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Image: Winston Churchill to Lady Randolph Churchill, May 1882
Winston Churchill to Lady Randolph Churchill, May 1882
This letter to his mother is one of the earliest known writings of Winston Churchill. It describes playing on the grounds of Blenheim Palace, home to his grandparents the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. It has been dated to May 1882, when Winston was just seven years old. In the note Winston describes riding a horse named for the Scottish hero "Rob Roy."
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Holograph letter. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (11)

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Transcript:
May 1882 Blenheim

My Dear Mamma

I hope you are quit well when are you coming to Blenheim again Jack and I both want you very much please do come soon I rode Robroy to day round the Park and rode him all by myself in the school

with love and kisses

From your loving

Winston
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