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"Clementine Churchill": copies of family correspondence, 1955, 1968-08 - 2001-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/1/168

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.


1 file(s)

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

2015-12-16 10:01:59.143000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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