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Letter: Lord Randolph Churchill to Miss Jennette Jerome, August 14, 1873
Lord Randolph Churchill to Miss Jennette Jerome, August 14, 1873
Lord Randolph Churchill met his future wife, Miss Jennie (Jeannette) Jerome, on Thursday, August 12, 1873. They were both attending a sailing regatta on the Isle of Wight and were introduced at a reception hosted by the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII. Randolph wrote this letter just two days later. It seems to have been love at first sight, and the wedding took place the following April.
Object Details:
Holograph letter. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge. U.K. (9)

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Transcript:
4 August 1887 Marine Hotel

Saturday

Dear Miss Jeannette

I missed my boat & have not been able to go; so shall not start till early Monday morning.

Thank you so very much for the photograph which is much better than the others; shall hope to see you after church tomorrow. You see I keep turning up like a bad shilling

Yours vy sincerely

Randolph S. Churchill
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