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Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 823 Collections and/or Records:

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Personal: Visits and invitations: Monte Carlo [Monaco] (December 1948 - January 1949) H - Z., 29 Nov 1948 - 19 Jan 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/74
Scope and Contents Correspondents on WSC's visit to Monte Carlo include: Louis Detraz, General Manager, Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo (7); Denise, Duchess of Leinster; Prince Rainier of Monaco; James Griffyth Fairfax, President, M C Club; Lady Smith-Gordon; Mary Soames [earlier Mary Churchill]; Florence Stonor (2); "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster]; Edward, Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and Edward VIII] (3); Charles Wood [literary assistant to WSC] on ["The Gathering Storm", volume 1 of "The...
Dates: 29 Nov 1948 - 19 Jan 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Committee to promote Hapsburg claims., May 1931 - Sep 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/588
Scope and Contents Correspondents on the claims of the Hapsburg family (the Royal family of Austria-Hungary) to lands in Czechoslovakia include: [1st Lord] Southborough [earlier Francis Hopwood] on subjects including arrangements for WSC to meet members of the Hapsburg family (5); E Rechnitzer on subjects including the claims of the family and his contacts with Prince Max Hohenlohe (27); E Dalby, Private Secretary to Rechnitzer (4); "Van", Sir Robert Vansittart, Under Secretary of State at the Foreign Office...
Dates: May 1931 - Sep 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: correspondence and papers concerning an action brought by William Griffin, editor and publisher of the New York Enquirer, against WSC for slander over WSC's denial of statements attributed to him by Griffin on the United States' entry into World War I allegedly made during a meeting in August 1936., Jan 1940 - Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/408
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: David Hecht and J Arthur Leve of Leve, Hecht, Hadfield and Clarke, WSC's US lawyers (14); David Scott [Assistant Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; [11th] Lord Lothian [earlier Philip Kerr, British Ambassador to the United States] (7); Sir John Simon [Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Sir Thomas Barnes, Treasury Solicitor (4); "B B" [Brendan Bracken, Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from...
Dates: Jan 1940 - Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: correspondence and papers concerning the action brought by William Griffin, editor and publisher of the New York Enquirer [United States], against WSC., Mar 1942 - Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/454
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Thomas Barnes, Treasury Solicitor (26); John Foster [First Secretary] (British Embassy, Washington) (4); [Bernard] Sendall [Principal Private Secretary to Minister of Information]; Lovat Dickson [Director] of MacMillan and Company (3); Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin], British Ambassador to the United States (2); [Maurice] Bathurst [Legal Adviser, British Embassy, Washington] (2); [Frank] Lawton [Principal Assistant Treasury Solicitor] (3). Also...
Dates: Mar 1942 - Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence C-G., Jul 1929 - May 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/573A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [1st Lord] Carson on India; "Bertie" [7th Duke of] Leinster [earlier Lord Edward FitzGerald] on his health; Randolph Churchill on his finances; representatives of Nicholl Manistry and Company regarding the division of stock and a settlement to Randolph Churchill; Lord Ivor Churchill on subjects including family affairs including Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough and a statue of John, 1st Duke of Marlborough (5); Neville Chamberlain on opposition to the Finance Bill;...
Dates: Jul 1929 - May 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence, L-M., May 1929 - Sep 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/575A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Oliver Locker Lampson on subjects including an invitation to give a lecture (2); Sir John Lavery on the Artists' General Benevolent Institution; Nathan Laski requesting an invitation with the Home Secretary; Shane Leslie on WSC's "Marlborough: His life and times" and on family news (3); Commander Augustus Agar on a possible lecture by WSC; Leonie Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome]; Frederick Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] on subjects including the Conservative Party,...
Dates: May 1929 - Sep 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Gifts: Winston Churchill Birthday Trust., 30 Sep 1954 - 19 Jan 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/431A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents (concerning the Winston Churchill birthday trust) include: Brian Goddard, Secretary of the Winston Churchill birthday fund; Edward Martell, Chairman of the Fund (and Editor of the Recorder) (10) on subjects including a register of donors and the amounts given; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company (WSC's solicitor) on subjects including investments, the establishment of the Trust and the presentation to WSC (23); A L Ball, Manager of Lloyds Bank (Cox's and King's branch) (4);...
Dates: 30 Sep 1954 - 19 Jan 1959
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Kitchener of Khartoum film., 18 May 1938 - 20 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/353
Scope and Contents Correspondents on the film include: Curtis Brown [Managing Director] of Curtis Brown Limited, International Publishing Bureau, asking WSC to act as adviser for a film on the life of 1st Lord Kitchener (2); Henrietta Hilton, Manager, Film Department, Curtis Brown Limited, on WSC's financial terms for the film, his contract with Premier Sound Film Productions Limited, and widening publicity for the film (9).Also includes: note from Curtis Brown Limited on the proposal for the film; copy of a...
Dates: 18 May 1938 - 20 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative conference, Blackpool [Lancashire], October 1954., 27 Mar 1954 - 08 Feb 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/134
Scope and Contents Correspondents on WSC's attendance of the Conservative Party conference include: 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office]; Geoffrey Drewe [Assistant to Honorary Treasurers, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] on WSC's expenses (2); representatives for E W Arkle, Commercial Superintendent, British Transport Commission, on WSC's journey to Blackpool (4);.Other subjects include: accommodation, travel and expenses.Also includes: notes...
Dates: 27 Mar 1954 - 08 Feb 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence D - G., 29 Sep 1951 - 19 Oct 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/128A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Guy Schofield [Editor], Daily Mail (2); Joaquim Paco D'Arcos, Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on his lecture on WSC; John Dodge; Burnaby Drayson, on the effect on Europe had WSC stayed as Prime Minister after 1945 (2); Clement Attlee [Leader of the Labour Party, and Prime Minister] (2); Sir Thomas Dugdale [later 1st Lord Crathorne, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries] on the effect of the Rating and Valuation Bill on racecourses, and the National Farmers'...
Dates: 29 Sep 1951 - 19 Oct 1957
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T - Z., 15 Jan 1951 - 12 Feb 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/131
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Geoffrey Drewe [Assistant to Honorary Treasurers, Conservative and Unionist Party] on WSC's expenses; Kenneth Thompson; John Hare, Vice-Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, on subjects including the local election at High Wycombe [Buckinghamshire] (2); Sir Edward Bridges, [Permanent Secretary], Treasury, on WSC's salary and Prime Minister's pension (2); Sir Edward Beddington-Behrens [Vice-Chairman, European Movement] on WSC's speech at a European...
Dates: 15 Jan 1951 - 12 Feb 1961
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Sa - Sk., 06 Apr 1946 - 26 Oct 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/155
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: F Heiser, Principal, St Aidan's College, Birkenhead [Liverpool]; Sir Edward Bridges [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] on WSC's salary; Frank Salisbury on his portrait of WSC; CSC; "Bobbety" [5th Lord Salisbury, earlier Lord Cranborne] on subjects including the death of his father (5); Sir Andrew Salter, asking for WSC's opinion on his book ["Personality in Politics"] and on the death of former United States Ambassador to Britain, John Winant (3); 1st Lord Samuel,...
Dates: 06 Apr 1946 - 26 Oct 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Various: Churchill Endowment Fund and the Sonning Prize., Feb 1951 - Apr 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/620A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers accumulated by Trustee Colonel William Deakin and Jo Sturdee [later Lady Onslow], Secretary to the British Section, on the setting up and administration of the Fund for educational and cultural exchanges between Britain and Denmark, including a donation towards an Anglo-Danish expedition to North Greenland, 1952-53.Other correspondents include: [Harvey] Druitt, Assistant Treasury Solicitor (4); Count Eduard Reventlow, Danish Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2); Sir...
Dates: Feb 1951 - Apr 1957
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: United States (January - March 1946) L - M., 14 May 1945 - 25 Apr 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/228
Scope and Contents Correspondents on WSC's visit include: Fiorello LaGuardia, outgoing Mayor of New York (2); Frederick Leathers [Director, William Cory and Son Limited] on WSC's journey; 1st Lord Leathers [Minister of War Transport] on WSC's journey (2); Harold Peat, offering WSC a lecture tour (4); Clark Getts, offering WSC a lecture tour (4); Sol Hurok, offering WSC a lecture tour; [Marie-Rene] Alexis Leger ["St John Perse"]; Walter Lippmann (2); Clare Luce; Henry Luce [publisher, Time and Life] on a dinner...
Dates: 14 May 1945 - 25 Apr 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Mar] [1932]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397A/36
Scope and Contents

List of expenses chargeable against WSC during lecture tour of the United States, 468.51 dollars, mainly expenses for Sarah Churchill [later Sarah Oliver, Sarah Beauchamp and Sarah, Lady Audley].

Dates: [Mar] [1932]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Apr 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/195-196
Scope and Contents

Draft contract between the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated and WSC, for 45 lectures in the United States between 15 October and 15 December 1931, at a fee of 50,000 dollars, signed by Louis Alber, President of the Association.

Dates: 30 Apr 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Apr 1931]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/206
Scope and Contents

Memorandum containing proposed amendments to WSC's contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for his lecture tour of the United States.

Dates: [Apr 1931]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Apr 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/207-208
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to James Grigg [Chairman, Board of Inland Revenue], on the tax situation of lecturers, arguing that lecturing was an entirely different activity to writing, "the art of delivering a lecture is not literary but histrionic in its character. It is a physical and psychic exertion of which most literary men or journalists would be incapable", concluding that a hypothetical individual would be ill advised to undertake a lecture tour as the receipts would raise the rate of tax on...
Dates: 15 Apr 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Apr 1931]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/211-212
Scope and Contents

Note by WSC on the contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for his lecture tour of the United States.

Dates: [Apr 1931]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Feb 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/236
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States, stating that he would not accept lower terms than those already offered, but agreeing that if after 45 lectures, Alber could prove a loss, he would give a further five lectures free of charge. [Copy].

Dates: 01 Feb 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Feb 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/237-238
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on the terms of the contract for WSC's lecture tour of the United States, stressing the depth of the financial depression in the United States, and asking if he would be prepared to accept a lower fee of 45,000 dollars for 45 lectures.

Dates: 01 Feb 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jan 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/241
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on the terms of the contract for his lecture tour of the United States: stating that he had every intention of fulfilling the contract when signed, that he would know the political situation by June, and was willing to pay a substantial forfeit if forced to cancel, but asking for his liability to be limited in case of a sudden General Election, or being asked to undertake "exceptional...
Dates: 08 Jan 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/251
Scope and Contents

Letter from R Halford Forster, (Times Building, New York) to WSC, on his contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for a lecture tour of the United States.

Dates: 01 Dec 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Nov 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/252-255
Scope and Contents

Draft contract between Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, and WSC, for a lecture tour of the United States, consisting of 45 lectures between 15 October and 15 December 1931, at a fee of 35,000 dollars plus 25 per cent of profits. [2 typescript copies, with significant manuscript annotations by WSC, suggesting a flat fee of 50,000 dollars rather than the percentage].

Dates: 28 Nov 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Aug 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/153-154
Scope and Contents

Insurance Policy by the Excess Insurance Company Limited, insuring WSC against cancellation of his United States lecture tour due to a General Election, being appointed to ministerial office, accident or illness. Premium, 500 pounds, Sum Assured 5,000 pounds.

Dates: 13 Aug 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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