Acquired Papers. Letters from John S Churchill to Lady Randolph Churchill. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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Date: 1895 - 1899

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CHAR 28/31/1 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Hotel D'Angleterre, Chamonix [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a visit to the Mer de Glace and outlines his plans. [Jan] [1895]
CHAR 28/31/2 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Reverend J E C Welldon's, Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing his clothing requirements. Illustrated with a drawing of a suit. 13 Feb 1895
CHAR 28/31/3 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Reverend J E C Welldon's, Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has received a letter from Dr Keith, asks after "Grandmama" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] and asks her to investigate a coat and the alteration of a suit. 15 Feb 1895
CHAR 28/31/4 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she is relieved to have left London, asks after Aunt Leonie [Leslie, formerly Leonie Jerome] and reports that he has been ill. 19 Feb 1895
CHAR 28/31/5 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Reverend J E C Welldon's, Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses his clothes, asks about her apartment, says that he has been unwell and that WSC has to work hard [at Aldershot]. 24 Feb 1895
CHAR 28/31/6 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Reverend J E C Welldon's, Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he suggests that she should buy him a bicycle, reports that Sir Edward Ponsonby has given him tea and says that he is glad that she is "thoroughly 'Frenchiyed'". Illustrated with a drawing of a bicycle. 05 Mar 1895
CHAR 28/31/7 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Reverend J E C Welldon's, Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her whether she will buy him a bicycle and observing that WSC "seems to be in the very height of his pleasure at Aldershot". 07 Mar 1895
CHAR 28/31/8 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for not being angry at his suggestion [that she should buy him a bicycle] and discussing arrangements for his journey to Paris [France]. 09 Mar 1895
CHAR 28/31/9 Letter from [John S Churchill] (Reverend J E C Welldon, Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a letter [not present] from "Grandmama" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough], reporting that many people at Harrow are ill and suggesting that she should buy him a bicycle so that he might join the Cyclist Corps. 12 Mar 1895
CHAR 28/31/10 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Reverend J E C Welldon, Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for agreeing to buy him a bicycle and reporting that [6th] Lord Bessborough has died. 13 Mar 1895
CHAR 28/31/11-12 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Reverend J E C Welldon's, Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses arrangements for his holiday; reports that there is to be a memorial for [6th] Lord Bessborough; describes a paper chase; says that he intends to join the Cyclist Corps and that WSC has been put in charge of a squadron. 17 Mar 1895
CHAR 28/31/13 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Reverend J E C Welldon's, Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for sending him o14. 18 Mar 1895
CHAR 28/31/14 Letter from [John S Churchill] (Reverend J E C Welldon's, Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a letter [not present] concerning his plan to visit "Jacky" [John] Leslie [later 3rd Lord Leslie] and discussing his lack of money. 24 Mar 1895
CHAR 28/31/15 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Reverend J E C Welldon's, Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] expressing concern at the news that "Grandmama" [Clara Jerome] is ill. 28 Mar 1895
CHAR 28/31/16 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Reverend J E C Welldon's, Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses pleasure at the news that "Grandmama" [Clara Jerome] is better and says that he has received a letter from "Grandmama Duchess" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough]. 31 Mar 1895
CHAR 28/31/17 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Reverend J E C Welldon's, Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses sympathy at the news that "Grandmama" [Clara Jerome] had died. 03 Apr 1895
CHAR 28/31/18 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has been given a small room to himself and that he had difficulty bringing his bicycle back from France. 03 May [1895]
CHAR 28/31/19 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Reverend J E C Welldon, Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has joined the cycling corps and asks her whether he may get a copy of a book of the speeches of "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill]. 05 May 1895
CHAR 28/31/20 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has been cycling and has had to spend "the best part of my exchequer" repairing his bicycle. He also discusses his future career and says that he thinks that he would prefer to go into the City as his poor eyesight might prevent him being accepted by the army. 12 May 1895
CHAR 28/31/21 Letter from [Frances, Duchess of] Marlborough (Berrington Hill, Leominster [Herefordshire]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] including: his holiday in Paris [France]; a description of the place in which she is staying; comments on the tenants of 50 [Grosvenor Square, London]; her regret that WSC had visited Newmarket [races]; the death of the Duchess of Roxburghe and the breakdown of [5th Lord] Rosebery during a speech. She comments "I feel so sad & miserable I find it difficult to write a cheery letter". Covering letter at CHAR 28/31/22. 12 May [1895]
CHAR 28/31/22 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Reverend J E C Welldon's, Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a letter from "Grandmama" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough, see CHAR 28/31/21], reporting that WSC visited him and asking after "Pinky Poo" [a pet dog]. 19 May 1895
CHAR 28/31/23 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to allow him to go to Aldershot for [cricket at] Lords, speaks of [James] Welldon's anger at having to alter the date of speech day, and asks her to send him money. Jun 1895
CHAR 28/31/24 Letter from [John S Churchill] (Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he could not write last week as he was in bed due to a boil, discusses arrangements to visit Lords, asks her to send a cycling book to him and a photograph of her. 12 Jun 1895
CHAR 28/31/25 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that WSC is going to attend speech day and discusses arrangements for him to attend Lords. [Jun] 1895
CHAR 28/31/26 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks about arrangements for him to attend Lords and describes the funeral of [Elizabeth] Everest as "too terrible 'The short and simple annals of the poor'". 07 Jul 1895
CHAR 28/31/27 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses celebrations for the reign of Queen [Victoria], comments on the roughness of WSC's voyage and reports that electricity has been installed. 22 Sep [1895]
CHAR 28/31/28 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill] (c/o Reverend J E C Welldon, Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses [James] Welldon's opinion about him entering the army and says that he would prefer it to "sitting on a hard stool in the city". 29 Sep [1895]
CHAR 28/31/29 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill] (Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for sending him port, discusses entering the army and says that he has not heard from WSC. 22 Oct [1895]
CHAR 28/31/30 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill] (Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses WSC's enthusiasm at going to [Cuba], asks for a photograph of WSC "in his glory" and says that Dudley Marjoriebanks [later 3rd Lord Tweedmouth] has visited to play football. 02 Nov 1895
CHAR 28/31/31 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (The Deepdene, Dorking [Surrey]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for a cheque and says that Lord Charles is enthusiastic about going to China. [Nov] [1895]
CHAR 28/31/32 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (The Deepdene, Dorking [Surrey]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is sorry that he is not going to see her and says that Aunt Lily [Lady William Beresford] has invited her to stay. [Nov] [1895]
CHAR 28/31/33 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has received a letter from "Grandmama" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] who is "very low", describes a 70 mile cycle ride with the Cyclist Corps and reports that Harrow is "in a state of Bluster" in preparation for speech day. [1895]
CHAR 28/31/34 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he was pleased with an article [about Lord Randolph Churchill] by Sir A[lgernon] West and discusses "Pink Poo's" puppies. [1895]
CHAR 28/31/35 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for sending him a letter from WSC, discussing some puppies and asking her to pay a bill from a "haberdasheranian". [1895]
CHAR 28/31/36 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Queen's Hotel, Harrogate [Yorkshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing his illness and asking whether she has seen an article in Truth. [1896]
CHAR 28/31/37 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] reporting that Uncle Bill [Lord William Beresford] is in "splendid spirits" and reminding her about code words. [1896]
CHAR 28/31/38 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his room which he has decorated with chocolate and pink silk and asking her to arrange for cushions to be sent to him. [1896]
CHAR 28/31/39 Newspaper cutting of an article entitled "The 'Official Mind'" about the career of Lord Randolph Churchill. Covering letter at CHAR 28/31/41. [1896]
CHAR 28/31/40 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letter and for sending him money, asking her to buy a copy of the Pall Mall [Gazette] as it contains an article about Sandhurst by WSC and discussing the expulsion of two boys from Harrow. [1896]
CHAR 28/31/41 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking for photographs, enclosing a newspaper cutting [see CHAR 28/31/39] and referring to correspondence in the Field. [1896]
CHAR 28/31/42 Letter from [John S Churchill] (Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that "Grandmama" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] has been reading [T] Estcott's life of "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill], that [James] Welldon is pleased with Jenning's book and that he is looking forward to seeing her. 1895
CHAR 28/31/43 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing his intention to remain at Harrow until June and enclosing a letter [not present] from WSC. [1896]
CHAR 28/31/44 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Blenheim Palace) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that Uncle Bill [Lord William Beresford] has had a fall and that he had intended to hunt. [1896]
CHAR 28/31/45 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to send him a hamper, enclosing a letter from WSC [not present] and commenting that his "exchequer has fallen low". [1896]
CHAR 28/31/46 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Blenheim Palace) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing the names of families he might stay with [in France]. [1896]
CHAR 28/31/47 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Harrow [School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he might be able to go to stay with [Mr] Minsen [in France] in January. [1895]
CHAR 28/31/48 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Queen's Hotel, Harrogate [Yorkshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the water is disgusting, that he is bathing often and intends to ride. [1895]
CHAR 28/31/49 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Queen's Hotel, Harrogate [Yorkshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for sending him money and says that he is feeling better. [1895]
CHAR 28/31/50-51 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Queen's Hotel, Harrogate [Yorkshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has had another boil , discusses the success of a sweepstake he organised, and asks about "the Spec". [1896]
CHAR 28/31/52 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses arrangements to see her in London. [1896]
CHAR 28/31/53 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill ([France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her for some money to buy new clothes and says that he is afraid that she will not recover her money [a reference to "The Spec", a fraud perpetrated by James Cruickshank]. [1896]
CHAR 28/31/54 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill ([France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the town in which he is staying and informs her that he has decided not to see her at Cowes [Isle of Wight]. 17 Aug [1896]
CHAR 28/31/55 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Erquy [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that she has made an impression on Robineau and comments that a letter from WSC was "decidedly hot and his writing was melting". [1896]
CHAR 28/31/56 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Erquy, Cotes de Nord [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is ill, comments on the fact that WSC was "too late" [to see the war between Greece and Turkey], and asks her to send him money. [1897]
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]
CHAR 28/31/58 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (45 Rue des Missionnaires, Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has settled down and describes his daily routine. [1897]
CHAR 28/31/59 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (45 Rue des Missionnaires, Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes a concert he has visited and comments on his progress. [1897]
CHAR 28/31/60 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([45 Rue des Missionnaires, Versailles, France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the [Marquis] de Breteuil has not arranged for his music [lessons] and discusses borrowing a bicycle. [1897]
CHAR 28/31/61 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill ([45 Rue des Missionnaires] Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses Lord Vernon's illness and says that Lord Vernon is "furious with Winston [WSC], who is a millionaire in India". He also mentions the names of other people he has met who include Lord Charles Beresford and asks her to visit him. [1897]
CHAR 28/31/62 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill ([45 Rue des Missionnaires, Versailles, France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he likes Robineau; discusses the behaviour of "the Roumanian"; describes the food and wine; comments on WSC's appointment as acting-adjutant and asks her to send him an English newspaper. [1897]
CHAR 28/31/63-64 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill ([45 Rue des Missionnaires] Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to send money to pay for his music lessons and comments on the strength of [William], the child of Uncle "Bill" [Lord William Beresford]. Envelope present. 14 May 1897
CHAR 28/31/65-66 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill ([45 Rue des Missionnaires, Versailles, France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes the mourning in Paris, asks after WSC and comments on an amusing sermon by Pere Olivier. Envelope present. 17 May 1897
CHAR 28/31/67 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (62 Rue de Varenne [Versailles, France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for sending him money, comments on the number of people he has met, who include [William] Bourke Cockran, and asks her to write to Lord Vernon. [May] [1897]
CHAR 28/31/68 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing a fire in Paris and reporting that he has begun dancing lessons. [1897]
CHAR 28/31/69-70 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill ([Versailles, France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports a misunderstanding over the death of "Jane Duchess" and discusses arrangements to meet her in Paris. Envelope present. 25 May 1897
CHAR 28/31/71 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Versailles, France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to allow him to return to London to see WSC. [1897]
CHAR 28/31/72-73 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing the bad weather, relating gossip about [Lady] Carnavon, and asking after WSC. Envelope present. [1897]
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]
CHAR 28/31/75 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (45 Rue des Missionnaires, Versailles [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he expresses pleasure at the news of WSC's success, complains about his ears and says that he is looking forward to returning home. [1897]
CHAR 28/31/76 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to come home, thanks her for sending him a cheque and gives an account of the money he has spent. [1897]
CHAR 28/31/77 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Hotel Bristol, Paris [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is bored "among the hard worked soldiers" at Aldershot and that he decided to go to Paris to avoid being alone at Easter. [1901]
CHAR 28/31/78 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (Grand Hotel, Angers [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has been visiting the Loire chateaux and that he is expecting a letter from WSC. 09 Aug 1897
CHAR 28/31/79 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Erquy [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has been in pain due to an inflamed ear and asks her to write and thank the Robineaus for their kindness to him. [1897]
CHAR 28/31/80-81 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that Moreton [Frewen] thinks that she should send WSC's letter to be published. Envelope present. 28 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/31/82-83 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (The Deepdene, Dorking [Surrey]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a letter [not present]. Envelope present. 08 Jan 1898
CHAR 28/31/84-85 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing an invitation from Mrs Powell and reporting that he has been invited to lunch with [Ernest] Cassel. Envelope present. 29 Apr 1898
CHAR 28/31/86-87 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to visit Blenheim and to see his regiment. Envelope present. 03 Jul 1898
CHAR 28/31/88 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to send him the money to pay for his mess subscription and to go out with the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry. [1898]
CHAR 28/31/89 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to send him the money to join [the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry] and reporting that he will see [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales]. [1898]
CHAR 28/31/90 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to send him some money and commenting that his new clothes have given him a stiff neck. [1898]
CHAR 28/31/91-92 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to send him some money. Envelope present. 10 May 1898
CHAR 28/31/93 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (The Deepdene, Dorking [Surrey]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] reporting that Aunt Lily [Lady William Beresford] likes WSC's book and has "all sorts of schemes about it". [1898]
CHAR 28/31/94 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing a manuscript which he asks her to correct and send to the editor of the Harmsworth Magazine. [1898]
CHAR 28/31/95 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing WSC's position as correspondent to the Times, and reflecting on news [of the Battle of Omdurman, Sudan]. 07 Sep 1898
CHAR 28/31/96 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has decided to go to the Deepdene [Dorking, Surrey], that the city is very hot and that he has met the Chinese ambassador. [1898]
CHAR 28/31/97 Letter from "Jack" [John] S Churchill (31 Throgmorton Street, London) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has seen WSC who he describes as "as usual trying to do everything at once". [1898]
CHAR 28/31/98 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Bachelors' Club, Piccadilly [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to see her in Warwick and financial affairs. [1898]
CHAR 28/31/99 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Bachelors' Club, Piccadilly [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing WSC. He comments that WSC "will always try and go one better", and that if he abuses the Sirdar [Sir Herbert Kitchener] he will "find himself in the wrong box". He also discusses an insurance policy. [1898]
CHAR 28/31/100-101 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Bachelors' Club, Piccadilly [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses financial affairs, including WSC's loan, reports that he has been talking about the City with [Ernest] Cassel, that he hopes to hear news of WSC and learn shorthand and that he has received an invitation from [5th Lord] Rosebery. [1898]
CHAR 28/31/102 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (The Anglo Saxon, 35A Great Cumberland Place [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her of his decision to join the South African Light Horse. He also mentions a plan to form a South African Ladies Hospital Fund, reports that "Sunny" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough] is also leaving for South Africa and asks her to give a message to WSC. 29 Dec 1899
CHAR 28/31/103 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (In the train between Parsau [Germany] and Vienna [Austria] on the notepaper of 35A Great Cumberland Place) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his journey. [1899]
CHAR 28/31/104-105 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Near Assouan) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his journey on the Nile, reporting that he has met Cecil Rhodes and that the Khalifa has been found entrenched with 10,000 men. 22 Feb 1899
CHAR 28/31/106-107 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Luxor [Egypt]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his impressions of visiting Karnac by moonlight, commenting "it would never do to take a pretty girl there! We should get into trouble". He also notes that Cairns has made a poor impression; says that he was impressed by the dam at Assouan; reports that WSC has had a fall and advises her not to visit Monte Carlo as it is so expensive. 26 Feb 1899
CHAR 28/31/108 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Savoy Hotel, Cairo [Egypt]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he gives the names of the people he has met; makes observations about Caryl [Ramsden?]; says that he appreciates her letters and reports that the Sirdar [Sir Herbert Kitchener] has ordered that WSC is not to be given any information. 02 Mar 1899
CHAR 28/31/109-111 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Savoy Hotel, Cairo [Egypt]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: a meeting with [Alfred] Beit concerning a loan; a "suit of mail" which he has bought for her; inspection of sugar and cotton factories; his plans for returning home; and [Ernest] Cassel's kindness towards him. [31] [Jan] 1899
CHAR 28/31/112-113 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Savoy Hotel, Cairo [Egypt]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: the improvement in the hotel; a comment that Frank Rhodes and Arnold Morley are the "Fair Sex Commissioners"; the arrival of Cecil Rhodes and his work with [Ernest] Cassel. [1900]
CHAR 28/31/114-115 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Egypt]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has read about her in the newspapers and describes his work inspecting Daira properties and arranging a dinner for [Ernest] Cassel. 1899
CHAR 28/31/116-117 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Presles [Belgium]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] concerning his future career. He says that he is going to enter the City although he was "built heart and soul for the army" because she asked him to give it up. He also says that he was attracted to study at Oxford because of the idea "of going where Winston [WSC] had not been", discusses financial affairs and says that he would like to come home. [1898]
CHAR 28/31/118 Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has had a discussion with [James] Welldon and has decided to leave [Harrow] and go to Oxford [University] after spending a year in France. [1898]
CHAR 28/31/119 Part of a letter from [John S Churchill] to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing knee breeches. c 1898