Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:
Acquired Papers: Letters from WSC to Lady Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described. Several items relate to WSC's time in Bangalore, India as a subaltern in the 4th Hussars., 1896
Acquired Papers: Letters from WSC to Lady Randolph Churchill and also John S Churchill and Reginald Barnes. The file contains letters written by WSC about his time in Bangalore with the 4th Hussars; his posting to the Malakand Field Force with Sir Bindon Blood and about his first literary endeavours ("Savrola", "The Scaffolding of Rhetoric" and "The Story of the Malakand Field Force"). The file also contains two letters from Sir Bindon Blood. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., 04 Oct 1896 - 31 Dec 1897
Literary: correspondence on permission to quote extracts from various of WSC's works including speeches, "Great Contemporaries", "Liberalism and the social problem", "London to Ladysmith", "Lord Randolph Churchill", "Marlborough: His Life and Times", "My African Journey", "My Early Life", "Thoughts and Adventures", "The River War", "Secret Session Speeches", "Savrola", the war memoirs ["The Second World War"], and "The World Crisis"., Dec 1949 - Jan 1963
Introductions by WSC to: a book about the Mahdi (in which he recalls his experiences in the Sudan and at the Battle of Omdurman); "India Insistent" by Sir Harcourt Butler (in which he discusses events in India) and a book about the work of chartered surveyors.
Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, C-D. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Nov 1941 - Dec 1943
Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, H-K. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Nov  - Dec 1943
Letter from Colonel Stuart Graham (Bangalore, India) to WSC, expressing pleasure at reading "My Early Life", and reminiscing about his own service, particularly in India, and on present day conditions in India, suggesting that Mohandas Gandhi and his supporters should be deported to "some out of the way spot like St Helena" and not allowed any communication with India; includes visiting card.
Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 35a Great Cumberland Place, London, to WSC, on Frederick Roberts' polo accident; the lack of advancement in the Army compared with politics; John S Churchill's visit to France; "The Spec" the plague and famine in India and the treatment of Sir John Gorst by the Government.
Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Hotel du Rhin, Paris, to WSC, on WSC's return from India, and on her visit to Monte Carlo and Paris, including account of dinner with the Prince of Wales, who advised WSC to stay in India and see something of the country.
Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Langwell, Berriedale, Caithness, to WSC, on the war in India, including account of meeting with Lord Morley of Blackburn, also on the prosecution of James Cruikshank for financial fraud.
Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Minto House, Hawick to WSC, on the war in India.
Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill [Edinburgh] to WSC, on the publication of WSC's letters from India in the Daily Telegraph.
Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Bridlemere, Newmarket, to WSC, on the war in India.
Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Highclere Castle, to WSC, on the war in India, and on WSC's letters to the Daily Telegraph.
Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 35a Great Cumberland Place, to WSC, on the war in India, and on the Christmas celebrations at Blenheim Palace, particularly the "theatricals they were putting on for charity, commenting that the "whole of Oxford may turn up, or any vulgarian from London who chooses to pay 10s to see the Churchills playing the fool.
Letter from Sir Bindon Blood (Camp Inayat Kila [West Pakistan]) to [Colonel John] Brabazon in which he expresses his admiration for WSC's conduct in fighting, says that he may get the chance to earn the Victoria Cross or the [Companion of] Distinguished Service Order and describes the progress of the frontier war and enemy tactics.
Part of a letter from John Brabazon (10 Wilton Crescent [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] enclosing a letter from General Redvers Buller [not present] speaking highly of WSC's conduct [with the Malakand Field Force]. He comments that Buller's tactics may result in more trouble [from the tribes on the Indian north west frontier] and says "personally I would destroy their crops, burn their villages and let them die of starvation".
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