Acquired Papers. Letters from Albert Edward, Prince of Wales to Lady Randolph Churchill. Includes material relating to the Prince's opposition to Lady Randolph's proposed marriage to George Cornwallis-West. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

Reference code: CHAR 28/68

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Date: 1899

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CHAR 28/68/1-2 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Sandringham, Norfolk) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he wishes her a happy new year, asks her to write to him from Chatsworth [Derbyshire], comments on the good start made by the Viceroy of India [Lord Curzon, later Lord Curzon of Kedleston] and advises her to read an article about the Rothschilds in the Observer. Envelope present. 01 Jan 1899
CHAR 28/68/3-4 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Sandringham, Norfolk) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter about the party at Chatsworth [Derbyshire], discusses arrangements to see her in London, comments on a cutting that she has sent to WSC and observes that he does not think that army officers should act as newspaper correspondents. Envelope present. 08 Jan 1899
CHAR 28/68/5-6 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Sandringham, Norfolk) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter, says that he was anxious to hear about the progress of her "great literary scheme" [the Anglo Saxon Review] and says that he is sure that she misses "Jack" [John S Churchill]. Envelope present. 02 Feb 1899
CHAR 28/68/7-8 Card from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Marlborough House [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for sending her a copy of WSC's book, comments on a death which is "a grievous calamity" and says that he hopes to see her at a dinner. Envelope present. 09 Feb 1899
CHAR 28/68/9-10 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Marlborough Club, Pall Mall [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses arrangements to see her and asks whether she is able to host a dinner. Envelope present. 15 Feb 1899
CHAR 28/68/11-13 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Cannes [France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses approval for the prospectus of the Anglo Saxon Review, which he says he hopes will be a great success; requests that she should put him down as a subscriber; declines to write a contribution; reports that he has been playing golf and has engaged a Turkish masseuse; and discusses his travelling plans. Envelope present. 18 Mar 1899
CHAR 28/68/14-16 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Cannes [France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter; describes [the Anglo Saxon Review] as "businesslike" and says that he is glad that a prospectus is to be shown to the "Q" [Queen Victoria] ; reports on meetings with the Duchess of Manchester and [Robert, 3rd Lord] Salisbury and says that he hopes to see her in Paris [France]. Envelope present. 30 Mar 1899
CHAR 28/68/17-18 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Jockey Club, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has forwarded a prospectus [of the Anglo Saxon Review] to his sister, discusses people she might like to invite to a dinner and in a postcript instructs her to bring WSC as a "chaperone" for him. Envelope sealed with black wax present. 26 Apr 1899
CHAR 28/68/19-20 Card from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Marlborough House [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her. Envelope present. 05 May 1899
CHAR 28/68/21-22 Card from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Marlborough House [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter and says that he understands why she went away. Envelope present. 20 Jun 1899
CHAR 28/68/23-24 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Marlborough Club, Pall Mall [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter, says that he has been to see [Princess Charles of Denmark], urges her to consider [her marriage to George Cornwallis West] carefully as he warns "you will find your position a very different one from what it has been". Envelope present. 09 Aug 1899
CHAR 28/68/25-26 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales](Marienbad [Germany, later Marianske Lazne, Czechoslovakia]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for her letter, describes his "regime" and the guests he is entertaining. He also discusses his opinions about [her proposed marriage to George Cornwallis West], commenting "I cannot change my views -& always hold that a woman may do pretty much what she likes as long as she does not make herself look ridiculous! All yr life you have led & enjoyed 'la vie de Boheme' & have had many admirers - especially of late years very young men..." and says that she may rely on his friendship. 19 Aug 1899
CHAR 28/68/27-28 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales](Schloss Friedrichshof, Cronberg, Taunus [Germany]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is glad that she is feeling better, that he hopes that she is feeling "more sensible", and discusses his objections to her proposed marriage [to George Cornwallis West]. Envelope present. 05 Sep 1899
CHAR 28/68/29-31 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales](Balmoral) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is glad that she has decided not to marry her "young man" [George Cornwallis West], discusses their friendship and her description of him as a "fair weather friend" and says that he would like to see her. Envelope sealed with black wax present. 20 Sep 1899
CHAR 28/68/32-34 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales](Mar Lodge, Braemar [Aberdeenshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he would like to see her, explaining "there are things I can only say to you". He also discusses [the breaking off of her engagement to George Cornwallis West] and WSC's appointment as correspondent to the Morning Post. Envelope sealed with black wax present. 24 Sep 1899
CHAR 28/68/35-36 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales](Windsor Castle) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he and [Alexandra] Princess of Wales [later Queen Alexandra] are unable to give official patronage to a performance at the Olympia [theatre] in aid of the [hospital ship] Maine although the Princess is grateful for [Lady Randolph's] contribution. Envelope sealed with red wax present. 23 Nov 1899
CHAR 28/68/37-38 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales](Houghton Hall, Kings Lynn, Norfolk) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing the arrangement of a performance at the Olympia [theatre, in aid of the hospital ship Maine]. Envelope sealed with red wax present. 11 Dec 1899