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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/280
Scope and Contents Proofs and newspaper cuttings of various articles by WSC for the Sunday Chronicle: "With The Grenadiers" on WSC's time on the Western Front with the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, meetings with [1st Lord Ypres, earlier] Sir John French and conditions in the trenches; an article about George Bernard Shaw in which WSC describes his relationship with Shaw and Shaw's career; "A Man's Hobbies" on WSC's pastimes including painting and "Men Who Change Their Minds" on politicians who alter their...
Dates: 1930
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: Daily Mail., Feb 1934 - Sep 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/500
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "Clive of India" on the achievements of Robert Clive; "B-P" on 1st Lord Baden-Powell; "The Greatest Half-Hour in our History" on the Magna Carta; "This Year's Royal Academy is Exhilarating" on the 1934 exhibition; "Great Deeds that gave us the Empire" celebrating Empire Day; "How I would procure peace" on the futility of the current foreign policy and need to rearm; "August 4, 1914" on the beginning of the First World War...
Dates: Feb 1934 - Sep 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Correspondence., 26 Jun 1923 - 11 Dec 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/201
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Wynford Dewhurst on his gift of a sketch to WSC (2); H Greenough Smith (3) of the Strand Magazine on subjects including WSC's articles about painting; Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Jackson about his "target book" which WSC had used to research the subject of 12 inch guns for "The World Crisis"; A E Gloyn Cox (2); Sir Walter Lamb [Secretary of the Royal Academy] about a photograph of WSC; Thornton Butterworth on the publication of Volume 3 of "The World Crisis" (2).Other...
Dates: 26 Jun 1923 - 11 Dec 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence concerning "Painting as a Pastime"., Mar 1947 - Apr 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/40
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Brian Batsford, director of B T Batsford Limited; representatives of Odhams Press Limited particularly book department manager C L Shard and [William] Surrey Dane [Vice-Chairman and Managerial Consultant] (45); representatives of McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited (7); representatives of Fladgate and Company particularly Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor] (20); John Benn, Chairman of Ernest Benn Limited (3); Count Michael de la Bedoyere, editor of the Catholic Herald,...
Dates: Mar 1947 - Apr 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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
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Literary: correspondence with consultants (mainly volumes 5 and 6) and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War"), G-Z., Feb 1947 - Jul 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/25A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Air Chief Marshal Sir Guy Garrod (3); Denis Kelly [WSC's literary assistant] (19); Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (21); William Deakin (5); General 1st Lord Ismay (7); Prime Minister's Private Secretary John Colville (4); Henry Luce [owner and editor of Time Magazine] (28); Daniel Longwell [editor of Life Magazine] (2); Walter Graebner [London representative of Time-Life International]; Charles Wood [WSC's literary assistant] (64); Arthur Hayward [Chief Editor],...
Dates: Feb 1947 - Jul 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: MacMillan and Company Limited: business correspondence., 16 Jan 1941 - 02 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/686
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Daniel MacMillan [Chairman and Managing Director], and Lovat Dickson, [Director] of MacMillan (8); Brendan Bracken.Subjects include: an agreement with MacMillan to publish WSC's works where he owns the copyright; matters arising from the liquidation of Thornton Butterworth Limited; permission to quote extracts from WSC's works; WSC's United States royalties and an American law suit; a new edition of "Thoughts and Adventures"; MacMillan re-issuing other works by...
Dates: 16 Jan 1941 - 02 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: miscellaneous correspondence., Apr 1940 - Sep 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/4A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Cassell and Company Limited (5); Colin Coote, [Managing Editor] of the Daily Telegraph, on producing an anthology of WSC's aphorisms (2); Patrick Kinna (Foreign Office); [William] Surrey Dane [on behalf of Odhams Press Limited] (4); Charles Eade, [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch, on discussing an idea for a book (3); General Jacob Devers on Ralph Ingersoll's "Top Secret"; George Harvie Watt [WSC's Parliamentary Private Secretary until 1945]; Sir...
Dates: Apr 1940 - Sep 1946
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: 3., Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/649
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "The Most Thrilling Days I Have Ever Lived" on his experiences as First Lord of the Admiralty, on board the Enchantress, visiting the British Naval Fleet, his threat to resign, and the decision to order the Fleet to its war stations; "With the Kaiser on Parade" on his experiences as Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, viewing the manoeuvres of the German Army in 1906, WSC's impressions of its strength, and his meeting with Young Turks in...
Dates: Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: "Thoughts and Adventures."., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/319
Scope and Contents Proofs and offprints of WSC's articles which were collectively published as "Thoughts and Adventures" including: "Winston Churchill described the Battle of Sidney Street" on his actions as Home Secretary; "In the air" on WSC's personal experiences of flying and his encouragement of the development of military aviation while First Lord of the Admiralty; "My own spy story" on espionage during World War I and WSC's experiences on the Western Front; "Plugstreet" on his posting to Ploegsteert...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: various correspondence., 15 Jan 1940 - 27 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/680
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Josephine Parr [former secretary to WSC] offering her services; Emile Rieu, Literary and Academic Adviser at Methuen and Company (2); representatives of Cassell and Company (3), including a Director, Sir Newman Flower, on the destruction of Cassell's premises in an air raid; Douglas Jerrold, Director of Eyre and Spottiswoode Limited (3); George Campbell on publishing "Lord Randolph Churchill" in Sweden (6); Brendan Bracken (3); Rubeigh Minney, Editor of the Strand...
Dates: 15 Jan 1940 - 27 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Personal: Business and Financial: Reproductions of paintings and miscellaneous, L to Z., May 1956 - Apr 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/130
Scope and Contents Includes letters asking to reproduce images of WSC's paintings from organisations and individuals including: the Listener; National Geographic Society; Reverend Michael Randolph, editor of the Reader's Digest; Edward Halliday, President of the Royal Society of British Artists; Harry Taylforth of the Skipton [Yorkshire] Building Society (4); Mrs R Hayward, Director of the Soho Gallery; the Sunday Times; and Sir John Rothenstein, Director of the Tate Gallery. Also includes 8 letters from...
Dates: May 1956 - Apr 1965
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Business correspondence E-Z., Jul 1945 - Jul 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/16
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Howard Thomas, Producer in Chief, Pathe Pictures Limited, on film of WSC receiving the freedom of Ayr [Scotland]; Percy Cole, Editor, Official Report of Debates, House of Commons [Hansard] on reprints of WSC's speeches (2); Eleanor Goole of St Dunstan's [Institute for the Blind] on Braille editions of WSC's books (4); representatives of Nicholl, Manisty and Few [WSC's solicitors] (8); representatives of Twiss, Brownings and Hallowes Limited (8) and Sir Eric Crankshaw,...
Dates: Jul 1945 - Jul 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Family: biographical material and information file., 1891 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/38A-B
Scope and Contents Includes details of WSC's filing system, broadcasts, speeches, favourite songs, agricultural patronage, books, orders and decorations, honorary degrees, fellowships, freedoms, medals, ministerial appointments, service titles, degrees offered but not yet received, parliamentary seats, paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy [London], and annual subscriptions; copies of various items by WSC including a letter to the Times under the pseudonym "Scorpio" on prayers for rain, and a lecture...
Dates: 1891 - 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Family etc.: correspondence A - J., 29 Nov 1949 - 23 May 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/47
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Consuelo Balsan [earlier Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough] (2); "Mule" [Sarah Beauchamp, earlier Sarah Churchill, then Sarah Oliver, later Sarah, Lady Audley] (15); Antony Beauchamp on subjects including hopes for WSC's re-election (4); CSC on subjects including Chartwell [Kent], and avoiding offence to Queen Juliana [? of the Netherlands] (52); "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster]; Diana Sandys [earlier Diana Churchill, later Diana Bailey]; Mary Soames [earlier Mary...
Dates: 29 Nov 1949 - 23 May 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Family etc.: correspondence Churchill A - C., 04 Mar 1955 - 31 Aug 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/55
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Arabella Churchill (4); CSC on subjects including WSC's work on volume 1 of ["A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"], her visit to Ceylon [later Sri Lanka], the Suez Canal [Egypt], family affairs, Chartwell [Kent], WSC's painting and the death of 1st Lord Bracken (91); Diana Sandys [earlier Diana Churchill, then Diana Bailey] (2); Mary Soames [earlier Mary Churchill] (3); Max Rosenheim [Director, Medical Unit, University College Hospital Medical School]; Sarah...
Dates: 04 Mar 1955 - 31 Aug 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence A., 03 Jan 1951 - 03 Jan 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/179
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Dean Acheson; Hans Schlange-Schoningen, German Charge d'Affaires, London, on a visit by Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of West Germany; Konrad Adenauer, thanking WSC for gifts of books, and sending good wishes (13); Dorothy, Lady Addison; Rubeigh Minney on his biography of 1st Lord Addison (2); Drew Middleton, New York Times; Augustus Agar; Max Aitken on subjects including Randolph Churchill's successful libel action against Odhams Press Limited (2); "Brookie" [1st Lord...
Dates: 03 Jan 1951 - 03 Jan 1962
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Feb 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/24/36
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (4th Hussars [Bangalore] India) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses his hopes for "better fortunes" in the future although he says he does not intend to marry yet. He describes his work drawing maps, discusses the publication [of "The Story of the Malakand Field Force"] and his anxiousness about its reception and informs her that he has decided to go to Egypt as a correspondent during his leave.

Dates: 02 Feb 1898
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.