Acquired Papers. Letters from Lady Randolph Churchill to Lord Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described. Several of the letters are incomplete.

Reference code: CHAR 28/96

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Date: 1874 - 1877

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CHAR 28/96/1 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill]([Dublin, Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she recommends that he should visit Lady Henry Somerset as they have so few friends [a reference to the implications of Lord Randolph's quarrel with Albert Edward, Prince of Wales], says that she does not recommend him leaving the House of Commons and discusses her progress at painting. [1876]
CHAR 28/96/2 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill]([Dublin, Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she describes the visitors she has received who include the Duke of Abercorn and [John, 7th Duke of Marlborough]; riding; invitations; the noise made by WSC and the running of the house with only one servant named Kate. Includes a cross marked "W [WSC] signature. 05 Dec [1877]
CHAR 28/96/3 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin [Ireland]) to "R" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she is bored, comments on a vulgar letter to [Lady] Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey] and the date of Rosamund's wedding, and gives news of WSC. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/4 Letter from Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] to "R" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she has seen [Henry] Standish and [Helene] Standish and expresses anxiety about his gambling. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/5 Letter from Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] to "R" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she describes a visit to [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] where she saw Lady Molesworth, says that she misses him and instructs him not to gamble. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/6 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to "R" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she describes a morning with Mrs [Emelina] Guinness; reports on the purchase of a toy elephant for WSC; thanks him for buying her a saddle and complains of a cold. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/7-9 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to "R" [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: her cold for which she has been taking snuff; singing lessons with Mr Robinson; riding a bay horse; a visit to Mrs [Emelina] Guinness; comments on the political situation and [William] Gladstone's position and the foolish behaviour of [5th Lord] Rossmore [formerly Derrick Westenra]. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/10-11 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to "R" [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the engagement of [Lady] Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey] to [William] Fellowes [later 2nd Lord De Ramsey]; her concern about the attitude of [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] to the engagement; the behaviour of the Duke of Connaught [and Strathearn]; and discussion about servants. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/12-13 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to "R" [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the death of Richard Sonnely; a dinner that evening at the Vice Regal Lodge [Dublin, Ireland] which the Duke of Connaught [and Strathearn] is to attend; the money raised through the sale of cattle; the friendship between [Lady] Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey] and [William] Fellowes [later 2nd Lord De Ramsey]; problems with a servant named Thompson and discussion about Mr Lambert's proposed marriage. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/14-15 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to "R" [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: clothes she is sending him; an accidental meeting with [5th Lord] Rossmore [formerly Derrick Westenra] whom she has forbidden to call on her; an argument between Rossmore and Campbell; her exclusion from a dinner with [Lord] Castlereagh [later 6th Lord Londonderry]; social calls and her work on her accounts. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/16 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to "R" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses riding and the progress of a horse, clothes for Thomas and a walk with WSC. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/17 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she asks him to write to her every day, promises to deal with the household accounts and says that she intends to take singing lessons with Mr Robinson. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/18-20 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: discussion of the progress of a horse; future social engagements with Colonel Forster, [5th Lord] Clanmorris and [Lord] Lascelles [later 5th Lord Harewood]; discusses Miss Caulfield's health; observations about the engagement between [Lady] Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey] and [William] Fellowes, later 2nd Lord De Ramsey]; discussion of the situation between [Lord Randolph] and HRH [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales]; and a request for cosmetics. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/21 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: her loneliness; a conversation with "Annie" [Lady Bowmont, later Duchess of Roxburghe, earlier Lady Anne Churchill] who had said that she was "very much bored" at being pregnant; a visit to Dublin [Ireland] and a message from WSC. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/22 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the announcement of the engagement of [Lady Rosamund Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey to William Fellowes, later 2nd Lord De Ramsey]; a report in the Morning Post about his "remarks"; Lady Castlereagh's [later Lady Londonderry's] comments on the arguments between her family and the Marlboroughs; and WSC's progress. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/23 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she will inform people that [5th Lord] Rossmore [formerly Derrick Westenra] had called on her so that it would not appear that she was trying to hide it and reports that WSC is teething. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/24 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she objects to his criticism of her letters, says that she is looking forward to seeing him, describes a visit to see an army review and the behaviour of a horse. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/25 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she asks whether she has met any of their "enemies" [a reference to Lord Randolph's quarrel with Albert Edward, Prince of Wales]; reports that [Lord] Blandford [later George, 8th Duke of Marlborough] is at Berne [Germany]; comments that she thinks that [Elizabeth] Everest is cross with her for taking WSC out and discusses Colonel Frazer. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/26 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (Carton, Maynooth [County Kildare, Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she complains of tiredness, discusses an invitation from Lord Melrose, reproaches him for forgetting to send music and says that she has been playing the piano with Mrs [Emelina] Guinness. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/27 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that her cold has got worse since she has stopped taking snuff; discusses the death of Lord Shrewsbury and its effect on the social calendar of [Lord] Castlereagh [later 6th Lord Londonderry]; promises to pay the coachman and says that she does not want to go to Constantinople [Istanbul, Turkey]. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/28 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she describes a visit to the Guinness' and says that she was "rather disgusted" at the condition of their drive and the lack of servants and comments on the engagement of [5th Lord] Annesley and on the attitude of people towards them [since Lord Randolph's quarrel with Albert Edward, Prince of Wales], including [Henry] Standish and [Helene] Standish and [Francis] Knollys. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/29 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she describes a visit to the theatre with the Caulfields and a meeting with Charles Beresford. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/30-31 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses the possibility of taking "Georgie" [Lady Georgiana Churchill, later Lady Curzon and Lady Howe] to the theatre, her progress at painting and expresses concern that Clara [Jerome, later Clara Frewen] may be bored. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/32-33 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: Colonel Williams' affection for Clara [Jerome, later Clara Frewen]; a meeting with Colonel Forster; William Fellowes' [later 2nd Lord De Ramsey's] decision to leave the army and [Edward] Fellowes' attitude [towards William's engagement to Lady Rosamund Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey]; tack for her horse; regret at the being absent from "all the fun" in England and comments about the foolish behaviour of [5th Lord] Rossmore [formerly Derrick Westenra]. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/34 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: a future visit to the theatre with Colonel Caulfield and Colonel [Paul] Methuen, riding and her need for a saddle and her progress at painting a portrait of Clara [Jerome, later Clara Frewen]. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/35 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she describes riding with Clara [Jerome, later Clara Frewen] and "Georgie" [Lady Georgiana Churchill, later Lady Curzon and Lady Howe] and asks him to write to [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] concerning an invitation to the theatre from Colonel Caulfield. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/36-38 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: thanks for his telegram; the departure of the party from the Vice Regal [Lodge, Dublin, Ireland]; her hope that she and Clara [Jerome, later Clara Frewen] will not be lonely; comments that [the Duke of] Connaught [and Strathearn] has been talking about her; a visit to Dublin and a request that he should write to cheer her up. [1876]
CHAR 28/96/39-40 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (Vice Regal [Lodge, Dublin, Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: concern that he is ill; her pleasure that she is to see him again; the kindness [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] has shown her; reminiscences about having tea with him in Paris [France]; the cancellation of a visit from Percy Bernard's son; discussion of an article about Dublin society which she suspects may make reference to her; and the attitude of [Lady Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey] about her engagement. [1876]
CHAR 28/96/41 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (Vice Regal [Lodge, Dublin, Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she is pleased with her progress in singing, encloses an invitation [not present] and says that WSC is well. [1876]
CHAR 28/96/42-43 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she enjoyed a ball which she attended with Clara [Jerome, later Clara Frewen] and says that she thinks that [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] was jealous of the attention given to the latter, discusses a present which has been given to [Lady Rosamund Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey] and a meeting with Colonel [Paul] Methuen [later 3rd Lord Methuen]; her painting and problems with the servants. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/44 Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlbrough](Shane's Castle, Antrim [Ulster, Ireland]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks her for her letter, says that she hopes that nothing with "come of that Flirtation" and that [John, 7th] Duke [of Marlbrough] thinks that the gentleman in question has behaved foolishly. [1876]
CHAR 28/96/45-46 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses delays to her journey to Dublin [Ireland] and the finances of [6th Lord] Antrim. [1876]
CHAR 28/96/47 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks him for a cheque for 20 pounds, comments on a dress which [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] is to give her, on her unhappiness and her decision to refuse an invitation from Lady Drogheda. [1876]
CHAR 28/96/48 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she is looking forward to seeing him, comments that [Elizabeth] Everest is delighted at the change and that she feels burdened with "the affairs of a nation". [1876]
CHAR 28/96/49 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she has accepted an invitation to Muckross [County Cork, Ireland] on WSC's behalf; discusses financial affairs and the payment of servants' wages and says that she hopes that Cornelia [Lady Guest, later Lady Wimborne, earlier Lady Cornelia Churchill] will not object to her bringing Marie. 06 Dec [1876]
CHAR 28/96/50 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses the servants and the payment of their wages and says that she is going to see the Ashburtons [4th Lord Ashburton and Lady Ashburton]. [1876]
CHAR 28/96/51-52 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin [Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: a possible visit from "Papa" [Leonard Jerome]; her progress at painting; the dismissal of Mrs Britton and the search for a new cook and a visit to Dublin where she met [5th Lord] Clonmel. [1876]
CHAR 28/96/53-54 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Frances] Duchess [of Marlborough] in which she describes a visit to Killakee [County Dublin, Ireland] to see Mrs White and gives the names of the people present including Lady Clonmerry; comments on preparations for the wedding of [Lady] Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey], a robbery and the health of Fanny [Lady Marjoriebanks, later Lady Tweedmouth, earlier Lady Fanny Churchill]. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/55-56 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she asks whether he received her letter about their cook; describes a painting lesson with Miss MacDonald and relates comments made by Mrs [Emelina] Guinness about Mrs Roe. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/57 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she is looking forward to his return and describes a visit from Miss Williams. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/58-60 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: thanks for his telegram reporting his safe arrival at Christiano [Denmark]; arrangements for the wedding of [Lady] Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey]; a visit to the races where she saw Mr McDonogh; gossip about the possibility that [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] may be divorced from Alexandra [Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra]; a visit to the theatre; an invitation from Lady Antrim; a report from Rosamund that Francis Knollys looked "most wretched"; and discussion about the servants and horses. [Jun] [1877]
CHAR 28/96/61 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin [Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she apologises for not having written to him the previous day, describes her progress at painting, reports that she has accepted an invitation from Lady Louise Howard and says that she will be glad when he returns. 15 Aug [1877]
CHAR 28/96/62-63 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she will be glad when he returns, discusses finding a new cook, a visit from Sir Maurice [FitzGerald] and the arrival of "Papa" [Leonard Jerome]. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/64 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she describes a trip to the circus with WSC; promises to work on her painting, requests that he should enquire about her fans and says that she may stay with "Annie" [Lady Bowmont, later Duchess of Roxburghe, earlier Lady Anne Churchill] for the wedding of [Lady] Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey]. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/65 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she is looking forward to his return and describes a visit to Dublin [Ireland] where she met Colonel Caulfield. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/66 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she apologises for writing a short letter and acknowledges receipt of a cheque. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/67 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she describes Dublin [Ireland] as depressing, comments on a dinner at the Vice Regal Lodge and promises to send him cigarettes. 13 Aug [1877]
CHAR 28/96/68-69 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin [Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she chastises him for lecturing her about a telegram, reports that she has been visited by Mr Burke, asks him to tell [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] that she is angry about her letter being opened and has asked Howard to make enquiries among the servants. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/70-71 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses the payment of bills, describes a visit to a review with his family and the embarrassment of having to see [the Duke of] Connaught [and Strathearn] and says that she is depressed and looking forward to seeing him. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/72 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she describes a church service in the Chapel Royal; comments on [Lord] Clanmorris withdrawing an invitation to his yacht as [the Duke of] Connaught [and Strathearn] wished to sail; reports that WSC spent the day with the son of Mrs [Emelina] Guinness and describes the rings which [William] Fellowes [later 2nd Lord De Ramsey] has given to [Lady] Rosamund Churchill[ later Lady Fellowes and Lady de Ramsey]. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/73 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that his letters cheer her up, that she has been taking snuff for her cold, playing lawn tennis at the Vice Regal Lodge [Dublin, Ireland], re-reading his early letters to her and that WSC is well. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/74-77 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin [Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: a description of an unpleasant train journey during which Thomas [the footman] had been involved in a fight; a report of WSC and [Elizabeth] Everest ; observations on the illness suffered by the maid of Clara [Jerome, later Clara Frewen] which had attracted "much scandal"; the new cook and the dismissal of Mrs Britton; and news of the ending of "PB's" affair. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/78-79 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: comments about a visit to Carton [Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland]; the jealousy of [Lady] Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey] at [Lady Randolph's] ring; observations that WSC is well and "chatters 19 to the dozen as usual"; her boredom [in Dublin, Ireland]; progress at painting; irritation with Kildare and acknowledgement of the receipt of a cheque. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/80-82 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: meetings with Mrs Williams and Mrs [Emelina] Guinness; financial difficulties; observations about Paul Methuen [later 3rd Lord Methuen] made by Colonel Caulfield; Clara [Jerome, later Clara Frewen] and her behaving "like schoolgirls"; and her painting. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/83 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses the clothes she is to wear, comments that the [wedding] presents [for Lady Rosamund Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey] have been "mangy" and asks how much he would be prepared to spend. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/84 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](Carton, Maynooth [County Kiladre, Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she gives the names of those present at the party who include Captain Rochford and his wife, [Henry] Guinness and [Emelina] Guinness and comments on [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough's] opinion about the engagement of [Lady Rosamund Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey] to [William Fellowes, later 2nd Lord De Ramsey]. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/85-86 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](Carton, Maynooth [County Kildare, Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] referring to an enclosure [not present], describing her activities at the party which include dancing and playing lawn tennis and commenting on her opinion of [6th] Lord Wicklow and his observations about [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough]. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/87-88 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: her cold; difficulties with the household accounts; relief that [5th Lord] Rosebery was pleasant to him; her curiosity about HRH [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales]; lunch with Mabel FitzGerald and Eva FitzGerald; games of tennis; her pleasure at his imminent return; news of [Alexander] Baltazzi and a request that [Theresa] Lady Castlereagh [later Theresa, Lady Londonderry] should return her snuff box. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/89 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] asking when he is to arrive. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/90-91 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](Newport [Rhode Island, United States]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she describes a dinner the previous evening; discusses the arrival of "Papa" [Leonard Jerome] and says that she intends to go to New York. 06 Sep [1876] - 08 Sep [1876]
CHAR 28/96/92 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill]([Newport, Rhode Island, United States]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she is going to Amenia [New York, United States] to visit her Aunt Kate and is looking forward to seeing him. [1876]
CHAR 28/96/93 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: tennis with [Lady] Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey] and her singing lessons about which [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] has been "spiteful". [1877]
CHAR 28/96/94 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she comments on her painting and says that she intends to try oil painting and has been practising the piano. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/95 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she gives the names of the people she has seen, who include Lord Portarlington and [John, 7th Duke of Marlborough], says that she is about to start singing lessons, discusses the financial affairs of [William] Fellowes [later 2nd Lord De Ramsey] and asks whether it would be appropriate to tip the butler at Carton [Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland]. [1877]
CHAR 28/96/96 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she reports that [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] has read out Lady Londonderry's comments about him, says that she has avoided seeing [the Duke of] Connaught [and Strathearn] and that WSC has been behaving ridiculously by saying to Cottlehurst "Goodbye little chap". [1877]
CHAR 28/96/97 Filing slip describing the contents of CHAR 28/96 as letters from Lady Randolph Churchill to Lord Randolph Churchill from Paris, London and Blenheim about 1874. Annotated by Lady Randolph "Not for Blenheim.". [1900]