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CHAR 28/34 Acquired Papers. Letters from George Cornwallis-West to Lady Randolph Churchill. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/34/1

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he misses her greatly and that the house is very gloomy and discusses the death of Mrs Vincent Corbett. In a postscript he tells her not to wear Caryl Ramsden's bracelet.

1 folio
04 Jan 1898
CHAR 28/34/2

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letters, describes a day spent hunting, and says that he intends to write to WSC.

1 folio
27 Jan 1898
CHAR 28/34/3

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has to go away with his regiment but that he would like to see her before leaving.

1 folio
29 Jan 1898
CHAR 28/34/4

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is missing her and discusses plans to see her.

1 folio
03 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/5

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is ill and asks her to visit him.

1 folio
09 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/6

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (In bed at 50 Park Street [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is still ill and reports that he has had "a scene" with his mother [Patsy Cornwallis-West] about their relationship.

1 folio
09 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/7

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is still ill, that he has heard that Miss G [Mary Goelet] is engaged to the Duke of Roxburghe and that he would like to see her before going to Newlands. Illustrated with a drawing of a heart containing the letters G and J above which is the motto "semper fidelis" [always faithful].

1 folio
11 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/8

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for her to visit him if there is no-one else in the house.

1 folio
[1898]
CHAR 28/34/9

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks about Newmarket, asks her to write to him, says that he has a picture of her in the Sketch and asks whether she is behaving herself with H[ugh] W[arrender].

1 folio
13 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/10

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses his disappointment at not receiving a letter from her and says that he misses her.

1 folio
15 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/11

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Queen's Guard, St James' Palace [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he would have come to see her in her carriage had he realised that she was there and says that he loves her.

1 folio
25 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/12

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Queen's Guard, St James' Palace [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is well and thanks her for her note.

1 folio
25 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/13

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Queen's Guard, St James' Palace [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that she is "everything to me" and describes his duties as the ensign on guard.

1 folio
28 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/14

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square[London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the loss of her money, says that he has been building "castles in the air" about living with her and discusses arrangements to see her at Warwick [Castle].

1 folio
29 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/15

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her.

1 folio
30 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/16

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he loves her and was sorry to have to leave her and that he has received an invitation from Lady [Daisy] Warwick.

1 folio
01 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/17

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Latimer, Chesham [Buckinghamshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a cricket match, says that he misses her and that he is reading ["The Story of the] Malakand [Field Force"].

1 folio
02 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/18

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Latimer, Chesham [Buckinghamshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is disappointed that she is not going to Warwick [Castle] and that Colonel [Hugh] Gough admires WSC greatly.

1 folio
03 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/19

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Warwick Castle) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that Lady [Daisy] W[arwick] has informed him that she had "put off the ladies of the party"' discusses his plans and describes a cricket match.

1 folio
05 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/20

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the doctor has given him permission to visit Cumberland Place.

1 folio
11 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/21

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Perham Down Camp, Ludgershall, Andover [Hampshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his journey, thanks her for her telegram and says that he misses her.

1 folio
18 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/22

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Perham Down Camp, Andover [Hampshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the army manoeuvres and arrangements for the mess and says that he misses her.

1 folio
19 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/23

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] ([Perham Down Camp, Andover, Hampshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes an army inspection and manoeuvres in intense heat.

1 folio
20 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/24

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Perham Down Camp [Andover, Hampshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has discussed finances with [William Cornwallis-West], comments on the unpleasantness of having to regulate his father's [William Cornwallis-West's] expenses and says that he misses her.

1 folio
23 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/25

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Perham Down Camp, Ludgershall, Near Andover [Hampshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing finances and the "useless extravagance" of his father [William Cornwallis-West] and says that he misses her.

1 folio
22 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/26

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Perham Down Camp [Andover, Hampshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he refers to "The oily one" , comments on newspaper reports of events in the Soudan and describes army manoeuvres.

1 folio
25 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/27-29

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (1st Brigade, Wilton camp, near Salisbury [Wiltshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that they were made to march to Salisbury in two days because of the presence of five line regiments and describes the incompetence displayed during the journey.

3 folios
28 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/30-31

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (1st Brigade, 1st Division, Northern Army, Salisbury [Wiltshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he loves her and that she can trust him; comments on a letter from WSC in the newspaper; discusses arrangements to see her; and describes army manoeuvres and bathing in a reservoir.

2 folios
02 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/32

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (1st Brigade, 1st Division, N[orthern] Army, Salisbury [Wiltshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the army is anxious at news about the fall of Khartoum [Sudan], describes army manoeuvres and says that he is looking forward to seeing her.

1 folio
04 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/33

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, London) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he apologises for not writing to her, discusses horse racing and says that he is relieved that the army manoeuvres are over.

1 folio
09 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/34

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Bachelors' Club, Piccadilly [London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for the gift of a pin, discussing the death of Robert Grenfell and the assassination of the Empress of Austria and describing a dinner the previous evening.

1 folio
12 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/35

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Guards' Club [London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her and asking about the possibility of joining George [Lord] Curzon's staff.

1 folio
12 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/36

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Guards' Club [London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her in Edinburgh [Scotland].

1 folio
14 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/37

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Tower of London) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her the following day. Annotated "Send word by bearer".

1 folio
17 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/38

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her and reporting that he has bought a horse.

1 folio
30 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/39

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Tower of London) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he will miss her and discusses the "most awful cheek" of a postscript to "J's" letter, the wisdom of getting him an invitation, and Sydney Greville's opinion that WSC speaks his mind too freely.

1 folio
06 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/40

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Tower of London) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is unable to cancel an engagement to remain with her and discusses arrangements to see her before he leaves.

1 folio
07 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/41

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reminds her to place bets for him at Newmarket.

1 folio
11 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/42

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that he has had a medical examination for an insurance policy, that he had dinner with Gordon Wood and Sydney Greville and saw "What happened to Jones'".

1 folio
12 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/43

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Tower of London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he instructs her to behave herself with Hugh Warrender and discusses WSC's literary style.

1 folio
13 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/44

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Tower of London) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he disliked having to leave her and discusses the inadequacy of their telephone conversation.

1 folio
16 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/45

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Londesborough Arms, Selby [Yorkshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a shooting party and gives the names of the others present, who include [Pamela] Plowden [later Pamela, Lady Lytton].

1 folio
18 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/46-47

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Londesborough Arms, Selby, Yorkshire) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a shooting party and discusses arrangements to see her in London, politics and Russian affairs.

2 folios
20 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/48

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he loves her and misses her, discusses an affaire between "the weasel &Lady Margaret", and describes a fox hunt.

1 folio
31 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/49

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a fox hunt and reports that WSC is to join him.

2 folios
01 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/50

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he agrees that his letters are uninteresting, discusses the likelihood of WSC going to India and the annoyance of HRH [Albert Edward Prince of Wales] at their "friendship".

1 folio
03 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/51

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she is not angry that he persuaded WSC to remain with him.

1 folio
04 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/52

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Ford Manor, Lingfield, Surrey) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he gives the names of those present, describes the day's shooting and says that he misses her.

1 folio
08 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/53

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Ford Manor, Lingfield, Surrey) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he would "give up everything" for her, describes the day's shooting and gives her a betting tip.

1 folio
09 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/54

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Ford Manor, Lingfield, Surrey) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the day's shooting and reports that he lost o14 at bridge.

1 folio
11 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/55

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a fox hunt and discusses arrangements to see her.

1 folio
15 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/56

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a fox hunt, comments that Lady [Daisy] Warwick looked "perfectly appalling" and discusses arrangements to see her.

1 folio
17 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/57

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing financial affairs.

1 folio
17 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/58

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her, describing hunting and speculating about the relationship between "the weasel" and "Lady M[argaret]".

1 folio
18 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/59

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Melton Constable, Norfolk) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing the hunting and giving the names of those present at the party.

1 folio
22 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/60

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Melton Constable, Norfolk) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting and says that he wishes "that my darling little Missus was here to share [my bed].".

1 folio
23 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/61

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Melton Constable, Norfolk) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he complains of toothache, describes the hunting and discusses the possibility of WSC standing for Liverpool.

1 folio
24 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/62

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Melton Constable, Norfolk) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting and gambling.

1 folio
25 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/63

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting and discusses arrangements to see her.

1 folio
29 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/64

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Wellesbourne House, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting, comments on "dirty-looking Leamington Spa [Warwickshire]" and discusses arrangements to see her.

1 folio
30 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/65

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Todenham, Moreton-in-Marsh [Gloucestershire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting.

1 folio
13 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/66

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to cash a cheque for him and buy a present for Gordon Wood and a travelling rug.

1 folio
17 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/67

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Royal Talbot Hotel, Westwithiel [Cornwall]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the discomfort of his journey and gives the names of those present at the party.

1 folio
18 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/68

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Royal Talbot Hotel, Westwithiel [Cornwall]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the shooting and asks her whether she could buy a shooting stick for him.

1 folio
19 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/69

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting and Christmas day and gives the names of those present at the party.

1 folio
26 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/70

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting and comments on the imperiousness of Miriam Shelusson.

1 folio
29 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/71

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his success at shooting and says that the servants are very excited at the prospect of the servants' ball.

1 folio
29 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/72

Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to visit him.

1 folio
29 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/73

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West](Scots Guards, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Northern Army, Salisbury [Wiltshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes army manoeuvres and discusses [Albert Edward] Prince [of Wales'] knowledge that she had proposed herself to [Lady] Daisy [Warwick].

1 folio
[Sep] [1898]