Personal: Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 1/20

Part of: CHAR 1
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Date: 01 Jan 1898 - 31 Dec 1898

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Correspondents include: Albert Edward, Prince of Wales [later King Edward VII] (4); Field Marshal Lord Roberts (3); George Curzon [later Lord Curzon of Kedleston]; Sir Michael Hicks-Beach; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Lord Salisbury; Lumley and Lumley, Solicitors; Frances, Duchess of Marlborough; General Sir William Lockhart; Captain Aylmer Haldane (2).

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CHAR 1/20/1 Letter from Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, [later King Edward VII], Sandringham, Norfolk, to WSC, on his service with the Malakand Field Force. Praising his writing "you have great facility in writing, which is a great advantage", and hoping that he would avoid "acrid criticisms" of the authorities. 27 Jan 1898
CHAR 1/20/2 Letter from Lord Roberts, United Service Club, to Lady Randolph Churchill, on Sir George White's refusal to allow WSC to join the Tirah Field Force. 09 Feb 1898
CHAR 1/20/3 Letter from Lord Roberts, Royal Hospital, Dublin, to Lady Randolph Churchill, thanks for sending extract from letter from WSC on the Indian frontier question. Stating that when he got home "I must have a talk with him about the Frontier Question, as I doubt if he quite understands how it affects our position in India. 13 Feb 1898
CHAR 1/20/4 Letter from Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), Marlborough House, London to WSC, congratulations on the success of The Story of the Malakand Field Force. Hoping that he would not follow the example of Lord Fincastle, and leave the Army to enter politics. 22 Apr 1898
CHAR 1/20/5 Letter from George Curzon, [later Lord Curzon of Kedelston], 4 Carlton Gardens, London, to Lady Randolph Churchill, on the praising WSC's book "The Story of the Malakand Field Force". 15 May 1898
CHAR 1/20/6 Letter from Lord Roberts, Royal Hospital, Dublin, to Lady Randolph Churchill, congratulations on WSC's book, "The Story of the Malakand Field Force". Commenting that there were one or two points which he wished to discuss with WSC". 19 May 1898
CHAR 1/20/7 Letter from Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, (later Lord St Aldwyn), Netheravon, Salisbury, to WSC, on his speech at the unveiling of the bust of Lord Randolph Churchill in the House of Commons, , and offering congratulations on the success of "The Story of the Malakand Field Force". 05 Jun 1898
CHAR 1/20/8 Letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes to WSC, on WSC's writing. 14 Jul 1898
CHAR 1/20/9 Letter from Lord Salisbury, Foreign Office, to WSC, on WSC's application to join Sir Herbert Kitchener's force in Egypt. Stating that the matter was entirely in Kitchener's hands. 19 Jul 1898
CHAR 1/20/10 Letter from Lumley & Lumley (Solicitors), 37 Conduit Street London, to WSC, on his proposal to borrow £3,500 from an insurance company on his reversionary interest under the will of his grandfather, the 7th Duke of Marlborough. 23 Jul 1898
CHAR 1/20/11 Letter from Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), Homburg, to WSC, mentioning Lady Randolph Churchill's honeymoon and WSC's "electioneering" [with typed transcript]. 27 Aug [1900]
CHAR 1/20/12-13 Letter from Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), Mar Lodge, Braemar, to WSC, on his objection to serving soldiers writing for newspapers and expressing strong opinions on the conduct of operations. Hoping that WSC's book would be "history and not military criticism". Stating that Parliamentary and Literary life would suit him best "the monotony of military life in an Indian Station can have no attraction for you - though fortunately some officers do put up with it or else we should have no army at all. 06 Oct [1898]
CHAR 1/20/14 Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough, Castlemead, Windsor, to WSC, on the draft of his novel Savrola, Suggesting that he should show it to some of Lord Randolph's Literary friends. 29 Nov [1898]
CHAR 1/20/15 Printed orders of General Sir William Lockhart, for the Tirah Expeditionary Force, including the appointment of WSC as Orderly Officer to the General Officer Commanding the Force. 12 Mar 1898
CHAR 1/20/16 Letter from Captain Aylmer Haldane, Tirah Field Force, Peshawar, to Officers Commanding Fort Bara, Mamanai, asking them to arrange an escort for WSC's journey to Barkai. 14 Mar 1898
CHAR 1/20/17 Letter from Captain Aylmer Haldane, Tirah Field Force, Peshawar to "all concerned", asking for WSC to be provided with transport and escort for his journey to the Head Quarters, 3rd Brigade, Tirah Expeditionary Force. 27 Mar 1898
CHAR 1/20/18 Nominal Roll of "Made up Troop", A Squadron, 21st Lancers, [at the Battle of Omdurman]. [1898]