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CHAR 28/119 Acquired Papers. Letters from Lord Randolph Churchill and Frances, Duchess of Marlborough to Louis Jennings. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/119/1

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he thanks him for defending him; criticises the behaviour of Henry Chaplin as motivated by "private malice"; explains that he is taking a holiday and asks him to guard the interests of Tory Democracy during his absence.

1 folio
02 Feb 1887
CHAR 28/119/2

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Hotel Royal, Naples [Italy]) to [Louis] Jennings marked private in which he thanks him for his letters; discusses the political situation and the qualities required to be a successful politician; expresses regret about [Sir Michael Hicks] Beach [later Lord St Aldwyn]; says that he does not regard [Arthur] Balfour as sufficiently able for his position [as Chief Secretary for Ireland]; and discusses Jennings' correspondence with [Henry] Chaplin.

1 folio
12 Mar 1887
CHAR 28/119/3

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses measures likely to be implemented by the Chancellor of the Exchequer [George Goschen] including the taxation of foreign goods and expresses approval for an article by [4th Lord] Dunraven in the National Review.

1 folio
03 May 1887
CHAR 28/119/4

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings marked private in which he discusses political affairs including the "intrigue" surrounding [George] Goschen, the strength of the "young Tory party" and the warm reception he received on his way to the People's Palace.

1 folio
16 May 1887
CHAR 28/119/5

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses the effect of his speeches at Wolverhampton [Staffordshire] and says that he might require support from Jennings if his remarks are criticised by the Government.

1 folio
06 Jun 1887
CHAR 28/119/6

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Novar, Chanton R S O, Ross-shire [Scotland]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses a "stupid letter" from Sir Charles Legard, his opposition among "the old gang" [of the Conservative party] and political affairs and says that he will have to perform an "egg dance" at Whitby [Yorkshire].

1 folio
09 Sep 1887
CHAR 28/119/7

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Floors Castle [Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he says that he has sent him a fish and that he hopes that Jennings was not annoyed about his comments about Fair Trade.

1 folio
26 Oct 1887
CHAR 28/119/8

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Floors Castle [Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses his opposition to the taxation of foreign imports as it would alienate the county population and asks whether there has been any developments about [Robert, 3rd] Lord Salisbury's opposition to reconstruction.

1 folio
30 Oct 1887
CHAR 28/119/9

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (British Embassy, Berlin [Germany]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses political affairs and the behaviour of the Irish Members of Parliament and reports on the success of his visit to Russia which he believes has irritated [Robert, 3rd] Lord Salisbury.

1 folio
24 Jan 1888
CHAR 28/119/10

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he makes observations about the intervention of W H Smith and reports that one of his horses succeeded in winning at Newmarket [Suffolk].

1 folio
06 May 1888
CHAR 28/119/11-12

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he thanks him for his letter and draft report; reports that he has been persuaded to join the Royal Commission on the army and navy by W H Smith and [Lord] Hartington [later 8th Duke of Devonshire]; discusses enthusiastic reports of "Joe C" [Joseph Chamberlain ] in the Times, the possibility that he might be asked to stand for Birmingham and arrangements to meet.

2 folios
29 May 1888
CHAR 28/119/13

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (The Oaks, Sunningdale [Berkshire]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he congratulates him on a recent speech and apologises for not being present.

1 folio
13 Jun 1888
CHAR 28/119/14

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Tarbes [France]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses political affairs including his opposition to the parliamentary bill of [Charles] Parnell and Irish affairs, the position of W H Smith and the army estimates and the potential damage to Joseph Chamberlain which could be caused by Parnell.

1 folio
03 Aug 1888
CHAR 28/119/15

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Hotel de Roches Noires, Trouville [France]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he asks about Jennings' plans for the parliamentary recess and discusses political affairs, the position of [Robert, 3rd Lord] Salisbury and the Parnell Commission.

1 folio
10 Aug 1888
CHAR 28/119/16

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses political affairs and a "harangue" by the Attorney General, his gambling successes and an indiscretion of [3rd] Lord Sackville.

1 folio
28 Oct 1888
CHAR 28/119/17

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he asks for his opinion on a memorandum about the political events of June 1885, thanks him for a cutting of one of his speeches and asks whether he has been able to locate a speech which he made in May 1885 [for a published edition of his speeches].

1 folio
30 Dec 1888
CHAR 28/119/18

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings discussing the publication of his speeches and detailing those which he considers to be particularly important.

1 folio
31 Dec 1888
CHAR 28/119/19

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Sandringham, Norfolk) to [Louis] Jennings in which he wishes him a happy new year, discusses a scandal associated with Mr Broadley, an article in the New York Herald and [Robert, 3rd] Lord Salisbury's indisposition.

1 folio
01 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/119/20

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses [the publication] of his speeches and informs him that he was referring to W H Smith as First Lord of the Treasury, informs him of his travel plans and discusses the implications of the London County Council elections for the Conservative Party.

1 folio
18 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/119/21

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Carlton Club, Pall Mall [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he thanks him for his letter and informs him that [Cornelia, Lady Wimborne, formerly Lady Guest and Lady Cornelia Churchill] has kept a set of newspaper cuttings about Lord Randolph's career which he suggests that they should consult [for the publication of his speeches].

1 folio
11 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/119/22

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he explains a reference in a speech he delivered at Aylesbury [Buckinghamshire, for the publication of his speeches].

1 folio
14 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/119/23

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses the publication of his speeches.

1 folio
28 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/119/24

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (28 Rue Francois Premier [Paris, France]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses the confession by Mr Piggott [to fabricating a letter from Charles Parnell which was published in the Times] and asks for information on political affairs.

1 folio
27 Feb 1889
CHAR 28/119/25-26

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (28 Rue Francois Premier [Paris, France]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses corrections to the proofs of an edition of his speeches and suggests that they should meet.

2 folios
01 Mar 1889
CHAR 28/119/27

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings expressing approval of an enclosure [not present].

1 folio
25 Mar 1889
CHAR 28/119/28-29

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Copsall, Atherstone [Warwickshire]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses political affairs and information provided by Arthur Walsh including the position of "Joe" [Joseph Chamberlain] in Birmingham, animosity between [Robert, 3rd Lord Salisbury] and [George] Goschen and a letter which he presumes to have been written by [Sir Ernest] Beckett [later 2nd Lord Grimthorpe] published in the Times.

2 folios
05 Apr 1889
CHAR 28/119/30-31

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Cairnton, Banchory [Kincardineshire, Scotland]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he thanks him for his letter, says that he hopes that Conservatives in Birmingham will oppose a demonstration by "Joe" [Joseph Chamberlain] and that he intends to "keep quiet" regarding political matters and follow the advice of [Charles] Ritchie.

2 folios
18 Apr 1889
CHAR 28/119/32

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings discussing arrangements to meet.

1 folio
22 May 1889
CHAR 28/119/33

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings inviting him to dinner.

1 folio
30 May 1889
CHAR 28/119/34

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (28 Rue Francois Premier [Paris, France]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he informs him of his return from Norway, discusses the review [of an edition of his speeches] in the Times and the likelihood that he might stand for Walsall and Birmingham.

1 folio
17 Jun 1889
CHAR 28/119/35

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Great Forsters, Egham [Surrey]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses the progress of the Tithe Bill, the perversion of his speeches at Walsall and Birmingham and his contempt for "Joe" [Joseph Chamberlain].

1 folio
15 Aug 1889
CHAR 28/119/36

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill to [Louis] Jennings including [Arthur] Balfour's comments about the Education Bill, the possibility of a reconciliation between the Irish and the Government and [Robert, 3rd Lord] Salisbury's attitude towards him.

1 folio
02 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/119/37

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses a paragraph which has appeared in the World and whether he should avoid commenting about the Government.

1 folio
26 Nov 1889
CHAR 28/119/38

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Turf Club, Piccadilly [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses European affairs including the possibility that Portugal may appeal against the actions of [Robert, 3rd] Lord Salisbury and the position of [Prince Otto von] Bismarck.

1 folio
20 Jan 1890
CHAR 28/119/39

Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings asking him for the proof which [Frances] Duchess [of Marlborough] had seen.

1 folio
[1891]
CHAR 28/119/40

Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings thanking him for a manuscript which she found very interesting.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/119/41

Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Louis] Jennings discussing books from Cornelia [Lady Wimborne, earlier Lady Guest and Lady Cornelia Churchill].

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/119/42-43

Card from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Louis] Jennings thanking him for news of Lord Randolph Churchill and suggesting that he should come and visit her. Envelope present.

2 folios
31 May 1889
CHAR 28/119/44

Card from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Louis] Jennings discussing newspaper cuttings and the publication of the speeches of Lord Randolph Churchill.

1 folio
02 Apr [1889]
CHAR 28/119/45-47

Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (Blenheim Palace) to [Louis] Jennings marked private and confidential including: her irritation at remarks by [Henry Dupre] Labouchere about Lord Randolph Churchill's departure from the Cabinet and his treatment by [Robert, 3rd Lord] Salisbury, his involvement with Irish affairs and popularity in the country; her desire that these statements should be publicly refuted and the possibility that she might resign as President of the Executive Committee of the Primrose League. Envelope present.

3 folios
31 Oct 1888
CHAR 28/119/48-49

Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Louis] Jennings discussing reviews of an edition of Lord Randolph Churchill's speeches. Envelope present.

2 folios
05 Jun 1889
CHAR 28/119/50-51

Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Louis] Jennings inviting him to visit her. Envelope present.

2 folios
02 Feb [1889]
CHAR 28/119/52-53

Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (Langley Place, Slough [Berkshire]) to [Louis] Jennings inviting him to visit her. Envelope present.

2 folios
28 Aug [1888]
CHAR 28/119/54-55

Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (Langley Place, Slough [Berkshire]) to [Louis] Jennings inviting him to visit her and to see Lord Randolph Churchill. Envelope present.

2 folios
20 Aug [1888]
CHAR 28/119/56-57

Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (Blenheim Palace) to [Louis] Jennings in which she thanks him for his letter, discusses [Lord Randolph Churchill's] plans and invites him to visit her. Envelope present.

2 folios
04 Nov 1888
CHAR 28/119/58-59

Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Louis] Jennings marked private in which she congratulates him on his daughter's engagement and discusses Lord Randolph Churchill's political position. Envelope present.

2 folios
14 May 1889
CHAR 28/119/60-61

Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (Walworth Castle, Darlington [County Durham]) to [Louis] Jennings discussing a cutting [not present] from the St James' Gazette. Envelope present.

2 folios
25 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/119/62-65

Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (Aske, Richmond, Yorkshire) to [Louis] Jennings including: discussion of the edition of Lord Randolph Churchill's speeches, her approval of the proofs and her hopes for its effect on public opinion of Lord Randolph; reminiscences about [Benjamin] Disraeli [later Lord Beaconsfield and Lord Hughendon]; Lord Randolph's resignation and her hopes for the revival of his political career. Envelope present.

4 folios
18 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/119/66

Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Louis] Jennings asking him to visit her and explaining that she feels very anxious.

1 folio
c 1889