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Personal: Family: biographical material and information file., 1891 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/38A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes details of WSC's filing system, broadcasts, speeches, favourite songs, agricultural patronage, books, orders and decorations, honorary degrees, fellowships, freedoms, medals, ministerial appointments, service titles, degrees offered but not yet received, parliamentary seats, paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy [London], and annual subscriptions; copies of various items by WSC including a letter to the Times under the pseudonym "Scorpio" on prayers for rain, and a lecture entitled "Parliamentary Government and the Economic Problem"; brief summary of WSC's career by Charles Eade [editor of the Sunday Dispatch]; template for a ring for WSC; details of office equipment needed for weekend visits, charities under WSC's patronage, and articles named after WSC; cuttings on: WSC's maternal grandfather, Leonard Jerome; Herbert Mallard, WSC's batman in South Africa; and obituaries for Lady Randolph Churchill; examples of WSC's signature; 1945 election material; information on WSC's career, including his denial of a story about himself and Sir Alexander Fleming and his breaking parole during the Boer War; printed catalogue of WSC's published works; index of WSC's honours and awards; copies of WSC's biographical extracts in Kelly's handbook, Debrett's peerage, Burke's peerage, and Who's Who; copies of WSC's coat of arms; various membership cards; photographs of a pen and WSC's garter banner; copy of "Regulations for members and visitors to the Palace of Westminster"; dietary information; pamphlet from the London Council of Social Science.Correspondents include: representatives of Burke's Peerage, including its managing editor, Leslie Pine (7); Air Marshal Sir Leslie Hollinghurst [Air Council Member for Personnel]; Charles St Clair [later 17th Lord Sinclair, Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms] (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Kathleen Hill, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow].


  • Creation: 1891 - 1953

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2 file(s) (2 files (264 loose folios))

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