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SIR SHANE LESLIE PAPERS
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Box: 13 Fold: 2 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 3/1/1958-3/27/1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains 12 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie. Letter 3/27/1958 includes typed carbon copy of a poem written by Sir Shane, "On meeting Gladys Cooper in a remote Glen of California."

Box: 13 Fold: 3 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 4/1/1958-4/29/1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains 14 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie, written while still on his lecture in the U.S.

Box: 13 Fold: 4 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 5/6/1958-5/23/1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie, writing about his lecture tour of the U.S.

Box: 13 Fold: 5 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 8/8/1958-11/22/1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains 18 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 6 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 4/22/1959-11/23/1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains 19 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie, recounting the former's many and various activities including visiting haunted houses (11/23/59).

Box: 13 Fold: 7 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 2/5/1960-11/20/1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 8 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 5/5/1961-11/11/1961

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie. Note, letter of 6/21/1961 was written on the back of a TLS by Charles Eliot Norton (pp.1-2 missing from Norton's letter): "...The power of thinking, which is one of the greatest securities for happiness, is very rare among men, and still rarer among women, and it is not likely to be promoted by the habit of dwelling upon single thoughts, however wittily put or however pregnant in meaning..."

Box: 13 Fold: 9 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 4/25/1962-11/24/1962

DESCRIPTION: Contains 17 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 10 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 7/31/63-11/24/63

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 11 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 6/1/1964-11/16/1964

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 12 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 5/2/1965-11/12/1965

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 13 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 7/19/1966-10/13/1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains 20 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 14 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 4/25/1967-8/11/1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains 18 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 15 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 4/15/1970-4/26/1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Shane to Iris Leslie during her visit to Spain.

Box: 13 Fold: 16 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains undated ALS and ALS fragments from Shane Leslie to Iris Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 17 Iris Leslie - Corres. re marriage to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 1/5/1956-4/15/1956

DESCRIPTION: Contains the following letters re the marriage of Sir Shane and Iris Leslie -

1. Shane Leslie to Iris Leslie, ALS 1/5/1956 & ALS 3/20/1956 re apprehensions regarding marriage.

2. Iris Leslie to Shane Leslie, ALS 3/22/1956, responding.

3. Bishop Eugene O'Callaghan to Shane Leslie, ALS 4/15/1956, re place of the wedding ceremony.

Box: 13 Fold: 18 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. re Death of Shane Leslie
1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received by Lady Leslie concerning the death of Sir Shane Leslie. Letters are alphabetically arranged and include the following - Pilar Anadon, Anne Brindley, Alphonse Chapeau, Florence Cohalan, Margaret Cresson, Count De Lisle (William Philip Sidney), John F. Fleming, Michael Hanbury, Eric Holt, David James, Enid Leslie, Lionel Leslie (2 ALS), Jack Lucas-Scudamore, Nora Mellor (2 ALS), Ronald Moffat, John Murray, Morwenna Kendall, John Maunsell, Marian Purfoy (sp?) Lady Leslie's sister, John Rumsey, Wilfrid Tighe, Donald Weeks.

Box: 13 Fold: 19 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. re Death of Shane Leslie
1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to Lady Leslie concerning the death of Sir Shane Leslie. First names only; unidentified.

Box: 13 Fold: 20 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. re Death of Shane Leslie
1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains telegrams received by Lady Leslie re the death of Sir Shane Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 21 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. re Death of Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 8/8/1972-11/25/1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence sent to Lady Leslie on the anniversary of Sir Shane's death. Includes Canon John M.T. Barton, Rev. Roger Doherty (written to Desmond Leslie), Desmond Leslie, John O'Connor.



Box: 13 Fold: 22 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. to Mrs. de Sales la Terriere
Letter(s) dated 7/3/1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS (3 sheets/6 pp, final page(s) missing) from Lady Leslie to Mrs. de Sales la Terriere concerning the memorial service for Randolph Churchill.

Box: 13 Fold: 23 Iris C. Leslie - Correspondence (misc. fragment)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of an ALS fragment (first page missing) from Iris Leslie to unidentified individual.

Box: 13 Fold: 24 Iris Leslie - Correspondence Received (Misc)
Letter(s) dated c.1921-1978

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received by Lady Leslie from various individuals including - Roger Adelson, Hubert H.M. Barfleet, R. Butler, Bridget Curry, John F. Fleming, W.G. Godfrey, Charles Lysaght, Hazel Littlefield, Gwen Morgan, Eileen Quelch.

Box: 13 Fold: 25 Iris Leslie - Correspondence Received (Misc)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous correspondence from various unidentified individuals (only first names signed).

Box: 13 Fold: 26 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from John M. Barton
Letter(s) dated 8/12/71-12/17/71

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 TLS from Msgr. Barton to Lady Leslie. Includes printed card of Easter services given by Msgr. Barton. Letters include references to the last illness of Sir Shane Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 27 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from John M. Barton
Letter(s) dated 1/12/1972-12/21/172

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 TLS from Msgr. Barton to Lady Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 28 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from John M. Barton
Letter(s) dated 9/7/1972-3/23/1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 TLS from Msgr. Barton to Lady Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 29 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from M.M. Bonaventure
Letter(s) dated 11/14/1971-9/18/1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS from Mother Bonaventure to Lady Leslie. Includes ALS sent by the former to Anita Leslie and forwarded to Lady Leslie (9/18/1976).

Box: 13 Fold: 30 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Anne & Robin Brindley
Letter(s) dated 12/7/1971-4/20/1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Anne Brindley to Lady Leslie. Includes 3 ALS from Robin Brindley re binding manuscripts by Sir Shane Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 31 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Patrick Bury
Letter(s) dated 1/29/1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Patrick Bury to Lady Leslie: "I was very interested to have your letter and to learn that Robert Speaight is to do a biography of Shane..."

Box: 13 Fold: 32 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Alphonse Chapeau
Letter(s) dated 8/18/1972-7/12/1974

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS from Fr. Alphonse Chapeau to Lady Leslie with references to Sir Shane Leslie.

Box: 13 Fold: 33 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. to Alphonse Chapeau
Letter(s) dated 4/14/1965-6/14/1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS (one in French) from Lady Leslie to Alphonse Chapeau.

Box: 13 Fold: 34 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Alistair Cooke
Letter(s) dated 10/30/1975-2/20/1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Alistair Cooke to Iris Leslie re his assistance with a biography on Sir Shane Leslie being written by Lady Leslie. Includes 1 TLS from Lady Leslie ((2/7/1976).

Box: 13 Fold: 35 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Richard Crookshank
Letter(s) dated 2/10/1981-2/14/1981

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TLS from Richard Crookshank re Lady Leslie's proposed biography on Sir Shane Leslie. Includes reminiscences by Crookshank of his acquaintance with Sir Shane.

Box: 14 Fold: 1 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Shirley Eshelby
Letter(s) dated 9/6/1971-6/24/1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 TLS from Shirley Eshelby to Iris Leslie. Includes AL reply from the latter. Subject: paranormal communications with the dead, e.g., Sir Shane Leslie and other family members.

Box: 14 Fold: 2 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Lord Esher (4th Viscount)
Letter(s) dated 2/9/1973-2/26/1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Lionel Gordon Baliol Brett, Lord Esher (4th viscount) re the papers of his father, Oliver Sylvain Baliol Brett (3rd viscount). Includes AL draft from Iris Leslie to Lionel Brett; and TLS from J.C. Welch the manager for Orchard Lea, the Esher estate.

Box: 14 Fold: 3 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Isabella Grandin
Letter(s) dated 1/13/1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Isabella Grandin to Iris Leslie.

Box: 14 Fold: 4 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from David Hall
Letter(s) dated 8/28/1972-5/9/1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 TLS, 1 ACS card, 1 ALS from David Hall to Iris Leslie re compilation by Hall of a bibliography of writings by Shane Leslie. Includes TLS from Hall to Desmond Leslie with AN in margins to Iris Leslie. (cf.folder 14:9, Joseph Jeffs, Georgetown University Library, includes typed list of writings by Shane Leslie.)

Box: 14 Fold: 5 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Rupert Hart-Davis
Letter(s) dated 12/9/1978-1/29/1979

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Rupert Hart-Davis to Iris Leslie concerning permission to use correspondence by Shane Leslie in a biography on Hart-Davis' mother.

Box: 14 Fold: 6 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from P. Henchy/Natl. Lib. Ireland
Letter(s) dated 1/17/1972-9/28/1978

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TLS from P. Henchy, director of the National Library of Ireland, concerning the disposition of Sir Shane Leslie's papers. Includes 2 AL from Iris Leslie, as well as TLS to Lady Leslie from Gerard Corr, third secretary, Irish Embassy, London. The file includes a list, "Books from the Collection of Sir Shane Leslie."

Box: 14 Fold: 7 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Harford Montgomery Hyde
Letter(s) dated 11/6/1974-10/13/1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 TLS, 4 ALS from Harford Montgomery Hyde to Iris Leslie re the manuscript for a biography of Shane Leslie by Lady Leslie. File includes a typed outline for the book entitled, "A Broken Sword for Ireland" (later changed to "A Broken Lance for Ireland."

Box: 14 Fold: 8 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Rita Jackson
Letter(s) dated 5/12/1975-7/12/1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Rita Jackson to Iris Leslie.

Box: 14 Fold: 9 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Joseph Jeffs
Letter(s) dated 1/2/1981

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Joseph Jeffs, librarian at Georgetown University, re a list (enclosed) of writings by Shane Leslie.

Box: 14 Fold: 10 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Michael Meredith
Letter(s) dated 10/15/1971-6/30/1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Michael Meredith, librarian at Eton College, Windsor, to Iris Leslie, re disposition of Shane Leslie's papers. Includes reference to mutual acquaintances Hubert and Grizel Hartley.

Box: 14 Fold: 11 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. to Michael Meredith
1974

DESCRIPTION: Contains AL and TL drafts from Iris Leslie to Michael Meredith, librarian at Eton College, concerning the disposition of some of Shane Leslie's papers and books. Includes notes and typed list of books by Shane Leslie.

Box: 14 Fold: 12 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Robert Speaight
Letter(s) dated 3/18/1972-3/31/1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Robert Speaight to Iris Leslie, giving advice on a proposed epistolary biography on Shane Leslie to be compiled by Iris Leslie.

Box: 14 Fold: 13 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Henry Thorold
Letter(s) dated 4/25/1973-12/18/1979

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Henry Thorold to Iris Leslie re collecting letters exchanged between himself and Shane Leslie for an epistolary biography on Sir Shane planned by Lady Leslie.

Box: 14 Fold: 14 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Hugo Vickers
Letter(s) dated 1/2/1976-4/12/1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Hugo Vickers to Iris Leslie, re gathering information about Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough, about whom the former was writing a biography.

Box: 14 Fold: 15 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from Alec Vidler
Letter(s) dated 12/16/1974

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Alec Vidler, former dean of King's College, Cambridge, to Iris Leslie, inquiring about some correspondence by "Catholic modernists" mentioned to him by Shane Leslie: "I understood him to say once that in his castle in Ireland he had a lot more letters that were connected with the modernist movement, notably from William Gibson, Lord Ashbourne..."

Box: 14 Fold: 16 Iris C. Leslie - Corres. from George Wansbrough
Letter(s) dated 7/12/1972-7/21/1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, TLS from George Wansbrough to Iris Leslie, with reminiscences of Shane Leslie: "It is almost exactly 50 years since I encountered Shane. I reviewed his novel "The Oppidan" in the Eton College Chronicle in 1922..."

Box: 14 Fold: 17 Jack Leslie - Correspondence from Elsie Crichton-Stuart
Letter(s) dated 11/30/1944

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Elsie Crichton-Stuart to Jack Leslie (Sir John Norman Leslie, 4th Baronet), Sir Shane's eldest son. Reference to the death of Lady Crichton-Stuart's son. Also reference to Desmond Leslie, Jack's brother. The letter is signed, "Your cousin Elsie Crichton-Stuart."

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