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Sir Winston Churchill's letters to Lady Churchill, 1912-01 - 1912-08, 1914-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 2/5

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: objections from the Belfast Orangemen, to a speech on Home Rule that Churchill was to give to the Ulster Liberal Association, February 1912; a miscarriage suffered by Clementine and her slow recovery; a coal strike; the Navy's war plans; cutting waste in the naval dockyards; the progress of Diana Churchill [later Diana Bailey and Diana Sandys] and Randolph Churchill; the gambling of Clementine's brother William Hozier; the Titanic disaster; a house party at Taplow Court, Buckinghamshire; a visit to the Fleet by King George V, and taking him and the prince [later King George VI] down in a submarine, May 1912, and the King's attitude to the Navy; criticism of Rear-Admiral Charles Briggs; visiting the port at Queenstown [later Cóbh, County Cork, Ireland]; naval manoeuvres, July 1912; a speech [?] on the Naval Estimates; Clementine's courage in letting Churchill go [to Antwerp, Belgium, September 1914].

Also includes a press cutting of a cartoon from the Daily Dispatch, relating to Churchill's Naval Estimates, on Britain's naval shipbuilding programme compared to Germany.


  • Creation: 1912-01 - 1912-08
  • Creation: 1914-09

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

2004-03-31 10:18:33.247000+00:00


Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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