Acquired Papers. Letters from George Cornwallis-West to Lady Randolph Churchill. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

Reference code: CHAR 28/34

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Date: 01 Jan 1898 - 31 Dec 1898

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CHAR 28/34/1 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he misses her greatly and that the house is very gloomy and discusses the death of Mrs Vincent Corbett. In a postscript he tells her not to wear Caryl Ramsden's bracelet. 04 Jan 1898
CHAR 28/34/2 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letters, describes a day spent hunting, and says that he intends to write to WSC. 27 Jan 1898
CHAR 28/34/3 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has to go away with his regiment but that he would like to see her before leaving. 29 Jan 1898
CHAR 28/34/4 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is missing her and discusses plans to see her. 03 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/5 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is ill and asks her to visit him. 09 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/6 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (In bed at 50 Park Street [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is still ill and reports that he has had "a scene" with his mother [Patsy Cornwallis-West] about their relationship. 09 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/7 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is still ill, that he has heard that Miss G [Mary Goelet] is engaged to the Duke of Roxburghe and that he would like to see her before going to Newlands. Illustrated with a drawing of a heart containing the letters G and J above which is the motto "semper fidelis" [always faithful]. 11 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/8 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for her to visit him if there is no-one else in the house. [1898]
CHAR 28/34/9 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks about Newmarket, asks her to write to him, says that he has a picture of her in the Sketch and asks whether she is behaving herself with H[ugh] W[arrender]. 13 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/10 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Newlands Manor, Lymington, Hampshire) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses his disappointment at not receiving a letter from her and says that he misses her. 15 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/11 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Queen's Guard, St James' Palace [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he would have come to see her in her carriage had he realised that she was there and says that he loves her. 25 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/12 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Queen's Guard, St James' Palace [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is well and thanks her for her note. 25 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/13 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Queen's Guard, St James' Palace [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that she is "everything to me" and describes his duties as the ensign on guard. 28 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/14 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square[London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the loss of her money, says that he has been building "castles in the air" about living with her and discusses arrangements to see her at Warwick [Castle]. 29 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/15 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her. 30 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/34/16 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he loves her and was sorry to have to leave her and that he has received an invitation from Lady [Daisy] Warwick. 01 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/17 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Latimer, Chesham [Buckinghamshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a cricket match, says that he misses her and that he is reading ["The Story of the] Malakand [Field Force"]. 02 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/18 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Latimer, Chesham [Buckinghamshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is disappointed that she is not going to Warwick [Castle] and that Colonel [Hugh] Gough admires WSC greatly. 03 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/19 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Warwick Castle) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that Lady [Daisy] W[arwick] has informed him that she had "put off the ladies of the party"' discusses his plans and describes a cricket match. 05 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/20 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the doctor has given him permission to visit Cumberland Place. 11 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/21 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Perham Down Camp, Ludgershall, Andover [Hampshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his journey, thanks her for her telegram and says that he misses her. 18 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/22 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Perham Down Camp, Andover [Hampshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the army manoeuvres and arrangements for the mess and says that he misses her. 19 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/23 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] ([Perham Down Camp, Andover, Hampshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes an army inspection and manoeuvres in intense heat. 20 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/24 Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Perham Down Camp [Andover, Hampshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has discussed finances with [William Cornwallis-West], comments on the unpleasantness of having to regulate his father's [William Cornwallis-West's] expenses and says that he misses her. 23 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/25 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Perham Down Camp, Ludgershall, Near Andover [Hampshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing finances and the "useless extravagance" of his father [William Cornwallis-West] and says that he misses her. 22 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/26 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Perham Down Camp [Andover, Hampshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he refers to "The oily one" , comments on newspaper reports of events in the Soudan and describes army manoeuvres. 25 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/27-29 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (1st Brigade, Wilton camp, near Salisbury [Wiltshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that they were made to march to Salisbury in two days because of the presence of five line regiments and describes the incompetence displayed during the journey. 28 Aug 1898
CHAR 28/34/30-31 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (1st Brigade, 1st Division, Northern Army, Salisbury [Wiltshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he loves her and that she can trust him; comments on a letter from WSC in the newspaper; discusses arrangements to see her; and describes army manoeuvres and bathing in a reservoir. 02 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/32 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (1st Brigade, 1st Division, N[orthern] Army, Salisbury [Wiltshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the army is anxious at news about the fall of Khartoum [Sudan], describes army manoeuvres and says that he is looking forward to seeing her. 04 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/33 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, London) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he apologises for not writing to her, discusses horse racing and says that he is relieved that the army manoeuvres are over. 09 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/34 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Bachelors' Club, Piccadilly [London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for the gift of a pin, discussing the death of Robert Grenfell and the assassination of the Empress of Austria and describing a dinner the previous evening. 12 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/35 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Guards' Club [London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her and asking about the possibility of joining George [Lord] Curzon's staff. 12 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/36 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Guards' Club [London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her in Edinburgh [Scotland]. 14 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/37 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Tower of London) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her the following day. Annotated "Send word by bearer". 17 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/38 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her and reporting that he has bought a horse. 30 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/34/39 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Tower of London) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he will miss her and discusses the "most awful cheek" of a postscript to "J's" letter, the wisdom of getting him an invitation, and Sydney Greville's opinion that WSC speaks his mind too freely. 06 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/40 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Tower of London) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is unable to cancel an engagement to remain with her and discusses arrangements to see her before he leaves. 07 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/41 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reminds her to place bets for him at Newmarket. 11 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/42 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (White's [Club, London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that he has had a medical examination for an insurance policy, that he had dinner with Gordon Wood and Sydney Greville and saw "What happened to Jones'". 12 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/43 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Tower of London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he instructs her to behave herself with Hugh Warrender and discusses WSC's literary style. 13 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/44 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Tower of London) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he disliked having to leave her and discusses the inadequacy of their telephone conversation. 16 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/45 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Londesborough Arms, Selby [Yorkshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a shooting party and gives the names of the others present, who include [Pamela] Plowden [later Pamela, Lady Lytton]. 18 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/46-47 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Londesborough Arms, Selby, Yorkshire) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a shooting party and discusses arrangements to see her in London, politics and Russian affairs. 20 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/48 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he loves her and misses her, discusses an affaire between "the weasel & Lady Margaret", and describes a fox hunt. 31 Oct 1898
CHAR 28/34/49 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a fox hunt and reports that WSC is to join him. 01 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/50 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he agrees that his letters are uninteresting, discusses the likelihood of WSC going to India and the annoyance of HRH [Albert Edward Prince of Wales] at their "friendship". 03 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/51 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she is not angry that he persuaded WSC to remain with him. 04 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/52 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Ford Manor, Lingfield, Surrey) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he gives the names of those present, describes the day's shooting and says that he misses her. 08 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/53 Letter from George [Cornwallis-West] (Ford Manor, Lingfield, Surrey) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he would "give up everything" for her, describes the day's shooting and gives her a betting tip. 09 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/54 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Ford Manor, Lingfield, Surrey) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the day's shooting and reports that he lost o14 at bridge. 11 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/55 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a fox hunt and discusses arrangements to see her. 15 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/56 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a fox hunt, comments that Lady [Daisy] Warwick looked "perfectly appalling" and discusses arrangements to see her. 17 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/57 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing financial affairs. 17 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/58 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her, describing hunting and speculating about the relationship between "the weasel" and "Lady M[argaret]". 18 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/59 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Melton Constable, Norfolk) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing the hunting and giving the names of those present at the party. 22 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/60 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Melton Constable, Norfolk) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting and says that he wishes "that my darling little Missus was here to share [my bed].". 23 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/61 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Melton Constable, Norfolk) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he complains of toothache, describes the hunting and discusses the possibility of WSC standing for Liverpool. 24 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/62 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Melton Constable, Norfolk) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting and gambling. 25 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/63 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting and discusses arrangements to see her. 29 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/64 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Wellesbourne House, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting, comments on "dirty-looking Leamington Spa [Warwickshire]" and discusses arrangements to see her. 30 Nov 1898
CHAR 28/34/65 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Todenham, Moreton-in-Marsh [Gloucestershire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting. 13 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/66 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (50 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to cash a cheque for him and buy a present for Gordon Wood and a travelling rug. 17 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/67 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Royal Talbot Hotel, Westwithiel [Cornwall]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the discomfort of his journey and gives the names of those present at the party. 18 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/68 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Royal Talbot Hotel, Westwithiel [Cornwall]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the shooting and asks her whether she could buy a shooting stick for him. 19 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/69 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting and Christmas day and gives the names of those present at the party. 26 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/70 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the hunting and comments on the imperiousness of Miriam Shelusson. 29 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/71 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] (Compton Verney, Warwick) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his success at shooting and says that the servants are very excited at the prospect of the servants' ball. 29 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/72 Letter from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to visit him. 29 Dec 1898
CHAR 28/34/73 Letter from George [Cornwallis-West](Scots Guards, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Northern Army, Salisbury [Wiltshire]) to "Missus" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes army manoeuvres and discusses [Albert Edward] Prince [of Wales'] knowledge that she had proposed herself to [Lady] Daisy [Warwick]. [Sep] [1898]