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(Untitled), 23 Dec [1896]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/22/37

Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Continental Hotel, Calcutta [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes Calcutta as "very full of supremely interesting people" although he wishes to leave the country whenever "confronted with the spectacle of the Anglo-Indian at home", reports that he is still lame, comments on pictures of the Christmas celebrations at Blenheim Palace and discusses the possibility of serving in Egypt [with Sir Herbert Kitchener] which would give him the opportunity to "beat my sword into a paper cutter & my sabretache into an election address".


  • Creation: 23 Dec [1896]

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Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume I, Part 2, pp 716-7

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