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Sir Winston Churchill's letters to Lady Churchill, 1957-01 - 1957-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 2/45

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: [Arthur] Christopher Soames's career; stays by Churchill at La Pausa with Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], and Wendy Reves, Roquebrune [France], January-March, May-June and October 1957; work on ["A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"]; concerns about Clementine's health; shares and other money to go to Clementine after Churchill's death; giving one of Churchill's paintings (of swans) to the local Prefet; a luncheon with Aristotle Onassis and remembering Churchill's oil deal for the Admiralty [in 1913-14] with the Anglo-Persian Oil Company [later the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company]; looking at houses to buy on the Riviera; wins by Churchill's racehorses Welsh Abbot and Holiday Time; paintings by Churchill and also by Sarah Beauchamp [earlier Sarah Churchill and Sarah Oliver, later Sarah, Lady Audley] painted at La Pausa and games of bezique; Churchill's opinion of Adlai Stevenson; the French political situation; worries about Ireland; sympathy for Clarissa Eden [earlier Clarissa Churchill, later Clarissa, Lady Avon] and Sir [Robert] Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; preparations for a [travelling] exhibition of Churchill's paintings [in the United States]; concern about Soviet science overtaking the United States and Britain falling hopelessly behind in technical education.


  • Creation: 1957-01 - 1957-10

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

2004-04-06 12:06:30.437000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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