Acquired Papers. Letters and telegrams from various correspondents to Lord Randolph Churchill. Includes correspondence dating to 1936 about a letter from Lord Randolph which was discovered in the sea and was given to WSC. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

Reference code: CHAR 28/103

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Date: 1857 - 1936

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CHAR 28/103/1 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (House of Commons Library) to Lady [Mary] Jeune in which he comments on the effect on members of the [Conservative] Party of an "indiscretion" in the Times and asks her to relay the contents of his letter to the Times if the division in the House of Commons is unsatisfactory. 11 May 1894
CHAR 28/103/2-3 Letter from [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] to Sunderland [Lord Blandford, later George, 8th Duke of Marlborough] giving family news and asking about his brother's ship. Includes a note to the effect that the letter was written after 1857 and was acquired by Lord Randolph Churchill. c 1857
CHAR 28/103/4-6 Letter from Francis Knollys [Private Secretary to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Sandringham [Norfolk]) to [Lord] Blandford [later George, 8th Duke of Marlborough] in which he discusses the illness of the Prince [of Wales] which was diagnosed by [Dr] Clayton as typhoid fever. He says that the Prince's condition was so serious that several members of the Royal Family, including Queen [Victoria] were summoned; explains that it was feared that the prince might die on the same day as the [Prince Albert the] Prince Consort; describes the dignified behaviour of [Alexandra] Princess [of Wales, later Queen Alexandra] and congratulates him on the birth of [Charles, later 9th Duke of Marlborough]. 20 Dec 1871
CHAR 28/103/7 Letter from Clara Jerome (Rosetta Cottage [Isle of Wight]) to Lord Randolph Churchill in which she advises him to take the advice of his father [John, 7th Duke of Marlborough concerning his engagement to Jennie Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] and congratulating him on his "frank & honourable manner". 09 Sep [1873]
CHAR 28/103/8-9 Letter from Clara Jerome ([Paris, France]) to Lord Randolph Churchill in which she informs him that [Leonard Jerome] has given his consent to him marrying [Jennie Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] but warns him that he is unaware of the objections posed by [John, 7th Duke of Marlborough]. [Mr Jerome] has offered a settlement of 2,000 pounds per year. 29 Sep 1873
CHAR 28/103/10-11 Notes about the success of the election campaign in Woodstock [Oxfordshire] and the popularity of "Mr Randolph" [Lord Randolph Churchill]. Incomplete. [1874]
CHAR 28/103/12 Letter from Ian to [John, 7th] Duke [of Marlborough] on the success of the election campaign in Woodstock [Oxfordshire] and surrounding areas and on the popularity of Lord Randolph Churchill. [1874]
CHAR 28/103/13 Letter from [Lord Blandford, later George, 8th Duke of Marlborough] (44 Queen Anne's Gate [London]) to Lord Randolph Churchill in which he discusses family affairs and the possibility of legal action which will create bitterness and mentions negotiations in Russia which involve [Sir Henry Drummond] Wolff and [Baron] Moritz [Hirsch]. 31 Jul [1875]
CHAR 28/103/14 Envelope addressed to WSC annotated with a note about an autograph hunter. 27 Aug 1903
CHAR 28/103/15 Telegram from [1st Lord] Rothschild (London) to Lord Randolph Churchill informing him that it is reported in the City that [William] Gladstone is to resign. [Jul] 1886
CHAR 28/103/16 Telegram from [1st Lord] Rothschild (London) to Lord Randolph Churchill detailing the position of the Conservative Party and recommending that he should return home. 12 Jul 1886
CHAR 28/103/17 Telegram from [Hector] Tennent (London) to Lord Randolph Churchill detailing the position of the Conservative Party and giving the names of MPs who have been elected and who have lost their seats. 11 Jul 1886
CHAR 28/103/18 Telegram from Moore (London) to Lord Randolph Churchill informing him that it is likely that [William] Gladstone will resign and advising him to return. 16 Jul 1886
CHAR 28/103/19 Telegram from Moore (London) to Lord Randolph Churchill detailing the results of the General Election and informing him that the Conservatives have gained 53 seats. 11 Jul 1886
CHAR 28/103/20 Telegram from Moore (London) to Lord Randolph Churchill detailing the results of the General Election and informing him that it is likely that [William] Gladstone will resign. Annotated with calculations [by Lord Randolph Churchill]. 16 Jul 1886
CHAR 28/103/21-23 Telegram from James Peter (Sylthet [India]) to Lord Randolph Churchill on behalf of the "teaplanters of Sylthet" welcoming him, wishing him a successful tour of India which he hopes will show him "the wants of the country more especially of our great and struggling industry", and inviting him to visit. 24 Dec 1884
CHAR 28/103/24 Telegram from [Joseph] Chamberlain (Birmingham) to Lord Randolph Churchill informing him that he is sending him a copy of his (Lord Randolph's) letter and that he has stated that Lord Randolph has refused to leave [his constituency in South] Paddington unless he is required to save the seat [for the Conservative Party]. 24 Apr 1889
CHAR 28/103/25-26 Telegram from John McIlwaith, Mayor of Port Elizabeth [South Africa] to Lord Randolph Churchill inviting him to visit the town, wishing him a successful visit to Mashonaland [Rhodesia] which he hopes will assist "the great work of development and civilization" which Cecil Rhodes has begun. 13 May 1891
CHAR 28/103/27 Telegram from the Mayor of Kimberley [South Africa] to Captain Giles inviting Lord Randolph Churchill to a public banquet in his honour. 14 May 1891
CHAR 28/103/28 Telegram from the Mayor of Beaconsfield [South Africa] to Lord Randolph Churchill discussing arrangements for a public of address of welcome to him. 14 May 1891
CHAR 28/103/29 Telegram from Jones, the Mayor of Kimberley [South Africa] to Lord Randolph Churchill welcoming him and inviting him to visit. 14 May 1891
CHAR 28/103/30 Letter from Hugh Rayner (Mafeking [South Africa]) to Lord Randolph Churchill discussing the arrival of a waggon train, reporting that Railston has been ill, and commenting on the unreliability of the bullock driver. 28 May 1891
CHAR 28/103/31-32 Letter from Hugh Giles (Mafeking [South Africa]) to Lord Randolph Churchill in which he informs him that he and [Hugh] Rayner have arrived from Vryburg; discusses staffing problems, the provisions which have been secured for the expedition and the necessity of procuring a cart and says that he hopes to reach Tuli [Rhodesia] in 30 days' time. 23 May 1891
CHAR 28/103/33 Letter from [James] Welldon (Harrow School [Middlesex]) to Lord Randolph Churchill in which he discusses WSC's chances in the army class and reports that it is the opinion of the army masters that WSC is not good enough for Sandhurst. 23 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/103/34 Letter from Hugh Giles ("Some 35 miles from Fort Charter [Rhodesia]) to Lord Randolph Churchill in which he discusses the problems faced by the expedition which include the weakness of the oxen; informs him that he has been unable to rejoin the expedition as he has had an accident and that they hope to reach Fort Salisbury [Rhodesia] in ten days. 22 Aug [1891]
CHAR 28/103/35 Letter from Hugh Giles (Fort Charter [Rhodesia]) to Lord Randolph Churchill in which he discusses the problems faced by the expedition and the condition of the oxen; advises that the waggons should not be divided; encloses sketches [not present] of the terrain and says that he is looking forward to rejoining him. 29 Aug 1891
CHAR 28/103/36-37 Letter from Hugh Giles (Ramutsa [Rhodesia]) to Lord Randolph Churchill in which he discusses the staff of the expedition; says that he has attempted to keep the costs down; encloses illustrations [not present] which he suggests may be used for Lord Randolph's published letters [in the Daily Graphic]. 07 Jun 1891
CHAR 28/103/38-39 Part of a letter from [Hugh Rayner]([Rhodesia]) to Lord Randolph Churchill in which he reports that he is about 90 miles from Mafeking [South Africa]; describes the difficulties of travelling in uncomfortable waggons; details the daily routine of the expedition; the scarcity of animals to hunt; informs him that he has found a horse for Lord Randolph and explains that his notes about incidents are "meagre". 08 Jun 1891
CHAR 28/103/40-42 Letter from Egell ("80 miles from Fort Charter" [Rhodesia]) to Lord Randolph Churchill in which he reports that Major [Hugh] Giles has broken his collarbone; gives details of the difficulties experienced by the expedition which are chiefly caused by the tiredness of the oxen and other pack animals; and explains that unless Lord Randolph is able to send him replacement oxen that he will be unable to reach Fort Salisbury [Rhodesia]. 15 Aug 1891
CHAR 28/103/43 Letter from Thaig Jung Shums-Ul-Oomrao, Amir-I-Kubir (Hyderabad [India]) to Lord Randolph Churchill in which he says that he hopes that Lord Randolph is well and that he has visited Northern and Central India. 30 Nov 1894
CHAR 28/103/44 Letter from James Welldon (Harrow School [Middlesex]) to Lord Randolph Churchill giving an account of the good progress of "Jack" [John S Churchill], reporting that heavy rain has forced Eton school to close and expressing concern about Lord Randolph's health. 27 Nov 1894
CHAR 28/103/45 Letter from Theodore Lumley (Lumley and Lumley Solicitors, 37 Conduit Street, Bond Street, London) to J [?] Halse requesting a copy of a letter of instruction from Lord Randolph Churchill. 24 Jun 1894
CHAR 28/103/46 Letter from Gerald Fitzgibbon (10 Merrion Square, Dublin [Ireland]) to Lord Randolph Churchill in which he thanks him for a letter, discusses the 20th annual gathering of the "merry men" of Howth and gives news of various people. 24 Dec 1894
CHAR 28/103/47-48 Notes in the hand of Lord Randolph Churchill of corrections to be made to Chamberlain's book on Japan. [1894]
CHAR 28/103/49 Letter from Sherbrooke (Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall [London]) to James giving a reference to a piece on imprisonment for debt in the Fortnightly Review. c 1894
CHAR 28/103/50 Cartoon by Arthur North of Lord Randolph Churchill choosing between "Paddington & Round the World" and "Bradford". From the Yorkshireman. c 1894
CHAR 28/103/51 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to an unidentified correspondent acknowledging receipt of a letter and stressing the importance of his proposals regarding Home Rule. See CHAR 28/103/52-56. 21 Feb 1894
CHAR 28/103/52 Letter from Stafford Bourne (Bourne & Hollingsworth Ltd, Oxford Street, London) to Violet Pearman informing her that a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill [CHAR 28/103/51] was found in the sea by his skipper during Cowes week in 1935. Signed typescript. See also CHAR 28/103/53-56. 14 Dec 1936
CHAR 28/103/53 Letter from [Violet Pearman](11 Morpeth Mansions) to Stafford Bourne thanking him for sending WSC a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill [CHAR 28/103/51] which had been found in the sea and requesting further information about its discovery. Unsigned carbon. See also CHAR 28/103/52 and CHAR 28/103/54-56. 07 Dec 1936
CHAR 28/103/54 Letter from [Sir] Morton Smart (18 Grosvenor Square [London]) to WSC enclosing a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill [CHAR 28/103/51] and suggesting that he might thank Stafford Bourne if he decides to keep it. Signed typescript. See also CHAR 28/103/52-53 and CHAR 28/103/55-56. 16 Nov 1936
CHAR 28/103/55 Letter from [WSC] to [Sir] Morton Smart thanking him for informing him about a letter [from Lord Randolph Churchill, CHAR 28/103/51] which has been discovered in the sea. Unsigned carbon. See also CHAR 28/103/52-54 and CHAR 28/103/56. 21 Oct 1936
CHAR 28/103/56 Letter from [Sir] Morton Smart (18 Grosvenor Square [London]) to WSC informing him that the skipper of a friend of his discovered a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill [CHAR 28/103/51] in the sea. He includes a transcript of the contents of the letter and suggests that WSC might be interested in it. See also CHAR 28/103/52-55. 16 Oct 1936