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(Untitled), [22] [Sep] [1873]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/2/37-40

Scope and Contents

Part of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Blenheim Palace) to "Jeannette" [Jennie Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill] thanking her for her letters to him. It includes: the fact that they have "no cause now to despond" [about their engagement]; his intention to give up smoking; his choice of reading matter (he reads Gibbon when cross or angry, and Horace when "low"); a recommendation that she read great works on history as "novels or even travels are rather unsatisfactory and do one no good"; his electoral prospects if there is a dissolution of parliament and the lack of appeal of a public life CHAR 28/2/40 is filed after CHAR 28/2/41.


  • Creation: [22] [Sep] [1873]

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Copyright: Peregrine Churchill


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