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Soames, Mary, Dame, 1922 - 2014 (née Churchill, writer, wife of Baron Soames)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1922 - 2014

Admin / Family structure

Wife of Baron Soames of Fletching and youngest daughter of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence Mary Soames, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RDCH 3/6/1/78
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Mary Soames [earlier Mary Churchill], mainly on her and RSC's respective books and family research, including: family homes; [Arthur] Christopher Soames not being shortlisted for the South Kensington [London] constituency, Nov 1967; the libel case against Edward Mylius, 1910; CSC's friendship with Walter Sickert; the date of WSC and CSC's move into Admiralty House, c 1913; avoiding conflict over their use of family papers. Other correspondents include: Christopher...
Dates: 1963 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. The catalogue includes details of some material in the collection which is currently too fragile to be produced and researchers should seek advice from Archives Centre staff about accessing this material.
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Letters from Lady Diana Cooper to Conrad Russell, 1946-01 - 1946-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/1/26
Scope and Contents Letters from France, chiefly the British Embassy in Paris [France], mainly on entertaining, with other subjects including: the Conference of Foreign Ministers (including Ernest Bevin [Foreign Secretary]); the declining health of "Loulou" [Louise de Vilmorin]; visits from Winston Churchill in Paris and Geneva [Switzerland], July and Aug 1946; Mary Churchill’s engagement to [Arthur] Christopher Soames; the death of Lady Diana’s sister Marjorie, Lady Anglesey.
Dates: 1946-01 - 1946-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Letters from Lady Diana Cooper to Conrad Russell, 1947-01 - 1947-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/1/28
Scope and Contents Letters from France, chiefly the British Embassy in Paris [France], mainly on entertaining, including visits by Rosamond Lehmann and Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, with other subjects including the wedding of Mary Churchill to [Arthur] Christopher Soames, and the signing of the Treaty of Dunkirk.
Dates: 1947-01 - 1947-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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"Mary: Bride", 1947-02-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/277
Scope and Contents Photo [at St Margaret's Church, Westminister] shows Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames] wearing a wedding dress and veil holding WSC's arm. WSC is wearing a morning suit and both are smiling.
Dates: 1947-02-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
 Fonds

Mary Soames Associated Material

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL AS
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Mary Soames, from other sources.
Dates: 1965 - 2012
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Memoir of the British Embassy in Paris, 1971-1973, by Sir Roger du Boulay

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 77
Scope and Contents Including memories of the British Ambassador, Christopher Soames; his wife, Mary Soames; negotiations between Edward Heath and Georges Pompidou prior to the United Kingdom's entry into the European Community on 1 January 1973; and a state visit to Paris by Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and the Prince of Wales to celebrate the successful conclusion of those negotiations and the signing of the accession treaty, 15-19 May 1972. Also with notes on Christopher Soames as last British Governor...
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.
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"My daughter Mary: She's in the Army now", 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/176
Scope and Contents Head and shoulders portrait of Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames] wearing ATS [Auxiliary Territorial Service] uniform and beret.
Dates: 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
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"My daughter Mary: She's in the Army now", 1944-06-30

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/177
Scope and Contents Photo shows WSC sitting in a chair, wearing a metal helmet and holding a pair of large binoculars. CSC, wearing a metal helmet, stands behind him with her fingers in her ears. Mary Churchill leans over WSC, also wearing a metal helmet, pointing to the sky. Anti-aircraft guns and ATS personnel are seen in the distance.
Dates: 1944-06-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
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"My daughter Mary: She's in the Army now", 1941-09 - 1941-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/179
Scope and Contents Photo shows Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames] with 3 other ATS [Auxiliary Territorial Services] recruits seated on the grass polishing lace up shoes.
Dates: 1941-09 - 1941-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
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"My daughter Mary: She's in the Army now", 1944-06-30

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/180
Scope and Contents Photo shows WSC and Mary Churchill, both wearing metal helmets and binoculars round their necks, looking up at the sky. WSC has a cigar in his mouth and Mary is wearing an ATS uniform and shielding her eyes from the sun.
Dates: 1944-06-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
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"My daughter Mary: She's in the Army now", 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/181
Scope and Contents Photo shows Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames], wearing ATS [Auxiliary Territorial Service] uniform and peaked cap, smiling. She is surrounded by uniformed men and women who appear to be celebrating.
Dates: 1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
 Fonds

The Papers of Baron Soames

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SOAM
Scope and Contents The papers include: political correspondence relating to Soames's ministerial career and with his Conservative colleagues; papers from his diplomatic postings in Paris, Brussels and Rhodesia; articles and speeches; photographs; appointment diaries; personal correspondence with friends; recordings and transcripts of interviews with CS which were to be used in his memoirs, which were never completed; some papers on his personal interests, including horseracing; some videos, particularly relating...
Dates: 1921 - 2006
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
 Fonds

The Papers of Lady Soames

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL
Scope and Contents Includes: research material for books on the Churchill family, including originals and copies of family correspondence, particularly MS's own correspondence with her mother; personal and office diaries; papers relating to MS's time with her husband in Paris and Rhodesia; correspondence; photographs, both relating to MS's own career, and those which she collected as source material for her books on the Churchill family; speeches; papers relating to visits and lectures undertaken by MS on behalf...
Dates: 1828 - 2014
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sarah Churchill

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SCHL
Scope and Contents Comprising correspondence, literary papers, photographs, press cuttings and film.
With some correspondence with Mary Soames after Sarah Churchill's death, about her literary papers and estate, 1983-4, 1988.
Dates: 1914 - 1982
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir Michael Franklin

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FKLN
Scope and Contents The collection relates primarily to Sir Michael’s involvement with policy on Europe. It includes his diaries from 1961-4, and a memoir of his time at the Cabinet Office from 1977-81. This memoir was written by Sir Michael in retirement.
Dates: 1961 - 2012
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.