Found in 660 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from WSC (Chartwell, Westerham, Kent] to W Bernau [of Lloyds bank] on Randolph Churchill's finances including measures to reduce his overdraft and his life assurance policy. Signed typescript.
Press cutting entitled "The Great Sarah" reporting remarks made by CSC referring to those qualities of Sarah, 1st Duchess of Marlborough which she would try to avoid [sent to WSC by Lord Beaverbrook].
Letter from Sir Shane Leslie [Cousin to WSC] (Glaslough, County Monaghan, [Eire]) to Desmond [? Desmond Morton, Personal Assistant to WSC] suggesting that WSC and CSC might want to see his daughter Anita who has been in Alsace [France] all winter and has the Croix de Guerre and the Maquis medal: "Anita arrived here on Friday and neutrality was horribly infringed by playing bands and cheering crowds!". With annotation by ?WSC referring matter to CSC.
Letter from CSC to WSC stating that Anita Leslie is Sir Shane Leslie's daughter, that "I believe she has done very good service" in North Africa and Alsace [ France], recommending that WSC asks her to luncheon, and regretting that she will not be there. [Initialled typescript].
Note from Kathleen Hill [Personal Secretary to WSC] to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that Anita Leslie has accepted the invitation to lunch at Chequers [Buckinghamshire] on Friday and asking him to arrange for the car to call for Miss Leslie at 12.20 pm and to combine her with Commander Guest if he accepts. [initialled typescript] With further ms annotations by Kathleen Hill and John Colville regarding arrangements.
Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC asking whether he wants to invite Miss Anita Leslie and Lieutenant-Commander Raymond Guest to luncheon on Friday at 1.30 pm. [Initialled typescript] With annotation in red by WSC: "Yes at Chequers. Friday. I shall go down Thursday myself. arrange transport." With further pencil annotations by Kathleen Hill [Personal Secretary to WSC] regarding Anita Leslie's address.
Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Sir Shane Leslie [Cousin to WSC] telephoned to let him know that Lieutenant John Leslie, a prisoner in Germany for five years, had now returned safely and was on his way to Ireland. [Initialled typescript].
Text of telegram from WSC to Sir Shane Leslie [Cousin to WSC] expressing his delight that "John is safe after his long tribulations" [see CHAR 20/198A/42]. [typescript] With note regarding despatch.
Note from Elizabeth Layton [Secretary to WSC] to WSC informing him that Lord Blandford [later John, 11th Duke of Marlborough] will be at home for a week's leave from Saturday 30 Jun. [Typescript] With tick in red ink by ? WSC.
Note from Jo Sturdee [later Lady Onslow, personal secretary to WSC] to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that CSC has kept the photographs for her scrap book and thinks that a message of thanks should be sent from WSC to General Sir Frederick Pile [General Officer Commanding in Chief Anti-Aircraft Command]. [Typescript].
Letter from WSC to General Sir Frederick Pile [General Officer Commanding in Chief Anti-Aircraft Command] thanking him for the photographs of Mary [Mary Churchill, later Lady Soames] taken with her Battery in Belgium and on the cross-Channel journey, and stating that CSC is keeping them for her scrapbook. [Carbon].
Copy of a letter from Jennie Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill](Sunderland House, Mayfair [London]) to ?Swiftly concerning the separation of Consuelo [Duchess of Marlborough] from "Sunny" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough]. She comments that Consuelo had "brought the whole thing on herself" and on the reaction of society "How the women who have had 20 lovers & are kept by rich Jews et autres will be virtuously shocked..".
Copy of a letter from Jennie Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill](12 Bolton Street [London]) to Consuelo [Duchess of Marlborough, later Consuelo Balsan] in which she says that she has been "deeply wounded" by Consuelo's treatment of her, describes the strength of their friendship and comments "you are not in a position to alienate a friend" [a reference to her separation from Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough].
Letter from Blanche [Lady] Airlie (Airlie Castle, Clythe [Scotland]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] congratulating her on WSC's engagement to Clementine [Hozier, later CSC] and commenting on her fondness for Clementine.
Letter from "Clemmie" [CSC](Admiralty Yacht "Between Portsmouth [Hampshire] and Queenstown [South Africa]") to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she says that she hopes that [Lady Randolph] is better; describes her stay on the "Enchantress"; comments that Diana [Churchill, later Diana Bailey and Diana Sandys] is enjoying herself; and reports that WSC has been flying twice and that she has flown once with Lieutenant Spenser Grey.
Letter from Clementine [CSC](Admiralty, Whitehall) to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she apologises for losing her temper, explains that it was because [Lady Randolph] appeared to ignore "Goonie" [Gwendeline Churchill], and invites her to dine with WSC.
Letter from "Clemmie" [CSC] to "B M" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for the roses and describing her baby [Sarah Churchill, later Sarah Oliver, Sarah Beauchamp and Sarah, Lady Audley] as "another little "Winstona" with fiery hair".
Photograph of Frances, Duchess of Marlborough.
Photograph of John S Churchill in uniform.