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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2843 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 19 Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/39-40
Scope and Contents

Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and most secret" replying to WSC's telegrams about petroleum supply to the United Kingdom.

Dates: 19 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.
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(Untitled), 13 Nov 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/4B/109-110
Scope and Contents

Letters from "Jack", 4th Lord Camden, to WSC on the use of his home Bayham Abbey [Kent], by the military, the installation of a searchlight and subsequent bombing; annotated by WSC with a note to Sir James Grigg [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War] asking him for advice on the situation. [Manuscript].

Dates: 13 Nov 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Oct 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/5/56-58
Scope and Contents

Letter from [Arthur] Paul Boissier, Headmaster of Harrow School [Middlesex] to WSC describing the bombing of Harrow School when over two hundred incendiary devices fell in one night. [Manuscript].

Dates: 06 Oct 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Nov 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/8/10
Scope and Contents

Letter from Ernest Bevin, [Minister of Labour and National Service] to 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] explaining that workers are already being billeted in co-ordination with the Ministry of Health and local authorities.

Dates: 30 Nov 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jul 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/8/113
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood thanking him for his letters and hoping that many more rifles can be produced to arm the Home Guard (L D V [Local Defence Volunteers]). [Carbon].

Dates: 05 Jul 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/95A/66
Scope and Contents Copy of a statement made by Nancy, Lady Astor (9 Babmaes Street, London) [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] taken by George Yandell (Chief Investigation Officer ) whilst under arrest, reporting that she had been shown a letter sent by her to Mr Yandell [see CHAR 20/95A/65], to give enclosed lecture notices to Margaret Colt [Head of American Red Cross in London] and to obtain some articles from the United States for her and stating that she did not know that a licence had to be acquired...
Dates: 08 Jul 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jul 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/95A/68
Scope and Contents Note from G E Preston [Private Secretary to the President of the Board of Trade] stating: that Nancy, Lady Astor [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] has been charged for contravening Article 7 of the Consumer Rationing Order 1941 by trying to acquire rationed goods outside the United Kingdom without having obtained a licence to do so which is punishable by a fine of £500 or 12 months imprisonment or both: that the evidence for this is based upon a letter sent by Nancy, Lady Astor to L P...
Dates: 27 Jul 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/95A/69
Scope and Contents

The Consumer Rationing (No 8) Order 1941, No 2000 published by his Majesty's Stationery Office 1943, 23, [1 p].

Dates: 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Mar 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/198B/191
Scope and Contents Letter from 1st Lord Monsell [Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence South Eastern Region] (Bredbury, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells [Kent]) to WSC marked "personal" stating that he is giving up his job at the end of the month and would like to report "the magnificent conduct of the people of the South East of England". He refers to the inhabitants of the Cinque Ports, who are all looking forward to welcoming their Warden, and suggests that something special may be done for Dover, "a town...
Dates: 15 Mar 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open, with the exception of folios 63 and 202 which have been closed on the instructions of the Cabinet Office under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act but are available in 'sanitised' form. Review 2021.
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(Untitled), 26 Mar 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/198B/192
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to "Bobbie" (1st Lord Monsell) [Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence South Eastern Region] marked "private" thanking him for his letter of 15 Mar written on his retirement as Regional Commissioner, thanking him for "the valuable service you have rendered at a key position in the defences of England", stating that he shares his admiration for the conduct of the people of the South Eastern Region, and agreeing with his feeling that "the special sufferings and steadfast...
Dates: 26 Mar 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open, with the exception of folios 63 and 202 which have been closed on the instructions of the Cabinet Office under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act but are available in 'sanitised' form. Review 2021.
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(Untitled), 14 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/198B/214
Scope and Contents

Cutting from the Daily Telegraph of letter to editor from Major Mowbray (District Warden, Blackheath [London]) referring to the remarks by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] that no alert had been sounded before the flying bomb fell near the Clock Tower, Lewisham, and stating that if a warning had been given the casualties would have been much greater as it fell on an air raid shelter which would have been full.

Dates: 14 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open, with the exception of folios 63 and 202 which have been closed on the instructions of the Cabinet Office under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act but are available in 'sanitised' form. Review 2021.
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(Untitled), 14 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/198B/215
Scope and Contents Letter from Major C H Mowbray (District Warden, 43 Lee Park, SE 3 [London]) to Prime Minister's Private Secretary regarding the "Lewisham Bomb Incident" asking that WSC's attention be drawn to his letter in the Daily Telegraph [see CHAR 20/198B/214]. He comments on why "It was the greatest blessing that there was no alert", and refers to a second letter that he is sending to the Daily Telegraph informing them that the alert was sounded three minutes after the bomb had fallen. States that all...
Dates: 14 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open, with the exception of folios 63 and 202 which have been closed on the instructions of the Cabinet Office under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act but are available in 'sanitised' form. Review 2021.
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(Untitled), 30 Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/14
Scope and Contents Memorandum from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "top secret" commenting on the secret organisation about which Maurice Petherick [Financial Secretary at the War Office] had written to WSC. Explains that it was planned and trained to take action if all or part of England was occupied by the Germans, that as this did not occur the organisation had actually taken no action, but that 3000 men did a great...
Dates: 30 Apr 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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(Untitled), 14 Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/214/105
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to President Harry Truman marked "Personal and Top Secret" reluctantly agreeing [to the possible use of pilotless bombers against German cities]; but emphasising the limited value of such action at such a late stage in the war and the effect of retaliation on London, indicating the level of losses to the Greater London area during the course of the war.

Dates: 14 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 03 May 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/18
Scope and Contents

Minute from Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, on the ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell [Kent].

Dates: 03 May 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Apr] [1943]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/19
Scope and Contents

Note by A E Hill, Head Gardener, Chartwell [Kent], on the ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell.

Dates: [Apr] [1943]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Apr [1943]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/20-21
Scope and Contents

Minute from Robert Hudson [Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries], and 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis] on the provision of a sugar ration for bees.

Dates: 22 Apr [1943]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Apr 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/22
Scope and Contents

Minute from WSC to the Minister of Agriculture [Robert Hudson] and the Minister of Food [1st Lord Woolton, earlier Frederick Marquis] on the discontinuance of the sugar ration to domestic bee keepers, demanding to know the saving in "starving the bees of private owners". [Carbon].

Dates: 19 Apr 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/39
Scope and Contents

Letter from the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] to Benham and Sons Limited, Heating Engineers, London, requesting an estimate for regulating all of the radiators at Chartwell [Kent], as it was not possible to turn off individual radiators, and with fuel rationing this would be necessary. [Carbon].

Dates: 20 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/94-95
Scope and Contents

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Maryott Whyte, on an estimate from Hammond and Hussey Limited, for a long ladder for use at Chartwell [Kent] in case of incendiary bombs.

Dates: 12 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/105
Scope and Contents

Letter from C R Bailey, District Technical Officer, Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee to WSC, with a report on Chartwell [Kent] that the ploughing of part of WSC's park for food production was not a success, recommending that the land should be cultivated in the spring, and then sown to permanent pasture, which could then be leased to a neighbouring farmer for grazing. [Copy].

Dates: 04 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Jan 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/114
Scope and Contents

Letter from Maryott Whyte to CSC, on ploughing of pasture at Chartwell [Kent] for cultivation, particularly the unfavourable reaction of A E Hill, the Head Gardener, also on arrangements for accommodation of WSC's secretaries during weekends at Chartwell.

Dates: 07 Jan 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/115-118
Scope and Contents

Circular letter from Kent War Agricultural Committee to every farmer in Kent, on conversion of grassland to arable for food production, enclosing Ministry of Agriculture leaflet "Making More of Less Grass Land". [Printed]. Annotated and initialled by WSC, asking CSC what could be done about the land at Chartwell.

Dates: 31 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/6
Scope and Contents

Letter from Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security] to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], confirming that a second Anderson Shelter had been sent to Chartwell [Kent].

Dates: 02 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/9
Scope and Contents

Letter from Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security], to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], confirming that an Anderson Shelter big enough to accommodate 10 people had been despatched to Chartwell [Kent], at a cost of 11l 15s.

Dates: 04 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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