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CHAR 1/344 Personal: Churchill Family: Correspondence.

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CHAR 1/344/1

Telegram from WSC and Mary Churchill to CSC (MV Rosaura), "Do please send us messages, distressed not hearing" [copy] Pub, CV V Part 3, p.1316.

17 Dec 1938
CHAR 1/344/2-3

Letter from Sarah Churchill (Westminster Gardens, London SW1) to WSC, reporting that she was shortly to have an operation on her nose, to improve her breathing which was insufficient when she took any form of exercise.

20 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/344/4

Letter from Mary Churchill ("The Happy Zoo", Chartwell) to WSC, reporting on life at Chartwell, and particularly hunting on her mare "Patsy".

22 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/344/5

Telegram from WSC to CSC, thanks for letters from Barbados [copy].

04 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/344/6

Telegram from CSC to WSC, announcing that she would be returning to Britain on 6 Feb.

28 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/344/7-11

Letter from WSC (Chateau de L'Horizon, Cannes) to CSC, reporting on visit to Paris, where he had meetings with Paul Reynaud, Sir Eric Phipps, Leon Blum, discussing French relations with Italy and Germany, also discussing fear in London that Hitler would turn against Britain, instead of going to the East, the "disagreeable muddle" over Air Raid Precautions "ARP volunteers are disgruntled and melting away because of the defective organisation... There is a total lack of drive and Chamberlain does not know a tithe of the neglects for which he is responsible.. I do not think it would be much fun to go and take these burdens and neglects upon my shoulders", also commenting on the failure of Duncan Sandys party [carbon].

08 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/344/12

Telegram from WSC to CSC, "letter today posted Barbados reclaim" [copy].

09 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/344/13

Telegram from CSC to WSC, joy at receiving his letter, advising him to "beware casino".

08 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/344/14-17

Letter from WSC (Chateau de L'Horizon, Cannes [France]) to CSC, on holiday, particularly meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and on his success in the casino, also commenting on Chamberlain's visit to Rome, and the outbeak of bombing in London and Manchester "no doubt the Irish trying to get hold of Ulster", also on his plans to build a house in the grounds at Chartwell, and his intention to ask Sir Edwin Lutyens to give his views on where it should be put, and what it should look like [carbon].

18 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/344/18

Telegram from WSC to CSC, "would you rather dine with Ventia Monday or be fed privately by me" [copy].

02 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/344/19

Telegram from WSC to CSC, confirming that he would meet her at Paddington Station [copy].

07 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/344/20

Telegram from WSC to CSC, "lots to show you. Safely home with forty-two thousand. Longing to see you" [copy].

31 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/344/21

Telegram from WSC to CSC, "enchanted you are coming home, Fondest love from all." [copy].

30 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/344/22

Letter from the ps to WSC to Randolph Churchill, passing on letter from Lloyds Bank [carbon].

22 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/344/23-24

Letter from WSC to Randolph Churchill, on his finances [carbon].

02 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/344/25

Letter from WSC to Randolph Churchill, confirming that he had sent him a cheque for £1630 14s 3d from his Trust Fund, asking for a list of bills paid, and of outstanding liabilities [carbon].

12 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/344/26-27

Letter from Sarah Churchill (Hotel Du Cap d'Antibes, Antibes, France) to WSC, on holiday in the South of France, particularly account of meeting with Maxine Elliott.

13 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/344/28

Letter from Diana Sandys (Chester Sq., London SW1) to WSC, confirming that the Christening of Edwina Sandys wuld take place on 28 Mar.

23 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/344/29

Letter from L H Buck, ps to Randolph Churchill to Kathleen Hill ps to WSC, on cost of telephone calls to Paris.

17 Apr 1939
CHAR 1/344/30

Letter from Kathleen Hill ps to WSC to L H Buck, ps to Randolph Churchill , sending cheque to cost of telephone calls to Paris [carbon].

21 Apr 1939
CHAR 1/344/31

Letter from WSC to Sir Herbert Creedy, War Office, asking for information about Levees, as he wished to attend, and take Randolph with him [carbon].

03 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/344/32-33

Letter from Sir Herbert Creedy, War Office, to WSC, confirming that he had asked the Lord Chamberlain's Department to send him details of Levees.

06 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/344/34

Note of telephone message from the Lord Chamberlain's Department to WSC, on WSC and Randolph Churchill's attendance at a Levee.

20 Apr 1939
CHAR 1/344/35

Letter from WSC to the Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's department, on his desire to present his son Randolph at the Levee on 23 May [carbon].

28 Apr 1939
CHAR 1/344/36

Letter from Jack Churchill (Throgmorton St., London EC2) to WSC, on the health of his wife, "Goonie", and his reluctance for her to undertake any new and drastic treatment.

04 Jul 1939
CHAR 1/344/37

Letter from Randolph Churchill (Westminster Gardens, London SW1) to WSC, on his problems, and the fact that they had aroused bitterness and hatred in the family, objecting to CSC "broadcasting the position to everyone as a laughing matter".

15 Sep 1939
CHAR 1/344/38

Minute from WSC to E A Seal, Admiralty, on the issue of a passport for Randolph and Pamela Churchill to visit France initialled by WSC.

01 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/344/39

Letter from L H Buck (PS to Randolph Churchill) to Miss Shearburn, sending Randolph Churchill and Pamela Digby's Passports and applications for Exit Permits.

02 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/344/40

Minute from E Morgan, Admiralty, to B C Sendall, PS to WSC, regretting that the Passport Office could not issue Exit Permits to Randolph and Pamela Churchill, as they were anxious to restrict cross-channel traffic to Officers on Active Service and civilians on important official duties.

02 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/344/41

Letter from E Morgan (Admiralty) to W T Harrower (Passport Office), sending Randolph Churchill and Pamela Digby's Passports and applications for Exit Permits [carbon].

02 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/344/42

Submission from B C Sendall (Ps to WSC) to WSC, regretting that the Passport Office could not issue Exit Permits to Randolph and Pamela Churchill, as they were anxious to restrict cross-channel traffic to Officers on Active Service and civilians on important official duties, asking if he wished to take up the matter with the Home Office [annotated by WSC "Cancel"].

03 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/344/43

Letter from [B C Sendall, Admiralty] to L H Buck, PS to Randolph Churchill, returning Randolph and Pamela Churchill's Passports [carbon].

03 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/344/44

Order of Service for marriage of Randolph Churchill and Pamela Digby, St John's Church, Smith Square, London [printed].

04 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/344/45

Letter from Randolph Churchill (East Burton, Dorset) to WSC, congratulations on broadcast [Ten Weeks of War, 12 Nov], also commenting on meeting with Seymour Berry, who stated that Neville Chamberlain was delighted with WSC, and "convinced of your complete loyalty to him. The Berries seem determined that you shall succeed NC and take this attitude as a good augury. But they still fear the machinations of [Sam] Hoare".

14 Nov 1939