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Sir Winston Churchill's letters to Lady Churchill, 1922-01 - 1922-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 2/15

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the situation in Iraq; Clementine’s mother [Lady Blanche Hozier] being well-known in Monte Carlo [Monaco]; missing his own mother [Lady Randolph Churchill, earlier Jennie Jerome]; Clementine’s health and her pregnancy [with Mary Churchill, later Mary Soames]; working on [“The World Crisis”]; painting at the villa of Consuelo Balsan [earlier Consuelo Vanderbilt and Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough], and at Eze [France]; a row with Max [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Aitken]; Churchill's excitement at gambling; worries about Ireland, February 1922; the rising political temperature; Churchill's view of Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith]; work on the studio and other rooms in 2 Sussex Square [London]; discussions on the publication of Cabinet papers; a draft constitution for the Palestine Arabs; Churchill's technique in debates; Clementine's success at tennis; the engagement of Edwina Ashley with Lord Louis Mountbatten; the failing health of 1st Lord Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth]; the troubles of the Prime Minister [David Lloyd George] over [the sale of] honours; the death of Adele [Lady Essex]; a secret forecast of results from the next General Election, August 1922; a stay at Deauville, Mimizan and Biarritz, August 1922; remembering the death of the Duckadilly [Marigold Churchill]; painting at Biarritz with Charles Montag; plans by Philip Tilden for the windows at Chartwell [Kent]; forecasts for the General Election, November 2022; the sale of articles by Churchill on contemporary international affairs.


  • Creation: 1922-01 - 1922-12

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 10:25:57.373000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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