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CHAR 28/137 Acquired Papers: letters from various correspondents to Lady Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

  Reference Description Date range  
CHAR 28/137/1-2

Letter from Leonie [Jerome, later Leonie, Lady Leslie] to "Madame Milady" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she gives news of a party attended by Consuelo [Duchess of Manchester], Francis Knollys and "Lord B" [Lord Blandford, later George, 8th Duke of Marlborough]; describes a visit to Mrs Riggs; reports that Clara [Frewen, earlier Clara Jerome] has been driving with Lady Cornelia [Churchill, later Cornelia Lady Guest and Lady Wimborne] and Lady Camden [formerly Lady Clementine Churchill] and that she has been to the Bois [de Boulogne, Paris]. Envelope present.

2 folios
c 1882
CHAR 28/137/3

Part of a letter from [Clara Jerome] to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she expresses pleasure that [Lady Randolph] has seen "Papa" [Leonard Jerome]; reports that she has been introduced to Baron Lepel; and describes a party.

1 folio
c 1882
CHAR 28/137/4

Letter from Paul Cambon (Albert Gate House [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses a portrait of her. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/137/5

Letter from George Moon (92 Victoria Street [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he asks her to tell him if he has forgotten something and comments on her fortune in having sons "who do not waste their lives in restaurants and race courses". Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1915
CHAR 28/137/6

Letter from John Sargent (33 Tite Street, Chelsea [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] recommending Timothy Cole for reproduction work for her magazine ["The Anglo Saxon Review"]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
1900
CHAR 28/137/7

Letter from John Sargent (33 Tite Street, Chelsea [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he says that he would be willing to contribute a sketch to her "souvenir" and asks her whether she would like him to draw her. Signed manuscript. See also CHAR 28/137/9.

1 folio
1900
CHAR 28/137/8

Letter from John Sargent (33 Tite Street, Chelsea [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he says that he is glad that she likes the Spaniards, asks her to recommend them and thanks her for "merry photographs". Signed manuscript.

1 folio
1900
CHAR 28/137/9

Letter from John Sargent (33 Tite Street, Chelsea [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] discussing arrangements [to sketch her]. Signed manuscript. See also CHAR 28/137/7.

1 folio
1900
CHAR 28/137/10

Letter from Charles-Marie Widor (3 Rue de l'Abbaye [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has seen Madame de Wolkenstein at St. Sulpice and discusses arrangements to provide her with a violinist. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/137/11

Letter from Robert Hichens (Queen Anne's Mansions, Queen Anne's Gate [London]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] saying that he will try and see her the following day. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/137/12

Letter from Robert Hichens (Queen Anne Mansions, St James' Park [London]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he apologises for not being able to make a trip as he has to see someone in London and has to correct proofs. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
1900
CHAR 28/137/13

Letter from V C J Rhodes (Burlington Hotel [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] accepting an invitation. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
1900
CHAR 28/137/14

Letter from Lord Hartington [later 8th Duke of Devonshire] to Lady Randolph [Churchill] declining an invitation and complaining of a cold. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1885
CHAR 28/137/15

Letter from C Coquelin (Walsingham House) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking to subscribe to [the Anglo Saxon Review] and complimenting her on her magazine. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/137/16

Letter from George [Prince of Wales, later King George V] (Royal Yacht Osborne) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] accepting an invitation to dinner. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1905
CHAR 28/137/17

Letter from George [Prince of Wales, later King George V] (Sandringham, Norfolk) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he thanks her for a photograph and says that he has been skating. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1905
CHAR 28/137/18

Letter from [Baron de] Staal (Chesham House, Chesham Place [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he compliments her on [WSC's] heroic conduct [?in the Boer War] and complains of a cold. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/137/19

Letter from George Smalley (8 Chester Place, Hyde Park Square [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he comments on a climbdown [?by Joseph Chamberlain] "What else could he do after climbing up where it was too slippery to hold him?" and says that it will have made [Chamberlain] unpopular in Birmingham and that he would like to see her. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
1890
CHAR 28/137/20

Letter from "F" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] (Blenheim Palace, Woodstock [Oxfordshire]) to Jenny [Lady Randolph Churchill] marked "private" including observations on the foolishness of [Lady] Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey] in confiding in [6th] Lord Calthorpe and comments on a split in the family [between Lord Randolph Churchill and Lord Blandford, later George 8th Duke of Marlborough]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1875
CHAR 28/137/21

Letter from "C" [?Lord Curzon of Kedleston] (Hackwood, Basingstoke [Hampshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her affectionate letter and commenting that he looks as though he has been attacked "by an indignant husband". Manuscript signed with initials.

1 folio
c 1880
CHAR 28/137/22

Letter from Margot Asquith [later Lady Oxford and Asquith] (10 Downing Street, Whitehall [London]) to Jenny [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to vacate a house as she has managed to lease it. Pencil. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1912
CHAR 28/137/23

Letter from Margot Asquith [later Lady Oxford and Asquith] (10 Downing Street, Whitehall [London]) to Jenny [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her not to tell anyone how much rent she pays [for their house] explaining that she needs to lease it at a good rate because "H" [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford and Asquith] is not rich and she would like to lease it to [?Maud] Lady Cunard. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1912
CHAR 28/137/24

Letter from Frederick (St James's Palace [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] inviting her and Lord Randolph Churchill to dinner. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1880
CHAR 28/137/25

Letter from Charles-Marie Widor (3 Rue de l'Abbaye [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing dates and times at which they could meet. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/137/26

Letter from Arthur Balfour (4 Carlton Gardens [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he asks her to send him a ticket and says that he hopes to be able to get away [from the House of Commons] where they will be discussing "beer". Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/137/27

Letter from Gertrude Atherton (64 St James' Court, Buckingham Gate [London]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks her for her trouble connected with a club and discussing arrangements to see her. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/137/28

Letter from Gertrude Atherton (64 St James' Court, Buckingham Gate [London]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she would like to join a club, discusses her reading and says that she would like to see her. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/137/29

Letter from Gertrude Atherton (64 St James' Court, Buckingham Gate [London]) to Mrs Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she asks whether she has read her book called "The Aristocrats" and describes the experiences on which she based the book. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/137/30

Letter from Gertrude Atherton (817 Van Neu Avenue, San Francisco [United States]) to Mrs Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she asks for permission to include "Talbot of Ursula" [originally published in the Anglo-Saxon Review] in a volume of short stories. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/137/31

Letter from Georgiana [Lady] Salisbury (20 Arlington Street [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] inviting her and Lord Randolph Churchill to dinner. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1880
CHAR 28/137/32

Letter from Georgiana [Lady] Salisbury (20 Arlington Street [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she expresses sorrow at not seeing her and asks whether she has received a card which she has sent. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1880
CHAR 28/137/33

Letter from Georgiana [Lady] Salisbury (20 Arlington Street [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] passing on a request from [Robert, 3rd Lord] Salisbury [earlier Robert Gascoyne-Cecil] about an invitation to Sir Henry James. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1888
CHAR 28/137/34

Letter from Georgiana [Lady] Salisbury (Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] informing her that their dinner must be postponed as Queen [Victoria] wishes [Robert, 3rd Lord] Salisbury [earlier Robert Gascoyne-Cecil] to sleep on the [Royal Yacht] Osborne. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1888
CHAR 28/137/35

Letter from ?Soiyons to Jenny [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] suggesting that they should go hunting at Fontainebleau [France]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1872
CHAR 28/137/36

Letter from Louise Margaret [Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn] (Royal Hospital, Dublin [Ireland]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a photograph and article [not present] and asking whether she has visited any shops. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1902
CHAR 28/137/37

Letter from Louise Margaret [Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn] (Clarence House, St James's [London]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letter of sympathy. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1902
CHAR 28/137/38

Letter from Louise Margaret [Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn] (Clarence House, St James's [London]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for the use of her box at the opera. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1902
CHAR 28/137/39

Letter from Louise Margaret [Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn] (Royal Hospital, Dublin [Ireland]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] inviting her and [George Cornwallis West] and "Jack" [John S] Churchill to stay and commenting on the poor health of Rachel [Lady] Dudley. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1902
CHAR 28/137/40

Letter from Louise Margaret [Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn] (Royal Hospital, Dublin [Ireland]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for a green parasol which she says she will find useful. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1902
CHAR 28/137/41

Letter from Louise Margaret [Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn] (Royal Hospital, Dublin [Ireland]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses arrangements for her stay and suggests that they attend the races at Leopardstown. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1902
CHAR 28/137/42

Letter from C Lumley Cator, Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the Randolph Churchill Habitation (7 Southwick Place [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill inviting her, as Dame President [of the Primrose League], to attend entertainment hosted by the Habitation. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
1900
CHAR 28/137/43

Letter from [Anne, Duchess of] Roxburghe [formerly Lady Bowmont and Lady Anne Churchill, Mistress of the Robes and Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria] (Windsor Castle) to [?Francis] Duchess [of Marlborough] inviting Lord Randolph [Churchill] to the levee and Lady Randolph [Churchill] to the drawing room on behalf of Queen Victoria. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
1900
CHAR 28/137/44

Letter from "Jack" [John] Leslie (Ludgrove, New Barnet, Hertfordshire) to Aunty Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that her leg has recovered and says that he hopes to win a prize for arithmetic and that he is enjoying his school. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1890
CHAR 28/137/45

Letter from Hermione (Carlton [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing sympathy for her illness. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1920
CHAR 28/137/46

Letter from Hermione (Carlton [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she is glad that [Lady Randolph] has recovered and expresses sympathy for her troubles. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/137/47

Transcribed poem entitled "In anniversario mortis" on the death of a loved one [in the handwriting of Lady Randolph Churchill].

1 folio
1890s
CHAR 28/137/48

Letter from [Sir] Evan [Charteris] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing sympathy for her troubles [possibly a reference to her divorce from George Cornwallis West] and suggesting that he should see her. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1914
CHAR 28/137/49

Letter from [Lord] Curzon [of Kedleston] (Hackwood, Basingstoke [Hampshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing a date to see her. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1914
CHAR 28/137/50

Letter from Maud [Lady] Lansdowne (Bowood, Calne, Wiltshire) to Jenny [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing the delivery of some ice plates and expressing regret that she is unable to attend her wedding [to George Cornwallis West]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/137/51

Newspaper cutting reporting that Lady Randolph Churchill has been awarded the Imperial Order of the Crown of India. Covering letter at CHAR 28/137/52.

1 folio
[1885]
CHAR 28/137/52

Letter from Norah Stirling (Sysonby Lodge, Melton Mowbray [Leicestershire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] referring to an enclosure [see CHAR 28/137/51] and expressing the hope that [Lady Randolph] will "live long to be an ornament to the Empire" [a reference to her receiving the Imperial Order of the Crown of India]. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
[1885]
CHAR 28/137/53-54

Filing notes for letters to Lady Randolph Churchill, 1890, 1892 and 1894.

2 folios
1890 - 1894