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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: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), J-Pownall., Jan 1946 - Apr 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/20A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: R V Jones on bombing science (4); Lieutenant-General Wladyslaw Anders [former Commander, Polish forces in Iran and Palestine] on the Katyn [Soviet Union] massacre; Denis Kelly [WSC's literary assistant] (7); William Deakin (10); Daniel Longwell [editor of Life Magazine]; Frank Rye on the Westminster by-election [1924]; "Bill", 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph]; 1st Lord Portal [of Hungerford, earlier Sir Charles...
Dates: Jan 1946 - Apr 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: miscellaneous correspondence., Dec 1885 - Feb 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/66
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General Sir Percy Hobart requesting WSC to write a foreword for his history of the Royal Tank Regiment; Walter Graebner [London representative of Time-Life International] on the painter Jacques Majorelle; Desmond Flower, director of Cassell and Company; John Wyndham [later 1st Lord Egremont and 6th Lord Leconfield] (Foreign Office) on a letter by ex-Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (5); Sir Ian Jacob...
Dates: Dec 1885 - Feb 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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
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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, S., Dec 1942 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/478
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Duncan Sandys sending on a pamphlet by [General Sir Bernard] Montgomery; Archdeacon of Quebec [Canada, Frederick] Scott sending copies of poems (2); Gladys Storey on her Bovril Fund; Lisa Sheridan, photographer, on taking photographs of WSC (5). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and "E S L" [Elizabeth Layton], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] Leslie Rowan, Francis [Brown], [Edith] Watson, and "J H P" [John...
Dates: Dec 1942 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, E-G., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/442
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Charles Eade [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch (3) and Lovat Dickson [Director] of MacMillan and Company (2) on subjects including Eade going to Egypt and WSC binding copies of his works for him; Sir Crisp English on WSC's acute appendicitis in 1922; Michael Foot, [Acting] Editor, Evening Standard, on Low's cartoon "Winterton's Nightmare"; [Sir Alexander] Erskine-Hill congratulating WSC on his speech of 23 April; Wilfred Fish [WSC's dentist]; [Alan] Hodge [Assistant...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, H-K., Dec 1941 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/443
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir George Hamilton; Sir Ian Hamilton on a memorial service to the Duke of Connaught; Captain Guy Hannaford; Sir Patrick Hannon (2); George Harrap (4) on subjects including the "Paternosters" club, the birth of his daughter, and an autograph request; Averell Harriman [United States Representative in London of Combined Shipping Adjustment Board] on a 3 pound win by WSC; T E R Harris [WSC's banker]; Sir Percy Harris supporting government changes; Alan Herbert (A P...
Dates: Dec 1941 - Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1940 - Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/399
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Archbishop of York William Temple, [Sir] Hugh Tudor, Alice, Lady Wimborne (2), 2nd Lord Wimborne [earlier Ivor Guest and Lord Ashby St Ledgers], and Edward, Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and Edward VIII], congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister; Captain William Tennant on Dunkirk [France]; Benjamin Tillett praising the "gallantry of the Sea Titans"; Ronald Tree and Sir Ralph Wedgwood, [Chairman] Railway Executive Committee, thanking WSC for...
Dates: Jan 1940 - Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence, Haile Selassie - Hearst., Mar 1958 - Dec 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/525
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia (7); Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone [earlier Quintin Hogg] (2); Joyce Hall, President of Hallmark Cards on subjects including the 'People to People' programme, gifts to WSC, a meeting with Hailsham, Oscar Nemon, the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the United States, a Churchill museum and a project to microfilm WSC's papers (25); Conrad Knickerbocker, Manager of Public Relations at Hallmark Cards on the loan of films to WSC (4);...
Dates: Mar 1958 - Dec 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Ros - Ry., 01 Apr 1946 - 28 Aug 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/197
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Alan Hodge, Joint Editor, History Today, on WSC writing the preface to a paper by 5th Lord Rosebery (3); 6th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny] on his father's papers (7); Lewis Rosenstiel on subjects including gifts of cigars and whisky for WSC (11); Bernard Baruch; 2nd Lord Rothermere [earlier Esmond Harmsworth, Chairman, Daily Mail] on subjects including WSC's retirement (5); Anthony de Rothschild; John Graham [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign...
Dates: 01 Apr 1946 - 28 Aug 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: Paris, Brussels and Antwerp (November 1945)., 13 Oct 1945 - 04 Apr 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/222
Scope and Contents Correspondents on WSC's visit to France and Belgium include: 1st Lord Cunningham [Chief of Naval Staff] on transport for WSC (2); Sir Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen, British Ambassador to Belgium, on the risks of appearing to support Leopold, King of Belgium, WSC's speech to the Belgian Parliament, and the programme for the visit (9); Edward [Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII]; 13th Lord Reay [earlier Aeneas Mackay], Foreign Office (3); Duff Cooper [later 1st...
Dates: 13 Oct 1945 - 04 Apr 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Jan 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/126
Scope and Contents

Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that the King [George VI] has sent him 4 pheasants and 2 hares from Sandringham [Norfolk] and asking whether WSC wants the Master of the Household to be thanked or whether he will thank the King personally. [Typescript] With annotation by WSC in red ink indicating that he would like a letter to be sent to the Master of the Household.

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 churchillarchive.com. 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 churchillarchive.com 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.
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(Untitled), 12 Jan 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/127
Scope and Contents

Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Piers Legh [Master of the Household of King George VI] informing him that WSC has received 4 pheasants and 2 hares from the King from Sandringham [Norfolk] and asking him to convey WSC's warm thanks to the King. [Initialled carbon].

Dates: 12 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 churchillarchive.com. 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 churchillarchive.com 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.

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