Official: Prime Minister: correspondence with or concerning Randolph Churchill.

Reference code: CHAR 20/33

Part of: CHAR 20
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Date: Feb 1941 - Dec 1941

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CHAR 20/33/1-2 Letter from WSC's Private Office to the Resident Clerk (Dominions Office) requesting they send off a telegram from WSC to General [Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] introducing Randolph Churchill. Carbon copy preceded by file note. 18 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/33/3 Letter from [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] (Dominions Office, Downing Street) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] confirming the despatch of a telegram from WSC to General [Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa]. 19 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/33/4-5 Telegram from the Acting United Kingdom High Commissioner in the Union of South Africa passing on a message from General [Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC on Randolph Churchill's safe arrival in South Africa. With covering letter from [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] (Dominions Office, Downing Street) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary]. 19 Feb 1941 - 20 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/33/6-8 Letter from [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] (Dominions Office, Downing Street) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] on the cost of WSC's telegram to General [Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa]. Signed typescript with note from Martin to [Kathleen] Hill [WSC's secretary] and his reply to Garner. 21 Feb 1941 - 24 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/33/9-12 Letters from "A B" [Anthony Bevir, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to [Valentine] Lawford (Foreign Office) and [Vernon] Bovenizer [Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for War] (War Office) enclosing telegrams from WSC to [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] and General [Sir Archibald] Wavell [Commander-in-Chief Middle East] on Randolph Churchill's imminent arrival. Carbon copies. 07 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/33/13 Telegram from Sir [Miles] Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt] (Cairo) passing on a message from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] to WSC on Randolph Churchill's safe arrival. Despatched on 10 March; received on 11 March. Carbon copy. 10 Mar 1941 - 11 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/33/14 Telegram from WSC to Sir [Miles] Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt] (Cairo) asking him to pass on a message to Randolph Churchill: "Delighted to get your letters. Much love from all, Father". Draft initialled by WSC. 14 Apr [1941]
CHAR 20/33/15-16 Letter from ?"A B" [Anthony Bevir, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to the Resident Clerk (Dominions Office) requesting the despatch of a telegram from WSC to [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] asking him to pass on a message to "R" [Randolph Churchill]. Carbon copy with draft initialled by WSC and annotated by "E A S" [Eric Seal, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary]. 05 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/33/17-18 Telegrams between the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [Vice-Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham] and 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound] on Randolph Churchill's whereabouts. Hand-written texts of messages. Apr 1941
CHAR 20/33/19 Telegram from Sir [Miles] Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt] (Cairo) to the Foreign Office sending on a message for WSC stating that Randolph [Churchill] has been staying with them and is "in excellent form". Despatched on 8 May; received on 9 May. Carbon copy annotated by ?[Charles Barker, Prime Minister's Private Secretary]. 08 May 1941 - 09 May 1941
CHAR 20/33/20 Telegram from Sir [Miles] Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt] (Cairo) to the Foreign Office sending on a message for WSC stating that "R" [Randolph Churchill] has "just gone westward". Despatched on 13 May; received on 16 May. Carbon copy. 13 May 1941 - 16 May 1941
CHAR 20/33/21 Letter from "J M M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Mrs Randolph Churchill [later Pamela Harriman] passing on news about her husband. Carbon copy. 06 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/33/22 Telegram from Randolph Churchill (Cairo) [Egypt] to WSC asking for [1st] Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, Minister of Supply], [John] Winant [United States Ambassador to Great Britain], and Miss Harriman to be informed of [Averell] Harriman's forthcoming visit to England. Despatched on 10 July; received on 11 July. Carbon copy. 10 Jul 1941 - 11 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/33/23-27 Letter from John Winant [United States Ambassador to Great Britain] (US Embassy, London) to WSC (10 Downing Street) informing him of Averell Harriman's wish to return to England and favourable impression of Randolph [Churchill]. Signed typescript with carbon and draft of WSC's reply, preceded by a file note and one from "J M M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Private Secretary]. 07 Jul 1941 - 08 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/33/28 Letter from John Winant [United States Ambassador to Great Britain] (US Embassy, London) to WSC (10 Downing Street) with news of Randolph [Churchill] from Averell Harriman in the Middle East. Signed typescript annotated by WSC. 26 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/33/29 Note from unidentified Major ("M.S.I. (b), the War Office, Hobart House) sending a copy of a cable from the Middle East [not in file]. Manuscript annotated by "T L R" [Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] on 11 August. Aug [1941]
CHAR 20/33/30-32 Letter from "J H P" [John Peck, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Lieutenant-Colonel [Ian] Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet] (Offices of the War Cabinet) requesting the despatch of an attached telegram from WSC to Minister of State [Middle East], Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos], agreeing to the appointment of Randolph Churchill as liaison officer between WSC and Cairo [Egypt]. Carbon copies with file note. 16 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/33/33 Telegram from Sir [Miles] Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt] (Cairo) to the Foreign Office marked "No 8 Twist" passing on a message from Minister of State [Middle East, Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC requesting permission to overrule WSC's objections and appoint Randolph Churchill as liaison between themselves. 13 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/33/34 Note from "T L R" [Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC asking if any further action needs to be taken on "No 6 Twist" [see CHAR 20/33/36]. Manuscript. 12 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/33/35 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State [Middle East, Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] marked "421 Twist" stating that he does not think a liaison role [for Randolph Churchill] is desirable. Carbon copy. 11 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/33/36 Telegram from Sir [Miles] Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt] (Cairo) to the Foreign Office marked "No.6 Twist" passing on a message from Minister of State [Middle East, Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on his impressions of the Middle East command, commenting on moving troops, closer co-ordination across theatres and services, individual commanders, and an idea to use Randolph Churchill as liaison between him and WSC. Despatched on 9 July. 08 Jul 1941 - 09 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/33/37-44 Letter from Randolph Churchill (Alexandria [Egypt]) to WSC, giving opinions on the situation and appointments in the Middle East. Delivered by Averell Harriman. Signed typescript, annotated by Randolph and WSC. Preceded by a note dated 1 April 1948 from "A P" to Randolph, annotated by [Denis] Kelly [literary assistant to WSC]. 05 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/33/45-46 Notes from "T L R" [Leslie Rowan] and [Francis] Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] to WSC on arranging a meeting between WSC and Lieutenant-Colonel Astley, Randolph Churchill's Head of Department. Manuscript and typed notes. 02 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/33/47 Note from "J R C" [John Colville] to [John] Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] stating that as [Lieutenant-]Colonel Astley [Randolph Churchill's Head of Department] is ill they will have to re-arrange his meeting with WSC. Typescript. 24 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/33/48 Note from [Anthony] Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC giving details of when Lieutenant-Colonel Astley, Randolph Churchill's Head of Department, is in the country. Signed typescript [annotated by WSC]. 20 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/33/49-51 Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill wishing him a Happy Christmas from WSC and family. Carbon copy followed by letter from "T L R" [Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Resident Clerk, Foreign Office, asking for it be despatched, with copy of final telegram sent through Minister of State [Middle East, Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos]. 25 Dec 1941