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CHAR 28/29 Acquired Papers. Letters from John S Churchill to Lady Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/29/1

Letter from "Jackie" [John S Churchill] to "Maman" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she is well and enjoying Ireland and informs her that he has had tea at Chelsea House, received a letter from "Winny" [WSC] and that he has written the letter on his own.

1 folio
12 Mar 1887
CHAR 28/29/2

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he and "Winny" [WSC] were invited to lunch with Aunt Cornelia [Lady Wimborne, formerly Lady Cornelia Churchill and Cornelia, Lady Guest] and asks her to send "Womany" [Elizabeth Everest] some money as "she is very low down indeed".

1 folio
20 Oct 1887
CHAR 28/29/3

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Brighton, East Sussex]) to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] asking him to send him autographs and photographs and reports that Miss Thomson considers that "Winny" [WSC] is "a very good boy" and that WSC is going to write a Greek play for Christmas.

1 folio
23 Oct 1887
CHAR 28/29/4-5

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Elstree Preparatory School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he looks forward to the holidays. Envelope present.

2 folios
11 Nov 1888
CHAR 28/29/6-7

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Elstree Preparatory School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he looks forward to the holidays and asks her to tell "Wroom" [Elizabeth Everest] that he is well. Envelope present.

2 folios
08 Dec 1888
CHAR 28/29/8

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (2 Connaught [Place, London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is well but lonely and would like her to return. Illustrated with drawings of ships and soldiers.

1 folio
02 Jan 1888
CHAR 28/29/9

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (2 Verona Cottig [sic]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is not well due to a sore throat and that he has visited a landslip. Illustrated with drawings of a landslip and of a man on a horse.

1 folio
10 Jan 1889
CHAR 28/29/10

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is unable to go out due to the snow which he describes as "a offul [sic] bother".

1 folio
11 Feb 1889
CHAR 28/29/11

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is unable to go out due to the snow and that he has received a letter from Mrs Best.

1 folio
11 Feb 1889
CHAR 28/29/12

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] in which he says that he is unable to go out due to the snow and asks her to send his love to "ants and uncles and frinds [sic]".

1 folio
11 Feb 1889
CHAR 28/29/13-14

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Watford [Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she is well and that he has been making money. Envelope present.

2 folios
26 Feb 1889
CHAR 28/29/15

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she is well and that "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] has visited him.

1 folio
03 Mar 1889
CHAR 28/29/16

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which he says that it is snowing and that he was awarded 20 marks for dictation [?].

1 folio
03 Mar [1889]
CHAR 28/29/17

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] in which he says that he hopes she returned home safely and asks her not to forget to send him some items as "my wants are very great".

1 folio
03 Mar [1889]
CHAR 28/29/18-19

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Elstre[e] School [Hertfordshire])to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to write to Mrs Sanderson to give him permission to return home and says that the boys had hoped to be able to skate. Envelope present.

2 folios
06 Mar [1889]
CHAR 28/29/20

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has returned safely, asks her to give his love to "Grandmama" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] and to send him some chocolates. Envelope at CHAR 28/29/22.

1 folio
19 Mar 1889
CHAR 28/29/21

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] enclosing "a thing" [a calendar marking the days until he returns home, see CHAR 28/29/23] and asking her to tell "Grandmam" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough] that he hopes she will recover soon. Envelope at CHAR 28/29/24.

1 folio
21 Mar [1889]
CHAR 28/29/22

Envelope addressed to Lady Randolph Churchill in the hand of John S Churchill. Letter at CHAR 28/29/20.

1 folio
19 Mar 1889
CHAR 28/29/23-24

Calendar marking the number of days before [John S Churchill] returns home from school. Covering letter at CHAR 28/29/21. Envelope present addressed to Mrs [Elizabeth] Everest.

2 folios
21 Mar 1889
CHAR 28/29/25

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Elstree School, Hertfordshire) to "Winey" [WSC] in which he says that he is writing to his mother, father and "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] and that he hopes that he is well. Signed and stamped "J S Churchill".

1 folio
26 Mar 1889
CHAR 28/29/26

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Elstree School, Hertfordshire) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she is well and that the weather is cold although he comments "I am invinceble [sic] to the cold". Signed and stamped "J S Churchill".

1 folio
26 Mar 1889
CHAR 28/29/27-28

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he gives details of the train on which he is returning home. Envelope present.

1 folio
07 Apr [1889]
CHAR 28/29/29-30

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she may be able to visit him and asks her to send him more chocolate. Envelope present.

2 folios
26 May 1889
CHAR 28/29/31

Letter from John S Churchill (29 Bedford Square, Brighton [East Sussex]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is saying with Mrs Pill as the Johnstones were unable to take him as some children had measles. He says that he has bought [photographs] of the racehorses of "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill].

1 folio
12 Jun 1889
CHAR 28/29/32

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes she enjoyed Ascot and France and that he has heard that "Winey" [WSC] has had a fall.

1 folio
30 Jun 1889
CHAR 28/29/33-34

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she is well and informs her that there is an exeat on Friday. Envelope present.

2 folios
07 Jul 1889
CHAR 28/29/35-36

Letter from John S Churchill ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has received a letter from "Winey" [WSC] and that he would like her to allow "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] to visit him. Envelope present.

2 folios
21 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/29/37-38

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] asking her to visit him and to bring him some chocolate. Envelope present.

2 folios
24 Sep 1889
CHAR 28/29/39-40

Letter from J[ohn] S Churchill ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has been playing football and that he has a slight cold. Envelope present.

2 folios
02 Oct 1889
CHAR 28/29/41-42

Letter from John S Churchill ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] discussing arrangements for her to visit him, asking after his kitten and asking her to bring a war game with her. Envelope present.

2 folios
06 Oct 1889
CHAR 28/29/43

Postcard from John S Churchill (Elstree [School, Hertfordshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he thanks her for allowing "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] to visit him and promising to write her a letter on Sunday.

1 folio
11 Oct 1889
CHAR 28/29/44

Letter from John S Churchill ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to visit him, commenting "Don't think I want to much", or to allow "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] to come instead and informing her that he has received a letter from "Winey"[WSC].

1 folio
20 Oct [1889]
CHAR 28/29/45

Postcard from John S Churchill (Elstree [School, Hertfordshire]) to Lady Randolph Churchill expressing his disappointment at receiving her telegram.

1 folio
23 Oct 1889
CHAR 28/29/46

Envelope addressed to Lady Randolph Churchill in the hand of John S Churchill.

1 folio
25 Oct 1889
CHAR 28/29/47

Postcard from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to Lady Randolph Churchill asking her to visit him and reporting that "Winey" [WSC] has written to tell him that he is going to take Sandhurst "by storm".

1 folio
29 Oct 1889
CHAR 28/29/48

Envelope addressed to Lady Randolph Churchill in the hand of John S Churchill.

1 folio
20 Oct 1889
CHAR 28/29/49

Letter from John S Churchill (Elstre[e] School, Hertfordshire]) to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] thanking him for visiting him.

1 folio
02 Nov 1889
CHAR 28/29/50

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree] School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she is well.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/51

Letter from John S Churchill (Elstree School [Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is waiting to receive a letter from "Winey" [WSC] to hear that he has taken Sandhurst by storm.

1 folio
02 Nov 1889
CHAR 28/29/52

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is writing so that his father will not think that he is unwell.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/53

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] in which he informs her that he is well and says that he was surprised to hear from another boy that it was nearly "Papa's" [Lord Randolph Churchill's] birthday. In blue crayon. Also numbered "39".

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/54

Letter from John S Churchill ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Grandmam" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough or Clara Jerome] in which he says that he hopes that she is well and describes the weather.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/55

Letter from John S Churchill ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to give his letter to "Grand mama" [Frances, Duchess of Marlborough or Clara Jerome] and says that he will write again on Sunday. Illustrated with a drawing of a man.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/56

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] asking her to send him a hamper.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/57

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] asking her to visit him for his birthday and to bring him a hamper and some sardines.

1 folio
[Jan] [1890]
CHAR 28/29/58

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is well and that he is writing to "Winey" [WSC].

1 folio
[1890]
CHAR 28/29/59

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] informing her that he is well and that 18 boys have fallen ill.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/60

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he forgot to post a letter to her and hopes that she will visit him.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/61

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has not seen "Grandpapa" [Leonard Jerome] and that the children are in "high spirits" and asks her to send him a clock.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/62

Postcard from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] in which he says that he has been expecting the delivery of a box.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/63

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Maman" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is better, asks her to send his love to Aunt Leonie [Leonie Leslie formerly Leonie Jerome] and says that he will be happy when she returns home.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/64

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Mummy" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is "flourishing" and making progress in the gymnasium.

1 folio
12 Oct [1889]
CHAR 28/29/65

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is enjoying his holiday and that he is going to the pantomime with Sir G[eorge] Womnell [Wombwell].

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/66

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is well and that football has not started yet and says that he hopes that she will enjoy her visit to Russia.

1 folio
[1887]
CHAR 28/29/67

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is getting on well with the other boys and that he would like her to visit him.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/68

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is happy and that he has friends and asks her to show the letter to "Woam" [Elizabeth Everest]. In red ink.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/69

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Woma" [Elizabeth Everest] in which he says that he is happy as "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] is going to visit him, that he has almost finished his hamper and that he has broken his [?] spectacles.

1 folio
c 1889
CHAR 28/29/70

Letter from John S Churchill to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is sorry that the Abbesse [one of Lord Randolph's racehorses] did not win, sends his love to various animals, reports that he has been placed third in his class and describes a hunt which crossed the school grounds.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/71

Letter from John S Churchill (Elstree School [Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has written to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill], that he hopes that she enjoys Newmarket, and that "Winney" [WSC] travelled with him to school.

1 folio
[1890]
CHAR 28/29/72

Letter from John S Churchill ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that she will visit him with "Paget's" mother, thanks her for allowing "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] to visit him and says that he found the puzzles she brought him too hard.

1 folio
1889
CHAR 28/29/73

Letter from John S Churchill ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for allowing "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] to visit him and says that he has written to "Winey" [WSC].

1 folio
1889
CHAR 28/29/74

Letter from John S [Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Woom" [Elizabeth Everest] in which he says that he has received a letter from "Winey" [WSC] and that he has asked "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] to allow her to visit and asks her to bring him some chocolate.

1 folio
1889
CHAR 28/29/75

Letter from John S [Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mummy" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses plans to see her and "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] as he says that he has not seen his father for a long time.

1 folio
1889
CHAR 28/29/76

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports that [Elizabeth] Everest has received a cheque and describes a football match which he has watched.

1 folio
24 Oct [1889]
CHAR 28/29/77

Letter from [John S] Churchill ([Elstree School, Hertfordshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he asks her to come and watch a match.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/78

Letter from "Jack" [John S] Churchill to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he would like to stay longer and says that he will return home on the following day.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/79

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has recovered from his cold, that he has been reading every day and has not heard from "Winny" [WSC].

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/80

Letter from "Jack" [John S] Churchill (St George's Terrace, Herne Bay [Kent]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is well, that he has received a letter from "Winnie" [WSC] and that he misses her.

1 folio
[1889]
CHAR 28/29/81

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he has seen "Winey" [WSC] and that he has been placed fourth in his form.

1 folio
1889
CHAR 28/29/82

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses a cricket match.

1 folio
1889
CHAR 28/29/83

Postcard from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Muma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that her telegram disappointed him and asks her to visit him.

1 folio
1889
CHAR 28/29/84

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing arrangements for Williams to meet him.

1 folio
1889
CHAR 28/29/85

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is well and happy and asks her to send his love to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill].

1 folio
1889
CHAR 28/29/86

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Papa" [Lord Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes that his father enjoyed France.

1 folio
30 Jun [1889]