178R. Winston Churchill to Harrod, 15 July 1930 [a]

Churchill discusses Randolph Churchill's tour of America. [1]

  1. 1. Harrod was Randolph Churchill's tutor in Oxford. Before he completed his studies, he wanted leave of absence to give a series of well-paid lectures in America. Harrod and Winston Churchill were both opposed to this, fearing that Randolph would never return and obtain his degree, but he went nonetheless (see Harrod's recollection in "Randolph in Oxford", in K. Halle, Randolph Churchill. The Young Unpretender, London: Heinemann, 1971, in particular pp. 30-33).

    Further correspondence between Harrod and Winston Churchill concerning Randolph's education is extant: two letters dated 29 December 1930 and 6 January 1931 are among Harrod's papers at HP VI-203 and HPBL Add. 71183/4 respectively. A letter (not found) from Harrod to Randolph Churchill concerning his studies, dated 29 January 1930, is cited in W. S. Churchill, His Father's Son. The Life of Randolph Churchill, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1996, p. 67.

    1. a. From Chartwell, Westerham, Kent # , TLS, one page, in HPBL Add. 71183/3.

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