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

Reference code: CHAR 28/99

Part of: CHAR 28
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Date: Dec 1884 - Mar 1885

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CHAR 28/99/1-2 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: her age; thanks for his letter which amused [WSC and John S Churchill]; the possibility of selling their house and problems with the house; an invitation to a ball from Cornelia [Lady Wimborne, earlier Cornelia, Lady Guest and Lady Cornelia Churchill]; WSC's health; and comments on [Joseph] Chamberlain's speech about the riots at Aston [Birmingham] which has created problems in the Cabinet. Also includes filing note for Lady Randolph's letters to Lord Randolph, December 1884 - March 1889. 09 Jan 1885
CHAR 28/99/3-6 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: thanks for a telegram wishing her a happy birthday; the arrival of a new butler named Beauchamp; the possibility of selling their house and asking 14,000 pounds for the lease; discussion of buying a house in Bruton Street; talk in the Clubs that [Lord] Blandford might marry [Edith, Lady Aylesford] as [Lord] Aylesford has died; a visit to the Winter Exhibition which included several paintings owned by Blandford; concern for the health of Leonie [Lady Leslie]; the Pall Mall Gazette's attitude towards [Joseph] Chamberlain; and news that Clara [Frewen, earlier Clara Jerome] is expecting a baby. 16 Jan 1885
CHAR 28/99/7-9 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: sympathy on the death of [Colonel Frederick] Burnaby; the search for a new MP for Birmingham; discussion of the sale of their house and enclosed correspondence [not present] on the subject; a meeting with [Sir Henry Drummond] Wolff who had advised that [Lord Randolph] should stand for election in Lancashire; [Joseph] Chamberlains' speech about the riots at Aston [Birmingham]; her concern that WSC may be homesick at school; a visit to see "Princess George" at the theatre; and observations about the child of Lady Fellowes [later Lady De Ramsey, earlier Lady Rosamund Churchill]. 23 Jan 1885
CHAR 28/99/10-11 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: discussion of the progress of the Nile Expedition in Egypt; the anxiety of Lady Charles Beresford for the safety of Charles Beresford; electoral affairs in Birmingham and the "radical ruffians"; a note [not present] from "Joe" [Joseph Chamberlain] which suggests that he has been criticised for mentioning the riots at Aston [Birmingham]; political affairs and opposition to [William] Gladstone; [Lord Randolph's] popularity with the Indian press; the possibility that the political situation may force him to return from India; the affairs of [George, 8th Duke of Marlborough, formerly Lord] Blandford and concerns about WSC's health. 30 Jan [1885]
CHAR 28/99/12-14 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the effect of bad news about the Nile Expedition on the position of the Government; a dinner at which the guests included [Lord] Curzon [later 4th Lord Howe], [William] Fellowes [later 2nd Lord De Ramsey]; an invitation from Mrs [Henry] Bischoffsheim; the possibility that [George, 8th Duke of Marlborough, earlier Lord] Blandford might marry; discussion of the money which [Edith, Lady] Aylesford has inherited on the death of Lord Aylesford; news about [Lord] Kildare [later 5th Duke of Leinster]; an improvement in the health of Leonie [Lady Leslie, earlier Leonie Jerome]; WSC's progress at school; disparaging comments about Lady Parker and the arrival of a box of shark fins. 06 Feb [1885]
CHAR 28/99/15-16 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: her safe return with [WSC and John S Churchill]; a meeting with Fanny [Lady Marjoriebanks, later Lady Tweedmouth earlier Lady Fanny Churchill] during which she (Lady Randolph) had criticised [7th Duke of] Roxburghe [earlier Lord Bowmont]; news of WSC and "Jack" [John S Churchill] and her fear that [Elizabeth] Everest may not be able to manage WSC; problems between [George, 8th Duke of Marlborough, earlier Lord] Blandford and [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough]; and the payment of bills. 05 Dec [1884]
CHAR 28/99/17 Letter from WSC (Brighton [Sussex]) to "Papa" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes his father had a good journey [to India] and that he watched his father's ship sailing away. 05 Dec 1884
CHAR 28/99/18-19 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she expresses relief at his safe arrival; complains of illness caused by a smell in the house; news of Leonie [Lady Leslie, formerly Leonie Jerome] and Jack [2nd Lord Leslie]; a dinner at which Lord Cadogan spoke of [Lord Randolph's] reconciliation with [Joseph] Chamberlain and a visit from Arthur Balfour. 12 Dec [1884]
CHAR 28/99/20-22 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: thanks for his telegram; playing the piano with Leonie [Lady Leslie, formerly Leonie Jerome]; Leonie's popularity with the family of Jack [2nd Lord Leslie]; social engagements; news of "Jack" [John S Churchill] and WSC; reference to an enclosure [CHAR 28/99/23] from Miss Thomson [WSC's teacher] concerning WSC's behaviour at school; discussion of household and staffing and WSC's arrival with Dr [Robson] Roose. 19 Dec [1884]
CHAR 28/99/23 Letter from Charlotte Thomson (29 Brunswick Road [Brighton, Sussex]) to Lady Randolph Churchill concerning an incident at school during which WSC was struck with a knife and asking whether she would like the other boy involved to be punished with expulsion. Covering letter at CHAR 28/99/20-22. 17 Dec [1884]
CHAR 28/99/24-26 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: news of several members of his family including [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough], Rosamund [Lady Fellowes, later Lady De Ramsey and earlier Lady Rosamund Churchill] and "Georgie" [Lady Curzon, later Lady Howe, earlier Lady Georgiana Churchill] whom she considers "selfish and overbearing"; a meeting with Consuelo [Duchess of Manchester]; gossip about Lord De Grey; a meeting with Henry James whom she describes as "rather pompous"; problems in the Camel Corps; "Jack's" [John S Churchill's] illness and news of WSC. 25 Dec [1884]
CHAR 28/99/27-29 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: thanks for his letter; the financial difficulties of [Sir Henry Drummond ] Wolff; the arrival of [Count Charles] Kinsky whom she describes as "very fat but as nice as ever"; household bills and staff; a visit to the theatre to see "The Candidate" which makes a reference to Lord Randolph; progress of the Nile Expedition in Egypt; a letter from WSC [see CHAR 28/99/30] and discussion of social engagements. 02 Jan 1885
CHAR 28/99/30 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the Christmas the family spent and asks his father to write to him about his journey. 01 Jan 1885
CHAR 28/99/31-32 Copy of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to Mr Crompton in which she discusses the installation of electric light in their house and objects to the price of 1,332 pounds which his company is demanding. 19 Jan [1885]
CHAR 28/99/33 Copy of a letter from W Crompton to Lady Randolph Churchill to Mr Crompton in which he discusses the cost of installation of electric light into her house and suggests that she should contact Messers Winifred to argue over the price. 21 Jan [1885]
CHAR 28/99/34-36 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: disappointment that he has not received her letters; birthday wishes; a visit to WSC at school and her concerns that he looked "pale and delicate"; WSC in a school play in which he played Lady Bertha; political affairs; a meeting with [Lord] Hartington [later 8th Duke of Devonshire]; [William] Gladstone's behaviour about the Nile Expedition; [Joseph] Chamberlain's interest in [Lord Randolph's] letters; a cartoon about her visit to the theatre with Henry Chaplin; and [5th Lord] Rosebery's appointment to the Cabinet. 13 [Feb] [1885]
CHAR 28/99/37 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Sussex]) to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which he asks about his father's visit to India and for his father's signature and stamps. Covering letter at CHAR 28/99/38-40. Feb 1885
CHAR 28/99/38-40 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: agreement with his decision not to return [from India] "at the beck & call of the [Conservative] Party"; discussion of the political situation and antipathy towards [Joseph] Chamberlain; [William] Gladstone's visit to the theatre which has been criticised in the light of bad news from the Nile Expedition, Egypt; a dinner with the Duke of Cambridge; Henry Chaplin 's "ridiculous" behaviour; Leonie [Lady Leslie's] financial affairs and discussion with the family of [Lord Leslie]; news and a letter [see CHAR 28/99/37] from WSC; an invitation from Lady Londonderry and other social engagements. 20 Feb [1885]
CHAR 28/99/41-42 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: political affairs; Irish politics; his popularity; social engagements and financial affairs. 27 Feb [1885]
CHAR 28/99/43-44 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the success of a concert in which she played the piano; her enjoyment of horse riding; a visit to the House of Commons for the vote of censure; political affairs and the position of the Government; his popularity and the forthcoming visit of [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] to Ireland. 06 Mar [1885]