Acquired Papers: Letters from WSC to Lady Randolph Churchill. Includes material relating to his time at school at Brunswick Road, Brighton, East Sussex. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

Reference code: CHAR 28/14

Part of: CHAR 28
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Date: 1885 - 1888

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CHAR 28/14/1 Printed note from the Misses Thomson (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) regarding dates for the school holidays. [1885]
CHAR 28/14/2 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he details his marks for conduct and says that "Little Kim" [Lord Kimbolton, later 9th Duke of Manchester] is settling in well. 25 Jan 1887
CHAR 28/14/3 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he would like to see "Ruddygore", asks to be given a chess set and describes the characters in "The merry men of Sherwood forest" in which he plays Robin Hood. 01 Feb 1887
CHAR 28/14/4 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the weather and a visit to the Marine Parade. 23 Feb 1887
CHAR 28/14/5 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes she is well and reports that he has had examinations in arithmetic and Euclid. 07 Mar 1887
CHAR 28/14/6 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick [Road] Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking about her sea crossing and saying that he is looking forward to the holidays. 15 Mar 1887
CHAR 28/14/7 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he gives the dates of the Easter holidays, describes the weather and a dog given to Miss Thomson and says that he is looking forward to going to Birmingham. 23 Mar 1887
CHAR 28/14/8-9 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick [Road] Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is "blessed with that inestimable treasure i.e. 'Good Health'" and that he hopes to improve at his studies and at cricket. 03 May 1887
CHAR 28/14/10 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] (29 & 30 Brunswick Road Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has been suffering from a bad cough and expresses concern about [Elizabeth] Everest and "Jack" [John S Churchill]. 10 May 1887
CHAR 28/14/11 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her "epistle" and reporting that he has seen [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough]. 17 May 1887
CHAR 28/14/12-13 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] ([29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her on the following Monday. Envelope present. [20] [May] [1887]
CHAR 28/14/14 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing the popularity of the Primrose League at school and asking whether he might join the London branch. 24 May 1887
CHAR 28/14/15 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing a cricket match between Gloucestershire and Sussex at which W G Grace is playing. 31 May 1887
CHAR 28/14/16 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has visited the swimming baths and asks her to send him autographs. 07 Jun 1887
CHAR 28/14/17 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] ([29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that Miss Thomson thinks that he should not return home to attend the Jubilee and asks her to write to persuade her to the contrary, commenting "I am in a ferment about coming home". [11] [Jun] [1887]
CHAR 28/14/18-19 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] begging her to write to Miss Thomson to persuade her to allow him to attend the Jubilee and including his suggestions for the content of her letter Illustrated with drawings of soldiers and a face. Envelope present. [12] [Jun] [1887]
CHAR 28/14/20 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her of his safe arrival, asking her not to let his bad behaviour influence his summer holidays and reporting that he has made good progress with Euclid. 24 Jun 1887
CHAR 28/14/21 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that he is doing well in Euclid, Greek, Latin and swimming and asks her to send him "Jess". 28 Jun 1887
CHAR 28/14/22-23 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letter and reporting that he is going to Bramber [West Sussex] for the "annual treat" and that his Greek has improved and he has made progress with Euclid. 05 Jul 1887
CHAR 28/14/24 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] ([29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking for money, books and autographs and saying that he hopes she is not intending to employ a tutor and "make my holiday miserable". [08] [Jul] [1887]
CHAR 28/14/25 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is looking forward to his holidays and asks whether "Bertie" Roose may accompany him and requests books, autographs and money. 12 Jul 1887
CHAR 28/14/26 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] ([29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mummy" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for sending him autographs and money, commenting that he "did not enjoy the letter quite so much" and asking her not to force him to work during his holidays. [14] [Jul] [1887]
CHAR 28/14/27 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her of the progress of his school examinations. 19 Jul 1887
CHAR 28/14/28 Letter from WSC (7 South Grove Terrace, Ventnor, I[sle of] W[ight]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her of his safe arrival The letter is addressed and dated in the hand of Elizabeth Everest. [Aug] [1887]
CHAR 28/14/29-30 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her of his safe arrival and that Aunt Clara [Clara Frewen, earlier Clara Jerome] had taken him to the [Devil's] Dyke. Envelope present. 21 Sep 1887
CHAR 28/14/31 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for sending him a speech by [Lord Randolph Churchill], anticipating that he will be placed near the top of the class in a recent ancient history examination and reporting that he has been placed top in algebra and history. 25 Sep 1887
CHAR 28/14/32 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has read part of [Lord Randolph Churchill's] speech, reminds her to send him a copy of "She" and details his marks for conduct. 27 Sep 1887
CHAR 28/14/33-34 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks where [Lord Randolph Churchill] is and describes his financial situation and progress at swimming and with Euclid. 01 Oct 1887
CHAR 28/14/35-36 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reminds her to send him a copy of "She" and says that he is contemplating writing a play to be performed at Christmas. 04 Oct 1887
CHAR 28/14/37-39 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses his pleasure that he is going to Harrow [School] rather than Winchester [School]; discusses his progress with Euclid, arithmetic and Greek; reports that he is to play roles in plays by Moliere and Aristophanes and says that he wished that his father could attend the distribution of prizes. 08 Oct 1887
CHAR 28/14/40 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports on his progress with Greek, Euclid and Latin. 11 Oct 1887
CHAR 28/14/41-43 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] saying that he has written to a boy at Harrow School and obtained information about the school and its entrance examination and describing underwater swimming and a concert at which George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith performed. 19 Oct 1887
CHAR 28/14/44-45 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he would like her and [Lord Randolph Churchill] to attend the distribution of prizes, discusses his birthday party and the future examinations, and asks for more of her autographs as "there is rather a demand for them here". 22 Oct 1887
CHAR 28/14/46-47 Letter from "Winny" [WSC] ([29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Hove, East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for a P[ostal] O[rder] and detailing his examination marks and positions. Envelope present. [28] [Oct] [1887]
CHAR 28/14/48 Part of a letter from [WSC] (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that he has begun to learn Greek verbs ending in "mi", describes a visit to the theatre with [Lady Wimborne, earlier Cornelia, Lady Guest and Lady Cornelia Churchill] and hints that he would like to be given an illustrated history of the American [civil] war as a birthday present. 15 Nov 1887
CHAR 28/14/49 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he intends to write to [Lord Randolph Churchill] and that he is rehearsing "the Greek play" ["The Knights" by Aristophanes]. 29 Nov 1887
CHAR 28/14/50 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that [Lord Randolph Churchill] has taken him to the Orleans Club. 06 Dec 1887
CHAR 28/14/51 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he apologises for not writing to her as he has been occupied with rehearsals and examinations and discusses arrangements for a Christmas party. [13] [Dec] [1887]
CHAR 28/14/52 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses his disappointment at not being able to spend his holidays with her and asks whether Mr Best may be able to teach him and "Jack" [John S Churchill]. 14 Dec 1887
CHAR 28/14/53-54 Letter from WSC ([2 Connaught Place, London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that he has received school prizes for English and Scripture, describes Christmas day and an unwelcome invitation to Blenheim Palace from [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] and says that "it is very dull without you". 26 Dec 1887
CHAR 28/14/55 Letter from WSC (45 Hill Street, Berkeley Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that [Elizabeth] Everest is ill and that he and "Jack" [John S Churchill] are staying with Dr [Robson] Roose and feel "destitute". [30] [Dec] [1887]
CHAR 28/14/56A-56 Letter from WSC (46 Grosvenor Square [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that he has been staying with [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough], that [Elizabeth] Everest has recovered and that he has been given a toy theatre. He discusses plans to see her during term time and a visit to the theatre to see "[HMS] Pinafore" The letter is dated to 1887, but internal evidence suggests that it dates to 1888. 12 Jan [1888]
CHAR 28/14/57 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to "Grandmama" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] informing her of his safe arrival and apologising for not writing previously. [19] [Jan] [1888]
CHAR 28/14/58 Letter from WSC (29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his journey and discussing arrangements to have his toy theatre sent to him. 14 Feb 1888
CHAR 28/14/59 Letter from WSC ([29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that his toy theatre has arrived safely and asking her to send him money. [Feb] [1888]
CHAR 28/14/60 Letter from WSC to [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to send him a telegram to let him know whether he may travel without [Elizabeth] Everest. [Jan] [1888]
CHAR 28/14/61 Letter from WSC ([29 & 30 Brunswick Road, Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that he has nearly recovered and asks whether he may return to school late in order to see her during his holidays as "a week would make no difference to any one but you & me". c 1888
CHAR 28/14/62 Letter from WSC to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that "Womany" [Elizabeth Everest] says that he is looking well that he is looking forward to seeing her and describes his symptoms. c 1888