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'F', 1957-2004

MS. Sampson dep. 23
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. correspondence with Michael Frayn regarding the possibility of employment as a journalist with the Observer, 1957-1958, typescript
  2. copy letter to Paul Ferris, [writer, and biographer of Dylan Thomas], 4 Jan. 1961, conveying Sampson's impressions of Enrico Mattei, head of the Italian oil company ENI, and Mattei's attitude towards other oil companies, and a letter from Ferris, 17 Jan. 1985, referring to his work on an edition of the letters of Dylan Thomas, 1961-1985, typescript
  3. letter from Bram Fischer, lawyer, apparently in response to a letter of condolence from Sampson on the death of his wife, Molly, referring to recent 'troubles' in South Africa and describing the treatment of detainees, 28 Aug. 1964, typescript
  4. correspondence with William Friedkin at Warner Bros. and others regarding material possibly derived from Sampson's The Arms Bazaar: The Companies, the Dealers, The Bribes - from Vickers to Lockheed (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1977) contained in a comedy film about the international arms trade entitled 'The Deal of the Century' being made by Warner Bros, 1982-1983, typescript
  5. copy letter from Sir Edward Ford to The Principal Private Secretary, 10 Downing Street, in support of the recommendation of David Astor for an honour, 26 Aug. 1992, typescript (= closed).


  • Creation: 1957-2004


57 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.


MS. Sampson dep. 23

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom