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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 290 Collections and/or Records:

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The Papers of Nina, Lady Onslow

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0014/ONSL
Scope and Contents

The collection chiefly compiles Lady Onslow's personal letters written to her parents and sister "Jim" from her travels in Churchill's service. They provide first hand evidence of her experiences and include lively recollections of Churchill, descriptions of her work and colleagues, and descriptions of journeys, accommodation and surroundings. The letters are supplemented by a small number of photographs and other mementos.

Dates: 1944 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir John Colville

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CLVL
Scope and Contents

The material held at Churchill Archives Centre mainly consists of Colville's diaries. They provide an insight into the decision-making of three Prime Ministers and the meetings held with other top officials, as well as the lives of key figures during World War II, and its aftermath.

Dates: 1939 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Winston Churchill

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR, CHUR and CHAQ
Scope and Contents The papers consist of original documents accumulated by Sir Winston Churchill throughout his life (1874-1965). They have been divided into three sections: the Chartwell Papers (CHAR) and the Churchill Papers (CHUR), with some additional material (CHAQ). Together, the three sets of papers cover the following major areas: Personal (CHAR 1, CHUR 1 and CHAQ 1/1 and 2/1), 1884-1965 The papers of Churchill as a private person. They include correspondence with or about his...
Dates: The majority of files date from the 1870s to 1965.
Conditions Governing Access: 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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The Papers of Vice-Admiral John Hughes-Hallett

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/HHLT
Scope and Contents

"Before I forget", annotated draft of Hughes-Hallett's memoir on Combined Operations, 1941-5, including his memoir of the Dieppe Raid and the planning for D-Day (Operation Overlord); with a letter to him from Winston Churchill MP (Prime Minister), 19 September 1954

Dates: 1954
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of William Courtenay

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CTNY
Scope and Contents

Colour film reel shot by Courtenay, mainly from his experiences in the Second World War, including footage of Winston Churchill in Canada and giving the "Iron Curtain" speech, 1946, and footage of American forces in the Pacific.

Dates: 1941 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/127-128
Scope and Contents Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of State in the Middle East] to WSC with first impressions of organisation in Middle Eastern theatre. He comments on need for troop carriers to transfer air personnel from the Delta to Palestine [later Israel]; the need for closer co-ordination between Middle East and India, and between all three services; the situation with regard to the Red Sea and Egyptian ports; the number of men on the rationed strength; the tactical training...
Dates: 09 Jul 1941
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), 29 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/41
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "personal and secret" informing him of his intention to announce Auchinleck's assumption of command [ of Eighth Army] during his speech in the vote of censure debate on Thursday [2 July].

Dates: 29 Jun 1942
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), 29 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/43
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "personal and secret" informing him that he will now be announcing his assumption of command [of Eighth Army] in the House of Commons tomorrow.

Dates: 29 Jun 1942
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), [24 Jan 1942]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/6-8
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of telegram from John Curtin to WSC regarding the situation in Malaya [later Malaysia], on the unsuitability of Indian troops for this type of warfare, the fact that the evacuation of Singapore would be an "inexcusable betrayal" and on public feeling of grave uneasiness at Allied impotence to stem the Japanese advance. [Copy may have been produced for use by WSC in writing of "The Second World War", and is backed with typescript of correspondence from Chapter 31 "Japan", of...
Dates: [24 Jan 1942]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Jul 1942 - 25 Aug 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/88-98
Scope and Contents Letter and reports by Randolph Churchill to WSC on the command structure and personalities in the Middle East, including Lieutenant- General Thomas Corbett, Chief of General Staff, Middle East, Richard Casey [Minister of State, Middle East], Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, RAF, Middle East], Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham, Sir Miles Lampson [British Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan, later 1st Lord Killearn] and Michael Wright,...
Dates: 30 Jul 1942 - 25 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jun 1942 - 19 Sep 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/106-145
Scope and Contents Letter from Randolph Churchill to WSC on his exploits in a secret mission to block the harbour of occupied Benghazi [Libya], with others including his commander David Stirling and Fitzroy Maclean, with manuscript postscript on his accident and health and typescript extracts from the letter; also includes covering correspondence between [Arthur] Brian Boyle [Military Assistant to Chief of Imperial General Staff] and Leslie Rowan and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC] forwarding copies...
Dates: 24 Jun 1942 - 19 Sep 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/70/72
Scope and Contents

Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Supreme Commander, South West Pacific] to WSC regarding military command in Burma [later Myanmar]: feels disturbed at the "lack of real fighting spirit" shown by troops in Malaya [later Malaysia] and Burma, and lists some causes; comments on Lieutenant-General Thomas Hutton [General Officer Commanding, Burma] and proposal to replace him with General Harold Alexander; refers to own rapid recovery.

Dates: 18 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Dec 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/6
Scope and Contents

Letter from Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security] to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], confirming that a second Anderson Shelter had been sent to Chartwell [Kent].

Dates: 02 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Sep 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/9
Scope and Contents

Letter from Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security], to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], confirming that an Anderson Shelter big enough to accommodate 10 people had been despatched to Chartwell [Kent], at a cost of 11l 15s.

Dates: 04 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Aug 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/10
Scope and Contents

Letter from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security], requesting an Anderson Shelter to fit 10 people to be delivered to Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

Dates: 31 Aug 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Aug 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/11
Scope and Contents

Note from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to WSC, confirming that although construction of Anderson Shelters had ceased, there were a few available, at 10 pounds for a six seater, and 15 pounds for one accommodating up to 10 people [annotated by WSC, asking her to buy a large shelter for Chartwell, Kent].

Dates: 30 Aug 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Aug 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/13
Scope and Contents

Note from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to WSC, on air raid precautions at Chartwell [Kent], noting that there were adequate shelters for the staff and the cottages, that for anyone sleeping in the "big house" there was a cellar which would make a splendid shelter, leading out of the day nursery, and that if an Anderson Shelter were required for CSC when staying in the new cottage, a good place for it would be opposite the door to the muniment room.

Dates: 28 Aug 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 May 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/18
Scope and Contents

Minute from Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, on the ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell [Kent].

Dates: 03 May 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Mar 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/94-95
Scope and Contents

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Maryott Whyte, on an estimate from Hammond and Hussey Limited, for a long ladder for use at Chartwell [Kent] in case of incendiary bombs.

Dates: 12 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/105
Scope and Contents

Letter from C R Bailey, District Technical Officer, Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee to WSC, with a report on Chartwell [Kent] that the ploughing of part of WSC's park for food production was not a success, recommending that the land should be cultivated in the spring, and then sown to permanent pasture, which could then be leased to a neighbouring farmer for grazing. [Copy].

Dates: 04 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Jan 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/114
Scope and Contents

Letter from Maryott Whyte to CSC, on ploughing of pasture at Chartwell [Kent] for cultivation, particularly the unfavourable reaction of A E Hill, the Head Gardener, also on arrangements for accommodation of WSC's secretaries during weekends at Chartwell.

Dates: 07 Jan 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Jan 1916

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/118A/26-28
Scope and Contents

Letter from CSC to WSC, further account of her lunch with the Prime Minister [see letter of 9 Jan 1916, CHAR 1/118A/19], also on the illness of Lady Airlie and CSC's YMCA work on a canteen for a munitions factory at Ponders End. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/30-32.

Dates: 16 Jan 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jan 1916

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/118A/41-42
Scope and Contents

Letter from CSC to WSC, on preparations for the opening of "her" munitions canteen at Ponders End [Middlesex] by Lloyd George. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/44-45.

Dates: 27 Jan 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Feb 1916

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/118A/52-58
Scope and Contents

Letter from CSC to WSC, account of opening of "her" munitions factory at Ponders End [Middlesex], including speech by Lloyd George Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/55-58.

Dates: 04 Feb 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Feb [1916]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/118A/83-85
Scope and Contents

Letter from CSC to WSC, account of dinner party for the Prime Minister (Herbert Asquith) and account of meeting with the Minister of Munitions (Christopher Addison) on canteens and hostels for munitions workers Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/86-88.

Dates: 27 Feb [1916]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open