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Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/282A-B
Scope and Contents Proofs for various articles by WSC for the Strand Magazine: "[Georges] Clemenceau: the man and the tiger" including his relationship with [Field Marshal Ferdinand] Foch, French politics and World War I; "If I lived my life over again" on various decisions taken by WSC, gambling, his experiences during the Boer War and at the Admiralty and his attitude towards the Conservative Party; "People who have influenced or impressed me" on Lord Randolph Churchill, William Bourke Cockran, Sir Francis...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: articles, News of the World 2., Feb 1936 - Apr 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/542A-B
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Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "Great Men of Our Time": "Lloyd-George" on David Lloyd George; "Birkenhead" on 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith]; "Curzon" on 1st Lord Curzon of Kedleston; "Clemenceau" on Georges Clemenceau; "Balfour" on 1st Lord Balfour; "Chamberlain" on Joseph Chamberlain; "John Morley" on Lord Morley of Blackburn.

Dates: Feb 1936 - Apr 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 05 Oct 1937 - 31 Mar 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/328
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on the French financial capability for war; Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon]; 1st Lord Craigavon [earlier Sir James Craig], Prime Minister of Northern Ireland; Samuel Hood [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for India]; Lord Ednam [later 4th Lord Dudley], President, Eton Political Society (2); Brigadier-General Sir Henry Page Croft on a meeting of the Friends of Spain group,...
Dates: 05 Oct 1937 - 31 Mar 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence, A-B., Jan 1929 - Oct 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/572A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Edward Marsh on an expression used by WSC; Cyril Alington, Headmaster of Eton College, on the education of Randolph Churchill (2); [1st] Lord Beatty on subjects including criticism of an obituary of Admiral Franz Hipper (5); Julian Amery; Nancy, Lady Astor on a disagreement with WSC; John Astor; Wilfrid Bailey; Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, on subjects including WSC's "Marlborough: His Life and Times", WSC's health, Free Trade, India and political affairs (14);...
Dates: Jan 1929 - Oct 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence H-K., 1910 - May 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/574A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: John Hayes, Editor of the Police Review; Sir Maurice Hankey, Cabinet Secretary, on subjects including meetings of the Cabinet, imperial defence, German military capacity and the impetus for sending the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) to Antwerp [Belgium] (9); A P Herbert on licensing laws; [1st Lord] Hailsham [earlier Douglas Hogg], Secretary of State for War, on subjects including WSC's health (2); William Birdwood on military affairs; John Clynes, Home Secretary,...
Dates: 1910 - May 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, R-S, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and praising his leadership and speeches, Apr 1908 - Dec 1940. [Please note that almost the whole file dates from 1940].

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/398
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay on his knighthood; Sir Eugene Ramsden on Conservative support for WSC; Whitelaw Reid [London correspondent] of the New York Herald Tribune [United States]; [Sir] Robert Renwick sending on memoranda on French banks (by "Birch"), demolition in London, and Albania (by Renwick) (4); [David] Waley [Principal Assistant Secretary] (Treasury) and Philip Allen (Ministry of Home Security) on Renwick's memoranda; Paul Reynaud, French Minister of...
Dates: Apr 1908 - Dec 1940. [Please note that almost the whole file dates from 1940].
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-C (almost all material dates from 1946)., Jun 1945 - Dec 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/5A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Douglas Thomson on WSC visiting Aberdeen [Scotland] (2); "Scribe", 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] (2); Waris Ameer Ali on the activities of the Congress Party in India; Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] on scientists at Harwell [Berkshire]; Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe], Chairman of the Conservative Party (8); 1st Lord Davidson; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (7); Pierson Dixon [Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign...
Dates: Jun 1945 - Dec 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence A-G., Jul 1945 - Dec 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/1A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister] (3); Richard Poland [Private Secretary to Minister of Civil Aviation]; E Colston Shepherd, Secretary-General of the Air League of the British Empire; Sir George Harvie Watt (4); John Winant [United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom]; Randolph Churchill; Leo Amery on imperial preference and European unity (2); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe, Chairman of the Conservative Party]...
Dates: Jul 1945 - Dec 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on the movement towards a United Europe, C., Dec 1946 - Jun 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/25A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Duncan Sandys (6); Archbishop of Canterbury Geoffrey Fisher; Leo Amery (2); 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] on communism; Paul-Henri Spaak [Chairman of the International Council of the European Movement] (2); Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (16); Dr Joseph Retinger, Honorary Secretary General of the European Movement, inviting WSC to a cultural conference. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Lettice Marston [later Lettice...
Dates: Dec 1946 - Jun 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on the movement towards a United Europe, D-G., Sep 1946 - Nov 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/20A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Duncan Sandys (12); Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich, British Ambassador to France]; William Stewart; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (2) including (1) on him serving on the Council of the United Europe movement; Freda Smith [Sandys' secretary] (11); Colonel Oliver Stanley; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head] of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat [and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department]; Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi on the...
Dates: Sep 1946 - Nov 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on the movement towards a United Europe, K-R., May 1946 - Aug 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/22A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Freda Smith [Duncan Sandys' secretary] (10); Evelyn King resigning from the Executive Committee of the United Europe Movement; [William] Stephen King-Hall (7); Duncan Sandys (11); John Langford-Holt; 1st Lord Layton (2); 1st Lord Lindsay of Birker on the roles of Britain and the Soviet Union; Lewis Douglas [United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom] on a press conference by General George Marshall [Secretary of State, United States] (3); Randolph Churchill;...
Dates: May 1946 - Aug 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence C., Dec 1946 - Dec 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/53
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [George] Peter Thorneycroft; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (8); Colonel Patrick Blair, Political Secretary [to Chairman of Unionist Party in Scotland] (2); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (2); Sir Arthur Young, Scottish Unionist Whip (2); 11th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Sir Lawrence Lumley]; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin], Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party, on...
Dates: Dec 1946 - Dec 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence D-L., Nov 1945 - Dec 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/6
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Terence Garvey (Foreign Office) on the case of George Dace; Percy Cudlipp, editor, Daily Herald, and Patrick Donner (2) requesting WSC to write for them; Sir Orme Sargent [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on Kenneth de Courcy; Sir Paul Booth on the "Dog and Duck" circle; Eric Gandar Dower on his constituency position (2); Robert Jenkins; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director,...
Dates: Nov 1945 - Dec 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence E-G., Jun 1948 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/82A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (9) on subjects including his tour of Canada and east Asia, Spanish matters, and the Indian constitution; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (5); Alfred Edwards; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (3); various other representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office including John Profumo (6); Walter Elliot (2); J Edgar Walker...
Dates: Jun 1948 - Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence R-S., Jan 1947 - Nov 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/57A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Prime Minister Clement Attlee (4); Sir James Hawkey; Paul Reynaud on events at Bordeaux [France] in June 1940 (2); Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department] (3); Sir Orme Sargent [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] (3); Archduke Robert of Hapsburg (Austria) (2); Leonard Ropner on the Conservative and Unionist Films Association; Laurence Helsby...
Dates: Jan 1947 - Nov 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence A - D., 04 Jul 1945 - 31 Dec 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/140
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Max Aitken, MP for Holborn [London]; John Addis [Junior Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; 17th Duke of Alba (2); "Alex", Field Marshal Harold Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis], Supreme Allied Commander [Mediterranean], on subjects including WSC's visit to Italy (5); Leo Amery on subjects including Britain's place in Europe (3); General Wladyslaw Anders [former Commander, Polish forces in Iran and Palestine]; Frank Giles [Private Secretary to the...
Dates: 04 Jul 1945 - 31 Dec 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence H - N., 26 Mar 1946 - 04 Jan 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/163A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Nina, Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon [President, Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society] on animal rescue; Roy Harrod on "The Gathering Storm" [Volume 1, "The Second World War"], his own political position and his biography of 1st Lord Keynes [earlier John Maynard Keynes] (3); Sir James Hawley on revoking WSC's deed of covenant in favour of his late wife (2); Alan Hillgarth [earlier Alan Evans]; Agatha, Lady Hindlip; Violet Hoare on her son's death in Malaya...
Dates: 26 Mar 1946 - 04 Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence R., 07 Feb 1946 - 02 Jul 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/154
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frank Ramsay on his brother Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay [Allied Naval Commander-in-Chief, Expeditionary Force] (3); Clement Attlee, [Prime Minister] on Ramsay, and the memorial for Franklin Roosevelt (3); Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and former Principal Private Secretary to WSC] (8) on subjects including an honour for Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay; J Arthur Rank on films for WSC (2); Mary Stocks, Principal, Westfield College, University...
Dates: 07 Feb 1946 - 02 Jul 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speech notes., Jun 1945 - 30 Jul 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/7A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (11 July 1946, Livingstone Hall, Westminster, London) for a confidential meeting of the Executive Committee of Conservative and Unionist Associations including: his decision not to resign as Leader of the Conservative Party; criticisms of the Labour government; the need for organised opposition; and local party organisation. Source material includes: press cuttings; papers and notes on a variety of subjects including the organisation of the Conservative party,...
Dates: Jun 1945 - 30 Jul 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 10 Dec 1948 - 10 Oct 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/51A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (17 April 1953, Scottish Unionist Association Annual General Meeting, Green's Playhouse, Glasgow [Scotland]) entitled "The Government's Record" on subjects including: the latest Budget, including tax cuts and the encouragement of free enterprise; the strengthened Government position; relations with the Trade Unions; the drop in unemployment; support for the Welfare State; the housing situation; the Labour Government's financial mismanagement;...
Dates: 10 Dec 1948 - 10 Oct 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 06 Nov 1958 - 26 Oct 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/62A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (6 November 1958, Hotel Matignon, Paris [France]) entitled "A Friend of France" on receiving the Croix de la Liberation from Charles de Gaulle, President of France, on subjects including: de Gaulle's wartime status as the symbol of France and his present responsibilities and problems; the confused international situation; WSC's long friendship with France; the uncertain future and the need for Britain, France and the Western allies to stand...
Dates: 06 Nov 1958 - 26 Oct 1960
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, newspaper cuttings and source material., 19 May 1940 - 23 Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/176A-B
Scope and Contents BBC broadcast by WSC (19 May) entitled "Arm yourselves and be ye men of valour" on the war situation in France and the formation of the coalition government. Source material includes notes from Andrew Stewart. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6220-23.BBC broadcast by WSC (17 June) entitled "The news from France is very bad" on the capitulation of France. Published: Complete Speeches VI, p 6231.BBC broadcast by WSC (14 July) entitled "War of the unknown warriors" on the disabling of the...
Dates: 19 May 1940 - 23 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 07 Nov 1945 - 28 Nov 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/2A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (7 November, House of Commons) entitled "The Anglo American Alliance" on the impending visit by the Prime Minister, Clement Attlee, to the United States and on subjects including foreign policy and the Soviet Union, the production of nuclear weapons and the disclosure of information about atomic weapons. Source material includes: a note from [?1st Lord Cherwell earlier Frederick Lindemann]; a letter from Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] and an extract...
Dates: 07 Nov 1945 - 28 Nov 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., Jul 1944 - 16 Feb 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/16A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (23 January 1948, House of Commons) on the foreign affairs debate including: support for the Labour government's foreign policy; affairs and events in various countries including Greece, Italy and the United States; his predictions of the Cold war in his Fulton speech ["The Sinews of Peace" see CHUR 5/4A-B] and the need for reconciliation between France and Germany at Zurich ["The Tragedy of Europe", see CHUR 5/8]; criticism of a speech by Herbert Morrison, Lord...
Dates: Jul 1944 - 16 Feb 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 04 Feb 1950 - 09 Feb 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/31A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's election address (4 February, Town Hall, Leeds [Yorkshire]) including: criticism of the Labour government's economic policy and manifesto; party politics and the numbers of candidates fielded by the Liberal Party; quotes by [Clement] Attlee [Prime Minister] on socialism; the rejection of socialism in Canada, Australia and New Zealand; nationalisation and its effect on the coal industry; the planned nationalisation of the steel industry; the continuation of rationing;...
Dates: 04 Feb 1950 - 09 Feb 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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