Acquired Papers: Letters from Clara and Leonard Jerome to Lady Randolph Churchill. Includes material relating to Lady Randolph Churchill's education and engagement to Lord Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

Reference code: CHAR 28/1

Part of: CHAR 28
Next record: CHAR 28/2

Date: 1868 - 1890

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CHAR 28/1/1 Letter from [Clara Jerome] to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] concerning arrangements for a luncheon the following day, remarking that the house is lonely without [Lady Randolph] and sending her love to [Lord] Randolph [Churchill]. [1874]
CHAR 28/1/2-3 Letter from [Clara Jerome] (18 Chapel Street, Park Lane [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: the date of her sea crossing to the United States; her hope that [Lady Randolph] will benefit from taking the waters; discussion of London society; praise for Elizabeth Everest; and discussion of "Jack's" [John S Churchill] recent illness and message to WSC. 06 Aug [1883]
CHAR 28/1/4 Letter from [Clara Jerome] (18 Chapel Street, Park Lane [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: the date of her future sea crossing to the United States; regret that she will have to leave Clara Frewen [earlier Clara Jerome] before her confinement; Elizabeth Everest's decision to take Jack [John S Churchill] to Hearne Bay [Herne Bay, Kent] to aid his recovery; and Major Sterling's illness. 16 Aug [1883]
CHAR 28/1/5-6 Letter from [Clara Jerome] (Club House, Corner Madison Avenue and 26th Street [New York, United States]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including discussion of financial arrangements connected with letting the Club House. She hopes that Leonie [later Lady Leslie] is not becoming too emancipated and allowing [John] Leslie to visit, and asks [Lady Randolph] to thank [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] for his letter to [Leonard Jerome]. 23 Nov [1883]
CHAR 28/1/7-9 Letter from [Clara Jerome] (25 Madison Square North [New York, United States]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including discussion of the future marriage of Leonie [later Lady Leslie] to John Leslie and arrangements to send a "star" with John Leslie to the United States for Leonie's wedding day. She also thanks [Lady Randolph] for sending photographs of [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] WSC and "Jack" [John S Churchill]. Envelope present. 08 Aug [1884]
CHAR 28/1/10-11 Letter from [Clara Jerome] (New York Hotel [New York, United States] to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including discussion of [Lord] Randolph [Churchill's] departure which has been reported in the newspapers and hopes that he will come back well; her pleasure that WSC has grown into "such a nice, charming boy" and that Leonie [Lady Leslie] and [John Leslie] are living with [Lady Randolph] at Connaught Place and regret that Clara [Frewen] will be lonely without her husband, Moreton [Frewen]. 22 Dec [1884]
CHAR 28/1/12 Letter from [Clara Jerome] to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] sending birthday greetings and wishing that [Lady Randolph] and Leonie [Lady Leslie] would write to her more frequently. 09 Jan [1886]
CHAR 28/1/13 Letter from [Clara Jerome](Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to write a letter of thanks to Mr Travers. She mentions [Lord] Randolph [Churchill's] recent crossing of the Irish Channel. 20 Jan [1886]
CHAR 28/1/14-16 Letter from [Clara Jerome] (Buxton [Derbyshire]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: expression of her pleasure that [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] has "triumphed over his enemies" and become [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; her hopes that he will have "health and strength"; and descriptions of visits to Chatsworth and Haddon Hall and the waters at Buxton. Envelope present. 05 Aug [1886]
CHAR 28/1/17 Part of a letter from [Clara Jerome] to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she hopes that [Lady Randolph] will enjoy herself at Sandringham [Norfolk] and complains that Pickwell [Leicestershire] is dull. [Oct] [1886]
CHAR 28/1/18-19 Card from [Clara Jerome] to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] with birthday greetings. Envelope present. 09 Jan [1887]
CHAR 28/1/20-21 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Union League Club, Madison Avenue corner of 26th Street [New York, United States] to Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] including: his opinion that her "disposition to please those about [her]" should ensure her future success; his plans to visit her at school [near Paris]; and his disappointment in the opera at the academy where Offenbach is "all the rage". Envelope present. 25 Nov 1868
CHAR 28/1/22 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Villa Forgues, Paris [France] to Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] including: his decision that she should not travel to Paris during her holiday; compliments on her letters and opinion of the importance of letter-writing; the progress of her studies and encouragement to write to him more often. 02 Feb 1869
CHAR 28/1/23 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Grand Hotel de L'Athenee, 15 Rue Scribe, Paris [France]) to Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] concerning her prospective journey to Paris and arrangements for Leonie [later Lady Leslie] to attend Miss Demler's [school]. [1869]
CHAR 28/1/24 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Grand Hotel de L'Athenee, 15 Rue Scribe, Paris [France] to "Jinks" [Jennie Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing 40 francs for a charitable project of Miss Demler's and discussing possible arrangements to meet her. May [1869]
CHAR 28/1/24A-24B Part of a letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Ocean House, Newport [Rhode Island, United States] to Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] saying that he imagines she is enjoying the gaieties of Cowes [Isle of Wight]. He asks about a rumour that she is engaged to Mr Blunt, says that he expects to be consulted on such matters, and recommends three novels ("Will it do to visit her?", "Broken Toys" and "Fair women") for their accounts of English society. Envelope present. 27 Aug [1872]
CHAR 28/1/25-26 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Union Club, 1 West 21st Street [New York, United States]) to Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses her engagement and asks that she tell him who she is engaged to. He says that he has confidence in the judgement of her and her mother [Clara Jerome] "Provided always he is not a Frenchman or any other of those continental cusses". He talks of preparations for the races and his social life with Lawrence [Jerome]. 08 Aug [1873]
CHAR 28/1/27-29 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Union Club, 1 W[est] 21st [Street New York, United States]) to Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing his pleasure at her engagement to [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] because it is a "love match". He says that he has arranged a settlement of o2,000 a year for her; speculates about Randolph and the feelings of Clara [Jerome, later Frewen] at Jennie's engagement; and discusses Newport society. Envelope present. 11 Sep [1873]
CHAR 28/1/30-31 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Union Club, 1 West 21st [Street, New York, United States]) to Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] saying that he is reassured about her engagement to Lord Randolph Churchill although he had been concerned about English prejudice against Americans. He expresses his delight at the engagement "it is the greatest match any American has made since the Dutchess [sic] of Leeds". 07 Oct [1873]
CHAR 28/1/32-33 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] ("Dauntless") to Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] including: his loneliness; arrangements for sending a Japanese dog to England; and his happiness that Jennie and Clara [Jerome, later Frewen] have been well received by their new friends. Envelope present. 13 Aug [1873]
CHAR 28/1/34 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Union Club, 1 West 21st Street [New York, United States]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: discussion of the impression created by her recent visit to the United States with [Lord] Randolph [Churchill]; financial affairs and the possibility of [Lord] Randolph going to Ireland. 13 Nov [1876]
CHAR 28/1/35-36 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he would increase the amount of money that he gives her from o2,000 if "I could feel that it would do you and [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] the slightest particle of good". He speaks of rearrangements to the Club House; financial arrangements connected with the lease of the Club; asks after WSC and asks Randolph to send him plans of stands for race courses. 1870s
CHAR 28/1/37-38 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Madison Club, Madison Square [New York, United States]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: sympathy on the death of [John, 7th] Duke [of Marlborough]; [Lord] Randolph [Churchill's] transformation from "reckless freelance" to "genuine statesman"; the state of railway stocks; and the possibility of having to find another club to rent the [Union] Club House, or turn the building into apartments. 30 Jul [1883]
CHAR 28/1/39-40 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Madison Club, Madison Square [New York, United States]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: Clara [Jerome's] opinion of Moreton [Frewen]; his hopes of financial success from the racecourse, Jerome Park; his future visit to England and France; and his interest in [Lord] Randolph [Churchill's] political career and amazement that "over and over he has been smashed "pulverized"...And yet a little after he up he comes smiling...". 26 Feb 1885
CHAR 28/1/41 Letter from Manton Marble (Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall [London]) to [Leonard] Jerome describing his visit to London during which he has met nearly every member of both Cabinets except the Secretary of State for India [Lord Randolph Churchill]. He also relates comments made on [Lord Randolph's] speech by the previous Secretary of State for India, [John Kynaston] Cross. Covering letter at CHAR 28/1/42 . 08 Aug 1885
CHAR 28/1/42 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Union Club, Fifth Avenue and 21st Street [New York, United States]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a letter from [Manton] Marble [see CHAR 28/1/42 ]. He says that he will be ashamed to see Marble on his return to the United States as [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] had not seen him despite a letter of introduction written by [Leonard Jerome]. 23 Aug [1885]
CHAR 28/1/43 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Hotel [?] Chatham) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] suggesting that she and [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] meet him for breakfast the following day. 05 Jan [1886]
CHAR 28/1/44 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Victoria Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] inviting her and [Lord Randolph Churchill] to Monte Carlo. He speaks of Duncan's death from consumption, and his hopes that the Irish "will be put down with a strong hand". 16 Jan [1886]
CHAR 28/1/45 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Victoria Hotel [Monte Carlo, Monaco]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] instructing her to write on [Lord] Randolph [Churchill's] behalf to Travers thanking him for the Madeira wine and to "make what excuses you can think of for R's neglect". [19] [Feb] [1886]
CHAR 28/1/46-48 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Victoria Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for writing to Travers [see CHAR 28/1/45]. He writes of his success at Monte Carlo; newspaper reports of [Lord] Randolph [Churchill's] passage to Belfast [Ulster, Ireland] and the magnificent ovation he received; [Lord Randolph's] appeal to the Irish Protestants; [Jerome's] faith in the Primrose League and his hopes that [Lord Randolph] will soon be able to speak on the subject of Free Trade. [28] [Feb] [1886]
CHAR 28/1/49-50 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Union Club, Fifth Avenue and 21st Street [New York, United States]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: the magnificent success of [Lord] Randolph [Churchill]; hopes that Randolph may be able to speak on the issue of Protection; and financial affairs. 20 Aug 1886
CHAR 28/1/51-52 Letter from [Leonard Jerome] (Le Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a cheque [not present]. Envelope present. 27 Feb [1890]