"Clementine Churchill": family correspondence, 1945, 1945-03 - 1968-03
Scope and Contents
Mainly copies of correspondence between Sarah Oliver [earlier Sarah Churchill, later Sarah Beauchamp and Sarah, Lady Audley] and CSC on subjects including: Sarah's attendance at the Yalta Conference with Winston Churchill; security considerations in their correspondence; Sarah's divorce from Vic Oliver; CSC's visit to the Soviet Union; Sarah's improved relationship with her and Churchill; Sarah's view of the General Election campaign and why she thought people would vote for the Labour Party; Sarah's stay with Churchill at Lake Como [Italy], Sept 1945; CSC's weariness after the war; Churchill's painting.
Also includes: copies of letters from Diana Sandys [earlier Diana Churchill and Diana Bailey] to CSC and Winston Churchill on subjects including Christmas 1944; letters from MS to Sarah on her experiences in Belgium with her ATS unit [Auxiliary Territorial Service]; copies of press cuttings on Sarah's divorce.
- 1945-03 - 1968-03
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Language of Materials
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Soames, Mary, Dame, 1922 - 2014 (née Churchill, writer, wife of Baron Soames) (Person)
Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository
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