Acquired Papers: Letters and telegrams from Lord Randolph Churchill to Lady Randolph Churchill. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

Reference code: CHAR 28/9

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Date: 1889

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CHAR 28/9/1 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (1 Rue Francois I [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her of his safe arrival, describing a dinner with "Tommy" [W H] Trafford, [2nd Lord] Lytton and Jeanne Granier [a French actress] and a meeting with Leonie [Leslie, earlier Leonie Jerome] and "Jack" [2nd Lord Leslie]. 20 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/9/2 Telegram from Lord Randolph Churchill (Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her of his safe arrival. 22 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/9/3 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the company of "Johnny" Willoughby and [Archibald] Merry, his gambling record and the politicians who are present and who include [Aretas] Akers-Douglas [later Lord Chilston] and Henry Bonsor, and makes observations about the affairs of [Lady] Sarah [Churchill, later Sarah Wilson] whom he describes as a fool. 24 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/9/4 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill ([Monte Carlo, Monaco] on the notepaper of 2 Connaught Place) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a visit to Nice [France] to see [Lord] Portarlington, his lack of success at gambling, the arrival of the "wretched people" and his interest in the election results. 28 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/9/5 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] including observations on the death of the Prince of Austria and the success of [Georges] Boulanger. 31 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/9/6 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] including a description of the weather conditions, a meeting with [Lord] Hartington [later 8th Duke of Devonshire], speculations on the position of shares in nitrates [on the stock market], and comments that [Arthur] Balfour is "overegging the pudding in Ireland" and that [Georges] Boulanger is not making the most of his victory. 05 Feb 1889
CHAR 28/9/7 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] relating the names of those he entertained at a dinner the previous evening, enclosing a letter [not present] from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales],and discussing financial affairs and his lack of success at gambling. 10 Feb 1889
CHAR 28/9/8 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] including observations about a Mrs Moore who is described as a "horrible vulgar creature" and other people present in Monte Carlo and arrangements for his stay in Paris [France]. 13 Feb 1889
CHAR 28/9/9 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: a near meeting with the Grand Old Man [William Gladstone]; a dinner at which he will entertain Jeanne [Granier, a French actress], [8th Duke of] Manchester and [Lord] Hartington [later 8th Duke of Devonshire]; and [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales'] changed opinions about [Georges] Boulanger and [Marquis] de Breteuil. 19 Feb 1889
CHAR 28/9/10 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he advises her to attend a ball given by [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough], details his plans for travelling to Paris and then to [London], and refers to a dinner he is to go to with [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales]. 22 Feb 1889
CHAR 28/9/11 Note from Lord Randolph Churchill (28 Rue Francois I [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing plans for the evening and referring to "sad news". [1889]
CHAR 28/9/12 Note from Lord Randolph Churchill (28 Rue Francois I [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing plans for the evening. 28 Feb [1889]
CHAR 28/9/13 Telegram from Lord Randolph Churchill (Banchory [Kincardineshire, Scotland]) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her for her telegram, reporting that he has not been able to go fishing yet and commenting "Birmingham wonderful". 16 [Apr] 1889
CHAR 28/9/14 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Cairnton, Banchory [Kincardineshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a letter [not present] from [Marquis de] Breteuil which he asks her to reply to; commenting "Birmingham is rather disgusting; I don't think it would have been much of a compliment to be elected by them" and that it [his decision not to stand as parliamentary candidate for Birmingham] was a triumph for "Joe" [Joseph Chamberlain] and [Arthur] Balfour; and reporting on his lack of success at fishing. 16 Apr 1889
CHAR 28/9/15-16 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Lyngdal, Christiansand, Norway) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the bad effect of the hot weather on conditions for fishing and asks her to relate his news to [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough]. 03 Jun 1889
CHAR 28/9/17-18 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Lyngdal, Christiansand, Norway) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses his pleasure at the news of [his racehorse] the Abbesse winning the Oaks, describing his success at fishing and commenting on an "amiable" telegram sent to him by [5th Lord] Rosebery [formerly Archibald Primrose]. 08 Jun 1889
CHAR 28/9/19 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Hotel de L'Europe, Hamburg [Germany]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her of his decision to leave Norway because of the lack of fishing, describing his journey to Hamburg and commenting on reports he has read of the Oaks where [his racehorse the Abbesse] won. 13 Jun 1889
CHAR 28/9/20 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (28 Rue Francois I [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he will not be able to attend Ascot [Berkshire] and describing the people he has seen [in Paris]. 18 Jun 1889
CHAR 28/9/21 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Jockey Club Rooms, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] making arrangements for a dinner at which General [Georges] Boulanger is to meet [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] and suggesting other guests to be invited. 09 Jul 1889
CHAR 28/9/22 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Kings Hotel, Brighton [East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing his success at the races and the people he has met. 07 Aug 1889
CHAR 28/9/23 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Cowes [Isle of Wight]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing a lecture he has received from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] about his speeches and relating that he has met "Annie" [Duchess of Roxburghe, formerly Lady Bowmont and Lady Anne Churchill] and Bowmont [7th Duke of Roxburghe, formerly Lord Bowmont] and his future plans to got to Newmarket [Suffolk]. 10 Aug 1889
CHAR 28/9/24-25 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Beaufort Castle, Beauly [Inverness-shire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her telegram; expressing sympathy for [Marquis de] Breteuil; describing his lack of success at fishing and those he has met who include [Sir Henry Drummond] Wolff, Fanny [Lady Tweedmouth, formerly Lady Fanny Marjoriebanks and Lady Fanny Churchill] and [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough]. He asks her to make arrangements for him to have dinner with [4th Lord] Dunraven and remarks that he never receives letters from WSC. 03 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/9/26 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Plas Machyulleth, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her of his safe arrival and describing the people he has seen who include Lady Londonderry. 05 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/9/27 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Plas Machyulleth, North Wales) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing a meeting and the appreciation his speech received locally despite the unkindness of the London press who insinuated that he had "repented". He mentions the popularity of her photographs amongst the crowd. 08 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/9/28-29 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Sledmore, York) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing his success at the races and the performance of [his racehorse] the Abbesse and reporting that he has seen Clara [Frewen, earlier Clara Jerome]. 11 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/9/30-31 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Doncaster [Yorkshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his success at the races and a dinner engagement with the 10th Hussars; reporting that he has met Lady Londonderry and Lady Gerard; and that he has heard that "Joe" [Joseph Chamberlain] is furious about the speeches he made in Wales. He instructs her to give £2 to "Winny" [WSC] and £1 to "Jack" [John S Churchill]. 13 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/9/32 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Royal Station Hotel, York) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he tells her that he is down o300 through losses at the races; discusses the possibility that Sir [?] Jatton may buy his racehorse the Abbesse for o3,000 and enclosing a bill [not present] for WSC. 13 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/9/33-34 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill ([?] Rerrow [Guisachan Inverness-shire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing a "tiresome" stay at Beaufort [Castle, Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland]) and the amiability of "old Tweedikins" [1st Lord Tweedmouth, earlier Sir Dudley Marjoriebanks]; asking her to decline an invitation to Blenheim Palace and referring to his preoccupation with his speeches at Perth [Scotland]. 18 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/9/35-36 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Beaufort Castle, Beauly [Inverness-shire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing those present at the party; speculating on the outcome of the French elections and the scandal attached to "Lord Gallopaway" [? Lord Galloway] and observations on the noisiness of the "Guestling boutique" [the children of 1st Lord Wimborne formerly Sir Ivor Guest]. 22 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/9/37-38 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Beaufort Castle, Beauly [Inverness-shire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he explains that he and [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] remain at Beaufort, makes observations about the failure of [Georges] Boulanger and the lack of success of his racehorses. 26 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/9/39 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Floors Castle [Roxburghshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her of his safe arrival and describing a meeting with [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] and his success at fishing. 15 Oct 1889
CHAR 28/9/40 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Floors Castle, Kelso [Roxburghshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his success at fishing, detailing his plans to travel to Newmarket [Suffolk] and his hopes for the Abbesse's [his racehorse] success. 18 Oct 1889
CHAR 28/9/41-42 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing a meeting with [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] and Henry Fowler and his success at fishing. He says that he hopes to see her in London the following week, speculates on the success of various racehorses, and comments on a "capital letter" sent to him by WSC. 21 Oct 1889
CHAR 28/9/43 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (St Gatien House, Newmarket [Suffolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for her to come from London in time to have breakfast with [Lord] Hartington [later 8th Duke of Devonshire]. 22 Oct 1889
CHAR 28/9/44 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Floors Castle [Roxburghshire, Scotland]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for his return to London, the hostility of [Lord] Hartington [later 8th Duke of Devonshire] and the likelihood that he and "Lord S" might vote in favour of "Joe" [Joseph Chamberlain] in which case Lord Randolph predicts the Conservatives will lose seats to the Unionists. 13 Nov 1889
CHAR 28/9/45 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he is going to Blenheim at the request of [George, 8th Duke of Marlborough], commenting on a discussion he has had about Birmingham political matters and speculating about broader political issues. 26 Nov 1889
CHAR 28/9/46 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Place de la Concorde [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he relates the names of the people he has met, who include [W H] Trafford and [2nd Lord] Lytton and describes an amusing performance by Jeanne [Granier]. 19 Dec 1889
CHAR 28/9/47 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (23 Rue Francois I [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he relates his recovery from a fever and discusses arrangements for his return to London on the following day. 23 Dec 1889
CHAR 28/9/48 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Haverland Hall, Norwich [Norfolk]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her on the following day. 29 Dec 1889
CHAR 28/9/49 Filing note for letters to Lady Randolph Churchill, 1889. 1889