Acquired Papers. Letters to Clara Jerome from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough, Lady Randolph Churchill and Lord Randolph Churchill. Includes material relating to the birth of WSC.

Reference code: CHAR 28/41

Part of: CHAR 28
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Date: 1869 - 1874

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CHAR 28/41/1 Envelope addressed to Mrs [Clara] Jerome in the hand of Lord Randolph Churchill. Annotated "Randolph before Winston was born.". 03 Nov 1874
CHAR 28/41/1A-3 Letter from [Frances, Duchess of] Marlborough (Blenheim Palace, Woodstock) to Mrs [Clara] Jerome informing her of the birth of WSC and the safe confinement of Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill]. She describes WSC's birth and says that Jennie was attended by the Woodstock doctor, that they did not have any baby linen ready and that she will make sure that Mrs Jerome receives a daily bulletin. Envelope present. 30 Nov 1874
CHAR 28/41/4-5 Letter from [Frances, Duchess of] Marlborough (Blenheim Palace, Woodstock) to Mrs [Clara] Jerome reporting on the good progress made by Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] and [WSC] who is described as "a very healthy pretty little Child". Envelope present. 03 Dec 1874
CHAR 28/41/6 Letter from Clara Jerome (Paris [France]) to [Frances] Duchess [of Marlborough] thanking her for her letter, saying that she was disappointed at not being able to be with [Lady Randolph Churchill] for the birth of WSC and that she hopes to receive daily reports from [Lord] Randolph [Churchill]. 02 Dec [1874]
CHAR 28/41/7 Letter from Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] (Bourg la Reine [France] to Clara Jerome in which she asks about plans for her school holidays, says that she has been feeling very lazy, and complains that Leonie [Jerome, later Lady Leslie] has not written to her. 13 Mar [1869]
CHAR 28/41/8-9 Letter from Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] (Bourg la Reine [France]) to "Mama" [Clara Jerome] in which she apologises about a jacket and says that Miss Chapman has had a cloak made for her, asks when she will be allowed to return home, expresses approval for her music master Mr Holms who would like her to play for some of his musical friends in London. 02 Jun [1869]
CHAR 28/41/10 Letter from Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] ([Bourg la Reine, France]) to "Mama" [Clara Jerome] in which she asks her to send her material for a veil, comments on other girls [at the school] and asks whether she may be allowed to take singing lessons. [1869]
CHAR 28/41/11-13 Letter from Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] (Blenheim Palace, Woodstock) to "Mama" [Clara Jerome] including: thanks for a letter; the postponement of a decision about a layette until [Lord] Randolph [Churchill's] return from Oxford; walking with "Clemmy" [Lady Camden, formerly Lady Clementine Churchill]; a "stiff & uncomfortable" social occasion; comments on the incredible" gossip & scandal" which is spoken and discussion of clothes which are to be ordered. Envelope present. 21 Oct 1874
CHAR 28/41/14 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (Blenheim Palace) to "Mama" [Clara Jerome] in which she describes the day she has spent: the morning was passed working and gossiping before joining the men for luncheon at a shooting lodge and then walking with them in the afternoon. [1874]
CHAR 28/41/15 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Clara Jerome] describing guests and discussing photographs and a cheque. [1874]
CHAR 28/41/16-17 Letter from [Lord] Randolph Churchill (Blenheim Palace) to [Clara] Jerome] in which he thanks her for her letter and asks whether he may be permitted to see her in London. 10 Sep 1873
CHAR 28/41/18-21 Letter from [Lord] Randolph Churchill] (Blenheim Palace) to [Clara] Jerome in which he thanks her for her letter and expresses his pleasure that [Leonard] Jerome has consented to his marriage to Jeanette [Jennie Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill]. He thanks her for her influence, says that his parents [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough and John, 7th Duke of Marlborough] doubt the "permanence" of his feelings and have asked him to wait for a year, assures her of the warm welcome that [Jennie] will receive from his family and the strength of his feelings for [Jennie]. Envelope present. 30 Sep [1873]
CHAR 28/41/22 Letter from [Lord] Randolph Churchill (Blenheim Palace) to [Clara] Jerome in which he comments on the pain caused by a letter from [Jennie Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she asserted that [Clara] did not believe what he had said and encloses a letter [not present] from [John, 7th Duke of Marlborough] as proof. 02 Oct [1873]
CHAR 28/41/23-25 Letter from [Lord] Randolph Churchill ([Blenheim Palace]) to [Clara] Jerome discussing payment for items for a house, and pillowcases and fur boots for [Lady Randolph Churchill] and recommending that she should read the memoirs of George Greville. Envelope present. 03 Oct [1874]
CHAR 28/41/26-27 Letter from [Lord] Randolph Churchill (Blenheim Palace) to [Clara] Jerome discussing arrangements to meet [Leonard] Jerome in Paris [France]. Envelope present. [1873]
CHAR 28/41/28-29 Letter from [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] (Royal Yacht Squadron Castle, Cowes [Isle of Wight]) to [Clara] Jerome acknowledging receipt of a cheque, asking whether Clara [Jerome, later Clara Frewen] could go to the Bon Marche on his behalf, and reporting that Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] is well. Envelope present. 11 Nov 1874
CHAR 28/41/30-32 Letter from [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] (Blenheim Palace, Woodstock]) to [Clara] Jerome informing her of the birth of WSC. He explains the causes of WSC's premature birth and that the doctor from London did not arrive in time, reports that [Lady Randolph] was brave, that the baby is healthy and that they had to borrow "baby things" from the Woodstock solicitor's wife. Envelope present. 30 Nov [1874]
CHAR 28/41/33-34 Letter from [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] (Blenheim Palace, Woodstock]) to [Clara] Jerome in which he says that Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] greatly appreciates her letters and is "going on wonderfully well." Envelope present. 02 Dec 1874
CHAR 28/41/35-36 Letter from [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] (Blenheim Palace, Woodstock]) to [Clara] Jerome in which he reports on the health of Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] and WSC and comments that [Leonard] Jerome has not answered his telegram. Envelope present. 04 Dec 1874
CHAR 28/41/37-39 Letter from [Lord Randolph Churchill] (Blenheim Palace, Woodstock) to Mrs [Clara] Jerome in which he says that Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] is well, that Clementine [Lady Camden, earlier Lady Clementine Churchill] is attending to her correspondence and says that he was concerned about [Lady Randolph] and that they have asked [Leonard] Jerome to be godfather [to WSC]. Envelope present. [01] [Dec] [1874]
CHAR 28/41/40-42 Letter from [Lord Randolph Churchill] (Blenheim Palace, Woodstock) to Mrs [Clara] Jerome in which he says that Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] is well although she thinks herself stronger than she is; reports that the layette has not yet arrived; that they have received a letter from Madame de Hatzfeldt and that they will not bring WSC to Paris [France] as he is too small. Envelope present at CHAR 28/41/41. Signed manuscript. [06] [Dec] [1874]
CHAR 28/41/43 Envelope addressed to Mrs [Clara] Jerome in the hand of Lord Randolph Churchill. 07 Dec 1874
CHAR 28/41/44-45 Letter from [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] (Blenheim Palace, Woodstock) to Mrs [Clara] Jerome in which he says that Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] is well, discusses clothes which are required for WSC and gossip about "Dunhoff". [08] [Dec] [1874]
CHAR 28/41/46 Photograph of Lord Randolph Churchill and Lady Randolph Churchill. Annotated on dorse "before Winston [WSC] was born.". [1874]
CHAR 28/41/47 Letter from Louis Gambetta (16 Rue de Croissant [Paris, France]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for breakfast. Annotated with note from [Sir] Charles Dilke. 28 Mar [1873]