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Diary, with letters, Jul 1938-Jun 1948

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MS. Eng. misc. d. 1315

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Includes letter from David Green to his mother after his wedding, July 1938, letters from Joyce to David, circa 1946-1947, and press cutting relating to the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, 1939.

The diary principally deals with the following subjects:
  1. The flora and fauna in and around Blenheim Park and Church Hanborough where the Greens lived in Church Cottage.
  2. Many references to his wife Joyce and their son, Roger (born 1940).
  3. Green's first meeting with the Duke of Marlborough and first impressions of him and his family, particularly Lord Blandford, Lady Rosemary and Lord Charles (who was born in 1940).
  4. Invitation to take tea with Mr and Mrs Churchill in 1947.
  5. Details about Country Life’s commissioning of Green’s definitive book on Blenheim Palace (published in 1951).
  6. The possibility of John Piper illustrating Green’s book (which did not happen).
  7. References to Woodstock and to Blenheim characters such as Dr Bevan, Mr Sacre, Fred Hollis and Johnny Horne.

Dates

  • Jul 1938-Jun 1948

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Eng. misc. d. 1315

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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