Personal: Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 1/355

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Date: 03 Sep 1939 - 30 Dec 1940

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CHAR 1/355/1-2 Letter from The Duke of Marlborough (Blenheim Palace) to Brendan Bracken, asking him to ask WSC to suggest to Major-General Adrian Carton de Wiart (Commander, 61st Division) that the Duke might be employed in a "humble capacity" on his staff. [Jan 1940]
CHAR 1/355/3 Letter from WSC to Major-General Adrian Carton de Wiart (Commander, 61st Division) on the Duke of Marlborough who was anxious to have military employment [carbon]. 21 Jan 1940
CHAR 1/355/4 Letter from WSC to The Duke of Marlborough, sending letter from Major-General Adrian Carton de Wiart (Commander, 61st Division), suggesting that Marlborough writes saying that he was holding himself at the General's disposal, and could go and see him anytime [carbon]. 29 Jan 1940
CHAR 1/355/5-6 Letter from The Duke of Marlborough (Blenheim Palace) to WSC, thanks for help in attempt to obtain post of staff of General Carton de Wiart. [Jan 1940]
CHAR 1/355/7 Letter from Major-General Adrian Carton de Wiart (Bardwell Court, Oxford) to WSC, regretting that he did not have a place on his staff for the Duke of Marlborough, suggesting that the only way WSC could help would be by "speeding up the War!!, However we all know that sluggishness in that respect is no fault of yours.". 20 Mar 1940
CHAR 1/355/8 Letter from John D Higham (ps to WSC, Admiralty) to the Duke of Marlborough, sending copies of letters from General Carton de Wiart [carbon]. 24 Mar 1940
CHAR 1/355/9 Letter from Major-General Adrian Carton de Wiart (Bardwell Court, Oxford) to WSC, regretting that he did not have a place on his staff for the Duke of Marlborough, suggesting that the only way WSC could help would be by "speeding up the War!!, However we all know that sluggishness in that respect is no fault of yours." typescript copy of CHAR 1/355/7, with ms annotation by WSC "send copies to D of M, WSC 23.3. 20 Mar 1940
CHAR 1/355/10 Letter from WSC to Major-General Adrian Carton de Wiart asking if he had a place on his staff for the Duke of Marlborough [carbon]. 15 Mar 1940
CHAR 1/355/11 Letter from The Duke of Marlborough (Blenheim Palace) to WSC, on possibility of obtaining post on staff of General Carton de Wiart. [29 Mar 1940]
CHAR 1/355/12 Telegram from the Duke of Marlborough to WSC, arrangements for meeting with Antony Eden (War Office) on 30 May. 27 May 1940
CHAR 1/355/13 Letter from The Duke of Marlborough (Blenheim Palace) to WSC, offering congratulations on appointment as Prime Minister, and asking for employment annotated "Have talked to Anthony [Eden, War Office, Winston"]. 26 May 1940
CHAR 1/355/14-15 Letter from Randolph S Churchill to WSC, apologies for his actions "I have never been so ashamed or so unhappy in my life...If this matter should injure you in any way I would be heartbroken" with envelope marked "RSC Private" in WSC's hand". 28 Jan 1940
CHAR 1/355/16 Letter from Shane Leslie (Grove End Road, London NW8) to WSC, passing on "with great reluctance" request from Eamon de Valera's representative [? J W Dulanty, Irish High Commissioner in London] for him to remain friendly over appeal against Irish executions, adding "I need hardly say I think the prisoners guilty and wickedly so". 05 Feb 1940
CHAR 1/355/17 Letter from Pamela Churchill (Beverley, Yorks), to WSC, account of seeing HMS Cossack arrive at Leith, and of conversations with the sailors and with the prisoners liberated from the Altmark, also commenting that Randolph Churchill has accepted a bet to walk from Beverley to York and back (54 miles) in 24 hours, and that he was in training. 19 Feb [1940]
CHAR 1/355/18 Letter from Pamela Churchill (Ryecroft, Retford, Notts) to WSC, congratulations on appointment as Prime Minister. 11 May [1940]
CHAR 1/355/19 Letter from Director of Mobilization, War Office, to the ps to WSC, asking for reference for Major A M Bertie, who had applied to join the Army Officers' Emergency Reserve, naming WSC as a referee. 04 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/355/20-21 Letter from J D Higham (ps to WSC, Admiralty) to Director of Mobilization, War Office, reference for Major A M Bertie, who had applied to join the Army Officers' Emergency Reserve, commenting on his record in the First World War, and recommending that he should be interviewed [carbon, with typescript draft, with ms annotations by WSC]. 06 Apr [1940]
CHAR 1/355/22 Letter from Director of Mobilization, War Office, to the ps to WSC, acknowledging receipt of reference for Major A M Bertie. 11 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/355/23 Letter from Sarah Churchill (Grand Theatre, Luton) to WSC, thanks for letter. 12 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/355/24 Letter from Sarah Churchill (Theatre Royal, Bath) to WSC, on public reaction to him, "wherever I go, people rush up to me and shake me by the hand, congratulate me and smile on me - because of you". 04 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/355/25 Telegram from WSC to the Duchess of Marlborough, thanks for invitation to visit Blenheim [copy]. 09 May 1940
CHAR 1/355/26 Telegram from the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough to WSC, invitation to visit Blenheim. 09 May 1940
CHAR 1/355/27 Letter from Nellie Romilly (Huntingdon Park, Kington, Herefordshire) to WSC, congratulations on appointment as Prime Minister, regretting that Bertram Romilly had not lived to see it. 11 May 1940
CHAR 1/355/28 Letter from Vic Oliver (Westminster Gardens, London SW1) to WSC, congratulations on appointment as Prime Minister. 11 May 1940
CHAR 1/355/29 Letter from Frank Spencer (Stoke Fleming, Devon) to WSC, congratulations on appointment as Prime Minister. 12 May 1940
CHAR 1/355/30 Letter from Randolph S Churchill (Ryecroft, Retford, Notts) to WSC, congratulations on appointment as Prime Minister. 12 May 1940
CHAR 1/355/31 Letter from George Spencer-Churchill (Northwick Park, Blockley, Glos.) to WSC, congratulations on appointment as Prime Minister. 12 May 1940
CHAR 1/355/32 Letter from WSC to George Spencer-Churchill (Northwick Park, Blockley, Glos.), thanks for letter of congratulation on broadcast [carbon]. 29 Jan 1940
CHAR 1/355/33 Letter from George Spencer-Churchill (Northwick Park, Blockley, Glos.) to WSC, congratulations on radio broadcast. 22 Jan 1940
CHAR 1/355/34 Letter from George Cornwallis West (Hill St., Berkeley Sq., London) to WSC, congratulations on appointment as Prime Minister, reminiscing about the "old days at Sailsbury Hall". 15 May 1940
CHAR 1/355/35 Letter from Raymond Guest (Rockhill Farm, Success, Virginia, USA) to WSC. congratulations on appointment as Prime Minister. 16 May 1940
CHAR 1/355/36 Letter from Augusta, Lady Edward Spencer-Churchill (Queensmead, Windsor) to WSC, congratulations on appointment as Prime Minister. 19 May 1940
CHAR 1/355/37-38 Letter from Duncan Sandys (N.W.E.F.) to WSC, reporting on the Norway campaign, and on the troops' faith in WSC as a leader. 02 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/355/39 Letter from Duncan Sandys (151st AA Battery, Royal Artillery, Derby) to WSC, congratulations on broadcast. 15 Nov [1939]
CHAR 1/355/40-43 Letter from Duncan Sandys to WSC, congratulations on his first Parliamentary Statement as First Lord of the Admiralty, wishing him luck in his new post. [03 Sep 1939]
CHAR 1/355/44 Letter from Randolph Churchill (Ryecroft, Retford, Notts) to WSC, thanks for generous offer to meet £100 of his bills, and commenting on the military situation in France Part pub. CWP II, 231. [02 Jun 1940]
CHAR 1/355/45 Letter from Randolph Churchill (Grove Hall Retford, Notts) to WSC, praising Major-General P C S Hobart, who had been "bowler-hatted" and also commenting on recent meeting with WSC, and finding him "full of courage and determination" Part pub. CV II, p.252. 05 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/355/46 Letter from Kathleen Hill, ps to WSC to Randolph Churchill, sending cheque from WSC for £100 [carbon]. 12 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/355/47 Telegram from Winston Guest to WSC, good wishes. 22 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/355/48 Letter from Diana Guest (St Regis Hotel, New York) to WSC, good wishes. [1940]
CHAR 1/355/49 Note from Kathleen Hill to WSC, on Randolph Churchill's finances. 27 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/355/50 Letter from Margaret, Comtesse de Reneville (Woronzow Rd., London NW8) to CSC, asking for WSC's help in obtaining War work. 01 Jul [1940]
CHAR 1/355/51-55 Note by WSC on his cousin, Margaret, Comtesse de Reneville, [daughter of Clare Sheridan and Wilfred (William) Sheridan], hoping that her French passport would not prevent her obtaining war work [carbon, with notes from WSC's staff]. 04 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/355/56 Letter from Kathleen Hill to Margaret, Comtesse de Reneville, enclosing declaration by WSC [carbon]. 10 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/355/57 Letter from Margaret, Comtesse de Reneville (Woronzow Rd., London NW8) to CSC, thanks for obtaining declaration of English nationality, which had helped her to obtain post with the Mechanised Transport Corps. 16 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/355/58 Letter from Kathleen Hill to Randolph S Churchill, asking him to send receipts for bills paid for by WSC [carbon]. 13 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/355/59-60 Letter from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Eaton Place, London SW1) to WSC, thanks for gift of "Step by Step" and offering good wishes. 02 Aug [1940]
CHAR 1/355/61-62 Letter from King George VI to WSC, account of Air Raid on Buckingham Palace manuscript, in the King's own hand, with envelope. 13 Sep 1940
CHAR 1/355/63 Letter from Grace Hamblin, ps to CSC to Clare Sheridan, regretting that CSC was not willing to ask WSC to take up the case of the Spanish refugee, Garcia Parados [carbon]. 26 Sep 1940
CHAR 1/355/64 Letter from Kathleen Hill to Philip Allen, Home Office, on request from Clare Sheridan that a Spanish refugee, Garcia Parados be allowed to work on her estate in Sussex [carbon]. 27 Sep 1940
CHAR 1/355/65 Visiting card of Lady Edward Spencer-Churchill. [1940]
CHAR 1/355/66 Letter from Philip Allen, Home Office, to Kathleen Hill, acknowledging receipt of letter of 27 Sept on garcia Parados. 30 Sep 1940
CHAR 1/355/67 Letter from Augusta, Lady Edward Spencer-Churchill (Queensmead, Windsor) to WSC, sending letter from Captain Simpson RN, on the situation at Ismailia. 08 Oct 1940
CHAR 1/355/68 Letter from Lord Ivor Spencer Churchill (Chelsea Embankment, SW3) to WSC, congratulations on appointment as Prime Minister. [May 1940]
CHAR 1/355/69 Letter from WSC to Lady Edward Spencer-Churchill, thanks for sending letter from Captain Simpson RN, on the situation at Ismailia [carbon]. 12 Oct 1940
CHAR 1/355/70 Telegram from George Cornwallis-West to WSC, birthday greetings. 07 Nov 1940
CHAR 1/355/71 Letter from George Cornwallis-West (Garsington Manor, Oxford) to WSC, birthday greetings, and apologies for sending greetings telegram on 7 Nov which he always imagined to be the date. 30 Nov 1940
CHAR 1/355/72 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair (Air Ministry) to WSC, birthday greetings, stating that there was much to gladden his heart, particularly success against Italy, and Randolph Churchill's "brilliant start" in the House of Commons [annotated by WSC with reply]. 30 Nov 1940
CHAR 1/355/73 Letter from Pamela Churchill (Hitchin, Herts) to WSC, thanks for hospitality at Christmas, and for help during "baby Winston's arrival". 30 Dec 1940