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Winston Churchill Papers, 1907-1947

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Identifier: A0279

Title: Winston Churchill Papers, 1907-1947


Winston Churchill, son of Edward S. Churchill and Emma Bell Blaine, was born November 10, 1871, in St. Louis. He went to the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, but grew tired of naval life and devoted his time to writing. His first novel, The Celebrities, was published in 1897 and was moderately successful. Two years later, he produced Richard Carvel, which was immediately hailed as one of America's most powerful historical novels. This was a tale of pre-Revolutionary Annapolis, which he had planned while a midshipman at the academy. He followed this with The Crisis, a story of the Civil War, which became his most widely read novel. His other books included Coniston, The Inside of the Cup, The Dwelling Place of Light, The Crossing, and Mr. Crewe's Career. He lived most of his life in Cornish, New Hampshire, where he had built a home named "Harlakenden Hall" in honor of his wife, the former Mabel Harlakenden Hall of St. Louis. He died in St. Louis in 1946.

Collection includes some biographical data and Churchill's correspondence, mainly with family and friends regarding his books and life at Harlakenden Hall.

1 folder

Cite as: Winston Churchill Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1907-1947

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts


Subjects: Authors
Books and reading


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