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Box: 5 Fold: 15 Violet Fitzgerald - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 2/19/1933-6/30/1933

DESCRIPTION: Contains 24 ALS, 2 TLS to Violet Fitzgerald from Shane Leslie, writing about his various activities around England and Ireland, including lectures.

Box: 5 Fold: 16 Violet Fitzgerald - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 7/2/1933-12/10/1933

DESCRIPTION: Contains 20 ALS from Shane Leslie to Violet Fitzgerald, about his various activities in Ireland and England.

Box: 5 Fold: 17 Violet Fitzgerald - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 1/27/1927-12/18/1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains 20 ALS from Shane Leslie to Violet Fitzgerald, including descriptions of his lecture tours in the U.S.

Box: 5 Fold: 18 Violet Fitzgerald - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 1/2/1935-12/31/1935

DESCRIPTION: Contains 21 ALS from Shane Leslie to Violet Fitzgerald, including letters written from America about his lecture tour. (Note: Letters have sustained water damage.)

Box: 5 Fold: 19 Violet Fitzgerald - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 4/1/1935-3/16/1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains 12 ALS from Shane Leslie to Violet Fitzgerald, relating his various activities.

Box: 5 Fold: 20 Violet Fitzgerald - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 5/18/1940-12/24/1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains 27 ALS from Shane Leslie to Violet Fitzgerald, containing much news of his activities in England and Ireland. Includes reflections on psychic phenomena (ALS 4/30/1943): "...I have always avoided seances and never summoned the dead, but when they send through messages by others I take notice. I agree with you that the spirits should be left to their rest but the question arises whether we can help those who are in any way earth-bound suicides, sudden deaths, etc...."

Box: 5 Fold: 21 Violet Fitzgerald - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 1/12/1950-6/8/1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains 11 ALS from Shane Leslie to Violet Fitzgerald, with news of his doings including a book: "...autobiographical like Osbert Sitwell's Noble Essences - and I salute Dr. Wane of Eton, Tolstoy, Mark Sykes, Mrs. Fitzherbert and Gen. Sir William Butler. All influenced my life and save Mrs. Fitz were known to me..."

Box: 5 Fold: 22 Violet Fitzgerald - Corres. from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 9/27/1964-7/16/1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS from Shane Leslie to Violet Fitzgerald, including many reminiscences of mutual acquaintances (ALS 9/27/1964): "...I have been looking through all the letters here - my own and my mother's. I enclose one you might love to have - from Aline Sassoon - who must be your mother or aunt writing from Monte Carlo and mentioning so many names famous in those times - B. Berenson, the Empress Eugenie, Fisher & Berenson fighting over the admiralty - Anne Poynder & Mina Beresford. They are all as far away as before the French Revolution & the letter could have been written by Mme. de Sevigne..."

@ Other letters include references to Sybil Cholmondeley (ALS 10/6/64), and to the death of Erik Caledon (ALS 7/16/1968).

Box: 5 Fold: 23 Violet Fitzgerald - Corres. from Shane Leslie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 autograph cards addressed to Shane Leslie and Violet Fitzgerald from one another.

Box: 5 Fold: 24 Sir Charles Fitzpatrick
Letter dates 4/21/1917-7/5/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 TLS from Sir Charles Fitzpatrick to Shane Leslie, concerning Irish interests in America and Canada. Includes ALS from Shane Leslie.

Box: 5 Fold: 25 Eve Fleming
Incomplete dates

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS from Eve Fleming to Shane Leslie, concerning the immanent divorce of Lord Winchester (Henry William Montagu ("Monty") Paulet) from his third wife, Bapsy Pavri (otherwise referred to in the correspondence as the "Black Cloud," e.g. ALS 1/26/19-- written from the Hotel Mirabeau, Monte Carlo: "...The blot is the Black Cloud who has been here for nearly 5 weeks staying at the Heritage Hotel...Although she is a heathen she goes to the English Church & is very rude to the Chaplain...She has also blotted her copy book by snatching Princess Grace's arm as she came through the revolving door to an exhibition..."

@ Autograph note included by Iris C. Leslie about the correspondence: "...From Eve Fleming - devoted to Ld. Winchester in his declining years. Once beloved of Augustus John...The Black Cloud (Bapsy Pavri) induced Ld. W. to marry her - to his lasting regret."

Box: 5 Fold: 26 Eve Fleming & Lord Winchester - Corres. About
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1. Xerox copy of ACS from Seymour Leslie to Shane Leslie (?) concerning the disposition of Lord Winchester regarding his divorce from Bapsy Pavri.

2. Xerox copy of ALS from Lord Winchester to Shane Leslie regarding his divorce, including reference to Eve Fleming.

Box: 5 Fold: 27 Richard Fletcher
Letter dated 12/18/1944

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Richard Fletcher of Norman Hartnell Limited Couture, Chapeaux, Fourrures, Parfums in Mayfair, London: "You will find enclosed* the new edition of the "St. Rosa" booklet, which you so generously and excellently wrote for the Latin-American Exhibition of Costume, and with it I send my very best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a New Year of peace and happiness for you and your dear ones..."

@ *The original booklet has been catalogued in the Georgetown University Library Special Collections Division.

Box: 5 Fold: 28 William A. Fletcher
Letter dated 9/3/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from William A. Fletcher to Shane Leslie, concerning the visit of several church dignitaries including the Bishop of Northhampton.

Box: 5 Fold: 29 Robin Flower
Letters dated 8/17/1929-9/8/1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS, 1 TLS from Robin Flower, Department of Manuscripts, British Museum.

Box: 5 Fold: 30 Clara Frewen - Correspondence to May Hawkes
Letters dated 10/8/1930-8/15/1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Clara Frewen to May Hawkes -

1. ALS 10/8/1930 re the crash of the "101 Airship": "May dear - I beg & beg of you to write me quick - about all you know of the strange coincidences of the Great "101" after almost crushing Marjorie & Shane's cottage...getting away by a miracle - arrived over our old Brede & almost crashed over us - wasn't it strange..."

2. ALS 8/15/1934: "Darling May - How perfectly lovely of you to have sent me such a perfectly delicious present!..."

Box: 5 Fold: 31 Clara Frewen - Correspondence to Shane Leslie
Letters dated c.1903-1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Clara Frewen to Shane Leslie.

Box: 5 Fold: 32 Clara Frewen - Correspondence from Leonie Leslie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Leonie Leslie to her sister Clara Frewen. Includes news of her family including a visit from their mother Mrs. Jerome.

Box: 5 Fold: 33 Clara Frewen - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 9/9/1901-10/22/1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Shane Leslie to Clara Frewen, concerning the conduct of Hugh Frewen at Eton (1901), and news about Clare (Frewen) Sheridan's visit to Russia (1920).

Box: 5 Fold: 34 Clara Frewen - Correspondence from Lord Dudley
Letter dated 6/22/1903

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Clara Frewen from William Humble Ward Lord Dudley, in which he inquires about an opportunity to fish at/near the Frewen residence.

Box: 5 Fold: 35 Hugh Frewen
Letters dated 6/14/1903-5/18/1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS, 1 TLS to Shane Leslie from his cousin Hugh Frewen. The latter refers to Sir Shane's writings about Moreton Frewen, Newman, and Parnell.



Box: 5 Fold: 36 Hugh Frewen
Letters dated 3/17/1940-11/10/1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 TLS to Shane Leslie from Hugh Frewen, with references to World War Two, Anita Leslie, and a love affair.

Box: 5 Fold: 37 Hugh Frewen
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1. Undated fragment of TLS from Hugh Frewen to Shane Leslie relating the story of Clara Frewen's "affair" with the King Milan I of Serbia (1854-1901). Reference also to Ignace Jan Paderewski, Polish composer and pianist, and good friend of Clara Frewen's.

2. Undated fragment of TLS (possibly c.1944; cf TLS 1/17/1944 in Folder 5:36) from Hugh Frewen to Shane Leslie, describing a love affair.

Box: 5 Fold: 38 Hugh Frewen - Correspondence to Clara Frewen
Letter dated 6/14/1903

DESCRIPTION: Contains fragment of ALS from Hugh Frewen to his mother Clara Frewen describing his cousin Shane's conduct in Parisian society: "...I find it extremely difficult to make Jackie happy when visiting, if there are many people present; he betrays his embarrassment with every gesture, and on this account avoids as much as possible all society. Norman (Leslie) is much more of a ladies' man. I never saw any one look more utterly bored than did poor Jack on this occasion..."

Box: 5 Fold: 39 Hugh Frewen - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter dated 11/18/1923

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL from Shane Leslie to Hugh Frewen.

Box: 5 Fold: 40 Jonathan Frewen
1966-1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Jonathan Frewen (Hugh Frewen's grandson) to Iris Leslie, enclosing miscellaneous letters and items relating to his correspondence with Shane Leslie: "Aunt Lena tells me that you are collecting as many of Shane's letters as possible for the purpose of compiling a book. Enclosed are a few brief communications which I have managed to unearth..." Includes ACS card, 2 ALS from Shane Leslie to Jonathan Frewen.

Box: 5 Fold: 41 Moreton Frewen - Correspondence to Shane Leslie
Letters dated 1/13/1916-5/16/1919

DESCRIPTION: Contains 11 TLS, 3 ALS from Moreton Frewen to Shane Leslie. Includes 2 ACS (also to Shane Leslie?). References to the progress of World War One and to Irish politics.

Box: 5 Fold: 42 Moreton Frewen - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 1/7/1909-7/18/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains 26 ALS from Shane Leslie to his uncle Moreton Frewen, concerning Irish politics of the time.

Box: 5 Fold: 43 Moreton Frewen - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 2/22/1918-1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains 15 ALS from Shane Leslie to Moreton Frewen regarding Irish politics, with references to American intervention in the Allied war effort during World War One and the effect on Ireland struggle for independence.

Box: 5 Fold: 44 Moreton Frewen - Correspondence to Hugh Frewen
Incomplete date

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL from Moreton Frewen to his son Hugh Frewen, dated March 23: "My Dear Hugh, We all know quite as much about the lady (Oswald included) as Mrs. F. knows. Had there been the remotest chance of Oswald marrying her - it would have been quite another matter; but there is not. The world is full of sinners, as long as they are pretty agreeable no one cares..."

Box: 5 Fold: 45 Moreton Frewen & Timothy Healy
Letters dated 9/1/1914-9/5/1914

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Timothy Healy to Moreton Frewen, with TLS from the latter in reply, re Ireland economic and political situation.

Box: 5 Fold: 46 Moreton Frewen - Correspondence from W.L. Mackenzie King
Letter dated 9/16/1910

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Moreton Frewen, re anAnglo-Irish-Scottish federation: "...I read with much interest your letter to the editor of the Spectator. To all of us in the new world the federal idea makes a strong appeal. Certainly confederation has mad for unity and harmony...There is something worthy of consideration in this for England and Scotland and Ireland."

Box: 5 Fold: 47 Moreton Frewen - Additional Correspondence
1903-1921

DESCRIPTION: Contains the following items of correspondence -

A. Additional correspondence from individuals as follows:

1. H.S. Foxwell to Moreton Frewen, ALS 7/7/1919. (6 leaves)

2. Hugh Lonsdale to Moreton Frewen, ALS 12/7/1903.

3. John Redmond to Moreton Frewen, ALS undated, re the latter's prospects for a seat in parliament.

B. Two letters concerning Moreton Frewen's business interests, as follows: 1. Frewen to "Maxwell," dated 6/29/1915, re fishing prospects on Graham Island, a temporary volcanic island in the Mediterranean between Sicily and Pantelleria that appeared in October 1831; and at "Rupert," possibly Rupert's Land, or Hudson Bay Territory incorporated into the Dominion of Canada in 1869.

2. Copy of letter to "Milner" from Moreton Frewen, dated 2/26/1921, re Arctic oil prospects.

Includes typed carbon of draft by Moreton Frewen: "Cable of April 3rd from London Pilgrims to Pilgrims Society of US," praising Anglo-American relations, probably during World War One.

Box: 5 Fold: 48 Moreton Frewen - Published Articles
1919-1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains the following printed articles by Moreton Frewen -

1. "Canada's Fertile Northland," printed in The Nineteenth Century, Sept. 1919.

2. "Currency and Exchange," printed in The Empire Review, January 14, 1920.

Box: 5 Fold: 49 Moreton Frewen - Correspondence/Notes about
Letters dated 1930-1967

DESCRIPTION: A. Correspondence about Moreton Frewen from the following -

1. Thomas E. Banks to Anita Leslie, TLS 6/5/1958, with reference to Moreton Frewen's Powder River Cattle Company in Wyoming.

2. Ruby Crower to Shane Leslie, TLS (completed by hand) 12/1/1941, with reference also to Leonie Leslie.

3. M. Leitner to John C. Flint, TLS 7/16/1936 re the history of Moreton Frewen's Powder River Cattle Company.

4. Hugh Earl of Lonsdale to Shane Leslie ALS 12/13/1930 & TLS, 7/21/1931.

5. James Lonsdale to Shane Leslie, TLS 6/8/1955.

6. Patrick Montagne-Smith to Anita Leslie, TLS 1/7/1967, re her biography on Moreton Frewen, "Mr. Frewen of England."

7. Clare Sheridan from Shane Leslie (xerox copy), ALS 9/15/1932.

B. Autograph and typed notes also included about Moreton Frewen by Shane Leslie.



Box: 6 Fold: 1 Oswald Frewen - Correspondence to Shane Leslie
Letters dated 10/27/1928-1/25/1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS from Oswald Frewen to Shane Leslie, with news of his doings and references to family, including his sister Clare Frewen Sheridan.

Box: 6 Fold: 2 Oswald Frewen - Correspondence to Shane Leslie
Letters dated 10/30/1955-9/29/1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ACS postcard, 4 dated ALS, and AL fragments (6 pp/3 sheets), with news of the Frewen family, and reference to a researcher/writer seeking information about Horace Plunkett (ALS 9/29/1958).

Box: 6 Fold: 3 Oswald Frewen - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letters dated 9/16/1920-10/30/1945

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 ALS, 1 TLS to Oswald Frewen from Shane Leslie, with particular reference to Clare Frewen Sheridan's invitation from Russian Soviet delegates to London Leonid Krassin and Lev Kamenev to visit Moscow in 1920 (see ALS 9/16/1920 & 11/23/1920). Other references include Moreton Frewen, the death of Sir John Leslie (2nd Baronet), and Irish politics.

Box: 6 Fold: 4 Oswald Frewen - Correspondence About
Letters dated 3/13/1959-10/12/1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS from Shane Leslie to Lena Frewen, wife of Oswald Frewen, concerning the latter's diaries and will.

Box: 6 Fold: 5 Oswald Frewen - Correspondence from Hugh Frewen
Letter dated 1/3/1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Hugh Frewen to his brother Oswald Frewen, writing from New South Wales in Australia, re the preservation of his belongings left at the family residence at Brede.

Box: 6 Fold: 6 Rosalind Frewen
Letter dated 10/20/1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Rosalind Frewen, wife of Hugh Frewen, to Shane Leslie, with news of her family in New South Wales, Australia.

Box: 6 Fold: 7 Frewen Family Correspondence
Letters date 1944 and unknown

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Roger Frewen to Shane Leslie, 3/8/1944. Also, ALS from another Frewen family member (signature not legible) to Shane Leslie concerning the death of "Peter" and the desolation of his widow, Maude.

Box: 6 Fold: 8 Theodore Penrose Fry
Letter dated 1/18/1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Theodore Penrose Fry, with reference to his wife Sheila Kaye-Smith.

Box: 6 Fold: 9 Roger Fulford
Letter dated 7/10/1952

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS from Roger Fulford to Shane Leslie: "I was most grateful to you for writing. I agree with you about King Geo. IV and I suppose we may, with some degree of satisfaction, consider ourselves as having contributed to the altered verdict."

Box: 6 Fold: 10 Hester Thackeray Fuller
Letter dates 1/15/1949-9/14/1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 ALS from Hester Thackeray Fuller, granddaughter of William Makepeace Thackeray, to Shane Leslie. Includes ALS from Shane Leslie to Geoffrey Collins (8/18/1949). Subject of correspondence re the disposition of "a Thackeray hoard better than any in America" (Shane Leslie, ALS 8/18/1949).

Box: 6 Fold: 11 Archbishop of Galway, Michael Browne
Letters dated 9/5/1941-1/25/1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS to Shane Leslie from the Archbishop of Galway.

Box: 6 Fold: 12 Penelope Garlick
1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from friend Penelope Garlick to Shane Leslie.



Box: 6 Fold: 13 Stephen Gaselee
Letters dated 1935-10/30/1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS, 1 TL from Stephen Gaselee to Shane Leslie.

Box: 6 Fold: 14 Stephen Gaselee
Letters dated 2/1/1940-1/19/1943

DESCRIPTION: Contains 12 ALS from Stephen Gaselee to Shane Leslie.

Box: 6 Fold: 15 Stephen Gaselee - Correspondence from Shane Leslie
Letter dated 10/20/1939

DESCRIPTION: AL from Shane Leslie to Stephen Gaselee: "My dear Gaselee, Our friend here sends you many messages. He is here for the duration and I think his composing influence will be needed. While I was staying with him the unhappy German minister called and I was left to carry on the conversation. He is a pathetic broken character what they called here a "decent man" but he is under a Nazi secretary. It appears that the Jews are so anxious to murder the minister that the govt. have to supply five detectives to protect him while an equal number watch the activities of the secretary..."

Box: 6 Fold: 16 Cardinal Francois Aidan Gasquet - Transcribed Correspondence
Letters dated 7/30/1913-4/6/1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed copies by Iris Leslie of 10 letters from Cardinal Francois Aidan Gasquet to Shane Leslie, with 1 letter from Cardinal Merry Del Val to Shane Leslie re death of Gasquet. Includes carbon copy of the set.

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