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CHAR 28/69 Acquired Papers. Letters and telegrams from various correspondents to Lady Randolph Churchill concerning WSC's capture and escape from the Boers. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/69/1A-1B

Letter from [?Helen D'Oyly] Carte (Savoy Theatre, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she expresses anxiety at the news that WSC has been taken prisoner [by the Boers] and asks her whether she would like to attend the first night of an opera; also includes filing note for letters on WSC's escape.

2 folios
25 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/2

Letter from Walter Hely Hutchinson (Government House, Natal [South Africa]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he reports that WSC has stayed with him and has gone to Bloemfontein; says that he has been unable to see "Jack" [John S Churchill] and that he hopes that her work with the hospital ship is going well.

1 folio
08 Apr 1899
CHAR 28/69/3

Letter from [Sir] Bindon Blood (Meerut, North West Provinces [India]) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her success in her voyage with the hospital ship [Maine] and expressing anxiety about WSC.

1 folio
07 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/4

Letter from Reverend William Poulter, Chairman of the Midland Conservative Club (The Queen's College, Birmingham) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing anxiety at the news of WSC's capture by the Boers and informing her that the Club would like WSC to continue as their President and that they have selected a book which they would like WSC to present to them.

1 folio
22 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/5

Letter from [Sir Edward] Hamilton to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct [in the Boer War] and assuring her that he is sure that WSC will be safe.

1 folio
19 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/6

Letter from [Henry, 5th Lord] Lansdowne [Secretary of State for War] (War Office) to Lady Randolph Churchill sending an account [not present] from [Sir Redvers] Buller [about WSC's capture by the Boers] and assuring her that he will inform her of any further news.

1 folio
07 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/7

Letter from [2nd Lord] Ampthill (Colonial Office) to Lady Randolph Churchill enclosing a telegram [not present] and complimenting her on WSC's bravery in escaping from the Boers.

1 folio
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/8

Telegram from [2nd Lord] Ampthill (Colonial Office) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that Sir Alfred Milner has telegraphed that WSC has arrived in Delagoa Bay [Mozambique].

1 folio
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/9-10

Transcription of a telegram from Sir Alfred Milner to [Joseph] Chamberlain [Secretary of State for the Colonies] informing him that WSC has arrived in Delagoa Bay [Mozambique]. Transcribed by [2nd Lord] Ampthill and sent to Lady Randolph Churchill. Envelope present.

2 folios
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/11

Letter from Sophia Leveson Gower (Hockwood, Limpsfield, Surrey) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy at the news of WSC's [capture by the Boers] and admiration for his conduct.

1 folio
22 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/12

Letter from Violet (Castle Rising, Kings Lynn [Norfolk]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing sympathy at the news of WSC's capture by the Boers and admiration for his conduct and commenting on the progress of the Boer War.

1 folio
[1899]
CHAR 28/69/13

Letter from Francis Knollys (Marlborough House, Pall Mall [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy at the news of WSC's capture by the Boers.

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/14

Letter from an unidentified correspondent (The Green Park Club, 10 Grafton Street [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill enclosing a picture of the Virgin Mary [see CHAR 28/69/15] which he urges her to send to WSC and requesting a copy of the Anglo Saxon Review.

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/15

Picture of the Virgin Mary. Covering letter at CHAR 28/69/14.

1 folio
Jan [1899]
CHAR 28/69/16

Letter from Elizabeth Walls (The Glen, Lewisham Road, Lewisham [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill including a transcription of a letter from her son, a Private in the Durban Light Infantry, which praises WSC's conduct at the armoured train disaster.

1 folio
18 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/17

Letter from Richard D'Oyly Carte (4 Adelphi Terrace, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he expresses sympathy at the news of WSC's capture by the Boers. Signed typescript.

1 folio
21 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/18

Letter from Isabella, [Lady] Tweedmouth (3 Circus, Bath) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she expresses sympathy at the news of WSC's capture by the Boers and compliments her on his conduct and on her work with the hospital ship Maine.

1 folio
02 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/19-21

Letter from P Wibaille (Normandie Villa, Thornton Avenue, Bedford Park [London]) to WSC in which he expresses sympathy on WSC's capture by the Boers; says that he has often heard praise about WSC and of Lady Randolph Churchill's work with the hospital ship Maine; and expresses sorrow at the numbers of boys he has taught who have been killed. Two envelopes present, one addressed to President Kruger.

3 folios
08 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/22

Transcribed telegram from Sir Redvers Buller to [Henry, 5th Lord Lansdowne, Secretary of State for War] informing him that the Boer forces have succeeded in derailing an armoured train near Estcourt [South Africa] and that a company of Dublin Fusiliers have been taken prisoner. On the notepaper of the War Office.

1 folio
[Dec] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/23

Letter from [?Sir Edward] Grey (1 Connaught Place, Hyde Park, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill complimenting her on WSC's conduct [in the Boer War] and expressing relief that he is safe.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/24

Letter from T D Williams (Clifton Villa, La Grange, Cook Co, Illinois [United States]) to Lady Randolph Churchill complimenting her on WSC's conduct in the Boer War and expressing sympathy at the news that he has been captured.

1 folio
10 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/25

Letter from Hilda Brodrick (34 Portland Place [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] complimenting her on WSC's conduct in the Boer War and sympathy at the news that he has been captured.

1 folio
[1899]
CHAR 28/69/26

Letter from Edgar Vincent [later 1st Lord D'Abernon](Esher Place, Esher [Surrey]) to Lady Randolph Churchill complimenting her on WSC's conduct in the Boer War.

1 folio
[1899]
CHAR 28/69/27

Letter from Mrs Waddington (Heywood House, Oldham [Lancashire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she expresses anxiety [at the news that WSC has been taken prisoner by the Boers] and says that she is "nursing the ward ...in readiness when our splendid candidate [WSC] comes to represent us" and encloses a ribbon [not present].

1 folio
18 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/28

Letter from Verena [Lady] Churchill (Rolleston, Leicester) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] congratulating her on WSC's conduct, commenting that Victor [Lord Churchill] and her "took a tremendous liking to him" and wishing her success with the hospital ship Maine.

1 folio
18 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/29

Letter from Mrs Waddington (Heywood House, Oldham [Lancashire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she expresses anxiety about WSC, comments on the news that Lady Randolph is considering founding a Ladies Kennel Association and wishes her success [with the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/30

Letter from Rose [?] Mandly (57 Hillmarton Road, Camden Road [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct and expressing anxiety about his safety and wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
[1899]
CHAR 28/69/31

Letter from Gilbert Burgess (Devonshire Club, St James' [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct and expressing anxiety about his safety.

1 folio
17 Nov [1899]
CHAR 28/69/32

Letter from an unidentified correspondent (Turf Club [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing anxiety at WSC's capture by the Boers.

1 folio
17 Nov [1899]
CHAR 28/69/33

Letter from L R Stanton (Excursion and Tourist Agent, 112 Union Street, Oldham, [Lancashire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing admiration for WSC's conduct in the Boer War, saying that he hopes that WSC will contest Oldham [Lancashire] again and offering his support.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/34

Letter from A A Yeatman (Chartered Accountant, 2 Gresham Buildings, Basinghall Street, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy for her anxiety at WSC's capture by the Boers.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/35

Letter from Robert Mahaffy (10 Queen Anne's Gate [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy at WSC's capture by the Boers and explaining that he had visited her house to try and inform her before she read the news in the papers.

1 folio
[1899]
CHAR 28/69/36

Letter from [Count Franz de Paula] Deym (Austro-Hungarian Embassy, 18 Belgrave Square [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy for her anxiety WSC's capture by the Boers.

1 folio
[1899]
CHAR 28/69/37

Letter from Cyril Davenport (British Museum, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy for her anxiety WSC's capture by the Boers.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/38

Letter from Behrens (Tring Park, Tring [Hertfordshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy for her anxiety about [ WSC's capture by the Boers].

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/39

Letter from Ian (Tring Park, Tring [Hertfordshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct in Natal [South Africa] and expressing sympathy for her anxiety about WSC's capture by the Boers.

1 folio
18 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/40

Letter from Vincent Caillard (National Bank of Egypt, London Agency, 92 Cannon Street, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill enclosing an article [not present] about WSC, congratulating her on WSC's conduct and expressing sympathy for her anxiety about WSC's capture by the Boers.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/41-42

Letter from [Reverend] Frederick Searle [former schoolmaster to WSC] (Grove Hotel, Harrow on the Hill [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct and expressing sympathy for her anxiety about WSC's capture by the Boers.

2 folios
Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/43

Letter from Sidney Low (2 Durham Place, Chelsea [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he congratulates her on WSC's conduct, expresses sympathy for her anxiety about WSC's capture by the Boers, suggests that she may like to postpone a meeting about the Anglo Saxon Review and expresses admiration for WSC's book "The River War".

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/44

Letter from Leopold de Rothschild (New Court [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he congratulates her on WSC's conduct and expresses sympathy for her anxiety about WSC's capture by the Boers.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/45

Letter from Cornelia [Lady Wimborne, formerly Cornelia, Lady Guest and Lady Cornelia Churchill) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she congratulates her on WSC's conduct and expresses sympathy for her anxiety about WSC's capture by the Boers.

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/46

Letter from [Sir] Evan [Charteris] (Hewell Grange, Redditch [Worcestershire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he congratulates her on WSC's conduct, expresses sympathy for her anxiety about WSC's capture by the Boers and says that WSC "is born to do well".

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/47

Letter from Base to [Lady Randolph Churchill] congratulating her on WSC's conduct and expressing sympathy for her anxiety about WSC's capture by the Boers.

1 folio
17 [Nov] 1899
CHAR 28/69/48

Letter from Emma (25 Great Cumberland Place [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct and expressing sympathy for her anxiety about WSC's capture by the Boers.

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/49

Letter from Lawrie Oppenheim (40 Great Cumberland Place [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he asks for news of WSC and says that he was at Harrow with WSC and was also a correspondent with him on the Indian frontier.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/50

Letter from [Dr] Robson Roose (45 Hills Street, Berkeley Square [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he asks for news of WSC and expresses sympathy for her anxiety [at WSC's capture by the Boers].

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/51

Letter from Patrick de B[athe](St James' Club, Piccadilly [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses sympathy for her anxiety [at WSC's capture by the Boers].

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/52

Letter from Emma [Lady] Rothschild to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she expresses sympathy for her anxiety about WSC and says that she is pleased that he has been taken prisoner [by the Boers].

1 folio
18 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/53

Letter from [Sir] George Fardell (26 Hyde Park Street [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he expresses sympathy for her anxiety about WSC and congratulates her on WSC's conduct [in the incident involving an armoured train].

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/54

Letter from Augusta Churchill (Queensmead, Windsor [Berkshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she expresses sympathy for her anxiety about WSC and congratulates her on WSC's conduct in the Boer War and says that prisoners in the last Boer War were well treated.

1 folio
19 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/55

Letter from Evelyn [Lady] Alington (Crichel, Wimborne [Dorset]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she expresses sympathy for her anxiety about WSC and says that she is glad that he has been taken prisoner and is safe.

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/56

Letter from [?William] Cavendish (Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Hampshire) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing sympathy at the news that WSC has been wounded and congratulating her on WSC's conduct [in the Boer War].

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/57

Letter from [2nd Lord Alington] (39 Portman Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses relief at the news that WSC is safe and has only been slightly wounded and sympathy for her anxiety.

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/58

Letter from Marie Higgins (Tyteenhanger, St Albans [Hertfordshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a cheque for the fund [in support of the hospital ship Maine] and congratulating her on WSC's bravery [in the Boer War].

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/59

Letter from Edward Stonor (10 Norfolk Street, London) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he expresses sympathy at the news of WSC's "mishap" [during the Boer War].

1 folio
21 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/60

Letter from [William] St John Brodrick [Under Secretary of State, War Office] to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he discusses the possibility of addressing a meeting in Oldham [Lancashire] and says that he would like to know whether WSC would like him to.

1 folio
24 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/61

Letter from Marie de Rothschild (Ascott, Leighton Buzzard [Bedfordshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she congratulates her on WSC's bravery and expresses sympathy at the news that WSC has been wounded and taken prisoner [by the Boers].

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/62

Letter from Mary [?Lady Curzon] (Stratford House, Stratford Place) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she congratulates her on WSC's conduct [in the Boer War] and says that she is sure that he is safe and "will make best use of unexpected surroundings".

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/63

Letter from [6th Duke of] Portland (3 Grosvenor Square [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he expresses sympathy at the news of WSC's [capture by the Boers] and reports that his brother [Lord] Charles [Cavendish] has been wounded and is imprisoned in Mafeking [South Africa].

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/64

Letter from Anne [Duchess of] Roxburghe [formerly Lady Bowmont and Lady Anne Churchill](Floors Castle [Roxburghshire, Scotland]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she expresses sympathy at her anxiety about WSC and says that she is glad that the papers suggest that his wound is slight.

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/65

Letter from Henry Brown (Police Station, Hyde Park [London]) expressing anxiety at the news of WSC's capture [by the Boers].

1 folio
19 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/66

Letter from Mina [de la Poer] Beresford (2 Lower Berkeley Street, Portman Square [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy with her anxiety about WSC [in the Boer War].

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/67

Letter from Mary (Panshanger, Hertford) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy with her anxiety about WSC [in the Boer War] and relief at the news that he is safe and congratulating her on his conduct.

1 folio
20 [Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/68

Letter from William Nichols (The North Peckham Chrysanthemum Society, Surrey) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that the Committee have passed a vote of sympathy concerning WSC's "misfortune" [at being taken prisoner by the Boers].

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/69

Letter from Louise Savory (Tring Park, Tring [Hertfordshire]) to Jenny [Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing sympathy at her anxiety about WSC [in the Boer War].

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/70

Letter from [Lord] Charles Beresford (2 Lower Berkeley Street, Portman Square [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct [in the Boer War].

1 folio
21 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/71

Letter from Stanley [16th Lord Derby] (Knowsley, Prescot [Lancashire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy with her anxiety about WSC [in the Boer War].

1 folio
[Nov] [1899]
CHAR 28/69/72

Letter from Major General William Stuart (United Service Club, Pall Mall [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on [WSC's] conduct and describing him as "a veritable chip off the old block or blocks".

1 folio
19 Nov [1899]
CHAR 28/69/73

Letter from Maria Clegg (20 Grafton Street, New Road, Tailsworth, Near Oldham [Lancashire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she expresses sorrow at the news of WSC's capture by the Boers, comments on the high esteem with which he is regarded by the people of Oldham and wishes Lady Randolph success [with the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
23 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/74

Letter from Emily Whittaker (52 Gledhow Gardens, South Kensington [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she says that she is relieved to hear that WSC is safe although she is sure that imprisonment is "very trying".

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/75

Letter from Lily [Lady William Beresford, formerly Lilian, Duchess of Marlborough](The Deepdene, Dorking [Surrey]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she has been anxious about WSC and that she is sure that he will be well treated as a prisoner of the Boers and asks when the hospital ship Maine is due to sail.

1 folio
21 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/76

Letter from the editor of the Daily News Weekly (67 Fleet Street [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her whether she would be prepared to write a few lines to illustrate a sketch depicting "the gallantry of WSC".

1 folio
21 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/77

Letter from [Henry, 5th Lord Lansdowne, Secretary of State for War](Lansdowne House, Berkeley Square [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill including a transcription of a telegram from [Sir Redvers] Buller to the effect that WSC has been reported missing and that he is thought to be in Pretoria [South Africa].

1 folio
22 Nov [1899]
CHAR 28/69/78-80

Letter from Jameson (National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place [London]) to WSC in which he discusses WSC's similarity to Lord Randolph Churchill and the progress of the Boer War and predicts a great future for WSC. Envelope present.

3 folios
26 Nov [1899]
CHAR 28/69/81

Letter from an unidentified correspondent (139 Piccadilly [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her [on WSC's escape from the Boers).

1 folio
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/82A

Poem by J W Grisdale (16 Lake Road, Keswick [Cumberland]) about WSC's escape from the Boers and heroic spirit. Printed. Additional copy at CHAR 28/69/82.

1 folio
10 [Mar] 1900
CHAR 28/69/82

Poem by J W Grisdale (16 Lake Road, Keswick [Cumberland]) about WSC's escape from the Boers and heroic spirit. Printed. Additional copy at CHAR 28/69/82A.

1 folio
10 [Mar] 1900
CHAR 28/69/83

Telegram from "Lily" [Lady William Beresford, earlier Lilian, Duchess of Marlborough] (London) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy for her anxiety about WSC and commenting that she must be proud of him.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/84

Telegram from Brow (London) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct [in the Boer War].

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/85

Telegram from "Georgy" (Uxbridge [Middlesex]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy with her anxiety about WSC.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/86

Telegram from Consuelo [Duchess of Marlborough, later Consuelo Balsan] (Allerton [Lancashire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill discussing a social event and expressing admiration for WSC's conduct [in the Boer War].

1 folio
18 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/87

Telegram from Consuelo [Duchess of Marlborough, later Consuelo Balsan] (Allerton [Lancashire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy at the news of WSC [being taken prisoner by the Boers].

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/88

Telegram from [Sir Henry Drummond] Wolff (Cadogan Place [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he hopes that she has received reliable accounts of WSC.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/89

Telegram from [Charles] Haddon Chambers (Westgate on Sea [Kent]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct [in the Boer War] and sympathising with her anxiety.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/90

Telegram from "Patsy" (Milford on Sea [Hampshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she says that she is thinking about WSC's safety [in the Boer War].

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/91

Telegram from Leonie [Lady Leslie, formerly Leonie Jerome] to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she says that she is sure that WSC is safe [having been captured by the Boers] and that she will come to see her.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/92

Telegram from Adela (Watford [Hertfordshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy for her anxiety about WSC [having been captured by the Boers].

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/93

Telegram from [Sidney] Low (West Strand [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct [in the Boer War] and saying that he hopes that she has heard whether he is safe.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/94

Telegram from Sophie Walker (Frampton, Dorset) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct [in the Boer War] and expressing sympathy with her anxiety.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/95

Telegram from "Evy" (Crichel, Wimborne [Dorset]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct [in the Boer War] and expressing sympathy with her anxiety.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/96

Telegram from Florence Needwood (Derby) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's conduct [in the Boer War] and saying that she hopes that she has heard that he is safe.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/97

Telegram from [Pearl] Craigie (Ventnor [Isle of Wight]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she expresses anxiety about WSC [having been taken prisoner by the Boers] and says that she is unable to attend a concert.

1 folio
18 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/98

Telegram from Hugh Warrender (Frampton [Dorset]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy for her anxiety about WSC [having been taken prisoner by the Boers] and saying that he is pleased to hear about Eleanor [Warrender].

1 folio
18 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/99

Telegram from Paul Bourget (Paris [France]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's heroism [in the Boer War].

1 folio
18 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/100

Telegram from Grand Duke Michael [of Russia] (Cannes [France]) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking whether it is true that WSC has been taken prisoner [by the Boers].

1 folio
18 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/101

Telegram from Daisy [Lady] Warwick (Warwick Castle) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking for news about WSC [having been taken prisoner by the Boers].

1 folio
18 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/102

Telegram from Baron Gustave [de Rothschild] (France) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's bravery [in the Boer War] and asking for news.

1 folio
18 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/103

Telegram from "Blanchie" (London) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing relief at the news [that WSC is safe, having been taken prisoner by the Boers].

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/104

Telegram from Matthew Armour (New York [United States]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that they hope that WSC is safe [having been taken prisoner by the Boers].

1 folio
18 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/105

Telegram from [Nellie] Melba (Hotel des Indes) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing sympathy at her anxiety about WSC [having been taken prisoner by the Boers].

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/106

Telegram from [Sir Vincent] Caillard (London) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing relief at the news that WSC is safe [having been taken prisoner by the Boers] and saying that he hopes that his wound is slight.

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/107

Telegram from [Lord] Alfred [Churchill](London) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing relief at the news that WSC is safe [having been taken prisoner by the Boers] and saying that he hopes that his wound is slight.

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/108

Telegram from [?Lord] Norton (Whitehall [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing relief at the news that WSC has escaped. [WSC did not escape from captivity until December 13 1899].

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/109

Telegram from [?7th Lord] Falmouth (London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing relief at the news that WSC is safe [having been captured by the Boers].

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/110

Telegram from [Charles] Haddon Chambers (Westgate on Sea [Hampshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing relief at the news that WSC is safe [having been captured by the Boers].

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/111

Telegram from Lily [Lady William Beresford, formerly Lilian, Duchess of Marlborough] (Dorking [Surrey]) to [Leonie, Lady] Leslie [formerly Leonie Jerome] thanking her for informing her of WSC's safety [having been captured by the Boers] and asking her to pass her congratulations to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill].

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/112

Telegram from [Charles, 9th Duke of] Marlborough (Melton Mowbray [Leicestershire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing relief at the news that WSC is safe [having been captured by the Boers].

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/113

Telegram from [1st Lord] Rothschild ([London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill passing on a message to the effect that WSC is well [having been captured by the Boers].

1 folio
24 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/114

Telegram from [William Bourke] Cockran (New York [United States]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing anxiety about WSC [in the Boer War].

1 folio
19 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/115

Telegram from Charles Kinsky to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he hopes that she has received news that WSC is safe [in the Boer War].

1 folio
21 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/116

Telegram from [William Bourke] Cockran (New York [United States]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] congratulating her on WSC's safety [having been captured by the Boers].

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/117

Telegram from Comtesse Pierrefonds (Farnborough [Hampshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing sympathy with her anxiety about WSC [in the Boer War].

1 folio
19 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/118

Telegram from Muriel Tranby (Tel Hessle) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she says that he hopes that she has had news of WSC [in the Boer War].

1 folio
22 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/119

Telegram from [Thomas] Walden [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that [would be prepared to bet that WSC] is unwounded in Pretoria [South Africa].

1 folio
29 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/120

Telegram from [William Bourke] Cockran (New York [United States]) to Lady Randolph Churchill including the text of a telegram he has received reporting that WSC has been imprisoned [by the Boers] in Pretoria [South Africa] and is "in good health and spirits uninjured".

1 folio
29 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/121

Telegram from [William Bourke] Cockran (New York [United States]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that his telegram [?see CHAR 28/69/120] was stopped by the censor.

1 folio
20 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/122

Telegram from "Georgy" ([London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing relief [at the news of WSC's escape from the Boers].

1 folio
14 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/123

Telegram from Oliver Borthwick (369 Strand [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill reporting that WSC has been captured by the Boers and that there has been no mention that he has been wounded. He also reports that WSC displayed great bravery by getting men clear of an overturned train.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/124

Telegram from the editor of the Morning Post (West Strand [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill reporting that WSC has been captured by the Boers although he "fought gallantly" after the armoured train in which he was travelling had been derailed.

1 folio
16 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/125

Telegram from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Edgware Road [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill reporting that Oliver [Borthwick] has telegraphed that WSC has been captured by the Boers. He reassures her that WSC was not wounded but displayed "splendid" bravery.

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/126

Telegram from Moreton [Frewen] (Pont Street [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill reporting that a hundred men have been captured [by the Boers] from an armoured train.

1 folio
16 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/127

Telegram from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that the War Office have received no news [about WSC] and that the Morning Post have received a telegram from WSC "saying no news".

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/128

Telegram from Moreton [Frewen] ([London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that WSC has been taken prisoner as he was on the armoured train and that the Times have reported that WSC "behaved with great gallantry".

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/129

Telegram from [Thomas] Walden (Estcourt [South Africa]) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that WSC is believed alive and to be a prisoner [of the Boers].

1 folio
17 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/130

Telegram from [Thomas] Walden (Estcourt [South Africa]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] "sixty pounds unjounded Pretoria. Query unwounded". Additional copy at CHAR 28/69/131.

1 folio
29 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/131

Telegram from [Thomas] Walden (Estcourt [South Africa]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] "sixty pounds unjounded Pretoria. Query unwounded". Additional copy at CHAR 28/69/130.

1 folio
29 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/69/132

Telegram from Prince Christian [Schleswig-Holstein] (Cumberland Lodge [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's safety [having escaped from the Boers].

1 folio
23 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/133

Telegram from Pamela [Plowden, later Lady Lytton](Reigate [Surrey]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing relief [at the news that WSC had escaped from the Boers].

1 folio
22 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/134

Telegram from "Bill" [Lord William Beresford] and "Lily" [Lady William Beresford, formerly Lilian, Duchess of Marlborough](Dorking [Surrey]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's escape from the Boers and wishing her success [with the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
23 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/69/135

Telegram from [Vincent] Caillard (Trowbridge [Wiltshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill congratulating her on WSC's [escape from the Boers].

1 folio
23 Dec 1899