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Correspondence, 1929-09-17 - 1969-06-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LEVN 1/1

Scope and Contents

Letters and telegrams to JDLV from: Ernie Pyle, on JDLV's army service; Sir Winston Churchill (3); the Duke of Windsor (5); the Duchess of Windsor; James H Beard, Scout Executive, Manhattan Council of the Boy Scouts of America, on JDLV rescuing someone from drowning; 1st Lord Alanbrooke; Harry S Truman; Clementine Spencer-Churchill (6); Princess Grace of Monaco [earlier Grace Kelly]; Fernandel [Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin]; Mark W Clark; Winston S Churchill [Churchill's grandson] (3); Lord Beaverbrook (2); [Marlene] Dietrich (2); Dwight Eisenhower; 1st Lord Montgomery of Alamein (2); Lord Mountbatten of Burma (3); Willy Brandt; Omar N Bradley, Jacob L Devers; Margaret Truman; Cary Grant; [Alphonse] Juin; [Robert Sargent] Shriver; Elvis J Stahr, junior; Maxwell Taylor; Margaret Herrick (2); the office of Charles de Gaulle; Lyndon B Johnson; Noel Coward; Alec Guinness (2); Hubert Humphrey; Lord Slim; Peter Sellers, Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to Sir Winston Churchill]. Subjects covered include JDLV's films and thanks for gifts. Also includes handwritten notes by the Duke of Windsor on the abdication crisis; draft press releases on "A King's Story" with handwritten annotations by the Duke of Windsor; photocopy of letter from Queen Mary to the Duke of Windsor; letter from a schoolgirl to Sir Winston Churchill on seeing "The Finest Hours"; letter from JDLV to Major Joseph Phillips on his army service; copy of telegram from Gregory Peck to the Duke of Windsor; letter from Clementine Spencer-Churchill to Nicole Le Vien (JDLV's daughter); carbon copy of JDLV's first letter to Sir Winston Churchill and notes on his proposal to make a film based on Churchill's life.


  • Creation: 1929-09-17 - 1969-06-02

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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Finding aid date

2010-04-22 13:43:56+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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