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"Approach March", 1919 - 1997

 Sub-Series
Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 8/3

Scope and Contents

This section of the archive includes some source material, notes, drafts, typescripts and proofs of JA's autobiography. It was written in the 1960s (though not published until 1973), after JA lost first his ministerial office and then his Parliamentary seat after the General Elections of 1964 and 1966. Asked by the publishers Hutchinson Limited to write his political memoirs, JA preferred instead to write about his earlier career (being unable to write about sensitive recent events, and not wishing to damage his chances for future office by offending his former political colleagues). "Approach March", therefore, covers the period from his childhood to the end of the war, ending with his election as MP for Preston [Lancashire]. A sequel was planned, and some notes and an early draft on the later 1940s and 1950s were made, but this second book was never completed.

Dates

  • 1919 - 1997

Conditions Governing Access

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.

Extent

20 archive box(es)

Language of Materials

English

Bibliography

Published 1973.

Date information

DateText: The majority of files date from 1967-97.

Finding aid date

2006-01-17 13:13:55.467000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Contact:
Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

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