Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:
Literary: Various correspondence about corrections to and research for WSC's book "The Aftermath" [Volume 4 of "The World Crisis"]., 01 Dec 1928 - 27 Dec 1928
Literary: Various correspondence about WSC's book "The Aftermath", Volume 4 of "The World Crisis"., 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Jan 1929
Includes letters from CSC to WSC written while he served on the Western Front. Part A comprises original letters: part B comprises typescript transcripts prepared circa 1945.
Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence, McCarthy - Maze., Apr 1955 - Apr 1965
Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Su - Th., 11 Sep 1948 - 14 Mar 1960
Manuscript and typescript speech notes on subjects including: Roger Bannister; the success of the Institute of Directors; ELS’s own writing work; the mistake of being bound too closely to France; has France a future?; Winston Churchill, including a review of the final volume of his war memoirs; a review of Major-General Gerald Verney’s history of the Seventh Armoured Division, the 'Desert Rats'; Marshal Philippe Petain and the 1917 mutinies in the French army.
Letter from CSC to WSC, on his return to Belgium after leave in Britain. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/2.
Letter from CSC to WSC, on the Conscription Crisis, the Prime Minister's method of dealing with opposition, and the possibility of publication of the Dardanelles Papers. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/23-25.
Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC explaining that he may omit some parts of his Gallipoli diary when it is published (but not his references to "the wickedness at the end which bust up the whole show") and praising WSC's painting of a cedar.
Page from the Times including marked article describing the naval attack in the Dardanelles as "a legitimate war gamble". [Retained in connection with the proceedings against Lord Alfred Douglas arising from his claim that WSC misreported the Battle of Jutland to allow Jewish interests led by Sir Ernest Cassel to profit on the stock market].
Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Dardanelles) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: the problems posed by cold weather which has led to men in the trenches dying of exposure; relief that WSC has left the Government; financial difficulties; the unpopularity of [General Sir] Ian [Hamilton]. Annotated by Lady Randolph Churchill "Keep money part private".
Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Headquarters, 5th Army, British Expeditionary Force, France) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that WSC has given him a full account of her wedding [to Montagu Porch]; describes a visit to Paris and anticipates victory with the arrival of American troops; reports that he has been awarded the Companion of the Distinguished Service Order and comments that John [G Churchill] has settled down at school.
Letter from WSC ([France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for money, discusses his relationship with the Grenadiers, conditions [on the Western Front], the return of "K" [Lord Kitchener] and his opinion of the Government. Envelope present.
Letter from WSC (General Headquarters, British Army in the Field [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his time with the army as "pleasant & peaceful", reports that he has inspected trenches at Nieuwpoort and Ostende [Belgium] and visited the battlefield at Carency [France] and that he is relieved that he is not associated with the present actions of the Government. Envelope present.
Letter from WSC (6th Royal Scots Fusiliers in the Field [France]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is looking forward to returning home and discusses the effect of the cold weather on fighting in the trenches. Envelope present. Note that although the letter is dated 23 January 1916, context suggests it is 23 February 1916.
Letter from WSC (6th Royal Scots Fusiliers in the Field [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses his decision to return from France, says that he enjoys being in the trenches and intends to speak to Arthur Balfour. Envelope present.