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CHAR 28/66 Acquired Papers. Letters and telegrams from various correspondents to Lady Randolph Churchill. The file is arranged in two sections: the first section (CHAR 28/66/1-101) comprises letters which are alphabetically arranged by name of correspondent and the second section comprises telegrams (which are not arranged by name of correspondent). All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/66/1

Letter from Arthur [Bigge, later Lord Stamfordham](Windsor Castle) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking whether he may come to lunch with her.

1 folio
20 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/66/2

Letter from Arthur [Bigge, later Lord Stamfordham, Private Secretary to Queen Victoria](Bagshot Park, Surrey) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that the Queen has agreed to present a Union Jack to the hospital ship Maine.

1 folio
04 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/3

Letter from Arthur [Bigge, later Lord Stamfordham, Private Secretary to Queen Victoria](Castle Blayney, Ireland) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he hopes that her marriage to George Cornwallis-West will be happy, that he hopes that their age difference will not be commented on and says that he will present the matter to the Queen "in its proper light".

1 folio
22 Jun 1900
CHAR 28/66/4

Letter from Arthur [Bigge, later Lord Stamfordham, Private Secretary to King Edward VII](Clarence House, St James' [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill enclosing tickets [not present] for a ceremony.

1 folio
28 May 1902
CHAR 28/66/5-6

Letter from [Evelyn, 1st Lord] Cromer to WSC expressing appreciation for his book ["The River War"] and complimenting him on his "gallantry". Envelope present.

2 folios
10 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/7

Letter from [Sir] Bindon Blood (39 Jermyn Street [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he would be glad if she were able to visit India; comments on WSC's appointment with the 21st Lancers; describes a meeting with [Albert Edward] Prince [of Wales] at Cowes [Isle of Wight]; and asks her to remember him to "Jack" [John S Churchill], commenting "as you know, I have a great opinion of him".

1 folio
23 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/66/8-9

Letter from [Sir] Bindon Blood (Meerut [India]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he discusses Indian affairs including his pleasure at [Albert Edward] Prince of Wales]'s agreement that Indian princes who have received an English education should be allowed to serve in the British army; approval for Queen [Victoria's] treatment of "Indian 'swells'"; and the problem posed by Indian women who are "left in intellectual darkness". He also comments on the appointment of Sir George White [as General to command troops at Natal] and on the appointment of "untried men" to command the forces, particularly Sir Redvers Buller.

2 folios
02 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/66/10

Letter from Paul Bourget (Bad Nanheim, Villa Tielmann [?Germany]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he discusses the translation of WSC's books ["The Story of the Malakand Field Force"], says that he would like to see her more frequently, discusses his wife's illness, and recommends that she should read "In the Cage" by Henry James.

1 folio
21 Mar 1899
CHAR 28/66/11

Letter from Paul Bourget (Hotel Burlington, Dover [Kent]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter, advises her to visit the new rooms at the Louvre when she is in Paris [France] and comments on crossing the Channel.

1 folio
03 Apr 1900
CHAR 28/66/12

Letter from Paul Bourget (Hotel Burlington, Dover [Kent]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he congratulates her on her marriage [to George Cornwallis-West], discusses his work on a novel, and expresses appreciation for [WSC's] published letters.

1 folio
29 Jul 1900
CHAR 28/66/13

Letter from Oliver Borthwick (Morning Post, 316 Strand [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that he has just seen a Reuter message reporting WSC's escape from the Boers.

1 folio
14 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/14

Letter from [3rd Lord] Salisbury (20 Arlington Street [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill promising to subscribe to the Anglo Saxon [Review].

1 folio
21 Mar 1899
CHAR 28/66/15

Copy of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to [Alexandra, Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra] discussing an offer by the manager of the Olympia [theatre], Edward Cleary, to give the proceeds of a performance to the hospital ship Maine. She proposes that the sum should be divided between the Maine and [Princess Alexandra's] ship and asks whether members of the Royal Family would be prepared to attend the performance. Manuscript in the hand of a secretary.

1 folio
22 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/66/16

Copy of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](American Hospital Ship Fund for South Africa, 35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] concerning an offer by the manager of the Olympia [theatre], Edward Cleary, to give the proceeds of a performance to the hospital ship Maine and [Princess Alexandra's] ship. Manuscript signed with initials in the hand of Lady Randolph Churchill.

1 folio
25 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/66/17

Letter from George [Lord] Curzon [later Lord Curzon of Kedleston] (Strathpeffer [Ross and Cromarty, Scotland]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he congratulates her on WSC's escape [from the Boers] and says that he does not think that he will be able to appoint [George] Cornwallis-West.

1 folio
07 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/66/18-19

Letter from [Lord] Curzon [later Lord Curzon of Kedleston] (Government House, Calcutta [India]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is unsure how to address her, regrets that he did not see her in India, says that he has sent her a wedding present and that he is interested in WSC's career.

2 folios
25 Dec 1900
CHAR 28/66/20

Letter from [Lord] Curzon [later Lord Curzon of Kedleston](Viceregal Lodge, Simla [India]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is glad that she is coming to India.

1 folio
04 Sep 1902
CHAR 28/66/21

Letter from [Lord] Curzon [later Lord Curzon of Kedleston](Walmer Castle, Kent) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her "kind words".

1 folio
12 Nov 1902
CHAR 28/66/22-24

Letter from Mary [Lady Curzon](Viceregal Lodge, Simla [India]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she promises to subscribe to [the Anglo Saxon Review]; describes a visit from the Sourdaler; comments on the high esteem in which WSC and ["The Story of the Malakand Field Force"] are regarded in India and asks for a copy of one of his speeches; discusses the interest in Indian affairs which is shown by journalists and asks her to write.

3 folios
01 Mar 1899
CHAR 28/66/25-27

Letter from Mary [Lady Curzon](Viceroy's Camp, Rajputana [India]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including [Lady Randolph's] future marriage [to George Cornwallis-West]; the buildings she has seen; Sir Pertab Singh's riding accident; the suffering caused by famine; the success of the Anglo Saxon Review; the Boer War; and the popularity of [Pamela Plowden, later Lady Lytton].

3 folios
03 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/66/28-29

Letter from Mary [Lady Curzon](Viceroy's Camp [India]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she wishes her happiness in her marriage [to George Cornwallis-West] and says that she hopes that her financial affairs have improved through the success of [the Anglo Saxon] Review; Lady Margaret Ewing's lack of money; and the work of George [Lord Curzon, later Lord Curzon of Kedleston as Viceroy of India].

2 folios
28 Jun 1900
CHAR 28/66/30

Letter from Mary [Lady Curzon] (Viceregal Lodge, Simla [India]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses her wedding present for her marriage [to George Cornwallis-West] and says that she hopes to see her.

1 folio
06 Sep [1900]
CHAR 28/66/31

Letter from Mary [Lady Curzon] (Viceroy's Camp, "on tour" Dalhousie [India]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she is looking forward to seeing her and discusses plans for her visit.

1 folio
26 Sep [1900]
CHAR 28/66/32-34

Letter from Mary [Lady Curzon] (Government House, Calcutta [India]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she was disappointed at not having seen her, discusses the success of [the Anglo Saxon] Review, the possibility of WSC marrying Pamela [Plowden, later Lady Lytton] and [Lady Randolph's] successes at matchmaking. She also comments on the death of Queen [Victoria] and the personal popularity she enjoyed in India.

3 folios
21 Jan 1901
CHAR 28/66/35

Letter from Mary [Curzon](Viceroy's Camp, India) to Jenny [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses [Lady Randolph's] future stay with her and asks her to tell [WSC] not to attack the Viceroy [of India, Lord Curzon, later Lord Curzon of Kedleston] about financial affairs in India.

1 folio
08 Oct 1902
CHAR 28/66/36

Letter from Mary [Lady Curzon](Viceroy's Camp, India) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she advises her on the appropriate headgear to wear in Delhi, says that she is looking forward to seeing her and says that she will not need an ayah in addition to her maid.

1 folio
04 Nov 1902
CHAR 28/66/37

Letter from George (Gloucester House, Park Lane [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill returning a cutting [of one of WSC's articles].

1 folio
22 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/66/38

Letter from Richard Harding Davis (Villa Camelle, Aix les Bains [France]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he has just left South Africa, apologises for not completing an article [for the Anglo Saxon Review], encloses photographs of her on the hospital ship Maine and a cutting about WSC [not present] and congratulates her on her marriage [to George Cornwallis-West].

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/66/39

Letter from [Lord] Minto (Government House, Ottawa [Canada]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that WSC's lecture tour had a good reception in Canada and discusses the opening of a manual training school.

1 folio
13 Jun 1901
CHAR 28/66/40-44

Letter from [Lady Minto](Government House, Ottawa [Canada]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: her appreciation of letters from [Lady Randolph]; illnesses that her family have had; homesickness for England; a description of society in Ottawa and skating; an invitation to Lady Randolph; her budget for improvements to the house; regards to Leonie [Lady Leslie formerly Leonie Jerome]; the impression created by her jewellery and a promise to subscribe to [the Anglo Saxon Review] "at the expense of the Canadian Government". Envelope present.

5 folios
14 Jan 1899
CHAR 28/66/45

Letter from Gerald Fitzgibbon (Howth [County Dublin, Ireland]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he discusses WSC's book ["The Story of the Malakand Field Force"]. He explains his interest in the subject and compliments her on WSC's persuasive style which he says is reminiscent of [Lord Randolph Churchill's] although he criticises errors in the proof reading.

1 folio
26 May 1898
CHAR 28/66/46

Letter from [Sir] William Garstin (Cairo, Egypt) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he encloses a letter from WSC [not present], asks her to help him secure a copy of "The River War", comments on WSC's "brilliancy and ...genius" and says that he hopes that WSC will soon be released.

1 folio
01 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/47

Letter from [Sir] William Garstin (Cairo [Egypt]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he thanks her for a copy of "The River War". He says that he is impressed by the book and with WSC's account of the capture of the armoured train in the Morning Post and expresses admiration for her work [on the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
19 Jan 1900
CHAR 28/66/48

Letter from an unidentified correspondent (Hotel Splendide, Aix [les Bains, France]) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her for sending a copy of the Anglo Saxon Review and discussing arrangements to see her.

1 folio
Aug 1899
CHAR 28/66/49

Visiting card from the King of Greece inviting [Lady Randolph Churchill] to see him.

1 folio
c 1900
CHAR 28/66/50

Letter from Richard Haldane (House of Commons) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he has read an account of [WSC's] speech at Bradford [Yorkshire]. He describes the speech as "broad in tone - fresh &vigorous", says that he hopes that [WSC] will soon enter the House of Commons and that it was reminiscent [of Lord Randolph Churchill].

1 folio
15 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/66/51

Letter from [Sir] Edward Hamilton (Compton Place, Eastbourne [Sussex]) to Lady Randolph Churchill explaining that Lady Norrey's name was accidentally omitted from the list of those who gave her a [wedding present] and wishing her and [George Cornwallis-West] happiness.

1 folio
28 Jul 1900
CHAR 28/66/52

Letter from Ian Hamilton (Quarter Master General in India) to WSC in which he discusses WSC's "unusual" style of punctuation, advises him on his future career and urges him to decide either to pursue a military career or to enter parliament, and promises to deliver his manuscript to Lady Randolph Churchill. In postscripts he expresses appreciation [for "the Story of the Malakand Field Force"] and says "I am doing all I know" in reference to the possibility of WSC being awarded a medal. Annotated "No.1" in red crayon. Covering letter at CHAR 28/25/3-5.

1 folio
25 Apr 1898
CHAR 28/66/53-54

Letter from Sir Walter Hely- Hutchinson [Governor of Natal and Zululand](Government House, Natal) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for sending him a copy of [the Anglo Saxon Review]; discusses the people he has entertained who include [1st] Lord Roberts and [Sir Redvers] Buller; says that he hopes that the news that WSC has been elected at Oldham [Lancashire] is reliable; and comments that [1st] Lord Roberts has forbidden women to go to Johannesburg [South Africa] although some have defied him.

2 folios
09 Oct 1900
CHAR 28/66/55

Note from [Lady Mary] Jeune to Sirdar [Sir Herbert Kitchener] asking him to take WSC and promising that [WSC] will not write. Pencil.

1 folio
[Jul] [1898]
CHAR 28/66/56

Letter from [Sir] Herbert Kitchener (Wadi Halfa [Sudan]) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that he has noted WSC's name for service in the Sudan.

1 folio
10 Feb [1898]
CHAR 28/66/57

Letter from [Sir] Francis Knollys [Private Secretary to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Marlborough House, Pall Mall [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill reminding her to give the Prince details of the people she thinks should be awarded the Order of St John of Jerusalem and congratulating her on her forthcoming marriage [to George Cornwallis-West].

1 folio
24 Jul 1900
CHAR 28/66/58

Letter from [Sir] Francis Knollys [Private Secretary to King Edward VII] (Windsor Castle) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that Mrs Ronald has been awarded the Order of St John of Jerusalem for her work on the hospital ship Maine, commenting on the "heat-burnings" which surround honours and reassuring her that she need not thank the King.

1 folio
08 Apr 1901
CHAR 28/66/59

Letter from [Sir] Francis Knollys [Private Secretary to King Edward VII] (Royal Yacht Osborne, Cowes [Isle of Wight]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that the King has seen her letter and that the newspaper cutting is an accurate account of the King's meeting with the Maine Committee.

1 folio
05 Aug 1901
CHAR 28/66/60

Letter from [Shane Leslie](Glaslough, Ireland) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for a Christmas present and giving family news. Illustrated with shooting scenes and signed "Yamagata".

1 folio
04 Jan 1902
CHAR 28/66/61

Letter from C J Longman (Longmans, 39 Paternoster Row, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill discussing copies of "The River War" and informing her that a copy has been sent to Cecil Rhodes. Signed typescript.

1 folio
31 Oct 1899
CHAR 28/66/62

Letter from C J Longman (Longmans, 39 Paternoster Row, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he is unable to send her a copy of "Savrola", informs her that he is sending her copies of "The Story of the Malakand Field Force" and that the printers have been instructed to proceed with a second impression of "The River War". Signed typescript.

1 folio
20 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/63

Letter from Louise Margaret [Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn] (Royal Hospital, Dublin [Ireland]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she accepts an invitation and says that she has enjoyed the company of Leonie [Lady Leslie, earlier Leonie Jerome].

1 folio
19 Mar 1902
CHAR 28/66/64

Letter from Louise Margaret [Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn] (Royal Hospital, Dublin [Ireland]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for a medallion.

1 folio
11 Nov 1902
CHAR 28/66/65

Card from Louise Margaret [Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn] (Clarence House, St James' [London]) to Mrs George West [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her.

1 folio
22 Mar [1902]
CHAR 28/66/66

Letter from Sidney Low (19 Myddelton Square, Clerkenwell [London]) to Mrs Cornwallis-West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for information about Lord Randolph [Churchill's] time at Eton [College], asks about portraits [of Lord Randolph] and invites her to attend a meeting at which WSC is to speak.

1 folio
23 Feb 1901
CHAR 28/66/67

Letter from Henry [Fairfax] Lucy (42 Ashley Gardens, Victoria [London]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he has bequeathed an oil portrait of Lord Randolph [Churchill] to the Reform Club where he is sure it will occupy "a v[er]y honourable position".

1 folio
21 Jan 1902
CHAR 28/66/68

Letter from Charles Mallet (21 Berners Street, London) to [WSC] asking him whether he would be interested in writing a biography of [John 1st] Duke of Marlborough and a memoir about Lord Randolph Churchill. Annotated "No. 2" in red crayon. Covering letter at CHAR 28/25/3-5.

1 folio
14 Apr 1898
CHAR 28/66/69

Letter from William Mallock (22 Queen Street, May Fair [London]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to come and see her.

1 folio
09 May 1902
CHAR 28/66/70-71

Letter from James Meek (Kroonstad O R C, South Africa) to Mrs Cornwallis-West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he congratulates her on receiving the Royal Red Cross, says that he is glad that the hospital ship Maine was mentioned by [1st] Lord Roberts in his despatch and that he hopes to be mentioned by Lord Kitchener, and that he would like to come and collect his medal from her.

2 folios
04 Aug 1902
CHAR 28/66/72-73

Letter from George Moon (92 Victoria Street [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] returning a copy of an article by her [not present]. He congratulates her on her article and says that he would be prepared to advise her about writing and mentions an article about Lord Randolph Churchill.

2 folios
c 1900
CHAR 28/66/74

Card from John Morley (57 Elm Park Gardens, South Kensington [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill discussing a lunch engagement.

1 folio
01 Mar 1899
CHAR 28/66/75

Letter from John Morley (57 Elm Park Gardens, South Kensington [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill discussing financial affairs.

1 folio
10 Mar 1899
CHAR 28/66/76

Letter from John Morley (57 Elm Park Gardens, South Kensington [London]) to Mrs Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] declining an invitation.

1 folio
04 Feb 1902
CHAR 28/66/77

Letter from [2nd Lord] Selborne (Blackmoor, Wiss [Hampshire]) to Mrs Cornwallis-West [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that the medical staff on the hospital ship Maine were commanded by the War Office and advising her to write to [Sir John] Brodrick regarding medals for them.

1 folio
27 Sep 1902
CHAR 28/66/78

Letter from [Henry, 5th Lord] Lansdowne [Secretary of State for War] (War Office) to Lady Randolph Churchill marked "private" concerning the possibility that [George Cornwallis] West might be removed from his regiment. He advises her not to "gratify the busybodies by taking serious notice of the incident".

1 folio
20 Jun 1900
CHAR 28/66/79

Letter from Pamela [Plowden, later Lady Lytton] to Lady Randolph Churchill quoting from an article about WSC, referring to WSC's complaint that she never writes to him and commenting on Lady Randolph's kindness towards them.

1 folio
16 Aug 1889
CHAR 28/66/80-82

Letter from [Major James] Pond (Everett House, 218 Fourth Avenue, New York [United States]) to Mrs Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] congratulating her on WSC's success and advising her to visit to New York, commenting "Have you any idea how green your memory is here in New York City?". He includes a flyer advertising the tour and praising WSC, written by Julian Ralph. Signed typescript. Envelope present.

3 folios
02 Nov 1900
CHAR 28/66/83

Letter from [1st Lord] Roberts (The Royal Hospital, Dublin [Ireland]) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her for a copy of "The Story of the Malakand Field Force.".

1 folio
14 Mar 1898
CHAR 28/66/84

Card from Douglas Straight (Pall Mall Gazette, 18 Charing Cross Road, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her for a copy of the Anglo-Saxon Review which he says will be reviewed in the paper shortly and advising her to read a report of [WSC's electoral campaign] at Oldham [Lancashire.

1 folio
29 Jun 1899
CHAR 28/66/85

Letter from FitzRoy Stewart (Conservative Central Office, St Stephen's Chambers, Westminster Bridge [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill discussing possible speaking engagements for WSC in Yorkshire. He reports that WSC has written to say that "he does 'not want tents, dames or turnips'".

1 folio
23 Jun 1898
CHAR 28/66/86-87

Letter from Harry Thaw (Washington [United States]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses his travel plans and arrangements to renew his subscription to the Anglo-Saxon [Review].

2 folios
21 Jan 1901
CHAR 28/66/88

Letter from Herbert Beerbohm Tree (Her Majesty's Theatre [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he intends to read "Savrola", that he hopes that [WSC] will be freed [by the Boers] and that he is sure that [WSC] will have "a great future".

1 folio
21 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/89

Card from Victoria Mary [Duchess of York](York House, St James' Palace [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill accepting an invitation to a concert for herself and the Duke [of York] and commenting that they would like to arrive quietly.

1 folio
04 May 1898
CHAR 28/66/90

Envelope addressed to Lady Randolph Churchill.

1 folio
29 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/66/91

Letter from A P Watt (A P Watt and Son, Hastings House, Norfolk Street, Strand, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that a publishing firm has expressed an interest in WSC's book ["The Story of the Malakand Field Force"] and asks her to send him the manuscript.

1 folio
07 Jan 1898
CHAR 28/66/92-93

Letter from A P Watt (A P Watt and Son, Hastings House, Norfolk Street, Strand, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her of the terms on which Longmans have agreed to publish WSC's book "The Story of the Malakand Field Force". Typescript.

2 folios
20 Jan 1898
CHAR 28/66/94

Letter from A P Watt (A P Watt and Son, Hastings House, Norfolk Street, Strand, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that he has accepted the terms offered by Longmans for the publication of WSC's book "The Story of the Malakand Field Force". Signed typescript.

1 folio
21 Jan 1898
CHAR 28/66/95

Account from A P Watt (A P Watt and Son, Hastings House, Norfolk Street, Strand, London) to WSC for royalties [in respect of "The Story of the Malakand Field Force"].

1 folio
15 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/66/96

Letter from [Sir] Evelyn Wood (Mark Hall, Harlow, Essex) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that the Sirdar [Lord Kitchener] has refused to take WSC and saying that he would like to see her to "concert as to future measures".

1 folio
10 Jul [1898]
CHAR 28/66/97-98

Transcriptions by Sir Evelyn Wood of: a telegram from the Sirdar [Lord Kitchener] refusing to take WSC [in Egypt] as [Lord] Fincastle has been recommended, and of Sir Evelyn's telegraphed reply recommending WSC and stressing that Fincastle has been reported "as below average of rank".

2 folios
09 Jul [1898]
CHAR 28/66/99

Letter from [?Thomas Tuse](Savoy Hotel, Embankment Gardens, London) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her.

1 folio
12 May 1900
CHAR 28/66/100-101

Letter from [?Thomas Tuse](Savoy Hotel, Embankment Gardens, London) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her. Envelope present.

2 folios
[May] [1900]
CHAR 28/66/102

List of the names of those who sent telegrams to Lady Randolph Churchill on her marriage [to George Cornwallis-West].

1 folio
[Jul] [1900]
CHAR 28/66/103

Telegram from Bernard Baker (Baltimore [United States]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on [WSC's escape from the Boers]. Typescript.

1 folio
28 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/104

Telegram from Bernard Baker (Baltimore [United States]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on her "noble work" [with the hospital ship Maine]. Typescript.

1 folio
21 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/105

Telegram from [Queen] Alexandra [earlier Alexandra, Princess of Wales] (Sandringham [Norfolk]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for a present.

1 folio
01 Dec 1902
CHAR 28/66/106

Telegram from [6th Duke of] Portland (Worksop [Nottinghamshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's safety and wishing her a good voyage [on the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
23 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/107

Telegram from Alexandra [Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra](London) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success with the hospital ship Maine.

1 folio
18 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/108

Telegram from Leonie [Lady Leslie, formerly Leonie Jerome] (Portadown Road) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her a safe voyage with the hospital ship Maine.

1 folio
23 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/109

Telegram from Pamela [Plowden, later Lady Lytton) (Reigate [Surrey]) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
23 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/110

Telegram from Fanny Hakim and Anna Neumann (Dalham [Suffolk]) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/111

Telegram from Adele (Kings Cross [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her luck [with the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
23 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/112

Telegram from Vincent Wingfield (Trowbridge [Wiltshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine] and congratulating her on her work.

1 folio
23 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/113

Telegram from Feild [sic] (Kensington [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
23 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/114

Telegram from Consuelo [Duchess of Marlborough, later Consuelo Balsan](Woodstock [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine] and a happy new year and expressing pleasure at the news of WSC's [escape from the Boers].

1 folio
23 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/115

Telegram from Jenny, Oliver and Murray (Craigmore [Perthshire, Scotland]) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine] and expressing pleasure at the news of WSC's [escape from the Boers].

1 folio
20 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/116

Telegram from Lillie Debathe (Charles Street, Haymarket [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
23 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/117-118

Telegram from J Craigie (Mark [sic] Lane) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine] and saying that he has inspected the boat.

2 folios
23 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/119

Telegram from Charles [?Kinsky] (Petersburg) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine] and saying that he has not received a reply from Leonie [Lady Leslie, formerly Leonie Jerome].

1 folio
16 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/120

Telegram from George [?Cornwallis West](Woodstock [Oxfordshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine] and expressing pleasure at the news of WSC's [escape from the Boers].

1 folio
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/121

Telegram from Henry Oppenheim (Throgmorton Avenue [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine] and reporting that he has just heard that WSC has reached Delagoa Bay [Mozambique].

1 folio
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/122

Telegram from [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough](Woodstock [Oxfordshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking whether he may have [Lord] Randolph [Churchill's] spider.

1 folio
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/123

Telegram from "Bodleran" (Vigo Street [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that [Sidney] Low is interested in the Sackville poems and asking her to send her the manuscript.

1 folio
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/124

Telegram from Leopold de Rothschild (101 Cannon Street [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing pleasure at the news [of WSC's escape from the Boers] and wishing her luck on her "voyage of mercy" [on the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/125

Telegram from [Charles, 9th Duke of] Marlborough (Woodstock [Oxfordshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her [for allowing him to have Lord Randolph Churchill's] spider.

1 folio
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/126

Telegram from [Anna] Neumann (146 Piccadilly [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on [WSC's escape from the Boers] and wishing her success [with the hospital ship] Maine.

1 folio
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/66/127-128

Telegram from Alexandra [Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra](Sandringham [Norfolk]) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her for a birthday present.

2 folios
[1899]
CHAR 28/66/129

Envelope addressed to Lady Randolph Churchill [sender unknown and letter not present].

1 folio
30 Jan 1898