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



  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:


Literary: correspondence on publishing WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War"), mainly with representatives of Time-Life International, including Daniel Longwell [editor of Life Magazine], Walter Graebner [London representative], Andrew Heiskell [publisher], Monica Owen Horne, Constance Babbington-Smith, and Renee Harmer., Aug 1945 - Jan 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/15A-C
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: Henry Laughlin [President of Houghton Mifflin Company, publishers] (2); William Edwards, [Assistant Director] Federation of British Industries; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Chips Gemmell, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Grace Hamblin, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Anne Hipwell, and...
Dates: Aug 1945 - Jan 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Literary: miscellaneous correspondence, K-Z., Oct 1947 - Feb 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/45
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Ernest Passant, Director of Research, Librarian and Keeper of the Papers, Foreign Office, and Sir Orme Sargent [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on publishing letters by WSC in "Documents on British Foreign Policy" by Llewellyn Woodward; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor]; Daniel Longwell [editor of Life magazine]; 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief] of the Daily Telegraph; representatives of the...
Dates: Oct 1947 - Feb 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Literary: Thornton Butterworth Limited: business correspondence., 14 Dec 1937 - 31 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/605
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Representatives of Thornton Butterworth on book royalties, sales, publication rights abroad, corrections, quoting passages, etc.; representatives of Odhams Press Limited on a new abridged version of "The World Crisis" (5); copy letter from Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi on WSC recommending his book against totalitarianism.Other subjects include: for "Great Contemporaries": its publication in Braille; adding essays on Lord Fisher, 1st Lord Baden-Powell, Charles Parnell,...
Dates: 14 Dec 1937 - 31 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Literary: Thornton Butterworth Limited: business correspondence., 13 Dec 1938 - 08 Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/636
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Thornton Butterworth on subjects including an offer to publish a "second 'World Crisis'" at the end of the war; Christina Foyle of W and G Foyle Limited; John Baker, Managing Director of the Reader's Union Limited, on subjects including their edition of "Great Contemporaries" (3); representatives of Odhams Press Limited on their edition of "The World Crisis"; Pieter van der Valk on his Dutch translation of "Great Contemporaries"; George G Harrap and...
Dates: 13 Dec 1938 - 08 Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Personal: Business and Financial: Recovery of Churchill Papers from Peter Eaton Limited Bookseller., Jun 1950 - Dec 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/131
Scope and Contents Includes original material (and photocopies of it) recovered [from Peter Eaton Limited bookseller). This comprises: notes and correspondence relating to the composition of WSC's history of the Second World War; letters from Raymond Daniell and Theodore Bernstein of the New York Times; a note from Charles Wood [former literary assistant to WSC]; a letter from Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company; a note from Graham Dixon about the [Chartwell] Literary Trust; and a photocopy of a pamphlet on...
Dates: Jun 1950 - Dec 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open except for folios 1, 14-31 which have been closed on grounds of data protection for 75 years due to the presence of sensitive information about named individuals. Open date: 1 January 2040.

Personal: Visits and invitations: Marrakesh [Morocco], (December 1947 - January 1948): A - D., 21 Oct 1947 - 04 Mar 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/68
Scope and Contents Correspondents on WSC's visit to Marrakesh include: Marquis de Montesquiou-Fezensac, President of the Societe des produits d' Armagnac [France]; Clement Attlee [Prime Minister]; A-L Breugnot, L'Echo D'Algers [Algeria] (4); Francois Cogne, on his sculpture of WSC (5); Noel Barber, [Editor], Continental Daily Mail; H Valentine, Assistant Traffic Manager, Thomas Cook and Son Limited, on travel arrangements (13); Stanley Adams, Chairman, Thomas Cook and Son Limited; Sir Edward Bridges [Permanent...
Dates: 21 Oct 1947 - 04 Mar 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open