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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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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: 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: miscellaneous correspondence, A-J., Sep 1946 - Feb 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/44
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Randolph Churchill on an expedition to Benghazi [Libya] in June 1942; Eric Baume, European Editor of Truth Newspapers, on publishing WSC's articles, "The World's Great Stories Retold" (3); Geoffrey Mason [WSC's banker] (2); William Chenery, publisher, Collier's Magazine, sending on best wishes and an article; Somerset de Chair on Julius Caesar; representatives of George G Harrap and Company including J H H Gaute and George Harrap (10), mainly on WSC signing copies of...
Dates: Sep 1946 - Feb 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Chronicle articles by WSC., 02 Jan 1938 - 27 Mar 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/619
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs and press cuttings from the Sunday Chronicle for: "I Escape" on WSC's capture by the Boers and details of his subsequent escape; "The Blunder that Beat Germany" on the Battle of the Marne [France]; "The True Story of the Tank" on the development of the tank during World War I, its initial rejection, WSC's intervention, and its first use in action; "When Britain Nearly Starved" on the German submarine campaign during World War I, British anti-submarine warfare, and...
Dates: 02 Jan 1938 - 27 Mar 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 1., 07 Jan 1940 - 25 Feb 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/665
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "My Secret Tank Plans were Missing" on WSC's experiences at "Plugstreet" (Ploegsteert [Belgium]) during World War I, being shelled and thinking he had lost some secret tank plans; "My 17 Fateful Hours with Clemenceau" on being sent by [David] Lloyd George to see [Georges] Clemenceau on the Western Front, and his opinions of [Field Marshal Ferdinand] Foch and [General Lord] Rawlinson; "I Compel Lawrence of Arabia [T E Lawrence, later T E Shaw]...
Dates: 07 Jan 1940 - 25 Feb 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 8., 17 Nov 1940 - 29 Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/672
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "Neville Chamberlain" on British Prime Ministers since [William] Gladstone, Chamberlain's career, including during World War I, and as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and WSC's views on his personality; "The Grimmest Task in the Government" on WSC's experiences as Home Secretary, capital punishment, and prison reform; "Maiden and Other Speeches" on speeches by F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead], Timothy Healy, WSC, Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord...
Dates: 17 Nov 1940 - 29 Dec 1940
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: 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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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, L-M. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Dec 1942 - Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/467
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: George Lambton praising WSC's broadcast [of ?21 March]; [Sir Alan] Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI] on having lunched with WSC; Harold Laski sending on a Queen Anne proclamation; [General Sir Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] sending on items (2); Major-General Sir Andrew McCulloch on a pipe march composed in WSC's honour by Pipe-Major A Lewis; Reverend James Little, Oliver Locker-Lampson, and Cyril Maude on WSC's health; Guy...
Dates: Dec 1942 - Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence A., 05 Jan 1946 - 30 Jun 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/145A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Haile Selassie, Emperor [of Ethiopia] (2); Grant Duff Ainslie on the loss of India; "Brookie" [1st Lord Alanbrooke, earlier Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of Imperial General Staff] on subjects including the evacuation of British troops from Egypt (6); "Jimmy", 17th Duke of Alba, on subjects including Andres Revesz's biography of 1st Duke of Marlborough, and being prevented from leaving Spain (7); 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] on the country's need for WSC's...
Dates: 05 Jan 1946 - 30 Jun 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence A - B., 29 Dec 1945 - 26 Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/160
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Christabel, Lady Aberconway, on WSC's cat (2); Max Aitken; Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia; "Alex", 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis [Governor-General of Canada] (9); Herbert Bruce [former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Canada] on WSC's loss of the 1945 General Election and WSC's speeches in the United States; Arthur Meighen [former Prime Minister of Canada] on the need to maintain close relations with Britain, the menace of the Soviet Union to world peace and...
Dates: 29 Dec 1945 - 26 Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence M - Q., 31 Oct 1945 - 27 Jan 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/153A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Mabane [Director, Kemsley Newspapers] asking if WSC could contribute to the Sunday Chronicle on United Europe and fears of a Socialist State; Marjorie Madan on publishing quotations from WSC (4); Stuart Mais on dedicating a book to WSC; 1st Lord Margesson; Louis Marin, member, French National Assembly; Reginald Marnham [WSC's neighbour] (4); Douglas Marshall, MP for Bodmin [Cornwall] conveying greetings from his constituency; John Martin [former Private...
Dates: 31 Oct 1945 - 27 Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 290 - 297, closed under S40 and S41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act on advice from the Cabinet Office. Review date: 1 Jan 2021.
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(Untitled), 22 Jan 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/26/88-93
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC ([Winnipeg, Canada] on the notepaper of 105 Mount Street) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: his alarm at the prospect of a dissolution of Parliament and a general election; reaction to the death of Queen [Victoria]; speculation about the effect of becoming King on [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales]; the success of the meeting in Winnipeg and his impressions of the town and people. In postscripts he adds that he has been reading "An Englishwoman's Love Letters" and...
Dates: 22 Jan 1901
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.