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Winston Churchill, 1871-1947

Collection number: MS 33

Size: 23 items (0.10 cu.ft.)

About Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill was an American novelist who moved to Canaan, New Hampshire in 1899. Churchill’s early novels were historical but his later works were set in contemporary America. He often sought to include his political ideas into his novels. Churchill wrote in the naturalist style of literature, and some have called him the most influential of the American naturalists.

About the Winston Churchill letters

Twenty-three letters written by Winston Churchill between 1899-1951. The letters are both business and personal in nature. Churchill wrote thirteen of the letters to various correspondents and ten letters to George W. Spohn. Also included in the collection is a letter from Churchill’s son, Creighton Churchill, that states that the family was not yet ready to have anyone write a biography of their father.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Winston Churchill Letters, 1899-1951, MS 33, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased: Rendell’s, May 18, 1978 (Accession number: 7762)

Purchased: Paul Richards, Oct. 10, 1977,June 25, 1979, July 15, 1981 (Accession numbers: 7715, 7856, 813)

Purchased: Ahab Rare Books, unknown date (Accession number: 7958)

Purchased: Manuscript Co. of Springfield, unknown date (Accession number: 8034)