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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 336 Collections and/or Records:

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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, C-D. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Nov 1941 - Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/472A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [2nd] Lord Chaplin sending brandy; Sylvia Checkley sending birthday wishes and flowers (5); [1st] Lord Davidson on an appeal fund for Wilson Carlisle, founder of the Church Army (2); Major-General [Charles] Constantine on meeting WSC and receiving a signed photograph from him; Captain A M Dick requesting an autographed photograph (4); [Bernard] Sendall [Principal Private Secretary to Minister of Information] and [James] Drawbell on Drawbell's book "All Change Here"....
Dates: Nov 1941 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, R., Jan 1943 - Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/477
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Betram Rumble, Honorary Secretary of the Air Force Benevolent Fund on obtaining WSC's signature (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and "E S L" [Elizabeth Layton], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Edith] Watson and "J M M" [John Martin], CSC and [her secretary] "G H" [Grace Hamblin], and "C R T" [Charles Thompson, Personal Assistant to WSC].Other subjects include: various gifts and items sent or offered to...
Dates: Jan 1943 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, S., Dec 1942 - Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/478
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Duncan Sandys sending on a pamphlet by [General Sir Bernard] Montgomery; Archdeacon of Quebec [Canada, Frederick] Scott sending copies of poems (2); Gladys Storey on her Bovril Fund; Lisa Sheridan, photographer, on taking photographs of WSC (5). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and "E S L" [Elizabeth Layton], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] Leslie Rowan, Francis [Brown], [Edith] Watson, and "J H P" [John...
Dates: Dec 1942 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1942 - Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/479A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Guy] Millard of the Foreign Office (2) and [Philip] Mitchell, Managing Director, Royal Mail House, (3) on gifts to WSC of an atlas of Poland and a statuette from the Ukrainian Democratic Colony of Sao Paolo [Brazil]; [6th] Lord Clarendon [earlier Lord Hyde], Chairman Revenue Committee, Toc H (2) requesting WSC's patronage for an event and inviting him to a luncheon; Reverend [James] Tomlin on publishing an anecdote about WSC at school; [John] Perowne of the Foreign...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Greetings: Birthday greetings, 1899 - 1960

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/491A-F
Scope and Contents Correspondents (concerning birthday greetings and good wishes following his fall) include: Joyce Hall; Winston Guest; Keith Holyoake, Prime Minister of New Zealand; John Peck; John Wilson [later 2nd Lord Moran]; Sir Albert Richardson, former President of the Royal Academy; Herbert Haseltine; Henry Laughlin; Maria Callas; Esmond [2nd Lord] Rothermere [earlier Esmond Harmsworth]; [Sir Alfred] Chester Beatty; Averell Harriman; Sir Hugh Tudor; Elizabeth Gilliatt; Sir [Edward] Spears; [1st Lord]...
Dates: 1899 - 1960
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, A-B, many on WSC's health, his travels abroad, and offering support for his leadership. [please note that most of the file dates from 1943]., Mar 1941 - Aug 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/463
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General [2nd] Lord Rennell [earlier Francis Rodd] (15 Army Group) and General [Sir Harold] Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis] forwarding the first Union Jack to fly on the mainland of liberated Europe; Ava, Lady Anderson [earlier Ava Wigram, later Ava, Lady Waverley] commenting on and sending on notes on Ralph Wigram and the German breaking of the Treaty of Locarno including extracts from letters by [Pierre] Flandin [former French Foreign Minister];...
Dates: Mar 1941 - Aug 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, C-D., Jan 1941 - Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/417
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [4th] Lord Camden [John Pratt] on rationing on the Riviera, France; [1st] Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry] (2); [Arnold] Heeney, Clerk of the Privy Council, Canada, on the Privy Council oath; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin] and "B B" [Brendan Bracken, Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] on the death of Ronald Cartland; Freda, Marquesa de Casa Maury [earlier Freda Dudley Ward], on a "health-giving lamp" and the Feathers Club (2); Robert...
Dates: Jan 1941 - Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, H-K. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Nov [1941] - Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/466
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Percy Harris on WSC's safe return from abroad; Cardinal [Arthur] Hinsley [Archbishop of Westminster], Leslie Hore-Belisha, Sir Miles Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt], and Maharaja Maharao of Kutch on WSC's health; Major-General [Sir] Percy Hobart on his recent honour [knighthood]; Sir Ian Hamilton (3) on subjects including a memoir of his wife, forwarding best wishes, and a cow called "Winnie"; Walter Harrap, [Chairman] of George G...
Dates: Nov [1941] - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, M-Q., Jan 1943 - Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/468A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Harold MacMillan on Randolph [Churchill] and [Pierre] Flandin; [John] Macnamara on a visit to Chequers [Buckinghamshire]; Reginald McKenna sending praise for WSC; Gwen and Henry [Mond, 2nd Lord Melchett] on WSC's birthday; Violet, Lady Melchett [?on "Rota" the lion]; [James] Tucker, Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor], Herbert Morrison, and [Henry] Morton (2) on books received and sent; [1st] Lord Moran [earlier Charles Wilson] on WSC having come to dinner; Dorothy, Lady...
Dates: Jan 1943 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence H., 20 Dec 1945 - 16 Dec 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/150A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lord Hacking, Vice-President, the Travel Association (2); Edward [1st Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] on subjects including speeches by WSC on foreign affairs and the funeral of Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser to Franklin Roosevelt, former President of the United States] (4); Sir Lionel Halsey; Sir Ian Hamilton (2); Nina, Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon; Sir Patrick Hannon; May, Lady Harcourt (2); Douglas...
Dates: 20 Dec 1945 - 16 Dec 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence, McCarthy - Maze., Apr 1955 - Apr 1965

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/528
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "B" [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Max Aitken]; J McDavid (or ?I McDavid) on his memories as adjutant to WSC in 1916 and of WSC as Commander of the 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers (7); Major Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan; Dr Robert MacKenna on gifts from WSC (3); Sir Fitzroy Maclean (4); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] on subjects including his admiration for WSC (6); [Nicholas] Robert Udal (6), Antony Acland, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary, and...
Dates: Apr 1955 - Apr 1965
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"The Few", 20 Aug 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/141A/37-68
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech covering subjects including: reflections on the differences between the present war and the First World War including weapons, casualty numbers and the increased importance of science and strategy; Britain's aptitude for the new forms of warfare; the decision to enforce a strict blockade on Germany, Italy and France and food supplies and distribution in Europe; review of the war situation; air warfare and the Battle of Britain including the threat of German bombing,...
Dates: 20 Aug 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"The grit and stamina of London", 14 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/152A/1-16
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Notes for WSC's speech (County Hall, London) on: civil defence forces in London and Civil Defence Review [in Hyde Park]; conditions in London; the German bombing of London; the prospects for the future; improvements to defence and shelters; and British bombing of Germany.Typescript laid out in "psalm style" with manuscript annotations in black ink and red crayon by WSC, and with pencil notes of changes suggested by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary].

Dates: 14 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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The Gulf War: general correspondence, 1990 - 1991-04

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/73
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the general public, particularly relating to an article and letter by JEP for the Daily Telegraph (Jan 1991 and Aug 1990) , with correspondents including: James Busvine.

Also includes: draft text of an unpublished article by JEP for the Daily Mail (Aug 1990).

Dates: 1990 - 1991-04
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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The Papers of A V Alexander

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AVAR
Scope and Contents

The papers of A V Alexander include personal papers; parliamentary and political papers and correspondence; material relating to the Protestant movement and the Co-operative movement; literary material (including speech notes), plus film and photographic material.

Dates: 1903 - 1991
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Captain Nicholas John Barker

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BARK
Scope and Contents

The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre comprises Barker's personal and naval papers, particularly on his service in the South Atlantic.

Dates: 1964 - 1996
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is currently closed to researchers pending advice from the British government. Please contact Churchill Archives Centre for further information.
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The Papers of Christopher Hall

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CGLH
Scope and Contents

"Britain, America and the Search for Comprehensive Naval Limitation, 1927-36" is Dr Hall's thesis which examines the regulation of naval competition between the major naval powers, particularly Britain and the United States, in the period 1927 - 1936.

Dates: 1982
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Commander Colin Buist

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BUIS
Scope and Contents The small collection of papers held at Churchill Archives Centre relate to naval operations in the First World War, Buist's service on HMS Princess Royal and to the 1916 Battle of Jutland. Jutland was the main naval battle of World War, between the British Grand Fleet under Admiral Jellicoe and the German High Seas Fleet under Admiral Scheer. British losses were heavier than German: the British lost three battle cruisers, three cruisers and eight destroyers; the Germans lost one battleship,...
Dates: 1913 - 1947
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Rear-Admiral John Adams

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/ADMS
Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of papers relating to Adams' involvement with submarine warfare and includes papers on anti-submarine warfare and the Admiralty underwater weapons establishment.

Dates: 1948 - 1965
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. One file within the collection is closed to researchers.
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The Papers of Ronald Lewin

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/RLEW
Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence relating to his books on World War II. The papers are mostly organised round the different books that Ronald Lewin published and, for the most part, comprise correspondence with Lewin or his notes from interviews with people who were colleagues of the military leaders about whom he wrote or who worked in operations he was describing.

Dates: 1890 - 1984
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is mostly open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir John Colville

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CLVL
Scope and Contents

The material held at Churchill Archives Centre mainly consists of Colville's diaries. They provide an insight into the decision-making of three Prime Ministers and the meetings held with other top officials, as well as the lives of key figures during World War II, and its aftermath.

Dates: 1939 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"The Tragedy of HMS Glorious"

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/GLOR
Scope and Contents

The collection of material held at Churchill Archives Centre relates to the preparation of the documentary and includes research notes and correspondence; transcripts and videotapes of interviews, film footage and of the documentary.

Dates: 1997
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is not able to provide access to audio-visual material unless an access copy of the relevant tape is available. In cases where a Betacam and VHS videotape exists, access to the VHS version would be possible. In other cases, access copies must be made before access can be granted. Access copies may be arranged through Churchill Archives Centre.
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(Untitled), 19 Nov 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/210/48
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Letter from WSC to William Darling, message to officers and men attending 9th Scottish Divisison reunion [carbon].

Dates: 19 Nov 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Nov 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/210/49-52
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Letter from Edward Marsh, PS to J H Thomas, Dominions Office, to WSC, sending note on the financial arrangements between the United Kingdom and the Irish Free State [later Ireland] Governments.

Dates: 19 Nov 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 6 Apr 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/109/89-92
Scope and Contents Telegram from [Richard Casey] Minister of State [Middle East] to WSC marked 'personal and most secret' on subjects including: the satisfactory maintenance position of the Eighth Army; the need for petrol drums for Husky [codename for the capture of Sicily]; progress planning armed assistance to Turkey; co-ordination of military and civil supplies to Turkey and the limits of the transport in Turkey; SOE (MO4) [Special Operations Executive] activities sabotaging chrome output in Greece and...
Dates: 6 Apr 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open