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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 4519 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 03 Apr 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/241B/144
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Letter from [Violet Pearman], Private Secretary to WSC to Harold Robinson, [Chairman, India Defence League, Lancashire Group], with thanks for his letter and enclosures on the India Bill; also reporting that Randolph Churchill was "laid up with a bad attack of jaundice and would be out of action for some time". [Carbon].

Dates: 03 Apr 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 30 May 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/10/1-2
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Note from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC with attached Treasury calculations of WSC's salary for May. [Carbon, manuscript].

Dates: 30 May 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 May 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/11/6
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Letter from Edward, Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, Foreign Secretary] to WSC congratulating him on a recent broadcast; asks if he would see [1st] Lord Trenchard.

Dates: 21 May 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/20/36-37
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Letter from WSC [to King George VI] accepting the appointment of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, but suggesting he does not take up the position until the war has ended. [carbon].

Dates: 22 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jan 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21A/15
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Letter from WSC to the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects [William Ansell] accepting his election to an Honorary Fellowship.

Dates: 08 Jan 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21A/82
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Letter from WSC to Michiels van Verduynen [Ambassador of the Netherlands to Britain] thanking him for the cigars.

Dates: 15 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21A/96
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Letter from WSC to the Town Clerk, Auckland City Council [New Zealand] thanking him for the gifts sent on behalf of the Maori race.

Dates: 21 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/179
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Letter from WSC to Lucien Pissarro thanking him for the gift of his father's picture "Anse des Pilotes, Le Havre", which will be donated to the National Gallery [London].

Dates: 30 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/102
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Frank E Beresford [artist] thanking him for the portraits of the Royal Family.

Dates: 23 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/151
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to A E Somers [Sterling Armament Company Limited] thanking him for the first Lanchester Sub-Machine Gun made by his company.

Dates: 14 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/163
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to the President of the Royal Society [Sir Henry Dale] accepting the proposal of nomination to the society.

Dates: 24 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/111
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Telegram from Evatt [Australian Minister of External Affairs and Attorney General] marked "most secret" to WSC thanking him for his "thoughtful wire", commenting on plan to provide Spitfires for Australia, and stating that a black swan has been allocated to WSC and will arrive after plumage attaches itself in August.

Dates: 09 Jul 1942
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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(Untitled), 29 Jun 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/41
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Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "personal and secret" informing him of his intention to announce Auchinleck's assumption of command [ of Eighth Army] during his speech in the vote of censure debate on Thursday [2 July].

Dates: 29 Jun 1942
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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(Untitled), 29 Jun 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/43
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Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "personal and secret" informing him that he will now be announcing his assumption of command [of Eighth Army] in the House of Commons tomorrow.

Dates: 29 Jun 1942
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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(Untitled), 05 Jun 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/96B/147
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Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Michael Foot (The Evening Standard) thanking him on WSC's behalf for the original David Low cartoon Initialled.

Dates: 05 Jun 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Jun 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/96B/165
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Draft of a telegram from WSC [to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, Conservative MP for Portsmouth [Hampshire] thanking him for his book Initials in typescript.

Dates: 28 Jun 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Dec 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/136/20-22
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to King [George VI] about honours in which he says that he was "honoured and touched" to have been considered for the Order of the Garter but that he feels he should not receive this until he retires. He suggests that [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] and Lord Cranborne [later 5th Lord Salisbury] should be considered for the Garter; discusses honours for distinguished wartime figures and the issue of reviving the Order of St Patrick; he recommends that Sir...
Dates: 19 Dec 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Feb 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/137A/67-68
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Letter from WSC to King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia stating that he is sorry that he was not in the country when his two sons visited Great Britain and thanking him for the gift of a sword which was presented to CSC and sending him two framed photographs. Signed.

Dates: 08 Feb 1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/139B/165
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Letter from "B" [Brendan Bracken] (Ministry of Information, Malet Street [London]) to WSC quoting an account by Speaker [John] Denison [later Lord Ossington] of a lavish dinner given to him by [3rd] Lord Palmerston [earlier Henry Temple] during which Palmertson ate nine dishes of meat and commenting "I do not think you are quite living up to the precedent set by your eminent predecessor!".Typescript signed with initial.

Dates: 04 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Feb 1942 - 15 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/56A/75-91
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Copy of a letter from John Colville [pilot, RAFVR, former Private Secretary to WSC] to CSC with impressions of South Africa and criticisms of the Empire Air Training Scheme; with correspondence between WSC, Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] and 1st Lord Cherwell [Personal Assistant to WSC, earlier F A Lindemann] enquiring about the efficiency of the scheme, and Colville's progress.

Dates: 22 Feb 1942 - 15 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Sep 1942 - 11 Feb 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/56A/95-104
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Correspondence on John Colville [former Private Secretary to WSC] being found unfit for a pilot's commission; includes letters between John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC], WSC, Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] and Ronald Melville [Private Secretary to Sinclair] on the inconvenience to WSC of releasing Colville, his progress in training, and the limitations of training in South Africa.

Dates: 16 Sep 1942 - 11 Feb 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Apr 1942 - 30 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/58/45-51
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Correspondence between Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC], WSC, Lieutenant-General Bernard Paget [Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces] and "Bert" [10th Duke of Marlborough, earlier Lord Blandford] on arrangements for Marlborough to be Liaison Officer to General Hugh Ellis, Regional Commissioner, Southern Command and also on the defences of [?] Chequers [Buckinghamshire].

Dates: 13 Apr 1942 - 30 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Feb 1942 - 27 Feb 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/62/63-68
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Notes by Anthony Bevir and John Martin [Private Secretaries to WSC] on contacting Sir Charles Wilson [President, Royal College of Physicians, later 1st Lord Moran]; includes correspondence between Bevir and Wilson.

Dates: 23 Feb 1942 - 27 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Jan 1942 - 05 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/64/1-20
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Alfred Clark, Chairman, the Gramophone Company Limited, Anthony Bevir, Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC], WSC and Alan Hodge [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] on putting further issues of WSC's speeches, 1941-42, on gramophone record by the Gramophone Company, the United Broadcasting Company of Chicago [United States], and the Columbia Company, with royalties to be paid to the Feathers Clubs; unauthorised editions produced by Audio...
Dates: 07 Jan 1942 - 05 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1942 - 10 Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/64/24-31
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Correspondence between Alfred Clark, Chairman of the Gramophone Company Limited, Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] and WSC on recordings of speeches by WSC and Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] and correspondence between Bevir, Rutherford Tippetts [Principal Private Secretary to Minister of Supply] and Bernard Sendall [Principal Private Secretary to Minister of Information] about provision of paper or woodpulp in making the album of speeches.

Dates: 01 Dec 1942 - 10 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open