Personal: Correspondence: Lady Randolph Churchill.

Reference code: CHAR 1/8

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Date: Nov 1889 - Dec 1898

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Letters from Lady Randolph Churchill (91) to WSC and "Jack [John S Churchill File also includes letters from Colonel John Brabazon (2); Frances, Duchess of Marlborough (3); Photographs (2) of Sir Henry Hill and Lady Randolph at the Temple of Philae, Egypt; Photograph of the Seaforth Highlanders leaving Cairo, Egypt.

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CHAR 1/8/1 Letter from Colonel John Brabazon to WSC, invitation to visit 4th Hussars at Aldershot, and to meet Captain Julian Byng, 10th Hussars [later Lord Byng of Vimy]. 26 Apr [1894]
CHAR 1/8/2 Letter from Colonel John Brabazon, 10 Wilton Crescent, London to Lady Randolph Churchill, on WSC's election as a member of the Turf Club. Stating that he had told the Committee that WSC was "a good fellow, a good sportsman, and promised to make a good soldier". [06 Feb 1897]
CHAR 1/8/3 Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough, [WSC's grandmother], 50 Grosvenor Square, London, to WSC, thanks for letter and photo, also on the forthcoming wedding of Lady Sarah Churchill and Gordon Wilson. 11 Nov [1891]
CHAR 1/8/4 Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough, 50 Grosvenor Square, London, to WSC, granting him an allowance of £20 per month. [01 Jul 1894]
CHAR 1/8/5 Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough, 50 Grosvenor Square, to WSC, on the engagement of Frances Guest and Frederic Thesiger, [later 3rd Lord Chelmsford]. 02 Jul 1894
CHAR 1/8/6 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 2 Connaught Place, to WSC, asking for letter "I suppose when yr exchequer is at a low ebb I shall have the pleasure of hearing from you". [Nov 1889]
CHAR 1/8/7 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 2 Connaught Place, London, to WSC, congratulations on obtaining Remove [into the First Division of the Fourth Form at Harrow], hoping that he would continue to work. Asking him to write at least twice a week. [25 Jan 1890]
CHAR 1/8/8 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Grand Hotel, Monte, Carlo, to WSC, on her visit to Monte Carlo. 07 [Feb 1890]
CHAR 1/8/9-11 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 2 Connaught Place, London, to WSC, on his "very bad" school report from Harrow Describing his work as an "insult to his intelligence", and contrasting him to his brother Jack "who comes out at the head of his class every week". 12 [Jun 1890]
CHAR 1/8/12-13 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Invermark, Brechin, Scotland to WSC, advising him not to smoke "If only you knew how foolish & how silly you look doing it, you wd give it up, at least for a few years. 19 [Sep 1890]
CHAR 1/8/14 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 21 Connaught Place, London to WSC, apologies for not being able to visit him at Harrow, also commenting that she was hoping to get Lord Randolph Churchill to "sacrifice that terrible beard", without success. [22 Jan 1891]
CHAR 1/8/15 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 2 Connaught Place, London, to WSC, on the illness of Leonard Jerome, [WSC's grandfather]. [26 Jan 1891]
CHAR 1/8/16 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 2 Connaught Place, London, to WSC, on the illness of Leonard Jerome. [31 Jan 1891]
CHAR 1/8/17 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Banstead, to WSC, on his toothache, advising him to brush his teeth more frequently, also on the Newmarket races. [29 Apr 1891]
CHAR 1/8/18 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Banstead, to WSC, on his toothache, the Duchess of Marlborough's illness and the Newmarket races. [10 May 1891]
CHAR 1/8/19 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Oakley Court, Windsor, to WSC, apologies for not visiting him at Harrow, and hoping to see him the following week. [18 Jun 1891]
CHAR 1/8/20 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on her visit to Compton House, Eastbourne, [belonging to the Duke of Devonshire], hoping to see him the following day, and asking for the date of the Eton v Harrow cricket match at Lord's. [28 Jun 1891]
CHAR 1/8/21 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Banstead, to WSC, on his visit to London for the Eton v. Harrow cricket match. [05 Jul 1891]
CHAR 1/8/22 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 18 Aldford Street, London to WSC, on his visit to London for the Eton v Harrow match at Lord's. Stating that he could stay with the Duchess of Marlborough [at Grosvenor Street]. [07 Jul 1891]
CHAR 1/8/23 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 18 Aldford Street, London to WSC, sending £1 1s, and stating that she would "reserve her lecture for tomorrow". [Jul 1891]
CHAR 1/8/24 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on his financial situation. [Jul 1891]
CHAR 1/8/25 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Banstead, to WSC, apologies for not visiting him at Harrow, and advising him not to sell his bicycle and buy a bulldog puppy "a dog is sometimes a nuisance". [29 Sep 1891]
CHAR 1/8/26 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 2 Connaught Place, London, to WSC, on his appointment with Sir William MacCormac [a specialist in hernia surgery]. [04 Oct 1891]
CHAR 1/8/27 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Banstead, to WSC, sending £1 and complaining about the state of his finances, also on his toothache, complaining that he had had another tooth out ". 28 Oct [1891]
CHAR 1/8/28 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Iwerne Minster House, Blandford, to WSC, on his school report "You must try & have a better one next term as Papa will be back & will expect glowing accounts of yr work." Also commenting on a day's hunting, and "cutting a lovely somersault" at the 3rd fence. [10 Nov 1891]
CHAR 1/8/29 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Doveridge Hall, Derby [seat of Lord Hindlip] to WSC. 15 Nov [1891]
CHAR 1/8/30-31 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on his demand to be allowed home for Christmas ". [08 Dec 1891]
CHAR 1/8/32 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 2 Connaught Place, London to WSC, on his demand to be allowed home for Christmas, returning his letter "as its style does not please me". [15 Dec 1891]
CHAR 1/8/33 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Canford Manor, Wimborne Dorset to WSC, on his visit to France. Also on the health of Lord Randolph Churchill "Papa is very well & in great spirits but his beard is a "terror". I think I shall have to bribe [him] to shave it off". 10 [Jan 1892]
CHAR 1/8/34 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 2 Connaught Place, London to WSC, on his return to England from Paris. 15 Jan [1892]
CHAR 1/8/35 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo, to WSC, congratulations on winning Public Schools Fencing Competition. 28 Mar 1892
CHAR 1/8/36 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Paris, to WSC, on her return to England from France. [03 Apr 1892]
CHAR 1/8/37 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, sending 30s, and complaining about his finances "You seem a perfect sieve as regard money". [May 1892]
CHAR 1/8/38 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Banstead, to WSC promising to give him some money when they met the next Day. 18 Jun [1892]
CHAR 1/8/39 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Invermark, Brechin, to WSC, on Harrow School, - advising him to "put his shoulder to the wheel", also on her visit to Scotland, account of grouse shoot. [24 Sep 1892]
CHAR 1/8/40 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London to WSC, on outbreak of scarlet fever at Harrow. Commenting on Lord Randolph's anger with him for sending telegram "You take too much on yrself young man, & write in such a pompous style. I'm afraid you are becoming a prig". [Feb 1893]
CHAR 1/8/41 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London, to WSC, asking him to write, and criticising his new hat. 07 Feb [1893]
CHAR 1/8/42 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC. [Mar 1893]
CHAR 1/8/43 Lady Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, to WSC, on his stay with Lily, Duchess of Marlborough in Brighton, hoping he was "comporting yrself properly" also on the success of Lord Randolph's speech in Liverpool. 07 [Apr 1893]
CHAR 1/8/44 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Sunningdale, to WSC, on her visit to the Ascot races, and on the Sandhurst entrance examination. [18 Jun 1893]
CHAR 1/8/45-46 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Kissingen, to WSC, on his success in the Sandhurst entrance examination, and his father's anger that he failed to obtain an Infantry cadetship, also on her visit to Germany and meeting with Bismarck. 07 Aug [1893]
CHAR 1/8/47-48 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Kissingen, to WSC, on her visit to Germany and on the progress on the Second Irish Home Rule Bill. 19 Aug [1893]
CHAR 1/8/49 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill [50 Grosvenor Square], London, to WSC. 11 Feb [1894]
CHAR 1/8/50 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London to WSC, on the furnishing of his room at Sandhurst, and predicting that Gladstone would resign as Prime Minister before the end of next week [he resigned on 3 Mar]. [20 Feb 1894]
CHAR 1/8/51 Telegram from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on his visit to London. 23 Feb 1894
CHAR 1/8/52 Telegram from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on his visit to London. 09 Mar 1894
CHAR 1/8/53 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London to WSC, on his plans for Easter, stating that Lord Randolph had no objections to him going to his friends for Easter Sunday. 15 [Mar 1894]
CHAR 1/8/54 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London, to WSC, on the state of his finances. "You are spending too much money & you know it". [17 Mar 1894]
CHAR 1/8/55 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on damage to his watch. Commenting that he was awfully careless and that his father was very angry, but that "he [Lord Randolph] wrote very kindly about you so you must not be too unhappy". [22 Apr 1894]
CHAR 1/8/56 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London, to WSC, on his visit to the 4th Hussars at Aldershot "I am not sure if Papa would approve". 30 Apr [1894]
CHAR 1/8/57 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London, to WSC, on the state of his finances. "I really think that Papa gives you a very fair allowance, & you ought to make do. He wld be very cross if he knew that I gave you money..I shall not give you any more". 17 May [1894]
CHAR 1/8/58-59 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, to WSC, on the state of his finances, and on his invitation to the Duchess of Abercorn's Ball. Suggesting that he should write to thank her for the invitation, regretting that he was unable to attend. 24 May [1894]
CHAR 1/8/60 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC. 28 Jun [1894]
CHAR 1/8/61 Photograph of [Lady Randolph Churchill] at the Temple of Philae, Egypt [b/w 2" x 1.5"]. [1898]
CHAR 1/8/62-63 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Invermark, Brechin, to WSC, on his voyage to India, on her fishing trip to Scotland and family finances. Reporting conversation with the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), advising him not to race in India as the races "are not square & the best of reputations get spoiled over it. 23 Sep [1896]
CHAR 1/8/64-65 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Minto House, Hawick to WSC, including copy of letter from Sir George Lewis [Churchill family solicitor], on the financial fraud by James Cruickshank, [known to the Churchill family as "The Spec"]. 01 Oct [1896]
CHAR 1/8/66-67 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Floors Castle, to WSC, on article in The Nineteenth Century by Sir Algernon West, on Lord Randolph Churchill as an administrator, the resignation of Lord Rosebery as Leader of the Liberal Party, predicting that Sir William Harcourt would replace him, with reversion to Asquith, also on family finances, particularly "The Spec". 08 Oct [1896]
CHAR 1/8/68 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on family finances. 22 Oct [1896]
CHAR 1/8/69 Photograph of dinghy, captioned "Sailing up the Nile", b/w 2" x 1.5". [1898]
CHAR 1/8/70-71 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on her stay at Sandringham. 05 Nov [1896]
CHAR 1/8/72 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on family finances. 13 Nov [1896]
CHAR 1/8/73-74 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Panshanger, Hertford to WSC, on her stay at Panshanger, Herts., for a shoot for the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary). 19 Nov [1896]
CHAR 1/8/75-76 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on the possibility of him joining Lord Kitchener's force in Egypt. 27 Nov [1896]
CHAR 1/8/77-78 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 35a Cumberland Place to WSC, on account of his Polo match in "The Field", and the possibility of him joining Kitchener's army in Egypt, also on John S Churchill's career after leaving Harrow, commenting that she was against him joining the army "at the best it is a poor career" and that the Bar would be the best option "The City he hates". 11 Dec [1896]
CHAR 1/8/79-80 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on her stay at Wynyard Park, Stockton on Tees, [seat of Lord Londonderry], on Waldo Storey's bust of Lord Randolph Churchill, on family finances, and sending WSC twelve volumes by Lord Macaulay,. 17 Dec 1896
CHAR 1/8/81-82 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on Christmas at Blenheim Palace. 24 Dec [1896]
CHAR 1/8/83 Photograph of Sir Henry Hill and Lady Randolph Churchill at the Temple of Philae, Egypt [b/w 2" x 1.5"]. [1898]
CHAR 1/8/84 Photograph of the Seaforth Highlanders leaving Cairo b/w 2" x 1.5". 03 Mar [1898]
CHAR 1/8/85 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 35a Great Cumberland Place, to WSC, on John S Churchill's visit to France and on WSC's comments about the "odious" Anglo-Indian society. 15 Jan [1897]
CHAR 1/8/86-87 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 35a Great Cumberland Place, London, to WSC, on Frederick Roberts' polo accident; the lack of advancement in the Army compared with politics; John S Churchill's visit to France; "The Spec" the plague and famine in India and the treatment of Sir John Gorst by the Government. 29 Jan [1897]
CHAR 1/8/88 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 35a Great Cumberland Place, London, to WSC, on "discontent and revolt" in the Conservative Party and on Arthur Balfour's "laziness" with his important speeches. 05 Feb [1897]
CHAR 1/8/89-90 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Hotel Bristol, Paris to WSC, on her visit to Paris with John S Churchill, including account of dinner with Cecil Rhodes, also commenting on the political situation in Greece and on WSC's election to the Turf Club. 12 Feb [1897]
CHAR 1/8/91-93 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 35a Great Cumberland Place, London to WSC, on the state of his finances. 26 Feb [1897]
CHAR 1/8/94-95 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 35a Great Cumberland Place, London, to WSC, on family finances. 05 Mar [1897]
CHAR 1/8/96-98 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 35a Great Cumberland Place, London, to WSC, on Lord Randolph Churchill's political letters [which were being sorted by Ernest Beckett [later 2nd Lord Grimthorpe] and George Curzon [later Lord Curzon of Kedelston], Lord Randolph's literary executors], commenting that it would not be easy to write a good biography "it wants a big man, & one with a name". 11 Mar [1897]
CHAR 1/8/99-101 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Brooksby, Leicester to WSC, on the state of his finances. Advising him to remain in India, where he was "gaining much military experience, and showing that you can work and do something". 18 Mar [1897]
CHAR 1/8/102-103 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo, to WSC, suggesting that he should remain in the army in India, and not return to Britain, also on her visit to Monte Carlo, and on her meeting with John S Churchill in Paris. 25 Mar [1897]
CHAR 1/8/104-105 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Hotel du Rhin, Paris, to WSC, on WSC's return from India, and on her visit to Monte Carlo and Paris, including account of dinner with the Prince of Wales, who advised WSC to stay in India and see something of the country. 02 Apr [1897]
CHAR 1/8/106 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on the publication of letters from WSC on the situation on the North West Frontier of India in the Daily Telegraph. 09 Sep [1897]
CHAR 1/8/107-108 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Langwell, Berriedale, Caithness, to WSC, on the war in India, including account of meeting with Lord Morley of Blackburn, also on the prosecution of James Cruikshank for financial fraud. 21 Sep [1897]
CHAR 1/8/109-110 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Minto House, Hawick to WSC, on the war in India. 30 Sep [1897]
CHAR 1/8/111-112 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill [Edinburgh] to WSC, on the publication of WSC's letters from India in the Daily Telegraph. 07 Oct 1897
CHAR 1/8/113-114 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Bridlemere, Newmarket, to WSC, on the war in India. 29 Oct [1897]
CHAR 1/8/115-116 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Iwerne Minster House, Blandford, to WSC, on the publication of WSC's letters to the Daily Telegraph on India. Also commenting on letter from Sir Bindon Blood to Colonel John Brabazon [CHAR 28/23] praising WSC, and predicting that he would win the Victoria Cross or the DSO. 04 [Nov 1897]
CHAR 1/8/117 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Highclere Castle, to WSC, on the war in India, and on WSC's letters to the Daily Telegraph. 11 Nov [1897]
CHAR 1/8/118 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Lambton Castle, Durham to WSC, on the publication of his letters on India in the Daily Telegraph. 25 Nov [1897]
CHAR 1/8/119 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 35a Great Cumberland Place, to WSC, on the war in India, and on the Christmas celebrations at Blenheim Palace, particularly the "theatricals they were putting on for charity, commenting that the "whole of Oxford may turn up, or any vulgarian from London who chooses to pay 10s to see the Churchills playing the fool. 10 Dec [1897]
CHAR 1/8/120-121 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Welbeck Abbey, Worksop, to WSC, on house party at Welbeck Abbey, on the war in India, and on Arthur Balfour's praise of WSC's writings, and his promise to help him to find a publisher. 16 Dec [1897]
CHAR 1/8/122-123 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, to WSC, suggesting that he should write to the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VII] about his experiences in India, on the publication of The Story of the Malakand Field Force, on the possibility of WSC joining Kitchener's force in Egypt, and on John S Churchill's future career, stating that he would go to Germany for a year, learn book- keeping & German, & one of these days make a fortune". 13 Jan [1898]
CHAR 1/8/124 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, 35a Great Cumberland Place, to WSC, on family finances. 14 [Jan 1898]
CHAR 1/8/125-126 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Great Dalby, Melton, to WSC, on the publication of The Story of the Malakand Field Force, by Longmans. Also on the possibility of him Joining Kitchener's force in Egypt. 20 Jan [1898]
CHAR 1/8/127-128 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Sandringham, Norfolk, to WSC, on the publication of The Story of the Malakand Field Force. 27 Jan [1898]
CHAR 1/8/129 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, apologies for not being able to visit him. [c 1891]
CHAR 1/8/130 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on her visit to Harrow. [c 1891]
CHAR 1/8/131 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, on his visit to London to see Dr Robson Roose. [c 1891]
CHAR 1/8/132 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to John S Churchill, on her stay in Newmarket. [Apr 1891]
CHAR 1/8/133 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to John S Churchill. [May 1891]
CHAR 1/8/134 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to John S Churchill, asking him to write. [Jul 1891]
CHAR 1/8/135 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to John S Churchill. [Jul 1891]
CHAR 1/8/136 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to John S Churchill. [Jun 1891-Aug 1891]
CHAR 1/8/137 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to John S Churchill. [Sep 1891]
CHAR 1/8/138 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to John S Churchill, on her visit to Scotland. 28 Sep [1892]
CHAR 1/8/139 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill to John S Churchill. [Feb 1893]
CHAR 1/8/140 Visiting card of Eugene Ledos. [c 1893]