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CHAR 1/288 Personal: Marriage of Sarah Churchill [later Sarah Oliver, Sarah Beauchamp and Sarah, Lady Audley].

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CHAR 1/288/1-2

Letter from Sarah Churchill to CSC, apologies for unhappiness caused in past year, and on enjoyment of stay at Chartwell.

03 Jan [1937]
CHAR 1/288/3

Telegram from Louis S. Levy to WSC, agreeing to make enquiries about Victor Oliver (Samek).

19 May 1936
CHAR 1/288/4-6

Letter from WSC to Louis S. Levy, asking him to make enquiries about Victor Oliver, alias Victor Samek, who wished to marry Sarah Churchill [carbon] [CV V, Part 3, pp.123-125].

29 Apr 1936
CHAR 1/288/7-10

Report by Chadbourne, Stanchfield and Levy, Attorneys, New York, on Victor Oliver.

05 Jun 1936
CHAR 1/288/11-14

Letter from WSC to Louis S. Levy, asking him to make enquiries about Victor Oliver, alias Victor Samek, who wished to marry Sarah Churchill [carbon].

29 Apr 1936
CHAR 1/288/15

Letter from Louis S. Levy to WSC, on his inability to find record of divorce of Victor Oliver on court records in Chicago, sending report on Oliver by his firm, Chadbourne, Stanchfield and Levy, Attorneys, New York.

09 Jun 1936
CHAR 1/288/16

Letter from Sarah Churchill to WSC, on relationship with Victor Oliver, asking to see him to relieve his mind on the validity of Oliver's divorces.

25 Jun 1936
CHAR 1/288/17

Telegram from WSC to Louis S. Levy, giving details of Victor Oliver's divorce from his second wife, Margaret [copy].

01 Jul 1936
CHAR 1/288/18-19

Telegram from WSC to Louis S. Levy, asking him to check validity of Victor Oliver's divorces [copy].

30 Jun 1936
CHAR 1/288/20

Telegram from Chadbourne, Stanchfield and Levy, Attorneys, New York to WSC, on Victor Oliver's divorce from his second wife.

30 Jun 1936
CHAR 1/288/21

Letter from Louis S. Levy to WSC, on Victor Oliver's divorce from his second wife.

02 Jul 1936
CHAR 1/288/22-26

Letter from Chadbourne, Stanchfield and Levy, Attorneys, New York to WSC, sending extract from records of the circuit court of St Louis on divorce suit filed by Margaret Samek v. Victor Oliver Samek on grounds of cruelty and desertion.

30 Jun 1936
CHAR 1/288/27-31

Letter from Chadbourne, Stanchfield and Levy, Attorneys, New York to WSC, on the validity of Victor Oliver's divorce from his first wife Elizabeth on the grounds of desertion [Quoted in CV V, Part 3, p.125n].

03 Jul 1936
CHAR 1/288/32-33

Telegram from Chadbourne, Stanchfield and Levy, Attorneys, New York to WSC, on the validity of Victor Oliver's divorce from his first wife Elizabeth on the grounds of desertion.

08 Jul 1936
CHAR 1/288/34

Letter from Louis S. Levy to WSC, on Victor Oliver, also commenting on the supply of American aircraft to Britain in time of war.

10 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/35

Telegram from WSC to [ ] Astor, asking him to look after Sarah Churchill during her stay in U.S.A. [copy].

17 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/36

Telegram from WSC to Louis S. Levy, asking him to send representative to meet Sarah Churchill from s.s. Bremen, and to ask her to wait in New York for Randolph Churchill before taking any final decision. The representative should inform her of doubts about the validity of Victor Oliver's divorce, and to state the case on legal, rather than personal grounds [copy].

18 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/37

Telegram from WSC to Bernard M. Baruch, on his instruction to Louis Levy to send a representative to meet Sarah Churchill "paramount object is to prevent a hasty marriage" [copy].

18 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/38

Telegram from WSC to Sarah Churchill, notifying her that he had appointed a lawyer from Chadbourne, Stanchfield, Levy, to advise her, and to place various facts before her, without dictating her actions [carbon].

18 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/39

Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill, notifying him that he had appointed a lawyer from Chadbourne, Stanchfield, Levy, to advice Sarah Churchill, and to place various facts about the validity of Victor Oliver's divorce before her, without dictating her actions [carbon].

18 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/40

Telegram from WSC to Randolph S. Churchill, instructing him not to communicate with Victor Oliver except through lawyers "no question friendly relations" [copy].

20 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/41

Telegram from Sarah Churchill to WSC, on arrival in New York, and stay with Bernard Baruch at the Waldorf Astoria, confirming that she would delay plans until after arrival of Randolph Churchill.

21 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/42-43

Telegram from Bernard Baruch to WSC, on arrival of Sarah Churchill in New York.

21 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/44

Telegram from Louis Levy to WSC, confirming compliance with his cabled instructions [to appoint a lawyer to represent and advise Sarah Churchill].

21 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/45

Telegram from WSC to Randolph S. Churchill, on Victor Oliver's public statement that he would not marry Sarah Churchill without the consent of her family [copy].

21 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/46

Telegram from WSC to Randolph S. Churchill, asking about the possibility of delaying confirmation of Victor Oliver's Austrian divorce [copy].

22 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/47

Telegram from WSC to Louis S. Levy, thanks for help over Sarah Churchill and Vic Oliver [copy].

22 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/48

Telegram from Randolph S. Churchill to Violet Pearman, advising against attempting to delay the confirmation of Victor Oliver's Austrian divorce.

23 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/49

Telegram from WSC to Bernard M. Baruch, thanks for help over Sarah Churchill and Vic Oliver [copy].

25 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/50

Telegram from Bernard Baruch to WSC, assuring him that everything possible was being done to prevent hasty marriage between Sarah Churchill and Victor Oliver.

25 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/51

Telegram from WSC to Randolph S. Churchill, on delays in the final decree in Victor Oliver's Austrian divorce [copy].

27 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/52

Telegram from Randolph S. Churchill to WSC, confirming that Victor Oliver's divorce would not be final until December, and his confidence that he could delay until then.

27 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/53-54

Telegram from Randolph S. Churchill to WSC, news that Sarah Churchill Victor Oliver had voluntarily agreed to wait for his final decree in mid-December, and that in the meantime they were continuing stage appearances.

Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/55-56

Telegram from Randolph S. Churchill to WSC, on Sarah Churchill and Victor Oliver, and also on meeting with F.D. Roosevelt "who sent love".

29 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/57-63

Letter from Chadbourne, Stanchfield &Levy to Dr Max Kulka, Vienna, on Victor Oliver's divorce from his first wife, asking if he was free to re-marry [copy].

30 Sep 1936
CHAR 1/288/64

Telegram from Louis S. Levy to WSC, confirming that there was no basis for accusing them of opposition to marriage of Sarah Churchill and Vic Oliver.

23 Oct 1936
CHAR 1/288/65-67

Letter from Randolph S. Churchill to WSC, sending report from Louis Levy's representative in Vienna, who confirmed that Victor Oliver would be free to re-marry in December, also on meeting with Sarah Churchill, who was touched by letter from WSC, but was "set on purpose".

02 Nov 1936
CHAR 1/288/68

Letter from Sarah Churchill to CSC, thanks for letters and present.

08 Nov 1936
CHAR 1/288/69

Letter from WSC to Randolph S. Churchill, on his intention to acquiesce over marriage of Sarah Churchill and Victor Oliver, once his divorces were valid [carbon].

13 Nov 1936
CHAR 1/288/70

Letter from WSC to Louis S. Levy, thanks for help over Sarah Churchill, confirming his intention to acquiesce over marriage of Sarah Churchill and Victor Oliver, once his divorces were valid [carbon].

13 Nov 1936
CHAR 1/288/71-72

Letter from Sarah Churchill to WSC, thanks for withdrawing opposition to marriage, announcing intention to marry on 23 Dec, and to sail for England on 26 Dec.

[Nov 1936]
CHAR 1/288/73-74

Telegram from Randolph S. Churchill to WSC, on his return from the U.S.A.

19 Nov 1936
CHAR 1/288/75

Telegram from WSC to Randolph S. Churchill asking for details of his movements [copy].

19 Nov 1936
CHAR 1/288/76-77

Telegram from Randolph S. Churchill to WSC, confirming receipt of letter, asking for further instructions.

28 Nov 1936
CHAR 1/288/78

Telegram from WSC to Bernard M. Baruch, on proposed visit to the U.S.A. [copy].

27 Nov 1936
CHAR 1/288/79

Telegram from WSC to Bernard M. Baruch, on proposed visit to the U.S.A. [copy].

27 Nov 1936
CHAR 1/288/80

Telegram from Sarah Churchill to WSC, birthday greetings [copy].

30 Nov 1936
CHAR 1/288/81

Telegram from WSC to Bernard M. Baruch, thanks for kindness [copy].

02 Dec 1936
CHAR 1/288/82

Telegram from WSC to Louis S. Levy, asking him to find out what provisions Victor Oliver was making for death or other mischance [carbon].

02 Dec 1936
CHAR 1/288/83

Telegram from WSC to Randolph S. Churchill, on marriage of Sarah Churchill and Victor Oliver [copy].

02 Dec 1936
CHAR 1/288/84-87

Letter from Randolph S. Churchill to WSC, confirming that Victor Oliver's divorce decree had been made absolute, that his U.S. citizenship would be granted on 23 Dec, that the couple planned to marry on the 24th and sail for England on the 25th.

01 Dec 1936
CHAR 1/288/88

Telegram from Sarah Churchill to CSC, on plan to marry on 23 Dec, and sail for England on the 26th.

07 Dec 1936
CHAR 1/288/89

Telegram from CSC to WSC, apologies for not seeing her until her return from Switzerland on 20 Jan [carbon].

12 Dec 1936
CHAR 1/288/90

Telegram from Louis Levy to WSC, on marriage of Sarah Churchill and Victor Oliver.

10 Dec 1936
CHAR 1/288/91

Telegram from WSC to Louis Levy, asking about attempts to persuade Victor Oliver's first wife to contest final stages of divorce in Austria [copy].

[1936]
CHAR 1/288/92

Telegram from Bernard Baruch to WSC, on marriage of Sarah Churchill and Victor Oliver.

17 Dec 1936
CHAR 1/288/93

Telegram from Bernard Baruch to WSC, on marriage of Sarah Churchill and Victor Oliver.

21 Dec 1936
CHAR 1/288/94

Telegram from WSC to Sarah Churchill, on the cancellation of visit to the U.S.A., sending heartfelt best wishes for forthcoming marriage [copy].

21 Dec 1936
CHAR 1/288/95-96

Telegram from Sarah Churchill to WSC, on marriage to Victor Oliver.

21 Dec 1936
CHAR 1/288/97

Telegram from Sarah Churchill to WSC, thanks for telegram of good wishes on marriage to Victor Oliver.

24 Dec 1936