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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

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Personal: Family etc.: Golden Wedding gift: Golden Rose avenue., 29 Aug 1958 - 06 Sep 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/57
Scope and Contents Includes: typescript plans of a book presented to WSC and CSC by their children, illustrating individual roses from their Golden Wedding gift of a rose avenue at Chartwell [Kent]; photographs of each rose in the book, drawn by artists including: Cathleen Mann; John Armstrong; Mary Potter; Ivon Hitchens; Paul Maze; Duncan Grant; Vanessa Bell; Cecil Beaton; John Nash; Augustus John; R A Butler; John Aldridge; Oliver Messel.Also includes: letters from Randolph Churchill on the book (3); a...
Dates: 29 Aug 1958 - 06 Sep 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence, L-M., May 1929 - Sep 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/575A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Oliver Locker Lampson on subjects including an invitation to give a lecture (2); Sir John Lavery on the Artists' General Benevolent Institution; Nathan Laski requesting an invitation with the Home Secretary; Shane Leslie on WSC's "Marlborough: His life and times" and on family news (3); Commander Augustus Agar on a possible lecture by WSC; Leonie Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome]; Frederick Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] on subjects including the Conservative Party,...
Dates: May 1929 - Sep 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: correspondence on gifts to WSC, I-N., Aug 1941 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/458
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: John Wilmot [President] of the Board of Trade; Mackenzie King on gifts of a polar bear skin, a picture of the White House [Washington, United States], and copies of the photograph of WSC by [Yousuf] Karsh (2); [3rd] Lord Rothschild [of MI5] on testing cigars (2); [Rodney] Gallop (2) and [John] Perowne of the Foreign Office, [Thomas] Swan [British Minister to Colombia] (2), and [Rosalind] Culhane [later Rosalind, Lady Padmore, Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the...
Dates: Aug 1941 - Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1942 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/479A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Guy] Millard of the Foreign Office (2) and [Philip] Mitchell, Managing Director, Royal Mail House, (3) on gifts to WSC of an atlas of Poland and a statuette from the Ukrainian Democratic Colony of Sao Paolo [Brazil]; [6th] Lord Clarendon [earlier Lord Hyde], Chairman Revenue Committee, Toc H (2) requesting WSC's patronage for an event and inviting him to a luncheon; Reverend [James] Tomlin on publishing an anecdote about WSC at school; [John] Perowne of the Foreign...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Gifts M-Z., 27 May 1949 - 19 Oct 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/384
Scope and Contents Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: [Kenneth] Michael Wilford [Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary] on a gift from Madriano Madrazo; Sir Simon Marks, Chairman and Managing Director of Marks and Spencer Export Corporation Limited regarding a bronze head of WSC by Benno Elkan; Commander Douglas Marshall; Ernst Muller; Walter Nightingall [WSC's racehorse trainer] on a gift of hay to Colonist II; Dickson and Singleton, solicitors, on a gift of a watch from Joe McHenry to WSC...
Dates: 27 May 1949 - 19 Oct 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, E-G, many praising WSC's speeches and leadership., Sep 1939 - Nov 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/394
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War] (5) including (2) on his role in the government; Maxine Elliott on her health (2); Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain on honouring [Walter Richard] Sickert; Daisy Fellowes [earlier Daisy, Princesse de Broglie] (2); Sir Warren Fisher [Regional Commander for Civil Defence, North-West Region] criticising the conduct of the war; [Edward] FitzClarence [later 6th Lord Munster] on Randolph Churchill's time in the...
Dates: Sep 1939 - Nov 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, H-K. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Nov [1941] - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/466
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Percy Harris on WSC's safe return from abroad; Cardinal [Arthur] Hinsley [Archbishop of Westminster], Leslie Hore-Belisha, Sir Miles Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt], and Maharaja Maharao of Kutch on WSC's health; Major-General [Sir] Percy Hobart on his recent honour [knighthood]; Sir Ian Hamilton (3) on subjects including a memoir of his wife, forwarding best wishes, and a cow called "Winnie"; Walter Harrap, [Chairman] of George G...
Dates: Nov [1941] - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, L-M., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/444
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Harold Laski on the importance of WSC's leadership, particularly in the United States; [Caroline] Lejeune [Mrs E Roffe Thompson, Film Critic to the Observer] recommending films to WSC; [Richard] Eric Long on his support for WSC (3); Jean [Ivan] Maisky [Soviet Union Ambassador to the United Kingdom] sending WSC a copy of [Ilya] Ehrenburg's "Fall of Paris"; Paul Maze sending 2 paintings and hoping to see WSC (3); Barbara McCorquodale (Barbara Cartland) sending WSC her...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, L-M, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party and praising his leadership., Dec 1939 - Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/396
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: George Lambert; Nathan Laski (2) including (1) on Randolph Churchill; Harold Laski; [1st] Lord Lee of Fareham and [Ruth] Lady Lee; [Brigadier-General] Raymond Lee [US Military Attache] on a dinner with WSC; Alexis Leger ["St-John Perse"]; "Charley", [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] (3) including (1) on using Southern Irish ports and (2) on his attitude to German rearmament in the 1930s; Major [Richard] Eric Long (2); 11th Lord Lothian [earlier Philip...
Dates: Dec 1939 - Dec 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: Personal Office correspondence, R-S., Feb 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/446A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Stella, Lady Reading [later Stella, Lady Swanborough] on WSC's broadcast of 10 May; [1st] Lord Reading [earlier Rufus Isaacs] sending a copy of the life of his father; A L Rowse and [Arthur] White, Secretary-General, British Council, on Rowse dedicating "The Spirit of English History" to WSC; Alfred Salisbury (4) including sending on a letter from him to Field Marshal Jan Smuts on the South African scout, Major Pretorious; "Top" [3rd] Lord Selborne [earlier Lord...
Dates: Feb 1942 - Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, R-S., Jan 1941 - Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/422
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Stella, Lady Reading [later Stella, Lady Swanborough] on WSC's appointment as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports; Colonel George Rennie reminiscing on WSC's comments on his future ambitions after Spion Kop [South Africa]; Sir Robert Renwick sending on papers on Yugoslavia and manpower (2); Sir Edwin Lutyens [President] of the Royal Academy offering WSC the honorary position of Secretary for Foreign Correspondence and presenting WSC with a bust by Sir William Reid Dick...
Dates: Jan 1941 - Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, R-S. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Dec 1942 - Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/469A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Edward Rickenbacker sending Christmas and New Year greetings (2); [1st] Lord Riverdale [earlier Sir Arthur Balfour] on wings being presented to WSC; representatives of Birt, Potter, and Hughes Limited, forwarding agents (5), [Maurice] Metcalf [Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Food] (2), and [Reginald] Ashford [Private Secretary to the Chairman of the Board of Customs and Excise], on the gift of Australian wine from W S Robinson; Frances Rodney, editor of...
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: Visits and invitations: United States (January - March 1946) S - Z., 03 Oct 1945 - 07 Aug 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/230A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents on WSC's visit include: Jorge Sanchez (5); Douglas Robey [British Vice-Consul, New York]; Iriney Georgevitch, Serbian Bishop of Yugoslavia; Albert Canning, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Special Branch, on WSC's police guard; Charles Scribner; [Walter] Bedell Smith; "Betty", Harold Stark; Sir William Stephenson [Director, British Security Co-ordination] on WSC meeting the lawyer Ernest Cuneo (2); Myron Taylor; John Winant, United States ambassador to Britain (2); President...
Dates: 03 Oct 1945 - 07 Aug 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/179
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Lucien Pissarro thanking him for the gift of his father's picture "Anse des Pilotes, Le Havre", which will be donated to the National Gallery [London].

Dates: 30 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/111
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Christopher Nevinson thanking him for the gift of his painting "Battlefields of Britain" which will hang in the Air Ministry.

Dates: 03 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/125
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to 2nd Lord Melchett [earlier Sir Henry Mond] thanking him for his generosity over the painting of the Battle of Blenheim by Jan van Huchtenburgh.

Dates: 07 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

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