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Box: 2 Fold: 47 Sir William Butler - Article by Patrick Butler
Typescript dated 9/4/1945

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs 8pp/8 sheets, but Patrick Butler: "Rough Draft of an article I began on 16/11/1938, but never went on with....P.R.B. 4/9/1945....I have long felt the urge to write a study of my Father, Sir William Francis Butler, but somehow have never been able to bring myself to do it..."

Box: 2 Fold: 48 Sir William Butler - Article by Sir Hugh Clifford
Published in Cornhill Magazine, December 1912

DESCRIPTION: Contains clipping of an article on Sir William Butler by Sir Hugh Clifford, published in the Cornhill Magazine.

Box: 2 Fold: 49 Sir William Butler - Notes by Shane Leslie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous autograph notes by Shane Leslie about Sir William Butler. Includes the covers of a notebook (textblock missing) labelled by hand, "General Sir William Butler."

Box: 2 Fold: 50 Revd. R. d'E. A. Byrn
Letter dated 6/30/1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from Rev. R. d'E.A. Byrn, Parish of Wickford, re the death of the latter's mother.

Box: 2 Fold: 51 Donn Byrne
c.1923/1924

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Donn Byrne re the former's books, "Masquerade" and "Doomsland."

Box: 2 Fold: 52 Erik (Lord) Caledon
Letters dated 1939-1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS dated 10/8/1939 and 6/25/1950, 2 undated ALS by Erik James Desmond Alexander, 5th Earl of Caledon.

Box: 2 Fold: 53 John Dudley Carleton
Letter dated 7/19/1965

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from John Dudley Carleton, headmaster, Westminster School, re the former's recent visit and lecture on ghost stories.

Box: 2 Fold: 54 Montgomery Carmichael
Letter dated 12/15/1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from Montgomery Carmichael re an article on heraldry written by the latter.

Box: 2 Fold: 55 Ruby (Frewen) Carson & Edward Carson
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1. Contains 2 ALS to Shane Leslie from Ruby Carson (nee Frewen). Reference to the murder of Sir Henry Wilson.

2. Includes transcriptions by Shane Leslie of 2 letters (one dated 12/29/1913) from Edward Carson to Moreton Frewen, referring to Bourke Cockran, Tim Healy and Irish politics.

Box: 2 Fold: 56 Louis Carl Casartelli
Letter dated 11/28/1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Louis Carl Casartelli, Bishop of Salford, re an article about the Vatican during World War One to be written by Shane Leslie.

Box: 2 Fold: 57 John Cavanaugh, C.S.C.
Letter dated 8/21/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from John Cavanaugh, C.S.C., president of University of Notre Dame, Indiana, re World War One: "...Isn't there a growing feeling that the war is coming to an end" I am not so simple, of course, as to think that the winning of a few farms on the Western Line would make and (sic) difference..."

Box: 2 Fold: 58 Rachel Chance
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie and ALS addressed to "Lady Leslie." No year given. Thank you notes for Shane Leslie's lecture to the Ladies Conservative Luncheon Club.

Box: 2 Fold: 59 Daphne Chandos
c.1940

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS to Shane Leslie from Daphne Chandos.

Box: 2 Fold: 60 Alphonse Chapeau
Letters dated 10/20/1962-12/31/1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS to Shane Leslie from l'Abbe Alphonse Chapeau.

Box: 2 Fold: 61 Alphonse Chapeau - Letters from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 1/29/1946-2/25/1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS from Shane Leslie to Pere Chapeau, + 1 ALS from Shane Leslie to Father Riordan concerning Pere Chapeau.

Box: 2 Fold: 62 Alphonse Chapeau - Letters from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 10/1/1962-Christmas 1962

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 ALS from Shane Leslie to Pere Chapeau.

Box: 2 Fold: 63 Alphonse Chapeau - Letters from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 5/2/1963-12/19/1963

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS from Shane Leslie to Pere Chapeau.

Box: 2 Fold: 64 Alphonse Chapeau - Letters from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 4/8/1964-12/23/1964

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS from Shane Leslie to Pere Chapeau.

Box: 2 Fold: 65 Alphonse Chapeau - Letters from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 3/22/1965-12/2/1965

DESCRIPTION: Contains 11 ALS from Shane Leslie to Pere Chapeau re a visit to France by Shane Leslie.

Box: 2 Fold: 66 Alphonse Chapeau - Letters from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 12/12/1966-12/19/1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS from Shane Leslie to Pere Chapeau.

Box: 2 Fold: 67 Alphonse Chapeau - Letters from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 9/11/1968-1/15/1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 dated ALS, 2 undated ALS from Shane Leslie to Pere Chapeau. Includes 1 b/w photograph showing Shane Leslie and Iris C. Leslie, as well as Pere Chapeau.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 Robert William Chapman
Letter dated 10/2/1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Robert William Chapman to Shane Leslie: "I don't think you can identify Bildmay with Gladstone. It is clear from Ph.R. that Gresham = Gladstone. The equation Gresham = Gladstone Bildmay = Russell was made publicly in 1869..."

Box: 3 Fold: 2 G.K. Chesterton
Letters dated 7/20/1924-11/2/1924(?)

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 TLS to Shane Leslie from G.K. Chesterton as follows -

1. TLS 7/20/1924: "I really do not know how to ask your pardon or express my distress and remorse over the black blunder or crime of stupidity of which the enclosed is the shabby and miserable relic; like a dingy clue to a dead crime. What you find inside this envelope is not a tattered and faded document to be presented to the Dublin Museum, but a review that I did once really and truly write for the Dublin Review. Heaven knows how long it was ago; but you will see by the prehistoric stamped envelope, which I enclose, that I really did intent to send it..." (Note: enclosures cited not in present collection).

2. TLS 10/14/19--: "...I have just had a book sent me called Roman Converts by Arnold Lunn; devoted to enquiring, with a supercilious innocence, how it can really be that I and other people who can read and write have voluntarily become Catholics. The book is just moderate enough to be misleading; and I should very much like to write something about it somewhere..."

3. TLS 11/2/19--: "...I wish I could be a real editor...and as your are incidentally a real editor, among other and better things, I feel the more abashed before you. In which connection may I say that I do certainly read the Dublin Review, though I also read the New Witness...; and if you are so kind as to send a copy of the former I will see it is appreciated in the latter."

Box: 3 Fold: 3 Pam Chichester
Incomplete date

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Pam Chichester.

Box: 3 Fold: 4 Daphne Christie
Letters dated 2/3/1970-6/8/1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Daphne Christie to Shane Leslie.

Box: 3 Fold: 5 Clementine Churchill
Letters dated 12/7/1955-12/7/1956

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS to Shane Leslie from Clementine Churchill -

1. 12/7/1955: "If we had been spending Christmas in London we could have had a lovely Christmas Party for children of all ages. But we are retreating to Chartwell and as we are both a little tired we shall only be having the four grandchildren who live there & their small neighbours to a tiny party. I see you are going to the Williamsburg celebrations tonight. It is a great honour they are paying Winston."

2. 12/7/1956: "Could you come to tea with me next Monday the 10th at 4:30. I'm so glad you liked volume II."

Box: 3 Fold: 6 Jennie Churchill
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Jennie Churchill, possibly to Marjorie Ide Leslie, concerning her mother.

Box: 3 Fold: 7 Jennie Churchill - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 11/27/1915-1/29/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Shane Leslie to Jennie Churchill -

1. ALS 11/27/1915: "The full detail of Winston's speech has just arrived and I must write to tell you how great he looms in his mother country America. Bourke (Cockran) who is a great judge of oratory declares it is by far the greatest and most dramatic utterance during the war. The general sentiment in the U.S.A. is that by only mildly stating his case he has made everybody else look very cheap..."

2. ALS 12/9/1917: "Many thanks for your letter. You are right that the Irish question is not as bad as the Russian. The blame lies on the ministers and the ministers' Irish advisors who played the game as badly as it could be played from the American point of view. Sinn Fein cannot be suppressed but must be channelled..." Also refers to Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice.

3. ALS 1/29/1918 (with typed carbon copy): "...Washington is chaotic just at this time but (Woodrow) Wilson will get the better of his critics. He is a curious mixture of elastic and iron. I have met him lately as regards the Irish Question which he is very anxious for the Convention to settle so that he can hold the Irish influence and vote in America..."

Box: 3 Fold: 8 Jennie Churchill - Letters from Shane Leslie (copies)
Letters dated 11/27/1915-2/27/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of 11 ALS from Shane Leslie to his "Aunt Jane," Jennie Churchill. Originals in the Chartwell Trust, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Box: 3 Fold: 9 Jennie Churchill - Letters from Leonie Leslie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of 2 ALS from Leonie Leslie to Jennie Churchill -

1. (Undated, c.July 1915 as dated by Iris C. Leslie): "In the train. Darling - what an angel you have been to me these 2 days - Sympathy & practical help! - I loved that glimpse of you at Station - I hope it did not harm you to hurry so - We have just had luncheon out of my basket - lettuce & bananas just what Shane likes - & now he is dozing - I didn't get to bed till 4o'c - broad daylight - arrived with beautiful boots and lovely light tulle hats - & if I get to Ottawa - I shall appear in silver tea gown - & that chic parasol will tone up my day toilettes!!..."

2. U.S. M. "St. Paul" Friday August 21 (1915): "Dearest - We expect to land at Liverpool Sunday - & I shall go direct to Glaslough from there - unless some of you have wired to the ship that I am wanted in London..." and continues with bits of news about her visit to America.



Box: 3 Fold: 10 Randolph S. Churchill
Letter dated 10/15/1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from Randolph S. Churchill: "Many thanks for your letter which I was delighted to get. I am most excited about Disraeli's silver pen knife. I do thin it kind of you to make me such a splendid present. I am indeed sorry that our joint labours over your book came to nothing..."

Box: 3 Fold: 11 Winston Churchill
Letters dated 10/2/1920-12/5/1964

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TLS, 1 telegram (includes xerox copy), 1 ALS incomplete date, quoted in full as follows -

1. TLS 10/2/1920: "My dear Shane, You asked me what advice I would give to the Sinn Feiners, and I replied, "Quit murdering and start arguing." This is in no sense an offer of negotiation and could not be represented as such; but I am quite sure that the moment the murders cease the Irish question will enter upon a new phase, and I shall not be behindhand in doing my utmost to secure a good settlement. As long as the murder conspiracy goes on things will go from bad to worse: the military power of the British Government in Ireland will continually increase, and the whole prosperity of the country is sure to be affected by the continuance of these troubles."

2. TLS 2/5/1954: "My dear Shane, Thank you so much for your letter of February 24 telling me of our kinship to George Washington; how very interesting it is. Have you by any chance got the original? If you have I should be very glad to have a facsimile."

3. Telegram postmarked 12/5/1964: "Thank you dear Shane I am delighted to have this letter all good wishes Winston."

4. ALS 5/5/19--: "My dear Jack, You must do what you think best; but my opinion is you are making a mistake."

Box: 3 Fold: 12 Winston Churchill - Letters from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 2/15/1910-6/10/1922

DESCRIPTION: Contains original autograph, as well as autograph and typed copies of correspondence by Shane Leslie to Winston Churchill. Includes -

@ ALS 9/27/1920 responding to Churchill's views on Irish independence and particularly the Sinn Fein party.

@ ALS copy (original in the Chartwell Trust) 6/10/1922 re a biography on Mark Sykes by Shane Leslie about which he writes: "...It's literary and financial value will be considerably enhanced by any introduction you care to contribute.

@ ALS undated: "My dear Winston, I hope this reaches you in time to let you know how important Home Rule unconditional is in Ireland as an American war measure..."

Box: 3 Fold: 13 Winston Churchill - Reminiscences by Shane Leslie
1931-65

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph and typed manuscripts by Shane Leslie primarily concerning his observations at the funeral of Winston Churchill: "Iris and I sat behind the family mourners in St. Pauls - opposite De Gaulle...The Royal Family breaking all precedent in order to honour a commoner - sat in front of the catafalque surmounted by the coffin and six colossal candles..."

Box: 3 Fold: 14 Winston Churchill - Letters to Leonie Leslie (transcripts)
Letters dated 12/4/1914-6/11/1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph transcriptions by Shane Leslie, of 3 letters from Winston Churchill to Leonie Leslie.

Box: 3 Fold: 15 Winston Churchill - Correspondence about
Letters dated 2/25/1974-3/27/1974

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 typed carbons from Iris C. Leslie requesting permission to quote from correspondence by Winston Churchill to Shane Leslie. Includes TLS from M.A. Hoskin, archivist at Churchill College, Cambridge, and TLS from legal counsellor J.A. McCracken granting permission.

Box: 3 Fold: 16 Churchill Family - Correspondence (Misc.)
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1. Undated typed letter addressed, "Darling Gran," and signed "Devotedly Des." Includes lengthy description of a family gathering of the Churchill and Leslie families: "...Winston was very amusing and witty. After the port, everyone loosened up, and the future of the world was laid bare...Randolph full of news about Anita. Says she is looking wonderful. His first inkling she was in Cairo was when a little note appeared saying, "May I have a bath in your bath-room? I am your cousin, Anita Leslie." The baby Winston is sweet, and quite clever. It insisted upon showing me his "Doggy, his Teddy, and his Potty" with equal lack of embarrassment. Randolph adores him and is a devoted father...The house is beautiful - perfect Jacobean - hundreds of pictures and exquisite carpets, tapestries, etc. Clemmie was very charming..."

2. Undated ALS to Shane Leslie from Gwendolin ("Goonie") Churchill. 1 sheet/2 pages.

Box: 3 Fold: 17 Marie Elsie Clews
Letter dated 4/17/1953-1/20/1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS, 3 ACS from Marie Elsie Clews (Mrs. Henry Clews) to Shane Leslie. ALS 4/17/1953: "Shane -- Here is a message from the past. You may not remember when one day many many years ago, you strode over the hills to Brede Place, Sussex, with a red bandana (sic) kerchief package balanced on hour head. Your shirt was wide open at the neck, your head thrown back & you were singing from pure joy at the top of your lungs. We, sitting on the lawn in the late afternoon with long shadows slanting through the trees, drinking tea, heard the song a long way off. "Hark, " I said, "What is that wild cry I hear?" - "Oh," said Mrs. Frewen, "that's just Shane, he's coming to spend the night." "Shane or Peer Gynt," I mused, "for he must be the will o' the wisp in person." And so you have been - I think - always..."

Box: 3 Fold: 18 Alan Clogher
Letters dated 9/24/1959-10/29/1965

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS to Shane Leslie from the Bishop of Clogher. Reference to the restoration of a portrait of John Leslie, a former bishop of Clogher.

Box: 3 Fold: 19 P.J. Clune, Archbishop of Perth
Letter dated 7/27/1921

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from P.J. Clune to Shane Leslie: "I wish to thank you very much for your kind reference to my efforts as a peacemaker. Evidently his Grace of Melbourne does not think as highly of them judging by his ungracious pubic references to them..."

Box: 3 Fold: 20 Anne Cockran
Letters dated 4/19/1915-11/7/1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Anne Cockran to Shane Leslie. Includes references to Bourke Cockran, her husband.

Box: 3 Fold: 21 Bourke Cochran
Letters dated 9/29/1901-1/6/1907

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Bourke Cockran to Shane Leslie. William Bourke Cockran was born in Ireland in 1854. He arrived in the United States in 1871. Cockran was a lawyer as well as prominent Democratic member of Congress. He was a strong advocate of the Gaelic movement in America and sponsored visits to the U.S. by both Winston Churchill and Shane Leslie in 1911. This correspondence includes references to Irish politics.

Box: 3 Fold: 22 Bourke Cockran
Letters dated 1/12/1910-11/23/1913

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS from Bourke Cockran to Shane Leslie. Includes congratulations to the latter for nationalist nomination to Parliament.

Box: 3 Fold: 23 Bourke Cockran
Letters dated 2/1/1914-12/9/1914

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Bourke Cockran to Shane Leslie. Includes references to U.S. political attitude toward Irish independence.

Box: 3 Fold: 24 Bourke Cockran
Letters dated 4/9/1915-11/9/1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Bourke Cockran to Shane Leslie.

Box: 3 Fold: 25 Bourke Cockran
Letters dated 1/12/1916-10/4/1916(?)

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Bourke Cockran to Shane Leslie.

Box: 3 Fold: 26 Bourke Cockran
Letters dated 1/5/1917-9/15/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 ALS from Bourke Cockran to Shane Leslie.

Box: 3 Fold: 27 Bourke Cockran
Letter dates 4/11/1918-12/8/1919

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 ALS from Bourke Cockran to Shane Leslie.

Box: 3 Fold: 28 Bourke Cockran
Letters dated 1/9/1920-12/30/1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS from Bourke Cockran to Shane Leslie.

Box: 3 Fold: 29 Bourke Cockran
Letters dated 2/21/1921-12/13/1921

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Bourke Cockran to Shane Leslie.

Box: 3 Fold: 30 Bourke Cockran
Letter dated 6/14/1922

DESCRIPTION: Contains lengthy ALS 12 pp/3 folio sheets, from Bourke Cockran to Shane Leslie.

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