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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

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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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/22
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 1896
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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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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/23
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 04 Oct 1896 - 31 Dec 1897
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: 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: 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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/60A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Charles Eade, [editor] of the Sunday Dispatch, proposing the book publication of WSC's articles on monarchs (2); Sir Robert Hodgson on a letter from WSC on King Alfonso XIII of Spain; representatives of Odhams Press Limited particularly G C Piper of the Book Department (20); representatives of Fladgate and Company particularly Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor] (24); James Thornton, Assistant Controller, (2) and Mary Somerville, Controller, Talks Division, BBC, and John,...
Dates: Dec 1949 - Jan 1963
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Forewords by WSC., 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/304
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1931
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: 1., Oct 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/647
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "My Life Story", an introduction to WSC's autobiography, his childhood, education, entry into the Army and early career in India; "I Charge with the Lancers" on his experiences trying to go to the Sudan, Lord Kitchener's opposition, meeting [Robert, 3rd] Lord Salisbury, and taking part in the "last great charge of British cavalry"; "When I was a Prisoner of War", an brief account of the origins of the Boer War, WSC's experiences in action on...
Dates: Oct 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 2., 08 Mar 1942 - 05 Apr 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/703
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "Are there men on the moon?" on the necessary conditions for life to develop outside the Earth; "The Ides of March", William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" rewritten as a short story; "India - as I knew it" on WSC's memories of his time in India as an officer in the 4th Hussars; "I prayed" on WSC's experiences on the run from captivity by the Boers; "What do you know about yourself?" on the digestive system, the liver, the nervous system and the...
Dates: 08 Mar 1942 - 05 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 4., 17 May 1942 - 14 Jun 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/705
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "The best-mannered man I ever met" on WSC's memories of Arthur Balfour; "Joseph Chamberlain, the Political Piebald" on the career and WSC's memories of Chamberlain; "Writing a book" on WSC's memories of "The story of the Malakand Field Force", "The River War", and meeting the journalist G W Steevens; "A colonel of the old school" on the career and WSC's memories of Colonel John Brabazon; "Curzon - magnificent failure" on the career of George...
Dates: 17 May 1942 - 14 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, A-J., Nov 1940 - Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/424A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Cecil Allen on the gift of a stick and various suggestions for the war effort (6); [6th] Lord Hood [Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] and representatives of Balding and Mansell, printers, (4) on a WSC calendar; [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions]; Acting United Kingdom High Commissioner to Canada ?[Walter] Hankinson; [Robert] Wiseman (Dominions Office); Sir Walter Citrine, General Secretary of the TUC,...
Dates: Nov 1940 - Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, C-D. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Nov 1941 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/472A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [2nd] Lord Chaplin sending brandy; Sylvia Checkley sending birthday wishes and flowers (5); [1st] Lord Davidson on an appeal fund for Wilson Carlisle, founder of the Church Army (2); Major-General [Charles] Constantine on meeting WSC and receiving a signed photograph from him; Captain A M Dick requesting an autographed photograph (4); [Bernard] Sendall [Principal Private Secretary to Minister of Information] and [James] Drawbell on Drawbell's book "All Change Here"....
Dates: Nov 1941 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, H-K. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Nov [1941] - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/466
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Percy Harris on WSC's safe return from abroad; Cardinal [Arthur] Hinsley [Archbishop of Westminster], Leslie Hore-Belisha, Sir Miles Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt], and Maharaja Maharao of Kutch on WSC's health; Major-General [Sir] Percy Hobart on his recent honour [knighthood]; Sir Ian Hamilton (3) on subjects including a memoir of his wife, forwarding best wishes, and a cow called "Winnie"; Walter Harrap, [Chairman] of George G...
Dates: Nov [1941] - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Dec 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/399A/25-28
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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.

Dates: 26 Dec 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jan [1897]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/8/86-87
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 29 Jan [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Apr [1897]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/8/104-105
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 02 Apr [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Sep [1897]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/8/107-108
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 21 Sep [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Sep [1897]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/8/109-110
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Minto House, Hawick to WSC, on the war in India.

Dates: 30 Sep [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Oct 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/8/111-112
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill [Edinburgh] to WSC, on the publication of WSC's letters from India in the Daily Telegraph.

Dates: 07 Oct 1897
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Oct [1897]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/8/113-114
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Bridlemere, Newmarket, to WSC, on the war in India.

Dates: 29 Oct [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Nov [1897]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/8/117
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Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Highclere Castle, to WSC, on the war in India, and on WSC's letters to the Daily Telegraph.

Dates: 11 Nov [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Dec [1897]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/8/119
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 10 Dec [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Aug [1896]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/21/96-99
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (4th (The Queen's Own) Hussars, Hounslow [Middlesex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to join her at Cowes [Isle of Wight] and the possibility that he may be sent to Rhodesia and "scenes of adventure and excitement" with the 9th Lancers which he says he would prefer to "useless and unprofitable exile" in India. He outlines the possible progress of his military career and the medals he might be awarded before entering politics if he could avoid...
Dates: 04 Aug [1896]
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), 04 Oct 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/23/96
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 04 Oct 1897
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), 01 Nov [1897]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/54/9
Scope and Contents

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".

Dates: 01 Nov [1897]
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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