Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 4519 Collections and/or Records:
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].
Note from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC with attached Treasury calculations of WSC's salary for May. [Carbon, manuscript].
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.
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].
Letter from WSC to the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects [William Ansell] accepting his election to an Honorary Fellowship.
Letter from WSC to Michiels van Verduynen [Ambassador of the Netherlands to Britain] thanking him for the cigars.
Letter from WSC to the Town Clerk, Auckland City Council [New Zealand] thanking him for the gifts sent on behalf of the Maori race.
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].
Letter from WSC to Frank E Beresford [artist] thanking him for the portraits of the Royal Family.
Letter from WSC to A E Somers [Sterling Armament Company Limited] thanking him for the first Lanchester Sub-Machine Gun made by his company.
Letter from WSC to the President of the Royal Society [Sir Henry Dale] accepting the proposal of nomination to the society.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.