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SIR SHANE LESLIE PAPERS
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Box: 16 Fold: 1 Leonie Leslie - Correspondence from Margot Asquith
Letter(s) dated 3/5/1908-3/18/1928

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS from Margot Asquith to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 16 Fold: 2 Leonie Leslie - Correspondence from Mary Barrie / Lord Berners
Letter(s) dated 12/10/1909 & 1/13/1937

DESCRIPTION: 1. Autograph transcription by Shane Leslie of a letter from Mary Barrie to Leonie Leslie.

2. ALS from Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Lord Berners, 9th Baron: "Dear Lady Leslie, I am very distressed to hear about the elephant and I can't think how it can have got loose as I took a lot of trouble to see that it was properly packed. I have had uncommon bad luck with both my elephants. Lady Colefax asked me to send her the other one...She put it in her shop window...and then sent it back very much the worse for wear. But then I have always said that Lady Colefax is no lady. Anyhow I am building a public house in Faringdon and am calling it "The Elephant and Coalbox" to commemorate her infamy."

Box: 16 Fold: 3 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Anne Cockran
Incomplete date: June 13, 19--

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Leonie Leslie to Anne Cockran, wife of Bourke Cockran, describing the "desperate situation" in Ireland (probably during the 1916 Easter uprising involving the Sinn Fein).

Box: 16 Fold: 4 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Clara Frewen
Incomplete date 1/23/19--

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Leonie Leslie to Clara Frewen.

Box: 16 Fold: 5 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Moreton Frewen
Letter(s) dated 4/29/1912-9/24/1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 ALS from Leonie Leslie to Moreton Frewen. Note: includes several letters regarding Clare Sheridan's visit to Moscow, 1920. Includes ALS fragment (first page missing), possibly also to Moreton Frewen, as at the end she sends salutations to Clara Frewen and Clare Sheridan.

Box: 16 Fold: 6 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to May Hawkes
Letter(s) dated 10/14/1934-1/26/1935

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS from Leonie Leslie to May Hawkes, concerning the illness and death of the former's sister Clara Frewen. Reference also to Oswald Frewen.

Box: 16 Fold: 7 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Henry Clay Ide
Dated c.1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS (10/2/1917) and undated ACS postcard from Leonie Leslie to Henry Clay Ide, father of Marjorie Ide Leslie, wife of Shane Leslie. Reference to World War One (10/2/1917): "...I wish all Americans thought as you do! You have lots of common sense, and Patriotism & High Ideals all combined!..."

Box: 16 Fold: 8 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Mrs. Leonard Jerome
Letter(s) dated 8/18/1873-1/16/1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS written by Leonie Leslie as a schoolgirl to her mother, Clarissa (var. sp. Clara) Hall Jerome.

Box: 16 Fold: 9 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. from Sir Matthew Nathan
Letter(s) dated 5/27/1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph transcription by Shane Leslie of a letter from Sir Matthew Nathan to Leonie Leslie: "My dear Lady Leslie, This seems to me to strike the right note and it is against the higher cause than patriotism that Sinn Fein has offended. The words have a selfish meaning & the movement has show itself that. Your son writes well and is non the worse for bing also rather a dreamer."

Box: 16 Fold: 10 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. from S.H. Purser
Letter(s) dated 12/30/1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Leonie Leslie from one Miss S.H. Purser, with reference to hearing a speech by Winston Churchill in Canada.

Box: 16 Fold: 11 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Clare Sheridan
Letter(s) dated 1/10/1935

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Leonie Leslie to Clare Sheridan re the latter's mother Clara Frewen.

Box: 16 Fold: 12 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. from Bertie Strafford
Letter(s) dated 12/23/1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Bertie Strafford to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 16 Fold: 13 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Constance Leslie
Incomplete dates

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS from Leonie Leslie to Constance Leslie. Only 2 bear complete dates: 10/19/1911, 1018/1915. References to illness of Norman Leslie (see letters addressed from Paris and Cairo).

Box: 16 Fold: 14 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Sir John Leslie (2nd Baronet)
Letter(s) dated c.1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Sir John Leslie from Leonie Leslie. Reference to the Dardanelles during World War One.

Box: 16 Fold: 15 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to John Norman Leslie
Incomplete date

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to John ("Jackie") Norman Leslie from Leonie Leslie. The former is the eldest son of Shane and Marjorie Ide Leslie.

Box: 16 Fold: 16 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Marjorie Ide Leslie
Incomplete dates

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS to Marjorie Ide Leslie from Leonie Leslie. Reference to Shane Leslie's biography on Cardinal Manning (ALS 9/3/1916); and to illness and subsequent postponed visit by Shane Leslie to Ireland (ALS 5/26/1919); as well as to illness of Anita Leslie (ALS dated Saturday from Glaslough).

Box: 16 Fold: 17 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Norman Leslie
Incomplete dates c.1902 & 1903

DESCRIPTION: Contains 15 ALS + 2 ALS fragments (first pages missing?) from Leonie Leslie to her son Norman Leslie.

Box: 16 Fold: 18 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Olive Leslie Guthrie
Undated c.1921-22

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Leonie Leslie to her sister-in-law, Olive Leslie Guthrie. Reference to Clare Sheridan: "...I expect you have heard of Claire's (sic) mad escapade of going off to Russia to do Lenin's bust - I hoped it wd. not be known - and have sat here biting my nails and marking time..."

Box: 16 Fold: 19 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Seymour Leslie
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Seymour Leslie re the death of the son of a family friend.

Box: 16 Fold: 20 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1894-1899

DESCRIPTION: Contains 15 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie, full of family news and motherly advice.

Box: 16 Fold: 21 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1897-1906

DESCRIPTION: Note: Ensuing correspondence in Folders 16:21-16:26 from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie were originally packaged together in an envelope labelled, "Leonie to Shane mostly Eton, Cambridge & Paris periods 1897 to say 1906."

This folder contains 11 ALS written on letterhead stationary from 10, Great Cumberland Place. Letter #11 is from 46 Great Cumberland Place.

Box: 16 Fold: 22 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1897-1906

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 undated ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie, written on letterhead stationary from Bagshot Park, Surrey; 6, Duke Street, Portland Place; and 62, Eaton Place, S.W. 1, London.

Box: 16 Fold: 23 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letters dated c.1897-1906

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 undated ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie, written on letterhead stationary from Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket; 96, Park Street, Park Lane; 45, Portman Square; and Pettigo, Co, Donegal.

Box: 16 Fold: 24 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letters dated c.1897-1906

DESCRIPTION: Contains 13 undated ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie, written on letterhead stationary from Glaslough, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.

Box: 16 Fold: 25 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letters dated c.1897-1906

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 undated ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie, written on letterhead stationary from Glaslough, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.

Box: 16 Fold: 26 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letters dated c.1897-1906

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 undated ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie, written on letterhead stationary from various addresses.

Box: 16 Fold: 27 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1900-1909

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS dated c.1903 written during a trip to Agra, Malta and Gibralter; 15 undated ALS + 4 ACS postcards from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie. Includes reference to the Boer War (see ALS on letterhead for the American Hospital Ship Fund for South Africa). Note that dates of most letters from Leonie Leslie to Shane Leslie have been added later by Iris Leslie or someone else.

Box: 16 Fold: 28 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 9/19/1910-12/26/1911

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie. Reference to financial management of the Glaslough estate.

Box: 16 Fold: 29 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 12/6/1914-12/11/1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS, 1 ACS, 1 letter transcribed by Iris Leslie, from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie.

Box: 16 Fold: 30 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 1/10/1916-7/28/1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie. Include references to funeral for Sir John Leslie (1st Baronet)(ALS 1/28/1916); Easter uprising in Ireland involving the Sinn Fein (ALS 4/26/1916); the Roger Casement trial (ALS 6/30/1916).

Box: 16 Fold: 31 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 8/1/1916-12/21/1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie.

Box: 16 Fold: 32 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie, written in 1916 (?)

Box: 16 Fold: 33 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 1/17/1917-7/2/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS from Leonie Leslie to Shane Leslie. References to Ireland during World War One and the changes affecting Glaslough.

Box: 16 Fold: 34 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 9/15/1917-12/25/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie. Includes news about Glaslough and information about Leslie family genealogy (see ALS 10/10/1917).

Box: 16 Fold: 35 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie, dated c.1917.

Box: 16 Fold: 36 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 1/1/1918-11/7/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie.

Box: 16 Fold: 37 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 1/25/1919-7/7/1919

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie. Reference to a visit to Ireland by the latter and his family, and to a visit by Leonie Leslie to Lord Curzon (ALS 7/7/1919).

Box: 16 Fold: 38 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1920-21

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie, with news of Glaslough.

Box: 16 Fold: 39 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1922-23

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS + fragment (first page missing?) from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie. Includes autograph transcription by Iris Leslie of a letter from Leonie to Shane Leslie, heading as follows: "1922, Leonie on the coming of the Treaty to Monaghan."

Box: 16 Fold: 40 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 12/28/1925-10/18/1926

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie.

Box: 17 Fold: 1 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1930-31

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie. Includes a reference to friend George Moore who refused to read "modern books" including Shane Leslie's "Doomsland" (ALS "Thursday Eve" addressed from 46 Cumberland Place).

Box: 17 Fold: 2 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1932-34

DESCRIPTION: Contains 13 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie, with family news of John Norman ("Jackie") Leslie, Desmond Leslie, Lionel Leslie, Clare Sheridan, Clara Frewen, Oswald Frewen, etc. Includes references to Irish politics (see especially ALS 2/10/1933) and a related article by Stephen Gwynn: "...I expect he judges the situation pretty fairly - except that he minimises the power of Labour without which support De Valera has only a majority of one - It will be interesting to watch developments - and see a new Ireland growing up..."

Box: 17 Fold: 3 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.January 1935-December 1935

DESCRIPTION: Contains 14 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie.

Box: 17 Fold: 4 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1936-39

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie. Reference to Roger Casement's diary and Shane Leslie's article about it; and to Olive Leslie Guthrie (ALS 3/1/1937).

Box: 17 Fold: 5 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1940-41

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 ALS, 15 ACS postcards from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie.

Box: 17 Fold: 6 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1942

DESCRIPTION: Contains 13 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie.

Box: 17 Fold: 7 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 3/31/1943-6/5/1943

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS + 1 ACS postcard from Leonie Leslie to her son Shane Leslie.

Box: 17 Fold: 8 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Undated from Abroad

DESCRIPTION: Contains 15 undated ALS from Leonie Leslie to Shane Leslie, written from visits abroad to countries including Cairo, India, Malta.

Box: 17 Fold: 9 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Undated from U.S. and Canada

DESCRIPTION: Contains 12 undated ALS from Leonie Leslie to Shane Leslie, while visiting the U.S. and Canada.

Box: 17 Fold: 10 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Undated from France

DESCRIPTION: Contains 12 undated ALS from Leonie Leslie to Shane Leslie, written while visiting France (Paris).

Box: 17 Fold: 11 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Undated from 10 Great Cumberland Place

DESCRIPTION: Contains 14 undated ALS from Leonie Leslie to Shane Leslie, written on letterhead stationary from 10, Great Cumberland Place.

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