Letters from WSC to Lady Randolph Churchill. Includes material relating to WSC's time in South Africa during the Boer War and to the elections he contested at Oldham [Lancashire]. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

Reference code: CHAR 28/26

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Date: 1899 - 1901

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CHAR 28/26/1 Letter from WSC (4th Hussars [Bangalore] India) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing financial affairs associated with the publication of a magazine [The Anglo-Saxon Review], which he considers would be an occupation and interest for her in the "latter part" of her life, the importance of employing a skilled sub-editor, the serialisation of his novel ["Savrola"] and progress with ["The River War"]. 01 Jan 1899
CHAR 28/26/2 Letter from WSC (4th Hussars [Bangalore] India) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing: the spread of plague; polo; the progress of his book ["The River War"]; politics; Joseph Chambelain's loss of popularity and his own political ambitions; financial affairs and a suggestion that they should leave London to save money. 11 Jan 1899
CHAR 28/26/3 Letter from WSC (Government House, Madras [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing: [Charles, 9th Duke of] Marlborough's appointment [as Paymaster General]; a delay to his work [on "The River War"] caused by the refusal of the Sirdar [Sir Herbert Kitchener] to allow Captain Watson to supply information to WSC; plans to resign his army commission and return to England and discussion of possible titles for a magazine [published as the Anglo-Saxon Review]. 26 Jan 1899
CHAR 28/26/4 Letter from WSC (4th Hussars [Bangalore] [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing: the progress of ["The River War"] which has been hampered by lack of information; her work in connection with the publication of a magazine [the Anglo-Saxon Review]; and sales of ["The Malakand Field Force"] which has been recommended for the instruction of officers preparing for promotion. 02 Feb 1899
CHAR 28/26/5 Letter from WSC (Jodpore [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has injured himself and will not be able to play in the polo tournament. 09 Feb 1899
CHAR 28/26/6-7 Letter from WSC (Meerut [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has been able to play in a polo tournament as his shoulder has recovered, that he is staying with Sir Bindon Blood, that he will discuss the title of a magazine with [James] Welldon and will write a preface for it. 16 Feb 1899
CHAR 28/26/8 Letter from C E Mallett (c/o J Nisbet & Co, 21 Berners Street, London) to WSC about a proposal that WSC should write a biography of [John, 1st Duke of] Marlborough. 13 Jan 1899
CHAR 28/26/9-10 Letter from WSC (Meerut [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing: the publication of a magazine; his disapproval of the title of the "Anglo Saxon"; the format in which he would like "The River War" to be bound; the polo tournament and possible venues at which he hopes to speak. Envelope present. 23 Feb 1899
CHAR 28/26/11-12 Letter from WSC (Calcutta [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing his success in the polo tournament; the popularity of [Lord] Curzon [later Lord Curzon of Kedleston] as Viceroy of India and [Mary] Lady Curzon's poor health; the magazine she hopes to publish and his disapproval of the concept of a "hearty production frothing with patriotism" and of the suggestion of "Anglo Saxon" as a title; the illness of Rudyard Kipling "a terrible loss to the English speaking world". Contains illustration on dorse of title page and mottos for the "Anglo Saxon". 02 Mar 1899
CHAR 28/26/13 Letter from WSC (Manwar R[ailwa]y Station [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing: the magazine she hopes to publish; financial affairs; and [James] Welldon's approval of ["The River War"]. 09 Mar [1899]
CHAR 28/26/14-17 Letter from WSC (Savoy Hotel, Cairo [Egypt) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he informs her that he has decided to stay in Egypt to research ["The River War"]; discusses his portrayal of the Sirdar [Sir Herbert Kitchener] and [Charles] Gordon; the expenses of conquest in Egypt; the progress of her magazine ["The Anglo-Saxon Review"] and his future speech at the Albert Hall Signed typescript. 30 Mar 1899
CHAR 28/26/18-20 Letter from WSC (Savoy Hotel, Cairo [Egypt]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses his progress in researching his book ["The River War"]; the assistance of Lord Cromer with information about Egyptian politics; his intention to interview Tigrana Pasha "who would be very glad to see the last of the British in Egypt"; the publication of ["The Anglo-Saxon Review"] and his disapproval for her choice of name for the magazine. He expresses his pleasure at the success of dictating letters. Signed typescript with manuscript additions. 03 Apr 1899
CHAR 28/26/21 Letter from WSC (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the content of her magazine ["The Anglo-Saxon Review"]; a dinner with [1st] Lord Rothschild and [Emma] Lady Rothschild where he met [Arthur] Balfour, [Herbert] Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] and Lord Acton; and the progress of his book "The River War" and Miss [Pamela] Plowden [later Lady Lytton]'s approval of the first two chapters. In a postscript he asks "Do you see I am no longer a soldier?". 03 May 1899
CHAR 28/26/22 Letter from WSC ( [Oldham, Lancashire] on the notepaper of 35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the certainty of his success in winning [the Oldham election] and asks whether she and Pamela [Plowden, later Lady Lytton] will attend his opening address. He notes that his speech was enthusiastically received and that "There is practically no local society - only multitudes of workers". 25 [Jun] [1899]
CHAR 28/26/23 Letter from WSC ([Oldham, Lancashire] on the notepaper of 35A Great Cumberland Place) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her whether she and Pamela [Plowden, later Lady Lytton] intend to come to [Oldham]. He explains that she has been asked to attend a meeting of the Primrose League Ladies and that the house is too small to accommodate maids for both her and Pamela. He asks her to remind Robson Rouse [Roose] to send him spray for his sore throat and says that he finds the air "most envigorating". Manuscript signed by WSC. 26 Jun 1899
CHAR 28/26/24-25 Letter from WSC (Birch House, Lees, Oldham [Lancashire]) to "Sunny" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough] in which he discusses the difficulty of accommodating Percival Hughes; the enthusiastic reception given to his speeches even by Radical audiences; his speaking engagements; difficulties posed by the Clerical Tithes Bill and the resignation of [George] Whiteley; his personal popularity; and his opinion that he and [James] Mawdesley will not win the election Manuscript signed and annotated by WSC. 29 Jun 1899
CHAR 28/26/26 Letter from WSC (Birch House, Lees, Oldham [Lancashire]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to come to Oldham and accompany him on his election campaign and says that the Liberals are better at "placarding and pushing their propaganda" Manuscript in the hand of WSC. 02 Jul 1899
CHAR 28/26/27 Letter from WSC (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to keep his secrets and those of others, not to bet or play cards as it will bring "the most terrible misery" and to organise a political dinner for him. 23 Jul 1899
CHAR 28/26/28 Letter from WSC (Blenheim Palace on the notepaper of 35A Great Cumberland Place) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is busy correcting the proofs [of "The River War"]; discusses "spiteful" newspaper articles about her proposed marriage [to George Cornwallis-West] and the development of the Dreyfus case; and observes that the French are "a vile nation". Manuscript in the hand of WSC. 13 Aug [1899]
CHAR 28/26/29 Letter from WSC (Blenheim Palace on the notepaper of 35A Great Cumberland Place) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is busy with ["The River War"] and walking with Pamela [Plowden, later Lady Lytton]; that he has received letters from [Robert, 3rd] Lord Salisbury and Lord Cromer; and that he, "Sunny" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough] and Ivor [Guest, later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and 2nd Lord Wimborne] have spoken at a meeting of the Primrose League. 16 Aug [1899]
CHAR 28/26/30-31 Letter from WSC (Hartham Park, Corsham, Wiltshire on the notepaper of 35A Great Cumberland Place) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the likelihood of an engagement between P[amela Plowden, later Lady Lytton] and himself, Everard Baring or [2nd Lord Revelstoke]. He also discusses the objections of the [Cornwallis-West] family to [Lady Randolph's] proposed [marriage to George Cornwallis-West]. He says that he will support her in her decision and suggests that she should reproach "Jack" [John S Churchill] for not writing to her. Manuscript in the hand of WSC. 22 Aug 1899
CHAR 28/26/32-33 Letter from WSC ([Blenheim Palace] on the notepaper of 35A Great Cumberland Place) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a letter [not present] from Colonel [William Cornwallis-]West which he instructs her to destroy. He discusses speaking engagements in Scotland and an invitation from the Scottish Conservative Club; his fondness for Pamela [Plowden, later Lady Lytton]; the progress of ["The River War"] and ["The Anglo-Saxon Review"]. In a postscript he comments that he does not think that she will marry George [Cornwallis-West] due to family pressure. 03 Sep [1899]
CHAR 28/26/34 Letter from WSC ([Blenheim Palace] on the notepaper of 35A Great Cumberland Place) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has received a telegram from [Sir Alfred] Harmsworth [later Lord Northcliffe] asking whether he would go as correspondent to South Africa and that Oliver [Borthwick] has accepted WSC's terms to be correspondent to the Morning Post. 18 Sep 1899
CHAR 28/26/35-36 Letter from WSC (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her of the date on which he leaves for [South Africa] and that he has almost finished ["The River War"] and speculating on the news that [James] Babington has been appointed over [John] Brabazon. Envelope present. 02 Oct 1899
CHAR 28/26/37 Letter from WSC (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to [3rd] Lord Chesham asking him to forward his application for a commission in the Royal Buckinghamshire H[ussa]rs, enclosing certificates [not present] and requesting that War Office reports about him should be considered in the absence of a certificate of moral character. 06 Oct 1899
CHAR 28/26/38 Letter from WSC (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to [3rd] Lord Chesham asking him to sanction his application [see CHAR 28/26/37] to join [the Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars] and to hasten his appointment if possible. 07 Oct 1899
CHAR 28/26/39 Letter from WSC (Madeira "en route") to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the sea has been very rough and that Sir Redvers Buller is "well disposed" towards him and speculates on the progress [of the Boer War]. 17 Oct [1899]
CHAR 28/26/40 Letter from WSC (RMS Dunotta Castle "en route") to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] speculating on the progress of the [Boer War] and on the publication of ["The River War"] and asking her to send copies to Pamela [Plowden, later Lady Lytton] and to [Charles, 9th Duke of] Marlborough. Manuscript in the hand of WSC. 25 Oct [1899]
CHAR 28/26/41 Letter from WSC (Cape Town, South Africa) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he outlines the words which he will use in telegrams to convey the progress [of the Boer War] and requests that his application to be a Yeomanry Officer should be forwarded and his letter to Lord Chesham [see CHAR 28/26/37-38] destroyed. 30 Oct [1899]
CHAR 28/26/42 Telegram from WSC (Cape Town [South Africa]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] requesting that his application to be a Yeomanry Officer should be forwarded to Captain Kikpatrick. 31 Oct [1899]
CHAR 28/26/43 Letter from WSC ("In the train near East London", South Africa]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he is travelling to Natal with Captain [Alexander] Campbell and [John] Atkins from the Manchester Guardian. He observes that the Boer forces have been underestimated and that there will be "a fierce and bloody struggle" and expresses his hope that he is ahead of other newspaper correspondents. 03 Nov [1899]
CHAR 28/26/44-45 Letter from WSC (Pretoria [South Africa]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that he has been captured by the Boers and that he hopes that he will not be detained as he is a Press Correspondent. He asks her to try and secure his release, commenting "After all this is a new experience - as was the heavy shell fire". Envelope present. 18 Nov [1899]
CHAR 28/26/46 Letter from WSC (Camp before Colenso, Natal [South Africa]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that Sir Redvers Buller has given him a position as Lieutenant in the South African Light Horse and allowed him to retain his position as Press Correspondent and that he has obtained a position for "Jack" [John S Churchill] as Lieutenant. He expresses approval for her work on the [hospital ship] Maine, for the reviews of his book ["The River War"] and for the second number of ["The Anglo-Saxon Review"] and says that he is thinking about Pamela [Plowden, later Lady Lytton]. 06 Jan [1900]
CHAR 28/26/47 Letter from WSC (Chieveley Camp, Natal [South Africa]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses "Jack's" [John S Churchill] conduct in the fighting and asks her not to allow him to leave [the hospital ship] Maine before fully recovered and to send him reviews of his book ["The River War"]. He informs her that he has been invited to become President of the Midland Conservative Club and says that he would like to receive more brandy. 13 Feb 1900
CHAR 28/26/48-49 Letter from WSC (Monte Cristo Mountain, near Chieveley, Natal [South Africa]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes manoeuvres against the Boer forces which he hopes will relieve Ladysmith. He encloses a telegram [not present] and discusses the action which should be taken about it. Envelope present. 18 Feb 1900
CHAR 28/26/50-51 Letter from WSC ([near Chieveley] South Africa) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to look into the list of people who should receive copies of ["Savrola"]; reports that they have captured "a great part of the Boer position" and that the continuation of fighting prevents her coming [with the hospital ship Maine] to the area; and asks her to send him copies of several newspapers. Envelope present. [26] [Feb] [1900]
CHAR 28/26/52 Letter from WSC (Ladysmith, South Africa) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a letter [not present] and asking her to negotiate with his publishers, Longman, on his behalf. 21 Mar 1900
CHAR 28/26/53 Letter from WSC (Ladysmith, South Africa) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a letter [not present] and asking her to negotiate financial terms for a visit to the United States, commenting "o5,000 is not too much for such a labour and for making myself so cheap.". 22 Mar 1900
CHAR 28/26/54-58 Letter from WSC (Bloemfontein [South Africa]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the objections of Lord Roberts [formerly Sir Frederick Roberts] to WSC joining his army as correspondent because of WSC's criticism of Lord Kitchener [formerly Sir Herbert Kitchener] in "The River War"; his curiosity about public opinion of him; the possibility of giving a lecture tour; financial affairs; his intention to remain until the end of the Boer War; injuries to his friends; the behaviour of [11th Lord] Valentia to [Charles, 9th Duke of] Marlborough; prevalence of enteric fever and the likelihood that he may stand for Oldham [Lancashire] again. Signed typescript with manuscript corrections. 01 May 1900
CHAR 28/26/59-60 Letter from WSC (Pretoria [South Africa]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has been unable to write due to "almost ceaseless operations against the enemy" but that he intends to return home. He discusses the military action against the Boers; a future lecture tour in the United States and his hopes that ["London to Ladysmith via Pretoria"] has been well-received. Signed typescript with manuscript corrections. 09 Jun 1900
CHAR 28/26/61 Letter from WSC (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that he intends to move into rooms offered to him by "Sunny" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough] and that he has been entertained at Tring [Park, Hertfordshire] and well received by Sir Evelyn Wood and Lord Wolseley. 06 Aug 1900
CHAR 28/26/62-64 Letter from WSC (Howick, Lusbury, Nothumberland) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to order socks and handkerchiefs for him; apologises for not writing an article [for the Anglo-Saxon Review]; discusses speaking engagements at Oldham [Lancashire] and his plans to canvass there with the help of "Sunny" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough]; and expresses concern for "Jack's" [John S Churchill] activities with the South African Light Horse. Signed typescript with manuscript corrections. 12 Aug 1900
CHAR 28/26/65 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses concern for "Jack's" [John S Churchill] involvement in fighting in South Africa and sorrow at the death of Albert Savory and encloses a report [not present] of his speech in Beverley [Yorkshire] about which he comments as "the best platform effect I have ever produced". 01 Sep 1900
CHAR 28/26/66-68 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he informs her of his decision to accept an invitation to speak to the Institute of Journalists; arrangements for his speaking tour; the future general election and Oldham [Lancashire] where "the situation...will be much complicated by the great depression and struggle in the cotton trade". Signed typescript with manuscript corrections. 08 Sep 1900
CHAR 28/26/69 Letter from WSC (Crompton Hall, Shaw, Near Oldham [Lancashire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking her and George [Cornwallis-West] to stay in Manchester for the last few days of the election as "it is thought that your presence here would do good". Signed typescript. 20 Sep 1900
CHAR 28/26/70-71 Letter from WSC (Crompton Hall, Shaw, Near Oldham [Lancashire]) to Mrs Cornwallis-West [formerly Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to help him canvass for the election and to write to Arthur Balfour; and discussing the possible result in view of the poor organisation of the constituency and the strength of the candidate [C B] Crisp. Signed typescript. 21 Sep 1900
CHAR 28/26/72 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing tickets [not present]. 16 Oct 1900
CHAR 28/26/73 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing the circulation of a book and asking her not to forget about Grand Duke Michael and to try and "make things smooth and easy" for "Sunny" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough]. 19 Oct 1900
CHAR 28/26/74 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] concerning arrangements for his lecture tour. He says that he hopes that [16th] Lord Derby will chair the Liverpool meeting, reports on the success of his lecture at Harrow [School, Middlesex] and details financial assistance provided for his election costs by "Sunny" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough]. 27 Oct 1900
CHAR 28/26/75 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] requesting information about the form of address required for those who have written to him and for [1st] Lord Ashbourne. 06 Nov 1900
CHAR 28/26/76 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to Mrs [Cornwallis-]West [formerly Lady Randolph Churchill] asking whether he might be able to see her before leaving for the [United States]. Pencil. 01 Dec [1900]
CHAR 28/26/77-79 Letter from WSC (Hotel Touraine, Boston [United States]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] about his lecture tour including: difficulties posed by lack of interest and pro-Boer feeling; details of his financial gain from each lecture; the success of the New York meeting which was presided over by Mark Twain; the hospitality of [William] Bourke Cockran; a meeting with the President [William McKinley]; his ill-health at the Washington meeting; his dislike of the "vulgar and offensive" advertisements for the tour; and comments on the "black and unsettled" political situation in South Africa. Typescript with manuscript corrections. Last page of letter on the notepaper of 105 Mount Street in manuscript. 21 Dec 1900
CHAR 28/26/80-82 Letter from WSC (Toronto, Ontario [Canada] on the notepaper of 105 Mount Street) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] about his lecture tour including: the limited financial success of the tour; a disagreement with [Major James] Pond who is described as "a vulgar Yankee impressario"; the keen reception he received from audiences in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto; a pleasant stay with [4th Lord] Minto where he saw "P" [Pamela Plowden, later Lady Lytton]; financial affairs and his pride in having earnt 10,000 pounds without any capital in less than 2 years; the Anglo-Saxon Review and Bendor's [2nd Duke of Westminster] proposed marriage to [Constance Cornwallis-West]. 01 Jan 1901
CHAR 28/26/83-86 Letter from WSC (Ottawa [Canada] on the notepaper of 105 Mount Street) to Mrs Cornwallis-West [formerly Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to choose souvenirs which he intends to give to those who helped him escape from the Boers; anticipating trouble for the government; expressing his dislike of the lecture tour and sorrow at the death of "Bill" [Lord William] Beresford; disagreement with Sir John Brodrick's dismissal of Major General [Henry] Colville and his appreciation for letters from "Jack" [John S Churchill]. Signed typescript with manuscript corrections. Envelope present. 09 Jan 1901
CHAR 28/26/87 Letter from WSC (Chicago [United States] on the notepaper of 105 Mount Street) to George [Cornwallis-West] expressing pleasure at the news that George is to leave the army and describing the disadvantages of a career in the army. He comments on the lack of success of his lecture tour from which he has made o1,600 and on the fact that "Jack" [John S Churchill] is to continue living at 35A [Great Cumberland Place, London]. 16 Jan 1901
CHAR 28/26/88-93 Letter from WSC ([Winnipeg, Canada] on the notepaper of 105 Mount Street) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: his alarm at the prospect of a dissolution of Parliament and a general election; reaction to the death of Queen [Victoria]; speculation about the effect of becoming King on [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales]; the success of the meeting in Winnipeg and his impressions of the town and people. In postscripts he adds that he has been reading "An Englishwoman's Love Letters" and asks her to send letters and newspapers. 22 Jan 1901
CHAR 28/26/94 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a cheque for o300 and asking her to write to the Duke of Portland. 14 Feb 1901
CHAR 28/26/95 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her and reporting that Lord Roberts [formerly Sir Frederick Roberts] will mention [the hospital ship] Maine in his dispatches. 20 Feb 1901
CHAR 28/26/96-97 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the success of his speech [concerning the dismissal of Major General Sir Henry Colville] which "turned votes and shifted opinion" and encloses a note [see CHAR 28/26/101] from [John Brodrick]. He asks her to help him appoint a secretary to avoid him being "pressed into his grave with all sorts of ridiculous things" and asks her for a list of the names [of those who helped him escape from the Boers] who are to be given watches. Unsigned typescript. 13 Mar 1901
CHAR 28/26/98-100 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for a picture; reports that he has earnt o220 through delivering lectures, intends to play polo and that he has lost the names [of those who helped him to escape from the Boers] who are to receive watches; gives details of his future lectures; describes the dissatisfaction in the [Conservative] Party and "Joe's" [Joseph Chamberlain] concentration on relations with the Boers. Signed typescript. 23 Mar 1901
CHAR 28/26/101 Note from Sir John Broderick to [WSC] congratulating him on his speech [on the dismissal of Major General Henry Colville], commenting "you will never make a better speech than you made tonight." Pencil. Covering letter at CHAR 28/26/96-97. [13] [Mar] [1901]
CHAR 28/26/102 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to help him receive guests at the Whitefriars Club annual banquet. He notes in a postscript that Pamela [Plowden, later Lady Lytton] has returned "more lovely than ever.". 26 Mar 1901
CHAR 28/26/103 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for a box and describing a wasted journey to open a bazaar at Oldham [Lancashire] and a dinner with John Morley about whom he comments "like so many of these Liberals [he] commands my affection at once". He also remarks on how little he has seen her. 13 Dec 1901
CHAR 28/26/104 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] reporting on a meeting with George Howe. [Dec] [1901]
CHAR 28/26/105 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he agrees that she is "well able to take care of herself". Annotated in red ink "Mind you correct it typescript first.". [Dec] [1901]