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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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Acquired Papers: Letters and telegrams from WSC to Lady Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., 1915 - 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120
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: 1915 - 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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: Sunday Chronicle., 21 Feb 1937 - 26 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/574
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "Big Navy" on the possibilities of war between Japan and China, or Japan and the United States; "A King is Crowned" on the relationship between the Crown and the Empire, George VI and past coronations; "The Better Way" on the similarities between Nazism and Communism, Benito Mussolini, Stalin and Hitler; "Menace Over Europe" on the threat of war arising from the economic strains in Germany, Italy and Japan; "Jellicoe" on...
Dates: 21 Feb 1937 - 26 Dec 1937
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: "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: 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), 01 Dec 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/3-4
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC ([France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for money, discusses his relationship with the Grenadiers, conditions [on the Western Front], the return of "K" [Lord Kitchener] and his opinion of the Government. Envelope present.

Dates: 01 Dec 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Dec 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/5-6
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (General Headquarters, British Army in the Field [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his time with the army as "pleasant & peaceful", reports that he has inspected trenches at Nieuwpoort and Ostende [Belgium] and visited the battlefield at Carency [France] and that he is relieved that he is not associated with the present actions of the Government. Envelope present.

Dates: 08 Dec 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Jan 1916 [23 Feb 1916]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/9-10
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (6th Royal Scots Fusiliers in the Field [France]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is looking forward to returning home and discusses the effect of the cold weather on fighting in the trenches. Envelope present. Note that although the letter is dated 23 January 1916, context suggests it is 23 February 1916.

Dates: 23 Jan 1916 [23 Feb 1916]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Apr 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/11-12
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (6th Royal Scots Fusiliers in the Field [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses his decision to return from France, says that he enjoys being in the trenches and intends to speak to Arthur Balfour. Envelope present.

Dates: 04 Apr 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

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