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Literary: articles: News of the World 4., Oct 1937 - Nov 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/567
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "The General Strike" on the railway strikes of 1911 and 1919, and the General Strike of 1926; "The Crisis of 1931" on the economic crisis of summer 1931 and the fall of Ramsay Macdonald's Labour Government; "Vision of the Future Through Eyes of Science" on the history and future of human progress; "Life in a World Controlled by the Scientists" on the future possibilities and risks of science.Also includes: annotated proofs...
Dates: Oct 1937 - Nov 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War: Volume 6 "Triumph and Tragedy" Book 1 "The Tide of Victory", Chapter 17 "Counter Strike in the Ardennes"., Dec 1951 - Aug 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/358
Scope and Contents Typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 17 "Counter Strike in the Ardennes", originally titled "Paris: The Rundstedt Offensive", annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, Lt-General Sir Henry Pownall Lord Ismay and Charles Wood.With cutting from the Daily Express - article "Hitler's Desperate Last Gamble" by Lt-General W Bedell Smith, Jun 1946, letter from General Pownall suggesting the insertion of a tribute to Field...
Dates: Dec 1951 - Aug 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Business Correspondence concerning "The World Crisis" and its sequel "The Aftermath" [published as Volume 4]., 25 Sep 1923 - 15 Jun 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/207
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with representatives of Curtis Brown Limited concerning: negotiations with Charles Scribner on the publication of an American edition; negotiations with Thornton Butterworth Limited; world-wide serialisation of the books; contracts; financial agreements on advances and commission to be paid to WSC; and sales figures for "The Aftermath".Includes material on the disruption caused by the General Strike.

Dates: 25 Sep 1923 - 15 Jun 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, source material, print and press cutting., 03 Apr 1926 - 10 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/75A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's statement (3 April) on the choice between an indefinite coal subsidy or a General Strike, and maintaining essential services in a strike. Source material includes a note from [Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister] on [Ramsay MacDonald, Leader of the Labour Party]'s attitude to the subsidy, a copy of a letter from Walter Citrine, Secretary, Trades Union Congress General Council, on the distribution of essential foodstuffs, and a press cutting reporting a statement by Arthur...
Dates: 03 Apr 1926 - 10 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and typescript., 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/76
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's statement (2 July), entitled "Emergency Power", on the coal dispute, the 8 Hours Bill, wages, the Labour Party's vote of censure against the Government, the miners' refusal to come to terms, and the results of the strike. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4014 - 4024.Speech notes for WSC's statement (15 July), entitled "Finance Bill (Betting Duty)", on the expected revenue from the tax, and different rates for racecourses and betting offices. Published:...
Dates: 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Collier's magazine articles by WSC: 1., Jul 1938 - Sep 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/620
Scope and Contents Includes proofs and cuttings from Collier's for: "Japan Guesses Wrong" on Japanese battleship building, the British and American response, making comparisons with naval strategy during World War I; "Dictators on Dynamite" (British title "Dictators at the Cross-roads") on the rise of Hitler and Benito Mussolini and the contemporary situation in Germany and Italy; "England Learns About Labor" (British title "The Problem of the Labour Unions") on union radicalism, supporting the recognition of...
Dates: Jul 1938 - Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and Hansard., 26 Jan 1931 - 12 Mar 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/93A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (26 January), entitled "India - 'A Frightful Prospect'" on poor recent handling of Indian affairs, Indian hopes for Dominion status and a Federal Government, parallels with South Africa and Ireland and the effects of losing India. Also includes an extract from Hansard reporting the debate. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4947 - 4956.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (28 January), entitled "'Cut Its Dirty Throat' - Trade Disputes and...
Dates: 26 Jan 1931 - 12 Mar 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes., 09 Feb 1927 - 06 Jul 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/79
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's statement (9 February), for the debate on the address on the programme of Government legislation, the Trade Unions Bill, the situation in China and Britain's attitude to the Soviet Union. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4140 - 4148.Speech notes for WSC's Budget statement (11 April), on the effects of the General Strike and coal dispute, revenue (1926-1927) and expenditure (1926-1928), post-war Government departments, the National Debt, war debts, the sinking fund,...
Dates: 09 Feb 1927 - 06 Jul 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings., 14 Jul 1926 - 26 Nov 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/78
Scope and Contents Print and partial typescript of WSC's speech (14 July, Lord Mayor's Banquet, Mansion House, London), entitled "War Debts" on the mysteries of finance, the need for a stable currency and economy, the settlement of France's debt and the whole principle of war debts, the effects of the coal dispute and Trade Union involvement in politics. Also includes a press cutting from the City Press reporting the banquet. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4038 - 4042.Typescript and speech notes for WSC's...
Dates: 14 Jul 1926 - 26 Nov 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Correspondence with Winston Churchill, 1910-08 - 1911-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 3/21
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Correspondence with Churchill, Home Secretary, on subjects including: a complaint from Churchill's brother-in-law, Lieutenant William Hozier, against his captain and requests for advancement from others of Churchill's friends or relatives; the German construction programme; the effects of a general strike on the Admiralty coal supply; the food supply in time of war.

Dates: 1910-08 - 1911-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings., 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/77A-B
Scope and Contents Typescript for WSC's speech (3 January, Wolfe Dinner, Westerham, Kent) on the achievements and prosperity of Canada.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (20 January, Chamber of Commerce Dinner, Leeds, Yorkshire), entitled "National Finance", on the increase in national expenditure and necessity for cuts, particularly in education, on the changing funding system for local authorities, electricity development, the coal subsidy and averting a coal dispute, and the general improvement in...
Dates: 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Da - Don., 28 Mar 1951 - 10 May 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/184
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Esmond [2nd Lord Rothermere, earlier Esmond Harmsworth, Chairman, Daily Mail]; Hugh Cudlipp, Editorial Director, Daily Mirror; Colin Coote [Managing Editor, Daily Telegraph] on the Telegraph's centenary; Michael Berry [later 1st Lord Hartwell, Chairman, Daily Telegraph] (2); Stella Daly (4); Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] on WSC's involvement in the "bouncing bomb"; Josephine, Lady Daresbury (2); Sir William Darling (2); Olive,...
Dates: 28 Mar 1951 - 10 May 1961
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: correspondence and papers on Palestine., Feb 1939 - Aug 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/379
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Leo Amery on the situation in Palestine and criticising government policy (3); Nathan Laski congratulating WSC's speech of 23 May; Josiah Wedgwood asking WSC to sign a joint letter criticising government policy; [John] Paskin, [Principal] Private Secretary [to Secretary of State for the Colonies], on a hunger strike by some Jews in detention.Also includes: notes from WSC's secretary "K H" [Kathleen Hill]; a note on Sir John Simon [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on...
Dates: Feb 1939 - Aug 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence E - G., 04 Jun 1946 - 17 Nov 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/169
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Charles Eade; Sir Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (2) on subjects including his intention to divorce Beatrice Eden; Nicholas Eden [later 2nd Lord Avon]; [2nd] Lord Beatty (2) and Walter Monckton (4) on the affair between Beatty's wife [Dorothy, Lady Beatty, earlier Dorothy Bragg, later Dorothy Hewitt] and [Anthony Eden] and the possibility of divorce; Leif Egeland [High Commissioner in London for South Africa] on the illness of Jan Smuts [former Prime Minister of...
Dates: 04 Jun 1946 - 17 Nov 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, source material and typescript., 11 May 1925 - 10 Dec 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/72A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's statement (11 May) on the silk duty in the Budget, and the sugar tax. Source material includes notes on artificial silk, including a quote from Samuel Courtauld, Chairman of Courtaulds Limited, and Philip Snowden [former Chancellor of the Exchequer] on tea duty. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3620 - 3631.Speech notes for WSC's statement (25 May) for the 2nd reading of the Finance Bill, on criticism of the Budget, particularly from Snowden, taxation, silk and death...
Dates: 11 May 1925 - 10 Dec 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence W - Z., 15 Nov 1945 - 26 Sep 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/178
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Cecil Wakeley, President, Royal College of Surgeons; [Alfred] Walford and Olive Walford (2); Sir Alexander Walker; Sophie, Lady Wavertree [Sophie Fisher] on subjects including racing and gifts of WSC's books (5); Sir Simon Marks; Sumner Welles; 16th Lady Wentworth [earlier Judith Blunt-Lytton]; "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster] (7); Sir Charles Davis, Lord Mayor of London; Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] on a memorial...
Dates: 15 Nov 1945 - 26 Sep 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript, press cuttings and source material., 21 Jan 1929 - 14 Dec 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/88A-B
Scope and Contents Typescript for WSC's speech (21 January, Chamber of Commerce Dinner, Midland Hotel, Manchester), entitled "Trade" on 20th century economic conditions, currency stability, rating reform, economic development, taxation and the cotton trade. Also includes a press cutting from the Manchester Guardian reporting the speech. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4541 - 4546.Speech notes for WSC's speech (6 February, Town Hall, Battersea, London), entitled "Battersea By-Election" on the Government's...
Dates: 21 Jan 1929 - 14 Dec 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence on the foreign rights (through Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz]) in WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War") and other works, A-P., Sep 1947 - Jan 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/11
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Reves (7) including (1) requesting WSC's advice on whether to publish the memoirs of German State-Secretary Meissner; Arthur Halls (Board of Trade); [George] Gordon Allen (2); "H R P" [Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Chips Gemmell, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], and R...
Dates: Sep 1947 - Jan 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Correspondence, 1923-01 - 1929-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/6
Scope and Contents Correspondents, mainly on colonial affairs, particularly Imperial Preference, include: George Lloyd [Governor of Bombay, India] on [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain's resignation from the Conservatives and the steadying effect of the new Government; [William] Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, looking ahead to the Imperial Conferences; William Gritten; 1st Lord Long of Wraxall; J L Garvin [Editor of the Observer], urging a quick General Election (November 1923) (2); Sir John Chancellor...
Dates: 1923-01 - 1929-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 30 Nov 1944 - 15 Dec 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/203A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (15 December) on Poland entitled "Poland's future" including an extract from an earlier speech on decisions made at the Teheran [Persia, later Iran] conference and the need for agreement with the Soviet Union about the frontiers of Poland. Also includes correspondence and source material from: Guy Schofield, editor of the Evening News; Lord Alfred Douglas on the publication of correspondence between himself and WSC (3); Lady Daphne Straight; Bernard Griffin,...
Dates: 30 Nov 1944 - 15 Dec 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles: Evening Standard., May 1935 - Jun 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/520
Scope and Contents Proofs of the following articles by WSC: "The King's 25 Years" [in 7 parts]: "The Accession" on the death of Edward VII, the background of Queen Mary and the political situation in 1910; "The King Faces his First Crisis" on David Lloyd George's 1909 Budget, the Home Rule Bill and the deadlock between the Houses of Parliament; "War Clouds Gather" on the House of Commons in 1911, industrial disputes, social organization, the Triple Entente between Britain, France and Russia, and the Agadir...
Dates: May 1935 - Jun 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence on the United States publication of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War") in book form, mainly with representatives of Houghton Mifflin Company of Boston [United States], particularly President Henry Laughlin and others including Paul Brooks., Nov 1946 - May 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/14A-B
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: William Deakin (3); [George] Gordon Allen; Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] (4); Sir Edward Spears on his ancestry; Desmond Flower, Director of Cassell and Company. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Grace Hamblin, Chips Gemmell, and Anne Hipwell; [literary assistants] Denis Kelly...
Dates: Nov 1946 - May 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Letters to Lady Wester Wemyss, 1922 - 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 7/13
Scope and Contents Written from Wemyss Castle in Fife, New Club in Edinburgh, The Corner House in Gullane, the House of Lords, 94 Piccadilly, the Naval & Military Club, 28 Half Moon Street, the Royal Automobile Club and the Beefsteak Club in London, Dorney Wood in Buckinghamshire and the Travellers' Club in Paris. Subjects include the prospect of peace in Ireland, Sir Winston Churchill's comments shortly before the deaths of Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins, Wemyss being advised not to invest any...
Dates: 1922 - 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, source material and press cuttings., 27 Nov 1926 - 06 May 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/80
Scope and Contents Print of the speeches (3 January, Wolfe Society Bicentenary Dinner, Savoy Hotel, London), including a speech by WSC, entitled "Canada" on changes in the constitution of the Empire and Canada's part in the Empire. Also includes speeches by Edward, Prince of Wales [later Edward VIII, then Edward, Duke of Windsor], Sir Charles Warde, President of the society, Peter Larkin, High Commissioner for Canada, 7th Lord Stanhope, Vice-President of the society, and a telegram from MacKenzie King, Prime...
Dates: 27 Nov 1926 - 06 May 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence C-D., Aug 1949 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/95A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 5th Lord Munster [earlier Geoffrey FitzClarence], George [Hubback], Metropolitan of India and Bishop of Calcutta (3), and Desmond Crawley (High Commission, Calcutta), on Anglo-Indians educating their children in the UK; 1st Lord Sandford [earlier Albert Edmondson, Chairman] of the Carlton Club (2); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (5); Clifford Hood, President, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation; Robert...
Dates: Aug 1949 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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