Acquired Papers. Letters from Lady Randolph Churchill to Lord Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

Reference code: CHAR 28/101

Part of: CHAR 28
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Date: 1890 - 1891

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CHAR 28/101/1-2 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: Henry Chaplin's opinion about his absence; discussion of Irish affairs and the involvement of [Charles] Parnell and his supporters; [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough's] concern about the possible marriage of [Lady] Sarah [Churchill, later Sarah Wilson]; news from Consuelo [Duchess of Manchester] at Sandringham [Norfolk]; Moreton [Frewen's] pleasure at a [gold-crushing] machine and the improvement in the health of "Papa" [Leonard Jerome]. 05 Dec 1890
CHAR 28/101/3-4 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: a visit from "Natty" [1st Lord Rothschild] with whom she has discussed politics; the position of [Robert, 3rd] Lord Salisbury in the light of some letters possessed by [Charles] Parnell; his objections to Lord Rodney as a suitor of [Lady] Sarah [Churchill, later Sarah Wilson] and the difficulty of finding a husband for the latter; and news of "the Deym affair" [involving Count Franz de Paula Deym, Count Lutzow and Count Charles Kinsky]. [1890]
CHAR 28/101/5-6 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: a meeting with WH Trafford; the improvement in the health of "Papa" [Leonard Jerome]; Arthur Balfour's poor health; news of the [divorce] case of [Captain] O'Shea and a Barings crisis; a visit to the theatre with Leonie [Lady Leslie, earlier Leonie Jerome] and WSC's improvement at school. 17 Nov [1890]
CHAR 28/101/7-8 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: an invitation from Lady [Laura] Wilton; concern about the health of "Papa" [Leonard Jerome]; observations about Norah Stirling; the opinions of Lord Hartington [later 8th Duke of Devonshire] about [Charles] Parnell; political affairs; an interview with [James] Welldon about WSC and discussion of a new coachman. 23 Nov [1890]
CHAR 28/101/9-11 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: her decision not to go to Monte Carlo [Monaco]; the deterioration in the health of "Papa" [Leonard Jerome]; the illness of [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough]; and news that WSC has passed his Preliminary Examination in all subjects and is in a special Sandhurst class, an achievement for which she suggests he should be rewarded. 26 Jan [1891]
CHAR 28/101/12-14 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: apologies for not having written which she ascribes to "laziness & depression"; discussion of political affairs and the position of [Charles] Parnell; her frustration at not being able to attend the House of Commons; an engagement with Arthur Balfour and Henry Chaplin; a duel involving [Count] Lutzow and [Count Franz de Paula] Deym who is to be seconded by [Count Charles] Kinsky; and news of the return of John Willoughby. 02 Dec [1891]
CHAR 28/101/15-16 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](Sandringham, Norfolk) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: thanks for his letters; her tiredness; a party where the guests included HRH [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales], [Count Charles] Kinsky and Henry Chaplin; letters from [WSC and John S Churchill] who are enjoying themselves at Newmarket [Suffolk] and anticipation of seeing him again. 08 Jan [1890]
CHAR 28/101/17-19 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: political news about [Charles] Parnell and the Irish from [Lord] Hartington [later 8th Duke of Devonshire]; her irritation that [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] has asked her to take [Lady] Sarah [Churchill, later Sarah Wilson] to the theatre; and WSC's improvement at school. 27 Nov [1890]
CHAR 28/101/20-22 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the bad weather which has prevented her moving [Leonard Jerome] to Brighton [Sussex]; an invitation from [Baron Moritz] Hirsch which includes HRH [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] and [Lord] Hartington [later 8th Duke of Devonshire]; news that [Charles] Parnell is "beat"; the poor health of [Sir Henry Drummond] Wolff; the popularity of the [gold crusher] machine [patented by Moreton Frewen] and her hopes of its financial success; her illness; an argument between Mrs [Lily] Langtry and [Lady De Grey] about Lord Carnarvon; a dinner hosted by Milan [King of Serbia] for Clara [Frewen, earlier Clara Jerome]; a meeting with [George, 8th Duke of Marlborough, earlier Lord] Blandford and "Lily" [Lilian, Duchess of Marlborough, later Lady William Beresford]. 24 Dec [1890]
CHAR 28/101/23 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she is looking forward to seeing him and discusses her travel arrangements. 23 Jan [1891]
CHAR 28/101/24-25 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the implications of a financial crisis in the City [of London]; Lofts' search for a house; the death of [Hannah] Lady Rosebery; the improvement in the health of "Papa" [Leonard Jerome]; and a visit to the theatre to see Mrs [Lily] Langtry playing Cleopatra. 19 Nov [1890]
CHAR 28/101/26-27 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the improvement in her health; the success of the gold crusher machine which has given hope to Clara [Frewen, earlier Clara Jerome] and Moreton [Frewen]; a visit to see "Papa" [Leonard Jerome]; letters from [Captain] O'Shea to "Labby" [Henry Labouchere] which [Charles] Parnell possesses; and discussion of wedding presents which they should buy. 14 Dec [1890]
CHAR 28/101/28 Letter from [Robert, 3rd] Lord Salisbury (Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] asking for a supply of badges and diplomas [for the Primrose League] as he is worried that members who have not received badges may vote against the [Conservative Party] as a result. 28 Nov [1890]
CHAR 28/101/29 Filing slip describing the contents of CHAR 28/101 as letters from Lady Randolph Churchill to Lord Randolph Churchill while he was abroad in 1891 which deal with "a good deal about politics. Much private gossip." Annotated by Lady Randolph "For Blenheim. To be re-read". [1900]