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Found in 336 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), c 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/55-58
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Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, Aldershot [Surrey]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he describes his first ride in a steeplechase in which he was placed third and comments that it has made him more popular and that he rode under the "nom de guerre" of Spencer as the race was reported in the newspapers. Typed. 2 copies. Original letter at CHAR 28/152A/54.

Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Nov [1895]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/59
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Letter from WSC (Cunard Royal Mail Steamship "Etruria", Queenstown [South Africa]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] passing on regards from [Alexandra] Lady Colebrooke, informing him that the sea is calm and asking him to write. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 02 Nov [1895]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Dec [1896]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/68
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Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: the news that his butterfly collection has been destroyed by a rat; a forthcoming polo match; thanks for copies of the Strand magazine and comments on a story by [Arthur] Conan Doyle; a pony race meeting in which he was placed third 3 times; the arrival of "Lily" [his pony]; the plants in his garden; and the deaths of soldiers. Signed manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/69-74.

Dates: 02 Dec [1896]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/69-74
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Transcript of a letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: the news that his butterfly collection has been destroyed by a rat; a forthcoming polo match; thanks for copies of the Strand magazine and comments on a story by [Arthur] Conan Doyle; a pony race meeting in which he was placed third 3 times; the arrival of "Lily" [his pony]; the plants in his garden; and the deaths of soldiers. Typed. 2 copies. Original letter at CHAR 28/152A/68.

Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Dec [1896]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/75-76
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: thanks for his letter; his wounded kneecap which was caused by a "sequel to a bearfight" at a dinner the previous evening with instructions not to tell [James] Welldon about the incident "he would be bound to view it with stern disapproval - never having...come into contact with the slightly elevated and inebriated subaltern"; his opinion of hypocrisy within the clergy and of religion; his progress with...
Dates: 07 Dec [1896]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/77-82
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: thanks for his letter; his wounded kneecap which was caused by a "sequel to a bearfight" at a dinner the previous evening with instructions not to tell [James] Welldon about the incident "he would be bound to view it with stern disapproval - never having...come into contact with the slightly elevated and inebriated subaltern"; his opinion of hypocrisy within the clergy and of religion; his...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Dec [1896]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/83-84
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Letter from WSC (Bangalore [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] on subjects including: thanks for his letter; a letter he has received from [James] Welldon about the Christian missions; a copy of his proposed reply [see CHAR 28/152A/85-86] which he asks him to keep confidential as "everyone is at heart a gossip"; his proposed trip to the Calcutta races and his intention to go to Egypt. Signed manuscript. Envelope present.

Dates: 16 Dec [1896]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Nov 1897

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/115
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he promises to tell Jack about his experiences, commenting "After all my efforts - and risks I feel that I have deserved the medal and clasps..."; expresses pleasure that Jack appreciated his letters in the Daily Telegraph and discusses his intention to write "The Story of the Malakand Field Force" and dedicate it to Sir Bindon Blood; comments on Jack's use of the French construction in his letters; and offers to...
Dates: 10 Nov 1897
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/116-121
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he promises to tell Jack about his experiences, commenting "After all my efforts - and risks I feel that I have deserved the medal and clasps..."; expresses pleasure that Jack appreciated his letters in the Daily Telegraph and discusses his intention to write "The Story of the Malakand Field Force" and dedicate it to Sir Bindon Blood; comments on Jack's use of the French construction in his letters;...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Dec [1897]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/122
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he expresses pleasure that Sir Bindon Blood has mentioned him in despatches and comments "Being in many ways a coward - particularly at school- there is no ambition I cherish so keenly as to gain a reputation for personal courage"; discusses Jack's future, advising him to study history and economics at Oxford [University]; expresses the hope that Jack will travel; promises to devote his life to the preservation of the...
Dates: 02 Dec [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/123-128
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he expresses pleasure that Sir Bindon Blood has mentioned him in despatches and comments "Being in many ways a coward - particularly at school- there is no ambition I cherish so keenly as to gain a reputation for personal courage"; discusses Jack's future, advising him to study history and economics at Oxford [University]; expresses the hope that Jack will travel; promises to devote his life to the...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Jan [1898]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/129-131
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC ("In the train", 4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he apologises for not writing and explains that he has been very busy with his book ["The Story of the Malakand Field Force"]; he discusses the publication of the book and says he would have liked to correct the proofs himself; comments on the content; discusses his war experiences and his intention to go to Egypt and earn more medals; and advises him to go to Oxford [University]. Signed manuscript....
Dates: 13 Jan [1898]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Jan 1898

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/132
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Letter from WSC (Raichur [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he says that he has read about the "Blenheim theatricals" which he would have liked to see; discusses his stay at Calcutta and his prospects for a position in Egypt; discusses Jack's future career, commenting that Jack ought to have expressed "decided opinions", and the likelihood that Jack will earn more money than WSC as a "newspaper hack". Signed manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/133-134.

Dates: 19 Jan 1898
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/133-136
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Transcript of a letter from WSC (Raichur [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he says that he has read about the "Blenheim theatricals" which he would have liked to see; discusses his stay at Calcutta and his prospects for a position in Egypt; discusses Jack's future career, commenting that Jack ought to have expressed "decided opinions", and the likelihood that Jack will earn more money than WSC as a "newspaper hack". Typed. 2 copies. Original letter at CHAR 28/152A/132.

Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jan 1898

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/137
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Letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he discusses the publication of ["The Malakand Field Force"] by Longmans; comments on the stupidity of the songs in a play [performed at Blenheim Palace]; comments on a reconnaissance mission he is to accompany and a polo tournament; and expresses regret that the son of Madame de Jancourt is unlikely to visit him in India. Signed manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR 28/152A/133-140 and CHAR 28/152B/141-143.

Dates: 27 Jan 1898
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152A/138-140
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he discusses the publication of ["The Malakand Field Force"] by Longmans; comments on the stupidity of the songs in a play [performed at Blenheim Palace]; comments on a reconnaissance mission he is to accompany and a polo tournament; and expresses regret that the son of Madame de Jancourt is unlikely to visit him in India. Type. Additional copy at CHAR 28/152B/141-143 and original at CHAR...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152B/141-143
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he discusses the publication of ["The Malakand Field Force"] by Longmans; comments on the stupidity of the songs in a play [performed at Blenheim Palace]; comments on a reconnaissance mission he is to accompany and a polo tournament; and expresses regret that the son of Madame de Jancourt is unlikely to visit him in India. Type. Additional copy at CHAR 28/152A/138-140 and original at CHAR...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Mar [1898]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152B/147-148
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Letter from WSC (Peshawar, 4th Hussars, India) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he comments on his appointment as orderly officer to Sir William Lockhart; discusses his duties; comments on a recent "skirmish"; describes Peshawar and its climate; recommends that Jack should write down his impressions of India; comments on a virulent plague of which 400 people a day in Bombay have been dying; and describes Colonel [John] Broadbent as a "stupid old man - but amiable". Signed manuscript.

Dates: 20 Mar [1898]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 May [1898]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152B/150
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Government House, Ootacamund [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he gives advice for Jack's military career including recommendations that he should make himself a "good troop leader", should read a book on cavalry drill and have his hair cut short; expresses a poor opinion of the yeomanry; discusses the Sudan campaign and predicts that there will be fighting at Omdurman; and comments on the losses of men. Signed manuscript. Typed transcript at CHAR...
Dates: 09 May [1898]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/152B/151-156
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter from WSC (Government House, Ootacamund [India]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which he gives advice for Jack's military career including recommendations that he should make himself a "good troop leader", should read a book on cavalry drill and have his hair cut short; expresses a poor opinion of the yeomanry; discusses the Sudan campaign and predicts that there will be fighting at Omdurman; and comments on the losses of men. Typed. 2 copies. Original at CHAR...
Dates: c 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Oct [1897]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/111/1
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Letter from [Lady Randolph Churchill] (Iwerne Minster House, Blandford [Dorset]) to "Jack" [John S Churchill] in which she says that she has received a letter from Colonel [John] Brabazon enclosing a letter from Sir Bindon Blood which praised WSC, commenting that "he was doing the work of 2 ordinary subalterns", and said that it was likely that WSC would be awarded the Victoria Cross or the DSO [Companion of the Distinguished Service Order]. See also CHAR 28/111/2-3. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 04 Oct [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), [1897]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/111/2
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Typescript copy of CHAR 28/111/1.

Dates: [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), [1897]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/111/3
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Typescript copy of CHAR 28/111/1.

Dates: [1897]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 02 Sep 1898

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/114/2
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Message from WSC (Left Adv[ance]d Patrol 21st L[ancers], near Omdurman [Sudan]) to the Sirdar [Sir Herbert Kitchener] detailing the position and strength of the Dervish army and informing him that there are no hostile forces within three miles of the camp. Pencil. See CHAR 28/114/12.

Dates: 02 Sep 1898
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), [02] [Sep] [1898]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/114/3
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Message from WSC ([Left Advanced Patrol 21st Lancers, near Omdurman, Sudan) to the Sirdar [Sir Herbert Kitchener] detailing the advance of the Dervish army and informing him that most of the cavalry were with the force. Pencil. See CHAR 28/114/12.

Dates: [02] [Sep] [1898]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.