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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 300 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 30 Dec 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/35/1
Scope and Contents

WSC's Commission as Captain in the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars.

Dates: 30 Dec 1901
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 30 May 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/65/43
Scope and Contents

Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton, Tidworth House, Andover, to WSC, congratulations on performance of the Henley Squadron, Oxfordshire Hussars.

Dates: 30 May 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Aug 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/158/113
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Letter from Hugh M Dyer (The Ranche, Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada) to WSC asking him to send a message to be read at the dedication service for a memorial stained glass window to Major-General Louis Lipsett and recalling their service together on the Western Front.

Dates: 22 Aug 1928
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 21 Feb [1895]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/37-39
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, Aldershot [Surrey]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: his arrival at Aldershot and a dinner as a guest of the mess on the first night which put him at ease; the "terribly severe business" of the riding school and the pain he is suffering; details of his daily routine, responsibilities and his servant; and news that he has been gazetted and will receive 120 pounds per year pay. Signed manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/40-45.

Dates: 21 Feb [1895]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/40-45
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, Aldershot [Surrey]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: his arrival at Aldershot and a dinner as a guest of the mess on the first night which put him at ease; the "terribly severe business" of the riding school and the pain he is suffering; details of his daily routine, responsibilities and his servant; and news that he has been gazetted and will receive 120 pounds per year pay. Typed. 2 copies. Original letter at CHAR...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Feb [1895]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/46-47
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, East Cavalry Barracks, Aldershot [Surrey]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: thanks for his letter; details of his commission and rate of pay; comments on his work which he finds interesting except for the drill; a route march which he was allowed to accompany; arrangements to purchase a picture of Count [Charles] Kinsky for a sovereign; and advice on beginning letters. Signed manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/48-51.

Dates: 27 Feb [1895]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/48-51
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, East Cavalry Barracks, Aldershot [Surrey]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: thanks for his letter; details of his commission and rate of pay; comments on his work which he finds interesting except for the drill; a route march which he was allowed to accompany; arrangements to purchase a picture of Count [Charles] Kinsky for a sovereign; and advice on beginning letters. Typed. Original letter at CHAR 28/152A/46-47.

Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Mar [1895]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/53
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, Aldershot [Surrey]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he discusses [Thomas] Walden sending a photograph to Harrow; informs him of his accident in a steeplechase; discusses games of "Fives"; and informs him that he was in charge of the squadron "rather dull - but a lot of things to arrange and sign". Signed manuscript.

Dates: 15 Mar [1895]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Mar [1895]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/54
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, Aldershot [Surrey]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he describes his first ride in a steeplechase in which he was placed third and comments that it has made him more popular and that he rode under the "nom de guerre" of Spencer as the race was reported in the newspapers. Original manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/55-58.

Dates: 24 Mar [1895]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/55-58
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, Aldershot [Surrey]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he describes his first ride in a steeplechase in which he was placed third and comments that it has made him more popular and that he rode under the "nom de guerre" of Spencer as the race was reported in the newspapers. Typed. 2 copies. Original letter at CHAR 28/152A/54.

Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Nov [1895]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/59
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Letter from WSC (Cunard Royal Mail Steamship "Etruria", Queenstown [South Africa]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] passing on regards from [Alexandra] Lady Colebrooke, informing him that the sea is calm and asking him to write. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 02 Nov [1895]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Dec [1896]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/68
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: the news that his butterfly collection has been destroyed by a rat; a forthcoming polo match; thanks for copies of the Strand magazine and comments on a story by [Arthur] Conan Doyle; a pony race meeting in which he was placed third 3 times; the arrival of "Lily" [his pony]; the plants in his garden; and the deaths of soldiers. Signed manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/69-74.

Dates: 02 Dec [1896]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/69-74
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: the news that his butterfly collection has been destroyed by a rat; a forthcoming polo match; thanks for copies of the Strand magazine and comments on a story by [Arthur] Conan Doyle; a pony race meeting in which he was placed third 3 times; the arrival of "Lily" [his pony]; the plants in his garden; and the deaths of soldiers. Typed. 2 copies. Original letter at CHAR 28/152A/68.

Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Dec [1896]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/75-76
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: thanks for his letter; his wounded kneecap which was caused by a "sequel to a bearfight" at a dinner the previous evening with instructions not to tell [James] Welldon about the incident "he would be bound to view it with stern disapproval - never having...come into contact with the slightly elevated and inebriated subaltern"; his opinion of hypocrisy within the clergy and of religion; his progress with...
Dates: 07 Dec [1896]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/77-82
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: thanks for his letter; his wounded kneecap which was caused by a "sequel to a bearfight" at a dinner the previous evening with instructions not to tell [James] Welldon about the incident "he would be bound to view it with stern disapproval - never having...come into contact with the slightly elevated and inebriated subaltern"; his opinion of hypocrisy within the clergy and of religion; his...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Dec [1896]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/83-84
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: thanks for his letter; a letter he has received from [James] Welldon about the Christian missions; a copy of his proposed reply [see CHAR 28/152A/85-86] which he asks him to keep confidential as "everyone is at heart a gossip"; his proposed trip to the Calcutta races and his intention to go to Egypt. Signed manuscript. Envelope present.

Dates: 16 Dec [1896]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Nov 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/115
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he promises to tell Jack about his experiences, commenting "After all my efforts - and risks I feel that I have deserved the medal and clasps..."; expresses pleasure that Jack appreciated his letters in the Daily Telegraph and discusses his intention to write "The Story of the Malakand Field Force" and dedicate it to Sir Bindon Blood; comments on Jack's use of the French construction in his letters; and offers to...
Dates: 10 Nov 1897
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/116-121
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he promises to tell Jack about his experiences, commenting "After all my efforts - and risks I feel that I have deserved the medal and clasps..."; expresses pleasure that Jack appreciated his letters in the Daily Telegraph and discusses his intention to write "The Story of the Malakand Field Force" and dedicate it to Sir Bindon Blood; comments on Jack's use of the French construction in his letters;...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Dec [1897]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/122
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he expresses pleasure that Sir Bindon Blood has mentioned him in despatches and comments "Being in many ways a coward - particularly at school- there is no ambition I cherish so keenly as to gain a reputation for personal courage"; discusses Jack's future, advising him to study history and economics at Oxford [University]; expresses the hope that Jack will travel; promises to devote his life to the preservation of the...
Dates: 02 Dec [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/123-128
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he expresses pleasure that Sir Bindon Blood has mentioned him in despatches and comments "Being in many ways a coward - particularly at school- there is no ambition I cherish so keenly as to gain a reputation for personal courage"; discusses Jack's future, advising him to study history and economics at Oxford [University]; expresses the hope that Jack will travel; promises to devote his life to the...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Nov 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/1-2
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC ([France]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he likes the soldiers he is working with and that he does not regret [resigning as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and leaving the government]. Pencil, includes envelope.

Dates: 24 Nov 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/3-4
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 01 Dec 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Dec 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/5-6
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 08 Dec 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Jan 1916 [07 Jan 1916]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/7-8
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (6th Royal Scots Fusiliers in the Field [France]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses [Herbert] Asquith's [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] treatment of him, commenting "having been an adventurer in my enterprises [a reference to the Dardanelles campaign]...he threw me over without the slightest effort even to state the true facts on my behalf", and reports that he is currently commanding the Fusiliers. Envelope present. Note that although the letter is...
Dates: 07 Jan 1916 [07 Jan 1916]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Jan 1916 [23 Feb 1916]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/9-10
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 23 Jan 1916 [23 Feb 1916]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

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