Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 4519 Collections and/or Records:
Note from Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] to Randolph Churchill enclosing a War Cabinet report on foreign propaganda broadcasts: report includes undermining of WSC with a quote from Randolph Churchill on WSC keeping his money safely in the United States, and the suggestion that Sir Stafford Cripps, Lord Privy Seal, is a Bolshevist sympathiser and possible agent.
Telegrams between General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in- Chief, Middle East, Sir James Grigg, Secretary of State for War and WSC on Major Randolph Churchill being ordered to remain in Britain, the false position he has been placed in, and Auchinleck's request that he should be returned to the Middle East; includes covering correspondence between Sydney Redman [Principal Private Secretary to Grigg], Leslie Rowan and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC].
Correspondence between Randolph Churchill and William Connor, "Cassandra" of the Daily Mirror, on Randolph Churchill's recent unopposed election success at Preston [Lancashire] and his criticism of Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield but not Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] and Sir Kingsley Wood as former advocates of appeasement; includes covering notes by Lilian Buck, Secretary to Randolph Churchill and John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC].
Correspondence between WSC, and Major Randolph Churchill on the latter's new posting to the Middle East; includes covering correspondence between Edmond Armstrong, War Cabinet Office and John Martin and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC] and a note from Martin to Pamela Churchill [earlier Pamela Digby, later Pamela Harriman].
Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch thanking him for his hospitality to Randolph Churchill in New York and Washington [United States]; includes draft by Randolph Churchill and notes between Valentine Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary], Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] and Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on the cost of the telegram and also of a siren suit for WSC.
Minute from Lieutenant-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to WSC] to WSC on a proposed appointment for Randolph Churchill as Intelligence Officer to the Commando Brigade.
Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Supreme Commander, South West Pacific] to WSC regarding military command in Burma: feels disturbed at the "lack of real fighting spirit" shown by troops in Malaya [later Malaysia] and Burma, and lists some causes; comments on Lieutenant-General Thomas Hutton [General Officer Commanding, Burma] and proposal to replace him with General Harold Alexander; refers to own rapid recovery.
Hand-written note by [William Deakin, Literary Assistant to WSC] on the concern shown by the Dominions in political arrangements in India, and on communication with Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada]. [Probably used in "The Hinge of Fate", volume 4 of "The Second World War"].
Letter from WSC to Admiral Harold Stark thanking him for the record of "Home on the Range".
Letter from WSC to A V Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanking him for the use of Admiralty House as a room at 10 Downing Street was unusable.
Letter from WSC to Christopher Nevinson thanking him for the gift of his painting "Battlefields of Britain" which will hang in the Air Ministry.
Letter from WSC to Sir Edwin Lutyens [President of the Royal Academy] thanking him for the bust of WSC by Sir William Reid Dick presented in the name of the Royal Academy.
Letter from WSC to Lord Halifax [British Ambassador, to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] declining to donate a manuscript of his speech to the Senate (January 1942) to the Library of Congress.
Letter from WSC to 2nd Lord Melchett [earlier Sir Henry Mond] thanking him for his generosity over the painting of the Battle of Blenheim by Jan van Huchtenburgh.
Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Polish Government and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] thanking him for the gift of a Polish shield.
Letter from WSC to Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Thomas Mitchell] agreeing to consider the offer of the freedom of the city as open. [See CHAR 20/53C/266 for original reply].
Letter from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] thanking him for the manuscript of his speech which will be bound.
Letter from WSC to Maurice Dejean [former French Commissaire for Foreign Affairs] thanking him for the album of stamps from Free France.
Letter from WSC to Emilio Delboy thanking him for the Peruvian silver gift.
Letter from WSC to H W Plante thanking him for the two brass statuettes of [? General Sir Redvers] Buller and [? Field Marshal Sir John] French [1st Lord Ypres].
Letter from WSC to Henry Morgenthau junior [United States Secretary of the Treasury], thanking him for the gift of gramophone records.
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