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



  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:


Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": correspondence., 12 Dec 1938 - 27 Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/626
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Alfred Burne sending WSC his paper on Ancient Britons (2); Sir Max Pemberton on the book's progress; Robert Mortimer Wheeler [Keeper and Secretary of the London Museum]; James Edmonds of the Military Branch of the Historical Section, on material for the "English-Speaking Peoples" on the American Civil War, a French account of the origin of the tank, and the possibility of war (6); John Wheldon [WSC's former literary assistant] on subjects including his request for...
Dates: 12 Dec 1938 - 27 Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Literary: Articles., 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Dec 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/231
Scope and Contents Proofs and cuttings of articles by WSC on the following subjects: a review of the speeches of Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith]; the life of Lord Ypres [earlier Sir John French and Lord French] including a summary of his career and relationship to WSC; "Will the British Empire Last?" for "Answers" on the principle of self-government, the unifying effect of the British monarchy and the administration of India and Egypt; American industry and finance; "Socialist Quackery" for the Daily Mail...
Dates: 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Dec 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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

Literary: correspondence, mainly readers' comments, on volume 1 ("The Gathering Storm") of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Apr 1948 - May 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/48A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Reverend Andrew Blair on Pierre Laval [former head of government, Vichy France]; Belgian General Boels; Robert Boothby; George Bosworth on WSC's role in the 1930s and arms exports to Germany; Timothy Breen (2); Camille Chautemps defending his actions; William Clarke [member of Room 40, naval intelligence]; Kenneth de Courcy on British policy in the years before the war (2); Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz]; "Sidney", Lord Herbert [later 16th Lord Pembroke and 13th...
Dates: Apr 1948 - May 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Literary: Daily Telegraph articles by WSC: 1., Jan 1939 - Mar 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/645
Scope and Contents Includes annotated proofs, galley proofs and cuttings from the Telegraph (and the Belfast Telegraph) for: "Anglo-German Naval Agreement", criticising the 1935 Agreement, the attitude of the Admiralty at that time, German superiority in submarines, and the effect of the Agreement on air parity; "Counting the Cost of Italy's Policies Abroad" on the Anglo-Italian Agreement of 1938, Italian intervention in Spain, and possible Italian conflict with France; "Light and Shade in Europe since Herr...
Dates: Jan 1939 - Mar 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.

Literary: Daily Telegraph articles by WSC 2., Jul 1938 - Sep 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/612
Scope and Contents Includes annotated proofs, galley proofs and cuttings from the Telegraph (and regional newspapers carrying the article) for: "Acute Indigestion: Germany's Absorption of Austria", reporting on the situation in annexed Austria for Jews, Catholics, monarchists, Austrian Nazis, and workers; "Thoughts on the Royal Visit" to Paris, France, by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth [earlier the Duchess of York, later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother], praising the visit for strengthening the ties...
Dates: Jul 1938 - Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open.

Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence H-L., May 1947 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/83A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Arthur Henderson [later Lord Rowley, Secretary of State for Air] on war graves (2); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (2); Stephen Pierssene [General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office]; Major George Herbert (2); Humphry Berkeley, Conservative Political Centre; Lord Hinchingbrooke [later 10th Lord Sandwich and Victor Montagu] on estimates; Christopher Hollis and Sir James Hawkey, Chairman of...
Dates: May 1947 - Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Ros - Ry., 01 Apr 1946 - 28 Aug 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/197
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Alan Hodge, Joint Editor, History Today, on WSC writing the preface to a paper by 5th Lord Rosebery (3); 6th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny] on his father's papers (7); Lewis Rosenstiel on subjects including gifts of cigars and whisky for WSC (11); Bernard Baruch; 2nd Lord Rothermere [earlier Esmond Harmsworth, Chairman, Daily Mail] on subjects including WSC's retirement (5); Anthony de Rothschild; John Graham [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign...
Dates: 01 Apr 1946 - 28 Aug 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Speeches: speech notes and other material., 23 May 1938 - Nov 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/132
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (23 May, Royal Forest Hotel, Chingford [Essex]) on international affairs and collective security, particularly the Sudeten problem in Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and Slovakia]. Also includes cutting from the Chingford Guardian reporting WSC's speech. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5965-6.Notes for WSC's speech (31 May, Sheffield [Yorkshire] City Hall) on the German threat to Czechoslovakia and inadequacies in the British rearmament programme. Also...
Dates: 23 May 1938 - Nov 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open