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Letters to Churchill and Clementine, 1909 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 3/13

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: 1st Lord Knollys, Private Secretary to King Edward VII and King George V, on subjects including an exhibition which Churchill had arranged in Vienna [Austria], 1909, King Edward's sympathy for Sir William Crossman and his approval of Churchill offering him a job, congratulations on the handling of the Newport dock strike and King George's wish to be kept informed of strikes (2); Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary], congratulating Churchill on his majority at Dundee [Scotland] in the 1910 General Election, particularly on the success of his speeches and also on the settlement of the coal strike, 1909, and also agreeing to be Randolph Churchill's godfather and complimenting Clementine on her hunting [see CSCT 3/15 for the original] (4); Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], congratulating Churchill [on the settlement of the coal strike], 1909, and also writing to Clementine on subjects including the 1909 Budget [see CSCT 3/12 and 3/15 for the originals] and congratulating her on her letter to the Times ["Ought not women to be abolished?" in answer to Sir Almroth Wright's article "Should women have votes?"], 1912 (4); Reginald McKenna, First Lord of the Admiralty, writing to Clementine about her brother William Hozier being selected for submarine duty; King George V, thanking Churchill for his action to clear him [from a false accusation of bigamy, brought by Edward Mylius]; Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to King George V, sending on the King's congratulations on the birth of Randolph Churchill; John Redmond [Chairman of the Irish Parliamentary Party], apologising for missing one of Churchill's speeches, 1911 and saying how the Irish were counting on him to put Home Rule through; 1st Lord Morley on visiting Clementine and not being able to help an acquaintance of hers [see CSCT 3/12 for the originals] and complimenting Churchill on a speech, 1911 (4); 1st Lord Haldane, Secretary of State for War, complimenting Churchill on a naval memorandum, January 1912; 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett] congratulating Churchill on his naval reforms, January 1912.


  • Creation: 1909 - 1912

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.


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Finding aid date

2004-04-07 11:21:12.467000+00:00


Repository Details

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