Personal: Clementine S Churchill: Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 1/118A-B

Part of: CHAR 1
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Date: Dec 1915 - 1945

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Includes letters from CSC to WSC written while he served on the Western Front. Part A comprises original letters: part B comprises typescript transcripts prepared circa 1945.

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Physical: 2 bound files (279 folios paginated in two sequences)
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Reference Record Date
CHAR 1/118A/1-2 Letter from CSC to WSC, on his return to Belgium after leave in Britain. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/2. 27 Dec 1915
CHAR 1/118A/3-5 Letter from CSC to WSC, on the introduction of conscription, and on meeting with Lloyd George, who expressed great distress at WSC not being in the Government. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/4-6. 29 Dec [1915]
CHAR 1/118A/6-8 Letter from CSC to WSC, on the introduction of conscription, and her distrust of Lloyd George. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/7-9. 30 Dec [1915]
CHAR 1/118A/9-11 Letter from CSC to WSC, on conscription, and the size of the Army. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/10-12. 01 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118A/12 Letter from CSC to WSC on the lack of letters from him. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/13. 03 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118A/13-14 Letter from CSC to WSC, on the prospect of his promotion to Lieutenant-Colonel, with account of Lloyd George's Christmas visit to Glasgow and his poor reception from "working men". Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/14-15. 05 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118A/15 Letter from CSC to WSC, congratulations on promotion to command the 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers, and on WSC's present of a silver cigar box to the Headquarters Staff at XXXIII Corps, advising him not to use "gruesome picture of the Blucher turning turtle", but to give a plain box with an inscription Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/16-17. 06 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118A/16-18 Letter from CSC to WSC, account of tea with Margot Asquith and meeting with the Prime Minister, and of visit to German prisoner of war camp in Cheshire. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/18-20. 07 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118A/19 Letter from CSC to WSC, account of lunch with the Prime Minister [Asquith]. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/21-22. 09 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118A/20-21 Letter from CSC to WSC, on the Conscription Crisis, the Prime Minister's method of dealing with opposition, and the possibility of publication of the Dardanelles Papers. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/23-25. 11 Jan [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/22-23 Letter from CSC to WSC, domestic and family news. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/26-27. 12 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118A/24-25 Letter from CSC to WSC, on the political situation, and the success and popularity of Sir William Robertson. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/28-29. 14 Jan [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/26-28 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. 16 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118A/29 Letter from CSC to WSC, domestic and family news. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/34. 17 Jan [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/30 Letter from CSC to WSC, domestic and family news. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/35. 18 Jan [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/31-32 Letter from CSC to WSC, on the correctness of his decision to go to France, the weakness of his Battalion, and the possibility of meeting him in Paris [France]. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/36-37. 20 Jan [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/33-34 Letter from CSC to WSC, on his imminent departure for the front line, and on the political situation, particularly the unpopularity of Lloyd George Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/38-39. 21 Jan [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/35-37 Letter from CSC to WSC, account of lunch with Augustine Birrell, who hoped that WSC would write down ( and eventually publish) his experiences in France. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/40-41. 23 [Jan 1916]
CHAR 1/118A/38-40 Letter from CSC to WSC, account of meetings with Lloyd George (describing him as a "sneak") and Sir Abe Bailey Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/42-43. 24 Jan [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/41-42 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. 27 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118A/43-44 Letter from CSC to WSC, account of meeting with Lord Birkenhead, Reginald McKenna and Sir Ernest Cassel Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/46-47. 29 Jan [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/45-47 Letter from CSC to WSC, on news of an enemy attack in France, with account of meeting with Irene Lawley, a "former socialite", now working as a nurse Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/43-44. 30 Jan [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/48-49 Letter from CSC to WSC, on the difficulty of sending food parcels to France, also on hew unease at Lloyd George's address to "her" munitions workers at Ponders End [Middlesex], with description of Lord Balfour as "a shabby maiden aunt's tabby cat". Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/51-52. 31 Jan [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/50-51 Letter from CSC to WSC, on meeting with Lloyd George, who had visited WSC in France Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/53-54. 02 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/52-58 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. 04 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118A/59-60 Letter from CSC to WSC, on the possibility of him returning to the Cabinet as Air Minister, also news of children, Diana and Sarah. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/59-60. 07 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118A/61-62 Letter from CSC to WSC, on meeting with one of his officers, Lt. Jock McDavid, also on the Northcliffe press's opposition to WSC, and the possibility of Lord Fisher returning to office. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/61-62. 08 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/63 Letter from CSC to WSC, news of children, Diana and Randolph, "such delicious beings" Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/63. 09 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/64-67 Letter from CSC to WSC, on the possibility of his promotion to Brigadier, and the progress of the War, with account of lunch with Lord Curzon. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/64-67. 11 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/68-69 Letter from CSC to WSC, account of stay with the Prime Minister (Asquith) at Walmer Castle. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/68-69. 13 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/70-72 Letter from CSC to WSC, on her stay at Walmer Castle; the death of Lord Ridley, with news of children and her munitions work. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/70-72. 16 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118A/73-74 Letter from CSC to WSC, on the possibility of him getting leave, also domestic and family news. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/73-75. 19 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118A/75 Letter from CSC to WSC, domestic news. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/76-77. 21 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/76 Letter from CSC (41 Cromwell Road [London]) to WSC on subjects including: news of a German offensive at Arras [France]; an air raid at Walmer [Kent]; dinner with Lady Randolph Churchill where she had met Hugh Warrender; "Lulu" [Lewis] Harcourt and May Harcourt; reports that AJB [Arthur Balfour] is "run entirely by Masterton [James Masterton-Smith ]"; WSC's improvements to his battalion which have been widely discussed. In a postscript she comments "I fear the war will last over another Winter. If the Dardanelles had come off it would be drawing to a close now". Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/78-79. 23 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/77-79 Letter from CSC to WSC, on his relationship with the Prime Minister (Asquith), advising WSC to write to him regularly Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/80-82. 23 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/80-82 Letter from CSC to WSC, account of visit to Woolwich Arsenal, particularly on the women munitions workers Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/83-85. 25 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/83-85 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. 27 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/86-88 Letter from CSC to WSC, account of meeting with Lord Carson, on the possibility of WSC returning to the Cabinet. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/89-90. 13 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/89-94 Letter from CSC to WSC, further account of meeting with Lord Carson, on the prospects for WSC's return to office Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/91-96. 14 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/95-99 Letter from CSC to WSC, on WSC's request to the Prime Minister to be relieved of his military duties so that he could return to public affairs. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/97-99. 15 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/100-103 Letter from CSC to WSC, on his decision to ask the Prime Minister to delay action on WSC's request to leave the Army Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/100-102. 16 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/104-105 Letter from CSC to WSC, domestic news. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/103-104. 20 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/106 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. 21 May [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/107 Letter from CSC to WSC, on Sir Archibald Sinclair's visit to London, also account of meeting with C P Scott, who advised WSC to return to public life. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/106. 22 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/108-115 Letters from CSC to WSC, advising him not to leave the Army, but to wait until the time was more suitable two letters written at 4.00 am and 8.30 am. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/107-113. 24 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/116 Letter from CSC to WSC, on his decision to leave the army. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/114. 25 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/117-118 Letter from CSC to WSC, on his decision to leave the army. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/135-136. 28 [Mar 1916]
CHAR 1/118A/119 Letter from CSC to WSC, on his decision to leave the army. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/115. 30 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/120 Letter from CSC to WSC, on her birthday. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/116. 01 Apr 1916
CHAR 1/118A/121-122 Letter from CSC to WSC, on her stay at Sir Ernest Cassel's house, Branksome Dene, Bournemouth. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/117. 02 Apr [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/123-124 Letter from CSC to WSC, on her stay at Sir Ernest Cassel's house, Branksome Dene, Bournemouth, especially her conversations with Alice Keppel, who advised WSC to stay in France. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/118-119. 04 Apr 1916
CHAR 1/118A/125-128 Letter from CSC to WSC, on his decision to leave the Army. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/120-122. 06 Apr [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/129 Letter from CSC to WSC, sending on letter from Lord Carson [letter incorrectly dated 1915]. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/123. 07 Apr 1916
CHAR 1/118A/130-132 Letter from CSC to WSC, on burglary at Lady Randolph Churchill's house. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/124-125. 10 Apr 1916
CHAR 1/118A/133-135 Letter from CSC to WSC, on his decision to leave the Army Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/126-128. 12 Apr [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/136-138 Letter from CSC to WSC, on meetings with Field Marshal Lord French [later Lord Ypres] and Lord Reading, who advised WSC not to return to London unless specifically sent for. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/129-130. 14 Apr [1916]
CHAR 1/118A/139-140 Letter from CSC to WSC, on the Easter Rising in Dublin [Ireland]. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/131-132. 30 Apr 1916
CHAR 1/118A/141-142 Letter from CSC to WSC, domestic news. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/133. 27 [Mar 1916]
CHAR 1/118A/143 Letter from CSC to WSC, on his inability to obtain leave. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/134. 28 [Feb 1916]
CHAR 1/118B/1 Letter from CSC (28, Hyde Park Gate, London) to [Anthony] Moir [WSC's solicitor] asking him to return letters [CHAR 1/118B] so that she can obtain copies. Unsigned typescript. [1945]
CHAR 1/118B/2 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/2. 27 Dec 1915
CHAR 1/118B/3 Letter from CSC to [WSC] in which she says she has just received his letter and sent it on to Ll-G [David Lloyd George] with an invitation; speculates on the likelihood of conscription being introduced; informs him of her forthcoming trip to Alderley for a rest; and says that she thinks it likely that "this futile government will fumble on for a few more months." Typed transcript. [Unlike the other documents in this file the original is not present in CHAR 1/118A.]. 28 Dec [1915]
CHAR 1/118B/4-6 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/3-5. 29 Dec [1915]
CHAR 1/118B/7-9 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/6-8. 30 Dec [1915]
CHAR 1/118B/10-12 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/9-11. 01 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/13 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/12. 03 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/14-15 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/13-14. 05 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/16-17 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/15. 06 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/18-20 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/16-18. 07 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/21-22 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/19. 09 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/23-25 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/20-21. 11 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/26-27 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/22-23. 12 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/28-29 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/24-25. 14 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/30-32 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/26-27. 16 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/33 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/28. [16] [Jan] [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/34 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/29. 17 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/35 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/30. 18 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/36-37 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/31-32. 20 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/38-39 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/33-34. 21 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/40-41 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/35-37. 23 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/42-43 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/38-40. 24 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/44-45 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/41-42. 27 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/46-47 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/43-44. 29 Jan 1916
CHAR 1/118B/48-50 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/45-47. 30 Jan [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/51-52 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/48-49. 31 Jan [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/53-54 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/50-51. 02 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/55-58 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/52-58. 04 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118B/59-60 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/59-60. 07 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118B/61-62 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/61-62. 08 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/63 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/63. 09 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/64-67 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/64-67. 11 Feb [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/68-69 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/68-69. 13 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118B/70-72 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/70-72. 16 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118B/73-75 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/73-74. 19 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118B/76-77 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/75. 21 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118B/78-79 Typescript copy of CHAR 1/118A/76. 23 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118B/80-82 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/77-79. 23 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118B/83-85 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/80-82. 25 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118B/86-88 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/83-85. 27 Feb 1916
CHAR 1/118B/89-90 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/86-88. 13 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/91-96 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/89-94. 14 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/97-98 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/95-99. 15 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/97-99 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/95-99. 15 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/100-102 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/100-103. 16 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/103-104 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/104-105. 20 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/105 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/106. 21 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/106 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/107. 22 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/107-111 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/108-112. 24 Mar 1916
CHAR 1/118B/112-113 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/113-115. 24 Mar 1916
CHAR 1/118B/114 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/116. 25 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/115 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/119. 30 Mar [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/116 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/120. 01 Apr 1916
CHAR 1/118B/117 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/121-122. 02 Apr [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/118-119 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/123-124. 04 Apr [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/120-122 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/125-128. 06 Apr [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/123 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/129. 07 Apr 1915
CHAR 1/118B/124-125 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/130-132. 10 Apr 1915
CHAR 1/118B/126-128 Typed copy of CHAR 1/118A/133-135. 12 Apr 1915
CHAR 1/118B/129-130 Typescript copy of CHAR 1/118A/136-138. 14 Apr [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/131-132 Typescript copy of CHAR 1/118A/139-140. 30 Apr [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/133 Typescript copy of CHAR 1/118A/141-142. Apr [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/134 Typescript copy of CHAR 1/118A/134. Apr [1916]
CHAR 1/118B/135-136 Typescript copy of CHAR 1/118A/117-118. Apr [1916]