1885 : Born, daughter of Sir Henry Hozier and Lady Blanche Hozier, daughter of 9th Earl of Airlie.
Educated at home, Berkhamsted Girls School and at the Sorbonne; Paris.
1908 : Married Rt. Hon Sir Winston Churchill, KG, PC,OM, FRS, (died 1965) with whom she had 4 daughters and 1 son.
1914-18 : Organised canteens for munitions workers on behalf of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in the North East Metropolitan Area of London.
1918 : CBE
1939-46 : Chairman of the Red Cross Aid to Russia Fund.
1940-46 : President of Young Women's Christian Association War Time Appeal; Chairman of Fulmer Chase Maternity Hospital for Wives of Junior Officers
1945 : Freedom of Wanstead and Woodford.
1946 : Hon LLD Glasgow University : Hon DCL Oxford University : GBE
1948-51 : Chairman of National Hostels Committee of YWCA.
1965 : Created Baroness Spencer-Churchill of Chartwell (Life Peer)
1976 : Hon LLD Bristol University
12 December 1977 : Died
The collection includes the papers, albums and correspondence of Lady Spencer-Churchill (formerly the property of the Clementine Spencer-Churchill Trust).
It contains the letters exchanged between Sir Winston (WSC) and Lady Churchill (CSC) from 1908, the time of their engagement, until 1963, shortly before Sir Winston's death (1965). This collection was used by Lady Soames in the writing of her mother's biography and it provides a splendid, detailed and often very moving record of a remarkable partnership. The rest of the collection is made up of Lady Spencer-Churchill's personal letters and papers, her diaries and albums of photographs and other mementos and also albums of official war photographs and of photographs taken when Sir Winston and Lady Churchill were engaged in public duties or official visits. There are also folders of press cuttings from 1951 to 1955 mainly concerning Sir Winston as Prime Minister.
Amongst the fascinating personal correspondence in these papers, is the interesting material relating to Lady Spencer-Churchill's work as Chairman of the Red Cross Aid to Russia Fund (including details of her visit to Russia), President of the Young Women's Christian Association War Time Appeal and as Chairman of the Fulmer Chase Maternity Hospital for Wives of Junior Officers during the Second World War and as Chairman of the National Hostels Committee of the YWCA after the War.
The collection was deposited at Churchill Archives Centre by the Lady Soames, Baroness Spencer-Churchill's daughter, at various stages between January 1981 and March 2000.
The collection is owned by Churchill College, Cambridge.