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Sir Winston Churchill's letters to Lady Churchill, 1934-08, 1934-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 2/24

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: Churchill's stay with Randolph Churchill at Maxine Elliott's villa, Chateau de l'Horizon, near Cannes [France], August 1934; Maxine's financial losses in the American slump; painting at Antibes and the Notre Dame de Vie chapel [at Mougins]; work on the proofs of Volume II [of the biography of 1st Duke of Marlborough] and starting on Volume III; plans for a cruise [in the Eastern Mediterranean, aboard the yacht Rosaura with 1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness]; Churchill's disgust at the Daily Mail's boost for Adolf Hitler and his view of the pacifism of Lord Rothermere [owner of the Daily Mail, earlier Harold Harmsworth]; the German vote to make Hitler both Chancellor and President; Churchill's wish to write about Napoleon; an offer for a series of articles for the News of the World on Churchill's life; Clementine's second cruise [on the Rosaura, to the Dutch East Indies, later Indonesia], December 1934; a family visit to Blenheim Palace [Oxfordshire], and the progress of the children, particularly Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames] and Diana Churchill [later Diana Bailey and Diana Sandys].


  • Creation: 1934-08
  • Creation: 1934-12

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 10:29:11.153000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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