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(Untitled), 12 Jul 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/43/16-17

Scope and Contents

Letter from H O D Davidson (Harrow on the Hill [Middlesex]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he says that he has decided to allow WSC his exeat although he has not deserved it. He asks her to speak to WSC about his "forgetfulness, casualness, unpunctuality, and irregularity in every way", comments that WSC has not settled down, that all his faults can be termed "slovenliness" and that he is unlikely to make a success of a public school, although he does have "remarkable" ability and has produced some good work in history.


  • Creation: 12 Jul 1888

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2 folio(s)

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Published: Winston S Churchill I, pp 114-5; Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume I, Part 1, pp 168-9

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