Skip to main content

Lady Churchill's letters to Sir Winston, 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 1/16

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: a stay with Diana Churchill [later Diana Bailey and Diana Sandys] at Lou Sueil, Eze [France], March-April 1928, with Jacques Balsan and Consuelo Balsan [earlier Consuelo Vanderbilt and Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough] after Clementine had been ill [with mastoiditis]; the bickering between Lord Blandford [later 10th Duke of Marlborough] and his wife Mary; Cabinet's agreement with Churchill's scheme for deregulation of local taxation; Churchill's abstention from voting in the "Flappers' Vote Division" [the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Bill] and Clementine's view that it might cost him votes among the women of his constituency; a stay in County Down [Northern Ireland] with 7th Lord Londonderry, August 1928; a row between Hazel, Lady Lavery and Josephine McNeill, wife of the Governor-General of the Irish Free State; Clementine’s low opinion of the Londonderrys; a brief stay with Leonie, Lady Leslie [Churchill’s aunt, earlier Leonie Jerome], and Clementine’s admiration for her home at Glaslough [County Monaghan, Ireland]; installing electricity and gas at Chartwell [Kent] and building cottages; Clementine’s stay at a nursing home, Preston Deanery Hall, Northampton [following blood poisoning from infected tonsils]; a speech by Calvin Coolidge [President of the United States] on the Armistice; the Kellogg-Briand Pact.


  • Creation: 1928

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

With the exception of the staff wages books in CSCT 9/1, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2004-03-24 14:40:34.123000+00:00


Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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