Acquired Papers. Letters from Lady Randolph Churchill to Lord Randolph Churchill. Includes material relating to Lady Randolph Churchill's illness with typhoid. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described and several letters are incomplete.

Reference code: CHAR 28/98

Part of: CHAR 28
Next record: CHAR 28/99
Previous record: CHAR 28/97

Date: 1882 - 1885

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CHAR 28/98/1 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (Hotel Meurige, Calais [France]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she describes her journey with WSC, a night spent in the "worst" hotel in Calais and her fears for their safety. [30] [Aug] [1883]
CHAR 28/98/2 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (Blenheim Palace) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she comments on WSC's "naughty" behaviour, recommends that he should return to London and reports that the MP for Manchester, Mr Burley, has died. [1883]
CHAR 28/98/3-5 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the poor weather; a meeting with "Wolffino" [Sir Henry Drummond Wolff]; a walk with "Mama" [Clara Jerome], Clara [Frewen, earlier Clara Jerome] and Leonie [Jerome, later Lady Leslie]; gossip from Mr Craven; [Henry] Chaplin's gambling losses; failures of horses belonging to HRH [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] and [Count Charles] Kinsky; news of WSC and "Jack" [John S Churchill] and discussion of payment of WSC's school fees. [1883]
CHAR 28/98/6-8 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: a request that he should be careful in the mountains; agreement that [4th Lord] Dunraven may be boring; news of WSC and "Jack" [John S Churchill] and her decision that the latter should take "steel wine" and her difficulties in managing WSC; comments on the poor health of Duncombe; the departure of "Mama" [Clara Jerome] who has lectured her about Clara [Frewen, earlier Clara Jerome]; and her mother's decision to sell a diamond star. [1883]
CHAR 28/98/9-10 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the decision of her mother [Clara Jerome] to leave and request that Clara [Frewen, earlier Clara Jerome] should not be left alone; John Delacour's poor health and financial difficulties; a message from Henry Hoare; and her relief to "get Winston [WSC] off her hands" . [1883]
CHAR 28/98/11-13 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the arrival of flowers from Pontresina [Switzerland] which were sent to her by [Lord] Blandford [later George, 8th Duke of Marlborough]; news that the Rothschilds had suffered financial losses; an operation on "the Sprite"; and a new footman. 07 [Sep] [1883]
CHAR 28/98/14-16 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: discussion of her plan to paint one of the ceilings; a dinner with Lady De Clifford and Arthur Sullivan; the illnesses of Lady Waterford and Duncombe; her parrot and love birds; "ridiculous" accounts of [Sir Eric] Bassington by Lady [Charlotte] Dorchester; Norah's callous behaviour towards "the Sprite"; discussion of a chef who might suit [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] and the payment of bills. [1883]
CHAR 28/98/17-19 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: a sea crossing in the Calabria and her illness; the possibility that "Mama" [Clara Jerome] may go to the United States and that Clara [Frewen, earlier Clara Jerome] might be alone; a suggestion that he should avoid writing "melancholy" letters to [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough]; progress with the decoration of a studio; and news of "Jack" [John S Churchill] and WSC. [1883]
CHAR 28/98/20 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] saying that she is ill. Pencil. [1882]
CHAR 28/98/21 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] saying that she is ill [with typhoid] and that she has seen two doctors, including Dr Laking. She asks him not to worry and thanks him for his letter. Pencil. 19 [Dec] [1882]
CHAR 28/98/22 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she was upset by his telegram and apologises for sending a telegram to the wrong address and instructs him not to worry about her. Pencil. 29 [Dec] [1882]
CHAR 28/98/23 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she reports that [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] has been nicknamed "the baby snatcher" because of a "young Curzon", describes her kindness and instructs him not to worry about her. Pencil. [Dec] [1882]
CHAR 28/98/24-25 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: her distress that he has been worried about her health, financial difficulties and the payment of bills for the house, and her boredom with the "slops" she is given. Pencil. 03 Jan [1883]
CHAR 28/98/26-28 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: her recovery; thanks for a birthday present; her decision not to make it public that she is 29 years old, commenting "26 is quite enough"; and her desire to be with him at Nice [France] or Monte Carlo [Monaco]. 08 Jan [1883]
CHAR 28/98/29-30 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: Dr Laking's opinion of her recovery; the tediousness of being ill; a request for instructions about the payment of bills; the prosperity of Moreton [Frewen] and Clara [Frewen, earlier Clara Jerome]; and rumours of an affair between Lady Grace Lane and Hugh Lowther. [Jan] [1883]
CHAR 28/98/31 Letter from Sir Henry Drummond Wolff (24 Chesham Street [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking her to tell Lord Randolph Churchill that he has written to him. Includes part of a letter from Lady Randolph to Lord Randolph in which she discusses the payment of medical bills. 08 Jan 1883
CHAR 28/98/32-34 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] discussing the possibility that she may meet him in Monte Carlo [Monaco]; expressing concern about the expense; saying that she will be glad to see him; the opinion of Dr Laking about her recovery [from typhoid]; the possibility that Mrs [Lily] Langtry may divorce; and a pantomime which WSC and "Jack" [John S Churchill] visited during which a poodle was introduced as "Lord Randolph Churchill". 10 Jan [1883]
CHAR 28/98/35-36 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] expressing concern about his health; recommending that he should not try a new treatment; discussing problems in sending letters to him and assuring him that she will be able to travel to him at Monte Carlo [Monaco]. 11 Jan [1883]
CHAR 28/98/37 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] referring to enclosures [not present], discussing financial affairs and saying that her health has improved and she has been allowed to eat a meal. 12 Jan [1883]
CHAR 28/98/38-39 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she apologises for not having written; discusses the improvement in her health and the fact that she has been forbidden to wear her stays; Dr Laking's decision not to allow her to travel and advice that WSC should go to Herne Bay [Kent]; the news that she has had typhoid; the possibility that she may travel with the Roxburghes [7th Duke of Roxburghe, earlier Lord Bowmont and Anne, Duchess of Roxburghe, earlier Lady Bowmont and Lady Anne Churchill]; and a meeting with [Sir Henry Drummond] Wolffe. 16 Jan [1883]
CHAR 28/98/40 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that Dr Laking has given permission for her to travel, discusses arrangements to go to Paris [France] and says that she has tried to discourage [Lord] Blandford [later George, 8th Duke of Marlborough] from joining them in Monte Carlo [Monaco]. 18 Jan [1883]
CHAR 28/98/41-42 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she is looking forward to his return and that she would like to accompany him on his next long journey; that she was irritated by [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] failing to show her a letter from him; encloses a cutting [not present] about the state of the Conservative Party; reports that she has refused an invitation from [Henry] Chaplin; discusses her social engagements and the payment of bills. 20 Mar [1885]
CHAR 28/98/43 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she relates news about various people including Mrs Vanderbilt who has earned the nickname "Vicountess Vanderbilt" as she assumes "such airs". c 1885
CHAR 28/98/44 Filing slip describing the contents of CHAR 28/98 as letters from Lady Randolph Churchill to Lord Randolph Churchill dating to 1883. [1900]