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



  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:


Public and Political: General: correspondence on gifts to WSC, A-E. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Nov 1941 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/486
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Guy] Millard of the Foreign Office on matters concerning gifts from abroad (2); General Sir Reginald Wingate, President of the Friends of the Fighting Forces, on the Friends' Chairman delivering a present of sweaters from the Philadelphia (United States) branch; Reverend [Percy] Middleton Brumwell sending a brochure on the Royal Army Chaplains Department [not included]; Thomas Hunter on a paper weight from a constituent; [Arthur] Clark [Private Secretary to the...
Dates: Nov 1941 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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

Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/447
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Mavis Tate and Sir Reginald Wingate supporting WSC's leadership; Cecil Thomas, editor of the Daily Mirror, on his brother, [Sir] Shenton Thomas [Governor of Straits Settlements (later Singapore and part of Malaysia) and High Commissioner for the Malay States, later part of Malaysia] and Singapore; "Bendor", [2nd] Duke of Westminster, (4) on subjects including the landings in North West Africa, meeting WSC, and reminisces; Sir Courtauld Thomson on gifts of a desk once...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open

(Untitled), 11 Jan 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/210/90
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for a bound copy of his D Day prayer; and stating that he will be wearing the three bow-ties at Argonaut [codename for the Malta and Yalta Conferences]. Photocopy.

Dates: 11 Jan 1945
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.