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Abdication of Edward VIII

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

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1944-1945 Diary, 1944-08-12 - 1945-08-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HMTN 1/12
Scope and Contents Subjects include Mary Agnes Hamilton's work for the Ministry of Information and her satisfaction with the American Division; Erwin Schuller and his past; news of the Battle of Normandy and the liberation of France and Belgium; a PEN conference, at which E. M. Forster gave an address; the Dartington Hall Arts Enquiry; reflections on the need for a new guiding philosophy and the meaning of life; Mary Agnes Hamilton's broadcasts for the BBC and the Brains Trust; her work on salvage for the...
Dates: 1944-08-12 - 1945-08-10
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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Abdication Crisis, 1936 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 6/4
Scope and Contents

Includes copies of the Bill of Abdication, press cuttings, an issue of Cavalcade magazine on the crisis, printed Dominion debates and a memorandum by ELS on King Edward VIII [later Edward, Duke of Windsor] and Wallis Simpson [later Wallis, Duchess of Windsor].

Dates: 1936 - 1937
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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Abdication crisis diary, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 2/16
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Includes many letters on Cooper's resignation from the Government over the Munich Crisis, 1938.

Dates: 1936
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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Congratulations on becoming Liberal Chief Whip; correspondence about the abdication, 1924 - 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THRS II/85/5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre includes correspondence (including general, official, political, constituency, parliamentary and family correspondence); speeches; Liberal Organisation and Scottish Liberal organisation and Federation material; press cuttings; business papers; and Scottish Office, Scottish Board of Health and Secretary of State for Scotland material. For the most part, the collection is made up of constituency, parliamentary and Liberal party...
Dates: 1924 - 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the fire-damaged material in section VI, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
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Correspondence, 1929-09-17 - 1969-06-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LEVN 1/1
Scope and Contents Letters and telegrams to JDLV from: Ernie Pyle, on JDLV's army service; Sir Winston Churchill (3); the Duke of Windsor (5); the Duchess of Windsor; James H Beard, Scout Executive, Manhattan Council of the Boy Scouts of America, on JDLV rescuing someone from drowning; 1st Lord Alanbrooke; Harry S Truman; Clementine Spencer-Churchill (6); Princess Grace of Monaco [earlier Grace Kelly]; Fernandel [Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin]; Mark W Clark; Winston S Churchill [Churchill's grandson] (3);...
Dates: 1929-09-17 - 1969-06-02
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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Diary, 1936-09-09 - 1936-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/5
Scope and Contents

Diary. Subjects covered include: Cadogan's relationship with and his role within the Foreign Office; the atmosphere within the Foreign Office and his opinions on international relations with Germany, Italy, Japan and China; the status of the Abyssinian delegation to the League of Nations and the abdication of King Edward VIII as well as social and family events.

Dates: 1936-09-09 - 1936-12-31
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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Farewell message of King Edward VIII, 1936-12-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 12/2/8
Scope and Contents

Shellac 10" disc. Sherman Recording Service, New York.

Dates: 1936-12-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The majority of items in WCHL 12 are closed on physical grounds, but some individual records do have access copies on cd: see catalogue for details.
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"Hankey, Man of Secrets": Cabinet, 1936, 1970-08 - 1974-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK 7/126
Scope and Contents

Includes the Abdication Crisis.

Dates: 1970-08 - 1974-08
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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Letters from Sir Harold Nicolson and correspondence with Nigel Nicolson, 1953 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LASL 8/8
Scope and Contents

Comprising letters from Sir Harold Nicolson, 1953-4, 1960-1, 1966-7 (7), and correspondence with Nigel Nicolson, about publication of his father's diaries, in particular passages about King Edward VIII and the Abdication Crisis, 1965-8 (19).

Dates: 1953 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Permission to consult CLOSED material within the Lascelles papers (LASL 1/2/1-6; and sections of LASL 2-4) and the catalogue describing the closed material must be obtained from the Royal Archives. The remainder of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Literary: articles: Collier's Magazine., 24 Mar 1937 - 19 Jun 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/575
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "A King is Crowned" on the relationship between the Crown and the Empire, George VI and past coronations; "The Changing Face of Divorce" on the history of divorce law, including the Sir Charles Dilke and Virginia Crawford case, divorce's growing social acceptability and benefits; "Edward VIII", reviewing Hector Bolitho's "Edward VIII".Also includes: press cuttings on divorce and on the wedding of the Duke of Windsor...
Dates: 24 Mar 1937 - 19 Jun 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Evening Standard articles: correspondence., 01 Jan 1937 - 31 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/552
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of the Evening Standard including Percy Cudlipp [Editor] (8), W H Robertson, Manager of the Syndication Department (32) and Michael Wardell, Chairman and Managing Director (9) on the "Great Reigns" series, overseas rights and a dispute over the syndication of the articles; Ernst Meyer on the syndication dispute (15); Elwell and Binford Hole, solicitors, on the syndication dispute (5).Also includes: notes on provincial and overseas newspapers running...
Dates: 01 Jan 1937 - 31 Dec 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Short Biographies": proofs 2., 1930 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/591
Scope and Contents Proofs of the following articles by WSC: an untitled article on the bad effects of independence for the Philippines; "Edward VIII" on Hector Bolitho's book on Edward, [Edward, Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and Edward VIII]; "The Abuse of the Dole" on the political importance of the unemployment figures and the abuse of the unemployment insurance system; "The United States of Europe" on a Europe without trade barriers and the benefits of solidarity; "Unlucky Alfonso" on...
Dates: 1930 - 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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MS diary, 1936-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 15/1/21
Scope and Contents

Account of the relationship between King Edward VIII [later the Duke of Windsor] and Wallis Simpson [later Wallis, Duchess of Windsor].
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Dates: 1936-01
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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MS diary, 1938-01 - 1938-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 15/1/22
Scope and Contents

Subjects include the relationship between King Edward VIII [later the Duke of Windsor] and Wallis Simpson [later Wallis, Duchess of Windsor].

Dates: 1938-01 - 1938-03
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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Political: Constituency: Epping [Essex], 1924 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7
Scope and Contents This class of papers covers that part of WSC's time as Conservative MP for Epping contained in the Chartwell papers (up to 26 July 1945). The remainder of his time as MP (for Woodford) can be found in the post-1945 Churchill papers at CHUR 3.The papers contain correspondence between WSC's office and local officials, particularly the Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association, Sir James Hawkey, discussing standard constituency business (such as WSC's support for various local...
Dates: 1924 - 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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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence A-B., Jan 1936 - Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/25
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (8); Vyvyan Adams [MP for West Leeds, Yorkshire] on speaking in WSC's constituency; Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, on Indian and German affairs; E R Broadridge on medical treatment for her daughter (5); Sir Kingsley Wood [Minister of Health] on the Broadridge case.Other subjects include: the abdication crisis; pacifism; local housing and environmental matters; pension and employment queries...
Dates: Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Public and Political: General: Abdication of Edward VIII: American press cuttings., 12 Apr 1936 - 04 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/265
Scope and Contents

Includes cuttings on the abdication of King Edward VIII [earlier Edward Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor] and his marriage to Wallis Simpson [later Wallis, Duchess of Windsor], from United States' and Canadian newspapers, including the New York Journal, the New York Post, the Los Angeles Examiner, the Kansas City Star, the Topeka State Journal and Hush.

Dates: 12 Apr 1936 - 04 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Abdication of Edward VIII: Correspondence and memoranda., 02 Jul 1936 - 18 Jul 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/264
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Walter Monckton [former Attorney-General to the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, and Duke of Windsor] (2); King Edward on subjects including military ceremonies before the Abdication Crisis, an attack on himself by [George Andrew McMahon] and his gratitude to WSC (6); Amy Guest; Josiah Wedgwood; Robert Boothby on subjects including harm done to the King's cause and WSC himself by WSC's actions, WSC's political enemies, and the possibility of Windsor returning...
Dates: 02 Jul 1936 - 18 Jul 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 17 Nov 1936 - 26 Feb 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/294
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [President, League of Nations Union, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] on signatories to [?] a declaration by the union; Marie Belloc Lowndes [Marie Lowndes] on the effect of the press campaign by William Randolph Hearst on behalf of the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] and Wallis, Duchess of Windsor [earlier Wallis Simpson] during the Abdication Crisis; Yvonne de Rothschild, asking WSC to support an appeal for...
Dates: 17 Nov 1936 - 26 Feb 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 10 Jan 1935 - 30 Jun 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/296A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Carl Bechhofer Roberts on subjects including his biography of WSC, and particularly the Abdication Crisis [of King Edward VIII, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor] (2); Ivy, Lady Chamberlain; Cosmo Lang [Archbishop of Canterbury]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Foreign Secretary, on a speech by WSC in a foreign affairs debate, and his tribute to the Foreign Office; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [President, League of Nations Union, earlier Lord...
Dates: 10 Jan 1935 - 30 Jun 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Public and Political: General: correspondence from the general public on the abdication crisis, A-K, mainly supporting WSC's stance., Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/597A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Gerald Bullett on King Edward VIII's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, later the Duke of Windsor] statements; [Robert] Kenneth Bowes on the views of the "younger generation"; Christopher Addison; Phyllis Forbes Dennis (Phyllis Bottome); Charles Franklyn, Honorary Assistant Editor of Burke's Landed Gentry; [Herbert] Stanley Jevons on matters including Labour attitudes; Bernard Wright. Also includes: note by WSC's secretary [Violet] Pearman; "The truth about the crisis"...
Dates: Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: correspondence from the general public on the abdication crisis, L-Z, mainly supporting WSC's stance., Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/598A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: ?[Oliver Locker-Lampson] sending on a letter; [John] Walton Newbold; [Arthur] Nicholson on the constitutional position; Stephen Taylor offering to stand in north Lambeth [London] for WSC and the King [Edward VIII, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, later the Duke of Windsor]; [Harold] Hamel Smith, Editor of Tropical Life and Stockfarming, sending on a letter from him to the Daily Mirror on comments by the Archbishop of Canterbury [Cosmo Lang].Other subjects include:...
Dates: Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: HRH the Duke of Windsor: Correspondence., 26 Oct 1936 - 05 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/300
Scope and Contents Correspondents on the Duke of Windsor include: Sir Walter Monckton [former Attorney-General to the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor] on subjects including the Duke's aggrieved attitude and WSC's influence on him (4); Neville Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; the Duke of Windsor on subjects including a visit from WSC, and his own tours of Germany and the United States (3); 1st Lord Wigram [Keeper of the King's Archives]; Sir Clive Morrison-Bell; Michael...
Dates: 26 Oct 1936 - 05 Dec 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence W - Z., 15 Nov 1945 - 26 Sep 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/178
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Cecil Wakeley, President, Royal College of Surgeons; [Alfred] Walford and Olive Walford (2); Sir Alexander Walker; Sophie, Lady Wavertree [Sophie Fisher] on subjects including racing and gifts of WSC's books (5); Sir Simon Marks; Sumner Welles; 16th Lady Wentworth [earlier Judith Blunt-Lytton]; "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster] (7); Sir Charles Davis, Lord Mayor of London; Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] on a memorial...
Dates: 15 Nov 1945 - 26 Sep 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: telegrams on the abdication crisis, mainly supporting WSC's stance, several from the Dominions, and a celebratory calendar of King Edward VIII [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, later the Duke of Windsor]., 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/599
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Louis Bromfield; Sir Reginald Banks on New Zealand opinion; [Marion] Cran; Lieutenant-Colonel [Augustus] Duke; Therese and [Walter] Richard Sickert.Other subjects include: suggestions that WSC broadcast on the crisis to Australia or the United States; Edward's health.

Dates: 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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