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The Papers of Charles Eade

Reference Code: GBR/0014/EADE

Scope and Contents

The collection relates to Charles Eade's connection with Sir Winston Churchill. It includes Eade's diary of meetings with Sir Winston; biographical material about Sir Winston and Sir Winston's own speaking notes for his speech made on 20 June 1940 which Churchill gave to Charles Eade.


  • Creation: 1939 - 1954

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from Charles Eade's own writings must obtain prior permission from the copyright holder and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Eade was born 10 June 1903. He pursued a career in journalism and held positions on many newspapers including Deputy Editor of the Sunday Graphic (1933-6), Deputy Editor of the Daily Sketch (1936-8) and then Editor of the Sunday Dispatch (1938-57). Eade also edited Sir Winston Churchill's wartime speeches and Churchill by his contemporaries which was published in 1953. He died on 27 August 1964.


2 archive box(es) : paper

Language of Materials



The papers have been arranged in 4 series.

Other Finding Aids

The collection has been catalogued and copies of the catalogue are available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre and at the National Register of Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to Churchill Archives Centre in 1998 by Charles Eade's daughter, Christine Eade.

Related Materials

Churchill Archives Centre also holds the papers of Sir Winston Churchill.


This collection (fonds) level description and catalogue was prepared by Natalie Adams of Churchill Archives Centre in September 2001. Information was obtained from Eade's entry in Who Was Who (A and C Black).


Eade, Charles

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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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