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CHAR 28/118 Acquired Papers. Typescript copies of correspondence dating to 1885 between Lord Randolph Churchill, then Secretary of State for India, and Grant Duff, Governor of Madras [India]. Includes correspondence relating to the deposit of the transcripts in WSC's archive.

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CHAR 28/118/1

Letter from Jo [Sturdee, later Lady Onslow] to Lettice [Marston, later Lettice Shillingford] concerning the deposit of papers [CHAR 28/118/6026] in [WSC's] archive.

1 folio
23 Jun 1952
CHAR 28/118/2

Letter from B Milton, Secretary to Randolph [Churchill] (12 Catherine Place, London) to [Jo] Sturdee [later Lady Onslow] returning letters.

1 folio
23 Jun 1952
CHAR 28/118/3

Letter from [Jo] Sturdee [later Lady Onslow] (10 Downing Street) to Randolph Churchill in which she says that WSC would like him to read some letters [see CHAR 28/118/6-26] before they are deposited in his archive.

1 folio
19 Jun 1952
CHAR 28/118/4

Copy of a letter from Shane [Leslie](18 Knightsbridge Court, Sloane Street [London]) to CSC enclosing copies of letters from Lord Randolph Churchill [see CHAR 28/118/6-26] which he located in the papers of Grant Duff.

1 folio
07 Jun 1952
CHAR 28/118/5

Filing slip initialled by Shane Leslie relating to CHAR 28/118/6-26, copies of letters from Lord Randolph Churchill to Grant Duff, Governor of Madras [India].

1 folio
[1952]
CHAR 28/118/6

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India, to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] marked private in which he says that he would be grateful if Duff would invite him to Madras during his visit to India, explains that he has been obtaining information relating to his new position and expresses the hope that Duff will communicate his opinions about the government of Madras.

1 folio
26 Jun 1885
CHAR 28/118/7

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India, to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] informing him that Queen [Victoria] has appointed Arthur Collins as Chief Justice of Madras and commenting on difficulties posed by Russia to the administration of India in negotiations over the Afghan boundary.

1 folio
17 Jul 1885
CHAR 28/118/8-9

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India, to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] including: his poor health; the uncertainties of party politics; his support for Duff's views on the "Botanical proposal" [the establishment of a botanical department in Madras]; the departure of [Arthur Collins], the Chief Justice of Madras; the difficulties of raising capital to finance the Indian Midland Railway; the success of negotiations with Russia and a request for his opinion on the amalgamation of the Presidential army.

2 folios
20 Aug 1885
CHAR 28/118/10

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India, (Auchnashellach, Dingwall [Ross and Cromarty, Scotland]) to Sir Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] in which he thanks him for his memorandum on Central Asian affairs, comments on the settlement of the Zulficar [Afghanistan] dispute and the need for a successor to Sir Frederick Roberts (who he describes as "one of the pleasantest &most attractive men I ever came across") as Commander in Chief in Madras and on his good impression of Salar Jung.

1 folio
09 Sep 1885
CHAR 28/118/11-12

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India, to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] in which he apologises for not being able to attend a Council meeting which is to discuss Duff's proposal for a botanical department for Madras; explains that the need for economy has affected the proposed salary for [Charles] Lawson; discusses his interest in Hyderabad affairs; comments on the speed of the dispatch of the Burma expedition from Madras; informs him that Sir Herbert Macpherson is to be Commander in Chief in Madras and that Sir Charles Arthbuthnot is to be Commander in Chief at Bombay; speculates on the Conservative Party's success in the future General Election; negotiations with China over Burma.

2 folios
17 Nov 1885
CHAR 28/118/13

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India, to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] in which he attributes the success of the Burma expedition to the swift dispatch of the expedition from Madras and says that he is sure that the Conservative party will not be successful in the future General Election.

1 folio
04 Dec 1885
CHAR 28/118/14-15

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India, to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] including: thanks for his memorandum demonstrating the harmonious relations between the government authorities in India; the triumph of the Burma expedition; the success of placing Liberals in positions in India which has eliminated party politics from Indian affairs; discussion of political affairs and his opinion that the Conservative government under [Robert, 3rd] Lord Salisbury will not survive; and Turkish affairs and the fragility of the "ill-omened and unholy" alliance between Austria, Russia and Turkey.

2 folios
10 Dec 1885
CHAR 28/118/16

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India, to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] in which he thanks Duff for his memorandum on the subject of the native army in India, reports that his conversation with Mr Webster was a success and discusses the Conservative government's decision to move a vote of no confidence and then retire "with honour &joy" and William Gladstone's stance on Home Rule.

1 folio
27 Dec 1885
CHAR 28/118/17-18

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India, to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] in which he discusses relations with Russia including their activities in Central Asia , the annexation of Afghanistan and his own efforts to reach an agreement with Russia, despite feeling that such an agreement is impossible.

2 folios
10 Sep 1885
CHAR 28/118/19

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India (Auchnashellach, Dingwall [Ross and Cromarty, Scotland]) to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] infoming him that he has consulted Oscar Browning and has appointed Mr Stone as Principal of the Norman College in Madras [India].

1 folio
24 Sep 1885
CHAR 28/118/20

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] introducing Prince Louis Napoleon who intends to travel in India under the name of Conte di Moncalieri.

1 folio
01 Oct 1885
CHAR 28/118/21-22

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] including: difficulties in performing his duties due to preparation for the election; discussion of the amalgamation of the Presidential armies and his efforts regarding military appointments in India; his support for Sir Alfred Lyall's plans for the Oudh Land Tenancy Bill and a Legislative Council for the North West Provinces; relief at the avoidance of famine in Madras; progress with the Mysore State Railway; his intention to study Duff's paper on the political demands of "the educated &intelligent native"; and observations about the position of the Emperor in Russia.

2 folios
28 Oct 1885
CHAR 28/118/23

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India (Howth [County Dublin, Ireland] to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] in which he discusses the annexation of Burma and the likelihood of violence over the issue of Home Rule and says that he does not think that [Charles] Parnell will be successful.

1 folio
31 Dec 1885
CHAR 28/118/24-25

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] in which he comments on the arrival of the new State prisoner in Madras, discusses the annexation of Burma and the likelihood that a Lhama will be appointed, makes observations on political affairs and the "democratic element" in the House of Commons and the imminent end of the Conservative government. In a postscript he discusses the Parliamentary Enquiry into the Indian Government and asks Duff to consider officials who might represent the interests of Madras.

2 folios
14 Jan 1885
CHAR 28/118/26

Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] in which he bids him an official farewell and thanks him for his assistance, discusses the political situation and [William] Gladstone's position [as Prime Minister], comments on the appointment of Sir [Herbert] Macpherson as Commander in Chief in Madras, the annexation of Burma and his disgust with the conduct of General [Sir Harry] Prendergast.

1 folio
28 Feb 1885