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CHAR 28/53 Acquired Papers. Letters from James Welldon, Headmaster of Harrow School, to Lady Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 28/53/1

Letter from James Welldon ([Harrow School, Middlesex]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he discusses arrangements concerning WSC and an appointment with [Bernard] Minssen. He observes that WSC must work while he is staying with [Bernard] Minssen to improve his French, and urges that he should only be allowed to see limited numbers of English-speaking people and says that he is determined that WSC should be accepted by Sandhurst.

1 folio
[18] [Dec] [1891]
CHAR 28/53/2

Letter from James Welldon (Harrow School [Middlesex]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he suggests that WSC should spend part of his holiday in France.

1 folio
[13] [Jul] [1891]
CHAR 28/53/3

Letter from James Welldon (Harrow School [Middlesex]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] suggesting that WSC should be sent to spend part of his holiday with Madame Elmering in Rouen, France and recommending that he should be urged to work hard to increase his chances of being accepted into Sandhurst.

1 folio
[24] [Nov] [1891]
CHAR 28/53/4

Letter from James Welldon (Harrow School [Middlesex]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he says that "Jack" [John S Churchill] should stay with her if he is a comfort to her and recommends that he should continue working towards the army even if he does decide to enter the diplomatic service.

1 folio
[Jan] [1895]
CHAR 28/53/5

Letter from James Welldon (Harrow School [Middlesex]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he says that he feels "a deep and keen regret" at her decision [to take "Jack" [John S Churchill] away from school and says that he will treasure the photograph which she sent him and will always be prepared to help them.

1 folio
11 Dec 1896
CHAR 28/53/6

Letter from James Welldon (Harrow School [Middlesex]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he discusses "Jack's" [John S Churchill's] future career, advises that he should learn Greek and should spend six months with a master before going to Oxford and comments that "Jack" is "old for his years" and on his own unselfishness in advising that he should be taken away from school.

1 folio
08 Dec 1896
CHAR 28/53/7

Letter from James Welldon (Harrow School [Middlesex]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he recommends that "Jack" [John S Churchill] should be sent to stay with Madame Elmering in Rouen [France].

1 folio
02 Jan 1897
CHAR 28/53/8

Letter from James Welldon (Harrow School [Middlesex]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] asking her to send him WSC's articles and saying that he feels a "keen affectionate interest" in WSC and "Jack" [John S Churchill].

1 folio
19 Oct 1897
CHAR 28/53/9

Letter from James Welldon (Harrow School [Middlesex]) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] commenting on WSC's articles and observing that he has the "special correspondent's art".

1 folio
22 Oct 1897