Acquired Papers: Letters and telegrams from Lord Randolph Churchill to Lady Randolph Churchill. Most items in the file date between 1892 and 1894 although several are undated. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

Reference code: CHAR 28/12

Part of: CHAR 28
Next record: CHAR 28/13
Previous record: CHAR 28/11

Date: [1870] - 1894

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CHAR 28/12/1-2 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Place de la Concorde [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses British political affairs and the likelihood that the general election will end the Conservative government, describes his social engagements and speculates on financial affairs. 25 Jan 1892
CHAR 28/12/3 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Jockey Club Rooms, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a party in "Sunny's" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough] rooms at Cambridge, reports on the progress of his racehorses and domestic issues at Banstead [Manor, Newmarket]. 13 Feb 1892
CHAR 28/12/4 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he gives the names of the people he has socialised with who include [Sir Henry Drummond] Wolff, [1st Lord] Rothschild, [Algernon] Borthwick [later Lord Glenesk], and [5th Lord Rosebery]. He explains his decision to decline nomination as an alderman and reports that WSC has been given a pair of spectacles. 11 Mar 1892
CHAR 28/12/5 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses his annoyance at a newspaper report that her purse has been pickpocketed in the Casino, describes his plans to travel to Tring [Hertfordshire], Newmarket [Suffolk] and Welbeck [Nottinghamshire] and comments on the "carping" against "AB" [Arthur Balfour] in the House of Commons. 17 Mar 1892
CHAR 28/12/6 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Turf Club, Piccadilly [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a dinner he went to at Arlington Street, reports that he has voted against the Eight Hours Bill and describes the success of his racing stable. 24 Mar 1892
CHAR 28/12/7 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Welbeck Abbey, Worksop, Nottinghamshire) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he gives the names of those present at the party, relates that he has spent the day correcting the proofs of his book and has met Leonie [Leslie, earlier Leonie Jerome] and "Jack" [2nd Lord Leslie]. 20 Mar 1892
CHAR 28/12/8 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he informs her that he has sent her a telegram advising her not to go to Naples [Italy] as she will attract attention "probably of a very ill-natured character"; discusses the success of various racehorses; gives the names of the people he has met and encloses a letter from WSC [not present]. 28 Mar 1892
CHAR 28/12/9 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his social engagements, reports that his book has been favourably reviewed in the newspapers and discusses financial affairs. 11 May 1892
CHAR 28/12/10 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to decline an invitation; discusses the fortune of Haymaker, a racehorse; describes a dinner with George Wombwell and informs her that he intends to attend a Primrose League dinner. 13 May 1892
CHAR 28/12/11 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a dinner the previous evening with Arthur Balfour and discusses arrangements to sell diamonds. 29 May 1892
CHAR 28/12/12 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing a dinner the previous evening with "Natty" [1st Lord Rothschild], asking her not to discuss an arrangement made for him by Castlereagh [6th Lord Londonderry] and [1st Lord] Wimborne [formerly Sir Ivor Guest] and referring to a "reassuring" meeting with his doctors. 28 Jul 1892
CHAR 28/12/13 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] outlining his plans and discussing political appointments and arrangements for "Jack" [John S Churchill] to study arithmetic at Newmarket [Suffolk]. 30 Jul 1892
CHAR 28/12/14 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to examine their bills and commenting that her letter had angered him. 04 Aug 1892
CHAR 28/12/15 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing financial affairs and a conversation with Sir Charles Russell. 06 Aug 1892
CHAR 28/12/16 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Carlton Club, Pall Mall [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he had intended to speak in parliament on the previous day but "AB" [Arthur Balfour] has said what Lord Randolph had intended to say; describes a discussion with "Joe" [Joseph Chamberlain] and a dinner with "Natty" [1st Lord Rothschild] and comments on the poor health of the "Grand Old Man" [William Gladstone]. 10 Aug 1892
CHAR 28/12/17 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Wyngard Park, Stockton on Tees [Durham]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his journey and the people at the party and enquires about her interview with the doctors. 16 Aug 1892
CHAR 28/12/18 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Doncaster [Yorkshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses arrangements for disposing of Banstead [Manor, Newmarket, Suffolk] and the outcome of various bets. 09 Sep [1892]
CHAR 28/12/19 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Cranford Manor, Wimborne [Dorset]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the party he is attending, informs her that he is going to London to arrange the business of the South African syndicate and asks her to decline an invitation to Chatsworth [Derbyshire]. 22 Sep 1892
CHAR 28/12/20 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Tring Park, Tring [Hertfordshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a letter [not present] from "Jack" [John S Churchill]; describing the "extraordinary party" at Tring which includes the Chief Clerk of the Bank of England and the agent of Moet & Chandon and reporting that he has seen [Count Charles] Kinsky in London. 25 Sep 1892
CHAR 28/12/21-22 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Carlton Club, Pall Mall [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing a dinner at Cardiff Castle which has been converted "into a sort of 'ye castle of olden times'", reporting the registration of the new South African company, warning her against Dr Keith and discussing the possibility that she might have to have [an operation]. 29 Sep 1892
CHAR 28/12/23-24 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Makerstoun House, Kelso [Roxburghshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: the success of a racehorse called Renard; the people he has met; comments on the British government's policy on Uganda and a visit to Harrow to see WSC and John S Churchill at which [James] Welldon had discussed the likelihood that WSC would pass his next examination. 02 Oct 1892
CHAR 28/12/25 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Makerstoun House, Kelso [Roxburghshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the effect of the weather conditions on fishing and advises her not to delay before being "put thoroughly to rights". 04 Oct 1892
CHAR 28/12/26-27 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Makerstoun House, Kelso [Roxburghshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks about the doctors' advice about her having an operation, describes his success at fishing, reports that he has sold his share in a racehorse called the Haymaker and includes a message for [Elizabeth] Everest. 09 Oct 1892
CHAR 28/12/28-29 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Makerstoun House, Kelso [Roxburghshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses her health and the doctors' opinions, advises her not to worry about herself, and asks her to join him at Kelso. 10 Oct 1892
CHAR 28/12/30-32 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Blenheim Palace) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing the death of [George, 8th Duke of Marlborough, formerly Lord Blandford] and a discussion he has had with [Lilian, Duchess of Marlborough, later Lady William Beresford] about whom he admits he was mistaken as "Nothing could exceed her goodness and kindness of disposition". He also speculates on the contents of the will and the possibility of scandal if it contains a large bequest for Lady Colin Campbell, reports that "Bertha" [Albertha, formerly Lady Blandford] has visited Blenheim and describes discussions over where the burial should take place. 10 Nov 1892
CHAR 28/12/33 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Sandringham, Norfolk) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] giving the names of the guests at the party and reporting that [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] is in "excellent humour". 03 Dec 1892
CHAR 28/12/34 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Sandringham, Norfolk) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for his return to London and relating that he has aroused anger among the other guests as [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] has talked to him for over an hour after the ladies had left the dinner table. 04 Dec 1892
CHAR 28/12/35-36 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Rue de l'Elysee [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing the illness of the "baron", an expedition to the Pole Nord, an ice rink, and a meeting with Mrs [Henri] Standish. 09 Dec 1892
CHAR 28/12/37 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Nid, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his journey and relating that the [Marquis de] Breteuil is "quite spoilt" by his marriage. 12 Dec 1892
CHAR 28/12/38-38A Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Nid, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing his relief at the news that she is better, describing his lifestyle and the people he has met and speculating on affairs in Paris [France]. 15 Dec 1892
CHAR 28/12/39 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Howth [County Dublin, Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] giving the names of the people he has seen and describing the scene of an explosion which he has visited. 28 Dec 1892
CHAR 28/12/40 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Howth [County Dublin, Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] giving the names of the people he has met and his social engagements. 30 Dec 1892
CHAR 28/12/41 Telegram from Lord Randolph Churchill (Kilcock [County Kildare, Ireland]) to Lady Randolph Churchill wishing her and [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] a happy new year. 01 Jan 1893
CHAR 28/12/42 Telegram from Lord Randolph Churchill (Adare Manor, Adare, Ireland) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letter and describing his activities which include long conversations with [Martin] Morris [later 2nd Lord Killanin]. 04 Jan 1893
CHAR 28/12/43 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Turf Club, Piccadilly [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing when it is likely that he will be able to leave London due to the progress of his amendment to the Home Rule Bill in the House of Commons. 18 Jun [1893]
CHAR 28/12/44 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Pontresina [Switzerland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing the poor weather conditions and his plans to travel to Lucerne [Switzerland] and to return to England. 06 Sep [1893]
CHAR 28/12/45 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Schweitzerhof, Lucerne [Switzerland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his journey and commenting on her "rash" decision to allow WSC to stay at Blenheim Palace with "Sunny" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough]. 09 Sep [1893]
CHAR 28/12/46 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the success [of his speech] at Stalybridge [Cheshire], his doctors' good opinions of his health, plans to speak at Huddersfield [Yorkshire], a visit to the theatre with "Natty" [1st Lord Rothschild] to see "The Tempter" and financial difficulties. 06 Oct 1893
CHAR 28/12/47 Note from Lord Randolph Churchill to [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a cheque. 09 Oct 1893
CHAR 28/12/48 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Jockey Club Rooms, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her in London before he leaves for Bedford, describing the hospitality of [5th Lord] Rosebery and relating the news that WSC is doing well at Sandhurst and that the Duke of Cambridge has promised to put him in the 60th Rifles. 22 Oct 1893
CHAR 28/12/49 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her that afternoon and describing her as a "heedless child" for not mentioning "Molly Morgan". 28 Oct 1893
CHAR 28/12/49A Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he has not succeeded in getting a box at the Haymarket theatre, discussing investment in racehorses and the progress of his interests in South Africa. 02 Nov 1893
CHAR 28/12/49B Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that [Lady] Fanny [Marjoriebanks, earlier Lady Fanny Churchill, later Lady Tweedmouth] has invited the [Henry Dupre] Labouchere and his wife to dinner and therefore advising her not to attend. 04 Nov [1893]
CHAR 28/12/50 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Nid, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] relating the misfortunes of Lady Wilton and describing the weather and the people he has met. 08 Dec 1893
CHAR 28/12/51-52 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Nid, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] relaying the opinion of Dr Mitchell about his cold, commenting on an explosion in the Paris [France] Chamber, describing the way he spends his days playing cards and reporting that [James] Welldon has sent good news of "Jack" [John S Churchill]. 10 Dec 1893
CHAR 28/12/53-54 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Nid, M[onte] Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he sympathises with her for being with [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] who is irritable through poor health, gives the names of the people he has met who include John Morley, discusses the likelihood that Lady Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome] will invite WSC and "Jack" [John S Churchill], and reports that his cold has been cured. 12 Dec 1893
CHAR 28/12/55-56 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill ([Monte Carlo, Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses arrangements for his return to London and subsequent departure for Dublin, and reports that he has met the Grand Duke Michael and discussed the British political situation with John Morley. In a postscript he adds that he considers "Charley" [Charles] Allsopp [later 3rd Lord Hindlip] a "detestable companion" for WSC. 18 Dec 1893
CHAR 28/12/57-59 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Dollanstown, Kilcock [County Kildare, Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] wishing her a happy new year, giving the names of the people he has met at Howth [County Dublin, Ireland] and describing his activities there which included a visit to see [John] Ball on a "flying car". 31 Dec 1893
CHAR 28/12/60-61 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his journey and a hunting expedition with the Meath hounds and discussing his bedroom furniture. He adds that he has sent WSC a copy of his Sandhurst examination marks commenting that he should be pleased with his position of eighth despite criticism for impunctuality. 08 Jan 1894
CHAR 28/12/62 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Nid, Monte Carlo, [Monaco] on the notepaper of 50 Grosvenor Square) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing the people he has met, who include [1st Lord] Dufferin [and Ava] and complaining of a cold. 26 Jan 1894
CHAR 28/12/63-64 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Nid, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] complaining of a cold, speculating on the likelihood that the "stupid old Lords" will not pass the Employers' Liability Bill and thus damage his position in Bradford [Yorkshire], commenting on the "dissolute" lifestyle of Mrs [Lily] Langtry and the huge gambling losses of [5th Lord] Rosslyn [earlier James St Clair-Erskine]. 29 Jan 1894
CHAR 28/12/65-67 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Nid [Monte Carlo, Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] reproaching her for not writing to him, complaining of a cold, relating an argument between Lady Wilton and "that abominable Duchess [of Montrose]" and his intention to speak to the Duke of Cambridge about "Jack" [John S Churchill], discussing arrangements to return to England and asking her to thank WSC for his letter. 03 Feb 1893
CHAR 28/12/68-69 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Nid [Monte Carlo, Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing a trip to Nice [France] and the people he has met who include "Ronny" [Ronald] Greville and attempts by the Duchess of Montrose to "take the Nid by storm". He also discusses WSC's riding expenses and asks her to draw WSC's attention to "expressions of authority". 11 Feb 1894
CHAR 28/12/70 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Nid, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a cheque and relating that he has received a letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] and has written a letter of advice to WSC. 12 Feb 1894
CHAR 28/12/71 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his social engagements and the people he has seen who include Arthur Sassoon, [5th Lord] Hardwicke and [8th Duke of] Devonshire and enclosing a letter [see CHAR 28/12/72] from "Jack" [John S Churchill]. 16 Apr 1894
CHAR 28/12/72 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Harrow-on-the-Hill [Middlesex]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] asking him when he will make the "promised Sunday visit" and informing him that WSC had promised to visit but had not come Covering letter at CHAR 28/12/71. 15 Apr 1894
CHAR 28/12/73-74 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her when she will return and informing her that he has written a letter [see CHAR 1/2/78] to WSC having heard of WSC's ill treatment of the watch which Lord Randolph had given him and has informed him that "Jack" [John S Churchill] is his superior in "all qualities of steadiness". He also discusses the marriage of Princess Alice to the Caesarwitch [later Emperor Nicholas II of Russia] and a dinner with [Henry Dupre] Labouchere. 21 Apr 1894
CHAR 28/12/75 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] reproaching her for deciding not to see him on Friday evening as he had tickets for Henry James' new play. 24 Apr 1894
CHAR 28/12/76 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Cairnton, Banchory [Inverness-shire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for his return to London and his lack of success at fishing. 18 May 1894
CHAR 28/12/77 Note from Lord Randolph Churchill (50 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking about a book which he had lent her and which [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] would like to read. [1894]
CHAR 28/12/78-80 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (St James' Club, Piccadilly [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing the decoration of a house by [William] Whiteley and describing his loneliness without her. 1870s
CHAR 28/12/81 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Royal Hotel, Mallow [County Cork, Ireland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his success at fishing and the probable date of his return to London. 12 Mar [1879]
CHAR 28/12/82 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (3 Bolton Row [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that her portmanteau has arrived safely, enclosing a cheque and describing a dinner the previous evening at which he was ignored by [5th Lord] Hardwicke. 28 Apr [1877]
CHAR 28/12/83-84 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (House of Commons) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a dinner the previous evening with the Strange Jocelyns at which the future marriage of [Lady] Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady De Ramsey and Lady Fellowes] was complimented, provides details of his social engagements and discusses domestic arrangements. 01 May [1877]
CHAR 28/12/85 Note from Lord Randolph Churchill (46 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for WSC to spend the day at Lords with [Lady] Fanny [Marjoriebanks, later Lady Tweedmouth, earlier Lady Fanny Churchill]. [1887]
CHAR 28/12/86-87 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Blenheim Palace) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing shooting with [Lord] Fellowes [later 2nd Lord De Ramsey] and financial affairs. 1870s
CHAR 28/12/88 Part of a letter from [Lord Randolph Churchill] (House of Commons) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing a visit to see Mrs Strange Jocelyn, bidding her to be careful when riding and describing a ball at Dudley House. 1870s
CHAR 28/12/89 Part of a prayer in the handwriting of [Lord Randolph Churchill]. 1870s
CHAR 28/12/90-94 Draft telegrams from Lord Randolph Churchill (Madras [India]) concerning bad news of [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough's] health and arrangements to meet her in Monte Carlo [Monaco]. The messages are addressed to [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] and Lord Harris and are annotated "These messages are forwarded to Lady Randolph Churchill's information. They have not been despatched". 24 Nov 1874
CHAR 28/12/95 Filing note for letters to Lady Randolph Churchill, 1893. 1893
CHAR 28/12/96 Filing note for letters to Lady Randolph Churchill. 1892