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CHAR 28/37 Acquired Papers. Letters from George Cornwallis-West to Lady Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/37/1-2

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Ashby St Ledgers, Rugby [Warwickshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he wishes her a happy new year; expresses concern at her depression; reassures her that her happiness will remain his "first consideration"; informs her that he is attending an Engineering Society meeting; discusses her return to London and asks about Mrs Shaw.

2 folios
01 Jan 1904
CHAR 28/37/3

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has not heard from her for three days; discusses arrangements to see her at High Grove and asks about her stay in Paris [France].

1 folio
04 Jan 1904
CHAR 28/37/4

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he apologises for going hunting on the day of her return and discusses progress at Salisbury Hall.

1 folio
06 Jan 1904
CHAR 28/37/5

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing his plans and arrangements to see her.

1 folio
26 Jan 1904
CHAR 28/37/6

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Trentham, Stoke on Trent [Staffordshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has not seen his hostess and says that he has been reading "A Queen of Tears".

1 folio
28 Jan 1904
CHAR 28/37/7

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the christening [? of the child of Daisy, Princess of Pless], comments on the absence of his sister Shelagh [Duchess of Westminster, earlier Shelagh Cornwallis-West], says that he has entertained "Mechin" and discusses arrangements to see her.

1 folio
23 Feb 1904
CHAR 28/37/8-9

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Skelpick Lodge, Bettyhill, Thurso [Caithnesshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his journey, the place in which he is staying and the fishing and discussing arrangements for his return.

2 folios
28 Feb 1904
CHAR 28/37/10

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Skelpick Lodge, Bettyhill, Thurso [Caithnesshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes fishing with Hugh.

1 folio
01 Mar 1904
CHAR 28/37/11

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has had to work hard at the office and discusses the possibility of postponing his return and his health.

1 folio
23 Mar 1904
CHAR 28/37/12

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Ruthin Castle, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes staying with Lloyd Kenyon at his yeomanry camp and his lack of success at fishing and comments on the possibility that WSC may join [the Liberal Party].

1 folio
20 May 1904
CHAR 28/37/13

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Ruthin Castle, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he misses her, sends regards from Miss Adair and discusses the date of his return.

1 folio
23 May 1904
CHAR 28/37/14

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Ruthin Castle, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is going to have lunch with Shelagh [Duchess of Westminster, earlier Shelagh Cornwallis-West] discusses household matters and an invitation to Ascot [races] from Consuelo [Duchess of Marlborough, later Consuelo Balsan].

1 folio
25 May 1904
CHAR 28/37/15

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (High Grove, Pinner, Middlesex) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her on her arrival.

1 folio
16 Jun 1904
CHAR 28/37/16

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his attendance at the Police Court, Bournemouth [Hampshire] where he gave evidence against a man who smoked [on a train] and reporting that he visited Salisbury Hall with Patsy [Cornwallis-West] and Mrs Charles.

1 folio
30 Jun 1904
CHAR 28/37/17

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Keele Hall, Newcastle, Staffordshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he recommends that she should visit [Dr Keith] "as I am bad again in fact I always am after having been naughty with you.".

1 folio
12 Jul 1904
CHAR 28/37/18

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he apologises for not being able to come and see her due to a Council meeting especially as it is their "wedding night" and assures her that he feels "just the same".

1 folio
28 Jul 1904
CHAR 28/37/19

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Ruthin Castle, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses sympathy with her distress and informs her that he will return to London before going to Paris [France].

1 folio
06 Aug 1904
CHAR 28/37/20

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Ruthin Castle, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses his planned itinerary and the health of various pets.

1 folio
08 Aug 1904
CHAR 28/37/21

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Keele Hall, Newcastle, Staffordshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a meeting with Garcke and informs her that he will not have to go to Paris [France].

1 folio
10 Aug 1904
CHAR 28/37/22

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (The Plas, Tan y Bwlch, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses "Fanny's" memorial service and domestic matters at Salisbury Hall.

1 folio
12 Aug 1904
CHAR 28/37/23

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (The Plas, Tan y Bwlch, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the shooting and comments on the birth of the son of the Czarina.

1 folio
14 Aug 1904
CHAR 28/37/24

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (The Plas, Tan y Bwlch, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses an invitation and reports that poor weather has prevented him shooting.

1 folio
17 Aug 1904
CHAR 28/37/25

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Loch More, Lairg [Sutherlandshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his journey and the breaking down of his car and asks her to send a syringe which he needs for his "beastly complaint".

1 folio
26 Aug 1904
CHAR 28/37/26

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Loch More, Lairg [Sutherlandshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to respond to a letter from Mabbeth and describes his success at deer stalking and fishing.

1 folio
28 Aug 1904
CHAR 28/37/27

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Kylestrome, Lairg [Sutherlandshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he apologises for not writing to her, discusses an invitation from "Mrs Arthur", says that he misses her and hopes that she may join him.

1 folio
31 Aug 1904
CHAR 28/37/28

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Kylestrome, Lairg [Sutherlandshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses an invitation to South Mimms, arrangements for her to be met by a motor car, and financial affairs and refers to an enclosure [not present].

1 folio
02 Sep 1904
CHAR 28/37/29

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Kylestrome, Lairg [Sutherlandshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses financial affairs and arrangements to meet her and says that he hopes that she is paying "serious attention" to the house books.

1 folio
04 Sep 1904
CHAR 28/37/30

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Loch More, Lairg [Sutherlandshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he calls her a "grouser" and describes his success at fishing.

1 folio
07 Sep 1904
CHAR 28/37/31

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Guisachan, Beauly [Invernesshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he apologises and explains that the motor car broke down because of the rough road.

1 folio
13 Sep 1904
CHAR 28/37/32

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Donington House, Norfolk Street, Strand [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he apologises for not accepting an invitation and reports that he had dinner with Gordon [Wilson] and Sarah [Wilson, formerly Lady Sarah Churchill] and that the latter's tongue is "becoming even more vicious than it used to be".

1 folio
05 Oct 1904
CHAR 28/37/33

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Gopsall, Atherstone, Leicestershire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he decided not to go to Sandwich [Kent] with Hugh because of the Isle of Thanet election; discussing the health of "Georgie"; reporting that he has seen Eric Curzon and Rose Norris and asking her to inform him when she will return to London.

1 folio
07 Oct 1904
CHAR 28/37/34

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Gopsall, Atherstone, Leicestershire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses arrangements to meet her in London, says that the house books at Salisbury Hall are too expensive and asks her to try and reduce the costs and discusses the health of "Georgie" .

1 folio
09 Oct 1904
CHAR 28/37/35

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Glinger Bank, Longtown, Cumberland) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his success at shooting, comments that Sir Richard Graham is able to shoot every day and encloses a license [not present] belonging to "Johnnie" Price.

1 folio
19 Oct 1904
CHAR 28/37/36

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Stonor, Henley-on-Thames [Oxfordshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his success at shooting, gives the names of those present and asks her to buy a present for King [Edward VII].

1 folio
03 Nov 1904
CHAR 28/37/37

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the guests include Guy Wyndham, Henry Oppenheim and two girls from New Zealand and comments that the shooting is disappointing.

1 folio
02 Dec 1904
CHAR 28/37/38

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his success at shooting.

1 folio
03 Dec 1904
CHAR 28/37/39

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he comments on the loss of a dog, discusses domestic matters at Salisbury Hall and the expense of burning wood rather than coal.

1 folio
30 Dec 1904
CHAR 28/37/40

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he had lunch with Miss Dodds and that he has also seen Mrs Nancy Shaw and [2nd Lord] Revelstoke.

1 folio
02 Jan 1905
CHAR 28/37/41

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (North Stafford Hotel, Stoke on Trent [Staffordshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is going to see local authorities with Garcke and discusses arrangements to return to London.

1 folio
10 Jan 1905
CHAR 28/37/42-43

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Coton House, Rugby [Warwickshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he comments that Lady Huntingdon has become a bore and informs her that he has accepted the offer to become godfather to the child of Daisy [Princess of Pless].

2 folios
23 Feb 1905
CHAR 28/37/44

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Coton House, Rugby [Warwickshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes hunting, comments on the energy of "Mrs Arthur" and reports that the party includes Colonel Swaine, Dudley Marjoriebanks [later 3rd Lord Tweedmouth] and Muriel Marjoriebanks and the brother of Paul Reubens.

1 folio
26 Feb 1905
CHAR 28/37/45

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the installation of electricity at Salisbury Hall and says that he intends to sign a partnership agreement with [Edmund] Wheater and that he hopes that the ball is a success.

1 folio
01 Mar 1905
CHAR 28/37/46

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the garden is lovely and that he will have to have a new engine installed in his motor car.

1 folio
28 Mar 1905
CHAR 28/37/47

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to send him various documents, comments on the death of the "Duchess of A" and says that he is going to visit Coventry [Warwickshire] about his motor car.

1 folio
01 Apr 1905
CHAR 28/37/48

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he does not want to visit Newmarket, reports that Daisy [Princess of Pless] is in "great form" and that his motor car is going well.

1 folio
28 Apr 1905
CHAR 28/37/49

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (The Royal St George's Golf Club, Sandwich [Kent]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the hotel is crowded because of the Parliamentary Handicap and so he is going to play golf at Deal.

1 folio
06 May 1905
CHAR 28/37/50

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is going to rest because he has a headache and that he will call for Consuelo [Duchess of Marlborough, later Consuelo Balsan].

1 folio
10 May 1905
CHAR 28/37/51

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks whether he should accept an invitation from Shelagh [Duchess of Westminster, earlier Shelagh Cornwallis-West].

1 folio
01 Jun 1905
CHAR 28/37/52

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses difficulties with his motor car, discusses financial affairs and reports that he has won £1,000.

1 folio
09 Jun 1905
CHAR 28/37/53

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses financial affairs, the management of household expenses, his success at fishing and invitations.

1 folio
10 Jun 1905
CHAR 28/37/54

Letter from George [Cornwallis-]West (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses invitations and says that he will not be able to have lunch with her.

1 folio
30 Jun 1905
CHAR 28/37/55

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Frampton Court, Dorchester [Dorset]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses his success at fishing.

1 folio
06 Aug 1905
CHAR 28/37/56

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Salisbury Hall, St Albans [Hertfordshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the foreman of the Electric Company has discovered secret passages and hiding places in the house and that he may go to Newlands [Manor, Lymington, Hampshire].

1 folio
09 Aug 1905
CHAR 28/37/57

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (White's Club [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has decided not to go to Newlands [Manor, Lymington, Hampshire], discusses domestic matters [at Salisbury Hall] and says that he is sorry that she has decided not to go for a cure.

1 folio
11 Aug 1905
CHAR 28/37/58

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (The Plas, Tan y Bwlch [North Wales]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his surroundings and discusses arrangements to see her.

1 folio
12 Aug 1905
CHAR 28/37/59

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (The Shooting Lodge [The Plas, Tan y Bwlch, North Wales]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he advises her to take a cure and to go by motor car to Bedford for a quote [for the trellis work for the rose garden] to see if it is cheaper than Maples.

1 folio
16 Aug 1905
CHAR 28/37/60

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Tranby Croft, Hull [Yorkshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has decided to accept a quote from Maples for the trellis work for the rose garden.

1 folio
19 Aug 1905
CHAR 28/37/61-62

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Central Station Hotel Newcastle-on-Tyne [Northumberland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the people he has met who included "about 8 of the most fiddle-headed girls I ever saw" and Wellsford, the Conservative candidate for Crewe and comments on despatches sent by [Lord] Curzon [later Lord Curzon of Kedleston].

2 folios
22 Aug 1905
CHAR 28/37/63

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Loch More, Lairg [Sutherlandshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for her to stay with Hugh.

1 folio
25 Aug 1905
CHAR 28/37/64

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Loch More, Lairg [Sutherlandshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for her to stay with Hugh.

1 folio
27 Aug 1905
CHAR 28/37/65

Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Putteridge Bury, Luton, Bedfordshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing the shooting and reporting that he has been to see a play called "A Perfect Lover".

1 folio
20 Oct 1905
CHAR 28/37/66

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Stonor, Henley-on-Thames [Oxfordshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has persuaded "Natty" [1st Lord Rothschild] to buy Cargo Fleet shares and gives the names of those present at the party.

1 folio
27 Oct 1905
CHAR 28/37/67

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (North Stafford Hotel, Stoke on Trent [Staffordshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is tired as he has been receiving deputations from the local authority about the noise of the [tramway] cars.

1 folio
28 Nov 1905
CHAR 28/37/68

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Tranby Croft, Hull [Yorkshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that a meeting in Newcastle went well and describes a game of golf.

1 folio
01 Dec 1905
CHAR 28/37/69

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (5 Austin Friars, London) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he apologises for not writing to her and says that he has visited Newlands [Manor, Lymington, Hampshire] with Edmund Wheater. He informs her that "Mechin" was there but reassures her that she is "No. 1" in his life.

1 folio
18 Dec 1905
CHAR 28/37/70

Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (Ashby St Ledgers, Rugby [Warwickshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses arrangements for his arrival at Blenheim [Palace].

1 folio
22 Dec 1905