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



  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:


Literary: correspondence, mainly readers' comments, on volume 1 ("The Gathering Storm") of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Apr 1948 - May 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/48A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Reverend Andrew Blair on Pierre Laval [former head of government, Vichy France]; Belgian General Boels; Robert Boothby; George Bosworth on WSC's role in the 1930s and arms exports to Germany; Timothy Breen (2); Camille Chautemps defending his actions; William Clarke [member of Room 40, naval intelligence]; Kenneth de Courcy on British policy in the years before the war (2); Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz]; "Sidney", Lord Herbert [later 16th Lord Pembroke and 13th...
Dates: Apr 1948 - May 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Corrections., 03 Jan 1947 - 22 Jan 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/144A-B
Scope and Contents Includes notes and correspondence concerning corrections to be made to Volume 1 of "The Second World War", from individuals including: Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] (2); William Deakin (16); Denis Kelly (15); Charles Wood (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (4); George [Gordon] Allen on subjects including the naval campaign in Norway (9); Desmond Flower, Director, Cassell and Company Limited (2); Sir Alexander Cadogan on the reaction of Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Ambassador to...
Dates: 03 Jan 1947 - 22 Jan 1952
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence C - D., 25 Dec 1946 - 22 Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/168A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Hughes [former Prime Minister of Australia] introducing Archibald Cameron, Speaker of the Australian Parliament; "Bill", 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, owner of the Daily Telegraph] on racing, and Daily Telegraph criticism of Conservative taxation pledges (7); Tilly Losch-Carnarvon [Ottilie, Lady Carnarvon]; Admiral Robert Carney, Commander- in-Chief, Allied Forces in Southern Europe (2); Sir Robert Cary (2); Richard Casey, Australian Minister...
Dates: 25 Dec 1946 - 22 Oct 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence V - Z., 24 Jun 1951 - 10 Oct 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/202A-C
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sarita, Lady Vansittart on the death of 1st Lord Vansittart; Baron D van Lynden, Dutch Embassy, on a bust of WSC by Wilhelm Verbon for Rotterdam [the Netherlands] (4); Margaret, Duchess of Buccleuch [earlier Margaret, Lady Dalkeith] on the bust (3); General Robert Astier de Villatte; Elaine [? Hunter, earlier Elaine Villiers and Elaine Guest]; Vivienne Entwistle, on photographs of WSC; Nathalie, Countess Volpi; Anthony Kendall [British Consul, Venice, Italy]; Lady...
Dates: 24 Jun 1951 - 10 Oct 1962
Conditions Governing Access: Open except folio 421 which has been closed on the instructions of the Royal Archives under sections 40 and 41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act. Review 2027.

Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: Metz, Luxembourg, Paris (July 1946)., Sep 1944 - 12 Feb 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/237
Scope and Contents Correspondents on WSC's visit to France and Luxembourg include: Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (2); Andrew Clasen, Luxembourg Minister Plenipotentiary to Britain, on subjects including arrangements for the visit, and requests for photographs of WSC (8); [?] Ethel, Lady Cotton; Robert Schuman, French Minister of Finance; Sir [David] Rowland Evans, General Secretary, Liberal National Organization; Louis Vallon, Director, Paris Mint, on medallions for WSC; Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord...
Dates: Sep 1944 - 12 Feb 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Speeches: speech notes and source material., 28 Oct 1938 - 11 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/133
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (25 November, Harlow [Essex]) on his position as constituency MP, British rearmament, and the international situation. Source material includes a letter on local opposition to WSC. Also includes a photograph of a painting of Lord Randolph Churchill and a cutting from the Times reporting WSC's speech [see also CHAR 9/130C for further notes for the speech]. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6039-41.Notes for WSC's toast to the Duke of Kent (?28 October, [Merchant...
Dates: 28 Oct 1938 - 11 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open