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Sir Winston Churchill's letters to Lady Churchill, 1929-08 - 1929-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 2/22

Scope and Contents

Letters from Churchill's lecture tour of Canada and the United States, with Randolph Churchill, Jack [John S Churchill] and Jack's son Johnnie [John G Churchill]. Subjects include: the voyage out; articles Churchill was working on; preparatory work for his biography of 1st Duke of Marlborough; Churchill's poor view of the treaty with Egypt and the violence that was likely once British troops were withdrawn; staying in Quebec; Free Trade and protectionism; speeches at Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Victoria; visiting the country house of [William] Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada and a tour of the Canadian Parliament; Randolph's good behaviour; impressions of the Canadian landscape; visiting Niagara Falls; Canadian elections; oil fields near Calgary; their finances, investments and money from Churchill's articles; his view that if [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain became leader of the Conservatives he might leave British politics and move to Canada; bears, chipmunks and marmots; painting near Banff and at Lake Louise; Randolph's speaking skills; travelling on to California, and the liquor situation [due to Prohibition]; visiting William Randolph Hearst at San Simeon and a stay at Santa Barbara; San Francisco and visiting the Lick Observatory; Churchill's view of Millicent Hearst and Marion Davies; meeting Charlie Chaplin; catching a marlin off Catalina Island.


  • Creation: 1929-08 - 1929-10

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 10:28:32.247000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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