSC's health.
Correspondence with various representatives of Curtis Brown including Raymond Everitt (4) and Nancy Pearn (31) concerning commissions for articles by WSC, sales of serial rights in his work, statements of royalties due to WSC and difficulties caused by WSC's ill health.
Correspondence between WSC and representatives of Cassell and Company Limited, Excess Insurance Company Limited and Lloyds Bank Limited concerning a life insurance policy on WSC's life taken out by his publishers (Cassell and Company) in the event of him being unable to complete "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples".
Correspondents include: Brendan Bracken suggesting an agreement with the Daily Mail which would be financially beneficial to WSC (5); various staff of the Daily Mail including William McWhirter, Donald Bradfield and Robert Prew; Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere on aspects of the arrangement with WSC including exclusivity (5).Also includes copies of letters from WSC on his accident involving a motor car in New York [United States] and on his friendship with David Lloyd George.
Correspondents include: Lord Riddell, Chairman of the News of the World, on a series of articles by WSC retelling "great stories of the world" including financial terms (14); Edward Marsh on his work producing summaries of the books for WSC (15) and representatives of Curtis Brown Limited including Raymond Everitt on the sale of serial rights in the articles and fees due to WSC.Includes material on J H Thomas' attitude towards [Eamon] De Valera and concern for WSC's health.