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Literary: correspondence, mainly thanking WSC for complimentary copies and congratulating him on volumes 1-4 ("The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution" and "The Great Democracies") of "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"., Apr 1956 - Jun 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/67A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Doreen Henderson of Cassell and Company (6); David Pitblado (2) and Sir Leslie Rowan [former Private Secretaries to WSC]; Oliver, 1st Lord Chandos [earlier Oliver Lyttelton] (3); Josephine Schwarz, WSC's cook; Lettice Shillingford [earlier Lettice Marston] (3), Jane Welby (2), Jo Sturdee [later Lady Onslow] (2), Elizabeth Gilliatt (3), Grace Hamblin (2), Delia Morton, Gillian Maturin (2), Jill Lynam (2), and Jane Darwin [WSC's secretaries]; Lady Diana Cooper [earlier Lady Diana Manners, Lady Diana Duff Cooper and Diana, Lady Norwich]; Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie (3); Edwina Sandys [later Edwina Dixon] (2); Rhoda, Lady Birley (2); "Johnny", John G Churchill; "Hinch" [Lord Hinchingbrooke, later 10th Lord Sandwich and Victor Montagu] (2); Herbert Swope (3); Julian Sandys (2); 1st Lord Leathers (3); Joel Hurstfield (4); Lady Juliet Duff (4); Charles Wood [WSC's proof reader] (2); "Brookie", 1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Sir Alan Brooke] (4); Victor Vincent [WSC's gardener] (2); 1st Lord Simonds (4); Sir Shane Leslie (2); Anne Chamberlain (4); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn (1st Lord Hailes) (3); "Archie", 1st Lord Thurso [earlier Sir Archibald Sinclair]; Esmond, 2nd Lord Rothermere [earlier Esmond Harmsworth] (4); Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton] (4); Andre de Staercke (3); Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor] (4); [George] Gordon Allen (3); "Tommy", Charles Thompson [former Personal Assistant to WSC] (4); Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (4); Patrick Graham; Antonio Giraudier (5); Eleanor Roosevelt (2); Seymour, 2nd Lord Camrose [earlier John Seymour Berry]; [Herbert] Ziman; Colin Coote; Robert MacKenna (3); Herbert Morrison; George Young; James Stuart; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (2); Lewis Einstein (2); "Nancy" [Anne], Duchess of Westminster (3); Lord Goddard (4); R A Butler (2); Stroud Milsom (2); John Plumb (3); 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister] (3); Vivian Galbraith, also on sixteenth century lawyers; Lord Kilmuir [earlier Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe] (2); 1st Lord Hankey (3); Clare Sheridan (2); 1st Lord Attlee (3); Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury]; Sir Edward Spears (3); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis] (3); Sir Walter Monckton (1st Lord Monckton) (3); Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone; Keith Feiling (3); Sir Alan Lascelles (2); Mary, Duchess of Marlborough [earlier Mary, Lady Blandford]; Alan Hodge (7); Lewis Rosenstiel; Sir Edward Bridges; Odette Pol Roger; Sir Hugh Tudor (2), also on Canadian affairs; Herbert Haseltine; 1st Lord Bracken; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother [earlier the Duchess of York] (2); "Dido" (2); Bernard Baruch; Denis Kelly [WSC's literary assistant] (2); George Trevelyan (3); Sir Edwin Plowden (2); Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook]; Winthrop Aldrich, John Whitney, and Lewis Douglas (also on Churchill College, Cambridge) [United States Ambassadors to the United Kingdom]; Pamela, Lady Lytton [earlier Pamela Plowden] (4); Martin Gilliat [Private Secretary to the Queen Mother] (2); Edward Ford and Martin Charteris [Assistant Private Secretaries to Queen Elizabeth II]; Gwilym Lloyd George (1st Lord Tenby) (2); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; George Christ (2); Charles, 1st Lord Moran [earlier Charles Wilson]; "Alex", 1st Lord Alexander [of Tunis]; Arnold Carey Foster; Harry Truman; A L Rowse; 1st Lord Ismay; Duncan Sandys; Denis Brogan. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Doreen Pugh and Anthony Montague Browne.Other subjects include: arranging the complimentary copies; readers' comments on errors and matters covered including the Vikings and Scottish history.Also includes: lists of recipients of complimentary copies of volumes 1, 3, and 4; cuttings including United States review.


  • Creation: Apr 1956 - Jun 1958

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2 file(s) (472 loose folios)

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Folio 421: Copyright holder (Lord Moran) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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