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CHAR 28/135 Acquired Papers: Letters from Lady Gwendeline Churchill [formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] to Lady Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/135/1

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (The Lodge, Brackley, Northamptonshire) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill], expresses concern for her health, discusses plans to go to Scotland on the [Admiralty yacht] Enchantress with WSC and "Jack" [John S Churchill] and reports that the "boys" [John G Churchill and Peregrine Churchill] are well. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1913
CHAR 28/135/2

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (10 Talbot Square, Hyde Park [London]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she and "Jack" [John S Churchill] would be prepared to do anything for her and that Jack is concerned about her and would "give his blood for your happiness". Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1912]
CHAR 28/135/3

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (41 Cromwell Road [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she would like a short coat for the baby [Peregrine Churchill] and a day gown for herself and reports that the health of John [G Churchill] has improved and that "Clemmie" [CSC] has gone to Blenheim. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1913]
CHAR 28/135/4

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (41 Cromwell Road [London]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which discusses the health of "Johnnie" [John G Churchill] and thanks her for gifts. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1913]
CHAR 28/135/5

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (44 Bedford Square [London]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks her for her letter; discusses her plans to visit Blenheim; says that "Jack" [John S Churchill] is moving around in France; and reports that the boys [John G Churchill and Peregrine Churchill] are well. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1914
CHAR 28/135/6

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Blagdon, Cramlington, Northumberland) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she asks what she is doing; says that she "makes gougous at" [3rd] Lord Belper [earlier Algernon Strutt] in his uniform and that she has not heard from "Jack" [John S Churchill]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/135/7

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Lympne [Kent]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she reports that "Jack" [John S Churchill] has returned to the trenches with his regiment and is missing his children [John G Churchill and Peregrine Churchill]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
20 Nov 1914
CHAR 28/135/8

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (72 Brook Street [London]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for lending her a car. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1914
CHAR 28/135/9

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (72 Brook Street [London]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she apologises that she was not told that "Jack" [John S Churchill] had left [for France], reports that the children [John G Churchill and Peregrine Churchill] are due to return and invites her to lunch or dinner. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1914
CHAR 28/135/10

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Alderley Park, Chelford, Cheshire) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a letter [not present] from "Jacko" [John S Churchill], says that she intends to be "brave and dignified" [during his absence in France], reports that she has been enjoying the company of Venetia [Stanley, later Venetia Montagu] and that the children [John G Churchill and Peregrine Churchill] are well, and expresses relief about "Clemmie" [CSC, a reference to the birth of Sarah Churchill, later Sarah Oliver, Sarah Beauchamp and Sarah, Lady Audley]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1914
CHAR 28/135/11

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Alderley Park, Chelford, Cheshire) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for sending a telegram about "Clemmie" [CSC, on the birth of Sarah Churchill, later Sarah Oliver, Sarah Beauchamp and Sarah, Lady Audley]; asking whether she has heard any news of "Jacko" [John S Churchill] from WSC; and saying that the children [John G Churchill and Peregrine Churchill] are enjoying themselves. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1914]
CHAR 28/135/12

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (10 Carlton House Terrace [London]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] apologising for not being able to dine with her, suggesting an alternative date and asking her whether she would look at a flat with her. In a postscript she adds that "Jack" [John S Churchill] is expected to return soon. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1914]
CHAR 28/135/13

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (41 Cromwell Road [London]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she complains of not having any money; discusses a dinner with WSC, CSC and "Bend'or" [2nd Duke of Westminster]; encloses a photograph [not present] of "Johnnie" [John G Churchill]; and says that she has no news of events at the Admiralty and that she hopes to improve her tennis. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1915]
CHAR 28/135/14

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Blenheim Palace) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she wishes her a happy Christmas, gives the names of those present at Blenheim who include F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead] and describes her plans for entertainment. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1913]
CHAR 28/135/15

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (41 Cromwell Road [London]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she, WSC and CSC dined with "Betty" and her prospective husband and that she has seen Leonie [Lady Leslie] with the Asquiths [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford and Asquith and Margot Asquith, later Lady Oxford and Asquith]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1913
CHAR 28/135/16-17

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Beehive Cottage, Overstrand [Norfolk]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses her financial difficulties; praises [Lady Randolph's] work in setting up a hospital [the American Womens Hospital for Officers]; says that she and "Clemmie" [CSC] are well and expresses pride that "Jacko" [John S Churchill] is serving his country. Signed manuscript.

2 folios
[1914]
CHAR 28/135/18-19

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (16 Rue Auguste Vacquerie, Paris [France]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she describes the difficulties of her journey across the Channel; gives the names of the people she has seen who include Edmund Talbot, Mary Talbot and [Edwin] Lutyens; says that she hopes to meet "Jack" [John S Churchill] and comments that Paris appears as if "it had its nerves on edge" and that there are many widows and blind people present. Signed typescript.

2 folios
c 1914
CHAR 28/135/20

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Knebworth House, Knebworth [Hertfordshire]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks her for her letter and discusses her plans to return to London and leave "Johnnie" [John G Churchill] with [Lady Randolph] while she takes Peregrine [Churchill] to "Kitty" Somerset. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1914
CHAR 28/135/21

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Knebworth House, Knebworth [Hertfordshire]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses her plans to travel to Newcastle [upon Tyne, Northumberland] and then to stay with the Asquiths [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford and Asquith and Margot Asquith, later Lady Oxford and Asquith]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1914
CHAR 28/135/22

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Blenheim Palace) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she has been staying with Norah Brassey, discusses her plans to return to London where she will stay at 25 Park Lane, expresses disappointment at not seeing her and thanks her for looking after "Johnnie" [John G Churchill]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1914
CHAR 28/135/23-24

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Altachiara, Portofino, Italy) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she describes her surroundings, reports that she is with Aubrey Herbert and Mary Herbert and asks after "Johnnie" [John G Churchill] and Peregrine [Churchill]. Signed manuscript.

2 folios
15 Apr 1919
CHAR 28/135/25

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Sutton Courtney [Berkshire]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that they have always understood each other; expresses sympathy for her difficulties; thanks her for paying for a term's school fees for "Johnnie" [John G Churchill]; and refers to an incident which will break "Monty's" [Montagu Porch's] heart. Envelope present.

1 folio
[1918]
CHAR 28/135/26

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Brookside) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that Peregrine [Churchill] would like her to bring him a puzzle. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1920
CHAR 28/135/27

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] (Sutton Courtney [Berkshire]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses [Lady Randolph's] payment of 50 pounds for school fees for "Johnnie" [John G Churchill] and says that Violet, Lady Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith, later Lady Violet Bonham Carter and Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] is due to arrive shortly. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1920
CHAR 28/135/28

Letter from "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie] ([Sutton Courtney, Berkshire]) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she has succeeded in finding a nursery maid and thanks her for the gift of a cap. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1920