Personal: Correspondence.

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Date: 1890 - 1894

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Letters from "Jack" [John S Churchill] and Lord Randolph Churchill.

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CHAR 1/2/1 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Elstree School, Herts) to WSC, on activities at school. 15 Feb 1890
CHAR 1/2/2 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Elstree School, Herts) to WSC, on WSC's visit to Elstree. [May 1891]
CHAR 1/2/3 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill to WSC, (Elstree School) on WSC's visit to Elstree, contains sketch of cricket match and "white pony". 10 May 1891
CHAR 1/2/4 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill (Elstree School) to WSC, asking WSC to send stamp book, and commenting on horse racing. 17 May 1891
CHAR 1/2/5 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill to WSC, on the result of The Derby, and asking him to send stamp book. [May 1891]
CHAR 1/2/6 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill to WSC, on Jack's illness. 05 Jul 1891
CHAR 1/2/7 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill (Elstree School) to WSC, on WSC's visit to the Eton v. Harrow cricket match at Lord's and on Jack's new pony. 12 Jul 1891
CHAR 1/2/8 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill (Banstead Manor, Newmarket) to WSC, on their "den" which was dirty inside, but had withstood the weather well, and on the health of the animals. [Aug 1891]
CHAR 1/2/9 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill to WSC, sending £2. 23 Sep 1891
CHAR 1/2/10 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill to WSC, on activities at Elstree School. 27 Sep 1891
CHAR 1/2/11 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill to WSC, on construction of a hammock. 05 Oct 1891
CHAR 1/2/12 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill to WSC, on disappointment that WSC did not visit him at Elstree. 24 Oct [1891]
CHAR 1/2/13 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Elstree School) to WSC, account of meeting of hunt at Elstree, with sketches of huntsman and hounds. 13 Nov 1891
CHAR 1/2/14 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Elstree School) to WSC, school news. 26 Nov 1891
CHAR 1/2/15 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Elstree School) to WSC, birthday greetings. 29 Nov [1891]
CHAR 1/2/16 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Keele Hall, Staffs) to WSC, on visit to Keele. [23 Dec 1891]
CHAR 1/2/17 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC, (Keele Hall, Staffs) on visit to Keele. [Dec 1891]
CHAR 1/2/18 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill (Canford Manor, Wimborne, [Dorset]) to WSC, on Jack's visit to Canford, with sketch of Lord Randolph Churchill "looking very well, but with a horrid beard". 08 Jan 1892
CHAR 1/2/19 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Elstree School, Herts) to WSC, on the Harrow Fencing Cup. 27 Mar 1892
CHAR 1/2/20 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC, on activities at Elstree School. 08 [May 1892]
CHAR 1/2/21 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow School) to WSC, on WSC's failure in the Sandhurst entrance examination. [Jan 1893]
CHAR 1/2/22 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow School) to WSC, school news. 03 Feb 1893
CHAR 1/2/23 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow School) to WSC, school news, particularly outbreak of scarlet fever. [Feb 1893]
CHAR 1/2/24 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC, on publication of letter from WSC in "The Harrovian". [15 Jun 1893]
CHAR 1/2/25 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC. [Jun 1893]
CHAR 1/2/26 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow School) to WSC, on WSC's visit to Harrow. 27 Jan [1894]
CHAR 1/2/27 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow School) to WSC, With little to report due to WSC's recent visit, commenting on WSC's good time in London. 02 Feb 1894
CHAR 1/2/28 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow School) to WSC, school news. 20 Feb 1894
CHAR 1/2/29 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill to WSC, on the state of Jack's finances "I am bankrupt". [03 Mar 1894]
CHAR 1/2/30 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow School) to WSC, on Lord Roberts' visit to Harrow. 09 Mar 1894
CHAR 1/2/31 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow School) to WSC, school news, regretting that WSC would not be visiting, and commenting on report of speech by Lord Randolph Churchill in The Times. 14 Apr 1894
CHAR 1/2/32 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC. 02 May 1894
CHAR 1/2/33 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC, on visit to Lord Roberts' house. [23 May 1894]
CHAR 1/2/34 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow School) to WSC, on WSC's visit to Harrow, and on the hot weather. 01 Jul 1894
CHAR 1/2/35 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC, on WSC's visit to Harrow, also commenting on WSC's poor typing. [18] Jul 1894
CHAR 1/2/36 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill to WSC. [c 1891]
CHAR 1/2/37 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC. [c 1891]
CHAR 1/2/38 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC, asking WSC not to send him a birthday present, and asking him to save his money until they were at home together. [c 1891]
CHAR 1/2/39 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC, commenting on the icy weather, and asking him to send Jack's stamp collection. [c 1891]
CHAR 1/2/40 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill to WSC, on Jack's stamp collection. [c 1891]
CHAR 1/2/41 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC, on Jack's stamp collection. [c 1891]
CHAR 1/2/42 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC. [c 1891]
CHAR 1/2/43 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC. [c 1891]
CHAR 1/2/44 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC. [c 1892]
CHAR 1/2/45 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC, on activities at Elstree School. 04 Nov [1891]
CHAR 1/2/46 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC, on activities at Elstree School. [c 1892]
CHAR 1/2/47 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC. [c 1892]
CHAR 1/2/48 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to WSC. [c 1892]
CHAR 1/2/49 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to Lady Randolph Churchill, on activities at Harrow. [Jan 1893]
CHAR 1/2/50 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to Lady Randolph Churchill, on Harry Furniss's visit to Harrow. [03 Feb 1893]
CHAR 1/2/51 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to Lady Randolph Churchill, on outbreak of scarlet fever at Harrow, Jack's birthday, and WSC's visit to Harrow. [Feb 1893]
CHAR 1/2/52 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to Lady Randolph Churchill, on WSC's typewriter and on report of speech by Lord Randolph Churchill in the Daily Graphic. 05 Mar [1893]
CHAR 1/2/53 Letter from "Jack" John S Churchill to Elizabeth Everest,[Churchill family nanny], on activities at Elstree School. [c 1890]
CHAR 1/2/54 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to Elizabeth Everest [Churchill family nanny]. [c 1890]
CHAR 1/2/55 Empty envelope, formerly containing letters from Lord Randolph Churchill to WSC. [1890s]
CHAR 1/2/56 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 2 Connaught Place, London to WSC, thanks for letters containing news of Harrow, also commenting on the death of "poor Daisy" and sending postal order for 21s. 24 Feb 1890
CHAR 1/2/57 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket, to WSC, on Lord Randolph's visit to Newmarket, where he was expecting friends for a week's horseracing. Hoping that WSC would work hard for his preliminary Examination [for the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst], "it will be quite a disgrace to yourself and to Harrow if you were to fail". 22 Sep 1890
CHAR 1/2/58-59 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Johannesburg, South Africa, to WSC, on his visit to South Africa. Predicting that "when you are my age you will see S Africa to be the most populous & wealthy of all our colonies. Stating that he had been examining, and investing money in gold mines "for I expect you and Jack will be a couple of expensive articles to keep as you grow older". Regretting that he would not be able to bring home a tame antelope. 27 Jun 1891
CHAR 1/2/60 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 2 Connaught Place, London to WSC, on the need for WSC to return to Harrow a week early to prepare for the Sandhurst entrance examination, with Lord Randolph's reminiscences about his final examinations at Oxford. Also commenting on the death of the Duke of Clarence "one Of the saddest events I have ever known". 15 Jan 1892
CHAR 1/2/61 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 2 Connaught Place, London, to WSC, congratulations on WSC's success in the Harrow School Fencing competition. "I only hope fencing will not too much divert your attention from the Army Class. 25 Mar 1892
CHAR 1/2/62 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 2 Connaught Place, London to WSC, complaining about WSC's spending "I think you have got through about £10 this term. This cannot last, & if you are not more careful should you get into the army six months of it will see you in the Bankruptcy Court". 29 Mar 1892
CHAR 1/2/63 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Makerstoum House, Kelso, to WSC, returning signed application form for Sandhurst. Also commenting on fishing trip to Scotland. 05 Oct 1892
CHAR 1/2/64 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London to WSC and John S Churchill, on Lady Randolph's illness and on the death of his brother-in-law, the Duke of Roxburgh. 25 Oct 1892
CHAR 1/2/65 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London to WSC, on WSC's visit to London and on Lady Randolph's illness. 04 Nov 1892
CHAR 1/2/66-68 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Kissingen, to WSC, on WSC's disappointing performance in the Sandhurst entrance examination, particularly on WSC's failure to pass well enough to join an infantry regiment, and the extra expense of a commission in the cavalry. Stating that he would not allow him to remain in the Cavalry, and that as soon as possible he would arrange his transfer to an infantry regiment. "I am certain that if you cannot prevent yourself from leading the idle useless unprofitable life you have had during your schooldays & later months, you will become a mere social wastrel one of the hundreds of the public school failures, and you will degenerate into a shabby unhappy & futile existence.". 09 Aug 1893
CHAR 1/2/69 Telegram from Lord Randolph Churchill to WSC, confirming that he had forwarded Sandhurst papers and a cheque to WSC. 31 Aug 1893
CHAR 1/2/70 Envelope, formerly containing telegram, CHAR 1/2/69. [1893]
CHAR 1/2/71-73 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Le Nid, Monte Carlo, Monaco, to WSC, urging him to work hard at Sandhurst - to "keep the standard up & keep raising"...Pull yourself together & keep yourself well abreast & even ahead of those you are competing with..Keep down the smoking, keep down the drink & go to bed as early as you can" With postscript suggesting that he should substitute "father" for "papa" in future letters. 10 Feb 1894
CHAR 1/2/74 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London, to WSC, on the success of WSC's riding instruction with Captain C H Burt, and recommending that he should visit Lord Randolph's dentist, Pritchard, of 9 Albemarle St., London. 21 Feb 1894
CHAR 1/2/75 Telegram from Lord Randolph Churchill to WSC, asking WSC not to come up to London as Lord and Lady Randolph were going to Tring. 10 Mar 1894
CHAR 1/2/76-77 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London, to WSC, complaining about WSC's frequent visits to London from Sandhurst, forbidding him to come to London more than once a month, and encouraging him to study at weekends. 13 Apr 1894
CHAR 1/2/78 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London to WSC, complaining about WSC's "misuse" of the "very valuable watch" which had been given to him by Lord Randolph, stating that he would have to repay the repair costs of £3 17s. "I could not believe you could be such a young stupid. It is clear that you are not to be trusted with a valuable watch. Commenting that his brother Jack was "vastly your superior" "in all qualities of steadiness taking care of his things & never doing stupid things. 21 Apr 1894
CHAR 1/2/79 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, to WSC, on WSC's visit to Colonel John Brabazon, 4th Hussars, at Aldershot, and his work at Sandhurst, telling him "not to trouble any more about the watch", [which WSC had damaged] as the rough work of Sandhurst was not suitable for a watch made by Dent. Also advising him not to "attend to moneylenders," put their letters into the waste paper basket". 01 May 1894
CHAR 1/2/80 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, London, to WSC, sending cheque to cover WSC's allowance. 07 May 1894
CHAR 1/2/81-82 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, To WSC, on visit to Lord Roberts at Grove Park, also on forthcoming visit of the Prince of Wales to Harrow School. Advising WSC to take care with his diet, "Eating fast, as you do is a fertile source of indigestion & heated blood, producing boils". Also advising him to address him as "Dear Father" rather than "Papa" in future letters. 28 May 1894
CHAR 1/2/83 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, 50 Grosvenor Square, to WSC, criticising him for addressing him as "Papa" rather than "Father" in letters "This is idiotic". 13 Jun 1894
CHAR 1/2/84-85 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill to WSC, on the state of WSC's finances, and his "pedantic and overgrown schoolboy style of letter writing, and complaining about his use of a typewriter "an objectionable machine calculated to spoil your handwriting. 24 Jun 1894
CHAR 1/2/86 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Bar Harbour Malvern Hotel, Maine, to WSC, on Lord and Lady Randolph's visit to the United States and Canada, and on WSC's proposed visit to Germany. 18 Jul 1894
CHAR 1/2/87 Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Hotel del Monte, California, to WSC, on WSC's desire to join the cavalry rather than the 60th Rifles, pointing out that the Duke of Cambridge would be extremely angry, and that he would also oppose the change strongly, also on Lord and Lady Randolph's visit to the United States, and forthcoming Voyage to Japan. 21 Aug 1894