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CHAR 28/33 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 28/33/1

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is sorry to have missed her, reports that "Wheeler" is "very bitter at George [Cornwallis-West] leaving him to face the music" and asks her to write to "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, formerly Lady Gwendeline Bertie].

1 folio
21 Jul 1913
CHAR 28/33/2

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (4 Moorgate Street [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the collapse of the "whole financial system" and says that the Stock Exchange has closed. He advises her to be careful with her finances.

1 folio
31 Jul 1913
CHAR 28/33/3

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill](Blenheim Palace) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] wishing her a happy new year, and discussing finances and the payment of bills by "G" [George Cornwallis-West].

1 folio
31 Dec 1913
CHAR 28/33/4-5

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill](41 Cromwell Road [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing the legal implications of the terms of "Papa's" [Lord Randolph Churchill's] will and its' effect on her financial situation and on his and WSC's wives and children. He begs her to live within her means and says that he has not heard from "G" [George Cornwallis-West].

2 folios
14 Feb 1914
CHAR 28/33/6

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (4 Moorgate Street [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing financial affairs and the possibility that "G" [George Cornwallis-West] may be declared bankrupt. He also says that WSC has been working hard on Cabinet business.

1 folio
05 Feb 1914
CHAR 28/33/7

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (41 Cromwell Road [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing financial affairs and the possibility that George [Cornwallis-West] may be declared bankrupt. He gives details of outstanding bills and writs which have been taken out against George.

1 folio
27 Feb [1914]
CHAR 28/33/8-9

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (41 Cromwell Road [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing financial affairs and court cases against George [Cornwallis-West]. He advises her not to keep various objects and stresses that her name should not appear in the newspapers.

2 folios
03 Mar 1914
CHAR 28/33/10-11

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Hotel des Arcades, Dunkerque [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for a gift, speculating on the progress of the war and asking her to look after "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, earlier Lady Gwendeline Bertie]. Envelope present.

2 folios
[1914]
CHAR 28/33/12

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (41 Cromwell Road [London]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] discussing court cases and financial affairs including alimony from "G" [George Cornwallis-West] and the liability of "Sunny" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough], [Ernest] Cassel and "Bendor" [Hugh, 2nd Duke of Westminster]. He asks her to return home and to live within her means.

2 folios
07 Mar 1914
CHAR 28/33/13-14A

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (off Portsmouth [Hampshire]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says goodbye and asks her to look after "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, earlier Lady Gwendeline Bertie]. Envelope present.

2 folios
20 Sep 1914
CHAR 28/33/14

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (The Nunnery, Thetford [Norfolk]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is busy [in the army] preparing to be called to the war if needed and that he hopes to see "G" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, earlier Lady Gwendeline Bertie].

1 folio
26 Aug 1914
CHAR 28/33/15

Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ("G H G") to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for accommodating his children; discusses the death of Norman [Leslie] in action; informs her that he has been given a staff job and discusses conditions in the trenches.

1 folio
20 Nov [1914]