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CHAR 1/369 Personal: Churchill Family: Correspondence.

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CHAR 1/369/1-2

Letter from Randolph Churchill (10 Downing St., London SW1) to WSC, account of journey from the Middle East with General Wladislaw Sikorski, and congratulating WSC for speech in Washington [to Joint Session of Congress, 26 Dec 1941] "the best you have ever done, particularly the delivery, which was wonderfully confident and clear" with envelope, part pub. WSC VII, p.30.

06 Jan 1942
CHAR 1/369/3-4

Letter from Randolph Churchill (L Detachment, S.A.S. Brigade) to WSC, account of journey to Cairo, particularly visit to the Congo, reporting conversations with Belgians, who were concerned at the concentration of Belgian troops in Britain, while there was a considerable shortage of "white personnel" in the Colonies, and on his dismissal as a Staff Officer at HQ, 8th Army, and his decision to join the Special Air Service, praising the Commanding Officer, David Stirling "not being a career soldier he is more interested in the War than in the Army. He is one of the few people who think of the War in three dimensional terms".

28 Apr 1942
CHAR 1/369/5-8

Letter from WSC (10 Downing St, London SW1) to Randolph Churchill, subjects covered include RSC's military career, particularly his decision to rejoin the Commandos, warning him against parachuting, which "becomes more dangerous with heavy people"; the progress of the war, commenting on his speech in a Secret Session of Parliament (26 April), "which so opened the eyes of the House to the vast panorama of the war, and its many grievous dangers" that the debate collapsed utterly; the success of the Air offensive over Germany, notably the destruction of Lubeck and Rostock, commenting that "one German city after another will get during this summer, the worst punishment that has yet been inflicted in this war"; the defeat of the Government in By-Elections at Wallasey and Rugby, though both candidates proclaimed their personal allegiance to WSC; news of family and Chartwell [carbon].

02 May 1942
CHAR 1/369/9

Telegram from Randolph Churchill (Cairo) to WSC, sending congratulations and love.

12 May 1942
CHAR 1/369/10-20

Letter from Randolph Churchill to WSC, account of operation to sink two enemy ships in Benghazi harbour, with David Stirling and Fitzroy MacLean [carbon copy].

24 Jun 1942
CHAR 1/369/21

Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill, sending thanks and love [copy].

[1942]
CHAR 1/369/22

Telegram from Randolph Churchill to WSC, reporting on health following motor accident.

[Jul 1942]
CHAR 1/369/23-24

Letter from Randolph Churchill to WSC, on the Government's failure in by-elections, suggesting that the Government stand aside at by-elections, or instruct Conservative Central Office to try harder, stating that there was evidence that they had "not exerted themselves at all in recent by-elections", citing the Malden election where Tom Driberg, standing as an independent had spent £600, while the Conservative had spent £300.

09 Sep 1942
CHAR 1/369/25

Letter from WSC to Randolph Churchill, suggesting that the craze for running independent candidates was past its zenith, stating that the Conservatives would continue to oppose all independent candidates, and that he had every confidence in the Party authorities [carbon].

14 Sep 1942
CHAR 1/369/26

Letter from WSC to Randolph Churchill, warning him against making speeches and writing articles on the future of the Conservative party, stating that it might become his duty, as Party Leader, to disavow his actions and make if clear that he did not approve them [carbon].

16 Sep 1942
CHAR 1/369/27-28

Presscutting from the Evening Standard, article A Tory Revival by Randolph Churchill.

15 Sep 1942
CHAR 1/369/29

Letter from L H Buck, ps to Randolph Churchill to Kathleen Hill, asking for details of quotation from Walt Whitman, on success.

06 Oct 1942
CHAR 1/369/30

Letter from Kathleen Hill (10 Downing St., London SW1) to L H Buck, verifying quotation from Walt Whitman, on success, verified for WSC in Dec 1940, but not used in a speech [carbon].

08 Oct 1942
CHAR 1/369/31-33

Letter from Randolph Churchill (Greenock) to WSC, account of conversation with Sir Henry Fildes on David Lloyd George, confirming his "inherent Petainism", and stating that even at Churt Lloyd George "sleeps every night in a deep shelter", thanking WSC for giving him the opportunity of seeing some action [with envelope].

25 Oct 1942
CHAR 1/369/34

Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill, thanking for telegrams [draft, annotated by CSC "Please send"].

[Dec 1942]
CHAR 1/369/35

Note from F D Brown (10 Downing St., London SW1) to Grace Hamblin, on reply to telegrams from Randolph Churchill.

10 Dec [1942]
CHAR 1/369/36

Telegram from Randolph Churchill to WSC, birthday greetings and congratulations on speech.

07 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/369/37

Telegram from Randolph Churchill to WSC, birthday greetings.

[Nov 1942]
CHAR 1/369/38

Telegram from Randolph Churchill to WSC, birthday greetings and congratulations on speech [copy of CHAR 1/369/36].

07 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/369/39-42

Letter from Randolph Churchill to WSC, account of voyage to Algiers, expressing delight at 8th Army's success at El Alamein [with envelope].

08 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/369/43-51

Letter from Randolph Churchill (Algiers) to WSC, commenting that the military prospects were rosy, but that he was unhappy about the political situation, particularly the appointment of Darlan as High Commissioner in French Africa, which had been a shock to those most friendly to Britain, giving account of long talk with Pierre Flandin, who sent messages of personal goodwill to WSC, and genuinely appeared to wish to see the Germans beaten, attaching great importance to the Free French movement, in spite of De Gaulle's lack of personal following, also on success of RAF bombing of French targets, stating that Matford was a better target than Renault as it was a factory of several stories, and on his intention to return to France to support those working against Hitler.

15 Nov [1942]
CHAR 1/369/52

Letter from F D Brown (10 Downing St., London SW1) to Colonel J D Hignell, asking for telegram to be sent to Randolph Churchill [carbon].

15 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/369/53

Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill, thanks for telegrams [copy].

15 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/369/54

Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill, Christmas greetings [copy].

23 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/369/55-56

Letter from Pamela Churchill (Dorchester Hotel, London) to Kathleen Hill, sending list of accounts paid on behalf of Randolph Churchill, stating that as far as she knew she had now paid all outstanding bills.

[Jan 1942]
CHAR 1/369/57

Account from Hatch, Mansfield &Co., (Wine Merchants, Pall Mall, London SW1), £12 14s 9d for wines and spirits supplied to Randolph Churchill, May 1938 to Mar 1939.

31 Dec 1941
CHAR 1/369/58

Account from Austin Reed Ltd (Tailors, Regent St., London SW1), £6 6s, supplied to Randolph Churchill.

09 Jan 1942
CHAR 1/369/59

Account from Quaglino Ltd., (Bury St., London SW1), £41 2s 6d.

24 Dec 1941
CHAR 1/369/60

Account from Lesley &Roberts (Tailors., St George St., London W1), £26 15s 6d, for goods supplied to Randolph Churchill.

05 Dec 1941
CHAR 1/369/61

Account from John Lobb (Boot Maker, St James's St., London SW1), £72 13s 7d, for goods supplied to Randolph Churchill.

Nov 1941
CHAR 1/369/62

Account from Christ Church, Oxford, £17 12s, for Randolph Churchill's account.

20 Dec 1941
CHAR 1/369/63

Account from Coles Ltd (Hosiers, Knightsbridge, London SW1), £3 19s 9d, for shirts supplied to Randolph Churchill.

12 Nov 1941
CHAR 1/369/64

Account from James Bain Ltd., (Booksellers, William IV St., London WC2), £18 8s 6d, for books supplied to Randolph Churchill.

21 Jan 1942
CHAR 1/369/65

Letter from Kathleen Hill (10 Downing St., London SW1) to Pamela Churchill, asking for receipts for bills paid on behalf of Randolph Churchill.

19 Jan 1942
CHAR 1/369/66-67

Letter from Pamela Churchill (Lansdowne Club, Berkeley Sq., London W1) to WSC, apologies for appearing "cold and ungracious" at meeting, thanking WSC for all of his kindness to her [with envelope].

[Oct 1942]
CHAR 1/369/68-70

Letter from Sarah Churchill (R.A.F. Station, Medmenham) to WSC, thanking him for offer of transfer to night photographic interpretation at Bomber Command HQ, stating that as she had no training in night work, she would prefer to retain at Medmenham, working on the interpretation of daylight photographs, as she was enjoying the work, and felt that she was doing a useful job.

18 Sep 1942
CHAR 1/369/71

Letter from Sarah Churchill (R.A.F. Station, Medmenham) to WSC, thanking him for making financial arrangements.

30 Oct 1942