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

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Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 292 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 22 Sep 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/8-13
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Telegram from WSC to the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] advising on his speech as Governor of the Bahamas to the Dollar Press Club, concentrating on partnership with the United States. [See CHAR 20/42B/139 for Windsor's letter].

Dates: 22 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jul 1933

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397A/6-7
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Letter from Louis Alber to WSC, on his appointment as head of the Speakers Division of the United States National Recovery Administration, also on the success of WSC's lecture tour of the United States in 1931, commenting that his influence, operated through Bernard Baruch, was to be seen in some phases of the recovery programme, asking if he would be interested in making another lecture tour when conditions were better.

Dates: 27 Jul 1933
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/362/28-32
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to Randolph Churchill, news of discussions with Brigadier Eric Shearer on the Middle East campaign, also on meeting with Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, in [Placentia Bay], Newfoundland [Canada], where they made a deep and intimate contact of friendship, commenting of the difficulty of bringing the United States boldly and honourably into the War, also on the health of CSC, the work of Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames] as an anti-aircraft gunner, and the...
Dates: 29 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Jul 1894

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/2/86
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Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Bar Harbour Malvern Hotel, Maine, to WSC, on Lord and Lady Randolph's visit to the United States and Canada, and on WSC's proposed visit to Germany.

Dates: 18 Jul 1894
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Aug 1894

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/2/87
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Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Hotel del Monte, California, to WSC, on WSC's desire to join the cavalry rather than the 60th Rifles, pointing out that the Duke of Cambridge would be extremely angry, and that he would also oppose the change strongly, also on Lord and Lady Randolph's visit to the United States, and forthcoming Voyage to Japan.

Dates: 21 Aug 1894
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Dec 1928

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/159/137-140
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Letter from [WSC] to Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] on: British naval policy with regard to that of the United States; the hard work involved in finishing the volume of "The World Crisis" on the peace conferences; Maurice Hankey's vindication of Balfour against the "calumnies" of Ray Stannard Baker; WSC's wish to print a passage from one of Balfour's Cabinet papers which states British policy towards Russia at the end of the war. Carbon typescript copy.

Dates: 21 Dec 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 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/200/24
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Letter from WSC to Lieutenant General Carl Spaatz [Commanding General, United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe] thanking him for the album of photographs showing the work of the 8th and 15th United States Air Forces, and stating, "I can imagine no finer record of the great contribution which the Air Forces under your Command have made to the successes of the Anglo-American Armies since their landing in Europe". [Carbon].

Dates: 21 Feb 1945
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), 30 Mar 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/78
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and top secret" referring to the abundance of messages from Roosevelt this morning and expressing his delight that the President is back in Washington and "in such vigour". Refers to meetings with Bernard Baruch and John Winant [United States Ambassador to Great Britain], and to CSC's trip to the Soviet Union which "hangs on my mind". Asks for confirmation that Roosevelt has received his telegram 914 "of a purely private...
Dates: 30 Mar 1945
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), 14 Apr 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/91
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "most immediate " and "top secret and personal". WSC thanks Stalin for his message of 7 Apr and expresses hope that the misunderstanding over Crossword [Codename for operation leading to surrender of German forces in Italy] may now be considered at an end. He comments on his distress at the death of President Roosevelt and the importance it places on the link between the two of them. He thanks Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Foreign Minister]...
Dates: 14 Apr 1945
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), Feb 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/200/25
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Letter from Lieutenant General Carl Spaatz [Commanding General, United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe] to WSC announcing his very great pleasure in presenting WSC with a "pictorial report on our strategic effort during the past year against the enemy's power to wage war" [report not attached]. [Signed typescript].

Dates: Feb 1945
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), 06 Apr 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/539B/157-159
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Draft/copy letter from WSC to President [John Kennedy] thanking him for the honour of Honorary Citizenship of the United States; on his links with the United States beginning with his father's marriage; the links between the United States and Great Britain and the "unity of the English-speaking peoples". Unsigned carbon typescript.

Dates: 06 Apr 1963
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Jan 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/3A/9-12
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to the President of the United States [President Dwight Eisenhower] marked "top secret: private and personal" in which he apologises for the delay in replying to Eisenhower; comments on the possibilities of the French delaying ratification [of the European Defence Community]; agrees that there can be no Four Power conference before ratification; discusses the increase in the Soviet Union's nuclear power; Great Britain's nuclear capability in the atomic and hydrogen...
Dates: 12 Jan 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jul 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/3A/92-93
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to "Ike" [Dwight Eisenhower], President of the United States marked "most secret and personal" in which he explains that he suffered a stroke which paralysed his left side and affected his speech and so was not able to accompany him as planned. He discusses a previous stroke in 1949 which has been kept secret, and hopes that he will be able to continue to pursue his "theme". He also discusses negotiations with Egypt and expresses confidence in [5th Lord] Salisbury...
Dates: 01 Jul 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Jul 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/217/75-78
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to Dwight Eisenhower, President of the Unites States, apologising for delay in replying to his letters; discussing his "feeling of both relief and denudation" after resigning as Prime Minister; expressing satisfaction with the timing of his resignation and the abilities of [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] and with the prospect that a summit meeting with the Soviet Union will take place; and commenting that he is not in favour of nuclear saturation although he...
Dates: 18 Jul 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Oct 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/230B/349-350
Scope and Contents Letter from F McCluer, President, Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri [United States] to WSC inviting him to deliver the Green Lecture(s) in 1945-6 at Westminster College, expressing the hope that "any discussions coming from you and delivered from this forum...will be of immense and enduring significance, and will promote the international understanding requisite to the maintenance of peace", informing him that there will be an honorarium, and suggesting publication of the lecture. He...
Dates: 03 Oct 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Writ and Claim for libel issued by WSC against the Daily Mirror, 25 Oct 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/221/64
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Includes transcript of published articles including "Whose Finger?" about WSC's words on the possibility of nuclear war and that "only Russia or America was in a position to pull the trigger" and a series of articles about on WSC's possible policy of issuing a peace ultimatum to Stalin.Printed pamphlet.

Dates: 25 Oct 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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WSC's tribute to President Roosevelt, 17 Apr 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/167/206-207
Scope and Contents Printed copy from Hansard recording WSC's tribute on the death of President Roosevelt covering: the start of his friendship with Roosevelt when the President invited WSC to correspond with him; their correspondence of over 1,700 messages, 9 meetings and 120 days of close physical contact; his admiration and affection for Roosevelt; Roosevelt's courage about his physical affliction and 'agony' at the fall of France; a letter from Roosevelt brought to WSC by Wendell Wilkie in which Roosevelt...
Dates: 17 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open