Lord Randolph Churchill: Correspondence and Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

4528 letters and papers, 1870-94, arranged chronologically, with an index volume of the names and subjects of each letter or paper. The correspondents include the 1st Marquess of Abergavenny (3 letters, 1884-89); Sir John Aird (4, 1886-93); 1st Baron Allerton (6, 1886-87), 1st Viscount Alverstone (6, 1886-89); 1st Baron Ashbourne (8, 1881-86); 1st Earl of Balfour (19, 1880-93); Sir Eric Barrington (4, 1885-86); F. Moore Bayley (42, 1884-94); Sir Melvill Beachcroft (14, 1890-93); 8th Duke of Beaufort (5, 1887); 1st Baron Beresford (14, 1884-90); 8th Earl of Bessborough (3, 1886); Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (29, 1883-93); Sir Cosmo Bonsor (4, 1890); Sir William Boord (4, 1886); Sir George Bowyer (5, 1881-84); Marquis de Breteuil (9, 1889-93); Sir William Bromley-Davenport (5, 1892); George Buckle (20, 1884-93); Sir Henry Burdett (31, 1886-93); Frederick Burnaby (7, 1883-84); Sir Owen Burne (5, 1885-87); 2nd Duke of Cambridge (24, 1885-93); Sir Reginald Pole Carew (17, 1885-87); 4th Earl of Carnarvon (17, 1885-89); Joseph Chamberlain (50, 1884-89); 1st Viscount Chaplin (10, 1885-93); Samuel Chapman (9, 1890-93); Hugh Childers (5, 1885-87); 1st Viscount Chilston (20, 1884-93); Lionel Cohen (10, 1885-86); J.S. Colefax (35, 1893-94); Sir John Crease (11, 1887-89); Mandell Creighton, Bishop of London (5, 1870-89); 1st Viscount Cross (8, 1885-89); 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (35, 1887-94); Sir Charles Dalrymple (4, 1886-92); 16th Earl of Derby (4, 1886); 8th Duke of Devonshire (24, 1881-93); Maharajah of Dhar (5, 1885); Sir Charles Dilke (10, 1884-94); Sir Mountstuart Duff (20 letters, 1885-86); 1st Marquess of Dufferin&Ava (38, 1885-94); 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl (51, 1886-94); Sir Ashley Eden (4, 1885); Edward VII, Prince of Wales (46, 1885-93); 2nd Viscount Esher (12, 1886-93); Henry Eyre (4, 1887-93); Sir George Fardell (25, 1888-94); Sir James Fergusson (6, 1885-86); Gerald Fitzgibbon (99, 1881-94); James Ford (4, 1883-85); Sir Arthur Forwood (20, 1884-93); Moreton Frewen (8, 1885-88); Grattan Geary (4, 1885-86); George Giles (4, 1891-92); William Ewart Gladstone (6, 1883-86); 1st Baron Glenesk (11, 1883-93); Sir John Gorst (69, 1880-92); 1st Viscount Goschen (14, 1886-93); Sir Lepel Griffin (24, 1885-90); 2nd Baron Grimthorpe (6, 1886-90); Joseph Guedalla (14, 1890-92); Lord George Hamilton (27, 1883-93); Sir Edward Hamilton (10, 1884-93); Sir Arthur Hardinge (6, 1884-88); 4th Baron Harris, (13, 1885-94); Prince Hassan of Egypt (4, 1886); Count von Hatzfeldt (4, 1886-87); Francis Heath (6, 1886-88); Sir John Heaton (16, 1886-92); Frederick Henderson (5, 1885); Alexander Hill (8, 1885-90); Lionel Holland (4, 1892-93); Sir Theodore Hope (4, 1885); William Hope (4, 1886-87); John Hopkins (22, 1884-89); Sir William Houldsworth (7, 1882-86); Sir Henry Howorth (5, 1884-87); Henry Hull (4, 1893-94); William Hurlbert (6, 1886-89); 1st Earl of Iddesleigh (26, 1880-86); Sir Henry Irving (7, 1886-94); 1st Baron James of Hereford (31, 1883-91); Louis Jennings (78, 1886-90); Frederick Kerans (4, 1891); 1st Baron Kilbracken (4, 1885); Wentworth King-Harman (4, 1885-86); Count Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (5, 1886-88); 1st Viscount Knollys (30, 1884-93); Henry du Pr Labouchere (42, 1885-93); Charles Lang (4, 1884); William J. Lee (11, 1889-90); Sir Baldwin Leighton (4, 1886-89); William Livesey (5, 1889-90); 1st Viscount Llandaff (5, 1886-87); 6th Marquess of Londonderry (12, 1884-91); 1st Viscount Long (5, 1884-86); Sir Thomas Lucas (4, 1886); Sir Henry Lucy (13, 1884-92); 1st Earl of Lytton (20, 1885-86); James Maclean (9, 1884-88); Sir Henry Maine (17, 1885-87); Behramji Malabari (4, 1885); Sir Miles Mattinson (5, 1884-93); Sir Herbert Maxwell (5, 1885-87); Sir Howard Melliss (7, 1885-87); Sir Frederick Milner (6, 1885-90); Charles Milthorp (10, 1893); Sir Robert Montgomery (5, 1885-86); Adolphus W. Moore (26, 1885-86); Lady Dorothy Nevill (6, 1884-91); William O'Shea (4, 1881-86); James Owen, Bishop of St. Davids (5, 1889-93); Sir Reginald Palgrave (9, 1886-87); 1st Baron Pauncefote (4, 1886-87); Sir Henry Ponsonby (27, 1885-87); 6th Duke of Portland (4, 1885-92); Thomas Potter (5, 1886); Sir Dighton Probyn (3, 1885-89); Hugh Rayner (4, 1891-92); 11th Baron Reay (23, 1885-86); Henry Reed (5, 1884-94); Sir Edward Reid (11, 1886-89); 1st Baron Ritchie of Dundee (13); Earl Roberts (55, 1881-94); Horatio Rochfort (15, 1885-87); 5th Earl of Rosebery (18, 1885-94); 1st Baron Rothschild (25, 1886-93); Joseph Rowlands (49, 1884-94); 1st Baron Russell of Killowen (5, 1889-92); Sir George Russell (5, 1890-93); Salar Jung, Nawab of Hyderabad (4, 1885-87); 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (passim, 1883-93); Sir Alfred Slade (16, 1884-89); William H. Smith (67, 1881-88); Markham Spofforth (4, 1884-86); 1st Earl St. Aldwyn (43, 1876-90); Mary, Lady St. Helier (5 letters, 1890-93); Edward Stanhope (9, 1884-91); Sir James Stephen (4, 1885-86); Christina, Lady Sykes (4, 1890-92); 2nd Baron Tweedmouth (10, 1885-92); Sir William Vernon-Harcourt (11, 1886-93); Queen Victoria (20, 1885-86); Sir Howard Vincent (4, 1886-92); Henry Wainwright (32, 1883-93); Sir Donald Wallace (26, 1885-86); Sir Charles Warde (5, 1892); Charles Waring (7, 1886); Sir Henry Waterfield (5, 1885-89); Sir Algernon West (26, 1886-94); Gwynydd Williams (13, 1891-93); Benjamin Williamson (7, 1886-93); James Wilson Wilson (6, 1885-86); Cecil Wolff (14, 1889-92); Sir Henry Drummond Wolff (passim, 1880-94); and 1st Viscount Wolverhampton (4, 1887).

Administrative / Biographical History

Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill (1849-95), Conservative statesman; third son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough; M.P. for Woodstock, 1874-85, and for South Paddington, 1885-94; Secretary of State for India, 1885-86, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1886; and father of Sir Winston Churchill.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1994.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue. A list is also available on-line via the Access to Archives website, www.a2a.pro.gov.uk/. The index volume is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Custodial History

Formerly in Blenheim Palace Library.