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Political patronage

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 62 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: various correspondence., 04 Jan 1939 - 11 Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/624
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Edward Martell on a proposed "Biographical Dictionary of the British Empire" (3); Sir Roger Keyes asking WSC to write the forward to his book and advocating WSC taking over responsibility for air defences (2); John Gloag; Louis [Edward Spears] (2) on subjects including writing the preface for his book "Doomed Enterprise"; 1st Lord Lee on WSC's method of printing his manuscripts; representatives of Jonathan Cape Limited including G Wren Howard and Rupert Hart-Davis;...
Dates: 04 Jan 1939 - 11 Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: various correspondence., 31 Dec 1939 - 31 Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/657
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Edward Chatterton on correcting statements in an article by WSC on Q-boats in the Sunday Chronicle; Stefan Lorant, Editor of Picture Post, on a special issue telling the story of the Battle of the River Plate; John Perowne (Foreign Office) and 11th Lord Lothian [British Ambassador in the United States] on WSC writing an article for Atlantic Monthly; William Chenery, Editor of Collier's magazine; representatives of George G Harrap and Company on getting an introduction...
Dates: 31 Dec 1939 - 31 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 05 Mar 1922 - 30 Apr 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/23
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Brigadier-General Sir Frederick Guggisberg, Governor and Commander in Chief, Gold Coast [Ghana]; Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Private Secretary to WSC, Secretary of State for the Colonies]; 1st Lord Forster, Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia, on the position of Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia]; Newdegate on the importance of the position of Governor to preserve British interests and on the expense of maintaining the...
Dates: 05 Mar 1922 - 30 Apr 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence: correspondence., 09 Jan 1912 - 18 Oct 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 24/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith, Prime Minister] on a naval memorandum by 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett, member of the Committee of Imperial Defence] and a projected meeting of the Committee of Imperial Defence at Malta on naval strategy (3); Sir Charles Ottley, Secretary to the Committee, on recognition for the services of the Committee's officers, particularly Adrian Grant-Duff [Assistant Secretary (Military)], and on the suitability of...
Dates: 09 Jan 1912 - 18 Oct 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: copies of WSC's correspondence., 14 Oct 1954 - 07 Apr 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/6A-C
Scope and Contents Carbons of letters from WSC to a variety of prominent individuals including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Lords, foreign Heads of State, foreign ambassadors, British High Commissioners, Conservative parliamentary candidates, and others.Includes correspondence with Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury], Sir Ian Jacob [Director General of the BBC], 2nd Lord Camrose [earlier...
Dates: 14 Oct 1954 - 07 Apr 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Prime Minister: correspondence mainly relating to change of administration., 24 Aug 1953 - 31 Mar 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Gordon Wilson and Paul Beards (Private Secretaries, War Office) on South African war graves; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (6); R A Butler [Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton, Minister of Housing and Local Government]; Duncan Sandys [Minister of Supply] (2); Christopher Soames [Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister]; John Colville [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] on subjects...
Dates: 24 Aug 1953 - 31 Mar 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on rating relief proposals., 30 Apr 1928 - 31 May 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/90
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (3); Alfred Hurst [Principal Assistant Secretary, Treasury] (3); Sir Horace Hamilton [Permanent Secretary, Board of Trade] (3); Sir Richard Hopkins [Controller of Finance and Supply Services, Treasury] (2); Sir George Courthope MP (2); William John MP; Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC]; Graham Vincent [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] (2); James...
Dates: 30 Apr 1928 - 31 May 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Business correspondence., Oct 1945 - Dec 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/17A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: John S Churchill (2); Sir William Rootes on a chauffeur for WSC; representatives of Nicholl, Manisty and Few [WSC's solicitors] (14); representatives of Concrete Limited on work on the pump house at Chartwell [Kent] (4); Clement Penruddock, Secretary, Chequers Trust; Sir Kenneth Clark (2), Jacob Epstein, and Oliver Locker-Lampson (2) on WSC sitting for an Epstein bust; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (3); representatives of Knight, Frank and...
Dates: Oct 1945 - Dec 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Family: biographical material and information file., 1891 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/38A-B
Scope and Contents Includes details of WSC's filing system, broadcasts, speeches, favourite songs, agricultural patronage, books, orders and decorations, honorary degrees, fellowships, freedoms, medals, ministerial appointments, service titles, degrees offered but not yet received, parliamentary seats, paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy [London], and annual subscriptions; copies of various items by WSC including a letter to the Times under the pseudonym "Scorpio" on prayers for rain, and a lecture...
Dates: 1891 - 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence., 31 Jan 1928 - 06 Dec 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/5
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Correspondents include: Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (11); George Tryon [Minister of Pensions] (2).Subjects include: the Drug Protection Bill; WSC's illness; a pension query from one of WSC's constituents; traffic noise; receiving honours from Poland; work permits; greyhound racing; constituency business.

Dates: 31 Jan 1928 - 06 Dec 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence R-T., Jan 1935 - Dec 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/22
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Ralph Gould on WSC becoming President of Epping and District Branch of the Scientific Poultry Breeders' Association Ltd. (4); Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (3); Ellen Stutely [a local party worker] (7).Other subjects include: European rearmament; Indian affairs; permission to fish at Chartwell; a pension query from a constituent; local transport issues; Abyssinia [Ethiopia]; WSC's perceived lack of support for the National...
Dates: Jan 1935 - Dec 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence., Jan 1906 - Dec 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 4/10
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Royle, Chairman of the Manchester Liberal Federation (18) on subjects including arrangements for the election (2); E Crosfield Pearson (4); Lord Loreburn [earlier Sir Robert Reid]; 2nd Duke of Westminster; Fred Brierley on the issues of importance to the Manchester electorate including socialism, Chinese labour in South Africa, education, Free Trade and Ireland (2); James Southern (6); William Westbrook on WSC's recommendations for local magistrates; Sir...
Dates: Jan 1906 - Dec 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence, mainly with Alderman Donald Forbes, Mayor of Wanstead and Woodford [1953-54] and Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association [from 1956]., Sep 1951 - May 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/14
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: Frederick Bishop [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; Hugh Ellis-Rees (War Office) (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Lettice Marston (Lettice Shillingford), Joan Prideaux, and Anthony Montague Browne; CSC (President of Woodford Conservative Association).Subjects include: honouring the late Sir James Hawkey [former constituency chairman] and Stuart Mallinson; the 1951...
Dates: Sep 1951 - May 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 14-24 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a potentially living individual until 1 January 2014.
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Public and Political: General., 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/538
Scope and Contents General Public Correspondence C-D Correspondence dealt with by Kathleen Hill, and Elizabeth Layton, WSC's Personal Private Secretaries, with some notes and replies by Private Office Staff including John Colville, Commander Charles Thompson, Anthony Bevir, and Miss E M Watson.Correspondents include Captain James Caulfield RN; Baroness Cederstrom and Douglas Chandor, on gift of volume of his portraits; Subjects include correspondence on gifts (particularly books, cigars, wines and spirits),...
Dates: 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General., 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Dec 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/539
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General Public Correspondence E-G Correspondence dealt with by Kathleen Hill, and Elizabeth Layton, WSC's Personal Private Secretaries, with some notes and replies by Private Office Staff including John Peck, John Colville, Leslie Rowan, and Miss E M Watson Subjects include correspondence on gifts (particularly books, cigars, wines and spirits), requests for patronage, requests for signed books and photographs, Victory in Europe and the General Election campaign and result.

Dates: 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Dec 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General., 01 Jan 1945 - 30 [Jun] 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/540A-B
Scope and Contents General Public Correspondence H-K Correspondence dealt with by Kathleen Hill, and Elizabeth Layton, WSC's Personal Private Secretaries, with some notes and replies by Private Office Staff including Miss E M Watson, John Colville, George Harvie Watt and Commander Charles Thompson.Correspondents include Walter Hutchinson,Hutchinson & Co., (Publishers) Ltd, (11) on gifts of books, 1942-45; The Ministry of Information, (16) particularly Charles Gibbs-Smith, B C Sendall, and A S Hodge on...
Dates: 01 Jan 1945 - 30 [Jun] 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General, 1945 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2
Scope and Contents The files assigned to this series fall naturally into sub-series or groups, most of which derive from an original classification, as follows:.Political.P(rivate) and P(ersonal).Visits.Patronage.Gifts.Greetings.Various.Even where there are original series the lines of distinction between them, as between this class and others, could not be made rigid and there are consequently doubtful cases and inconsistencies.POLITICAL The Political series (CHUR 2/1-139 and CHUR 2/506-517) consists of...
Dates: 1945 - 1965
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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Public and Political: General: Correspondence: Equine Defence League - Exmouth., Jun 1955 - Nov 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/554
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence from various organisations and individuals informing WSC of tributes paid to him or requesting his support for various projects. Correspondents include: Alfred Brisco, Secretary of the National Equine and Smaller Animals Defence League (3); Colonel Sir John Ruggles-Brise and Sir Stuart Mallinson (11) on WSC's support for the foundation of the University of Essex; Nicholas Fenn [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary], Thomas Bridges [Private Secretary to...
Dates: Jun 1955 - Nov 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1942 - Dec 1943

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: Patronage: Churchill College, Cambridge: correspondence on special subjects, L-Z and miscellaneous., Mar 1958 - Jul 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/571A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General John Hamilton, Bursar of Churchill College (17); 1st Lord Tedder, Chancellor of Cambridge University (3); Sir John Cockcroft, Master of Churchill College (7); Anthony Phelps, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Sir Shane Leslie; Robert Tollast (7) on arrangements to paint a portrait of WSC from photographs (7); Alexander Fleck, Chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Limited (3); 1st Lord Weeks; Sir Alexander Todd; Brian Downs; 1st Lord...
Dates: Mar 1958 - Jul 1963
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage: Cinque Ports A-D., 1941 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/353
Scope and Contents Correspondence and Papers on WSC's duties as Lord Warden of The Cinque Ports, including: The War Office on appointment as Honorary Colonel of the 89th (Cinque Ports) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, 1941-42, with note by WSC, commenting that he was becoming Colonel of too many regiments, but that he did not want to hurt the feelings of a unit serving in the Middle East; Lord Beauchamp, (2) offering his father's full-dress uniform as Lord Warden, 1946 (declined); Anthony Bevir,...
Dates: 1941 - 1957
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/455A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Thomas Mitchell, Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Scotland], on WSC visiting Aberdeen and accepting its Freedom (4); Thomas Loveday, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, on various University matters; Hugh, [7th] Lord Sefton [earlier Lord Molyneux] offering WSC membership of the Buck's Club; Sir Patrick Hannon sending confidence in WSC's leadership from the Constitutional Club and the Early Closing Association (2); Sir George Mitcheson offering WSC the presidency of...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence., Jan 1940 - Nov 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/409
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Rennie Smith, Secretary, Friends of Europe, on receiving the text of a broadcast by WSC and his subscription (3); Sir Louis Stuart on the [Sir Michael] O'Dwyer Memorial Fund; Sir Patrick Hannon, as Chairman of the Early Closing Association wishing WSC well, and as Chairman of the Constitutional Club inviting WSC to be its President (2); Sir Howard d'Egville, [Cyril] Costley-White (Dominions Office), and [Sir] Drummond Shiels, Deputy and Acting Secretary of the Empire...
Dates: Jan 1940 - Nov 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence., Jan 1941 - Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/432A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Stuart [Chief Whip] (2) and Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Archibald Weigall, Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Films Association, on WSC becoming Patron of the National Society of Conservative and Unionist Agents and President of the Films Association; [Vernon] Bovenizer of the War Office (2); Sir Reginald Barnes (3), Secretary of State for War David Margesson, and Military Secretary [to the Secretary of State for War] Lieutenant-General [Arthur] Floyd-Acland,...
Dates: Jan 1941 - Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence, A-G. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Oct 1941 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/484A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Thomas Mitchell, Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Scotland], on WSC visiting the City to receive its freedom; [John] Pimlott [Private Secretary to the Home Secretary] on WSC visiting Northern Ireland to receive the Freedom of Belfast [Ulster]; [Alan] Hodge [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] (5) and Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] (2) on concerns over WSC being a patron of Blighty magazine; [Nicholas] Mackaskie, Honorary Treasurer of Gray's...
Dates: Oct 1941 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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