Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 324 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from Lord Duncannon (later 10th Lord Bessborough), Aide-de-camp to Lieutenant-General Andrew McNaughton [General Officer Commanding], Canadian Corps, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on camouflage of lakes at Chartwell [Kent], and on WSC's possible visit to the Corps Headquarters. [Manuscript, with typed copy].
Minute from WSC to Maryott Whyte, on camouflaging of Chartwell [Kent], instructing that the reservoir on the hill should be drained, but not the reed bed beside it, that the swimming pool should be camouflaged, that the middle pool could only be emptied by siphoning, on no account should the penstock be opened, and that water could be let out of the biggest of the three lakes, but that care should be taken to prevent fish from escaping. [Carbon].
Letter from Knight, Frank and Rutley, Estate Agents, London, to WSC, asking if he still wished to put Chartwell [Kent] up for sale, as they had an interested client, Mr Mourayieff.
Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Maryott Whyte, on an estimate from Hammond and Hussey Limited, for a long ladder for use at Chartwell [Kent] in case of incendiary bombs.
Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee, returning agricultural forms uncompleted as WSC had no land under cultivation at Chartwell, only permanent pastures and woodlands. [Carbon].
Letter from Elizabeth Layton, Assistant Personal Secretary to WSC, to R G Noakes, Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee, acknowledging coupons for an issue of animal feed.
Specification for the installation of electric heating in WSC's Clothes Room, Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames]'s Room and the New Bathroom in the Nursery Kitchen [Chartwell, Kent].
Estimate from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]), for work at Chartwell, fitting a new lavatory basin in the Work Room on the top floor, and fitting a partition between WSC's room and the Maid's Room, for 24l 13s and painting Horatia Seymour's cottage, for 4 pounds.
Note by WSC on grazing at Chartwell [Kent], confirming that the new tenant of Chartwell Farm, R J Marnham could have any grazing not required for the heifers, the pony or the horse, on payment. [Carbon].
Letter from C R Bailey, District Technical Officer, Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee to WSC, with a report on Chartwell [Kent] that the ploughing of part of WSC's park for food production was not a success, recommending that the land should be cultivated in the spring, and then sown to permanent pasture, which could then be leased to a neighbouring farmer for grazing. [Copy].
Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Maryott Whyte, on payment of 12 pounds from Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee for putting 6 acres of grassland at Chartwell under the plough, asking if payment should be split with H J Pilbrow, who had done the ploughing. [Carbon].
Letter from Maryott Whyte to CSC, on ploughing of pasture at Chartwell [Kent] for cultivation, particularly the unfavourable reaction of A E Hill, the Head Gardener, also on arrangements for accommodation of WSC's secretaries during weekends at Chartwell.
Letter from Maryott Whyte to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], sending a form relating to a claim for a Government grant for ploughing up pasture at Chartwell [Kent], for WSC's signature, also on arrangements for WSC's visit to Chartwell.
Letter from [Grace Hamblin, Private Secretary to CSC] to A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]), on their offer of a Permutit Water Softener for Chartwell, stating that WSC and CSC were unable to accept such a costly gift, but that they would be interested in purchasing a softener. [Carbon].
Letter from Henry Osborne, Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company, Solicitors, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on a request from R J Marnham, the tenant of Chartwell Farm [Kent], for a copy of the Quarter Sessions order diverting the footpath on the estate.
Letter from H J Pilbrow to WSC, declining offer to share cesspool at Chartwell, advising him to build his new one above the pigsties and high enough on the bank so that the bottom was below the lake.
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.
Memorandum from John Colville to Anthony Bevir, John Martin, John Peck [Private Secretaries to WSC] and Charles Barker [Chief Clerk, 10 Downing Street] informing them of change of telephone number for Captain Harbord [head of WSC's personal cypher staff] and his substitute, Mr. Wetherall [Home Forces cypher staff]. [Carbon].
Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] to WSC chastising him for neglecting to use an air raid shelter himself whilst insisting that the rest of the country do so; includes filing note. [Manuscript].
Letter from WSC to Neville Chamberlain on bombing of Downing Street, also suggests, with King George VI's approval, that Chamberlain should continue to see telegrams and papers of special interest. [Carbon].
Note from Kathleen Hill [Personal Secretary to WSC] to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that Anita Leslie has accepted the invitation to lunch at Chequers [Buckinghamshire] on Friday and asking him to arrange for the car to call for Miss Leslie at 12.20 pm and to combine her with Commander Guest if he accepts. [initialled typescript] With further ms annotations by Kathleen Hill and John Colville regarding arrangements.
Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC asking whether he wants to invite Miss Anita Leslie and Lieutenant-Commander Raymond Guest to luncheon on Friday at 1.30 pm. [Initialled typescript] With annotation in red by WSC: "Yes at Chequers. Friday. I shall go down Thursday myself. arrange transport." With further pencil annotations by Kathleen Hill [Personal Secretary to WSC] regarding Anita Leslie's address.
Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that the President [Roosevelt] has sent him 6 new maps in substitution for some which are now in the map cabinet at No.10, and suggesting text for a short telegram of thanks. [Initialled typescript] [Dated 2 Jan 1944, but presumably 2 Jan 1945] Initialled and dated by WSC in red ink.
Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal" thanking him for the 6 new maps for his map cabinet, "which were safely delivered today".
Letter from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Gale [Military Operations Directorate, War Office] stating that WSC agrees that the contingent arrangements for guards at Chartwell or Ditchley [Dytchley Park, Oxfordshire] may be cancelled. Initialled. Carbon copy.