Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 4519 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from Kathleen, Lady Simon (71 Addison Road [London]) to WSC, congratulating him on his speech on Abyssinia [later Ethiopia] and Italy and on his point that although they must sympathise with the Abyssinians, it is impossible to justify the conditions of slavery and oppression prevalent there, as recorded by Lady Simon in her book ["Slavery"], which the League of Nations has done nothing to combat. Manuscript.
Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, Honorary Secretary, Indian Empire Society, to WSC with congratulations on his broadcast speech of 30 January ["India: the Betrayal", arguing against Indian Home Rule].
Letter from WSC to Maurice Petherick, sending a cheque in settlement of a wager [that the India Bill would pass during the session including the Federal System]; further copies sent to Arthur Crossley and Richard Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine]; includes notes by Violet Pearman and WSC.
Letter from the Private Secretary to Arthur Crossley, to [Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC], acknowledging receipt of WSC's cheque for 4 pounds [in settlement of a wager that the India Bill would pass during the session including the Federal System].
Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to [? the 1st Sea Lord, Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], on subjects including East Coast defence, and the naval manoeuvres, which WSC would like to see from a naval aeroplane. [Carbon copy].
Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Sir Alfred Knox reporting that WSC is too ill to attend any engagements in October, including the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool [Lancashire]. Carbon typescript copy.
Cutting from the "Daily Telegraph": reminiscences of Colonel Deneys Reitz of South Africa including story of WSC inadvertently flooding the British front line when he was serving on the Western Front.
Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the editor of the "Daily Telegraph" denying that WSC tried to dam the Cojeul River when serving on the Western Front. Carbon typescript copy.
Papers relating to Anne Seagrim's work as secretary to Lord Alexander, including correspondence with and on the Alexanders, a programme for their visit to Canada in 1967, and papers relating to the funerals of Lord Alexander and Sir Winston Churchill.
Correspondence with Churchill and others on subjects including: a proposed visit by Churchill to Strasbourg [France] (1947); Duff Cooper’s visit to Rabat [Morocco] in 1940, to see former French ministers in exile; Churchill’s visits to Paris (1945 and 1946); the results of the French elections; the current political situation.
Manuscript of book on Churchill as a winner of the Nobel prize for Literature, (Edito-Service, Geneva, 1970).
Includes GJ's 'Europe - Dreams and Realities' and Martin Gilbert's 'Winston Churchill - The Search for his Character'.
Includes transcript of published articles including "Whose Finger?" about WSC's words on the possibility of nuclear war and that "only Russia or America was in a position to pull the trigger" and a series of articles about on WSC's possible policy of issuing a peace ultimatum to Stalin.Printed pamphlet.
Contains accounts and maps of the First Duke of Marlborough's campaigns and general notes on eighteenth and nineteenth century history.
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