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SIR SHANE LESLIE PAPERS
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Box: 19 Fold: 12 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Eton College, Windsor: 1901

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 ALS from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Blanche Leslie, written during years at Eton College, Windsor, on miscellaneous stationery.

Box: 19 Fold: 13 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Eton College, Windsor: 1902

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Blanche Leslie, written during years at Eton College, Windsor, on miscellaneous stationery.

Box: 19 Fold: 14 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Eton College, Windsor: c.1901-1902

DESCRIPTION: Contains 17 undated ALS from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Blanche Leslie, written during years at Eton College, Windsor.

Box: 19 Fold: 15 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Eton College, Windsor: c.1899-1902

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 undated ALS from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Blanche Leslie, written during years at Eton College, Windsor.

Box: 19 Fold: 16 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Paris: 1902

DESCRIPTION: Contains 11 ALS from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Leslie during his student days in Paris. Includes lengthy accounts of his activities, observations, and of the food (for the latter see particularly ALS 11/23/1902).

Box: 19 Fold: 17 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Paris: 1903

DESCRIPTION: Contains 18 ALS (in French) from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Leslie during his student days in Paris.

Box: 19 Fold: 18 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Paris: undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 undated ALS from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Leslie during his student days in Paris.

Box: 19 Fold: 19 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Cambridge years: 1903

DESCRIPTION: Contains 13 ALS from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Leslie, including arrival at Cambridge in preparation to enter King's College.

Box: 19 Fold: 20 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Cambridge years: 1904

DESCRIPTION: Contains 15 ALS from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Leslie, written during early years in Cambridge preparatory to acceptance to King's College.

Box: 19 Fold: 21 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Cambridge years: 1904

DESCRIPTION: Contains 18 ALS from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Leslie during his early years in Cambridge. ALS dated Oct. '04, addressed from new "digs" at 11 Benet Street, describes his first days as an official student of King's College: "Here I am at last installed in my academic career!...I procured robe, cap and surplice yesterday and feel very dignified in them..."

Box: 19 Fold: 22 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Cambridge years: 1905

DESCRIPTION: Contains 18 ALS from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Leslie during his student days in Cambridge.

Box: 19 Fold: 23 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Cambridge years: 1906

DESCRIPTION: Contains 11 ALS from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Leslie during his student days in Cambridge. Note: ALS 1/13/1906, first page partially torn away.

Box: 19 Fold: 24 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Cambridge years concluded: 1907-08

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie, written at the end of his academic days at King's College, Cambridge. Includes 3 undated ALS and ALS fragment probably written during Cambridge years.

Box: 19 Fold: 25 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Russia: 1907

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS, 1 TLS written to Leonie Leslie from Shane Leslie during a visit to Russia (Moscow and Sosnofka).

Box: 19 Fold: 26 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie (transcriptions)
Russia - 1907

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph transcriptions by Iris C. Leslie of correspondence from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie during his visit to Russia in 1907. Total: 8 sheets/16 pp.

Box: 19 Fold: 27 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
1909

DESCRIPTION: Contains 12 ALS from Shane Leslie to his mother Leonie Leslie. Includes letters from a visit to Belgium. Also includes autograph transcription by Iris Leslie of part of a letter dated 10/28/1910.

Box: 19 Fold: 28 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 1911-12

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie, written during a visit to the U.S.

Box: 19 Fold: 29 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 1913-1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie, written during a visit to the U.S. Note: ALS dated 12/21/1913 missing lower portion of page.

Box: 19 Fold: 30 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 1/1/1916-5/18/1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie, written from New York and the home of the Henry C. Ide family at Cedars. Port Washington, Long Island. Reference to the funeral for Sir John Leslie (1st Baronet) in ALS 1/29/1916. The same letter refers to Leonard Jerome's papers: "...Where did your father's papers go when he died? Did he keep letters or diaries. He had many of the makings of a great man and it is a pity to leave hinm to oblivion..."

References also to World War One, and especially to the Sinn Fein uprising over Easter 1916 (see letters dated 5/14/1916 and 5/18/1916). Sir Shane discusses the advocacy of Germany for the Irish rebellion. Reference also made to Roger Casement (ALS 4/29/1916).

Box: 19 Fold: 31 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 6/1/1916-8/31/1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 11 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie, written from St. Johnsburg, Vermont. Includes many references to Irish politics and to Roger Casement trial.

Box: 19 Fold: 32 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 9/14/1916-12/22/1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 12 ALS, 2 TLS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie, written from St. Johnsburg, Vermont, and from New York. Note: ALS dated 9/22/1916 appears to be a draft accompanied by a fair typed copy signed by Shane Leslie re Irish politics, and particularly the Sinn Fein uprising of 1916.

Box: 20 Fold: 1 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Leslie
Letters dated 1/3/1917-3/30/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie. Written from New York during the former's visit there to represent John Redmond, M.P., and to "stem the Sinn Fein tide in America" (ALS 3/8/1917). These letters are full of discussion of U.S. attitude to Germany and to Irish politics of Home Rule. In a letter dated 3/30/1917 Sir Shane wrote: "...I am afraid the Irish in America will never surrender their hostility toward England unless Home rule and a little more is granted. The trouble is that Sinn Feinism is the only logical alternative left. Even those who are still loyal to Redmond in America express that loyalty in Sinn Fein terms!"

Box: 20 Fold: 2 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 4/2/1917-5/30/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 13 ALS, 1 TLS, from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie, written from the U.S. Includes many references to Irish politics, and a visit to the U.S. by Horace Plunkett (see ALS 5/1/1917).

Box: 20 Fold: 3 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 6/15/1917-7/23/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie. Note: ALS 6/23/1917 includes typed signed copy, re German infiltration of the Catholic Church in the U.S.: "...When the Germans set out in the eighties to conquer the world they invaded America through the Holy Church. A secret conclave sat in Switzerland and the Church was offered the political influence of Berlin plus Vienna, if a foothold was allowed Germany in America."

References also to Irish politics, World War One, and to a visit to Canada (see ALS 7/23/1917).

Box: 20 Fold: 4 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 8/9/1917-12/21/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 13 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie. References to Irish politics, World War One, U.S.-German-Irish relations, etc. Examples as follows -

1. ALS 8/9/1917: "I hear today Cardinal Gibbons has chosen me as one of this two representatives to join the American Red Cross mission to Russia. This would mean two months away but I am not anxious to go, as I am not an American citizen. it appears they want somebody who had known Tolstoi (sic) personally and could not be traduced as a Capitalist and a Czarist! The point of the mission is to distribute enormous supplies and stores as a sort of pourboire to the Russians to go on fighting. However, I have sent word that I am too occupied as it is with writing up the Irish Convention. Sir Horace (Plunkett) relies on me to keep him in touch with the tremors of opinion here and also to keep a cheery propaganda going..."

2. ALS 12/21/1917 re U.S. reaction to the loss of Jerusalem by Turkey to the British on December 9, 1917: "The fall of Jerusalem has probably caused far more ripples in America than in Europe. Strangely enough it gives a number of people their first genuine interest in the war...The fall of Jerusalem offers a miraculous opportunity which rightly used would inspirit the whole Catholic community of America and cut under a very insidious form of German propaganda which has never ceased since I have been in this country..."

Box: 20 Fold: 5 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 1/1/1918-3/30/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains 12 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie, written while visiting Washington, D.C. References to World War One and the imminent Peace Conference. Reference to the departure from the diplomatic scene of Cecil Spring-Rice (ALS 1/10/1918 & 1/13/1918), and late his death (ALS 2/19/1918): "I must say we were all upset at Spring Rice's death and I have an apprehension that there is nobody left now who really understands the delicacies and possibilities of the American situation..." Also reference to the death of John Redmond (ALS 3/11/1918): "Yesterday I felt my heart being lowered into Redmond's grave...Having won the (Irish) Convention and steered it into comparative success, he died like Moses on the border of the Promised Land..."

Box: 20 Fold: 6 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 4/4/1918-8/24/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie written from Washington, D.C. and St. Johnsburg, Vermont. More on Irish politics and World War One.

Box: 20 Fold: 7 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 9/7/1918-12/25/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains 12 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie, written from U.S., and including many thoughts on the end of World War One, Sinn Fein and Irish politics.

Box: 20 Fold: 8 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 3/23/1919-12/1/1919

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie, written from U.S.

Box: 20 Fold: 9 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 9/4/1920-12/16/1921

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 20 Fold: 10 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 1/11/1922-10/18/1922

DESCRIPTION: Contains 12 ALS, 3 TLS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 20 Fold: 11 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 3/26/1923-10/16/1925

DESCRIPTION: Contains 17 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 20 Fold: 12 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 2/17/1926-1/13/1927

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 20 Fold: 13 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 12/22/1928-12/20/1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 20 Fold: 14 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated 3/25/1930-12/22/1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains 11 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 20 Fold: 15 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated: 1/12/1932-11/7/1933

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

Box: 20 Fold: 16 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated: 8/14/1934-11/13/1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains 12 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 20 Fold: 17 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated: 1/19/1935-12/25/1935

DESCRIPTION: Contains 13 ALS, 1 TLS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie, written during a visit to the U.S., primarily from Notre Dame University, Indiana.

Box: 20 Fold: 18 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated: 1/20/1936-8/11/1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains 15 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 20 Fold: 19 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated: 8/11/1938-9/1/1939

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

Box: 20 Fold: 20 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated: 4/5/1940-11/26/1940

DESCRIPTION: Contains 13 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie, written while the former served in the Home Guard during World War Two.

Box: 20 Fold: 21 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated: 4/2/1941-11/2/1941

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

Box: 20 Fold: 22 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Letters dated: 3/19/1942-7/29/1943

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie. ALS 4/29/1942 carries anecdotes about acquaintances including the Duke of Alba and the Empress Eugenie.

Box: 20 Fold: 23 Shane Leslie - Corres. to Leonie Blanche Leslie
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 undated ALS and 1 ALS fragment (first page missing), from Shane Leslie to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 20 Fold: 24 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Miscellaneous Correspondence Rec'd
Letters dated 2/21/1932-5/15/1942

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS, 1 TLS to Lady Leslie. ALS dated 2/21/1934 from Sally Hazen.

Box: 20 Fold: 25 Leonie Blanche Leslie - Printed Bookplates
c.1884-1919

DESCRIPTION: Contains 17 printed bookplates for Leonie Leslie. Includes ruled notebook containing autograph notes by Lady Leslie re household matters (expenses, inventory, etc.). Also includes autograph list of Lady Leslie's weight dated from 10/7/1884 to 10/7/1887.

Box: 20 Fold: 26 Leonie Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letters dated c.1956

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS dated 2/26/1956 & 11/5/1956, 4 undated ALS from Leonie Leslie, daughter of Lionel Leslie (Sir Shane's youngest brother) to Shane Leslie.

Box: 20 Fold: 27 Lionel Leslie - Corres. to Iris C. Leslie
Incomplete dates

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS dated 2/12/1970, 3 undated ALS from Lionel Leslie (Sir Shane Leslie's youngest brother).

Box: 20 Fold: 28 Lionel Leslie - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS, 1 ACS postcard to Shane Leslie from Lionel Leslie.

Box: 20 Fold: 29 Lionel Leslie - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 10/7/1915-2/7/1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Shane Leslie to his brother Lionel Leslie. Includes 1 ALS addressed to "My dear Barbara" (Lionel Leslie's wife?).

Box: 21 Fold: 1 Marjorie Ide Leslie - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 4/8/1912-4/16/1912

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Shane Leslie to Marjorie Leslie. Reference to their wedding and to the sinking of the "Titanic."

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