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Literature

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1263 Collections and/or Records:

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Acquired Papers: Letters from WSC to Lady Randolph Churchill and also John S Churchill and Reginald Barnes. The file contains letters written by WSC about his time in Bangalore with the 4th Hussars; his posting to the Malakand Field Force with Sir Bindon Blood and about his first literary endeavours ("Savrola", "The Scaffolding of Rhetoric" and "The Story of the Malakand Field Force"). The file also contains two letters from Sir Bindon Blood. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., 04 Oct 1896 - 31 Dec 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/23
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 04 Oct 1896 - 31 Dec 1897
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.
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Acquired Papers. Papers regarding the resignation of Lord Randolph Churchill. Includes literary proofs for the extended version of WSC's biography of Lord Randolph Churchill, published in 1952., 1886 - 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/116
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 1886 - 1887
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.
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Broadcasts, 1955-10 - 1970-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 4/1/27
Scope and Contents Annotated transcripts of television and radio interviews and broadcasts by JEP on subjects including: immigration; defence, particularly cuts in the Middle East, British withdrawal from Singapore (in interviews with Denis Healey, Secretary of State for Defence, 1967), and retaining use of nuclear weapons; floating exchange rates; JEP's book on the relationship between the Ministry of Health and the National Health Service, A New Look at Medicine and Politics; Parliamentary privilege and...
Dates: 1955-10 - 1970-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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"Churchill Days": George Allen's recollections of working for Sir Winston Churchill, 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GALN 1
Scope and Contents Audio recording of Allen's account including observations on WSC and various encounters and discussions with WSC: meeting WSC; terms of employment, meetings at Hyde Park Gate; Chartwell and WSC’s hospitality and preferences for champagne and port or brandy, the cinema, WSC’s preferred walk after lunch to see the carp, swimming lake, black swans, butterfly house and tropical fish; detailed account of the organisation, process and methods of working on WSC’s memoirs including the roles of...
Dates: 1970
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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Churchill Papers, 1962 - 1977

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WLFF 2
Scope and Contents In 1961 Wolff joined Randolph Churchill's team of research assistants on the Official Biography of Winston Churchill project. The preface and acknowledgements describe him as in charge of research, but his own correspondence throws this supervisory role into doubt. The process of working with Randolph Churchill generated a considerable quantity of papers and had one on-going consequence in that after Randolph Churchill's death Wolff was one of the Executors of the Estate, which included the...
Dates: 1962 - 1977
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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Dictation tape, 1966 - 1968-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 11/13
Scope and Contents Includes: dictated draft review of Dana Schmidt's book "Yemen: the Unknown War" (cassette 1 side 1); dictated letters relating to an article on air terminal design and a letter to JA's son Leo on Lady Catherine Amery being in a court case and on her health (cassette 1 side 1); dictated note on JA's part in Israeli-Jordanian negotiations on the Middle East peace process (cassette 1 side 2 and cassette 2 side 1); an account of the writing of JA's book "Sons of the Eagle" (cassette 1 side 2 and...
Dates: 1966 - 1968-05
Conditions Governing Access: Access copy available.
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Letters from WSC to Lady Randolph Churchill. Several letters relate to the publication of WSC's first book "The Story of the Malakand Field Force" and the file also contains newspaper cuttings of reviews of the work. The file also contains material relating to the Tirah Expeditionary force and the majority of items date between January and April 1898. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., Jan 1898 - Jan 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/24
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: Jan 1898 - Jan 1899
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.
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Literary, 1924 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4
Scope and Contents This class contains the same type of material as CHAR 8 and is arranged in two parts. The first contains correspondence and the second book-matter. There is a third supplementary section starting at CHAR 4/445 containing correspondence, mainly on proposed films or abridgements of WSC's works, and permissions to quote WSC.The correspondence in this class is largely of the same kind as in CHAR 8. It includes also papers relating to the establishment of the Chartwell Literary Trust, though a...
Dates: 1924 - 1965
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.
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Literary., 1925 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/202
Scope and Contents Proofs and an offprint of WSC's article entitled "The German Splendour" on WSC's visits to Germany in 1906 and 1906 to see Kaiser Wilhelm II and the manoeuvres of the German army. Includes WSC's observations on the strength of the German army and navy compared to British forces, on German artillery, and military techniques (which are compared to those used at the Battle of Omdurman).Proofs and an offprint of WSC's article entitled "Consistency in Politics" which includes: observations on the...
Dates: 1925 - 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary., Mar 1927 - Nov 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/215
Scope and Contents Offprint of WSC's article in the Pall Mall Magazine entitled "The Bulldog and the Tiger: a day with [Georges] Clemenceau amid the bursting shrapnel of the French battlefields" on WSC's visit to the Western Front with [2nd] Duke of Westminster which includes WSC's opinions of [Field Marshal Ferdinand] Foch and [General Lord] Rawlinson.Corrected proofs for WSC's article entitled "H G Wells and the British Empire" in which WSC criticises Wells' opinions and discusses world trade and the...
Dates: Mar 1927 - Nov 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary., 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/221
Scope and Contents Corrected proofs and an offprint of articles by WSC on Douglas Haig [Lord Haig] which include Haig's death, qualities of leadership, military achievements, work for ex-servicemen and relationship with WSC. Includes newspaper cuttings from the Times of articles and obituaries on Haig.Proofs of an article by WSC about Lord Asquith of Oxford [earlier Herbert Asquith] which includes Asquith's character and achievements, his relationship with WSC and praise for the political work of his daughter...
Dates: 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/272
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with representatives of several organisations about WSC's articles for Collier's Magazine and the Daily Telegraph including: Butler and Tanner on preparation of proofs; Collier's Magazine and Paul Reynolds and Son concerning fees due to WSC. Includes 4 letters from Brigadier General [James] Edmonds of the Military Branch of the Historical Section.Includes a cutting of a letter to the Daily Telegraph in response to an article by WSC.

Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary, 1890 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8
Scope and Contents This class contains correspondence with publishers, editors, and printers, and other correspondence in connection with WSC's literary work both during preparation and after publication. Since some of the publications are political there is a little correspondence on political topics which arises directly and obviously out of publications. The class also contains materials assembled for writing, notes and drafts, printer's copy, proofs, and reviews. Often some of the material assembled was...
Dates: 1890 - 1945
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.
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Literary: A Danger to the Empire: Condition of our Army., 16 Dec 1904 - 18 Dec 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/18
Scope and Contents

Presscutting of article by WSC in the "Daily Mail", published over three days, 16-18 Dec 1904 [Woods C32/2].

Dates: 16 Dec 1904 - 18 Dec 1904
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples":., c 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/800
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Typescript notes and comments on proofs by Professor Denis Brogan.Annotated by WSC and William Deakin.

Dates: c 1945
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.
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples":., c 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/801
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Miscellaneous notes, mainly concerning chapter headings and the editorial process.Annotated by WSC and William Deakin.

Dates: c 1939
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.
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": additional notes for vol. 2., c 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/799
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Including 5 folios of manuscript notes on Henry VII by John Wheldon [former literary assistant to WSC].

Dates: c 1938
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.
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples" and WSC's war memoirs [for World War II]: business correspondence., 28 Jan 1944 - 13 Dec 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/713
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company [solicitors] (4); Sir Newman Flower, Director of Cassell and Company (2).Also includes copy letters, drafts and notes from Brendan Bracken, 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry] and officials of WSC's Private Office to those mentioned above and others.Subjects include: the purchase of the film rights to "English-Speaking Peoples" by Sir Alexander Korda; WSC obtaining these rights from Cassell's; WSC giving...
Dates: 28 Jan 1944 - 13 Dec 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 1, "The Island Race", of volume 1, "The Birth of Britain": various post-war revises., 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/419A-D
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some described as "R E's" [returned empties], "P A's", duplicates, or first, second, third or fourth revise) and typed and manuscript drafts for: chapters entitled "Britannia", "Subjugation", "The Roman Province", "The Lost Island", "England", "The Vikings", "Alfred the Great" and "The Saxon Dust"; introductory pages including chapter lists and tables of contents for the entire work.With suggested corrections, amendments, and notes from various people [literary...
Dates: 1954 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 2, "The Making of the Nation" [eventually included in volume 1, "The Birth of Britain"]: various pre-war proofs [with a few later notes]., [1938] - Oct 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/403A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typed and manuscript drafts and galley proofs (marked first revise and printer's copy) for chapters entitled "The Normans" or "The Norman Invasion", "The Rise and Fall of Norman Feudalism" or "The Progress of Norman Feudalism", "Henry Plantagenet and the Medieval Church", "Coeur de Lion" or "Richard I", "Magna Carta", "The Plantagenets", "King John", "Law: Edward I", "Bannockburn and the Second Edward", "The Long Bow", "King Henry II", and "The Mother of Parliaments".With suggested...
Dates: [1938] - Oct 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 2, "The Making of the Nation" [of volume 1, "The Birth of Britain"]: various post-war revises., 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/420A-E
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some described as "R E's" [returned empties], "P A's", or first, second or third revise) and typed drafts for: provisional chapter lists; chapters entitled "The Norman Invasion", "William the Conqueror", "The Progress of Norman Feudalism" or "Growth amid Turmoil", "Coeur de Lion", "The English Common Law", "Magna Carta", "The Mother of Parliaments", "King Edward I", "Bannockburn (and the Second Edward)", "The Long Bow", "The Social Catastrophe" or "The Black Death",...
Dates: 1954 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 3 [eventually entitled "The End of the Feudal Age" and included in volume 1, "The Birth of Britain"]: various pre-war proofs., [1938] - [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/404A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typed drafts and galley proofs (marked printer's copy, first revise and second revise) for chapters entitled "King Richard II and the Social Revolt", "The Usurpation of King Henry IV (Henry Bolingbroke)", "The Empire of Henry V", "Henry VI", "Joan of Arc", "(The Adventures of) Edward IV", and "Richard III" or "Richard Crookback".With suggested corrections, amendments, notes, and correspondence from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, etc.] including: [Charles Wood],...
Dates: [1938] - [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 3, "The End of the Feudal Age" [of volume 1, "The Birth of Britain"]: various post-war revises., 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/421A-E
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some described as "R E's" [returned empties], "P A's", or first or second revise) and typed and manuscript drafts for: chapters entitled "King Richard II and the Social Revolt", "The Usurpation of Henry Bolingbroke", "The Empire of Henry V", "Joan of Arc" or "The Loss of France", "York and Lancaster", "The Wars of the Roses", "The Adventures of Edward IV", and "Richard III" or "Richard Crookback" or "Richard of Gloucester"; provisional chapter lists.With suggested...
Dates: 1954 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 4, "The Rise of Britain" [eventually entitled "Renaissance and Reformation" and included in volume 2 "The New World"]: various post-war revises., 1954 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/424A-E
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some described as "R E's" [returned empties], "P A's", or first, second, fourth, fifth, or sixth revise) and typed drafts for: chapters entitled "The Dictatorship of Henry VII" or "Despotism by Consent", "The Field of the Cloth of Gold", "The Break with Rome", "Dissolution" or "The End of the Monasteries", "The English Reformation and its Martyrs" or "The Protestant Struggle", "Good Queen Bess", "The Invincible Armada", "The New World", "Gloriana", "The Round World",...
Dates: 1954 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 4, "The Rise of Britain" [eventually entitled "Renaissance and Reformation" and included in volume 2, "The New World"]: various pre-war proofs., [1938] - [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/405
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs and typed and manuscript drafts (marked printer's copy, first revise and second revise) for: chapters entitled "The Age of Expansion", "The Dictatorship of Henry VII" or "The Tudor Dictatorship", "The Field of the Cloth of Gold", "The Break with Rome", "King Henry VIII", "Dissolution", "The English Reformation and its Martyrs", "The Catholic Counterblast" or "Bloody Mary", "Elizabeth", "The (Invincible) Armada", and "Edward VI"; and provisional chapter lists.With...
Dates: [1938] - [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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