Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 4519 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondents include: John Farquharson (11); Paul Reynolds (5), Butler and Tanner Limited; and [Brigadier General James] Edmonds [of the Military Branch of the Historical Section] concerning a series of articles by WSC for the Collier's Magazine entitled "Crucial Crises of the [First World] War".
War memoirs - abridgement Correspondence of WSC and Anthony Montague Browne on single volume edition of "The Second World War" Correspondents include: Desmond Flower, Cassell & Co. (4),; Henry Laughlin, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston (3); Anthony Moir, Fladgate & Co., Solicitors (9); Denis Kelly (6); Sir Norman Brook (later Lord Normanbrook); Emery Reves (formerly Imre Revez).
Literary: correspondence and legal papers concerning a libel case brought by Eric O'Gowan (earlier Brigadier Eric Dorman-Smith) against WSC regarding WSC's coverage of O'Gowan's removal from the post of Deputy Chief of General Staff, Middle East, in volume 4 ("The Hinge of Fate") of his war memoirs ("The Second World War")., May 1953 - Jun 1959
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
Literary: Correspondence Chartwell Literary Trust and 80th Birthday Trust Fladgate and Company., Oct 1951 - Jan 1964
Includes correspondence between WSC and Newman Flower of Cassell and Company on terms and conditions for the writing of the book, including agreement that WSC's fee should be 20,000 pounds.
Correspondence between WSC and representatives of Cassell and Company Limited, Excess Insurance Company Limited and Lloyds Bank Limited concerning a life insurance policy on WSC's life taken out by his publishers (Cassell and Company) in the event of him being unable to complete "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples".
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.
Literary: Correspondence concerning corrections to and research for Volume 3 of "The World Crisis"., Nov 1926 - Dec 1926
Literary: correspondence concerning film and television offers for WSC's book "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"., 25 Jul 1955 - 12 Feb 1965
Literary: correspondence concerning film rights in WSC's book "My Early Life". This file mainly consists of business and legal correspondence with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Brothers. The rights had been acquired by Warner Brothers in 1941, but MGM were keen to negotiate a new contract. Much of WSC's correspondence is handled by his Private Secretary, Anthony Montague Browne., 23 May 1956 - 20 Dec 1957
Correspondents include: Dore Schary (Vice-President, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) (4), Anthony Moir [lawyer acting for WSC] (22), Arthur Loew (President, Loew's Inc) (2), Jack Warner (President, Warner Brothers Pictures Inc) (6), Marjorie Thorson (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) (10), 1st Lord Bracken, Arthur Abeles junior (Managing Director, Warner Brothers Pictures Inc).