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Various Documents Gifted to Sir Winston Churchill, 1693 - 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 11

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The 'Churchill Additional' collection is distinct from Sir Winston Churchill's own papers because the 'Churchill Additional' material has a different provenance (it was not maintained with Sir Winston's own archive) and cannot be considered as having been generated by the same processes as Sir Winston's papers. Much of the collection was not generated, accumulated or received by Churchill, but came from various different sources. It includes a diverse range of material: correspondence, with many letters to Churchill's mother, Lady Randolph Churchill; visual and audio records, most notably Churchill's own record collection and recordings of many of his most famous wartime speeches; material relating to the official biography of Churchill's life; material relating to Churchill's death and funeral; individual items formerly kept on display at Churchill's old home, Chartwell [Kent]; a large number of files relating to the "Churchill" television documentary made in 1992, chiefly tapes and transcripts of interviews gathered for the programme; correspondence and papers from Churchill’s last years as MP for Woodford, Essex; copies and transcripts of correspondence between Clementine and Winston Churchill, throughout their marriage.


  • Creation: 1693 - 1942

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Closures are noted in the catalogue.

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The documents listed in WCHL 11 were deposited in the Churchill Archives Centre from Chartwell separately from the Chartwell/Churchill collection. They include a number of valuable documents given to Sir Winston in recognition of his service during the Second World War.

Related Materials

Churchill Archives Centre also holds a collection of 'Chartwell Manuscripts' (reference GBR/014/CHWL). Other items given to Churchill can also be seen at GBR/0014/BRDW V 2.

Finding aid date

2004-08-02 09:17:26.060000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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