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CHAR 28/131 Acquired Papers. Letters from various correspondents to Lady Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described. Includes newspaper cuttings.

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CHAR 28/131/1

Letter from Patricia [Princess Patricia of Connaught, later Lady Patricia Ramsay] (Clarence House, St James' [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] thanking her for a present of a jade box.

1 folio
26 Jan [1919]
CHAR 28/131/2

Letter from Christopher [St John] (31 Bedford Street, Strand [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she is not annoyed at receiving a subscription reminder from the Pioneers, declines an invitation, discusses his hopes to develop the Pioneers into a repertory theatre and expresses irritation at the establishment of an Art Theatre.

1 folio
01 Feb 1919
CHAR 28/131/3

Letter from [Lady] Ward (Villa Rosemary, St Jean Cap Ferrat, Alpes Maritimes [France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she informs her that she has been made a Lady of Justice of the Order of St John of Jerusalem and thanks her for using her influence to secure her this honour.

1 folio
10 Feb 1919
CHAR 28/131/4

Letter from "Charley" [Charles, 7th Lord Londonderry, earlier Lord Castlereagh] (Londonderry House, Park Lane [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] apologising for omitting to invite her to a dinner party the previous evening.

1 folio
13 Feb 1919
CHAR 28/131/5

Letter from the Crown Agents for the Colonies (4 Millbank, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking her whether she has obtained a copy of her birth certificate in connection with the West African widows and orphans pensions scheme. Typescript.

1 folio
04 Mar 1919
CHAR 28/131/6

Letter from Consuelo [Duchess of] Marlborough [later Consuelo Balsan] (3 Devonshire Street [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill permitting her to show a friend round Sunderland House.

1 folio
14 Mar 1919
CHAR 28/131/7

Letter from an unidentified correspondent (139 Piccadilly [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] thanking her for arranging an interview for him with WSC.

1 folio
14 Mar 1919
CHAR 28/131/8

Letter from William Rand (Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, London) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he explains his reasons for declining an invitation and says that he was interested to hear WSC defending the demobilisation programme.

1 folio
26 Mar 1919
CHAR 28/131/9

Newspaper cutting [from the Star] about a comedian, "Jack" [John] Ellis who was wounded twice in World War I and is seeking employment. Covering letter at CHAR 28/131/10.

1 folio
[1919]
CHAR 28/131/10

Letter from "Jack" [John] Ellis (106 Netherwood Road, West Kensington Park, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking her for information about applying for money from the Prince of Wales fund and explaining that he would like to return to the stage. He encloses a newspaper cutting [see CHAR 28/131/9].

1 folio
02 May 1919
CHAR 28/131/11

Letter from "EM" [Edward Marsh, Private Secretary to WSC] (War Office, Whitehall) to "BM" [Lady Randolph Churchill] replying to her query about Captain A M Wilson and explaining that the Italians would like to award him a Cross of a Chevalier of St Maurier and St Lazarus.

1 folio
14 May 1919
CHAR 28/131/12

Letter from Henry ?Larkin to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he has had an unsatisfactory interview with [Edward] Marsh at the War Office and has been unsuccessful in obtaining decorations.

1 folio
14 May 1919
CHAR 28/131/13-14

Letter from John [G Churchill] (Summer Fields, near Oxford) to Granny [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to visit him and gives news of his time at school. Envelope present.

2 folios
21 May 1919
CHAR 28/131/15-16

Copy of a letter from Lady Randolph Churchill (8 Westbourne Street, Hyde Park [London]) to an unidentified correspondent in which she praises the new phonograph made by [Thomas] Edison.

2 folios
23 May 1919
CHAR 28/131/17

Letter from "Eddie" [Edward Marsh, Private Secretary to WSC] (War Office, Whitehall) to "B M", Lady Randolph Churchill, marked private in which he informs her that Colonel [Graham] Woodwark is to be awarded the order of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

1 folio
10 Jun 1919
CHAR 28/131/18

Letter from [Vice-Admiral] David Beatty (Hanover Lodge, Regents Park [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] returning a signed photograph [not present].

1 folio
11 Jul 1919
CHAR 28/131/19

Letter from E M Symonds ("George Paston") (7 Thurloe Square [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] asking her whether she would grant an interview on his proposition "that clothes exercise an influence on a woman's fate and character".

1 folio
17 Jun [1919]
CHAR 28/131/20

Letter from an unidentified correspondent (94 Lancaster Gate [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] declining an invitation.

1 folio
19 Jun [1919]
CHAR 28/131/21

Letter from Mr ?Wanerch (Almonds Hotel, Clifford Street, Bond Street [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill enclosing a letter of introduction [not present] from Paul Cravath.

1 folio
19 Jun [1919]
CHAR 28/131/22

Letter from Douglas Wright (Laindon, Beckenham, Kent) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] informing her that he has been awarded the Albert medal.

1 folio
21 Jun [1919]
CHAR 28/131/23

Letter from E M Symonds ("George Paston") (7 Thurloe Square [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] thanking her for granting an interview about "clothes and the woman" and enclosing complimentary tickets.

1 folio
27 Jun [1919]
CHAR 28/131/24

Letter from Violet Woodhouse (20 Ovington Square [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she says that she is glad that Lady Randolph enjoyed a concert and compliments her on her understanding of the harpsichord and clavichord.

1 folio
07 Jul 1919
CHAR 28/131/25

Letter from M Hughes (3 Marine View, Kingsway, Hove [Sussex]) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her for her work connected with [the American Women's Hospital for Officers at] Lancaster Gate [London].

1 folio
20 Jul 1919
CHAR 28/131/26

Letter from Basil Tozer (19, Earls Court Gardens [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he reminds her that he acted as her publicity agent for "Shakespeare's England" [an exhibition at Earls Court organised by Lady Randolph] and offers her his services. Signed typescript.

1 folio
20 Jul 1919
CHAR 28/131/27

Flyer advertising a book by Basil Tozer entitled "Nadia Sylvester: a story of the stage" which summarises the plot and describes the book as "The most daring book of its sort ever published".

1 folio
[1919]
CHAR 28/131/28

Letter from R Stuart Smith, the American Red Cross Commissioner for Great Britain (35 Grosvenor Square, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her for her work connected with the [American Women's Hospital for Officers at] Lancaster Gate and complimenting her on the efficiency of the women on the Committee. Signed typescript.

1 folio
23 Jul 1919
CHAR 28/131/29

Letter from John Moffat (French Heroes Lafayette Memorial Fund, 2 West 45th Street, New York [United States]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he asks her to assist Mr Lawshe who intends to investigate the conditions of relief organisations in Europe. Signed typescript.

1 folio
30 Jul 1919
CHAR 28/131/30

Letter from Mary, Lady Harcourt (American Red Cross Hospital Number 22, 98-99 Lancaster Gate, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she gives details of the gifts which are to be given to the staff of the hospital (including funding for midwifery training for the Matron) and asks for Lady Randolph's contribution. Signed typescript.

1 folio
07 Aug 1919
CHAR 28/131/31

Letter from E A Hill, Secretary (American Red Cross Offices of Hospitals Numbers 21 and 22, 98 Lancaster Gate, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill enclosing copies letters of thanks from the staff of the hospital [see CHAR 28/131/32-35]. Signed typescript.

1 folio
[Aug] [1919]
CHAR 28/131/32

Copy of a letter from M H Hughes (3 Marine View, Kingsway, Hove [Sussex]) to [Mary] Lady Harcourt thanking the Committee [of the American Women's Hospital for Officers] for a gift. Unsigned typescript. Covering letter at CHAR 28/131/31.

1 folio
02 Aug 1919
CHAR 28/131/33

Copy of a letter from Margaret Voelcker (Hillside, Overton, Basingstoke [Hampshire]) to [Mary] Lady Harcourt in which she thanks the Committee [of the American Women's Hospital for Officers] for a gift; comments on the satisfaction which she felt when working at the hospital and its impressive conditions; passes on news of Ackerley and comments on Lady Randolph Churchill's success in gaining the Albert medal for [Douglas] Wright. Unsigned typescript. Covering letter at CHAR 28/131/31.

1 folio
04 Aug 1919
CHAR 28/131/34

Copy of a letter from "Annie" Templeman (72 Warwick Road, Ealing [London]) to [Mary] Lady Harcourt in which she thanks the Committee [of the American Women's Hospital for Officers] for a gift and informs her that she intends to go to India. Unsigned typescript. Covering letter at CHAR 28/131/31.

1 folio
04 Aug 1919
CHAR 28/131/35

Copy of a letter from H H Fawthrop (Halton, Near Leeds [Yorkshire]) to [Mary] Lady Harcourt in which she thanks the Committee [of the American Women's Hospital for Officers] for a gift and says that her work at the hospital was "the happiest of my nursing experience". Unsigned typescript. Covering letter at CHAR 28/131/31.

1 folio
10 Aug 1919
CHAR 28/131/36-37

Letter from C Vandyk ("Vandyk", 41 Buckingham Palace Road, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill offering her a complimentary sitting for a portrait in a new studio in which "a wonderful scheme of diffused lighting...has produced astonishingly beautiful results." Signed typescript. Includes business card.

2 folios
13 Aug 1919
CHAR 28/131/38

Letter from Evelyn Wrench, Chairman of the English Speaking Union (Lennox House, Howard Street, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that the society has been increasing in size and intends to open a club in London and asking her whether she would like to join. Signed typescript.

1 folio
14 Aug 1919
CHAR 28/131/39

Letter from Harry Cranton (Tavistock Hotel, Covent Garden, London) to Lady [Randolph] Churchill offering to travel as a representative to Berlin [Germany]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
20 Aug 1919
CHAR 28/131/40-41

Letter from [Constance Leslie] (22 Manchester Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she describes her visit to Ireland. She comments that she met Stephen McKenna, the author of "Sonia Married"; gives news of the [Leslie] family and the improvement of Shane [Leslie]; comments on an unsuccessful exorcism by [Georgie] Yeats [wife of W B Yeats] and sends regards from Seymour [Leslie]. Unsigned manuscript.

2 folios
05 Sep [1919]
CHAR 28/131/42

Letter from [Lady] Patricia Ramsay [earlier Princess Patricia of Connaught] (36 Rue de Lubeck, Paris [France]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she says that she was sorry to have missed her and invites her to tea. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
22 Sep 1919
CHAR 28/131/43

Letter from Montana, General Secretary of the Library and Museum of War (39 Rue de Colysee, Paris [France]) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her for sending the library a copy of her book "Womens' War Work" and asking to be kept informed of her future writings on war or peace. Signed typescript.

1 folio
23 Oct 1919
CHAR 28/131/44

Letter from Harry Cranton (Chiddingfold, Surrey) to Lady Randolph Churchill enclosing details of his public and military work [see CHAR 28/131/45-50] and suggesting that these should be worthy of a peerage or some other recognition. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
29 Oct 1919
CHAR 28/131/45

Details of the military activities of [Harry Cranton] during World War I. Covering letter at CHAR 28/131/44. Manuscript.

1 folio
[1919]
CHAR 28/131/46-50

Details of the public works of [Harry Cranton] including all the positions he has held, details of the donations he has made to charities and his expenditure on military affairs. Covering letter at CHAR 28/131/44. Annotated typescript.

6 folios
[1919]
CHAR 28/131/51-53

Letter from Maria Allingworth (Babies of the Empire Centre, 29 Treborin Road, Earls Court [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she thanks her for her kindness at the [American Women's] Hospital [for Officers] at Lancaster Gate [London]; explains that she is undertaking training in midwifery and infant welfare and expresses gratitude to the hospital committee for funding this training. Signed manuscript.

3 folios
04 Nov 1919
CHAR 28/131/54

Letter from John [G Churchill] (Summer Fields, near Oxford) to "Granny" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he comments on the school play, "The Emerald"; reports that he has been inoculated; played in a match and sung in the school choir. Manuscript.

1 folio
19 Nov [1919]
CHAR 28/131/55

Letter from an unidentified correspondent (50 Onslow Gardens [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] accepting an invitation to a "musical party". Signed manuscript.

1 folio
16 Dec 1919
CHAR 28/131/56

Letter from Robert Hichens (Hotel Gerla, Mustapha, Algiers [Algeria]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] explaining that he is unable to accept an invitation as he intends to remain [in Algeria] throughout the winter. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
06 Jan 1920
CHAR 28/131/57-58

Telegram from Nancy (Montreux [Switzerland]) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that she has married Prince Christopher of Greece. Manuscript.

2 folios
02 Feb 1920
CHAR 28/131/59

Letter from Felicia Holmes (The American Red Cross, 44 East 23rd Street, New York [United States]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she thanks her for her letter, expresses regret that a statement on a foreign service statement was misleading and says that a badge has been sent to her. Signed typescript.

1 folio
16 Apr 1920
CHAR 28/131/60-61

Letter from Diana [Churchill, later Diana Bailey and Diana Sandys] (2 Sussex Square [London]) to "Grannie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks her for a box of chocolates, reports that she is to attend the Trooping of the Colour with WSC, that Sarah [Churchill, later Sarah Oliver, Sarah Beauchamp and Sarah, Lady Audley] is better and that Randolph [Churchill] has gone to school. Signed manuscript.

2 folios
04 Jun 1920
CHAR 28/131/62

Letter from Arthur [Duke of Connaught] (Clarence House, St James' [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] accepting an invitation to lunch. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
29 Jun 1920
CHAR 28/131/63

Letter from Patricia [Lady] Ramsay [earlier Princess Patricia of Connaught] (Hotel Ritz, Place Vendome, Paris [France]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] declining an invitation. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1920]
CHAR 28/131/64

Postcard from "M F" (Carlton Club [London]) to Jane [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that they should make plans for return of the "wanderer". Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1920]
CHAR 28/131/65

Newspaper cutting reporting that over 1,200 pounds had been raised by the Children's Jewel Fund and that the donors included Sir Basil Zaharoff, Dame Nellie Melba, Lord Profumo, Mrs Guinness and Lady Sarah Wilton.

1 folio
[1920]
CHAR 28/131/66

Letter from Douglas (26 Hyde Park Street [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he refers to an enclosure [not present] and invites her to tea.

1 folio
[1920]
CHAR 28/131/67

Letter from Harry Cranton (The Terrace House, Richmond, Surrey) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he would be grateful for her assistance in finding interesting work.

1 folio
[1920]
CHAR 28/131/68

Newspaper cutting of a photograph of King George V, Queen Mary and Queen Alexandra greeting Australians. WSC, [Arthur] Duke of Connaught and Sir Douglas Haig are also pictured.

1 folio
[1920]