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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 133 Collections and/or Records:

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Public and Political: General: Various: "I worked for Mr Churchill" by Elizabeth Layton, typescript., 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/498A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript proofs of a book by Elizabeth Layton [later Elizabeth Nel] published as "Mr Churchill's Secretary" sent for WSC's approval. The book covers her experiences working for WSC between 1941 and 1945 and subjects and events including: WSC's work habits and methods of writing speeches; his personal health during the war; wartime events including the blitz and VE Day; visits to Washington [United States], Quebec [Canada], Cairo [Egypt], Teheran [Iran], Moscow; 10 Downing Street,...
Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, source material, prints and press cuttings., Dec 1926 - 25 Apr 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/83A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's statement (14 February 1928), entitled "Social Policy" on local services and the Road Fund. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4350 - 4358.Speech notes for WSC's statement (16 March 1928), entitled "Racecourse Betting Bill" on the Government's attitude to the bill, the status of horseracing and the effect of the Totalisator. Source material includes: a note from Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary]; a draft of the bill; a memorandum on the bill by the Jockey Club...
Dates: Dec 1926 - 25 Apr 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Transcript of CS's interviews with Martin Meredith, 1985 - 1985-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SOAM 10/19
Scope and Contents Almost complete copy. Subjects include: the Conservatives in the 1960s; becoming British Ambassador to France; CS's relationship with Margaret Thatcher; the Conservatives in the 1950s; the Civil Service strike, 1981; early negotiations for entry into Europe, 1960-64; CS's view of Sir Winston Churchill and [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; CS's visit to the Soviet Union,1964; becoming British Ambassador to France; the Soames Affair, 1969; negotiations on entry into...
Dates: 1985 - 1985-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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(Untitled), 02 Dec [1896]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/68
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: the news that his butterfly collection has been destroyed by a rat; a forthcoming polo match; thanks for copies of the Strand magazine and comments on a story by [Arthur] Conan Doyle; a pony race meeting in which he was placed third 3 times; the arrival of "Lily" [his pony]; the plants in his garden; and the deaths of soldiers. Signed manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/69-74.

Dates: 02 Dec [1896]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/69-74
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: the news that his butterfly collection has been destroyed by a rat; a forthcoming polo match; thanks for copies of the Strand magazine and comments on a story by [Arthur] Conan Doyle; a pony race meeting in which he was placed third 3 times; the arrival of "Lily" [his pony]; the plants in his garden; and the deaths of soldiers. Typed. 2 copies. Original letter at CHAR 28/152A/68.

Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Dec [1896]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/75-76
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: thanks for his letter; his wounded kneecap which was caused by a "sequel to a bearfight" at a dinner the previous evening with instructions not to tell [James] Welldon about the incident "he would be bound to view it with stern disapproval - never having...come into contact with the slightly elevated and inebriated subaltern"; his opinion of hypocrisy within the clergy and of religion; his progress with...
Dates: 07 Dec [1896]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/77-82
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: thanks for his letter; his wounded kneecap which was caused by a "sequel to a bearfight" at a dinner the previous evening with instructions not to tell [James] Welldon about the incident "he would be bound to view it with stern disapproval - never having...come into contact with the slightly elevated and inebriated subaltern"; his opinion of hypocrisy within the clergy and of religion; his...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Feb 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/87-89
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he comments on Jack's disapproval of his literary style, supplying arguments from [Edward] Gibbon; explains his opinions about the decline in the style of letter-writing due to the speed of the post, asking, as he receives letters infrequently, "Can you blame me, if, while I suffer the inconvenience of our ancestors, I try to imitate their virtues?"; discusses his trip to Meerut and the races at Bangalore in which his...
Dates: 14 Feb 1897
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/90-95
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he comments on Jack's disapproval of his literary style, supplying arguments from [Edward] Gibbon; explains his opinions about the decline in the style of letter-writing due to the speed of the post, asking, as he receives letters infrequently, "Can you blame me, if, while I suffer the inconvenience of our ancestors, I try to imitate their virtues?"; discusses his trip to Meerut and the races at...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/111
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 09 Jul 1942
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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(Untitled), 17 Jan 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/399A/8
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Nassau, Bahamas) to Violet Pearman [Secretary to WSC] (Chartwell [Kent]), confirming that he had received a cheque for 7l 18s 3d, from the sale of a sow at Westerham Market, asking if it was the sow which had won prizes, and what the prizes were worth [typescript letter, initialled by WSC, and annotated "not the prize pig"].

Dates: 17 Jan 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Dec 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/399A/9-10
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Notice of sale of a sow at Westerham Market [Kent] by Alfred Friend, for 7l 18s 3d, with note that the cheque had been sent to WSC.

Dates: 14 Dec 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Aug 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/236/177
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (38 Bryanston Square [London]) to WSC, saying how proud he is of WSC and of a letter written by him: "the letter is truly wonderful - it will do good throughout the world - such a noble sentiment expressed in wonderful language". Bailey also predicts that Benito Mussolini will be able to attack Egypt from Abyssinia [later Ethiopia], although he has heard that it will take Italy 5 years to conquer the Abyssinians; he thinks it will actually take 6 months. He also...
Dates: 27 Aug 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Oct 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/15
Scope and Contents

Letter from [Kathleen Hill, Secretary to WSC] to the Local Food Office, Sevenoaks [Kent], applying for a permit for sugar for feeding the bees at Chartwell. [Carbon].

Dates: 31 Oct 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Jun 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/16
Scope and Contents

Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to WSC, confirming that A E Hill [Gardener, Chartwell, Kent] had received a full ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell.

Dates: 02 Jun 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 May 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/17
Scope and Contents

Minute from WSC to the Private Office, on the ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell [Kent].

Dates: 05 May 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 May 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/18
Scope and Contents

Minute from Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, on the ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell [Kent].

Dates: 03 May 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/79-81
Scope and Contents

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].

Dates: 02 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Oct 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/82
Scope and Contents

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].

Dates: 28 Oct 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Jun 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/101
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 15 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/103
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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].

Dates: 13 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/105
Scope and Contents

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].

Dates: 04 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [29 Sep 1891]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/8/25
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Banstead, to WSC, apologies for not visiting him at Harrow, and advising him not to sell his bicycle and buy a bulldog puppy "a dog is sometimes a nuisance".

Dates: [29 Sep 1891]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [11] [Jun] [1891]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/16/26
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Letter from WSC (The Head Master's, Harrow School [Middlesex]) to "Mummy"[Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he informs her that his [toothache] has got better, asks about the health of various animals and says that [Elizabeth] Everest has sent him a hamper.

Dates: [11] [Jun] [1891]
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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(Untitled), [Sep] [1891]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/16/42
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Letter from WSC ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mummy" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses purchasing a bull dog, asks her to make a doctor's appointment for him and to write to [James] Welldon to thank him for arranging private lessons for him.

Dates: [Sep] [1891]
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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