Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 263 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from WSC ("In camp", 4th (The Queen's Own) Hussars, Bangalore, Madras [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses: the likelihood that he may be posted to Egypt, a recommendation made by the colonel, his intention to return to England if he is not quarantined, sufferings from sunburn and his position as brigade major and adjutant about which he comments "responsibility is an exhilarating drink".
Letter from WSC (Jodpore [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has injured himself and will not be able to play in the polo tournament.
Letter from WSC (Meerut [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has been able to play in a polo tournament as his shoulder has recovered, that he is staying with Sir Bindon Blood, that he will discuss the title of a magazine with [James] Welldon and will write a preface for it.
Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: his opinion that the government will not be able to continue for much longer, his plans to visit Ivor [Guest, later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and 2nd Lord Wimborne], and electric treatment for his dislocated shoulder.
Letter from WSC (Canford Manor, Wimborne [Dorset]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her of his decision to remain to continue massage treatment and inviting her to Manchester. He discusses the masseuse's opinion that his speech impediment is caused by a ligament in his tongue and the probability that the government will resign and "CB's" [Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman] activities.
Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he informs her that Sir Felix Semon has refused to "cut off my tongue" [a reference to WSC's speech impediment which was thought to be caused by a ligament]; discusses an invitation to Blenheim for Christmas; the formation of a new government and the possibility that he might be given office. Envelope present marked "private".
Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Elstree School [Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for allowing "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] to visit him, reports that he has been placed top of his form and says that he is sorry to hear that "Winney" [WSC] has a toothache.
Notes by Anthony Bevir and John Martin [Private Secretaries to WSC] on contacting Sir Charles Wilson [President, Royal College of Physicians, later 1st Lord Moran]; includes correspondence between Bevir and Wilson.
Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Supreme Commander, South West Pacific] to WSC regarding military command in Burma [later Myanmar]: feels disturbed at the "lack of real fighting spirit" shown by troops in Malaya [later Malaysia] and Burma, and lists some causes; comments on Lieutenant-General Thomas Hutton [General Officer Commanding, Burma] and proposal to replace him with General Harold Alexander; refers to own rapid recovery.
Letter from Sir Percy Sargent to WSC, giving advice on WSC's injured knee.
Prescription for WSC.
Letter from Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby] to [WSC] on: the concession [relating to the proposed excise on imported mechanical lighters controversially granted by Arthur Samuel [later Lord Mancroft], the Financial Secretary to the Treasury; the widespread hope that WSC will soon recover [from his influenza].
Letter from Henry Liddell Hart (Trays Hill, Highgate, [London]) to WSC noting that they have both suffered from influenza, asking him to read and comment on "Reputations" and commenting on the part of the memoirs of Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] dealing with WSC's request for an army command.
Letter from Sir Eric Geddes (55 & 56 Pall Mall, London) to WSC trusting that CSC is not seriously ill, agreeing with WSC on electricity and the repopulation of the countryside by garden cities, advocating the development of rural industrial centres and recommending that WSC should talk to Charles Merz about electricity.
Letter from [WSC] to Sir Eric Geddes reporting that CSC is resting under doctor's orders and expressing the wish to talk to Geddes about electrical development, on which WSC will touch at his meeting in Birmingham. Carbon copy.
Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Edmund Cook Wheater reporting that he has sent David Hunter's application [to be a Chancery Visitor in Lunacy] to the secretary of the Lord Chancellor and that WSC has had a riding accident. Carbon typescript copy.
Letter from Edward Marsh to Captain Albert Larking, secretary of the Early Closing Association (30-40 Ludgate Hill, [London]) stating that the date of the general election is still uncertain and that WSC is feeling better. Carbon copy.
Letter from Charles Hutchings, honorary secretary of the Bristol City National Liberal Council (67 Robertson Road, Eastville, Bristol) to WSC (Colonial Office) expressing regret at his indisposition and hoping that he will be able to visit at a later date.
Letter from Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC expressing the hope of King George V that WSC's health is improving and his regret that WSC was not able personally to hand over his seal of office. Promises that his submission to the King for a GCMG for Sir John Chancellor will be attended to.
Letter from Peter Larkin (19 Victoria Street, London) to WSC welcoming the improvement in his health but regretting his resignation as Secretary of State for the Colonies, and remembering WSC's kindness to him when they first met.
Letter from Sir Herbert Samuel [later Lord Samuel] (High Commissioner's Office, Jerusalem, [Palestine]) to WSC on the largely satisfactory political situation in Palestine over the last two years, Simon's lack of regret that he is not standing in the general election, given the current state of Liberalism, and WSC's recovery from his operation.