"Clementine Churchill": copies of family correspondence, 1955, 1968-08 - 2001-02
Scope and Contents
Mainly copies of letters to CSC from Sarah Beauchamp [earlier Sarah Churchill and Sarah Oliver, later Sarah, Lady Audley] on subjects including: her television work [Hallmark's "Hall of Fame"]; her depression at the failure of her marriage to Antony Beauchamp; American coverage of Sir Winston Churchill's resignation as Prime Minister; her painting and writing; being invited to witness a (postponed) atomic bomb test in Nevada; difficulties with Beauchamp; touring with the play ["No Time for Comedy"]; meeting the Jerome Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the health of her sister Diana Sandys [earlier Diana Churchill and Diana Bailey]; an upset over the model used by Oscar Nemon in his statue of Churchill; CSC's depression; Churchill's improved health. Also includes: copies of letters from Diana to CSC, Nov 1955 on staying at La Capponcina in the south of France with Sarah and Churchill and thanking her for her support; a note from Churchill on arrangements for the announcement of his resignation and for moving out of 10 Downing Street [London].
- 1968-08 - 2001-02
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Language of Materials
Existence and Location of Originals
Original letters from Sarah Beauchamp are in the papers of Sarah Churchill, GBR 0014 SCHL 1/1.
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Soames, Mary, Dame, 1922 - 2014 (née Churchill, writer, wife of Baron Soames) (Person)