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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 1., 07 Jan 1940 - 25 Feb 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/665
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "My Secret Tank Plans were Missing" on WSC's experiences at "Plugstreet" (Ploegsteert [Belgium]) during World War I, being shelled and thinking he had lost some secret tank plans; "My 17 Fateful Hours with Clemenceau" on being sent by [David] Lloyd George to see [Georges] Clemenceau on the Western Front, and his opinions of [Field Marshal Ferdinand] Foch and [General Lord] Rawlinson; "I Compel Lawrence of Arabia [T E Lawrence, later T E Shaw]...
Dates: 07 Jan 1940 - 25 Feb 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 2., Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/648
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "First Political Triumph, A Ban by the Duchess, Trouble with My Party Chiefs, Free Trade War Starts" on his return from the Boer War, victory at Oldham [Lancashire] in the 1900 General Election, obtaining his father's papers for the biography of Lord Randolph Churchill, and the opening of the Free Trade versus Protection debate; "I Was Warned that I Should be Called a Turncoat" on his dispute with Joseph Chamberlain and the Conservative Party,...
Dates: Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 8., 23 Nov 1941 - 28 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/697
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "My adventures with the guerrilla fighters" on WSC's experiences during the rebellion against the Spanish in Cuba; "First things I remember" on his earliest memories of Ireland, Elizabeth Everest, his mother [Lady Randolph Churchill], Ventnor [Isle of Wight], [William] Gladstone's election victory in 1880, and his schooling at Brighton [Sussex]; "The man who gave me my first cabinet post" on WSC's memories of Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord...
Dates: 23 Nov 1941 - 28 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Personal: Family: biographical material and information file., 1891 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/38A-B
Scope and Contents Includes details of WSC's filing system, broadcasts, speeches, favourite songs, agricultural patronage, books, orders and decorations, honorary degrees, fellowships, freedoms, medals, ministerial appointments, service titles, degrees offered but not yet received, parliamentary seats, paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy [London], and annual subscriptions; copies of various items by WSC including a letter to the Times under the pseudonym "Scorpio" on prayers for rain, and a lecture...
Dates: 1891 - 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Family etc.: correspondence., 03 Jan 1948 - 11 Mar 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/46
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "Mule" [Sarah Oliver, earlier Sarah Churchill, later Sarah Beauchamp, then Sarah, Lady Audley] on subjects including her visit to Canada and her wedding to Antony Beauchamp (16); "Alex", 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis [Governor-General of Canada]; Bernard Baruch; CSC on subjects including WSC's leadership of the Conservative Party, Chartwell [Kent] and Sarah (12); Antony Beauchamp; Hugh [? Frewen]; Oswald Frewen (2); Amy Guest (4); Raymond Guest; Sir Shane Leslie (3);...
Dates: 03 Jan 1948 - 11 Mar 1950
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, George Spencer-Churchill - F., 11 Jun 1950 - 01 Jun 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/51
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: George Spencer-Churchill; John G Churchill (6); CSC (2); Peregrine Churchill; Randolph Churchill, on subjects including his election campaign at Devonport [Plymouth, Devon] and his relations with WSC (24); June Churchill (2); Arabella Churchill (2); Pamela Churchill [later Pamela Harriman] (3);Winston Churchill (9); 9th Lord de la Warr [earlier Lord Buckhurst], Postmaster General; Vivienne Entwistle, on taking photographs of WSC (9); Hugh Frewen (5); Oswald Frewen, on...
Dates: 11 Jun 1950 - 01 Jun 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, K-Y., May 1941 - Nov 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/449
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Harold] Clifford Smith on the gift of a damask napkin with pictures of [1st] Duke of Marlborough's victories; [3rd] Lord Rothschild [of MI5] on testing honey; [Ben] Russell of Cunard White Star Limited on seeds from the United States (2); [?John] Wood [WSC's accountant] on an old friend whose son is a POW. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from CSC and her secretary [Grace] Hamblin, WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and [Elizabeth] Layton, and [Prime...
Dates: May 1941 - Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, R-S, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and praising his leadership and speeches, Apr 1908 - Dec 1940. [Please note that almost the whole file dates from 1940].

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/398
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay on his knighthood; Sir Eugene Ramsden on Conservative support for WSC; Whitelaw Reid [London correspondent] of the New York Herald Tribune [United States]; [Sir] Robert Renwick sending on memoranda on French banks (by "Birch"), demolition in London, and Albania (by Renwick) (4); [David] Waley [Principal Assistant Secretary] (Treasury) and Philip Allen (Ministry of Home Security) on Renwick's memoranda; Paul Reynaud, French Minister of...
Dates: Apr 1908 - Dec 1940. [Please note that almost the whole file dates from 1940].
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Ross and Cromarty By-election: Randolph Churchill's candidature., 10 Jan 1936 - 07 Apr 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/287
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Randolph Churchill on subjects including his adoption as Conservative candidate for Ross and Cromarty [Scotland], his willingness to support a Liberal candidate, canvassing, the [National Government] candidate, Malcolm MacDonald, local support, press reaction to his candidature, local agricultural conditions and economic distress, and WSC's popularity in the area (9); Brendan Bracken on Randolph's poor chances; John Astor [owner of the Times] on a suggestion in the...
Dates: 10 Jan 1936 - 07 Apr 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Sep 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/27/60-62
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Siena [Italy]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: discussion of the financial difficulties of George [Cornwallis-West]; comment that his visit to see German army manoeuvres was "instructive"; a list of the places he has visited; his contentment [at the Colonial Office] and his decision to remain there until the Colonial Conference, and to settle issues connected with the Orange River Constitution and Nigerian Railway Stock; his confidence that he will win the...
Dates: 29 Sep 1906
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), 12 Aug 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/26/62-64
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Howick, Lusbury, Nothumberland) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to order socks and handkerchiefs for him; apologises for not writing an article [for the Anglo-Saxon Review]; discusses speaking engagements at Oldham [Lancashire] and his plans to canvass there with the help of "Sunny" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough]; and expresses concern for "Jack's" [John S Churchill] activities with the South African Light Horse. Signed typescript with...
Dates: 12 Aug 1900
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), 28 Nov 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/13/84
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that his father will be elected as MP for Birmingham [Central] and says that if Colonel Tottenham, the father of another school boy, is elected for Winchester, they may have a "supper".

Dates: 28 Nov 1885
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), [09 Nov 1922]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/158/54-59
Scope and Contents

Letter from CSC to WSC, on the election campaign in Dundee.

Dates: [09 Nov 1922]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Mar 1942 - 27 Mar 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/18-23
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Randolph Churchill and William Connor, "Cassandra" of the Daily Mirror, on Randolph Churchill's recent unopposed election success at Preston [Lancashire] and his criticism of Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield but not Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] and Sir Kingsley Wood as former advocates of appeasement; includes covering notes by Lilian Buck, Secretary to Randolph Churchill and John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC].

Dates: 03 Mar 1942 - 27 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open