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



  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Literary: correspondence relating to film rights in WSC's book "My Early Life". This file primarily consists of business and legal correspondence relating to a proposed film treatment by Paramount, which was abandoned in 1963. Much of WSC's correspondence is handled by his Private Secretary, Anthony Montague Browne., 17 Jan 1961 - 06 Jul 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/450A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Hugh French (54), Richard Gehman, Anthony Moir [lawyer acting for WSC] (13), John Colville on the possibility of using Alymer Haldane as an "antagonist" to WSC in the film, Robert Graff (Sextant Inc) (2), C K Jones (Deputy General Manager, Odhams Press Ltd), Brian Forbes [scriptwriter] (20), Martin Rackin, Carl Foreman, Jacob Karp (Vice-President, Paramount). Also includes a letter of 18 Jan 1963 by Brian Forbes describing a visit to Randolph Churchill at Stour [East...
Dates: 17 Jan 1961 - 06 Jul 1964
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 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 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.

Personal: Business: correspondence with representatives of Fladgate and Company, particularly Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor]., 1948 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/28A-B
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: Sir Arthur Jarratt (3); Sir Alexander Korda; Brendan Bracken; 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Maxwell Aitken]; Leslie Graham-Dixon (2); Bernard Baruch. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Grace Hamblin, Elizabeth Gilliatt, Gillian Maturin, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford] and Doreen Pugh; and Denis Kelly [Literary Assistant to...
Dates: 1948 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Personal: Family etc.: Correspondence Churchill, Pamela - Z., Feb 1954 - Nov 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/136
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Pamela Churchill [later Pamela Harriman] on family news (3); Randolph Churchill (18) on subjects including best wishes on Blenheim Day, a law suit against Private Eye concerning a cartoon about the official biography of WSC written by Randolph, Winston Churchill's marriage to Minnie D'Erlanger [later Minnie Churchill] and financial provisions for Winston; Sally Churchill (2); Christopher Booker, editor of Private Eye; "Dickie" [1st Lord] Mountbatten [of Burma];...
Dates: Feb 1954 - Nov 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open