Skip to main content

Research material, comprising diary entries, draft articles, and talks, 1965-2001

MS. Sampson dep. 188
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

This file is an accumulation of material by Sampson, which he thought might be useful when writing his autobiograhy. It includes transcripts of diary entries, draft articles on various topics, draft reviews, and talks. Comprises:

  1. (fols. 1-3) notes gathered for Anatomy of Britain (1962)
  2. (fols. 4-5) letter from James Goldsmith relating to the problems of large businesses, 1989
  3. (fol. 6) letter from Barbara Bailey, widow of Jim Bailey, thanking Anthony for his obituary, 2000
  4. (fols. 7-9) typescript piece by Robin Denniston describing Anthony Sampson and the process of publishing Anatomy of Britain Today (1965)
  5. (fols. 10-11) review of Philip Knightley and Caroline Kennedy, An Affair of State: The Profumo case and the framing of Stephen Ward (1987)
  6. (fols. 12-16) transcription of his diary entries relating to James Stern, writer, and his wife Tanya, 1987-1994
  7. (fols. 17-18) Anthony Sampson, 'Who's Who and New Establishments', article, word-processed
  8. (fols. 19-23) Anthony Sampson, 'The Puzzles of Power', annotated, 'for Sunday Times Mag (never used)', article, word-processed
  9. (fols. 24-28) 'Where's The Bloody Horse?', notes for a talk at Magdalene College, Cambridge on journalism, word-processed, [1990s]
  10. (fol. 29) letter to Adrian [?], containing reminiscences of John Gale, [c.1988]
  11. (fol. 30) Anthony Sampson, 'Peter Meade 1918-1988', eulogy for his brother-in-law, 14 Oct. 1988, word-processed
  12. (fols. 31-34) Anthony Sampson, 'Heartbeat Diary: New York November-December 1988', word-processed
  13. (fols. 35-36) 'Introduction to Drum index', containing reminiscences of his time working at Drum, Apr. 1988
  14. (fols. 37-41) article on how influential Drum journalists were to other African writers by Bill Saidi, 2001
  15. (fols. 42-43) Anthony Sampson, 'A World Apart: Ruth First and Diana Roth', article, word-processed, annotated, 'Independent August 1988'
  16. (fols. 44-47) transcripts of his diary entries relating to Trevor Huddleston, 1956-1962, word-processed
  17. (fols. 48-50) Anthony Sampson, 'Newsweek: Computers, Liberation and 'the Year of Freedom', article, word-processed, [1988]


  • Creation: 1965-2001


50 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Sampson dep. 188

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom