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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 concerning WSC's articles for the Daily Mail., 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/290
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 2., 03 Mar 1940 - 07 Apr 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/666
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "Power of the Cartoon" on WSC's love of the cartoon from his schooldays, being the victim of a cartoonist, and [David] Low; "Running the Admiralty" on the history and structure of the Admiralty, his experience of it during World War I, Lord Fisher, and the Admiralty yacht, the Enchantress; "The Mystery of Empire" on the strength of the British Empire, its contribution to World War I, and the creation of the Dominions; "A Message of Hope for...
Dates: 03 Mar 1940 - 07 Apr 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Baruch - Beaverbrook., Jul 1951 - Jan 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/519A-C
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "Bernie" [Bernard Baruch] on various subjects including arrangements to meet WSC, disarmament, the Cold War and atomic weapons, NATO, requests to publish excerpts from letters from WSC, racehorses and his memoirs (36); Donald Logan, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary, on a gift from Baruch; William Buckley of Henry Holt and Company Incorporated on Baruch's memoirs; [6th Lord] Bath [earlier Lord Weymouth] on items for his Churchill museum (4); Christofor,...
Dates: Jul 1951 - Jan 1965
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence La - Me., 04 Jun 1951 - 09 Sep 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/193
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Maurice Macmillan [later Lord Macmillan of Ovenden, Group Chairman, Macmillan Limited]; Sir Eric Harrison, High Commissioner for Australia; Henry Luce [Editor], Time and Life, on subjects including covering WSC's retirement, the Suez Crisis [Egypt], Anglo-United States relations, and asking WSC to attend Independence Day in Washington (11); Sir Jocelyn Lucas [Chairman], Empire War Memorial Fund; 2nd Lord Lyle [of Westbourne]; Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos]...
Dates: 04 Jun 1951 - 09 Sep 1961
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 01 Feb 1943 - 31 Mar 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/193A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's broadcast (21 March) on post war plans including: his illness; the difficulty of forecasting post war expenditure; anticipation of victory against Germany and Japan; the need for a 4 year plan; the Beveridge report; WSC's conviction of the need for social reform; agriculture; public health; education; unemployment. Extracts from the draft [unused] notes include criticism of Gandhi's fast and of the Beveridge report. See CHAR 9/193A/85-116 for description of draft...
Dates: 01 Feb 1943 - 31 Mar 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open

(Untitled), 26 Sep 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/185/34
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir Charles Mendl (British Embassy, Paris, [France]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/185/35-59, commenting on the circulation of French newspapers and advising WSC to take his time in recovering from paratyphoid.

Dates: 26 Sep 1932
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 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 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.