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SIR SHANE LESLIE PAPERS
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Box: 3 Fold: 31 Bourke Cockran
Undated

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

Box: 3 Fold: 32 Bourke Cockran - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
1915-1922

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph copy of letter from Shane Leslie to Bourke Cockran. Includes autograph note by Shane Leslie to be conveyed to Cockran re negotiations between Irish leaders for a settlement. Also, ALS dated Good Friday 1922 recounting Shane Leslie's meeting with a clairvoyant.

Box: 3 Fold: 33 Bourke Cockran - Correspondence to Leonie Leslie
Letters dated 12/16/1898-10/31/1911

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

Box: 3 Fold: 34 Bourke Cockran - Correspondence to Marjorie Ide Leslie
Letters dated 5/25/1921-9/13/1921

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Bourke Cockran to Marjorie Leslie thanking her for gifts and correspondence.

Box: 3 Fold: 35 Sir Sydney Cockerell
Letters dated 9/4/1945-11/4/1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS from Sir Sydney Cockerell to Shane Leslie, as follows -

1. ALS 9/4/1945, in which Sir Sydney presents his views on the public image of the Royal family and the exposure of Queen Victoria's diary: "I believe that Queen Victoria's diary, surrendered unwillingly to Princess Beatrice, revealed tiffs with Prince Albert, which might or might not prove of some little importance to future historians...But I find gossip about the Royal family for the most part very small beer. They are admirable people. They do their duty as monarchs in a manner that is beyond all praise. But their private lives, so far as they have any, concern me far less than those of men and women of character that are not under perpetual observation..."

2. ALS 9/7/1945 with more on the diaries of Queen Victoria: "...I made Lady Cynthia Colville's acquaintance at a tea party yesterday and had a long talk with her. She said that as Queen Victoria had left the diaries and correspondence to Princess Beatrice, nothing could be done - but that it might be just as well that the old Queen's good qualities would not be further hidden by the publication of her sillinesses..."

3. ALS 10/21/1948 in which Cockerell seems to be referring to Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, "W.S.B.": "Your letter is a most useful and stimulating counterblast. If I had seen it before it was posted I should have pressed you to alter the final word - as I do not know which of his descendants you allude to as possessing fearless courage and gay talents - the only son I know about was a dull creature and had a worthless actor-son...Also I should have queried the likeness to Byron, of whom, as a man. WSB had a poor opinion..."

Other references include both Cockerell's and Shane Leslie's interest in collecting handwriting: "How much in earnest are you in your collecting of handwriting? Do you arrange them in a book or just chuck them in a drawer, like another collector who wrote to me last week? He is going to amend his ways. Why not come here and look at those I have got. Perhaps I could find you some duplicates. I send some..." (See next folder for writing samples sent to Shane Leslie by Sir Sydney Cockerell.)

Also reference to death of Wilfrid Meynell: "I have just heard with immense relief that good old Wilfrid Meynell's weary life had ended. I said goodbye to him on 8 Se[t. I have been afraid that nursing him might kill our dear Viola."

4. ALS 10/23/1948: "A little bronchial trouble is keeping me indoors or I should have been with you at Storrington this afternoon..."

5. ALS 11/4/1948: "Your tribute to Meynell is a masterpiece - as good as the very best in this kind that I can remember..."

6. ALS 11/6/1948: "...In what language does the Recording Angel write? I knew Adrian Fortescue about 45 years ago and remember that he had a beautiful script..."

7. ALS 11/4/1950, re the disposition of the ashes of George Bernard Shaw: "Shaw's executor is the Public Trustee...He is aware of St. Patrick's as a possible destination for the ashes...but negotiations with Westminster Abbey have been in progress for some days with powerful backing..."

8. ALS 11/15/1950 with references to various writers such as "G.B.S." (probably George Bernard Shaw), particularly the problem of locating a site for the burial of his ashes; "R.L.S." (probably Robert Louis Stevenson); and "W.S.B." (probably Wilfrid Scawen Blunt).



Box: 3 Fold: 36 Sir Sydney Cockerell - Correspondence/Writing Samples
Letters dated 10/14/1913-1/23/1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains 15 ALS to Sydney Cockerell, probably given by Cockerell to Sir Shane Leslie for his handwriting collection or for the information on orthography contained in the correspondence. Correspondents include: G.M. Barrett (12/22/1944), Simon Barrington-Ward (6/11/1947), Wilfrid Blunt (3/22/1944), Michael Cahill (10/21/1948), Charles Clay (1/26/1946), William L. Cuttle (8/28/1947), Therese Fisher (1/23/1948), Jack W. Goodison (first page missing; no date), Leonard Holder (10/19/1938), Edward Johnston (10/14/1913), Robin McEwen (3/7/1943), envelope addressed by Stanley Morison to Cockerell (postmarked 9/27/1944), Alwyn Faber Scholfield (1/27/1931), Madelyn Walker to "Mr. Hornby" (2/15/1927), and Irene Wellington (2/2/1947).

Box: 3 Fold: 37 Daniel Cohalan, Bishop of Cork
Letter dated 7/18/1921

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Daniel Cohalan, Bishop of Cork, with reference to political situation in Ireland and specifically to Eamon De Valera, leader of the radical Sinn Fein party.

Box: 3 Fold: 38 Florence B. Cohalan
Letters dated 2/22/1952-11/1/1957

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS to Shane Leslie from Florence B. Cohalan.

Box: 3 Fold: 39 Harriet Cohen
Letter dated 3/18/1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from pianist Harriet Cohen to Shane Leslie.

Box: 3 Fold: 40 John Stratford Collins
Letters dated 1/15/1912-11/20/1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence and material relating to John Stratford Collins, who was "SL's great friend as young men" (according to a note by Iris C. Leslie, included in this folder) -

1. ALS 1/15/1912, from John Stratford Collins to Shane Leslie, written from Switzerland where he was living with a Hungarian family and tutoring their son.

2. TMss, 8pp, In Memoriam to John Stratford Collins by Shane Leslie.

3. ALS 2/13/19--, to Shane Leslie from M. Stratford Collins, mother of John Stratford Collins: "I don't know if you have heard of my terrible awful sorrow. Jack got pneumonia in Switzerland & after a weeks (sic) illness died..."

3. 2 ALS to Shane Leslie from Sibbell Stratford Collins, sister of John Stratford Collins (1/1/1964 & 11/20/1968).

4. ALS 1/9/19--, to Shane Leslie from Peggy Uniacke, niece of Sibbell Stratford Collins, re a request from Shane Leslie for correspondence and photographs of John Stratford Collins.

Box: 3 Fold: 41 Duke of Connaught
Letter dated 10/2/1926

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph copy of a letter from Shane Leslie to the Duke of Connaught re the former's biography on Mrs. Fitzherbert. Includes small autograph note about the Duke of Connaught and the Royal Family.

Box: 3 Fold: 42 William Cardinal Conway
Letters dated 10/20/1963-12/25/1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ACS from Cardinal Conway to Shane Leslie.

Box: 3 Fold: 43 Anita Cooper
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 undated ALS from Anita Cooper to Shane Leslie. Includes 2 undated ALS from Cooper to "Lydia."

Box: 3 Fold: 44 Anita Cooper - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 10/23/1952-4/8/1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 ALS from Shane Leslie to Anita Cooper. Includes reference to her husband Oscar Cooper and friend(?) "Lydia."

Box: 3 Fold: 45 Diana Cooper
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph note signed by Diana Cooper: "Alvilda Chaplin (Viscountess) will be here at 1 to lunch at a Chinese restaurant. Will you come with us..."

Box: 3 Fold: 46 Gladys Cooper
incomplete date

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from Gladys Cooper, sending compliments on a poem the former wrote.

Box: 3 Fold: 47 Sir Colin Coote
Letter dated 12/31/1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Sir Colin Coote: "It gave me immense pleasure to hear from you, and I am genuinely flattered that my book has won your approval..." Includes references to Sir Charles Dilke: "...my papa knew him quite well, and implanted in me a conviction of his innocence. Ava Waverley (nee Bodley) was and is another champion: But the real devil in the affair was Joe Chamberlain..."

Box: 3 Fold: 48 Blanche Warre Cornish
c.1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed copies of letters from Blanche Warre Cornish to Shane Leslie.

Box: 3 Fold: 49 G.G. Coulton
Letter dated 6/26/1940

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from G.G. Coulton.

Box: 3 Fold: 50 Cyril C. Cowderoy, Bishop of Southwark
Letters dated 1/21/1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 TLS from Cyril C. Cowderoy, Bishop of Southwark to Shane Leslie. References to William F. Brown, Bishop of Pella (biographical information); and to Anglicans.

Box: 3 Fold: 51 Diana Cowdy
Letter dated 12/4/1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Diana Cowdy re a lecture given by the former.

Box: 3 Fold: 52 F.L. Crabtree
Letters dated 9/24/1899-4/8/1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS from F.L. Crabtree to Shane Leslie. Includes reference to his acquaintance with Hugh and Arthur Benson (ALS 1916), and to school days at Ludgrove.

Box: 3 Fold: 53 Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford
Letter dated 2/4/1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford, founder and editor of "Antiquity," to Shane Leslie declining an invitation.

Box: 3 Fold: 54 Mary Crawshay
Letters dated 1892-1922

DESCRIPTION: Contains 17 ALS to Shane Leslie from his paternal aunt, Mary Crawshay. Includes references to various members of the Leslie family including the deaths of Sir John Leslie (1st Baronet) and Norman Leslie, killed during World War One (10/18/1914), and Shane Leslie's son, John Norman ("Jacky") Leslie.

Box: 3 Fold: 55 Mary Crawshay
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 10 undated ALS from Mary Crawshay to Shane Leslie.



Box: 3 Fold: 56 Mary Crawshay - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter date 11/5/1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Shane Leslie to Mary Crawshay: "Darling Mary - We have just seen in the old Times casualty list - wounded Crawshay J.W.L. and though it carries a trumpet blast of (...) for you - until we know that it is not a permanent or mortal injury we must agonize..."

Box: 3 Fold: 57 Mary Crawshay - Correspondence to Sir John Leslie (1st Baronet)
Letter dated 12/14/1904

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Mary Crawshay to her father Sir John Leslie (1st Baronet), with reference to Shane Leslie's first visit to Rome: "Dearest Dadipa, Hail! to your birthday. This morning we received dear Jacky Leslie grinning and sweet from a two nights sojourn in a 2d class carriage..."

Box: 3 Fold: 58 Mary Crawshay - Correspondence to Constance D. Leslie
c.1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS from Mary Crawshay to her mother Constance Damer Leslie. Includes 1 undated ALS from Mary Crawshay to Leonie Leslie re the three Leslie boys, Seymour, Norman and "Jacky"/Shane.

Box: 3 Fold: 59 Mary Crawshay on death of Sir John Leslie (1st)(Transcription)
1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed transcription and 2 carbon copies of Mary Crawshay's letter to Shane Leslie describing the funeral for her father, Sir John Leslie (1st Baronet). (See original letter in Folder 3:54, Letter #16).

Box: 3 Fold: 60 Francis Creery
Letter dated 1/8/1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from Francis Creery, president, Catholic Church Extension Society of U.S.A., Chicago, re an invitation to visit Sir Shane.

Box: 3 Fold: 61 Peggy Cresson
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS to Shane Leslie from Peggy Cresson. Includes reference to biographies on Jennie Churchill: "The book that I wrote of about your aunt, is by Ralph G. Martin, published by Prentiss-Hall 1969, & is titled, "Jennie, the Life of Lady Randolph Churchill. The Romantic Years, 1854-1895." The one you speak of by Anita, I have not seen, & I wish I could get it; I don't believe it has yet reached our shores. The book "Jennie," only takes us to Lord Randolph's death; another volume is promised later - this one of course, you know, as it speaks so appreciatively of your abundant help - I enjoyed it enormously..."

@ Anita Leslie's biography entitled, "Lady Randolph Churchill; the story of Jennie Jerome," (New York: Scribner, 1969).

Box: 4 Fold: 1 Montagu Curry
undated

DESCRIPTION: An undated AL fragment apparently by Montagu Curry containing remarks on Irish politics.

Box: 4 Fold: 2 Mary Irene Curzon, Baroness Ravensdale
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Mary Irene Curzon to Shane Leslie re a biography about her father, Lord Curzon.

Box: 4 Fold: 3 Richard J. Cushing, Archbishop of Boston
Letters dated 12/31/1951-1/3/1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Shane Leslie from Richard J. Cushing, Archbishop of Boston. Includes 2 ALS from Shane Leslie to Cardinal Cushing, which include references to Irish Americans, Irish politics, Catholicism in France, and to Sir Shane's meeting with Teilhard de Chardin of which he writes: "I had a long talk with Pere Chardin, who discovered the Pekin skulls and settled the chronology of mankind. It is rather interesting to find that the world's leading Palaeo-anthropologist is a humble Jesuit..."

Box: 4 Fold: 4 John Cardinal D'Alton
Letters dated 6/25/1951-12/19/1962

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 TLS from Cardinal D'Alton to Shane Leslie. Includes reference to the latter's biography on Cardinal Gasquet (TLS 12/12/1953).

Box: 4 Fold: 5 John Cardinal D'Alton - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter dated 12/15/1957

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Shane Leslie to Cardinal D'Alton, written from Florida.

Box: 4 Fold: 6 John Cardinal D'Alton - Obituary
Clipping dated 2/9/1963

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper clipping of obituary for Cardinal D'Alton.

Box: 4 Fold: 7 Charles Frederick D'Arcy
Letters dated 9/17/1907-10/15/1907

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS from Charles Frederick D'Arcy, Bishop of Clogher, to Shane Leslie, concerning the latter's decision to convert to Roman Catholicism.

Box: 4 Fold: 8 Charles Frederick D'Arcy - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
1907

DESCRIPTION: Small notebook containing autograph copies of letters written by Shane Leslie in response to correspondence received from Charles Frederick D'Arcy, concerning the former's conversion to Catholicism.

Box: 4 Fold: 9 Charles Frederick D'Arcy - Typescript Copies
Letters dated 9/17/1907-10/15/1907

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed copies of original letters written by Charles Frederick D'Arcy (Folder 4:7) to Shane Leslie. Transcriptions by Iris C. Leslie.

Box: 4 Fold: 10 Charles Frederick D'Arcy - Correspondence from Shane Leslie (copies)
1907

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed copies by Iris Leslie, of replies written by Shane Leslie to correspondence from Charles Frederick D'Arcy, concerning Shane Leslie's conversion to Roman Catholicism. (See Folder 4:8 for original drafts by Shane Leslie.)

Box: 4 Fold: 11 Grace (D'Arcy) Dunleath
Letter dated 1/6/19--

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Grace Dunleath, daughter of Charles Frederick D'Arcy, concerning the use of his letters in a book by Shane Leslie.

Box: 4 Fold: 12 Martin D'Arcy
Letters dated 8/3/1942-9/28/1942

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Martin D'Arcy to Shane Leslie, expressing interest, yet skepticism, re paranormal phenomena. Includes autograph statement by Shane Leslie relating his own experience during World War Two as a night officer (2pp/1 sheet).

Box: 4 Fold: 13 Marion Davies
1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Marion Davies to Shane Leslie with reply from the latter.

Box: 4 Fold: 14 James Wentworth Day
Letter dated 10/27/1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from James Wentworth Day to Shane Leslie, requesting permission to use the latter as a reference for a book on Churchill.

Box: 4 Fold: 15 Guli Demetriadi
Letters dated 2/25/1944-8/12/1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 ALS from Guli Demetriadi to Shane Leslie.

Box: 4 Fold: 16 Guli Demetriadi
Letters dated 1/11/1950-9/26/1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains 15 ALS from Guli Demetriadi to Shane Leslie. Includes reference to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (ALS 1/12/1950): "...I think you are naughty to write that "Pere T de C is the world's leading palaeo-anthropologist." You cannot compare him to Sir Arthur Keith - who is preeminent in Germany & Russia..."

Box: 4 Fold: 17 Guli Demetriadi
Letters dated 1965-68

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Guli Demetriadi to Shane Leslie.

Box: 4 Fold: 18 Alice Derby
Letter dated 9/22/19--

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Alice Derby, wife of Edward George Villiers Stanley Lord Derby, re the former's recent visit to her home.

Box: 4 Fold: 19 Lord Derby, Edward George Villiers Stanley
Letter dated 12/26/1944

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Lord Derby to Shane Leslie with information concerning the latter's father's (Sir John Leslie, 2nd Baronet) military career: "Your father and I were in the Grenadiers together for many years and latterly in the same Battalion & company. It is a little difficult for me to give you a real reason as to why your father left the Grenadiers, because I really do not know it myself. He had somehow got across the man who was our Regimental Adjutant, and anything this man could do to make trouble with he was done. He was most unfair to your father. I disliked the man myself, and so I think did everybody in the Regiment..."

Box: 4 Fold: 20 Gladys Sammut D'Erlanger
Letter dated 11/28/(1965?)

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Shane Leslie from Gladys Sammut D'Erlanger thanking him for gift of books.

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