"A Daughter's Tale": family correspondence, 1954, 1954-01 - 2000-08
Scope and Contents
Letters between Clementine, Lady Churchill and MS on subjects including: Christmas 1953; MPs' pay; Clementine's visit to France, July-Aug 1954; Sir Winston Churchill's decision to stay on as Prime Minister; the failing health of Clementine's sister Nellie Romilly [earlier Nellie Hozier]; Churchill's sittings for Graham Sutherland; MS's baby Charlotte Soames.
Also includes: sale catalogue for the Soames family home, Sheffield Park, Sussex; photograph of Charlotte Soames's christening; copies of letters to Churchill from Clementine and MS on subjects including CS and MS wanting to buy [? Hamsell Manor, Sussex]; copies of letters from Diana Sandys [earlier Diana Churchill and Diana Bailey] and Sarah Beauchamp [earlier Sarah Churchill and Sarah Oliver, later Sarah, Lady Audley] to Clementine on subjects including Diana's stay in hospital in Dumfries, Scotland, Jan-Feb 1954, Sarah's work in the Hallmark "Hall of Fame" television series, Churchill having his hand cast by the sculptor Oscar Nemon, Clementine's health and difficulties in Sarah's marriage to Antony Beauchamp.
- 1954-01 - 2000-08
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)