Catalogue of the papers of Sir Isaiah Berlin, 1897-1998, with some family papers, 1903-72

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Michael J. Hughes

2004

Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Diaries, 1923-98
    A.1  Pocket diaries, 1923-79
    A.2  Pocket diaries (Oxford), 1979-98
    A.3  Pocket diaries (Abroad), 1979-96
    A.4  Secretary's appointment diaries, 1974-97
B    Correspondence and papers, 1927-97
    B.1  General correspondence, 1927-97
    B.2  Letters of major correspondents, 1928-97
    B.3  Family correspondence, 1928-78
        B.3.1  Correspondence between Isaiah Berlin and his parents, Mendel and Marie Berlin, 1928-71
            B.3.1.a  Letters between Isaiah and his parents, 1928-53
            B.3.1.b  Letters between Isaiah Berlin and his mother, 1954-71
        B.3.2  Other family correspondence, 1928-78
    B.4  Correspondence and papers on academic matters, 1932-97
        B.4.1   Oxford University, 1934-96
        B.4.2  Oxford Colleges, 1932-97
        B.4.3  British Universities, 1949-74
        B.4.4   British Academy, 1958-96
        B.4.5  American Academic Institutions, 1949-83
            B.4.5.a  Correspondence about academic engagements in the United States, 1959-74
            B.4.5.b  Correspondence about appointments, lectures and administration at the City University of New York, 1964-71
            B.4.5.c  Other papers, 1949-83
        B.4.6  Supervision of students, 1934-86
            B.4.6.a  Correspondence and papers concerning academic supervision of students, 1952-86
            B.4.6.b  Other papers, 1934-72
        B.4.7  References, 1947-97
            B.4.7.a  Personal references given by Berlin, 1947-1975
            B.4.7.b  Personal references given by Berlin, 1976-97
            B.4.7.c  Papers concerning advice on appointments and selection of candidates, 1949-82
        B.4.8  Lectures, conferences and writing commitments, 1955-77
            B.4.8.a  Correspondence on speaking engagements and writing commitments, 1962-9
            B.4.8.b  Correspondence and papers on conferences, 1955-77
        B.4.9  Other academic correspondence, 1951-83
    B.5  Correspondence with publishers and agents, 1934-95
    B.6  Correspondence on broadcasting, 1946-96
    B.7  Correspondence and papers on Israeli and Jewish organizations and affairs, 1946-85
        B.7.1  Correspondence concerning the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1946-75
        B.7.2   Weizmann Institute and Archives, 1953-79
        B.7.3  Other correspondence and papers on Israeli and Jewish affairs, 1948-85
    B.8  Correspondence and papers relating to Music and the Arts, 1955-91
        B.8.1  Correspondence and papers relating to the Royal Opera House, 1955-91
        B.8.2  Other organizations, 1954-85
    B.9  Letters of congratulation and condolence, 1957-98
        B.9.1  Letters of congratulation, 1957-89
        B.9.2  Letters of condolence, 1974-98
    B.10  Correspondence and papers on other subjects, 1942-94
C    Academic and literary research papers and publications, 1929-98
    C.1  Published works, 1929-98
        C.1.1  Research notes for, drafts and proofs of published works, 1929-98
            C.1.1.a  Works, 1929-37
            C.1.1.b   Karl Marx: His Life and Environment, 1939 (bib. 24)
            C.1.1.c  Works, 1939
            C.1.1.d  Review of Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy, 1947 (bib. 28)
            C.1.1.e  Works, 1948-53
            C.1.1.f   Historical Inevitability, 1953 (bib. 54)
            C.1.1.g  Works, 1954-5
            C.1.1.h  Drafts, transcripts and proofs of ' A Marvellous Decade', 1955 (bib. 57)
            C.1.1.i  Works, 1955-6
            C.1.1.j  Introduction to Alexander Herzen, From the Other Shore and The Russian People and Socialism, 1956 (bib. 63)
            C.1.1.k  Works, 1956-8
            C.1.1.l   Two Concepts of Liberty, 1958 (bib. 71)
            C.1.1.m  Works, 1958-60
            C.1.1.n  'The Philosophical Ideas of Giambattista Vico', 1960 (bib. 79)
            C.1.1.o  Works, 1960
            C.1.1.p  'La Théorie Politique Existe-t-Elle?' ( Does Political Theory Still Exist?'), 1961 (bib. 81)
            C.1.1.q  Works, 1961-5
            C.1.1.r  'Herder and the Enlightenment', 1965 (bib.98)
            C.1.1.s  'Sulla teoria del Vico circa la conoscenza storica' (English version 'Vico's Theory of Knowledge and its Sources'), 1965 (bib. 99)
            C.1.1.t  Works, 1965-8
            C.1.1.u   Four Essays on Liberty, 1969 (bib. 112)
            C.1.1.v  Works, 1969-70
            C.1.1.w  'Benjamin Disraeli, Karl Marx, and the Search for Identity', 1970 (bib. 118)
            C.1.1.x  Works, 1971
            C.1.1.y  'Georges Sorel', 1971 (bib. 121)
            C.1.1.z  'The Originality of Machiavelli', 1971 (bib.122)
            C.1.1.aa  Works, 1971
            C.1.1.ab  Fathers and Children: Turgenev and the Liberal Predicament, 1972 (bib. 125)
            C.1.1.ac   Zionist Politics in Wartime Washington: a Fragment of Personal Reminiscence, 1972 (bib. 126)
            C.1.1.ad  Works, 1972-5
            C.1.1.ae   Vico and Herder: Two Studies in the History of Ideas, 1976 (bib. 148)
            C.1.1.af  Works, 1976-81
            C.1.1.ag  Translation, with Introduction, of Ivan Turgenev, A Month in the Country, 1981 (bib. 175)
            C.1.1.ah  Works, 1981-9
            C.1.1.ai  'Joseph de Maistre and the Origins of Fascism', 1990 (bib. 200)
            C.1.1.aj  Works, 1990-2
            C.1.1.ak  The Magus of the North: J.G. Hamann and the Origins of Modern Irrationalism, 1993 (bib. 212)
            C.1.1.al  Works, 1993-5
            C.1.1.am  ' Artistic Commitment: A Russian Legacy', 1996 (bib. 228)
            C.1.1.an  Works, 1996-8
        C.1.2  Copies of published works, 1936-95
    C.2  Unpublished works, 1935-c.1995
        C.2.1  Unpublished lectures, papers and other works, 1935-c.1995
            C.2.1.a  Unpublished works, 1935-c.1960
            C.2.1.b  'Three Turning Points in Political Thought', 1962
            C.2.1.c  Unpublished works, 1962-5
            C.2.1.d   ' Some Sources of Romanticism', 1965
            C.2.1.e  Unpublished works, 1966-95
        C.2.2   Broadcasts, 1946-74
        C.2.3  Speeches, late 1940s-1994
    C.3  Research and lecture notes, 1930s-1997
        C.3.1   Cultural History
        C.3.2   Enlightenment
        C.3.3  Fichte
        C.3.4  General Philosophy
        C.3.5   Marx and Marxism
        C.3.6   Philosophy of History
        C.3.7   Political Theory
        C.3.8   Romanticism
            C.3.8.a  Series of research notebooks
            C.3.8.b  Series of research notebooks
            C.3.8.c  Other research notebooks
            C.3.8.d  Other research papers
        C.3.9   Russian Political Thought
        C.3.10   Tolstoy
        C.3.11   Vico
        C.3.12  Miscellaneous research notebooks
        C.3.13  Miscellaneous research notes
        C.3.14  Miscellaneous research papers
        C.3.15  Bibliographies, reference and administrative notes and papers
D    Works and papers by others, 1939-97
    D.1  Reviews of Berlin's published works, 1939-82
    D.2  Interviews with Berlin, 1965-97
    D.3  Critiques of and other writings on Berlin, 1949-98
    D.4  Other papers, c.1920-1965
E    Personal papers, 1922-97
    E.1  Juvenilia, 1922-32
    E.2  Financial and legal papers, 1932-97
    E.3  Honours, 1945-97
    E.4  Official and semi-official papers, 1940-88
    E.5  Miscellaneous personal papers, c.1932-1988
F    Memorabilia and printed papers, 1932-98
    F.1  Greetings cards and postcards, c.1932- c.1997
    F.2  Invitations, 1932-95
    F.3  Concert Programmes, 1933-96
    F.4  Other memorabilia, 1897-1998
    F.5  News cuttings, 1932-97
        F.5.1  News cuttings on Berlin, 1932-97
        F.5.2  News cuttings on general topics, 1926-85
    F.6  Printed papers relating to Russia and the Soviet Union (in Russian and English), 1919-94
    F.7  Other printed papers, 1922-95
G    Papers of Mendel and Marie Berlin, 1884-1974
    G.1   Diaries, 1939-57
    G.2  Correspondence, 1922-71
    G.3  Financial papers, 1925-72
        G.3.1  Personal, 1925-72
        G.3.2   Britain and Overseas Trading Co. Ltd., 1933-54
    G.4  Official papers, 1939-74
    G.5  Autobiographical and historical accounts, 1946-72
    G.6  News cuttings, 1903-71
    G.7  Miscellaneous papers and memorabilia, 1884-1971


Papers of Sir Isaiah Berlin, 1897-1998, with some family papers, 1903-72

Abstract:
Correspondence and papers of Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909-97), philosopher and historian of ideas, with correspondence and papers of his parents, Mendel Borisovich Berlin (1884-1953), timber and bristle trader, and (Mussa) Marie Berlin (1880-1974).

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 1-826

Extent: 826 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909-97), philosopher and historian of ideas, was born in Riga, Latvia, of Jewish parents. After spending his early years mainly in Riga and in Petrograd (St Petersburg), Russia, he moved with his parents to London in 1921. Thereafter he was educated at St Paul's School and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford - thus beginning a lifelong association with the University.

Between 1932 and 1938 Berlin was a Fellow of All Souls College, where he studied philosophy and wrote a biography of Karl Marx (published in 1939). In 1938 he moved to New College, where he remained until 1950 with the exception of the war years: the period 1940-46 was spent in the United States. There he worked for British Information Services in New York and Washington, reporting on the state of US opinion on the war. After the end of the war, in late 1945, he spent three months in Moscow and Leningrad on official business. During this period he met the poets Anna Akhmatova and Boris Pasternak: his conversations with Akhmatova in particular he considered one of the most significant and moving experiences in his life.

In the years following his return to academic life after the war, Berlin gradually created his own niche in the history of ideas, while also developing original ideas in political thought: especially in the fields of liberalism and pluralism. He returned to All Souls College in 1950, became Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory in 1957 and was knighted that same year. From 1949 he regularly lectured in the United States, establishing close links with many US academics and finding great intellectual stimulus from those of them interested in the history of ideas - better represented in that country than in Britain. In 1966 Berlin accepted the Presidency of Wolfson College (initially known as Iffley College), and was instrumental in its creation as a building and institution. He retired from the University in 1975 but had already become President of the British Academy, a position he retained until 1978. During 'retirement' he continued to pursue his academic and social interests, and was to see the publication of numerous uncollected and unpublished writings through the efforts of his editor, Henry Hardy.

Berlin had numerous interests beyond his professional work. He was involved in many aspects of Israeli political, cultural and academic affairs, notably as a Governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was a committed Zionist. He had a lifelong passion for music, and became a Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. On both professional and social levels Berlin maintained a hectic round of engagements, his capacity for brilliant talk making him a guest eagerly sought after by countless friends and acquaintances at home and abroad. Throughout his life he developed close friendships with people from many walks of life, these relationships being vividly illuminated in his extensive correspondence. In 1956 Berlin married Aline Halban (née de Gunzbourg), thereafter enjoying many years of happily married life.

Scope and Content

The papers comprise A. Diaries, 1923-98; B. Correspondence and papers, 1927-97 (encompassing a general series, letters of major correspondents, family correspondence, correspondence on academic administrative business, and files relating to various organizations and topics in which Berlin had an interest); C. Academic and literary research papers and publications, 1929-98 (research notes and papers for and drafts and proofs of Berlin's published and unpublished works); D. Works and papers of others, c.1920-1998 (predominantly relating to Berlin's own work); E. Personal papers, 1922-97 (including juvenilia, financial papers and official papers); F. Memorabilia and printed papers, 1897-98; and G. Papers of Berlin's parents', 1903-72 (including diaries, correspondence, financial papers and autobiographical accounts).

Arrangement

Most material in each series is arranged chronogically.

Custodial History

The papers were housed at Sir Isaiah's home, Headington House, Headington, at All Souls College, Oxford and at Wolfson College, Oxford.

Acquisition

The papers were given to the Bodleian Library by the Isaiah Berlin Literary Trust in 1999.

Restrictions on Access

Most correspondence later than 1980 is closed. Correspondence and papers relating to confidential university business are closed for 80 years; certain other administrative files are closed for 30 years.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Berlin 232, fols.1-3].

Related Material

The Isaiah Berlin Virtual Library, compiled and maintained by Henry Hardy at Wolfson College, Oxford, contains a wealth of information about Berlin's life and works. This catalogue includes direct links to relevant information and documents in the Virtual Library, together with references to entries in the bibliography of Berlin's works, indicated by (bib.).

Family names (NCA Rules)

Berlin | family

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Berlin | Sir | Isaiah | 1909-1997 | knight | historian and philosopher
Berlin | Aline Elisabeth Yvonne | b. 1915 | née de Gunzbourg | formerly Strauss, Halban | wife of Sir Isaiah Berlin
Berlin | Mendel Borisovich | 1884-1953 | timber and bristle trader
Berlin | Mussa Marie | 1880-1974 | née Volshonok | wife of Mendel Berlin

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Oxford University

Place names (NCA Rules)

Oxford | Oxfordshire
Palestine
Israel
Russia
Soviet Union
United States of America

Subjects (LCSH)

History -- Philosophy
Liberalism
Pluralism
Political Science -- History
Romanticism
Zionism

A    Diaries, 1923-98


Scope and Content:

Engagement diaries recording appointments only, with no narrative content. From 1979 onwards Berlin kept two diaries, usually distinguished by the annotations 'Oxford' and 'Abroad', the contents of which largely duplicate each other.There is also a series of appointment diaries kept by his secretary from 1974 onwards.

A.1   Pocket diaries, 1923-79

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 1-41


1923
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 1
Extent: 90 leaves

1925
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 2
Extent: 102 leaves

1932-3
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 3
Extent: 161 leaves

1933-4
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 4
Extent: 171 leaves

1935-6
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 5
Extent: 172 leaves

1936-7
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 6
Extent: 173 leaves

1938-9
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 7
Extent: 174 leaves

1945
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 8
Extent: 53 leaves

1948
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 9
Extent: 69 leaves

1948
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 10
Extent: 98 leaves

1948-9
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 11
Extent: 165 leaves

1949-50
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 12
Extent: 159 leaves

1950-1
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 13
Extent: 165 leaves

1951-2
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 14
Extent: 167 leaves

1952-3
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 15
Extent: 164 leaves

1953-4
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 16
Extent: 164 leaves

1954-5
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 17
Extent: 168 leaves

1955-6
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 18
Extent: 166 leaves

1956-7
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 19
Extent: 161 leaves

1957-8
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 20
Extent: 171 leaves

1958-9
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 21
Extent: 162 leaves

1959-60
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 22
Extent: 163 leaves

1960-1
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 23
Extent: 163 leaves

1961-2
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 24
Extent: 167 leaves

1962-3
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 25
Extent: 160 leaves

1963-4
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 26
Extent: 162 leaves

1964-5
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 27
Extent: 157 leaves

1965-6
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 28
Extent: 160 leaves

1966-7
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 29
Extent: 162 leaves

1967-8
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 30
Extent: 162 leaves

1968-9
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 31
Extent: 163 leaves

1969-70
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 32
Extent: 160 leaves

1970-1
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 33
Extent: 119 leaves

1971-2
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 34
Extent: 164 leaves

1972-3
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 35
Extent: 161 leaves

1973-4
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 36
Extent: 163 leaves

1974-5
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 37
Extent: 163 leaves

1975-6
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 38
Extent: 161 leaves

1976-7
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 39
Extent: 163 leaves

1977-8
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 40
Extent: 162 leaves

1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 41
Extent: 163 leaves

A.2   Pocket diaries (Oxford), 1979-98

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 42-59


1979-80
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 42
Extent: 163 leaves

1980-1
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 43
Extent: 91 leaves

1981-2
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 44
Extent: 100 leaves

1982-3
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 45
Extent: 100 leaves

1983-4
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 46
Extent: 100 leaves

1984-5
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 47
Extent: 100 leaves

1985-6
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 48
Extent: 99 leaves

1986-7
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 49
Extent: 99 leaves

1987-8
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 50
Extent: 100 leaves

1988-9
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 51
Extent: 100 leaves

1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 52
Extent: 99 leaves

1990-1
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 53
Extent: 99 leaves

1991-2
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 54
Extent: 101 leaves

1992-3
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 55
Extent: 100 leaves

1993-4
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 56
Extent: 100 leaves

1994-5
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 57
Extent: 101 leaves

1995-6
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 58
Extent: 101 leaves

1997-8
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 59
Extent: 100 leaves

A.3   Pocket diaries (Abroad), 1979-96

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 60-77


1979-80
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 60
Extent: 163 leaves

1981-2
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 61
Extent: 100 leaves

1982-3
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 62
Extent: 100 leaves

1983-4
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 63
Extent: 100 leaves

1984-5
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 64
Extent: 100 leaves

1985-6
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 65
Extent: 98 leaves

1986-7
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 66
Extent: 101 leaves

1987-8
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 67
Extent: 99 leaves

1988-9
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 68
Extent: 100 leaves

1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 69
Extent: 101 leaves

1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 70
Extent: 101 leaves

1990-1
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 71
Extent: 100 leaves

1991-2
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 72
Extent: 101 leaves

1992-3
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 73
Extent: 102 leaves

1993-4
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 74
Extent: 100 leaves

1994-5
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 75
Extent: 100 leaves

1995-6
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 76
Extent: 100 leaves

1995-6
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 77
Extent: 100 leaves

A.4   Secretary's appointment diaries, 1974-97

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 78-101


1974
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 78
Extent: 103 leaves

1975
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 79
Extent: 102 leaves

1976
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 80
Extent: 102 leaves

1977
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 81
Extent: 70 leaves

1978
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 82
Extent: 70 leaves

1979
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 83
Extent: 70 leaves

1980
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 84
Extent: 70 leaves

1981
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 85
Extent: 70 leaves

1982
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 86
Extent: 62 leaves

1983
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 87
Extent: 62 leaves

1984
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 88
Extent: 62 leaves

1985
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 89
Extent: 62 leaves

1986
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 90
Extent: 62 leaves

1987
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 91
Extent: 62 leaves

1988
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 92
Extent: 62 leaves

1989
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 93
Extent: 62 leaves

1990
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 94
Extent: 62 leaves

1991
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 95
Extent: 62 leaves

1992
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 96
Extent: 62 leaves

1993
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 97
Extent: 63 leaves

1994
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 98
Extent: 63 leaves

1995
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 99
Extent: 60 leaves

1996
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 100
Extent: 63 leaves

1997
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 101
Extent: 62 leaves

B   Correspondence and papers, 1927-97

B.1   General correspondence, 1927-97

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 102-237

Arrangement: Chronological; the names of significant correspondents have been listed alphabetically for each box. Groups of undated letters have been arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

1927-32
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 102
Extent: 251 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 87, 160-1) A.J. Ayer, 1931-2
  • (fols. 188-9) Guy Chilver, 1932
  • (fols. 64, 91, 130-3, 149, 154-8) J.F. Cornes, from America after taking part in the Olympic Games as a swimmer, thereafter from Nigeria in the Colonial Service, 1931-2
  • (fols. 222-3) R.H.S. Crossman, [1932]
  • (fols. 28, 99) T.S. Eliot, 1930-2
  • (fols. 33, 37, 151, 173) W.G. Ettinghausen, 1930-2
  • (fols. 96-7, 162) Geoffrey Faber, 1932
  • (fol. 202) H.A.L. Fisher, 1932
  • (fol. 201) Lettice Fisher, 1932
  • (fols. 29-32, 57-8, 227-9) W.A. Halpern, 1930-2
  • (fol. 230) C.F. Hardie, [1932]
  • (fols. 10, 146-7) W.F.R. Hardie, 1929-32
  • (fols. 126, 138-41, 144-5, 206-7) C.G. Henderson, 1932
  • (fols. 45-6, 65) Humphry House, 1930-1
  • (fols. 231-2) D.P.T. Jay, [1931-2]
  • (fols. 233-4) C.K.M. Kluckhohn, [1931-2]
  • (fols. 47-8, 60-1, 237-8) Arthur Calder-Marshall, 1930-2
  • (fols. 116, 239) H.H. Price, 1932
  • (fols. 78-80, 120-1, 127-9, 240) K.D. Robinson, 1931-2
  • (fols. 55-6, 199) L.B. Schapiro, 1930-2
  • (fols. 11-14, 21-2, 119, 134-137, 143, 172, 242-5) Bernard Spencer, 1929-32
  • (fols. 111-12) David Stephens, 1932
  • (fols. 179-80) Barbara Strachey, 1932
  • (fols. 246-9) Adam von Trott, [1932]

and letters concerning Berlin's

  • (fols. 1-5) obtaining a place at Corpus Christi College, 1927
  • (fols. 9-10, 23-7, 43-4) writing and editorial work for the Pelican Record, 1929-30
  • (fol. 20) release from Latvian citizenship, 1930
  • (fols. 28, 49-54, 60-1) editorial work for the Oxford Outlook, 1930
  • (fols. 63-7) First in Literae Humaniores, 1931
  • (fols. 81-90) winning the John Locke Prize, 1931
  • (fols. 102, 113-25, 127-30, 142) First in Modern Greats, 1932
  • (fols. 170-1, 173-86, 190-5, 197-9, 203-4) election to an All Souls College Fellowship, 1932

1933-4
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 103
Extent: 286 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 36, 241, 248) W.G.S. Adams, 1933-4
  • (fol. 51) Antony Andrewes, 1933
  • (fols. 132, 152) J.L. Austin, 1933
  • (fols. 1-4, 17-8, 239-40) A.J. Ayer, 1933-4
  • (fols. 178-9, 201) A.A.A. Blakeway, 1934
  • (fol. 264) Anthony Blunt, 1934
  • (fols. 22-3, 29, 33, 60-1, 102, 106, 109-10, 115-16, 123, 126, 133, 149, 153-155, 177, 183, 186-7, 193-5, 198-9, 223) Ian Bowen, about his illness and convalescence, 1933-4
  • (fols. 270-1) Guy Branch, 1934
  • (fols. 243-6, 281-2) Guy Burgess, 1934
  • (fol. 206) Richard Chilver, 1934
  • (fols. 156, 200) J.F. Cornes, 1933-4
  • (fol. 247) R.H.S. Crossman, 1934
  • (fols. 12, 242, 260-1) W.G. Ettinghausen, 1933-4
  • (fols. 39, 44) H.A.L. Fisher, 1933
  • (fol. 50) Lettice Fisher, 1933
  • (fols. 184, 215, 227-8) Marion Frankfurter, 1934
  • (fols. 35, 127, 173-4, 212, 214) W.A. Halpern, 1933-4
  • (fol. 21) C.F. Hardie, 1933
  • (fol. 135) W.F.R. Hardie, 1933
  • (fols. 14, 48, 58, 94, 114) Roy Harrod, 1933
  • (fols. 15-16) C.G. Henderson, about his engagement to Isobel Monro, 1933
  • (fols. 84-6, 134, 224-5, 254) T.L. Hodgkin, 1933-4
  • (fols. 93, 101, 103, 124-5, 157-9, 219-21, 272, 274-6, 283) Humphry House, 1933-4
  • (fols. 75-6, 128, 143, 160, 249) D.M. Hubback, 1933-4
  • (fols. 52-3, 57, 80-1, 95-6, 185, 216, 268-9, 277) Barbara Hultin, 1933-4
  • (fol. 108) D.P.T. Jay, 1933
  • (fols. 92, 161) Arthur Calder-Marshall, 1933
  • (fols. 74, 172, 251-2) K.D. Robinson, 1933-4
  • (fol. 64) L.B. Schapiro, 1933
  • (fols. 82-3, 111, 120-2) A.H. Smith, 1933
  • (fols. 10, 19-20, 62-3, 70-3) Bernard Spencer, 1933
  • (fols. 59, 67) L.S. Sutherland, about Berlin tutoring Rachel Walker, 1933
  • (fols. 27-8, 168, 237) Adam von Trott, 1933-4
  • (fol. 278) P.C. Gordon Walker, 1934
  • (fols. 191-2, 230, 256, 258-9, 262-3, 286) Rachel Walker, 1934
  • (fol. 30) E.L. Woodward, 1933

1935
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 104
Extent: 247 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 122, 174, 186) A.J. Ayer
  • (fols. 30, 51, 59, 75-6, 81, 115, 169, 175-7, 180, 182) A.A.A. Blakeway
  • (fols. 31, 78) R.B. Braithwaite
  • (fols. 42, 44-5, 89, 110, 199-201) Guy Branch
  • (fol. 26) Richard Chilver
  • (fol. 219) Bernard van Dieren, commenting on Berlin's review of his book Down Among the Dead Men
  • (fols. 125, 147) W.G. Ettinghausen
  • (fols. 43, 217-18) H.A.L. Fisher
  • (fol. 236) Lettice Fisher
  • (fol. 184) Eduard Fraenkel
  • (fols. 8-11, 60-3, 88-91, 132-5) Marion Frankfurter, discussing Berlin's impressions of Palestine
  • (fols. 123, 131, 152-3) E.M. Graves
  • (fol. 245) W.A. Halpern
  • (fol. 151) C.F. Hardie
  • (fol. 205) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fols. 197-98, 206-8, 222-3) Christopher Hill in the Soviet Union, about sending books back for Berlin
  • (fols. 74, 116, 126-7, 230) E.C. Hodgkin
  • (fols. 3-6) T.L. Hodgkin
  • (fol. 228) Humphry House
  • (fols. 117-8, 148, 150, 187) Barbara Hultin
  • (fols. 34, 216) D.P.T. Jay
  • (fols. 231-3 ) C.K.M. Kluckhohn
  • (fols. 41b, 43b) the London Mercury, about changes to an article which Berlin then withdrew [probably 'Literature and the Crisis']
  • (fol. 238) L.B. Nicolson
  • (fol. 193) C.D.W. O'Neill
  • (fols. 108, 185) H.H. Price
  • (fols. 191, 203) Solomon Rachmilevich, about Berlin's review of van Dieren's book
  • (fol. 234) K.D. Robinson
  • (fol. 202) A.H. Smith
  • (fol. 47) Bernard Spencer
  • (fols. 52, 104-5) Adam von Trott
  • (fols. 15-19, 64-6, 69-71, 77, 82-3, 85-6, 93-4, 98-103, 111-14, 128-30, 138-41, 154, 239-43) Rachel Walker

1936-7
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 105
Extent: 292 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and to

  • (fols. 17, 75, 162) A.J. Ayer,1936
  • (fols. 40-5, 82b, 190-1) C.D.W. O'Neill, in Germany, 1936-7

and letters from

  • (fols. 10-11, 176-9) J.L. Austin, enclosing proposed rules for a philosophical discussion group, 1936-7
  • (fol. 2) A.A.A. Blakeway, 1936
  • (fols. 74, 287) Anthony Blunt, 1936-7
  • (fols. 77-8) T.S.R. Boase, 1936
  • (fols. 246, 272, 275) Adrian Boult, 1937
  • (fols. 20, 286) R.B. Braithwaite, 1936-7
  • (fols. 5, 47, 54-5, 79, 189, 242-4) Guy Branch, 1936-7
  • (fols. 23, 91) Richard Chilver, 1936
  • (fol. 83) J.F. Cornes, 1936
  • (fols. 156, 181) T.S. Eliot, 1936-7
  • (fols. 88-9, 211) Geoffrey Faber, about a memorandum by Berlin on Psychology, 1936-7
  • (fols. 184, 233, 265) H.A.L. Fisher, about Berlin having elocution lessons, 1937
  • (fol. 163) Lettice Fisher, 1936
  • (fol. 99) John Foster, 1936
  • (fol. 221) Eduard Fraenkel, 1937
  • (fols. 56-9, 71-4, 112-17, 164-6, 222-8) Marion Frankfurter, including comments about Maurice Bowra who was at Harvard University, and about Adam von Trott on his visit to the United States, 1936-7
  • (fols. 48-50, 167-8, 215-7, 219-20) E.M. Graves, later Chilver, 1936-7
  • (fol. 235) W.F.R. Hardie, 1937
  • (fols. 73, 175, 188, 194, 199-200, 237) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison, 1936-7
  • (fols. 61, 227, 253, 274, 277) Roy Harrod, 1936-7
  • (fols. 12-3, 92-3, 284-5) Christopher Hill in the Soviet Union, about sending books back for Berlin, 1936-7
  • (fols. 169-70) Humphry House, 1936
  • (fols. 16, 207, 218) D.M. Hubback, 1936-7
  • (fols. 86, 90, 97-8, 171-2) Rosamund Lehmann, 1936
  • (fols. 266-8) Margaret MacDonald, commenting on Berlin's paper on ' Induction and Hypothesis', 1937
  • (fol. 26) Arthur Calder-Marshall, 1936
  • (fol. 252) G.E. Moore, 1937
  • (fol. 280) Lewis Namier, 1937
  • (fols. 96, 109-11, 212-13, 236, 240-1, 247-51, 262, 269-70, 278-9) L.B. Nicolson, mostly written while in Germany and Italy studying art, 1936-7
  • (fol. 208) Richard Pares, 1937
  • (fols. 1, 80-2a, 118, 206, 246, 263) H.H. Price, about Berlin's memorandum on Psychology , 1936-7
  • (fol. 155) Solomon Rachmilevich, 1936
  • (fols. 32, 157-8, 193, 288-9) Jasper Ridley, 1936-7
  • (fols. 6-9, 71, 87, 95, 106-7, 174, 271, 281-3) G.H. Robertson, 1936-7
  • (fols. 160-1) K.D. Robinson, 1936
  • (fols. 212-4, 229-30) Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, about giving a course of lectures in Oxford, 1937
  • (fol. 35) A.H. Smith, 1936
  • (fols. 18, 21) David Stephens, 1936
  • (fol. 29) Thornton Butterworth Ltd., about the progress of Berlin's book on Marx, 1936
  • (fols. 51-2, 201-3, 290) Adam von Trott, 1936-7
  • (fols. 258-9) E.L. Woodward, 1937

1938
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 106
Extent: 150 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 91, 93, 96-8) J.E.G. Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
  • (fols. 22, 39-42) A.J. Ayer, about his activities in and impressions of people in the United States
  • (fols. 15-16) Norman Bentwich
  • (fol. 61) Anthony Blunt
  • (fol. 53) T.S.R. Boase
  • (fols. 44, 46, 64, 65) R.B. Braithwaite
  • (fol. 37) Guy Branch
  • (fols. 138-9) N.O. Brown
  • (fols. 27-9, 140) Cressida Bonham Carter
  • (fol. 78) Guy Chilver
  • (fol. 2) R.G. Collingwood, refusing an invitation to take part in the 'philosophical discussions'
  • (fol. 1) W.G. Ettinghausen
  • (fols. 80, 123) H.A.L. Fisher, acknowledging receipt of the draft of Berlin's book on Marx, and about Berlin's election as a fellow of New College
  • (fol. 11) Lettice Fisher
  • (fol. 103) Eduard Fraenkel
  • (fols. 47-52, 54-9) Marion Frankfurter, including further comments on Maurice Bowra, and on A.J. Ayer who was staying with the Frankfurters
  • (fol. 102) W.F.R. Hardie
  • (fols. 3-4, 99-100, 111-12, 122, 126) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fols. 119-20) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fols. 30, 68) Roy Harrod
  • (fols. 60, 89) Humphry House
  • (fol. 141) George Katkov
  • (fols. 101, 117-8) L.B. Nicolson in the United States, commenting on the Munich agreement, and on Elizabeth Bowen's book The Death of the Heart
  • (fols. 43, 134-5) C.D.W. O'Neill, including comments on his resignation as a diplomat in Berlin
  • (fol. 142) H.H. Price
  • (fols. 23-6, 34, 132-3, 143-5) Jasper Ridley
  • (fols. 136-7) G.H. Robertson
  • (fol. 38) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 35) Bernard Spencer
  • (fols. 26, 146-8) David Stephens, about proof-reading Berlin's book on Marx
  • (fols. 130-1) Thornton Butterworth Ltd., about return of the galleys of Berlin's book on Marx
  • (fols. 74, 149-50) Philip Toynbee, about his job in Birmingham
  • (fols. 107-8) Adam von Trott
  • (fols. 69-73) Donald Williams, commenting on Berlin's paper on ' Induction and Hypothesis'
  • (fol. 77) E.L. Woodward

1939-40
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 107
Extent: 269 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 43) Antony Andrewes, 1939
  • (fols. 54-5, 125, 149, 261-2) J.E.G. Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith, 1939-40
  • (fols. 95, 219-20) A.J. Ayer, 1939-40
  • (fol. 259) John Balfour, 1940
  • (fol. 251) Norman Bentwich, 1940
  • (fols. 52, 76, 156) T.S.R. Boase, 1939
  • (fols. 63, 67) R.B. Braithwaite, about providing assistance to Friedrich Waismann, 1939
  • (fols. 50-1, 62) Guy Branch, 1939
  • (fol. 171) Guy Burgess, 1939
  • (fols. 94, 121, 173-4, 263-6) Lord David Cecil, 1939-40
  • (fols. 1-3, 79-84) E.M. Chilver, 1939
  • (fols. 139, 143, 150) G.D.H. Cole, about Berlin's book on Marx, 1939
  • (fols. 91, 106) W.G. Ettinghausen, 1939
  • (fol. 163) Geoffrey Faber, 1939
  • (fols. 34, 37-8) H.A.L. Fisher, 1939
  • (fols. 90, 108, 226-9) Lettice Fisher to E.F.L. Wood, 1st Earl Halifax and Alfred Duff Cooper, about the possibility of a wartime post for Berlin, 1939-40
  • (fols. 114-20) Marion Frankfurter, about the American attitude to the war, 1939
  • (fols. 226-7) E.F.L. Wood, 1st Earl Halifax, 1940
  • (fol. 206) Barbara Halpern, 1940
  • (fol. 105) C.F. Hardie, 1939
  • (fols. 14, 23-4, 53, 57-9, 109-10, 158, 190-1, 198, 214, 254) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison, 1939-40
  • (fol. 144) T.L. Hodgkin, 1939
  • (fol. 47) D.P.T. Jay, 1939
  • (fol. 46) James Joll, 1939
  • (fol. 75) George Katkov, 1939
  • (fol. 257) H.J. Laski, 1940
  • (fol. 157) Rosamund Lehmann, 1939
  • (fols. 135, 140-1, 146-7) A.D. Lindsay, 1939
  • (fols. 267-8) Natasha Litvin, 1940
  • (fol. 238) A.R.K. Mackenzie, 1940
  • (fols. 162, 189, 200-3) the Ministry of Labour, offering the possibility of a wartime post for Berlin as a censor, which was then withdrawn because he did not have full British nationality, 1939-40
  • (fol. 45) G.E. Moore, 1939
  • (fol. 256) Lewis Namier, 1940
  • (fols. 6-9, 68-70, 133-4, 148) L.B. Nicolson in the United States, including comments about the American attitude to events in Europe, 1939
  • (fol. 233) Harold Nicolson, about the failure of Berlin to reach Moscow as planned, and advising on his future course of action, 1940
  • (fol. 93) E.E. Evans-Pritchard, 1939
  • (fol. 176) Cressida Ridley, 1939
  • (fols. 4-5, 154, 177-9, 204, 243) Jasper Ridley, 1939-40
  • (fols. 159-60, 246-7) K.D. Robinson, 1939-40
  • (fols. 19, 22, 28, 107, 213, 269) G.H. Robertson, 1939-40
  • (fol. 167) Humphrey Searle, 1939
  • (fol. 123) Leon Simon, 1939
  • (fols. 97, 102-3) Bernard Spencer, 1939
  • (fol. 49) David Stephens, about his proof-reading of Berlin's book on Marx, 1939
  • (fol. 130) Humphrey Sumner, 1939
  • (fol. 181) Philip Toynbee, 1939
  • (fols. 164-5, 168-9, 193-4) Friedrich Waismann, 1939-40
  • (fol. 230) the War Office, giving instructions about Berlin's passage to North America, 1940
  • (fols. 252-3, 260) Chaim Weizmann, 1940
  • (fol. 101) Edgar Wind, 1939
  • (fol. 232) Virginia Woolf, inviting Berlin to dine, 1940

and letters about

  • (fols. 122-225 passim) Berlin's book on Marx, 1939-40

n.d. [1927-40]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 108
Extent: 230 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, A-P

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 11-14) Antony Andrewes
  • (fols. 16-17) J.E.G. Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
  • (fols. 20-6) A.J. Ayer, about a mathematical problem
  • (fols. 27-8) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 30-3) Anthony Blunt
  • (fols. 34-7) T.S.R. Boase
  • (fols. 38-9) Ian Bowen
  • (fols. 47-58) E.M. Chilver
  • (fols. 59-62) Richard Chilver
  • (fols. 69-71) J.F. Cornes
  • (fol. 77) Michael Crum
  • (fols. 88-107) Lettice Fisher
  • (fols. 108-9) John Foster
  • (fol. 121) C.F. Hardie
  • (fol. 122) W.F.R. Hardie
  • (fols. 123-5) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fols. 126-7) C.G. Henderson
  • (fols. 130-1) Auberon Herbert
  • (fol. 169) Christopher Hill
  • (fols. 133-5) E.C. Hodgkin
  • (fols. 136-7) T.L. Hodgkin
  • (fols. 138-42) A.H. Hourani
  • (fols. 126, 143-58) Humphry House
  • (fol. 170) Christopher Isherwood
  • (fol. 180) Rosamund Lehmann
  • (fol. 192) Louis MacNeice
  • (fols. 194-200) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fols. 204-5) L.B. Nicolson
  • (fols. 213-15) Richard Pares
  • (fols. 182-5, 223-30) H.H. Price

n.d. [1927-40]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 109
Extent: 133 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, R-Z, and (fols. 118-33) unidentified

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 1) Solomon Rachmilevich
  • (fol. 6) Cressida Ridley
  • (fols. 7-41) Jasper Ridley
  • (fols. 42-5) G.H. Robertson
  • (fols. 46-53) K.D. Robinson
  • (fol. 54) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fols. 64-75) Bernard Spencer
  • (fols. 86-9) Philip Toynbee
  • (fol. 90) Adam von Trott
  • (fol. 93) Rachel Walker
  • (fol. 102) Hugh Seton-Watson
  • (fols. 111-12) E.L. Woodward

Jan. 1941-July 1943
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 110
Extent: 265 leaves

Scope and Content:

Predominantly semi-official correspondence while working for British Information Services in New York and Washington

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 217-18) W.G.S. Adams, 1943
  • (fols. 116-17, 128) A.J. Ayer, about getting Ayer's children back to Britain, 1943
  • (fols. 47, 118-23, 134-5, 166-8, 181, 190, 204-6, 226-7, 263) R.J. Cruikshank, 1942-3
  • (fols. 130-3, 154-6) Frank Darvall, 1943
  • (fols. 89, 191) Anne Fremantle, 1942-3
  • (fol. 228) Sylvester Gates, 1943
  • (fols. 99, 109-10, 136, 202, 219) Alexander Halpern, 1942-3
  • (fols. 165, 207) Angus Malcom, 1943
  • (fols. 148, 229-36) Sir David Scott, including reports on visits to the United States by Anthony Eden and Winston Churchill, 1943
  • (fols. 79-80, 151, 209, 211) Chaim Weizmann, 1942-3

and letters from

  • (fols. 144-7, 176) John Wheeler-Bennett, 1943
  • (fols. 106-7) Paul Gore-Booth, 1942
  • (fol. 32) Lord David Cecil, 1942
  • (fols. 11, 40) E.M. Chilver, 1941-2
  • (fol. 16) Lettice Fisher, 1941
  • (fol. 31) Barbara Halpern, 1942
  • (fol. 33) W.F.R. Hardie, 1942
  • (fol. 41) Christopher Hill, 1942
  • (fols. 264-6) Raimund von Hofmannsthal, 1943
  • (fol. 29) D.P.T. Jay, 1942
  • (fols. 115b, 115d, 194) Baronne Johanna Lambert, 1943
  • (fols. 124-5, 180) Arthur Lourie, 1943
  • (fol. 42) Sir Robert Mayer, 1942
  • (fol. 5) Gilbert Murray, about Berlin's book on Marx, 1941
  • (fol. 150) Allardyce Nicoll, 1943
  • (fols. 64-78) Reinhold Niebuhr, 1942
  • (fol. 250) Solomon Rachmilevich, 1943
  • (fol. 216) N.V. Riasanovsky, 1943
  • (fols. 37-9, 44-6) Cressida Ridley, about her husband Jasper being taken prisoner, 1942
  • (fol. 59) Baron Guy de Rothschild, 1942
  • (fols. 184-5) Meyer Schapiro, 1943
  • (fol. 1) A.H. Smith, about arrangements at New College during Berlin's absence in the United States, including letting his rooms to Mendel Berlin, 1941
  • (fols. 49-50) Vera Weizmann, 1942

Aug. 1943-Dec. 1944
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 111
Extent: 347 leaves

Scope and Content:

Predominantly semi-official correspondence while working for British Information Services in Washington

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 240-1) W.G.S. Adams, 1944
  • (fols. 140-1) Sam Behrman, about misadventures in attending a performance of Oklahoma, 1943
  • (fol. 90) Paul Gore-Booth, 1943
  • (fols. 247-8, 319, 325) R.J. Cruikshank, 1944
  • (fols. 124, 167-9) Frank Darvall, 1943-4
  • (fols. 120-1, 123) John Foster, 1943
  • (fols. 26, 296, 303) Anne Fremantle, 1943-4
  • (fols. 87-91, 109) Victor Gollancz, 1943
  • (fols. 152, 176) D.M. Hopkinson, 1944
  • (fols. 1-4, 9-17, 145-6, 177-8, 258-60) A.C.E. Malcolm, including reports on Zionist activities in the United States, especially the proposed Anglo-American joint declaration on Palestine, 1943-4
  • (fols. 174, 237) A.N. Morgan, 1944
  • (fols. 25, 151) Ursula Niebuhr, 1943
  • (fols. 329-32) H.H. Price, about Herbert Hart, 1944
  • (fol. 239) Baronne Alix de Rothschild, 1944
  • (fols. 74-6, 221-2) J.W. Russell, 1943-4
  • (fols. 29-30, 115, 142-3) Meyer Schapiro, 1943
  • (fols. 249-50, 253, 266) F.M. Stark, 1944
  • (fols. 231, 242) E.L. Woodward, 1944

with letters from

  • (fol. 209) Lady Patricia de Bendern, 1944
  • (fol. 343) William Clark, 1944
  • (fol. 24) Raimund von Hofmannsthal, 1943
  • (fols. 272, 274) Gladwyn Jebb, 1944
  • (fols. 284-5) Baronne Johanna Lambert, 1944
  • (fols. 48-50, 149-50, 205-6, 216-18) A.R.K. Mackenzie, 1943-4
  • (fol. 170) Allardyce Nicoll, 1944
  • (fol. 36) Solomon Rachmilevich, 1943
  • (fols. 224-6) Cressida Ridley, about Jasper being missing, 1944
  • (fols. 125-31) H.A.C. Rumbold, 1943
  • (fol. 346) F.A. Rumbold, 1944
  • (fol. 246) M.D. Ryan, 1944
  • (fols. 297, 300) A.H. Smith, 1944
  • (fols. 338-41) A.J. Toynbee, about the possibility of Berlin working for the Foreign Office on leaving the United States, 1944
  • (fol. 97) Ronald Tree, 1943

and letters about

  • (fols. 51-2, 57, 67, 73, 76) plans for a tour of the United States by Berlin, 1943

1945, n.d. [1939-45]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 112
Extent: 259 leaves
Arrangement: Undated letters arranged alphabetically

Scope and Content:

Predominantly semi-official correspondence while working for British Information Services in Washington

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 119-22) W.G.S. Adams, about Berlin's plans for the immediate future, including a visit to the Soviet Union and subsequent return to the United States until April 1946
  • (fol. 21) W.H. Auden, commenting on Christopher Isherwood's Prater Violet
  • (fols. 24-5, 221, 236-9) R.J. Cruikshank, about Berlin having to remain working for British Information Services; and enclosing a mock review of [imaginary?] poetry by Berlin
  • (fols. 143-4, 148, 151) E.R. Dodds
  • (fols. 81, 107-8, 116-8) Anne Fremantle
  • (fols. 124, 160, 195) Alexander Halpern
  • (fols. 112-14, 140) Christopher Hill, about the prospect of Berlin's visit to the Soviet Union
  • (fol. 149) Roman Jakobson
  • (fols. 67-8) F.G. Lee
  • (fols. 10-12, 15, 52-4) H.A.C. Rumbold, about Berlin's future and the offer of posts in the Foreign Office
  • (fols. 30, 44, 48-9, 66) Sir David Scott, about Berlin's future
  • (fols. 8-9) A.J. Toynbee, about the offer of a post in the Foreign Office

and letters from

  • (fols. 73, 157) J.E.G. Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
  • (fol. 232) J.L. Austin
  • (fols. 82-90, 158-9, 184-5, 233) John Balfour, including a copy of a report by Berlin giving an initial assessment of Truman's Presidency, and reference to the aborted attendance of Berlin at the Potsdam Conference
  • (fols. 188, 200-1) Lady Patricia de Bendern
  • (fols. 17-18) John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 234) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 198-9) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fol. 213) C.E. Bohlen
  • (fol. 63) Paul Gore-Booth
  • (fol. 76) Robert Brand
  • (fols. 214-20) Lord David Cecil
  • (fols. 182-3) B.V. Cohen
  • (fol. 240) Michael Crum
  • (fol. 152) Anthony Eden
  • (fols. 169-71) Penelope Felkin
  • (fols. 204-5) Marion Frankfurter
  • (fol. 241) C.F. Hardie
  • (fol. 162) Archibald Clark Kerr, about the aborted attendance by Berlin at the Potsdam Conference
  • (fol. 189) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fols. 109, 179-80, 242) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fols. 75, 77-80, 176-7, 225) A.R.K. Mackenzie
  • (fols. 138-9) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fols. 173-4, 248-9) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 175, 250) Baron Guy de Rothschild
  • (fol. 38) Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell
  • (fols. 206, 227) J.W. Scott
  • (fol. 192) B.M.H. Tripp

Jan.-June 1946
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 113
Extent: 293 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes some semi-official correspondence while working for British Information Services in Washington

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 83-5, 119) David Astor, about possible candidates as an American correspondent for the Observer
  • (fol. 73) Ernest Bevin
  • (fols. 22, 68) Sir Stafford Cripps
  • (fols. 33, 79) Frank Darvall
  • (fols. 15, 96-9) A.C.E. Malcolm, including a description by Berlin of his general impressions of the Soviet Union
  • (fols. 32, 64, 110, 186, 217, 232, 269) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fols. 69, 102, 274) G.E. Moore
  • (fols. 26, 63, 111, 218) Allardyce Nicoll
  • (fols. 107-8, 165-70) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fols. 89-95, 211-16) F.K. Roberts, including accounts by Berlin of his departure from the Soviet Union, and the current political situation in the United States; and comment by Roberts on the possibility of an Honorary Degree being conferred on Boris Pasternak
  • (fols. 125-6) H.A.C. Rumbold
  • (fols. 45, 81, 144) J.W. Scott
  • (fols. 13, 21, 31, 122-3, 145-6, 173-80) E.E. Tomkins

with letters from

  • (fols. 267-8) A.J. Ayer
  • (fols. 203-4) John Balfour
  • (fol. 100) Lady Patricia de Bendern
  • (fols. 282-4) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fol. 158) N.O. Brown
  • (fols. 5-9, 103-5) J.F. Cornes, serving in Palestine
  • (fols. 198-200) Bob Dunbar, giving an account of poetry readings by Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak and others in Moscow
  • (fols. 240, 293) W.G. Eytan
  • (fols. 253-5) Marion Frankfurter
  • (fol. 143) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 49) Sylvester Gates
  • (fols. 244-5) Philip Graham
  • (fols. 19, 160-1, 270) E.F.L. Wood, 1st Earl Halifax, including reference to the possibility of an Honorary Degree being awarded to Boris Pasternak
  • (fol. 239) Alexander Halpern
  • (fol. 256) T.L. Hodgkin
  • (fols. 113-14) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 280) C.F. Hardie
  • (fols. 206, 228, 242, 273, 278) A.H. Hourani
  • (fol. 220) Rosamund Lehmann
  • (fol. 233) A.R.K. Mackenzie
  • (fol. 112) L.B. Nicolson
  • (fols. 285-9) Arthur Lourie
  • (fol. 237) Cressida Ridley
  • (fol. 100) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 100, 225) Baron Guy de Rothschild
  • (fols. 106, 171-2, 246-51) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fol. 162) A.H. Smith, about Berlin's appointment as a University Lecturer
  • (fols. 184, 252, 272) Humphrey Sumner
  • (fols. 35, 234, 271) B.M.H. Tripp
  • (fols. 207, 236, 263) The Royal Institute of International Affairs, about Berlin giving a lecture on the Soviet Union

and letters about

  • (fols. 1-87 passim) the award of a CBE to Berlin

July-Dec. 1946
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 114
Extent: 276 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 63-7, 106) John Balfour
  • (fols. 189-90) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 24) Max Beloff
  • (fol. 19) Lady Patricia de Bendern
  • (fol. 159) Norman Bentwich
  • (fol. 56) George Bolsover, about Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova
  • (fol. 77) Paul Gore-Booth
  • (fol. 167) R.B. Braithwaite
  • (fols. 23, 222) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fol. 247) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fol. 247) C.E. Bohlen
  • (fol. 73) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 166) Sir Kenneth Clark
  • (fols. 125, 152, 186, 227) William Clark
  • (fols. 79-80, 138) Cyril Connolly
  • (fols. 218-19) R.J. Cruikshank
  • (fol. 130) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fols. 162, 168, 191-2) Aubrey Eban
  • (fols. 101-4, 252-6) Penelope Felkin
  • (fol. 257) Lettice Fisher
  • (fol. 174) Philip Graham
  • (fol. 260) T.L. Hodgkin
  • (fol. 195) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 115) A.H. Hourani
  • (fols. 55, 226) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fols. 123, 128, 157, 171) Katharine Lampert
  • (fol. 6) N.J. Laski
  • (fol. 62) A.C.E. Malcolm
  • (fols. 43, 183-4, 193, 204, 215-16, 246) Venetia Montagu
  • (fol. 134) G.E. Moore
  • (fol. 82) Gilbert Murray
  • (fols. 60, 100, 205) Lewis Namier
  • (fols. 131, 181, 196) Solomon Rachmilevich, including comments about Ernest Bevin's foreign policy
  • (fols. 42, 81) Cressida Ridley
  • (fols. 179, 211) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fol. 39) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fol. 244) Humphrey Sumner
  • (fol. 127) Philip Toynbee
  • (fols. 74-5) B.M.H. Tripp
  • (fol. 8) The Royal Institute of International Affairs, about Berlin's talk on the Soviet Union

and

  • (fols. 15-18, 272-5) drafts of letter [toThe Times, not sent] about the arrest of members of the Executive of the Jewish Agency by the Government of Palestine
  • (fols. 27-37) drafts of an article about events in Palestine
  • (fols. 54, 56, 60, 74-5, 87-8, 121-2, 132-3, 142, 144-5, 178) comments about Boris Pasternak, mainly in relation to a purge of intellectuals in the Soviet Union

Jan.-Sept. 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 115
Extent: 320 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 45, 145-7, 282, 318-20) Lady Patricia de Bendern
  • (fols. 89-91, 109-16, 132-3, 142, 150, 183, 193) D.C. McKay, about the possibility of a visiting lectureship for Berlin at Harvard University, including an outline by Berlin of his current interests

with letters from

  • (fol. 79) W.G.S. Adams
  • (fol. 279) J.E.G. Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
  • (fols. 22, 52, 120) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 108) Max Beloff
  • (fol. 69) T.S.R. Boase
  • (fol. 162) C.E. Bohlen
  • (fol. 15) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fol. 289) Guy Chilver
  • (fols. 27, 219) William Clark
  • (fol. 21) Lady Diana Cooper
  • (fol. 299) John Julius Cooper
  • (fol. 28) W.G. Eytan
  • (fols. 29-39, 275, 311) Aubrey Eban, about drafting a statement on the Palestine problem, including a preliminary version
  • (fol. 265) Penelope Felkin
  • (fol. 225) John Foster
  • (fol. 190) Eduard Fraenkel
  • (fols. 237, 293, 307) Anne Fremantle
  • (fols. 198, 264) Philip Graham
  • (fols. 122-3) David Ben-Gurion, inviting Berlin to join his staff
  • (fol. 184) Alexander Halpern
  • (fols. 20, 42) T.L. Hodgkin
  • (fols. 273, 277) A.H. Hourani
  • (fols. 144, 263) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fols. 127, 226) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fol. 288) H.J. Laski
  • (fol. 148) A.C.E. Malcolm
  • (fol. 63) G.E. Moore
  • (fol. 275) A.N. Morgan
  • (fols. 58, 70, 167) Lewis Namier
  • (fol. 118) Boris Nicolaevsky of the Fund for the Relief of Men of Letters and Scientists of Russia, including references to Anna Akhmatova (about the loss of her card and of her flat in Fontanny Dom, and a query whether Berlin knows anything of the fate of her son Lev Gumilev), and to Zoshchenko
  • (fol. 221) Nigel Nicolson
  • (fol. 315) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fol. 61) H.H. Price
  • (fols. 283-4) Solomon Rachmilevich, including comments on the situation in Palestine
  • (fol. 232) Cressida Ridley
  • (fols. 316-17) D.P. Reilly
  • (fol. 210) Ann Charteris, Viscountess Rothermere
  • (fol. 276) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 276, 286, 295) Baron G.E.A.P. de Rothschild
  • (fol. 174) M.D. Ryan
  • (fols. 77-8, 103) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fols. 54-5, 86) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fol. 285) Humphrey Searle
  • (fol. 213) J.W. Scott
  • (fol. 193) A.H. Smith
  • (fol. 127) Natasha Spender
  • (fol. 166) F.M. Stark
  • (fols. 80, 85) E.M. Starkie
  • (fols. 2, 107) Humphrey Sumner
  • (fol. 253) Ronald Tree
  • (fols. 65-6, 105, 175, 250) B.M.H. Tripp, including news of Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 43, 94, 218, 227) Chaim Weizmann, about Berlin helping with the statement on Palestine, and a visit to Palestine by Berlin
  • (fols. 134-5) Vera Weizmann

and

  • (fol. 51) anonymous satirical poem about A.L. Rowse

Oct. 1947-Mar. 1948
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 116
Extent: 283 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 209-10, 275) Winston Churchill, about Berlin's comments on a draft of the second volume of Churchill's memoir, The Gathering Storm
  • (fols. 80-1, 121) C.K.M. Kluckhohn, about Berlin's possible visiting lectureship at Harvard University in 1949
  • (fols. 122, 155-6, 163-4, 201) D.C. McKay, about Berlin's possible visiting lectureship at Harvard University in 1949

and letters from

  • (fol. 207) W.G.S. Adams
  • (fols. 46, 62, 72) J.E.G. Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
  • (fols. 5-8) Sir John Balfour
  • (fol. 241) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 33, 124, 132, 157) Lady Patricia de Bendern
  • (fol. 31) Ernest Bevin
  • (fol. 134) T.S.R. Boase
  • (fols. 167, 250) George Bolsover
  • (fols. 215, 269) R.B. Braithwaite
  • (fols. 110, 152) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 83) Guy Burgess
  • (fol. 135) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 118) William Clark
  • (fols. 19, 36) J.F. Cornes
  • (fol. 111) Michael Crum
  • (fols. 55-6, 71) Penelope Douglas
  • (fol. 166) John Foster
  • (fols. 223-5) Marion Frankfurter
  • (fols. 193-6) Katharine Graham
  • (fols. 147-8) Philip Graham, giving United States political news
  • (fol. 94) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fol. 109) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fol. 270) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 11) A.H. Hourani
  • (fols. 205, 219, 228) Humphry House
  • (fols. 138, 168, 251) R.F. Kahn
  • (fol. 119) H.J. Laski
  • (fols. 103-8) A.R.K. Mackenzie, reporting on discussions at the United Nations on Palestine
  • (fol. 221) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fols. 26, 49, 206) L.B. Nicolson
  • (fols. 84, 112) Nigel Nicolson
  • (fols. 9, 214, 227) Richard Pares
  • (fol. 258) Elliott Perkins
  • (fol. 35) D.P. Reilly
  • (fol. 154) Cressida Ridley
  • (fols. 186, 220) Nathalie Ridley
  • (fol. 115) Baron Guy de Rothschild
  • (fols. 54, 272) H.A.C. Rumbold
  • (fol. 240) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fol. 37) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 64) Humphrey Searle
  • (fols. 96-7) Sir Leon Simon
  • (fol. 171) Lydia Pasternak Slater
  • (fol. 190) A.H. Smith
  • (fol. 48) Humphrey Sumner
  • (fol. 208) C.H. Sykes
  • (fol. 142) S.E. Toulmin
  • (fol. 162) Chaim Weizmann

Apr.-Dec 1948
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 117
Extent: 276 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 41, 54, 152, 197) J.E.G. Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
  • (fols. 238-40) Sir John Balfour
  • (fols. 9, 101-2, 187, 203, 241, 263-4) Lady Patricia de Bendern
  • (fols. 157-8) C.E. Bohlen
  • (fols. 124, 144) George Bolsover
  • (fols. 23, 100, 111, 130) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fol. 265) Winston Churchill
  • (fols. 50, 164, 191) William Clark
  • (fol. 42) G.D.H. Cole
  • (fol. 190) B.V. Cohen, including comments on Palestine
  • (fol. 151) Lady Diana Cooper
  • (fols. 31, 40) J.F. Cornes
  • (fols. 182-3) R.J. Cruikshank
  • (fol. 153) Bill Deakin
  • (fols. 122, 139-40) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fols. 118-21) Aubrey Eban, enclosing his statement as Israeli Representative to the United Nations Security Council about the Arab-Israeli War
  • (fol. 171) Alexander Halpern
  • (fol. 267) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fol. 236) Auberon Herbert
  • (fols. 83-4, 104, 128, 185, 198) Humphry House
  • (fol. 8) D.P.T. Jay
  • (fols. 199-200) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fol. 170) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fol. 261) Alec Lerner
  • (fol. 7) R.M. Makins
  • (fols. 10, 159) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fols. 5, 20, 178, 255) D.C. McKay, about Berlin's appointment as a visiting lecturer at Harvard University
  • (fols. 44-7) J.V. McKie, commenting on a lecture by Berlin on Phenomenalism
  • (fols. 56, 88) Venetia Montagu
  • (fols. 92-6) A.N. Morgan, commenting on United States politics
  • (fols. 81-2) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 135) Gilbert Murray
  • (fols. 6, 21, 27, 39, 66-7) L.B. Nicolson
  • (fol. 233) W.F. Oakeshott
  • (fol. 270) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fol. 234) Elliott Perkins
  • (fol. 26) H.H. Price
  • (fol. 150) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fol. 150) Baron Guy de Rothschild, commenting on events in Israel
  • (fol. 79) H.A.C. Rumbold
  • (fols. 271-2) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 181) F.M. Stark
  • (fol. 208) E.M. Starkie
  • (fols. 4, 15, 48-9, 59, 99, 117, 166-9, 204) S.E. Toulmin
  • (fols. 230-1, 247-8) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fols. 113-14) M.P. Tree
  • (fol. 87, 161-2) G.J. Warnock
  • (fols. 61-2, 232, 256-8) Chaim Weizmann, including comments on events in Israel

Jan.-Apr. 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 118
Extent: 336 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 65, 76, 145, 151, 172, 226, 237, 271, 276, 288, 300-1) Max Ascoli
  • (fols. 302-14) Marshall Berman, commenting on Berman's article on 'The Challenge of Soviet Law'
  • (fols. 82, 215-6) Michael Crum
  • (fols. 34, 96-8, 113) T.S. Eliot
  • (fols. 156, 165) Philip Graham
  • (fols. 171, 197) Alec Lerner
  • (fols. 23, 77, 206, 257-8) D.C. McKay
  • (fol. 297) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fols. 169, 199-200, 335) P.E. Mosely
  • (fols. 136-8, 259, 286) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fols. 196, 279) Richard Pares
  • (fols. 178-9, 221, 329) Penguin Books Ltd., about an intended book on Berkeley by Berlin
  • (fols. 63, 246-7) N.V. Riasanovsky
  • (fol. 228) Belle Roosevelt
  • (fol. 128) Sir Leon Simon

and letters from

  • (fols. 42, 74) Antony Andrewes
  • (fols. 201-2) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 149) Olivia Constable
  • (fol. 108) Lettice Fisher
  • (fols. 32, 111-12, 209-10) Marion Frankfurter
  • (fol. 283) Roy Harrod
  • (fols. 180-5) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fol. 73) George Katkov
  • (fol. 146) C.K.M. Kluckhohn
  • (fols. 320-1) Katharine Lampert
  • (fol. 298) A.R.K. Mackenzie
  • (fol. 102) Elliott Perkins
  • (fol. 328) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fols. 277-8) A.H. Smith
  • (fol. 26) M.P. Tree
  • (fol. 75) G.J. Warnock
  • (fol. 79, 141) Chaim Weizmann
  • (fol. 242) B.P. Whitbread
  • (fol. 176) Edmund Wilson

May-Aug. 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 119
Extent: 294 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 42, 81) Henry Brandon
  • (fols. 78-9, 145, 181-3) Bill Deakin, about Berlin's article on Winston Churchill
  • (fols. 111, 155-7) Lettice Fisher
  • (fols. 16, 108) Ifor Evans
  • (fols. 167, 283) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 95) G.F. Kennan
  • (fols. 9, 171) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fol. 102) Katharine Lampert
  • (fol. 88) A.N. Morgan
  • (fols. 73-4, 138) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 46) P.E. Mosely
  • (fol. 3) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fols. 268, 289-90) H.H. Price
  • (fols. 49, 175, 261) N.V. Riasanovsky
  • (fols. 144, 178, 224, 237) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 230, 267) Gershon Scholem
  • (fols. 53-4, 146-50, 232-4, 269) J.W. Scott
  • (fols. 12, 15, 80) A.J. Toynbee
  • (fol. 110) B.P. Whitbread

with letters from

  • (fols. 166, 226) Max Ascoli
  • (fol. 284) Antony Andrewes
  • (fols. 143, 253-4) Olivia Constable
  • (fol. 219) Michael Crum
  • (fols. 135, 165) Edward Mead Earle
  • (fol. 2) W.G. Eytan
  • (fols. 153, 241) Sir Oliver Franks
  • (fol. 225) K.M. Halle
  • (fol. 239) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 256) William James
  • (fols. 119, 195-6) D.C. McKay
  • (fol. 132) Baron Guy de Rothschild
  • (fol. 194) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 206) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fol. 293) A.J.P. Taylor
  • (fols. 91-4, 257) M.P. Tree
  • (fols. 258-9) G.J. Warnock
  • (fol. 243) Chaim Weizmann
  • (fols. 120-4) Edmund Wilson, discussing language, including examples of Anglo-Russian limericks

and letters about

  • (fols. 186-93, 199-201, 204-5, 207, 209) an article reporting Berlin's comments on Marxism during a talk at Mount Holyoke College, including a published letter of protest to the New York Times
  • (fols. 270-1) an intended book by Berlin on Russian radical thinkers

Sept.-Nov. 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 120
Extent: 234 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes copy of letter to

  • (fols. 52-3) A.H. Smith

with letters from

  • (fols. 133-4) Max Ascoli
  • (fol. 135) A.J. Ayer
  • (fol. 66) Lady Patricia de Bendern
  • (fols. 64, 191) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fols. 158-62) Paul Gore-Booth
  • (fol. 151) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 82) G.E.G. Catlin
  • (fol. 65) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 157) John Clive
  • (fols. 129, 149) William Clark
  • (fols. 197, 231-2) R.J. Cruikshank
  • (fols. 78-81, 171-2) Michael Crum
  • (fol. 199) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fol. 89) Sylvester Gates
  • (fol. 39) Myron Gilmore
  • (fol. 10) Victor Gollancz
  • (fol. 156) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fols. 67, 117, 164, 224) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 7) Humphry House, about Bernard Spencer
  • (fol. 48) C.K.M. Kluckhohn
  • (fols. 136, 153-4) Alec Lerner
  • (fol. 95) R.M. Makins
  • (fols. 221-2) D.C. McKay
  • (fol. 131) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fols. 91-2) John Murray
  • (fols. 185-8) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fol. 26) Elliott Perkins
  • (fols. 145-7) Edward Prichard, about his conviction for stuffing a ballot box
  • (fols. 56-8) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 118) Cressida Ridley
  • (fols. 96, 112) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 1) Gershon Scholem
  • (fol. 38) Humphrey Searle
  • (fol. 120) E.M. Starkie, about her failure to be elected to the Chair of French at Oxford
  • (fol. 86) M.P. Tree
  • (fols. 21-3) Vera Weizmann

and letters about

  • (fols. 17, 39, 65, 69, 74, 106, 114-16, 133-4, 157, 168, 185-8, 204, 217) Berlin's article on Winston Churchill

Dec. 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 121
Extent: 209 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 86, 190) Vera Weizmann, including an anecdote about Winston Churchill

with letters from

  • (fol. 88) J.E.G. Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
  • (fol. 97) W.H. Auden
  • (fol. 23) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fols. 65-7) Ian Bowen
  • (fols. 101-10) Lord David Cecil, about fellowship elections at New College
  • (fols. 129-33) Olivia Constable
  • (fols. 134-5) Michael Crum
  • (fols. 141-6) Katharine Graham, about Edward Prichard's conviction for stuffing a ballot-box, and political news in the United States
  • (fol. 76) Sir Hubert Henderson
  • (fol. 64) T.L. Hodgkin
  • (fol. 28) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fols. 151-2) George Katkov
  • (fol. 58) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fol. 48) Katharine Lampert
  • (fols. 1-9) A.N. Morgan, reporting on political events in the United States
  • (fols. 42, 71, 82) John Murray, about the publication of Berlin's article on Winston Churchill
  • (fols. 155-60) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fol. 164) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fol. 168) Elliott Perkins
  • (fols. 170-1) K.R. Popper
  • (fols. 173-7) Belle Roosevelt
  • (fols. 180-1) Baron Guy de Rothschild
  • (fol. 183) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 184) M.P. Tree
  • (fols. 191-2) B.P. Whitbread

and letters about

  • (fols. 62, 76, 146, 182) Berlin's article on Winston Churchill

Jan.-Mar. 1950
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 122
Extent: 276 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 3, 124) Max Ascoli
  • (fols. 14-16, 70-1) Michael Crum
  • (fols. 2, 24-6, 123) Marion Frankfurter, including a description by Berlin of his own reaction to hostile criticism of his work, and discussion of the Hiss trial
  • (fols. 30-2) Katharine Graham, about Berlin's recent published writings, and on United States politics and the Hiss trial
  • (fols. 8, 44-5, 197-8, 219-20) N.V. Riasanovsky

with letters from

  • (fols. 76, 232, 273) Antony Andrewes
  • (fols. 179, 201, 265) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fol. 61) George Bolsover
  • (fol. 251) Ian Bowen
  • (fol. 270) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fol. 239) Moura Budberg
  • (fol. 140) Sir Kenneth Clark
  • (fol. 268) John Clive
  • (fols. 165-6) G.D.H. Cole
  • (fol. 135) Giles Constable
  • (fols. 27-8) Olivia Constable
  • (fol. 89) Lady Diana Cooper
  • (fols. 80, 195-6) W.G. Eytan
  • (fols. 169, 184) J.S. Fulton
  • (fol. 199) W.F.R. Hardie
  • (fol. 200) Roy Harrod
  • (fols. 17-18, 111-2) William James
  • (fols. 43, 177, 194) H.J. Laski, about Berlin's article on Winston Churchill
  • (fols. 242-3) M.E. Malia, discussing Herzen
  • (fols. 81, 230-1) D.C. McKay
  • (fols. 221-2) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 172) John Murray
  • (fols. 155, 223-4) George Nadel
  • (fols. 271-2) Solomon Rachmilevich, about Berlin's article on Winston Churchill
  • (fol. 204) Chaim Raphael
  • (fols. 47, 182, 211) Belle Roosevelt
  • (fols. 1, 132) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 208) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fol. 41) A.H. Smith
  • (fol. 137) Humphrey Sumner
  • (fols. 106-7) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fols. 67, 72-4, 176) Vera Weizmann, about a visit to Israel by Berlin
  • (fol. 274) Rebecca West
  • (fol. 209-10) Edgar Wind
  • (fol. 130) Solly Zuckerman

and letters about

  • (fols. 37, 41, 43, 66, 72-5, 77, 177, 271-2) Berlin's article on Winston Churchill

Apr.-July 1950
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 123
Extent: 272 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 35) Antony Andrewes
  • (fols. 19-20) Max Ascoli
  • (fol. 183) George Bolsover
  • (fols. 39, 156) Ian Bowen
  • (fols. 58, 189) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fols. 170-1, 199) David Cairns
  • (fol. 177) Lord David Cecil
  • (fols. 6-7) B.V. Cohen
  • (fol. 100) Olivia Constable
  • (fols. 89, 113, 200) R.H.S. Crossman
  • (fols. 126, 135) G.D.H. Cole
  • (fol. 132) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fol. 99) Edward Mead Earle
  • (fols. 68, 241) Aubrey Eban
  • (fols. 230, 257) Geoffrey Faber
  • (fols. 103-4, 133, 271) Marion Frankfurter
  • (fols. 51, 224) J.S. Fulton
  • (fol. 131) Sylvester Gates
  • (fol. 13) Myron Gilmore
  • (fol. 70) K.M. Halle
  • (fols. 92, 110) Alexander Halpern
  • (fol. 103) Salome Halpern
  • (fols. 55, 164) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 86) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 197) Roy Harrod
  • (fols. 115, 217) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fol. 169) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fols. 41-7) G.F. Kennan, commenting in detail on Berlin's ' Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century'
  • (fols. 214) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fol. 93) Katharine Lampert
  • (fols. 136, 144) A.R.K. Mackenzie
  • (fol. 148) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fols. 84, 140-1) D.C. McKay
  • (fol. 215) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 202) E.A. Mowrer
  • (fols. 71, 159) K.R. Popper
  • (fols. 3, 74-5, 116-17) Solomon Rachmilevich, about Berlin's article on Winston Churchill, and about a projected book on the Russian Intelligentsia
  • (fol. 262) D.P. Reilly
  • (fol. 212) Baron Guy de Rothschild
  • (fols. 195, 264) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fol. 167) E.M. Starkie
  • (fol. 267) J.W. Scott
  • (fols. 18, 63, 65, 153, 157, 220) Humphrey Sumner, about Berlin's election as a fellow of All Souls College
  • (fols. 102, 130) E.E. Tomkins
  • (fol. 203) Philip Toynbee, about an article by Toynbee on Israel
  • (fol. 168) Chaim Weizmann
  • (fols. 48-9, 251-6) Edgar Wind

and letters about

  • (fols. 6-7, 37, 41-7, 58 86, 202) Berlin's ' Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century'
  • (fols. 118, 127, 133, 173, 264) Berlin's translation of Turgenev's First Love

Aug.-Dec. 1950
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 124
Extent: 294 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 252-4) Max Ascoli
  • (fols. 61, 119, 148, 196) J.E.G. Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
  • (fols. 199, 234) Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor
  • (fols. 153, 170) Sir John Balfour
  • (fol. 8) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fol. 30) Paul Gore-Booth
  • (fol. 25) Ian Bowen
  • (fols. 41, 70, 124, 139) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fol. 277) Guy Burgess
  • (fol. 216) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 249) William Clark
  • (fols. 263, 278) Lady Diana Cooper
  • (fol. 282) John Julius Cooper
  • (fol. 242) Michael Crum
  • (fol. 35) Frank Darvall
  • (fol. 34) Bill Deakin
  • (fols. 22-4) Edward Mead Earle
  • (fol. 54) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fol. 1) Marion Frankfurter
  • (fols. 132, 207) J.S. Fulton
  • (fols. 189-92) Victor Gollancz
  • (fol. 206) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fols. 26, 78, 269) Alexander Halpern
  • (fol. 136) W.F.R. Hardie
  • (fol. 131) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fol. 27) Max Hayward
  • (fol. 236) Sir Hubert Henderson
  • (fol. 28) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 267) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fols. 212, 248) R.F. Kahn
  • (fol. 256) Irving Kristol
  • (fol. 208) Eugene Lampert
  • (fol. 168) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 255) D.C. McKay
  • (fol. 81) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 283) Richard Pares
  • (fol. 286) W.H. Montagu-Pollock, about the possibility of Honorary Degrees for Boris Pasternak and other Russian writers
  • (fol. 200) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 260) N.V. Riasanovsky
  • (fol. 51) Ann Charteris, Viscountess Rothermere
  • (fols. 288-9) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fols. 157, 290) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 158) J.W. Scott
  • (fol. 291) E.M. Starkie
  • (fol. 3) S.E. Toulmin
  • (fol. 17) Vera Weizmann

n.d. [1945-50]; n.d. [1930-50]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 125
Extent: 176 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 112) W.G.S. Adams
  • (fols. 171-2) Sir John Balfour
  • (fol. 11) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 120-1) John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fols. 21-5) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fols. 126-7) Guy Burgess
  • (fols. 128-9) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 29) Olivia Constable
  • (fol. 131) Michael Crum
  • (fol. 110) Penelope Douglas
  • (fol. 37) Lettice Fisher
  • (fol. 38) Marion Frankfurter
  • (fols. 39-40) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 41) Ernest Gellner
  • (fols. 42-3) Katharine Graham
  • (fol. 46) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 143-5) A.H. Hourani
  • (fol. 146) J.S. Huxley
  • (fol. 149) George Katkov
  • (fol. 58) A.R.K. Mackenzie
  • (fols. 4-6) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fols. 75-7) D.F. Pears
  • (fols. 88-9) H.A.C. Rumbold
  • (fols. 86-7) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fol. 90) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 92) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fols. 94-5) E.M. Starkie
  • (fols. 97-100) E.E. Tomkins
  • (fol. 101) Friedrich Waismann

Jan.-Apr. 1951
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 126
Extent: 307 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 217, 270) Max Ascoli, about Berlin's article on Stalin appearing under the pseudonym 'O. Utis'
  • (fol. 1) J.E.G. Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
  • (fols. 274-5) A.J. Ayer
  • (fols.130-1, 165) Sir John Balfour
  • (fols. 25, 77) Lady Patricia de Bendern
  • (fol. 299) John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fols. 61, 143, 204) G.D.H. Cole
  • (fol. 225) John Julius Cooper
  • (fol. 202) Bill Deakin
  • (fols. 132, 276) Edward Mead Earle
  • (fol. 189) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 282) Lettice Fisher
  • (fol. 188) Eduard Fraenkel
  • (fols. 110-11) Sylvester Gates
  • (fol. 158) K.M. Halle
  • (fols. 20-1) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fols. 96, 114-6, 173, 193) R.F. Kahn, about a visit by Kahn to Israel
  • (fol. 66, 205) Nicky Mariano
  • (fol. 237) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 295) P.E. Mosely
  • (fols. 75-6, 144-5) D.C. McKay, about arrangements for Berlin's next visiting lectureship at Harvard University
  • (fol. 11) D.F. Pears
  • (fols. 123, 300) Elliott Perkins
  • (fols. 180-1) N.V. Riasanovsky
  • (fol. 206) Cressida Ridley
  • (fol. 140) K.D. Robinson
  • (fol. 3) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fols. 80, 96, 245) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fol. 219) A.H. Smith
  • (fols. 197, 303) F.M. Stark
  • (fol. 168) E.M. Starkie
  • (fols. 35, 163, 218) Humphrey Sumner
  • (fol. 51) E.E. Tomkins
  • (fol. 155) Friedrich Waismann
  • (fol. 172) Vera Weizmann
  • (fols. 17-18, 216) Edgar Wind

and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 71) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fols. 146-52) G.F. Kennan, giving a detailed response to Kennan's letter about Berlin's ' Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century'
    Note: This letter was published in Liberty (bib. 254)

May-July 1951
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 127
Extent: 244 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 5, 66, 72) Yigal Allon
  • (fol. 233) Max Ascoli
  • (fols. 1, 23, 100) A.J. Ayer
  • (fols. 9, 17) John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 89) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fol. 12) Ian Bowen
  • (fols. 20, 22) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fol. 84) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 157) Moura Budberg
  • (fol. 106) John Clive
  • (fols. 21, 59, 188-90) J.F. Cornes
  • (fol. 193) Olivia Constable
  • (fols. 123-6, 173) R.H.S. Crossman
  • (fol. 144) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 2) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 150) Anne Fremantle
  • (fols. 183, 222) J.S. Fulton
  • (fol. 130) Myron Gilmore
  • (fols. 184, 191) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fol. 57) E.F.L. Wood, 1st Earl Halifax
  • (fols. 240-2) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fol. 218) E.C. Hodgkin
  • (fols. 11, 55, 61-2) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 134) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fol. 234) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fol. 204) Katharine Lampert
  • (fol. 92) M.E. Malia
  • (fol. 108) D.C. McKay
  • (fol. 26) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 165) Nigel Nicolson
  • (fols. 33, 70) Richard Pares, about the possibility of Pares becoming Warden of All Souls College
  • (fol. 229) D.F. Pears
  • (fols. 161, 174) Elliott Perkins
  • (fols. 101, 121) Richard Pipes
  • (fol. 145) Solomon Rachmilevich
  • (fol. 151) Cressida Ridley
  • (fol. 233) H.A.C. Rumbold
  • (fol. 90) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fol. 102) E.E. Tomkins
  • (fols. 152-3) Vera Weizmann
  • (fol. 135) R.O. Wilberforce

and letters about

  • (fols. 15, 23, 33-6, 44-5, 70-1, 87, 127, 135) the Wardenship election at All Souls College

Aug.-Nov. 1951
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 128
Extent: 305 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes copies of letters to

  • (fols. 19-20) Myron Gilmore
  • (fols. 151-2) Ralph Turner, discussing aspects of the philosophy of history

and letters from

  • (fol. 121) Anthony Andrewes
  • (fols. 44, 255) Sam Behrman
  • (fols. 87, 146) James Billington
  • (fol. 28) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 68) Olivia Constable
  • (fol. 264) Edward Mead Earle
  • (fol. 303) Geoffrey Faber
  • (fol. 18) Marion Frankfurter
  • (fols. 205, 279) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 1) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fol. 176) Nicholas Henderson
  • (fol. 269) G.F. Kennan
  • (fols. 85, 187, 210) C.K.M. Kluckhohn
  • (fol. 83) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fol. 71) Eugene Lampert
  • (fols. 13-14, 37-8) M.E. Malia
  • (fol. 212) Nicky Mariano
  • (fol. 304) D.C. McKay
  • (fol. 298) Reinhold Niebuhr
  • (fols. 142-3, 197-9) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fols. 283-4) the Observer, enclosing a letter from David Garnett about Berlin's review of Contance Garnett's translations of Turgenev
  • (fols. 32, 186, 208) Elliott Perkins
  • (fol. 165) Richard Pipes
  • (fols. 206, 254) Edward Prichard
  • (fols. 31, 78) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 297) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 190) Raphael Salem
  • (fol. 219) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fols. 39, 65) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fol. 4) Sir Leon Simon
  • (fol. 23) F.M. Stark
  • (fols. 6-8) Vera Weizmann
  • (fols. 55, 70, 276) Edmund Wilson

Dec. 1951-Apr. 1952
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 129
Extent: 305 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 21-2, 255, 271-2) Sam Behrman, including a description of an incident in which Berlin's plane caught fire on takeoff from France
  • (fols. 32, 73) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 287) Nicky Mariano
  • (fol. 286) Agnes Headlam-Morley

with letters from

  • (fol. 159) Antony Andrewes
  • (fol. 253) Max Ascoli
  • (fols. 7-8) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fols. 52-3) Paul Gore-Booth
  • (fol. 112) Henry Brandon
  • (fols. 227-31) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 219) Lady Diana Cooper, Viscountess Norwich
  • (fols. 75-6) John Julius Cooper
  • (fols. 187-200, 214-8) T.S. Eliot, about a charge of anti-Semitism laid against him by Berlin
  • (fols. 33-4, 48-50) Marion Frankfurter
  • (fol. 86) Katharine Graham
  • (fol. 225) Philip Graham
  • (fols. 161-4) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fol. 263) Nicholas Henderson
  • (fol. 51) R.F. Kahn
  • (fol. 262) William James
  • (fol. 31) G.F. Kennan
  • (fols. 1, 133) Sergey Konovalov, about Berlin's article on 'Tolstoy's Historical Scepticism'
  • (fols. 146-7) Mary McCarthy
  • (fols. 122-3, 127, 150) D.F. Pears
  • (fol. 10) Edward Prichard
  • (fols. 42, 126) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 245) Raphael Salem
  • (fol. 301) Natasha Spender
  • (fol. 104) E.M. Starkie
  • (fol. 105) M.P. Tree
  • (fol. 240) Lionel Trilling
  • (fols. 113-20) Hugh Whitney, about Berlin's article on 'Tolstoy's Historical Scepticism'
  • (fol. 186) R.O. Wilberforce
  • (fols. 57, 168-83) Edmund Wilson

and letters about

  • (fols. 132, 159-60, 186, 202, 222, 227-31) the Wardenship election at All Souls College

May-Oct. 1952
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 130
Extent: 294 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 210) Yigal Allon
  • (fol. 205) Cecil Beaton
  • (fols. 32-5, 211, 225-6, 273) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 289) George Bolsover
  • (fols. 261, 292) Ian Bowen
  • (fols. 116, 200, 284) Giles Constable
  • (fols. 124-5) John Julius Cooper
  • (fols. 254, 293) Frank Darvall
  • (fol. 204) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 59) Lettice Fisher
  • (fol. 279) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fol. 250) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fol. 274) Sylvester Gates
  • (fol. 113) Felix Gilbert
  • (fol. 243) Victor Gollancz
  • (fol. 271) W.F.R. Hardie
  • (fol. 41) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fol. 52) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fol. 281) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 142) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fol. 249) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fol. 220) R.F. Kahn
  • (fols. 6, 198) H.A. Kissinger
  • (fols. 121, 235, 252) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fols. 174, 188) Katharine Lampert
  • (fols. 269-70, 291) R.M. Makins
  • (fols. 61-2, 123, 138) M.E. Malia
  • (fols. 63, 266) Nicky Mariano
  • (fols. 80, 237) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 263) K.R. Popper
  • (fol. 42) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 55) N.V. Riasanovsky
  • (fols. 139, 283) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fol. 202) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fol. 147) M.D. Ryan
  • (fols. 40, 50, 122) Raphael Salem
  • (fols. 228, 257) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fols. 73-4) Irving Singer
  • (fol. 112) A.H. Smith
  • (fols. 2, 135-6) C.H. Sykes
  • (fol. 164) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fol. 214) Ronald Tree
  • (fol. 148) Friedrich Waismann
  • (fols. 87-9, 157) Hugh Seton-Watson
  • (fols. 43-4) Edgar Wind

Nov.-Dec. 1952
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 131
Extent: 353 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 196, 301-2) Herbert Elliston, including discussion by Berlin of his liberalism
  • (fol. 267) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 291) Myron Gilmore, including comments on A.L. Rowse
  • (fols. 208-11, 245, 251) R.F. Kahn, including Berlin's personal views about E.H. Carr
  • (fols. 217-20, 277) C.M. Monteith
  • (fols. 286, 336) D.F. Pears
  • (fol. 296) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 214, 280) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fols. 158, 278) Irving Singer

with letters from

  • (fols. 92, 151, 191) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 63) G.D.H. Cole, about Herzen's works
  • (fols. 23, 28, 40, 61) Giles Constable
  • (fol. 1) John Julius Cooper
  • (fol. 37) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 222) E.R. Dodds
  • (fols. 33, 58) T.S. Eliot
  • (fol. 268) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 327) Ann Fleming
  • (fol. 72) Eduard Fraenkel
  • (fol. 5) Felix Gilbert
  • (fol. 73) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fol. 4) W.F.R. Hardie
  • (fol. 199) Auberon Herbert
  • (fols. 123, 186) Humphry House
  • (fols. 57, 194) H.A. Kissinger
  • (fol. 74) Katharine Lampert
  • (fols. 88, 164, 202, 316) Sir Lewis Namier
  • (fol. 295) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fol. 64) M.D. Ryan
  • (fols. 59, 185) Raphael Salem
  • (fols. 274-5) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fols. 6, 34) E.J. Simmons
  • (fol. 340) Jean Seznec
  • (fols. 84, 243, 353) C.H. Sykes
  • (fol. 231) E.E. Tomkins
  • (fol. 94) S.E. Toulmin
  • (fol. 342) Mary Warnock
  • (fols. 139-40, 154-5) Vera Weizmann, about the death of her husband Chaim Weizmann

and letters about

  • (passim) the broadcasts of Berlin's lectures on ' Freedom and its Betrayal'
  • (fols. 128-35, 217-20, 277) the possibility of extending the research fellowships at All Souls College

Jan.-Feb. 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 132
Extent: 290 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 15-16) G.D.H. Cole, discussing 19th century Russian Socialists
  • (fols. 40, 82) W.F.R. Hardie
  • (fols. 3-4, 22, 52) C.M. Monteith
  • (fol. 30) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fol. 37) Hugh Seton-Watson

with letters from

  • (fol. 47) Raymond Aron
  • (fols. 90, 150) J.E.G. Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
  • (fol. 164) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 96) Max Beloff
  • (fol. 32) Ian Bowen
  • (fols. 117, 153, 249) William Clark
  • (fol. 183) Giles Constable
  • (fol. 283) Margaret Deneke
  • (fols. 110, 130) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fol. 165) Ifor Evans
  • (fols. 125-6) Geoffrey Faber
  • (fols. 91, 120, 196) Sir Oliver Franks
  • (fol. 195) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 79) Sylvester Gates
  • (fols. 102, 160, 239) Felix Gilbert
  • (fols. 178, 271) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fol. 189) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fol. 172) Roman Jakobson
  • (fol. 2) R.F. Kahn
  • (fol. 235) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fols. 94, 161) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 264) L.B. Nicolson
  • (fol. 31) Sir Harold Nicolson
  • (fol. 54) C.D.W. O'Neill
  • (fols. 72-4) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fol. 181) Elliott Perkins
  • (fol. 226) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 56) Cressida Ridley
  • (fols. 119, 207) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 113-14) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fol. 204) M.D. Ryan
  • (fols. 167, 233-4) Raphael Salem
  • (fol. 49) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fol. 228) Irving Singer
  • (fol. 118) Natasha Spender
  • (fol. 60) J.W. Scott
  • (fol. 112) C.H. Sykes
  • (fol. 270) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fol. 241) T.E. Utley
  • (fols. 5, 7, 145) Friedrich Waismann
  • (fol. 238) Vera Weizmann

and letters about

  • (fols. 3-4) the proposed expansion of research fellowships at All Souls College

Mar.-Apr. 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 133
Extent: 219 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 163) Max Ascoli
  • (fols. 99-102) Sam Behrman
  • (fols. 167, 187) Max Beloff
  • (fol. 194) Bernard Berenson
  • (fol. 73) George Bolsover
  • (fol. 32) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fol. 186) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fol. 52) Felix Gilbert
  • (fol. 110) Boris Guriel
  • (fol. 35) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fols. 44, 60) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 109, 199) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fol. 169) Irving Kristol
  • (fols. 112, 121, 154) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fol. 87) Eugene Lampert
  • (fols. 33, 84, 113, 120) Nicky Mariano
  • (fol. 79) John Murray
  • (fols. 178-9) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fols. 148-51) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fols. 111, 153) Elliott Perkins
  • (fols. 53-6) Edward Prichard, discussing United States politics
  • (fol. 45) Baron Guy de Rothschild
  • (fol. 196) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fol. 7) M.D. Ryan
  • (fols. 2, 83, 177) Raphael Salem
  • (fol. 1) Natasha Spender
  • (fols. 131b-d) The Twentieth Century, asking Berlin to review a book by Hans Kohn, including notes on the book by Berlin
  • (fols. 61, 143, 207) T.E. Utley
  • (fol. 183) Friedrich Waismann
  • (fols. 72, 103) Hugh Seton-Watson
  • (fol. 71) Rebecca West
  • (fols. 185, 201) Solly Zuckerman

May-June 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 134
Extent: 297 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes copy of letter to

  • (fol. 113) John Foster

and letters from

  • (fols. 12, 30, 96, 199) Max Beloff
  • (fol. 284)) John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 239) James Billington
  • (fols. 246, 283) Ian Bowen
  • (fol. 240) Moura Budberg
  • (fols. 15, 49, 93) Giles Constable
  • (fol. 189) Olivia Constable
  • (fols. 18-19) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 263) Edward Mead Earle
  • (fol. 260-1) J.S. Fulton
  • (fol. 7) Felix Gilbert
  • (fol. 23) Boris Guriel
  • (fol. 84) J.S. Huxley
  • (fol. 225) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fol. 101) P.E. Mosely
  • (fol. 127) C.G.P. Moore, Viscount Moore
  • (fols. 167-8) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fol. 158) D.F. Pears
  • (fols. 209-10) M.F. Perham
  • (fols. 103, 288, 291) Elliott Perkins
  • (fol. 132) K.R. Popper
  • (fol. 6) Cressida Ridley
  • (fols. 56, 129, 244, 287) G.H. Robertson
  • (fol. 265) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 70) Raphael Salem
  • (fols. 172, 223) E.H. Samuel
  • (fol. 295) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fol. 175) E.J. Simmons
  • (fol. 165) A.J.P. Taylor
  • (fol. 73) S.E. Toulmin
  • (fol. 142) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fol. 37) T.E. Utley
  • (fol. 112) Franco Venturi

July-Oct. 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 135
Extent: 352 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 288, 326) Max Ascoli
  • (fol. 128) Olivia Constable
  • (fols. 204-6, 304) D.M. Hopkinson
  • (fol. 348) Sir Roger Makins
  • (fols. 271, 299-301, 344, 349-50) P.E. Mosely
  • (fol. 165) Richard Pipes
  • (fols. 191, 236) Chaim Raphael
  • (fols. 195-6) Philip Toynbee, about Toynbee's book on Jasper Ridley and Esmond Romilly
  • (fols. 14, 192, 234, 340) Solly Zuckerman

with letters from

  • (fol. 209) W.G.S. Adams
  • (fols. 60, 133) Lady Patricia Hornak
  • (fol. 97) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fols. 40, 339) Ian Bowen
  • (fols. 56, 138) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fol. 136) Bill Deakin
  • (fol. 276) Geoffrey Faber
  • (fol. 1) Ann Fleming
  • (fol. 135) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 154) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fols. 79, 98) Boris Guriel
  • (fol. 91) Nicholas Henderson
  • (fol. 181) William James
  • (fol. 180) D.P.T. Jay
  • (fols. 39, 101) Sir Gladwyn Jebb, including comments on United States politics
  • (fol. 94) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fol. 81) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fol. 225) Humayun Kabir
  • (fol. 16) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fol. 173) Mary McCarthy
  • (fols. 13, 167-9) C.M. Monteith
  • (fol. 129) C.G.P. Moore, Viscount Moore, concerning Royal Opera House business
  • (fol. 27) Richard Pares
  • (fols. 116-17) K.R. Popper
  • (fol. 194) Cressida Ridley
  • (fol. 106) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fols. 99, 189, 270) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 25) Raphael Salem
  • (fol. 179) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fols. 20, 186) E.J. Simmons
  • (fol. 268) Sir Leon Simon
  • (fols. 297-8) Irving Singer
  • (fol. 122) A.H. Smith
  • (fols. 182-4) I.M. Sieff
  • (fol. 158) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fols. 144, 262) Franco Venturi
  • (fols. 78, 105) S.G. Warburg
  • (fols. 159, 291, 351) Edmund Wilson

and letters about

  • (fols. 63-5, 67-8, 73, 78) Berlin's broadcast on ' History as an Excuse'
  • (fols. 91, 102-3, 138, 167-9, 180, 268) Berlin's article on Hubert Henderson
  • (fols. 246-7, 317) advice on the alternative forms of treatment for leukaemia, from which Mendel Berlin was suffering, and a report on his condition

Nov.-Dec. 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 136
Extent: 473 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 103, 155) Ian Bowen, including comments by Bowen on the death of Dylan Thomas, whom he knew slightly as an undergraduate
  • (fols. 127-9, 175, 335-7, 433-40) Lord David Cecil
  • (fols. 391-2) Norman Chester
  • (fols. 270, 311) John Clive
  • (fols. 131-2, 222-8, 372) Bill Deakin
  • (fol. 91) Geoffrey Faber
  • (fol. 242) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 325) Sir Gladwyn Jebb
  • (fols. 264-5) C.K.M. Kluckhohn
  • (fols. 54, 99, 151, 291, 402) P.E. Mosely
  • (fols. 45-9, 118-21, 191-2, 230, 232, 312, 367, 409) M.F. Perham, about the offer of the Wardenship of Nuffield College to Berlin, extended by Perham as Senior Fellow
  • (fols. 302, 347) Chaim Raphael
  • (fols. 373-4) the Sunday Times, about Berlin's contribution to Books of the Year, including a draft
  • (fols. 168-9, 246-7) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fols. 326-7, 395, 410) E.J. Simmons
  • (fol. 87) Sir Leon Simon
  • (fols. 104, 123, 196, 266-7, 293, 370) Solly Zuckerman

with letters from

  • (fol. 422) Max Ascoli
  • (fol. 126) James Billington
  • (fols. 146, 330-2) Sam Behrman
  • (fols. 210, 299, 442-5) Marion Frankfurter
  • (fol. 379) Alexander Halpern
  • (fol. 447) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fol. 448) Max Hayward
  • (fol. 449) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fol. 413) R.F. Kahn
  • (fol. 354) G.L. Kline
  • (fol. 162) Eugene Lampert
  • (fol. 453) C.D.W. O'Neill
  • (fol. 454) D.F. Pears
  • (fols. 462-4) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 465) Bernard Spencer
  • (fols. 81-4) Franco Venturi
  • (fol. 471) Sir Charles Webster
  • (fols. 80, 300, 355) Edmund Wilson
  • (fols. 304-6) Sir Ernest Woodward

and letters about

  • (fols. 1-270 passim) a party organised in New York by Berlin and Raymond Bonham Carter, for Lady Violet Bonham Carter
  • (fols. 69-71, 76-7) Mendel Berlin's medical treatment for leukaemia
  • (fols. 127-392 passim) the offer of the Nuffield College Wardenship to Berlin
  • (fols. 395-429 passim) the sudden deterioration in Mendel Berlin's health, Isaiah's urgent return to Britain from the United States, and Mendel's death, including letters of condolence

Jan.-Apr. 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 137
Extent: 332 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 29, 158) Max Ascoli
  • (fols. 9, 85, 166) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 93) D.C. McKay
  • (fols. 68, 74, 242) P.E. Mosely
  • (fol. 240) George Siegel, about the translation of Herzen's From the Other Shore
  • (fols. 141, 188, 232, 313) E.J. Simmons
  • (fol. 94) C.E. Wyzanski
  • (fol. 190) Solly Zuckerman

with letters from

  • (fol. 13) Bernard Berenson, about Berlin's The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History
  • (fol. 64) Lauren Bacall Bogart
  • (fols. 206-7) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fols. 46, 63) T.S.R. Boase
  • (fol. 295) Olivia Constable
  • (fols. 44-5) John Julius Cooper, 2nd. Viscount Norwich
  • (fols. 139-40, 181, 223-4, 312) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 84) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fol. 5) Ifor Evans, about Berlin giving the Northcliffe Lectures at University College London
  • (fols. 83, 231) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 165) Felix Gilbert
  • (fols. 66, 79) C.F. Hardie
  • (fol. 72) A.H. Hourani
  • (fol. 1) Humphry House
  • (fol. 214) D.P.T. Jay
  • (fol. 153) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fol. 179) Eugene Lampert
  • (fol. 14) Nicky Mariano
  • (fols. 43, 61, 76, 322) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 193) Joan Moore, Viscountess Moore
  • (fols. 81, 171) John Murray
  • (fol. 176) Richard Pares
  • (fol. 58) D.F. Pears
  • (fols. 33, 52, 82, 129) M.F. Perham, about the offer to Berlin of the Wardenship of Nuffield College, and Berlin's eventual refusal of the post
  • (fols. 19, 131) Marc Raeff
  • (fols. 88-91, 252-3, 314) Nathalie Ridley, about Berlin's The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History
  • (fol. 10) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fols. 47-8) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 98) Humphrey Searle
  • (fols. 194-5) Simon and Schuster, enclosing a copy of an advertisement for The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History
  • (fol. 173) Natasha Spender
  • (fol. 277) Rosalyn Tureck
  • (fols. 156-7) T.E. Utley
  • (fol. 132) L.S. Woolf

and letters about

  • (fols. 1-251 passim) the death of Mendel Berlin, including condolences and some correspondence relating to his business affairs
  • (fols. 29, 58, 85, 93-4, 176) the offer of the Nuffield College Wardenship to Berlin, and his refusal of the post

May-Sept. 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 138
Extent: 266 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 62) Antony Andrewes
  • (fol. 166) Max Ascoli
  • (fol. 61) Max Beloff
  • (fol. 233) John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 255) C.E. Bohlen
  • (fol. 78) John Clive
  • (fols. 185-6, 231) Frank Darvall
  • (fol. 80) (fol. 264) Ifor Evans
  • (fol. 117) Ann Fleming
  • (fols. 12, 24) Eduard Fraenkel
  • (fols. 129-30, 229) J.S. Fulton
  • (fol. 187) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fols. 26-7) Felix Gilbert
  • (fols. 154, 195, 212-13) Myron Gilmore
  • (fols. 10, 125) A.H. Head
  • (fol. 232) J.R. Hicks
  • (fols. 230, 245) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fols. 190, 224) G.L. Kline
  • (fol. 79) Alec Lerner
  • (fols. 54, 225) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 80) C.M. Monteith
  • (fol. 76) C.G.P. Moore, Viscount Moore
  • (fol. 4) P.E. Mosely
  • (fols. 33, 94, 220) John Murray
  • (fol. 262) Iris Origo
  • (fol. 50) Richard Pares
  • (fols. 77, 96) M.F. Perham
  • (fol. 157) Elliott Perkins
  • (fols. 11, 58) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 147, 227) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 59) Raphael Salem
  • (fol. 153) E.J. Simmons, about the draft of Berlin's 'Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty'
  • (fol. 65) E.M. Starkie
  • (fols. 95, 132) Sir Mortimer Wheeler
  • (fol. 258) Edmund Wilson, about Berlin's The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History

Oct.-Dec. 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 139
Extent: 288 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes copy of letter to

  • (fol. 176) Wilhelmine Harrod

and letters from

  • (fol. 241) Sir John Balfour
  • (fol. 272) Bernard Berenson
  • (fol. 253) Moura Budberg
  • (fols. 277-9) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 280) Michael Crum
  • (fol. 268) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fols. 8, 122) Ifor Evans
  • (fol. 2) Ann Fleming
  • (fol. 107) J.S. Fulton
  • (fol. 25) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fol. 211) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fol. 210) Max Hayward
  • (fols. 167, 190) J.R. Hicks
  • (fols. 265, 283) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fols. 6, 12, 14, 18, 69, 189, 194, 246) R.F. Kahn
  • (fol. 284) Eugene Lampert
  • (fol. 19) Alec Lerner
  • (fol. 286) A.R.K. Mackenzie
  • (fols. 3, 29, 40, 49, 152-4, 223) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 124) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fol. 274) Iris Origo
  • (fol. 91) D.F. Pears
  • (fols. 263-4) Elliott Perkins
  • (fol. 11) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fol. 215) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fol. 68) Gershom Sholem
  • (fols. 204-5, 244) E.J. Simmons, about the publication of 'Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty'
  • (fol. 269) A.H. Smith
  • (fols. 39, 93, 254) Slyvia Sprigg
  • (fol. 10) T.E. Utley
  • (fol. 16) L.S. Woolf

Jan.-Feb. 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 140
Extent: 347 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 38, 154) Giles Constable
  • (fols. 120, 167) R.H.S. Crossman
  • (fols. 54, 82, 205) Margaret Deneke
  • (fols. 118, 169, 280) Eugene Lampert
  • (fols. 8, 78, 206-7) M.E. Malia
  • (fols. 71, 148, 239, 282) I.M. Sieff
  • (fols. 124, 187) E.J. Simmons, about the publication of 'Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty'
  • (fol. 204) J.H.A. Sparrow as Warden of All Souls College, applying for re-election as a fellow
  • (fol. 240) Vera Weizmann

with letters from

  • (fols. 271, 339) Michael Astor
  • (fols. 97, 106) Sir John Balfour
  • (fols. 200-1, 257) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 173) John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 111) George Bolsover
  • (fol. 188) Randolph Churchill
  • (fol. 222) John Clive
  • (fols. 262-5) Olivia Constable
  • (fols. 87, 338) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fols. 4-5) Ann Fleming
  • (fol. 29) Sylvester Gates
  • (fol. 174) Myron Gilmore
  • (fol. 146) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fol. 189) J.R. Hicks
  • (fols. 276-7) Madeline House, about the death of her husband Humphry House
  • (fol. 51) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fol. 313) G.F. Kennan
  • (fol. 214) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fols. 104-5) Joan Moore, Viscountess Moore
  • (fol. 134) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 198) Sir Lewis Namier
  • (fols. 41-2) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fol. 204) K.D. Robinson
  • (fol. 316) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fol. 266) M.D. Ryan
  • (fols. 32, 131, 212) Raphael Salem
  • (fol. 161) E.M. Starkie
  • (fol. 96) T.E. Utley
  • (fol. 132) Sir Ernest Woodward

and letters about

  • (passim) Berlin's Historical Inevitability
  • (fols. 104-5, 228-9, 231-2, 238, 268-9, 281, 318-21, 332) Berlin's broadcast lectures ' A Marvellous Decade'

Mar.-Apr. 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 141
Extent: 312 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 18) Michael Astor
  • (fols. 21, 45, 248) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fols. 224, 288) G.L. Kline
  • (fols. 201, 310-11) M.E. Malia, including comments on the translation of Herzen's From the Other Shore, and Berlin's writings on Herzen
  • (fols. 131-2, 169-71) the Middle East Observer, about views on Jews outside Israel, incorrectly attributed to Berlin in an article
  • (fols. 109-11) Denys Page, giving a professional opinion of E.H. Carr
  • (fols. 245, 289) T.E. Utley
  • (fols. 183, 292) L.S. Woolf, about the possible publication in the Political Quarterly of Berlin's piece on F.D. Roosevelt

with letters from

  • (fol. 40) Cecil Beaton
  • (fol. 3) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 125) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 118) G.D.H. Cole
  • (fols. 176, 200) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fol. 207) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fol. 60) R.F. Kahn
  • (fols. 242, 260) Irving Kristol
  • (fols. 76, 203, 214-15, 219) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fol. 179) Katharine Lampert
  • (fol. 138) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 6) C.G.P. Moore, Viscount Moore
  • (fol. 175) Reinhold Niebuhr
  • (fol. 259) Marc Raeff
  • (fols. 99, 190) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 173, 252) M.D. Ryan
  • (fols. 196-7, 237) Raphael Salem
  • (fols. 37-8) E.E. Tomkins
  • (fols. 1-2) Vera Weizmann
  • (fol. 181) Edmund Wilson

and letters about

  • (fols. 15, 46, 59, 87-8, 100, 126, 165, 290) Berlin's broadcast lectures ' A Marvellous Decade'
  • (fols. 175, 259) the published version of Historical Inevitability

May-June 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 142
Extent: 338 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 60, 255, 281) Chaim Raphael, about Raphael's intended publication of a detective novel including a character based on Berlin
  • (fols. 16, 95-7) Vera Weizmann
  • (fols. 10-12) Frank Wisner, discussing Soviet politics

with letters from

  • (fol. 119) J.L. Austin
  • (fols. 158, 291) Cecil Beaton, about Berlin sitting for a photograph
  • (fol. 79) R.B. Braithwaite
  • (fols. 15-16) Henry Brandon
  • (fols. 159, 219) Randolph Churchill
  • (fol. 144) Giles Constable
  • (fol. 137) Alistair Cooke
  • (fols. 310, 335) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fol. 74) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 140) Ann Fleming
  • (fol. 117) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fol. 166) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fol. 232) Alexander Halpern
  • (fol. 136) J.R. Hicks
  • (fol. 81) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 68) J.S. Huxley
  • (fol. 52) D.P.T. Jay
  • (fol. 275) Humayun Kabir
  • (fol. 102) G.L. Kline
  • (fol. 32) Irving Kristol, about the publication of Berlin's ' A Marvellous Decade'
  • (fols. 294, 332) Alec Lerner
  • (fols. 279-80) M.E. Malia
  • (fol. 101) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 262) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 258) Raphael Salem
  • (fol. 267) I.M. Sieff
  • (fols. 113, 124) E.J. Simmons, about the publication of 'Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty'
  • (fol. 141) A.H. Smith
  • (fol. 153) Ronald Tree
  • (fols. 67, 80) Sir Mortimer Wheeler
  • (fols. 167, 229) Edgar Wind
  • (fol. 78, 226, 245) L.S. Woolf, about the publication of Berlin's article on F.D. Roosevelt in the Political Quarterly
  • (fol. 72) Solly Zuckerman

July-Aug. 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 143
Extent: 269 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 148) Sam Behrman
  • (fols. 51,155) Randolph Churchill
  • (fol. 239) B.V. Cohen
  • (fol. 165) T.S. Eliot
  • (fols. 181-3, 231) Jossleyn Hennessy, enclosing an article on Berlin's Historical Inevitability
  • (fols. 10-11, 179-80, 202) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fols. 208-9, 243) Victor Gollancz
  • (fols. 73, 171, 251) L.B. Nicolson
  • (fols. 120, 142) Richard Pipes
  • (fols. 152, 203) Meyer Schapiro, discussing Berlin's Historical Inevitability
  • (fols. 93, 141, 176) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fol. 156) Michel Strauss
  • (fols. 240-1) Frank Wisner, about Soviet politics and the Cold War
  • (fol. 242) Solly Zuckerman

with letters from

  • (fols. 23, 79) John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 96) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fol. 186) Norman Chester
  • (fols. 65, 88) G.D.H. Cole
  • (fol. 60) Olivia Constable
  • (fols. 7b-c) Kyril Fitzlyon, about Herzen's family origins
  • (fols. 80-1) Felix Gilbert
  • (fols. 115, 159-60, 215-16) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fols. 188-90) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 71) Lady Patricia Hornak
  • (fols. 258-9) Sir Gladwyn Jebb
  • (fol. 87) George Katkov
  • (fol. 68) M.E. Malia
  • (fol. 9) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 70) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fol. 214) C.G.P. Moore, Viscount Moore
  • (fols. 84, 128) Elliottt Perkins
  • (fol. 64) Chaim Raphael, about Raphael's intended publication of a detective novel including a character based on Berlin
  • (fol. 254) Nathalie Ridley
  • (fol. 26) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 194-5) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fols. 69, 213) Raphael Salem
  • (fols. 132-3) J.W. Scott
  • (fol. 34) E.J. Simmons, about the publication of Berlin's 'Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty'
  • (fols. 124, 137, 163) Philip Toynbee
  • (fol. 262) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fol. 76) Friedrich Waismann

and letters about

  • (passim) Berlin's engagement to Aline Halban, including oblique references by Berlin before an official announcement

Sept.-Oct. 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 144
Extent: 197 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 21, 37, 134) E.R. Dodds
  • (fol. 64) P.E. Mosely
  • (fols. 63, 168) D.W. Treadgold

with letters from

  • (fols. 92-3) A.J. Ayer
  • (fols. 186-7) Sir John Balfour
  • (fols. 26-7) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 144) T.S.R. Boase
  • (fol. 80) Giles Constable
  • (fol. 11) T.S. Eliot
  • (fols. 193-5) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fol. 99) Irving Kristol
  • (fol. 9) William James
  • (fol. 162) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fol. 111) J.S. Huxley
  • (fols. 152-3) Sir Gladwyn Jebb
  • (fol. 104) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fols. 15-18) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fol. 173) L.B. Nicolson
  • (fol. 190) Richard Pares
  • (fol. 101) Richard Pipes
  • (fol. 166) H.H. Price
  • (fol. 137) N.V. Riasanovsky
  • (fols. 85, 149-50) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fol. 81) J.W. Scott
  • (fol. 50) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fol. 119) E.M. Starkie
  • (fols. 105, 131) Vera Weizmann
  • (fol. 83, 112, 141) L.S. Woolf

and letters about

  • (fols. 9, 17, 26-7, 48-9, 186-7) Berlin's engagement to Aline Halban

Nov.-Dec. 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 145
Extent: 313 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 99, 142) Max Ascoli
  • (fols. 42, 126) Michael Astor
  • (fol. 3) Norman Chester
  • (fols. 30, 89, 130) Giles Constable
  • (fol. 199) Boris Guriel
  • (fols. 31-2, 162-3, 273) M.E. Malia, about Malia's impressions of the Soviet Union on a visit
  • (fols. 19, 80, 102, 235-8) N.V. Riasanovsky
  • (fols. 10, 73, 136, 158) E.J. Simmons
  • (fol. 58-9, 120-1, 181, 198) C.E. Wyzanski, about Berlin's engagement

with letters from

  • (fols. 24-9) the American Jewish Committee, enclosing a report on an address by Berlin on ' The Impact of Israel'
  • (fol. 293) Sir John Balfour
  • (fol. 293) Cecil Beaton
  • (fol. 167) Sam Behrman
  • (fols. 94, 168) Henry Brandon
  • (fols. 60-1, 35, 196, 256) Olivia Constable
  • (fol. 233) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fol. 55) Sylvester Gates
  • (fol. 166) Myron Gilmore
  • (fols. 74, 222) Boris Guriel
  • (fol. 265) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fol. 173) Sir Roger Makins
  • (fol. 90) Sir Lewis Namier
  • (fol. 295) Iris Origo
  • (fols. 49-50, 278) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 172, 279-80) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 208) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fol. 285) Ronald Tree
  • (fol. 155) B.P. Whitbread
  • (fol. 286) Evelyn Whitehead, about Berlin's review of The Table Talk of a Modern Sage: Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead, OM
  • (fol. 103) Edmund Wilson

and letters about

  • (fols. 94, 99, 103, 109, 171, 201-2, 204, 223, 227, 279-80, 306-9) Berlin's engagement to Aline Halban

Jan.-Feb. 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 146
Extent: 286 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 192) W.H. Auden
  • (fol. 152) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 176) Ian Bowen
  • (fol. 166) Moura Budberg
  • (fol. 137) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 52) Randolph Churchill
  • (fols. 285-6) Olivia Constable
  • (fol. 135) David Daube
  • (fol. 127) J.G.S. Donaldson
  • (fols. 43, 55) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fol. 178) Sir Ifor Evans
  • (fol. 232) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 150, 256) Ann Fleming
  • (fols. 221, 281) Sylvester Gates
  • (fol. 162) Alexander Halpern
  • (fol. 159) Roy Harrod
  • (fol. 159) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fol. 237) Auberon Herbert
  • (fol. 224) D.M. Hopkinson
  • (fol. 271) A.H. Hourani
  • (fol. 265) Sir Keith Joseph, about his election to Parliament
  • (fol. 213) Katharine Lampert
  • (fol. 148) Alec Lerner
  • (fol. 161) A.R.K. Mackenzie
  • (fol. 163) A.C.E. Malcolm
  • (fol. 149) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 276) C.M. Monteith
  • (fol. 49) Sir Lewis Namier
  • (fol. 243) Elliott Perkins
  • (fols. 33-4, 188) D.P. Reilly
  • (fols. 90-3) Cressida Ridley
  • (fol. 230) Sir Frank Roberts
  • (fol. 185) K.D. Robinson
  • (fol. 157) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fol. 209) H.A.C. Rumbold
  • (fol. 168) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 59) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fol. 260) Humphrey Searle
  • (fols. 143, 259) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fol. 103) I.M. Sieff
  • (fol. 121) Irving Singer
  • (fol. 9) F.M. Stark
  • (fol. 175) E.M. Starkie
  • (fols. 61-2, 118, 217, 253-4, 272) T.E. Utley
  • (fols. 257-8) Giorgio Uzielli
  • (fols. 200, 277) Hugh Seton-Watson
  • (fol. 54) Solly Zuckerman

and letters about

  • (passim) Berlin's engagement and marriage to Aline Halban

Mar.-Apr. 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 147
Extent: 271 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 98) W.G.S. Adams
  • (fol. 196) Michael Astor
  • (fol. 198) John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 194) George Bolsover
  • (fol. 78) John Clive
  • (fol. 9) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 118) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fol. 52) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 129) Eduard Fraenkel
  • (fols. 134, 184, 225) Philip Graham
  • (fols. 130-1) Boris Guriel
  • (fol. 251) A.H. Hourani
  • (fol. 253) D.P.T. Jay
  • (fol. 21) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fols. 160-1) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fols. 155-6) M.E. Malia, about his visit to the Soviet Union, including meetings with Boris Pasternak and progress by the latter on his book [Dr Zhivago]
  • (fol. 48) Nicky Mariano
  • (fols. 4, 8) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 18) C.M. Monteith
  • (fols. 74, 115) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 182) Raymond Polin
  • (fol. 104) A.L. Rowse
  • (fol. 81) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fol. 105) Raphael Salem
  • (fols. 20, 27) George Steiner
  • (fols. 255, 261) T.E. Utley
  • (fols. 41-2) Vera Weizmann
  • (fol. 55) Edmund Wilson

and letters about

  • (passim) Isaiah's marriage to Aline Halban
  • (fols. 84-251 passim) a party organised by the Berlins for Elizabeth Bowen

May-July 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 148
Extent: 331 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 40) W.H. Auden, seeking Isaiah's assistance for his Creweian Oration
  • (fol. 61) Max Beloff
  • (fol. 157) C.E. Bohlen, about Isaiah's forthcoming visit to the Soviet Union
  • (fol. 5) Sir Robert Boothby
  • (fol. 160) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fol. 241) John Clive
  • (fols. 194, 316) Olivia Constable
  • (fols. 63, 329-30) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fol. 103) Bill Deakin
  • (fol. 216) E.R. Dodds
  • (fols. 234, 240) W.G. Eytan, about Berlin's address at the memorial service for Alexander Halpern
  • (fol. 155) Ann Fleming
  • (fol. 201) the Foreign Office, about Berlin's appointment as a temporary Attaché at the British Embassy in Moscow, for the duration of his visit to the Soviet Union
  • (fol. 249) Myron Gilmore
  • (fols. 289-90) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fol. 112) Boris Guriel
  • (fol. 10) T.L. Hodgkin
  • (fol. 77) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 242) Lady Patricia Hornak
  • (fol. 331) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fols. 311-13) E. Korner, enclosing a photocopy of a letter from Lenin to Charles Dumas, 1917
  • (fols. 30-1, 59, 315) Irving Kristol
  • (fol. 39) Katharine Lampert
  • (fol. 246) C.M. Monteith
  • (fols. 152-3, 180) C.G.P. Moore, Viscount Moore, concerning Royal Opera House business
  • (fol. 14) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 24-5, 113) Sir Lewis Namier, about a misinterpretation of Namier's remarks on one of Berlin's works
  • (fol. 217) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fols. 79, 182) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fol. 325) E.M. Starkie
  • (fols. 93, 243, 291, 318) George Steiner
  • (fols. 66-8, 118-19) T.E. Utley
  • (fol. 11) Vera Weizmann
  • (fol. 303) Edmund Wilson

Aug.-Dec. 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 149
Extent: 262 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 28, 48, 219) Alec Lerner

with letters from

  • (fols. 127, 191-2, 216) Michael Astor
  • (fol. 239) Anthony Blunt
  • (fols. 91, 106) George Bolsover
  • (fol. 150) Lord David Cecil
  • (fols. 98, 102, 217) G.D.H. Cole
  • (fol. 163) David Daube
  • (fol. 34) Bill Deakin
  • (fol. 240) John Foster
  • (fol. 20) Myron Gilmore
  • (fol. 258) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fols. 114-15) Boris Guriel, about work on the Weizmann Archives and the formation of a research foundation at Rehovot
  • (fol. 227) Peter Halban
  • (fols. 68-9, 93-4, 110, 126, 241-2) Salome Halpern
  • (fol. 9-10) Roy Harrod, about his late mother, Frances Harrod
  • (fol. 243) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 157-60) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 38, 64, 113) J.R. Hicks
  • (fols. 56-7, 103, 221) Sir Gladwyn Jebb
  • (fols. 39-43, 193, 223) Eugene Lampert
  • (fols. 166-7) M.E. Malia, about Boris Pasternak
  • (fol. 215) Nicky Mariano
  • (fol. 90) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fols. 131, 151) C.M. Monteith
  • (fol. 4) H.L. Nathan, 1st Baron Nathan, about the formation of a Weizmann Archives Board and the future of Yad Chaim Weizmann at Rehovot
  • (fol. 161) Sir Harold Nicolson
  • (fol. 233) Richard Pares, about supporting Berllin in his application for the Chichele Chair of Social and Political Theory
  • (fol. 246) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fol. 2) A.M. Quinton
  • (fol. 211) Marc Raeff, about Berlin's article on Montesquieu
  • (fol. 37) H.A.C. Rumbold
  • (fols. 134, 173) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 189) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fol. 250) I.M. Sieff
  • (fol. 220) F.M. Stark
  • (fol. 18) T.E. Utley
  • (fols. 96-7, 180) Franco Venturi
  • (fol. 256) Friedrich Waismann
  • (fol. 95) Sir Charles Webster
  • (fols. 31, 36, 202) Edmund Wilson

and letters about

  • (fols. 96-7, 104-5, 149, 166-7, 168) arrangements for the publication of Boris Pasternak's Dr Zhivago
  • (fols. 103, 106, 157-60) the Suez Crisis
  • (fols. 111, 125) Berlin's introduction to Herzen's From the Other Shore
  • (fols. 220-1, 225, 230, 233) Berlin's translation of Turgenev's First Love

n.d. [1950-6]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 150
Extent: 341 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, A-Z, and (fols. 298-341) unidentified

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 6-7) Michael Astor
  • (fol. 323) Sir John Balfour
  • (fol. 18) James Billington
  • (fols. 23-4) Paul Gore-Booth
  • (fols. 31, 314) Moura Budberg
  • (fol. 43) John Clive
  • (fols. 46-7) G.D.H. Cole
  • (fol. 49) Cyril Connolly
  • (fols. 50-3) Olivia Constable
  • (fol. 55) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fols. 56-7) John Julius Cooper, 2nd. Viscount Norwich
  • (fols. 73-6, 332) Bill Deakin
  • (fol. 77) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 90) Lettice Fisher
  • (fols. 91-2) Ann Fleming
  • (fol. 93) John Foster
  • (fols. 96-7) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fol. 103) Katharine Graham
  • (fols. 113-16) Wilhelmine Harrod
  • (fol. 118) Nicholas Henderson
  • (fols. 120-2) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 127) A.H. Hourani
  • (fols. 131-4) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fol. 135) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fols. 145-8) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fols. 149, 318) Eugene Lampert
  • (fols. 150-1) Katharine Lampert
  • (fols. 163-4) C.M. Monteith
  • (fols. 167-73) Joan Moore, Viscountess Moore
  • (fol. 174) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fols. 178-9) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fol. 305) Richard Pares
  • (fols. 4-5) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fols. 184-9) D.F. Pears
  • (fol. 195) Chaim Raphael
  • (fols. 202-15) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 217-23) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 224) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 225-30) Raphael Salem
  • (fol. 234) E.H. Samuel
  • (fols. 244-6) Humphrey Searle
  • (fol. 254) Bernard Spencer
  • (fol. 162) A.J.P. Taylor
  • (fols. 167-8) Philip Toynbee
  • (fols. 269-72) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fols. 273-4) M.P. Tree
  • (fol. 275) Ronald Tree
  • (fol. 286) Hugh Seton-Watson
  • (fol. 322) R.O. Wilberforce

Jan.-May 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 151
Extent: 319 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes copy of letter to

  • (fol. 5) Boris Guriel, about work on the Weizmann Archives and the proposed research foundation at Rehovot

with letters from

  • (fols. 257-8) Antony Andrewes
  • (fol. 288) Margot Fonteyn de Arias
  • (fols. 19-20, 244) Michael Astor
  • (fol. 89) Sir John Balfour
  • (fol. 189) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 306) John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 123) Bernard Berenson
  • (fol. 126) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fol. 175) George Bolsover
  • (fol. 210) Sir Robert Boothby
  • (fol. 67) Thomas Brimelow
  • (fol. 217) Moura Budberg
  • (fol. 242) John Clive
  • (fols. 85, 269-70) G.D.H. Cole
  • (fol. 115) Olivia Constable
  • (fol. 168) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fols. 82-3, 93, 198-9, 278) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 274) Aubrey Eban
  • (fols. 186, 241) Sir Geoffrey Faber
  • (fols. 179, 209) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 42) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fol. 192) Myron Gilmore
  • (fol. 155) Nahum Goldmann
  • (fol. 13) Philip Graham
  • (fols. 27-8, 88) Baronne Yvonne de Gunzbourg
  • (fols. 44, 108, 195) Salome Halpern
  • (fol. 301) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fol. 248) J.R. Hicks
  • (fols. 295-7) J.S. Huxley
  • (fol. 69) William James
  • (fol. 316) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fols. 318-19) Osbert Lancaster
  • (fol. 127) Alec Lerner
  • (fol. 293) M.E. Malia, about Herzen
  • (fols. 22, 279) John Murray
  • (fol. 64-6) Sir Lewis Namier, about the proposals for the Weizmann Archives and research institute at Rehovot
  • (fol. 253) Marc Raeff
  • (fols. 213-15) Sir Patrick Reilly, about his impressions of Moscow, following his recent appointment as Ambassador
  • (fols. 101-3) Cressida Ridley
  • (fol. 25) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 211-12) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fols. 16-17) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 74) Gilbert Ryle, about acting as a referee for Berlin's application for the Chichele Chair of Social and Political Theory
  • (fols. 80, 114) L.B. Schapiro, about Berlin's article on Plekhanov
  • (fol. 145) Natasha Spender
  • (fols. 73, 94) Michel Strauss
  • (fols. 98-9) Rosalyn Tureck
  • (fols. 59, 71, 259, 285) Sir Charles Webster, about acting as a referee for Berlin's application for the Chichele Chair of Social and Political Theory
  • (fol. 303) Sir Mortimer Wheeler
  • (fol. 172) Sir Ernest Woodward

and letters about

  • (fols. 14-123 passim) Berlin's translation of Turgenev's First Love
  • (fols. 172-274 passim) Berlin's election to the Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory

June-Oct. 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 152
Extent: 233 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 127) W.H. Auden, about translations by Auden (with Kallman) of The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni
  • (fols. 78-9) Sir John Balfour
  • (fols. 211-2) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 220) Bernard Berenson
  • (fol. 224) George Bolsover
  • (fols. 45, 83) G.E.G. Catlin
  • (fol. 53) Norman Chester
  • (fol. 111) John Clive
  • (fol. 148) B.V. Cohen
  • (fol. 22) G.D.H. Cole
  • (fols. 34-5) Olivia Constable
  • (fols. 62, 157) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fol. 20) Bill Deakin
  • (fol. 142) John Foster
  • (fol. 12) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fol. 28) Sylvester Gates
  • (fols. 69, 92-3) Victor Gollancz
  • (fols. 13, 32, 75, 103, 109, 114-15, 145) H.S. Hacker, about letters to her father Karl Pearson from Stepniak (see MSS. Berlin 708-9)
  • (fols. 49-50, 74, 97, 150, 160-1) Salome Halpern
  • (fol. 221) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fol. 206) the Harvill Press, about the publication of Dr Zhivago and the translation of Boris Pasternak's poems
  • (fol. 48) Lady Patricia Hornak
  • (fol. 18) J.S. Huxley
  • (fols. 1-3, 154-5) William James
  • (fol. 137) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fol. 73) R.F. Kahn
  • (fol. 76, 188) G.L. Kline
  • (fols. 187, 190) Irving Kristol, about Boris Pasternak's Dr Zhivago
  • (fol. 43) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fol. 51) Osbert Lancaster
  • (fols. 87-8) M.E. Malia
  • (fol. 120) C.G.P. Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda, about Royal Opera House business
  • (fol. 126) P.E. Mosely
  • (fol. 40) Iris Murdoch
  • (fols. 168-9) John Murray
  • (fols. 116, 182) Elliott Perkins
  • (fols. 129-31) Sir Patrick Reilly, commenting on Soviet affairs
  • (fols. 218-19, 232) Cressida Ridley
  • (fol. 128) Nathalie Ridley
  • (fol. 119) E.H. Samuel
  • (fol. 156) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fol. 205) Lydia Pasternak Slater
  • (fol. 180) F.M. Stark
  • (fols. 151-2, 172) David Stephens
  • (fol. 113) B.M.H. Tripp, about the withdrawal of Boris Pasternak from a visit to Britain because of 'serious illness'
  • (fols. 84-5) Sir Charles Webster
  • (fol. 63, 71) Sir Mortimer Wheeler
  • (fols. 133-5) Edmund Wilson

and letters about

  • (fols. 28-130 passim) Berlin's knighthood
  • (fols. 133-5, 147, 154-5, 175-7, 180, 211-12, 218-19) Berlin's 'An Episode in the Life of Ivan Turgenev'
  • (fol. 230) Berlin's article on ' The Silence in Russian Culture'

Nov.-Dec. 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 153
Extent: 140 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 102, 120-2) Michael Astor
  • (fols. 50, 123-4) Sam Behrman
  • (fols. 4, 31, 74) John Clive
  • (fol. 21) Alistair Cooke
  • (fols. 2, 12) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 83) Victor Gollancz
  • (fol. 72) Boris Guriel
  • (fols. 19, 110, 128-30) Salome Halpern
  • (fol. 45) A.H. Hourani
  • (fol. 115) Sir Gladwyn Jebb
  • (fols. 133-4) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fol. 29) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fol. 23, 34) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 43) C.G.P. Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda
  • (fol. 48) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 118) Josephine Pasternak
  • (fol. 109) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fol. 17) Gershon Scholem
  • (fols. 10-11) David Stephens
  • (fol. 7) Patricia Utechin
  • (fol. 24) S.G. Warburg
  • (fol. 96) Edmund Wilson, about Boris Pasternak's Dr Zhivago

and letters about

  • (fols. 24-6, 51) the Herbert Samuel Lecture given by Berlin, on Weizmann
  • (fols. 44, 78-81) Berlin's article on ' The Silence in Russian Culture'

Jan.-May 1958
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 154
Extent: 335 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 280, 290) the British Council, about the possibility of Berlin joining a group visit to the Soviet Union
  • (fols. 278-9, 305-10) Baronne Johanna Lambert, about the political situation in Israel

with letters from

  • (fols. 258-9) David Astor
  • (fol. 50) Michael Astor
  • (fol. 188) W.H. Auden
  • (fols. 142-3) Sir John Balfour
  • (fol. 31) Norman Bentwich
  • (fol. 219) Bernard Berenson
  • (fol. 329) T.S.R. Boase
  • (fol. 253) Sir Robert Boothy
  • (fols. 214, 261) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fols. 288, 317) G.E.G. Catlin
  • (fols. 115, 125) John Clive
  • (fols. 203-6) Frank Darvall
  • (fol. 275) Bill Deakin
  • (fol. 170) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 138) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fol. 64) Baronne Yvonne de Gunzbourg
  • (fol. 213) Boris Guriel
  • (fols. 75, 85, 95, 113, 149, 210, 298, 302) Salome Halpern
  • (fol. 182) Roy Harrod
  • (fol. 207) A.H. Head
  • (fols. 65, 94) Jossleyn Henessy
  • (fols. 191-6) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 17, 129) Sir Julian Huxley
  • (fols. 108, 121) G.F. Kennan
  • (fol. 315) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fols. 159, 218) Peter Laslett
  • (fols. 51, 220) Nicky Mariano
  • (fols. 333-4) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda
  • (fol. 97) John Murray
  • (fol. 277) Sir Lewis Namier
  • (fols. 292-5) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fols. 131, 139, 224-5, 285) Josephine Pasternak, about an exhibition on Boris Pasternak
  • (fols. 100, 161, 299) Elliott Perkins
  • (fol. 226) Richard Pipes
  • (fols. 35, 110) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 30) N.V. Riasanovsky
  • (fol. 208) Gershon Scholem
  • (fol. 304) J.W. Scott
  • (fol. 326) I.M. Sieff
  • (fol. 87) Gleb Struve
  • (fols. 251-2, 286) S.E. Toulmin
  • (fol. 68) Philip Toynbee
  • (fol. 126) Sir Mortimer Wheeler
  • (fol. 296) Edmund Wilson, about Turgenev
  • (fol. 122) Edgar Wind

and letters about

  • (fols. 14, 18-21, 25, 77-80, 190) Berlin's articles on ' The Silence in Russian Culture' and ' The Soviet Intelligentsia'

June-Dec. 1958
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 155
Extent: 347 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 94-5, 112-13, 125-6, 221-3, 294) Richard Pipes, discussing a proposed book on the Russian Intelligentsia, and about Boris Pasternak's Dr Zhivago
  • (fols. 281, 283, 290) Sir Leon Simon, about advising the Prime Minister of Israel on the formal definition of Jewish nationality

with letters from

  • (fol. 169) W.G.S. Adams
  • (fols. 89, 263) Michael Astor
  • (fols. 213, 230, 313) A.J. Ayer
  • (fol. 224) John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fols. 56, 260) James Billington
  • (fol. 142) Norman Birnbaum
  • (fol. 171) T.S.R. Boase
  • (fols. 87, 265) Robert Boothby, Baron Boothby
  • (fols. 55, 69) G.E.G. Catlin
  • (fol. 219) Norman Chester
  • (fol. 41) Giles Constable
  • (fols. 132-3, 249) Robert Craft
  • (fol. 66) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 50) Sir Oliver Franks
  • (fols. 196-7) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fols. 91, 158) Philip Graham
  • (fol. 93) Boris Guriel
  • (fols. 11, 20-1) K.M. Halle
  • (fols. 316-17) Salome Halpern
  • (fols. 271b-f) Raimund von Hofmannsthal, enclosing a copy of Berlin's points against a Boris Pasternak cover [on Time and Life]
  • (fol. 17) Lady Patricia Hornak
  • (fol. 305) William James
  • (fol. 191) D.P.T. Jay
  • (fols. 81, 90, 104, 114-16, 129, 231-3, 318-19) Sir Gladwyn Jebb, about reading Boris Pasternak's Dr Zhivago
  • (fol. 277) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fol. 62) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fol. 321) Eugene Lampert
  • (fols. 207, 220) Peter Laslett
  • (fols. 198-203) J.F. Lively, discussing Berlin's essay on Joseph de Maistre
  • (fols. 29-30) M.E. Malia
  • (fols. 43, 52) Sir Simon Marks
  • (fol. 306) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fols. 247, 267) C.M. Monteith
  • (fol. 322) Iris Murdoch
  • (fol. 18) John Murray
  • (fol. 189) Sir Lewis Namier
  • (fol. 42) Elisabeth Niebuhr
  • (fols. 7, 205) C.D.W. O'Neill
  • (fols. 15-16, 327-31) Josephine Pasternak
  • (fol. 5) Elliott Perkins
  • (fol. 174) E.E. Evans-Pritchard
  • (fols. 60, 65, 107) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 196) Sir Patrick Reilly
  • (fols. 147, 238-9) Nathalie Ridley
  • (fols. 204, 250) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fol. 326) Baron Guy de Rothschild
  • (fols. 310-11) F.A. Rumbold
  • (fol. 268) E.H. Samuel
  • (fol. 195) Meyer Schapiro, about Dr Zhivago and the award of a Nobel Prize to Boris Pasternak
  • (fol. 152) J.W. Scott
  • (fols. 98-100) Olive Sheldon, about corrections to a draft of Berlin's work on Joseph de Maistre
  • (fols. 34, 53) Dmitrii Shostakovich, about his visit to Oxford
  • (fols. 240, 256) Lydia Pasternak Slater
  • (fol. 185) Michel Strauss
  • (fol. 168) A.J.P. Taylor
  • (fols. 295-302) Philip Toynbee
  • (fol. 255) Franco Venturi
  • (fols. 143, 257) Mayir Vereté
  • (fol. 211) S.G. Warburg
  • (fol. 162) Evelyn Waugh
  • (fols. 258-9) Vera Weizmann
  • (fols. 12-13, 308-9) Edmund Wilson, about his article on Dr Zhivago
  • (fol. 173) E.F.L. Wood, 1st Earl Halifax
  • (fols. 177-8) Sir Ernest Woodward

and

  • (fols. 3b-f, 74, 161-209 passim) letters about Berlin's essay on Richard Pares, including a draft of Sir Lewis Namier's essay on the same topic
  • (passim) comments on Boris Pasternak and Dr Zhivago

Jan.-Apr. 1959
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 156
Extent: 299 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters to and copies of letters from

  • (fols. 255, 257) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 196-8, 215-17) Thomas Brimelow, about works of English literature for publication in the Soviet Union
  • (fols. 20, 140, 154, 157, 172, 176) M.I. Cole
  • (fols. 43, 69) Robert Craft, about arrangements for a visit to London by Stravinsky
  • (fols. 175, 236, 248-9, 269) R.H.S. Crossman, about a blurb for Crossman's book on Plato, including a draft
  • (fols. 44, 214, 220) Pieter Geyl
  • (fols. 232, 253, 287) Nahum Goldmann
  • (fols. 266-8, 283-6) Boris Guriel
  • (fol. 254) A.H. Head
  • (fols. 155, 163) Alec Lerner
  • (fols. 10, 51, 62, 80) Meyer Schapiro, about a proposed book on Dr Zhivago
  • (fols. 59, 169, 225, 237) George Steiner
  • (fols. 67, 74) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fols. 234-5, 245-6, 295-8) Vera Weizmann

with letters from

  • (fol. 7) Sir John Balfour
  • (fol. 15) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 160) Robert Boothby, Baron Boothby
  • (fol. 152) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fol. 63) G.E.G. Catlin
  • (fol. 6) Sir Kenneth Clark
  • (fol. 166) B.V. Cohen
  • (fols. 19-20) G.D.H. Cole, about Berlin's Inaugural Lecture as Chichele Professor on Two Concepts of Liberty, sent after Cole's death
  • (fol. 247) Bill Deakin
  • (fol. 87) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 53) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fol. 136) J.S. Fulton
  • (fol. 187) Baronne Yvonne de Gunzbourg
  • (fol. 64) K.M. Halle
  • (fol. 29) W.F.R. Hardie
  • (fol. 31) Sir Roy Harrod
  • (fols. 108-10) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 164) William James
  • (fol. 165) G.F. Kennan
  • (fol. 32) Irving Kristol
  • (fol. 183) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fols. 60-1) Eugene Lampert
  • (fol. 294) Sir Roger Makins
  • (fols. 23, 39-41, 82-6) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fol. 47) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fol. 57) Sir Lewis Namier
  • (fols. 30, 143-4) Richard Pipes
  • (fol. 125) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 17) Sir Frank Roberts
  • (fol. 189) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 88) I.M. Sieff
  • (fol. 54) Lydia Pasternak Slater
  • (fol. 94) Michel Strauss
  • (fol. 142) Rosalyn Tureck
  • (fols. 259-60) Mayir Vereté
  • (fol. 22) G.J. Warnock
  • (fol. 106) Edmund Wilson
  • (fols. 122-3) C.E. Wyzanski

and letters about

  • (fols. 11-201 passim, 288-91) Berlin's Inaugural Lecture as Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, Two Concepts of Liberty
  • (fols. 155, 163, 234-5, 245-6, 259-60, 266-8, 283-6, 295-8) the proposed formation of an Institute of International Affairs in Israel, at Rehovot or elsewhere

May-Sept. 1959
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 157
Extent: 344 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 13-14, 22, 70) Thomas Brimelow, about the list of works of English literature for possible publication in the Soviet Union
  • (fols. 125-6) William Clark
  • (fols. 264, 337-8) Robert Craft, about arrangements for a visit to London by Stravinsky
  • (fol. 148) Margot Fonteyn de Arias, about the award of an Honorary Degree to her by Oxford University
  • (fols. 241-2, 269) David Freudenthal, about Berlin's article on Weizmann
  • (fols. 200, 254, 320) Pieter Geyl
  • (fols. 314, 330) Myron Gilmore
  • (fols. 341-2) Victor Gollancz
  • (fols. 212-13, 246, 249-51, 334) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fols. 54, 142) Sir Julian Huxley
  • (fols. 36-8, 49, 56) Alec Lerner
  • (fols. 1, 12) Sir Roger Makins
  • (fols. 88, 92, 156) Nicky Mariano
  • (fols. 215, 235-6, 244) C.M. Monteith
  • (fols. 39-41, 44-5, 257-8, 276-7) H.L. Nathan, 1st Baron Nathan
  • (fols. 89, 93) J.W. Scott
  • (fols. 187-8) B.M.H. Tripp
  • (fols. 6-11, 21, 29, 68-9, 94, 131) Vera Weizmann

with letters from

  • (fol. 154) Yigal Allon
  • (fol. 26) J.E.G. Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
  • (fol. 185) Norman Birnbaum
  • (fols. 301-2) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fols. 183, 239, 248) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 163) Bill Deakin
  • (fols. 17-18, 71-2) Margaret Deneke, about a gift to the Bodleian of a Mendelssohn notebook
  • (fol. 221) Penelope Douglas
  • (fol. 102) Aubrey Eban
  • (fols. 283-4, 286, 295-6) Boris Guriel
  • (fol. 132) K.M. Halle
  • (fol. 133) Salome Halpern
  • (fol. 321) Sir Roy Harrod
  • (fol. 86) J.R. Hicks
  • (fols. 272, 305) William James
  • (fols. 158-9) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fol. 300) Eugene Lampert
  • (fols. 92, 156) Nicky Mariano
  • (fols. 164-5) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fol. 306) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda
  • (fol. 102) A.N. Morgan
  • (fols. 293-4, 315) George Nadel
  • (fols. 5, 25, 34) Allardyce Nicoll
  • (fol. 245) Iris Origo
  • (fol. 101) Josephine Pasternak
  • (fol. 50) Richard Pipes
  • (fol. 33) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 237) Raphael Salem
  • (fol. 119) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fol. 181) I.M. Sieff
  • (fol. 280) George Steiner
  • (fol. 51) A.J.P. Taylor

and letters about

  • (fols. 6-11, 21, 29, 36-41, 44-5, 49, 56, 68-9, 94, 131, 257-8, 276-7) the proposed formation of an Institute of International Affairs in Israel, at Rehovot or elsewhere
  • (fols. 58-60, 166-8) Berlin's Two Concepts of Liberty

Oct.-Dec. 1959
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 158
Extent: 343 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 48, 67, 292) Max Ascoli
  • (fols. 1, 88) James Billington
  • (fols. 102, 228-9, 236, 255-6, 281) Norman Birnbaum, discussing alienation
  • (fols. 37, 89, 190) N.O. Brown
  • (fols. 118, 139) Victor Gollancz
  • (fols. 245, 316-17) Katharine Graham
  • (fols. 112, 210) J.R. Hicks, about the reform of the PPE School at Oxford
  • (fols. 195, 235) William James
  • (fols. 49, 58) Otto Klemperer
  • (fols. 9, 59, 261) Alec Lerner
  • (fols. 43-4, 68, 339) Nicky Mariano, including an appreciation by Berlin of Bernard Berenson, following his death
  • (fols. 208-9, 257) H.L. Nathan, 1st Baron Nathan
  • (fols. 234, 332-4) K.R. Popper, about Berlin's Two Concepts of Liberty
  • (fols. 126, 171) Sir Leon Simon
  • (fols. 186, 200) George Steiner
  • (fols. 52, 63) Rosalyn Tureck
  • (fols. 94, 183, 199, 227, 270) Sir Charles Webster, about the Weizmann Archives and Institute
  • (fols. 207, 337) Edmund Wilson
  • (fols. 232, 242, 265) Solly Zuckerman

with letters from

  • (fol. 30) Michael Astor
  • (fols. 254, 321-3) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fol. 251) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 12) William Clark
  • (fol. 326) M.I. Cole, about her late husband G.D.H. Cole
  • (fols. 3, 21) Robert Craft, about arrangements for a visit to London by Stravinsky
  • (fols. 83, 120, 312) David Daube
  • (fol. 327) Ann Fleming
  • (fols. 13, 24) Sir Oliver Franks
  • (fols. 35, 140) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fol. 263) K.M. Halle
  • (fol. 127) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fols. 82, 239) Salome Halpern
  • (fol. 18) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fols. 284-5) George Nadel
  • (fols. 330-1) Arkadi Nebolsine, about Boris Pasternak
  • (fols. 50, 276-7) D.F. Pears
  • (fols. 23, 113) Richard Pipes
  • (fol. 335) E.E. Evans-Pritchard
  • (fols. 222-3) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 16) Raphael Salem
  • (fol. 181) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fol. 174) Gershon Scholem
  • (fol. 297) Franco Venturi
  • (fols. 318-19) B.P. Whitbread
  • (fol. 314) L.S. Woolf

and letters about

  • (fols. 66-174 passim) Berlin's The Life and Opinions of Moses Hess

Jan.-Apr. 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 159
Extent: 316 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 6, 15) G. Adamovich, about a foreword by Berlin to Bely's 'Petersburg'
  • (fols. 77, 98, 200) Max Ascoli
  • (fols. 11-12, 46) N.O. Brown
  • (fols. 163, 181, 189, 196, 207) Peter Calvocoressi, about the possibility of Berlin writing an introduction to Herzen's memoirs
  • (fol. 191) Chatto & Windus, about Berlin's plans for a book, 'Three Critics of the Enlightenment', on Vico, Herder and de Maistre
  • (fols. 1, 199, 222, 276, 293) Myron Gilmore, about Sylvia Sprigge's biography of Bernard Berenson
  • (fols. 14, 31-2) K.M. Halle
  • (fols. 66, 88) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fol. 25) Alec Lerner
  • (fol. 286) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fols. 37-8, 56, 166, 175) I.M. Sieff
  • (fols. 130-2, 143) C.M. Taylor, about a work by Berlin on Hegel and Marx
  • (fol. 309) Sir Charles Webster
  • (fols. 92, 104-5, 129, 141-2, 177-8) Edmund Wilson, about the mislaying by Berlin of a letter from Boris Pasternak belonging to Wilson

and letters from

  • (fol. 299) Tatiana Albertini
  • (fol. 229) Michael Astor
  • (fols. 78, 161) Norman Birnbaum
  • (fol. 96) Robert Craft
  • (fol. 151) E.R. Dodds
  • (fol. 4a) Marion Frankfurter
  • (fol. 35) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 162) Peter Halban
  • (fols. 182-6) Charles Halévy, discussing Berlin's Historical Inevitability
  • (fols. 193, 221) Salome Halpern
  • (fol. 272) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn
  • (fol. 280) Humayun Kabir
  • (fols. 155-8) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fol. 49) P.E. Mosely
  • (fol. 72) George Nadel
  • (fols. 150, 262) Bertell Ollman
  • (fol. 283) Susan Mary Patten, about the death of her husband Bill
  • (fol. 204) D.F. Pears
  • (fol. 100) H.H. Price
  • (fol. 240) George Steiner
  • (fols. 85-6) David Stephens
  • (fol. 292) G.J. Warnock
  • (fol. 28) L.S. Woolf

May-Sept. 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 160
Extent: 296 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 140) W.H. Auden
  • (fols. 85-6, 114, 248) Norman Chester
  • (fols. 26, 87, 287) John Clive
  • (fols. 33, 41) Roman Jakobson
  • (fols. 14-17, 66) Humayun Kabir, discussing Rabindranath Tagore
  • (fols. 160-3, 208) Umberto Morra, about a conference in Venice on Tolstoy, including notes of corrections to Berlin's lecture for it
  • (fols. 273-4, 289-91) Leonard Rist, about Herzen's letters
  • (fols. 125, 133) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fols. 10-11, 118-19, 137, 154) Franco Venturi, about protests against the imprisonment of Hungarian intellectuals
  • (fols. 127, 134-5) Sir Charles Webster, about the publication of parts of Weizmann's correspondence by R.H.S. Crossman in his book on Israel

and letters from

  • (fol. 89) Yigal Allon
  • (fol. 7) Raymond Aron
  • (fol. 202) David Astor
  • (fols. 241, 255-6) Sam Behrman, about a visit to Edmund Wilson
  • (fols. 82, 278) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 59, 150) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 78) James Billington
  • (fols. 2, 122) Norman Birnbaum
  • (fol. 184) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fol. 77) G.E.G. Catlin
  • (fols. 6, 199a) David Daube
  • (fols. 224, 242) J.G.S. Donaldson
  • (fols. 61, 219, 245) W.G. Eytan, about the arrest of Eichmann
  • (fols. 144, 170-2, 227) Ann Fleming
  • (fols. 83, 183) Myron Gilmore
  • (fol. 60) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fol. 138) Salome Halpern
  • (fol. 38) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 197, 181) Arthur Lourie
  • (fol. 169) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fols. 121, 128) C.M. Monteith
  • (fol. 166) Iris Murdoch
  • (fol. 294) John Murray
  • (fols. 292-3) George Nadel
  • (fol. 225) C.D.W. O'Neill
  • (fol. 20) Iris Origo
  • (fol. 92) Josephine Pasternak, about the death of Boris Pasternak
  • (fol. 185) Richard Pipes
  • (fols. 179-80) Cressida Ridley
  • (fol. 246) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 45-6) Joan Sutherland
  • (fol. 173) C.M. Taylor
  • (fol. 64) A.W. Tyson

Oct.-Dec. 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 161
Extent: 404 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 133-4, 199-200, 217) Tatiana Albertini, advising on an invitation to Albertini (a grand-daughter of Tolstoy) to visit the Soviet Union
  • (fol. 18) Professor Brown, about Osip Mandel'shtam
  • (fols. 96, 115-18, 122, 143, 209) Nicola Chiaromonte, about the publication of an uncorrected and unrevised version (in translation) of Berlin's work on 'Tolstoy and Enlightenment' in Tempo Presente
  • (fols. 1, 50, 144) Robert Craft, about literary quotations on Russian identity
  • (fols. 252, 260, 279-80, 293-4) Arthur Crook, about an article in the Times Literary Supplement on Berlin's lecture on Tolstoy
  • (fols. 257-8, 266, 275-6, 326) Margaret Deneke
  • (fols. 79-87) Humayun Kabir, about Rabindranath Tagore
  • (fols. 114, 124) C.M. Monteith
  • (fols. 33, 45, 73, 190, 364) George Nadel
  • (fols. 373-6) Comtesse de Proyart, about the notes of her lecture on Tolstoy in Venice
  • (fols. 10, 283) Marc Raeff
  • (fols. 23-4) Leonard Rist, about Herzen's letters
  • (fols. 304a, 305, 379-80) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fols. 78, 131-2, 156, 218) J.B. Wain
  • (fols. 46, 59, 301) Sir Charles Webster
  • (fols. 56, 65-6) Vera Weizmann

with letters from

  • (fol. 298) R.C.F. Aron
  • (fol. 337) John Bayley
  • (fol. 322) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fols. 43, 208) Norman Birnbaum
  • (fol. 332) Moura Budberg
  • (fol. 285) G.E.G. Catlin
  • (fol. 338) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 339) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fol. 93-4, 341) Ann Fleming
  • (fol. 344) Pieter Geyl
  • (fol. 179) Felix Gilbert
  • (fol. 345) Martin Gilbert
  • (fol. 265) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fols. 151-3) Victor Gollancz
  • (fols. 37-9) Philip Graham, about United States politics
  • (fols. 327, 347) Peter Halban
  • (fols. 333-5) Philippe Halban
  • (fol. 274) Auberon Herbert
  • (fols. 236-41) J.R. Hicks
  • (fols. 349-50) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 286) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 123) Roman Jakobson
  • (fol. 92) J.F. Lively
  • (fols. 358-60) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 361) Iris Murdoch
  • (fol. 35) John Murray
  • (fol. 367) C.D.W. O'Neill
  • (fol. 321) Josephine Pasternak
  • (fols. 370-1) Susan Mary Patten, about Vicountess Waverley
  • (fol. 315) K.R. Popper
  • (fol. 318) Raphael Salem
  • (fol. 387) J.W. Scott
  • (fols. 158-9) Irving Singer
  • (fols. 135-6, 216) F.M. Stark
  • (fol. 391) Philip Toynbee

and letters about

  • (fols. 249, 261-3, 272) Berlin's lecture on Tolstoy

n.d. [1945-60]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 162
Extent: 232 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, A-L

Scope and Content:

Includes copy of letter to

  • (fols. 8-9) A.J. Ayer

and letters from

  • (fol. 3) Margot Fonteyn de Arias
  • (fol. 6) Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor
  • (fol. 12) Sir John Balfour
  • (fols. 17-22) Sam Behrman
  • (fols. 23-4) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 89-98) Lady Patricia de Bendern
  • (fol. 29) Norman Bentwich
  • (fols. 31-2) James Billington
  • (fol. 34) T.S.R. Boase
  • (fol. 38) Robert Brand, Baron Brand
  • (fols. 42-3) Moura Budberg
  • (fols. 48-51) Lord David Cecil
  • (fols. 56-7) William Clark
  • (fol. 58) G.D.H. Cole
  • (fol. 67) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fol. 68) John Julius Cooper, 2nd. Viscount Norwich
  • (fols. 69-70) J.F. Cornes
  • (fol. 72) Michael Crum
  • (fol. 82) Bill Deakin
  • (fol. 85) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 105) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fol. 118) Ann Fleming
  • (fols. 122-5) Marion Frankfurter
  • (fol. 126) Sir Oliver Franks
  • (fols. 128-31) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 135) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fols. 144-5) Myron Gilmore
  • (fols. 151-5) Katharine Graham
  • (fol. 162) K.M. Halle
  • (fols. 172-5) Wilhelmine Harrod, Lady Harrod
  • (fol. 185) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 186-92) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 196-200) A.H. Hourani
  • (fols. 204-6) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fols. 207-11) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fol. 214) R.F. Kahn
  • (fols. 215-16) G.F. Kennan
  • (fols. 224-5) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fol. 226) Baronne Johanna Lambert
  • (fol. 226) Eugene Lampert

n.d. [1945-60]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 163
Extent: 201 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, M-Z, and (fols. 171-201) unidentified

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 18-19) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda
  • (fols. 23-5) Iris Murdoch
  • (fol. 30) L.B. Nicolson
  • (fols. 31-2) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fols. 38-48) Susan Mary Patten
  • (fols. 49-56) D.F. Pears
  • (fol. 57) H.H. Price
  • (fol. 58) A.M. Quinton
  • (fol. 59) Solomon Rachmilevich
  • (fols. 65-8) N.V. Riasanovsky
  • (fols. 74-8) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 74-7, 79-80) Baron Guy de Rothschild, including one on the reverse of a photograph of Guy with Alix de Rothschild and Lady Patricia de Bendern
  • (fols. 85-91) M.D. Ryan
  • (fols. 92-3) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 104) Jean Seznec
  • (fol. 106) Irving Singer
  • (fol. 111) F.M. Stark
  • (fols. 119-20) Philip Toynbee
  • (fols. 122-5) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fols. 127-8) M.P. Tree
  • (fol. 129) Ronald Tree
  • (fol. 130) B.M.H. Tripp
  • (fols. 141-4) G.J. Warnock
  • (fols. 153-4) Hugh Seton-Watson
  • (fols. 157-61) B.P. Whitbread

Jan.-May 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 164
Extent: 371 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 98, 125) A.J. Ayer
  • (fols. 189-90) S.M. Breitburg, about a possible visit by Berlin to the Soviet Union, and commenting about an attack on Berlin in a review in a Soviet publication of Franco Venturi's Roots of Revolution
  • (fols. 284-5) Bill Deakin
  • (fols. 112-13, 208) Ann Fleming
  • (fols. 259, 303, 305) Sir Oliver Franks
  • (fols. 31, 50) W.B. Gallie, about Berlin's articles on Vico and on scientific history
  • (fols. 306, 321, 354) Boris Guriel
  • (fols. 117-18, 165, 176) A.H. Head, 1st Viscount Head
  • (fols. 218, 226) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 9, 307-9, 319) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, about the Common Market Campaign
  • (fols. 333, 343-4, 355, 365-6) Peter Laslett
  • (fols. 82, 94, 139, 312) J.F. Lively
  • (fols. 146, 197, 322-3) Arthur Lourie
  • (fols. 258, 332, 345) Marc Raeff
  • (fols. 291, 302, 352, 363) K.D. Robinson
  • (fol. 207) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fols. 38-43, 60-1, 106) Meyer Schapiro, about a proposed letter to Encounter in response to an article by Schapiro on Bernard Berenson, including drafts of the letter (which was not sent)
  • (fols. 334, 339-41) H.D. Schmid, about Berlin's attitude to E.H. Carr
  • (fols. 36, 328) F.M. Stark
  • (fol. 359) Philip Toynbee
  • (fols. 255-7, 263, 276, 281-2, 298-300, 311) Kenneth Tynan, about the revolt in Cuba

with letters from

  • (fol. 241) Tatiana Albertini
  • (fol. 16) David Astor
  • (fol. 265) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fols. 167, 175) M.G. Brock
  • (fol. 225) Norman Chester
  • (fol. 182) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fols. 153, 191) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 338) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fol. 288) Sylvester Gates
  • (fol. 81) Baronne Yvonne de Gunzbourg
  • (fol. 193) Peter Halban
  • (fol. 194) Philippe Halban
  • (fols. 58, 247) Salome Halpern
  • (fol. 138) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fols. 110, 202) J.R. Hicks
  • (fol. 75) George Nadel
  • (fol. 45) Josephine Pasternak
  • (fol. 47) E.E. Evans-Pritchard
  • (fol. 338) Sir Patrick Reilly
  • (fol. 217) Cressida Ridley
  • (fols. 26, 292) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 219) C.M. Taylor
  • (fol. 214) T.E. Utley
  • (fol. 16b) Sir Richard Wilberforce

and letters about

  • (fols. 69, 84-5, 100, 116, 124, 169, 216, 221, 227-8, 238-9) an appeal for an amnesty for Spanish political prisoners

June-Oct. 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 165
Extent: 312 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 72-4, 112-15, 288) Tatiana Albertini
  • (fol. 102) S.M. Breitburg, about a possible visit by Berlin to the Soviet Union, and commenting on an attack on Berlin in a review in a Soviet publication of Franco Venturi's Roots of Revolution
  • (fol. 278) William Clark
  • (fols. 117, 153, 240) Robert Craft
  • (fols. 59, 64) Victor Gollancz
  • (fols. 270, 290-1) Peter Jay
  • (fols. 174, 219-20) Humayun Kabir, about Berlin's forthcoming visit to India
  • (fols. 12, 66, 76, 275) Peter Laslett
  • (fols. 284, 306) J.F. Lively
  • (fols. 152, 167, 282, 294, 297) Arthur Lourie
  • (fols. 156, 178, 259, 292) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fols. 33, 78, 141) K.D. Robinson
  • (fols. 54, 79, 96) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fols. 2-3, 13) I.M. Sieff
  • (fols. 248, 255, 266) J.B. Wain

with letters from

  • (fol. 70) Tatiana Albertini
  • (fol. 88) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 7) Olivia Constable
  • (fol. 295) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fol. 25) Philippe Halban
  • (fols. 42, 138, 182) T.L. Hodgkin
  • (fols. 19-20) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, about the Common Market Campaign
  • (fol. 311) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fols. 58, 177) Eugene Lampert
  • (fol. 243) Alec Lerner
  • (fol. 306) A.R.K. Mackenzie, about the possibility of Berlin coming to Burma as well as India
  • (fols. 69, 89) Sir Simon Marks
  • (fol. 31) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda
  • (fols. 38, 107-8) Iris Murdoch
  • (fol. 91) Bertell Ollman
  • (fols. 16, 119) B.P. Whitbread

and letters about

  • (fols. 238-9, 250, 263-5, 269, 274, 305-6) Berlin's forthcoming visit to India

Nov.-Dec. 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 166
Extent: 146 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 30) Tatiana Albertini
  • (fol. 15) Sir Paul Gore-Booth
  • (fols. 23, 45) William Clark
  • (fols. 131-2) Boris Guriel, requesting information for his article on Weizmann
  • (fol. 12) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fols. 13, 17, 77) Peter Laslett
  • (fol. 26) A.R.K. Mackenzie
  • (fols. 86, 111-12) V.P. Mehta, about Mehta's article on Oxford in the New Yorker
  • (fols. 88, 109) E.E. Evans-Pritchard
  • (fols. 18, 37, 43 97, 101, 141) Philip Williams, about proposed reform of the PPE school at Oxford

with letters from

  • (fol. 114) A.J. Ayer
  • (fol. 136) Norman Birnbaum
  • (fol. 42) Sir Roy Harrod
  • (fol. 14) A.H. Hourani
  • (fol. 10) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn
  • (fols. 10-11) Georges Nivat, about ways of helping Irina and Olga Ivinskaya, now in a labour camp, and the terrible consequences on them of the death of Boris Pasternak
  • (fol. 139) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fol. 115) Igor Stravinsky
  • (fol. 36) S.E. Toulmin
  • (fol. 93) Patricia Utechin

and letters about

  • (fols. 3-4, 7-9, 15, 24-6, 29-30, 44, 51, 82-4) Berlin's visits to India and Persia

Jan.-Feb. 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 167
Extent: 297 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 163, 178, 199) Norman Birnbaum
  • (fol. 176) W.G. Eytan
  • (fols. 158, 166) J.R. Hicks
  • (fols. 47, 76) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 60, 81, 160, 170) R.F. Kahn
  • (fols. 187-90, 277-8) John Keegan, discussing Berlin's The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History
  • (fols. 169, 180, 192, 194-5) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fols. 46, 88, 98) Peter Laslett
  • (fols. 93-5, 149, 177, 235) Baruch Litvin, about Litvin's intended publication (opposed by Berlin) of Berlin's response to David Ben-Gurion on the question of the technical definition of a Jew
  • (fols. 228-9, 248-9) Arthur Lourie
  • (fols. 20, 89-90, 151-3, 182-4, 238-40) V.P. Mehta, about Mehta's article on Oxford in the New Yorker
  • (fols. 1, 19) Dame Marie Rambert
  • (fols. 6, 117) I.M. Sieff
  • (fols. 96-7, 148, 159) Sir Leon Simon
  • (fols. 167-8) B.M.H. Tripp
  • (fols. 242, 274, 287) Sir Mortimer Wheeler
  • (fols. 1, 74) Sir Isaac Wolfson

with letters from

  • (fol. 208) William Clark
  • (fol. 234) Martin Gilbert
  • (fols. 34-7) Boris Guriel, enclosing data for Berlin's article on Weizmann
  • (fol. 297) K.M. Halle
  • (fol. 31) Salome Halpern
  • (fols. 154-5) D.M. Hopkinson
  • (fols. 267-8) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda
  • (fol. 256) Josephine Pasternak
  • (fol. 207) Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell
  • (fol. 255) George Steiner

and letters about

  • (fols. 73, 78, 115, 119, 134-44) Berlin's review of E.H. Carr's What is History?
  • (fols. 83, 104, 178) Ernst Bloch's invitation to Oxford
  • (fols. 96-7, 148, 159, 244-9) a controversy over the election of a new President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • (fols. 167-9, 180, 192, 224-5, 285-6) a proposed visit to Oxford by Korney Chukovsky

Mar.-June 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 168
Extent: 383 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 107, 119) Tatiana Albertini
  • (fols. 283, 310, 323, 378) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fols. 135, 187, 210) Christabel Bielenberg, about collecting material on Adam von Trott
  • (fols. 27-8, 106) Ernst Bloch
  • (fols. 73, 110) Sir Paul Gore-Booth
  • (fols. 49, 64, 66, 91) William Clark
  • (fols. 199, 272) Aubrey Eban
  • (fols. 155, 174, 206, 225, 233, 252, 254, 336-7) Martin Gilbert
  • (fols. 202, 240, 243, 289) Boris Guriel
  • (fols. 320-1) Peter Halban
  • (fol. 346 ) Philippe Halban
  • (fols. 97, 235, 292, 349) A.H. Head, 1st Viscount Head
  • (fols. 6, 371) J.R. Hicks
  • (fols. 24-5, 65) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn
  • (fols. 74, 111) C.B. Joynt, enclosing an article on Berlin's ' History and Theory: The Concept of Scientific History'
  • (fols. 18, 270, 286) Peter Laslett
  • (fols. 146, 173, 179) Sir Frank Lee
  • (fols. 193, 253, 35, 347, 364) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fols. 16, 148, 188) E.E. Evans-Pritchard
  • (fols. 200, 299) I.M. Sieff
  • (fols. 118, 126, 129, 147, 186, 192, 195, 203, 212) Sir Leon Simon, about the proposal to publish replies to David Ben-Gurion's question about the technical definition of Jewish identity
  • (fols. 11, 35) George Steiner
  • (fols. 160, 166-7) Lionel Trilling
  • (fols. 30-2, 116) B.M.H. Tripp
  • (fols. 204, 290-1) Vera Weizmann
  • (fols. 21-2, 38, 72) B.P. Whitbread

with letters from

  • (fols. 229-30) Sam Behrman, about Felix Frankfurter, who was recovering from a stroke
  • (fol. 172) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fol. 335) Bernard Crick
  • (fol. 162) Boris Guriel
  • (fol. 344) Philippe Halban
  • (fols. 127, 287) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 224) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fol. 205) S.M. Lukes
  • (fol. 379) L.B. Nicolson
  • (fol. 327) Elliott Perkins
  • (fol. 164) Chaim Raphael
  • (fol. 120) Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell
  • (fol. 123) F.M. Stark
  • (fol. 237) Igor Stravinsky
  • (fol. 380) Franco Venturi
  • (fols. 333-4) Sir Ernest Woodward

and letters about

  • (fols. 10-11, 26-7, 106) Ernst Bloch's invitation to Oxford
  • (fols. 30-3, 116-17, 309) Korney Chukovsky's invitation to Oxford, and the conferment of an Honorary Degree upon him
  • (fols. 198-202, 204, 240, 243, 256, 261, 272, 289-91, 299, 303-4, 372-3) Berlin's article on Weizmann

July-Oct. 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 169
Extent: 349 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 155, 213-14) Tatiana Albertini
  • (fols. 175, 215-16) Susan Mary Alsop, about a dinner for the Kennedys
  • (fols. 194, 229, 329) Norman Birnbaum
  • (fols. 145, 183) John Clive
  • (fols. 60-6, 86) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 270, 296, 321) Felix Gilbert
  • (fol. 179) Katharine Graham
  • (fols. 196, 210-12, 299) Peter Halban
  • (fols. 242, 298) Philippe Halban
  • (fols. 9, 21) Christopher Hill
  • (fols. 273, 281-2, 325) Baruch Litvin, about the proposed publication of Berlin's response on the question of Jewish identity
  • (fols. 15, 18) Alan Montefiore
  • (fol. 16) Reinhold Niebuhr
  • (fols. 166, 202, 224, 304) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 272) Sir Leon Simon, about the question of Jewish identity
  • (fols. 305-8) Michel Strauss
  • (fols. 140, 151) L.S. Sutherland, about Lewis Namier's Zionist activities during World War II
  • (fols. 267, 338) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fols. 225, 311) Patricia Utechin
  • (fols. 173, 203, 269, 322, 333) Giorgio Uzielli
  • (fols. 278, 300-1, 335) B.A.O. Williams, about Berlin's article on 'The Purpose of Philosophy'

and letters from

  • (fols. 1, 160-1) Antony Andrewes
  • (fols. 292-3) James Billington
  • (fols. 127-8) Korney Chukovsky, about the possible translation of one of his books by Moura Budberg
  • (fol. 57) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fols. 67, 172, 328) J.S. Fulton
  • (fols. 280, 284) Martin Gilbert
  • (fols. 237-8) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn
  • (fol. 56) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 176) George Nadel
  • (fol. 8) L.B. Nicolson
  • (fol. 149) Iris Origo
  • (fol. 120) Edward Prichard
  • (fol. 174) Baron Guy de Rothschild
  • (fol. 189) A.J. Ryan
  • (fols. 92-5, 143) Isaac Stern, about the Jerusalem Music Festival
  • (fols. 134-5) C.M. Taylor
  • (fol. 165) Philip Toynbee
  • (fols. 147, 205) M.P. Tree
  • (fols. 102-7) L.G. Wolfson

Nov.-Dec. 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 170
Extent: 270 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1, 85) N.O. Brown
  • (fols. 21, 84, 205) G.E.G. Catlin
  • (fols. 40-1, 200) Guy Chilver
  • (fols. 162-3) Noam Chomsky
  • (fols. 47, 116) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 100) Martin Gilbert
  • (fols. 61-2) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, about the death of Hugh Gaitskell
  • (fols. 14, 178, 187) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fols. 20, 80) John Murray
  • (fols. 135, 250) George Nadel
  • (fols. 118-19, 167) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fol. 203) A.J. Ryan
  • (fols. 13, 136) S.G. Warburg
  • (fol. 86) Edmund Wilson, about Boris Pasternak

with letters from

  • (fols. 130-2) Tatiana Albertini
  • (fol. 227) Norman Birnbaum
  • (fol. 266) Korney Chukovsky
  • (fol. 60) B.V. Cohen
  • (fol. 28) Robert Craft
  • (fol. 42) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 56) Felix Gilbert
  • (fols. 238-9) Katharine Graham
  • (fols. 240-3) Peter Halban
  • (fol. 90) K.M. Halle
  • (fols. 63-4) J.L. Kennedy
  • (fol. 44) C.G.P. Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda
  • (fols. 169, 254) Richard Pipes
  • (fol. 4) Marc Raeff
  • (fols. 257-8) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 99) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fol. 223) Gleb Struve
  • (fols. 189-90) Vera Weizmann

and letters about

  • (fols. 9-12, 137-8) Berlin's article on Weizmann
  • (fols. 13, 20-2, 42, 84) Berlin's article on 'The Purpose of Philosophy'

1963
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 171
Extent: 228 leaves

Scope and Content:

Include letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 8, 98) James Billington, about Billington's book on Russian Culture
  • (fols. 2, 115-16, 119-26, 128-30, 134-6, 175) R.H.S. Crossman, discussing Crossman's review of Berlin's ' Does Political Theory Still Exist?'
  • (fols. 19, 83) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 51) Martin Gilbert
  • (fol. 195) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fol. 37) K.M. Halle
  • (fols. 3, 75) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 69-70) V.P. Mehta, about Lewis Namier
  • (fol. 102) Richard Pipes
  • (fols. 47, 60) N.V. Riasanovsky
  • (fol. 42) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fol. 34) Patricia Utechin
  • (fols. 20-1) Vera Weizmann
  • (fol. 196) B.A.O. Williams

with letters from

  • (fol. 103) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 56) Norman Birnbaum
  • (fol. 173) Lord David Cecil
  • (fols. 186, 227) Korney Chukovsky, discussing English translators of Russian
  • (fol. 41) B.V. Cohen
  • (fols. 165-6) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fols. 167-8) Felix Gilbert
  • (fol. 193) M.P. Gilmore
  • (fols. 207, 214-6) Eugene Lampert, discussing Herzen
  • (fol. 28) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 201) Mary McCarthy
  • (fol. 187) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 177) Samuel Segal
  • (fol. 78) Giorgio Uzielli

and letters about

  • (fols. 167-8, 172, 174, 193) the draft of Berlin's paper on Machiavelli

1964-5
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 172
Extent: 360 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 299-300, 308-9) Cecilia Dick, about the offer to Berlin of the headship of Iffley College, 1965
  • (fols. 252, 294) Martin Gilbert, 1965
  • (fol. 168) Max Hayward, 1965
  • (fols. 56-8) Julian Meltzer, about a contribution by Berlin to a tribute to Meyer Weisgal, including a draft, 1964
  • (fol. 156) Richard Pipes, 1965
  • (fols. 216, 222-4) Baron Guy de Rothschild, about an interview with Rothschild in the Jewish Chronicle in which Rothschild's views were misrepresented, 1965

with letters from

  • (fol. 125) R.C.F. Aron, 1965
  • (fols. 314-15) F.M. Barnard, about Herder, 1965
  • (fols. 174-6, 178, 190, 194, 205) Freddy Birkenhead, about his biography of E.F.L. Wood, 1st Earl Halifax, 1965
  • (fol. 86) Benjamin Britten, 1964
  • (fols. 103-4, 213-14, 352) Korney Chukovsky, including mention of Anna Akhmatova's forthcoming visit to Oxford, discussion of Berlin's article on Herder, and of English translations of Russian literature, 1965
  • (fol. 89) Olivia Constable, 1965
  • (fol. 68) Robert Craft, 1964
  • (fol. 310) Bill Deakin, 1965
  • (fol. 207) A.P. d'Entrèves, 1965
  • (fols. 322, 353, 356) Marcus Dick, about the offer to Berlin of the headship of Iffley College, 1965
  • (fols. 148-9) Michael Foot, about a possible inquiry into the Suez Crisis, 1965
  • (fols. 283-4) Patrick Gardiner, 1965
  • (fols. 33-5, 54) Ephraim Halevy, 1964
  • (fol. 189) K.M. Halle, 1965
  • (fols. 226-7, 298) Salome Halpern, 1965
  • (fol. 171) Sir Roy Harrod, 1965
  • (fol. 352) Yaacov Herzog, 1965
  • (fol. 2) J.R. Hicks, 1964
  • (fols. 98-9) Christopher Hill, 1965
  • (fols. 201-3, 225) G.F. Kennan, 1965
  • (fols. 183-7) J.L. Kennedy, 1965
  • (fols. 3, 170, 172) Eugene Lampert, about Herzen, 1964-5
  • (fols. 7, 70, 107) Sir Frank Lee, about the Boutwood lectures, 1964-5
  • (fols. 21, 83-5) Harold Macmillan, about Berlin's article on Winston Churchill, 1964
  • (fol. 4) Nicky Mariano, 1964
  • (fols. 91-3) Mary McCarthy, about Eichmann, Bernard Berenson, and the Warren Report on the J.F. Kennedy assassination, 1965
  • (fol. 358) Yehudi Menuhin, 1965
  • (fols. 44-5) A.D. Momigliano, 1964
  • (fol. 359) Iris Murdoch, 1965
  • (fol. 215) Julia Namier, about Berlin's article on Lewis Namier, 1965
  • (fols. 5-9) W.F. Oakeshott, 1964
  • (fol. 195) Dimitri Obolensky, including comments on Anna Akhmatova's visit to Oxford, 1965
  • (fol. 90) Josephine Pasternak, 1965
  • (fol. 123) L.C. Robbins, Baron Robbins, 1965
  • (fols. 78-9, 180, 355) K.V. Rose, 1964-5
  • (fols. 81-2) Meyer Schapiro, 1964
  • (fols. 250-1) Irving Singer, 1965
  • (fol. 28) C.P. Snow, Baron Snow, about Olga Ivinskaya, 1964
  • (fol. 43) A.J.P. Taylor, 1964
  • (fols. 30-1) D.W. Treadgold, 1964
  • (fol. 206) M.P. Tree, about Adlai Stevenson, 1965
  • (fol. 74) P.C. Gordon Walker, 1964
  • (fols. 106, 145-7) Sir Mortimer Wheeler, 1965

Jan.-July 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 173
Extent: 368 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 283, 348) Ian Bowen
  • (fols. 307, 336, 355) Henry Brandon
  • (fols. 335, 343-5) Norman Chester
  • (fols. 116-19) Bernard Crick, on liberalism
  • (fols. 124, 127, 130, 133) Arthur Crook, about articles in the Times Literary Supplement by Berlin, E.H. Carr and others on ' New Ways in History'
  • (fols. 161, 168) Jean Floud
  • (fol. 9) Martin Gilbert
  • (fols. 258, 306) Christopher Hill
  • (fols. 23, 250, 294) Sir Julian Huxley
  • (fols. 212, 227) Alec Lerner
  • (fol. 177) C.A. Moser
  • (fols. 302, 342) Sir Karl Popper
  • (fols. 167, 171, 356-7) L.C. Robbins, Baron Robbins
  • (fols. 295, 319) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fols. 200-1, 211, 214) I.M. Sieff, Baron Sieff
  • (fol. 110) C.P. Snow, Baron Snow
  • (fols. 232, 298, 320) S.E. Toulmin
  • (fol. 137) Lionel Trilling
  • (fols. 71, 93-4, 169, 178, 204, 213) B.A.O. Williams

with letters from

  • (fol. 273) J.W. Alsop
  • (fol. 273) Susan Mary Alsop
  • (fols. 48, 261) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fols. 78-9, 111-12) Norman Birnbaum
  • (fols. 176, 249) G.E.G. Catlin
  • (fols. 195-7) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 195-7) J.F. Cornes
  • (fols. 202-3) Robert Craft
  • (fols. 185-6) David Daube
  • (fols. 67-8) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 147) Anne Fremantle
  • (fols. 121-2, 134, 354) M.P. Gilmore
  • (fols. 16-7) Nahum Goldmann
  • (fols. 24-9, 42-5) Peter Halban
  • (fol. 46) K.M. Halle
  • (fol. 75 Salome Halpern
  • (fol. 64) F.J.H. Haskell
  • (fol. 333) A.H. Head, 1st Viscount Head
  • (fol. 83) Auberon Herbert
  • (fols. 158-60) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 53) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fol. 51) Melvin Lasky
  • (fol. 170) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fol. 245 ) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fols. 129, 135, 140, 148, 172) George Nadel
  • (fol. 271) L.N. Nazarova, about letters betweenTurgenev and Horace Gunzbourg in Berlin's possession (see MS. Berlin 708, fols. 3-147)
  • (fol. 296) Allardyce Nicoll
  • (fol. 309) Elliott Perkins
  • (fol. 246) Richard Pipes
  • (fols. 210, 263) Raymond Polin
  • (fol. 304) K.D. Robinson
  • (fol. 241) A.L. Rowse
  • (fols. 290, 322) Lionel Schalit
  • (fol. 146) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fol. 361) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fol. 367) Sir Leon Simon
  • (fol. 113) Isaac Stern
  • (fols. 254-5) Giorgio Uzielli
  • (fol. 317) Sir Siegmund Warburg
  • (fol. 15) Edmund Wilson
  • (fol. 299 Edgar Wind

and letters about

  • (passim) Iffley College, its funding and renaming as Wolfson College, and Berlin's Presidency

Aug.-Oct. 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 174
Extent: 280 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 21, 53, 67) Anita Brookner
  • (fols. 3-4, 70, 129) Amanda Haight, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 45, 64) John Murray
  • (fols. 16, 51) George Nadel
  • (fols. 9, 50) Elliott Perkins
  • (fols. 181, 252) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fols. 97-8) Vera Weizmann, concerning Lord Boothby's statement about Chaim Weizmann

with letters from

  • (fol. 175) Guy Chilver
  • (fols. 1, 26-7) Olivia Constable
  • (fol. 185) David Daube
  • (fol. 66) Margaret Deneke
  • (fol. 108) Sir Ifor Evans
  • (fols. 132-3) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fol. 74) Lord Harlech
  • (fols. 86-7) Yaacov Herzog
  • (fol. 220) G.F. Kennan
  • (fol. 53) Sergey Konovalov
  • (fols. 72, 77) N.J. Laski
  • (fol. 231) Sir Frank Lee
  • (fols. 82-3) Mary McCarthy
  • (fol. 248) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 111) Conor Cruise O'Brien
  • (fol. 213) Raymond Polin
  • (fol. 170) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 48) L.C. Robbins, Baron Robbins
  • (fols. 6-7) K.V. Rose
  • (fol. 222) Edmund Wilson
  • (fols. 160-1) Edgar Wind

and letters about

  • (passim) Berlin's appointment to the Presidency of Wolfson College
  • (passim) Berlin's broadcast of ' Some Sources of Romanticism'
  • (fols. 210-12, 214-15) Berlin's essay on Lewis Namier

Nov. 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 175
Extent: 332 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 86, 155) David Astor
  • (fols. 87-9, 137, 253-5, 261, 329) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 315) Guy Chilver
  • (fols. 147-8) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fol. 16 ) David Daube
  • (fols. 90-8, 209-10) Sir Ifor Evans
  • (fols. 15, 70-1, 110, 129, 144-5) Martin Gilbert
  • (fols. 312-3) Katharine Graham
  • (fol. 211) Amanda Haight
  • (fols. 330-2) Philippe Halban
  • (fols. 31, 101) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fol. 323) Auberon Herbert
  • (fols. 32-3, 43, 162-3) R.F. Kahn, Baron Kahn
  • (fols. 75, 293) Peter Laslett
  • (fols. 142-3 ) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fol. 68) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fols. 56, 200) Raymond Polin
  • (fols. 159, 322) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fols. 30, 276-7) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fols. 17, 149, 193) I.M. Sieff, Baron Sieff
  • (fols. 58, 165) E.M. Starkie

with letters from

  • (fols. 206-7) A.J. Ayer
  • (fol. 5 ) F.M. Barnard
  • (fol. 161) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 287) Bill Deakin
  • (fol.127 ) Jean Floud
  • (fol. 264) Eugene Lampert
  • (fol. 109) Sir Frank Lee
  • (fol. 295) Arthur Lourie
  • (fol. 204) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 11) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fols. 117-18) Diana Trilling
  • (fols. 188-92) Giorgio Uzielli
  • (fol. 62) P.C. Gordon Walker
  • (fol. 267) Edmund Wilson

and letters about

  • (fols. 47-50, 84-9, 108, 115-16, 137, 155, 213-16, 253-5, 261, 312-13), the unauthorised publication in the Sunday Times of an interview with Henry Brandon
  • (fols. 126-7, 130-2, 141, 152, 154, 166, 202-3, 278, 281, 291-2, 305-6, 311, 316, 329) Berlin's essay on Lewis Namier

Dec. 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 176
Extent: 203 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 95, 126-7) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 122) Robert Craft
  • (fol. 6) Eugene Lampert
  • (fol. 167) Sir Frank Lee
  • (fol. 62) Mary McCarthy
  • (fol. 37) Raymond Polin
  • (fols. 12, 18-19) K.V. Rose
  • (fol. 22) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fols. 96-98a, 156) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fol. 166) Isaac Stern
  • (fol. 24) A.J.P. Taylor
  • (fol. 66) Edgar Wind

with letters from

  • (fol. 55) Sam Behrman
  • (fol. 32) James Billington
  • (fol. 176) Sir Paul Gore-Booth
  • (fol. 170) G.E.G. Catlin
  • (fol. 130) Jean Floud
  • (fol. 15) Oliver Franks, Baron Franks
  • (fol. 180b) Sylvester Gates
  • (fol. 69) Bertell Ollman
  • (fol. 190) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 153) Irving Singer
  • (fol. 171) Sir Anthony Rumbold

and letters about

  • (fols. 12, 18-19, 95, 126-7) the unauthorised publication in the Sunday Times of an interview with Henry Brandon
  • (fols. 24, 55, 68, 93, 123, 143, 160-1) Berlin's essay on Lewis Namier

Jan.-Apr. 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 177
Extent: 422 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 54) F.M. Barnard
  • (fol. 326) L.G. Wolfson
  • (fols. 15, 168-9, 192) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 38) Sir Paul Gore-Booth
  • (fols. 89, 107) Anita Brookner
  • (fols. 43, 70, 232, 244, 251) G.E.G. Catlin, including references to Shirley Williams' appointment as Secretary of State for Education
  • (fol. 230) Norman Chester
  • (fols. 87, 110) Robert Craft
  • (fol. 197) Bernard Crick
  • (fols. 1, 253, 296) Martin Gilbert
  • (fols. 104-5, 151) Amanda Haight, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 387, 409) Yaacov Herzog
  • (fols. 148b, 157b) Christopher Hill
  • (fols. 234, 364) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 136, 149) R.F. Kahn, Baron Kahn
  • (fol. 11b) R.F. Kennedy
  • (fols. 27, 29, 40-1, 50-1, 65-6, 77, 148a, 157a, 194-5, 208-9, 214) Sir Frank Lee, about the Boutwood Lectures
  • (fols. 288, 405, 408) Arthur Calder-Marshall
  • (fols. 60, 75, 84, 92) C.G.P. Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda
  • (fols. 152, 401-2, 412) W.F. Oakeshott, including reference to Berlin's personal dislike of André Maurois
  • (fols. 173-6, 276) Bertell Ollman
  • (fols. 101, 127, 146, 151, 353, 382) A.J. Ryan, about visiting Essex University to look at its architecture, and on liberalism
  • (fols. 165-6, 184-7) David Shapiro, about the merits or demerits of the creation of Wolfson College
  • (fols. 67-8, 91, 129, 155-6) Irving Singer
  • (fols. 73, 85, 88, 130) E.M. Starkie
  • (fols. 177, 181, 228, 243) Patricia Utechin
  • (fol. 278) B.A.O. Williams

with letters from

  • (fol. 26) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 162) G.A. Cohen
  • (fol. 200) Sylvester Gates
  • (fol. 333) Katharine Graham
  • (fols. 131-2) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn
  • (fols. 147, 206) D.F. Pears
  • (fol. 204) K.V. Rose
  • (fol. 268) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fol. 2) Giorgio Tagliacozzo
  • (fol. 260) A.J.P. Taylor, about Isaiah's suggestion that he write an autobiography
  • (fols. 229, 249) Rosalyn Tureck
  • (fol. 72) Giorgio Uzielli
  • (fol. 63) Sir Mortimer Wheeler
  • (fols. 24-5) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson

and letters about

  • (fols. 402, 404, 412) Berlin's dislike of André Maurois

May-Dec. 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 178
Extent: 311 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 17, 35) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 150, 169) George Bolsover
  • (fols. 68, 75) William Clark
  • (fols. 186, 196) Arthur Crook
  • (fol. 213) Bill Deakin
  • (fol. 27) Sir John Foster
  • (fols. 202-4, 208, 211-12, 214-15) Frank Giles, about articles in the Sunday Times in which Berlin's name was mentioned (in contravention of a promise made) in connection with Guy Burgess
  • (fols. 24-5, 51) M.P. Gilmore
  • (fols. 175, 205-7, 242, 249, 271, 286-7) Yaacov Herzog
  • (fols. 273, 291) Humayun Kabir
  • (fols. 178-9, 185, 192) Arthur Lourie
  • (fol. 9) Arthur Calder-Marshall
  • (fols. 227, 255-7) Roy Pascal, about Kant
  • (fol. 107) Baron Guy de Rothschild
  • (fols. 164, 173, 181, 191) Humphrey Searle
  • (fols. 15-16, 18) A.J.P. Taylor, about Isaiah's suggestion that Taylor should write an autobiography
  • (fols. 41-4, 53-5, 64) Diana Trilling
  • (fol. 69) L.G. Wolfson

with letters from

  • (fol. 299) Vernon Bogdanor
  • (fol. 49) G.A. Cohen
  • (fol. 95) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fols. 90, 97) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fol. 92) Roman Jakobson
  • (fol. 195) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 123) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fol. 31) L.C. Robbins, Baron Robbins
  • (fol. 264) K.V. Rose
  • (fol. 84) A.J. Ryan
  • (fols. 295-6) M.D. Ryan
  • (fol. 111) Lydia Pasternak Slater, about a tape recording of Anna Akhmatova's funeral, for which a home is being sought
  • (fols. 34, 61) Natasha Spender
  • (fol. 109) Philip Toynbee
  • (fol. 14) J.B. Wain

and letters about

  • (fols. 17, 34-5, 41-4, 53-5, 61, 64) the involvement of the CIA in the funding of Encounter
  • (fols. 51-2, 67, 69, 72) seeking an architect for Wolfson College
  • (fols. 109, 120-1, 123, 175, 205-7) the Six Days War and the Middle Eastern political situation
  • (fols. 230-5) Berlin's views on the philosophy of history

Jan.-June 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 179
Extent: 238 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 196, 231-2) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 179, 191, 197, 202) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 193, 195) Jean Floud
  • (fols. 134, 151) Anne Fremantle
  • (fols. 149-50) Avraham Harman
  • (fols. 167-8, 180, 194) A.H. Hourani
  • (fols. 35-6) John McClure, giving an anecdote about Stravinsky
  • (fols. 75, 79) Alan Montefiore
  • (fol. 5) E.E. Evans-Pritchard
  • (fols. 111, 165) Lydia Pasternak Slater
  • (fols. 185-8, 198-201, 211-12) C.H. Sykes, about his biography of Adam von Trott
  • (fols. 146, 153) S.E. Toulmin
  • (fols.105, 113, 125-6) Lionel Trilling
  • (fol. 13) Patricia Utechin

with letters from

  • (fol. 177) Sylvester Gates
  • (fol. 222) Amanda Haight

and letters about

  • (fols. 28, 30-1) Middle Eastern politics

July-Oct. 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 180
Extent: 251 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 229) A.J. Ayer
  • (fol. 15) Penelope Betjeman, about Stravinsky and Roering
  • (fols. 156, 167, 185) Bernard Crick
  • (fol. 207) R.F. Kahn, Baron Kahn
  • (fols. 149-50, 168, 189, 195, 205, 209) C.M. Monteith, about the Chair of Poetry, one enclosing a letter to Robert Lowell
  • (fols. 192-3) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fols. 68, 173) C.A. Moser
  • (fols. 116, 128, 138-9) Giorgio Tagliacozzo
  • (fols. 212-15) Hugh Seton-Watson
  • (fol. 46) L.G. Wolfson

and letters from

  • (fol. 157) M.G. Brock
  • (fol. 236) Norman Chester
  • (fol. 91) David Daube
  • (fol. 60) Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 133, 176) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 95a) Natasha Spender
  • (fol. 224) G.J. Warnock
  • (fol. 92) B.A.O. Williams

Nov. 1968-Feb. 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 181
Extent: 359 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 141-3) Henry Chadwick, on romantic thought
  • (fols. 62-73) Norman Chester, about entitlement
  • (fol. 311) Noam Chomsky
  • (fols. 312-13) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fols. 20-35) Nahum Goldmann, about a memorandum by Goldmann on the neutralization of the State of Israel
  • (fols. 88, 119, 169-70, 348) K.M. Halle
  • (fols. 94, 115-16, 327-8, 343, 353) Yaacov Herzog, about Lord and Lady Donaldson, with whom the Berlins will be visiting Israel, and about a visit by Robert Lowell to Israel
  • (fols. 105, 133, 147, 338) A.H. Hourani
  • (fols. 309-10) G.F. Kennan
  • (fols. 252, 258) George Lichtheim, discussing Herzen
  • (fols. 329-30, 336) M.E. Malia
  • (fols. 159, 184) Yehudi Menuhin, referring to the political situation in Israel
  • (fols. 210, 226, 235) John Murray
  • (fols. 151-3) Pierluigi Petrobelli, enclosing a summary of Berlin's lecture on Verdi
  • (fols. 241, 274) Richard Pipes, on Turgenev
  • (fol. 342) A.M. Quinton
  • (fol. 288) Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell
  • (fols. 59, 84) A.J. Ryan
  • (fol. 109) I.M. Sieff, Baron Sieff
  • (fols. 222, 244-6, 276) C.M. Taylor, about Trudeau
  • (fols. 172-4) Desmond Shaw-Taylor, about Verdi
  • (fols. 220, 260) Philip Toynbee
  • (fols. 223-4, 255, 270) A.W. Tyson, on music
  • (fol. 315) Patricia Utechin
  • (fol. 356) Kees Verheul, on Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 187-8, 334-5) B.A.O. Williams

with letters from

  • (fol. 272) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 92) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 228, 239) E.R. Dodds
  • (fol. 180) Jean Floud
  • (fol. 123) Eduard Fraenkel
  • (fol. 325) Martin Gilbert
  • (fol. 347) E.A. Mowrer
  • (fols. 214-16) C.H. Sykes, about his biography of Adam von Trott
  • (fol. 48) Mayir Vereté
  • (fol. 137) G.J. Warnock

and letters about

  • (fols. 184, 187) the political situation in Israel
  • (fols. 213-16, 220, 223-4, 261) Berlin's broadcast on Verdi

Mar.-May 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 182
Extent: 233 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 29-30) N.O. Brown
  • (fols. 19, 56-7) Lord David Cecil
  • (fols. 195, 205) Bernard Crick
  • (fols. 100-2) Frank Darvall
  • (fols. 183, 213-14) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 229) Martin Gilbert
  • (fols. 46-7, 53, 115-16) K.M. Halle
  • (fols. 4, 37-8, 190-1) Yaacov Herzog
  • (fols. 9-10) A.P. Pryce-Jones
  • (fols. 81-2, 169-70, 189) G.L. Kline
  • (fols. 8, 188) E.A. Mowrer
  • (fols. 39-40, 151-2, 232-3) Richard Pipes
  • (fols. 78-9, 109-10) A.M. Quinton
  • (fol. 60) Peter Smith, on Tolstoy
  • (fol. 184) Isaac Stern
  • (fols. 15-18) B.A.O. Williams

with letters from

  • (fols. 159-60) Tamara Deutscher, about her husband Isaac Deutscher's failure to obtain a professorship at Sussex University
  • (fol. 85) F.J.H. Haskell
  • (fol. 163) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fol. 192) Philip Toynbee
  • (fol. 185) Giorgio Uzielli
  • (fol. 195) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fol. 212) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fol. 31) C.M. Taylor

June-Aug. 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 183
Extent: 306 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 56) Antony Andrewes
  • (fol. 129) Sir John Betjeman
  • (fol. 124) Lord Gore-Booth
  • (fols. 121, 237-8) Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark
  • (fol. 65) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 109, 167-8, 179) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fols. 58, 91) Tamara Deutscher, about her husband Isaac Deutscher
  • (fols. 151, 196) Anne Fremantle
  • (fols. 42, 75) Martin Gilbert
  • (fols. 95, 118) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fols. 156, 180) Miriam Gross
  • (fols. 34-5, 99) K.M. Halle
  • (fols. 45-6, 165) Yaacov Herzog
  • (fols. 101-2) David McLennan, concerning Berlin's dispute with Orsini about Feuerbach
  • (fol. 55) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fol. 153) E.A. Mowrer
  • (fols. 255, 290) A.M. Quinton
  • (fols. 188, 192) L.C. Robbins, Baron Robbins, about Berlin's Four Essays on Liberty
  • (fols. 63-4, 96) A.J. Ryan, about his review of Berlin's Four Essays on Liberty
  • (fols. 32, 53, 82) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fols. 74, 104-6) C.H. Sykes
  • (fol. 126) E.E. Tomkins
  • (fols. 31, 98, 112, 140, 152, 166, 184-5) Philip Toynbee, about memories of the thirties, and Toynbee's review of Four Essays on Liberty
  • (fols. 49, 94) Patricia Utechin
  • (fol. 141) Sir Isaac Wolfson

and letters from

  • (fols. 149, 201-2) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 4, 189) Vernon Bogdanor
  • (fol. 22) G.A. Cohen
  • (fol. 172) Bill Deakin
  • (fol. 125) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fol. 287) Jean Floud
  • (fol. 278) M.P. Gilmore
  • (fol. 164) Peter Halban
  • (fol. 148b) G.F. Kennan
  • (fol. 9) Peter Laslett
  • (fol. 15) Sir Frank Lee
  • (fol. 283) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fols. 299-300) Richard Pipes
  • (fol. 270) E.E. Evans-Pritchard
  • (fol. 110) David Raphael, about Four Essays on Liberty
  • (fols. 1-3) Sir Patrick Reilly
  • (fol. 44) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fol. 157) Hugh Seton-Watson
  • (fol. 171) B.A.O. Williams

Sept.-Oct. 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 184
Extent: 332 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1, 147) F.M. Barnard
  • (fol. 157) Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark
  • (fols. 135, 164-6, 185) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 162, 230) Bernard Crick
  • (fol. 332) David Daube
  • (fol. 109) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fols. 153, 314, 327-8) M.P. Gilmore
  • (fols. 264, 330) F.J.H. Haskell
  • (fols. 226-7) Yaacov Herzog, on Israeli politics and affairs
  • (fols. 14, 154, 207) A.H. Hourani
  • (fols. 214, 273) G.L. Kline
  • (fols. 244-7, 331) Alan Montefiore
  • (fol. 158) George Nadel
  • (fol. 122) Richard Pipes
  • (fols. 139-44) Robert Rosenbaum, making recommendations of possible contributors to a large work on philosophy for McGraw-Hill
  • (fols. 8, 229) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fols. 174, 236, 299) Philip Toynbee
  • (fols. 123-4) Patricia Utechin
  • (fols. 99-100, 112-13, 191, 237, 283, 305, 308) Mayir Vereté

and letters from

  • (fol. 309) A.J. Ayer
  • (fol. 312) A.H. Bohlen
  • (fols. 40-96) Noam Chomsky, enclosing an article on ' Nationalism and Conflict in Palestine', annotated by Berlin
  • (fol. 210) Jean Floud
  • (fol. 290) Stanley Kubrick
  • (fol. 325) Jeremy Thorpe
  • (fol. 146) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fol. 180) Giorgio Uzielli

Nov.-Dec. 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 185
Extent: 274 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 177-81, 237-8) Noam Chomsky, on an article attacking Chomsky in Encounter, and on Middle East politics
  • (fol. 197) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fols. 134, 249) Bernard Crick
  • (fols. 15, 165, 191) Alexander d'Entreves
  • (fols. 18, 46-7) M.P. Gilmore
  • (fols. 138, 161) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fols. 198-9) Joel Hurstfield, about freedom of choice and determinism
  • (fols. 211-13) Baron Redcliffe-Maud, about entitlement
  • (fol. 133) John Tangen, on Vico
  • (fols. 68-71) A.J.P. Taylor
  • (fols. 89, 169) Jeremy Thorpe
  • (fols. 55-6) P.E. Tremenhere, on Berlin being a signatory to an anti-apartheid protest
  • (fol. 166) Franco Venturi

and letters from

  • (fol. 60) F.M. Barnard
  • (fol. 189) Vernon Bogdanor
  • (fol. 61) David Daube
  • (fol. 64) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fols. 33-41) Aviva Eilam, about Berlin's Two Concepts of Liberty
  • (fol. ) E.D.R. Honderich, about Berlin's Four Essays on Liberty
  • (fol. 173) A.H. Hourani
  • (fol. 223) George Nadel
  • (fol. 63) Richard Pipes
  • (fol. 170) Raymond Polin
  • (fol. 209) E.E. Evans-Pritchard
  • (fol. 253) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 233) Mayir Vereté

Jan.-Feb. 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 186
Extent: 339 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 128, 132) Max Beloff
  • (fol. 37) James Billington
  • (fols. 87, 103, 116) John Clive
  • (fols. 1, 47, 90) Arthur Crook
  • (fols. 15-21, 124, 177, 205, 241) David Daube
  • (fols. 109-10, 239) C.G.P. Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda
  • (fol. 246) Jean Floud
  • (fols. 154, 162) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fols. 66a, 120) Katharine Graham, giving her impressions of Golda Meir
  • (fols. 197, 230) K.M. Halle
  • (fols. 2, 60) G.L. Kline
  • (fol. 129) Ned Lebow, on the history of Zionism
  • (fols. 89, 136, 159) Sir Frank Lee
  • (fols. 4, 30, 40, 184) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fols. 300-3) Ursula Niebuhr, about Israeli politics
  • (fol. 3) Raymond Polin
  • (fol. 58) Marc Raeff
  • (fols. 5-7, 78) Gershom Schocken, about Heine
  • (fols. 169, 238) M.J. Sieff
  • (fols. 106, 115) Alan Tyson

with letters from

  • (fols. 85-6, 195-6) Vernon Bogdanor
  • (fol. 295) T.L. Hodgkin
  • (fols. 66b-e) Arcadi Nebolsine, about Berlin's Four Essays on Liberty
  • (fol. 277) W.F. Oakeshott
  • (fol. 251) L.C. Robbins, Baron Robbins
  • (fols. 80-1) K.D. Robinson
  • (fol. 307) Gershon Scholem
  • (fol. 191) Philip Toynbee

and letters about

  • (fols. 57, 79) Berlin's article on Vico

Mar.-Apr. 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 187
Extent: 277 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 54, 66, 90, 121) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 20, 126, 141, 166) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fols. 13, 32, 89) E.D.R. Honderich
  • (fols. 117, 125, 130) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fols. 201, 250-1) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fols. 137, 189) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 21) Raymond Polin
  • (fol. 249) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fol. 27) Gershon Scholem
  • (fol. 247) Philip Toynbee
  • (fols. 148, 168, 171, 226, 255) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fol. 24) Patricia Utechin

with letters from

  • (fol. 243) James Billington
  • (fol. 5) John Clive
  • (fol. 46) David Daube
  • (fol. 151) M.P. Gilmore
  • (fol. 153) George Ivask, discussing concepts of freedom, based around a Russian metaphor
  • (fols. 227-32) G.L. Kline, enclosing a draft foreword by Auden to poems by Brodsky
  • (fol. 2) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fol. 160) Mayir Vereté

May 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 188
Extent: 208 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 7) James Billington
  • (fol. 35) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 79-80, 164, 171) Frank Darvall, including recollections of the commencement of Berlin's wartime work in the United States
  • (fols. 141-2, 182) Graham Greene
  • (fols. 90, 147) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fols. 62, 97) G.L. Kline
  • (fols. 151, 179) Hellmut Pappe, about Vico
  • (fols. 76, 129-39) Baron Guy de Rothschild, about Rothschild's address to L'Alliance Israelite Universelle
  • (fols. 101, 123, 140, 156) E.H. Samuel, 2nd Viscount Samuel
  • (fols. 42-3) Noha Tadros, about Berlin's liberalism
  • (fols. 2, 23, 40, 63, 86, 127) Philip Toynbee
  • (fol. 160) G.J. Warnock

with letters from

  • (fol. 204) Hans Aarslef
  • (fol. 15) Cressida Ridley
  • (fol. 18) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fol. 162) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fol. 31) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fol. 175) Lionel Trilling

June-Aug. 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 189
Extent: 290 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 245) M.G. Brock
  • (fols. 138, 159) Sir George Catlin
  • (fols. 29-30, 61) Bernard Crick
  • (fol. 182) Ifor Evans, Baron Evans of Hungershall
  • (fols. 101-2, 171, 203, 253) Nahum Goldmann
  • (fols. 115, 133-4, 154, 173, 180) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fols. 177, 204) Nicholas Henderson
  • (fols. 90, 98, 113) A.H. Hourani
  • (fols. 1, 144, 169, 197) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fols. 153, 185, 198) C.G.P. Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda, about Royal Opera House business
  • (fol. 83) Hellmut Pappe, on Vico
  • (fol. 119) Baron Guy de Rothschild
  • (fols. 16, 48, 91) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fols. 241, 251) Gershon Scholem
  • (fols. 207-8, 221) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fols. 112, 163, 236) Elisabeth Sifton
  • (fols. 194, 210, 238, 256) Isaac Stern
  • (fol. 11) Lionel and Diana Trilling
  • (fols. 81-2) Kees Verheul, about Berlin's meetings with Anna Akhmatova

and letters from

  • (fol. 264) Moura Budberg
  • (fol. 17) E.M. Chilver
  • (fols. 57, 79, 103) John Clive
  • (fol. 151) R.H.S. Crossman
  • (fol. 184) M.P. Gilmore
  • (fol. 71) Graham Greene
  • (fols. 268-9) E.D.R. Honderich
  • (fol. 277) George Nadel

Sept.-Dec. 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 190
Extent: 422 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 350) Hans Aarslef
  • (fols. 210, 212) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 333-4) Owen Chadwick, including an impression by Berlin of Sir Isaac Wolfson
  • (fols. 145, 196, 230) R.H.S. Crossman
  • (fols. 33-5) Jean Floud, about Machiavelli
  • (fols. 135, 314, 321) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fols. 267, 293) Miriam Gross
  • (fols. 242, 271-2) Sir Roy Harrod, about Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev
  • (fols. 339, 372-3) F.J.H. Haskell, discussing museum charges
  • (fols. 178, 353) Max Hayward
  • (fols. 219, 238) Yaacov Herzog
  • (fols. 381, 390) Christopher Hill
  • (fols. 7, 48, 73) E.D.R. Honderich
  • (fols. 13, 234, 401) V.P. Mehta
  • (fol. 117) George Nadel
  • (fols. 41, 65, 128-9, 232) Bertell Ollman
  • (fols. 319, 380) Richard Pipes
  • (fols. 81-2) Lord Plunkett, containing pen-portraits by Berlin of Sir Isaac Wolfson, Leonard Wolfson, Stephen Spender and Stuart Hampshire
  • (fols. 88-90, 139-40) M.D. Ryan
  • (fols. 133, 201) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fols. 366, 395) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fols. 218, 248) Irving Singer
  • (fol. 74) Isaac Stern
  • (fols. 176, 204) Giorgio Tagliacozzo
  • (fols. 306, 375) C.M. Taylor
  • (fols. 141, 198) Patricia Utechin
  • (fols. 101, 199, 284) Mayir Vereté
  • (fols. 262, 295) J.B. Wain
  • (fol. 94) B.A.O. Williams

and letters from

  • (fol. 120) Thomas Brimelow
  • (fol. 6) Sir George Catlin
  • (fols. 340-1) Norman Chester
  • (fol. 419) Marina Chukovskaya, about the death of Korney Chukovsky
  • (fols. 146-7) Bernard Crick
  • (fol. 325) Oliver Franks, Baron Franks
  • (fol. 46) Katharine Graham
  • (fol. 409) Auberon Herbert
  • (fol. 389) Dimitri Obolensky

n.d. [1956-70]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 191
Extent: 262 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 2) Michael Astor
  • (fols. 5-6) W.H. Auden: note written on reverse of typescript version of 'Good-bye to the Mezzogiorno'
  • (fol. 9) John Bayley
  • (fol. 10) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 12-16) Norman Birnbaum
  • (fol. 17) T.S.R. Boase
  • (fol. 18) Vernon Bogdanor
  • (fol. 20) Moura Budberg
  • (fol. 21) David Cairns
  • (fol. 27) John Clive
  • (fols. 28-9) G.A. Cohen
  • (fol. 30) Giles Constable
  • (fols. 31-4) Olivia Constable
  • (fol. 35) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fols. 36-7) John Julius Cooper, 2nd. Viscount Norwich
  • (fols. 41-5) Bill Deakin
  • (fol. 46) Margaret Deneke
  • (fols. 97-8) Lady Patricia Douglas
  • (fol. 47) Penelope Douglas
  • (fols. 56-7) Ann Fleming
  • (fols. 58-9) Jean Floud
  • (fol. 60) Morgot Fonteyn de Arias
  • (fol. 61) Sir John Foster
  • (fols. 62-8) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fols. 71-6) Katharine Graham
  • (fols. 80-6) Peter Halban
  • (fol. 87) K.M. Halle
  • (fol. 88) Salome Halpern
  • (fols. 95-6) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 102) R.F. Kahn, Baron Kahn
  • (fols. 108-9) Eugene Lampert
  • (fol. 117) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fols. 118-20) C.G.P. Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda
  • (fols. 121-35) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda, discussing opera
  • (fols. 136-7) Iris Murdoch
  • (fol. 142) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fol. 143) Bertell Ollman
  • (fol. 146) Susan Mary Patten, later Alsop
  • (fols. 158-65) A.M. Quinton
  • (fol. 172) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fol. 174) A.L. Rowse
  • (fol. 175) A.J. Ryan, about Berlin's review of Macpherson's The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism, Hobbes to Locke
  • (fols. 176-8) M.D. Ryan
  • (fols. 179-80) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fols. 185-6) F.M. Stark
  • (fol. 193) C.M. Taylor

Jan.-Mar. 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 192
Extent: 277 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 157, 248-9) F.M. Barnard
  • (fols. 125-6, 141-2, 161-2, 239, 255) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett, about British politics
  • (fols. 17-18, 140) Lord Gore-Booth, about Berlin's concerns over the potential sensitivity of wartime British Information Services papers due to be released
  • (fols. 15, 100) Thomas Brimelow
  • (fols. 180, 216, 222, 247) Felix Gilbert
  • (fols. 198, 263) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, including a brief impression by Berlin of H.A. Kissinger
  • (fols. 138-9) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fols. 117-18, 158-60) Nicholas Henderson
  • (fols. 87-92, 271-2) Leonard Rist, about Herzen's papers
  • (fols. 169, 209) Irving Singer
  • (fol. 16) Isaac Stern
  • (fols. 167, 178, 211-13, 258) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fol. 120) Franco Venturi
  • (fols. 5, 10) Mary Warnock

and letters from

  • (fol. 2) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fol. 156) M.P. Gilmore
  • (fols. 131-2) G.F. Kennan
  • (fols. 127-30) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda, discussing opera
  • (fol. 111) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 101) Bertell Ollman
  • (fol. 14) A.M. Quinton
  • (fol. 1) Sir John Russell
  • (fols. 183, 201) Giorgio Tagliacozzo
  • (fol. 29) A.W. Tyson
  • (fols. 152-3, 210) B.A.O. Williams

Apr.-May 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 193
Extent: 292 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 184) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 230-2, 251) Vernon Bogdanor
  • (fols. 95, 152-3, 175, 285) Thomas Brimelow
  • (fol. 106) Olivia Constable
  • (fols. 211, 258) J.F. Cornes
  • (fols. 201, 221) Anne Fremantle
  • (fol. 160) Miriam Gross
  • (fols. 154-5, 287-8) Yaacov Herzog
  • (fols. 112, 189, 229) Katharine Lampert
  • (fols. 248, 265, 279, 292) John Murray
  • (fol. 10) Bertell Ollman
  • (fol. 100) Richard Pipes
  • (fols. 1, 33) Raymond Polin
  • (fol. 80) Marc Raeff
  • (fols. 238-9, 260) L.C. Robbins, Baron Robbins
  • (fols. 205, 223) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fols. 175-7) H.P. Simon, on Berlin's disputes with E.H. Carr
  • (fols. 24, 94) Philip Toynbee, about Israel
  • (fols. 8, 107) B.A.O. Williams

and letters from

  • (fol. 31) M.G. Brock
  • (fols. 114-15) Felix Gilbert
  • (fol. 192b) Salome Halpern
  • (fols. 206-7) E.D.R. Honderich
  • (fol. 116) R.F. Kahn, Baron Kahn
  • (fol. 203) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 64) D.W. Treadgold

June-Aug. 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 194
Extent: 306 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 162, 198) A.J. Ayer
  • (fols. 155, 200) F.M. Barnard
  • (fols. 187, 255) Vernon Bogdanor, about the Middle East
  • (fol. 41) Thomas Brimelow
  • (fols. 193, 222-3, 256) Bernard Crick, about Arblaster's article on Four Essays on Liberty
  • (fols. 48, 80) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn
  • (fol. 283) Julian Meltzer, including frank comments by Berlin on Vera Weizmann
  • (fols. 4, 40, 257) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fols. 57-72, 101) Gabriel Moked, about the establishment of a left-wing journal in Israel
  • (fol. 74) Alan Montefiore
  • (fols. 167, 258) Raymond Polin
  • (fols. 13-15, 25-6, 36) L.C. Robbins, Baron Robbins, about Berlin's Order of Merit, and about R.H.S. Crossman
  • (fols. 96, 125) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fols. 151, 179) Irving Singer
  • (fols. 170-7) Gleb Struve, about Anna Akhmatova, especially her relationship with Boris Anrep, a letter to her from Punin, and Berlin's meeting with her

with letters from

  • (fol. 224) Sir John Betjeman
  • (fols. 153, 269-70) Sir George Catlin
  • (fol. 263) William Clark
  • (fol. 164) G.A. Cohen
  • (fol. 178) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fols. 10, 288-90) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fol. 51) M.P. Gilmore
  • (fol. 9) John Murray
  • (fols. 294-7) Ursula Niebuhr, about her late husband Reinhold Niebuhr
  • (fol. 163) D.F. Pears
  • (fol. 138) Dame Marie Rambert
  • (fols. 275-7) H.P. Simon, about Berlin's disputes with E.H. Carr
  • (fol. 169) Mayir Vereté

and letters about

  • (fols. 116-24, 201-2, 221, 240-1, 250-1) a possible reply to a hostile article on Berlin's Four Essays on Liberty by Arblaster
  • (fols. 161-2, 186, 192, 195, 198, 205, 224, 226, 269) the death of Maurice Bowra, and Berlin's éloge

Sept.-Oct. 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 195
Extent: 400 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 158, 206, 228, 260, 311, 347, 366-7, 370) Vernon Bogdanor
  • (fol. 116) Thomas Brimelow
  • (fols. 36, 102) Sir George Catlin, including comments on Maurice Bowra
  • (fols. 181, 288, 324) Norman Chester
  • (fol. 378) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fols. 7, 10) Sylvester Gates
  • (fols. 76, 106, 320) Felix Gilbert
  • (fol. 357) Peter Halban
  • (fols. 23, 97-8, 122) C.F. Hardie, including impressions by Berlin of Raymond Aron and Edgar Wind
  • (fol. 32) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fol. 312) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fol. 351) Alan Montefiore
  • (fols. 54, 194, 303) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fols. 373, 384) Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard
  • (fol. 112) L.C. Robbins, Baron Robbins
  • (fols. 56-7, 293) H.P. Simon, about Berlin's disputes with E.H. Carr
  • (fols. 20, 45, 93, 340-1, 350) Irving Singer, about Maurice Bowra
  • (fol. 352) Isaac Stern
  • (fols. 26, 29 130-3, 135, 165-6, 259) Gleb Struve, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 315, 379) Giorgio Tagliacozzo
  • (fols. 301, 344) D.W. Treadgold
  • (fols. 248, 267, 323, 338) Patricia Utechin
  • (fols. 96b-c, 138, 170, 198) G.J. Warnock, about Berlin's contribution to a book on J.L. Austin
  • (fols. 238, 275, 339) Hugh Seton-Watson
  • (fols. 151-2, 185-6, 220) Irene Worth, about Maurice Bowra

with letters from

  • (fols. 70-2) James Billington
  • (fol. 27) M.G. Brock
  • (fols. 193, 224, 239) Frank Darvall
  • (fol. 308) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 314) Jean Floud
  • (fols. 195-6) Yaacov Herzog
  • (fols. 289-90) E.D.R. Honderich
  • (fol. 80) Aileen Kelly
  • (fol. 300) Dame Marie Rambert
  • (fol. 363) A.J.P. Taylor, about Berlin's piece on Machiavelli
  • (fol. 372) Philip Toynbee
  • (fol. 261) Diana Trilling, about Maurice Bowra

and letters about

  • (fols. 240-7, 280-3) Berlin's preface to Meinecke's Historism, including draft additions and corrections to the whole volume

Nov.-Dec. 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 196
Extent: 314 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 104, 142, 171) Hans Aarslef, on Vico
  • (fol. 103) Tatiana Albertini
  • (fol. 62) J. Carlebach, about Marx
  • (fols. 11, 44, 90) Robert Craft
  • (fols. 88, 122, 155) Bernard Crick
  • (fols. 254, 270) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fols. 153, 211) Miriam Gross
  • (fol. 157) Ephraim Halevy, including a short piece of personal reminiscence by Berlin of the 1920s
  • (fols. 134-5) Omar Haliq, about Moses Hess
  • (fols. 60-1) O.J. Hammen, about Marx
  • (fols. 23, 65, 83, 216, 250) C.F. Hardie
  • (fols. 95, 116) F.J.H. Haskell
  • (fol. 263) Sir John Hicks
  • (fols. 21-2, 51) Hugh Lloyd-Jones, about Maurice Bowra
  • (fols. 126-7, 173) Keith Joseph
  • (fols. 159, 198) Alan Montefiore
  • (fols. 237, 257) Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard
  • (fols. 102, 113, 130, 144) Dame Marie Rambert
  • (fols. 108, 138) J.M. Shaftesley, about Moses Hess
  • (fols. 213, 249, 258-9) Irving Singer
  • (fols. 55-6) A.J.P. Taylor, about Berlin's article on Machiavelli
  • (fols. 178, 247-8) Sir Siegmund Warburg

with letters from

  • (fols. 283-4) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 77) Arthur Crook
  • (fols. 148-9) Michael Crum
  • (fols. 168-9) Jean Floud
  • (fols. 289-92) Katharine Graham
  • (fol. 295) K.M. Halle
  • (fol. 236) T.L. Hodgkin
  • (fol. 298) Osbert Lancaster
  • (fol. 300) Hugh McLean
  • (fol. 261) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 10) Bertell Ollman
  • (fol. 146) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fol. 158) G.J. Warnock
  • (fol. 112) R.O. Wilberforce, Baron Wilberforce

and letters about

  • (fols. 31-2, 50, 55-8, 87, 94, 123, 184, 235, 283-4, 298) Berlin's article on Machiavelli

Jan.-Feb. 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 197
Extent: 329 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 241-2, 287-9) Max Beloff
  • (fol. 260) James Billington
  • (fols. 140, 168, 245b) Lord Gore-Booth
  • (fols. 263, 322) Sir George Catlin, about Sorel
  • (fol. 254) Lidiya Chukovskaya
  • (fols. 67-8) R.H.S. Crossman, about Sorel
  • (fols. 132, 165, 194-5, 221, 312) Frank Darvall
  • (fols. 255, 256) Sir John Foster
  • (fols. 91, 149-50, 181) Alexander Gershenkron, about Franco Venturi's Roots of Revolution
  • (fol. 33) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fol. 153) C.F. Hardie
  • (fol. 83) Sir Nicholas Henderson
  • (fols. 245a, 246-7) S.M. Lukes, about an article by Arblaster on Berlin
  • (fols. 110-12, 123, 135-7, 169) Mary McCarthy
  • (fol. 72) Alan Montefiore
  • (fol. 300) R. Neuhaus, about Berlin's views of history
  • (fols. 23-4, 106-7, 206-7) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fols. 50, 89, 103) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fols. 212, 272) Raymond Polin
  • (fol. 52) Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard
  • (fol. 216) George Rousseau, on Lewis Namier
  • (fols. 40, 119-20, 200-1) M.D. Ryan
  • (fols. 90, 279, 292, 311) Gershon Scholem
  • (fol. 32) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fols. 74, 180) Sir Georg Solti
  • (fols. 44, 61, 87, 97, 208) Patricia Utechin
  • (fols. 144, 191, 249, 302) Giorgio Uzielli
  • (fols. 222-38) G.J. Warnock, about quoting Berlin in an attached article
  • (fols. 42, 84) Hugh Seton-Watson

with letters from

  • (fol. 28) Arthur Crook
  • (fol. 19) Michael Crum
  • (fols. 8, 185) F.J.H. Haskell
  • (fol. 243) Max Hayward
  • (fol. 209) J.L.Onassis
  • (fol. 325) Peter Laslett
  • (fol. 269) Sir Marcus Sieff
  • (fol. 78) Irving Singer

Mar.-Apr. 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 198
Extent: 284 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 15, 40, 209) Vernon Bogdanor
  • (fol. 282) E.M. Chilver
  • (fol. 140) Lidiya Chukovskaya
  • (fols. 207-8) R.H.S. Crossman
  • (fols. 230-3) Anne Fremantle
  • (fols. 21-35, 235-7) Omar Haliq, about Israel, the Middle East and Zionism
  • (fol. 234) Mr. Jacobs, about Marx
  • (fol. 116) Peter Laslett
  • (fols. 263-4) J.F. Lively
  • (fols. 200-4) Christopher Macann
  • (fols. 242, 277-8) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fol. 247) J. Nixon, on the reasons for studying Socrates
  • (fols. 176, 214) Marc Raeff
  • (fol. 141) Philip Toynbee
  • (fols. 117, 125) Patricia Utechin
  • (fols. 148, 184, 212) B.A.O. Williams
  • (fols. 253, 275) Angus Wilson, about A.J. Ayer

and letters from

  • (fol. 269) James Billington
  • (fol. 189) Sir George Catlin
  • (fol. 186) Arthur Crook
  • (fol. 279) Mary McCarthy
  • (fol. 280) C.G.P. Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda
  • (fol. 227) F.M. Stark

May-Sept. 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 199
Extent: 363 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters to and copies of letters from

  • (fols. 261-3, 279) Christopher Barnes, about Boris Pasternak
  • (fols. 60, 62-3, 67, 265) Max Beloff
  • (fol. 190) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fols. 72-4, 79) Lord Gore-Booth, about a work by Gore-Booth
  • (fols. 178, 191-2, 200-3, 331-2) Arthur Crook, about a 'History of Ideas' number of the Times Literary Supplement
  • (fol. 183) Richard Cobb
  • (fols. 333-4) Éditions Calmann-Levy, enclosing a draft introduction to Berlin's Jewish Slavery and Emancipation
  • (fols. 32, 110, 167) F.J.H. Haskell, referring to the political views of the Duchess of Windsor
  • (fol. 283) J.H. Huizinga, about Marx
  • (fol. 55) Mary McCarthy
  • (fols. 40, 77) C.M. Monteith
  • (fols. 160-2, 171) Iris Murdoch
  • (fols. 86, 100) D.F. Pears
  • (fols. 231-2) A.M. Quinton
  • (fols. 213, 251, 274, 317) Gideon Rafael
  • (fols. 144, 189) Diana Trilling, about Goronwy Rees's autobiography
  • (fol. 321) Mayir Vereté

and letters from

  • (fols. 87-8, 131) Yigal Allon
  • (fol. 336) M.G. Brock
  • (fol. 325) David Cairns
  • (fols. 337-8) E.M. Chilver, about a planning dispute involving Wolfson College and Lady Margaret Hall
  • (fol. 341) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fol. 221) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fols. 49-51) Amanda Haight, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fol. 130) Max Hayward, about Nadezhda Mandelshtam
  • (fol. 129) Arthur Lourie
  • (fol. 76) S.M. Lukes
  • (fols. 148, 234-5) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fol. 360) Dame Marie Rambert
  • (fol. 91) Ronald Syme
  • (fol. 5) M.H. Thatcher

Oct.-Dec. 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 200
Extent: 371 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 63, 297) W.H. Auden
  • (fols. 175, 217, 247-8) John Chapman, about university tenure
  • (fols. 50-1) Norman Chester
  • (fol. 225) E.M. Chilver
  • (fols. 138, 184, 205, 241) Arthur Crook
  • (fols. 64, 103) E.R. Dodds
  • (fol. 110) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fols. 4, 58) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn
  • (fols. 196, 216, 239) John Gray
  • (fol. 89) Sir John Hicks
  • (fols. 231-2) J.H. Huizinga, about Rousseau
  • (fols. 272, 317) Richard McKane, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 28, 80) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fols. 88, 303) Sir Karl Popper
  • (fols. 153-4, 183) Baron Guy de Rothschild
  • (fols. 258-9, 291) E.H. Samuel, 2nd Viscount Samuel
  • (fols. 8, 41) H.D. Schmidt, on Vico
  • (fol. 158) Gleb Struve, about Anna Akhmatova, including reference to annotated edition of Beg Vremeni, sent to Berlin from her hospital bed in 1965

with letters from

  • (fol. 35) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 366) William Clark
  • (fol. 131) G.A. Cohen
  • (fol. 332) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fols. 361-2) Ann Fleming
  • (fol. 198) Oliver Franks, Baron Franks
  • (fol. 331) Roger Hausheer
  • (fol. 368) Eugene Lampert
  • (fols. 256-7) Arthur Lourie
  • (fols. 363, 370) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda
  • (fol. 371) Iris Murdoch
  • (fol. 1) A.J. Ryan

and letters about

  • (fols. 4, 12-13, 54, 58, 65-6, 107, 137, 329) Berlin's article on Nationalism
  • (fols. 171, 174, 181, 197, 199, 218-19, 229-30, 256-7, 276, 307, 330) Berlin's lecture and article on ' Zionist Politics in Wartime Washington', especially on the question of the extent of contemporary knowledge of the Holocaust in American Jewish circles
  • (fols. 297, 303, 319-20, 332, 348, 361-2, 363, 368, 371) the published version of Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev

Jan.-Mar. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 201
Extent: 379 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 183, 193) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 21-3, 38, 85-6, 100, 130, 151, 164, 307, 335) Arthur Crook, about a hostile review of Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev in the Times Literary Supplement
  • (fols. 294, 300, 347) Michael Crum
  • (fols. 139-40, 166-76) Éditions Calmann-Levy, about amendments to Berlin's Trois Essais sur la Condition Juive
  • (fols. 103, 154) Ifor Evans, Baron Evans of Hungershall
  • (fols. 152-3) Alexander Gershenkron
  • (fols. 14, 29) John Gray
  • (fols. 50, 280-1) Roger Hausheer
  • (fols. 309, 373) Katharine Lampert
  • (fol. 80) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fols. 195, 223) Marc Raeff
  • (fols. 127, 374) E.H. Samuel, 2nd Viscount Samuel
  • (fols. 341-3) Dan Avni-Segre, commenting on an article on Jewish political thought
  • (fols. 191, 239, 252) A.W. Tyson
  • (fols. 123, 165, 215-6) David Vital, about work on a project on Zionist history, including comments on Herzl
  • (fols. 277, 296) O.L. Zangwill, including an anecdote by Berlin about meeting Israel Zangwill in the 1920s, particularly about Zangwill's views on Zionism and Weizmann

with letters from

  • (fol. 53) E.M. Chilver
  • (fol. 61) Lidiya Chukovskaya
  • (fol. 118) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fol. 207) Sir John Foster
  • (fols. 59-60) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fols. 2, 333) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fol. 349) C.F. Hardie
  • (fol. 119) Max Hayward
  • (fol. 188) Sir Claus Moser
  • (fol. 71) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fol. 312) J.M. Shaftesley
  • (fols. 15-16) Isaac Stern
  • (fol. 269) Mayir Vereté

and letters about

  • (fols. 24, 51, 58-60, 105, 119, 129, 144, 152-3, 178, 187, 195, 224) the published version of Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev, especially the hostile review of it in the Times Literary Supplement
  • (fol. 108) Berlin's article on Nationalism

Apr.-June 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 202
Extent: 347 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 279) Michael Astor
  • (fols. 186, 192) Max Beloff
  • (fols. 268, 280) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fols. 252-3) N.O. Brown
  • (fols. 24-5) Bernard Cherrick, about a proposed International Relations Centre at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • (fol. 20) John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich
  • (fols. 137, 157) J.F. Cornes
  • (fols. 11, 35, 95-6, 141, 156, 167) Michael Crum
  • (fol. 147) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fols. 14, 16) C.F. Hardie, about a personal impression of Edgar Wind by Hardie
  • (fols. 88, 100-1) W.F.R. Hardie, about Berlin's article on Austin
  • (fol. 257) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fols. 31-2, 81-4, 211-12, 230) Max Hayward, about Anna Akhmatova, especially Nadezhda Mandelshtam's book on the poet
  • (fols. 47b-c, 76-8) Robert Joyce, about Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev, and about Ham Armstrong
  • (fols. 214, 247) Arthur Lourie
  • (fols. 19, 79, 136) S.M. Lukes
  • (fols. 6, 69, 75, 114) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fol. 303) Gershon Scholem
  • (fols. 249, 261) Rosalyn Tureck
  • (fol. 278) Mary Warnock
  • (fols. 326-7) L.G. Wolfson

and letters from

  • (fols. 176-80) Christa Armstrong, about her late husband H.F. Armstrong
  • (fols. 53-4) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 236) Anne Fremantle
  • (fols. 224, 255) Nahum Goldmann
  • (fols. 42, 175) Richard McKane, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fol. 201) Alan Montefiore
  • (fols. 171-2) Brian Knei-Paz, about reaction to Berlin's lecture on Zionist Politics
  • (fol. 234) Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard
  • (fol. 90) Baronne Alix de Rothschild
  • (fol. 188) Joshua Sherman, reporting on discussions about Israel involving Harold Wilson
  • (fols. 105b, 127b) D.W. Treadgold, on Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev
  • (fol. 321) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, about the European Economic Community
  • (fols. 45-6) Zelma Zhmudskaya

July-Oct. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 203
Extent: 257 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 106-7, 160) F.M. Barnard
  • (fol. 8) E.R. Dodds
  • (fol. 121) Nahum Goldmann
  • (fol. 140) Mr. Maschler, about Berlin's views of poetry translation
  • (fols. 84, 189-91, 196) Richard McKane, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 11, 237) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fols. 79, 133) Marc Raeff
  • (fols. 152-3, 202-3) Dan Avni-Segre, including comment by Berlin on the outbreak of the Yom-Kippur War
  • (fol. 204) Mayir Vereté

and letters from

  • (fol. 73a) Sir John Balfour
  • (fol. 74) M.G. Brock
  • (fols. 93-8) Lidiya Chukovskaya
  • (fol. 67) F.L.T. Graham-Harrison
  • (fol. 83) S.M. Lukes
  • (fol. 2) Bertell Ollman
  • (fol. 194) Roy Pascal, about Berlin's article on Herder
  • (fols. 120, 197) A.M. Quinton
  • (fol. 20) L.G. Wolfson

Nov.-Dec. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 204
Extent: 184 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 133, 142) A.J. Ayer
  • (fol.138 ) Penelope Douglas
  • (fol. 94) R.F. Kahn, Baron Kahn
  • (fol. 62) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fols. 43, 66) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fols. 47-8) Sir Claus Moser, making suggestions about possible members of the Board of the Royal Opera House, and future productions
  • (fol. 46) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fols. 63, 131, 146) A.J. Ryan
  • (fols. 18, 28) G.J. Warnock

with letters from

  • (fol. 29) F.M. Barnard
  • (fols. 65b-c) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fol. 152) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fol. 179) Salome Halpern
  • (fols. 105-6) George Katkov
  • (fols. 59-60, 79) Agnes Headlam-Morley, about the Yom-Kippur War and the British attitude to it
  • (fols. 12-13, 177) Isaac Stern
  • (fol. 76) Lionel Trilling
  • (fols. 86-7) B.A.O. Williams

and letters about

  • (fols. 59-60, 79-80, 82-5, 89, 117) the Yom-Kippur War

Jan.-Feb. 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 205
Extent: 215 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 56) A.J. Ayer
  • (fol. 110) N.O. Brown
  • (fol. 105) Martin Gilbert
  • (fols. 144, 156) Nahum Goldmann
  • (fols. 81, 101) J.F. Lively
  • (fols. 15, 29-30, 88) Arthur Lourie
  • (fols. 93, 124-5) A.N. Morgan, including comment on the Middle East
  • (fol. 160) Jeremy Mynott, about Vico
  • (fol. 73) Gershon Scholem
  • (fols. 77, 104) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fols. 158, 178) Rosalyn Tureck
  • (fol. 61) Hugh Seton-Watson

and letters from

  • (fol. 18) F.M. Barnard
  • (fols. 150-1) Lidiya Chukovskaya
  • (fol. 1) John Julius Cooper, 2nd. Viscount Norwich
  • (fol. 168) Doris Cornell, about the reminiscences of Marie Berlin which were dictated to her (see MS. Berlin 820, fols. 100-55)
  • (fols. 91b-c) Edward Crankshaw, about the Times Literary Supplement review of Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev
  • (fol. 169) George Steiner
  • (fol. 65) A.J.P. Taylor

Mar.-May 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 206
Extent: 294 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 273) A.J. Ayer
  • (fols. 127, 154-5) Alan Bullock, on the possible anti-Semitism of Ernest Bevin
  • (fol. 76) David Copper, about questions concerning Berlin's Jewish origins and upbringing
  • (fol. 7) Doris Cornell, about Marie Berlin's reminiscences
  • (fol. 157) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fols. 150-1) Rex Gibson, about Tolstoy and War and Peace
  • (fol. 8) Ephraim Halevy
  • (fol. 138) R.F. Kahn, Baron Kahn
  • (fols. 122-3) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fol. 166) C.G.P. Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda
  • (fols. 10, 20) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fols. 110-11) Iris Murdoch
  • (fol. 275) Richard Pipes
  • (fols. 207-8, 224-7, 268-9) K.L. Poll, about corrections to a published interview with Berlin, including comments by Berlin on his views of sociology
  • (fols. 22, 27, 46, 62, 71) K.V. Rose, about a book on Mosley by Skidelsky, for which a grant was given by the British Academy Thank-Offering to Britain Fund
  • (fol. 118) George Steiner
  • (fols. 77-8) The Times, enclosing a supplementary obituary of Raimund von Hofmannsthal
  • (fols. 31, 49) Mayir Vereté

and letters from

  • (fol. 139) David Astor
  • (fols. 201-4, 261-6) Penelope Douglas
  • (fols. 177-8) Henry Hardy
  • (fols. 66-70) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda, about Vicountess Waverley
  • (fol. 200) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 209) Rosalyn Tureck

June-Sept. 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 207
Extent: 319 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 202, 207) Yigal Allon
  • (fols. 262, 281) David Astor, including comments by Berlin on Weizmann
  • (fol. 133) A.J. Ayer
  • (fols. 150, 165) Vernon Bogdanor
  • (fol. 212) N.O. Brown
  • (fols. 197, 205) W.G. Eytan
  • (fols. 61-2, 88-9) F.J.H. Haskell
  • (fols. 22-3) Amitzur Ilan, about Ilan's thesis about American involvement in British policy in Palestine
  • (fols. 151-3) Arthur Lehning, including a personal appreciation of Lehning by Berlin, with comments also on G.D.H. Cole
  • (fol. 209) Arthur Lourie
  • (fols. 265, 307) A.R.K. Mackenzie
  • (fol. 53) Raymond Polin
  • (fols. 115-16, 126) K.V. Rose
  • (fols. 145, 168) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fol. 296) Gershon Scholem
  • (fols. 199, 223, 254) George Steiner
  • (fols. 80-1, 97, 147-8) Rosalyn Tureck
  • (fol. 175) L.G. Wolfson

with letters from

  • (fol. 7) M.G. Brock
  • (fol. 244) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fols. 190-2, 275) Michael Crum, including a poem by Crum about Berlin

and letters about

  • (fols. 113-296 passim) Berlin's appointment as President of the British Academy

Oct.-Nov. 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 208
Extent: 248 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 30, 47) Vernon Bogdanor, about Bogdanor's introduction to Disraeli's Lothair
  • (fols. 24-5, 54, 133, 228) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, discussing the General Election results and the European Parliament
  • (fol. 131) A.H. Hourani
  • (fol. 117) R.F. Kahn, Baron Kahn
  • (fols. 147, 170, 187-8) Alan Montefiore
  • (fols. 6, 10, 13) Gilbert Ryle
  • (fols. 155, 191, 194) Sir Marcus Sieff
  • (fol. 114) Irving Singer, about Singer's work The Passion in Fidelio
  • (fols. 37, 138) C.M. Taylor
  • (fols. 136, 192, 234) Ian Williams, about determinism in history, and about Vico
  • (fols. 81, 120, 145) Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman

with letters from

  • (fol. 65) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett
  • (fol. 94) Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark
  • (fol. 209) Michael Crum
  • (fols. 216-17) Penelope Douglas
  • (fol. 40) Felix Gilbert
  • (fol. 230) Miriam Gross
  • (fol. 149) Avraham Harman
  • (fol. 201) Max Hayward
  • (fols. 240-1) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fol. 163) K.V. Rose

and letters about

  • (fols. 26-7, 53, 55-6) Berlin's Man In Action radio interview, including further comments by him on Maria Callas, Toscanini and the Busch Quartet
  • (fols. 152, 155, 162, 164-5, 212) the opening ceremony for the Wolfson College building

Dec. 1974-Feb. 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 209
Extent: 331 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 43-4, 219) MacGeorge Bundy, describing the opening ceremony of the Wolfson College building, especially potential problems concerning the presence of the Israeli Ambassador
  • (fols. 122-3, 158-9) Sir Bill Deakin, giving congratulations on Deakin's knighthood, with an anecdote about Harold Macmillan at the Wolfson College opening ceremony
  • (fol. 17) Penelope Douglas
  • (fol. 20) Jean Floud
  • (fol. 285) Sir John Foster
  • (fols. 283, 314) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fols. 7-8, 72-3, 295-6) Katharine Graham
  • (fol. 19) Miriam Gross
  • (fol. 130) F.J.H. Haskell
  • (fols. 229, 282, 317-18) Robert Hazo, about Hazo's possible editorship of Berlin's works
  • (fol. 148) R.F. Kahn, Baron Kahn
  • (fol. 284) Yehudi Menuhin, about the 'exclusion' of Israel from UNESCO
  • (fols. 38, 59, 67, 168-9, 277-9) A.D. Momigliano, including discussion of the Earl of Oxford and Asquith's pro-Arab views, and a copy letter about comment by the Diaspora on the fate of Israel
  • (fols. 241, 276, 291) Sir Claus Moser, concerning Royal Opera House business
  • (fol. 207) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fols. 262-3) I.M. Stone, commenting in detail on an article by Stone in the New York Review of Books on the Middle East
  • (fols. 24, 83, 203) Giorgio Tagliacozzo
  • (fol. 15) A.W. Tyson
  • (fols. 21, 35) R.O. Wilberforce, Baron Wilberforce
  • (fols. 87, 102, 110, 198, 272-3) B.A.O. Williams, including comment on Williams's piece about Verdi

and letters from

  • (fol. 99) Antony Andrewes
  • (fol. 113) Joseph Brodsky
  • (fols. 36-7) Michael Burn, about Moura Budberg
  • (fol. 12) William Clark
  • (fol. 1) Michael Crum
  • (fols. 153-4, 191-2) Jo Grimond, about the Honours system
  • (fol. 220) Osbert Lancaster
  • (fols. 90-1) Arthur Lehning, in reply to Berlin's appreciation
  • (fol. 238) Arthur Lourie
  • (fols. 326-7) Marjorie Plamenatz, in appreciation of Isaiah's letter about her late husband John Plamenatz
  • (fol. 171) Baron Guy de Rothschild

Mar. 1975-Dec. 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 210
Extent: 287 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 28, 34) Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid
  • (fols. 53-4, 64, 67-9, 74) Robert Hazo, about Hazo's possible editorship of Berlin's works
  • (fol. 25) Arthur Lourie
  • (fols. 11, 33) Alan Montefiore
  • (fols. 2, 14) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fols. 91-4, 100) Gleb Struve, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fol. 38) Giorgio Tagliacozzo
  • (fols. 275-7, 280-2) John Willett, about comments by Willett on Berlin in a review of Nicolas Nabokov's autobiography, and about the involvement of the CIA in the funding of Encounter
  • (fols. 125-36, 142-50, 164-7, 169) Professor Youngson, about a review of the History of Ideas Unit at the Australian National University, Canberra

with letters from

  • (fols. 154, 158, 229-30, 244) M.G. Brock
  • (fols. 137-40) Lidiya Chukovskaya, discussing Belinsky
  • (fol. 208) Lady Diana Cooper, Dowager Viscountess Norwich
  • (fol. 257) John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich
  • (fol. 87) W.G. Eytan
  • (fols. 269-70) Ann Fleming, about her son's suicide
  • (fol. 153) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fol. 284) Peter Halban
  • (fols. 60-1, 98, 123) K.M. Halle
  • (fol. 39) Henry Hardy
  • (fols. 55-6) Richard Cobb
  • (fol. 211) Eugene Lampert
  • (fol. 174) Harold Macmillan
  • (fols. 168, 279) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fols. 86, 228) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fol. 124) Iris Murdoch
  • (fol. 222) Patrick Neill, about Neill's election to the Wardenship of All Souls College
  • (fol. 156) Sir Karl Popper
  • (fols. 53-4, 64, 67-9, 74) Robert Hazo, about Hazo's possible editorship of Berlin's works
  • (fols. 179-81) Sir Peter Ramsbotham, commenting on United States politics, especially H.A. Kissinger
  • (fol. 204) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fols. 35, 44) I.M. Stone, replying to Berlin's comments on an article by Stone in the New York Review of Books on the Middle East
  • (fol. 209) Jeremy Thorpe
  • (fols. 95-7, 205, 223-4) Diana Trilling
  • (fol. 99) J.B. Wain
  • (fols. 194-5) B.A.O. Williams
  • (fols. 72-3) C.E. Wyzanski, commenting on United States politics

and letters about

  • (fols. 153-283 passim) Berlin's Vico and Herder

1977
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 211
Extent: 130 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 75, 124) Andrew Boyle, about a dispute between Berlin and Donald Maclean about Alice Roosevelt Longworth, and about Berlin's journey to America with Guy Burgess
  • (fols. 73-4, 76, 86) Nahum Goldmann
  • (fols. 57, 78-9, 82-4, 103, 106, 117-21) Yehudi Menuhin, about a contribution by Berlin to a book edited by Menuhin, including a draft of the contribution, on Schubert and the appreciation of the whole of a composer's works
  • (fols. 6-7, 23-4) John Willett, about comments by Willett on Berlin in a review of Nicolas Nabokov's autobiography, and about the involvement of the CIA in the funding of Encounter

and letters from

  • (fols. 17-21) Lord Gore-Booth, about Adam von Trott
  • (fol. 66) A.P. d'Entrèves
  • (fols. 113, 122) E.R. Dodds
  • (fols. 4-5, 14-16, 46-7) Penelope Douglas
  • (fol. 65) Felix Gilbert
  • (fol. 77) Henry Hardy
  • (fol. 64) Roger Hausheer
  • (fol. 68) Peter Jay, about his appointment as Ambassador to the United States
  • (fol. 25) Mary McCarthy
  • (fols. 1-3, 22, 48) C.G.P. Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda
  • (fols. 36-9) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda
  • (fol. 102) Roy Pascal, about an article by Scouten on Vico and Herder
  • (fols. 107-10) Gideon Rafael
  • (fol. 52) A.J. Ryan
  • (fols. 26-7) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fol. 62) Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
  • (fols. 60, 88) Gleb Struve
  • (fols. 9-12) Diana Trilling
  • (fol. 95) Patricia Utechin

1978
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 212
Extent: 195 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 161-2, 174) Roger Bowen, about Bernard Spencer
  • (fols. 106-7) Derek Hill, about Berlin's introduction to Hill's Portraits, including a draft
  • (fols. 3, 89-90, 132, 152) Gideon Rafael, discussing Middle East politics

with letters from

  • (fol. 165) Robert Boothby, Baron Boothby
  • (fols. 156-7) Henry Brandon
  • (fols. 60, 123, 131) M.G. Brock
  • (fols. 48-50) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 45) Lidiya Chukovskaya
  • (fol. 182) William Clark
  • (fol. 109) John Clive
  • (fols. 120, 175) Robert Craft
  • (fols. 9, 42) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fol. 4) E.R. Dodds
  • (fol. 122) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fols. 76-84) Penelope Douglas
  • (fol. 39) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fols. 102-3) M.P. Gilmore
  • (fol. 94) Katharine Graham
  • (fol. 29) Salome Halpern
  • (fol. 53) Henry Hardy
  • (fol. 43) Roger Hausheer
  • (fol. 56) Sir Keith Joseph
  • (fol. 8) Eugene Lampert
  • (fol. 110) Arthur Lourie
  • (fol. 111) Harold Macmillan
  • (fol. 31) Princess Margaret
  • (fol. 44) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fol. 185) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fol. 186-8) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda
  • (fol. 28) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 61) Richard Pipes
  • (fol. 126) A.M. Quinton
  • (fol. 130) Sir Georg Solti
  • (fols. 15, 35) George Steiner
  • (fols. 176-7) Isaac Stern
  • (fol. 95) Gleb Struve
  • (fol. 116) Patricia Utechin
  • (fols. 133-4) W.H. Walsh, about Berlin's Concepts and Categories
  • (fol. 30, 55) Hugh Seton-Watson
  • (fols. 191-4) B.A.O. Williams

and letters about

  • (fols. 8-9, 11, 14, 29-30, 32-3, 38-9, 45, 48-51, 85-8, 95, 102-3, 186-8) Berlin's Russian Thinkers

1979
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 213
Extent: 232 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 78-81, 86) Lord Bethell, about sections on Berlin in Bethell's book The Palestine Triangle, about Zionist politics in wartime America
  • (fols. 39-40, 173-5, 180, 190) Roger Bowen, about Berlin's memories of Bernard Spencer
  • (fols. 193-5, 222) Andrew Boyle, discussing Boyle's book Climate of Treason about Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, and about the illness and death of Goronwy Rees
  • (fols. 103-4, 163-4) R.W. Childers, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 29-30) J. A. Ellison, about a tribute to Norman Tucker, including a draft contribution by Berlin [not published; see also MS. Berlin 592, fols. 1-2]
  • (fols. 83, 91-4) Avraham Harman
  • (fols. 153, 167, 169) H.O. Malone, about Adam von Trott
  • (fols. 8-18, 22) Comparative Literature Studies, about Berlin's reply to Scouten on Vico, including a draft

with letters from

  • (fol. 228) Sir John Balfour
  • (fols. 7, 146) M.G. Brock
  • (fols. 155-8) Lord David Cecil, about Berlin's Against the Current, especially the essays on Disraeli and Verdi
  • (fols. 35, 113-14) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 28, 231) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fol. 170) Ann Fleming
  • (fols. 152, 165) Jean Floud
  • (fol. 50) Sir Nicholas Henderson
  • (fol. 41) Harold Macmillan
  • (fol. 100) A.D. Momigliano
  • (fol. 98) C.G.P. Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda
  • (fols. 111-12) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda
  • (fol. 223) Anatoly Naiman
  • (fol. 118) Bertell Ollman
  • (fol. 171) Shimon Peres
  • (fols. 151, 224) A.M. Quinton
  • (fols. 5-6) Gideon Rafael
  • (fol. 52) Nathan Rotenstreich
  • (fol. 139) A.J. Ryan
  • (fols. 140, 154, 226) Diana Trilling, including one about Goronwy Rees
  • (fols. 133-8) Hugh Seton-Watson, about Berlin's Against the Current
  • (fols. 24-6) Anne [-], about her own life and Jewish identity, and that of Bernard Berenson
  • (fols. 129-30) Jim [-], about Berlin's Vico and Herder, with annotations by Berlin

and letters about

  • (fols. 64-5, 77) Berlin's memories of significant 20th-century events for a book on that topic, including his recollections of Pearl Harbor, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the J.F. Kennedy assassination, the death of F.D. Roosevelt, and the Russian Revolution

1980
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 214
Extent: 309 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 33-4, 47) Roger Bowen, about Bernard Spencer
  • (fols. 102-5, 138-9) R.W. Childers, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 91, 93-4) John Gray
  • (fols. 38-42, 51-3, 95-6, 101) Amanda Haight
  • (fols. 8-9, 12, 14-15) Rosamund Lehmann, about the death of Goronwy Rees and reminiscences of him
  • (fols. 16, 21, 182, 195-6) Edward Mendelson, about W.H. Auden
  • (fols. 56-68, 78, 154-62, 297-9) Sidney Morgenbesser, on his review of Berlin's Against the Current
  • (fols. 292-3) Dita Shklar, about Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, Herzen and Machiavelli
  • (fols. 43-6, 54) Lydia Pasternak Slater
  • (fols. 92, 97-8, 113-6) Anne [-], about Bernard Berenson

with letters from

  • (fol. 272) Raymond Aron
  • (fols. 230-2) Sir John Balfour
  • (fol. 286) Henry Brandon
  • (fols. 85, 152, 212) M.G. Brock
  • (fol. 48) Joseph Brodsky
  • (fol. 276) John Clive
  • (fol. 289) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fol. 257) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fol. 194) Michael Foot, about Berlin's work on Disraeli
  • (fol. 240) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fols. 249, 283) Nahum Goldmann
  • (fol. 244) Miriam Gross
  • (fols 119-21) Peter Halban
  • (fols. 253-4, 270-1) Richard Cobb
  • (fols. 280-1) Avraham Harman
  • (fol. 215) F.J.H. Haskell
  • (fols. 36, 73-6) E.C. Hodgkin
  • (fols. 117-18) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn
  • (fol. 223) James Joll
  • (fol. 275) Aileen Kelly
  • (fol. 50) G.F. Kennan
  • (fol. 252) Sir Robert Mayer
  • (fol. 250) A.J.P. Taylor
  • (fols. 144-6) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda
  • (fol. 225) Sir Claus Moser
  • (fols. 27-8) Josephine Pasternak
  • (fol. 209) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 35) Bertell Ollman
  • (fol. 210) D.F. Pears
  • (fols. 13, 80, 178) A.M. Quinton
  • (fol. 166) Gideon Rafael
  • (fols. 205, 300-4) A.J. Ryan, including a draft of Ryan's review of Berlin's Personal Impressions
  • (fol. 232b) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fols. 106-12, 179) J.H. Stallworthy, enclosing translations of Boris Pasternak's verse
  • (fol. 143) Gleb Struve
  • (fols. 24-5, 32) Giorgio Tagliacozzo
  • (fol. 290) J.B. Wain
  • (fol. 216) Sir Leonard Wolfson

and letters about

  • (passim) Berlin's lecture and article on Anna Akhmatova and Boris Pasternak
  • (fols. 206-304 passim) Berlin's Personal Impressions

n.d. [1970-80]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 215
Extent: 87 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 21) Lady Patricia Douglas
  • (fol. 12) Katharine Graham
  • (fol. 14) Roger Hausheer
  • (fols. 18-20) Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
  • (fol. 34) S.M. Lukes
  • (fol. 38) W.F. Oakeshott
  • (fols. 39-48) A.M. Quinton
  • (fol. 65) B.A.O. Williams

with copies of letters to

  • (fols. 10-11) Felix Gilbert
  • (fols. 58-9) Isaac Stern, about Wagner, and discussing the Jerusalem Music Centre
  • (fol. 63) M.P. Tree

1981
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 216
Extent: 307 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 254-5*, 259) ariel, about proposed revisions to Berlin's article on Talmon
  • (fols. 27, 173-4*, 180, 243) Nahum Goldmann, discussing Zionist activities in wartime Washington
  • (fols. 188*, 190*, 202-4*, 213-14*) John Grigg, about Einstein's attitude to Zionism, and on Berlin's Zionism
  • (fols. 267-8) Peter Halban
  • (fols. 187*, 199, 212) the Observer, about Einstein's attitude to Zionism
  • (fols. 64-5*, 127-8*) Arieh Harell, about Tolstoy

with letters from

  • (fols. 287-8) Susan Mary Alsop
  • (fols. 9, 178) Raymond Aron
  • (fols. 293-4) John Bayley, about Kant, and the play of consciousness
  • (fol. 239) M.G. Brock
  • (fol. 46) James Callaghan
  • (fol. 292) Lord David Cecil
  • (fols. 43-4, 193) Lidiya Chukovskaya, about Berlin's reminiscences about his meetings with Anna Akhmatova and Boris Pasternak, and about Korney Chukovsky's centenary
  • (fols. 113-14) John Clive
  • (fols. 20, 57-8) Olivia Constable
  • (fols. 8, 30-1) Alistair Cooke
  • (fol. 275) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fol. 284) Max Fisch, about Vico
  • (fols. 3-4) Ann Fleming
  • (fol. 7) Michael Foot
  • (fol. 98) Gideon Rafael
  • (fol. 90) K.M. Halle
  • (fol. 33) Philippe Halban
  • (fols. 262-3) Richard Cobb
  • (fols. 36, 49) Avraham Harman
  • (fol. 264) T.L. Hodgkin, about a 'birthday book' for Maire Gaster
  • (fol. 38) Roman Jakobson
  • (fol. 171) D.P.T. Jay
  • (fol. 228) G.F. Kennan
  • (fol. 32) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fol. 200) Joan Moore, Countess of Drogheda
  • (fols. 233-5) Agnes Headlam-Morley
  • (fols. 260, 265) Sir Claus Moser
  • (fols. 238, 297) Iris Murdoch
  • (fols. 10-12, 34-5, 142) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fol. 53) Bertell Ollman
  • (fols. 91-3) Dame Iris Origo
  • (fol. 220b) Josephine Pasternak
  • (fol. 299) A.M. Quinton
  • (fol. 98) Gideon Rafael
  • (fol. 48) L.B. Schapiro
  • (fols. 18, 129) Elisabeth Sifton
  • (fol. 257) Gleb Struve, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fol. 282) Lucy Syson, about a 'birthday book' for Maire Gaster
  • (fol. 88) M.P. Tree
  • (fol. 291) Diana Trilling
  • (fols. 66-85*) Sir Siegmund Warburg, enclosing a translation of an article by Gershom Shocken on Zionism
  • (fol. 5) Hugh Seton-Watson
  • (fols. 289-90*) Bill Weinstein, about J.P. Plamenatz
  • (fols. 110-11, 245-6, 277-8) B.A.O. Williams

and letters about

  • (fols. 1-2*, 3-4, 6-8*, 19-20*, 23-4*, 26*, 46*, 51-2, 60, 88-93, 113, 117, 125-6, 171*, 221*, 233-5*, 304-5) Berlin's Personal Impressions
  • (fols. 59, 96-7, 104, 275, 277-80, 287-8, 298, 302) the performance and publication of A Month in the Country, translated by Berlin
  • (fols. 181-5) an International Conference in honour of Andrei Sakharov, including a short appreciation by Berlin of Sakharov
  • (fols. 195-7, 200, 205, 207-11, 215-17, 225-6) Berlin's television interview with Bernard Levin

1982
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 217
Extent: 300 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 181-4*, 200*) Om Bakshi, about a work by Bakshi on Political Theory
  • (fols. 39*, 50*, 53*, 67-8*) Olivia Emmet, about the alternatives of total human extinction and the continuance of human suffering
  • (fols. 122-3, 261-2) E.D.R. Honderich
  • (fol. 95-7, 280) Sir Claus Moser
  • (fols. 285-96*) Bhikhu Parekh, about a chapter on Berlin in Parekh's Contemporary Political Thinkers
  • (fol. 55) Isaac Stern, about his visit to Israel, commenting on politics and music
  • (fols. 268-9*) Norman Stone, commenting on a work by Stone on E.H. Carr
  • (fols. 206*, 216*) Mary Warnock, about the death of Guy Chilver, including comments by Berlin on Warnock's draft address for the memorial service

with letters from

  • (fol. 73) Tatiana Albertini
  • (fol. 18) F.M. Barnard
  • (fol. 171) M.G. Brock
  • (fol. 273) Sir Hugh Casson
  • (fols. 274-7) Lord David Cecil, about the death of his wife Rachel
  • (fols. 175-6) Richard Chilver, about the death of Guy Chilver
  • (fols. 40-3) Lidiya Chukovskaya, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 78-9) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 6) Katharine Graham
  • (fols. 4, 33-6, 74) K.M. Halle
  • (fols. 15, 72) Henry Hardy
  • (fol. 169) F.J.H. Haskell
  • (fol. 69) A.H. Head, 1st Viscount Head
  • (fols. 70, 111) Edward Heath
  • (fol. 86) Dorothy Hodgkin, about the death of her husband Thomas Hodgkin
  • (fol. 254) Michael Ignatieff
  • (fol. 271) A.N. Morgan
  • (fol. 280) Sir Claus Moser
  • (fols. 223-4) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fol. 142) Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 138-9) Conor Cruise O'Brien
  • (fol. 256) Sir Con O'Neill
  • (fol. 24a) Sir Karl Popper
  • (fol. 230) Meyer Schapiro
  • (fols. 75, 193-7, 207) M.J. Sieff, Baron Sieff
  • (fols. 119-21) Irving Singer
  • (fol. 225) George Steiner
  • (fol. 242) Gleb Struve
  • (fols. 12, 140, 166) M.P. Tree
  • (fols. 177-9) Sir Siegmund Warburg
  • (fols. 187-91, 219-20) B.P. Whitbread, about the death of Guy Chilver
  • (fols. 26, 44, 64) R.O. Wilberforce, Baron Wilberforce

and letters about

  • (fols. 3-4, 6, 22-3) Berlin's translation of A Month in the Country
  • (fols. 4, 26, 33-6, 38, 44, 74) the death of Sir John Foster
  • (fols. 232-7, 244, 257, 284) the award of the Erasmus Prize to Berlin

1983
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 218
Extent: 252 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 159-61) Alistair Cooke
  • (fols. 85-6*, 111-26*) H.R. Hoetink, discussing Berlin's liberalism and pluralism
  • (fols. 77-8*) Aileen Kelly, commenting on her book about Bakunin
  • (fols. 34-6, 47-8) Yishayahu Leibowitz, about Berlin's tribute to him
  • (fols. 213-18*, 236-9*) Yossi Melman, enclosing a translation of his article based on an interview with Berlin, with Berlin's comments on it
  • (fols. 61, 72-6, 79-80) Edward Mortimer, about Mortimer's views on Israel, including a statement by Berlin on his own Zionism and views on the current situation in the Middle East
  • (fols. 4-7*, 9-11*, 63-4) Bhikhu Parekh, about a chapter on Berlin in Parekh's Contemporary Political Thinkers
  • (fols. 68-70a*) Professor Perutz, commenting on Perutz's review of The Essential Chaim Weizmann by Barnet Litvinov
  • (fols. 166*, 174*, 187-8*, 199-200*) Louis Rapoport, about an intended article by Rapoport on Zionist politics in wartime Washington, and in particular on the proposed Joint Declaration

and letters from

  • (fol. 145) M.G. Brock
  • (fol. 201) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 84, 133) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fols. 105-6) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fol. 229) W.G. Eytan
  • (fol. 18) Oliver Franks, Baron Franks
  • (fols. 56-8) Peter Halban
  • (fol. 49) Henry Hardy
  • (fols. 193-4, 227-8) Richard Cobb
  • (fols. 171-2, 203) D.M. Hopkinson, about a visit to the von Trott family home in Germany
  • (fols. 65-6*) Michael Katz, with draft of Berlin's prefatory note for Katz's translation of Herzen's Who Is To Blame?
  • (fols. 223, 226) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fols. 13, 15-16, 33, 39-40, 50-1, 100) A.N. Morgan, about his 80th birthday celebration, and a reminiscence about meeting Donald Maclean
  • (fol. 41) Conor Cruise O'Brien
  • (fols. 91-4, 139, 178) Bertell Ollman, including extracts relating to Berlin from his Class Struggle is the name of the game: true confessions of a Marxist businessman
  • (fol. 162) A.M. Quinton, Baron Quinton

1984
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 219
Extent: 188 leaves
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Scope and Content:

Includes copies of letters to and letters from

  • (fols. 63-4*) Peter Gay, about Berlin's meeting with Sigmund Freud
  • (fols. 97*, 128-9*, 137*) Peter Kravitz, about an essay on Berlin written by Kravitz in his final examinations
  • (fols. 73-5*, 78*, 99*, 153-7*, 170*, 176*) Louis Rapoport, about an article by Rapoport on Zionist Politics in wartime Washington, specifically the proposed Joint Declaration, with a copy of the article

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 109) Lady Gore-Booth, about the death of Lord Gore-Booth
  • (fol. 46) John Clive
  • (fol. 79) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 6, 36, 175) Alistair Cooke
  • (fol. 84) John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich
  • (fol. 138) Edward Crankshaw
  • (fol. 86) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fol. 94) W.G. Eytan
  • (fols. 20-4*, 67*) Roger Hausheer, commenting on Berlin's views on pluralism as expressed to Hoetink
  • (fols. 39, 87, 112-14) A.N. Morgan, about celebrating his 80th birthday
  • (fol. 34) Bertell Ollman
  • (fols. 15-16, 68-9, 110, 115-17, 146) Dame Iris Origo
  • (fol. 3) A.M. Quinton, Baron Quinton
  • (fol. 40) Patricia Utechin
  • (fols. 131-3) B.A.O. Williams

1985
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 220
Extent: 251 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 229-31*, 235-7*, 244) Alistair Cooke, including discussion of anti-Semitism, with particular reference to Balfour
  • (fols. 123*, 225-7*) Trevor Cooperman, about Weizmann
  • (fols. 138-51, 180-2, 194, 211-16, 221-3, 238) Leon Edel, about passages concerning Berlin in the journals of Edmund Wilson
  • (fols. 170-2*, 176-9*) Carol Felsenthal, about Berlin's recollections of Alice Roosevelt Longworth
  • (fols. 1-2*, 6-7*, 11-15*) Martin Gilbert, about Berlin's encounters with Winston Churchill
  • (fols. 43-5*, 50-2*) Georges Nivat, about a review of Berlin's Russian Thinkers
  • (fols. 67-77*, 115-16*, 125-7*) Lucia Palmer, about her own review of Zagorin's work on Vico (to which Berlin wrote a reply), and further discussion on the subject with Berlin
  • (fols. 30, 33, 40, 197-9) M.J. Sieff, Baron Sieff
  • (fols. 106-7, 118-20, 184, 200-1) Isaac Stern
  • (fols. 112*, 174*) Perez Zagorin, about his response to Berlin's published reply to his article on Vico

with letters from

  • (fols. 4, 16) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 134) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  • (fol. 3) K.M. Halle
  • (fol. 110) Henry Hardy
  • (fol. 58) Richard Cobb
  • (fols. 18-27) Jonathan Haslam, enclosing copies of some of Berlin's letters to E.H. Carr
  • (fol. 55) Roger Hausheer
  • (fols. 192-3) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn
  • (fol. 56) Roy Jenkins
  • (fol. 124) Philip Larkin
  • (fol. 91) Arthur Calder-Marshall
  • (fol. 175) A.M. Quinton, Baron Quinton
  • (fol. 96) G.H. Robertson
  • (fols. 48-9*, 64*) Giorgio Tagliacozzo, about Vico
  • (fol. 183) B.A.O. Williams

1986
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 221
Extent: 175 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 131) Louis Rapoport
  • (fols. 43-5*, 58-63*, 70-2*, 98-100*, 102-3*, 128-30*, 136-8*, 155-9*) Woo-Yeung Shin, discussing Vico

with letters from

  • (fols. 8-9) F.M. Barnard
  • (fol. 152) Nora Beloff, about an article by Noam Chomsky in Index on Censorship
  • (fol. 127) M.G. Brock
  • (fol. 10) Alistair Cooke
  • (fol. 101) John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich
  • (fol. 38) Abba Eban
  • (fol. 165) K.M. Halle
  • (fol. 37) Richard Cobb
  • (fol. 53) F.J.H. Haskell
  • (fol. 133) Robert Rhodes James, about Berlin's attitude at the time to the Suez Crisis
  • (fol. 80) Arthur Calder-Marshall
  • (fol. 35) Shimon Peres
  • (fol. 97) G.H. Robertson
  • (fols. 139-47*) J.H. Stallworthy, enclosing a poem 'The Nutcracker' that he wishes to dedicate to Berlin
  • (fol. 160) Beata Polanowska-Sygulska
  • (fol. 166) Diana Trilling

1987
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 222
Extent: 177 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes copies of letters to and letters from

  • (fols. 39, 43, 52) John Grigg, about Solzhenitsyn
  • (fols. 7-9, 35-7, 57-62) Beata Polanowska-Sygulska

and letters from

  • (fols. 44, 114) James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan
  • (fols. 134-5, 138) Alistair Cooke
  • (fols. 32, 139-40, 169, 173) Richard Cobb, about Goronwy Rees
  • (fols. 75-8) Avraham Harman
  • (fols. 84, 108) Roger Hausheer
  • (fol. 111) D.P.T. Jay
  • (fol. 82) Roy Jenkins
  • (fol. 124) Mary McCarthy
  • (fol. 38) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fol. 83) Sir Karl Popper
  • (fol. 136 Diana Trilling

and

  • (fols. 47-9, 79-81, 94-5, 98-100, 137, 163) letters about the need for an authoritative publication to refute allegations of Jewish collaboration with Nazis during World War II
  • (fol. 177*) draft of a letter [to the press, unsent?] about the political situation in Israel

1988
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 223
Extent: 191 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 52-3, 74, 79-80, 82) A.S. Khalidi, about the political situation in Israel
  • (fols. 137-8) Richard McKane
  • (fols. 121-5*, 157*) Morag Patrick, about Berlin's liberalism
  • (fols. 127-32, 136) Louis Rapoport, about the political situation in Israel
  • (fols. 24-5*, 47-50*, 94-6*) H.S. Richardson, about a paper by Richardson on Berlin's liberalism and pluralism
  • (fols. 41-4, 56-7*, 58-62) Soheila Safaiee, about Berlin's views on Marxism
  • (fols. 170-1, 175) Karen Wald, about Berlin's response in the Independent to a letter from Wald on an article on Israel

and letters from

  • (fols. 110-11, 116, 126) A.J. Ayer
  • (fols. 163-4) Joseph Brodsky, about his visit to Sweden to accept the Nobel Prize, and about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fol. 98) John Clive
  • (fols. 37, 81) Alistair Cooke
  • (fols. 180-2) Tam Dalyell, about R.H.S. Crossman
  • (fols. 75-8*, 107-9*) Amanda Haight, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 3-4, 101) Richard Cobb, about Goronwy Rees
  • (fol. 86) Roger Hausheer
  • (fol. 185) Sir Nicholas Henderson
  • (fol. 63) Michael Ignatieff
  • (fol. 90) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fols. 40, 84) Anatoly Naiman
  • (fols. 151-2) Beata Polanowska-Sygulska

1989
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 224
Extent: 187 leaves
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Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 64, 72, 83-4, 164) Alistair Cooke
  • (fols. 151-4) R.G. Kaiser, about J.W. Alsop, including a detailed impression of him by Berlin
  • (fols. 25, 30-8*, 123-4) John Lowe, about Lowe's intended biography of John Sparrow, including a detailed portrait by Berlin
  • (fols. 142*, 148-9*) V.W. Newton, about Berlin's encounters with Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean
  • (fols. 50-1*) the New York Review of Books, about a tribute to Robert Silvers, including a draft of Berlin's contribution

and letters from

  • (fols. 170-82*) Yehoshua Arieli, enclosing an article on Berlin
  • (fol. 18) David Cairns
  • (fols. 58-60, 85, 89-91) Elena Chukovskaya
  • (fols. 138-9, 159-62) Lidiya Chukovskaya
  • (fol. 115) John Clive
  • (fol. 133) Richard Cobb
  • (fols. 26, 167) Roger Hausheer
  • (fols. 104-5, 116-17) David Pryce-Jones, about an article on Berlin by Roger Scruton
  • (fols. 19, 183) Richard McKane
  • (fol. 73) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fol. 39) Sir Karl Popper
  • (fol. 74) Beata Polanowska-Sygulska

Jan.-June 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 225
Extent: 184 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 159, 172, 176) Alistair Cooke
  • (fols. 143-8*) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson, about Donaldson's intended speech on the War Crimes Bill
  • (fol. 132) Aileen Kelly
  • (fols. 167-71*) Marco Marzano, about questions put forward by Marzano on the fall of Communist regimes, Marxism, and liberalism
  • (fols. 180*, 182*) Eric Moonman, about the integration of Jews into British Society in the early part of the 20th century, including comments by Berlin based on his own experience
  • (fols. 150-1, 156-8) Beata Polanowska-Sygulska, including remarks about the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

with letters from

  • (fol. 66) Henry Brandon
  • (fol. 130) David Cairns
  • (fol. 112) Elena Chukovskaya
  • (fol. 81) D.M. Hopkinson
  • (fol. 104) D.P.T. Jay
  • (fol. 65) H.A. Kissinger
  • (fols. 12-29, 183) Richard McKane, about an essay in Russian by Mikhail Kralin on 'Sir Isaiah Berlin and the "Guest from the Future"' (by Anna Akhmatova)
  • (fol. 4) Anatoly Namian
  • (fol. 5) Yu Senokosov, discussing 'the English tradition and Russian history', with reference to Berlin
  • (fols. 95, 102, 131) Elisabeth Sifton
  • (fol. 155) Irving Singer
  • (fol. 173) R.O. Wilberforce, Baron Wilberforce

and letters about

  • (fols. 56-7*, 58-9, 70) an article about Boris Pasternak in the Times Literary Supplement, including draft of Berlin's published response to the piece

July-Dec. 1990; n.d. [c.1980-90]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 226
Extent: 188 leaves
Arrangement: Undated letters arranged alphabetically
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Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 18, 41) N.O. Brown
  • (fols. 71-5*, 86-7, 92-3*) Michael Crum, including discussion on music
  • (fols. 26-31*, 77*) Freda Jackson, about a magazine to be compiled by the Oxford Jewish Congregation for its 150th anniversary, including a draft contribution by Berlin on his early experiences as a Jew in Oxford
  • (fol. 122) John Murray
  • (fols. 108-9, 123-4) Sir Karl Popper
  • (fols.107, 112) Louis Rapoport
  • (fols. 110-11*, 119*, 125-9*) Kyril Zinovieff, including discussion of events in the Soviet Union and Berlin's pleasure at the survival of the Russian Intelligentsia, about anti-semitism in the Soviet Union and elsewhere, and the political situation in Israel

with letters from

  • (fol. 132) Sir Hugh Casson
  • (fol. 165) Lord David Cecil
  • (fol. 21) Alistair Cooke
  • (fols. 44, 184) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson, including comments on the Gulf War
  • (fol. 167) Amanda Haight
  • (fol. 20) Henry Hardy
  • (fols. 23-5) Rex Harrison
  • (fol. 106) Roger Hausheer
  • (fol. 42) D.M. Hopkinson, about the death of Maire Gaster
  • (fols. 50, 62, 64) Robert Rhodes James, about his intended biography of Robert Boothby
  • (fol. 168) Kiri Te Kanawa
  • (fols. 139-40) Richard McKane
  • (fols. 36, 169-71) Sir Claus Moser
  • (fols. 63, 116, 163-4) Anatoly Naiman, including discussion of Anna Akhmatova
  • (fol. 43) Dame Iris Origo
  • (fols. 175-7) A.M. Quinton, Baron Quinton
  • (fols. 117-18) M.H. Thatcher
  • (fols. 83-5) J.B. Wain
  • (fol. 179) B.A.O. Williams

and letters about

  • (fols. 32-3*, 37-8*, 40, 44-5, 49, 55, 65-6, 69, 80-1*, 88-9*, 95*, 106, 110*, 121-2) Berlin's The Crooked Timber of Humanity , especially the work on Joseph de Maistre

1991
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 227
Extent: 370 leaves
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Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 184-5*, 188*, 191-2*, 265*) Neil Berry, about the the involvement of the CIA in the funding of Encounter
  • (fol. 361) John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich
  • (fols. 242-50*) W.J. Norman, about Norman's article on 'Taking “Free Action” Too Seriously', including references to Berlin's liberalism
  • (fol. 346*) the editor of [the Oxford Magazine?], about a review of Oxford 1919-39 in which Berlin is accused of gross exaggeration in accounts of attacks by 'athletes' on 'aesthetes', including specific examples of such cases as recalled by Berlin
  • (fols. 18-19, 24-5, 34, 50-1*, 65-71*) Louis Rapoport, about the Gulf War, especially Iraqi attacks on Israel; Victor Rothschild, Flora Solomon, and Soviet espionage; and Rapoport's article on Zionist politics in wartime Washington
  • (fols. 166*, 169-83*) Frederick Rosen, about liberalism
  • (fols. 7-8) Elisabeth Sifton
  • (fols. 10-11*, 43-4*, 46-7*, 59-62*, 79-83*, 100-2*, 109-10*) Claude Galipeau, about Berlin's liberalism and pluralism, his views on the political situation in Israel, and on religious segregation in schools
  • (fols. 106*, 111-12*, 144*) Arnold Weinstock, about a definition of music
  • (fols. 15-16*, 21) Kyril Zinovieff, about Zionism and Israel
  • (fols. 359-60*) the editor of an unidentified journal, in response to an article on Soviet Jewish immigrants to Israel

with letters from

  • (fols. 194-7) Lidiya Chukovskaya, discussing Anna Akhmatova, including corrections to factual errors in Berlin's essay on 'Meetings with Russian Writers'
  • (fols. 20, 23, 31, 48, 204) Roger Hausheer
  • (fols. 310, 324, 334) Nina Koroleva and Svetlana Kovalenko, about a research project on 'Russian Emigration in England'
  • (fols. 298-302*, 315*) the London Library, about Berlin's introduction to their 150th Anniversary Lectures, including a draft
  • (fol. 369) Nina Mamaeva, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 145-6, 151-6, 168) Richard McKane
  • (fol. 73) Yehudi Menuhin
  • (fol. 5) John Murray
  • (fol. 39) Anatoly Naiman
  • (fol. 189, 281) Conor Cruise O'Brien
  • (fols. 271-4) A.M. Quinton, Baron Quinton
  • (fol. 32-3, 84) Elisabeth Sifton
  • (fol. 107) Isaac Stern
  • (fol. 282) Beata Polanowska-Sygulska

and letters about

  • (fols. 217-21*) Berlin's meetings with Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 222-41*) informal meetings at All Souls College to talk about memories of the College, including transcripts of meetings containing contributions by Berlin
  • (fols. 3-4, 32-3, 37, 49, 77-8, 84, 99, 119, 163, 165, 261) Berlin's The Crooked Timber of Humanity

Jan.-May 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 228
Extent: 276 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 204-5*) Sir Hugh Casson, including a sketch of Berlin on a 'desert island'
  • (fols. 93-5*, 105*) L.M. Dabney, commenting on entries about Berlin in the diaries of Edmund Wilson
  • (fols. 115-45*) Jack Hayward, about a paper on 'Spinoza on Positive Freedom' by West, including references to Berlin's liberalism, with Berlin's comments
  • (fols. 19*, 38-9*) Eric Mack, about an article by Mack which discussed Berlin's liberalism and pluralism in relation to education
  • (fols. 96*, 104*) Hannah Rothschild, giving an anecdote about Picasso
  • (fols. 241-51*) Fumiko Sasaki, discussing varied questions posed by Sasaki, several pertaining to Berlin's liberalism
  • (fols. 212*, 221-2*) R.O. Wilberforce, Baron Wilberforce
  • (fols. 259-64, 268-71) A.N. Wilson, about Berlin's attitude to the Suez Crisis
  • (fols. 24-6*) the editor of the Pauline, about corrections to a published interview with Berlin

with letters from

  • (fol. 100) G.A. Cohen
  • (fol. 97) Sir Nicholas Henderson
  • (fol. 147) D.M. Hopkinson, about Maire Gaster
  • (fol. 101) Nina Koroleva, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fol. 193) Sue Lawley
  • (fols. 17-18) Isaac Stern

and letters about

  • (fols. 191-206, 210-11, 212*, 214, 221-2*, 267) Berlin's interview and selection of music for Desert Island Discs

June-Dec. 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 229
Extent: 272 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 71-3*, 115-19, 132-8, 164) Morris Abram, discussing Berlin's liberalism
  • (fols. 43-5) John Bayley
  • (fols. 90*, 96-8*) the Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, about a tribute to David Patterson for their newsletter, including drafts of Berlin's appreciation
  • (fols. 91-2, 225-6) Sir Patrick Reilly
  • (fols. 181-4*, 238-40*) Fumiko Sasaki, about Berlin's liberalism
  • (fols. 106-8*) the Times Literary Supplement, including drafts of an appreciation by Berlin of that journal
  • (fols. 83-4*, 110-11*) Trinity Press International, about Reinhold Niebuhr, including a draft appreciation of Niebuhr by Berlin

and letters from

  • (fol. 125) M.G. Brock
  • (fols. 263-4) Lidiya Chukovskaya, discussing Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 33, 124) Henry Hardy
  • (fols. 36, 85, 103) Roger Hausheer
  • (fols. 251-2) Aileen Kelly
  • (fol. 93) Grisha Kruzhkov, about Anna Akhmatova, and the current situation in Moscow
  • (fols. 185-218*) Eric Mack, enclosing another paper on Berlin's pluralism and liberalism
  • (fol. 173) Sir Georg Solti
  • (fol. 89) Beata Polanowska-Sygluska
  • (fol. 109) R.O. Wilberforce, Baron Wilberforce

Jan.-June 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 230
Extent: 209 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 60-1, 100) F.M. Barnard
  • (fols. 126*, 139-40*) Jeffrey Meyers, about Edmund Wilson
  • (fols. 107-8, 120-2*) Carl Rollyson, about Berlin's recollections of his few encounters with Rebecca West
  • (fol. 99) Elisabeth Sifton

and letters from

  • (fol. 62) Roger Hausheer
  • (fol. 127) D.P.T. Jay
  • (fol. 141) Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin
  • (fol. 89) Anatoly Naiman
  • (fols. 152-207*) Jeremy Treglown, enclosing an article (for Berlin's comment) on Roald Dahl's work at the British Embassy in wartime Washington
  • (fol. 20) Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman

July-Dec. 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 231
Extent: 236 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 15-47*, 92-3*, 101-2) G.W. Bowerstock, commenting on a draft memorial of Ronald Syme by Bowerstock
  • (fols. 183, 194-7*, 199*, 231*) Miriam Gross, about the best books of the last fifty years
  • (fols. 2-3*) Jeremy Treglown, about his article on Roald Dahl
  • (fols. 107-8, 110) Leon Wieseltier, about the signing of the Oslo Accords

with letters from

  • (fols. 83-5) F.M. Barnard
  • (fols. 231-2) John Bayley
  • (fol. 192) David Cairns
  • (fols. 6, 81) Henry Hardy
  • (fol. 100) B.A.O. Williams

and letters about

  • (fols. 117*, 151-2*, 218*, 223-4*, 226-7*) Berlin's The Magus of the North, on Hamann

1994
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 232
Extent: 341 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fol. 81*, 84*) the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, including a draft of Berlin's tribute to Sir Neville Marriner
  • (fols. 129, 142-6, 164-6) David Cairns
  • (fols. 67, 160, 188-9, 192) Roger Hausheer
  • (fols. 197, 200) Eugene Lampert
  • (fols. 35-62*, 78-80*) S.M. Lukes, about his introduction to 'The Singular and the Plural', on Berlin
  • (fols. 284*, 290*) Edward Mendelson, about Louis MacNeice and W.H. Auden's poem 'The Last Will and Testament'
  • (fols. 137, 141, 283, 289) Jeffrey Meyers, about Edmund Wilson
  • (fols. 183-5*) Mark Philp, discussing Nationalism
  • (fols. 301*, 316) Jenny Rees, dicussing her book about her father, Goronwy Rees
  • (fols. 87-120*, 153-7*) Fumiko Sasaki, about Berlin's liberalism and other topics
  • (fols. 285-6*) Mike Seabrook, about Winston Churchill's confusion of Isaiah with Irving Berlin, including a draft of Isaiah's version of the story
  • (fols. 18*, 21*) Caroline Seebohm, about Berlin's recollections of Ronald Tree
  • (fols. 159, 163, 168-70, 335-6) Elisabeth Sifton
  • (fols. 122-3*) the Times Literary Supplement, including a draft of Berlin's contribution to a feature on reference books
  • (fols. 133-4*, 146-51*) H.L. Wuermeling, about Berlin's impressions and recollections of Adam von Trott

with letters from

  • (fol. 234) F.M. Barnard
  • (fols. 32-3) Katharine Graham
  • (fol. 229) Michael Ignatieff
  • (fol. 138) Svetlana Kovalenko, about Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 13, 31, 227) Anatoly Naiman
  • (fol. 196) Sir Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fol. 158) Bertell Ollman
  • (fol. 127) A.M. Quinton, Baron Quinton
  • (fol. 326) Diana Trilling
  • (fol. 324) B.P. Whitbread

and letters about

  • (fols. 6-8*, 10-12*, 65-7*, 281-2) Berlin's The Magus of the North, on Hamann

Jan.-June 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 233
Extent: 304 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 139-40, 158) James Billington
  • (fols. 172-7, 183-6, 207-10, 219-21) Jonathan Dancy, about the difficulty of moral choices in extreme situations
  • (fols. 2, 218) John Gray, about Gray's book on Berlin
  • (fols. 145-7, 241-3) Michael Ignatieff
  • (fols. 78-83*) George Ireland, about a draft obituary of Sir William Hayter by Ireland
  • (fol. 254*) Tatyana Matskovsky [a cousin], about the passage about alleged spying activities by Berlin in the Kostyrchenko book
  • (fols. 8-10*, 77*) John Russell, about an article on the Anna Akhmatova Museum in St Petersburg
  • (fol. 6) Elisabeth Sifton
  • (fols. 95-101*, 115-16*) Elinor and Robert Slater, about an intended entry about Berlin in a book on 'Great Jewish Men', including comments by Berlin on a draft entry, and answers to questions on his Jewish identity
  • (fols. 17-31, 85, 150-6*, 159*) Robert Wokler, about Gray's book on Berlin, including a draft of Wokler's review
  • (fols. 259*, 262*, 264-91*, 294*, 297-302*) Bryan Wilson, about the setting up of the All Souls College Visiting Fellowships Scheme in the 1960s
  • (fols. 5*, 13-14*, 109-11) F.S. Worms, about Zionist politics in wartime Washington

with letters from

  • (fols. 86, 167, 258) Roger Hausheer
  • (fols. 194-5) Derek Hill
  • (fol. 263) Richard McKane
  • (fol. 135) Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin
  • (fol. 90) Anatoly Naiman
  • (fol. 253) Beata Polanowska-Sygulska

and a letter about

  • (fols. 198-200*) a passage about alleged spying activities by Berlin in the Soviet Union in 1945, in a book Imprisoned by the Red Pharaoh: Political Persecution of Jews in the USSR during Stalin's last decade by G. Kostyrchenko

July 1995-Mar. 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 234
Extent: 272 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 249-50, 258) Lord Beloff
  • (fols. 200*, 230) Maria Brodsky, including an appreciation by Berlin of her husband Joseph Brodsky following his sudden death
  • (fols. 67*, 72*) Miranda Carter, about Anthony Blunt
  • (fol. 106) John Gray, about a review by Ernest Gellner of Gray's book on Berlin
  • (fols. 32-46*, 58-63*, 86, 91, 146, 153-5*) Jonathan Haslam, about Haslam's book on E.H. Carr, including a draft of the chapter on Berlin's disputes with Carr
  • (fols. 87-90, 211, 253-4, 263) Michael Ignatieff
  • (fols. 244-5) Peggy Jay, about the death of Douglas Jay
  • (fols. 156*, 161-2*) the Royal Opera House, about what Verdi's operas mean to Berlin
  • (fols. 241-2*) Lilian Schapiro, including an appreciation by Berlin of her late husband Meyer Schapiro
  • (fols. 17-27*, 31) Natasha Spender, Lady Spender, being a long and deep appreciation by Berlin of her late husband Stephen Spender, with her reply
  • (fols. 85*, 98*) David Vital, about Berlin's cultivation of the Jewish community in America during World War 2
  • (fols. 87-90*, 144-5*, 264*) Michael Walzer, about his review of Gray's book on Berlin
  • (fols. 66, 71) R.O. Wilberforce, Baron Wilberforce
  • (fol. 1) Bryan Wilson, about the setting up of the All Souls College Visiting Fellowships Scheme in the 1960s

with letters from

  • (fol. 248) Tam Dalyell, about his obituary of Douglas Jay
  • (fol. 195) Jean Floud
  • (fols. 147-8) F.J.H. Haskell
  • (fol. 77) Roger Hausheer
  • (fols. 28, 177) Richard McKane
  • (fol. 47) V.P. Mehta
  • (fol. 212) Sir Claus Moser
  • (fol. 180) Elisabeth Sifton
  • (fol. 68) Isaac Stern
  • (fols. 52-4) C.M. Taylor

and letters about

  • (fols. 207-12, 214-15, 217-18, 233-4) the Berlins' dinner party to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary

Apr.-Dec. 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 235
Extent: 336 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 19-21*) Dr Van Cleemput, about Nationalism
  • (fols. 43-7) the Editor of the Daily Telegraph, about a quotation in the newspaper distorting Berlin's views
  • (fols. 55-7, 63-4) Valerie Eliot, about the alleged anti-Semitism of T.S. Eliot
  • (fols. 96-7*, 154) Robin Golding, including a draft tribute by Berlin to Sir Thomas Armstrong
  • (fols. 86-8, 95) Aileen Kelly
  • (fols. 89, 92) Michael Ignatieff
  • (fol. 79) Beata Polawonska Sygulska
  • (fols. 23-7, 33) B.A.O. Williams, about a reply from Crowder to Berlin and Williams' own response to Crowder's original article on ' Pluralism and Liberalism'

with letters from

  • (fol. 187) David Cairns
  • (fol. 255) Richard McKane
  • (fol. 28) Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin
  • (fols. 35-8) Sir Claus Moser
  • (fols. 58-60, 240) Anatoly Naiman

and letters about

  • (fols. 148-9, 194-5, 199, 222, 234-6, 242, 250-1) Berlin's article on 'Political Judgement'

Jan.-Nov. 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 236
Extent: 271 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed, with the exception of items marked with an asterisk

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 262, 265) Tony Blair
  • (fol. 166) Susan Gardiner, including an appreciation by Berlin of her husband Patrick Gardiner following his death
  • (fols. 41-4*, 57*) Miriam Gross, including Berlin's contribution to 'Books of the Century'
  • (fols. 128, 140) D.M. Hopkinson
  • (fols. 215, 268) Anatoly Naiman, discussing Anna Akhmatova
  • (fols. 172-4) Shimon Peres
  • (fols. 95-6*) Franco Ratto, including a draft appreciation by Berlin of Giorgio Tagliacozzo
  • (fols. 37-40, 63-70, 107-8, 113-15, 129-37, 157-62, 177) Beata Polanowska-Sygulska

with letters from

  • (fols. 242-3) Susan Mary Alsop
  • (fol. 75) David Astor
  • (fol. 253) Sir Martin Gilbert
  • (fol. 188) Roger Hausheer
  • (fol. 126) Seamus Heaney
  • (fol. 185) Michael Ignatieff
  • (fol. 255) Roy Jenkins
  • (fol. 264) Sir Dimitri Obolensky
  • (fols. 61, 105, 144b) A.M. Quinton, Baron Quinton
  • (fols. 56, 71-2) Elisabeth Sifton
  • (fol. 117) Natasha Spender, Lady Spender
  • (fol. 232) Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock

and

  • (fols. 167-9*) letter about an article about Anna Akhmatova, including further recollections by Berlin of their meetings, and the evidence for the identification of Berlin as the subject of certain poems
  • (fols. 180-266 passim) letters of concern and good wishes during Berlin's last illness

n.d. [1990-7]; n.d. [1975-97]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 237
Extent: 122 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 36-7) John Bayley
  • (fol. 40) G.A. Cohen
  • (fols. 2-3) J.S.G. Donaldson
  • (fol. 53) Patrick Gardiner
  • (fol. 56) Miriam Gross
  • (fol. 58) Derek Hill
  • (fol. 18) R.F. Kahn, Baron Kahn
  • (fol. 65) Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin
  • (fol. 66) Sir Claus Moser
  • (fol. 67) Dame Iris Murdoch
  • (fol. 26) Ursula Niebuhr
  • (fols. 119-20) D.F. Pears
  • (fol. 70) Oleg Prokovief
  • (fol. 75) A.M. Quinton, Baron Quinton
  • (fol. 64) Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock
  • (fol. 28) R.O. Wilberforce, Baron Wilberforce

B.2   Letters of major correspondents, 1928-97

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 238-91

Arrangement: Alphabetical by surname of correspondent
Restrictions on Access: Most correspondence dated later than 1980 is closed

Abramsky - Alliluyeva, 1959-95
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 238
Extent: 194 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 80-87 and 90-194 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-94) Chimen Abramsky, 1959-95, including
    • (fols. 1-5) discussion of Berlin's work The Life and Opinions of Moses Hess and draft of his encyclopaedia entry on Marx, 1959
    • (fols. 14-24) further discussion by Abramsky of Marx, 1967-8
    • (fols. 27-32) discussion of Berlin's Four Essays on Liberty, 1969
    • (fols. 62-4) comments on Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev, 1972
    • (fols. 88-9) autograph letter from Turgenev, 1881, sent to Berlin as a gift, 1984
  • (fols. 95-194) Svetlana Alliluyeva, 1968-84

Alsop (J.W.), 1943-88
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 239
Extent: 294 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 222 and 251-94 are closed

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (passim) discussion of United States and international politics and affairs
  • (fols. 2-7, 12b-19) letters from Alsop in wartime China, 1943-5
  • (fols. 52-8) discussion of the situation in Korea, 1951
  • (fols. 60-3) discussion of the United States Presidential Election, 1952
  • (fols. 82-96) discussion by Alsop of the Middle East situation, including description of a dinner with the Edens, 1956
  • (fols. 121-3, 127-35) draft of a letter from Alsop to MacGeorge Bundy, about the funding of the future Wolfson College, and further discussion of the topic, 1965-6
  • (fols. 149-60) discussion of Berlin's article on Machiavelli, 1971
  • (fols. 174-91) discussion of the draft of Alsop's book on the history of taste, including copy correspondence between Alsop and F.J.H. Haskell, 1972
  • (fols. 210-24) discussion by Alsop of Middle East politics, 1976

Anderson (Ava), Vicountess Waverley , 1947-74
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 240
Extent: 154 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fol. 38v) notes by Berlin [on back of letter] for a lecture he gave on 'The Impact of Israel', 1955 [see MS. Berlin 571, fols. 1-18]

Annan, (N.G.), Baron Annan, 1949-94
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 241
Extent: 169 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 159-69 are closed

Scope and Content:

Includes letters about

  • (fol. 5) Berlin's article on Winston Churchill, 1949
  • (fol. 11) Guy Burgess's defection, 1951
  • (fols. 12-13) Roy Harrod's biography of Keynes, 1951
  • (fols. 26, 29) Annan's review of Berlin's The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History , 1953
  • (fols. 76-8) Berlin's impressions of John and Jacqueline Kennedy, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • (fols. 79-80) Annan's Romanes Lecture, 1965
  • (fols. 81-3, 86-8) the offer to Berlin of the headship of Iffley College, and financial support for Iffley from Wolfson, 1966
  • (fols. 92-7) Berlin's article on Lewis Namier, and the the involvement of the CIA in the funding of Encounter 1966
  • (fols. 127-36) an article by Annan on Maurice Bowra, including detailed and frank comments on Bowra by Berlin, 1973
  • (fols. 141-4) Berlin's broadcast for the 'Man of Action' series, including comments by Berlin on Toscanini, 1974

Armstrong (H.F.), 1948-72
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 242
Extent: 98 leaves

Scope and Content:

Predominantly about editorial matters relating to Foreign Affairs, including correspondence about

  • (fols. 2-25) Berlin's article ' Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century', 1949-50
  • (fols. 32-47) Berlin's article on 'Generalissimo Stalin and the Art of Government' (published pseudonymously), 1951
  • (fols. 76-84) Berlin's articles on ' The Silence in Russian Culture' and ' The Soviet Intelligentsia' (the latter published pseudonymously), 1957

Fisher, later Bennett (Mary), 1933-97
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 243
Extent: 192 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters about

  • (fol.117) the death of her father, H.A.L. Fisher, 1940
  • (fols. 159-60) the death of Mendel Berlin, and the offer to Berlin of the Wardenship of Nuffield College College, 1953-4
  • (fols. 162-9) her own and Berlin's marriages, 1955-6
  • (fol. 179) Berlin's éloge on Maurice Bowra, 1971
  • (fol. 189) a 'birthday book' prepared for Maire Gaster, 1982

Berry (Lady Pamela), later Lady Hartwell, 1947-80
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 244
Extent: 77 leaves

Bowen (Elizabeth), 1933-57
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 245
Extent: 166 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains original letters both to and from Bowen, those from Berlin having been returned to him after Bowen's death

Includes

  • (fols. 5-10) description by Berlin of a dinner at New College attended by Virginia Woolf, 1933
  • (fols. 56-60) description by Berlin of a meeting with Hugh Walpole, 1936
  • (fols. 61-70) discussion of events at Bowen's Court during and after a visit by Berlin, including the development of an affair between Goronwy Rees and Rosamund Lehmann, 1936

Bowra (Sir Maurice) 1932-71
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 246
Extent: 139 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 9-14) letters from Bowra at Harvard University, including discussion of an offer of a permanent postion there, 1936-7
  • (fols. 15-16) comments on the likely breaking of Bowra's engagement to Audrey Beecham, 1937
  • (fols. 62-3) discussion of the Wardenship elections at All Souls College, 1951-2
  • (fols. 71-9) correspondence about the offer of the Nuffield College Wardenship to Berlin, 1953
  • (fols. 91-3) description by Berlin of a visit to the invalid Frankfurters, and Berlin's impressions of John and Jacqueline Kennedy after meeting them, 1962
  • (fols. 104-7) discussion of the offer of the headship of Iffley College to Berlin, 1965
  • (fols. 110-17) extract on Berlin from the draft of Bowra's memoirs, together with Berlin's comments, 1966
  • (fol. 119) congratulations from Bowra on Berlin's securing the funding for Iffley College, afterwards Wolfson College, 1966
  • (fols. 121-2) comments by Berlin on the published version of Bowra's memoirs, 1966

Bullock - Carr, 1938-97
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 247
Extent: 276 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 208-76 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-116) Alan Bullock, Baron Bullock, 1949-97, including letters about
    • (fols. 1-15 passim) Berlin's intended contribution of a volume to a series on the History of Modern Europe, 1949-53
    • (fols. 14-16) the offer to Berlin of the Wardenship of Nuffield College, 1953
    • (fol. 39) Berlin's only meeting with Ernest Bevin in 1945, 1960
    • (fols. 43-55) a proposed lecture series on the history of European Thought, 1963
    • (fol. 56) the offer to Berlin of the headship of Iffley College, 1965
    • (fols. 98-9) Ernest Bevin's attitude to Jews and Zionism, 1974
  • (fols. 117-96) E.H. Carr, 1938-78, including letters about
    • (fols. 117-20) Berlin's review of Carr's book on Bakunin, 1938
    • (fol. 138) Berlin's review of Rothstein's work on Plekhanov, 1950
    • (fols. 141-2) Berlin's review of Carr's first volume of A History of Soviet Russia, 1950
    • (fols. 169-73) Berlin and Carr's exchange in The Listener on ' What is History?', 1961
    • (fols. 174-7) Berlin's review of Carr's What is History?, 1962
  • (fols. 197-276) Sir Raymond Carr, 1950-97

Carter - Charles, 1946-86
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 248
Extent: 214 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 177-214 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-67) M.R. Bonham Carter, later Baron Bonham Carter, 1946-83, predominantly on publishing business connected with Collins Publishers, including letters about
    • (fols. 15-20) a contract for books on 19th-century Russian thought, to be written by Berlin, 1950
    • (fols. 44-7) the publication of Boris Pasternak's novel (Dr Zhivago), 1956
  • (fols. 68-176) Lady Violet Bonham Carter, later Baroness Asquith, 1946-65, including letters about
    • (fols. 92-6) Berlin's article on Winston Churchill and Lady Violet's plans to write a book on him, 1953
    • (fols. 135-6) an article by Goronwy Rees about Guy Burgess, 1956
    • (fols. 138-40) the Suez Crisis, 1956
  • (fols. 177-214) Charles, Prince of Wales, 1980-6

Cohn - Colefax, 1944-74
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 249
Extent: 202 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-91) Josef Cohn, 1944-74, including
    • (fols. 85-7) discussion of Berlin's lecture on ' Zionist Politics in Wartime Washington', 1972-3
  • (fols. 92-202) Sibyl Colefax, Lady Colefax, 1946-50

Cooper - Corley, 1929-79
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 250
Extent: 128 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-57) M.du P. Cooper, 1932-79
  • (fols. 58-128) M.E.F. Corley, 1929-41

Cox - Eden, 1930-89
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 251
Extent: 298 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 218-98 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-83) Sir Christopher Cox, 1932-82, including letters about
    • (fols. 5-9) a visit to the New College Chalet by Berlin, 1933
    • (fol. 28) Berlin's future during the war, 1940
    • (fols. 51-60) recollections of the 1930s, including a draft article by Cox about the Chalet, and discussion about its preservation, 1973
    • (fols. 62-83) the compilation of a 'birthday book' for Maire Gaster, including reminiscences about visits to Ireland in the 1930s, 1981-2
  • (fols. 84-217) Sir Moore Crosthwaite, 1930-c.1980
  • (fols. 218-98) Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon, c.1941-89

Elath - Fischer, 1945-95
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 252
Extent: 317 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 75-107 and 299-307 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-107) Eliahu Elath, 1950-83 (in English and Russian), predominantly on Israeli affairs, including letters about
    • (fols. 41-56) a proposed Israeli Institute of International Affairs, 1959-60
  • (fols. 108-86) Elliott Felkin, 1945-61
  • (fols. 187-317) George Fischer, 1949-95, including letters about
    • (passim) Fischer's career and work on Russian history
    • (fols. 212-13) reaction to Berlin's articles in Time and Tide on university education in the United States, 1951
    • (fols. 225-7) the United States Presidential Election, 1952
    • (fol. 250) Berlin's The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History, 1955
    • (fols. 270-5) a visit by Korney Chukovsky to Oxford, 1962

Frankfurter (Felix), 1934-64
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 253
Extent: 169 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes several reports and articles by Frankfurter and others, sent on to Berlin, together with

  • (fols. 36-9) copy correspondence with D.C. McKay about the possibility of Berlin coming to Harvard University as a visiting lecturer, 1947
  • (fols. 140-6) discussion of the election of the Chancellor of Oxford University, 1960
  • (fols. 147-50) description by Berlin of a Tolstoy conference in Venice, 1960

Gaster - Grant, 1932-97
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 254
Extent: 230 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 72-87 and 188-230 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-87) Maire Lynd, later Gaster, 1932-90, including
    • (fols. 68-71) Berlin's recollections of their first visit to Ireland, written for a 'birthday book' for Gaster, and her reminiscing reply, 1982
  • (fols. 88-230) Shiela Grant Duff, later Newsome, later Sokolov Grant, 1932-97, including
    • (fols. 111-15) letters from her while working as a journalist in Prague, 1936-7
    • (fol. 156) comment by Berlin on Guy Burgess's defection, 1955
    • (fol. 168) description by Berlin of his meeting with Nehru in India, 1962
    • (fols. 171-9) discussion of Adam von Trott, 1962

Hall - Hamilton, 1936-90
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 255
Extent: 167 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 82-91 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-91) Donald Hall, 1943-90, including
    • (fols. 1-16) semi-official correspondence between Berlin at British Information Services, Washington, and Hall at the Foreign Office, London, 1943-5
  • (fols. 92-167) Hamish Hamilton, 1936-80, predominantly on publishing business connected with Hamish Hamilton Ltd., including letters about
    • (fols. 94-135) the preparation and publication of translations by Berlin of Turgenev's First Love and Rudin (of which only the former was eventually undertaken by him), 1936-52
    • (fols. 139-55 passim) the publication of an illustrated edition of First Love, 1956-7
    • (fols. 148-9, 152) Boris Pasternak's new novel [Dr Zhivago] and the prospects of its publication in the West, 1956
    • (fols. 161-5) the publication of Berlin's article on Lewis Namier, 1962-7

Hampshire (Sir Stuart), c.1936-81
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 256
Extent: 342 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters about

  • (passim) Hampshire's career
  • (fols. 132-52) the offer of the Nuffield College Wardenship to Berlin, 1953
  • (fols. 218-22) Hampshire's views of Isaiah Berlin, 1959
  • (fol. 223) Hampshire's impressions of Israel, 1959
  • (fols. 251-5) the Jerusalem Music Festival, 1961
  • (fols.265-6 ) an analysis of the United States political scene by Berlin, together with pen-portraits of United States University Philosophy Departments, 1962
  • (fols. 305-8) Hampshire's views of Berlin's Four Essays on Liberty, 1969
  • (fols. 310-11) Berlin's career options in the United States, 1969

Hart, 1933-97
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 257
Extent: 187 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 104-14 and 177-87 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-114) H.L.A. Hart, 1933-83, including letters about
    • (fols. 18-22) Hart's possible move from law to an academic career in philosophy, 1944
    • (fols. 41-3) the work of J.L. Austin in connection with Austin's application for White's Professorship of Moral Philosophy, 1952
    • (fols. 63-4) Hart's impressions of Jerusalem and Israel, 1964
  • (fols. 115-187) J.M. Hart, c.1934-97, including letters about
    • (fols. 154-5) the offer to Berlin of the Wardenship of Nuffield College, 1953
    • (fol. 157) the draft of Berlin's lecture on ' Two Concepts of Liberty', 1958
    • (fols. 158-60) Richard Pares's qualities as a historian, and comments on Berlin's appreciation of him, 1958
    • (fols. 168-70) a lecture by Berlin on Machiavelli, 1960s

Hayter - Heller, 1943-90
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 258
Extent: 211 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-72) Sir William Hayter, 1943-73, including letters about
    • (fols. 22-6) the disappearance of Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, 1951
    • (fols. 33-41) arrangements for Berlin's intended visit to Moscow, while Hayter was British Ambassador there, 1955-6
    • (fol. 45) the possible publication of a work by Berlin resulting from his visit to the Soviet Union (possibly 'Four Weeks in the Soviet Union'), 1957
    • (fols. 49-52) Hayter's election as Warden of New College, 1957-8
  • (fols. 73-150) Lady Dorothea Head, Viscountess Head, 1951-90, including
    • (fols. 136-42) discussion of Berlin's Four Essays on Liberty, 1969
  • (fols. 151-211) Erich Heller, 1950-89, predominantly about Heller's career and work

Hilton - Joll, 1930-91
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 259
Extent: 243 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 58-67 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-67) J.R. Hilton, c.1930-91, including
    • (fols. 43-4) comments on Berlin's Two Concepts of Liberty, 1959
  • (fols. 68-178) A.R. James, 1949-57, including
    • (fols. 82-4) Berlin's impressions of his months at Harvard University, 1949
  • (fols. 179-243) J.B. Joll, c.1939-85, including letters about
    • (fols. 194-201) the offer to Berlin of the Wardenship of Nuffield College, 1953-4
    • (fols. 207-8) Boris Pasternak, especially the broadcast of Dr Zhivago on the BBC, 1958
    • (fols. 215-18) the visits of Ernst Bloch and Korney Chukovsky to Oxford, 1962

Kallin (Anna), 1946-55
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 260
Extent: 242 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains original letters (in English and Russian) both to and from Kallin, those from Berlin having been returned to him after Kallin's death

Predominantly correspondence relating to Berlin's broadcasts for the BBC, which Kallin edited, and discussion of topics for broadcasts and other potential broadcasters for the Third Programme

Includes letters about

  • (fols. 1-2) Kallin's initial approach about Berlin broadcasting on the Third Programme, 1946
  • (fols. 40-98 passim) the recording and editing of and reaction to Berlin's broadcasts of his lectures on ' Freedom and its Betrayal', including initial approaches about broadcasting the Flexner Lectures given by Berlin, 1950-2
  • (fols. 130-2, 134-5) the offer to Berlin of the Wardenship of Nuffield College, 1953
  • (fols. 158-62, 165-6, 168-9) the recording and editing of and reaction to Berlin's broadcasts of his Northcliffe lectures on ' A Marvellous Decade', 1954-5
  • (fol. 178) the death of Mendel Berlin, 1953
  • (fols. 181-3) the possibility of Berlin giving the Reith Lectures, 1955

Kallin (Anna), 1956-80
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 261
Extent: 222 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains original letters (in English and Russian) both to and from Kallin, those from Berlin having been returned to him after Kallin's death

Predominantly correspondence relating to Berlin's broadcasts for the BBC, which Kallin edited, and discussion of topics for broadcasts and other potential broadcasters for the Third Programme

Includes letters about

  • (fols. 20-2, 33-5, 81) the possibility of Berlin giving the Reith Lectures, 1957-8, 1961
  • (fols. 21-3, 25-7, 29-30) the [rejected] possiblility of Berlin talking on Boris Pasternak after the publication of Dr Zhivago, the stopping of proposed readings from the book by George Katkov, and further discussion on Boris Pasternak including the possibility of Berlin writing on him for the Manchester Guardian, 1957-8
  • (fols. 31-2) Berlin's inaugural lecture as Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, on ' Two Concepts of Liberty', 1958
  • (fols. 115-16, 120-1, 125-6) Berlin's disagreement with Tamara Deutscher over his treatment of her late husband, 1969
  • (fol. 140) Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev, 1970
  • (fols. 163-4) Berlin's essay on meetings with Anna Akhmatova and Boris Pasternak , 1980

Kohn (Hans), 1949-63
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 262
Extent: 61 leaves

Kollek (Theodore), 1946-97
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 263
Extent: 270 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters about

  • (passim) Israeli affairs, especially concerning Jerusalem
  • (fols. 72, 109-10, 122-4, 130, 138-47) Berlin's response to David Ben-Gurion's query about the definition of Jewish identity, and Berlin's objection to its publication, 1959, 1962-3
  • (fols. 106) the election of a new President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1961
  • (fols. 83-137 passim) the Jerusalem Music Festival, 1960-2

Lasky - Magee, 1950-84
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 264
Extent: 128 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 110-128 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-109) M.J. Lasky, 1950-84, predominantly concerning editorial matters for Der Monat and Encounter, including letters about
    • (fols. 33-42) the publication of Berlin's 'Tolstoy and Enlightenment', 1960
    • (fols. 52-6, 79-84) a libel action brought by Conor Cruise O'Brien against Encounter over an article by Goronwy Rees, 1966
    • (fols. 64-6, 87-97) the revelation of the involvement of the CIA in the funding of Encounter, 1966-7
  • (fols. 110-28) Bryan Magee, 1972-5

Magee (Bryan), 1976-97
Shelfmark: MSS. Berlin 265-6
Extent: 95, 81 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Morgan (C.C.), 1943-78
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 267
Extent: 126 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-13) semi-official and personal correspondence between Berlin at British Information Services, Washington and Morgan at BIS, New York, 1943-4

Muller (Rowland Burdon-), 1949-54
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 268
Extent: 268 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains original letters both to and from Burdon-Muller, those from Berlin having been returned to him after Burdon-Muller's death

Includes letters about

  • (passim) politics and international affairs, especially in the United States, Britain and the Middle East
  • (fols. 43-4) a dinner with Winston Churchill attended by Berlin, and British politics, 1949
  • (fols. 79-80) Berlin's impressions of Bernard Berenson, 1950
  • (fol. 153) Toscanini concerts in London, 1952
  • (fols. 222-36 passim, 241-4) Mendel Berlin's last illness and death, 1953

Muller (Rowland Burdon-), 1955-79
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 269
Extent: 291 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains original letters both to and from Burdon-Muller, those from Berlin having been returned to him after Burdon-Muller's death

Includes letters about

  • (passim) politics and international affairs, especially in the United States, Britain and the Middle East
  • (fols. 55-85 passim) the Suez Crisis, 1956-7
  • (fol. 88) Berlin's reactions to the offer of a knighthood, 1957
  • (fols. 113-14) a visit by Dmitrii Shostakovich and Poulenc to Oxford to receive Honorary Degrees, 1958
  • (fols. 119-30) a dinner party at 10 Downing Street for Vice-President Nixon, together with a description of Stravinsky, 1958
  • (fols. 140-3) a dinner party with the Queen Mother and Maria Callas, 1959
  • (fols. 155-62) a Tolstoy Conference in Venice, 1960
  • (fols. 178-81) a meeting with a Soviet delegation in Sussex, including discussion of the imprisonment of Boris Pasternak's mistress, 1961
  • (fols. 216-24) the Profumo scandal, 1963

Nabokov (Nicolas), 1943-65
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 270
Extent: 225 leaves

Scope and Content:

Written in Russian (predominantly) and English

Includes letters about

  • (fol. 15) news of several members of the intelligentsia in the Soviet Union, including Akhmatova, Zoshchenko, Shostakovich and Prokoviev, 1947
  • (fols. 86-9) Auden's series 'Bucolics', including poems dedicated to Nabokov and Berlin, together with comments on Berenson, [1953]
  • (fol. 97) sending a note to Boris Pasternak, 1954
  • (fols. 163-76, 187) the Tolstoy conference, organised by Nabokov, at which Berlin gave a paper, 1959-1960
  • (fol. 178) the difficulty of Boris Pasternak's position in the Soviet Union, 1959
  • (fols. 204, 215-16) Stravinsky, especially his composition for the Jerusalem Music Festival, 1961-2

Nabokov (Nicolas), 1966-78
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 271
Extent: 160 leaves

Scope and Content:

Written in Russian (predominantly) and English

Includes letters about

  • (fol. 6) the Jerusalem Music Festival, 1966
  • (fols. 7-9) Berlin's interview with Henry Brandon, published in the Sunday Times without authority, 1966
  • (fols. 52-3) Robert Lowell and W.H. Auden, 1970
  • (fols. 54-60) Irina Odoevtseva's memoirs of Mandel'shtam and Gumilev, 1970
  • (fol. 61) the photographer Roman Vishniac, 1970
  • (fol. 76) a ceremony relating to the burial of Stravinsky next to Diaghilev; and the death of Edgar Wind, 1971
  • (fols. 90-1) Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev, 1973
  • (fol. 110) Middle East politics, including comments on Kissinger, 1975
  • (fols. 127-30) the possibility of working with Joseph Brodsky on an opera , 1977

Nicholas (H.G.), 1941-89
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 272
Extent: 266 leaves

Scope and Content:

Predominantly semi-official and personal correspondence between Berlin at British Information Services, Washington and Nicholas at the Ministry of Information, London 1942-6, containing much discussion of United States and British wartime politics and affairs, together with

  • (fols. 222-7) discussion of the offer to Berlin of the Wardenship of Nuffield College, 1953

Paget - Plamenatz, 1948-97
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 273
Extent: 215 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 71-126 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-126) Shirley Paget, Marchioness of Anglesey, 1948-97, including letters about
    • (fols. 9-15 passim) correcting the proofs of the translation of Turgenev's First Love, 1949
    • (fol. 64) Berlin's negotiations to secure funding for Iffley College, 1966
    • (fols. 77-80) Anglesey's visit to Leningrad, with further discussion of the city and of Russians by Berlin, 1982
    • (fol. 101) Berlin's recollections of part of his childhood spent in Andreapol, 1990
  • (fols. 127-215) J.P. Plamenatz, 1952-74, including letters about
    • (fols. 145-50) Berlin's Historical Inevitability, 1955
    • (fols. 167-9) Machiavelli, and about Kant, Fichte, Hegel and the Existentialists, 1959
    • (fols. 173-6) Berlin's paper on Machiavelli, 1963

Rees - Roper, 1931-92
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 274
Extent: 204 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 174-204 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-97) Goronwy Rees, 1931-79, including
    • (fols. 9-14) discussion of plans to visit Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia with Shiela Grant Duff, 1933
    • (fols. 25-8) letters about a visit to Bowen's Court, including comments by Rees on Elizabeth Bowen and Rosamund Lehmann, 1936
    • (fol. 46) draft by Berlin on verso of letter, possibly for revision of his book on Marx, 1948
    • (fols. 55-9) discussion of the Wardenship elections at All Souls College, 1951-2
    • (fols. 65-6) discussion of the offer of the Nuffield College Wardenship to Berlin, 1953
    • (fols. 70-2) letters about Rees's articles on Guy Burgess and espionage activities in the Foreign Office, including Berlin's refutation of allegations against him in the articles, 1956
    • (fols. 77-9) discussion of an article on Winston Churchill by Rees, including references to Berlin's earlier work, 1965
    • (fols. 89-90) letters about the published version of Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev, including his appreciation of Rees's comments in an article, 1972-3
  • (fols. 98-204) H.R. Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre, 1950-92, including
    • (fols. 120-1) discussion of Trevor-Roper's possible election to the Regius Chair of Modern History, 1957
    • (fols. 123-5) draft of a letter from Trevor-Roper to Encounter in response to an article on Bernard Berenson by Meyer Schapiro, 1961
    • (fols. 131-46) correspondence about reviews by Berlin and Trevor-Roper of E.H. Carr's What is History?, including a draft of Trevor-Roper's piece, 1962
    • (fols. 147-8) comments by Trevor-Roper on a draft of Berlin's essay on Machiavelli, 1963

Rotenstreich - Rothschild, 1947-88
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 275
Extent: 180 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 80-180 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-79) Nathan Rotenstreich, 1947-83, including
    • (fols. 38-50) correspondence about Berlin's article on Weizmann, 1962-3
  • (fols. 80-180) Dorothy de Rothschild, 1949-88

Rothschild (Miriam), 1934-97
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 276
Extent: 231 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 188-231 are closed

Scope and Content:

Includes letters about

  • (fols. 179-186, 212) Rothschild's biographies of Lionel Walter Rothschild and Nathaniel Charles Rothschild, 1979-83
  • (fols. 189-205) the death of Sir John Foster and the creation of a memorial to him, 1982-3

Rothschild (Victor), 1934-90
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 277
Extent: 181 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 131-81 are closed

Scope and Content:

Includes letters about

  • (passim) Israeli affairs
  • (fols. 45-59) setting up the Duff Cooper Memorial Fund, 1955-6
  • (fols. 68-75) the Rothschilds' charitable activities in Israel, 1961
  • (fols. 136-163) setting up a Centre for Science Policy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1979-80

Schlesinger (A.M.), 1949-97
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 278
Extent: 258 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 231-58 are closed

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (passim) discussion of United States politics and affairs
  • (fols. 4-6, 12, 20-2) comments on and discussion of reaction to Berlin's articles in Time and Tide, including a cutting, 1949-50
  • (fols. 8-10, 14-18) cutting of a letter commenting on Berlin's review ' “A Sense of Reality” about Russia', with related correspondence, 1950
  • (fol. 39) report on the Stevenson campaign in the Presidential election, 1952
  • (fols. 43-8) copy of letter from Schlesinger to Rebecca West, with telegraphed reply, discussing an article by the latter on McCarthyism, 1953
  • (fols. 66-8) copy of article by W.H. Auden on Berlin's The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History, 1954
  • (fols. 93-4) comments by Berlin on the Suez Crisis, 1956
  • (fol. 116) comments by Schlesinger on the nomination of J.F. Kennedy as the Democrat candidate in the Presidential election, 1960
  • (fol. 158) anecdote by Berlin about meeting R.F. Kennedy in Oxford, 1967
  • (fols. 208-9) discussion by Berlin of the Middle East situation, 1971
  • (fols. 213-15) discussion of H.A. Kissinger and R.M. Nixon's visits to China, 1971
  • (fol. 215) comments by Berlin on Roy Jenkins' political abilities, 1971
  • (fol. 244) discussion by Berlin of his views on the Gulf War, 1991

Silvers (Robert), 1965-93
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 279
Extent: 307 leaves

Scope and Content:

Predominantly on matters relating to the New York Review of Books, including letters about

  • (passim) Israel and the Middle East
  • (fols. 16-20) a libel action against Encounter by Conor Cruise O'Brien, 1966
  • (fol. 44) a lecture by Noam Chomsky at Oxford, 1969
  • (fols. 88-107) Israeli immigration, the conflicts between Arabs and Jews in Israel, and other aspects of Middle East politics, 1970
  • (fols. 135-51 passim, 154-93, 198-201) the version of Berlin's essay on Machiavelli published in the New York Review of Books, including copies of letters in response to it, 1971-2
  • (fols. 243-50) Berlin's reaction to an article by I.M. Stone on the Middle East, 1975
  • (fols. 268-78) a reprint of Berlin's introduction to Herzen's From the Other Shore, including draft of postscript by Berlin, and proofs of the article, 1979
  • (fols. 302-5) Berlin's work on Joseph de Maistre, with Berlin's response, 1990

Simmons (J.S.G.), 1950-89
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 280
Extent: 132 leaves

Scope and Content:

Predominantly correspondence about obtaining published works in Russian, for personal and Oxford University collections


Sparrow (J.H.A.), 1933-82
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 281
Extent: 302 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 13-14) comments following a dinner with Virginia Woolf, 1933
  • (fols. 15-16) advice to Berlin on whether to write a book on Marx, [1933]
  • (fols. 34-9) discussion of Sparrow's re-election as a fellow of All Souls College, 1936
  • (fols. 49-51) letter sent to Sparrow by a supporter of Hitler, 1938
  • (fol. 68) letter annotated with unrelated draft by Berlin on Marx, possibly for revision of Karl Marx, 1946
  • (fols. 99-101) comments on Maurice Bowra's knighthood, 1951
  • (fols. 102-46) letters about the All Souls College Wardenship elections, culminating in Sparrow's appointment, 1951-2
  • (fol. 110) notes by Berlin on Joseph de Maistre, on the back of a telegram, 1951
  • (fol. 168) discussion by Berlin of the offer to him of the Wardenship of Nuffield College, 1953
  • (fols. 187-90) Berlin's application for re-election to a Research Fellowship at All Souls College, 1955
  • (fols. 194) description by Berlin of a lecture by A.L. Rowse in the United States, 1955
  • (fols. 226-8) comments by Sparrow on Berlin's knighthood, 1957
  • (fol. 229) comments by Sparrow on the Wolfenden Report, 1957
  • (fols. 256-60, 264) discussion of proposed changes to fellowships at All Souls College, 1965
  • (fols. 262-5) discussion of the offer to Berlin of the headship of Iffley College, 1965
  • (fols. 294-5) offer to Berlin of a Distinguished Fellowship of All Souls College, 1975

Spender (Sir Stephen), 1930-49
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 282
Extent: 224 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (passim) discussion by Spender of his work on poems and prose
  • (fols. 1-29) letters from Spender in Germany, 1930-2
  • (fols. 7-8) comments on the political situation in Germany, 1930
  • (fol. 8) draft of Spender's poem 'What I Expected', 1930
  • (fol. 12) drafts of Spender's poems 'My Child Came Home' and 'In the Country', 1930
  • (fols. 24-6) drafts of Spender's poems 'Not Palaces', 'Here Man Wakes', 'Those Fireballs those Ashes', 'In Railway Halls', 'The Eyes Seen Vividly' and 'The Pylons', 1932
  • (fols. 30-1) letters from Spender in Barcelona, including description of his relationship with Hellmut Schroeder, 1932
  • (fols. 35-8) references to treatment for a tapeworm contracted while in Spain, 1933
  • (fols. 37-42) letters from Spender in Italy, including references to his relationship with Tony Hyndman, 1933
  • (fol. 67) draft of Spender's poem 'The Living Values', 1936
  • (fols. 68-105) letter enclosing an early draft of a play, 'Death of a Justice' by Spender [ultimately published as Trial of a Judge], with page of comments by Berlin, 1936
  • (fols. 120-91) typescript of [final?] version [Act Two incomplete] of Trial of a Judge, 1938
  • (fols. 200-6) letters about Spender's separation from his first wife, Inez, including (fol. 203) typescript of poem 'To Two Shades' written at the time, 1939
  • (fols. 212-15) drafts of Spender's poems 'To Humphrey Spender' [included as '(To J.H.S.)' in 'Elegy for Margaret'], 'The Double Shame', and 'From a Tree Choked by Ivy, Rotted' [included in 'Elegy for Margaret'], 1940

Spender (Sir Stephen), 1950-95
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 283
Extent: 260 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 193-243 and 249-60 are closed

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (passim) references to Spender's work and career
  • (fols. 8-9) comments on Berlin's broadcasts on ' Freedom and its Betrayal', 1952
  • (fols. 15-19) letters about the publication of Berlin's broadcasts on ' A Marvellous Decade' in Encounter, 1955
  • (fols. 44-8) description by Spender of his impressions of Poland, following a visit, 1958
  • (fols. 49-52) comments by Spender on Berlin's inaugural lecture as Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory on ' Two Concepts of Liberty', and Berlin's response, 1958
  • (fol. 73) copy letter from Spender to the Observer, about an article on Berlin's appointment as head of Wolfson College, 1966
  • (fols. 74-84) discussion of a libel action brought by Conor Cruise O'Brien against Encounter over an article by Goronwy Rees, 1966
  • (fols. 88-102) discussion of the controversy over the revelation of the involvement of the CIA in the funding of Encounter, 1967
  • (fol. 98) comment by Berlin on the Six Days War, 1967
  • (fols. 106-17) correspondence and papers about a possible new independent journal, 1967
  • (fols. 119-33) translation by Berlin of a letter from Pavel Litvinov to Spender, about the possible formation of a committee to support the democratic movement in the Soviet Union, 1968
  • (fol. 146) comment by Berlin on the election of Stuart Hampshire to the Wardenship of Wadham College, 1970
  • (fols. 155-6) comments by Spender on Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev, 1972
  • (fols. 173-80) copy of Recent Poems inscribed to the Berlins, 1978
  • (fol. 188) translation by Spender of some lines from Heine, 1979
  • (fol. 189) draft of Spender's poem 'Late Stravinsky Listening to Late Beethoven', 1979
  • (fols. 245-6) draft of 'Six Variations (Thoughts for Isaiah Berlin, arising from reading Pepys Journal)', 1991
  • (fol. 248) incomplete earlier draft of 'Six Variations', 1991

Stein - Stephenson, c.1928-1971
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 284
Extent: 174 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 1-57 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-76) L.J. Stein, 1960-71, predominantly about the editing of the Weizmann papers for publication, including
    • (fols. 58-65) discussion of Berlin's article on Weizmann, 1962
  • (fols. 77-174) J.V. Stephenson, c.1928-70, including
    • (fols. 77-93) letters from Stephenson as a student at Jesus College, Cambridge, including news of fellow Old Paulines, c.1928-31

Straight (Lady Daphne), 1942-88 [predominantly 1942-6]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 285
Extent: 160 leaves

Scope and Content:

Predominantly semi-official and personal correspondence between Berlin at British Information Services, Washington and Straight at the Ministry of Information, London, containing much discussion of United States and British wartime politics and affairs, including letters about

  • (fols. 5-6, 10-12) the effects of the appointment of Darlan as chief of French North Africa, 1942
  • (fols. 10-12, 24) the Beveridge Report, 1942-3
  • (fols. 73, 75, 78, 83) Straight's impressions of Chaim and Vera Weizmann, 1943
  • (fols. 50, 76, 79) Straight's meetings with and impressions of John Winant, the United States Ambassador in London, 1943
  • (fols. 116-17) the result of the United States Presidential election, 1944
  • (fols. 120, 123) an offer to Berlin by Duff Cooper, through Straight, of the post of Press Attaché at the Paris Embassy, 1944-5

Talmon - Walicki, 1952-95
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 286
Extent: 311 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 245-311 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-123) Yaakov Talmon, 1952-79, including letters about
    • (fols. 1-5) Berlin's broadcasts on ' Freedom and its Betrayal', 1952
    • (fols. 31-4) Lewis Namier, 1960
    • (fols. 66-74) reaction to Berlin's lecture on ' Zionist Politics in Wartime Washington', 1972-3
    • (fols. 80-91) arrangements for Talmon to come to Wolfson College as a Visiting Fellow, 1974
    • (fols. 91-4) the Yom Kippur War and its aftermath, 1974
    • (fols. 99-119 passim) political and other events in Israel, 1976-9
  • (fols. 124-311) A.S. Walicki, 1960-95 (in English and Russian), including letters about
    • (fols. 137-44) Herzen, Walicki's work on Chernyshevsky, and Berlin's visit to India, including his meeting with Nehru, and his impressions of Nepal,1962
    • (fols. 158-76) arrangements for Walicki to come to Oxford as a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, including holding joint seminars with Berlin (on 'Slavophils and Westerners' and 'Populism and Marxism'), 1965-6
    • (fols. 212-16) Berlin's Vico and Herder, 1976
    • (fols. 230-1) Berlin's intended review of Walicki's books, 1980
    • (fols. 256-8) concepts of liberty, 1985

Weeks - Weisgal, 1943-95
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 287
Extent: 270 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-61) Edward Weeks, 1949-80, predominantly about publishing matters for the Atlantic Monthly, including letters about
    • (fols. 1-6) the publication of Berlin's article on Winston Churchill, 1949
    • (fols. 24-37) the publication of Berlin's article on F.D. Roosevelt, 1955
    • (fols. 51-61) extracts about Berlin from a draft autobiographical work by Weeks, 1979-80
  • (fols. 62-155) A.G. Weidenfeld, Baron Weidenfeld of Chelsea, 1948-95, predominantly about publishing matters for Weidenfeld & Nicolson, including letters about
    • (fols. 69, 80-1, 83-8, 93-100) the publication of and reaction to Berlin's The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History, 1952-3
    • (fols. 142-6) Berlin's recollections of his first meeting with Meyer Weisgal, correcting the relevant passage of Weisgal's memoirs, 1971
  • (fols. 156-270) M.W. Weisgal, 1943-74, predominantly concerning the Weizmann Institute and Archives, including letters about
    • (fols. 218-22, 226-30) Berlin's article on Weizmann for Chaim Weizmann, 1962
    • (fols. 261-2) Lewis Namier's conversion to Christianity, 1971

Lynd, later Wheeler (Sigle), 1932-59 [predominantly 1932-42]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 288
Extent: 96 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 46-9, 53, 78, 82, 85-6) references to and discussion by Sigle of her Communist political views and activities, 1934-9
  • (fols. 85-6) comment on Berlin's book on Marx

White (M.G.), 1949-79
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 289
Extent: 241 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fol. 2) comment on Berlin's article on Winston Churchill, 1949
  • (fols. 4-6) comments by Berlin on his own article in Time and Tide and broadcast on Anglo-American relations, 1949
  • (fols. 17-59, 108-27 and 227-237 passim) recurring discussion of a possible joint work by White and Berlin, on the philosophy of history, which never came to fruition, 1952-79
  • (fols. 50-65) discussion of White's draft of The Age of Analysis (a companion volume to Berlin's The Age of Enlightenment), including detailed comments by Berlin, 1955
  • (fols. 74-85) discussion of Berlin's Historical Inevitability, 1955-6
  • (fol. 107, 113, 117, 120) references to the last illness and death of J.L. Austin, including appreciative comments on the man by both Berlin and White, 1960
  • (fol. 132) copy of a review by White of E.H. Carr's What is History?
  • (fol. 206) a description by Berlin of Franco Venturi, 1974

White (M.G.), 1980-97
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 290
Extent: 128 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 3-51 passim) discussions predominantly on the philosophy of history, 1980-1
  • (fols. 64-7, 72-9) discussions on free will, latterly relating to the draft of White's book on the subject, 1987, 1990-1

Wollheim (R.A.), c.1947-1985
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 291
Extent: 167 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters about

  • (fols. 31-85 passim) the 'Library of Ideas' series edited by Wollheim for Weidenfeld & Nicolson, including Herzen's From the Other Shore with an introduction by Berlin, 1952-5
  • (fols. 50-1, 57) Berlin's essay on Tolstoy, being edited for reprinting, [1953]
  • (fols. 129-30) reviewers of E.H. Carr's What is History?, 1961

B.3   Family correspondence, 1928-78

B.3.1   Correspondence between Isaiah Berlin and his parents, Mendel and Marie Berlin, 1928-71

B.3.1.a   Letters between Isaiah and his parents, 1928-53

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 292-7

Extent: 156 leaves

1928-37
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 292
Extent: 156 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 3-4) comments about life at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1932
  • (fols. 13-14) comments about a possible position at the Manchester Guardian, 1931
  • (fols. 23-5) congratulations on Berlin's final examination results, 1932
  • (fols. 43-8) postcards from Berlin while travelling on the Continent, including Zilina and en route to the New College Chalet, 1933
  • (fol. 51) comment on dining to meet Virginia Woolf, 1933
  • (fols. 55-65) postcards from Berlin on the Continent, en route to Palestine, 1934
  • (fols. 66-80) letters and postcards from Berlin in Palestine, 1934
  • (fols. 98-9) comments on Marx, in relation to his work on the Marx biography, 1935

1938-41
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 293
Extent: 167 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 2, 5) brief references to correspondence with E.H. Carr about Bakunin, 1938
  • (fol. 5) comments on Harold Nicolson, 1938
  • (fol. 6) brief comment on Adam von Trott, 1938
  • (fols. 7-15) postcards from Berlin in Ireland, including references to working on completion of Marx biography, 1938
  • (fols. 20-1) comments on moving into New College and on the political situation in Europe, 1938
  • (fols. 34-42) letters written en route to and on arrival in North America with Guy Burgess, 1940
  • (fols. 43-68) letters from Washington and New York, including discussion of the abandonment of the planned continuation of his journey to Moscow, the possibility of work in the United States, and in the meantime working on an analysis of the Associated Press dispatches, 1940
  • (fols. 69-70) letters from Portugal, while travelling back to Britain, 1940
  • (fols. 71-8) telegrams and letters on Berlin's journey back to the United States, 1941
  • (fols. 79-167) telegrams and letters mainly from New York, while working for British Information Services, 1941
  • (fols. 125-6) comments on the Jewish world in the United States, and on Weizmann, 1941

1942-3
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 294
Extent: 167 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspodence while Berlin was in New York and Washington, working for British Information Services, including

  • (fol. 1) comments on the effects of the declaration of war by the United States, and Winston Churchill's visit, 1942
  • (fols. 46-50) postcards and telegrams from Ireland while awaiting a flight back to the United States, 1942
  • (fols. 51-92) communications about Berlin's breakdown in health (which he tried to conceal from his parents) on his return to New York after leave in Britain, his hospitalisation and subsequent convalescence with Chaim and Vera Weizmann, 1942
  • (fols. 116-20) confession of the true severity of Berlin's illness in 1942, after his parents had discovered more from another source, 1943
  • (fol.137) comments on F.D. Roosevelt, 1943
  • (fols. 143-4) mention of a fleeting encounter with Winston Churchill, 1943
  • (fols. 145-56) postcards and telegrams sent while on a tour of the United States, 1943

1944-8
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 295
Extent: 203 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters, telegrams and postcards

  • (fols. 1-103, 121-3) while Berlin was in Washington, working for British Information Services, 1943-6
  • (fols. 72-8) while in hospital in Baltimore for a sinus operation, 1945
  • (fols. 105-20) while in Moscow, working at the British Embassy, 1945
  • (fols. 160-2) while travelling to Palestine, 1947
  • (fols. 169-82) while in Paris, attending the Reconstruction Conference, and later on holiday in Italy, 1947

1949-51
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 296
Extent: 257 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-98) correspondence while Berlin was at Harvard University as a Visiting Lecturer, 1949
  • (fols. 1-2) letters sent while travelling to the United States on board the Queen Mary, mentioning those on board, including Aline Halban, and an incident at Cherbourg in which the ship 'scratched the bottom', 1949
  • (fols. 6-18) correspondence while Mendel was also visiting the United States, spending part of the time with Berlin, 1949
  • (fols. 57, 65) comments about Chaim and Vera Weizmann wishing Berlin to join the Israeli President's entourage, 1949
  • (fols. 95-8) letter sent while on board the Queen Elizabeth travelling back to Europe, including an account of having his wallet (including passport and travel documents) stolen in New York, and his treatment at the British Consulate when obtaining a replacement, 1949
  • (fols.118-19) comments by Marie on Berlin's possible move to All Souls College, 1950
  • (fols. 123-33) correspondence while Berlin was travelling to and in Israel, including comments on the illness of his uncle Yitzhak Samunov, 1950
  • (fols. 144-68) letters from Berlin in Berne (staying with the Weizmanns), and later in Geneva and Italy, including references to the death of Yitzhak Samunov and his reaction to it, and an account of meeting Bernard Berenson, 1950
  • (fols. 177-82) correspondence while Berlin was in Israel, 1951
  • (fols. 185-7) comments on the death of Humphrey Sumner and the impending election of a new Warden of All Souls College, 1951
  • (fols. 193-257) correspondence while Berlin was at Harvard University as a Visiting Lecturer, including his voyage to the United States and an initial holiday in Maine with Rowland Burdon-Muller, 1951
  • (fols. 224, 227-30) reports on reaction to Berlin's articles in the Jewish Chronicle on 'Jewish Slavery and Emancipation' , 1951
  • (fols. 228, 232, 235, 237) comments on the British General Election results, 1951

1952-3; n.d. [1928-53]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 297
Extent: 169 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-25) correspondence while Berlin was at Harvard University as a Visiting Lecturer and at Bryn Mawr to give the Flexner Lectures, 1952
  • (fols. 1-6, 13, 16-17) discussion of the new Wardenship election at All Souls College, owing to the illness of Sir Hubert Henderson, 1952
  • (fols. 2, 6-8) references to T.S. Eliot's accusations of an insult to him in Berlin's articles in the Jewish Chronicle, 1952
  • (fols. 36-9) comments on Berlin's broadcast lectures on ' Freedom and its Betrayal', 1952
  • (fols. 67-106) correspondence while Berlin was at Harvard University as a Visiting Lecturer, including references to Mendel Berlin's health, 1953
  • (fols. 85-106) discussion of the offer to Berlin of the Wardenship of Nuffield College, 1953

B.3.1.b   Letters between Isaiah Berlin and his mother, 1954-71

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 298-301


1954-6
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 298
Extent: 191 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 89-129) correspondence while Berlin was in the United States, mainly in Chicago as a visiting professor, 1955-6
  • (fols. 95-118) letters about Berlin's relationship with Aline Halban, including discussion of arrangements for their impending marriage, 1955
  • (fols. 169-79) correspondence while Berlin and his wife were in the Soviet Union, including references to the death of his uncle Leo Berlin, 1956

1957-9
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 299
Extent: 205 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fol.15) comments by Marie on reaction to Berlin's professorship, 1957
  • (fols. 75-83) correspondence while Berlin was in Israel, 1958
  • (fols. 127-9) discussion by Marie of Jewish identity, in connection with Berlin's response to a query from David Ben-Gurion, 1959

1960-3
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 300
Extent: 176 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 88-97) correspondence while Berlin was in Israel and India, 1961
  • (fols. 106-18) correspondence while Berlin was at Harvard University as a Visiting Lecturer, 1962
  • (fols. 120-8) postcards from Berlin while in Israel, 1963
  • (fols. 156-75) correspondence while Berlin was in the United States, 1963

1964-71; n.d. [1954-71]
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 301
Extent: 133 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 3-8) correspondence while Marie was in Israel having an operation on her eyes, 1964

B.3.2   Other family correspondence, 1928-78

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 302-3


Letters between Berlin and his wife Aline, Lady Berlin, c.1949-65
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 302
Extent: 61 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters between Berlin and his aunt, Ida Samunov, 1928-78
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 303
Extent: 87 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (passim) discussion of Ida's health and financial arrangements
  • (fol. 6) letter from Berlin following the death of his father, about future arrangements for his mother, 1954
  • (fol. 7) letter from Ida about Berlin's engagement to Aline Halban, 1955
  • (fol. 9) comments by Ida on news from Berlin of relatives in the Soviet Union, following his visit there, 1956
  • (fols. 16-17) discussion of Boris Pasternak's Dr Zhivago, 1959
  • (fol. 26) comment by Berlin on a description of him as the 'wittiest man in Oxford', 1959
  • (fols. 77, 79) letters from Berlin's aunt Zelma Zhmudskaya to Ida (her sister), sent on to Berlin, 1977-8
  • (fols. 81-9) copies of Ida's will and other documents relating to her estate, 1960-70

B.4   Correspondence and papers on academic matters, 1932-97

Restrictions on Access: Most material is closed for 80 years

B.4.1    Oxford University, 1934-96

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 304-16


Minutes and papers of the Inter-Faculty Liaison Committee for Slavonic and East European Studies, 1960-72
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 304
Extent: 324 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Minutes and papers of the Inter-Faculty Liaison Committee for Slavonic and East European Studies, 1973-5
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 305
Extent: 232 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Papers and correspondence relating to the Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, 1969-89
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 306
Extent: 297 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Scope and Content:

Includes minutes of the Academic Advisory Council


Papers concerning other University academic matters, 1959-96
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 307
Extent: 243 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-89) correspondence and papers on the funding of the Middle East Centre and for Slavonic and East European Studies by the Hayter Sub-Committee of the University Grants Committtee, 1961-8
  • (fols. 90-162) minutes, papers and correspondence relating to the Herbert Spencer Lectureship, 1959-67
  • (fols. 163-243) minutes, papers and correspondence relating to the Flick Professorship of European Thought, 1992-6

Correspondence and papers on miscellaneous University business, 1946-74
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 308
Extent: 167 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Correspondence and papers relating to administration of the B. Phil. in Politics, 1958-69
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 309
Extent: 170 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Papers relating to the setting and marking of examinations, 1934-82
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 310
Extent: 214 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 107-209 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-106) draft examination papers
  • (fols. 107-209) notes on marking of examinations

Examination marking books and notebooks, 1940-74
Shelfmark: MSS. Berlin 311-15
Extent: 35, 46, 36, 78, 102 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Correspondence with the University on personal appointments and affairs, 1946-95
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 316
Extent: 95 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 22-5) appointment to Chichele Chair in Social and Political Theory, 1957
  • (fols. 42-78 passim) appointment to Presidency of the future Wolfson College, and negotiations on funding for the founding of the College, 1965-6

B.4.2   Oxford Colleges, 1932-97

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 317-20


Correspondence and papers concerning Oxford Colleges, 1932-56
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 317
Extent: 141 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Scope and Content:

Predominantly All Souls College business correspondence and papers, with a few papers concerning New and Nuffield Colleges


Correspondence and papers concerning All Souls College, 1964-97
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 318
Extent: 248 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Correspondence and papers concerning Iffley College, later Wolfson College, 1965-74
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 319
Extent: 342 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Scope and Content:

Includes correspondence about the initial financing of the College and its buildings, and the selection of architects for the buildings


Papers concerning Iffley College, later Wolfson College, 1965-1974
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 320
Extent: 123 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-48) Proposals for a new Graduate College in Oxford, 1965-6
  • (fols. 60-72) Papers relating to Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony, 1968
  • (fols. 110-20) Berlin's speech on the opening of the College buildings, 1974
  • (fols. 121-3) Plans of the College site and sketch of the north side, 1968

B.4.3   British Universities, 1949-74

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 321-3


Papers concerning the University of London Board of Slavonic and East European Studies, 1949-67
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 321
Extent: 111 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-64) minutes and papers, 1951-66
  • (fols. 65-111) correspondence about examination of research degree candidates, 1949-67

Papers and correspondence concerning the Academic Advisory Committee of the University of Sussex, 1961-4
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 322
Extent: 202 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Papers and correspondence concerning the Academic Advisory Committee of the University of Sussex, 1965-74
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 323
Extent: 194 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.4.4    British Academy, 1958-96

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 324-8


Correspondence and papers for the Committee on Provision for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1958-61
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 324
Extent: 297 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes notes and draft by Berlin of a section on Research Institutions (bib. 81a) for the Committee's Report, and proofs of whole Report


Papers on Sections and Committees, 1958-89
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 325
Extent: 241 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises minutes, papers and correspondence for

  • (fols. 1-19) Section VII (Philosophy), 1958-66
  • (fols. 20-168) Thank-Offering to Britain Fund Committee, 1966-75, 1989
  • (fols. 169-241) Anglo-Palestine Archives Committee, 1972-9

Correspondence with Secretary and Deputy Secretary, and related correspondence with others, during and after Berlin's Presidency, 1974-95
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 326
Extent: 266 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Other correspondence relating to Berlin's Presidency, 1974-83
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 327
Extent: 159 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-97) correspondence and papers concerning relations and meetings with overseas Academies and other British Institutions, 1974-83
  • (fols. 98-124) correspondence on the status and appointment of Secretaries of the Academy, 1976-7
  • (fols. 125-159) correspondence with Fellows concerning the appointment of a President to succeed Berlin, 1977-8

Committee papers and correspondence, and printed matter, 1975-96
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 328
Extent: 277 leaves
Restrictions on Access: fols. 1-269 are closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-226) minutes and correspondence of Fellowship Standing Committee, 1975-96
  • (fols. 227-66) correspondence and papers for the Committee on Academy Structures, 1986-94
  • (fols. 267-9) minutes of Master Mind Lecture Committee, 1987-96
  • (fols. 270-7) Berlin's Presidential Address, 1976

B.4.5   American Academic Institutions, 1949-83

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 329-35

B.4.5.a   Correspondence about academic engagements in the United States, 1959-74


Scope and Content:

Includes a little correspondence about engagements in Canada


1959-65
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 329
Extent: 177 leaves

1966
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 330
Extent: 309 leaves

1967-9
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 331
Extent: 356 leaves

1970-4
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 332
Extent: 288 leaves

B.4.5.b   Correspondence about appointments, lectures and administration at the City University of New York, 1964-71

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 333-4


1964-7
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 333
Extent: 225 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

1968-71
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 334
Extent: 249 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.4.5.c   Other papers, 1949-83

Shelfmarks: MS. Berlin 335


Other papers concerning American academic matters, 1949-83
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 335
Extent: 214 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Scope and Content:

Comprises papers on

  • (fols. 1-81) course administration for Berlin's visiting lectureships at Harvard University, 1949-53
  • (fols. 82-155) awards of studentships in the United States, 1962-3
  • (fols. 166-214) Review of the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1982-3

B.4.6   Supervision of students, 1934-86

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.4.6.a   Correspondence and papers concerning academic supervision of students, 1952-86

Shelfmarks: MSS. Berlin 336-40

Arrangement: Alphabetical by surname of student

A-E
Shelfmark: MS. Berlin 336