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CHAR 28/127 Acquired Papers. Letters from various correspondents to Lady Randolph Churchill and copies of letters from Lady Randolph. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/127/1

Letter from Emma [Lady] Rothschild (Tring Park, Tring [Hertfordshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] wishing her a happy new year and expressing the wish that peace would be declared.

1 folio
03 Jan 1916
CHAR 28/127/2

Copy of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (72 Brook Street [London]) to Jordan [Mott] in which she expresses shame at his part in a telegram from "Kitty" [Katherine Mott] to the Kaiser.

1 folio
10 Jan 1916
CHAR 28/127/3

Copy of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (72 Brook Street [London]) to "Kitty" [Katherine Mott] enclosing a cutting from the Pall Mall [Gazette of a telegram to Kaiser Wilhelm II, see CHAR 28/127/12]. She criticises her involvement with the telegram and informs her that she will never be able to return to England and that she should be ashamed when she considers the parts played by "Jack" [John S Churchill] and WSC in the war.

1 folio
10 Jan 1916
CHAR 28/127/4-5

Letter from Andre de Fouguieres (Zone Anglaise, Hazebrouck [France]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he wishes her a happy new year; describes his life among members of the English army; thanks her for her sympathy towards him and asks for her news.

2 folios
15 Jan 1916
CHAR 28/127/6-7

Letter from WSC (6 Royal Scots Fusiliers in the Field [France]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his daily routine and living conditions; the events which he has organised for his battalion and the effects of heavy casualties on the men; discusses political affairs including the difficult position of "L G" [David Lloyd George], commenting "what a fool he was not to preserve his association with me"; makes observations on the evacuation of the Dardanelles and his conviction that it could have been successful and thanks her for financial assistance to CSC. Manuscript in the hand of WSC. Envelope present.

2 folios
16 Jan 1916
CHAR 28/127/8

Letter from Henry Smiley (Haymarket Theatre [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill from Henry Smiley informing her that he is leaving for the Western Front.

1 folio
22 Jan 1916
CHAR 28/127/9

Letter from E H Benson, Honorary Secretary of Smokes, Soldiers and Sailors (4 Buckingham Gate, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking her whether she would be prepared to assist in the organisation of a concert at the Savoy [Theatre] in aid of the charity.

1 folio
24 Jan 1916
CHAR 28/127/10

Letter from Christina Garvin (9 Greville Place [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill regarding the address of Lady [Flora] Lugard.

1 folio
28 Jan 1916
CHAR 28/127/11

Letter from Shane Leslie (22 East 56th Street, New York [United States]) to Aunt Jane [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he comments on the unpopularity of "Kitty" [Katherine] Mott [due to an admiring telegram to Kaiser Wilhelm II, see CHAR 28/127/12] and reassures [Lady Randolph] that she will be forced to live in London. He also comments on his work with an Irish newspaper "Inland" which supports [John] Redmond's opinion on the position of Ireland in the war.

1 folio
30 Jan 1916
CHAR 28/127/12

Newspaper cutting from the John Bull newspaper of a telegram sent to Kaiser Wilhelm II expressing admiration for his "mighty deeds" from Jordan Mott and Katherine Mott.

1 folio
[1916]
CHAR 28/127/13

Transcript of a telegram sent to [Kaiser Wilhelm II] expressing admiration for his "mighty deeds" from Jordan Mott and Katherine Mott.

1 folio
[1916]
CHAR 28/127/14-15

Letter from Hugh Warrender (Field Post Office [France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has been obliged to do the work of the Brigadier and that he thinks that WSC is in the northern trenches and describes the shelling by the Germans. Envelope present.

2 folios
07 Feb [1916]
CHAR 28/127/16-17

Letter from Shane Leslie (22 East Street, New York [United States]) to Aunt Jane [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: thanks her for a photograph; the American presidential elections; the likelihood that the United States will avoid involvement in the war; the lack of solidarity as a nation among the Americans; the position of the Irish and the opinions of [John] Redmond. Envelope present.

2 folios
16 Feb 1916
CHAR 28/127/18

Letter from Oswald [Frewen] (North British Station Hotel, Edinburgh [Scotland]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for having him to stay.

1 folio
27 Mar 1916
CHAR 28/127/19

Letter from an unidentified correspondent to [Lady Randolph Churchill] sympathising with her on her loss [the burglary of her house].

1 folio
06 Apr 1916
CHAR 28/127/20-21

Letter from Hugh Warrender ([France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing sympathy with her for having her house burgled and reporting that a cedar tree has blown down. Envelope present.

2 folios
08 Apr 1916
CHAR 28/127/22

Letter from Eleanor [Warrender](Hospital Temporaire B, Bourbourg, France) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing sympathy about her foot operation and reporting that she has seen Hugh [Warrender] who spoke about her a good deal.

1 folio
10 Apr 1916
CHAR 28/127/23

Letter from "Tom" [Thomas] Greenfield (France) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses sympathy that her house has been burgled; reports on optimism about the end of the war and the improvement in the army due to the arrival of Australian forces; discusses French successes at Verdun and speculates on the likelihood of the United States joining the war.

1 folio
11 Apr 1916
CHAR 28/127/24

Letter from [Lord] Curzon [of Kedleston] (1 Carlton House Terrace [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses sympathy on the burglary of her house and on an operation to her foot and says that one of his parents has died.

1 folio
12 Apr 1916
CHAR 28/127/25

Letter from an unidentified correspondent (30 Avenue Park Road, Regent's Park [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] enclosing details [not present] of theatre performances which she has agreed to support.

1 folio
28 Apr 1916
CHAR 28/127/26-27

Letter from Hugh [Warrender] ([France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses sympathy about an operation to her foot; says that he has heard that her house is very tastefully decorated; reports on mine attacks to the trenches by German forces; discusses Irish affairs and "criminal shilly shallying" [Herbert] Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] and says that he believes that Roger Casement should be shot [for Republican tendencies]. Envelope present.

2 folios
28 Apr 1916
CHAR 28/127/28-29

Letter from Eleanor [Warrender] (Bourbourg [France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she expresses sympathy about a burglary to [Lady Randolph's] house; describes a meeting with Hugh [Warrender]; and reports that she has decided to become a Roman Catholic.

2 folios
30 Apr 1916
CHAR 28/127/30

Postcard from Sophy (Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for a message of congratulation.

1 folio
06 May 1916
CHAR 28/127/31-33

Letter from Charles Cranford Stuart (Sudan) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he discusses WSC's superior military experience and knowledge, comments on the unfair treatment of WSC in the press and asks her to write and send him a photograph of herself. Envelope present.

3 folios
26 May 1916
CHAR 28/127/34-35

Letter from Hugh [Warrender] ([France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letters, comments on his pleasure at being awarded the Companion of the Distinguished Service Order and says that he is dreading returning to the trenches. Envelope present.

2 folios
11 Jun 1916
CHAR 28/127/36

Postcard from John Lodge ("On active service" [France]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he has returned from the trenches and has been put in a "rest billet".

1 folio
13 Jun 1916
CHAR 28/127/37

Letter from Sir Philip Burne-Jones (41 Egerton Terrace [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he says that he wishes that affairs had been different and that he is looking forward to seeing her for lunch. Illustrated with a drawing of two people dining.

1 folio
21 Jun 1916
CHAR 28/127/38

Letter from "M P" [Montagu Porch] (The Residency, Zaria, Nigeria) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he reports that he has been appointed to a prominent position as Resident in charge of the Province of Zaria, asks her to write and "inspire" him and to burn the "Crown Birds crests" is she is not prepared to wear them.

1 folio
22 Jun 1916
CHAR 28/127/39-40

Letter from Hugh [Warrender] ([France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports Cowan has promised to try and arrange an alternative position for him and says that the only officer with whom he had anything in common has been killed in action. Envelope present.

2 folios
30 Jun 1916
CHAR 28/127/41

Letter from "Jack" (Commander in Chief's Office, Devonport [Devon]) to Jenny [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he owes her 6 shillings which she won at poker; comments on the improvement in the war situation and on the inadequacies of "L G" [David Lloyd George] as a war minister and on the interest provoked by articles by WSC.

1 folio
11 Jul 1916
CHAR 28/127/42-43

Letter from Eleanor [Warrender](Hotel Temporaire "B", Bourbourg [France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she reports that she has been caring for those who were wounded in the Battle of the Somme and comments on the improvement in the war situation. Envelope present.

2 folios
23 Jul 1916
CHAR 28/127/44-46

Letter from Hugh [Warrender]([France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his work in the trenches, compliments the work of Lord Hampden as a military officer, and speculates on the likely end of the war and the French harvest. Envelope present.

3 folios
28 Jul 1916
CHAR 28/127/47-49

Letter from Hugh [Warrender]([France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes entertainment provided by the Lena Ashwell Concert Party and says that he is lonely and that he finds his work at the Western Front hard. Envelope present.

3 folios
23 Aug 1916
CHAR 28/127/50-51

Letter from George Plank ("Somewhere in America") to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he describes his visit to the United States as unpleasant and says that he is looking forward to seeing her in New York. Envelope present.

2 folios
31 Aug 1916
CHAR 28/127/52-53

Letter from Hugh Warrender ([France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a meeting with "Jack" [John S Churchill], reports that he is trying to get a position with increased responsibility and that the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford and Asquith] was nearly shelled by the Germans during a visit to the Western Front. Envelope present.

2 folios
10 Sep 1916
CHAR 28/127/54

Postcard from Thomas Whittlemore (Petrograd [later Leningrad and St Petersburg, Russia]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he was entertained by a copy of her "little book".

1 folio
1916
CHAR 28/127/55

Letter from George Plank (Lamb House, Rye, Sussex) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he expresses regret at not having seen her in London.

1 folio
03 Nov 1916
CHAR 28/127/56

Letter from George Plank (Lamb House, Rye, Sussex) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he thanks her for her letter and says that he dreamt that he had received 16 letters from her and says that he would be pleased to assist her.

1 folio
04 Nov 1916
CHAR 28/127/57

Note from Frank [to Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that the Military Secretary in France has declared that it is impossible for an officer in France [Hugh Warrender] to return home. Covering letter at CHAR 28/127/58-59.

1 folio
[08] [Nov] [1916]
CHAR 28/127/58-59

Letter from Frank (General Head Quarters, Horse Guards [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill enclosing a note [see CHAR 28/127/57] about the case of Colonel [Hugh] Warrender]. Envelope present.

2 folios
08 Nov 1916
CHAR 28/127/60

Letter from Frank (General Head Quarters, Horse Guards [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill concerning a dinner engagement with her.

1 folio
10 Nov 1916
CHAR 28/127/61

Letter from George Plank (Lamb House, Rye, Sussex) to Lady Randolph Churchill recommending that a poster advertising a programme [in aid of charity] should state the purpose for which the money is being raised.

1 folio
13 Nov 1916
CHAR 28/127/62

Letter from George Plank (Lamb House, Rye, Sussex) to Lady Randolph Churchill apologising that he has not been able to send her a poster [advertising a programme in aid of charity] and explaining that he hopes that it will be effective.

1 folio
16 Nov 1916
CHAR 28/127/63

Letter from "Jack" to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he says that he regretted having sent her a letter, that he only cares for her happiness and will look for a personal advertisement in the Times signed "J J" [Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph's maiden name].

1 folio
13 Dec 1916
CHAR 28/127/64-65

Letter from "Jack" (Hackneye [Hackney, London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he says that he has always admired her, that he has always taken an interest in her career and that "when I am thinking of you...my physical senses make me feel a superman" and asks her to reply to him through the personal columns of the Times or the Daily Telegraph. Envelope present.

2 folios
13 Nov 1916
CHAR 28/127/66

Letter from [Lord] Curzon [of Kedleston](1 Carlton House Terrace [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter.

1 folio
25 Dec 1916
CHAR 28/127/67

Letter from James Lowther [later 1st Lord Ullswater, Speaker of the House of Commons] to Lady Randolph [Churchill] inviting her to visit his cousins, Mr Talbot Clifton and his wife, while she is visiting Blackpool [Lancashire] for a speaking engagement.

1 folio
27 Dec 1916
CHAR 28/127/68

Letter from George Plank (Lamb House, Rye, Sussex) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] apologising for not replying to an invitation to lunch and explaining that he had not received her telegram and asking for 12 prints of a poster [advertising a programme in aid of charity].

1 folio
[Dec] [1916]
CHAR 28/127/69

Letter from George Plank (5 Thurloe Square [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her.

1 folio
[Dec] [1916]
CHAR 28/127/70

Letter from George Plank (Lamb House, Rye, Sussex) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] asking for information which is to be included in a poster [advertising a programme in aid of charity].

1 folio
[Nov] [1916]
CHAR 28/127/71

Letter from Shane Leslie (Offices of "Ireland", SW 40 Street, New York [United States]) to Aunt Jane [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing his recent book and informing her that his corrections were not incorporated in the published version. He comments on his treatment of [Lord] Kitchener and WSC, whom "history will always see...mobilizing the fleet" and discusses Irish affairs and the opinions of the Irish in the United States and his hope that the latter will send an ambulance to France.

1 folio
[1916]
CHAR 28/127/72

Letter from Professor Israel Gollancz (Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre, 3A Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, London) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] inviting her to be a member of the Theatre's Committee.

1 folio
[1916]