Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 450 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that "Winney" [WSC] is looking after him, that he has passed the arithmetic exam and that he has been given a nice room.
Letter from [John S Churchill] ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] reporting that "Winney" [WSC] is going to take a medical examination and that he is hoping for a quiet day, commenting "I do not get much peace while he is here".
Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Andermatt [Switzerland) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his journey and climbing Pilatus. He also reports that "Winney" [WSC] "went nearly mad" at the news that he had passed the Sandhurst examination and is writing to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill].
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 from Sir Shane Leslie [Cousin to WSC] (Glaslough, County Monaghan, [Eire]) to Desmond [? Desmond Morton, Personal Assistant to WSC] suggesting that WSC and CSC might want to see his daughter Anita who has been in Alsace [France] all winter and has the Croix de Guerre and the Maquis medal: "Anita arrived here on Friday and neutrality was horribly infringed by playing bands and cheering crowds!". With annotation by ?WSC referring matter to CSC.
Letter from CSC to WSC stating that Anita Leslie is Sir Shane Leslie's daughter, that "I believe she has done very good service" in North Africa and Alsace [ France], recommending that WSC asks her to luncheon, and regretting that she will not be there. [Initialled typescript].
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 Sir Shane Leslie [Cousin to WSC] telephoned to let him know that Lieutenant John Leslie, a prisoner in Germany for five years, had now returned safely and was on his way to Ireland. [Initialled typescript].
Text of telegram from WSC to Sir Shane Leslie [Cousin to WSC] expressing his delight that "John is safe after his long tribulations" [see CHAR 20/198A/42]. [typescript] With note regarding despatch.
Note from Elizabeth Layton [Secretary to WSC] to WSC informing him that Lord Blandford [later John, 11th Duke of Marlborough] will be at home for a week's leave from Saturday 30 Jun. [Typescript] With tick in red ink by ? WSC.
Note from Jo Sturdee [later Lady Onslow, personal secretary to WSC] to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that CSC has kept the photographs for her scrap book and thinks that a message of thanks should be sent from WSC to General Sir Frederick Pile [General Officer Commanding in Chief Anti-Aircraft Command]. [Typescript].
Letter from WSC to General Sir Frederick Pile [General Officer Commanding in Chief Anti-Aircraft Command] thanking him for the photographs of Mary [Mary Churchill, later Lady Soames] taken with her Battery in Belgium and on the cross-Channel journey, and stating that CSC is keeping them for her scrapbook. [Carbon].
Letter from WSC to General Sir Frederick Pile [General Officer Commander in Chief, Anti -Aircraft Command] thanking him for photographs [not included] of his daughter Mary Churchill [later Lady Soames] with her battery in Belgium and crossing the Channel [carbon].
Press cutting entitled "The Great Sarah" reporting remarks made by CSC referring to those qualities of Sarah, 1st Duchess of Marlborough which she would try to avoid [sent to WSC by Lord Beaverbrook].
Contains accounts and maps of the First Duke of Marlborough's campaigns and general notes on eighteenth and nineteenth century history.