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SIR SHANE LESLIE PAPERS
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Box: 26 Fold: 33 Sir Edward Marsh (transcription)
Letter(s) dated 7/22/1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of autograph transcription by Shane Leslie of a letter from Sir Edward Marsh, whose career included the position of private secretary to Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill.

Box: 26 Fold: 34 Father C.C. Martindale - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 10/14/1918-11/15/1956

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Shane Leslie to Fr. C.C. Martindale and 2 TLS from Martindale to Shane Leslie.

Box: 26 Fold: 35 John Maunsell
Datespan 1959-63

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS Christmas greeting card from John Maunsell to Shane Leslie. Also includes 2 autograph copies of letters from Shane Leslie to 1. Gladys Duchess of Marlborough with reference to Father Maunsell (ALS 5/15/1959 with xerox copy); and 2. Father Maunsell (ALS Christmas 1963). Also includes TLS (4/9/1963) to Shane Leslie re relics of Parnell belonging to Father Maunsell and wanted by the National Museum of Ireland.

Box: 26 Fold: 36 Sheila Mayhew
Letter(s) dated 1/23/1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Sheila Mayhew (3 sheets/6 pages): "My dear Shane, This is to send you my very belated thanks for the enchanting poems - particularly for "The Dead Horseman" which might have been written for my father, & which I love more than I can find words to say..."

Box: 26 Fold: 37 Sheila Mayhew - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 4/23/1938-4/3/1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains 11 ALS from Shane Leslie to Sheila Mayhew.

Box: 26 Fold: 38 Sheila Mayhew - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 1/17/1940-8/6/1952

DESCRIPTION: Contains 14 ALS, 1 undated ALS, 1 AL fragment from Shane Leslie to Sheila Mayhew. References to World War Two, e.g., ALS 1/17/1940: "...I hear...the Germans have sent the French a fairly reasonable Peace Plan with Goering as chancellor, Hitler as president and the rest sacked. Beaverbrook is for it but the French want to fight." Reference also to last illness of Leonie Leslie, ALS 5/15/1940: "...My mother is dying but very gamely and amusingly..."

Box: 26 Fold: 39 Sheila Mayhew - Corres. from Shane Leslie (transcriptions)
Letter(s) dated 4/10/1938-9/27/1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed transcriptions by Iris Leslie of letters from Shane Leslie to Sheila Mayhew. 5 letters total, each with carbon copy.

Box: 26 Fold: 40 William Somerset Maugham
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains the following items -

1. Autograph note on envelope by Shane Leslie listing the following items: "Two letters from Somerset Maugham also some leaves from his Diary when we served together in the American Ambulance with the 2nd French Army 1914."

2. ALS dated June 4, on stationery from the Gritti Palace-Hotel, Venice: "Dear Shane Leslie, Forgive me if this is not the right way to address you. I have no means here of consulting Who's Who, Burder, or the Peerage. If I have addressed you wrongly I apologise. Yes, it would be very nice to have my name on the plaque, though I cannot say that I deserve it..."

3. ALS dated August 4, on stationery from Villa Mauresque, Cap Ferrat: "Dear Shane, Here are the bits & pieces. They are uncorrected copies by my secretary from the revised diary; & I don't suppose they will be of the least use to you. But if there's anything here you can use will you let me know & I will try to give it a little more shape & to punctuate it properly..."

4. Six paginated typescript pages, with some autograph corrections in red ink.

Box: 26 Fold: 41 Nora Mellor
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS to Shane Leslie from Nora Mellor. Includes magazine article clipping of a review of Aleister Crowley's autobiography. Also includes typed transcription by Iris Leslie of a letter from Shane Leslie to Mellor, dated 1/3/1963: "I read with interest what you say of experiencing the presence of the dead. That has occurred to me with several of the women whom I have loved, unworthily enough. Far more wonderful than a visible phantom is a sign and the surrounding insistence that such and such a dear one is present. I had experiences of entrancing and satisfying power after the deaths of my Marjorie -- of Judy Rhodes and May Hawkes. The more recent was after the second war when a dear friend Lady Athlumney drowned herself in Ireland just before staring off to England where I was expecting her..."

Box: 26 Fold: 42 Ruby Melville - Corres. from Shane Leslie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL from Shane Leslie to Ruby Melville describing the wedding of Sibyl Hawkes (3 pages).

Box: 26 Fold: 43 Sir Francis Meynell
Letter(s) dated 1/4/1914-7/29/1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 ALS to Shane Leslie from Sir Francis Meynell.

Box: 26 Fold: 44 Sir Francis Meynell
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 undated ALS to Shane Leslie from Sir Francis Meynell, founder of the Nonesuch Press (1923), and brother of Viola Meynell (poet and writer). Reference to Viola Meynell's letters about which Meynell writes: "There is no likelihood of...publication"; to his first wife Hilda's illness; and to World War One: "Daily the sadness and the horror grow. A spriritual renascence or even a social, born out of the wedding of such horrors and such fear, would have been something gained; but there is not even this. Cruelty and blood and lust are in the air even here, here far from any shells but those of the Zeppelins. I was in Soho when they came over London. The restaurants and theatres emptied; women lay fainting on the pavement...and twenty minutes after...the thousand prostitutes in Shaftesbury Avenue were conducting their "business as usual." The shadow of death is a mighty thing, but this flame of death, this trumpet of doom, is a mightier. There was terror for a little time, but there was no understanding..."

Box: 26 Fold: 45 Viola (Prue) Meynell
Letter(s) dated 4/29/1943-8/26/1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains 14 ALS to Shane Leslie from Viola (Prue) Meynell.

Box: 26 Fold: 46 Viola Meynell
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 undated ALS, 1 ACS to Shane Leslie from Viola Meynell.

Box: 26 Fold: 47 Viola Meynell - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 8/8/1932-3/14/1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS from Shane Leslie to Viola Meynell. ALS 3/14/1951 refers to death of Marjorie Ide Leslie.

Box: 26 Fold: 48 Viola Meynell - Corres. from Shane Leslie (transcr.)
Letter(s) dated 9/10/1949-7/3/1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 letters from Shane Leslie to Viola Meynell, in typed transcriptions by Iris Leslie. Total: 9 pages.

Box: 26 Fold: 49 Viola Meynell - Corres. re death
Incomplete date, c.1956

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Olivia Eaverly (sp?) re death of Viola Meynell: "My dear Shane - You will grieve with us at the death of Viola - last night, at Greatham. She had been critically ill for seven days before, but the end was in an eased sleep. I want to tell you of it knowing your affection and concern..."

Box: 26 Fold: 50 Wilfrid Meynell - Corres. to Leonie Leslie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Wilfrid Meynell to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 26 Fold: 51 Wilfrid Meynell - Corres. to Lady Leslie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Wilfrid Meynell addressed to "Lady Leslie" (probably Leonie Blanche Leslie).

Box: 26 Fold: 52 Wilfrid Meynell - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Wilfrid Meynell to Shane Leslie.

Box: 26 Fold: 53 Wilfrid Meynell - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 2/10/1917-12/27/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS from Wilfrid Meynell to Shane Leslie.

Box: 26 Fold: 54 Wilfrid Meynell - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 3/21/1918-1943

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Wilfrid Meynell to Shane Leslie. Reference to reading the latter's book, "The End of the Chapter."

Box: 26 Fold: 55 Wilfrid Meynell - Corres. to Shane Leslie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 undated ALS from Wilfrid Meynell to Shane Leslie. References to Hilaire Belloc.

Box: 26 Fold: 56 Wilfrid Meynell - Corres. Rec'd
Postmarked 8/2/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with envelope from Angela Mond (sp?) to Wilfrid Meynell.

Box: 26 Fold: 57 Wilfrid Meynell - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 11/12/1915-1/19/1922

DESCRIPTION: Contains 21 ALS, 1 TLS from Shane Leslie to Wilfrid Meynell. Many references to the Dublin Review. At one time Meynell had invited Sir Shane to become editor (ALS 4/15/1916).

Box: 26 Fold: 58 Wilfrid Meynell - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 1926-1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains 12 ALS, 1 undated ALS from Shane Leslie to Wilfrid Meynell.

Box: 27 Fold: 1 Wilfrid & Viola Meynell - Corres. from Shane Leslie (transcr)
1910-1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed transcriptions by Iris C. Leslie of correspondence from Shane Leslie to Wilfrid and Viola Meynell. Total 86 pages (note error in original pagination). Includes note: "SL to Wilfrid Meynell (Georgetown) Originals at Greatham in Sussex."

Box: 27 Fold: 2 Wilfrid Meynell - Corres. from Shane Leslie (transcr)
1910-1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains duplicates of typed transcriptions by Iris Leslie of correspondence from Shane Leslie to Wilfrid Meynell (datespan c.1910-1946).

Box: 27 Fold: 3 Wilfrid Meynell - Corres. from Shane Leslie (transcr)
1911-1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed transcriptions of correspondence from Shane Leslie to Wilfrid Meynell, total 5 pages. Includes letter from Sir Shane to Marjorie Madan re death of Wilfrid Meynell, dated 10/26/1948.

Box: 27 Fold: 4 Lord Midleton (St. John Brodrick)
Date unclear: 12/19/1924?

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Lord Midleton to Edmund Talbot concerning Irish political affairs, 4 pages, 2 sheets: "My dear Edmund, When you are in Rome you are sure to see Cardinal Gasquet - and others. Do you not think it would be well to let them know to what a large extent the new Archbishop of Armagh is responsible for the present break up in Ireland?..."

Box: 27 Fold: 5 Sir Eugen Millington-Drake, K.C.M.G.
Letter(s) dated 6/5/58-7/2/67

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TLS from Sir Eugen Millington-Drake to Shane Leslie.

Box: 27 Fold: 6 Eric Milner-White
Letter(s) dated 2/1/1900-3/14/1955

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS & TLS from Eric Milner-White to Shane Leslie.

Box: 27 Fold: 7 Ronald Moffat
Letter(s) dated 12/23/1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + ANS Christmas greeting to Shane Leslie from Ronald Moffat.

Box: 27 Fold: 8 Mab Wilson Moltke
Letter(s) dated 1938-1957

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS, 3 TLS to Shane Leslie from Mab Moltke.

Box: 27 Fold: 9 Mab Moltke - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 2/3/1955

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Shane Leslie to Mab Moltke.

Box: 27 Fold: 10 Bernard Law Montgomery
Letter(s) dated 5/17/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Shane Leslie to Bernard Law Montgomery: "I have definitely stopped the interview. I have a great sense of Ld. R's justice and wisdom. Could you read and forward the enclosed to Gen. Hutchison. I do not want a mischievous censor to read it..."

Box: 27 Fold: 11 Evan Frederic Morgan
Letter(s) dated 1/13/1928-3/8/1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TLS to Shane Leslie from the Honorable Evan Frederic Morgan. Includes 1 TLS to Marjorie Leslie dated 8/31/1940, with reference to John Norman Leslie being taken prisoner of war during World War Two.

Box: 27 Fold: 12 Alan Moore
1940-1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Alan Moore to Shane Leslie. ALS 2/9/1951 expresses sympathy at the death of Marjorie Ide Leslie. Includes carbon copy of typescript biographical entry on Norman Moore by Alan Moore solicited and published by the Dictionary of National Biography, 14 pages. Also includes printed biographical essay on Norman Moore by Michael J. Linnett (1947), "The Life and Works of Sir Norman Moore," inscribed to Shane Leslie by Alan Moore (5/7/1949).

Box: 27 Fold: 13 George Moore
1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph copy by Shane Leslie of a letter he wrote to George Moore (11/9/1916). Includes autograph transcriptions by Shane Leslie of 6 ALS from George Moore to Leonie Blanche Leslie (only one is dated, 9/22/1916).

Box: 27 Fold: 14 Norman Moore
Letter(s) dated 10/27/1912-12/20/1919

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS, 1 ACS to Shane Leslie from Norman Moore.

Box: 27 Fold: 15 Patricia Moore
Letter(s) dated 2/11/1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Patricia Moore.

Box: 27 Fold: 16 Dermot Michael Macgregor Morrah
Letter(s) dated 5/10/1957

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from Dermot Morrah.

Box: 27 Fold: 17 Edward Patrick Morris
Letter(s) dated 10/14/1920-2/15/1921

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 TLS to Shane Leslie from Lord Morris re meeting with Archbishop Mannix to ascertain "...whether is would not be possible through him to open up negotiations with (Eamon) De Valera to try and stop this awful condition of things in Ireland by agreeing to some form of Home Rule..." (TLS 10/14/1920).

Box: 27 Fold: 18 Sir Owen Morshead
Letter(s) dated 2/22/1943-4/13/1964

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 TLS, 4 ALS to Shane Leslie from Sir Owen Morshead, librarian of Windsor Castle, and assistant Keeper of the Royal Archives. Reference to the papers of the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Connaught.

Box: 27 Fold: 19 Sir Desmond Morton
Letter(s) dated 6/10/1942-5/5/1944

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 TLS, 1 ALS to Shane Leslie from Sir Desmond John Morton, personal assistant to the British prime minister. References to numerous political and clerical officials on education, religious, and war issues, including Brendan Bracken, Archbishop Richard Downey, Denis J. Cardinal Dougherty of Philadelphia - see especially the latter's protest against Allied military action against Rome, TLS 6/30/1943, about which Sir Desmond's writes: "...The bombing of Rome by the Allies would be no more nor less than a legitimate military act, having nothing to do with anti-clericalism and still less with wreaking vengeance. I cannot agree that "the Catholic world would regard as a sacrilege the bombardment of the Holy City." Even if the Vatican can lay claim to such a title, Rome cannot..."

Box: 27 Fold: 20 Walter Moyne
Letter(s) dated 2/17/1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Walter Moyne.

Box: 27 Fold: 21 Msgr. J. Moyes
Letter(s) dated 5/28/1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Msgr. J. Moyes re the attitude of the Roman Catholic Church on annulment of marriages.

Box: 27 Fold: 22 Peter J. Muldoon
Letter(s) dated 4/29/1919

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Peter J. Muldoon, Bishop of Rockford, Illinois, and chairman of the board of trustees for the National Catholic War Council.

Box: 27 Fold: 23 Daphne Mul-Holland
Letter(s) dated 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 ALS to Shane Leslie from Daphne Mul-Holland.



Box: 27 Fold: 24 Charles Alexander Phipps Murison
Letter(s) dated 10/13/1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from Charles Alexander Phipps Murison, with comments after reading the former's book, "The Irish Tangle" (1946).

Box: 27 Fold: 25 Charles Murphy
Letter(s) dated 6/5/1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from Charles Murphy, solicitor of Murphy, fisher & Sherwood, Ottawa, Canada, petitioning assistance with the release of two men in Irish prisons. Total, 4 typed pages.

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