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SIR SHANE LESLIE PAPERS
FOLDER LISTING


Box: 42 Fold: 11 Short Stories
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains notebook and looseleaf autograph manuscripts by Shane Leslie, designated, "Short Stories."

Box: 42 Fold: 12 Trees - Notes
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph notes (notebook), newsclippings and b/w photographs re trees, especially the American sequoia.

Box: 42 Fold: 13 "Dr. Shane Leslie's Newsletter"
1940

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 issues of a comic newsletter written by Shane Leslie for family and friends during the war year of 1940.

Box: 43 Fold: 1 Archbishop William Alexander
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains fragments of printed material about Archbishop William Alexander.

Box: 43 Fold: 2 Nancy Astor
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph transcription of a review: "Sir Shane Leslie has completed his comic-cursory study of Nancy Lady Astor which though not submitted to the venerable but sparkling subject of the book shows remarkable insight into Lady Astor's mind and feelings..."

Box: 43 Fold: 3 John James Audubon
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph notes by Shane Leslie about John James Audubon, the great naturalist and painter. (3 pages)

Box: 43 Fold: 4 Maurice Baring
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph notes by Shane Leslie re Maurice Baring. (2 pages)



Box: 43 Fold: 5 Robert Hugh Benson
1959-1964

DESCRIPTION: 1. Autograph notes by Shane Leslie re Robert Hugh Benson.

2. Typescript for an article, entitled, "Robert Hugh Benson."

3. Printed version of same article by Shane Leslie, "Robert Hugh Benson: Some Personal Memories."

4. Typescript for bibliography of by Benson. Prepared by David Watkin.

5. 2 ALS from David Watkin to Shane Leslie, 7/14/1964 & 8/5/1964.

6. Printed program for the annual Cambridge conference of the University Catholic Federation of Great Britain, entitled, "Three Cambridge Men: Lord Acton, Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson, Sir Edmund Whittaker." Held 20-22 February, 1959. Speakers list includes Shane Leslie, a friend of Benson's.



Box: 43 Fold: 6 Lord Blandford, 8th Duke of Marlborough
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph notes by Shane Leslie re George Charles, 8th Duke of Marlborough and Marquess of Blandford.

Box: 43 Fold: 7 Ava (Bodley) Waverley
1927-1965

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 ALS to Shane Leslie from Ava Viscountess Waverley, daughter of J.E.C. Bodley. Datespan: c.1927-1965. Includes typed letter draft (8/17/1960) from Shane Leslie re the Charles Dilke case.



Box: 43 Fold: 8 Evelyn Bodley
1950-1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Evelyn Bodley, wife of J.E.C. Bodley, written to Shane Leslie re the Dilke case.

Box: 43 Fold: 9 J.E.C. Bodley
Letters dated: 1913-1921

DESCRIPTION: Contains 18 ALS to Shane Leslie from J.E.C. Bodley.

Box: 43 Fold: 10 "Memoir of J.E.C. Bodley" - Correspondence about
Letters dated: 1914-1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence re "Memoir of J.E.C. Bodley" by Shane Leslie. Correspondents include: G(eorge?) S. Barnes, 2 ALS 1930; Bourke Cockran, ALS copy 2/1/1914; Violet Carruthers to Captain Roskill, TL carbon 11/5/1958; Richard Ellmann, ALS 7/31/1977; Sheila Sokolov Grant, 2 TLS 1960; H.K. Hudson, 3 ALS 1930 & 1938, 1 TLS 1938; Gertrude Tuckwell, Charles Dilke's niece and biographer, ALS 1/5/1917. Includes ALS copy from Shane Leslie to Marjory Madan, 12/10/1958, and TL carbons from Shane Leslie to unidentified individuals. References in correspondence to Charles Dilke and Joseph Chamberlain, the former's political rival.

Box: 43 Fold: 11 "Memoir of J.E.C. Bodley" - Galleys
c.November 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains galleys for chapter 11 of "Memoir of J.E.C. Bodley," edited by Shane Leslie.

Box: 43 Fold: 12 "Memoir of J.E.C. Bodley" - Reviews
November 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains clippings of reviews of Shane Leslie's book, "Memoir of J.E.C. Bodley."

Box: 43 Fold: 13 Bodley Family - Miscellaneous
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph transcription of a letter from J.E.C. Bodley to Shane Leslie, dated 10/21/1913, re Charles Dilke and Cardinal Manning. Also includes postcard print of a painting by Josselin Bodley.

Box: 43 Fold: 14 Charles Dilke - Correspondence (transcriptions)
Letters dated: 1885-1886

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed transcriptions of correspondence by Charles Dilke addressed to Lady Venetia and to Grant Duff.

Box: 43 Fold: 15 Charles Dilke - Related Correspondence
Letters dated: 1886

DESCRIPTION: Contains letters relating to the Dilke case:

1. Emilia Francis Strong Dilke, second wife of Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke (2nd baronet), to Grant Duff (?), 2 ALS, 3/11/(11886?) &6/7/(1886?) -- these dates appear as 1556.

2. Lady Dilke to Lady Venetia, ALS 7/22/?. According to note on original storage envelope, this letter was finished by Charles Dilke.

3. Louis Malet to Grant Duff with enclosed note to Lady Duff, ALS 11/17 and 11/18/1886, re the Charles Dilke case.

4. Empty envelope addressed to Charles Dilke at his address, 76 Sloane Street, London.

5. Original storage envelope listing items in this folder. Note: Item #4 "Bodley on Manning and Dilke" is now located in folder 43:13 of this collection.

Box: 43 Fold: 16 "The Dilke Case" - Manuscript
undated/c.1930?

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph manuscript by Shane Leslie entitled, "The Dilke Case" re Charles Wentworth Dilke. (10 pages)

Box: 43 Fold: 17 "The Dilke Case" - Typescript
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript and typed fragments of Shane Leslie's essay on Charles Dilke, entitled, "The Dilke Case."

Box: 43 Fold: 18 Charles Dilke - Notebook
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph notes by Shane Leslie concerning the role of Cardinal Manning in the Charles Dilke divorce case/scandal.

Box: 43 Fold: 19 Charles Dilke - Miscellaneous notes
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains looseleaf autograph notes on the Dilke case by Shane Leslie.

Box: 43 Fold: 20 "Chamberlain, Parnell & Dilke" - Galley
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains galley proof for a letter to the editor of the Daily Telegraph from Shane Leslie, entitled, "Chamberlain, Parnell & Dilke."

Box: 43 Fold: 21 "Dilke in his own Defense"
1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains clippings of a printed article on the Charles Dilke divorce case by Shane Leslie. Entitled, "Dilke in his own Defence."

Box: 43 Fold: 22 "The Dilke Puzzle"
National Review, January 25, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains clipping of an article by Shane Leslie for the National Review, entitled, "The Dilke Puzzle." Re Charles Dilke.

Box: 43 Fold: 23 "Cardinal Manning in Mrs. Crawford's Journals"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains clipping of an article or possibly an excerpt from a biography by Shane Leslie on Cardinal Manning. Entitled, "Cardinal Manning in Mrs. Crawford's Journals" re the relationship of Manning and Virginia Crawford, who was allegedly Charles Wentworth's mistress.

Box: 43 Fold: 24 "Virginia Crawford, Sir Charles Dilke and Cardinal Manning"
1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript for an article by Shane Leslie re the Charles Dilke case, entitled, "Virginia Crawford, Sir Charles Dilke and Cardinal Manning." Submitted to and published by The Dublin Review.

Box: 43 Fold: 25 "Virginia Crawford, Sir Charles Dilke and Cardinal Manning"
The Dublin Review, Autumn 1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains clipping of an article by Shane Leslie for the Dublin Review, "Virginia Crawford, Sir Charles Dilke and Cardinal Manning."

Box: 43 Fold: 26 Charles Dilke - Newsclippings
c.1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains newsclippings re Charles Dilke and individuals related the to the scandal involving the divorce case of his mistress Virginia Crawford. Includes reference to Cardinal Manning a friend of Mrs. Crawford's and Dilke's.

Box: 43 Fold: 27 "Cardinal Bourne: A Study in Facts"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed manuscript with autograph corrections by Shane Leslie re Cardinal Bourne. Entitled, "Cardinal Bourne: A Study in Facts." (5 pages)

Box: 44 Fold: 1 Gilbert Keith Chesterton - Notes
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph notes (notebook) by Shane Leslie re G.K. Chesterton.

Box: 44 Fold: 2 Randolph Churchill's Resignation 1886
December 1886

DESCRIPTION: Contains printed clippings re the resignation of Lord Randolph Churchill.

Box: 44 Fold: 3 "Life of Winston Churchill" by Randolph Churchill (Review)
c.1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph manuscript by Shane Leslie of his review of a biography on Winston Churchill by Randolph Churchill, published by Heinemann, 1966.

Box: 44 Fold: 4 "Winston - A Cousinly Memory"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed manuscript by Shane Leslie entitled, "Winston - Cousinly Memory." (25 pages)

Box: 44 Fold: 5 "Winston's Bibliography"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed manuscript by Shane Leslie entitled, "Winston's Bibliography" re works about Winston Churchill.

Box: 44 Fold: 6 Horace de Vere Cole
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph notes and printed information about the nineteenth-century humorist and wit Horace de Vere Cole (1881-1936).

Box: 44 Fold: 7 Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph notes by Shane Leslie re Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson.

Box: 44 Fold: 8 Edward VII
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph and typed notes by Shane Leslie re Edward VII. Originally written to be included in his autobiography.

Box: 44 Fold: 9 "Mrs. Fitzherbert" - Related Correspondence
Letters dated 1933-43

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to Shane Leslie re the publication of his biography, "Mrs. Fitzherbert." Includes -

@ Reginald Butcher ALS 6/19/1939

@ Beatrice Chichester-Plowden ALS 1/11/?

@ Edward Coughlan ALS 10/2/1933

@ Doris Davy ALS 3/7/1940

@ Duke of Devonshire, Victor Christian William Cavendish (?), TLS 7/28/1938

@ H.E.D. Disbrowe-Wise TL 2/17/1942 with attached transcription of a letter from Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of George III (England) and Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

@ Sir Seymour Fortescue, 2 ALS 1935, 1938

@ Earl of Harewood (6th), Henry George Charles Lascelles, ALS, 2 TLS 1938-39

@ Baron Hylton (3rd), Hylton George Hylton Joliffe, 3 ALS 1938-9

@ Charles L. Jones TLS 11/24/1939

@ Gertrude Langdale ALS, n.d.

@ Helen Languishe ALS 12/31/1939

@ Sir Algernon Law 2 ALS 1937

@ Blanche Lennox 2 ALS 1939

@ R.S. Medlicott ALS 1/27/1940

@ Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., archivist, Riggs Memorial Library, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., TLS 1/8/1940.

@ Lord Stafford, Francis Edward Fitzherbert-Stafford (12th baron), 2 ALS.

@ Joanna Richardson TLS 8/7/1959.

@ Francis Thompson, TLS 3/8/1939 + TL fragment 10/24/1938

@ Mary Waldegrave ALS 3/4/?

Box: 44 Fold: 10 Mrs. Fitzherbert - Related Correspondence & Notes
Letters dated: 1905-1908

DESCRIPTION: Contains the following items regarding Mrs. Fitzherbert -

1. Autograph manuscript entitled, "Statement of Mr. W.H. Wilkins made at his flat 3 Green St., Mayfair, on Feb. 14th. 1905." (9 pages)

2. Typed copy of letter by M. Arthur, dated 9/28/1908.

3. Typed copy of 2 letters from W.W. Wilkins to M. Arthur, dated 10/16/1907 and November 17.

4. ALS from M. Arthur, dated 10/7/1908.

5. Miscellaneous autograph notes about Mrs. Fitzherbert.

Box: 44 Fold: 11 Mrs. Fitzherbert - Death Certificate
1859-1907

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed transcription of death certificate in the name of Mary Anne Smith also spelled Maria Ann Smythe (aka Mrs. Fitzherbert). Deceased May 6, 1859.

Box: 44 Fold: 12 Mrs. Fitzherbert & George IV
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph transcriptions by Shane Leslie of letters between Mrs. Fitzherbert and George IV. Includes printed card announcing a lecture on the subject by Shane Leslie to the Fisher Society.

Box: 44 Fold: 13 "The Life and Letters of Mrs. Fitzherbert" - Publisher's Contract
Dated 5/22/1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains contract with publishers Burns, Oates & Washbourne, Ltd. and Shane Leslie for the publication of his biography in two volumes on Mrs. Fitzherbert.

Box: 44 Fold: 14 "The Life and Letters of Mrs. Fitzherbert" - Reviews
1939-40

DESCRIPTION: Contains press cuttings of reviews of Shane Leslie's 2-part biography on Mrs. Fitzherbert.

Box: 44 Fold: 15 "Moreton Frewen" by Shane Leslie (Galleys)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains galley proofs for a piece written by Shane Leslie on his uncle Moreton Frewen.

Box: 44 Fold: 16 "Mortal Ruin: A Memoir of Moreton Frewen..." by Shane Leslie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed manuscript for a biography by Shane Leslie on Moreton Frewen. Full title given on cover page (with quotations from Herbert Maxwell and William Wordsworth): "Mortal Ruin: A Memoir of Moreton Frewen, his Friends, Adventures and Schemes."

Box: 44 Fold: 17 "Mortal Ruin: A Memoir of Moreton Frewen..." by Shane Leslie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains more of the typed manuscript for Shane Leslie's biography on Moreton Frewen.

Box: 45 Fold: 1 Moreton Frewen - Biography by Shane Leslie (manuscripts)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed manuscript for a biographical work by Shane Leslie on Moreton Frewen.

Box: 45 Fold: 2 Moreton Frewen - Biography by Shane Leslie (manuscripts)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous autograph and typed manuscripts by Shane Leslie for his life of Moreton Frewen.

Box: 45 Fold: 3 Moreton Frewen - Biography by Shane Leslie (Preface)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed manuscript for the preface of Shane Leslie's biography on Moreton Frewen.



Box: 45 Fold: 4 Moreton Frewen - Biography by Shane Leslie (manuscripts)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph manuscript of some chapters for a biography on Moreton Frewen written by Shane Leslie.

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