Sir Winston Churchill's letters to Lady Churchill, 1952-01, 1952-07 - 1952-08
Scope and Contents
Subjects include: Churchill's visit to the United States, January 1952; the difficulties between [Robert] Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] and his former wife Beatrice Eden; worries about the future, particularly in the Far East; the forthcoming Presidential Election; some "urgent business" [relating to the health of King George VI]; a parade through New York to receive a medal from the Mayor; successful television work by Sarah Beauchamp [earlier Sarah Churchill and Sarah Oliver, later Sarah, Lady Audley]; Clementine's planned changes to 10 Downing Street [London]; the dire state of the economy; Clementine's stay in a health spa in Italy with Mary, Duchess of Marlborough, July 1952; fears of a Robert Taft and Douglas MacArthur combination in the White House; the strain of dealing with cuts to public services and the country's division into two party machines; Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary]'s absence through illness and the tiresome behaviour of 'Bobbety', 5th Lord Salisbury [Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, earlier Lord Cranborne]; Churchill's loneliness and depression without Clementine; the marriage of John Julius Cooper [later 2nd Lord Norwich]; the row between Clement Attlee [Leader of the Labour Party] and Aneurin Bevan and the failure of the Opposition leaders to vote for their own German treaty; the success of Duncan Sandys [as Minister of Supply].
- 1952-07 - 1952-08
Conditions Governing Access
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.
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