Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:
This is a large and comprehensive collection of press cuttings covering Sir Winston Churchill's political activities from Dec 1919 and also includes references to him after his death.
Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 1 to 4, "The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution", and "The Great Democracies": press reviews., Apr 1956 - Apr 1958
Literary: Co-operation Press Service for International Understanding: business correspondence., 24 Dec 1937 - 27 Dec 1938
Correspondents include: [1st] Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] (4) suggesting that WSC should write for the Daily Mail on issues connected with the General Election and Douglas Crawford of the Daily Mail.Also includes material on the influence of the press over elections.
Correspondents include: Brendan Bracken suggesting an agreement with the Daily Mail which would be financially beneficial to WSC (5); various staff of the Daily Mail including William McWhirter, Donald Bradfield and Robert Prew; Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere on aspects of the arrangement with WSC including exclusivity (5).Also includes copies of letters from WSC on his accident involving a motor car in New York [United States] and on his friendship with David Lloyd George.
Literary: correspondence on contracts, copyright and translations; lists of books, articles, and lectures by WSC., Nov 1924 - Apr 1958
Literary: correspondence on offers for WSC's war memoirs, other works and lecture tours., Jul 1945 - Jun 1947
Literary: correspondence on serialising WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War") with representatives of the Daily Telegraph, including 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief] (6), and also Herbert Ziman [leader writer], Camrose's secretary Douglas Rees, Michael Berry [later 1st Lord Hartwell], and Managing Editor Arthur Watson., Oct 1946 - May 1954
Literary: correspondence on the publication of WSC's "Secret Session Speeches"., Oct 1945 - Apr 1947
Literary: correspondence on the serialisation of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War") with representatives of the New York Times [United States], and correspondence on foreign editions of the memoirs and other miscellaneous matters, M-Z., Sep 1946 - Dec 1954
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).
Correspondents include: 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry] offering to publish WSC's series of articles on foreign affairs (3).Also includes: a copy letter from WSC to Seymour Berry [later 2nd Lord Camrose] on writing an article on King George VI's visit to France; account statements for articles.
Correspondents include: Representatives of the Evening Standard (30) including the editor, R J Thompson, on subjects including the termination of WSC's series of articles for political reasons (2) and WSC's reply; Sir Robert Vansittart on an article on Germany and Austria.Also includes: account statements for the syndication of articles to regional newspapers.
Correspondents include: Representatives of the News of the World (11) on WSC's series of articles for the paper, including the Deputy Editor, [David] Percy Davies, and [the Editor] Sir Emsley Carr replying to a letter from WSC on the inadequacy of British air defences.
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