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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 537 Collections and/or Records:

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Broadcasts, 1931-11 - 1952-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/17
Scope and Contents Texts of broadcasts by LSA on subjects including: Fairbridge Farm Schools in Australia; Empire defence; the economics of Empire; the 1935 Peace Ballot; the Empire and world peace; the politician versus the businessman; the Jewish settlement in Palestine; the Empire Producers Organisation; the way of peace; Germany's debt to European civilisation; tributes to Yugoslavia; why Italy should not become a German ally; the Balkans; commentaries on the war (1940, including Norway and Germany's...
Dates: 1931-11 - 1952-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Comprising correspondence with Winston S. Churchill, 1944 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAN II/4/5
Scope and Contents

Including thank you letters and a copy of the sinews of peace speech (39); and also including correspondence with Clementine Churchill (3).

Dates: 1944 - 1960
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Defence (Government Policy)", 15 Feb 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/40B/269-320
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (House of Commons) on subjects including: recent Government defence policy changes; the disruptive effect of the Iron and Steel Nationalization Act on rearmament; general mismanagement of defence, including demobilization, the dispersion and destruction of weapons, the extension of National Service and the wastage of defence funds; the British inability to produce atom bombs; Government opposition to the rearmament of West Germany and a European Army; the risk...
Dates: 15 Feb 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"Foreign Affairs", 11 May 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/51C/260-320
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (House of Commons) on subjects including: WSC taking over at the Foreign Office; aims to conclude a truce in Korea and the repatriation of prisoners-of-war; the situation in Indo-China [later Vietnam]; the evacuation of Abadan, Egypt, the new Egyptian ruling junta and negotiations on the reduction of British forces in the Canal Zone; the Soviet occupation of East Germany; relations with West Germany; the cause of a United Europe; the military position of France...
Dates: 11 May 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Arms and the Covenant" (and "Great Contemporaries"): letters of congratulations and thanks for complimentary copies., 06 Jan 1938 - 01 Jan 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/599
Scope and Contents Correspondents include (many commenting on contemporary foreign affairs and praising the foresight of WSC's speeches): Representatives of George G Harrap and Company on sending out the copies (2); Clement Attlee; Sybil, Lady Cholmondeley; "Robin" [Lord Castlereagh, later 8th Lord Londonderry]; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood; Sir Arthur Cory-Wright; Sir Emsley Carr [Chairman and Editor of the News of the World]; 1st Lord Craigavon [earlier James Craig]; [David] Percy Davies [Deputy Editor and...
Dates: 06 Jan 1938 - 01 Jan 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Arms and the Covenant": correspondence., 03 Apr 1938 - 11 Nov 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/598
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of George G Harrap and Company, including George Harrap, on details of publishing in the United Kingdom and abroad, and correction costs (20); Randolph Churchill on collating speeches for the book.Also includes: copy and draft letters from WSC to Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence] stating his intention of publishing statements made when he accompanied the deputation to Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] and Sir Thomas...
Dates: 03 Apr 1938 - 11 Nov 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence and papers concerning the administration of the Chartwell Literary Trust and its role with regard to WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War") and other works., May 1946 - Mar 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/42
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Fladgate and Company including Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor] (23); Arthur Marder on publishing extracts from WSC's letters to 1st Lord Fisher; Brendan Bracken on radio serialisation rights and his role as a trustee (2); J de la Mare Rowley, General Editor, National Institute for the Blind (11); Sir Newman Flower [director of Cassell and Company]; 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief] of the Daily Telegraph, on his...
Dates: May 1946 - Mar 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence concerning permission to quote from WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War"), "My Early Life" and speeches., Jul 1949 - Feb 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/56
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of the BBC, particularly B H Alexander of the copyright department, (5) including (2) on plans and payment for overseas broadcasts of readings from the memoirs for the German, Russian, and Latin American sections; Arnold Toynbee, Director of Studies, Royal Institute of International Affairs; representatives of the Daily Telegraph, including Douglas Rees, private secretary to 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief] (5) and Colin...
Dates: Jul 1949 - Feb 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence concerning the British and United States publication of "The War Speeches (Definitive edition)", "The Sinews of Peace", "Europe Unite", "In the Balance", and "Stemming the Tide"., Sep 1946 - Aug 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/39
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (6); Paul Brooks, Editor-in-Chief, Houghton Mifflin Company, publishers (8); representatives of Cassell and Company including directors Desmond Flower and Sir Newman Flower (20); Lilian Buck [private secretary to Randolph Churchill] (4); Randolph Churchill (6) including (1) on United States domestic politics; Charles Wood on proof reading (3); Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] (2); representatives of the...
Dates: Sep 1946 - Aug 1952
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Correspondence concerning WSC's articles for the Daily Mail., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/309
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere] on subjects to be covered in WSC's articles and future contracts (5) and Robert Prew, Literary Editor of the Daily Mail (3).Also includes statements of payments to WSC, notes on Warren Hastings, copies of reports on WSC's speeches about the United States and Prohibition.

Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence on permission to quote extracts from various of WSC's works including speeches, "Great Contemporaries", "Liberalism and the social problem", "London to Ladysmith", "Lord Randolph Churchill", "Marlborough: His Life and Times", "My African Journey", "My Early Life", "Thoughts and Adventures", "The River War", "Secret Session Speeches", "Savrola", the war memoirs ["The Second World War"], and "The World Crisis"., Dec 1949 - Jan 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/60A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Charles Eade, [editor] of the Sunday Dispatch, proposing the book publication of WSC's articles on monarchs (2); Sir Robert Hodgson on a letter from WSC on King Alfonso XIII of Spain; representatives of Odhams Press Limited particularly G C Piper of the Book Department (20); representatives of Fladgate and Company particularly Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor] (24); James Thornton, Assistant Controller, (2) and Mary Somerville, Controller, Talks Division, BBC, and John,...
Dates: Dec 1949 - Jan 1963
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence on producing revised editions, permission to quote from, and foreign editions of the volumes of WSC's wartime speeches., Nov 1944 - Apr 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/9
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Charles Eade [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch; representatives of Cassell and Company including director Desmond Flower (20); Howard Roberts, Clerk of London County Council; Gillian Mackay, [Deputy Press Officer] Conservative and Unionist Central Office; Howard Thomas, Producer-in-Chief, Pathe Pictures Limited; Eliahu Elath [Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady...
Dates: Nov 1944 - Apr 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence on publishing WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War"), mainly with representatives of Time-Life International, including Daniel Longwell [editor of Life Magazine], Walter Graebner [London representative], Andrew Heiskell [publisher], Monica Owen Horne, Constance Babbington-Smith, and Renee Harmer., Aug 1945 - Jan 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/15A-C
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: Henry Laughlin [President of Houghton Mifflin Company, publishers] (2); William Edwards, [Assistant Director] Federation of British Industries; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Chips Gemmell, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Grace Hamblin, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Anne Hipwell, and...
Dates: Aug 1945 - Jan 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence on the publication of WSC's "Secret Session Speeches"., Oct 1945 - Apr 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/5A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Time-Life International, including [London representative] Walter Graebner and Henry Luce [owner and editor of Time Magazine] (28); Charles Eade, [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch (30); David Walker, [Foreign correspondent] of the Daily Mirror; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] on the official implications of publishing the speeches (3); representatives of Simon and Schuster, Incorporated (6); representatives of Cassell and Company Limited...
Dates: Oct 1945 - Apr 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence on "Victory"., Mar 1945 - Aug 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/10
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Basil Henning, Associate Professor of History, Yale University [United States] (2); representatives of Cassell and Company (16); Sir Edward Marsh giving his comments on proofs of the book (4); Charles Eade, [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch (5). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow] and Kathleen Hill.Other subjects include: permission to quote from and foreign editions of the book; matters concerning the...
Dates: Mar 1945 - Aug 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/445A-B
Scope and Contents

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).

Dates: 27 Sep 1946 - 24 Apr 1965
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 churchillarchive.com. 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 churchillarchive.com 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.
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Literary: Electoral reform: proofs [for an unpublished book] (reprints of WSC articles and speeches by the Chiswick Press)., [1945] - [1950]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/73
Scope and Contents No file cover has been found for this file. Material accumulated has come from two sources.Material returned to the Archives Centre by Martin Gilbert [official biographer of WSC]: 1 page, an extract from an address by WSC to Essex Conservatives (15 December 1932) on elections and [4th] Lord Salisbury's [earlier Lord Cranborne] Committee, plus an envelope. These were replaced in this box in May 1998 to be incorporated into file CHUR 4/73 (which was duly noted missing in May 1998).Material...
Dates: [1945] - [1950]
Conditions Governing Access: Open (file cover and rest of file may be missing)
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Literary: "End of the Beginning": correspondence regarding the publication of a third collection of WSC's speeches in the United Kingdom and around the world., 24 Oct 1942 - 28 Jan 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/805
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: H Aubrey Gentry [Director of Cassell and Company Ltd] (30); Charles Eade (10); Daniel Macmillan [Chairman of Macmillan and Comapny Ltd (1); Dr Robert Chapman [Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford] (1); Sir Edward Marsh (10).

Dates: 24 Oct 1942 - 28 Jan 1944
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 churchillarchive.com. 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 churchillarchive.com 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.
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Literary: galley proofs for "Victory" containing 61 of WSC's war and general election speeches dating from January to August 1945., 1945 - [1946]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/69
Scope and Contents

WSC's notes and source material for many of these speeches can be found in files CHAR 9/167-70 and CHAR 9/205-9.

Dates: 1945 - [1946]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Into Battle": correspondence regarding publication in the United Kingdom and around the world of a collection of WSC's speeches., 03 Apr 1940 - 19 Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/803
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: H Aubrey Gentry [Director of Cassell and Company Ltd] (55); Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] (2); Sir Geoffrey Callender [Director of the National Maritime Museum] (3); Brendan Bracken (7); Randolph Churchill [son of WSC] (4); Sir Newman Flower [Director of Cassell and Company Ltd] (2); 11th Lord Lothian [earlier Philip Kerr] (1); Desmond Flower [Director of Cassell and Company Ltd] (4); George Harvie Watt...
Dates: 03 Apr 1940 - 19 Apr 1945
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 churchillarchive.com. 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 churchillarchive.com 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.
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Literary: lists of recordings by WSC and cuttings from "Into Battle" and "The Unrelenting Struggle"., [1941] - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/3
Scope and Contents Includes lists of recordings from the above books, "The Gathering Storm" [volume 1 of "The Second World War"], and "The World Crisis"; pages cut from: "Into Battle" featuring WSC's speeches (13 May, 28 May, 4 June, 18 June, and 20 August 1940) on becoming Prime Minister, the fall of Belgium, the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk [France], and the role of the RAF in the Battle of Britain; and "The Unrelenting Struggle" featuring WSC's joint messages with President...
Dates: [1941] - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: miscellaneous correspondence., Apr 1940 - Sep 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/4A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Cassell and Company Limited (5); Colin Coote, [Managing Editor] of the Daily Telegraph, on producing an anthology of WSC's aphorisms (2); Patrick Kinna (Foreign Office); [William] Surrey Dane [on behalf of Odhams Press Limited] (4); Charles Eade, [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch, on discussing an idea for a book (3); General Jacob Devers on Ralph Ingersoll's "Top Secret"; George Harvie Watt [WSC's Parliamentary Private Secretary until 1945]; Sir...
Dates: Apr 1940 - Sep 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: miscellaneous correspondence, A-J., Sep 1946 - Feb 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/44
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Randolph Churchill on an expedition to Benghazi [Libya] in June 1942; Eric Baume, European Editor of Truth Newspapers, on publishing WSC's articles, "The World's Great Stories Retold" (3); Geoffrey Mason [WSC's banker] (2); William Chenery, publisher, Collier's Magazine, sending on best wishes and an article; Somerset de Chair on Julius Caesar; representatives of George G Harrap and Company including J H H Gaute and George Harrap (10), mainly on WSC signing copies of...
Dates: Sep 1946 - Feb 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: News of the World articles by WSC: 5., Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/618
Scope and Contents Includes annotated proofs and cuttings from the News of the World for: "Memories of Parliament as a Novitiate Member" on the thrill of being an MP, features of the House of Commons, the gulf between the parties in the early years of the century, Joseph Chamberlain, the Free Trade debate, Charles Parnell and the flogging of soldiers; "On Making a Maiden Speech in the House" on the maiden speeches by F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead] and WSC, the effect of the Irish Nationalists and later,...
Dates: Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Onwards to Victory" and "Dawn of Liberation": correspondence regarding publication of the fourth and fifth collections of WSC's speeches in the United Kingdom and around the world., 04 Jan 1943 - 21 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/806
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: H Aubrey Gentry [Director of Cassell and Company Ltd] (52); Sydney Roberts [Secretary of Cambridge University Press] (3); Sir Edward Marsh (9); Charles Eade (18).

Dates: 04 Jan 1943 - 21 Jul 1945
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 churchillarchive.com. 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 churchillarchive.com 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.

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.