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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 207 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 12 Mar 1941

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/105
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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/114
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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/115-118
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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), 16 Jan 1916

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/118A/26-28
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Letter from CSC to WSC, further account of her lunch with the Prime Minister [see letter of 9 Jan 1916, CHAR 1/118A/19], also on the illness of Lady Airlie and CSC's YMCA work on a canteen for a munitions factory at Ponders End. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/30-32.

Dates: 16 Jan 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jan 1916

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/118A/41-42
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Letter from CSC to WSC, on preparations for the opening of "her" munitions canteen at Ponders End [Middlesex] by Lloyd George. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/44-45.

Dates: 27 Jan 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Feb 1916

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/118A/52-58
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Letter from CSC to WSC, account of opening of "her" munitions factory at Ponders End [Middlesex], including speech by Lloyd George Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/55-58.

Dates: 04 Feb 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Feb [1916]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/118A/83-85
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Letter from CSC to WSC, account of dinner party for the Prime Minister (Herbert Asquith) and account of meeting with the Minister of Munitions (Christopher Addison) on canteens and hostels for munitions workers Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/86-88.

Dates: 27 Feb [1916]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 March [1916]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/118A/106
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Letter from CSC to WSC, on the Duke of Westminster's "dashing exploit", and on her munitions canteen work. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/105.

Dates: 21 March [1916]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Mar 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/193A/85-116
Scope and Contents Draft copy of speech notes for WSC's broadcast on post war plans including: his illness; India; the difficulty of forecasting post war expenditure; anticipation of victory against Germany and Japan; the need for a 4 year plan; the Beveridge report; WSC's conviction of the need for social reform; agriculture; public health; education; unemployment. Extracts from the draft [unused] notes include criticism of Gandhi's fast and of the Beveridge report. Carbon typescript with annotations by...
Dates: 21 Mar 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Mar 1945

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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

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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/198B/214
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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

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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

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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), 17 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/26-27
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" regarding the shortage of British oil stocks and stating that he is sending proposals in his immediately following telegram [see CHAR 20/85/28-29] and suggesting that the United States assumes responsibility for the supply of petroleum products to North Africa.

Dates: 17 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), 17 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/28-29
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" referring to his immediately preceding telegram [see CHAR 20/85/26-27] and suggesting measures for arresting the decline and improving the stock position of oil in the United Kingdom.

Dates: 17 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), 17 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/31
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Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [W Mackenzie King] marked "most secret and personal" referring to his immediately preceding telegram [see CHAR 20/85/30] and reciting text of messages from WSC to President Roosevelt regarding measures to combat the shortage of oil stocks in the United Kingdom.

Dates: 17 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), 19 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/39-40
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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), 04 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22C/229-230
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Letter from WSC to 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] thanking him for his letter on the decision of the Watching Committee on the Coal situation; suggests supplies of coal will comfortably last the winter as ex-miners have been brought back from other industries.

Dates: 04 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/36
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Minute from V G Laithwaite to Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] giving Sir William Brown's (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Security) comments on happenings in the Ministry on receipt of the news of the Lewisham [London] flying bomb. [Copy].

Dates: 11 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/37-41
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Extracts from War Cabinet, Chiefs of Staff, and Civil Defence Committee minutes for June and July 1944 of discussions on warnings for flying bomb attacks.

Dates: Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/44-45
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC [Hendaye, France] marked "Reveal No. 2" passing on messages to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] requesting he look into the constitutional position concerning [Herbert] Morrison's statements at Greenock [Renfrewshire, Scotland] on warnings for V1 [flying] bombs and giving his own perspective on the matter. His Private Office requesting they send him relevant background information on the statement and the incident at Lewisham [London, in July 1944]. [copy...
Dates: 09 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/46
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Cutting from the Daily Telegraph reporting a speech by Herbert Morrison at a Labour rally in Greenock [Renfrewshire, Scotland] attacking WSC's electoral performance, accusing him of "dictatorial" tendencies, and commenting on the Lewisham [London] flying bomb incident.

Dates: 09 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/50-51
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Minute from [General Sir Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to WSC giving background on the decision not to sound the sirens for single flying bomb incidents, sending on information on the "spread" of flying bombs [around London] in June and July 1944 [CHAR 20/231/52], and recommending that WSC does not make use of these statistics because of a ban on publishing such details. [signed].

Dates: 04 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open