Personal: Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 1/72

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Date: 1908

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Correspondents include John S Churchill (2); Gladys Deacon (later Duchess of Marlborough); Lady Randolph Churchill (5); F E Smith (later Lord Birkenhead) (2); Sir Ernest Cassel; John Seely (later Lord Mottistone); Pamela, Lady Lytton (2); Lord Morley of Blackburn (formerly John Morley); Daudi Chwa, King of Buganda; Sir Edward Grey (later Lord Grey of Fallodon)(2); Lord Rosebery (2); Frank Harris (2); Lord James of Hereford; Lord Blyth; Margot Asquith (later Lady Oxford and Asquith); Sir Sidney Olivier; Lord Hugh Cecil (later Lord Quickswood); Arthur Crosfield; Algernon West; Ian Hogg; Lord Curzon; Lord Basil Blackwood; Lord Northcliffe; George Cornwallis-West; David Lloyd George; Louise, Duchess of Devonshire; Cecil Grenfell; Sir Robert Hermon-Hodge (later Lord Wyfold); Sir Richard Solomon; Lady Wolff; A J Balfour.

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CHAR 1/72/1-4 Letter from John S. Churchill to WSC, on JSC's finances. 02 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/5-6 Letter from Gladys Deacon [later Duchess of Marlborough] Palazzo Borghese, Rome, to WSC [with envelope]. 02 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/7 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Ladies Automobile Club, to WSC, on his return to Britain from East Africa. 03 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/8 Letter from Lieutenant Charles Shakespear, HMS Venus, to WSC, on the Mediterranean Fleet Battle Practice. 03 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/9 Letter from F E Smith, (later Lord Birkenhead), Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, to WSC, invitation to stay with him until WSC's house was ready [12 Bolton Street had been let to Robert Sievier during WSC's visit to Africa]. 05 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/10 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Salisbury Hall, St Albans, to WSC, on his return to Britain from Africa. 07 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/11 Letter from Sir Ernest Cassel, Old Broad Street, London, to WSC, invitation to stay at Cassel's Paris apartment. 09 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/12 Letter from John S Churchill, Throgmorton Street, London, to WSC, on his return to Britain from Africa. 10 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/13-14 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Salisbury Hall, St Albans, to WSC, on WSC's return from East Africa, and on her progress with her book. 12 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/15 Letter from John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone], Chester Square, London to WSC, on WSC's return from Africa. 15 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/16 Letter from Pamela, Lady Lytton, Cresta Palace, Hotel, Celerina, Switzerland, to WSC, on WSC's return from Africa, and on her holiday in Switzerland, commenting that she was sure that he would like to try the Cresta Run. 16 Jan [1908]
CHAR 1/72/17-18 Letter from John Morley (later Lord Morley of Blackburn) India Office, to WSC, on the success of WSC's visit to East Africa. 17 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/19-21 Letter from Daudi Chwa, King of Buganda, Mengo, Uganda, to WSC, sending photographs. 22 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/22 Letter from Sir Edward Grey, (later Lord Grey of Fallodon) Queen Anne's Gate, to WSC, suggesting meeting. 25 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/23 Letter from WSC to Willhelm II, Emperor of Germany, thanks for gift of books, with account of visit to East Africa and Uganda [Ms copy by Miss A. Anning]. 26 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/24 Letter from F A [ ], King's African Rifles, to WSC, account of hunting trip in East Africa. 29 Jan 1908
CHAR 1/72/25 Letter from Lord Rosebery, 38 Berkeley Square, London, to WSC, asking him to "take a walk". 02 Feb 1907
CHAR 1/72/26-27 Letter from Richardson Evans, The Keir, Wimbledon Common, to [Edward Marsh], praising WSC's Life of Lord Randolph Churchill. 13 Feb 1908
CHAR 1/72/28 Letter from J T T Grisdale, Muswell Hill, London, to WSC, thanks for loan. 12 Feb 1908
CHAR 1/72/29 Letter from Anthony H Hawkins, Bedford Square, London, to WSC, on WSC's talk to the Authors Club. 14 Feb 1908
CHAR 1/72/30 Letter from Mrs A Scrivings, 12 Bolton Street, London, to Miss A Anning [Secretary to WSC], on money owed to George Scrivings by WSC. 14 Feb 1908
CHAR 1/72/31-31a Letter from Frank Harris, Adelaide Mansions, Hove, Sussex, to WSC, asking him to write an article about Khartoum. 25 Feb 1908
CHAR 1/72/32 Letter from Lord James of Hereford, Cadogan Square, London to WSC, stating that he had proposed WSC for membership of the Reform Club. 02 Mar 1908
CHAR 1/72/33 Letter from The Reform Club to WSC, printed letter on his election as a Member of the Reform Club by the Political Committee. 02 Mar 1908
CHAR 1/72/34 Letter from Rowland Ward Ltd., Taxidermists, London, to WSC, on his hunting trophies. 04 Mar 1908
CHAR 1/72/35 Extract from Rowland Ward's "Records of Big Game", with note of large White-Bearded Gnu shot by WSC. [1908]
CHAR 1/72/36-45 Letter from Lord Blyth, Portland Place, London, to WSC, enclosing copies of three letters from Hon. Audley Blyth to Lord Blyth, on his "safari" in East Africa, dated 19 Jan, 30 Jan and 7 Feb 1908. 19 Mar 1908
CHAR 1/72/46 Letter from Rowland Ward Ltd, London, to WSC, on the large wildebeest shot by WSC in East Africa, stating that it tied with the largest and finest they had measured. 25 Mar 1908
CHAR 1/72/47 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, Villa Perigord, Cannes, France, to WSC, on her visit to Cannes. 26 Mar 1908
CHAR 1/72/48 Letter from Margot Asquith, (later Lady Oxford and Asquith) 20 Cavendish Square, London, to WSC, on the forthcoming Cabinet changes, hinting that he would not be offered the Colonial Office, but would be given a seat in the Cabinet [WSC was appointed President of the Board of Trade, with a seat in the Cabinet, 12 Apr 1908]. 28 Mar 1908
CHAR 1/72/49 Letter from William Cooke (formerly Sergeant, 4th Hussars) to WSC, asking for financial help, particularly for 8s 6d to redeem his carpentry tools [with note by WSC, "Postal Order for 8s 6d sent 'as an advance'". 31 Mar 1908
CHAR 1/72/50 Letter from Sir Sydney Olivier, King's House, Jamaica, to WSC, on Lady Ridley and Mrs Hogg's visit to Jamaica. 07 Apr 1908
CHAR 1/72/51 Letter from Lieutenant T H C Frankland to WSC, on his shooting trip in East Africa. 08 Apr 1908
CHAR 1/72/52 Letter from The Secretary, The Reform Club, to WSC, on his election as a Member. 07 Apr 1908
CHAR 1/72/53 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil, (later Lord Quickswood) (Villa Placci, Arcetri, Florence, Italy), to WSC. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 1/72/54 Letter from F A [ ], Entebbe, Uganda, to WSC, congratulations on appointment to the Cabinet, also on the cost of WSC's visit to East Africa and the transport of his trophies to Britain. 14 Apr 1908
CHAR 1/72/55-56 Letter from The Northern Daily Telegraph, Blackburn, Lancs, to WSC, on the ownership of copyright in photograph of WSC by Russell & Sons [annotated by WSC that copyright belonged to Russell]. 24 Apr 1908
CHAR 1/72/57-58 Letter from Frank Harris, Vanity Fair, Strand, London, to WSC, offering congratulations on appointment to the Cabinet, and sympathy on election defeat in North West Manchester. 26 Apr 1908
CHAR 1/72/59-60 Letter from Arthur Crosfield, 39 Hyde Park gate, London to WSC, sympathy on election defeat in Manchester, and on the need for the Liberals to establish Progressive Labour Leagues. 28 Apr 1908
CHAR 1/72/61 Letter from Russell & Sons, Photographers, London, to WSC, on ownership of copyright in photograph of WSC. 29 Apr 1908
CHAR 1/72/62 Letter from Algernon West to WSC, sending gift of "old fashioned inkstand". 02 May 1908
CHAR 1/72/63 Letter from H Percy Wood, Hucknall Torkard, Notts, to WSC, on WSC's election defeat in North West Manchester, suggesting that it might have been caused by newspaper allegations that he had broken his parole when escaping from the Boers in 1899 [annotated by WSC to the effect that the allegations were absolutely untrue, asking if he would be bringing a libel action against the Manchester Courier [annotated by WSC "absolutely untrue u'taking action for libel agst MC". 04 May 1908
CHAR 1/72/64 Letter from Ian Hogg, Bachelor's Club, Piccadilly, London, to WSC, suggesting meeting. 12 May [1908]
CHAR 1/72/65 Letter from Dr J Anderson, Harley Street, London, to Edward Marsh, on prescription for WSC. 19 May 1908
CHAR 1/72/66-68 Letter from E Crosfield Pearson, Solicitor, Manchester, to Lord Birkenhead, on the progress of WSC's libel action against the Manchester Courier. 05 May 1908
CHAR 1/72/69 Letter from Lord Curzon, Hackwood, Basingstoke, to WSC, on his election defeat in North West Manchester. 06 May 1908
CHAR 1/72/70-72 Letter from Lord Basil Blackwood to WSC, congratulations on appointment to the Board of Trade, also offering best wishes for campaign in Dundee, on Blackwood's work as Colonial Secretary, Barbados, and on WSC's articles on East Africa in The Strand Magazine. 07 May 1908
CHAR 1/72/73 Letter from Mrs Ashley, Bruton Street, London, to WSC, dinner invitation. 16 May 1908
CHAR 1/72/74 Letter from Lord Northcliffe, St James's Place, London, to WSC, on WSC's libel action against the Manchester Courier. 11 May 1908
CHAR 1/72/75-76 Letter from WSC to Lord Northcliffe, on his libel action against the Manchester Courier [Ms copy by WSC, with envelope]. 14 May 1908
CHAR 1/72/77-79 Letter from George Cornwallis-West, 5 Austin Friars, London to WSC, on Lady Randolph Churchill's finances. 22 May 1908
CHAR 1/72/80 Letter from Julian Hasler, Aldingbourne House, Chichester, to WSC, announcing his engagement to Gwen Orr-Ewing. 22 May 1908
CHAR 1/72/81 Letter from David Lloyd George, Chancellor of the Exchequer to WSC, on his desire to meet Sir Ernest Cassel "who has the best brain in the City". 22 May 1908
CHAR 1/72/82-83 Letter from Ronnie Brooke to WSC, on his decision to marry and to leave the Army, also enclosing cutting from a German periodical on WSC's defeat in Manchester and victory in Dundee. 30 May [1908]
CHAR 1/72/84 Letter from F E Smith (later Lord Birkenhead), Elm Court, Temple, to WSC, on libel action against the Manchester Courier. [17 Jun 1908]
CHAR 1/72/85 Prescription for WSC from Dr J Anderson, Harley Street, London. 27 Jul 1907
CHAR 1/72/86 Letter from Louise, Duchess of Devonshire to WSC, thanks for letter of sympathy on the death of the Duke. 02 Aug [1908]
CHAR 1/72/87 Letter from Pamela, Lady Lytton, The Manor House, Knebworth, to WSC. 09 Aug [1908]
CHAR 1/72/88 Letter from J V Williams MP to W H Clarke, on the possible alteration of the time of his daughter's wedding at St Margaret's Westminster on 12 Sept [WSC had asked if this wedding could be brought forward from 2.00 to 1.00 so that he and CSC could be married at 2.00]. 21 Aug 1908
CHAR 1/72/89 Letter from W P Byles, Chalcot Gardens, Hampstead, to WSC, congratulations on engagement. 18 Aug [1908]
CHAR 1/72/90 Letter from Sir Edward Grey (later Lord Grey of Fallodon) Fallodon to WSC, on gift of books on the 1st Duke of Marlborough. 08 Sep 1908
CHAR 1/72/91-93 Letter from Lieutenant Charles Shakespear, HMS Forth, Submarine Depot, Devonport, to WSC, on collision between HMS Venus and [HMS] Russell, the subsequent court of enquiry and Shakespear's appointment to the Submarine Depot, Devonport "in disgrace" [Shakespear was the Navigating Officer of HMS Venus]. 13 Sep 1908
CHAR 1/72/94 Letter from Mrs E Scrivings to John S Churchill, on the death of her son George, asking if WSC would be willing to allow her 2s 6d a week towards her rent. 15 Sep [1908]
CHAR 1/72/95 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill, [12 Bolton Street, London], to WSC, on his honeymoon and on the task of getting his house "straight". 29 Sep 1908
CHAR 1/72/96 Letter from [? Gerald Fitzgibbon], Kilrock, Howth, to WSC, asking him to help to find employment for Cecil Drummond Wolff. 29 Oct 1908
CHAR 1/72/97-98 Letter from Emmanuel Joseph, Bookseller, London, to WSC, sending list of books sold to Joseph by WSC. 02 Nov 1908
CHAR 1/72/99 List of duplicate books owned by WSC, with notes on the disposal of the duplicates by Edward Marsh. [1908]
CHAR 1/72/100 Letter from Cecil Grenfell, 28 Throgmorton Street, London, to WSC, on WSC's investment of £1000 in the Lake Superior Corporation. 27 Nov 1908
CHAR 1/72/101 Letter from Sir Robert Hermon-Hodge, (later Lord Wyfold) Oxfordshire Hussars, to WSC, on WSC's Yeomanry pay. 29 Nov 1908
CHAR 1/72/102-104 Letter from Sir Richard Solomon, Woodlands, Hartford, Cheshire, to WSC, on South Africa. 09 Dec [1908]
CHAR 1/72/105 Letter from Lord Rosebery, Dalmeney House, Edinburgh, to WSC, thanks for gift of book [probably My African Journey]. 10 Dec 1908
CHAR 1/72/106 Letter from Lady Wolff to WSC, thanks for letter of sympathy on the death of Sir Henry Drummond Wolff [d. 11 Oct 1908]. [1908]
CHAR 1/72/107 Letter from A J Balfour MP to WSC, declining dinner invitation. [1908]
CHAR 1/72/108 Letter from WSC to Lord Elgin, Colonial Secretary, on the King of Buganda's letter to WSC [CHAR 1/72/19-21], [annotated by Lord Elgin]. [1908]
CHAR 1/72/109 Card from Alwyn Foster, Arthur's, St James's Street, London, to WSC, on the Oxfordshire Hussars Camp. [1908]
CHAR 1/72/110 Letter from WSC to Edward Marsh, on the newspaper reports on the murder of [ ] Mulder in Switzerland [carbon]. [1908]
CHAR 1/72/111 Letter from Hon. Henry Guest, Staff College, Camberley, to Edward Marsh, on the cost of WSC's visit to France [in 1907]. [1908]
CHAR 1/72/112 Letter from Muriel Warde (nee Wilson), St Jean Sur Mer, France, to WSC, on the rumour of his engagement to Helen Botha. [02 May 1907]
CHAR 1/72/113 Order of Service for funeral of Sir Henry Campbell- Bannerman, Westminster Abbey [printed]. 27 Apr 1908