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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence D - E., 04 Jan 1946 - 17 Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/148

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Edouard Daladier; Sir William Darling on Elbert Hubbard's "A Message to Garcia", and using a recording of a speech by WSC (5); 1st Lord Davidson; "Clem", Clement Davies; William Deakin [literary assistant to WSC] on subjects including ["The Second World War"] (10); Kenneth de Courcy; General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (5); "Buck", 9th Lord de la Warr [earlier Lord Buckhurst] (2); Filippo del Giudice, Managing Director, Pilgrim Pictures Limited (4); 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney, later 1st Lord De L'Isle]; King Frederik of Denmark; 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] (5); "Ettie", Ethel, Lady Desborough (7); Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York [United States] on material affecting the United States elections in ["The Second World War"], the state of the Republican Party, and its similarity to the Conservative Party (3); Sir Eustace Tennyson-d'Eyncourt [Vice-President, Tank Board, 1918] on mentioning WSC and the development of the tank in his memoirs; Pierson Dixon, Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary; John Dodge; Colonel Henry Donne [former staff officer, Malakand Field Force], recalling WSC at Nawagai [Pakistan]; Lewis Douglas, United States Ambassador to Britain (10); 1st Lord Dowding; Adrian Conan Doyle, on a biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (3); George Drew, Prime Minister of Ontario [Canada]; Lady Juliet Duff (9); Sir Michael Duff; Sir Andrew Duncan; Sir Thomas Dunhill [Consultant Surgeon, Saint Bartholomew's Hospital, London] on gifts of books from WSC (9); Pierre Dupuy, Canadian Ambassador to the Netherlands; Charles Eade [Editor, Sunday Dispatch] on releasing the text of a broadcast by WSC, and the press coverage of his election speeches (5); James Chuter Ede, Home Secretary, on subjects including a memorial to Home Office staff (4); Anthony Eden, on Soviet pressure in Berlin [Germany] and the Paris Conference [France] (5); Brendan Bracken; Prince Mohamed Aly of Egypt, on the need for a strong Britain; Dwight Eisenhower on writing his war memoirs, particularly on Rhodes (1943) and "Anvil" [codename for Allied invasion of the South of France], and on the pressure for him to enter politics (3); Queen Elisabeth of Belgium; Princess Elizabeth [later Queen Elizabeth II] (3); Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI] on Princess Elizabeth's engagement; John Colville, Private Secretary to Princess Elizabeth; Sir Algar Howard, Garter Principal King of Arms; Walter Elliot; Sir Crisp English (2); Jacob Epstein on his wife's death; Herbert Evatt [Deputy Prime Minister of Australia]; 5th Lord Exeter [earlier Lord Burghley] on a portrait of WSC for the Junior Carlton Club (2).Other subjects include: publishing telegrams between WSC and Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, in ["The Second World War"], and their effect on the United States elections; Thomas Dewey's re-election as Governor of New York; the woods at Chartwell [Kent]; Epstein's bust of WSC.Also includes: a press cutting from the Manchester Guardian on a reference by Hugh Dalton to a speech by WSC to the Cabinet before the evacuation of Dunkirk [France]; a copy of Elbert Hubbard's "A Message to Garcia"; a press cutting from the New York Daily News on United States aid to Europe; a photograph of Sir Hugh Tudor; typescript of a lecture by Lord de la Warr on world food and British agriculture; a photograph of WSC [1907] in British East Africa [later Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania]; a print from the Financial Times reporting a speech by Brendan Bracken, Chairman, Financial Times Limited, on the difficulties of newspaper production; letters from WSC to Eisenhower on not standing for the Presidency, and the need for a firm settlement with the Soviet Union; a draft of an article on Elizabeth Everest, WSC's nanny.


  • Creation: 04 Jan 1946 - 17 Dec 1948

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 314 - 321, closed under S40 and S41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act on advice from the Cabinet Office. Review date: 1 Jan 2022.


1 file(s) (354 loose folios)

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Existence and Location of Copies

Folios 13 and 85: Copyright holders (New York Daily News and De L'Isle) have withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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