Frederick Forsch collection on Winston Churchill, 1886-1974 Rauner Manuscript MS-788

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Title:

Frederick Forsch collection on Winston Churchill

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-788

Collection Dates:

1886-1974

Size of Collection:

6.2 linear ft., 8 boxes

Abstract:

Frederick D. Forsch (1915-1993), investment banker and collector of Churchilliana. Dartmouth College Class of 1937. The collection contains writings, correspondence, photographs, and autographs by Winston Churchill (1874-1965), prime minister of England. Political cartoons and drawings about Churchill, as well as out-of print newspapers and other printed memorabilia including LP records of his speeches and memoirs are also included.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Gordon Wise Curtis Brown Group Limited Haymarket House 28/29 Haymarket London, SW1Y 4SP, UK Phone: 44 - (0)20 - 7393 4400 [Office] Phone: 44 - (0)20 - 7393 4401 [Fax] E-mail: cb@curtisbrown.co.uk URL: www.curtisbrown.co.uk

Introduction to the Collection

The Forsch collection of Winston Churchill memoriabilia contains writings, correspondence, photographs, autographs, political cartoons, drawings and printed material. The collection documents, on a cursory level, aspects of Churchill's political career. Writings include the manuscript for "In the Lines Again," and the printed paper "Military Aspects of the Continental Problem," which was secret at the time of its printing in 1911. Notes related to a speech in the House of Commons (1911), the Police Expense Bill (circa 1940) and the Conservative Sound Finance Committee (1902) are also included. The collection also contains 124 personal and professional letters from Churchill to a variety of people, including the journalists A. Marshall Diston and Henry Lucy, Sir George Egerton, Maxine Elliot, David Lloyd George, Lord Wolseley, Max Aitkin, A.J. Lamb and Admiral Foote. Of note is the correspondence between Churchill and Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, concerning the German naval buildup in the 1920s and 1930s, and correspondence with Lord Layton. Signed photographs of Churchill with Stalin and Eisenhower and political cartoons by Ernest H. Shepard, Baron Benjamin, A. Moreland, Edmund Dulac, P. Cleaver, Felix Topolski and Leslie Illingsworth, as well as LP records of his speeches and memoirs are also included. Newspapers represented in this collection are "The People," "Daily Sketch," "London Cry," "Answers," and the entire short run of "The British Gazette." Churchilliana includes a scrapbook of the Second Boar War and a photo album documenting his trip to Bath in 1950.

Biography

Fredrick D. Forsch was born in 1915 in New York City. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1937. Forsch held a law degree from Yale University and served as a captain of intelligence in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was assigned to the Free French as a liaison officer. Before he started his own investment firm, Frederick D. Forsch Inc., he was a securities analyst and corporate officer with Lazard Freres and Kuhn, Loeb. Forsch retired in 1987 and died in December 1993. Over his lifetime, Forsch had amassed one of the best private collections of Winston Churchill memorabilia.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1886-1960

Manuscripts and correspondence

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Manuscripts: "In the Lines' Again," with letter to John B. Ferguson attesting to its authenticity, pasted and bound, 1899-1956
  • Folder: 2, Manuscripts: Notes on the Conservative Sound Finance Committee, 1902
  • Folder: 3, Manuscripts: Agreement to publish cheap edition of "Savrola", 1908
  • Folder: 4, Manuscripts: "Military Aspects of the Continental Problem," printed text signed by Churchill in 1914, includes letter for Edward Marsh to Edmund Gosse, 1911-1914
  • Folder: 5, Manuscripts: Notes for a speech in the House of Commons, 1911-08-22
  • Folder: 6, Manuscripts: Agreement to write "The Great War", 1933
  • Folder: 7, Manuscripts: Note on the Police Expenses Bill, circa 1940
  • Folder: 8, Letter: To Max Aitkin, 1916
  • Folder: 9, Letter: To Annette Anning, 1908
  • Folder: 10, Letter: To Bennett Primrose League, 1893
  • Folder: 11, Letter: To J.D. Bosscher, 1901
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence: John Brodrick, 1900-1905
  • Folder: 13, Letter: To Thornton Butterworth, 1922
  • Folder: 14, Letters: To Miss Chaplin, 1933
  • Folder: 15, Letter: To Sidney Colvin, 1934
  • Folder: 16, Letter: To Captain A.F. Cooper with photograph, 1955
  • Folder: 17, Letter: To George Darley, 1917
  • Folder: 18, Letters: To Mr. Davidson, 1889-1952
  • Folder: 19, Letter: To Douglas Dawson, 1886
  • Folder: 20, Letters: To A. Marshall Diston, 1935-1938
  • Folder: 21, Letter: To Arthur L. Dixon, 1911
  • Folder: 22, Letters: To Sir George Egerton, 1911-1912
  • Folder: 23, Letters: To Maxine Elliot, 1937-1938
  • Folder: 24, Letters: To Keith Feiling, 1932
  • Folder: 25, Letter: To Admiral Foote, 1913
  • Folder: 26, Letter: To Sir Alexander Godley, 1927
  • Folder: 27, Letter: To Alfred Harmsworth, 1898
  • Folder: 28, Letter: To Colonel C. Horden, 1933
  • Folder: 29, Letters: To Winston Houldsworth, 1908
  • Folder: 30, Letter: To William Hoxier, 1916
  • Folder: 31, Letters: To R. Kraemer, 1955
  • Folder: 32, Correspondence: Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, 1921-1925
  • Folder: 33, Correspondence: Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, 1926-1927
  • Folder: 34, Correspondence: Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, 1928-1939
  • Folder: 35, Letters: To A.J. Lamb, 1946-1950
  • Folder: 36, Letter: To Commander Limpus, circa 1900
  • Folder: 37, Letter: To Oliver Locker-Lampson with clippings, 1911
  • Folder: 38, Letters: To Sir Henry Lucy, 1904-1923
  • Folder: 39, Letter: To Lady Lucy, 1924
  • Folder: 40, Letter: To Edgar Lustgarten, 1930
  • Folder: 41, Letter: To J. Leslie MacCallum, 1929
  • Folder: 42, Letter: To John Macnamara, 1960
  • Folder: 43, Letter: To Mrs. Macnamara, 1913
  • Folder: 44, Letter to Mrs. Mansfield, 1912
  • Folder: 45, Letter: To the Duke of Marlborough, 1913
  • Folder: 46, Letters: To Edward Marsh, 1905-1913

Box: 2, 1895-1974

Correspondence, autographs, photographs

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letter: To H.W. Massingham, 1905
  • Folder: 2, Letter: To Alfred Milner, 1920
  • Folder: 3, Letter: To Charles Morgan , undated
  • Folder: 4, Letter: To Herbert Morrison, 1956
  • Folder: 5, Letter: From N., 1913
  • Folder: 6, Letter: To P., circa 1914-1918
  • Folder: 7, Letters: To Mr. Philips, 1895-1900
  • Folder: 8, Letter: To Lord Raglan, 1911
  • Folder: 9, Letter: To Ernest Ramm, 1905
  • Folder: 10, Letter: To Rey, 1912
  • Folder: 11, Letter: To Edgar Rhys, 1906
  • Folder: 12, Letters: To Scott MacCallum, 1905-1916
  • Folder: 13, Letter: To Earl of Selborne, 1918
  • Folder: 14, Letters: To Arthur Sloggett, 1899-1906
  • Folder: 15, Letter: To C.R. Thompson, 1949
  • Folder: 16, Letter: To Stanley Unwin, 1953
  • Folder: 17, Letter: To Edgar V. , 1902
  • Folder: 18, Letters: To Guy Wilson, 1924
  • Folder: 19, Letter: To George Wyndham, 1901
  • Folder: 20, Autographs: Menu Card, 1916
  • Folder: 21, Autographs: Visitor's book of Sir James Robb, 1941-1945
  • Folder: 22, Autograph Album with entry by Winston Churchill, undated
  • Folder: 23, Autographs: Clipped signature of Winston Churchill, undated
  • Folder: 24, Photograph: Winston Churchill in uniform of 4th Hussars, signed , 1898
  • Folder: 25, Photograph: Winston Churchill with Stalin, signed by both, 1942
  • Folder: 26, Photograph: Winston Churchill with Eisenhower, signed by Churchill, undated
  • Folder: 27, Photograph: Winston Churchill with Eisenhower and troops, signed by both, undated
  • Folder: 28, Photograph: Winston Churchill with Mark Clark with dedication by Clark, undated
  • Folder: 29, Miscellaneous: Safe Conduct letter pass, 1899
  • Folder: 30, Miscellaneous: Libretto for "Serenade" by P. Tschaikowsky, played at Potsdam, signed on p. 41 by participants, 1945
  • Folder: 31, Miscellaneous: Funeral printed matter and letter from Clementine Churchill to Sister Knox, 1965
  • Folder: 32, Miscellaneous: Stamps, 1974
  • Folder: 33, Miscellaneous: Feldpost (German field postcard) with sarcastic stamp of Churchill; Envelope OHMS Private, circa 1890-1940

Box: 3, circa 1908-1954

Artwork: Political Cartoons

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Artwork: Four photographs of cartoons and works of art, undated
  • Folder: 2, Artwork: "H Bomb" original cartoon by Baron Benjamin for cover of "Punch", circa 1954
  • Folder: 3, Artwork: "Adolf in Blunderland," original cartoon by Baron Benjamin for the "Egyptian Mail", 1943-11-16
  • Folder: 4, Artwork: "The Drowning Robot," original cartoon by Ernest H. Shepard, circa 1949
  • Folder: 5, Artwork: "Platform Amenities," original cartoon by Ernest H. Shepard, circa 1945
  • Folder: 6, Artwork: "The Grand Design," original cartoon by Ernest H. Shepard, circa 1940
  • Folder: 7, Artwork: "Two Historians," original cartoon by Ernest H. Shepard, circa 1947
  • Folder: 8, Artwork: "Mr. Churchill Asks," original cartoon by Ernest H. Shepard, circa 1940
  • Folder: 9, Artwork: Cartoon original of Felix Topolski, circa 1940
  • Folder: 10, Artwork: "There Mr. Bull," original cartoon by A. Moreland for the "Morning Leader", 1912-03-14
  • Folder: 11, Artwork: "The Shadow on the Nest Egg," original cartoon by A. Moreland for the "Morning Leader", circa 1912
  • Folder: 12, Artwork: "The Return of Nelson Keyes," original cartoon by Sydney Strube for the "Daily Express", 1934-02-21
  • Folder: 13, Artwork: "The Heir Presumptive," original cartoon by Edmund Dulac, circa 1919
  • Folder: 14, Artwork: "My Dear Sir George Ritchie," original cartoon by P. Cleaver for "Pall Mall Gazette", undated
  • Folder: 15, Artwork: Prints: Portrait of Churchill by Douglas Chandor, signed by Chandor (1946); "Winnie." from "Vanity Fair"; "President of the Board of Trade," by "Nibs" (1908), 1908-1946
  • Folder: 16, Artwork: Lithograph of charcoal drawing of Churchill by B. Benjamin, signed by artist, undated
  • Folder: 17, Artwork: "The Siege of Sydney Street: A Latter Day Version," original cartoon by Leslie Illingsworth for the "Daily Mail", 1945-03-28
  • Folder: 18, Artwork: "DeGaulle Wants Rally of the British," original cartoon by Vicky for the "News Chronicle", 1947-11-14
  • Folder: 19, Artwork: "The Outlook for Signs and Omens," original cartoon by David Low, circa 1953

Box: 4, circa 1895-1972

Correspondence and clippings

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letter: To M.G. Benjamin, 1952
  • Folder: 2, Letter: To William Broderick, 1919
  • Folder: 3, Letter: To B.E.W. Childs, 1916
  • Folder: 4, Letter: To Gerald Christy, 1900
  • Folder: 5, Letter: To Colonel A.T. Coltart, 1940
  • Folder: 6, Letters: To Guy Fleetwood-Wilson, 1908
  • Folder: 7, Letter: To Harry, 1905
  • Folder: 8, Letter: From Eva Keyes with letter to the Dean of St. Paul's by Churchill, 1946
  • Folder: 9, Letter: To Percy Lawrence, 1904
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: Lord Layton, 1923-1961
  • Folder: 11, Letter: To Admiral Arthur Limpus, 1913
  • Folder: 12, Letter: To David Lloyd-George, 1918
  • Folder: 13, Letter: To Alfred Lyttelton, 1906
  • Folder: 14, Letters: To L.H. Newman from Lord Rothchild, 1935
  • Folder: 15, Letters: To L.H. Newman, 1946-1953
  • Folder: 16, Letter: To Phipps, 1908
  • Folder: 17, Letters: To Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Salisbury, 1928-1946
  • Folder: 18, Letter: To Sambo, 1899
  • Folder: 19, Letter: To Jan Smuts, 1909
  • Folder: 20, Letter: To John Spender, 1903
  • Folder: 21, Letter: To Mr. Sutton from Gilbert Turner, 1947
  • Folder: 22, Letter: To Phil Tilden, 1923
  • Folder: 23, Letter: To Unidentified, 1905
  • Folder: 24, Letters: To Williams, 1899
  • Folder: 25, Letter: To J.H. Wilson, 1905
  • Folder: 26, Letter: To Lord Hamilton Wolseley, circa 1895
  • Folder: 27, Certificate of authenticiy for Churchill Statue in Parliament Square, London by Ivor Robert-Jones, sculptor, undated
  • Folder: 28, Clippings, 1972

Box: 5, 1908-1965

Printed material including rare newspapers "The People," "Daily Sketch," "London Cry," "Answers," and "The British Gazette."

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "The Murder of Lord Kitchner and the Truth about the Battle of Jutland and the Jews," speech by Lord Alfred Douglas, reprint, undated
  • Folder: 2, Greeting Cards with paintings by Churchill, undated
  • Folder: 3, Engraved inivitation to the wedding of Winston S. Churchill to Clemente Hozier, 1908
  • Folder: 4, "Reflections of the Churchills," by Sir John Herbert Lewis, typescript with letter from his son, 1969
  • Folder: 5, Miscellaneous printed memorabilia, 1909-1955
  • Folder: 6, "The Harrovian", 1965-01-30
  • Folder: 7, Newspaper: "The People", 1965-01-31
  • Folder: 8, Newspaper: "Daily Sketch", 1965
  • Folder: 9, Newspaper: "London Cry" , 1955
  • Folder: 10, Newspaper: "The Illustrated London News", 1954-12-04
  • Folder: 11, "Winston Churchill-The Greatest Figure of our Time," published by "The Illustrated London News", 1954
  • Folder: 12, Newspaper: "Answers-Britain's National Weekly, 1937-11-13; 1938-03-05
  • Folder: 13, Newspaper: "The British Worker-Official Strike Bulletin", 1926-05-13
  • Folder: 14, Magazine: "Punch", 1926-05-12
  • Folder: 15, Newspaper: "The Godalming Gazette", 1926-05-07
  • Folder: 16, Newspaper: "The Morning Post", 1926-05-14
  • Folder: 17, Newspaper: "The British Gazette" with some records, 1926-05-05-1926-05-13

Box: 6, circa 1899-1965

Scrapbook with clippings on the Boar War (circa 1899-1902); Photo album with postcards chronicling Churchill's career (circa 1905-1965).

Box: 7, 1948-1950

Scrapbook:"Press Reviews of Painting as a Pastime" by Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill (1948-1949); Scrapbook with photographs: "A Memorable Day in July 1950" chronicling Churchill's visit to the city of Bath in 1950.

Box: 8, 1964

"Winston S. Churchill - his memoirs and his speeches," LP records beginning with the Armistice in 1918 to the Victory in 1945.

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