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



  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:


Diary, 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/11
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships with Churchill, the Foreign Office, War Cabinet, and Special Operations Executive; Cadogan's role and interventions in ongoing strategic discussions between Churchill and Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Stalin, and De Gaulle; Cadogan's opinions on the Allied negotiations over future Soviet frontiers and the second front; Cadogan's involvement in overseas diplomatic visits, and the hosting of Soviet diplomats in Edinburgh and London; plans for an Allied...
Dates: 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Literary: various articles by WSC., c 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/641
Scope and Contents Includes annotated proofs, galley proofs and cuttings for: an interview with WSC for the New Statesman and Nation, in which he defends western democracies against totalitarianism, discusses the possible effect of war on the democratic system and civil liberties, and his views on the inadequacies of ARP, conscription, and how to prevent war; the introduction to a catalogue of the artist Paul Maze, in which WSC recalls Maze during World War I (with a copy of a catalogue for a French exhibition...
Dates: c 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.

Public and Political: General: correspondence from the general public in Britain and abroad on the Munich Crisis, mostly supporting WSC's stance., 01 Oct 1938 - 06 Oct 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/603A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Rennie Smith (2); David Garland; Nathan Laski; Arthur Bateman; Hervey de Montmorency; Gerald Sington; Ellison Hawks; Henry Ferns. Subjects covered by the file include: the fate of Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and Slovakia]; Adolf Hitler and Germany; criticism of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his government; WSC's House of Commons speech of 5 October.Also includes: various cuttings; protest letter from the Arts Peace Campaign with typed signatures of...
Dates: 01 Oct 1938 - 06 Oct 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and Hansard., 01 Feb 1954 - 30 Apr 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/53A-E
Scope and Contents Speech notes and copies of Hansard for WSC's speech (1 February, House of Commons) entitled "Adoption of a New Army Rifle", on the difficult transition period between research and mass production of a new weapon, the .280 rifle, the importance of standardization of armaments among the members of NATO, the results of the Labour Government's choice of different ammunition from the rest of NATO, and the new agreement on a common ammunition, choosing a Belgian rifle over the British make, and...
Dates: 01 Feb 1954 - 30 Apr 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 10 Dec 1948 - 10 Oct 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/51A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (17 April 1953, Scottish Unionist Association Annual General Meeting, Green's Playhouse, Glasgow [Scotland]) entitled "The Government's Record" on subjects including: the latest Budget, including tax cuts and the encouragement of free enterprise; the strengthened Government position; relations with the Trade Unions; the drop in unemployment; support for the Welfare State; the housing situation; the Labour Government's financial mismanagement;...
Dates: 10 Dec 1948 - 10 Oct 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Speeches: speech notes and other material., 24 Feb 1938 - 17 May 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/131
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (24 February, Constitutional Club [London]) on Anthony Eden's [later 1st Lord Avon] resignation as Foreign Secretary, foreign policy particularly concerning Italy, and British rearmament. Also includes cutting from the Times reporting WSC's speech. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5917-20.Notes for WSC's speech (6 April, Guildhall [London], National Council of Girls' Clubs benefit dinner) on the changing status of women in work and at leisure. Also includes...
Dates: 24 Feb 1938 - 17 May 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open