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25 CHAR 2/25/23 Letter from Charles Cooke, secretary of the Grand Bazaar at Colston Hall in Bristol in aid of the Bedminster Silver Prize Band (25 Bridge Street, Bristol), to WSC inviting him to open the Bazaar and describing the band's fund-raising efforts during the Boer War. 28 Jan 1905
25 CHAR 2/45/100-101 Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (War Office) to ? Douglas suggesting that the Yeomanry bands on Salisbury Plain [Wiltshire] could play to the soldiers in civilian dress without contravening the Army Mourning Order [arising from the death of King Edward VII]. Signed typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/45/99. 12 May 1910
25 CHAR 2/118/22 Letter from Vera Weizman (Women's International Zionist Organization, 75 Great Russell Street, London) to WSC (Colonial Office) asking him to give his patronage to a concert in aid of Jewish women and children in Palestine. 02 Dec 1921 - 05 Dec 1921
25 CHAR 2/118/35 Letter from Edward Marsh (Downing Street) to Vera Weizman (Women's International Zionist Organization, 75 Great Russell Street, [London]) stating that WSC will lend his patronage to the concert [in aid of Jewish women and children in Palestine]. Typescript copy. 05 Dec 1921
25 CHAR 2/153/123 Letter from [WSC] to M Wardell suggesting changes to the programme of singing [at the Remembrance Festival]. Carbon typescript copy. 19 Nov 1927
25 CHAR 2/464 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, C-D. Jan 1943 - Jun 1944
25 CHAR 2/467 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, L-M. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]. Dec 1942 - Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/75A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Go-Gu. 10 Oct 1940 - 23 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 9/126 Speeches: speech notes and source material. 31 May 1937 - 20 Nov 1937
25 CHAR 20/6A/80 Letter from [Alfred] Duff Cooper [Minister of Information, later 1st Lord Norwich] to WSC on finding employment for 2nd Lord Lytton: possible role as Chairman in reorganisation of the British Council which shares functions of Ministry of Information; suggests giving it authority over the arts to improve British cultural projects such as state-subsidised orchestras to compare with German operas. [Copy]. 22 Jul 1940
25 CHAR 20/22C/308-309 Letter from WSC to Neil Maclean [MP for Govan Division, Glasgow, Scotland] assuring him that the BBC and the Government have given the Glasgow Orpheus Choir ample opportunities for broadcasting. 07 Dec 1941
25 CHAR 20/54A/42 Letter from WSC to Admiral Harold Stark thanking him for the record of "Home on the Range". 28 Jul 1942
25 CHAR 20/179/109 Telegram from WSC [Marrakesh, Morocco] to Minister of Information [Brendan Bracken] requesting that as soon as the music arrives [the new Soviet national anthem] it should be played on the BBC and on all occasions when news of Russian victories is received. Marked: "From Sextant". 14 Jan 1944
25 CHAR 28/4/37-38 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (St James' Club, Piccadilly [London]) to [Jennie Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] describing a cigarette box given to him by [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales]; reporting that he has ordered a brougham for them and describing his keenness to secure a house in Curzon Street [London] for them. He asks her to tell [Lord] Blandford [later George, 8th Duke of Marlborough] that [Albert Edward Prince of Wales] is furious with him; instructs her to practice the piano as "it is too tiresome for me when you are asked to play and say you can't"; and reports that his lawyer has advised that it will not be necessary for them to marry at an embassy. [09] [Mar] [1874]
25 CHAR 28/5/55 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (3 Bolton Row [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: his recovery from a cold; financial arrangements [for the marriage of Lady Rosamund Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey to William Fellowes, later 2nd Lord De Ramsey]; and a request for news about her singing lessons. 06 May [1877]
25 CHAR 28/13/23 Letter from WSC (St George's School, Ascot [Berkshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing a firework party at which there will be two guys [Charles] Bradlaugh and O'Donovan Rossa [Jeremiah O'Donovan] and giving the names of the songs he sings in the singing class. [Nov] [1883]
25 CHAR 28/13/90 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her whether she will allow him to learn the violincello instead of the piano, speculating on the Conservatives electoral prospects and asking for money as he is "bankrupt". 13 Jul [1886]
25 CHAR 28/13/98 Illustrated card from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mummy" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to come and play at the school concert. 24 Oct 1886
25 CHAR 28/13/99 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is waiting for an answer [to his request that she should play in the school concert]. 26 Oct 1886
25 CHAR 28/20/11 Letter from WSC (Royal Military College, Sandhurst, [Camberley, Surrey]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that he is doing well and that he hopes that his examination results will please "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill], asks her to send him money and wishes her success with her concert. 16 Mar [1894]
25 CHAR 28/31/57 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he comments on a letter from [James] Cruickshank and on the madness of the Roumanian, discusses piano lessons and dancing". [1897]
25 CHAR 28/31/74 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is glad that WSC will miss the war in Greece as "he will not be able to agitate about it", describes a concert and his progress at the piano and asks her to send him money and musical scores. [1897]
25 CHAR 28/40/2 Programme of music to be performed by the band of the Grenadier Guards at a banquet for Lord Beaconsfield and [Robert, 3rd] Lord Salisbury. 27 Jul 1878
25 CHAR 28/40/8 Programme detailing the entertainment to be given to the inmates of Paddington Workhouse [London] which includes a piano solo to be given by Lady Randolph Churchill. 18 Mar 1890
25 CHAR 28/40/11 Programme of music to be played by Herr Gottlieb's Vienna Orchestra at Blenheim Palace. Covered with gold silk and printed in gold. Nov 1896
25 CHAR 28/41/10 Letter from Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] ([Bourg la Reine, France]) to "Mama" [Clara Jerome] in which she asks her to send her material for a veil, comments on other girls [at the school] and asks whether she may be allowed to take singing lessons. [1869]
25 CHAR 28/46/3 Letter from Marie [Duchess of Edinburgh] (Eastwell [Kent]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she expresses pleasure that Lady Randolph and WSC will visit Eastwell, commenting that she hopes that Lord Randolph Churchill will come too, that they may play the piano together and that [Prince Alfred of Edinburgh] is looking forward to seeing WSC. 05 Jan 1886
25 CHAR 28/46/8 Letter from Marie [Duchess of Edinburgh] to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she discusses arrangements to come and play the piano; asks whether Lady Mary Fitz William, her former lady-in-waiting, may come with her; and says that Lord Randolph [Churchill] need not worry as she will not invite [William] Gladstone. 26 [Feb] 1886
25 CHAR 28/46/10 Letter from Marie [Duchess of Edinburgh] to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she discusses arrangements to meet to play the piano and go to a concert. 05 Apr 1886
25 CHAR 28/46/11 Letter from Marie [Duchess of Edinburgh] to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she encloses a Russian bracelet which she would like to give her as a souvenir of "our most pleasant 8 hands" [playing the piano]. She also says that she would like to leave London and that it would be "most dangerous" to allow Lord Randolph [Churchill] to go to Paris [France] alone. 11 Apr 1886
25 CHAR 28/46/37 Letter from Marie [Duchess of Edinburgh] to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she says that she has changed the date of a party as HRH [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] would like Lord Randolph [Churchill] to attend a dinner and discusses arrangements for playing the piano. 1880s
25 CHAR 28/46/42 Letter from Marie [Duchess of Edinburgh] to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she says that she will not be able to play the piano with her as she has to go to Windsor [Castle], that she has been ill, is looking forward to going to Cannes [France] and that she would like Lady Randolph to join her there and to "dispense" with her lady [in waiting]. 1880s
25 CHAR 28/52/26-27 Letter from [Queen] Alexandra [earlier Alexandra, Princess of Wales] (Marlborough House, Pall Mall [London]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which she says that she hopes to have time to hear Lady Randolph's piano concert. Envelope present. 04 Dec 1914
25 CHAR 28/56/21 Programme for a free corporation concert given at the Town Hall, Leeds [Yorkshire] in memory of Lord Randolph Churchill. Printed. [1895]
25 CHAR 28/64/32-33 Letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Marlborough House [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for congratulating him on the success of a racehorse; comments on the death of Sir S Wilson and its effect on the finances of [Sarah Wilson formerly Lady Sarah Churchill and Captain Gordon Wilson] and discusses an opera singer. Envelope present. 12 Jun 1898
25 CHAR 28/76/9 Programme detailing the music to be played by the "Kilties" band of Canada at Sandringham. 09 Nov 1904
25 CHAR 28/76/11 Programme detailing the music to be performed at a "soiree" at the Academie Nationale de Musique. 02 May 1903
25 CHAR 28/85/2 Programme of music to be played at the Fortune Theatre [part of "Shakespeare's England] which includes the names of the players, titles of peices and their composers. Manuscript. [1912]
25 CHAR 28/92/96-97 Letter from Jennie Jerome [later Lady Randolph Churchill]([Paris, France]) to [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] in which she says that she hopes he is not angry about her not having written, apologises for having missed the post and says that she has been playing [the piano] and her fingers ache. [Nov] [1873]
25 CHAR 28/93/52-54 Letter from Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill]([Paris, France]) to [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] including: skating and the people there; her irritation with [Baron Christian] Waldner who behaves as though she was not engaged; playing the piano with Mr Sartoris; and [Leonard Jerome's] disappointment at not being able to see Randolph again. Envelope present. 12 Dec 1873
25 CHAR 28/93/69-71 Letter from Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill](Paris [France]) to [Lord] Randolph [Churchill] including: apologies for her previous "cross" letter; playing the piano with Sartoris; her acquaintance with Madame de Rothschild; her headache; and the departure of [Thierry] D'Alsace to Africa. Envelope present. 18 [Dec] 1873
25 CHAR 28/94/55-58 Letter from Jennie [Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill](Paris [France]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: her liking for his brother [Lord Blandford, later George, 8th Duke of Marlborough]; difficulty in practising the piano because of the pain caused by her hand; discussion of wedding guests from his family as Lord Portarlington is unable to attend; a request for news from Blenheim and that he should not smoke. Envelope present. 11 Mar 1874
25 CHAR 28/95/15-16 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses improvement in her piano playing, meetings with Mr Currie and [Helene] Standish, her loneliness, plays which she would like to see and asks him to relate the news from London. [1876]
25 CHAR 28/95/18-19 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she describes a visit to the flower show with Lord Portarlington and "Annie" [Lady Bowmont, later Anne, Duchess of Roxburghe and earlier Lady Anne Churchill] who is to go to Floors Castle; thanks him for his frequent letters; says that she intends to take singing lessons; and discusses her finances and the household accounts. [1875]
25 CHAR 28/96/7-9 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to "R" [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: her cold for which she has been taking snuff; singing lessons with Mr Robinson; riding a bay horse; a visit to Mrs [Emelina] Guinness; comments on the political situation and [William] Gladstone's position and the foolish behaviour of [5th Lord] Rossmore [formerly Derrick Westenra]. [1877]
25 CHAR 28/96/17 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she asks him to write to her every day, promises to deal with the household accounts and says that she intends to take singing lessons with Mr Robinson. [1877]
25 CHAR 28/96/26 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (Carton, Maynooth [County Kildare, Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she complains of tiredness, discusses an invitation from Lord Melrose, reproaches him for forgetting to send music and says that she has been playing the piano with Mrs [Emelina] Guinness. [1877]
25 CHAR 28/96/41 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (Vice Regal [Lodge, Dublin, Ireland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she is pleased with her progress in singing, encloses an invitation [not present] and says that WSC is well. [1876]
25 CHAR 28/96/93 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: tennis with [Lady] Rosamund [Churchill, later Lady Fellowes and Lady De Ramsey] and her singing lessons about which [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] has been "spiteful". [1877]
25 CHAR 28/96/94 Part of a letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she comments on her painting and says that she intends to try oil painting and has been practising the piano. [1877]
25 CHAR 28/96/95 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she gives the names of the people she has seen, who include Lord Portarlington and [John, 7th Duke of Marlborough], says that she is about to start singing lessons, discusses the financial affairs of [William] Fellowes [later 2nd Lord De Ramsey] and asks whether it would be appropriate to tip the butler at Carton [Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland]. [1877]
25 CHAR 28/99/20-22 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: thanks for his telegram; playing the piano with Leonie [Lady Leslie, formerly Leonie Jerome]; Leonie's popularity with the family of Jack [2nd Lord Leslie]; social engagements; news of "Jack" [John S Churchill] and WSC; reference to an enclosure [CHAR 28/99/23] from Miss Thomson [WSC's teacher] concerning WSC's behaviour at school; discussion of household and staffing and WSC's arrival with Dr [Robson] Roose. 19 Dec [1884]
25 CHAR 28/99/43-44 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](London) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the success of a concert in which she played the piano; her enjoyment of horse riding; a visit to the House of Commons for the vote of censure; political affairs and the position of the Government; his popularity and the forthcoming visit of [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] to Ireland. 06 Mar [1885]
25 CHAR 28/100/10-11 Letter from Lady Randolph Churchill (Somerby Grove, Oakham [Rutland]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] including: the success of a concert in which she played [the piano]; the resignation of [4th Lord] Dunraven [as Under Secretary of State for the Colonies] which has counterbalanced the effect of [George] Goschen's successes; an invitation from Alice, Lady Salisbury and the recommendation of George [Lord Curzon, later 4th Lord Howe] that she should attend as [the Conservative Party] would like [Lord Randolph] to return. 11 Feb [1886]
25 CHAR 28/100/22 Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill](2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks him for his letter about Biskra [Algeria], expresses indignation at the omission of [Robert, 3rd]Lord Salisbury's comments about him by the press and reports that she is to play the piano in a concert at St James' Hall [London, for the Primrose League]. 23 Feb [1886]
25 CHAR 28/125/1 Poster advertising a concert organised by Lady Randolph Churchill in aid of Lady Limerick's Free Refreshment Buffet for Soldiers and Sailors and the Pioneer Players which will feature Madame Hanako and her players, Ellen Terry, Gladys Cooper and Gerald DuMaurier. Printed. 03 Dec [1915]
25 CHAR 28/125/2 Press release from Lady Randolph Churchill (72 Brook Street, London) to newspaper editors publicising a concert she has organised in aid of Lady Limerick's Free Refreshment Buffet for Soldiers and Sailors and the Pioneer Players which will feature Madame Hanako and her players, Ellen Terry, Gladys Cooper and Gerald DuMaurier. Typescript. 02 Dec 1915
25 CHAR 28/125/4 Programme for a concert organised by Lady Randolph Churchill in aid of Lady Limerick's Free Refreshment Buffet for Soldiers and Sailors and the Pioneer Players which will feature Madame Hanako and her players, Ellen Terry, Gladys Cooper and Gerald DuMaurier. Printed. 03 Dec 1915
25 CHAR 28/125/17 Notepaper from Sandringham, Norfolk annotated with details of a musical programme. c 1915
25 CHAR 28/125/26 Programme for a grand morning concert in aid of the Welsh Industries Association which includes performances by Mrs Cornwallis-West [Lady Randolph Churchill] and Muriel Wilson. Printed. c 1900
25 CHAR 28/127/47-49 Letter from Hugh [Warrender]([France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes entertainment provided by the Lena Ashwell Concert Party and says that he is lonely and that he finds his work at the Western Front hard. Envelope present. 23 Aug 1916
25 CHAR 28/131/24 Letter from Violet Woodhouse (20 Ovington Square [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which she says that she is glad that Lady Randolph enjoyed a concert and compliments her on her understanding of the harpsichord and clavichord. 07 Jul 1919
25 CHAR 28/136/76 Letter from Fanny [Duchess of] Leeds (41 Grosvenor Square [London]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that her concert made 100 pounds and expressing admiration for her piano playing. Signed manuscript. [Dec] [1915]
25 CHAR 28/137/10 Letter from Charles-Marie Widor (3 Rue de l'Abbaye [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has seen Madame de Wolkenstein at St. Sulpice and discusses arrangements to provide her with a violinist. Signed manuscript. c 1900
25 CHAR 28/138/28 Letter from Louise [Duchess of] Devonshire (Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo [Monaco]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she discusses a letter about Free Trade which they have signed; discusses the people she has seen who include [Dame Nellie] Melba and [Camille] Saint-Saens; and a performance by the former and asks after WSC. Signed manuscript. c 1905
25 CHAR 28/138/34 Letter from J Thomas Wolff (33 Wellington Square, Chelsea [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he promises to send her the music for the piece on which she will accompany him and suggests a date that they should practise. Signed manuscript. c 1905
25 CHAR 28/138/41 Letter from [Charles-Marie] Widor (3 Rue de l'Abbaye [Paris, France]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he explains that he is unable to see her on the following day as he will be working with a colleague and invites her and Madame Bartome to listen to music. Signed manuscript. c 1905
25 CHUR 1/17A-B Personal: Business correspondence. Oct 1945 - Dec 1946
25 CHUR 1/38A-B Personal: Family: biographical material and information file. 1891 - 1953
25 CHUR 2/150A-B Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence H. 20 Dec 1945 - 16 Dec 1948
25 CHUR 2/154 Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence R. 07 Feb 1946 - 02 Jul 1949
25 CHUR 2/176A-B Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Sa - Sm. 21 May 1941 - 27 Oct 1951
25 CHUR 2/208 Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Personal correspondence Sa - St. 17 Feb 1949 - 05 Apr 1955
25 CHUR 3/92A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, C - E. 18 Nov 1954 - 11 Jan 1959
25 CHUR 4/445A-B Literary: correspondence: recordings of speeches and extracts from works. This file primarily consists of business correspondence relating to the rights in speeches recorded privately by WSC in 1949, which were acquired by Decca in 1964. Much of WSC's correspondence is handled by his Private Secretary, Anthony Montague Browne. Correspondents include: O C Preuss (His Master's Voice Gramophone Company) (20), Emery Reves, Anthony Moir [lawyer acting for WSC] (30), J D Bicknell (His Master's Voice Gramophone Company, later Electrical and Musical Industries Ltd) (15), Denis Kelly, Arthur Luce Klein (Spoken Arts Inc), Hugh Greene [Director-General, BBC], George Marek (Vice-President and General Manager, Radio Corporation of America) (2), Leonard Lyons (New York Post), Kenneth Glancy (Vice-President, Columbia Records), Christopher Soames, Sir Edward Lewis (Chairman, Decca Ltd) (4), John Le Vien (Le Vien Films Ltd), Drew Middleton (New York Times) (2), William Hearst junior (Editor in Chief, Hearst Newspapers), Herbert Gfroerer (4), D M Day (First Secretary, British Embassy in the United States). 27 Sep 1946 - 24 Apr 1965

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