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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence V - Z., 24 Jun 1951 - 10 Oct 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/202A-C

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sarita, Lady Vansittart on the death of 1st Lord Vansittart; Baron D van Lynden, Dutch Embassy, on a bust of WSC by Wilhelm Verbon for Rotterdam [the Netherlands] (4); Margaret, Duchess of Buccleuch [earlier Margaret, Lady Dalkeith] on the bust (3); General Robert Astier de Villatte; Elaine [? Hunter, earlier Elaine Villiers and Elaine Guest]; Vivienne Entwistle, on photographs of WSC; Nathalie, Countess Volpi; Anthony Kendall [British Consul, Venice, Italy]; Lady Clementine Waring; 7th Lord Warwick [earlier Lord Brooke] (2); Charles Waterhouse (3); Ava, Lady Waverley [earlier Ada, Lady Anderson, and Ava Wigram] on subjects including the death of 1st Lord Waverley (9); 1st Lord Waverley [earlier Sir John Anderson]; Sophie, Lady Wavertree [Sophie Fisher] on subjects including racing (2); Judith, 16th Lady Wentworth (5); Sir Charles Westlake, Chairman, Uganda Electricity Board; "Bendor", 2nd Duke of Westminster, on subjects including [Hewlett Johnson], Dean of Canterbury [Kent] (7); Anne, Duchess of Westminster, on subjects including the death of the duke and a memorial bust of him (4); John Wheeler-Bennett on using correspondence between WSC and King George VI for his biography of George VI (7); Sir John Whitaker (3); C N White, Rector of Chequers [Buckinghamshire] (6); Sir Thomas White, High Commissioner for Australia; Robert Wilberforce, Director, British Information Services, New York [United States] (2); Alexander Wiley, United States Senate; Princess Wilhelmina of the Netherlands [earlier Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands]; Pieter Gerbrandy, asking WSC to broadcast on Princess Wilhelmina's birthday; [Adrian] Ian Samuel [Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on the proposed broadcast; Admiral of the Fleet Sir Algernon Willis, Chairman, British North Greenland Expedition (2); Baron Lothar Wimmer, former Austrian Ambassador to Britain, on his memoirs (9); William Strang [Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office]; Sarah Beauchamp [earlier Sarah Churchill and Sarah Oliver, later Sarah, Lady Audley] on a biography of John Winant [former United States Ambassador to Britain]; Bapsy, Lady Winchester; Edward Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII] (5); Eric Hamilton, Dean of Windsor [Berkshire]; Sir Ronald Wingate on the death of his father Sir Reginald Wingate (2); 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour] (2); Monica, Lady Winterton on the death of Lord Winterton; Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Wise on the state of Germany and Western defence (3); Desmond Crawley [Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations]; Hugh Wontner, Director, Savoy Hotel Limited, on a cigar cutter for WSC (4); Richard Wood [later Lord Holderness] (2); Cecil Woodham-Smith; Dr Desmond Urwick on the health of 1st Lord Woolton (4); Charles [1st Lord Moran, earlier Charles Wilson, Consulting Physician, St Mary's Hospital, London], on Woolton; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] on subjects including resigning as Conservative Party Chairman (7); Marie Louise de Zulueta. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by CSC and Mary Soames [earlier Mary Churchill], and Denis Kelly [WSC's literary assistant], Anthony Montague Browne, Christopher Soames, John Colville, David Hunt and Peter Oates, WSC's Private Secretaries, and Doreen Pugh, "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Gillian Maturin, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Grace Hamblin and Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretaries.Other subjects include: requests for signed photographs and books by WSC; the Duke and Duchess of Windsor attending the Coronation.Also includes: press cutting from the Evening Standard on WSC's veto over the United States using the atom bomb; text of a speech for the unveiling of WSC's bust at Rotterdam; photograph of Amherst Villiers and family; copy of a letter from WSC to Ava Wigram [later Lady Anderson and Lady Waverley] on the death of Ralph Wigram (1937); photographs of Lady Wentworth's horses; photograph of Ripon Falls, Uganda; text of WSC's statement on the death of the Duke of Westminster; list of visits to Chequers by John Winant, including fellow guests (1941-1945); photo of Lord Winterton on his horse "Churchill"; issue of the South African Witbank News with an article on the mine which WSC hid in during the Boer War.


  • Creation: 24 Jun 1951 - 10 Oct 1962

Conditions Governing Access

Open except folio 421 which has been closed on the instructions of the Royal Archives under sections 40 and 41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act. Review 2027.


3 file(s) (424 loose folios)

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Existence and Location of Copies

Folio 394: Copyright holder (Lord Moran) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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