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(Untitled), 16 May [1898]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/25/6-8

Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing sections of his novel "Affairs of State" [published as "Savrola"] and discussing its publication. He also outlines his plans to spend his leave in Egypt and to visit England, discusses financial affairs and his intention to sell his horses, and comments on the truth of a remark of Cecil Rhodes that "I do not care so much for the principles I advocate as for the impression which my words produce and the reputation they win me" although he protests that "au fond I am genuine". In a postscript he mentions issues connected with writing a biography of [John, 1st Duke of] Marlborough]. Envelope present.


  • Creation: 16 May [1898]

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Copyright: Winston Churchill MP


3 folio(s)

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Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume I, Part 2, pp 931-4

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