Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 450 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from George [Cornwallis-West](Invercauld, Ballater, Aberdeenshire [Scotland]) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing the possibility that they may marry. He observes that she changes her mind frequently, says that he will not marry her until he has more money, that he has quarrelled with many of his relations and friends and that WSC made "strong arguments" in favour of leaving matters as they are.
Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Erquy [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that she has made an impression on Robineau and comments that a letter from WSC was "decidedly hot and his writing was melting".
Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill ([45 Rue des Missionnaires] Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses Lord Vernon's illness and says that Lord Vernon is "furious with Winston [WSC], who is a millionaire in India". He also mentions the names of other people he has met who include Lord Charles Beresford and asks her to visit him.
Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is glad that WSC will miss the war in Greece as "he will not be able to agitate about it", describes a concert and his progress at the piano and asks her to send him money and musical scores.
Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (45 Rue des Missionnaires, Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses pleasure at the news of WSC's success, complains about his ears and says that he is looking forward to returning home.
Letter to WSC and CSC from Gladys Gough, enclosing a cutting from the New York Times on Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames] being spanked by a United States soldier at an ATS [Auxiliary Territorial Service] party; also includes press transcripts and notes by John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] and D Parker-Bowles, Duty Officer, Ministry of Information, on whether the incident should be prevented from appearing in British newspapers.
Note from Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] to Randolph Churchill enclosing a War Cabinet report on foreign propaganda broadcasts: report includes undermining of WSC with a quote from Randolph Churchill on WSC keeping his money safely in the United States, and the suggestion that Sir Stafford Cripps, Lord Privy Seal, is a Bolshevist sympathiser and possible agent.
Telegrams between General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in- Chief, Middle East, Sir James Grigg, Secretary of State for War and WSC on Major Randolph Churchill being ordered to remain in Britain, the false position he has been placed in, and Auchinleck's request that he should be returned to the Middle East; includes covering correspondence between Sydney Redman [Principal Private Secretary to Grigg], Leslie Rowan and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC].
Correspondence between Randolph Churchill and William Connor, "Cassandra" of the Daily Mirror, on Randolph Churchill's recent unopposed election success at Preston [Lancashire] and his criticism of Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield but not Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] and Sir Kingsley Wood as former advocates of appeasement; includes covering notes by Lilian Buck, Secretary to Randolph Churchill and John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC].
Correspondence between WSC, and Major Randolph Churchill on the latter's new posting to the Middle East; includes covering correspondence between Edmond Armstrong, War Cabinet Office and John Martin and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC] and a note from Martin to Pamela Churchill [earlier Pamela Digby, later Pamela Harriman].
Minute from Lieutenant-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to WSC] to WSC on a proposed appointment for Randolph Churchill as Intelligence Officer to the Commando Brigade.
Letter from WSC to Jean [Ivan] Maisky [Soviet Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for his enquiry about Randolph Churchill's injury.
Telegram from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of State in the Middle East] against suggestion that Randolph Churchill act as liaison between Lyttelton and WSC.
Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [Minister of State, Middle East, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC requesting permission to overrule WSC's objections and appoint Randolph Churchill as liaison between themselves.
Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] rejecting appointment of Randolph Churchill as liaison between them and recommending he return to active service.
Letter from "Clemmie" [CSC](Admiralty Yacht "Between Portsmouth [Hampshire] and Queenstown [South Africa]") to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she hopes that [Lady Randolph] is better; describes her stay on the "Enchantress"; comments that Diana [Churchill, later Diana Bailey and Diana Sandys] is enjoying herself; and reports that WSC has been flying twice and that she has flown once with Lieutenant Spenser Grey.
Letter from Clementine [CSC](Admiralty, Whitehall) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she apologises for losing her temper, explains that it was because [Lady Randolph] appeared to ignore "Goonie" [Gwendeline Churchill], and invites her to dine with WSC.
Copy of a letter from WSC to [Lord] Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth] about the death of [Lady Randolph Churchill] which he describes as "mercifully swift". He thanks Northcliffe for his letter of condolence and for the "dignified and honouring" articles about his mother in the Times.
Letter from Diana [Churchill, later Diana Bailey and Diana Sandys] (2 Sussex Square [London]) to "Grannie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks her for a box of chocolates, reports that she is to attend the Trooping of the Colour with WSC, that Sarah [Churchill, later Sarah Oliver, Sarah Beauchamp and Sarah, Lady Audley] is better and that Randolph [Churchill] has gone to school. Signed manuscript.
Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (The Lodge, Brackley, Northamptonshire) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill], expresses concern for her health, discusses plans to go to Scotland on the [Admiralty yacht] Enchantress with WSC and "Jack" [John S Churchill] and reports that the "boys" [John G Churchill and Peregrine Churchill] are well. Signed manuscript.
Copy of a letter from [W Bernau of Lloyds bank] to WSC marked 'private and confidential' discussing Randolph Churchill's finances and expressing concern at his overdraft. He notes that WSC does not want any of Randolph's cheques to be returned but asks "what are we to do if he does not keep his eye on funds". Manuscript.