Letters from H.H. Asquith to Venetia Stanley
Personal letters from H.H. Asquith, while he was Prime Minister, to Venetia Stanley, who later became the wife of E.S. Montagu.
- 1910-15, 1927
1.2 Linear metres (8 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7091, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. c. 7091-8
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12585
Personal letters from H.H. Asquith, while he was Prime Minister, to Venetia Stanley.
Biographical / Historical
Herbert Henry Asquith (1852-1928) was Prime Minister, 1908-16. For further details see the Dictionary of National Biography. (Beatrice) Venetia Stanley (1887-1948) was the youngest child of Lord Sheffield, confidante of H.H. Asquith and friend of Violet Asquith, later Bonham Carter. For further details see Michael Brock H.H. Asquith Letters to Venetia Stanley (Oxford, 1982).
Previously owned by Judy, Venetia Montagu's daughter, and Milton Gendel.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The letters were in Christie's sale 20 Nov. 2002, lot 101, but were purchased later from Milton Gendel, 6 Dec. 2002, with help from Dr. Michael Brock, Mr. Claude Hankes-Drielsma, Mr. Bob Levitt, grants from the Resource/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends of the National Libraries and generous donations from the Pitt Rivers Charity, the Rothschild Foundation, the late Lord Jenkins, Brasenose, Wolfson and Nuffield Colleges, Oxford and Mr. Michael Gaskin.
- Catalogue of letters from H.H. Asquith to Venetia Stanley, 1910-15, 1927
- Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Turner
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