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CHAR 28/15 Acquired Papers: Letters from WSC to Lady Randolph Churchill. Includes material relating to his time at school at Brunswick Road, Brighton, East Sussex, and at Harrow. All letters are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/15/1

Letter from WSC (29 &30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for her to visit him when she returns to England and requesting Latin dictionaries.

1 folio
31 Jan 1888
CHAR 28/15/2-3

Letter from WSC (29 &30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is looking forward to seeing her and [Lord Randolph Churchill], discusses the Harrow School entrance examination and his progress at school and requests dictionaries.

2 folios
07 Feb 1888
CHAR 28/15/4-5

Letter from WSC (29 &30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is looking forward to his toy theatre arriving, requests equipment for it and asks for money.

2 folios
21 Feb 1888
CHAR 28/15/6

Letter from WSC (29 &30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing his prospects for the Harrow School entrance examination.

1 folio
28 Feb 1888
CHAR 28/15/7-8

Letter from WSC (29 &30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lord Randolph Churchill] discussing his prospects for the Harrow School entrance examination, detailing his progress with Virgil's Aeneid, Euclid, mathematics and other subjects and asking his father to visit him.

2 folios
06 Mar 1888
CHAR 28/15/9-11

Letter from WSC (29 &30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] reporting that he has passed the entrance examination for Harrow School and describing the examination and a meeting with [James] Welldon. Envelope present.

3 folios
16 Mar 1888
CHAR 28/15/12

Letter from WSC ([29 &30 Brunswick Road, Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has had mumps but hopes that he will be able to return home for easter.

1 folio
23 Mar 1888
CHAR 28/15/13

Letter from WSC (29 &30 Brunswick Road, Brighton [Hove, East Sussex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to write to inform him whether he will be able to return home for easter.

1 folio
27 Mar 1888
CHAR 28/15/14-15

Letter from WSC ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he likes his school, that he has purchased a "frouster", asks her to send him food and money and says that he wishes to learn gymnastics. Envelope present.

2 folios
[20] [Apr] [1888]
CHAR 28/15/16-17

Letter from WSC ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mummy" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements to meet her and "Jack" [John S Churchill] and show them the school. Envelope present.

2 folios
[04] [May] [1888]
CHAR 28/15/18-19

Letter from WSC (Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has been working hard for a good position in class, describes his activities with the army corps and reports that he is learning 1,000 lines of Macaulay for a prize and intends to try for the Shakespeare prize in the following term.

2 folios
03 Jun 1888
CHAR 28/15/20-21

Letter from WSC ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for allowing [Elizabeth] Everest and "Jack" [John S Churchill] to visit him and asking her to visit him. Envelope present.

2 folios
[24] [Jun] [1888]
CHAR 28/15/22-23

Letter from WSC ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] detailing his reports for the previous week, expressing his hopes for future good reports and asking her not to be cross with him saying "I am not lazy &untidy but careless &forgetful". Envelope present.

2 folios
[27] [Jun] [1888]
CHAR 28/15/24-25

Letter from WSC (Ventnor, Isle of Wight) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing his and "Jack's" [John S Churchill] enjoyment of their holiday with [Mary Balaam] sister of [Elizabeth Everest] "Woomany". Envelope present.

2 folios
[03] [Aug] [1888]
CHAR 28/15/26-27

Letter from WSC ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to "Mummy" [Lady Randolph Churchill] apologising for not writing to her as he has been working for the Shakespeare prize and saying that he will not borrow money in future. Envelope present.

2 folios
[23] [Oct] [1888]
CHAR 28/15/28

Postcard from WSC (Harrow School [Middlesex]) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking her to come and take him out for luncheon.

1 folio
26 Oct 1888
CHAR 28/15/29

Letter from WSC (Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] describing a lecture about the phonograph given by Colonel Gourand and asking whether he might be allowed to join the school workshop.

1 folio
07 Nov 1888
CHAR 28/15/30-31

Letter from WSC (Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to "Mummy" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he details the form positions he expects in his examinations to secure his "Remove" and says that he hopes that [Lord Randolph Churchill] will visit for the "Cock House Match" [a football match]. Envelope present.

2 folios
[11] [Dec] [1888]