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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 111 Collections and/or Records:

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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 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
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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 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: "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: "The Second World War": miscellanea., 1947 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/401
Scope and Contents Includes: contents list of WSC's "Secret Box No II"; unidentified extract on the Soviet Union; details of "missing" telegrams for 1941, 1942, and 1945; lists of WSC's speeches, 1935-44, and messages, 1943 and 1944; copies of February 1942 telegram from President Franklin Roosevelt and WSC's reply on Lend-lease; the Times reprint of WSC's broadcast (dated 22 March 1943; [broadcast on 21 March]) entitled "A Four Years' Plan for Britain" [for WSC's original notes see CHAR 9/161]; printed tables...
Dates: 1947 - 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with Woodford Conservative Association branches at Aldersbrook, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Monkhams, Snaresbrook, and Wanstead [all Essex]., Aug 1952 - Jun 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/18
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir James Hawkey, Chairman [until 1952], and W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent, (4) of Woodford Conservative Association. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Lettice Marston (Lettice Shillingford), Grace Hamblin, H [?Wood], Gillian Maturin, and Anthony Montague Browne; CSC (President of Woodford Conservative Association).Subjects include: organising visits to the Houses of Parliament; a message of sympathy for Queen...
Dates: Aug 1952 - Jun 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 10 Jan 1935 - 30 Jun 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/296A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Carl Bechhofer Roberts on subjects including his biography of WSC, and particularly the Abdication Crisis [of King Edward VIII, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor] (2); Ivy, Lady Chamberlain; Cosmo Lang [Archbishop of Canterbury]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Foreign Secretary, on a speech by WSC in a foreign affairs debate, and his tribute to the Foreign Office; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [President, League of Nations Union, earlier Lord...
Dates: 10 Jan 1935 - 30 Jun 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Public and Political: General: correspondence and papers concerning an action brought by William Griffin, editor and publisher of the New York Enquirer, against WSC for slander over WSC's denial of statements attributed to him by Griffin on the United States' entry into World War I allegedly made during a meeting in August 1936., Jan 1940 - Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/408
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: David Hecht and J Arthur Leve of Leve, Hecht, Hadfield and Clarke, WSC's US lawyers (14); David Scott [Assistant Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; [11th] Lord Lothian [earlier Philip Kerr, British Ambassador to the United States] (7); Sir John Simon [Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Sir Thomas Barnes, Treasury Solicitor (4); "B B" [Brendan Bracken, Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from...
Dates: Jan 1940 - Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: correspondence from the general public abroad, mainly from the United States, on the Munich Crisis, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and other aspects of the international situation; mostly supporting WSC's stance, praising his speeches and broadcasts., 14 Sep 1938 - 18 Oct 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/608A-C
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Correspondents include: James Witherow (4); James Harvey criticising the "monied interests" running Britain (3); Oswald Veblen; [Herbert] Swope; Frederic Wile.Also includes: reprints and cuttings from papers, mainly US, including an article by Drew Pearson and Robert Allen; papers entitled "The Fallacies of Fascism" by Aurel Kolnai and "There's Always the Aftermath . . . Mr Chamberlain" by William Seers; Belgian pamphlet on Czechoslovakia.

Dates: 14 Sep 1938 - 18 Oct 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: correspondence, mostly on the Munich Crisis, from the general public in Britain and abroad, mostly supporting WSC's stance., Oct 1938 - Jan 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/605A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General Sir Guy Beatty, Sir Albert Howard, Sir Robert Bird, Sir Michael Sadler, and [John] Eric Allden on WSC's broadcast to the United States of 16 October; George Bailey on modernising dry docks; [John Warren] MacAlpine on getting information into Germany and Italy; Sir Leonard Hill of the St John Clinic and Institute of Physical Medicine on birth rates; A H Richards [General Organising Secretary of the Anti-Nazi Council] (5) on organising meetings and support...
Dates: Oct 1938 - Jan 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence and papers., 09 Jan 1937 - 23 Feb 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/302
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Philip Gibbs on the inefficiency of the RAF; Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt [former Vice-President of the Tank Board] (2); Sir William Beveridge [Director of London School of Economics and Political Science]; Oswald Frewen on working with German and Italian sailors, German fanaticism, Italian aid to Franco and how the policies of Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister] encourage Germany and Italy; Leo Amery; Basil Liddell Hart; Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson...
Dates: 09 Jan 1937 - 23 Feb 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence of Freedom and Peace., 29 Jul 1936 - 31 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/283
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: A H Richards, [Secretary, Focus in Defence of Freedom and Peace] on meetings of the Focus (earlier the Freedom and Peace Union, and Peace with Freedom Movement), extending the focus group to the United States, avoiding the appearance of British propaganda and solely Jewish backing, extending into France, an invitation for WSC to address the movement in the United States, avoiding rivalry with other related organizations, inviting various individuals, including WSC, to...
Dates: 29 Jul 1936 - 31 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, N-Q., Feb 1942 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/476
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Leslie] Bradley [Director] of the Imperial War Museum, Eleanor Emery [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions], UK High Commissioner in New Zealand Sir Harry Batterbee (4), [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] (3), [William] Jordan, High Commissioner for New Zealand in London, and [Clement] Attlee [Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs] on an inkstand presented to WSC by the New Zealand...
Dates: Feb 1942 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence, H-Q., Feb 1943 - Feb 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/485
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] congratulating WSC on his speech at Harvard, Cambridge [United States]; James Conant, President, (2) and Jerome Greene, Secretary to the Corporation, of Harvard University and Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] (2) on WSC receiving an honorary degree from Harvard; Victor Goodman [Chief ARP and Security Officer of the Palace of Westminster] and [Douglas] Clifton-Brown...
Dates: Feb 1943 - Feb 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, P-Q., [Mar] [1941] - Mar 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/560A-B
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence from various organisations and individuals informing WSC of tributes paid to him or requesting his support for various projects. Correspondents include: D Routhwaite of the Commonwealth Relations Office regarding a centenary message from WSC to the Pioneer newspaper (3); Sir Frank Francis, Director and Principal Librarian of the British Museum; Charles Jervis, Editor-in-Chief, Press Association; Henry Boyne regarding the Parliamentary Press Gallery Trust; various...
Dates: [Mar] [1941] - Mar 1965
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage: Westminster College, Fulton [Missouri, United States]., Mar [1946] - Jan 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/566A-C
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence from various individuals on a memorial to WSC's speech "The Sinews of Peace". The memorial consisted of the church of St Mary Aldermanbury, City of London, which was rebuilt at Westminster College. Correspondents include: Christopher Everett and Robert Ford of the Foreign Office; representatives of Westminster College including Robert Davidson, President (19) and Joseph Staples, Administrative Assistant (3); Joyce Hall of Hallmark cards (5); Patrick Horsbrugh (7);...
Dates: Mar [1946] - Jan 1965
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, A-B, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and praising his leadership and speeches. [please note that almost the whole file dates from 1940]., Jun 1903 - Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/392A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Vyvyan Adams (4) including (2) on his attending a meeting addressed by WSC; [John] Sandeman Allen on [David Lloyd George]; [1st] Lord Alness [earlier Robert Munro]; Julian Amery [Attache HM Legation, Belgrade] on articles by WSC for publication in Yugoslavia (4); Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] sending on a 1903 letter from WSC to him on the British Army; Group Captain [Charles] Anderson on the Ministry of Aircraft Production taking over the...
Dates: Jun 1903 - Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, A-B, many on WSC's health, his travels abroad, and offering support for his leadership. [please note that most of the file dates from 1943]., Mar 1941 - Aug 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/463
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General [2nd] Lord Rennell [earlier Francis Rodd] (15 Army Group) and General [Sir Harold] Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis] forwarding the first Union Jack to fly on the mainland of liberated Europe; Ava, Lady Anderson [earlier Ava Wigram, later Ava, Lady Waverley] commenting on and sending on notes on Ralph Wigram and the German breaking of the Treaty of Locarno including extracts from letters by [Pierre] Flandin [former French Foreign Minister];...
Dates: Mar 1941 - Aug 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, C-D, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party and praising his leadership., Jan 1940 - Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/393
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Monsieur Campinchi, French Minister of Marine; [1st] Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief] of the Daily Telegraph sending on a United States article published in the Telegraph; Robert Cary; [1st] Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (?2) including (1) on the League [of Nations]; Lord Hugh Cecil [later 1st Lord Quickswood]; Neville Chamberlain (5) on subjects including his health, government policy, and his resignation; Sir Evan...
Dates: Jan 1940 - Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, L-M., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/444
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Harold Laski on the importance of WSC's leadership, particularly in the United States; [Caroline] Lejeune [Mrs E Roffe Thompson, Film Critic to the Observer] recommending films to WSC; [Richard] Eric Long on his support for WSC (3); Jean [Ivan] Maisky [Soviet Union Ambassador to the United Kingdom] sending WSC a copy of [Ilya] Ehrenburg's "Fall of Paris"; Paul Maze sending 2 paintings and hoping to see WSC (3); Barbara McCorquodale (Barbara Cartland) sending WSC her...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, R-S, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and praising his leadership and speeches, Apr 1908 - Dec 1940. [Please note that almost the whole file dates from 1940].

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/398
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay on his knighthood; Sir Eugene Ramsden on Conservative support for WSC; Whitelaw Reid [London correspondent] of the New York Herald Tribune [United States]; [Sir] Robert Renwick sending on memoranda on French banks (by "Birch"), demolition in London, and Albania (by Renwick) (4); [David] Waley [Principal Assistant Secretary] (Treasury) and Philip Allen (Ministry of Home Security) on Renwick's memoranda; Paul Reynaud, French Minister of...
Dates: Apr 1908 - Dec 1940. [Please note that almost the whole file dates from 1940].
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-B., Nov 1945 - Dec 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/52A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Prime Minister Clement Attlee (3); Paul Beards [Assistant Private Secretary to Attlee]; Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield (2), General Admiral Conrad Albrecht (2), and Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Attlee] (3) on pensions for German war veterans; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (4); 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] (2); Julian Amery on completing J L Garvin's life of Joseph Chamberlain; Bhimrao Ambedkar (2) (see CHUR 2/52A/41);...
Dates: Nov 1945 - Dec 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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