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25 CHAR 1/118A-B Personal: Clementine S Churchill: Correspondence. Dec 1915 - 1945
25 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
25 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
25 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
25 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]
25 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]
25 CHAR 1/394/6 Letter from Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security] to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], confirming that a second Anderson Shelter had been sent to Chartwell [Kent]. 02 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 1/394/9 Letter from Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security], to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], confirming that an Anderson Shelter big enough to accommodate 10 people had been despatched to Chartwell [Kent], at a cost of 11l 15s. 04 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 1/394/10 Letter from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security], requesting an Anderson Shelter to fit 10 people to be delivered to Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon]. 31 Aug 1940
25 CHAR 1/394/11 Note from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to WSC, confirming that although construction of Anderson Shelters had ceased, there were a few available, at 10 pounds for a six seater, and 15 pounds for one accommodating up to 10 people [annotated by WSC, asking her to buy a large shelter for Chartwell, Kent]. 30 Aug 1940
25 CHAR 1/394/13 Note from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to WSC, on air raid precautions at Chartwell [Kent], noting that there were adequate shelters for the staff and the cottages, that for anyone sleeping in the "big house" there was a cellar which would make a splendid shelter, leading out of the day nursery, and that if an Anderson Shelter were required for CSC when staying in the new cottage, a good place for it would be opposite the door to the muniment room. 28 Aug 1940
25 CHAR 1/394/18 Minute from Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, on the ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell [Kent]. 03 May 1943
25 CHAR 1/394/19 Note by A E Hill, Head Gardener, Chartwell [Kent], on the ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell. [Apr] [1943]
25 CHAR 1/394/20-21 Minute from Robert Hudson [Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries], and 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis] on the provision of a sugar ration for bees. 22 Apr [1943]
25 CHAR 1/394/22 Minute from WSC to the Minister of Agriculture [Robert Hudson] and the Minister of Food [1st Lord Woolton, earlier Frederick Marquis] on the discontinuance of the sugar ration to domestic bee keepers, demanding to know the saving in "starving the bees of private owners". [Carbon]. 19 Apr 1943
25 CHAR 1/394/39 Letter from the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] to Benham and Sons Limited, Heating Engineers, London, requesting an estimate for regulating all of the radiators at Chartwell [Kent], as it was not possible to turn off individual radiators, and with fuel rationing this would be necessary. [Carbon]. 20 Jul 1942
25 CHAR 1/394/94-95 Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Maryott Whyte, on an estimate from Hammond and Hussey Limited, for a long ladder for use at Chartwell [Kent] in case of incendiary bombs. 12 Mar 1941
25 CHAR 1/394/105 Letter from C R Bailey, District Technical Officer, Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee to WSC, with a report on Chartwell [Kent] that the ploughing of part of WSC's park for food production was not a success, recommending that the land should be cultivated in the spring, and then sown to permanent pasture, which could then be leased to a neighbouring farmer for grazing. [Copy]. 04 Dec 1941
25 CHAR 1/394/114 Letter from Maryott Whyte to CSC, on ploughing of pasture at Chartwell [Kent] for cultivation, particularly the unfavourable reaction of A E Hill, the Head Gardener, also on arrangements for accommodation of WSC's secretaries during weekends at Chartwell. 07 Jan 1941
25 CHAR 1/394/115-118 Circular letter from Kent War Agricultural Committee to every farmer in Kent, on conversion of grassland to arable for food production, enclosing Ministry of Agriculture leaflet "Making More of Less Grass Land". [Printed]. Annotated and initialled by WSC, asking CSC what could be done about the land at Chartwell. 31 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 2/302 Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence and papers. 09 Jan 1937 - 23 Feb 1938
25 CHAR 2/366 Public and Political: General: Personal Office: Correspondence L - Q. 28 Jul 1939 - 20 May 1940
25 CHAR 2/371A-B Public and Political: General: Defence. 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942
25 CHAR 2/392A-B Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, A-B, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and praising his leadership and speeches. [please note that almost the whole file dates from 1940]. Jun 1903 - Feb 1941
25 CHAR 2/393 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, C-D, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party and praising his leadership. Jan 1940 - Dec 1940
25 CHAR 2/399 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, T-Z. Jan 1940 - Dec 1940
25 CHAR 2/400 Public and Political: General: General public correspondence. Jan 1940 - Aug 1940
25 CHAR 2/410 Public and Political: General: correspondence with or about Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz]. Jan 1940 - Nov 1940
25 CHAR 2/416 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, A-B. Jan 1941 - Dec 1941
25 CHAR 2/417 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, C-D. Jan 1941 - Dec 1941
25 CHAR 2/423 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, T-Z. Jan 1941 - Dec 1941
25 CHAR 2/433 Public and Political: General: correspondence with Charles Wood, former literary assistant of WSC, on an offer to proof read "Into Battle", the printer's bill from [George G] Harrap [and Company], the whereabouts of William Deakin, and the bombing of his house in Golder's Green [London]. Jan 1941 - Nov 1941
25 CHAR 2/472A-B Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, C-D. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]. Nov 1941 - Dec 1943
25 CHAR 7 Political: Constituency: Epping [Essex] 1924 - 1945
25 CHAR 7/53 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence A-B. 02 Jan 1939 - 25 Jul 1939
25 CHAR 7/54 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence C-D. 03 Jan 1939 - 27 Jul 1939
25 CHAR 7/56A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence H-J. 03 Jun 1938 - 09 Oct 1939
25 CHAR 7/61A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence A. 15 Jun 1942 - 25 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/64A-C Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Br-By. 20 Oct 1941 - 24 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/66A-C Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ch. 05 Sep 1940 - 02 Sep 1945
25 CHAR 7/67A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ci-Co. 19 Feb 1941 - 22 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/68A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Cr-Cu. 07 Oct 1939 - 12 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/73 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Fr-Fu. 29 Jul 1940 - 16 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/75A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Go-Gu. 10 Oct 1940 - 23 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/78A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ho-Hu. 02 May 1939 - 30 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/80A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence J. 15 Mar 1939 - 16 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/81 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence K. 20 Jul 1941 - 01 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/82A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence L. 09 Jun 1941 - 25 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/83 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Mc. 05 Jun 1943 - 26 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/84A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ma-Mi. 16 Nov 1939 - 16 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/85 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Mo-Mu. 27 Jan 1940 - 05 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/87A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence O-Pi. 30 Jul 1940 - 24 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/88 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Pi-Pr. 15 Mar 1940 - 10 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/89 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Q. 02 Nov 1943 - 19 Feb 1945
25 CHAR 7/90 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ra-Ri. 28 Oct 1941 - 31 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/91A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ro-Ru. 25 Sep 1940 - 25 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/92 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Sa-Se. 13 Sep 1939 - 30 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/93A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Sh-Si. 28 Jun 1940 - 22 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/94 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Sk-So. 01 Aug 1940 - 24 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/95 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Sp-Sw. 01 Nov 1939 - 16 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 7/96 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ta-Th. 05 Nov 1942 - 23 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/97 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ti-Ty. 10 May 1941 - 06 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/102A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Wh-Wi. 09 Jan 1940 - 27 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 9/138 Speeches: speech notes (some by WSC as First Lord of the Admiralty) and other material. 08 Aug 1939 - 24 Jan 1940
25 CHAR 9/140A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and other material. 23 May 1940 - 04 Jul 1940
25 CHAR 9/140A/9-28 "Wars are not won by evacuations" 04 Jun 1940
25 CHAR 9/141A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and other material. 30 Jul 1940 - 17 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 9/141A/37-68 "The Few" 20 Aug 1940
25 CHAR 9/142A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and other material. 08 Oct 1940 - 19 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 9/144 Speeches: speech notes (some by WSC as First Lord of the Admiralty) and other material. 30 Mar 1940 - 01 Oct 1940
25 CHAR 9/145 Speeches: speech notes and other material. 09 Oct 1940 - 24 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 9/146A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and other material. 22 Jan 1941 - 07 May 1941
25 CHAR 9/148A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and other material. 09 Jul 1941 - 01 Oct 1941
25 CHAR 9/149A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and other material. 21 Oct 1941 - 11 Dec 1941
25 CHAR 9/150A-B Speeches: speech notes and other material. 09 Jan 1941 - 27 Apr 1941
25 CHAR 9/150B/124-142 "Westward, look, the land is bright" 27 Apr 1941
25 CHAR 9/152A-B Speeches: speech notes and other material. 14 Jul 1941 - 11 Nov 1941
25 CHAR 9/172 Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 23 May 1940 - 19 Jun 1940
25 CHAR 9/173A-B Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 25 Jun 1940 - 21 Nov 1941
25 CHAR 9/174A-C Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 05 Sep 1940 - 08 Oct 1940
25 CHAR 9/175 Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 05 Nov 1940 - 19 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 9/176A-B Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, newspaper cuttings and source material. 19 May 1940 - 23 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 9/177A-D Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 22 Jan 1941 - 22 Apr 1941
25 CHAR 9/180A-B Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 30 Sep 1941 - 11 Dec 1941
25 CHAR 9/181A-B Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 09 Jan 1941 - 27 Apr 1941
25 CHAR 9/193A-C Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 01 Feb 1943 - 31 Mar 1943
25 CHAR 9/194A-B Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 11 May 1943 - 30 Jun 1943
25 CHAR 9/196A-B Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 06 Jun 1943 - 09 Nov 1943
25 CHAR 9/199A-D Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 03 May 1944 - 06 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 16/62 Official: War and Air: intelligence reports, including material from the K K Series. 13 Oct 1920-18 Feb 1921
25 CHAR 19/2A/51-53 Letter from WSC (Admiralty) to Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood, Lord Privy Seal] with suggestions for the reorganisation of the Home Front and rationing. [see CHAR 19/2C/311-313 for draft]. 08 Oct 1939
25 CHAR 19/2C/311-313 Letter from WSC to Sam [Sir Samuel Hoare, later 1st Lord Templewood, Lord Privy Seal] with suggestions for the reorganisation of the Home Front and rationing. [draft; see CHAR 19/2A/51-53 for final version]. 07 Oct 1939
25 CHAR 19/3/4 First Lord of the Admiralty's printed minutes, December 1939. 01 Dec 1939 - 31 Dec 1939
25 CHAR 19/4/32 Printed note by WSC on proposed changes to the black-out system. 20 Nov 1939
25 CHAR 20/4B/109-110 Letters from "Jack", 4th Lord Camden, to WSC on the use of his home Bayham Abbey [Kent], by the military, the installation of a searchlight and subsequent bombing; annotated by WSC with a note to Sir James Grigg [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War] asking him for advice on the situation. [Manuscript]. 13 Nov 1940
25 CHAR 20/5/56-58 Letter from [Arthur] Paul Boissier, Headmaster of Harrow School [Middlesex] to WSC describing the bombing of Harrow School when over two hundred incendiary devices fell in one night. [Manuscript]. 06 Oct 1940
25 CHAR 20/8/10 Letter from Ernest Bevin, [Minister of Labour and National Service] to 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] explaining that workers are already being billeted in co-ordination with the Ministry of Health and local authorities. 30 Nov 1940
25 CHAR 20/8/113 Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood thanking him for his letters and hoping that many more rifles can be produced to arm the Home Guard (L D V [Local Defence Volunteers]). [Carbon]. 05 Jul 1940
25 CHAR 20/13/5 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, August 1940. 01 Aug 1940 - 01 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 20/13/6 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, September 1940. 01 Sep 1940 - 30 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 20/13/7 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, October 1940. 03 Oct 1940 - 30 Oct 1940
25 CHAR 20/13/8 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November 1940. 01 Nov 1940 - 30 Nov 1940
25 CHAR 20/13/9 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, December 1940. 01 Dec 1940 - 31 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 20/21B/104 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis] on new regulations concerning rationing with a penalty of imprisonment for mixing foodstuffs such as meat and fish. 25 Feb 1941
25 CHAR 20/21B/115-116 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis] on regulation of foodstuffs; asks him to consult the Cabinet before embarking on any new schemes. 02 Mar 1941
25 CHAR 20/22A/18-22 Letter from WSC to Joan Vickers thanking her for her letter on the burial of civilian war casualties and enclosing a memorandum on the subject. 12 Jul 1941
25 CHAR 20/22C/229-230 Letter from WSC to 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] thanking him for his letter on the decision of the Watching Committee on the Coal situation; suggests supplies of coal will comfortably last the winter as ex-miners have been brought back from other industries. 04 Nov 1941
25 CHAR 20/22C/319 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis] advising that he postpone rationing of sweets and chocolate until they can be brought into the Points Scheme. 17 Dec 1941
25 CHAR 20/27/117-124 Newspaper cuttings from the Daily Mail reporting on the court case of the first girl fined for refusing to comply with a Ministry of Labour war work directive; annotated by WSC, with letters from Hubert Gee [Principal Private Secretary to Minister of Labour and National Service] to John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] explaining the case. Nov 1941
25 CHAR 20/36/6 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, June 1941. 01 Jun 1941 - 30 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/36/7 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July 1941. 01 Jul 1941 - 30 Jul 1941
25 CHAR 20/36/10 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, October 1941. 01 Oct 1941 - 31 Oct 1941
25 CHAR 20/36/11 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November 1941. 01 Nov 1941 - 30 Nov 1941
25 CHAR 20/40/70-73 Telegram from WSC to Robert Menzies [Prime Minister of Australia] commenting on the exchange in commands between General Sir Archibald Wavell and General Sir Claude Auchinleck; referring to the situation in the Middle East and the need to take advantage of German advance on Russia, reminding Menzies of risk of invasion of Britain, and informing him that the United States is going to garrison Iceland. With telegram from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to J Garner (Dominions Office) listing amendments. 29 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/60/94-123 Letters from John Stourton to WSC on the risks of opening a Second Front in the West for political motives, abuses of privilege, particularly petrol consumption, by Canadian and United States soldiers serving in Britain, and the advantages of equalising their pay with British levels, with replies from WSC on subjects including the impossibility of dictating to the United States; also includes copies of letters between Brigadier John Macqueen [Deputy Quartermaster-General, Canadian Military Headquarters, London] and Major-General Richard Snowden-Smith, Director of Supplies and Transport, War Office, on the conveyance of civilians in military vehicles and an extract from a Canadian routine order on recreational use of such vehicles, and covering notes by John Martin, Leslie Rowan and Edith Watson [Private Secretaries to WSC] to WSC and Sydney Redman [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for War], comments by Sir James Grigg, Secretary of State for War and a copy of Hansard with a statement by Sir Stafford Cripps, Lord Privy Seal on British and American pay. [See also CHAR 20/54B/188-9 ]. 22 Sep 1942 - 18 Dec 1942
25 CHAR 20/67/1 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, January and February 1942. Some written by WSC when in the United States. 02 Jan 1942 - 28 Feb 1942
25 CHAR 20/67/4 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 1942. 01 May 1942 - 31 May 1942
25 CHAR 20/67/5 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, June 1942. 01 Jun 1942 - 27 Jun 1942
25 CHAR 20/67/10 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, December 1942. 01 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942
25 CHAR 20/77/63-64 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "most secret and personal": states that he has "been so much harried by the weaker brethren in the House of Commons since my return from America last week" and offers condolences for cruel losses to South African Divisions; comments on reverses in Middle East over last three weeks and lists reinforcements being sent to the area; comments on plans to strike at Japan through Burma. Annotated in red pencil: "This telegram has been amended. See T.962/2". 04 Jul 1942
25 CHAR 20/77/79 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "most secret and personal": comments on "heartening" news from Middle East and predicts successful counter stroke; comments on difficulties facing General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] as he advances; expresses anxiety to accelerate movement of South African Brigade Group from Madagascar to Middle East; expresses admiration for the way WSC has handled "parliamentary situation" [vote of confidence] ; comments on the importance of WSC's contacts with President Roosevelt and the United States. 07 Jul 1942
25 CHAR 20/77/117-118 Telegram from WSC to the governments of Australia and New Zealand marked "personal and most secret" reporting on the battle in the Middle East: comments on Australian and New Zealand Divisions in the Middle East; comments on the present situation and gives details of the reinforcements of troops , tanks , guns, and aircraft that have been sent to Egypt; comments on preparations to defend the Nile Delta; comments on heavy losses of convoys to Soviet Union and on aid given to Middle East by Stalin; comments on the support of the House of Commons and the goodwill of the Australian and New Zealand governments and people. 12 Jul 1942
25 CHAR 20/85/26-27 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" regarding the shortage of British oil stocks and stating that he is sending proposals in his immediately following telegram [see CHAR 20/85/28-29] and suggesting that the United States assumes responsibility for the supply of petroleum products to North Africa. 17 Dec 1942
25 CHAR 20/85/28-29 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" referring to his immediately preceding telegram [see CHAR 20/85/26-27] and suggesting measures for arresting the decline and improving the stock position of oil in the United Kingdom. 17 Dec 1942
25 CHAR 20/85/31 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [W Mackenzie King] marked "most secret and personal" referring to his immediately preceding telegram [see CHAR 20/85/30] and reciting text of messages from WSC to President Roosevelt regarding measures to combat the shortage of oil stocks in the United Kingdom. 17 Dec 1942
25 CHAR 20/85/39-40 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and most secret" replying to WSC's telegrams about petroleum supply to the United Kingdom. 19 Dec 1942
25 CHAR 20/95A/66 Copy of a statement made by Nancy, Lady Astor (9 Babmaes Street, London) [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] taken by George Yandell (Chief Investigation Officer ) whilst under arrest, reporting that she had been shown a letter sent by her to Mr Yandell [see CHAR 20/95A/65], to give enclosed lecture notices to Margaret Colt [Head of American Red Cross in London] and to obtain some articles from the United States for her and stating that she did not know that a licence had to be acquired before the articles could be obtained. 08 Jul 1943
25 CHAR 20/95A/68 Note from G E Preston [Private Secretary to the President of the Board of Trade] stating: that Nancy, Lady Astor [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] has been charged for contravening Article 7 of the Consumer Rationing Order 1941 by trying to acquire rationed goods outside the United Kingdom without having obtained a licence to do so which is punishable by a fine of £500 or 12 months imprisonment or both: that the evidence for this is based upon a letter sent by Nancy, Lady Astor to L P Yandell [see CHAR 20/95A/65] which is enclosed: that the letter was intercepted by the censor and sent to the Board of Trade with a note that "this is not the first time that the writer has made similar requests." and that Nancy, Lady Astor made a statement a copy of which he enclosed [see CHAR 20/95A/66] Signed. 27 Jul 1943
25 CHAR 20/95A/69 The Consumer Rationing (No 8) Order 1941, No 2000 published by his Majesty's Stationery Office 1943, 23, [1 p]. 1943
25 CHAR 20/104/1 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July 1943. 01 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943
25 CHAR 20/104/5 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November and December 1943. Some written by WSC when in the Middle East [and Carthage, Tunisia, and Marrakesh, Morocco]. 01 Nov 1943 - 31 Dec 1943
25 CHAR 20/196/1 Letter from A F Ewing [Private Secretary to the Minister of Works] to N W G Tucker [Assistant Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] commenting on the letter from Oswald Birley about Regent's Park: states that they are anxious to re-open the park but explains that much work needs to be done; states that they are too short of the necessary labour and machinery to undertake the work speedily but hopes that it will be completed by the spring of 1946, and that pedestrians will have the use of the park by next autumn [typescript copy]. 25 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/196/2 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to A F Ewing [Private Secretary to the Minister of Works] stating that CSC has drawn his attention to an article by Oswald Birley in the Times of 29 May [1945] about the continued closure of Regent's Park and asking for clarification of the position [carbon]. 01 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/196/3 Letter from A F Ewing [Private Secretary to the Minister of Works] (Lambeth Bridge House, London, SE1) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] replying to his letter of 1 Jun [1945] about the report in the Times of Oswald Birley's views on Regent's Park: states that Birley had already written to the Chancellor and encloses copy of letter that he (Ewing) had written to N W G Tucker [Assistant Private Secretary to the Treasury] on this subject [see CHAR 20/196/1]; expresses the view that Birley probably spoke to the press before the Chancellor had had an opportunity to reply to him [signed typescript]. 08 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/198A/5 Printed civil defence pamphlet entitled "A farewell message from the Regional Commissioner Sir Arthur W. Lambert to the personnel of the Northern (No.1) Region", containing a personal message of thanks from Sir Arthur Lambert, a cartoon by Bos of WSC and Sir Arthur Lambert during the Prime minister's visit to Tyneside in 1941, a review of civil defence work in the region during the war, a list of scheme making authorities, and statistics for air raids and casualties in the region. [Mar] 1945
25 CHAR 20/198B/191 Letter from 1st Lord Monsell [Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence South Eastern Region] (Bredbury, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells [Kent]) to WSC marked "personal" stating that he is giving up his job at the end of the month and would like to report "the magnificent conduct of the people of the South East of England". He refers to the inhabitants of the Cinque Ports, who are all looking forward to welcoming their Warden, and suggests that something special may be done for Dover, "a town which I think has received unique punishment during the war and has certainly become a symbol for defiance and steadfastness". [Signed typescript] Annotated with red tick by ? WSC, with further pencil annotation indicating that Monsell should be thanked and agreeing to his suggestion regarding Dover and asking "what if anything is possible". 15 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/198B/192 Letter from WSC to "Bobbie" (1st Lord Monsell) [Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence South Eastern Region] marked "private" thanking him for his letter of 15 Mar written on his retirement as Regional Commissioner, thanking him for "the valuable service you have rendered at a key position in the defences of England", stating that he shares his admiration for the conduct of the people of the South Eastern Region, and agreeing with his feeling that "the special sufferings and steadfast endurance of the inhabitants of the Cinque Ports and particularly of Dover deserve some signal recognition" and stating that he is examining whether any special award is possible. [Carbon]. 26 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/198B/214 Cutting from the Daily Telegraph of letter to editor from Major Mowbray (District Warden, Blackheath [London]) referring to the remarks by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] that no alert had been sounded before the flying bomb fell near the Clock Tower, Lewisham, and stating that if a warning had been given the casualties would have been much greater as it fell on an air raid shelter which would have been full. 14 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/198B/215 Letter from Major C H Mowbray (District Warden, 43 Lee Park, SE 3 [London]) to Prime Minister's Private Secretary regarding the "Lewisham Bomb Incident" asking that WSC's attention be drawn to his letter in the Daily Telegraph [see CHAR 20/198B/214]. He comments on why "It was the greatest blessing that there was no alert", and refers to a second letter that he is sending to the Daily Telegraph informing them that the alert was sounded three minutes after the bomb had fallen. States that all his wardens are indignant at the false statements by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] and "it will be a sad day for us if he is elected here". [Signed typescript]. 14 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/199/14 Memorandum from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "top secret" commenting on the secret organisation about which Maurice Petherick [Financial Secretary at the War Office] had written to WSC. Explains that it was planned and trained to take action if all or part of England was occupied by the Germans, that as this did not occur the organisation had actually taken no action, but that 3000 men did a great deal of work in addition to their normal duties as Home Guards. States that the organisation had nothing to do with S.O.E. or Lord Selborne, had been under the command of the General Officer Commanding in Chief Home Forces and the Secretary of State for War, and had been disbanded at the same time as the Home Guard. Refers to suggestions by Petherick that a ban should be put on the disclosure of the secret methods the organisation proposed to employ, and that a special gratuity should be paid to its members, and recommends that the comments of the Secretary of State should be obtained on both suggestions. [Initialled typescript]. 30 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/214/105 Telegram from WSC to President Harry Truman marked "Personal and Top Secret" reluctantly agreeing [to the possible use of pilotless bombers against German cities]; but emphasising the limited value of such action at such a late stage in the war and the effect of retaliation on London, indicating the level of losses to the Greater London area during the course of the war. 14 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/217/87 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] to WSC expressing his pleasure at hearing that "England" has been able to officially abolish "her defences against air raids"; and paying tribute to the "stamina, courage and determination" of the British population. 04 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/217/95 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] thanking him on behalf of the "people of England, and particularly of London" for his message [concerning the removal of the threat of air raids from Germany]. 05 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/231 Official: Prime Minister: Lewisham [London] Flying Bomb Incident: papers and correspondence. Jun 1944 - Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/2-5 Letter from Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] (Privy Council Office, Great George Street) to WSC marked "Secret" commenting on: the recent election campaign and remarks made by WSC on a visit to Lewisham [London]; WSC's method of conducting War Cabinet business; discussion on warnings for single V1s [flying bombs]; reaction to the subsequent incident at Lewisham; and hoping their disagreement will not have a long-term effect on their relationship. [Carbon copy of CHAR 20/231/13-17]. 10 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/6-9 Letter from Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] (Privy Council Office, Great George Street) to WSC marked "Secret" commenting on: the recent election campaign and remarks made by WSC on a visit to Lewisham [London]; WSC's method of conducting War Cabinet business; discussion on warnings for single V1s [flying bombs]; reaction to the subsequent incident at Lewisham; and hoping their disagreement will not have a long-term effect on their relationship. [Carbon copy of CHAR 20/231/13-17]. 10 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/13-17 Letter from Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] (Privy Council Office, Great George Street) to WSC marked "Secret" commenting on: the recent election campaign and remarks made by WSC on a visit to Lewisham [London]; WSC's method of conducting War Cabinet business; discussion on warnings for single V1s [flying bombs]; reaction to the subsequent incident at Lewisham; and hoping their disagreement will not have a long-term effect on their relationship. [signed]. 10 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/22-25 Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] requesting an apology or withdrawal of Morrison's allegations about WSC's conduct concerning warnings for single V1 [flying] bombs and the subsequent Lewisham (London) incident, and commenting on discussion of warnings and Morrison's allegation that he had "countermanded" WSC's decision. [Carbon copy]. 01 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/26 Cutting from the Daily Telegraph: letter from Major C H Mowbray, District Warden, Blackheath [London], stating that if a warning had been given before the flying bomb fell in Lewisham [London], the casualty list would have been higher as it fell on a shelter. 14 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/27-28 Minute from "E E B" [Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary to the War Cabinet] to [John] Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] replying to "Reveal No. 2", commenting on whether [Herbert] Morrison's statement breached the Official Secret's Act or infringed the Privy Councillor's Oath, Morrison's [then Home Secretary] opportunities to protest about the decision on warnings for single flying bombs, and making recommendations concerning WSC's response to the statement, arguing against full public disclosure of the Cabinet discussions. [initialled]. 10 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/29-31 Minute from "J R C" [John Colville, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC setting out the sequence of events concerning the "single flying bomb issue" and stating that there is nothing in these papers to bear out [Herbert] Morrison's [then Home Secretary] statement that he countermanded WSC's order. [initialled and annotated by Colville]. 10 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/33-34 History of the decision that a warning should not be sounded for single flying bombs. [Typescript prepared by ?WSC's Private Office and annotated by John Colville, Prime Minister's Private Secretary]. [Jul] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/231/36 Minute from V G Laithwaite to Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] giving Sir William Brown's (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Security) comments on happenings in the Ministry on receipt of the news of the Lewisham [London] flying bomb. [Copy]. 11 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/37-41 Extracts from War Cabinet, Chiefs of Staff, and Civil Defence Committee minutes for June and July 1944 of discussions on warnings for flying bomb attacks. Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/44-45 Telegram from WSC [Hendaye, France] marked "Reveal No. 2" passing on messages to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] requesting he look into the constitutional position concerning [Herbert] Morrison's statements at Greenock [Renfrewshire, Scotland] on warnings for V1 [flying] bombs and giving his own perspective on the matter. His Private Office requesting they send him relevant background information on the statement and the incident at Lewisham [London, in July 1944]. [copy on 10 Downing Street paper initialled and annotated by WSC and his Private Office]. 09 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/46 Cutting from the Daily Telegraph reporting a speech by Herbert Morrison at a Labour rally in Greenock [Renfrewshire, Scotland] attacking WSC's electoral performance, accusing him of "dictatorial" tendencies, and commenting on the Lewisham [London] flying bomb incident. 09 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/50-51 Minute from [General Sir Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to WSC giving background on the decision not to sound the sirens for single flying bomb incidents, sending on information on the "spread" of flying bombs [around London] in June and July 1944 [CHAR 20/231/52], and recommending that WSC does not make use of these statistics because of a ban on publishing such details. [signed]. 04 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/52 Note on the "spread" of V1 flying bombs around London in June and July 1944. [prepared by the Ministry of Defence and flagged "A"]. [Jul] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/231/53-54 Minute from "J H P" [John Peck, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC on the background to the decision that a warning should not be sounded for single flying bombs. [initialled; annotated by Peck and WSC]. 29 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/56 Cutting [from the Kentish Mercury] on statements by Herbert Morrison at an election meeting in East Lewisham [London] on WSC and the decision not to sound warnings for single flying bombs. [Jun] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/231/57 Memorandum [from Henry Brooke, later Lord Brooke of Cumnor, MP for West Lewisham, London] attaching a report from the Kentish Mercury [CHAR 20/231/56] and commenting on the likely effect on local Conservative electoral fortunes of remarks by Herbert Morrison on the Lewisham flying bomb. [Carbon copy]. [Jun] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/231/59 Cutting from the Times reporting a meeting in East Lewisham [London] at which Herbert Morrison, former Minister of Home Security, defended himself in connection with two bomb incidents in the constituency, claiming he countermanded WSC's order that sirens should not be sounded in single flying bomb incidents. 27 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/60-61 Cutting from Hansard of a statement by Herbert Morrison, Home Secretary, on warning signals for flying bomb attacks followed by a number of questions. 01 Aug 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/62 Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs in relation to public transport, including contributions from the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] and the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers]. 31 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/63 Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC on revising a draft statement on the imminent danger warning [for flying bomb attacks] in relation to advice to the public and public transport. [initialled]. 28 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/64 Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC on the imminent danger warning system [for flying bomb attacks] in relation to bus drivers and advice given to people receiving the warning indoors. [initialled; annotated by Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary]. 31 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/65 Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison], and for Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] to see, on the need to clarify a paragraph concerning buses in [Morrison's] draft statement on the imminent danger warning [for flying bomb attacks]. [Carbon copy; annotated by WSC's Secretary Patrick Kinna]. 29 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/66 Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, stating that the Civil Defence Committee have agreed that warning officers should be given the discretion to sound warnings for single flying bombs and reporting on a "nasty incident" at Lewisham [London]. [initialled; annotated by WSC on 29 July and also by Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary; flagged "Y"]. 28 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/67 [?Home Office] Note stating that the new public warning system [for flying bomb attacks] will not affect factories [addition to CHAR 20/231/68-69]. [initialled by WSC and annotated by his Private Office]. 29 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/68-69 Draft [House of Commons] statement [prepared by the Home Office] setting out the new warning system for flying bomb attacks. [annotated by WSC and his Private Office]. [Jul] [1944]
25 CHAR 20/231/70 Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] generally approving of [Morrison's] statement [on the new warning system for flying bomb attacks], suggesting further information is given, and commenting on the timing of the announcement [to the House of Commons]. [Carbon copy]. 26 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/71 Draft minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] generally approving of [Morrison's] statement [on the new warning system for flying bomb attacks], suggesting further information is given, and commenting on the timing of the announcement [to the House of Commons]. [annotated by WSC]. 26 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/72-73 Statement by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security] setting out the new warning system for flying bomb attacks, prepared as an answer to Edgar Granville MP. [Carbon copy]. 27 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/74-75 Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] giving views on a report [on a new warning system for flying bomb attacks] commenting on the universality of the system, instructions to bus drivers and the public, and the terms of the announcement. [Carbon copy]. 26 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/76 Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC marked "Secret" enclosing a note of a meeting to consider the institution of a system of imminent danger warnings [for flying bomb attacks, see CHAR 20/231/77-78] and stating that he would like to announce the decision in the House [of Commons] as soon as possible. [initialled]. 25 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/77-78 Note of a meeting held in the Home Office between the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison], the Minister of Aircraft Production [Sir Stafford Cripps], the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers], the Minister of Works [Lord Portal, earlier Sir Wyndham Portal], and others, on the institution of a system of imminent danger warnings for air raids, marked "Secret". 25 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/79-80 Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on improving the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs, including contributions from the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison], the Minister of Aircraft Production [Sir Stafford Cripps], the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers], and the Minister of Production [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos]. 24 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/81 Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC suggesting that warnings for single flying bombs are instituted in "outer districts" of London, but that this will not greatly affect the number of warnings for the main part of London. [initialled] Annotated reply by WSC on 25 July doubting the value of this. [also annotated by WSC's Secretary Patrick Kinna and flagged "X"]. 20 Jul 1944 - 25 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/82 Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on whether to modify the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs, including contributions from the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] and WSC. 10 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/84 War Cabinet memorandum by the Minister of Labour and National Service [Ernest Bevin] marked "Secret" on public warnings for flying bombs suggesting "some warning of imminent danger should be given generally in the London Region". 05 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/85-87 War Cabinet memorandum by the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] marked "Secret" on public warnings for flying bombs: setting out the existing arrangements in Greater London and the rest of South-East England and arguments for modifying the system, but concluding: "I therefore consider that a public warning is still necessary for flying bombs and piloted aircraft alike", with an appendix of copies of four recent letters from the public on the matter. 05 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/88 Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on modifying the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs, including contributions from WSC, the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] and the Minister of Aircraft Production [Sir Stafford Cripps]. 03 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/89-91 Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] suggesting the use of air raid sirens "requires immediate consideration" because of the creation of a "great deal of needless unrest", commenting on the need to clarify the purpose of the siren, what he has noticed of people's reactions, and arguing for more use to be made of shelters. [Carbon; annotated by Sir Desmond Morton, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant]. 03 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/93 Extract from War Cabinet minutes of WSC's comments on reviewing the air raid warning system to ensure that warnings are not sounded because of the presence of isolated aircraft and the conclusion of a Staff Conference later that afternoon to that effect. 16 Jun 1944
25 CHAR 20/245 Official: Prime Minister: Air Operations in Britain and North-West Europe, 1940-45: proofs of mainly contemporary despatches and reports for publication, with accompanying correspondence. [some material probably used in the production of WSC's "Second World War"]. Jun 1946 - Sep 1948
25 CHAR 20/245/3-36 Galley proofs reprinting a despatch by Air Chief Marshal [1st] Lord Dowding [then Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Fighter Command] dated 20 August 1941 on the course of the Battle of Britain incorporating various appendices, with later Air Ministry foreword and footnotes. c 1946
25 CHAR 20/245/115-143 Typescript copy of a report by Air Chief Marshal Sir Roderic Hill, former Air Marshal Commanding, Air Defence of Great Britain, RAF, entitled "Air Operations by Air Defence of Great Britain and Fighter Command in connection with the German Flying Bomb and Rocket Offensives, 1944-1945". [annotated]. 17 Apr 1948
25 CHAR 23/6/86-99 "War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: Weekly Resume (no.56) of the naval, military and air situation from 12 noon September to 12 noon September 26th, 1940" 27 Sep 1940
25 CHUR 2/28/45-51 Copy of a covering letter from WSC to Clement Attlee, Prime Minister, marked "private" sending on two enclosures and undertaking to support the government on national defence, while reserving the right to criticise the Government on defence spending, and suggesting a recall of Parliament at the end of August. 4-6 Aug 1950
25 CHUR 2/28/121-124 Letter from Clement Attlee, Prime Minister (10, Downing Street) to WSC marked "top secret" enclosing a note about the circumstances in which the clause in the Quebec Agreement was allowed to lapse which provided that neither the United States nor the United Kingdom would use the [atomic] bomb against third parties without the consent of the other. He explains: that the Americans were keen to get rid of the clause because Congress had not been informed about it and it went beyond the terms which the President has the power to agree; that the technical provisons about the exchange of information and raw materials remain in place; that the United Kingdom wished to be free of restrictions on the use of atomic energy for industrial purposes; the need for greater co-operation with the United States since the MacMahon [sic] Act; and that it was recognised that friendship and co-operation would be more significant than written agreements. He ends by paying tribute to WSC's efforts in securing the Quebec Agreement. Includes enclosure entitled "Top Secret: Atomic Energy: The Quebec Agreement of 1943" on the end of co-operation between the United States and the United Kingdom and Canada as a result of the McMahon Act; the "modus vivendi" and renewal of limited co-operation; the omission from the "modus vivendi" of clauses dealing with mutual consent for use of the bomb and industrial and commercial aspects; and limited exchange of technical information. Signed typescript. 2-3 Dec 1950
25 CHUR 2/28/126 Letter from Harry Truman [President of the United States] (The White House, Washington) to WSC explaining that he does not wish to publish the Quebec Agreement as requested by WSC because it will lead to requests for information about the current status of collaboration between the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States and that this would jeopardise the countries and NATO Allies. 24 Mar 1951
25 CHUR 2/28/127-128 Letter from Harry Truman [President of the United States] (The White House, Washington) to WSC in response to a personal note from WSC attached to his request to publish the Quebec Agreement. He discusses opposition in Congress to his efforts to carry out the Atlantic Treaty and asks WSC not to press him further, explaining that it will lead to unfortunate repercussions and embarassment and that it may ruin his whole defense program, "Your country's welfare and mine are at stake in that program." 16 Feb 1951
25 CHUR 2/28/132-134 Copy of a letter from WSC to the President of the United States [Harry Truman] asking for the publication of the 1943 Quebec Agreement, arguing that the British Parliament should have access to the facts, that consent from the British government would be needed to use the US air bases in East Anglia for the atomic bomb and this would strengthen the ties between the two countries. He ends by congratulating [Truman] on events in Korea and the Eisenhower mission. Unsigned carbon typescript. 12 Feb 1951
25 CHUR 2/217/79 Letter from "Ike" Dwight Eisenhower, President of the United States (The White House) to WSC on the forthcoming Four Power summit meeting at Geneva [Switzerland] between the United Kingdom, United States, Soviet Union and France. He expresses sadness that WSC will not be present at the meeting and says they will be inspired by WSC's "long quest for peace". Signed typescript. 15 Jul 1955
25 CHUR 3/26A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, L-R. Jun 1945 - May 1946
25 CHUR 4/3 Literary: lists of recordings by WSC and cuttings from "Into Battle" and "The Unrelenting Struggle". [1941] - 1948
25 CHUR 4/5A-B Literary: correspondence on the publication of WSC's "Secret Session Speeches". Oct 1945 - Apr 1947
25 CHUR 4/20A-B Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), J-Pownall. Jan 1946 - Apr 1950
25 CHUR 4/70A-B Literary: typescript proofs and draft copies of the "Secret Session Speeches" containing WSC's speeches: "Britain Fights Alone" (20 June 1940), "Parliament in the Air Raids" (17 September 1940), "The Battle of the Atlantic" (25 June 1941), "The Fall of Singapore" (23 April 1942), and "Admiral [Jean] Darlan and the North African landings" (10 December 1942), with minor annotations by individuals including WSC and ?Charles Eade. Jan 1946 - Sep 1946
25 CHUR 4/112 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Appendices: Copy and provisional proofs. 20 May 1938 - 20 Feb 1948
25 CHUR 4/163 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Chapter 17 "The Blitz". 08 Mar 1948 - 13 Apr 1948
25 CHUR 4/164 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Chapter 18 "'London Can Take It'". 11 Jan 1947 - 04 Dec 1948
25 CHUR 4/178 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": "Behind the Fronts" (discarded chapter). 03 Mar 1948 - 17 Mar 1948
25 CHUR 4/205A-B Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance": Chapter 3 "Blitz and Anti-Blitz. Hess". 08 Jul 1947 - 30 Jun 1951
25 CHUR 5/33B/217-272 "Defence" 16 Mar 1950
25 CHUR 5/36A/114-133 "Korea" 05 Jul 1950
25 CHUR 5/57A/33-89 "The deterrent-nuclear warfare" 01 Mar 1955
25 CHUR 6/3A/28-29 Copy of a letter from WSC to [Dwight Eisenhower, President of the United States] marked "private and secret" in which he discusses his need to do his duty; explains that he is not seeking a "dramatic exit" but feels that East-West liaison through Foreign Offices will not produce a decisive result; and explains the reasons for his belief that there should be a summit meeting between himself, [Eisenhower], and the new leaders of the Soviet Union. Unsigned typescript. 08 Aug 1954
25 CHAR 9/42/1-22 "Navy Estimates" 18 Mar 1912

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