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THE CHRISTOPHER SYKES PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Abdy, Lady Diana
[1946?] - 05/23/1967

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALSs from Lady Diana Abdy to Christopher and Camilla Sykes. Includes a sketch of CS by Abdy dated 1946, 2 ALSs signed "Bertie" (Sir Robert Abdy?) regarding Abdy and a diary entry by CS regarding a visit to Abdy's home in 1960. Reference to Ogden Nash.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Acton, Daphne, Lady
02/13/1969

DESCRIPTION: ALS from Lady Daphne Acton to CS. References to EW letters and biography and to Crossroads to Israel.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Acton, Sir Harold, 1952 - 1954
03/20/1952 - 10/29/1954

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALSs from Sir Harold Acton to CS regarding Song of a Shirt, Acton's The Last Bourbons of Naples and a trip to Sicily Acton made with EW. Quotes EW regarding Sicily, P.G. Wodehouse & Msgr. Ronald Knox. References to Anthony Powell.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Acton, Sir Harold, 1955 - 1956
05/24/1955 - 07/16/1956

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALSs and 2 ACSs from Sir Harold Acton to CS regarding Italy, Dates & Parties and Acton's The Last Bourbons of Naples. Reference to Hamish Hamilton.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Acton, Sir Harold, 1961 - 1969
10/04/1961 - 01/01/1969

DESCRIPTION: 9 ALS from Sir Harold Acton to CS and 6 carbon copies of letters from CS to Acton regarding Troubled Loyalty and Adam von Trott, EW biography, death of Acton's mother, China.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Acton, Sir Harold, 1970 - 1971
04/26/1970 - 09/29/1971

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS from Sir Harold Acton to CS, 1 carbon copy from CS to Acton and an essay by Acton about EW. References to More Memoirs of an Aesthete (see CS reviews), "Nancy", and Winter Tales.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Acton, Sir Harold, 1972 - 1974
04/14/1972 - 11/11/1974

DESCRIPTION: 7 ALSs from Sir Harold Acton to CS and 3 carbon copies from CS to Acton regarding EW biography and letters. References to John Sutro, Nancy Mitford's biography and Hamish Hamilton.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Acton, Sir Harold, 1975 - 1976
06/12/1975 - 11/18/1976

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALSs and 1 telegram from Sir Harold Acton to CS and 2 carbon copies from CS to Acton regarding Nancy Mitford's and EW's biographies by Acton and Sykes respectively. References to John Sutro and Hamish Hamilton.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Acton, Sir Harold, 1977 - 1978
03/07/1978 - 11/30/1978

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALSs and 1 telegram from Sir Harold Acton to CS and 3 carobon copies from CS to Acton regarding the deaths of Douglas Woodruff and Michael Rosse. References to John Sutro and Roy Harrod.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Acton, Sir Harold, 1979 - 1980
11/18/1979 - 02/26/1980

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALSs from Sir Harold Acton to CS and 5 carbon copies from CS to Acton regarding EW's letters. Includes and undated fragment from an essay by Acton about EW. References to John Sutro and Anthony Blunt.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Adelson, Roger, 1969 - 1970
11/13/1969 - 11/09/1970

DESCRIPTION: 5 letters from Roger Adelson to CS with carbons from CS to Adelson regarding a book Adelson wishes to write about Sir Mark Sykes and British foreign policy. Includes TLSs from Elie Kedourie and Hilary Rubenstein.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Adelson, Roger, 1971 - 1972
06/08/1971 - 09/06/1972

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALS from Roger Adelson to CS with carbons from CS regarding a book Adelson is writing about Sir Mark Sykes and British foreign policy. Reference to "Nancy".

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Adelson, Roger, 1973 - 1974
02/02/1973 - 08/24/1974

DESCRIPTION: 10 letters from Roger Adelson to CS with carbons from CS regarding Adelson's biography of Sir Mark Sykes, "Sir Mark Sykes: Portrait of an Amateur." Includes CS's corrections of the typescript and CS's review of the work for a newspaper. Reference to "Nancy".

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Adelson, Roger, 1975 - 1981
05/22/1975 - 03/24/1981

DESCRIPTION: 10 letters form Roger Adelson to CS and carbons from CS regarding Adelson's biography of Sir Mark Sykes. Includes a review written by Adelson about Elie Kedourie's "Anglo-American Labyrinth". References to Gertrude Bell.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Amory, Mark
02/19/1976 - 08/05/1980

DESCRIPTION: 8 ALSs from Mark Amory to CS and carbons from CS regarding the publication of EW's letters. Includes notes from CS about the letters.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Ancaster, Phyllis (Astor), Countess of
[1950?] - 03/02/1974

DESCRIPTION: 11 ALSs from Countess Phyllis Astor Ancaster to CS and carbons from CS regarding Sykes' biographies of Nancy Astor and Evelyn Waugh.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1945 - 1949
02/15/1945 - 09/17/1949

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS regarding the end of World War II, the UNRA and a play by T. S. Eliot. Includes a drawing of CS by Antrim.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1952 & undated
02/20/1952 - 06/21/1952

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALSs and one undated drawing of CS by Angela Countess of Antrim. Letters include drawings of Ran Antrim and herself.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1953 - 1954
04/07/1953 - 02/12/1954

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS. References to Terence Rattigan, Fay Compton and Flora Robson.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1955 - 1956
04/04/1955 - 07/19/1956

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALSs and 1 ACS from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS. References to Cyril Connolly, Ran Antrim and a stay at Evelyn Waugh's home. Drawings of Bernard Miles, Cyril Connolly and Christopher Sykes.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1957 - 1958
09/05/1957 - 12/18/1957

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS. Discusses EW's The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold. Two drawings.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1959 - 1960
07/07/1959 - 12/26/1960

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS discussing CS's biography of Orde Wingate, John F. Kennedy (drawing) and hunting (drawing).

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1962 - 1963
02/28/1962 - 07/18/1963

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS. Reeferences to Mark Sykes and Evelyn Waugh.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1965 - 1967
March 1, 1965 - 1967

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS. Includes a poem by Antrim.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1968
01/24/1968 - 12/03/1968

DESCRIPTION: 7 ALS from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS, most regarding the illness and death of "Daniel". References to Ran Antrim and Troubled Loyalty.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1969
01/13/1969 - 09/28/1969

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS discussing Adam von Trott and T. E. Lawrence. Drawings of herself.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1970
07/06/1970 - 07/14/1970

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS discussing Nancy Astor, E. M. Forster and her own illness. Drawings of Christopher Sykes writing Nancy.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1971
10/10/1971 - 12/05/1971

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS discussing Nancy and Antrim's Wold Rangers. Drawings of Nancy Astor and satyrical renditions of Franz Hals, Burne Jones and Fernand Leger.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1972
01/29/1972 - 11/10/1972

DESCRIPTION: 6 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS regarding Nancy Astor's biography. Reference for Sir John Biggs Davison, M.P., Evelyn Waugh and Wyke Bond.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1973
04/10/1973 - 05/30/1973

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALSs and 1 rebus discussing trips to Italy and Greece. Includes a 4 page acceptance speech for an honorary degree and several drawings. Reference to Picasso.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1974 Letters
03/19/1974 - 12/03/1974

DESCRIPTION: 6 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS regarding CS's stroke, EW's biography. 1 letter contains a short rebus section.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1974 Rebuses
05/08/1974 - 09/23/1974

DESCRIPTION: 4 rebuses from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS. One rebus includes a brief letter which refers to a visit by Antrim at the home of Alec Dru.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1975
02/01/1975 - 11/09/1975

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALSs and 2 rebuses from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS discussing EW's biography and Cyril Connolly. Includes drawings of Ran Antrim and Cyril Connolly.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1976
01/01/1976 - 05/15/1976

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALSs and 4 rebuses from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS and Camilla Sykes. Reference to Roger Adelson's Sir Mark Sykes: Portrait of an Amateur.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1977
03/08/1977 - 12/13/1977

DESCRIPTION: 7 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS and carbons from CS regarding Ran Antrim's severe illness, the death of Alick Dru and the publication of Antrim's Wold Rangers.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, 1978
03/11/1978 - 12/16/1978

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS with carbons from CS regarding the publication of Antrim's Wold Rangers and the death of Roy Harrod.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, Jan. - Mar. 1979
03/13/1979 - 03/27/1979

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS with carbons from CS regarding publication of Antrim's Wold Rangers and Antrim's illness.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, Apr. - June 1979
04/01/1979 - 06/09/1979

DESCRIPTION: 7 ALS and 1 ACS from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS regarding the publication of Wold Rangers, a possible biography of Richard Sykes by Antrim and Antrim's illness.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, July - Sept. 1979
07/05/1979 - 07/10/1979

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS with carbons from CS regarding publication of Antrim's Wold Rangers and Antrim's illness.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, Oct. - Dec. 1979
10/03/1979 - 12/18/1979

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS with carbons from CS regarding publication of Wold Rangers and Antrim's illness, including a vivid description of a hallucination.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, Jan. - June 1980
01/01/1980 - 05/20/1980

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS and carbons from CS. Sykes writes up a description of Royal Military Tournaments they attended as children for Antrim's intended biography of Richard Sykes.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, July - Dec. 1980
08/08/1980 - 11/04/1980

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS with carbons from CS discussing religion, Margaret Thatcher and the publication of Wold Rangers in America.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, Jan. - June 1981
01/08/1981 - 06/30/1981

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALSs from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS with carbons from CS regarding publication of Wold Rangers. References to Cross Roads to Israel.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Antrim, Angela (Sykes), Countess of, Misc. & Undated
05/03/1972

DESCRIPTION: 2 rebuses from Angela Countess of Antrim to CS and a program for an exhibition of Antrim's work with an introduction by Cyril Connolly.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Antrim, Randal, 13th Earl of
09/21/1951 - 11/10/1977

DESCRIPTION: 6 ALSs from Randal Earl of Antrim to CS with carbons from CS. Includes a transcript of an interview of Antrim by Sykes on Evelyn Waugh. References to Nancy and the Cliveden Set.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Astor, (Francis) David
07/14/1939 - 01/22/1977

DESCRIPTION: A large group of letters from David Astor, Editor of The Tablet, to CS regarding the biography of Adam von Trott zu Solz. Almost all the letters are from between 1963 and 1968. Most of them critique CS's approach to the work. Xerox of letter from Adan von Trott zu Solz.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Astor, John-Jacob
12/29/1965 - 03/21/1980

DESCRIPTION: 12 TLSs from John-Jacob Astor to CS with carbons from CS mostly regarding the writing of Nancy Astor's biography; includes critiques and anecdotes. References to David Astor and the deaths of Richard Sykes and Michael Astor.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Astor, Michael Langhorne
07/24/1969 - 11/13/1979

DESCRIPTION: 21 ALS from Michael Astor to CS with carbons from CS regarding the London Library Committee, EW's and NA's biographies (with some anecdotes). References to the Cliveden Set, Nancy Mitford, Rebecca West, Philip Lothian, and P. G. Wodehouse.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Baker, Dorothy, 1954 - 1975
05/09/1954 - 10/17/1975

DESCRIPTION: 27 ALSs from Dorothy Baker to CS with carbons from CS. Mostly personal in nature with references to Song of a Shirt (BBC version), W.H. Auden, Ronald Knox, EW's biography, Sean O'Casey and Nancy Mitford.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Baker, Dorothy, 1976 - 1977
02/12/1976 - 12/20/1977

DESCRIPTION: 24 ALSs from Dorothy Baker to CS with carbons from CS. Mostly personal in nature with references to EW's biography and diaries, Vile Bodies, John Sutro, Robert Byron and Somerset Maugham.

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Baker, Dorothy, 1978 - 1979
01/08/1978 - 12/29/1979

DESCRIPTION: 26 ALSs from Dorothy Baker to CS with carbons from CS. Mostly personal with references to Ronald Knox, Harold Acton, Virginia Woolf, Harman Grisewood and David Jones.

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