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CHAR 28/136 Acquired Papers: letters from various correspondents to Lady Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/136/1

Letter from the Aga Khan (Hyde Park Hotel, Knightsbridge, London) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] offering her the use of his box [at the opera] and suggesting that she should take [WSC] to "English 'home-made' opera." Pencil.

1 folio
c 1910
CHAR 28/136/2

Letter from Alfred Harmsworth [later 1st Lord Northcliffe] (Poynters Hall, Totteridge, Hertfordshire) to Lady Randolph Churchill apologising for the delay in replying to her letter and offering to assist her with her project [The Anglo-Saxon Review].

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/136/3

Card from "R H" to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she likes his songs.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/136/4

Letter from Diana Churchill [later Diana Bailey and Diana Sandys] (Lullenden, Sussex) to "Granny" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks her for a table and chairs and says that she has been tobogganing.

1 folio
c 1911
CHAR 28/136/5

Letter from [Diana Churchill, later Diana Bailey and Diana Sandys] (on Admiralty notepaper) to "grand mere" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for the flowers.

1 folio
c 1910
CHAR 28/136/6

Letter from "L" [Leonie, Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Glaslough, County Monaghan [Ireland]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she says that post is censored, that "Jack" [2nd Lord Leslie] has lost 6 men, and that she hopes to take Lionel to Trinity College, Dublin.

1 folio
c 1914
CHAR 28/136/7

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Glaslough, County Monaghan [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] praising her attitude towards the "decree" [and her divorce from George Cornwallis West]; commenting on her desire to tell Daisy [Lady Warwick] and Shelagh [Duchess of Westminster, earlier Shelagh Cornwallis West] "serve you right" and on her irritation at frequently seeing [Mrs Patrick Campbell, George Cornwallis West's second wife] in the newspapers; and discussing [Lady Randolph's] plans to let her house at [72] Brook Street [London] after refurbishing it.

1 folio
[1914]
CHAR 28/136/8

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Glaslough, County Monaghan [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she heard that [Lady Randolph] had obtained the decree nisi [relating to her divorce from George Cornwallis West]; comments on George [Cornwallis West's] foolishness and the possibility that he might marry "Mrs P C" [Mrs Patrick Campbell]; and suggests that she should fill her life with "Politics -&art - and joie de vivre".

1 folio
[1913]
CHAR 28/136/9-10

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Glaslough, County Monaghan [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she hopes that she is enjoying herself with the Spegers; comments on the "disgraceful" behaviour of George [Cornwallis West in marrying Mrs Patrick Campbell]; reports that Mary Crawshay is with her and that she expects Baron Georg Franckenstein; discusses unrest in Ireland; and suggests that they should visit Paris [France].

2 folios
[1914]
CHAR 28/136/11

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Hotel Imperial, Cork [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she comments on the problems in Ireland.

1 folio
c 1914
CHAR 28/136/12-13

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Hotel Imperial, Cork [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses [Lady Randolph's] forthcoming article on the subject of friendship; makes observations on social standing; discusses the "desperate time" in Ireland and her plans to let a house; and reports that Edmund Gosse is due to arrive shortly.

2 folios
[1916]
CHAR 28/136/14

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that the people she has seen include [Sir] George Prescott [Military Secretary to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], Alice [Lady Wimborne, earlier Alice Guest and Alice, Lady Ashby St Ledgers]; reports that [5th Lord] Dunraven [earlier Windhan Quin] hopes that there will be a peaceful settlement. In an addition to the letter from Glaslough [County Monaghan, Ireland] she discusses renovations to her house and asks for a copy of an article by [Lady Randolph].

1 folio
[1916]
CHAR 28/136/15

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Glaslough, County Monaghan [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses a letter she has received from Norman [Leslie] describing a battle [on the Western Front]; comments on the numbers of men who have died in the war; says that she has sent pyjamas to the American [Womens] hospital [for Officers organised by Lady Randolph] and asks when "Clemmy " [CSC] is expected to have her baby.

1 folio
[1914]
CHAR 28/136/16

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Glaslough, County Monaghan [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she comments on the fall of the forts at Antwerp [Belgium] and says that she has received an interesting letter from Norman [Leslie] describing a battle [on the Western Front].

1 folio
09 Oct [1914]
CHAR 28/136/17

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Glaslough, County Monaghan [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses a foolish telegram from "Kitty" [Katherine Mott] to the emperor [Kaiser Wilhelm II] intended to aid peace between England and Germany and reports that Claire [?Clare Sheridan] is returning a cheque from "Kitty". A copy of the telegram is at CHAR 28/127/12.

1 folio
[Jan] [1916]
CHAR 28/136/18

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Glaslough, County Monaghan [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: comments on [Lady Randolph's] article which has not yet been published; difficulties in Ireland; [Sir Vincent] Caillard's high opinion of WSC's "federal scheme" for Ireland; a visit by Alice [Lady Wimborne, earlier Alice Guest and Alice, Lady Ashby St Ledgers] to London; the butter shortage; Colonel [Charles A Court] Repington's position with the Morning Post; and a request for news about criticism of [Lord] Haig.

1 folio
[Jan] [1916]
CHAR 28/136/19

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Glaslough, County Monaghan [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] including discussion of: a meeting with Alice [Lady Wimborne, earlier Alice Guest and Alice, Lady Ashby St Ledgers]; the unpopularity of the United States' entry into the war with the Irish Nationalists and Sinn Fein; a visit by the Duke to [the American Womens] Hospital [for Officers]; and arrangements for her maid to see [Lady Randolph's] new dress.

1 folio
22 Apr [1917]
CHAR 28/136/20

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] ("In the train") to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses the clothes she hopes to wear in Ottawa [Canada], anticipates settling Shane [Leslie] in Canada, promises to send a telegram to Mary and comments that she is sharing a carriage with a doctor who is admiring a photograph of [Lady Randolph] in the Tatler. Pencil.

1 folio
[1915]
CHAR 28/136/21

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (USMS St Paul) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she intends to return to Ireland; asks for news of Claire [?Clare Sheridan]; comments on visits to see Seymour [Leslie] in the United States and to Ottawa [Canada]; reports that Shane [Leslie's] health has improved and thanks her for her help.

1 folio
Apr [1915]
CHAR 28/136/22

Letter from Leonie [Lady Leslie earlier Leonie Jerome] (Glaslough, County Monaghan [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses her plans to visit the Vice Regal [Lodge, Dublin, Ireland] and asks her to write to her.

1 folio
Apr [1916]
CHAR 28/136/23

Letter from Eleanor [Warrender] (Hotel du Chapeau Rouge, Dunkirk [France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which discusses an enclosure [not present], thanks her for seeing her when she left and for a watch, and says that she hopes that Hugh [Warrender] will have a good journey to France.

1 folio
Apr [1915]
CHAR 28/136/24

Envelope bearing a message thanking [Lady Randolph Churchill] for lunch which is signed by Muriel, Sarah, Gerard and Florence.

1 folio
1910s
CHAR 28/136/25

Part of a letter from Mappin and Webb Limited to Sir George Warrender reporting that his vase is "a very fine specimen" and was made by George Kidder in 1783. Typescript.

1 folio
Apr [1915]
CHAR 28/136/26

Letter from Augusta [Lady] Gregory (The Little Theatre, John Street, Adelphi [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she discusses the shock of the death of [Sir] Hugh [Lane], comments on his high opinion of Lady Randolph and on his unselfishness behaviour when [the Lusitania] sank.

1 folio
26 [May] [1915]
CHAR 28/136/27-30

Letter from Sefton Brancker (Royal Flying Corps, General Headquarters, near Gaza, Egypt) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] including: a request for gramophone records; successful operations against the Turks; the impressive leadership of [Field-Marshal Sir Edmund] Allenby; his hopes to reach Jerusalem [Palestine]; the success of the Royal Flying Corps; the barrenness of the countryside; observations on the Zionists and a request for news of WSC. Envelope present.

4 folios
c 1917
CHAR 28/136/31

Letter from Paul Cambon (Albert Gate House [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] declining an invitation with regret.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/32

Letter from Harcourt Hantsondille (5 Rue de Constantine [France]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] asking her to inform him when she arrives in Paris as he would like to talk with her.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/33

Letter from F T Marinetti to [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her whether she would be prepared to assist with the organisation of concerts given by Maria Carreras.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/34

Letter from Thierry D'Alsace (Hotel Lotti) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks whether it would be possible to call on her.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/35

Letter from Henri [Marquis de Breteuil] (Bevilliers-Breteuil, Chevreuse, Seine et Oise [France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses her letter, makes observations on the effects of the war and asks after WSC.

1 folio
[1915]
CHAR 28/136/36

List of paintings including works by [Thomas] Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Romney, Raeburn and Sir Thomas Lawrence. Includes valuations. Manuscript [in the hand of Lady Randolph Churchill].

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/37

Letter from Emma [Lady] Rothschild (148 Piccadilly [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letter of sympathy [on the death of 1st Lord Rothschild].

1 folio
[1915]
CHAR 28/136/38

Envelope addressed to James Stephens.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/39

Card from Charlotte Knollys (Marlborough House [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] asking for the address of [Patsy] Cornwallis West whom she believes to be seriously ill.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/40

Letter from George Plank (5 Thurloe Square [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he apologises for not replying to an invitation and says that he expects to be asked to produce a poster for a Chelsea matinee.

1 folio
c 1916
CHAR 28/136/41

Letter from Claude Lowther to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he refers to an enclosed note of sympathy [not present] and says that it was not delivered because the lift attendant whom he had asked to deliver it was knocked down by a cab.

1 folio
[1915]
CHAR 28/136/42

Letter from Seymour Hicks to Lady Randolph [Churchill] thanking her for attending a performance and apologising for its poor quality.

1 folio
[1915]
CHAR 28/136/43

Newspaper cutting reporting that General de Lisle has congratulated the "gallantry and steadiness" of the Oxfordshire Hussars under fire in the trenches.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/44-45

"Winnie" [Winifred, Duchess of Portland] ([Paris, France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses her financial difficulties and a property in which [Lady Randolph] was interested, comments on the "horrors" of war in France and the assistance provided by the United States, invites her to Paris and says that Henri [Marquis] de Breteuil is greatly missed.

2 folios
[1917]
CHAR 28/136/46

Letter from Maud Beerbohm Tree (1 All Souls Place, Portland Place [London]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she admires Lady Randolph's work and would like to be able to assist her.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/47-48

Transcription of a petition to the gentlemen of the Congested Board from Anne McTernan in which she complains of the poor quality of a turkey cock which was given to her by the board and which has since died. She states that the turkey caused her to lose money, that she will have to enter the workhouse and that if they do not give her case favourable consideration she will write to the Lord Lieutenant of the House of Lords. Manuscript in the hand of Lady Randolph Churchill. On the notepaper of Floors Castle, Kelso [Roxburghshire, Scotland].

2 folios
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/49-50

Letter from Gladys (Sandringham [Norfolk]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that her gift of a gold glass vase was very popular with Queen [Mary]. She says that she would be happy to join a dancing class and a club in Paris [France] and asks whether [Lady Randolph's] lawyer has sorted out the details.

2 folios
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/51

Visiting card from John Sargent annotated with a message to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill].

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/52-53

Letter from "Irish Vicereine" [Alice Lady Wimborne, earlier Alice Guest and Alice, Lady Ashby St Ledgers] (Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin [Ireland]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses a difficult letter which she has written for "the cause of Ireland" [to Beatrice, Lady Granard], comments on how charming Leonie [Lady Leslie] is, thanks her for her assistance and says that she has enjoyed their visit.

2 folios
[1918]
CHAR 28/136/54

Letter from H G Wells (52 St James' Court, Buckingham Gate [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he says that he is ill with a cold but will attend her party if he is well enough.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/55

Letter from Seymour [Leslie] (on the notepaper of 22 Manchester Square) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: a conversation between Judge Lindsay, [Charles A Court] Repington, [Sefton] Brancker, Priscilla and Maud [Beerbohm Tree]; future concerts to be given by [Sir Thomas] Beecham; the effect which joining the war has had in the United States; a request for cream cheese from "Ma" [Leonie, Lady Leslie, earlier Leonie Jerome]; his success at finding a "Spring Mate"; and a description of various social occasions.

1 folio
[1917]
CHAR 28/136/56

Letter from Justina Collins (American Red Cross Hospital Number 22 (for Officers), 98-99 Lancaster Gate [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] thanking her for her kindness during the time they worked together at the hospital.

1 folio
[1917]
CHAR 28/136/57

Letter from "V R" (Brooks's, St James's Street [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he says that he enjoyed their visit to St John's Studios, that he hopes that he did not appear discouraging about her proposed visit to Nigeria [to join her husband, Montagu Porch] but was recalling "the hostile influence on one's 'morale' of mosquitoes".

1 folio
[1917]
CHAR 28/136/58

Letter from Ellen Terry (Cramond, Edinburgh [Scotland]) to Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she apologises for not replying to her letter sooner; explains that she has only just received it; expresses regret that she will not be able to help her at Harrods and says that she is "plodding along on my 'brilliant career'".

1 folio
[1917]
CHAR 28/136/59

Letter from A G W Mason (17 Stratton Street [London]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he apologises for not coming to her house and explains that he did not note the date in his calendar and was not reminded.

1 folio
[1917]
CHAR 28/136/60

Letter from [Sir] Charles Darling [Judge of the King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice] (Royal Court of Justice) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he will see her in his room in the interval after his summing up and apologises that she has had to listen to "a deadly dull case". Signed manuscript. Pencil.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/61

Letter from Gladys (Wilton House, Salisbury [Wiltshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks her for a powder box, says that Queen [Mary] was pleased to receive a letter from her and wishes her "peace and contentment" in 1913. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1912]
CHAR 28/136/62-63

Letter from Daisy [Lady Warwick] (Warwick Castle) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: a conversation with Sidney; "Brookie's" health; an invitation to stay at Warwick with Sir Oliver Lodge, [Mary] Lady Lodge, H G Wells, [Amy] Wells, [Henry] de Vere Stacpoole and "a miscellaneous collection of writers, poets, etc"; and a discussion of their lives about which she comments "We have both lived our lives, &gathered more experiences than most women". Signed manuscript.

2 folios
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/64

Letter from [?Count Charles] Kinsky (Oxendon Hall, Market Harborough [Leicestershire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he wishes her a happy Christmas, advises her to remain "dignified" [? a reference to her divorce from George Cornwallis West], and refers to a souvenir which he has given her. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1914]
CHAR 28/136/65

Letter from Gladys (Hotel Ritz, Place Vendome, Paris [France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] offering her and Leonie [Lady Leslie] the use of her box at the opera. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/66

Letter from Alice Keppel (Melbury, Dorchester [Dorset]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letter, expressing admiration for her, and suggesting that they should meet. Signed typescript.

1 folio
c 1914
CHAR 28/136/67

Letter from J M Barrie (3 Adelphi Terrace House, Strand [London]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] apologising for not having replied to her invitation and inviting her to tea. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/68

Letter from Consuelo [Duchess of Marlborough later Consuelo Balsan] to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she thinks that they should "take the American Red Cross hint" as it would create an good international impression and says that she has seen Major Patterson. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/69

Note from "J" [Lady Randolph Churchill] to an unidentified correspondent in which she expresses regret that she cannot see him as she is in a conference. Pencil.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/70

Letter from Hilda Hewlett (7 Northwick Terrace [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she thanks her for her kindness and reports that an un-named person had a meeting with the First Lord [?of the Admiralty, WSC]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/71

Letter from the Aga Khan (III) (Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, London) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he thanks her for a gift, says that he intends to work with the Indian voluntary ambulance and that he hopes that he will find caring for the wounded spiritually rewarding. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/72

Letter from Cyril Scott (24 Newport Road [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he declines an invitation with regret and says that he would like to dine quietly with her as his doctors have forbidden late hours. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/73

Letter from "K" (The Bath Club, 16 Berkeley Square [London]) to Jenny [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing the departure of soldiers to France, recommending "Bertie" Nicolas as a driver for WSC, agreeing with an opinion expressed in the John Bull newspaper "no mercy for the Berlin Butcher!" and inviting her to dinner. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1916]
CHAR 28/136/74

Letter from George Plank (5 Thurloe Square [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] explaining that "Ozzie" [Oswald] Dickinson has also told him a story about Mrs Lee which Lady Randolph had related to him and reassuring her that he had not revealed that he knew the story. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/75

Letter from "Bendor" [Hugh, 2nd Duke of Westminster] (Grosvenor House, London) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her for the name of a "budding young diplomatist" whom he met at her party. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/136/76

Letter from Fanny [Duchess of] Leeds (41 Grosvenor Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that her concert made 100 pounds and expressing admiration for her piano playing. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[Dec] [1915]
CHAR 28/136/77-79

Letter from Alice [Lady Wimborne, earlier Alice Guest and Alice, Lady Ashby St Ledgers] (Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin [Ireland]) to Jenny [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses her correspondence with Beatrice [Lady] Granard and encloses a copy of a letter to her [see CHAR 28/136/80], complains that her efforts to be conciliatory have been rejected, says that Leonie [Lady Leslie] is to stay with [Lady] Granard and asks [Lady Randolph] to explain the situation to Leonie. Signed manuscript.

3 folios
[1918]
CHAR 28/136/80

Copy of a letter from Alice [Lady] Wimborne [earlier Alice Guest and Alice, Lady Ashby St Ledgers] (Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin [Ireland]) to Beatrice [Lady Granard] expressing regret that she and [Bernard 8th] Lord Granard were unable to dine during the [Irish Peace] Convention and commenting "This is such a great moment for Ireland that I feel...that we should all work together to help in any way we can". Covering letter at CHAR 28/138/77-79. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1918]
CHAR 28/136/81

Letter from Robert Hichens (Savoy Hotel, London) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] discussing arrangements to attend the first night of [a play] by Harry Irving. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1918
CHAR 28/136/82

Notes by [Lady Randolph Churchill] entitled "jobs" assigning tasks to various people including [Ralph] Hope Vere, [William] Westenra [later 6th Lord Rossmore] and Baron Lejeune.

1 folio
c 1917
CHAR 28/136/83

Letter from "Stoppy" (1 Evelyn Mansions, Carlisle Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for spending an evening with him and expresses appreciation for the play they saw. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1917
CHAR 28/136/84

Letter from William Orpen (8 South Bolton Gardens [London]) to Lady [Randolph] Churchill in which he declines an invitation, explaining that he has a painting commission to complete, and asks her to "give me another chance sometime". Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1917
CHAR 28/136/85

Letter from Bernard Freyberg (Staff College, Camberley [Surrey]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he apologises for the poor quality of a photograph [not present] and says that he hopes that she is enjoying the opera. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1917
CHAR 28/136/86

Letter from Paul (Serbian Headquarters, Valievo) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he wishes England success in the war and asks her to thank WSC for his "kind words" to an Italian journalist about Serbia. Signed manuscript. Red shellac seal on dorse.

1 folio
[1915]
CHAR 28/136/87

Letter from Claude Lowther to "tres chere amie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses sympathy with her, explains that he begged WSC to return [?from France] when "the episode" [?a reference to the Dardanelles campaign] is forgotten. Pencil. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[Jan] [1916]
CHAR 28/136/88

Letter from Siegfried Sassoon (Private Convalescent Home for Officers, Lennel, Coldstream, Scotland) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he says that he is doing well, that he hopes that "the muses will be propitious", and that he has been playing Bach and was reminded of her when he saw a book plate belonging to Pearl Craigie [who had been a friend of Lady Randolph's]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1917
CHAR 28/136/89

Letter from [Colonel John] Brabazon (2 Palmeira Square, Hove, Sussex) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he asks her to forward a letter [not present] to WSC and comments that WSC has "behaved magnificently" [?a reference to the failure of the Dardanelles expedition]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1915]
CHAR 28/136/90

Letter from John Granley (16 Arlington Street [London]) to Lady [Randolph] Churchill thanking her for a present. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1917
CHAR 28/136/91

Letter from George (Admiralty House, Devonport [Devon]) to Jenny [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he would love to see her; comments on the change of Government; and says that she must be glad to have WSC back with her. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1916]
CHAR 28/136/92

Manuscript breakdown of money owed [?by Lady Randolph Churchill] which amounts to 13,000 pounds and which includes a mortgage of 5,000 pounds.

1 folio
c 1916
CHAR 28/136/93

Newscutting of a photograph of [Clare] Sheridan working on a statuette plus a caption which comments on the death of her husband, Captain [William] Sheridan.

1 folio
c 1916
CHAR 28/136/94

Letter from Shelagh [Duchess of Westminster, earlier Shelagh Cornwallis West] (Newlands Manor [Lymington, Hampshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letter; describing injuries sustained by her father [William Cornwallis West]; expressing sympathy at the news that [Lady Randolph] has sold her house and reporting that she has leased her house, commenting "in these days one must save every penny one can". Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1916
CHAR 28/136/95

Letter from Alice [Lady] Leicester (Holkham [Wells, Norfolk]) to Verena thanking her for her letter of sympathy on the death of her son and saying that she takes comfort from the thought that he died a noble death. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1916
CHAR 28/136/96

Letter from James (11a Welbeck Street [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he says that he is in London and would be prepared to play duets with her. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1916
CHAR 28/136/97

Letter from Charles Haddon Chambers (4 Aldford Street, Park Lane [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter, comments on the success of a comedy which he has produced in Manchester and discusses her suggestions for a dramatic device connected with a telegram. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1916
CHAR 28/136/98

Letter from Mary [Lady] Minto (Minto House, Hawick, Roxburghshire [Scotland]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that Eileen would be grateful for [Lady Randolph's] assistance in proposing her for membership of a club. She discusses the progress of the war, says that she thinks that National Service should be introduced and discusses her work on [Gilbert, 4th Lord Minto's] papers. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1915]
CHAR 28/136/99

Letter from [? the President of the Royal Botanic Society of London] to Lady Randolph Churchill, asking her to act as patron for the society's masked ball.

1 folio
26 May 1914