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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 185 Collections and/or Records:

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Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 11 Jan 1956 - 28 Nov 1956

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/60A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (11 January, London), entitled "The Benjamin Franklin Medal", on the value of receiving the award because of WSC's American blood and because of Franklin's work to preserve unity between the United States and Britain, and on the task of maintaining that unity in the future. Part published: Complete Speeches VIII p 8671.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (31 March, Roquebrune, Cap Martin [France]) upon receiving honorary citizenship of Roquebrune, on...
Dates: 11 Jan 1956 - 28 Nov 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 06 Nov 1958 - 26 Oct 1960

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/62A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (6 November 1958, Hotel Matignon, Paris [France]) entitled "A Friend of France" on receiving the Croix de la Liberation from Charles de Gaulle, President of France, on subjects including: de Gaulle's wartime status as the symbol of France and his present responsibilities and problems; the confused international situation; WSC's long friendship with France; the uncertain future and the need for Britain, France and the Western allies to stand...
Dates: 06 Nov 1958 - 26 Oct 1960
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 07 Nov 1945 - 28 Nov 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/2A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (7 November, House of Commons) entitled "The Anglo American Alliance" on the impending visit by the Prime Minister, Clement Attlee, to the United States and on subjects including foreign policy and the Soviet Union, the production of nuclear weapons and the disclosure of information about atomic weapons. Source material includes: a note from [?1st Lord Cherwell earlier Frederick Lindemann]; a letter from Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] and an extract...
Dates: 07 Nov 1945 - 28 Nov 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 03 May 1946 - 31 May 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/5A-B
Scope and Contents Newscutting reporting WSC's speech (3 May, Dorchester Hotel, London) at the Jubilee dinner celebrating 50 years of the Daily Mail, and reporting speeches delivered by 2nd Lord Rothermere [earlier Esmond Harmsworth] Chairman of the Daily Mail, 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken], 1st Lord Tedder and G Ward Price.Speech notes for WSC's speech of thanks (7 May) on receiving the freedom of Westminster entitled "The British Commonwealth" including: his standing for election in Westminster...
Dates: 03 May 1946 - 31 May 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 20 Apr 1946 - 21 Sep 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/8A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes and Hansard report of WSC's speech (1 August, House of Commons) on Palestine on subjects including: his conviction that there should be a Jewish national home in Palestine; the success which followed the 1922 [Balfour] declaration; the opinions of T E Lawrence [T E Shaw, "Lawrence of Arabia"] about the treatment of the Arabs; the repatriation of the Jews in Europe; and the decision by the United States not to support Zionism policy. Source material includes: an extract from a...
Dates: 20 Apr 1946 - 21 Sep 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Speech notes., 04 Oct 1946 - 28 Oct 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/9A-E
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech of thanks (4 October 1946, Blackpool [Lancashire]) on receiving the freedom of Blackpool.Speech notes and galley proofs of WSC's speech (5 October 1946, Conservative Party conference, Blackpool) entitled "Every Dog His Day" on subjects including: criticism of the Labour government; the need for a concerted opposition to Communism; foreign policy; the deterioration of relations with the Soviet Union; post war reconstruction; the electoral system; taxation;...
Dates: 04 Oct 1946 - 28 Oct 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 07 May 1948 - 28 May 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/18A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (7 May, The Hague [The Netherlands]) at the Congress of Europe entitled "The grand design" including: the progress of European integration and support from the United States for the Marshall Plan; the origins of European unity and the “Grand Design” of King Henry IV of France; the importance of “forgetting the hatreds of the past”, of mutual economic and military aid, closer political unity and maintaining progress; the speech he made at Zurich [entitled "The...
Dates: 07 May 1948 - 28 May 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 26 Jan 1949 - 26 Feb 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/23A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (House of Commons) in the Palestine debate on the truce between the Jews and the Egyptians; the failure of the reconnaissance mission by the RAF; criticism of the Labour government's foreign policy and the actions of the Foreign Secretary [Ernest Bevin]; and the need to oppose communism. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7773-83.Speech notes for WSC's speech (3 February 1949, House of Commons) in the debate on the official conduct of Ministers and Public...
Dates: 26 Jan 1949 - 26 Feb 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 01 Apr 1949 - 28 May 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/25A-E
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (United Europe Economic Conference, Church House, Westminster [London]) entitled "The three circles (foreign policy)" including: the importance of the European movement in foreign policy; the resources of Europe; the "three circles" of significance in world affairs being the British empire and commonwealth, the English-speaking world, and United Europe. Source material includes: background notes from Duncan Sandys [Chairman of the International Executive of the...
Dates: 01 Apr 1949 - 28 May 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 01 Jun 1949 - 17 Aug 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/26A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (1 June, Kensington Town Hall [London]) on receiving the freedom of the Borough of Kensington including: his memories and experience of Kensington; its history and contribution during World War II and his descent from John, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7824-5 (part).Brief manuscript notes for WSC's speech (26 June, Savoy Hotel [London]) at the 1922 Committee Luncheon.Speech notes for WSC's speech (5 July, Sikorski Institute,...
Dates: 01 Jun 1949 - 17 Aug 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Speech notes., 02 Nov 1949 - 28 Dec 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/28A-B
Scope and Contents Brief manuscript notes for and transcript of WSC's speech of thanks (2 November 1949, Grosvenor House, Park Lane [London]) entitled "Riches of English Literature" on receiving the Sunday Times book prize including: the importance of the Sunday Times, of the English language and of reading; his experiences as a writer; and communications and television. Source material includes: notes from "Jo" [Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC]; correspondence from Lionel Berry [later 2nd Lord...
Dates: 02 Nov 1949 - 28 Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Mar 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/72/134
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Telegram from WSC to Major Randolph Churchill (Middle East) asking him to convey to the Colonel of the 4th Hussars the value he places on being Colonel of the Regiment.

Dates: 29 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Mar 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/93A/99
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Letter from WSC to Sir Adrian Pollock [City Chamberlain and Treasurer] accepting the invitation of the Court of Common Council of the City of London to the Freedom of the City Signed.

Dates: 23 Mar 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/93B/116
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Letter from WSC to Dr Salvador Diaz Valdes thanking him for conferring upon him Honorary Citizenship of the province of Pinar del Rio [Cuba] and for presenting the diploma granting this honour, to Sir George Forbes [British Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary for Cuba] on his recent visit there Signed.

Dates: 01 Apr 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Jun 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/93B/188
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Letter from WSC to J S Hill, Lord Mayor of Manchester, stating that he is honoured to hear that the Freedom of the City of Manchester might be conferred upon him but regrets that he could not attend the ceremony until the war is over Initialled.

Dates: 17 Jun 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Jun 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/93B/192
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Letter from WSC to Sir Alfred Webb Johnson accepting his offer to become an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Signed.

Dates: 21 Jun 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/93A/14-15
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Letter from WSC to Air Marshal Sir Bertine Sutton [Air Member for Personnel] informing him of his delight at having been awarded honorary wings by the RAF. Signed.

Dates: 01 Apr 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Sep 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94A/131-132
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Letter from WSC to J R Cairns, Town Clerk of Dover, Kent, informing him that he is greatly honoured by the proposal to grant him Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Dover, but asking if it would be possible for the conferment of it to take place after the end of the war as he has postponed his installation as Lord Warden until then and adding that he has declined a number of similar offers in the area Signed.

Dates: 30 Sep 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 07 Oct 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94B/178
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Letter from WSC to [1st] Lord Ebbisham [earlier Sir George Blades, Chancellor of the Primrose League] informing him that he accepts his invitation to become Grand Master of the Primrose League and stating that he has no objection to being so described on the League's headed paper Signature in typescript.

Dates: 07 Oct 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94A/3
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Letter from WSC to Sir Samuel George Joseph the Lord Mayor of London thanking him for the great honour done to him at the Guildhall and the Mansion House on June 30th [Freedom of the City of London].

Dates: 03 Jul 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 31 Jul 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94A/69
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Letter from WSC to J S Hill, Lord Mayor of Manchester, thanking him for a recent letter which conveyed that he was now a Freeman of Manchester and that he looks forward to visiting the city for the ceremony at the earliest opportunity. Signature in typescript.

Dates: 31 Jul 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 04 Aug 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94A/83
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Letter from WSC to Henry Wall the Lord Mayor of Bristol accepting his offer of the Freedom of the City but stressing that it may not be possible for him to come to Bristol to receive this honour before the end of the war Initialled.

Dates: 04 Aug 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 07 Nov 1914

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/44/126
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Letter from George Adam Smith, Principal of the University of Aberdeen, to WSC, informing him of his election as Rector of the University. [Annotated and initialled by WSC].

Dates: 07 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Nov 1914

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/44/127
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Telegram from WSC to the University of Aberdeen, accepting the post of Rector of the University, undertaking to represent the students to the best of his ability. [Hand-written copy].

Dates: 07 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Nov 1914

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/44/128-133
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Telegram from Robert Forgan and Gilbert Rose, University of Aberdeen Liberal Association, and Archibald Hyslop and Bernarde Davis, University of Aberdeen Unionist Association, to WSC, informing him of his election as Rector of the University. [3 copies].

Dates: 07 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open