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HILAIRE BELLOC - ALLISON FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE
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Box: 1 Fold: 51 Correspondence 1932: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
March 9, 1932

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. Discussion of recent travel plans for himself and his daughters. [unidentified pencil drawing and notes on the back of the letter.]

Box: 1 Fold: 52 Correspondence 1932: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
March 20, 1932

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, 2 pages/1 sheet. On letterhead for the British Legation at Vienna. Reference to Belloc's travels to visit the Napoleonic battlefields for his new book on Napoleon, together with his reaction to a recently completed painting of Belloc and Chesterton by artist Jimmy [James] Gun: "I think it quite first-rate, especially the way he has caught Gilbert Chesterton. I am horrified to see the accumulation of wickedness in my own face - it is due to the length of years."

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Correspondence 1932: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
May 24, 1932

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Directions to a French restaurant in London.

Box: 1 Fold: 53.5 Correspondence 1935: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Dec. 23, 1935

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reaction to Mrs. Allison's proposal of turning one of Belloc's works into a film. [On the back of the letter there is a handwritten note by an unidentified indvidual that has been partially torn off.]

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Correspondence 1936: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
March 4, 1936

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. Addressed from Paris. Advice concerning Mrs. Allison's son James' interest in becoming a journalist: "I wish I had such a chance at his age! It is certainly a great deal better than going to the University." [Calculations written in the margin of the text by an unidentified person.]

Box: 1 Fold: 55 Correspondence 1938: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Nov. 3, 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 2 pages/2 sheets. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. Sent to Mrs. Allison in Australia. Reference to the war and its coverage in the British press: "The press as usual has been shameful! Every kind of lie, . . . It ["Telegraph"] is the only one that in this crisis has kept its head and talked sense." [Handwritten notation written at the top of the page by an unidentfied person.]

Box: 1 Fold: 56 Correspondence 1941: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
April 13, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. Addressed from Kings Land. Thank you for Mrs. Allison's remembrances of Belloc and his son Peter.

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Correspondence 1924: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
Aug. 16, 1924

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to the chocolates Belloc sent to Jimmy Allison from London.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Correspondence 1930: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
Dec. 20, 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains TNS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Thank you for the Christmas card and holy pictures. [Handwritten note by Belloc at bottom of page.]

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Correspondence 1931: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
April 3, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. Addressed from St. John's (?). Reference to spending Easter with his grandchildren.

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Correspondence 1931: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
Aug. 4, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. Addressed from Kings Land. Description of a recent sailing trip with Belloc's son Peter and three friends, including Dermod MacCarthy's son [Dermod(?). See Dermod MacCarthy's "Sailing with Mr. Belloc". London: Collins Harvill, 1986.]

Box: 1 Fold: 61 Correspondence 1931: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
Dec. 27, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to a pending visit by his daughter Eleanor Jebb and efforts to arrange a meeting between the families.

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Correspondence 1932: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
Oct. 21, 1932

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to a visit between Belloc's daughter Elizabeth and Jimmy's mother Elsie Allison and to a recent trip to Ardennes and Luxembourg where he met with Capt. [Edmond] Warre.

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Correspondence 1933: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
Jan. 2, 1933

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to a fountain pen enclosed as a New Year's present for Jimmy.



Box: 1 Fold: 64 Correspondence 1934: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
Jan. 8, 1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. Reference to a copy of Belloc's "Charles I" enclosed as a present to Jimmy.

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Correspondence 1934: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
June 16, 1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains TNS, 1 page/1 sheet. Addressed from the Reform Club [London]. Reference to Belloc's travels in the West of England and an invitation to go sailing on his return to Kings Land. [Handwritten note by Belloc on the bottom of the page referring to Dermod MacCarthy's activities.]

Box: 1 Fold: 66 Correspondence 1934: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
Aug. 2, 1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, 1 page/1 sheet. Addressed from the Reform Club [London]. Reference to a visit with Belloc's daughter Elizabeth and Jimmy's mother Elsie Allison with the artist Jimmy Gunn and his family in London.

Box: 1 Fold: 67 Correspondence 1936: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
Dec. 27, 1936

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to a copy of Belloc's "Cromwell" enclosed as a New Year's present to Jimmy. [Ink drawing of a flower on the back of the letter by an unidentified person.]

Box: 1 Fold: 68 Correspondence 1938: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
May 7, 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, 2 pages/2 sheets. Addressed from the Reform Club [London]. Sent to Jimmy in Australia, Belloc asks for his impression of the two societies: "Do you not find the contrast to the constraint of life here in England, where everything is designed for the control by the small rich class and their pleasure? Of course we in England have the advantage of complete order and content after a fashion, but I get very tired of the lack of equality." Belloc also discusses how his ill-health has effected his work and provides a description of an apartment he has recently let in Paris.

Box: 1 Fold: 69 Correspondence 1939: Hilaire Belloc to James Allison
Feb. 6, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. Addressed from the Reform Club. Reference to Belloc's recent visit to Portugal and Spain, where he met with Pres. Antonio de Oliveira Salazar and Gen. Francisco Franco: "I was received by Salazar a very remarkable man who is establishing a new and more just social system in Portugal. Then I went on into Spain where I was received by Franco and went on to the Catalan front."

Box: 1 Fold: 70 General Correspondence 1927
Jan. 24, 1927

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. The correspondent is not identified, although may have been James Murray Allison. Discussion of Belloc's opinion on the differing qualities of rum and its medicinal use.

Box: 1 Fold: 71 General Correspondence 1928
April 11, 1928

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. The correspondent is not identified. Belloc's translation of a list of Latin terms.

Box: 1 Fold: 72 General Correspondence 1928
April 12, 1928

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. Addressed to a Mr. Harvey. Confirmation by Belloc of Mr. Harvey's instructions to send an unidentified item to Kings Land.

Box: 1 Fold: 73 General Correspondence 1931
April 2, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet. On St. Louis, Hawkesyard, Rugeley letterhead. Addressed to an person named Quick. Instructions concerning repairs to be made on Belloc's boat.

Box: 1 Fold: 74 General Correspondence 1931
April 9, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Addressed to a person named Quick. Notification as to when Belloc will pick up his boat that has recently been repaired.

Box: 1 Fold: 75 Miscellaneous: "Land and Water"
Undated [c. 1918]

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMS 1 page/1 sheet, undated. Discussion of the contents for the despatches issued for an unidentified date during World War I. [Representing one page of an an article written by Belloc for "Land and Water" (?)].

Box: 1 Fold: 76 Miscellaneous: Printed Items
1925-1933

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous printed items by and/or about Hilaire Belloc, including four copies of his poem "A Chinese 'Litany of Odd Numbers'", for the period 1925-1933, arranged chronologically, 7 items.

Box: 1 Fold: 77 Miscellaneous: Original Works by Belloc
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMsS, 1 page/1 sheet, undated. An original poem by Hilaire Belloc entitled "On the Low Chief Justice of England" with handwritten note by Belloc at the bottom of the page.

Box: 1 Fold: 78 Miscellaneous: Rodmell History
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMS, 1 page/1 sheet; and TYP, 1 page/1 sheet, undated. A brief history of the Allison family estate(?) Rodmell prepared by Hilaire Belloc .

Box: 1 Fold: 79 Miscellaneous: "To Amaryllis Sleeping"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMS, 1 page/1 sheet; and TYP, 1 page/1 sheet, undated. Belloc's transcription of R. D. Beresford(?) poem "To Amaryllis Sleeping."

Box: 1 Fold: 80 Miscellaneous: Hilaire Belloc's Autograph
1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous examples of Hilaire Belloc's signature,5 items.

Box: 1 Fold: 81 Miscellaneous: Bills/Receipts
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous restaurant and hotel bills and receipts from Belloc's travels, 6 items.

Box: 1 Fold: 82 Miscellaneous: Photograph
Undated [c. 1922]

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photograph of Eleanor Belloc and Reginald Jebb's wedding party, undated [c. 1922].

Box: 1 Fold: 100 Delete
DATE SPAN: 06/16/1934 - 06/16/1934

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