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Personal correspondence, 1927-1988

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MS. 9696/5
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Folder 1) Mostly letters to Vivien, with a few copies of her out-going letters, relating to the Second World War, her separation from her husband, her faith, dolls' houses and social events. Includes letters from:
  1. Alan Barnsley, author, pseudonym Gabriel Fielding, 1962-1964, one describing an evening with Graham Greene, 30 Nov 1964, and a copy of a letter from Vivien, relating to her sense of the supernatural and her relationship with Graham, including his many acts of cruelty, 18 July [?1964]
  2. Joyce Cary, writer, 8 Jan 1955, 21 Jan 1957
  3. Clough Williams-Ellis, architect, 9 Sep 1969
  4. Rupert Hart-Davis, publisher and writer, 1982
  5. Dorothy Glover, her husband’s mistress, 1954
  6. John Hayward, literary scholar, 1938-1944
  7. Elizabeth Jennings, poet, [?1962]
  8. Margaret, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine, 1983
  9. Enoch Powell, politician, 1987
  10. A.L. Rowse, historian, 1974
  11. John Sparrow, scholar, 1982-1986
  12. Enid Starkie, French scholar, 18 July 1954
  13. Norman St John-Stevas, politician, 1988
  14. Paul Theroux, American author, 1984
  15. Charles Paget Wade, collector and illustrator, Snowshill Manor, 1944-1952
  16. Stella Weaver and her husband Reggie Weaver, President of Trinity College Oxford, 1927-1948
  17. Doris Young, her husband’s secretary, with information on her husband’s movements, 1948-1958
Folder 2) correspondence with her lawyers, Bischoff & Co, London, regarding the terms of her separation from her husband Graham Greene, including the deed of separation, 1948-1949.

Folder 3) letters from Valentine Ackland, poet, and her partner, Sylvia Townsend Warner, author, 1962-1969, many undated.

Dates

  • 1927-1988

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. 9696/5