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CHAR 28/10 Acquired Papers: Letters and telegrams from Lord Randolph Churchill to Lady Randolph Churchill. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/10/1-2

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses his sorrow at the news of "Daisy's" death and reports that he has employed a cook recommended by "Gaston" and that [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] has invited him to dinner to meet "Harry" [Henry] Chaplin. Other issues referred to include: a meeting with [Elizabeth] Everest who has reported that [WSC and John S Churchill] are both well; a meeting with "Natty" [1st Lord Rothschild] and Castlereagh [6th Lord Londonderry]; controversy over the investiture of Lord Milltown and a conversation with "Joe" [Joseph] Chamberlain about Egypt.

2 folios
12 Feb 1890
CHAR 28/10/3-4

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that "'white duck' had smashed up" and speculates that Moreton [Frewen] will be disappointed at the loss of this financial opportunity; describes his social engagements with [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] and [4th Lord] Dunraven and makes observations on the position of the Government regarding the report of the Parnell Commission. In a post-script he asks her to decide when she will return home.

2 folios
17 Feb 1890
CHAR 28/10/5

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses financial difficulties and issues relating to domestic servants and reports that [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] has invited him to dinner to meet "Harry" [Henry] Chaplin.

1 folio
26 Feb 1890
CHAR 28/10/6

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for his return [to London].

1 folio
06 Apr 1890
CHAR 28/10/7

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the people he has met at Newmarket, reminds her of [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough's] birthday and reports that [Lady] Sarah [Churchill, later Sarah Wilson] has been invited to join the party.

1 folio
14 Apr 1890
CHAR 28/10/8

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (St Gatien House, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] explaining that he will not be able to come to London because he wishes to try [his racehorse] the Abbesse, relating his success at the races and asking her to pass a message to [Sir Henry Drummond] Wolff regarding his letters.

1 folio
17 Apr 1890
CHAR 28/10/9

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Place de la Concorde [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his success at the races, a game of baccarat and a visit to the theatre to see Jeanne [Granier].

1 folio
09 Jun 1890
CHAR 28/10/10

Telegram from Lord Randolph Churchill (Brighton [East Sussex]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing his distress that she is ill.

1 folio
31 Jul 1890
CHAR 28/10/11

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Kings Hotel, Brighton [East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] wishing her a safe journey to France and describing his unluckiness at the races.

1 folio
31 Jul 1890
CHAR 28/10/12

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Brighton [East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letter and advising her not to tire herself with baths or expeditions to the mountains. He describes a meeting at Tring [Hertfordshire] with "Natty" [1st Lord Rothschild] and his planned itinerary.

1 folio
05 Aug 1890
CHAR 28/10/13

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Turf Club, Piccadilly [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing his distress that she is ill and informing her that he has won o1,100 at the races in Brighton [East Sussex].

1 folio
07 Aug 1890
CHAR 28/10/14-15

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Banstead Manor, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] reporting that [WSC and John S Churchill] have been good and that WSC rides well. He also relates his anger about arrangements for racing [his racehorse] Inverness and that WSC has made friends with the servants and is "full of local gossip".

2 folios
08 Aug 1890
CHAR 28/10/16

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Banstead Manor, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing a day spent watching the breaking in of yearlings and reporting that he will be spending the following week at Cliefden [Cliveden, Buckinghamshire].

1 folio
13 Aug 1890
CHAR 28/10/17-18

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Banstead Manor, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing financial affairs and his pleasure with a bay pony he has purchased, reporting that [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough, WSC and John S Churchill] are leaving to go to Cliefden [Cliveden, Buckinghamshire] where he will join them and enclosing newspaper cuttings [not present].

2 folios
14 Aug 1890
CHAR 28/10/19

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Cliveden, Maidenhead [Buckinghamshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] reporting his safe arrival at Cliveden; describing an evening spent at Moulton [Paddocks, Newmarket, Suffolk] where "Lady G" was amusing about her lovers and his success at the races at Windsor [Berkshire]; and commenting that [WSC and John S Churchill] are well and "permit us to lead a fairly tranquil existence".

1 folio
16 Aug 1890
CHAR 28/10/20

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Cliveden, Maidenhead [Buckinghamshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing financial matters and asking her to be more careful; describing an expedition to Oxford with [Lady] Sarah [Churchill, later Sarah Wilson], WSC and "Jack" [John S Churchill] and "Jack's" first ride on his pony and discussing arrangements for her to come to Cliveden.

1 folio
24 Aug 1890
CHAR 28/10/21-22

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing the people he has met, and a dinner with "the old Duchess" and reporting that he has received a letter from "Winny" [WSC] from Harrow [School Middlesex].

2 folios
22 Sep 1890
CHAR 28/10/22A

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Banstead Manor, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letter and reporting that [his racehorse] the Abbesse is racing but is unlikely to win.

1 folio
24 Sep 1890
CHAR 28/10/23

Telegram from Lord Randolph Churchill (Newmarket [Suffolk]) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that he will meet her at Connaught [Place, London].

1 folio
27 Sep 1890
CHAR 28/10/24

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Banstead Manor, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her telegram and enclosing a letter [not present] from "Jack" [John S Churchill].

1 folio
01 Oct 1890
CHAR 28/10/25

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Banstead Manor, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his hopes for his racehorses, the failure of [4th Lord] Dunraven to arrive, the guests who are to come to lunch that day and his success at hunting.

1 folio
05 Oct 1890
CHAR 28/10/26

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (28 Rue Francois I [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her of his safe arrival, describing a dinner the previous evening with [Marquis de] Breteuil, whom he reports is to be married and describing his planned itinerary.

1 folio
13 Nov 1890
CHAR 28/10/27

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his impressions of Avignon [France], reports that he has seen "Harry" and Lady Wilton and expresses his concern at news of [Leonard Jerome's] illness.

1 folio
17 Nov 1890
CHAR 28/10/28

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he has bought a horse which he is sending to Banstead [Manor, Newmarket, Suffolk] and that [Count Charles] Kinsky should make arrangements for transporting a chestnut mare.

1 folio
17 Nov 1890
CHAR 28/10/29-30

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letters; describing his activities, which include socialising with Mrs Malone and Lady Wilton; reporting that he has not gambled and expressing his hope that [Leonard Jerome] is recovering.

2 folios
19 Nov 1890
CHAR 28/10/31-32

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the leisurely way he spends his days and a visit to Nice [France]; speculates on the likelihood of a dissolution of Parliament and asks her to wish WSC a happy birthday on his behalf.

2 folios
25 Nov 1890
CHAR 28/10/33

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses his concern for [Leonard Jerome's] health, informs her of the time of his intended arrival in Rome [Italy], speculates about the likelihood of a dissolution of Parliament due to the "extraordinary" behaviour of [Charles] Parnell and reports that he has received an amusing letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill].

1 folio
27 Nov 1890
CHAR 28/10/34

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Hotel Bristol, Rome [Italy]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses his admiration for [Charles] Parnell's manifesto and speculates on the future of the Home Rule alliance and the likelihood of a dissolution of parliament. He describes an evening spent with [1st Lord] Dufferin [and Ava] and says that he has received a letter from WSC "giving a glowing account of himself".

1 folio
03 Dec 1890
CHAR 28/10/35

Telegram from Lord Randolph Churchill (Naples [Italy]) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that he has received her letters and will be leaving Naples shortly.

1 folio
06 Dec 1890
CHAR 28/10/36-37

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Hotel Royal des Etrangers, Naples [Italy]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing a disappointing visit to Pompeii [Italy] and detailing the itinerary of his journey to Cairo [Egypt]. He also speculates on the political situation and the activities of [Charles] Parnell, and asks her to pass a message to "Natty" [1st Lord Rothschild] regarding an order for wine.

2 folios
06 Dec 1890
CHAR 28/10/38-39

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Hotel Continental, Cairo, Egypt) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his journey from Naples [Italy] and the other guests at his hotel, who include Lady Beresford and [4th Lord] Ribblesdale and detailing his plans to travel in Egypt.

2 folios
11 Dec 1890
CHAR 28/10/40-41

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Minich, "On the Nile" [Egypt]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his travels on the Nile and the boat he is travelling in. He asks her to thank Moreton [Frewen] for his telegram regarding the [gold crushing] "machine" and to wish [WSC and John S Churchill] a happy Christmas and asks about the results of WSC's examination.

2 folios
19 Dec 1890
CHAR 28/10/42-43

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Assiout [Egypt) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letters and expressing his concern at her illness. He invites her to join him in Monte Carlo [Monaco] and asks her to buy a wedding present for "Rodney", reports that the [Marquis de] Breteuil's marriage has been announced, and describes his journey with "Harry".

2 folios
21 Dec 1890
CHAR 28/10/44-45

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Luxor [Egypt) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his journey from Assiout, discussing arrangements to meet her in Marseilles [France] and asking for news of WSC and John S Churchill.

2 folios
28 Dec 1890
CHAR 28/10/46

Telegram from Lord Randolph Churchill (Luxor [Egypt) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking her to send his letters to Marseilles [France] and discussing arrangements to meet her there.

1 folio
28 Dec 1890
CHAR 28/10/47

Telegram from Lord Randolph Churchill (Aix les Bains [France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing his concern at the news that she has been ill and asking her to send him a telegram informing him of her health.

1 folio
1890
CHAR 28/10/48

Filing note for letters to Lady Randolph Churchill, 1890.

1 folio
1890