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"Clementine Churchill by her daughter Mary Soames", 1847 - 2004

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/1

Scope and Contents

Mainly source material and research notes for the original edition of MS's biography of her mother (CSC), although there is also some material for the revised and updated edition, published in 2002.


  • Creation: 1847 - 2004


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


44 archive box(es)

Language of Materials



The majority of source material in this series (up to 5/1/270) came from a storage facility near MS's home. It is clear that this material relates to the original 1979 edition, so it has been listed ahead of a smaller amount of source material (from 5/1/271 onwards) which was kept in MS's home, and probably re-used for the 2002 revised edition and possibly also used for MS's own later memoirs, "A Daughter's Tale" .

Existence and Location of Originals

In many cases, original letters used by MS as source material were put into her mother's papers, GBR 0014 CSCT in 1983, after the book was published. Some (but not all) were replaced by copies in her own papers.

Related Materials

See also MCHL AS 1/1 for MS's letters to her literary assistant Ann Hoffmann on the biography, MCHL 12/2/12-13 for related interviews and MS's file in her brother Randolph's literary papers, RDCH 3/6/1/78.


Published by Cassell Ltd, 1979.

Date information

DateText: The dates given reflect both the dates of original source material, and the date at which MS was working on them, but the majority of files date from c 1960-80.

Finding aid date

2015-09-25 11:30:02+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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