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 Fonds

The Papers of Sir Winston Churchill

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR, CHUR and CHAQ
Scope and Contents The papers consist of original documents accumulated by Sir Winston Churchill throughout his life (1874-1965). They have been divided into three sections: the Chartwell Papers (CHAR) and the Churchill Papers (CHUR), with some additional material (CHAQ). Together, the three sets of papers cover the following major areas: Personal (CHAR 1, CHUR 1 and CHAQ 1/1 and 2/1), 1884-1965 The papers of Churchill as a private person. They include correspondence with or about his...
Dates: The majority of files date from the 1870s to 1965.
Conditions Governing Access: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
 File

Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 340 - 350., 15 Apr 1926 - 12 Aug 1926

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/148
Scope and Contents

Typescript reports on Communist organisations, including: the Independent Labour Party; the National Minority Movement; Communist propaganda in the Armed Forces; the Young Communist League; the Communists and the General Strike; May Day demonstrations; Anglo-Soviet Trade Union unity.

Dates: 15 Apr 1926 - 12 Aug 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

Correspondence with Margaret Thatcher, 1984-04 - 1984-12

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 1/1/3
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the famine in Ethiopia; the miners’ strike; the bombing of the Grand Hotel, Brighton [Sussex]; the prosecution of the Ministry of Defence official Clive Ponting under the Official Secrets Act after he sent documents on the sinking of the Argentine warship General Belgrano during the Falklands War; South African opposition leaders seeking sanctuary in the British consulate, Durban; the banning of Martin Galvin, Publicity Director of NORAID [Irish Northern Aid Committee] from...
Dates: 1984-04 - 1984-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Item

(Untitled), 27 Dec 1942

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/70
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis] (Commander in Chief Middle East) marked "personal and most secret" commenting on "Boniface" information [Enigma decrypts, ULTRA] showing the enemy in great anxiety and disarray at Buerat [Libya] and hoping that Alexander will be able to bring forward his strike.

Dates: 27 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
 Item

(Untitled), 03 Nov 1914

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/16
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], passing on a report from the Intelligence Officer at St John's, Newfoundland [Canada], that the British Consul-General in New York [United States] had been informed confidentially by Herman Rusder, that a German Cruiser Squadron intended to strike somewhere in the North Atlantic within a few days. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon].

Dates: 03 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open