Personal: Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 1/57

Part of: CHAR 1
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Date: Oct 1906 - Dec 1906

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Correspondents include the Marquess of Blandford (later 10th Duke of Marlborough) (2); Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough (5); Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough (2); John Morley (later Lord Morley of Blackburn) (3); H G Wells; George Cornwallis-West (2); Lord Hugh Cecil (later Lord Quickswood) (2); Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord MacDonnell; Lord Ivor Churchill; Sir James Wolfe Murray and Joseph Wood, Headmaster, Harrow School.

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CHAR 1/57/1 Letter from Lord Blandford (later 10th Duke of Marlborough) to WSC, thanks for box of postcards. 12 Oct 1906
CHAR 1/57/2 Letter from John Morley (later Lord Morley of Blackburn) India Office, to WSC, dinner invitation. 15 Oct 1906
CHAR 1/57/3 Letter from H G Wells, Spade House, Sandgate, to WSC, thanks for letter of congratulation on "Utopia". 15 Oct 1906
CHAR 1/57/4 Letter from C H P Mayo, Harrow School, to WSC, congratulations on biography of Lord Randolph Churchill, and reminding WSC of his first literary effort, a criticism of the school concert for The Harrovian. 17 Oct 1906
CHAR 1/57/5 Letter from WSC to The Duke of Westminster, on the Duke's anonymous loan of £3,000 to George Cornwallis-West, stating that he had had hinted that Sir Ernest Cassel had been the source of the loan, and that he hoped that one day he could reveal the truth. 18 Oct 1906
CHAR 1/57/6 Letter from WSC to George Cornwallis-West, sending cheque for £3,000, [an anonymous loan from the Duke of Westminster and setting out the terms of the loan [copy]. 18 Oct 1906
CHAR 1/57/7-8 Letter from George Cornwallis-West, Salisbury Hall, St Albans, to WSC, thanks for cheque, agreeing to terms of loan, also commenting on the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, advising WSC "if you ever do marry, do it from motives of affection & none other. No riches in the world can compensate for anything else". 20 Oct 1906
CHAR 1/57/9 Letter from George Cornwallis-West, Salisbury Hall, St Albans, to WSC, sending cheque for £300 repaying loan, and also commenting on Lady Sarah Wilson's accusations that Cornwallis-West was the Duchess of Marlborough's lover. 21 Oct 1906
CHAR 1/57/10-14 Letter from J H L Findlay, Attorney to the South African Government, to WSC, sending a knife which had been filed to serve as a saw and used by Aylmer Haldane and Lieutenants Brockie and Le Mesurier to escape from the Model School, Pretoria in February 1900, with an affidavit confirming the authenticity of the knife by Henry William Zeiler, former Landdrost of Pretoria. 23 Oct 1906
CHAR 1/57/15-17 Hans W von Herwarth, Hamburg, Germany, to WSC, sending photograph of WSC at German military manoeuvres. 27 Oct 1906
CHAR 1/57/18 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil (later Lord Quickswood) Arlington Street, London, to WSC, on the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, commenting that Marlborough's position "that his wife is unfit to live with him because she went wrong before he did, & because the standard for women in these things is higher than for men is indefensible either before the Church or the World. I am sure he will do himself harm". [Oct 1906]
CHAR 1/57/19-20 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil (later Lord Quickswood) Arlington Street, London, to WSC, on the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. 31 Oct 1906
CHAR 1/57/21 Letter from The Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, to WSC, thanks for presents for his sons. [Nov 1906]
CHAR 1/57/22-23 Letter from the Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, to WSC, thanks for help with matrimonial difficulties. [Nov 1906]
CHAR 1/57/24 Letter from the Duchess of Marlborough, Sunderland House, Mayfair, to WSC, on her matrimonial difficulties. [Nov 1906]
CHAR 1/57/25-26 Letter from The Duke of Marlborough to WSC, on his matrimonial difficulties. [Nov 1906]
CHAR 1/57/27 Letter from The Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, to WSC, on his matrimonial difficulties. [Nov 1906]
CHAR 1/57/28-29 Letter from The Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, to WSC, on his matrimonial difficulties. [Nov 1906]
CHAR 1/57/30 Letter from Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough to WSC, asking him to visit her at Sunderland House, Mayfair. [Nov 1906]
CHAR 1/57/31 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Sunderland House, Mayfair, to WSC, on the marriage of Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. [Nov 1906]
CHAR 1/57/32 Note [by Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough], Sunderland House, Mayfair, on the future custody of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough's children. [Nov 1906]
CHAR 1/57/33 Letter from "Kim" [9th Duke of Manchester], Queen Anne's Gate, London, to WSC, on itinerary for visit to the Far East and Canada. [Nov 1906]
CHAR 1/57/34 Letter from Sir Anthony MacDonnell, Reform Club, to WSC, accepting dinner invitation. 08 Nov 1906
CHAR 1/57/35 Letter from Lord Ivor Churchill, Blenheim Palace, to WSC, thanks for gift of writing desk. 08 Nov 1906
CHAR 1/57/36 Letter from Lord Blandford (later 10th Duke of Marlborough) Blenheim Palace, to WSC, thanks for gift of writing case. 09 Nov 1906
CHAR 1/57/37 Letter from John Morley (later Lord Morley of Blackburn) Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, to WSC, declining dinner invitation because of ill health. 09 Nov 1906
CHAR 1/57/38-39 Letter from Lumley & Lumley (Solicitors) to WSC, on the Garron Towers Estate, enclosing copy of letter from Atkey, Clarke & Atkey, dated 5 Nov 1906, on the Marchioness of Londonderry's Irish Will. 13 Nov 1906
CHAR 1/57/40 Letter from Sir James Wolfe Murray to WSC, on his son George, Secretary of the Foreign Labour Department at Johannesburg. 15 Nov 1906
CHAR 1/57/41 Letter from Lumley & Lumley, Solicitors, London, to WSC, on the Garron Towers Estate. 20 Nov 1906
CHAR 1/57/42 Letter from Hans W. von Herwarth, Hamburg, Germany, to WSC, on his views of the German Army as a "national college", also thanking WSC for gift of Life of Lord Randolph Churchill, and photograph of WSC,. 21 Nov 1906
CHAR 1/57/43 Photograph of Hans W. von Herwarth, studio portrait by F O Lundt, Berlin, [51/2" x 4", b/w, signed]. [1906]
CHAR 1/57/44 Letter from John Morley (later Lord Morley of Blackburn) to WSC, dinner invitation. 01 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/45-46 Letter from WSC to The Adjutant, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, on his course of instruction to become qualified for field rank, asking for special consideration on account of his parliamentary and ministerial duties [copy]. 05 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/47 Letter from WSC to The Inland Revenue, on his Income Tax assessment [copy]. 07 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/48 Letter from Lord Howe, Curzon House, Mayfair, to WSC, luncheon invitation. 07 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/49 Letter from J McMahon, Inland Revenue, to WSC, on his Income Tax Assessment. 11 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/50 Letter from WSC to Lumley & Lumley, Solicitors, London, on his Income Tax assessment [copy]. 12 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/51-52 Letter from Ivor Guest MP (later Lord Wimborne), to WSC, on the marital difficulties of Duke of Marlborough. 13 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/53 Letter from The Duke of Westminster, Grosvenor House, London, to WSC, asking him to write to George Cornwallis-West to "patch up matters", thanking WSC for His help in the matter. 14 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/54 Letter from George Cornwallis-West, Salisbury Hall, St Albans, to WSC, on his reconciliation with the Duke of Westminster, thanking WSC for his help. 16 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/55-56 Letter from Lumley & Lumley, Solicitors, London, to WSC, on his Income Tax assessment. 19 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/57 Letter from WSC to Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, on her matrimonial difficulties, stating that he would do all he could to "sustain her reputation" and re-unite her with her children [hand-written copy, signed by WSC]. 22 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/58 Post card from Lady Randolph Churchill to WSC, asking him to visit. 27 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/59 Letter from Rev. Joseph Wood, Headmaster, Harrow School, to WSC, invitation to address Harrow Debating Society, also on WSC's meeting with a Harrow boy [possibly James Butler] at the House of Commons. 31 Dec 1906
CHAR 1/57/60 Letter from W E Long, Clevedon, Somerset, to WSC, asking for interview. [1906]
CHAR 1/57/61 Letter from Cecil Grenfell, 4 Great Cumberland Place, to WSC, on the sale of WSC's "Union" shares. [Aug 1906]
CHAR 1/57/62 Letter from "Your loving pink frog, M", Regent Street, to WSC, asking him to send a keepsake, as a reminder of the "very pleasant hours we have spent together". [1906]