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Sir Winston Churchill's letters to Lady Churchill, 1912-06, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 2/6

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the atrocious behaviour of Smart [Churchill's chauffeur/valet] during a house party with the Lyttons at Knebworth [Hertfordshire, June 1912]; plans for a dancing club; the sentencing of 'Mrs P' [Emmeline Pankhurst], April 1913; moving to Admiralty House; Churchill's concerns about events in the Adriatic and sympathy for Montenegro; a speech by Churchill in Dundee [Scotland], January 1913; his suffering from nerves; worries about parcel bombs from the suffragettes; naval manoeuvres, July 1913; a visit to Balmoral [Scotland], September 1913, including going stalking and making friends with the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII and the Duke of Windsor]; a speech [at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester], October 1913, and Churchill's suggestion to Germany of a naval holiday, or pause in naval shipbuilding; Clementine's hunting; a personal attack on Churchill by 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer]; a trip in a submarine and an aborted flight in a seaplane; a visit to the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps at Eastchurch [Kent], October 1913, a flight in an airship and Churchill's plans for developing the Naval Air Service further; Churchill's low opinion of himself, view that he should not have been born and gratitude for Clementine's love; an operation on Clementine's mother [Lady Blanche Hozier]; Churchill's enjoyment of flying.


  • Creation: 1912-06
  • Creation: 1913

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 10:18:52.873000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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