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

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Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/282A-B
Scope and Contents Proofs for various articles by WSC for the Strand Magazine: "[Georges] Clemenceau: the man and the tiger" including his relationship with [Field Marshal Ferdinand] Foch, French politics and World War I; "If I lived my life over again" on various decisions taken by WSC, gambling, his experiences during the Boer War and at the Admiralty and his attitude towards the Conservative Party; "People who have influenced or impressed me" on Lord Randolph Churchill, William Bourke Cockran, Sir Francis...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence relating to film rights in WSC's book "My Early Life". This file primarily consists of business and legal correspondence relating to a proposed film treatment by Paramount, which was abandoned in 1963. Much of WSC's correspondence is handled by his Private Secretary, Anthony Montague Browne., 17 Jan 1961 - 06 Jul 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/450A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Hugh French (54), Richard Gehman, Anthony Moir [lawyer acting for WSC] (13), John Colville on the possibility of using Alymer Haldane as an "antagonist" to WSC in the film, Robert Graff (Sextant Inc) (2), C K Jones (Deputy General Manager, Odhams Press Ltd), Brian Forbes [scriptwriter] (20), Martin Rackin, Carl Foreman, Jacob Karp (Vice-President, Paramount). Also includes a letter of 18 Jan 1963 by Brian Forbes describing a visit to Randolph Churchill at Stour [East...
Dates: 17 Jan 1961 - 06 Jul 1964
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: correspondence with representatives of Odhams Press Limited including book department manager C L Shard, [William] Surrey Dane [Vice-Chairman and Managerial Consultant], and Chairmen 1st Lord Southwood [earlier Julius Elias] and Arthur Cousins., Jun 1944 - Dec 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/32
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: representatives of Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company, solicitors (10); [Geoffrey] Mason of Lloyds Bank (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Chips Gemmell, Elizabeth Gilliatt, Anne Hipwell and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel].Subjects covered by the file include: the sale of copyright in various of WSC's works to Odhams; matters...
Dates: Jun 1944 - Dec 1951
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": press cuttings., Jan 1935 - Mar 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/524
Scope and Contents

Cuttings of the following articles by WSC from "My Life": "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 Randolph Churchill's autobiography and the Free Trade issue; "Changing the Political Camp" on going over to the Liberals, South Africa and the Board of Trade; Looking Back on Sixty Years" on WSC's childhood, education and time at Sandhurst.

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: 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: 2., Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/648
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "First Political Triumph, A Ban by the Duchess, Trouble with My Party Chiefs, Free Trade War Starts" on his return from the Boer War, victory at Oldham [Lancashire] in the 1900 General Election, obtaining his father's papers for the biography of Lord Randolph Churchill, and the opening of the Free Trade versus Protection debate; "I Was Warned that I Should be Called a Turncoat" on his dispute with Joseph Chamberlain and the Conservative Party,...
Dates: Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 5., 13 Jul 1941 - 29 Aug 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/694
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "Sea raiders" on the German ships "Scharnhorst" and "Gneisenau" and their eventual destruction during World War I; "A speech that prevented war" on [David] Lloyd George's speech at the Mansion House [London] on the Agadir [Morocco] Crisis in 1911; "Why I believe in government for the people" on totalitarianism in Germany, ranking the citizen higher than the state, and comparing the constitutions of Britain and the United States; "A People...
Dates: 13 Jul 1941 - 29 Aug 1941
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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Personal: Business: correspondence with representatives of Fladgate and Company, particularly Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor]., 1948 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/28A-B
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: Sir Arthur Jarratt (3); Sir Alexander Korda; Brendan Bracken; 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Maxwell Aitken]; Leslie Graham-Dixon (2); Bernard Baruch. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Grace Hamblin, Elizabeth Gilliatt, Gillian Maturin, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford] and Doreen Pugh; and Denis Kelly [Literary Assistant to...
Dates: 1948 - 1956
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., 07 Jun 1951 - 10 Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/49
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "Sunny", Lord Blandford [later 11th Duke of Marlborough]; Sarah Churchill [later Sarah Crewe]; John G Churchill; CSC (7); Roger Frewen (2); Winston Guest (2); "Kitty", Lady Katherine Lambton; Mary, Duchess of Marlborough [earlier Mary, Lady Blandford] (3); Charles Rhys [later 8th Lord Dynevor]; Hope Rhys [later Hope, Lady Dynevor]; Giles Romilly; Clare Sheridan (3); [?] Patrick Mayhew, Secretary, Oxford University Conservative Association; Diana Sandys [earlier Diana...
Dates: 07 Jun 1951 - 10 Oct 1951
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: Family etc.: correspondence M - Z., 07 Jul 1945 - 07 Oct 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/42
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frances, Duchess of Marlborough, on Lord Randolph Churchill's last illness and death (1894-1895) (2); Mary, Duchess of Marlborough [earlier Mary, Lady Blandford] (3); Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames], on subjects including WSC's election defeat (6); Sir Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC] on WSC's writing career; Lilah Assanti O'Brien; Sarah Oliver ("Mule") [earlier Sarah Churchill, later Sarah Beauchamp, then Sarah, Lady Audley] on subjects including John S...
Dates: 07 Jul 1945 - 07 Oct 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence C-G., Jul 1929 - May 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/573A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [1st Lord] Carson on India; "Bertie" [7th Duke of] Leinster [earlier Lord Edward FitzGerald] on his health; Randolph Churchill on his finances; representatives of Nicholl Manistry and Company regarding the division of stock and a settlement to Randolph Churchill; Lord Ivor Churchill on subjects including family affairs including Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough and a statue of John, 1st Duke of Marlborough (5); Neville Chamberlain on opposition to the Finance Bill;...
Dates: Jul 1929 - May 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence N-Z., 1880 - Jun 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/576A-C
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Sir] Walton Newbold on economic issues; Harold Nicolson; Terence O'Connor on subjects including wireless broadcasting, Ireland and WSC's attacks on his speech; Sir Michael O'Dwyer; Herman Ould on the role of John Galsworthy's play "Justice" on prison reform; Edward Marsh on subjects including submarine campaigns (3); [Thomas] Guy Paget; [1st Lord] Portsea [earlier Bertram Falle]; [Frederick] Ponsonby [later 1st Lord Sysonby] on a libel case and distress to King...
Dates: 1880 - Jun 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, A-B, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and praising his leadership and speeches. [please note that almost the whole file dates from 1940]., Jun 1903 - Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/392A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Vyvyan Adams (4) including (2) on his attending a meeting addressed by WSC; [John] Sandeman Allen on [David Lloyd George]; [1st] Lord Alness [earlier Robert Munro]; Julian Amery [Attache HM Legation, Belgrade] on articles by WSC for publication in Yugoslavia (4); Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] sending on a 1903 letter from WSC to him on the British Army; Group Captain [Charles] Anderson on the Ministry of Aircraft Production taking over the...
Dates: Jun 1903 - Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 03 May 1941 - 26 Jun 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/151
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's broadcast (3 May, BBC) to the Polish people on 150th anniversary of the Polish Constitution, commenting on the attack on Poland by Germany, Polish resistance, and praise for Poles in exile in Britain. Also includes cuttings from the Listener containing the text of WSC's speech entitled "Poland will remain unconquerable". Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6385-7.Notes for WSC's broadcast (recorded 29 May, broadcast 2 June) to the people of Canada, on Canada's support in the...
Dates: 03 May 1941 - 26 Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 May 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152B/149
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Part of a letter from WSC (4th (The Queen's Own) Hussars, Bangalore, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he expresses sorrow that "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] has not written to him, asks Jack to find out why she is "so unkind", and says that the mistakes in ["The Malakand Field Force"] have caused him "acute pain". Manuscript.

Dates: 03 May 1898
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Jul 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152B/189-195
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (35 A, Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] including: news that [Sir Ernest] Cassel would like Jack to return; the marriage of "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] to George Cornwallis West, about which he comments "the whole of the Churchill family from Sunny [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough] downwards was drawn in a solid phalanx and their approval ratified the business"; discussion of financial affairs; his decision to contest Oldham [Lancashire]...
Dates: 31 Jul 1900
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Oct [1894]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/20/42
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC ([Harrow School [Middlesex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses his pleasure at receiving her letter and concern at the news about the health of "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] from Dr Keith and the effect the news has had on "Grandmamma" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough]. He also says that he would like to meet his parents in India and is not keen to go to Germany, and reports that he has made "an essay in journalism" and has written letters about...
Dates: 21 Oct [1894]
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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(Untitled), 10 Jan 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/24/13-16
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (4th Hussars [Bangalore] India) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he is travelling to Calcutta to try and secure an appointment with the Tirah Field Force. He asks her to ask [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] to write to Sir William Lockhart on his behalf, discusses the meanness of the D[aily] T[elegraph], asks her to use her influence to secure his posting to Egypt, speculates on the fragility of life and the future career of "Jack" [John S Churchill]....
Dates: 10 Jan 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.
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(Untitled), 19 Jan 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/24/20-25
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Raichur [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: a description of his visit to Calcutta; the possibility that he might be posted to Egypt; the progress of the Tirah expedition contrasted with a campaign led by Sir Bindon Blood in the Swat valley; the dangers of using "boy soldiers"; her efforts to secure a posting for him to Egypt; his regret that "Jack" [John S Churchill] will not be able to study at Oxford [university]; his intention to read before resuming...
Dates: 19 Jan 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.
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