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Correspondence Mary Soames, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RDCH 3/6/1/78

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Mary Soames [earlier Mary Churchill], mainly on her and RSC's respective books and family research, including: family homes; [Arthur] Christopher Soames not being shortlisted for the South Kensington [London] constituency, Nov 1967; the libel case against Edward Mylius, 1910; CSC's friendship with Walter Sickert; the date of WSC and CSC's move into Admiralty House, c 1913; avoiding conflict over their use of family papers.

Other correspondents include: Christopher Soames; [Reginald] R V Jones on his memoir of WSC for the Royal Society (3).

Also includes: a list of houses where WSC lived; a memoir of WSC by the rector of Ellesborough, near Chequers [Buckinghamshire]; various transcripts and copies of letters on WSC and CSC's engagement; copies of CSC's letters to her sister Nellie Romilly [earlier Nellie Hozier] and her son Giles Romilly, 1928-60, on subjects including the Second World War, RSC's engagement to Pamela Digby [later Pamela Churchill, Pamela Hayward and Pamela Harriman] and Nellie's failing health; paper by R V Jones on WSC and science.


  • Creation: 1963 - 1968


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. The catalogue includes details of some material in the collection which is currently too fragile to be produced and researchers should seek advice from Archives Centre staff about accessing this material.


2 file(s)

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Existence and Location of Originals

See Mary Soames's papers, GBR 0014 MCHL for originals or further copies.

Finding aid date

2019-07-17 13:21:06.650000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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