Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence between WSC and Charles Scribner about the publication of a new edition of "A Roving Commission" [the American edition of "My Early Life"] and an American edition of "Thoughts and Adventures" published as "Amid These Storms". Includes 20 letters from Scribner about publication dates, payment of royalties due to WSC and WSC's health.
Correspondence with various representatives of Curtis Brown including Raymond Everitt (4) and Nancy Pearn (31) concerning commissions for articles by WSC, sales of serial rights in his work, statements of royalties due to WSC and difficulties caused by WSC's ill health.
Correspondence between WSC and representatives of Cassell and Company Limited, Excess Insurance Company Limited and Lloyds Bank Limited concerning a life insurance policy on WSC's life taken out by his publishers (Cassell and Company) in the event of him being unable to complete "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples".
Correspondents include: Brendan Bracken suggesting an agreement with the Daily Mail which would be financially beneficial to WSC (5); various staff of the Daily Mail including William McWhirter, Donald Bradfield and Robert Prew; Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere on aspects of the arrangement with WSC including exclusivity (5).Also includes copies of letters from WSC on his accident involving a motor car in New York [United States] and on his friendship with David Lloyd George.
Personal: Business and Financial: Exhibition of Paintings, Australia and New Zealand, 1958., 01 Nov 1957 - 05 Feb 1959
Personal: Business and Financial: Exhibition of Paintings, United States: Hallmark and Wildenstein and Company., 24 Jun 1957 - 23 Aug 1958
Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, Aldershot [Surrey]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: his arrival at Aldershot and a dinner as a guest of the mess on the first night which put him at ease; the "terribly severe business" of the riding school and the pain he is suffering; details of his daily routine, responsibilities and his servant; and news that he has been gazetted and will receive 120 pounds per year pay. Signed manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/40-45.
Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] discussing the possibility that she may meet him in Monte Carlo [Monaco]; expressing concern about the expense; saying that she will be glad to see him; the opinion of Dr Laking about her recovery [from typhoid]; the possibility that Mrs [Lily] Langtry may divorce; and a pantomime which WSC and "Jack" [John S Churchill] visited during which a poodle was introduced as "Lord Randolph Churchill".
Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Woodstock [Oxfordshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: the pain caused by his rheumatism; dress material he has purchased for her; and his intention to bring WSC to England if he does not get stronger. He encloses a cheque for her to use to pay wages and discusses the necessity of securing a loan.
Letter from "M" [Montagu Porch] (8 Cyprian's House, Coomassie, The Gold Coast [later Ghana]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses relief at a telegram from WSC on her improved health; says that he intends to ensure that she receives the best care; reports on his successful business interests associated with a railway and encloses a map of its location [see CHAR 28/133/6]; discusses financial affairs and promises that he will never be angry with her. Envelope present.
Letter from [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses the health of [Lord Randolph Churchill] and the high expenses of their travels, she suggests that Jennie should consider cutting down on the number of servants, reports on the wedding of Frances [Wimborne] and gives news of WSC and says that she has been obliged to check him as he needs a "firm hand".
Letter from [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] (Canford [Wimborne, Dorset]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses the health of "R" [Lord Randolph Churchill] and says that she hopes that he will be "prudent & docile"; gives news of "Jack" [John S Churchill] and WSC; discusses financial affairs and a bill from the Munro Club and the abscondment of Healy, a servant.
Letter from WSC ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mummy" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that his toothache has gone, asking after "poor Grandmamma Duchess" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] and requesting that she should send him money for subscriptions Annotated "Hurrah for Nunthorpe" [a racehorse which had won the Great Jubilee Stakes at Kempton Park races].
Letter from WSC (Hotel du Bar, Grindelwald [Switzerland]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his impressions of the scenery, reporting that he and "Jack" [John S Churchill] are being economical and that the rules for the Sandhurst entrance examination have been changed. He asks her to write and tell him how "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] is and says that he is looking forward to her return.
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