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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/280
Scope and Contents Proofs and newspaper cuttings of various articles by WSC for the Sunday Chronicle: "With The Grenadiers" on WSC's time on the Western Front with the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, meetings with [1st Lord Ypres, earlier] Sir John French and conditions in the trenches; an article about George Bernard Shaw in which WSC describes his relationship with Shaw and Shaw's career; "A Man's Hobbies" on WSC's pastimes including painting and "Men Who Change Their Minds" on politicians who alter their...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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: 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: "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 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: 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: 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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Literary: "Thoughts and Adventures."., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/319
Scope and Contents Proofs and offprints of WSC's articles which were collectively published as "Thoughts and Adventures" including: "Winston Churchill described the Battle of Sidney Street" on his actions as Home Secretary; "In the air" on WSC's personal experiences of flying and his encouragement of the development of military aviation while First Lord of the Admiralty; "My own spy story" on espionage during World War I and WSC's experiences on the Western Front; "Plugstreet" on his posting to Ploegsteert...
Dates: 1932
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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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence, McCarthy - Maze., Apr 1955 - Apr 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/528
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "B" [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Max Aitken]; J McDavid (or ?I McDavid) on his memories as adjutant to WSC in 1916 and of WSC as Commander of the 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers (7); Major Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan; Dr Robert MacKenna on gifts from WSC (3); Sir Fitzroy Maclean (4); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] on subjects including his admiration for WSC (6); [Nicholas] Robert Udal (6), Antony Acland, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary, and...
Dates: Apr 1955 - Apr 1965
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Mar [1895]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/53
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Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, Aldershot [Surrey]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he discusses [Thomas] Walden sending a photograph to Harrow; informs him of his accident in a steeplechase; discusses games of "Fives"; and informs him that he was in charge of the squadron "rather dull - but a lot of things to arrange and sign". Signed manuscript.

Dates: 15 Mar [1895]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Mar [1895]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/54
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Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, Aldershot [Surrey]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he describes his first ride in a steeplechase in which he was placed third and comments that it has made him more popular and that he rode under the "nom de guerre" of Spencer as the race was reported in the newspapers. Original manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/55-58.

Dates: 24 Mar [1895]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/55-58
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, Aldershot [Surrey]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he describes his first ride in a steeplechase in which he was placed third and comments that it has made him more popular and that he rode under the "nom de guerre" of Spencer as the race was reported in the newspapers. Typed. 2 copies. Original letter at CHAR 28/152A/54.

Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Nov [1895]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/59
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Cunard Royal Mail Steamship "Etruria", Queenstown [South Africa]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] passing on regards from [Alexandra] Lady Colebrooke, informing him that the sea is calm and asking him to write. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 02 Nov [1895]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Dec [1896]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/68
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: the news that his butterfly collection has been destroyed by a rat; a forthcoming polo match; thanks for copies of the Strand magazine and comments on a story by [Arthur] Conan Doyle; a pony race meeting in which he was placed third 3 times; the arrival of "Lily" [his pony]; the plants in his garden; and the deaths of soldiers. Signed manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/69-74.

Dates: 02 Dec [1896]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/69-74
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: the news that his butterfly collection has been destroyed by a rat; a forthcoming polo match; thanks for copies of the Strand magazine and comments on a story by [Arthur] Conan Doyle; a pony race meeting in which he was placed third 3 times; the arrival of "Lily" [his pony]; the plants in his garden; and the deaths of soldiers. Typed. 2 copies. Original letter at CHAR 28/152A/68.

Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Dec [1896]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/75-76
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: thanks for his letter; his wounded kneecap which was caused by a "sequel to a bearfight" at a dinner the previous evening with instructions not to tell [James] Welldon about the incident "he would be bound to view it with stern disapproval - never having...come into contact with the slightly elevated and inebriated subaltern"; his opinion of hypocrisy within the clergy and of religion; his progress with...
Dates: 07 Dec [1896]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/77-82
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: thanks for his letter; his wounded kneecap which was caused by a "sequel to a bearfight" at a dinner the previous evening with instructions not to tell [James] Welldon about the incident "he would be bound to view it with stern disapproval - never having...come into contact with the slightly elevated and inebriated subaltern"; his opinion of hypocrisy within the clergy and of religion; his...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jan 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/137
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Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he discusses the publication of ["The Malakand Field Force"] by Longmans; comments on the stupidity of the songs in a play [performed at Blenheim Palace]; comments on a reconnaissance mission he is to accompany and a polo tournament; and expresses regret that the son of Madame de Jancourt is unlikely to visit him in India. Signed manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/133-140 and CHAR 28/152B/141-143.

Dates: 27 Jan 1898
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/138-140
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he discusses the publication of ["The Malakand Field Force"] by Longmans; comments on the stupidity of the songs in a play [performed at Blenheim Palace]; comments on a reconnaissance mission he is to accompany and a polo tournament; and expresses regret that the son of Madame de Jancourt is unlikely to visit him in India. Type. Additional copy at CHAR 28/152B/141-143 and original at CHAR...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152B/141-143
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he discusses the publication of ["The Malakand Field Force"] by Longmans; comments on the stupidity of the songs in a play [performed at Blenheim Palace]; comments on a reconnaissance mission he is to accompany and a polo tournament; and expresses regret that the son of Madame de Jancourt is unlikely to visit him in India. Type. Additional copy at CHAR 28/152A/138-140 and original at CHAR...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Aug [1895]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/21/62-64
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, Aldershot [Hampshire]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses his approval of her plan to visit Switzerland with "Jack" [John S Churchill]; describes the "mental stagnation" caused by life in the army, which he alleviates by reading speeches by [Lord Randolph Churchill], his intention to study economics or modern history, and a meeting with [Henry] Norris.

Dates: 24 Aug [1895]
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), 31 Aug [1895]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/21/65-68
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC ([4th Hussars] Aldershot [Hampshire]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he explains his reasons for not wishing to study the subject of supplying army horses; discusses his education and reports that he is reading [Henry] Fawcett's writing on political economy and intends to read Gibbon and Lecky's European Morals. He also discusses the likelihood of being based at Hampton Court [Surrey], and his sadness at the deaths of [Elizabeth] Everest, [Lord Randolph...
Dates: 31 Aug [1895]
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), 21 Oct [1895]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/21/74-75
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Bachelors' Club, Hamilton Place [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that the War Office have given him permission to go to Cuba and that he has been instructed to collect information on the efficacy of a new bullet. He also says that he intends to buy Havana cigars and that he has discussed Cuba with Tito Holden.

Dates: 21 Oct [1895]
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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