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'G', 1957-2002

MS. Sampson dep. 24
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. photocopies of two letters to Christopher Gell, writer and anti-apartheid campaigner, mainly regarding the choice of a publisher for a projected book by Gell, and advising him on the content of such a book, 7 Aug. and 14 Sep. 1957, with photocopies from Indian Opinion of two articles by Gell, 1956-1957, and a letter from Harold Smith to Sampson regarding a proposed biography of Gell, 25 Jul. 1958, typescript and printed
  2. correspondence with Laurence Gandar regarding his appointment as Editor of the Rand Daily Mail and other matters, 1957-1958, typescript and manuscript
  3. correspondence with Sir Hugh Greene, Director General of the BBC, regarding quotations by Greene to be used in Sampson's 'next edition' [Anatomy of Britain Today (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1965)], Sep. 1964, typescript
  4. letter from John [John Edward Poynder Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham, journalist] commenting on the leadership of the Conservative party following the resignation of Harold Macmillan in 1963, which Sampson had referred to in a 'revised chapter', [possibly for Anatomy of Britain Today (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1965) or Macmillan: A Study in Ambiguity (London: Allen Lane, 1967], 7 Dec. 1964, typescript
  5. photocopy of a letter from Lord Gladwyn [Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn] to the Literary Editor of the Observer, apparently in response to a review of his memoirs [The Memoirs of Lord Gladwyn (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1972)] by Sampson, and related papers, 1972, typescript and manuscript
  6. correspondence with Katharine (Kay) Graham, [owner of the Washington Post and Newsweek] regarding 'directional thoughts' about Newsweek, 1983, possible investors for Sampson's newsletter, [The Sampson Letter], [1985], and other matters, 1983-1985, word-processed and typescript
  7. correspondence with Sir James Goldsmith regarding an invitation to take part in Sampson's television series on the changing role of money, capitalism and the development of global markets, 1988, and a complaint by Goldsmith about a story that appeared in the Observer, 1995, and other matters, 1988-1995, typescript (papers relating to the Observer, 1995 = Res.)
  8. letter from Bamber Gascoigne concerning a fundraising appeal for therapy following a stroke for [Professor Sir] John Hale, [historian], and related papers, 4 Oct. 1992
  9. letter from Martin Gilbert, [historian], asking Sampson to provide his personal recollections of 8 May 1945 for Gilbert's forthcoming book, The Day the War Ended [(HarperCollins, 1995)], 27 Sep. 1994, word-processed


  • Creation: 1957-2002


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Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.


MS. Sampson dep. 24

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom