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Official: Prime Minister, 1951 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6

Scope and Contents

The papers in this class relating to WSC's second period as Prime Minister are few.The files mainly concern WSC's patronage and relate to Government appointments and changes (CHUR 6/1, 6/2, 6/4 and 6/5). There is one file containing copies of WSC's correspondence with President Dwight D Eisenhower of the United States (CHUR 6/3). There is also a single file containing copies of WSC's outgoing correspondence for the last months of his administration (CHUR 6/6). File CHUR 6/8, apparently relating to the access and custody of war-time Cabinet Office files, was noted as missing in 1987.The main series of WSC's official correspondence for his second term as Prime Minister remains in official custody at the Public Record Office.


  • 1951 - 1955

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 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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