Literary: correspondence, mainly thanking WSC for complimentary copies and congratulating him on volumes 1-4 ("The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution" and "The Great Democracies") of "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples".

Reference code: CHUR 4/67A-B

Part of: CHUR 4
Next record: CHUR 4/68
Previous record: CHUR 4/66

Date: Apr 1956 - Jun 1958


Correspondents include: Doreen Henderson of Cassell and Company (6); David Pitblado (2) and Sir Leslie Rowan [former Private Secretaries to WSC]; Oliver, 1st Lord Chandos [earlier Oliver Lyttelton] (3); Josephine Schwarz, WSC's cook; Lettice Shillingford [earlier Lettice Marston] (3), Jane Welby (2), Jo Sturdee [later Lady Onslow] (2), Elizabeth Gilliatt (3), Grace Hamblin (2), Delia Morton, Gillian Maturin (2), Jill Lynam (2), and Jane Darwin [WSC's secretaries]; Lady Diana Cooper [earlier Lady Diana Manners, Lady Diana Duff Cooper and Diana, Lady Norwich]; Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie (3); Edwina Sandys [later Edwina Dixon] (2); Rhoda, Lady Birley (2); "Johnny", John G Churchill; "Hinch" [Lord Hinchingbrooke, later 10th Lord Sandwich and Victor Montagu] (2); Herbert Swope (3); Julian Sandys (2); 1st Lord Leathers (3); Joel Hurstfield (4); Lady Juliet Duff (4); Charles Wood [WSC's proof reader] (2); "Brookie", 1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Sir Alan Brooke] (4); Victor Vincent [WSC's gardener] (2); 1st Lord Simonds (4); Sir Shane Leslie (2); Anne Chamberlain (4); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn (1st Lord Hailes) (3); "Archie", 1st Lord Thurso [earlier Sir Archibald Sinclair]; Esmond, 2nd Lord Rothermere [earlier Esmond Harmsworth] (4); Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton] (4); Andre de Staercke (3); Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor] (4); [George] Gordon Allen (3); "Tommy", Charles Thompson [former Personal Assistant to WSC] (4); Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (4); Patrick Graham; Antonio Giraudier (5); Eleanor Roosevelt (2); Seymour, 2nd Lord Camrose [earlier John Seymour Berry]; [Herbert] Ziman; Colin Coote; Robert MacKenna (3); Herbert Morrison; George Young; James Stuart; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (2); Lewis Einstein (2); "Nancy" [Anne], Duchess of Westminster (3); Lord Goddard (4); R A Butler (2); Stroud Milsom (2); John Plumb (3); 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister] (3); Vivian Galbraith, also on sixteenth century lawyers; Lord Kilmuir [earlier Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe] (2); 1st Lord Hankey (3); Clare Sheridan (2); 1st Lord Attlee (3); Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury]; Sir Edward Spears (3); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis] (3); Sir Walter Monckton (1st Lord Monckton) (3); Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone; Keith Feiling (3); Sir Alan Lascelles (2); Mary, Duchess of Marlborough [earlier Mary, Lady Blandford]; Alan Hodge (7); Lewis Rosenstiel; Sir Edward Bridges; Odette Pol Roger; Sir Hugh Tudor (2), also on Canadian affairs; Herbert Haseltine; 1st Lord Bracken; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother [earlier the Duchess of York] (2); "Dido" (2); Bernard Baruch; Denis Kelly [WSC's literary assistant] (2); George Trevelyan (3); Sir Edwin Plowden (2); Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook]; Winthrop Aldrich, John Whitney, and Lewis Douglas (also on Churchill College, Cambridge) [United States Ambassadors to the United Kingdom]; Pamela, Lady Lytton [earlier Pamela Plowden] (4); Martin Gilliat [Private Secretary to the Queen Mother] (2); Edward Ford and Martin Charteris [Assistant Private Secretaries to Queen Elizabeth II]; Gwilym Lloyd George (1st Lord Tenby) (2); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; George Christ (2); Charles, 1st Lord Moran [earlier Charles Wilson]; "Alex", 1st Lord Alexander [of Tunis]; Arnold Carey Foster; Harry Truman; A L Rowse; 1st Lord Ismay; Duncan Sandys; Denis Brogan. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Doreen Pugh and Anthony Montague Browne.

Other subjects include: arranging the complimentary copies; readers' comments on errors and matters covered including the Vikings and Scottish history.

Also includes: lists of recipients of complimentary copies of volumes 1, 3, and 4; cuttings including United States review.





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Physical: 2 files (472 loose folios)
Publication: Alternative format: Folio 421: Copyright holder (Lord Moran) has withheld permission for online publication. Available on microfilm at Churchill Archives Centre.
Original Reference: Language:

Contained records

Reference Record Date
CHUR 4/67/96 Letter from Anne Chamberlain (8 Chester Square [London]) to WSC thanking him for sending her a copy of the first volume of his “A History of the English-Speaking Peoples”. She explains that having been away, she had not yet had time to do more than glance at it, but comments on some chapters, particularly the one on William the Conqueror. She picks out some lines on his love for stags, comparing it with the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. She also asks WSC to give her love to CSC, adding that she was glad to hear that CSC was well again. Signed manuscript. 26 Apr 1956
CHUR 4/67/158 Letter from Anne Chamberlain (8 Chester Square [London]) to WSC, thanking him for sending her a copy of the second volume of his “A History of the English-Speaking Peoples”. She explains that she had waited to write to him, knowing that he would be deluged with letters. She adds that she had hoped that he would send her a copy, and was looking forward to reading it at Christmas. She picks out the chapters on the Civil War, explaining that she had always been a Cromwellian at heart, and sends her good wishes to WSC and CSC for 1957. Signed manuscript. 06 Dec 1956
CHUR 4/67/266 Letter from Anne Chamberlain (8 Chester Square [London]) to WSC, thanking him for sending her a copy of the third volume of his “A History of the English-Speaking Peoples”. She tells him that she had hoped that he would not forget her, and was delighted to receive the book. She explains that she had been ill for the last month with Asian flu, which was why she had not written before, and adds that she was particularly looking forward to the chapters on the American War of Independence. Signed manuscript. 08 Nov 1957
CHUR 4/67/452 Letter from Anne Chamberlain (University College Hospital [London]) to WSC, thanking him for sending her a copy of the fourth volume of his “A History of the English-Speaking Peoples” and particularly thanking him for sending her the whole series. She states that the book had only just reached her in hospital, and she had immediately turned to the chapters on America, which were very exciting. She ends by sending her love to CSC and congratulating WSC on his recovery [from pneumonia and jaundice]. Signed manuscript. 12 Apr 1958
CHUR 4/67/168 Letter from Stroud Milsom (13 Staverton Road, Oxford) to WSC, thanking him for sending a copy of the second volume of his “A History of the English-Speaking Peoples”, and for its inscription. Signed manuscript. 28 Nov 1956
CHUR 4/67/422 Letter from Stroud Milsom (Oxford and Cambridge University Club, Pall Mall [London]) to WSC, thanking him for sending a copy of the fourth volume of his “A History of the English- Speaking Peoples” and adding that the volumes would always be a treasure to him. Signed manuscript. 21 Mar 1958