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Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947



Winston Churchill was born on November 10, 1871, in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated form the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1894, but did not take up a commission. He began his literary career in 1895, by accepting a position with "Cosmopolitan' magazine. He published his first magazine story, "Mr. Keegan's Elopement" in 1896, and his first novel "The Celebrity," in 1898. In 1899, Churchill moved to Cornish, NH, where he became involved in the Cornish Art Colony and state politics, joining the state legislature as the representative for Cornish in 1902. After reelection in 1904, Churchill was sent to the Republican National Convention as a New Hampshire delegate. However, his 1906 run for governor of New Hampshire was unsuccessful. Churchill continued to write and publish and after a 1917 tour of the battlefields of World War I, he wrote his first no-fiction work "A Traveler in Wartime." In 1919, he stopped writing and withdrew from public life. He published his last book "The Uncharted Way" in 1940. Churchill died in Winter Park, Florida in 1947.

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Winston Churchill papers May Be Restricted

Identifier: ML-16
Date(s): 1874 to 1954

Winston Churchill (1871-1947), writer. The collection consists of correspondence, day books and scrapbooks relating to his career as author and politician, as well as speeches and articles on New Hampshire and U.S. politics. Manuscripts of many of his books and stories as well as research and notes related to them are also included.

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