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CHAR 28/129 Acquired Papers. Letters from various correspondents to Lady Randolph Churchill. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/129/1

Letter from George Plank (5 Thurloe Square [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he discusses his desire that she should use a drawing by him for the benefit of her charity and wishes her a happy new year.

1 folio
[01] [Jan] 1917
CHAR 28/129/2

Copy of a letter from Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] (8 Westbourne Street, Hyde Park [London]) to George [Plank] expressing sympathy for him and reminding him that "a son should always seek &find extenuating circumstances for his mother.".

1 folio
05 Jan 1917
CHAR 28/129/3-4

Letter from Hugh [Warrender] ([France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses sorrow at the death of his brother Dan [Daniel Warrender], wishes her success with her lecture tour and asks her not to continue making a scarf for him. Envelope present.

2 folios
18 Jan 1917
CHAR 28/129/5

Letter from Louise Margaret [Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn] (Clarence House, St James' [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] inviting her to tea with Dominion officers. Signed typescript.

1 folio
[Feb] [1917]
CHAR 28/129/6

Letter from Vittoria [Duchess of Sermoneta] (Grand Hotel, Rome [Italy]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks her for buying a wedding present, reports that she has been ill, speculates on the likely end of the war and compliments her on her ability to decorate houses.

1 folio
18 Feb 1917
CHAR 28/129/7-8

Letter from Hugh [Warrender] ([France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the weather has been very cold, that he sees "Harry" [Henry] Milner regularly and expresses sympathy at her lack of financial success with a lecture at Torquay [Devon]. Envelope present.

2 folios
11 Mar 1917
CHAR 28/129/9

Letter from Arthur [Duke of Connaught and Strathearn](Clarence House, St James' [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] thanking her for her sympathy on the death of [Louise Margaret] Duchess [of Connaught and Strathearn]. Signed typescript.

1 folio
23 Mar 1917
CHAR 28/129/10

Letter from Bendor [2nd Duke of Westminster] (Bourdon House, Davies Street, Berkeley Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for a telephone box "to hide that hideous instrument".

1 folio
27 Mar 1917
CHAR 28/129/11

Letter from Bendor [2nd Duke of Westminster] (Bourdon House, Davies Street, Berkeley Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] declining an invitation.

1 folio
01 Apr 1917
CHAR 28/129/12

Letter from Robert Hichens (24 St James' Street [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] accepting an invitation.

1 folio
25 Apr 1917
CHAR 28/129/13

Letter from Hugh [Warrender] ([France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letter and discussing his future after the Divisional Schools are abolished and the success of the British and French troops.

1 folio
29 Apr 1917
CHAR 28/129/14

Letter from Eleanor [Warrender] (16 Rue St Pierre, Noyon, France) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks her for her letter and discusses the method of treating the wounded and the difficulties of finding lodgings for the hospital staff.

1 folio
03 May 1917
CHAR 28/129/15

Letter from Christopher (31 Oxford Street, Strand [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] enclosing tickets for a performance to be attended by the officers at her hospital [the American Women's Hospital for Officers] and thanking her for dinner.

1 folio
11 May 1917
CHAR 28/129/16

Letter from Alice Balfour (4 Carlton Gardens, Pall Mall [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she says that she would be happy for her name to be given as a patroness of a matinee and that she has received good reports of [Arthur] Balfour.

1 folio
23 May 1917
CHAR 28/129/17

Newspaper cutting of a photograph of Lady Randolph Churchill dressed in uniform arriving at "the great Anglo Saxon fellowship meeting".

1 folio
[1918]
CHAR 28/129/18-19

Letter from Edmund Wheater (Pinners Hall, Austin Friars, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her for an introduction to "Lady S" and explaining that he was unable to reach an agreement with her solicitors to purchase her interest. Signed typescript.

2 folios
01 Jun 1917
CHAR 28/129/20

Form from Davis Brothers (147 New Bond Street, London) addressed to Lady Randolph Churchill asking her to collect an enamelled etui case which was deposited with them in 1909.

1 folio
07 Jun 1917
CHAR 28/129/21

Calling card from Reverend William Hemmicks. See CHAR 28/129/22.

1 folio
[1917]
CHAR 28/129/22

Letter from Shane Leslie (The Cedar, Port Washington [United States]) to Aunt Jane [Lady Randolph Churchill] introducing Reverend William Hemmicks who is involved with the welfare of catholic soldiers in the American army. See CHAR 28/129/21.

1 folio
10 Jun 1917
CHAR 28/129/23

Letter from ?Manard (The Haycock, Wansford, Peterborough [Northamptonshire]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] saying that he would be happy to assist her.

1 folio
14 Jun 1917
CHAR 28/129/24-25

Letter from Shane Leslie (St Johnsbury, Vermont [United States]) to Moreton [Frewen] in which he discusses: his letter in the Irish Times; Irish affairs and the effects of the death of [Major] William [Redmond] and the release of the Sinn Fein prisoners; the work of "S R" [Sir Cecil Spring Rice, British ambassador to the United States] in "tiding over a time of incredible anxiety and difficulty"; the entry of the United States into the war and the actions of [President Woodrow] Wilson. Envelope at CHAR28/129/29.

2 folios
17 Jun 1917
CHAR 28/129/26-28

Letter from Hugh [Warrender] ([France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses losses suffered by his battalion in the recent battle [on the Western Front], informs her that he will not have to return to the trenches and that he hopes that Eleanor [Warrender] will return to England. Envelope present.

3 folios
19 Jun 1917
CHAR 28/129/29

Envelope addressed to Moreton Frewen in the hand of Shane Leslie. Letter at CHAR 28/129/25.

1 folio
18 Jun 1917
CHAR 28/129/30

Letter from Shane Leslie (St Johnsbury, Vermont [United States]) to Aunt Jane [Lady Randolph Churchill] marked "private" in which he promises to sell her pictures for her; asks her to help [Reverend William Hemmicks] who has been sent by Cardinal James Gibbons to investigate the morals of Catholics in the American Army on the Western Front; comments on the indifference of Americans to World War I and the plight of Great Britain and reports that he was protected by police when he spoke about [Major] William Redmond's death.

1 folio
30 Jun 1917
CHAR 28/129/31

Letter from Sir Philip Burne-Jones (41 Egerton Terrace [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her for her kind thoughts and commenting on her consideration for other people.

1 folio
04 Jul 1917
CHAR 28/129/32

Letter from Arthur [Duke of Connaught and Strathearn] (Clarence House, St James' [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] accepting an invitation to dinner.

1 folio
31 Jul 1917
CHAR 28/129/33

Letter from Douglas Wright (98 Lancaster Gate [London]) to Lady [Randolph] Churchill thanking her for a picture and a pin.

1 folio
22 Jul 1917
CHAR 28/129/34

Postcard from "Jack" [John] Ellis (Boulogne [France]) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that he has been wounded.

1 folio
25 Jul 1917
CHAR 28/129/35

Letter from Shane Leslie (St Johnsbury, Vermont [United States]) to Aunt Jane [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses pleasure at WSC's appointment [as Minister of Munitions] and comments on support in the United States for WSC's policy in Gallipoli and view that WSC is "seven eighths Yankee and one eighth Blenheim"; discusses the actions of [President Woodrow] Wilson regarding Germany and the impressive power of [William] Bourke [Cockran] as an orator.

1 folio
08 Aug 1917
CHAR 28/129/36-37

Letter from Sefton Brancker (Military Aeronautics Directorate, Air Board Office, Strand [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that Wright cannot be officially permitted to wear uniform but that it is not likely that there will be any objection if he does. Signed typescript. Envelope present.

2 folios
15 Aug 1917
CHAR 28/129/38-39

Letter from Hugh Warrender (c/o Port Construction Engineers, British Expeditionary Force [France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he has been appointed Military Port Assistant; describing the conditions in which he works and expressing concern about Eleanor [Warrender] and the hard work she is doing [in hospitals on the western front]. Envelope present.

2 folios
20 Aug 1917
CHAR 28/129/40

Letter from Robert Donald [Editor of the Daily Chronicle] (London) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he discusses the articles she has agreed to write for the newspaper and says that she could write about the economic, political and social situation. In a postscript he comments on the good impression WSC has made on the Prime Minister [David Lloyd George]. Signed typescript.

1 folio
28 Aug 1917
CHAR 28/129/41

Letter from Hugh Warrender (Berkeley House, Hay Hill [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he does not want to return to France and that he is concerned about Eleanor [Warrender].

1 folio
08 Sep 1917
CHAR 28/129/42

Letter from Shane Leslie (St Johnsbury, Vermont [United States]) to Aunt Jane [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses WSC's position in the Cabinet; comments that WSC's brilliance was not appreciated over the Dardanelles and informs her that he has written articles in the Dublin Review.

1 folio
24 Sep 1917
CHAR 28/129/43-44

Letter from "Jack" [John] Ellis (Number 1 Convalescent Department, Boulogne [France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he has been wounded at Arras [France] and asking for a photograph. Envelope present.

2 folios
25 Sep 1917
CHAR 28/129/45

Letter from Hugh [Warrender] to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter, says that he is about to take a Pelman mind training course and expresses sorrow at the news of the death of Basil Blackwood.

1 folio
25 Sep 1917
CHAR 28/129/46

Letter from Robert Donald [Editor of the Daily Express] (London) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking her to write articles about affairs in Ireland and offering copies of Irish newspapers. Signed typescript.

1 folio
04 Oct 1917
CHAR 28/129/47

Letter from A Woodwark (4 Harley Street [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he says that he enjoyed having lunch with her and that he was sure that her hospital would be successful. Signed typescript.

1 folio
09 Oct 1917
CHAR 28/129/48

Envelope addressed to Lady Randolph Churchill.

1 folio
[1917]
CHAR 28/129/49

Letter from Maria Allingworth (American Women's Hospital for Officers, 98-99 Lancaster Gate [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] thanking her for an invitation.

1 folio
03 Nov 1917
CHAR 28/129/50

Letter from Christopher St John (31 Bedford Street, Strand [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he encloses ?decorations for her bookshelves and says that he was flattered that she requested them as her taste is "beyond dispute".

1 folio
07 Nov 1917
CHAR 28/129/51

Letter from Lena Ashwell ("Petticoat Lane" A Great Tombola and Fair, Royal Albert Hall [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her for her support and for organising a stall. Signed typescript.

1 folio
10 Dec 1917
CHAR 28/129/52

Letter from Hugh [Warrender] to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he scolds her for taking risks during an air raid, discusses a meeting with Lady Constance Hatch and the likelihood that Venice [Italy] will be lost. Envelope at CHAR 28/129/54.

1 folio
21 Nov 1917
CHAR 28/129/53

Letter from Shane Leslie (2127 Leroy Place, Washington [United States]) to Aunt Jane [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he criticises the British administration's treatment of Sinn Fein, expresses disappointment at the news that [Sir Cecil] Spring Rice is to be replaced [as British ambassador to the United States] as his policy of "diplomatic self-effacement" had been very successful with [President Woodrow] Wilson and had won support from the Irish and Catholics in the United States.

1 folio
12 Dec 1917
CHAR 28/129/54

Envelope addressed to Lady Randolph Churchill in the hand of Hugh Warrender. Letter at CHAR 28/129/52.

1 folio
21 Nov [1917]
CHAR 28/129/55-56

Letter from [Lieutenant-General Sir] Alfred Keogh [Director General of the Army Medical Service] (War Office, Adastral House, Victoria Embankment [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] thanking her for sending him a recipe and praising her work connected with the [American Women's] Hospital [for Officers].

2 folios
25 Dec 1917
CHAR 28/129/57-59

Letter from Alice (Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin [Ireland]) to Jenny [Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she says that she has been suffering from jaundice; discusses a social difficulty with Beatrice; talks of widespread disapproval for the behaviour of [2nd] Lord Wimborne [earlier Ivor Guest and Lord Ashby St Ledgers] and [Alice] Lady Wimborne [earlier Alice Guest and Alice, Lady Ashby St Ledgers]; and says that she has seen Theresa [Lady Londonderry], 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] and [Edith, Lady] Londonderry [earlier Lady Castlereagh].

3 folios
04 Nov 1917
CHAR 28/129/60

Postcard of the temple colonnade at Luxor [Egypt] from Sefton Brancker to Lady Randolph Churchill saying that he hopes to return home soon.

1 folio
27 Dec 1917
CHAR 28/129/61

Letter from Russell Jocelyn Swan (75 Wimpole Street [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] thanking her for an introduction to the Director General [?of the Army Medical Service Sir Alfred Keogh] and saying that he hopes to be able to visit France to investigate the conditions [on the Western Front] before returning to his duties at the [Royal Herbert Hospital] Woolwich. Signed typescript.

1 folio
26 Nov 1917
CHAR 28/129/62-63

Copy of a letter from Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough [later Consuelo Balsan] Chairman of the House Committee and Lady Randolph Churchill, Chairman of the Hospitals Committee (American Women's Hospital for Officers, Lancaster Gate, London) to Sir Alfred Keogh [Director General of the Army Medical Service] discussing their recommendation that [Mary] Lady Harcourt should be honoured as Honorary Secretary and asking him to second their recommendation. Manuscript in the hand of Lady Randolph Churchill. Envelope present.

2 folios
06 Dec 1917
CHAR 28/129/64-65

Letter from Hugh Warrender to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks about sculpture done by Claire, says that he has been playing golf, comments on an extraordinary letter from [Henry, 5th Lord] Lansdowne to the Daily Telegraph and says that he is looking forward to returning home. Envelope present.

2 folios
08 Dec 1917