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CHAR 28/36 Acquired Papers. Letters and telegrams from George Cornwallis-West to Lady Randolph Churchill. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/36/1-2

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he misses her and that he understands that she had to sail with the Maine; reports that sunstroke has caused him to suffer "angina pectoris"; asks her not to tell his family of his illness and comments that Patsy [Cornwallis-West] "looks very C D [seedy]".

2 folios
18 Jan 1900
CHAR 28/36/3-4

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has suffered several attacks of "angina pectoris" and that he wishes she would return; speculates on news of the taking of Spion Kop [South Africa]; comments on WSC's account of his escape from Pretoria; reports that HRH [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] has asked to see him and says that he has seen Leonie [Leslie, formerly Leonie Jerome].

2 folios
25 Jan 1900
CHAR 28/36/5-7

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses disappointment at the news that she is not leaving Durban [South Africa]; says that [William Cornwallis-West] keeps suggesting that he should marry an heiress to alleviate financial difficulties and reports that HRH [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] has asked him "searching questions" which he refused to answer. Envelope present.

3 folios
02 Feb 1900
CHAR 28/36/8-9

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is glad that she is to leave South Africa; reports that "Bendor" [Hugh, 2nd Duke of Westminster] has decided to marry Shelagh [Cornwallis-West, later Shelagh, Duchess of Westminster] and to go to South Africa as aide de camp to [1st] Lord Roberts; that Daisy [Princess of Pless] has had an heir and that he is getting on well with Shelagh.

2 folios
08 Feb 1900
CHAR 28/36/10-11

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (West Dean, Binstead, Ryde [Isle of Wight]) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses concern at the news that "Jack" [John S Churchill] has been wounded, discusses entertainment organised by Mrs Arthur Paget for charity; and makes observations on the progress of the Boer War.

2 folios
16 Feb 1900
CHAR 28/36/12

Telegram from George [Cornwallis-West] to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he has not received a telegram announcing her departure and that his patience is "almost exhausted".

1 folio
16 Mar 1900
CHAR 28/36/13

Telegram from George [Cornwallis-West] to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he is "bitterly disappointed" [that she is not leaving South Africa].

1 folio
1900
CHAR 28/36/14

Telegram from George [Cornwallis-West] (Lymington [Hampshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he is longing to see her.

1 folio
08 Feb 1900
CHAR 28/36/15

Telegram from George [Cornwallis-West] (Milford on Sea [Hampshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he has seen in the papers that the Maine is to leave Durban [South Africa] but that she is staying and comments "This is your effort to return".

1 folio
06 Feb 1900
CHAR 28/36/16

Telegram from George [Cornwallis-West] (London) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he regrets that she considers it necessary to stay [in South Africa] for a month and that he is better.

1 folio
03 Feb 1900
CHAR 28/36/17

Telegram from George [Cornwallis-West] (London) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he expresses pleasure [that she is leaving South Africa] and asks her to telegraph where the ship will be stopping for coal.

1 folio
09 Mar 1900
CHAR 28/36/18

Telegram from George [Cornwallis-West] (Lymington [Hampshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he expresses pleasure that "Jack" [John S Churchill] is better and asks her to return soon.

1 folio
02 Mar 1900
CHAR 28/36/19

Telegram from George [Cornwallis-West] (Lymington [Hampshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he is depressed and asks her to keep him informed of her plans.

1 folio
16 Feb 1900
CHAR 28/36/20

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Ruthin Castle, North Wales) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is looking forward to seeing her and asks her to make arrangements for them to be alone.

1 folio
21 Apr 1900
CHAR 28/36/21

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Ruthin Castle, North Wales) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has sent the letter by Leonie [Leslie, formerly Leonie Jerome] and that he is looking forward to seeing her and asks her to make arrangements for them to be alone.

1 folio
21 Apr 1900
CHAR 28/36/22

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (The Anglo-Saxon Review, 35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter, asks her to suggest an interview with HRH [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales], comments on the news that the Maine is to sail to China and says that he is looking forward to being married to her.

1 folio
[1900]
CHAR 28/36/23

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he wishes her success with her meeting and says that he misses her.

1 folio
01 May 1900
CHAR 28/36/24

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Turf Club, Piccadilly [London]) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he apologises for not returning her keys and for his hasty temper and discusses a speech she is to deliver.

1 folio
02 May 1900
CHAR 28/36/25

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Queen's Club, St James' Palace [London]) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses arrangements to meet her.

1 folio
03 May 1900
CHAR 28/36/26

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Queen's Club, St James' Palace [London]) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses concern that she did not come to meet him.

1 folio
03 May 1900
CHAR 28/36/27

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Warwick Castle) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he misses her.

1 folio
03 Jun 1900
CHAR 28/36/28

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Warwick Castle) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has discussed their marriage with Lady "Algy" [Algernon], discusses a visit to Sandringham and makes observations about Mr and Mrs King.

1 folio
03 Jun 1900
CHAR 28/36/29

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to send him a telegram and says that he has been thinking about what she said [?about their marriage].

1 folio
30 Jun 1900
CHAR 28/36/30

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Halton, Tring [Hertfordshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for a note wishing him good morning and says that he loves her.

1 folio
01 Jul 1900
CHAR 28/36/31

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Hotel Metropole, Folkestone [Kent]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she is resting "to keep your health &youth &activity as long as possible for the man whom you love".

1 folio
10 Jul 1900
CHAR 28/36/32

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Guisachan, Beauly [Invernesshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he sympathises with WSC's exasperation and urges her to "get rid" of [John] Lane in order that she should make a profit from [The Anglo-Saxon] Review.

1 folio
28 Sep 1900
CHAR 28/36/33

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Guisachan, Beauly [Invernesshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is glad that she has accepted an invitation from the Jamiesons and that he hopes that WSC [will be elected MP for Oldham].

1 folio
29 Sep 1900
CHAR 28/36/34

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Guisachan, Beauly [Invernesshire, Scotland]) to "Jai Jai" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the "dowager Lady J" commented on his absence from church, asks her to telegraph the results of the [Oldham] election and to show an enclosure [not present] to WSC.

1 folio
30 Sep 1900
CHAR 28/36/35

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that Patsy [Cornwallis-West] is in better spirits and discusses a motor car.

1 folio
12 Mar 1901
CHAR 28/36/36

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Ruthin Castle, North Wales) to "Pussie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he will write further in the second post.

1 folio
26 Apr 1901
CHAR 28/36/37-38

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Ruthin Castle, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses WSC's amendment relating to army reform and her lack of financial success with [The Anglo-Saxon] Review and describes his journey [by motor car]. Includes a note from Patsy [Cornwallis-West] concerning [George's] absorption with his engine.

2 folios
28 Apr 1901
CHAR 28/36/39

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Ruthin Castle, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the involvement of his father [William Cornwallis-West] with the Isle of Wight tunnel scheme and his intention to take Patsy [Cornwallis-West] for a 30-mile drive in his motor car and advises her not to bid too highly.

1 folio
29 Apr 1901
CHAR 28/36/40

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Ruthin Castle, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the journey that he intends to make by motor car and says that he has been fishing.

1 folio
30 Apr 1901
CHAR 28/36/41

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Chick Castle, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses a letter he has received from Louis' [his chauffeur] mother and says that he is looking forward to seeing her.

1 folio
01 May 1901
CHAR 28/36/42

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Ruthin Castle, North Wales) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a motor car journey and reports that the tenants are anxious to meet her and that his chauffeur, Louis, has decided to stay.

1 folio
02 May 1901
CHAR 28/36/43

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Inver Lodge, Maam X [Cross], County Galway [Ireland) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he wishes she were with him and describes a fishing expedition.

1 folio
31 Jul 1901
CHAR 28/36/44

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Inver Lodge, Maam X [Cross], County Galway [Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has caught 50 sea trout and that he wishes she were with him.

1 folio
01 Aug 1901
CHAR 28/36/45-46

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] ([Inver Lodge, Maam Cross, County Galway, Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses arrangements for playing cricket, describes a fishing expedition and discusses arrangements to meet her at Cowes.

2 folios
02 Aug 1901
CHAR 28/36/47

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Carradale, Argyllshire [Scotland]) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks whether she got lost on her way to Blenheim, describes a cricket match and discusses arrangements for them to visit Keele [Staffordshire].

1 folio
10 Aug 1901
CHAR 28/36/48

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Carradale, Argyllshire [Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes those present and discusses financial affairs.

1 folio
11 Aug 1901
CHAR 28/36/49

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (North Stafford Hotel, Stoke on Trent [Staffordshire]) to "Missie" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes Stoke as a "dirty hole" and discusses a board meeting which he chaired.

1 folio
19 Feb 1901
CHAR 28/36/50

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Keele Hall, Newcastle [Staffordshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reassures her that what has taken place will not alter his feelings for her and says that he wished that she had told him that she had decided to do some work.

1 folio
14 Jul 1902
CHAR 28/36/51

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Park Hotel, Preston [Lancashire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a visit to an automobile works and reports that Garcke is considering giving him control of [two tramway companies] the Potteries Company and the Warwick and Leamington.

1 folio
05 Nov 1902
CHAR 28/36/52

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he misses her.

1 folio
07 Nov 1902
CHAR 28/36/53

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her for lunch.

1 folio
09 Nov 1902
CHAR 28/36/54

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to go to Paris [France] and saying that he has been reading "The reflections of Ambrosine", that he has received a letter from Shelagh [Duchess of Westminster, earlier Shelagh Cornwallis-West] who is "bored with treking [sic]" and that he does not think that he can visit Chatsworth [Derbyshire].

1 folio
14 Dec 1902
CHAR 28/36/55

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Gopsall, Atherstone, Leicestershire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that his leg is still injured and comments on the "funny party" she is attending.

1 folio
03 Jan 1903
CHAR 28/36/56

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (North Stafford Station Hotel, Stoke on Trent [Staffordshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the weather has been "beastly", that he is going to travel to Loughborough [Leicestershire] and that the Midland Railway are going to stop a train for him.

1 folio
07 Jan 1903
CHAR 28/36/57

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Brooksby, Leicester) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a dinner [for the Brush Company's staff] at Loughborough [Leicestershire] and says that he will not be able to go to Stowlangtoft [Suffolk] and that he has accepted an invitation to speak about municipal trading.

1 folio
09 Jan 1903
CHAR 28/36/58

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Frampton Court, Dorchester [Dorset]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses an enclosure [not present] and an invitation to Doncaster [Yorkshire], says that he has been fishing and discusses the payment of a bill.

1 folio
07 Aug 1903
CHAR 28/36/59

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (The Plas, Tan y Bwlch, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has been in a "furious rage" due to the incompetence of Frederick, a servant and that he hopes that she is working on her article.

1 folio
09 Aug 1903
CHAR 28/36/60

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (The Plas, Tan y Bwlch, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses shooting and gives details of his planned itinerary.

1 folio
12 Aug 1903
CHAR 28/36/61

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (The Plas, Tan y Bwlch, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses shooting, says that he dreamt that she had not been "quite good", and discusses the burden of dealing with business letters during his holiday.

1 folio
14 Aug 1903
CHAR 28/36/62

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Tranby Croft, Hull [Yorkshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses arrangements to meet her in Scotland; says that he has decided to travel by train as he is bored with motoring alone and asks her to visit the Brush Company concerning his car.

1 folio
20 Aug 1903
CHAR 28/36/63

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Loch More, Lairg [Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his journey, says that he has been deer stalking and discusses those present at the party.

1 folio
09 Sep 1903
CHAR 28/36/64

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Turf Club, Piccadilly [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his journey, refers to a draft letter [not present] to Garcke and asks her to discuss his possible resignation from the Automobile Committee with [Ernest] Cassel.

1 folio
21 Sep 1903
CHAR 28/36/65

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Donington House, Norfolk Street, Strand [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses a successful conversation he has had with Garcke.

1 folio
23 Sep 1903
CHAR 28/36/66

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Donington House, Norfolk Street, Strand [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he had to remain late at the office, that he has been to the theatre with "Jack" [John S Churchill] and discusses an invitation from Lady Arlington.

1 folio
30 Sep 1903
CHAR 28/36/67

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Stonor, Henley-on-Thames [Oxfordshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he has sent a telegram to [Ernest] Cassel and giving the names of those present.

1 folio
02 Oct 1903
CHAR 28/36/68

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses his health; says that he intends to take up cycling and that he has been to the theatre and visited a farm with Shelagh [Duchess of Westminster, earlier Shelagh Cornwallis-West].

1 folio
14 Oct 1903
CHAR 28/36/69

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he explains that he has not written to her as he has been busy at work and discusses his golfing engagements.

1 folio
17 Oct 1903
CHAR 28/36/70

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which describes a visit to the theatre with Consuelo [Duchess of Marlborough, later Consuelo Balsan], Lady Wolverton, "Eddie" [Edward] Stanley and WSC and describes the shooting.

1 folio
30 Oct 1903
CHAR 28/36/71

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (The Tower, Llanarmon, Ruabon, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes to stand for the London County Council and describes the shooting.

1 folio
04 Nov 1903
CHAR 28/36/72

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (The Tower, Llanarmon, Ruabon, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the shooting and his engagements, discusses visiting Paris [France] but warns her to beware of her creditors there.

1 folio
06 Nov 1903
CHAR 28/36/73

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Old Manor House, Ashby St Ledgers [Northamptonshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting, informs her that he is staying in the house in which the Guy Fawkes plot was hatched and discusses arrangements to see her.

1 folio
20 Nov 1903