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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/282A-B
Scope and Contents Proofs for various articles by WSC for the Strand Magazine: "[Georges] Clemenceau: the man and the tiger" including his relationship with [Field Marshal Ferdinand] Foch, French politics and World War I; "If I lived my life over again" on various decisions taken by WSC, gambling, his experiences during the Boer War and at the Admiralty and his attitude towards the Conservative Party; "People who have influenced or impressed me" on Lord Randolph Churchill, William Bourke Cockran, Sir Francis...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, L-M. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Dec 1942 - Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/467
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: George Lambton praising WSC's broadcast [of ?21 March]; [Sir Alan] Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI] on having lunched with WSC; Harold Laski sending on a Queen Anne proclamation; [General Sir Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] sending on items (2); Major-General Sir Andrew McCulloch on a pipe march composed in WSC's honour by Pipe-Major A Lewis; Reverend James Little, Oliver Locker-Lampson, and Cyril Maude on WSC's health; Guy...
Dates: Dec 1942 - Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence A - D., 04 Jul 1945 - 31 Dec 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/140
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Max Aitken, MP for Holborn [London]; John Addis [Junior Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; 17th Duke of Alba (2); "Alex", Field Marshal Harold Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis], Supreme Allied Commander [Mediterranean], on subjects including WSC's visit to Italy (5); Leo Amery on subjects including Britain's place in Europe (3); General Wladyslaw Anders [former Commander, Polish forces in Iran and Palestine]; Frank Giles [Private Secretary to the...
Dates: 04 Jul 1945 - 31 Dec 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence H - N., 26 Mar 1946 - 04 Jan 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/163A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Nina, Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon [President, Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society] on animal rescue; Roy Harrod on "The Gathering Storm" [Volume 1, "The Second World War"], his own political position and his biography of 1st Lord Keynes [earlier John Maynard Keynes] (3); Sir James Hawley on revoking WSC's deed of covenant in favour of his late wife (2); Alan Hillgarth [earlier Alan Evans]; Agatha, Lady Hindlip; Violet Hoare on her son's death in Malaya...
Dates: 26 Mar 1946 - 04 Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Mar [1897]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/96-98
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Government House, Guindy [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he discusses a race that his pony "Lily of the Valley" is due to compete in and his plans to sail to England; advises Jack to read Alexandre Dumas in French to learn French history ("the history of the most versatile, witty and attractive nation in the world") and become acquainted with the French character; and defends his letter-writing style. In a postscript he reports that "Lily" was placed fourth....
Dates: 09 Mar [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/99-106
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (Government House, Guindy [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he discusses a race that his pony "Lily of the Valley" is due to compete in and his plans to sail to England; advises Jack to read Alexandre Dumas in French to learn French history ("the history of the most versatile, witty and attractive nation in the world") and become acquainted with the French character; and defends his letter-writing style. In a postscript he reports that "Lily" was...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Mar [1897]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/107-108
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he discusses Jack's Greek friend and advises him to appreciate enthusiasm as "it is the sort of madness that wins great battles and performs great actions", giving examples of achievers "whom you would call 'cracked'" including Garibaldi, Wilberforce, [Lord] Byron, and Raphael. Signed manuscript. Envelope present. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/109-112.

Dates: 31 Mar [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/109-112
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he discusses Jack's Greek friend and advises him to appreciate enthusiasm as "it is the sort of madness that wins great battles and performs great actions", giving examples of achievers "whom you would call 'cracked'" including Garibaldi, Wilberforce, [Lord] Byron, and Raphael. Typed. 2 copies. Original letter at CHAR 28/152A/107-108.

Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Mar 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/197B/170
Scope and Contents Letter from Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris (Headquarters, Bomber Command, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) to WSC describing a recent visit to the Chateau de l'Horizon (Cannes [France]). He refers to the condition of the house and garden, and states that the "Boche" occupied it but took nothing except WSC's painting of the swimming pool and the volumes of Marlborough which WSC had given to Maxine Elliot [Maxine Eliott]. "It all looked somewhat sad. The local French are terribly...
Dates: 22 Mar 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Mar 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/197B/171
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of letter from Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris (Headquarters, Bomber Command, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire] to WSC describing a recent visit to the Chateau de l'Horizon (Cannes [France]). He refers to the condition of the house and garden, and states that the "Boche" occupied it but took nothing except WSC's painting of the swimming pool and the volumes of Marlborough which WSC had given to Maxine Elliot [Maxine Eliott]. "It all looked somewhat sad. The local French are...
Dates: 22 Mar 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/194B/176
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Chateau Bordaberry, Near Hendaye, B.P. [France]) to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] recommending that he read "La Verite sur L'Armistice" by Albert Kammerer and especially the part dealing with their visit to Tours [carbon].

Dates: 11 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open