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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary., 1925 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/202
Scope and Contents Proofs and an offprint of WSC's article entitled "The German Splendour" on WSC's visits to Germany in 1906 and 1906 to see Kaiser Wilhelm II and the manoeuvres of the German army. Includes WSC's observations on the strength of the German army and navy compared to British forces, on German artillery, and military techniques (which are compared to those used at the Battle of Omdurman).Proofs and an offprint of WSC's article entitled "Consistency in Politics" which includes: observations on the...
Dates: 1925 - 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 12, "The Victorian Age" [eventually included in volume 4, "The Great Democracies"]: various revises., 1956 - Jan 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/438A-C
Scope and Contents Includes typed drafts and galley proofs (some described as first or second proof, first, second, third, last or final revise, "dead duplicate", or "returned empties") for: chapters entitled "The Rise of Germany", "Gladstone and Disraeli", "Home Rule for Ireland", "Lord Salisbury's Governments", "America from 'Reconstruction' to World Power" or "America in 'Reconstruction'" or "American Reconstruction" and "America as a World-Power", and "The Dawn of the Twentieth Century"; notes on the...
Dates: 1956 - Jan 1957
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": digests of various sources collected in the production of the book for sections on "Liberty, Sovereignty, and the Civil War", "The First British Empire", "Character of the People in the Age of Shakespeare", "Scotland and Ireland up to 1760", "Tory and Whig England (1660-1742)", "Party and Cabinet Government, 1660-1782", "World Power, 1689-1763", "Protestants and Puritans", "Commerce, Sea Power, and Discovery", "Language and Literature till the Birth of Shakespeare", "The New State", "The Laws of America, 1775-83", "America 1763-74", "The New Age, 1760-1792", and "The Industrial Revolution, Phase 1"., [1938] - [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/442A-D
Scope and Contents Includes typed digests or pages from sources including: [Samuel] Gardiner's "Cromwell's Place in History" and "History of England, 1603-1642", Basil Williams' "The British Empire" and "The Life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham", Hugh Egerton's "A Short History of British Colonial Policy", G L Beer's "The Old Colonial System", "The Cambridge Modern History", Edward Channing's "A History of the United States", Charles Andrews' "The Colonial Period of American History", [Peter] Hume Brown's...
Dates: [1938] - [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 1 to 4, "The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution", and "The Great Democracies": page proofs., 1955 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/441A-D
Scope and Contents

Includes loose and bound page proofs for the above volumes, with suggested corrections, amendments, and notes [mainly for volume 1] from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, printers, etc.] or organisations including: "C C W" [Charles Wood], "A H" [Alan Hodge], WSC, [John] Sundell of Cassell [and Company], "D K" [Denis Kelly], Time-Life [International], and [George Gordon] Allen.

Dates: 1955 - 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles: Amalgamated Press., Jan 1934 - Aug 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/501
Scope and Contents Proofs, press cuttings and correspondence on the following articles by WSC: "Do Bye-Elections Count?" discounting the East Fulham bye-election, stating the differences between bye-elections and general elections and discussing the divisions in the Conservative Party; "Defence not Defiance" on the current strength of the country; "How we made the Irish treaty" in defence of the Irish Settlement [1922] and WSC's meetings with Michael Collins; "Will the League survive?" on the crisis facing the...
Dates: Jan 1934 - Aug 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles by WSC for the Daily Mail., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/317
Scope and Contents Proofs and newspaper cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "I was conscious through it all" and "My New York [United States] misadventure" on WSC's accident in which he was hit by a motor car; "The Academy reveals Britain's brave gaiety" on the Royal Academy exhibition (including a draft of the article by Edward Marsh); "My happy days in the Bahamas "; "Words on the Irish Treaty" on the announcement by [Eamon] De Valera of the abolition of the Oath of Allegiance; "Lord Oxford [and...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles: Daily Mail., Mar 1935 - Nov 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/519
Scope and Contents Proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "To-day's Great Problems at Home and Abroad" on the threat of war; "The Grave Weakness of Britain's Defences" on the need to build up the Forces; "The Miracle of Our Balanced Budgets" on changes to the economy since 1929, and the contradictions between economic problems and a balanced budget; "Is Parliament Merely a Talking Shop?" on government by debate and the influence of Socialist and Irish members of Parliament; "What is the...
Dates: Mar 1935 - Nov 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles: Evening Standard., May 1935 - Jun 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/520
Scope and Contents Proofs of the following articles by WSC: "The King's 25 Years" [in 7 parts]: "The Accession" on the death of Edward VII, the background of Queen Mary and the political situation in 1910; "The King Faces his First Crisis" on David Lloyd George's 1909 Budget, the Home Rule Bill and the deadlock between the Houses of Parliament; "War Clouds Gather" on the House of Commons in 1911, industrial disputes, social organization, the Triple Entente between Britain, France and Russia, and the Agadir...
Dates: May 1935 - Jun 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: articles: Strand Magazine., Nov 1935 - May 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/544
Scope and Contents

Proofs and notes for the following articles by WSC: "The Truth About Myself"; "Queen of the Seas" on RMS Queen Mary; "The Tragic Story of Parnell" on Charles Parnell.Also includes: a copy of the Strand Magazine; a note from Shane Leslie on his research on Parnell.

Dates: Nov 1935 - May 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Collier's magazine articles by WSC: 2., Nov 1938 - Apr 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/621
Scope and Contents Includes proofs and cuttings from Collier's for: "Today's Battles" (British title "War on Land" or "How the Armies will fight next time") on developments in military strategy in wars since the American Civil War, tanks, the difficulties facing an aggressor, and the importance of the infantry-man; "The Colony Racket" (British title "Great Britain and the German Colonies") on Germany's claims to have its former colonies returned, giving an historical perspective, comparing [Prince Otto von]...
Dates: Nov 1938 - Apr 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Correspondence concerning WSC's articles for the News of the World., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/311
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Lord Riddell, Chairman of the News of the World, on a series of articles by WSC retelling "great stories of the world" including financial terms (14); Edward Marsh on his work producing summaries of the books for WSC (15) and representatives of Curtis Brown Limited including Raymond Everitt on the sale of serial rights in the articles and fees due to WSC.Includes material on J H Thomas' attitude towards [Eamon] De Valera and concern for WSC's health.

Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Correspondence with Macmillan and Company Limited, publishers (St Martin's Street, London)., 04 Dec 1932 - 30 Aug 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/817
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Guy Boas (Headmaster, Sloane School, Chelsea, [London]) asking for permission to edit some of WSC's works and include them in a new series for schools entitled "The Scholar's Library"; Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton] (1); The Hon Mrs Maud Wynne (daughter of Lord Morris and Killanin) regarding permission to publish some of Lord Randolph Churchill's letters to her father (4).Also includes: Typescript copies of 13 letters from Lord Randolph Churchill [father of...
Dates: 04 Dec 1932 - 30 Aug 1935
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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Literary: "Great Contemporaries": notes and material., 03 Aug 1934 - 15 Jul 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/588
Scope and Contents

Includes: a letter from Murray Hornibrook, Private Secretary to George Wyndham, correcting WSC on Wyndham and the devolution proposals for Ireland in WSC's article on 1st Lord Balfour; a copy of a letter from Herbert Asquith [the Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] to WSC offering him the Presidency of the Board of Trade in 1908; notes on Lord Morley of Blackburn.

Dates: 03 Aug 1934 - 15 Jul 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Great Contemporaries": proofs., 28 May 1937 - 07 Sep 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/586
Scope and Contents

Annotated proofs of the following articles by WSC: "Lord Fisher and his Biographer" on Admiral Sir Reginald Bacon's appointment to and removal from the Dover Patrol (1915-1917) and Bacon's biography of 1st Lord Fisher, and also on Fisher's part as 1st Sea Lord and during the Dardanelles Campaign; "Charles Stewart Parnell" on Parnell, Home Rule for Ireland and Kitty O'Shea; "B-P" on 1st Lord Baden-Powell; "Roosevelt From Afar" on Franklin Roosevelt's economic and labour reforms.

Dates: 28 May 1937 - 07 Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: miscellaneous correspondence, A-E, and correspondence on the Life magazine serialisation, of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Mar 1948 - Jul 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/52A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (4); Brigadier Hugh Harlock [Australian Army Representative in the United Kingdom] on accounts of the Australian Army's part in the war; William Deakin (2); Robert Mason (Foreign Office); George Crosfield; Count Edmund Carton de Wiart (2); Andre de Staercke [Secretary to Prince Charles, Regent of Belgium]; Olive Muir (4); Arthur Birse [one of WSC's wartime interpreters] thanking WSC for mentioning him; Robert Marshall [Private...
Dates: Mar 1948 - Jul 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "My Life", News of the World: copy., Jan 1935 - Mar 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/522A-B
Scope and Contents Carbon copies of the following articles by WSC: "My Life" [in 12 parts]: "Looking Back on Sixty Years" on WSC's childhood, education and time at Sandhurst; "Frontier Days in India" on WSC's expedition to India with the 4th Hussars, and the frontier risings of 1897; "Charge of the 21st Lancers" on the battle of Omdurman and the Sudan Campaign; "Taken Prisoner by the Boers" on WSC as a war correspondent in South Africa; "My Escape from Pretoria"; "My Entry into Politics" on writing Lord...
Dates: Jan 1935 - Mar 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "My Life", News of the World": proofs., Jan 1935 - Mar 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/523A-B
Scope and Contents Galley proofs of the following articles by WSC: "My Life" [in 12 parts]: "Looking Back on Sixty Years" on WSC's childhood, education and time at Sandhurst; "Frontier Days in India" on WSC's expedition to India with the 4th Hussars, and the frontier risings of 1897; "Charge of the 21st Lancers" on the battle of Omdurman and the Sudan Campaign; "Taken Prisoner by the Boers" on WSC as a war correspondent in South Africa; "My Escape from Pretoria"; "My Entry into Politics" on writing Lord...
Dates: Jan 1935 - Mar 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 8., 23 Nov 1941 - 28 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/697
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "My adventures with the guerrilla fighters" on WSC's experiences during the rebellion against the Spanish in Cuba; "First things I remember" on his earliest memories of Ireland, Elizabeth Everest, his mother [Lady Randolph Churchill], Ventnor [Isle of Wight], [William] Gladstone's election victory in 1880, and his schooling at Brighton [Sussex]; "The man who gave me my first cabinet post" on WSC's memories of Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord...
Dates: 23 Nov 1941 - 28 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: "The Aftermath", Volume 4 of "The World Crisis"., [1929] - 31 Dec 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/240
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Proofs of Chapter 7 entitled "The Irish Spectre". Corrected by WSC.

Dates: [1929] - 31 Dec 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Aftermath", Volume 4 of "The World Crisis"., [1929]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/241
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Proofs of Chapter 15 "The Irish Settlement" including copies of letters from WSC to [Michael] Collins. Corrected by WSC.

Dates: [1929]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Aftermath", Volume 4 of "The World Crisis"., [1929]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/242
Scope and Contents

Proofs of Chapter 16 "The Rise of the Irish Free State" including copies of letters from WSC to [Michael] Collins and Sir James Craig [Lord Craigavon]. Corrected by WSC.

Dates: [1929]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Various correspondence., 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/286
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Brigadier General James Edmonds of the Military Branch of the Historical Section; Hiram Maxim on the Maxim gun and its use at the Battle of Omdurman [Sudan]; "Eddie" [17th Lord Derby] on inaccuracies in WSC's account of Arthur Balfour's actions following the resignation of "Joe" [Joseph] Chamberlain and [8th Duke of Devonshire]; [2nd Lord] Balfour praising WSC's portrayal of "AJB" [Arthur Balfour]; Sir Oliver Lodge; Grant Richards on WSC's introduction to "The Story...
Dates: 1931
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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Literary: Various correspondence about corrections to and research for WSC's book "The Aftermath" [Volume 4 of "The World Crisis"]., 01 Dec 1928 - 27 Dec 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/218
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with: Sir James [Cosgrave] (2); Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence]; on various subjects including the Peace Treaty after World War I, reparations, the roles of President [Woodrow] Wilson, [David] Lloyd George, [Vittorio] Orlando and [Georges] Clemenceau (6); James Headlam-Morley [Historical Advisor to the Foreign Office] on approving the book for the Foreign Office (2); Desmond Morton on WSC's treatment of General [Pierre] Janin and...
Dates: 01 Dec 1928 - 27 Dec 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Various correspondence about WSC's book "The Aftermath" [Volume 4 of "The World Crisis"]., 05 Jun 1928 - 30 Nov 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/217
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with: Owen O Malley, WSC's researcher (3); Desmond Morton (1); Alexander Watt of A P Watt and Sons (5); Nevile Bland (1); [Brigadier General] James Edmonds [of the Military Branch of the Historical Section] 2); Sir Warren Fisher (1); James Headlam-Morley [Historical Advisor to the Foreign Office] on approving the contents of "The Aftermath"; "Archie" [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later Lord Thurso] criticising WSC's representation of the Bolsheviks as "utterly inhuman, the...
Dates: 05 Jun 1928 - 30 Nov 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Various correspondence about WSC's book "The Aftermath", Volume 4 of "The World Crisis"., 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Jan 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/222
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [James] Headlam-Morley [Historical Advisor to the Foreign Office] on subjects including the blockade and starvation of Germany after the armistice (4); David Lloyd George on his role in negotiations in Ireland, and on policy regarding Greece and [Eleutherios] Venizelos, Turkey and Russia [the Soviet Union]; Lord Cecil of Chelwood; Lionel Curtis; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence]; Hubert Carr-Gomm; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st...
Dates: 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Jan 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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