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Personal, 1884 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1

Scope and Contents

These are the papers relating to the activities of WSC as a private person. They include correspondence with or about his family and friends on non-public topics, and papers relating to his personal, financial and legal affairs, and his social life. For the purposes of this arrangement, his activities in the Regular and Territorial Armies, in Cuba and during the Boer War in South Africa, and as a painter, have been regarded as personal. For the period 1940-1945 material of a personal nature in this sense can also be found in the Private Office (CHAR 20) and Personal Office (CHAR 2) correspondence series which were left largely undisturbed in the new arrangement. Receipts for personal expenditure incurred in his constituencies are placed in this class except those which are noted as belonging to the 'Dundee Fund', and, similarly, some expenditure of a personal kind was originally treated as literary expenses and the documents appear in CHAR 8.


  • Creation: 1884 - 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 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 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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Related Materials

Churchill Archives Centre holds a collection of "Other Deposited Collections relating to Sir Winston Churchill" which includes a section of Boer War material. See WCHL 2 for further details, and also photographs relating to the Boer War at WCHL 4, in files used in the official biography.

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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