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(Untitled), 14 Feb 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/87-89

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Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he comments on Jack's disapproval of his literary style, supplying arguments from [Edward] Gibbon; explains his opinions about the decline in the style of letter-writing due to the speed of the post, asking, as he receives letters infrequently, "Can you blame me, if, while I suffer the inconvenience of our ancestors, I try to imitate their virtues?"; discusses his trip to Meerut and the races at Bangalore in which his pony "Lily of the Valley" is due to run; gives details of his plans to travel to Egypt and to meet Jack in Paris [France]; and comments on the illness of [Frederick] Baillie. Signed manuscript. Envelope present. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/90-95.


  • Creation: 14 Feb 1897

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Copyright: Winston Churchill


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Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume I, Part 2, p 737

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