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Hamblin, Grace Ellen, 1908 - 2002 (secretary to Sir Winston Churchill)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1908 - 2002

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

 File

"A Daughter's Tale": Grace, 2002-09 - 2002-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/7/87
Scope and Contents

Research papers extracted from the main filing system and later put aside for re-filing, in this case papers relating to the memorial service for Grace Hamblin, former Private Secretary to Winston Churchill and Clementine Churchill and first administrator of Chartwell [Kent] for the National Trust.

Dates: 2002-09 - 2002-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

"Clementine Churchill": Chartwell and Grace Hamblin, 1966-04 - 1977-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/1/264
Scope and Contents Letters from Grace Hamblin, administrator of Chartwell [Kent] for the National Trust, on subjects including: work at Chartwell; paintings to be sent to Japan for exhibition, 1977; an exhibition in Philadelphia [United States], 1976; an exhibition in Sydney, Australia, 1975; problems with Oscar Nemon's statue of Sir Winston Churchill and CSC in Westerham; visitor numbers at Chartwell; filming with Sarah, Lady Audley [earlier Sarah Churchill, Sarah Oliver and Sarah Beauchamp] for a programme...
Dates: 1966-04 - 1977-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Grace Hamblin, 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHOH 1/HMBL
Scope and Contents

Interview with Grace Hamblin, former assistant secretary to Winston Churchill, (1932-38), secretary to Clementine Churchill (1939-45), secretary and administrator at Chartwell [Kent] (1945-65).

Dates: 1985
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Access copies available on cd.
 Series

Grace Hamblin Papers, 1929 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHWL 1-6
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the administration of WSC's house at Chartwell, Kent and also dictated Soundscriber recordings made by WSC, mainly when drafting the first volume of his war memoirs, "The Second World War".

Dates: 1929 - 1976
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Item

Interview with Grace Hamblin, 1994

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 6/81/1
Scope and Contents

Transcript of interview covering subjects including: Grace Hamblin's position and role; WSC's health and mental state ("black dog"); CSC and marriage; the cinema at Chartwell; consumption of alcohol and cigars; WSC's naps and sleep habits; dictation. Includes audio recording.

Dates: 1994
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Closures are noted in the catalogue.
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MS speeches, 2002-08 - 2002-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 7/24
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the launch of the revised version of MS's biography of Clementine Churchill, particularly relating to MS's memories of her mother and to new information about her paternity; the English-Speaking Union; MS's memories of Winston Churchill; a tribute to Grace Hamblin, Private Secretary to Clementine Churchill.

Dates: 2002-08 - 2002-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Grace Hamblin

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HAMB
Scope and Contents

This small collection of papers comprises Grace Hamblin's notes for speeches about her work for Sir Winston Churchill and his family. She recalls getting her position as secretary and what it was like to work for Churchill. Churchill Archives Centre also owns Grace Hamblin's OBE which is on permanent loan to the National Trust, Chartwell.

Dates: 1974 - 1997
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers at Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"WSC, various articles and pamphlets on", 1965-01 - 1987-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/8/4
Scope and Contents

Includes: article by Michael Wolff on his work on Randolph Churchill's research team for the official biography; William Deakin's Churchill Memorial Lecture, "Churchill the Historian", 1969; article by John Grigg [2nd Lord Altrincham] on Winston Churchill's last two years in power; text of a speech by Grace Hamblin, 1987, on working as one of Churchill's secretaries, particularly on taking dictation, life at Chartwell [Kent] in the 1930s and Churchill's pets.

Dates: 1965-01 - 1987-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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