Just found this letter from young Winston to his mother in the Jubilee year in the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge. He mentions his desire to see the Jubilee procession and the Wild West Show, with Buffalo Bill, as in my Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston - The Deadwood Stage. Life imitates art? My bet is, he never got an answer from Jenny.
Sunday [?12 June 1887] [Brighton]
My dear Mamma,
I hope you are as well as I am. I am writing this letter to back up my last. I hope you will not disappoint me. I can think of nothing else but Jubilee. Uncertainty is at all time perplexing write to me by return post please!!! I love you so much dear Mummy and I know you love me too much to disappoint me. Do write to tell me what you intend to do. I must come home, I feel I must. Write to Miss Thomson a letter after this principle so:--My dear
Could you allow Winston to come up to London on Saturday the 18th for the Jubilee. I should like him to see the procession very much, and I also promised him that he should come up the Jubilee.
I remain yours,
I think that the above will hit its mark, anyhow you can try. I know you will be successful.
I am looking forward to seeing Buffalow Bill, yourself, Jack, Everest, and home. I would sooner come home for the Jubilee and have no amusement at all than stay down here and have tremendous fun.
The weather is fine.
Please, as you love me, do as I have begged you.
Love to all I remain as ever, Your loving son
For Heavens sake Remember!!!
Causes Mike Hogan Supports