Correspondence A, 1961 - 1968
Scope and Contents
Correspondence on the Official Biography, the Churchill papers, copyright and general Churchill related matters, with correspondents including: Sir Michael Adeane, Private Secretary to the Queen and Keeper of the Royal Archives, on giving RSC access to the archives (2); William Allen recalling taking a group of Turkish visitors to meet WSC during the war; [George] Gordon Allen [former literary assistant to WSC] on an attempt to buy Turkey out the First World War in early 1915, before the Dardanelles campaign (2); 2nd Lord Altrincham [John Grigg] on mentions of WSC in his family archives, particularly the visitors' books of his grandmother, Lady Islington (2); [Harold] Julian Amery on defending RSC from a bad review of Vol I; Maurice Ashley [former literary assistant to WSC] on permissions to use letters from WSC for his own book, "Churchill as Historian", relating to the battlefields from the 1st Duke of Marlborough's campaigns and WSC's view of the case against Richard III for killing the Princes in the Tower (6); Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury [earlier Lady Violet Asquith and Lady Violet Bonham-Carter] on a theatre production taken from WSC's writings and speeches, RSC's over-charitable review of her sister-in-law Lady Cynthia Asquith's diaries, Cynthia's mistaken view that [Alfred] Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich], Prince Antoine Bibesco and Bernard Freyberg were in love with her, her own correspondence with WSC, her decision to destroy some of his letters and her father, 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith's destruction of his own papers (15); Sarah, Lady Audley [earlier Sarah Churchill, Sarah Oliver and Sarah Beauchamp] on her own idea for an anthology of the poetry and prose quoted by WSC.
Also includes copies of Cabinet notes, sent by Sir [John] Max Aitken from the Daily Express, of a meeting between WSC and David Lloyd George, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 29 July 1914, on going to war if Belgium were invaded by German forces.
- 1961 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access
Closed as the file contains information on the Royal Household.
Language of Materials
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Churchill, Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer, 1911 - 1968 (politician, author) (Person)
Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository
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