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

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Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 4519 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volume 2 [eventually entitled "The New World"]: "New Discovery": spare proofs., [1938] - [1955]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/423A-B
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some marked "revised") for: chapter lists; book 4, "The Rise of Britain" [eventually entitled "Renaissance and Reformation"] featuring chapters entitled "The Dictatorship of Henry VII", "The Field of the Cloth of Gold", "The Break with Rome", "Dissolution", "The English Reformation and its Martyrs", "Good Queen Bess", and "The Invincible Armada"; book 5, "Liberty and Sovereignty" [eventually entitled "The Civil War"] featuring chapters entitled "The United Crowns",...
Dates: [1938] - [1955]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volume 3 [eventually entitled "The Age of Revolution"]: corrected proofs from Professor [Denis] Brogan., 1946 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/430
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some described as first revise or marked "printer's copy") and typed drafts for: provisional chapter lists; book 8, "The First British Empire", and some of book 9 [eventually entitled "Napoleon"], featuring chapters entitled "The Monopoly of the Whigs", "The Austrian Succession and the Forty-Five", "The War of Independence", "George III", "William Pitt the Younger", "The First World War", "The Conflict of the Peoples", "The United States or the Second World War", and...
Dates: 1946 - 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 1-4, "From Earliest Years to 1485", "1485-1688, The Tudors and Stuarts", "Confronting the French, 1689-1815", and "The Nineteenth Century" [eventually entitled "The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution", and "The Great Democracies"]: superseded version (pre-war and post-war proofs)., [1938] - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/415A-E
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some described as "R E's" [returned empties] or debris; some marked first revise of 1 May 1954 or printer's copy) for: chapters or sections entitled "Church and State, 1066-1215, and the Quarrel with Beckett", "Tudor Rule", "Henry VIII and the Reformation", "Protestant and Catholic: the Reigns of Edward VI and Mary I", "Queen Elizabeth I", "Notes on the History of Law under the Tudors", "The Government of the Stuarts", "The Age of Expansion", "Charles I and the Great...
Dates: [1938] - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 1 to 4, "The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution", and "The Great Democracies": page proofs., 1955 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/441A-D
Scope and Contents

Includes loose and bound page proofs for the above volumes, with suggested corrections, amendments, and notes [mainly for volume 1] from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, printers, etc.] or organisations including: "C C W" [Charles Wood], "A H" [Alan Hodge], WSC, [John] Sundell of Cassell [and Company], "D K" [Denis Kelly], Time-Life [International], and [George Gordon] Allen.

Dates: 1955 - 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 1 to 4, "The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution", and "The Great Democracies": press reviews., Apr 1956 - Apr 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/444A-C
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings and proofs of reviews and publicity material, published in United States, United Kingdom, German and Irish newspapers. Reviewers include: Arthur Schlesinger; Alan Simpson of the University of Chicago [United States]; A L Rowse (3 including proofs of 2 broadcast reviews); Peter Woon; [Gustaaf] Renier; Harold Nicolson (3); [Charles] Lambert, Archdeacon of Blackburn [Lancashire] (3); C V Wedgwood (2); Geoffrey Barraclough (4); D C Somervell (2); 1st Lord Attlee (2); George...
Dates: Apr 1956 - Apr 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 3 and 4 [eventually entitled "The Age of Revolution" and "The Great Democracies"]: main pre-war revise., [1938] - [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/427A-B
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some marked printer's copy and revised galley) for: chapter lists; book 7, [eventually entitled] "[England's] Advance to World Power" featuring chapters entitled "William III and Europe", "The Spanish Succession", "Marlborough: Blenheim and Ramillies", "Oudenarde and Malplaquet", and "The Treaty of Utrecht"; book 8, "The First British Empire" featuring chapters entitled "The Monopoly of the Whigs", "The Austrian Succession and the Forty-Five", "Colonial America", "The...
Dates: [1938] - [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 3 and 4 [eventually entitled "The Age of Revolution" and "The Great Democracies"]: "New Discovery": spare proofs., [1938] - [1955]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/428A-C
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some "revised" or "first revise") for: chapter lists; book 7, [eventually entitled] "[England's] Advance to World Power" featuring chapters entitled "William III and Europe", "The Spanish Succession", "Marlborough: Blenheim and Ramillies", "Oudenarde and Malplaquet", and "The Treaty of Utrecht"; book 8, "The First British Empire" featuring chapters entitled "The Monopoly of the Whigs", "The Austrian Succession and the Forty-Five", "Colonial America", "The First World...
Dates: [1938] - [1955]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 3 and 4 [eventually entitled "The Age of Revolution" and "The Great Democracies"]: prefaces and acknowledgements., Dec 1956 - Feb 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/429
Scope and Contents

Includes typescript drafts and galley proofs with suggested corrections, amendments, and notes from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, etc.] including: [Denis Kelly], WSC, [Alan Hodge], and [Charles Wood].

Dates: Dec 1956 - Feb 1957
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Accounts., 12 Feb 1929 - 15 May 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/230
Scope and Contents

Statements of accounts of royalty fees due to WSC for sales of Volumes 1-3 of "The World Crisis" and Volume 4 "The Aftermath" from Curtis Brown Limited, Charles Scribner and Thornton Butterworth Limited.

Dates: 12 Feb 1929 - 15 May 1933
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: accounts paid., 08 Jan 1936 - 29 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/539
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence and invoices from Thomas Cook and Son Limited (4); Sir Frederick Butler, Finance Officer at the Foreign Office; the Edenbridge Motor Company (6); Ridley Pakenham-Walsh (2) and William Deakin (4) [WSC's literary assistants]; the District Messenger and Theatre Tickets Company Limited (14); Hotel Ritz, Paris (9).Also includes: monthly lists of literary expenses for 1935.

Dates: 08 Jan 1936 - 29 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: accounts paid., 23 Jan 1937 - 24 Feb 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/562
Scope and Contents Includes invoices and correspondence from: the District Messenger and Theatre Ticket Company Limited (17); the London Library (4); the Edenbridge Motor Company (14); Thornton Butterworth Limited (7); St Peter's Secretarial College (7); Hotel Ritz, Paris [France] (5); Cap Martin Hotel [France] (6); Lieutenant-Commander J H Owen and Ridley Pakenham-Walsh [WSC's literary assistants]; Imperial Airways Limited (7); Post Office Telephones (7).Also includes: a monthly statement of expenses for...
Dates: 23 Jan 1937 - 24 Feb 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: accounts paid., 02 Jan 1939 - Mar 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/639
Scope and Contents Includes invoices for car hire, the use of a messenger service, printing, secretarial services, copies of WSC's books, maps, train journeys, office equipment, book repair and binding, press cuttings, general expenses, including stays in the South of France; hotel, telephone and telegram bills.Includes invoices from the Edenbridge Motor Company, the District Messenger and Theatre Ticket Company Limited, F L Jenner Cars for Hire, Hilda Neal, George G Harrap and Company, Thornton Butterworth...
Dates: 02 Jan 1939 - Mar 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: "Arms and the Covenant" (and "Great Contemporaries"): letters of congratulations and thanks for complimentary copies., 06 Jan 1938 - 01 Jan 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/599
Scope and Contents Correspondents include (many commenting on contemporary foreign affairs and praising the foresight of WSC's speeches): Representatives of George G Harrap and Company on sending out the copies (2); Clement Attlee; Sybil, Lady Cholmondeley; "Robin" [Lord Castlereagh, later 8th Lord Londonderry]; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood; Sir Arthur Cory-Wright; Sir Emsley Carr [Chairman and Editor of the News of the World]; 1st Lord Craigavon [earlier James Craig]; [David] Percy Davies [Deputy Editor and...
Dates: 06 Jan 1938 - 01 Jan 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Arms and the Covenant": correspondence., 03 Apr 1938 - 11 Nov 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/598
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of George G Harrap and Company, including George Harrap, on details of publishing in the United Kingdom and abroad, and correction costs (20); Randolph Churchill on collating speeches for the book.Also includes: copy and draft letters from WSC to Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence] stating his intention of publishing statements made when he accompanied the deputation to Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] and Sir Thomas...
Dates: 03 Apr 1938 - 11 Nov 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Arms and the Covenant": correspondence., 23 Jan 1939 - 29 May 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/627
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Morgan Price on WSC signing a copy of the book; representatives of George G Harrap and Company including Walter Harrap on unsold and stock copies of "Arms and the Covenant", producing a cheaper version, and its adoption by the Right Book Club (5).

Dates: 23 Jan 1939 - 29 May 1939
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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Literary: Articles., 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Dec 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/231
Scope and Contents Proofs and cuttings of articles by WSC on the following subjects: a review of the speeches of Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith]; the life of Lord Ypres [earlier Sir John French and Lord French] including a summary of his career and relationship to WSC; "Will the British Empire Last?" for "Answers" on the principle of self-government, the unifying effect of the British monarchy and the administration of India and Egypt; American industry and finance; "Socialist Quackery" for the Daily Mail...
Dates: 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Dec 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Dec 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/232
Scope and Contents Proofs and cuttings of articles by WSC on the following subjects: "Mr Macdonald's Opportunity" on the visit of Ramsay Macdonald to the United States; "The Naval Argument" on British and American naval policy; "Prohibition" in the United States; "California"; "Wall Street" on the Wall Street crash; "The Battlefields" about Virginia; "Hollywood"; "Palestine and the Zionists" on violence in Palestine and the need for reconciliation between Jews and Arabs; "Why We Lost" on the defeat of the...
Dates: 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Dec 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/279A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondence, research notes and proofs of articles by WSC: "The United States of Europe" on European affairs and trade, the treaty of Versailles [France], the League of Nations, decisions made by [Aristide] Briand and the positions of the United States and Canada; "The Truth about the Dardanelles" including WSC's relationship with Lord Fisher at the Admiralty; "A Great Big Idea" on European affairs; "Why Pay More Taxes" including a statement by WSC on the Budget; "Mr Churchill advises...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/280
Scope and Contents Proofs and newspaper cuttings of various articles by WSC for the Sunday Chronicle: "With The Grenadiers" on WSC's time on the Western Front with the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, meetings with [1st Lord Ypres, earlier] Sir John French and conditions in the trenches; an article about George Bernard Shaw in which WSC describes his relationship with Shaw and Shaw's career; "A Man's Hobbies" on WSC's pastimes including painting and "Men Who Change Their Minds" on politicians who alter their...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/281
Scope and Contents Proofs, newspaper cuttings and research notes for various articles by WSC for the Daily Telegraph: "Fleets of Britain and America" on the naval building programmes of Great Britain and the United States; "Mr Churchill on the abuse of the dole" on WSC's opinions of the dole, the live register of unemployment and national insurance; a series of articles on "The Crucial Crises of the [First World] War" on the Battle of the Marne [France], Admiral [John] De Robeck and the minefields at the...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/282A-B
Scope and Contents Proofs for various articles by WSC for the Strand Magazine: "[Georges] Clemenceau: the man and the tiger" including his relationship with [Field Marshal Ferdinand] Foch, French politics and World War I; "If I lived my life over again" on various decisions taken by WSC, gambling, his experiences during the Boer War and at the Admiralty and his attitude towards the Conservative Party; "People who have influenced or impressed me" on Lord Randolph Churchill, William Bourke Cockran, Sir Francis...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/283
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Proofs and offprints of articles by WSC about World War I for Collier's Magazine and the Daily Telegraph including: "Panic in the East" on attacks on Germany by Russian forces; "[Field Marshal von] Ludendorff at Tannenberg" on the Battle of Tannenberg [Stebark, Poland]; "The man who saved Paris [France]" about General [Joseph] Gallieni; "The mystery of the Marne" on the Battle of the Marne [France]; "The mission of Colonel Hentsch" and "Ludendorff's last card".

Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1883 - 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/298
Scope and Contents Proofs and offprints of various articles written by WSC in 1931: "Philosophers and friends" on Lord Randolph Churchill, William Bourke Cockran, Sir Francis Mowatt , Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood], and David Lloyd George; "If I lived my life over again" on various decisions taken by WSC, gambling, his experiences during the Boer War and at the Admiralty and his attitude towards the Conservative Party; "How will it all end?" including observations on society; "Moses: the leader of a...
Dates: 1883 - 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/316
Scope and Contents Proofs and offprints of articles and short pieces by WSC including: a foreword to a book about Marthe Cnockaert-Roulers and the work of the secret service; "Prohibition"; "Britain must hear the truth" and "Tell England the truth" on the increasing military strengths of Germany and Japan, the likelihood of war in Europe and the importance of increasing the defences of the United Kingdom; an introduction to a reprinted edition of WSC's "The River War" on his experiences in the Sudan; and a...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., Feb 1935 - Nov 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/518A-B
Scope and Contents Proofs, press cuttings and publications of the following articles by WSC: "This Man's Gamble May Change Your Whole Life" on Franklin Roosevelt and his unemployment policy, and the difference between trade unions in Britain and the United States; "If Roosevelt Fails" on Franklin Roosevelt's economic policy and the risks of tearing down capitalism; "Lawrence of Arabia", an obituary for T E Lawrence; "Earl Jellicoe", an obituary for 1st Lord Jellicoe; "The Truth About Hitler" on the...
Dates: Feb 1935 - Nov 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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