Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Literary: correspondence: recordings of speeches and extracts from works. This file primarily consists of business correspondence relating to the rights in speeches recorded privately by WSC in 1949, which were acquired by Decca in 1964. Much of WSC's correspondence is handled by his Private Secretary, Anthony Montague Browne. Correspondents include: O C Preuss (His Master's Voice Gramophone Company) (20), Emery Reves, Anthony Moir [lawyer acting for WSC] (30), J D Bicknell (His Master's Voice Gramophone Company, later Electrical and Musical Industries Ltd) (15), Denis Kelly, Arthur Luce Klein (Spoken Arts Inc), Hugh Greene [Director-General, BBC], George Marek (Vice-President and General Manager, Radio Corporation of America) (2), Leonard Lyons (New York Post), Kenneth Glancy (Vice-President, Columbia Records), Christopher Soames, Sir Edward Lewis (Chairman, Decca Ltd) (4), John Le Vien (Le Vien Films Ltd), Drew Middleton (New York Times) (2), William Hearst junior (Editor in Chief, Hearst Newspapers), Herbert Gfroerer (4), D M Day (First Secretary, British Embassy in the United States)., 27 Sep 1946 - 24 Apr 1965
Other subjects include: correspondence regarding a compilation of WSC's favourite tunes, the text for introduction by WSC for film "My Early Life" (ff 47-49), numerous lists of WSC's recorded speeches, British and United States newspaper cuttings relating to the release of the recorded speeches by Decca (ff 363-372, 380-382).
Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, L-M. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Dec 1942 - Jul 1945
Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Sa - Sm., 21 May 1941 - 27 Oct 1951
Letter from WSC (Royal Military College, Sandhurst, [Camberley, Surrey]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that he is doing well and that he hopes that his examination results will please "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill], asks her to send him money and wishes her success with her concert.
Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is glad that WSC will miss the war in Greece as "he will not be able to agitate about it", describes a concert and his progress at the piano and asks her to send him money and musical scores.
Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (Vice Regal [Lodge, Dublin, Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she is pleased with her progress in singing, encloses an invitation [not present] and says that WSC is well.
Letter from WSC to Admiral Harold Stark thanking him for the record of "Home on the Range".
Letter from Marie [Duchess of Edinburgh] (Eastwell [Kent]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she expresses pleasure that Lady Randolph and WSC will visit Eastwell, commenting that she hopes that Lord Randolph Churchill will come too, that they may play the piano together and that [Prince Alfred of Edinburgh] is looking forward to seeing WSC.
Letter from WSC (St George's School, Ascot [Berkshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing a firework party at which there will be two guys [Charles] Bradlaugh and O'Donovan Rossa [Jeremiah O'Donovan] and giving the names of the songs he sings in the singing class.
Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her whether she will allow him to learn the violincello instead of the piano, speculating on the Conservatives electoral prospects and asking for money as he is "bankrupt".
Illustrated card from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mummy" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to come and play at the school concert.
Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is waiting for an answer [to his request that she should play in the school concert].
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