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CHAR 28/75 Acquired Papers. Letters, telegrams and greeting cards from Albert Edward, Prince of Wales [King Edward VII from 22 January 1901) to Lady Randolph Churchill. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/75/1-2

Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales](Marlborough House [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter and photographs from Durban [South Africa]; commends her work with the hospital ship Maine and says that he is sure that all the officers will fall in love with her; describes his visits to hospitals; and comments on the Duke of Norfolk's "plucky" decision to go to South Africa in a subordinate position.

2 folios
03 Apr [1900]
CHAR 28/75/3

Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales](Balmoral Castle) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he wishes WSC success in the election [at Oldham, Lancashire] commenting "I am not a party politician" and discusses his plans.

1 folio
28 Sep [1900]
CHAR 28/75/4-5

Letter from King Edward VII (Balmoral Castle) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter, says that WSC has made himself "very pleasant" and has met [5th Lord] Rosebery and discusses plans to see her. Envelope present.

2 folios
30 Sep 1902
CHAR 28/75/6

Telegram from King Edward VII (Balmoral Castle) to Mrs Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to give her the Red Cross [for her work with the hospital ship Maine].

1 folio
01 Oct 1902
CHAR 28/75/7

Telegram from [King Edward VII] (Balmoral Castle) to Mrs Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her.

1 folio
03 Oct 1902
CHAR 28/75/8-9

Card from King Edward VII (Sandringham, Norfolk) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for giving him a birthday present and says that he was amused to receive a letter from his brother [Duke of Connaught and Strathearn] informing him that he was taking [Leonie, Lady] Leslie [formerly Leonie Jerome] to India. Envelope present.

2 folios
12 Mar 1902
CHAR 28/75/10

Telegram from King Edward VII (Sandringham, Norfolk) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he wishes her a happy new year, thanks her for her card and says that he hopes that George [Cornwallis West] has not had a serious accident.

1 folio
01 Jan 1903
CHAR 28/75/11-12

Letter from King Edward VII (Windsor Castle) to Mrs George Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for sending him a letter from [Leonie, Lady Leslie, formerly Leonie Jerome] about her visit to India [see CHAR 28/62] and expresses approval for the Viceroy of India [Lord Curzon, later Lord Curzon of Kedleston]. Envelope sealed with red wax present.

2 folios
31 Jan 1903
CHAR 28/75/13-14

Letter from King Edward VII (Buckingham Palace) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for sending him a copy of her article in the Pall Mall Magazine, says that he will be interested to read the comments of the press and discusses arrangements to see her for tea. Envelope present.

2 folios
23 Feb 1903
CHAR 28/75/15

Telegram from King Edward VII (Sandringham [Norfolk] to Mrs Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for a letter and offers her "congratulations and pretty bronze horses".

1 folio
09 Nov 1903
CHAR 28/75/16-17

Card from King Edward VII (Windsor Castle) to Mrs George Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for a letter and declines a dinner invitation. Envelope present.

2 folios
26 May 1904
CHAR 28/75/18-19

Letter from King Edward VII (Buckingham Palace) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing tickets for the House of Lords [not present] and thanking her for inviting him to her "country home" [Salisbury Hall, St Albans, Hertfordshire]. Envelope sealed with black wax present.

2 folios
08 Feb 1906
CHAR 28/75/20-21

Letter from King Edward VII (Buckingham Palace) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for his visit to her "country home" [Salisbury Hall, St Albans, Hertfordshire]. Envelope present.

2 folios
22 May 1906
CHAR 28/75/22-23

Card from King Edward VII (Hotel Bristol, Paris [France]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he would be glad to receive WSC as a P[rivy] C[ouncillor] and comments that WSC is hard working and ambitious. Envelope present.

2 folios
03 May 1907
CHAR 28/75/24-25

Card from King Edward VII (Buckingham Palace) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is occupied during her play ["His Borrowed Plumes"]. Envelope present.

2 folios
[1909]
CHAR 28/75/26-27

Letter from King Edward VII (Sandringham, Norfolk) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is glad that she has decided not to go to India, discusses the possibility that Jack [Lord] Leslie and [Leonie, Lady Leslie, formerly Leonie Jerome] may go to India with the Duke of [Connaught and] Strathearn instead of Major Claydon. Envelope sealed with red wax present.

2 folios
[1902]
CHAR 28/75/28-29

Christmas card from King Edward VII to [Lady Randolph Churchill]. Envelope present.

2 folios
24 Dec 1902
CHAR 28/75/30

Card from King Edward VII to [Lady Randolph Churchill] wishing her a happy new year.

1 folio
[1903]
CHAR 28/75/31-33

Card from King Edward VII to [Lady Randolph Churchill] with the motto "Le temps passe...L'amitie reste" [time passes.. friendship endures] including a note wishing her a happy new year. Envelope present.

3 folios
26 Dec 1902
CHAR 28/75/34-35

Christmas card [from King Edward VII to Lady Randolph Churchill]. Envelope present.

2 folios
26 Dec 1900
CHAR 28/75/36

Christmas card from King Edward VII [to Lady Randolph Churchill].

1 folio
[1904]
CHAR 28/75/37

Envelope sealed with black wax addressed to Mrs Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in the hand of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.

1 folio
29 Sep 1900
CHAR 28/75/38

Note from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales to Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her and wishing her a happy Easter.

1 folio
[1900]