Scope and Contents
This class of papers includes correspondence and papers relating to WSC's business, financial, and legal affairs, including permission for the exhibition and reproduction of his paintings, to the Chartwell estate, including Frenchstreet and Bardogs farms, and to his family, medical advisors, illnesses and pets.There are also sections relating to his staff, to private visits abroad and invitations received, and to his racing interests. There is, finally, a considerable number of photographs together with some scrapbook material.Arrangement The series is arranged in groups in the order given at the start of this introduction. Most of the papers are arranged alphabetically within the files under the names of persons or subjects but the arrangement within the financial papers is generally chronological. Visits WSC made as a public figure are part of the class CHUR 2 (Public and Political: General) although among them are papers relating to a few visits made privately in which important public engagements were carried out.
- 1945 - 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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