"Clementine Churchill": copies of correspondence with 1st Lord Beaverbrook, 1954-59, 1968-08
Scope and Contents
Correspondence between CSC, Sir Winston Churchill and Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] on subjects including: CSC's neuritis; Churchill's plans to resign; installing a lift for the cinema room [? At Chartwell, Kent]; the Churchills' stays at Beaverbrook's villa La Capponcina, in Cap d'Ail [France], particularly in 1955; visits from [Robert] Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] and Clarissa Eden [earlier Clarissa Churchill, later Clarissa, Lady Avon]; the distress caused by Graham Sutherland's portrait of Churchill; CSC's appeal on behalf of the World Refugee Year; CSC's friendship with Horatia Seymour.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Existence and Location of Copies
A clearer set of copies is at MCHL 5/1/277.
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Soames, Mary, Dame, 1922 - 2014 (née Churchill, writer, wife of Baron Soames) (Person)