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SIR SHANE LESLIE PAPERS
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Box: 29 Fold: 9 E. Gordon Selwyn
Letter(s) dated 12/4/1950-9/12/1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS to Shane Leslie from E. Gordon Selwyn, Dean of Winchester. Includes newspaper obituary for Dr. Selwyn.

Box: 29 Fold: 10 Horatia Seymour
Letter(s) dated 9/9/1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from cousin Horatia Seymour.

Box: 29 Fold: 11 Constance Shaftesbury
Incomplete dates

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS to Shane Leslie from Constance Shaftesbury.

Box: 29 Fold: 12 Thomas J. Shahan
Letter(s) dated 1/16/1918-11/18/1919

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TLS, 1 ALS to Shane Leslie from Thomas Shahan, rector, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Box: 29 Fold: 13 Thomas H. Shannon
Letters dated 7/7/1921-9/3/1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS dated 7/7/1921, TLS dated 9/3/1951 and fragment of typed letter from Right Reverend Thomas H. Shannon, Chicago, to Shane Leslie.

Box: 29 Fold: 14 George Bernard Shaw
Letter(s) dated 7/28/1943-11/15/1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains the following items pertaining to the great playwright, George Bernard Shaw -

1. ACS to Shane Leslie from GBS, 7/28/1943 refusing the Order of Merit: "Not on your life, Shane. I could have had it years ago; but I refused on the ground that I had already conferred it irrevocably on myself, which was better than a revocable award (like Casement's title) from any other source. Titles and honors are for those whose services are beyond public knowledge and comprehension. Literary stars are monstrously overrated. O.M. suggests Old Man. It ought to mean Ordinary Man, implying "Thou too art mortal." Includes autograph transcription by Sir Shane of this card.

2. 2 ACS (glued together), from GBS to Sir Shane, 11/4/1947, 12/7/1947 re the disposal of his ashes. Sir Shane had attempted to have Shaw's remains buried at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. On verso, a printed poem by Shane Leslie, "John Bulls Other Abbey. Bernard Shaw at Westminster..."

3. TLS to Shane Leslie from Lennox Robinson, 11/15/1950 re George Bernard Shaw's posthumous affairs.

4. Newsclipping, "Burial of G.B.S. Letters to Sir Shane Leslie," citing the above correspondence.

Box: 29 Fold: 15 J.W. Shaw
Letter(s) dated 4/2/1924

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from J.W. Shaw, archbishop of New Orleans re death of Monsignor Hume.

Box: 29 Fold: 16 Belle & Richard Sheppard
Letter(s) dated 4/18/1932

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from Richard Sheppard. Includes ALS from Belle Sheppard.

Box: 29 Fold: 17 Sir John Tresidder Sheppard
Letter(s) dated 3/22/1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Sir John Tresidder Sheppard, provost of King's College, Cambridge, and senior fellow at Eton College (1933-54).

Box: 29 Fold: 18 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Clara Jerome Frewen
Letter(s) dated 11/22/1904

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Clare Sheridan to her mother Clara Jerome Frewen.

Box: 29 Fold: 19 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Moreton Frewen
Letter(s) dated 2/4/1921-3/21/1921

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Clare Sheridan to her father Moreton Frewen re her visit to New York.

Box: 29 Fold: 20 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to May Hawkes
Letter(s) dated 3/25/1931-4/24/1932

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS from Clare Sheridan to May Hawkes.

Box: 29 Fold: 21 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to May Hawkes
Letter(s) dated 1933-1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains 14 ALS from Clare Sheridan to May Hawkes.

Box: 29 Fold: 22 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to May Hawkes
Letter(s) dated 3/19/1936-10/26/1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS from Clare Sheridan to May Hawkes. Reference to death of the latter's son (ALS 10/26/1937).

Box: 29 Fold: 23 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to May Hawkes
Letter(s) dated 2/1/1943

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS (2/1/1943) from Clare Sheridan to May Hawkes. Includes undated ALS with reference to Count Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff(?), German diplomat. Also includes AL fragment.

Box: 29 Fold: 24 Clare Sheridan - Corres. from Lesley Jowitt
Letter(s) dated 5/13/1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Lesley Jowitt to Clare Sheridan, with reference to Albrecht Bernstorff.

Box: 29 Fold: 25 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 1902-08

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Clare Sheridan to Shane Leslie.

Box: 29 Fold: 26 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 10/17/1918-10/19/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Clare Sheridan to Shane Leslie re art appreciation in America and her acquaintance with painter John Noble (ALS 10/19/1918).

Box: 29 Fold: 27 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 10/11/1920-10/23/1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Clare Sheridan to Shane Leslie, written from Moscow with reference to her sculpture of Trotsky. Re her family's concern vis a vis her visit to Moscow (ALS 10/17/1920): "...Have no anxieties about me and believe no reports. I do not gather on what basis the family is so upset. Is it for my safety? I am safe. Is it moral? There is no scandal. Is it political prejudice? I have come on no political mission. I am 35 and a working woman, I have come where there is work...I am the guest of the Government and everyone is chivalrous, and not over-chivalrous. I find my Bolshevik friends are people to depend on..."

Includes description of her subject, Trotsky (ALS 10/23/1920): "He is a charming personality, with a keen forceful sensitive face, & a particularly delightful voice - we have discussed everything from Shakespeare, Shelley & Sheridan to international politics, to mutual personalities! He has the subtle mind of a Latin, who can convey anything without actually expressing it. His talk is full of imagination & imagery. Of course this place has spoilt one for brains, everyone is so brilliant, but Trotski is perhaps the most delightful to talk to that I have met yet..."

Total: 3 dated letters, 14 pages.

Box: 29 Fold: 28 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 7/27/1921-10/4/1926

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Clare Sheridan to Shane Leslie. Reference to death of Jennie Churchill (ALS 7/27/1921).

Box: 29 Fold: 29 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 8/4/1930-9/16/1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS, 1 ACS postcard from Clare Sheridan to Shane Leslie.

Box: 29 Fold: 30 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 4/23/1943-5/29/1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS from Clare Sheridan to Shane Leslie.

Box: 29 Fold: 31 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 8/25/1950-8/22/1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS, 1 ACS, 1 typed transcription from Clare Sheridan to Shane Leslie recounting a meeting with Winston Churchill and the U.S. ambassador to London.

Box: 29 Fold: 32 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Shane Leslie
Incomplete dates

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 undated ALS + fragment (page 1 of 5 missing) from Clare Sheridan to Shane Leslie.

Box: 29 Fold: 33 Clare Sheridan - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 1/28/1904-10/18/1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Shane Leslie to Clare Sheridan. Includes illustrated envelope addressed by Sir Shane to Clare Frewen (Sheridan).

Box: 29 Fold: 34 Clare Sheridan - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 10/16/1926-12/25/1926

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Shane Leslie to Clare Sheridan.

Box: 29 Fold: 35 Clare Sheridan - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 8/1/1930-9/30/1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS from Shane Leslie to Clare Sheridan.

Box: 29 Fold: 36 Clare Sheridan - Corres. from Shane Leslie (transcriptions)
Letter(s) dated 1899-1957

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed transcriptions by Iris Leslie of letters from Shane Leslie to Clare Sheridan. 19 pages.

Box: 29 Fold: 37 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Marjorie Leslie
Letter(s) dated 11/16/1926

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Clare Sheridan to Marjorie Leslie.

Box: 29 Fold: 38 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Leonie Leslie
Letter(s) dated c.1920-1936

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Clare Sheridan to her aunt Leonie Blanche Leslie.

Box: 29 Fold: 39 Clare Sheridan - Corres. to Richard ("Dicky") Sheridan
Letter(s) dated 10/29/1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Clare Sheridan probably to her son Richard Sheridan re his career plans (in acting).

Box: 29 Fold: 40 Clare Sheridan - Correspondence (transcriptions)
Letter(s) dated 1/20/1901-1/1/1908

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed transcriptions of correspondence from Clare Sheridan to Hugh Frewen, Moreton Frewen, and Clara Frewen. These transcriptions were originally inserted into Anita Leslie's book, "Mr. Frewen of England," now catalogued in the Special Collections Division book collection.

Box: 29 Fold: 41 Clare Sheridan - Correspondence about
Letter(s) dated 5/18/1967-9/6/1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ACS from David Payne to Shane Leslie re the grave of Clare Sheridan's daughter at Peper Harow (sp?) churchyard. Includes TLS (2/23/1970) from Rev. P.W. Hill, Brede Rectory re death of Clare Sheridan.

Box: 29 Fold: 42 Clare Sheridan - Exhibition Catalogue
Exhibition datespan 4/27/1971-5/23/1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains printed exhibition catalogue of Clare Sheridan's works shown at the Rye Art Gallery, Sussex, England.

Box: 29 Fold: 43 Richard ("Dicky") Sheridan - Corres. to May Hawkes
Undated letter

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to May Hawkes from Richard Sheridan, son of Clare Sheridan, requesting permission to visit her in London while looking for passage on board a ship bound for Australia.

Box: 29 Fold: 44 Richard Brinsley Sheridan
1805

DESCRIPTION: Contains signed theatre ticket and ink sketch by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, author of "The School for Scandal."

Box: 29 Fold: 45 Wilfrid Sheridan
Letter(s) dated 1/1/1908

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Wilfrid Sheridan to Clare Sheridan re Moreton Frewen's financial distress.

Box: 30 Fold: 1 Canon F.John Shirley
Letter(s) dated 6/29/1957-7/7/1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 TLS to Shane Leslie from Canon f. John Shirley, King's School, Canterbury.

Box: 30 Fold: 2 Evelyn & Kathleen Shirley
Letter(s) dated c.1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Kathleen Shirley to Shane Leslie. Includes ALS from Evelyn Shirley.

Box: 30 Fold: 3 Eleanor Smith
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS to Shane Leslie from Eleanor Smith re deaths of F.E. Smith and Bianca Locher-Lampson (sp?).

Box: 30 Fold: 4 Hazel Littlefield Smith
Letter(s) dated 10/14/1947-5/3/1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains 15 ALS to Hazel Littlefield Smith from Shane Leslie. Includes newspaper clippings and 1 color photograph of Shane Leslie.

Box: 30 Fold: 5 Roger Pearsall Smith
Letter(s) dated 1/23/1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Roger Pearsall Smith re death of Lytton Strachey.

Box: 30 Fold: 6 J.G. and Mary Snead-Cox
Incomplete dates

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from J.G. Snead-Cox to Shane Leslie. Includes TLS from Mary Snead-Cox.

Box: 30 Fold: 7 Olivia Somerby
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS to Shane Leslie from Olivia Somerby.

Box: 30 Fold: 8 Bridget Somerleyton
Letter(s) dated 2/19/1952

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Bridget Somerleyton.

Box: 30 Fold: 9 Edith Somerville
Letter(s) dated 3/7/1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Edith Somerville.

Box: 30 Fold: 10 Archbishop of Southwark, Peter Emmanuel Amigo
Letter(s) dated 8/24/1943

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from the Archbishop of Southwark, Peter Emmanuel Amigo.

Box: 30 Fold: 11 Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman
Letter(s) dated 6/1/1962-6/8/1963

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 TLS to Shane Leslie from Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York. Reference to Sir Shane's biography on Cardinal Gasquet (1953).

Box: 30 Fold: 12 M.J. Splaine
Letter(s) dated 11/18/1918-8/20/1919

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 TLS to Shane Leslie from M.J. Splaine, St. Joseph's Rectory, Roxbury, Massachusetts, re Sir Shane's visit to the U.S. as representative of the political interests of Ireland.

Box: 30 Fold: 13 Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letter(s) dated 4/27/1916-10/29/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 14 ALS from Shane Leslie to Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice re Ireland, and the effect of political events there on the U.S. Reference also to Canada (ALS 7/17/1917): "The Canadian situation seems very grievous offering parallels with ours in Ireland. In the first place the French Canadians were as pro-French as the Irish were at the beginning of the war. A Quebec member told me that if England had not helped France the french Canadians would have given trouble. It is extraordinary what English officials can do (for the Borden Govt is more English than Canadian). They have hopelessly alienated the French Canadians who are convince that conscription is not a military necessity so much as a political move to split the Liberals to enable Orange Ontario to score Catholic Quebec and to disqualify the Church in Imperial eyes....The Canadian Nationalist is not far removed from the Irish Sinn Feiner..."

Box: 30 Fold: 14 Tom Spring-Rice
Letter(s) dated 9/15/1917-9/27/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Tom Spring-Rice re the Roman Catholic Church in Mexico: "...The trouble is that the Mexican bishops are constantly giving open expression to their pro-german (not "neutral") sentiments. They make out, of course, that they are merely pacifists. But one of them recently stated in reply to charges of pro-Germanism that the church would be much more free and prosperous in the event of German victory; that the English were protestants and the French heathen, and when reproached with ingratitude for all we had done - e.g. the rescue of the Bishop of Zacatecas, the nuns of Gomez Palacio, the religious institutions in Mexico City, etc., etc. he actually answered that it was due to Japanese, not British, help." Includes ALS from Shane Leslie to Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice (9/15/1917) which also includes an autograph transcription of a letter to Sir Shane from Richard H. Tierney, S.J.

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