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'C', 1958-2002

MS. Sampson dep. 20
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request


  1. copy letter from Sampson to Sir Christopher Chancellor, CMG, Odhams Press Ltd, [former General Manager of Reuters], regarding a proposal for a new magazine 'with an emphasis on intelligent business journalism', 28 Nov. 1959, typescript
  2. letter from James Callaghan [MP], apparently in response to a letter from Sampson at the Observer offering sight of certain material, 4 Dec. 1959, typescript
  3. letter from Shirley Conran, [designer and writer], thanking Sampson for sending her one of his books and referring to her own work, [c.1960]
  4. letter from Peter W. Rodino, Jr, Chairman of the Congress of the United States, inviting Sampson to be a witness before the Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives to set forth his findings and conclusions about major international crude oil concessions, which he had investigated for the writing of The Seven Sisters: The Great Oil Companies and the World They Made (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1975), 2 Feb. 1976, typescript
  5. letter from Susan, [widow of Anthony Crosland, MP], apparently in response to a letter of condolence from Sampson following the death of her husband, 10 May, no year [1977]
  6. four letters from David Cornwell (alias John le Carre), including one, [c.1979], concerning the process of writing Smiley's People, and one, 30 Dec. 1991, requesting copies of items relating to Sam[uel] Cummings, [arms dealer], written by Sampson, [c.1979]-1992, manuscript and word-processed
  7. correspondence with Ron Chernow, Program Officer of The Twentieth Century Fund, concerning proposals for a publication by Sampson for the Fund, 1984-1985, typescript
  8. letter from Carol O'Brien at Collins Publishers inviting Sampson to write a book on South Africa, 10 Mar. 1989, typescript
  9. two letters from John Campbell, [biographer of Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher], asking for help, 9 Oct. 1991, with his research, in particular the opportunity to view Heath's home in Salisbury and to see any materials relating to Heath's work on the 'Brandt Commission' [Independent Commission on International Development Issues] held by Sampson, and, 15 Mar. 1995, for advice on previous research on Thatcher's 'use and abuse of patronage', 1991-1995, word-processed
  10. postcard from John Cleese acknowledging Sampson's agreement to help with writing 'the tycoon character' in his forthcoming film and asking for comments on a script for the BBC relating to the Charter 88 campaign, 26 Aug., no year [c.1995]


  • Creation: 1958-2002


70 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Sampson dep. 20

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom