Catalogue of the correspondence and papers of Lady Violet Bonham Carter, 1892-1969, and other family papers, 1852-2000

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Elizabeth Turner

2003

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Diaries of Lady Violet Bonham Carter, 1899-1969
    A.1  Diaries, 1899-1969
    A.2  Engagement diaries, 1905-69
B    Special and general correspondence, and papers, of Lady Violet Bonham Carter, 1899-1969
    B.1  Special correspondence
        B.1.1   Hugh Godley to Violet, 1905-47
        B.1.2  Violet to Hugh Godley, 1905-46
        B.1.3   Archie Gordon to Violet, 1905-9
        B.1.4  Violet to Archie Gordon, 1905-9
        B.1.5   Venetia Stanley to Violet, 1906-15
        B.1.6  Violet to Venetia Stanley, 1905-15
    B.2  General correspondence, 1897-1969
        B.2.1  General correspondence
        B.2.2  Photocopies of letters, mainly from Lady Violet, 1901-67
    B.3  Correspondence by subject
        B.3.1  Letters of congratulation and condolence, 1915-68
        B.3.2  Correspondence and papers relating to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and to Lady Violet's broadcasts, 1941-69
        B.3.3  Political correspondence and papers, 1945-69
C    Family correspondence and papers, 1891-1968
    C.1  Special family correspondence
        C.1.1  Correspondence of Cyril Asquith (Cys), 1902-54
        C.1.2  Correspondence of Maurice Bonham Carter (Bongie), 1906-59
        C.1.3  Correspondence of Mark Bonham Carter, 1924-68
        C.1.4  Correspondence of the Grimond family, 1925-67
        C.1.5  Correspondence of Raymond Bonham Carter, 1935-68
    C.2  Other family correspondence
D    Literary Papers, 1947-69
    D.1  Correspondence and papers concerning Lady Violet's writings on Sir Winston Churchill, 1952-69
        D.1.1  Files of correspondence, 1952-69
        D.1.2  Draft chapters and notes for Winston Churchill as I Knew Him (London, 1965)
        D.1.3   Printed papers and newspaper cuttings relating to Churchill, 1941-66
    D.2  Correspondence and papers concerning other publications and lectures, 1940-59
    D.3  Drafts of articles, 1920-68
E    Broadcasts, 1940-69
F    Speech notes, and lectures, 1913-68
G    Notebooks, 1933-68
    G.1  Notebooks, arranged by subject, 1947-64
    G.2  Notebooks arranged by date, 1933-68
    G.3  Miscellaneous undated notebooks
H    Personal papers, 1896-1968
    H.1  Lady Violet's commonplace books, 1901-60
    H.2  Volumes, written by Lady Violet, describing the childhood of the Bonham Carter children, 1917-39
    H.3  Miscellaneous personal papers of Lady Violet, 1896-1968
    H.4  Bound typescript of works by Thomas Miles and Monica Salmond, 1958-1967
    H.5  Papers relating to Archie Gordon, kept by Lady Violet, 1906-10
I    Printed papers, 1891-1969
    I.1   Scrapbooks mainly of newscuttings, 1920-68
        I.1.1  Political scrapbooks, 1920-68
        I.1.2  Personal scrapbooks, 1929-68
        I.1.3  Scrapbooks containing Lady Violet's articles for magazines and newspapers, 1915-61
    I.2  Loose newscuttings, 1891-1969
    I.3  Printed papers, 1897-1964
    I.4  Printed books, 1897-1964
J    Correspondence and papers of Helen Kelsall Asquith (H.H. Asquith's first wife), 1857-1911
    J.1  Letters from Helen to her sister Josephine Armitage, 1876-1910
    J.2  Papers, 1857-1911
K    Diaries, correspondence and papers of H.H. Asquith, 1877-1927
    K.1  Diaries
        K.1.1  Diaries, 1891-1900
        K.1.2  Engagement diaries, 1877-1926
    K.2  Correspondence of H.H. Asquith, 1863-1927
        K.2.1  General correspondence, 1877-1927
        K.2.2  Family correspondence, 1862-1927
            K.2.2.a  Letters from Asquith's first wife, Helen, 1877-91
            K.2.2.b  Correspondence with other family members, 1862-1927
    K.3  Papers of H.H. Asquith, 1852-1928
        K.3.1  Personal papers
        K.3.2  Financial papers of H.H. Asquith, 1901-27
            K.3.2.a   Account books, 1901-25
            K.3.2.b  Papers relating to banking, 1909-27
            K.3.2.c  Miscellaneous financial papers
        K.3.3  Miscellaneous papers, mainly political, 1890-1926
    K.4  Correspondence and papers relating to Liberal Party Central Office, 1917-26
L    Diaries, correspondence and papers of Emma Alice Margaret (Margot) Asquith, née Tennant, 1893-1944
    L.1  Diaries, 1914-15, 1937-40
    L.2   General and family correspondence, 1893-1944
    L.3  Papers of Margot Asquith, 1893-1934
        L.3.1  Personal papers, 1893-1934
        L.3.2  Printed papers, 1920-1
M    Correspondence and papers of Laura Lyttelton née Tennant, 1874-85
N    Diaries, correspondence and papers of Maurice (Bongie) Bonham Carter, 1891-1959
    N.1  Diaries, 1903, 1916, 1939
    N.2  Correspondence of Maurice Bonham Carter, 1891-1964
        N.2.1  Family correspondence
            N.2.1.a  Letters from Lady Violet, 1906-59
            N.2.1.b  Letters from other family members, 1891-1959
        N.2.2  General correspondence of Maurice Bonham Carter, 1899-1956
        N.2.3  Correspondence as H.H. Asquith's literary executor, 1929-57, 1964
    N.3  Papers of Maurice Bonham Carter, 1880-1959
O    Correspondence and papers of Mark Bonham Carter, 1932-90
    O.1  Family correspondence, 1932-69
        O.1.1  Letters from his mother, Lady Violet, 1932-68
        O.1.2  Letters from other family members, 1933-83
    O.2  General and subject correspondence of Mark Bonham Carter, 1939-90
        O.2.1  General correspondence, 1939-75
        O.2.2  Subject correspondence of Mark Bonham Carter, 1943-69
P    Correspondence and papers of Raymond Bonham Carter, 1936-2000
    P.1  Family correspondence, 1939-68
        P.1.1  Letters from his mother, Lady Violet, 1939-66
        P.1.2  Correspondence with other family members, 1937-68
    P.2  General correspondence of Raymond Bonham Carter, 1936-2000
Q    Correspondence and papers of other family members , 1916-90
R    Miscellaneous papers, 1872-4
S    Photographs and negatives, 1852-1968
T    Recordings and tapes of H.H. Asquith and Lady Violet Bonham Carter
    T.1  Recordings, 1948-59
    T.2  Tape recordings, 1966-8


Correspondence and papers of Lady Violet Bonham Carter, 1892-1969, and other family papers, 1852-2000

Abstract:
Correspondence and papers, 1892-1969 of Lady Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury (1887-1969), Liberal political figure, with correspondence and papers of other members of her family, 1852-2000.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 1-803; Photogr. b. 31-2; c. 132-145; d. 31, d. 35, d. 37; e. 12-15

Extent: 826 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury (1887-1969) was born in Hampstead, London, the fourth of five children, and the only daughter of Herbert Henry Asquith, later 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, and his first wife Helen Kesall Asquith née Melland. Her mother died of typhoid fever in 1891, while on holiday in Scotland, when Violet was only four years old. In 1894 Asquith married his second wife, Emma Alice Margaret (Margot) Tennant and the family moved to 20 Cavendish Square, a wedding present from her father, Sir Charles Tennant. Margot and Henry, as she preferred him to be called, had two further children, Elizabeth and Anthony.

Unlike her brothers Violet had no formal school education but was educated by governesses, later spending time in both Dresden and Paris perfecting her languages. During her early life Violet suffered from ill health and was away from home on the continent, when her father, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, became Prime Minister. She had from an early age always discussed politics with him and was now to be a member of the family at the very centre of affairs of state.

In 1909 one of her dearest friends, Archie Gordon, had a tragic and ultimately fatal motoring accident, and while he was in Winchester hospital Violet agreed to his request that they become engaged to be married. This event coloured her life for the next few years, and in 1910, with money raised for a living memorial to Archie from their many friends, she with Maurice Bonham Carter, her father's principal private secretary, founded a boys' club (the Archie Gordon Club) in Hoxton, a deprived area of East London.

In 1915 Violet married Maurice, later Sir Maurice, and they had four children, two girls and two boys. Even with her family commitments she continued to accompany and support her father on the election platform, most notably in the Paisley by-election of 1920, when he was returned to Parliament after losing his East Fife seat in 1918. Lady Violet Bonham Carter, as she was now known, subsequently went on to fight two elections in her own right, Wells, Somerset in 1945 and Colne Valley, Yorkshire in 1951, losing on both occasions. Her upbringing made her ideally suited to hold the position of President of the Women's Liberal Federation, an office she held twice, from 1923-5 and again 1939-45. In 1945 she was invited to become President of the Liberal Party Organization, the first woman to do so, holding office until 1947. During this period she was appointed a governor of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), resigning briefly from the board to fight the Wells seat in 1945, but was reappointed on her defeat and served until 1946. Lady Violet was also a member of the Royal Commission on the press from 1947-9, a governor of the Old Vic from 1945, and a trustee of the Glyndebourne Arts Trust from 1955.

Throughout her life she spoke in public, addressing all kinds of audiences on many varied subjects. In 1963 she became the first woman to give the Romanes lecture at the University of Oxford, speaking on 'The Impact of Personality on Politics'. Again in 1967 she was the first woman to speak at a Royal Academy dinner. As well as public speaking she appeared regularly on the radio, primarily as one of the panel on The Brains Trust, and on television, most notably in 'As I Remember' an interview with Kenneth Harris in 1967. She also wrote articles for magazines, mainly for women, and letters to newspapers on national and international causes. A great defender of her father's reputation, she would not let criticism of him in print (no matter how minor) go unchallenged. She was in later life pursuaded to use her writing talents to write a biography of her lifelong friend Winston Churchill, her only book. The first volume of Churchill as I Knew Him was published in 1965, the year of his death, but unfortunately the second volume was never completed.

Lady Violet, after a lifetime immersed in politics, was awarded a life peerage in 1964 and took the title Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury. Sir Winston Churchill died on 24 January 1965 and on 25 January her maiden speech in the House of Lords took the form of a eulogy on her departed friend. She continued to attend the House as an active member until her death in 1969. During her lifetime she witnessed the continuation of the Liberal traditions of her family. Her daughter Laura married Jo Grimond, who later became the Leader of the Liberal Party and her son Mark, standing as a Liberal, won Torrington, Devon at a by-election in 1958.

Scope and Content

The papers of the Bonham Carter family consist of the correspondence and papers of Violet Bonham Carter, correspondence and papers of Helen Kelsall Asquith née Melland, H.H. Asquith, Margot Asquith, née Tennant, Laura Lyttelton, née Tennant, Maurice Bonham Carter, Mark Bonham Carter and Raymond Bonham Carter. A key presented to H.H. Asquith by the Liberal Club Keighly, 22 October 1898, and subsequently given to Mark Bonham Carter by Sir Leonard Costello, is now Janitor's List of Library Objects and Portraits, no. 758.

Custodial History

The papers were housed at Nuffield College and Wolfson College, Oxford, during the Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury Project (the editing of the diaries and letters of Lady Violet Bonham Carter for publication). Volume I, Lantern Slides. The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter 1904-14 (London, 1996), edited by Mark Bonham Carter and Mark Pottle; Volume II, Champion Redoubtable. The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter 1914-1945 (London, 1998), edited by Mark Pottle; Volume III, Daring to Hope. The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter 1946-1969 (London, 2000), edited by Mark Pottle.

Acquisition

The papers were given to the Bodleian Library by the Trustees of the late Lord Bonham Carter in April and June 2000, Raymond Bonham Carter, Nov. 2002 and Mrs Marigold Honey, Nov. 2001.

Restrictions on Access

MSS. Bonham Carter 21-57, Lady Violet's diaries, 1943-69, are restricted.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bonham Carter 1, fols. 1-2].

Family names (NCA Rules)

Asquith | family
Bonham Carter | family
Grimond | family

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Asquith | Herbert Henry | 1852-1928 | 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith | statesman
Carter | Lady | Helen Violet | Bonham | 1887-1969 | née Asquith | Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury | Liberal political figure

Subjects (LCSH)

Diaries
Liberal Party (Great Britain)

A   Diaries of Lady Violet Bonham Carter, 1899-1969

A.1   Diaries, 1899-1969

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 1-57


Jan. -Mar. 1899
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 1
Extent: 202 leaves

15 Apr. 1899-5 Feb. 1900
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 2
Extent: i + 229 pages

16 Nov. 1903, 23-4 Apr. 1904
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 3
Extent: 94 pages

18 Oct. 1904-9 Apr. 1905
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 4
Extent: i + 265 pages

10 Apr. -22 July 1905
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 5
Extent: ii + 167 pages

5 Aug. 1905-18 Oct. 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 6
Extent: ii + 180 pages

28 Dec. 1906-17 June 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 7
Extent: ii + 166 pages

14 Dec. 1909-29 May 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 8
Extent: v + 378 pages

3 June -28 Nov. 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 9
Extent: ii + 373 pages

Scope and Content:

With lists of

  • (pp. 367-8) books read
  • (pp. 369-71) members of the Archie Gordon Club
  • (pp. 372-3) subscribers to the Archie Gordon Club

1 Dec. 1910-22 Jan. 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 10
Extent: ii + 563 pages

Scope and Content:

With (pp. 560-3) entries relating to members of the Archie Gordon Club


23 Jan. 1912-25 Dec. 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 11
Extent: ii + 566 pages

Scope and Content:

With (pp. 564-5) list of books read


22 Feb. -7 June 1915, Apr. -July, 1917, 15 May-17 June 1940
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 12
Extent: 595 pages

Scope and Content:

With (pp. 577-81) her will written in the form of a letter to her husband, 17-18 Apr. 1917


22-9 Mar. 1921 ( Ireland)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 13
Extent: 86 leaves

31 Mar. -2 Apr. 1921 ( Ireland)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 14
Extent: 76 leaves
Note: Continuation of MS. Bonham Carter 13

1-8 Mar. 1923 ( Berlin)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 15
Extent: 47 leaves

8-14 Mar. 1923 ( Berlin)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 16
Extent: 49 leaves

14 Mar. 1923 ( Ruhr)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 17
Extent: 14 leaves

9 Jan. 1927-18 Nov. 1928
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 18
Extent: 142 leaves

24 Nov. 1928 -28 Dec. 1930, 4 Sept. 1934
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 19
Extent: 122 leaves

1942
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 20
Extent: xviii + 197 pages

1943
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 21 = Res.
Extent: 195 leaves

1944
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 22 = Res.
Extent: 187 leaves

1945
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 23 = Res.
Extent: 186 leaves

1946
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 24 = Res.
Extent: 186 leaves

1 Jan. -3 Oct. 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 25 = Res.
Extent: 213 leaves

4 Oct. 1947-9 Nov. 1948
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 26 = Res.
Extent: 186 leaves

10 Nov. 1948-27 Dec. 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 27 = Res.
Extent: 186 leaves

30 Aug. -20 Oct. 1949 ( Canada and USA)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 28 = Res.
Extent: 110 leaves

28 Dec. 1949-20 Nov. 1950
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 29 = Res.
Extent: 199 leaves

23 Nov. 1950-7 Feb. 1952
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 30 = Res.
Extent: 197 leaves

8 Feb. 1952-24 July 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 31 = Res.
Extent: 188 leaves

27 July 1953-20 June 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 32 = Res.
Extent: 201 leaves

27 Oct. -7 Dec. 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 33 = Res.
Extent: 63 leaves

21 June 1954-1 Apr. 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 34 = Res.
Extent: 186 leaves

1 Apr. 1955-18 Jan. 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 35 = Res.
Extent: 193 leaves

19 Jan. -5 Sept. 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 36 = Res.
Extent: 195 leaves

6 Sept. 1956-14 July 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 37 = Res.
Extent: 280 leaves

12-21 Mar. 1957 ( Israel)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 38 = Res.
Extent: i + 98 leaves

15 July 1957-31 Mar. 1958
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 39 = Res.
Extent: 198 leaves

1 Apr. -13 Oct. 1958
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 40 = Res.
Extent: 194 leaves

2-12 Nov. 1958 ( China)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 41 = Res.
Extent: i + 71 leaves

14 Oct. 1958-17 June 1959
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 42 = Res.
Extent: 194 leaves

18 June 1959-17 Feb. 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 43 = Res.
Extent: 194 leaves

17 Feb. -18 Sept. 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 44 = Res.
Extent: 194 leaves

19 Sept. 1960-10 Apr. 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 45 = Res.
Extent: 194 leaves

12 Apr. -23 Nov. 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 46 = Res
Extent: 198 leaves

24 Nov. 1961-10 July 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 47 = Res.
Extent: 200 leaves

11 July 1962-28 Feb. 1963
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 48 = Res.
Extent: 194 leaves

1 Mar. -31 Oct. 1963
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 49 = Res.
Extent: 193 leaves

1 Nov. 1963-18 Aug. 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 50 = Res.
Extent: 194 leaves

19 Aug. 1964-1 Aug. 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 51 = Res.
Extent: 194 leaves

2 Aug. 1965-19 June 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 52 = Res.
Extent: 194 leaves

20 June 1966-7 June 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 53 = Res.
Extent: 194 leaves

7 June 1967-6 Mar. 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 54 = Res.
Extent: 198 leaves

7 Mar. -10 July 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 55 = Res.
Extent: 96 leaves

12 July-30 Nov. 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 56 = Res.
Extent: 97 leaves

1 Dec. 1968-15 Feb. 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 57 = Res.
Extent: 96 leaves, 40-96 blank

A.2   Engagement diaries, 1905-69

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 58-96


1905
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 58
Extent: 196 leaves

1913
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 59
Extent: 102 leaves

1929
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 60
Extent: 200 leaves

1930
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 61
Extent: 200 leaves

1931
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 62
Extent: 200 leaves

1932
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 63
Extent: 200 leaves

1933
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 64
Extent: 219 leaves

1934
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 65
Extent: 200 leaves

1935
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 66
Extent: 54 leaves

1936
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 67
Extent: 126 leaves

1937
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 68
Extent: 128 leaves

1938
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 69
Extent: 127 leaves

1939
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 70
Extent: 127 leaves

1940
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 71
Extent: 127 leaves

1941
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 72
Extent: 126 leaves

1943
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 73
Extent: ii + 110 pages

1944
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 74
Extent: ii + 107 pages

1945
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 75
Extent: 55 leaves

1946
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 76
Extent: 55 leaves

1947
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 77
Extent: 60 leaves

1951
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 78
Extent: 99 leaves

1952
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 79
Extent: 103 leaves

1953
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 80
Extent: 116 leaves

1954
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 81
Extent: i + 117 leaves

1955
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 82
Extent: 140 leaves

1956
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 83
Extent: 129 leaves

1957
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 84
Extent: 133 leaves

1958
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 85
Extent: 154 leaves

1959
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 86
Extent: 93 leaves

1960
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 87
Extent: 93 leaves

1961
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 88
Extent: 92 leaves

1962
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 89
Extent: 92 leaves

1963
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 90
Extent: 92 leaves

1964
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 91
Extent: 92 leaves

1965
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 92
Extent: 92 leaves

1966
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 93
Extent: 92 leaves

1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 94
Extent: 92 leaves

1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 95
Extent: 92 leaves

1969
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 96
Extent: 92 leaves

B   Special and general correspondence, and papers, of Lady Violet Bonham Carter, 1899-1969

B.1   Special correspondence

B.1.1    Hugh Godley to Violet, 1905-47

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 97-121


July-Dec. 1905
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 97
Extent: 113 leaves

Jan. -Apr. 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 98
Extent: 116 leaves

May-Sept. 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 99
Extent: 128 leaves

Oct. -Dec. 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 100
Extent: 132 leaves

Jan. -Feb. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 101
Extent: 122 leaves

Mar. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 102
Extent: 110 leaves

Apr. -May 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 103
Extent: 102 leaves

June-Aug. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 104
Extent: 123 leaves

Sept. -Oct. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 105
Extent: 106 leaves

Nov. -Dec. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 106
Extent: 135 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fol. 47) letter from F.F. Liddell, 1907.


Jan. -Feb. 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 107
Extent: 120 leaves

Mar. -May 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 108
Extent: 108 leaves

June-July 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 109
Extent: 92 leaves

Aug. -Oct. 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 110
Extent: 135 leaves

Nov. -Dec. 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 111
Extent: 75 leaves

Jan. -Mar. 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 112
Extent: 120 leaves

Apr. -June 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 113
Extent: 132 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 99-100) letter from Sir Herbert Tree, 1909.


July 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 114
Extent: 108 leaves

Aug. -Dec. 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 115
Extent: 110 leaves

1910
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 116
Extent: 94 leaves

1911
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 117
Extent: 87 leaves

1912
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 118
Extent: 130 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 70-1) letter from W.M. Palmer, Viscount Wolmer, 1912.


1913-47
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 119
Extent: 83 leaves

n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 120
Extent: 124 leaves

n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 121
Extent: 172 leaves

B.1.2   Violet to Hugh Godley, 1905-46

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 122-31

Note: MS. Bonham Carter 132 includes a few letters from other correspondents to Hugh

July-Dec. 1905
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 122
Extent: 113 leaves

Jan. -Apr. 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 123
Extent: 94 leaves

May-Aug. 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 124
Extent: 81 leaves

Sept. -Dec. 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 125
Extent: 78 leaves

Jan. -Apr. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 126
Extent: 100 leaves

May-Oct. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 127
Extent: 87 leaves

Nov. 1907-1908
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 128
Extent: 126 leaves

1909-11
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 129
Extent: 86 leaves

1912-19, 1946
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 130
Extent: 164 leaves

n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 131
Extent: 69 leaves

B.1.3    Archie Gordon to Violet, 1905-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 132-45


July-Dec. 1905
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 132
Extent: 81 leaves

Jan. -July 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 133
Extent: 111 leaves

Aug. -Dec. 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 134
Extent: 144 leaves

Jan. -Mar. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 135
Extent: 148 leaves

Apr. -June 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 136
Extent: 157 leaves

July-Sept. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 137
Extent: 133 leaves

Oct. -Dec. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 138
Extent: 166 leaves

Jan. -Mar. 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 139
Extent: 136 leaves

Apr. -Aug. 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 140
Extent: 107 leaves

Sept. 1908-Jan. 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 141
Extent: 89 leaves

Feb. -July 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 142
Extent: 97 leaves

Aug. -Dec. 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 143
Extent: 97 leaves

n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 144
Extent: 169 leaves

n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 145
Extent: 130 leaves

B.1.4   Violet to Archie Gordon, 1905-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 146-9


July 1905-May 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 146
Extent: 155 leaves

June 1906-Mar. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 147
Extent: 183 leaves

May-Dec. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 148
Extent: 183 leaves

1908-9, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 149
Extent: 152 leaves

B.1.5    Venetia Stanley to Violet, 1906-15

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 150-2


1906-7
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 150
Extent: 134 leaves

1908
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 151
Extent: 100 leaves

1909-15, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 152
Extent: 124 leaves

B.1.6   Violet to Venetia Stanley, 1905-15

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 153-5


1905-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 153
Extent: 174 leaves

1909-11
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 154
Extent: 129 leaves

1912-15, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 155
Extent: 141 leaves

B.2   General correspondence, 1897-1969

B.2.1   General correspondence

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 156-202


Scope and Content:

Mainly letters to Lady Violet with some letters and copies of letters from her.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Abbott - Baker
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 156
Extent: 157 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-6) Eric Abbott, 1960
  • (fols. 10-20) Dean Acheson, 1958-65
  • (fol. 24) Sir Richard Acland, 1945
  • (fols. 26-31) Sir Philip Magnus-Allcroft, 2nd Baronet, 1967
  • (fols. 34-40) Ava Anderson, Lady Waverley, 1951, n.d.
  • (fol. 67) Sir Edward Appleton, 1961
  • (fols. 70-1) Dame Peggy Ashcroft, 1969
  • (fols. 72-80) David Astor, 1957-64
  • (fols. 81-7) Sir John Astor, 1950-65
  • (fol. 153) Philip Noel-Baker, 1957
  • (fols. 156-7) W. T. Baker, 1946-8

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 41-4) John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley, 1953-4
  • (fols. 47-50) Sir William Andrews, 1952
  • (fols. 51-65) Sir Norman Angell, 1936-58
  • (fols. 88-91) Clement Attlee, 1945-66
  • (fols. 113-52) H.T. Baker, 1920-60

Baldwin - Behrens
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 157
Extent: 176 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-7) Stanley Baldwin, 1928-45
  • (fol. 8) Thomas Balogh, n.d.
  • (fols. 43-5) Sir Ernest Barker, 1947
  • (fol. 55) Harley Granville-Barker, 1913
  • (fols. 60-83) Anne and Sir George Barnes, 1945-60
  • (fols. 85-90) Sir James Barrie, 1931-2
  • (fols. 113-15) Sir Cecil Beaton, 1968, n.d.
  • (fols. 117-47) Elisabeth and Sir Max Beerbohm, 1953-8
  • (fols. 148-9) Sir Edward Beddington-Behrens, 1963-7

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 15-42) Maurice Baring, 1909-38
  • (fols. 108-12) Daniel Beak, 1965
  • (fols. 150-76) Sir Leonard Behrens, 1950-67

Bellaigue - Boyd
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 158
Extent: 247 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 5-14) Edouard Benes, 1942
  • (fols. 15-16) A.N. Wedgwood Benn, 1958-65
  • (fols. 17-19) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett, 1967
  • (fol. 41a) J.G. Berry, Viscount Kemsley, 1949
  • (fols. 41f-54) W.H. Beveridge, 1945
  • (fol. 55) Sir Anthony Bevir, 1947
  • (fols. 58-61) A.J. Bigge, Baron Stamfordham, 1920-9
  • (fols. 62-4) George Bilainkin, 1948
  • (fols. 65-84) Sir Robert Birley, 1955-67
  • (fols. 144-6) Sir William Bishop, 1958
  • (fols. 161-79) Harold Boardman, 1952-7
  • (fols. 213-38) Sir Robert Boothby, 1939-64, n.d.

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 20-41a) Sir Isaiah Berlin, 1938-65, n.d.
  • (fols. 56-7) G.H. Beyfus, 1958
  • (fols. 85-143) Augustine Birrell, 1911-33, n.d.

With

  • (fols. 153-6) letter concerning the murals at 20 Cavendish Square, a former Asquith home, now the Royal College of Nursing (see also MS. Photogr. c. 141, fols. i-3)
  • (fols. 180-206) correspondence with the Bodleian Library concerning copies of Lady Violet's letters to G.G.A. Murray

Boyd (A.W. Keown-), Jan. -Feb 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 159
Extent: 124 leaves

Boyd (A.W. Keown-), Mar. 1914-52
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 160
Extent: 178 leaves

Bracken - Brunel
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 161

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols.14a-b) A.G. Brand, 1914, with enclosure (fols. 14c-d) H.H. Asquith to Brand, 1900
  • (fol. 30) Willy Brandt, 1961
  • (fols. 37-8) Oliver Brett, 3rd Viscount Esher, 1941-61
  • (fols. 39-40) R.S. Bridges, 1915
  • (fols. 45-108) British Broadcasting Corporation, 1949-67
  • (fol. 114) Benjamin Britten, 1960

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 1-13) Brendon Bracken, Viscount Bracken, 1943-55
  • (fols. 14e-16) R.H. Brand, 1st Baron Brand, 1953-4
  • (fols. 19-29) Henry Brandon, 1962-8
  • (fols.121-34) A. Montague Browne, 1957-65
  • (fols.135-215) Royman Browne, 1965-7

Brooke (Rupert), includes Violet's letters to him, 1913-15
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 162
Extent: 126 leaves

Letters relating to the death of Rupert Brooke, 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 163
Extent: 128 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-2, 10-12) Maurice Bonham Carter, 1915,
  • (fols. 3, 5-9, 13-15, 25-37, 41, 50-9) Edward Marsh, 1915
  • (fols. 16-24) Arthur Asquith, 1915
  • (fols. 38-40) John and Constance Masefield, 1915
  • (fols. 42-5, 47-9, 60-1) Mrs. Brooke, 1915
  • (fol. 46) John Drinkwater, 1915

With

  • (fols. 62-7) three poems in Brooke's hand published in 1914 and Other Poems (London, 1915)
  • (fols. 68-99) page proofs for 1914 and Other Poems
  • (fols.101-28) typescript of Lithuania, annotated 'Rupert Brooke c/o E. Marsh ...'

Buck - Churchill (R.)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 164
Extent: 163 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 90-2) Paul Cambon, 1914
  • (fols. 96-98) Sir Neville Cardus, 1960-8
  • (fol. 100) Sir Edward Carson, 1926
  • (fols. 119-21) Victor Cazelet, n.d.
  • (fols. 122-3) Algernon Cecil, 1949
  • (fols. 124-31) E.A.R. Cecil, Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, 1939-48, n.d.
  • (fol. 132) Lord David Cecil, 1952
  • (fols. 134-5) R.A.J.G. Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, 1953-64
  • (fols. 146-50) Richard Church, 1955-61

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 12-71) R.A. Butler, 1950-66
  • (fols. 73-84) C.F. Byers , 1947-9
  • (fols. 151-4) Lady Gwendeline Churchill, 1918
  • (fols. 155-63) Randolph Churchill, 1956-67

Churchill (Clementine) and Churchill (Winston), with copies of Violet's letters to Winston, 1912-65
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 165
Extent: 158 leaves

Telegrams from Churchill, 1940-64, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 166
Extent: 73 leaves

Clarabut - Cruickshank
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 167
Extent: 215 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 3) Sir Kenneth Clark, 1957
  • (fol. 4) William Clark, n.d.
  • (fols. 8-16) Elfrida Clay, 1961, enclosing a letter from Richard Cobden to James Clay, 1858
  • (fols. 20-1) Collins, publishers, 1965
  • (fols. 28-30 ) John Colville, 1964-7
  • (fols. 50-2) Lady Diana Cooper, 1965-7, n.d.
  • (fols. 53-5) Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich, 1941-53
  • (fol. 56) J.J. Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich, 1965
  • (fols. 57-127) Sir Colin Coote of the Daily Telegraph, 1954-67
  • (fols. 143-4) H.E. Crawfurd, 1952
  • (fols. 155-6) Isobel Cripps, 1942
  • (fol. 158) Sir Ponsonby Crosthwaite, 1958

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 24-7) V.J. Collins, Baron Stonham, 1965
  • (fols. 145-54) Sir Herbert Creedy, 1956-62
  • (fols. 163-72) Geoffrey Crowther, 1945-57
  • (fols. 173-215) R.J. Cruickshank, 1941-53, n.d.

Cudlip - Davies
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 168
Extent: 196 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-12) Hugh Cudlipp, 1958
  • (fols. 78-9) G.N. Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon, 1915
  • (fols. 110-11) R.T. Davidson, 1915
  • (fol. 148) David Davies, 1937
  • (fols. 149-61) Sir David Davies, 1922-64
  • (fols. 165-84) R.H. Davies, 1920-67

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 13-18) A.J. Cummings, 1945-51
  • (fols. 19-68) Hilda Currie, 1914-33
  • (fols. 69-77) Sir James Currie, 1912-22
  • (fols. 82-101) Daily Mail, 1955-63
  • (fols. 102-4) Daily Mirror, 1957
  • (fols. 114-47) C.E. Davies, 1942-50

Davis - Elk
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 169
Extent: 133 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters and copies of letters from

  • (fol. 47) P.E. Dehn, 1968
  • (fol. 51) Marlene Dietrich, 1955
  • (fols. 54-6) D.L. Donnelly, 1961
  • (fol. 57) Minnie Douglas, 1952
  • (fols. 99-102) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, 1935-54, n.d.
  • (fol. 107) H.W. Edwards, 1950
  • (fols. 108-13) Eliahu Elath, 1957-67
  • (fols. 122-9) Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, 1944-52

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 4-45) Barbara Daws, 1935-69
  • (fols. 64-85) Tom Driberg, Baron Bradwell, 1954-64

Elliot (William), 1964-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 170
Extent: 149 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 131-2) enclosure from John Grigg, 1967.


Engleheart - Franklin
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 171
Extent: 209 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 3) Sir Robert Ensor, 1948
  • (fols. 4-36) S.N. Evans, 1956-62
  • (fols. 46-72) O.T. Falk, 1932-61, with (fols. 55-6) copy of a letter to A.D. Lindsay, 1938
  • (fols. 73-82) Reginald Farrer, 1910-15, n.d.
  • (fols. 85-91) Sir James Fergusson, 1963
  • (fols. 100-24) J.D.E. and Priscilla Firth , 1942-57
  • (fol. 125) H.A.L. Fisher, 1939
  • (fol. 126) Sir Nigel Fisher, 1967
  • (fol. 131) R.T.H. Fletcher, 1st Baron Winster, 1953
  • (fols. 132-5) Dominic Le Foe, 1966-7
  • (fol. 155) Michael Foot, n.d.
  • (fol. 159) E.M. Forster, 1946
  • (fols. 163-75) C.P. Fothergill, 1945-56
  • (fols. 177-9) A.E. Francis, 1954-61
  • (fols. 180-5) Felix Frankfurter, 1954-61
  • (fols. 207-9) A.A. Fraser, 1966

and (fols. 136-53) copies of letters to and letters from Sir Dingle Foot, 1944-58, with (fols. 137-8) copies of letters from Sir Percy Harris to William Beveridge, 1944 and W.H.C. Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale, 1944.


Freeman - Goddard
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 172
Extent: 123 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 8-28b) Barbara Freyberg, 1943-63, n.d.
  • (fols. 29-56) Sir Bernard Freyberg, 1915-62
  • (fols. 60-8) R.T.B. Fulford, 1945-67
  • (fol. 71) Dora Gaitskell, 1963
  • (fols. 72-8) H.T.N. Gaitskell, 1955-61
  • (fol. 88) G.A. Gardiner, Baron Gardiner, 1964
  • (fols. 94-7) J.L. Garvin, 1920
  • (fols. 98-100) D. Lloyd George, 1918
  • (fols. 101-4) Lady Megan Lloyd George, 1945-51
  • (fol. 105) Sir John Gielgud, 1959
  • (fols. 106-9) Martin Gilbert, 1966-8
  • (fols. 111-2) Sir Edmund Gilpin, 1945

and (fols. 82-6) letters from and copy of letter to G.S. Gale, 1955.


Godley (A. J.), 1907-20
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 173
Extent: 81 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 78-81) two letters from Godley to his daughter Evelina, 1877-8.


Goguel - Greenwood
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 174
Extent: iii + 197 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 26-9) D.G. Gordon, 3rd Marquis of Aberdeen and Temair, 1912-61
  • (fols. 30-62) I.M. Gordon, Lady Aberdeen, 1909-12
  • (fols. 63-75) J.C. Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, 1909-12
  • (fol. 76) S.P. Gordon, 1947
  • (fol. 78) W.D. Ormsby-Gore, 1967
  • (fols. 85-8) Sir Hubert Gough, 1956
  • (fols. 89-94) Count Dino Grandi, 1933-7

and (fols. 6-20) letters and copies of letters to and from Sir Victor Gollancz, 1950-61.

With (fols. 98-190) letters concerning The Great Britain-USSR Association, 1961-8, including letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 104-80 passim) Sir Fitzroy Maclean
  • (fols. 110-14, 122) Sir Isaiah Berlin
  • (fols. 124-7) Harold Wilson
  • (fols. 141-4, 147, 153, 155, 160, 166) Sir Gilbert Longden
  • (fols. 148-52, 154, 157, 162) Sir Humphrey Trevelyan
  • (fols. 171-2, 178-9, 188-90) George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe

Grenfell (Ettie), 1906-47
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 175
Extent: 142 leaves

Grenfell (Ettie), n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 176
Extent: 42 leaves

Grenfell (F.) - Haldane
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 177
Extent: 111 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 6) Joyce Grenfell, 1948
  • (fols. 75-8) Edward Grigg, Baron Altrincham, 1950
  • (fol. 91) H.J.G. Grisewood, 1946
  • (fols. 92-5) R.P. Ground, 1958
  • (fol. 100) R.J. Gunter, 1964

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 12-61) Edward Grey, Viscount Grey of Fallodon, 1909-34
  • (fols. 62-74) G.C. Grey and Sir Archibald Sinclair, 1942-3
  • (fols. 79-90) J.E.P. Grigg, 1956-63

Haley (William), 1944-52
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 178
Extent: 181 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fol. 135) copy of a letter to H.H. Asquith from W.E. Gladstone, 1894.


Haley (William), 1953-68
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 179
Extent: 167 leaves

Hall - Hay
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 180
Extent: 156 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 4-20) Hamish Hamilton, 1952-68
  • (fol. 25) M.A. Hamilton, 1949
  • (fol. 27) J.L. Hammond, 1945
  • (fols. 28-30) Maurice Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey, 1939
  • (fols. 31-4) J.O. Hannay, 1940 enclosing copy of a letter from Frances Horner, 1932
  • (fol. 45) Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, 1920
  • (fols. 63-4) H.W. Harris, 1941-50
  • (fols.144a-46) L.P. Hartley, 1963-8

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 65-8) Sir Percy Harris, 1941-9
  • (fols. 70-121) W.B. Harris, 1931-54
  • (fols. 122-36) Sir Roy Harrod, 1947-50, with copies of letters to Clement Davies, 1947
  • (fols. 138-41) Sir Basil Liddell Hart, 1965-7

Heald - Hyde Park Estates
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 181
Extent: 171 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 1) C.B. Heald, 1965
  • (fols. 16-18) Sylvia Henley, 1950-64, n.d.
  • (fols. 37-44) Aubrey Herbert, 1908-9
  • (fols. 126-7) Frances Horner, n.d.

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 4-9) Sir Edward Heath, 1963-5
  • (fols. 22-36) Sir Alan Herbert, copies of letters to Sir Alec Douglas Home, 1963-4
  • (fols. 85-97) Quintin Hogg, Lord Hailsham with copies of replies from Sir Maurice Bonham Carter, 1957
  • (fols. 156-7) J.S. Huxley, 1942
  • (fols. 159-73) Hyde Park Estate, 1959 with letters from Edward Bridges, 1st Baron Bridges

Ingham - Judd
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 182
Extent: 139 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols.4-5) R.D. Isaacs, 1913
  • (fols. 6-12) G.R. Isaacs, 2nd Marquess of Reading, 1950, enclosing (fols. 7-8) copies of letters to Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel
  • (fols. 17-26) Henry James, 1913-15
  • (fols. 40-4) William James, 1954-7
  • (fol. 45) Sir William James, 1965
  • (fols. 69-71) Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, 1956-65
  • (fols. 73-92) R.H. Jenkins, 1961-5
  • (fol. 94) Douglas Jerrold, 1959
  • (fols. 106-19) Sir Lawrence Jones, 1942-67

and (fols. 27-39) letters and copies of letters to and from R.V.R. James, 1964-7.


Kauntze - Leeson
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 183
Extent: 133 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 6-13) Alfred Keogh, 1914
  • (fols. 20-7) J.M. Keynes, 1939-45, enclosing (fols. 21-2) copy of a letter to Sir Stafford Cripps
  • (fol. 28) L.V.L. Keynes, Lady Keynes, 1946
  • (fols. 59-60) R.A. Knox, 1947-9
  • (fols. 72-81) W.C.G. Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1937-8
  • (fols. 82-7) Sir Alan Lascelles, 1953-68
  • (fol. 88) N.J. Laski, 1938
  • (fols. 89-90) A. Bonar Law, 1915
  • (fols.91-2) Richard Law, 1st Baron Coleraine, 1950-62
  • (fols. 123-33) Spencer Leeson, 1939-42

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 3-5) Ludovic Kennedy, 1958
  • (fols. 14-19) Geoffrey Keynes, enclosing his piece on Rupert Brooke for the Cambridge Review, 1965
  • (fols. 100-17) W.T. Layton, 1st Baron Layton, 1932-63

Leslie - Lloyd
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 184
Extent: 146 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 1-58) Sir John Leslie, 1949-69
  • (fols. 63-78) Liberal Associations, 1920
  • (fols. 81-136) Liberal Party Organisation, 1943-57
  • (fols. 141-5) R.W. Livingstone, 1953-4

Lock - McDougall
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 185
Extent: 181 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 71-91) Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, 1941-67, n.d.
  • (fols. 92-7) J.G. Lyttle, 1966
  • (fols. 98-9) Dame Rose Macaulay, 1955-8
  • (fols. 101-42) Sir Desmond MacCarthy, 1917-52
  • (fols. 158-66) J.R. MacDonald, 1915-32

and (fols.145-57) letters and copies of letters to and from Donald McCormick, 1955-65.


McFadyean - McMahon
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 186
Extent: 127 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 1) Sir Andrew McFadyean, 1952
  • (fol. 29) B.W.S. Mackenzie, 2nd Baron Amulree, 1968
  • (fols. 43-6) Sir Donald Maclean, 1920-4
  • (fol. 47) D.D. Maclean, 1941
  • (fol. 118) I.N. Macleod, 1963

and letters and copies of letters to, from and concerning

  • (fols. 32-4) R.T. McKenzie, 1966
  • (fols. 48-117) Donald Maclean's family and the press, 1952
  • (fol. 119-20) Sir Reginald Macleod, 1932

MacMillan - Macready
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 187
Extent: 137 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 62-126) Thomas Macmillan, 1955, enclosing (fols. 64-126) a personal account of operations in Oct. 1917 for which Arthur Asquith was recommended for the Victoria Cross
  • (fols. 129-134) Sir Arthur MacNalty, 1913-65

and (fols.10-61) letters and copies of letters to and from Sir Harold Macmillan, 1943-66.


Mair - Masefield
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 188
Extent: 162 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 5-6) Sir Louis Mallet, 1920
  • (fol. 7) Sir Victor Mallet, 1952
  • (fol. 8) J.J. Mallon, 1941
  • (fol. 59) G.L. Mander, 1943
  • (fol. 61) A.H. Mann, 1945
  • (fols. 62-100) Molly Manners, 1899-1904, n.d.
  • (fols. 101-12) Walter de la Mare, 1933-53, n.d.
  • (fols. 113-15) Princess Margaret, 1960
  • (fols. 116-20) V.R. Markham, 1949
  • (fol. 146) Jan Masaryk, 1943
  • (fols. 147-62) John Masefield, 1913-16, n.d.

and (fols. 121-40) letters to and from Sir Edward Marsh, 1908-50.


Massey - Monnington
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 189
Extent: 87 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-4) Vincent Massey, 1952-65
  • (fols. 5-6) H.W. Massingham, 1916
  • (fol. 18) Christopher Mayhew, 1964
  • (fols. 60-1) Yehudi Menuhin, 1968
  • (fols. 62-3) Sir Robert Menzies 1960
  • (fols. 70-3) C.H.G. Millis, 1943-7
  • (fol. 77) Sir Walter Monckton, 1956

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 23-58) Sir Roderick Meiklejohn, 1910-61
  • (fols. 78-86) William Rees-Mogg, 1962-7

Montagu (Edwin), 1906-15, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 190
Extent: 145 leaves

Montagu (J.) - Murray
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 191
Extent: 86 leaves
Related Material:

The majority of original letters from Gilbert Murray were returned to the family and may now be found with those of Lady Violet in MSS. Gilbert Murray 120-1.



Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 18-19) W.R. Morris, 1st Viscount Morris, 1956
  • (fols. 32-3) Raymond Mortimer, 1950-9
  • (fol. 35) L.F.A.V. Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1968
  • (fols. 39-40) Axel Munthe, 1936
  • (fols. 41-4) A.W.C.O. Murray, 1st Baron Murray of Elibank, 1912
  • (fols. 45-7) A.C. Murray, 3rd Viscount of Elibank, 1956-9

and letters and copies of letters to from and concerning

  • (fols. 8-11) Alan Moorehead, 1955
  • (fols. 20-30) Herbert Morrison, 1945-51
  • (fols. 48-83) G.G.A. Murray, 1928-56

Nabarro - Nurse
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 192
Extent: 187 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 1) G.D.N. Nabarro, 1961
  • (fol. 3) Walter Nash, 1960
  • (fols. 4-16) Sir Matthew Nathan, 1914-15
  • (fols. 17-37) National Liberal Club, correspondence concerning the Asquith Centenary Luncheon, 1952
  • (fols. 43-67) Oscar Nemon, 1956-68
  • (fols. 68-140) News Chronicle, correspondence concerning Lady Violet's letter to the newspaper on the inauguration of the Jewish State of Israel, 1949
  • (fol. 141-47) News Chronicle, 1955
  • (fols. 152-64) Sir Harold Nicolson, 1937-62
  • (fols. 173-81) Montagu Norman, 1923-5, n.d.

and (fols. 165-80) letters from and a copy of a letter to Nigel Nicolson, 1943-56.


O'Brien - Queenborough
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 193
Extent: 137 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 2-10) the Observer, 1951-8
  • (fol. 21) Sir Terence O'Neill, 1968
  • (fol. 23) John Osborne, 1961
  • (fols. 32-8) F.A. Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford, 1957-68
  • (fols. 39-41) V.L. Pandit, 1961-4
  • (fols. 67-73) A.G.V. Peel, 1914-15
  • (fols. 76-9) A.H. Penn, 1942
  • (fols. 91-104) H.V. Phillipps, 1919-51
  • (fols. 106-7) O.B.S. Poole, 1st Baron Poole, 1965
  • (fol. 108) C.F.A. Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, 1956

Radcliffe - Rylands
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 194
Extent: 199 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 7-36) Sir Walter Raleigh, 1910-14, n.d.
  • (fols. 37-9) A.M. Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1964-7
  • (fols. 54-5) H.R. Reid, 1949
  • (fols. 58-60) Sir Patrick Reilly, 1967-8
  • (fols. 70-102) A.H. Richards, enclosing papers relating to Focus in Defence of Freedom and Peace, or Freedom Focus, 1941
  • (fols. 106-10) Wilfrid Roberts, 1943-8
  • (fol. 115) Sir Malcolm Robertson, 1937
  • (fols. 122-3) H.R.Trevor-Roper, 1963
  • (fol. 131) Sir William Ross, letter concerning the Royal Commission on the Press, 1949

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 50-3) W.R. Rea, 1st Baron Rea, 1943
  • (fols. 56-7) J.C.W. Reith, 1st Baron Reith, 1953
  • (fols. 156-72) A.P. Ryan, 1943-56
  • (fols. 173-99) G.H.W. Rylands, 1968-9

St. Margaret's Church - Sinclair
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 195
Extent: 195 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 6-10) Monica Salmond, 1962-7, fols. 6 and 10 removed from MSS. Bonham Carter 524 and 527 respectively
  • (fols. 47-8) T.H. Sanderson, 1897
  • (fols. 52-79) S.L. Sassoon, 1932-57, n.d.
  • (fols. 85-9) Sir George Schuster, 1964, n.d.
  • (fols. 111-12) Sir Walford Selby, 1956
  • (fols. 114-15) C.D. Sharp, 1919
  • (fol. 136) S.S. Silverman, 1965
  • (fols. 141-2) Sir John Simon, 1915

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 11-46) H.L. Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, 1948-54
  • (fols. 116-19) G.B. Shaw, 1918-48
  • (fols. 137-40) E.D. Simon, 1st Baron Simon of Wythenshawe, 1952
  • (fols. 143-72) Archibald Sinclair, 1st Viscount Thurso, 1942-56
  • (fols. 173-91) Marigold Sinclair, Lady Thurso, 1943-66

Slesser - Spicer
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 196
Extent: 153 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 1) Sir Henry Slesser, 1956
  • (fols. 6-22) R.T. Smallbones, 1960-8
  • (fols. 23-64) A.L. Smith, letters concerning a proposed memorial tablet for Archie Gordon at the Crown and Manor Club, Hoxton, 1960-8, with (fols. 46-64) copies of 'Joint Committee on the Ten Commandments ' (Port of London Authority Bill - Joint Committee Proceedings) written by Raymond Asquith, n.d.
  • (fols. 65b-67) F.W.F. Smith, 2nd Earl of Birkenhead, 1966-7
  • (fol. 71) J.C. Smuts, 1934
  • (fols. 74-5) Mary Soames, 1954
  • (fols. 83-9) J.H.A. Sparrow, 1955-67
  • (fol. 151) Sir Stephen Spender, holograph copy of 'I think continually of those who were truly great', n.d.

and (fols. 94-150) letters and copies of letters to and from the Spectator, 1941-55, including letters to and from

  • (fol. 110) J.H.A. Sparrow
  • (fol. 111) C.R Coote
  • (fols. 114-15, 135-6, 148-9) Sir Robert Boothby
  • (fols. 127, 130, 137, 145) H.R. Trevor-Roper
  • (fol. 128) Godfrey Winn
  • (fol. 146) A.H. Mann
  • (fol. 147) M.H. Macmillan
  • (fol. 150) Sir Isaiah Berlin

Spier - Sykes
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 197
Extent: 173 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-46) Eugene Spier concerning his history of Focus in Defence of Freedom and Peace, 1936 (or Freedom Focus), 1953-67
  • (fols. 58-62) C.V. Starr, 1947-58
  • (fols. 65-88) Norman St. John Stevas, 1961-8
  • (fols. 95-101) C.S.H. Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 7th Marquess of Londonderry, 1920-39
  • (fols. 107-10) Janet Stone, 1962-5, n.d.
  • (fols. 121-3) D.M. Stuart, n.d.

and (fols. 126-50) letters and copies of letters to and from the Sunday Express, 1963, concerning an article by Lord Beaverbrooke and an alleged statement by Lord Thurso, including (fols. 130-2, 136, 141, 143-7) copies of letters to and letters from Lord Attlee.


Talbot - Warburg
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 198
Extent: 167 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 15-16) J.H. Thomas, 1930
  • (fols. 23-7) J.J. Thorpe, 1965-8
  • (fol. 41) T.P. Toynbee, 1957
  • (fols. 39b-d) Edward Turnour, 6th Earl Winterton, 1949
  • (fols. 74-6) T.F. Unwin, 1920
  • (fol. 128) E.C. Vulliamy, 1958
  • (fol. 130) D.W. Wade, Baron Wade, 1965
  • (fol. 136) Sir Anthony Wagner, 1965

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 3-7) A.J.P. Taylor, 1957
  • (fols. 66-9) Donald Tyerman, 1956
  • (fols. 98-100) Sir Harry Verney, 1968
  • (fols. 102-17) Edgar Vincent, 1908-23
  • (fols. 118-23) H.V. Vincent, 1923-42
  • (fols. 131-5) A.P. Wadsworth, 1948-56
  • (fols. 142-56) Sir Ronald Walker, 1949-67
  • (fols. 159-64) Sir Siegmund Warburg, 1942-67

Ward (Arnold), 1904-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 199
Extent: 185 leaves

Ward (Arnold), 1907-28, n.d.,
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 200
Extent: 155 leaves

Scope and Content:

With

  • (fols. 130-45) letters and telegrams to Arnold Ward from Herbert Asquith, 1905, n.d.
  • (fols. 146-53) letters to Arnold Ward from Raymond Asquith, 1900-6, n.d.
  • (fols. 154-5) letter to Arnold Ward from Venetia Stanley, 1910

Ward (D.) - Zulueta
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 201
Extent: 204 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 14-17) J.C. Wedgwood, 1st Baron Wedgwood, 1940-3
  • (fols. 44-6) Dame Rebecca West, 1964
  • (fols. 47-50) V.M. Sackville-West, 1942-60
  • (fols. 56-7) Frank Whitaker, 1940
  • (fols. 66-7) Sir Godfrey White, 1952
  • (fols. 75-80) E.C. Wilkinson, 1945
  • (fol. 107) C.M. Wilson, 1st Baron Moran, 1966
  • (fols. 108-10) J.H. Wilson, 1964
  • (fol. 112) Godfrey Winn, n.d.
  • (fol. 113) Elizabeth Wiskemann, 1966
  • (fol. 133) Leonard Woolf, 1968
  • (fol. 189) poem by Kathleen Scott, n.d.
  • (fols. 190-203) R.C. Mackworth-Young, 1968, enclosing photocopies of letters from H.H. Asquith to Edward VII, 1908-9

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 1-3) Dudley Ward, 1956
  • (fols. 6-10) Sir William Watson, 1910-19
  • (fols. 20-33) Chaim Weizmann, 1949
  • (fols. 36-43) Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington, 1955-65
  • (fols. 96-103) J.E.R. Williams, Lady Rhys Williams, 1954-7
  • (fols. 116-29) E.F.L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, 1953
  • (fols. 148-52) the Yorkshire Post, 1948
  • (fols. 158-88) G.M. Young, 1944-6

Unidentified correspondents
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 202
Extent: 81 leaves

B.2.2   Photocopies of letters, mainly from Lady Violet, 1901-67

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 203-5

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Asquith - Freyburg
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 203
Extent: 302 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-61) Katharine Asquith, 1908-65
  • (fols. 80-93) Sir Robert Boothby, 1938-63
  • (fols. 112-31) R.T. Church, 1955-7
  • (fols. 235-316) Barbara Freyberg, 1901-67

and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 94-131) A.M. Browne (Churchill's private secretary), 1963-4
  • (fols. 132-234) Sir Winston Churchill, 1914-64

Garvin - Lowndes
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 204
Extent: 150 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-8) J.L. Garvin, 1920-40
  • (fols. 9-96) E.A.P. Grenfell, 1946-9
  • (fols. 98-108) A.N.H.M. Herbert and Mary Herbert , 1914-18
  • (fols. 109-49) Marigold Honey (Lady Violet's secretary), 1962 -7
  • (fols. 151-68) M.A. Lowndes, 1928-44

MacCarthy - Sparrow
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 205
Extent: 194 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-50) Sir Desmond MacCarthy, 1917-52
  • (fols. 55-6) Sir Edward Marsh, 1952
  • (fols. 57-9) H.W. Massingham, 1963
  • (fols. 60-119) Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1910-28, n.d.
  • (fols. 124-7) Hermon Ould, 1938
  • (fols. 128-59) Monica Salmond, 1952-68
  • (fols. 160-90) Archibald Sinclair, 1946-50
  • (fols. 191-4) J.H.A. Sparrow, 1955

B.3   Correspondence by subject

B.3.1   Letters of congratulation and condolence, 1915-68

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 206-21

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Letters of congratulation on Violet's engagement and marriage, 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 206
Extent: 195 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 52-8) R.T. Davidson, enclosing the notes from which he spoke at their wedding, 1916
  • (fols. 106-7) Henry James, 1915
  • (fol. 186) Kathleen Scott, 1915

Letters of congratulation on the birth of Lady Violet's son, Mark, 1922
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 207
Extent: 34 leaves

Letters of condolence on the death of Lady Violet's father, H.H. Asquith, 1928
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 208
Extent: 70 leaves

Letters on receiving the DBE, 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 209
Extent: 120 leaves
Arrangement: Abel - Lindsay.

Scope and Content:

Includes (fol. 22) a letter from Sir Isaiah Berlin.


Letters on receiving the DBE, 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 210
Extent: 85 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, MacDonald - Wood.

Letters of condolence on the death of Lady Violet's brother, Cyril (Cys), 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 211
Extent: 85 leaves

Letters relating to Mark Bonham Carter's by-election victory at Torrington, Devon, 1958
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 212
Extent: 90 leaves

Letters of condolence on the death of Lady Violet's husband, Maurice, 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 213
Extent: 100 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Amery - Dugdale.

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 30-1) letter from Sir Isaiah Berlin and (fols. 45-7) letter from and copy of a letter to Sir Robert Boothby.


Letters of condolence on the death of Lady Violet's husband, Maurice, 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 214
Extent: 103 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Elliot - Manning.

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 74-7) letters from R.N. Lehmann and letters and copies of letters to and from (fols. 24-5) Lady A.L. Gilliatt and (fols. 90-4) Sir Compton Mackenzie


Letters of condolence on the death of Lady Violet's husband, Maurice, 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 215
Extent: 109 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Masterman - Zulueta.

Letters concerning Lady Violet's Romanes Lecture at the University of Oxford, 1963-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 216
Extent: 53 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol.4) Sir Isaiah Berlin
  • (fols.13-14) Dominic Le Foe
  • (fols. 16-17) Sir Roger Fulford
  • (fols. 21-4) L.P. Hartley
  • (fols. 32-41) W.F. Oakeshott
  • (fols. 49-53) Sir Ronald Walker

and (fol. 31) copy of a letter to Walter Monckton, 1st Viscount Monckton of Brenchley.


Letters on receiving a life peerage, 1964-5
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 217
Extent: 156 leaves

Letters of condolence on the death of Lady Violet's grandson, Andrew Grimond, 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 218
Extent: 56 leaves

Letters and telegrams celebrating Lady Violet's eightieth birthday, 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 219
Extent: 98 leaves

Eightieth birthday cards, 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 220
Extent: 122 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fol. 27) a printed enclosure, Morley Division Election 1910, words of a song, written by Albert Glover.


Letters of condolence on the death of Lady Violet's stepbrother, Anthony (Puffin) Asquith, 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 221
Extent: 41 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fol. 20) a letter addressed to Puffin from Lillian Gish, and (fols. 31-2) a letter from Lawrence Olivier.

B.3.2   Correspondence and papers relating to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and to Lady Violet's broadcasts, 1941-69

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 222-30


Correspondence and papers relating to Lady Violet as a governor of the BBC, 1941-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 222
Extent: 204 leaves
Arrangement: Chronological.

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 185-204) Broadcasting. A study of the case for and against commercial broadcasting under State Control in the United Kingdom, n.d.


Miscellaneous BBC scripts sent to Lady Violet, 1943-68
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 223
Extent: 101 leaves
Arrangement: Chronological.

Letters concerning Lady Violet's broadcast on her father, H.H. Asquith, 1948
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 224
Extent: 77 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

General correspondence and papers relating to Lady Violet's broadcasts, 1948-69
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 225
Extent: 199 leaves
Arrangement: Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 131-3, 143) copy of a letter to and letters from Kenneth Harris, 1967.


Letters concerning Lady Violet's broadcast on South Africa, in 'Matters of Moment', 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 226
Extent: 143 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Letters concerning Lady Violet's televised interview with Kenneth Harris, 'As I Remember', 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 227
Extent: 109 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Abbott-Kyle.

Letters concerning Lady Violet's televised interview with Kenneth Harris, 'As I Remember', 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 228
Extent: 118 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Landemare-Wragge.

Letters concerning Lady Violet's appearance on French television in a live discussion on the Entente Cordiale and General de Gaulle's veto of Britain's entry into the Common Market, 1967-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 229
Extent: 102 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Alary-Lutaud.

Letters concerning Lady Violet's appearance on French television in a live discussion on the Entente Cordiale and General de Gaulle's veto of Britain's entry into the Common Market , 1967-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 230
Extent: 99 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Margetson-Younger.

B.3.3   Political correspondence and papers, 1945-69

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 231-40


Correspondence and papers concerning Lady Violet's canditature for Wells, Somerset, in the General Election, 1945
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 231
Extent: 130 leaves
Arrangement: Chronological.

Liberal Candidates' Handbook, 1945
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 232
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content:

With

  • (item 4) Liberal Candidates' Conference
  • (item 5) Liberal Candidates' Service-No 2

Correspondence and papers concerning Lady Violet's candidature for Colne Valley, Yorks., in the General Election, 1951
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 233
Extent: 146 leaves
Arrangement: Chronological.

Papers relating to Colne Valley, 1951-2
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 234
Extent: 108 leaves
Arrangement: Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols.1-94) Lady Violet's itineraries for addressing meetings, 1951.


Letters relating to Lady Violet's correspondence in the The Times concerning a biography of Bonar Law, 1955-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 235
Extent: 243 leaves
Arrangement: Chronological.

Correspondence concerning Lady Violet's letter printed in The Times, on Suezand the plight of Hungary, 5 Nov. 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 236
Extent: 132 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 71-3) A.W.C.O. Murray, 1st Baron Murray of Elibank
  • (fols. 74-5) G.G.A. Murray
  • (fols. 83-6) C.F.A. Portal, Viscount Portal of Hungerford

Correspondence and papers concerning the Africa Bureau, Christian Action and the Defence and Aid Fund, 1960-1
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 237
Extent: 99 leaves
Arrangement: Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 72-3) a letter from F.D.L. Astor, 1961and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 8-75 passim) L.J. Collins, Canon of St. Paul's, 1960-1
  • (fols. 8, 9-11, 32-4) O.B.S. Poole, 1st Baron Poole, 1960-1
  • (fols. 58, 70) A.S. Paton, 1961

With (fols. 41-99 passim) Minutes of the Board of Management of the Defence and Aid Fund, 1961.


Correspondence and papers concerning Christian Action and the Defence and Aid Fund, 1962-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 238
Extent: 141 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 98, 110) Sir William Haley, 1962
  • (fols. 103-4) M.D. Stocks, Baroness Stocks, 1962

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 1-129 passim) L.J.Collins, 1962-3
  • (fols. 20-112 passim) Sir Albert Robinson, 1962
  • (fols. 27-128 passim) Sir Victor Gollancz, 1962-3
  • (fol. 44) Joseph Grimond, Baron Grimond, 1962
  • (fols. 92-3, 100-1) H.T.N. Gaitskell, 1962
  • (fols. 113-15) O.B.S. Poole, 1st Baron Poole, 1962

Miscellaneous papers, 1909-49
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 239
Extent: 174 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 108-40) duplicated typescript document issued by the International Committee for the Study of European Questions, no. 8, June-July 1948
  • (fols. 164-8) The Royal Commission on the Press final conclusions, a typescript note by Lady Violet, 1949

Miscellaneous papers, 1950-69, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 240
Extent: 165 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 35-55) a typescript ' Ella Wheeler Wilcox' by R.A. Knox , n.d.
  • (fols. 156-65) Liberal Party memoranda, 1950 (given by Lord Tordoff, 1996)

C   Family correspondence and papers, 1891-1968


Scope and Content:

Mainly letters to Lady Violet with some from her.

C.1   Special family correspondence

C.1.1   Correspondence of Cyril Asquith (Cys), 1902-54

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 241-6


1902-June 1909, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 241
Extent: 155 leaves

Oct. 1909-1918
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 242
Extent: 144 leaves

1926-May 1941
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 243
Extent: 149 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fol. 8) a letter from Margot Asquith to Violet, 1926.


June 1941-1943
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 244
Extent: 171 leaves

1944-7
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 245
Extent: 126 leaves

1948-54, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 246
Extent: 174 leaves

C.1.2   Correspondence of Maurice Bonham Carter (Bongie), 1906-59

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 247-62


1906-7
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 247
Extent: 145 leaves

1908
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 248
Extent: 131 leaves

1909-July 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 249
Extent: 99 leaves

Sept. -Dec. 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 250
Extent: 100 leaves

Jan. -June 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 251
Extent: 122 leaves

July-Dec. 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 252
Extent: 84 leaves

Jan. -May 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 253
Extent: 129 leaves

June-Dec. 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 254
Extent: 130 leaves

1913-May 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 255
Extent: 107 leaves

June 1914-Jan. 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 256
Extent: 107 leaves

Feb. -Sept. 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 257
Extent: 108 leaves

Oct. 1915-1916
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 258
Extent: 133 leaves

1917-28
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 259
Extent: 128 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fol.128) a typescript copy of three codicils to H.H. Asquith's will, 1914-24.


1930-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 260
Extent: 135 leaves

1935-49
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 261
Extent: 115 leaves

1950-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 262
Extent: 124 leaves

C.1.3   Correspondence of Mark Bonham Carter, 1924-68

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 263-6


1924-39
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 263
Extent: 173 leaves

1940-3
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 264
Extent: 190 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 133-61) letters while a prisoner of war in Poppe and Modena camps, Italy, Apr. -Aug. 1943
  • (fols. 162-89) copies of letters from Tom Cokayne to his mother from the same prisoner of war camps, Apr. -Aug. 1943

1944-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 265
Extent: 168 leaves

1950-68, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 266
Extent: 86 leaves

C.1.4   Correspondence of the Grimond family, 1925-67

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 267-77


Letters from Laura Grimond, née Bonham Carter, 1925-38
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 267
Extent: 123 leaves

Letters from Laura Grimond, 1939-40
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 268
Extent: 139 leaves

Letters from Laura Grimond, 1941-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 269
Extent: 133 leaves

Letters from Laura Grimond, 1947-66, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 270
Extent: 157 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 73) Clement Davies, 1956
  • (fols. 74-5) C.P. Fothergill, 1956

Letters from Lady Violet to Laura Grimond, 1931-61
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 271
Extent: 122 leaves

Letters from Lady Violet to Laura Grimond, 1962-8, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 272
Extent: 85 leaves

Scope and Content:

With

  • (fols.50-1) a letter to Laura from Jo Grimond, 1938
  • (fols. 52-6) letters to Laura from her brother, Raymond, 1940, n.d.
  • (fols. 58-84) a German and French language exercise book and illustration in Laura's hand, n.d.
  • (fol. 85) Laura's School Certificate Examination results, 1934

Letters from Jo Grimond, 1936-65
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 273
Extent: 139 leaves

C.1.5   Correspondence of Raymond Bonham Carter, 1935-68

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 274-7


1935-June 1942
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 274
Extent: 121 leaves

Sept. 1942-July 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 275
Extent: 161 leaves

Sept. 1947-Mar. 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 276
Extent: 199 leaves

Sept. 1949-1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 277
Extent: 175 leaves

C.2   Other family correspondence

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 278-89


Scope and Content:

Mainly letters to Lady Violet with some from her.


H.H. Asquith, 1892-1927, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 278
Extent: 204 leaves

Arthur Asquith (Oc), 1896-1939
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 279
Extent: 230 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 30-48) a typescript memorandum by Edwin Montagu, Dec.1916, enclosure in a letter, 1937 and (fols. 229-30) a letter from Betty Asquith on Arthur's death, 1939.


Herbert Asquith (Beb), 1897-1945
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 280
Extent: 72 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fol. 72) a letter to Beb on the publication of Mary Dallon (London,1932).


Raymond Asquith, 1897-1916
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 281
Extent: 142 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 53-107) condolences on Raymond's death, 1916, including (fols. 66-7) a letter from Winston Churchill
  • (fols. 108-11) two letters to Raymond from his mother, Helen Asquith, n.d.
  • (fols. 112-21) a letter from Raymond to Lionel (Smith?), 1903
  • (fols. 122-30) miscellaneous verses, some by Raymond, n.d.
  • (fol. 131) drawing
  • (fols. 132-41) tributes, 1916-17
  • (fol. 142 ) description of Raymond's grave by Arthur Godley

Margot Asquith, 1904-42
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 282
Extent: 122 leaves

Edgar Bonham-Carter, 1911-June 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 283
Extent: 117 leaves

Edgar Bonham-Carter, July 1912-1917
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 284
Extent: 94 leaves

Ada Bentley (the Bonham Carter's nanny), 1917-43, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 285
Extent: 173 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes some letters from the children.


Cressida Ridley, née Bonham Carter, 1918-67
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 286
Extent: 110 leaves

Letters from other family members, 1899-1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 287
Extent: 115 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Armitage-Asquith.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from (fols.61-77) Cynthia Asquith, 1908-52 and (fols. 20-52) letters to and from Anthony Asquith, 1913-59.


Letters from other family members, 1899-1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 288
Extent: 134 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Bibesco-Elliot.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 3-34) Princess Elizabeth Bibesco, 1904-32
  • (fols. 35-64) Marthe Bibesco, 1945-68 with (fols. 54-5) copy of a letter from H.H. Asquith, 1919
  • (fols. 70-7) Sir Charles Bonham-Carter, 1955
  • (fols.127-8) Nancy Dugdale, Baroness Crathorne, 1965

and letters to and from

  • (fols. 110-22) Sibella Bonham Carter, 1915-16

Letters from other family members, 1899-1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 289
Extent: 104 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Fraser-Tennant.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 2-10) Pamela Grey, Lady Grey of Fallodon, 1918
  • (fols. 80-102) S.J.N. Tennant, 1933-62

D   Literary Papers, 1947-69

D.1   Correspondence and papers concerning Lady Violet's writings on Sir Winston Churchill, 1952-69

D.1.1   Files of correspondence, 1952-69

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 290-8


Correspondence with publishers, 1952-69
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 290
Extent: 193 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-70) file of correspondence with Cassell concerning a birthday presentation volume of tributes to Churchill, 1952-4
  • (fols 71-3) typescript Memorandum of Agreement with William Collins for a work of Reminiscences, 1952
  • (fols. 74-193) file of correspondence, 1960-7, with Collins acting as Lady Violet's agent, concerning her biography Winston Churchill as I Knew Him (London, 1965)

Correspondence with newspapers and publishers, 1955-69
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 291
Extent: 236 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-119) file of correspondence with Sir Colin Coote of the Daily Telegraph concerning the writing and serialization of Lady Violet's biography of Churchill, 1955-65
  • (fols. 120-236) file of correspondence with Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1955-69, concerning the publishing of Winston Churchill as I Knew Him (London, 1965), with (fols. 229-36) royalty statements

Correspondence with newspapers and publishers, 1958-66
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 292
Extent: 139 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-17) file of correspondence with the Sunday Times concerning the possible serialization of the biography of Churchill, 1958
  • (fols. 18-139) file of correspondence with Harcourt Brace and Company concerning the American edition of the biography, 1958-66

Miscellaneous correspondence relating to Churchill, 1953-64
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 293
Extent: 137 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 60) R.H. Jenkins, 1961

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 45-52) Sir John Wheeler-Bennett, 1958
  • (fols. 57-9) A.P. Ryan, 1959
  • (fols. 61-3) Randolph Churchill, 1962
  • (fols. 66-9, 72) Sir Desmond Morton, 1963
  • (fols. 70, 73) Martin Gilbert, 1963
  • (fols. 74-81, 130-6) A. Montague Browne, 1963-4

Miscellaneous correspondence relating to Churchill, 1965-9, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 294
Extent: 186 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 90-2, 164-5, 167-8, 171) John Colville, 1966-8
  • (fol. 103) P.A.C. Moore, 1966
  • (fol. 166) Sir Desmond Morton, 1968
  • (fol. 186) A.J.P. Taylor, n.d.

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 38-9) C.R. Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, 1965
  • (fols. 40-8) R.V.R. James, 1965
  • (fols. 61, 63-8) B.S.J. Inglis, 1965
  • (fols. 85-7, 120, 123, 144-7) Randolph Churchill, 1966-8
  • (fols. 106-79 passim) Martin Gilbert, 1966-8
  • (fols. 121-2, 127, 140, 183, 185) Dominic Le Foe, 1967-9

With (fols.152-62) a letter from Sir Charles Ponsonby enclosing The Capture and Escape of Winston Churchill During the South African War (Rhodesia, 1965) by A.J.P. Graham.


Researcher's notes for Lady Violet's biography of Churchill, 1956-63, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 295
Extent: 218 leaves

Letters of congratulation, 1965, on Winston Churchill as I Knew Him (London, 1965)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 296
Extent: 111 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Abson-Leibovitz.

Letters of congratulation, 1965, on Winston Churchill as I Knew Him (London, 1965)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 297
Extent: 123 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, McDougall-Wiskemann.

D.1.2   Draft chapters and notes for Winston Churchill as I Knew Him (London, 1965)

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 298-328


Scope and Content:

MSS. Bonham Carter 299-324 are draft chapters written in notebooks, described by Lady Violet as Clean and Rough copies. The chapter numbers given below are those in the published first edition rather than those in the notebooks.


Loose typescript drafts of chapters, 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 298
Extent: 292 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 1-18) letter and comments from Max Beerbohm on chapter I of Winston Churchill as I Knew Him.


Notebook (clean copy) end of chapter XVII
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 299
Extent: i + 28 leaves

Notebook (clean copy) chapter XVIII, part of chapter XIX
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 300
Extent: iii + 58 leaves

Notebook (clean copy) chapter XIX continued
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 301
Extent: i + 47 leaves

Notebook (clean copy) part of chapter XX
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 302
Extent: 51 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 1-9) Berlin and reunification.


Notebook (clean copy) chapter XX continued
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 303
Extent: 71 leaves

Notebook (clean copy) chapter XXI
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 304
Extent: 61 leaves (fols. 61-41 rev.)

Notebook (clean copy) chapter XXII
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 305
Extent: 39 leaves

Notebook (clean copy) chapter XXIII, part of chapter XXIV
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 306
Extent: i + 73 leaves

Notebook (clean copy) chapter XXIV continued
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 307
Extent: 74 leaves

Notebook (clean copy) chapter XXIV continued
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 308
Extent: 70 leaves

Notebook (clean copy) part of chapter XXV
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 309
Extent: 47 leaves

Notebook (clean copy) chapter XXV continued
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 310
Extent: 58 leaves (fols. 58-26 rev.)

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 7-58) draft articles and broadcast.


Notebook (clean copy) chapter XXVI
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 311
Extent: 76 leaves

Notebook (rough copy) chapter XVII
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 312
Extent: i + 49 leaves

Notebook (rough copy) part of chapters IX and X
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 313
Extent: i + 30 leaves

Notebook (rough copy) part of chapter XVIII
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 314
Extent: i + 32 leaves

Notebook (rough copy) chapter XVIII continued, and (fols. 11-41) chapter XIX
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 315
Extent: i + 47 leaves

Notebook (rough copy) part of chapter XX
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 316
Extent: i + 42 leaves

Notebook (rough copy) chapter XX continued
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 317
Extent: 78 leaves

Notebook (rough copy) chapter XXI, and (fols. 42v-53v ) part of chapter XXII
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 318
Extent: 60 leaves

Notebook (rough copy) chapter XXII continued, and (fols. 28-74) part of chapter XXIII
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 319
Extent: i + 74 leaves

Notebook (rough copy) chapter XXIII continued, and (fols. 10-54) part of chapter XXIV
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 320
Extent: i + 62 leaves

Notebook (rough copy) chapter XXIV continued
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 321
Extent: i + 29 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols 20-24v) notes for diary.


Notebook (rough copy) chapter XXV
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 322
Extent: 22 leaves

Notebook (rough copy) part of chapter XXVI
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 323
Extent: 71 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 53-71) miscellaneous notes.


Notebook (rough copy) chapter XXVI continued
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 324
Extent: 44 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 29-38) draft introduction to a book on Focus on Defence of Fredom and Peace.


Notebook containing notes for the biography
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 325
Extent: 92 leaves

Notebook containing notes for the biography
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 326
Extent: i + 43 leaves

Notebook containing notes for the biography
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 327
Extent: 13 leaves

Notebook containing notes for the biography
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 328
Extent: 45 leaves

D.1.3    Printed papers and newspaper cuttings relating to Churchill, 1941-66

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 329-332


Newspaper cuttings, 1941-66
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 329
Extent: 118 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 3-10) The Sinews of Peace, 'The Iron Curtain speech' made by Churchill at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, 1946.


Newspaper tributes to Churchill, 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 330
Extent: 220 items

Churchill in Memoriam. His life, his death, his wisdom, written and edited by the staff of the New York Times (New York, 1965)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 331
Extent: 1 item

Printed caricatures of Churchill by Vicky for the New Statesman, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 332
Extent: 1 item

D.2   Correspondence and papers concerning other publications and lectures, 1940-59

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 333-4


Correspondence and papers concerning a chapter, Children and Education, in The Character of England (Oxford, 1947), edited by Sir Ernest Barker, 1944-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 333
Extent: 173 leaves

Correspondence and papers concerning articles for magazines and a lecture tour in the United States of America, 1940-59
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 334
Extent: 60 leaves

D.3   Drafts of articles, 1920-68

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 335-8

Arrangement: Chronological.
Note: List of articles in each box.

1920-44
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 335
Extent: 215 leaves

1945-52
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 336
Extent: 235 leaves

1953-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 337
Extent: 183 leaves

1959-68, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 338
Extent: 187 leaves

E    Broadcasts, 1940-69

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 339-44


Scope and Content:

Contains scripts, notes and background material. List of broadcasts in each box.

Arrangement: Chronological.

1940-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 339
Extent: 381 leaves

1950-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 340
Extent: 244 leaves

1955-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 341
Extent: 232 leaves

1960-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 342
Extent: 266 leaves

1965-7
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 343
Extent: 281 leaves

1968-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 344
Extent: 153 leaves

F    Speech notes, and lectures, 1913-68

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 345-75


Scope and Content:

Includes some related papers and correspondence; many of the speeches are incomplete. List of speeches in each box.

Arrangement: Chronological.

1913-20
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 345
Extent: 314 leaves

1921-2
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 346
Extent: 263 leaves

1923
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 347
Extent: 202 leaves

1924-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 348
Extent: 199 leaves

1931-5
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 349
Extent: 247 leaves

1936-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 350
Extent: 261 leaves

1939-41
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 351
Extent: 234 leaves

1942-3
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 352
Extent: 288 leaves

1944
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 353
Extent: 191 leaves

Jan. -June 1945
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 354
Extent: 257 leaves

July-Dec. 1945
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 355
Extent: 179 leaves

Jan. -June 1946
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 356
Extent: 241 leaves

July 1946-Mar. 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 357
Extent: 210 leaves

Apr. -Nov. 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 358
Extent: 330 leaves

1948-June 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 359
Extent: 223 leaves

Aug. -Dec. 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 360
Extent: 161 leaves

1950
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 361
Extent: 323 leaves

Jan. -July 1951
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 362
Extent: 360 leaves

Sept. -Oct. 1951
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 363
Extent: 158 leaves

Oct. n.d. -Nov. 1951
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 364
Extent: 241 leaves

1952
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 365
Extent: 318 leaves

1953-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 366
Extent: 310 leaves

1955-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 367
Extent: 328 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 82-7) a letter and notes from C.W. Judd, 1955.


1957-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 368
Extent: 189 leaves

1959
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 369
Extent: 264 leaves

1960-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 370
Extent: 299 leaves

1965-7
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 371
Extent: 299 leaves

1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 372
Extent: 144 leaves

Unidentified and incomplete speeches, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 373
Extent: 164 leaves

Unidentified and incomplete speeches, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 374
Extent: 205 leaves

Lectures, mainly concerning great figures Lady Violet had known, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 375
Extent: 263 leaves

G    Notebooks, 1933-68


Scope and Content:

Containing miscellaneous drafts for speeches, articles and letters; many of them have also been reversed, and contain notes beginning at the back.

G.1   Notebooks, arranged by subject, 1947-64

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 376-424


Notes on H.H. Asquith
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 376
Extent: 16 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes a draft letter to Venetia Montagu shortly before her death.


Notes on H.H. Asquith
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 377
Extent: 19 leaves

Notes on H.H. Asquith
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 378
Extent: 3 leaves

Extracts from H.H. Asquith's letters
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 379
Extent: 9 leaves

Margot Asquith's sayings
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 380
Extent: 6 leaves

Margot's sayings
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 381
Extent: 17 leaves

Margot's sayings
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 382
Extent: 14 leaves

Margot's sayings
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 383
Extent: 23 leaves

Notes on Margot's autobiography
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 384
Extent: 22 leaves

Notes from Margot's diary
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 385
Extent: 82 leaves

Notes on A.J. Balfour
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 386
Extent: 8 leaves

Notes on A.J. Balfour
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 387
Extent: 25 leaves

Brouillon, autobiographical notes
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 388
Extent: 76 leaves

Brouillon, autobiographical notes
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 389
Extent: 96 leaves

Brouillon, autobiographical notes
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 390
Extent: 97 leaves

Brouillon, autobiographical notes
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 391
Extent: 77 leaves

Brouillon, autobiographical notes
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 392
Extent: 81 leaves, 40-77 blank

Brouillon, autobiographical notes
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 393
Extent: 94 leaves, 23-77 blank

Notes for the chapter Children and Education in Sir Ernest Barker's The Character of England (Oxford, 1947)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 394
Extent: 19 leaves

Notes for Children and Education
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 395
Extent: 45 leaves

Notes for Children and Education
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 396
Extent: 40 leaves

Childrens' drawings
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 397
Extent: 77 leaves

Childrens' drawings
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 398
Extent: 70 leaves

Childrens' sayings
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 399
Extent: 6 leaves

Childrens' sayings, with (fols. 11-18) a draft speech on Eden's resignation from the Foreign Office, 1938
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 400
Extent: 22 leaves

Notes on Edward Grey
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 401
Extent: 38 leaves

Königswinter, 1952
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 402
Extent: 15 leaves

Königswinter, 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 403
Extent: 21 leaves

Königswinter, 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 404
Extent: 40 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 32-4) a draft letter to Norman St. John Stevas


Königswinter, 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 405
Extent: 50 leaves

Notes on Jan Masaryk
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 406
Extent: 8 leaves

Notes on Florence Nightingale
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 407
Extent: 14 leaves

Notes on Press Council meetings, 1947-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 408
Extent: 98 leaves

Notes on Press Council, 1947-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 409
Extent: 7 leaves

Romanes Lecture I
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 410
Extent: 64 leaves

Romanes Lecture II
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 411
Extent: 48 leaves

Romanes Lecture III
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 412
Extent: 30 leaves

The Thirties
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 413
Extent: 25 leaves

The Thirties
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 414
Extent: 85 leaves

The Thirties
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 415
Extent: 94 leaves

The Thirties
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 416
Extent: 61 leaves

The Thirties
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 417
Extent: 75 leaves

The Thirties
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 418
Extent: 77 leaves

The War
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 419
Extent: 67 leaves

The War
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 420
Extent: 78 leaves

Notes on Beatrice Webb
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 421
Extent: 17 leaves

Notes on Beatrice Webb
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 422
Extent: 28 leaves

Notes on Beatrice Webb, 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 423
Extent: 68 leaves

Notes on Beatrice Webb, 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 424
Extent: 16 leaves

G.2   Notebooks arranged by date, 1933-68

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 425-64


1933
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 425
Extent: 30 leaves

1933
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 426
Extent: 80 leaves

1938
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 427
Extent: 73 leaves

1938
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 428
Extent: 75 leaves

1938
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 429
Extent: 85 leaves

1938
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 430
Extent: 89 leaves

1938
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 431
Extent: 70 leaves

1938
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 432
Extent: 42 leaves

1938-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 433
Extent: 81 leaves

1939
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 434
Extent: 62 leaves

1939
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 435
Extent: 41 leaves

1939
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 436
Extent: 46 leaves

1939-41
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 437
Extent: 72 leaves

1941-2
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 438
Extent: 59 leaves

1942
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 439
Extent: 44 leaves

1942
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 440
Extent: 52 leaves

1944
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 441
Extent: 38 leaves

1945
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 442
Extent: 96 leaves

1945-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 443
Extent: 69 leaves

1947
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 444
Extent: 11 leaves

1947
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 445
Extent: 35 leaves

1949
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 446
Extent: 77 leaves

1956, comprises a draft letter to Winston Churchill on Suez
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 447
Extent: 5 leaves

1956
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 448
Extent: 18 leaves

1956
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 449
Extent: 29 leaves

1958
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 450
Extent: 30 leaves

1959
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 451
Extent: 17 leaves

1959
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 452
Extent: 26 leaves

1960
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 453
Extent: 34 leaves

1965
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 454
Extent: 97 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes draft letters to

  • (fols. 7v-14) C.R. Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee
  • (fols. 35-8) Dean Acheson
  • (fols. 65-8) Harold Wilson
  • (fols. 77v-80) Jo Grimond

1966
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 455
Extent: 50 leaves

1966-7
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 456
Extent: 51 leaves

1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 457
Extent: 60 leaves

1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 458
Extent: 62 leaves

1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 459
Extent: 77 leaves

1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 460
Extent: 31 leaves

1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 461
Extent: 69 leaves

1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 462
Extent: 97 leaves, 13-97 blank

1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 463
Extent: 60 leaves

1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 464
Extent: 97 leaves, 30-97 blank

G.3   Miscellaneous undated notebooks

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 465-502


Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 465
Extent: 78 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 466
Extent: 24 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 20-21) a draft of Lady Violet's will


Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 467
Extent: 32 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 468
Extent: 6 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 469
Extent: 28 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 470
Extent: 35 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 471
Extent: 34 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 472
Extent: 53 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 473
Extent: 31 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 474
Extent: 53 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 475
Extent: 49 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 476
Extent: 31 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 477
Extent: 6 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 478
Extent: 69 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 479
Extent: 37 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 480
Extent: 14 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 481
Extent: 11 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 482
Extent: 9 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 483
Extent: 37 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 484
Extent: 8 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 485
Extent: 21 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 486
Extent: 18 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 487
Extent: 19 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 488
Extent: 16 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 489
Extent: 26 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 490
Extent: 74 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 491
Extent: 92 leaves, 29-89 blank

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 492
Extent: 48 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 493
Extent: 5 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 494
Extent: 9 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 495
Extent: 7 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 496
Extent: 5 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 497
Extent: 6 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 498
Extent: 5 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 499
Extent: 5 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 500
Extent: 6 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 501
Extent: 9 leaves

Notebook
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 502
Extent: 6 leaves

H   Personal papers, 1896-1968

H.1   Lady Violet's commonplace books, 1901-60

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 503-5


1901-2
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 503
Extent: 71 leaves

1904-11
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 504
Extent: 94 leaves

1943-60, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 505
Extent: 77 leaves

H.2   Volumes, written by Lady Violet, describing the childhood of the Bonham Carter children, 1917-39

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 506-12


Scope and Content:

Includes photographs with some letters, childrens' drawings and newscuttings.


1917-20
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 506
Extent: i + 140 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 9-10) Winston Churchill, 1917
  • (fols. 48-9) H.H.Asquith, 1918
  • (fols. 58-9) Augustine Birrell, 1918

1920-3
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 507
Extent: 147 leaves

1923-5
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 508
Extent: 124 leaves

1928-31
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 509
Extent: 131 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fol. 61) Raymond Bonham Carter's birth certificate, 1929


1931-2
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 510
Extent: 152 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 22-3, 51-2, 93) W.B. Harris, 1931-2
  • (fol. 50) Sir James Barrie, 1931

Loose papers removed from MSS. Bonham Carter 506-10, 1917-39
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 511
Extent: 60 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 2) Cynthia Asquith, 1917
  • (fols. 3-5) Cyril Asquith, 1917
  • (fols. 11-14) Augustine Birrell, 1917
  • (fol. 15) E.A.P. Grenfell, Lady Desborough, 1917
  • (fol. 16) Edward Grey, Viscount Grey of Fallodon, 1917
  • (fol. 17) Kathleen Scott, 1917
  • (fol. 36) Sir James Barrie, 1932

H.3   Miscellaneous personal papers of Lady Violet, 1896-1968

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 512-21


Loose personal papers, 1896-1968, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 512
Extent: 316 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-2) record of baptism, 1896
  • (fol. 87) marriage certificate, 1915
  • (fols. 104-10) will, 1925, with a codicil, 1934

Le Voile de Fée. Comédie en trois Actes, par Violet Asquith, 1898
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 513
Extent: 51 leaves

Scope and Content:

Written in an exercise book in Violet's hand and 'Dediée Í mon père et donnée à Noël 1898'.


Gibbet, 1901-7
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 514
Extent: 246 leaves

Scope and Content:

Books containing printed pages on which the game of Gibbet was played. Some pages are annotated with the names of the players and the date.


Proceedings in Mr. Speaker's Library at the House of Commons on Thursday, the twenty-fifth of November, 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 515
Extent: iii + 17 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typescript bound volume given to Violet and Maurice, containing a presentation address and list of subscribers to their wedding present.


Address book, 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 516
Extent: 94 leaves

Address book, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 517
Extent: 121 leaves

Travel itineries, 1949-67
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 518
Extent: 70 leaves

The Eve of St Agnes, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 519
Extent: 16 leaves

Scope and Content:

An exercise in calligraphy by Violet, written in a homemade book.


The Ancient Mariner, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 520
Extent: 32 leaves
Binding: Brown leather with a garland on the front cover containing 'Violet', patterned end papers

Scope and Content:

An exercise in calligraphy.


Photocopy of typescript of Lady Violet's unfinished autobiography to 1905, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 521
Extent: 197 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols.145-54) later notes from Brouillon notebooks (MSS. Bonham Carter 388-93)
  • (fols. 155-97 miscellaneous notes, perhaps for autobiography

H.4   Bound typescript of works by Thomas Miles and Monica Salmond, 1958-1967

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 522-7


'Some Account of the Parish of Stockton in the County of Wilts.', compiled by Thomas Miles, curate of Stockton, 1846-8, typewritten, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 522
Extent: vi + 80 leaves
Custodial History:

Owned by Lady Violet.



'Rosemary and Alistair', by Monica (Cassie) Salmond née Grenfell, 1958
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 523
Extent: v + 40 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes manuscript annotations.

Custodial History:

Given to Lady Violet, by the author, 1958.



'Picket Post', by Monica Salmond, includes photographs, 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 524
Extent: 60 leaves
Custodial History:

Given to Lady Violet, by the author, 1962.



'The Dardenelles Campaign 1915', an anthology, with photographs, collected by Monica Salmond
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 525
Extent: 49 leaves
Custodial History:

Given to Lady Violet, by the author, 1963.



'This Day August 4 1914', by Monica Salmond
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 526
Extent: ii + 18 leaves
Custodial History:

Given to Lady Violet, by the author, 1964.



'Tracery, my history of the family. Book III, part I, 1909-11', with photographs, by Monica Salmond
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 527
Extent: ii + 109 leaves
Custodial History:

Given to Lady Violet, by the author, 1967.


H.5   Papers relating to Archie Gordon, kept by Lady Violet, 1906-10

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 528-35


Commonplace book, 1906-10
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 528
Extent: ii + 112 leaves
Binding: Brown leather with tooling, AG 1906 on the front cover
Custodial History:

Given to Archie Gordon by Violet, 1906 and returned to her after his death, 1909.



Letters of condolence on the death of Archie Gordon, 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 529
Extent: 117 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Affleck - Karr.

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 39-43) letters from Winston Churchill.


Condolence letters on the death of Archie Gordon, 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 530
Extent: 122 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Lang - Wilkins.

Papers relating to Archie Gordon and to the Archie Gordon Club, 1907-15, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 531
Extent: 142 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-31) Violet's account of her deathbed engagement to Archie Gordon, 1909
  • (fols. 55-85) papers relating to the Archie Gordon Club, 1910-15
  • (fols. 86-142) correspondence and papers of Archie Gordon, 1907-9

With letters from

  • (fols. 91-9) I.M. Gordon, Lady Aberdeen, 1907-8, n.d.
  • (fols. 100-12) Ettie Grenfell, Lady Desborough, 1907-8

Album of newscuttings relating to the death of Archie Gordon, 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 532
Extent: 48 leaves

Loose newscuttings relating to the death of Archie Gordon, 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 533
Extent: 432 leaves

Scrapbook of Archie Gordon's life, compiled by Violet, 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 534
Extent: 190 leaves, 36-192 blank

Album of recollections of Archie Gordon (privately printed, 1910)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 535
Extent: 100 leaves
Binding: Pale blue cloth with gold tooling, Archie Gordon's signature on the front cover

I   Printed papers, 1891-1969

I.1    Scrapbooks mainly of newscuttings, 1920-68

I.1.1   Political scrapbooks, 1920-68

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 536-43


Scope and Content:

Some volumes have their own indexes.


Paisley, Jan. -Feb. 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 536
Extent: xxx + 101 pages

Paisley, Jan. -May 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 537
Extent: 94 leaves

Oct. 1920-Nov. 1923
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 538
Extent: xvi + 220 pages

Nov. 1923-Oct. 1924
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 539
Extent: xviii + 118 pages, 29-118 blank

Feb. 1920-Nov. 1938
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 540
Extent: 193 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 113) Gilbert Murray, 1935
  • (fols. 115-17) Axel Munthe, 1935
  • (fols. 122, 124) W.C.G. Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1935
  • (fols. 151-3) Enid Bagnold, 1938

June 1941-Oct. 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 541
Extent: 514 pages

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 236) W.F.Hare, 5th Earl of Listowel, 1946
  • (fol. 447) Sir Anthony Bevir, 1947

Oct. 1949-July 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 542
Extent: 227 leaves

June 1960-Dec. 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 543
Extent: 339 leaves

I.1.2   Personal scrapbooks, 1929-68

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 544-7


Scope and Content:

These volumes include newscuttings, photographs and printed ephemera.


June 1929-Mar. 1951
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 544
Extent: 207 leaves

May 1951-May 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 545
Extent: 319 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fol. 16) a letter from Sir Winston Churchill, 1953.


Nov. 1954-Sept. 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 546
Extent: ii + 207 pages

Scope and Content:

Includes an index.


Oct. 1959-Dec. 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 547
Extent: 427 leaves, 316-409 blank

I.1.3   Scrapbooks containing Lady Violet's articles for magazines and newspapers, 1915-61

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 548-51


Scope and Content:

These volumes include indexes.


July 1915-July 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 548
Extent: 212 pages

Apr. 1946-Nov. 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 549
Extent: 103 leaves

Jan. 1954-Dec. 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 550
Extent: xiv + 144 pages

Feb. 1958-Aug. 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 551
Extent: xi + 186 pages, 110-84 blank

I.2   Loose newscuttings, 1891-1969

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 552-6


Newscuttings, 1891-1928
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 552
Extent: 139 leaves

Newscuttings, 1930-69
Shelfmark: MSS. Bonham Carter 553
Extent: 201 leaves

Newscuttings, 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 554
Extent: 173 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-72) Violet's engagement to Maurice Bonham Carter
  • (fols. 73-173) presentation of wedding gift by the Speaker, in the House of Commons Library

Newscuttings concerning Violet and Maurice's wedding, 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 555
Extent: 232 leaves

Newscuttings concerning the death of Raymond Asquith, 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 556
Extent: 101 leaves

I.3   Printed papers, 1897-1964

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 557-9


Service sheets, 1908-69
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 557
Extent: 81 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Pamphlets and printed items written by Lady Violet, 1915-65
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 558
Extent: 109 leaves
Arrangement: Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 72-93) The Falconer Lecture, British Democracy Today and Yesterday (Toronto, 1953)
  • (fols. 95-108) The Romanes Lecture, The Impact of Personality in Politics (Oxford, 1963)

Pamphlets, 1907-68
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 559
Extent: 21 items
Arrangement: Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (item 1) an inscribed copy of H H. Asquith's address to Glasgow University, Ancient Universities & The Modern World (Glasgow, 1907)
  • (item 2) an inscribed copy of H.H. Asquith's address to Aberdeen University, Culture and Character (Aberdeen, 1910)
  • (item 3) an inscribed copy of H.H. Asquith's Romanes Lecture, Some Aspects of The Victorian Age (Oxford, 1918)
  • (item 4) an inscribed copy of H.H. Asquith's address, Scaliger (London, 1926)
  • (item 20) an inscribed copy of R.A. Butler's Romanes Lecture, The Difficult Art of Autobiography (Oxford, 1967)

I.4   Printed books, 1897-1964

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 560-3


Victoria the Good Queen and Empress (London, 1897), miniature book
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 560

Das Feine Gepäck (London, 1915)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 561

Scope and Content:

[The Fine Baggage] 'of this Edition one copy only has been printed'.


The Book of Common Prayer, n.d., miniature book printed by OUP
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 562

Scope and Content:

Inscribed by Margot Asquith and given to Violet, 1928.


Sir Winston Churchill Honorary Citizen of the United States by Act of Congress April 9 1963 (Worcester, 1964), miniature book
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 563

J   Correspondence and papers of Helen Kelsall Asquith (H.H. Asquith's first wife), 1857-1911

J.1   Letters from Helen to her sister Josephine Armitage, 1876-1910

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 564-5


1876-89
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 564
Extent: 138 leaves

1890-91, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 565
Extent: 133 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 127-33) letters from her father Frederick Melland to two other correspondents, 1886-1910.

J.2   Papers, 1857-1911

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 566-70


The Book of Common Prayer
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 566
Extent: 1 item
Binding: Ivory with a blue enamel M intertwined with IZPAH on front cover

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'H.K. Melland Aug. 23. 1877'.


Household account book, 1877
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 567
Extent: 78 leaves

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'Helen Asquith September 14th 1877'.


Notebook containing baby notes, 1883-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 568
Extent: 46 leaves, 9-46 blank

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'Helen Asquith June 1882'.


Copy (1993) of Helen Asquith's birth certificate, and her death certificate, 1857, 1891
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 569
Extent: 3 leaves

Address by Professor Armitage at the Funeral of Dr. Frederick Melland (Bradford, 1911)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 570
Extent: 12 pages

K   Diaries, correspondence and papers of H.H. Asquith, 1877-1927

K.1   Diaries

K.1.1   Diaries, 1891-1900

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 571-2


Feb. 1891-Mar. 1893
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 571
Extent: ii + 93 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 22-30) loose leaves cut from the diary containing notes of a talk with John Morley, 1891.


Aug. 1893-1900
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 572
Extent: 186 leaves, 85-185 blank

K.1.2   Engagement diaries, 1877-1926

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 573-617


1877
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 573
Extent: 53 leaves

1878
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 574
Extent: 99 leaves

1879
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 575
Extent: 84 leaves

1880
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 576
Extent: 102 leaves

1881
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 577
Extent: 100 leaves

1882
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 578
Extent: 87 leaves

1883
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 579
Extent: 103 leaves

1884
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 580
Extent: 94 leaves

1886
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 581
Extent: 186 leaves

1887
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 582
Extent: 122 leaves

1889
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 583
Extent: i + 165 pages

1890
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 584
Extent: iii + 165 pages

1892
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 585
Extent: 75 leaves

1893
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 586
Extent: 98 leaves

1894
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 587
Extent: 96 leaves

1895
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 588
Extent: 84 leaves

1896
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 589
Extent: 100 leaves

1897
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 590
Extent: 97 leaves

1898
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 591
Extent: 100 leaves

1899
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 592
Extent: 102 leaves

1900
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 593
Extent: 100 leaves

1901
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 594
Extent: 100 leaves

1902
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 595
Extent: 100 leaves

1902
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 596
Extent: 104 leaves

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'Father with love from Violet Xmas 1901'.


1903
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 597
Extent: 103 leaves

1904
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 598
Extent: 101 leaves

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'Father from Violet. Nov. 12th 1903'.


1905
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 599
Extent: 82 leaves

1906
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 600
Extent: 100 leaves

1907
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 601
Extent: 99 leaves

1908
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 602
Extent: 100 leaves

1909
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 603
Extent: 100 leaves
Binding: Gold tooling and H.H.A. in gold on front cover

1910
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 604
Extent: 100 leaves
Binding: Gold tooling and H.H.A. in gold on front cover

1911
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 605
Extent: 100 leaves
Binding: Gold tooling and H.H.A. in gold on front cover

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'From F.H.'.


1912
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 606
Extent: 100 leaves
Binding: Gold tooling and H.H.A. in gold on front cover

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'From F.H.'.


1913
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 607
Extent: 100 leaves
Binding: Gold tooling, H.H.A. and 1913 in gold on front cover

1914
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 608
Extent: 100 leaves
Binding: Gold tooling and H.H.A. on front cover

1916
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 609
Extent: 100 leaves
Binding: Gold tooling and 1916 in gold on front cover

1917
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 610
Extent: 99 leaves
Binding: Gold tooling, H.H.A. and 1917 in gold on front cover

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'From F.H.'.


1918
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 611
Extent: 100 leaves
Binding: Gold tooling and 1918 in gold on the front cover

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'H.H.A. from Cara. Xmas 1917'.


1919
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 612
Extent: 98 leaves

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'H.H.A. from Cara'.


1920
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 613
Extent: 98 leaves

1921
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 614
Extent: 101 leaves
Binding: Gold tooling and 1921 in gold on front cover

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'H.H.A. from F.H. Xmas 1920'.


1922
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 615
Extent: 100 leaves
Binding: Gold tooling and H.H.A. in gold on front cover

1923
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 616
Extent: 107 leaves

1926
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 617
Extent: 107 leaves

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'From Cara'.

K.2   Correspondence of H.H. Asquith, 1863-1927

K.2.1   General correspondence, 1877-1927

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 618-22

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Includes some letters and copies of letters from Asquith.


Abbott - Buxton
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 618
Extent: 163 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 2-3) Sir Arthur Acland, 1895
  • (fols. 7-9) A.J. Balfour, 1915, with a crayon drawing done in Cabinet, 1916
  • (fols. 10-11) Sir James Barrie, 1915
  • (fols. 18-106) Dorothy Beresford, 1907-8
  • (fols. 107-10) Augustine Birrell, 1918
  • (fols. 112-17) Louis Botha, 1916
  • (fols. 121-6) Robert Bridges, 1916-24
  • (fols. 127-30) Rhoda Broughton, 1901-17
  • (fols. 134-9) James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, 1914-16
  • (fols. 142-64) S.C. Buxton, Earl Buxton, 1926, enclosing typescript copies of entries from his wife's diary for 1889 relating to Gladstone and Parnell, with a copy of a forged letter ascribed to Parnell, 1882

Caine - Jekyll
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 619
Extent: 203 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-2) Hall Caine, 1914
  • (fols. 13-21) Sir Winston Churchill, 1914-27, with enclosures from J.W.Headlam-Morley, 1923
  • (fols. 22-3) Marie Corelli, 1922
  • (fols. 24-5) Sir Arthur Du Cros, 1918
  • (fols. 26-7) G.N. Curzon, 1911
  • (fols. 28-9) R.T. Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1927
  • (fols. 57-60) D. Lloyd George, 1915
  • (fols. 69-72) J.W. Gulland, 1916
  • (fols. 80-7) Sir William Harcourt, 1892-1904
  • (fols. 88-90) Thomas Hardy, 1910, and a letter to H.H. Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, 1914
  • (fols. 91-7) T.M. Healy, 1895-1926
  • (fols. 100-1) Farrer Herschell, 1st Baron Herschell, 1892
  • (fols. 126-9) Henry James, Baron James of Hereford, 1887
  • (fols. 131-203) Pamela Jekyll, 1907-8

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 5-12) C.R.Wynn-Carrington, Marquess of Lincolnshire, 1915
  • (fols. 30-1) J.D. Denniston, 1921
  • (fols. 49-50) Sir John French, 1915
  • (fols. 61-6) Edward Grey, Viscount Grey of Fallodon, 1903-24, n.d.
  • (fols. 67-8) I.C. Guest, 2nd Baron Wimborne, 1914
  • (fols. 73-9) R.B. Haldane, 1892-8
  • (fols. 106-11) Frances Horner, 1891-1926
  • (fol. 130)) Barbara Jekyll, 1916

Kitchener - Primrose
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 620
Extent: 170 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-3 ) H.H. Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, c.1914
  • (fols. 12-13) C. Shaw-Lefevre, 1892
  • (fol. 25) C.O.D. MacCarthy, n.d.
  • (fols. 45-6) E.S. Montagu, 1917
  • (fols. 47-51) John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn, 1892-1918
  • (fols. 59-62) H.V. Phillipps, 1919-26

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 15-22 ) Elizabeth, Lady Lewis, 1893-1911
  • (fols. 23-4 ) Sir Henry Lucy, 1914
  • (fols. 65-170) A.P. Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, 1892-1919

Redmond - Younger, and unidentified correspondents
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 621
Extent: 127 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 3-4) M.W. Ridley, 1st Viscount Ridley, 1899
  • (fols. 5-11) F.S. Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, 1914
  • (fols. 12-13) W. Page-Roberts, 1907
  • (fols. 14-22) William Saunders, 1892
  • (fols. 23-36) U.J. Kay-Shuttleworth, 1st Baron Shutleworth, 1925
  • (fols.75-8) A.T.P. Williams, 1926
  • (fols. 81-2) P.G. Wodehouse, 1902

and letters to and from

  • (fols. 39-40) W.T. Stead, 1909
  • (fols. 49-73) T.H. Warren, 1881-1913

With

  • (fols. 93-115) telegrams relating to Asquith's resignation, 1916
  • (fols. 116-27) miscellaneous letters not addressed to Asquith, 1907-15

Letters of condolence on the death of Asquith's first wife, Helen, 1891
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 622
Extent: 96 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

K.2.2   Family correspondence, 1862-1927

K.2.2.a   Letters from Asquith's first wife, Helen, 1877-91

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 623-35

Arrangement: Chronological.

Jan. -Feb. 1877
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 623
Extent: 128 leaves

Mar. -Apr. 1877
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 624
Extent: 108 leaves

May-June 1877
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 625
Extent: 112 leaves

July-Aug. 1877
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 626
Extent: 104 leaves

1878-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 627
Extent: 123 leaves

1880
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 628
Extent: 126 leaves

1881
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 629
Extent: 57 leaves

1882
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 630
Extent: 139 leaves

1883-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 631
Extent: 131 leaves

1885
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 632
Extent: 80 leaves

1886
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 633
Extent: 104 leaves

1887-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 634
Extent: 114 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 18-19) letter from H.H. Asquith to Helen, concerning his maiden speech in the House of Commons, 24 March 1887.


1889-91
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 635
Extent: 128 leaves

K.2.2.b   Correspondence with other family members, 1862-1927

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 636-7


Correspondence with family members, 1862-1927
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 636
Extent: 168 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters to and from

  • (fols. 6-10) Anthony Asquith, 1908-15
  • (fols. 13-20) Arthur Asquith, 1905-15
  • (fols. 21-35) Cyril Asquith, 1901-27
  • (fols. 36-57) Emily Asquith, 1862-86
  • (fols. 70a-91) Maurice Bonham Carter, 1915
  • (fols. 98-166) L.W. Taylor, 1907-8

Letters from Violet, 1892-1926, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 637
Extent: 99 leaves

K.3   Papers of H.H. Asquith, 1852-1928

K.3.1   Personal papers

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 638-43


Personal papers, 1852-1928
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 638
Extent: 93 leaves
Arrangement: Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-2) copy ( 1876) of H.H. Asquith's birth certificate, 1852
  • (fols. 6-23) Emily Asquith's will with codocils, 1884
  • (fols. 35-6) the 'Enchantress', a poem by H.H. Asquith, 1912
  • (fols. 51-8) a list of books at the Wharf, Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire, 1919
  • (fols. 63-5) H.H. Asquith's wishes for his burial, 1914, and typewritten codocils, 1924
  • (fols. 84-5) draft description and drawing of coat of arms, 1925

Exercise book, City of London School, 1866, annotated 'Herbert Henry Asquith October 1866'
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 639
Extent: 40 leaves

M. Tullii Ciceronis de Officiis Libri Tres (London, 1866). City of London School, annotated 'H.H. Asquith 1868'
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 640
Extent: vii + 79 pages

Notebook containing Roman history notes, annotated 'H.H. Asquith Roman History (Strachan-Davidson) Lent term 1873 Easter Term 1873', 1873
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 641
Extent: 87 leaves

Miscellaneous quotations and notes in H.H. Asquith's hand
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 642
Extent: 157 leaves

The Asquith Song-book (Glasgow University Liberal Club)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 643
Extent: 16 pages

K.3.2   Financial papers of H.H. Asquith, 1901-27

K.3.2.a    Account books, 1901-25

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 644-6


1901-5
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 644
Extent: 71 leaves

1906-15
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 645
Extent: 98 leaves

1916-25
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 646
Extent: 50 leaves

K.3.2.b   Papers relating to banking, 1909-27

K.3.2.b.1   Pass books for the Union Bank of Scotland, 1909-25

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 647-50


Sept. 1909-Jan. 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 647
Extent: 38 leaves

Jan. 1911-Apr. 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 648
Extent: 38 leaves

Aug. 1913-May 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 649
Extent: 38 leaves

Oct. 1923-Feb. 1925
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 650
Extent: 36 leaves

K.3.2.b.2   Pass books for Parr's Bank, and London County Westminster & Parr's Bank, later Westminster Bank, 1913-25

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 651-2


Sept. 1913-Jan. 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 651
Extent: 40 leaves

Jan. 1921-Feb. 1925
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 652
Extent: 44 leaves

K.3.2.b.3   Cheque book stubs for the Union Bank of Scotland, 1923-7

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 653-60


Jan. -Apr. 1923
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 653
Extent: 32 leaves

Jan. -Mar. 1925
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 654
Extent: 32 leaves

Apr. -Nov. 1925
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 655
Extent: 32 leaves

Nov. 1925-Mar. 1926
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 656
Extent: 32 leaves

Mar. -July 1926
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 657
Extent: 32 leaves

July-Oct. 1926
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 658
Extent: 32 leaves

Nov. 1926-Jan. 1927
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 659
Extent: 32 leaves

Apr. -Aug. 1927
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 660
Extent: 32 leaves

K.3.2.b.4   Cheque book stubs for Westminster Bank Limited, 1924-6

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 661-4


Aug. 1924-Mar. 1925
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 661
Extent: 28 leaves

Mar. -July 1925
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 662
Extent: 28 leaves

July-Oct. 1925
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 663
Extent: 28 leaves

Oct. 1925-Jan. 1926
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 664
Extent: 29 leaves

K.3.2.c   Miscellaneous financial papers

Shelfmarks: MS. Bonham Carter 665


Miscellaneous financial papers, 1893-1927
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 665
Extent: 75 leaves
Arrangement: Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 14-28) papers relating to various Asquith houses, 1911-26
  • (fols. 33-61) papers relating to cars and garages, 1922-7
  • (fols. 62-5) Romanes Lecture royalty statement from the Clarendon Press, 1919
  • (fols. 66-75) royalty statements from Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1918-26

K.3.3   Miscellaneous papers, mainly political, 1890-1926

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 666-74

Arrangement: Chronological.

Printed speeches and addresses by H.H. Asquith, 1890-1926
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 666
Extent: 13 items

Miscellaneous papers, 1892-1914
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 667
Extent: 223 leaves

Miscellaneous papers, 1915-26
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 668
Extent: 319 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 125-39) confidential memorandum on the resignation of H.H. Asquith, by E.S. Montagu, 1916
  • (fols. 140-54) resignation honours, 1916
  • with (fols. 276-92) cabinet doodles
  • (fols. 293-5) three pen-and-ink cartoons of H.H. Asquith for the Westminster Gazette
  • (fols. 296-301) copy of extracts from Kathleen Scott's diary, 1915-16

Seal of Office as Chancellor of the Exchequer (in official red box), 1905
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 669
Extent: 1 item

Seal of Office as Chancellor of the Exchequer of Ireland, 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 670
Extent: 1 item

Miscellaneous government printed papers, 1907-16
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 671
Extent: 199 leaves

An address presented to H.H. Asquith by the Birkenhead Liberal Association, 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 672
Extent: 1 item
Binding: Green leather with gold tooling and H. H. A. intertwined on the front cover

Volume containing typescript copies of articles from newspapers attacking the Prime Minister, 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 673
Extent: 40 leaves, 22-40 blank

Manuscript volume compiled by T.A. Roberts, 1921
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 674
Extent: 134 pages

Scope and Content:

Contains copies of suggestions submitted to the War Office by T.A. Roberts in 1916 and 1918 and his subsequent correspondence with Downing Street and the War Office. (Perhaps a copy sent to Asquith)

K.4   Correspondence and papers relating to Liberal Party Central Office, 1917-26

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 675-85


File on employment, 1917-23
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 675
Extent: 282 leaves

Circulars to Federation Secretaries, 1918-20
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 676
Extent: 256 leaves

Cirulars to Federation Secretaries, 1921-3
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 677
Extent: 90 leaves

Papers relating to District Federations, 1919-26
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 678
Extent: 197 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-67) rules and constitution with list of officers, 1919
  • (fols. 68-197) Northern Federation reports, 1919-26

Joint Consultative Committee papers, 1919-22
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 679
Extent: 189 leaves

Minute book of the Joint Consultative Committee, 1919-22
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 680
Extent: 91 leaves

Papers relating to the 1924 General Election, 1924-25
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 681
Extent: 134 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-55) constituencies, 1924
  • (fols. 56-121) printed lists of candidates, 1924
  • (fols. 122-34) Liberal Committees set up since the General Election of 1924

Papers relating to the 1925 General Election, 1922-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 682
Extent: 203 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-22) lists of possible candidates, 1925
  • (fols. 23-63) list of available candidates, 1925
  • (fols. 64-203) correspondence concerning candidates, 1922-6

Liberal Party fund-raising meeting at the Hotel Victoria, 1925-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 683
Extent: 256 leaves

Miscellaneous files, 1918-26
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 684
Extent: 226 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-33) division lists on the Representation of the People Bill Alternative Vote, 1918
  • (fols. 34-75) printed election addresses, 1918
  • (fols. 76-170) correspondence and papers relating to Lord Gladstone, 1922-4
  • (fols. 171-222) notices of meetings and lists of members attending the Shadow Cabinet, 1924-6
  • (fols. 223-6) memorandum on the Party situation by Harold Storey, 1926

Papers belonging to Vivian Phillipps, 1923-6, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 685
Extent: 295 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 29-115) correspondence relating to the General Strike, 1926
  • (fols. 116-17) copy of H.H. Asquith's letter of resignation as Leader of the Party, 1926
  • (fols. 179-238) correspondence and papers relating to a dinner in honour of Vivian Phillipps, 1926

L   Diaries, correspondence and papers of Emma Alice Margaret (Margot) Asquith, née Tennant, 1893-1944

L.1   Diaries, 1914-15, 1937-40

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. 686-8


Typed transcript of the diary, Oct. 1914-May 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 686
Extent: iii + 289 leaves
Alternative Form Available: Microfilm of the original diary (MS. Eng. d. 3211) is available in the Special Collections Reading Room (X. Films 15/4).

Engagement diary, 1937
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 687
Extent: x + 111 pages

Engagement diary, 1940
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 688
Extent: ix + 107 pages

L.2    General and family correspondence, 1893-1944

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 689-95


General correspondence
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 689
Extent: 148 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Abercorn-Gwynne.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 8-11) Sir George Arthur, n.d.
  • (fol. 12) Stanley Baldwin, 1928
  • (fols. 21-8) Arthur Bigge, Baron Stamfordham, 1923-30
  • (fol. 29) Augustine Birrell, 1932
  • (fols. 30-1) William Booth, 1892
  • (fols. 32-3) A.W. Keown-Boyd, 1914
  • (fols. 36-7) Rhoda Broughton, n.d.
  • (fols. 38-40) S.O. Buckmaster, 1st Viscount Buckmaster, 1923-33
  • (fols. 41-58) W.T.M. Buller, 1931
  • (fol. 59) S.C. Buxton, 1920
  • (fols. 60-3) Sir Edward Carson, 1933
  • (fol. 65) H.R.H. Gascoyne-Cecil, 1931
  • (fol. 68) Sir Austen Chamberlain, 1935
  • (fols. 69-70) E.E. Charteris, n.d.
  • (fols. 72-3) Geoffrey Dawson, 1931
  • (fols. 74-6) Sir Lionel Earle, 1931
  • (fols. 77-93) Edward VII, 1894, n.d.
  • (fols. 96-103) O.T. Falk, 1931-5
  • (fols. 104-8) Barbara Freyberg, 1917-28
  • (fols. 146-7) Edward Grey, Viscount Grey of Fallodon, 1930

and (fols. 115-44) letters to and from H.J. Godley, 1909-16, n.d.


General correspondence
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 690
Extent: 120 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Harcourt-Woolf.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 1) Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, 1920
  • (fols. 8-12) R.D. Isaacs, 1st Viscount Reading, 1920-33
  • (fols.15-19) W.L.M. King, 1936-44
  • (fols. 20-2) W.C.G. Lang, Baron Lang , 1936-44
  • (fols. 34-5) V.A.G.R. Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton, 1936
  • (fols. 36-7) J.R.Macdonald, 1932
  • (fols. 44-7) R.O.A. Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe, 1920-36
  • (fols. 50-1) J.R.B. Muir, 1930
  • (fol. 52) G.G.A. Murray, 1918
  • (fol. 54) M.W. Norman, n.d.
  • (fols. 57-8) Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, n.d..
  • (fol. 62) Siegfried Sassoon, n.d.
  • (fol. 70) Philip Snowden, 1931
  • (fols. 71-4) J.A. Spender, 1926-33
  • (fols. 87-8) H.W. Steed, 1931
  • (fols. 89-93) C.S.H. Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 1936
  • (fol. 94) Sir Arthur Sullivan, 1899
  • (fol. 98) Edgar Vincent, Viscount D'Abernon, 1931
  • (fol. 99) William Webster, 1931
  • (fols. 100-2) Clive Wigram, 1932
  • (fol. 103) Sir Arnold Wilson, 1936
  • (fol. 107) A.V. Woolf, 1932

and (fols. 76-86) letters to W.T. Stead, n.d.


Autograph letters, 1893-1904
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 691
Extent: 60 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 6-8) B.S. Campbell, 1904-18
  • (fols. 15-16) R.T. Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1904
  • (fols. 19-20) Sir Henry Irving, 1894
  • (fols. 30-1) John Morley, 1894
  • (fol. 34) A.W. Pinero, 1899
  • (fols. 36-9) F.S. Roberts, 1893-4
  • (fols. 44-6) J.S. Sargent, 1899-1904
  • (fols. 47-50) A.E. Terry, 1895-8
  • (fols. 51-2) Sir George Trevelyan, 1899
  • (fols. 53-4) William Watson, 1909
  • (fols. 55-6) G.F.Watts, 1894

Family letters, 1901-31, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 692
Extent: 107 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters and telegrams from

  • (fols. 2-7) Arthur Asquith, 1908-29
  • (fols. 8-11) Cyril Asquith, 1927
  • (fols. 12-14) H.H. Asquith, 1924-6
  • (fols. 24-5) Sir Maurice Bonham Carter, 1922
  • (fols. 26-106) Lady Violet Bonham Carter, 1903-31

'Letters on my book', The Autobiography of Margot Asquith (London, 1920), 1920-1
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 693
Extent: 112 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Alexandra-Humphreys.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 49-66) Mary Drew, 1920
  • (fols. 47-8) John Drinkwater 1921
  • (fols. 76-83) H.J. Godley, 1920
  • (fols. 84-6) J.A. Godley, 1st Baron Kilbracken, 1920
  • (fol. 104) A.C.W. Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe, 1920

'Letters on my book', The Autobiography of Margot Asquith, 1920-1
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 694
Extent: 81 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Inge-Williams.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 10-13) A.G.C. Liddell, 1920
  • (fols. 26-7) John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn, 1920
  • (fols. 48-52) E.M. Smyth, 1920
  • (fols. 53-6) Mary Somerville, 1920
  • (fols. 57-9) J.A. Spender, 1920

Box in which 'Letters on my book ' were kept
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 695
Extent: 1 item
Binding: White box in the form of a book with gold lettering on the spine

L.3   Papers of Margot Asquith, 1893-1934

L.3.1   Personal papers, 1893-1934

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 696-700


Personal papers, 1893-1934
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 696
Extent: 75 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 49-68) papers relating to the administration of the estate of the late Lord Asquith, 1928-9.


Visitors book for The Wharf, Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire, 1912-20
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 697
Extent: 244 leaves

Visitors book for The Wharf, Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire, 1920-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 698
Extent: 124 leaves

Record of luncheon and dinner guests, 1923-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 699
Extent: 90 leaves

'Maximes de Margot', 1927
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 700
Extent: 38 leaves, 10-38 blank
Binding: lino cut?

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'Maximes de Margot. Christmas 1927 with love from Molly MacCarthy'.

L.3.2   Printed papers, 1920-1

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 701-2


'Mrs Asquith Vol I Press Notices', 1920-1
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 701 = Cons. Res. c. 45
Extent: 151 leaves

Scope and Content:

Reviews of Margot's Autobiography.

Restrictions on Access: Please use photocopy, MS. Bonham Carter 702.

Photocopies of MS. Bonham Carter 701, 1920-1
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 702
Extent: 151 leaves

M   Correspondence and papers of Laura Lyttelton née Tennant, 1874-85

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 703-7


Notebook containing 'Important events of my life since Oct. 23rd 1874 '
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 703
Extent: 18 leaves

Notebook containing accounts of holidays in Switzerland, Bavaria, and Denmark, 1880-3
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 704
Extent: 94 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Please use photocopy, MS. Bonham Carter 705.

Typescript of MS. Bonham Carter 704, 1880-3
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 705
Extent: 18 leaves

Scrapbook, 1884-5, n.d., containing drawings, letters, poems and miscellaneous notes
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 706
Extent: 128 leaves, 11-82 blank
Binding: Green leather with Laura embossed on front cover, yellow silk end papers

Laura. A memoir of Laura Lyttelton by Mary Drew née Gladstone, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 707
Extent: 84 leaves

N   Diaries, correspondence and papers of Maurice (Bongie) Bonham Carter, 1891-1959

N.1   Diaries, 1903, 1916, 1939

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 708-10


1903
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 708
Extent: 138 leaves

1916
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 709
Extent: xxviii + 386 pages

1939
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 710
Extent: i + 79 leaves

N.2   Correspondence of Maurice Bonham Carter, 1891-1964

N.2.1   Family correspondence

N.2.1.a   Letters from Lady Violet, 1906-59

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 711-32


1906-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 711
Extent: 173 leaves

1910-11
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 712
Extent: 154 leaves

1912
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 713
Extent: 127 leaves

1913
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 714
Extent: 120 leaves

1914-15
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 715
Extent: 168 leaves

1916-July 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 716
Extent: 135 leaves

Aug. 1917-1918
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 717
Extent: 116 leaves

1919-20
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 718
Extent: 175 leaves

1921-2
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 719
Extent: 160 leaves

1923-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 720
Extent: 166 leaves

1925
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 721
Extent: 136 leaves

1926
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 722
Extent: 144 leaves

1927-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 723
Extent: v + 190 leaves

1929-30
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 724
Extent: 159 leaves

1931
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 725
Extent: 125 leaves

1932
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 726
Extent: 191 leaves

Jan. -Sept. 1933
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 727
Extent: 173 leaves

Oct. 1933-1934
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 728
Extent: 162 leaves

1940
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 729
Extent: 82 leaves

1941-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 730
Extent: 128 leaves

1945-59
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 731
Extent: 193 leaves

n. d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 732
Extent: 80 leaves

N.2.1.b   Letters from other family members, 1891-1959

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 733-4


Family correspondence, 1891-1959
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 733
Extent: 232 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 3-13) Arthur Asquith, 1906-25
  • (fols. 14-38) Cyril Asquith, 1914-50, contains enclosures (fols. 26-33) letters from Raymond Asquith to Hugh Godley, 1910, and (fols. 35-8) a letter from Lady Violet Milner, 1950 enclosing a copy of a letter from H.H. Asquith, 1899
  • (fols. 39-57) Herbert Asquith, 1900-43, n.d.
  • (fols. 58-91) H.H. Asquith, 1905-24
  • (fols. 93-114) M.R. Bonham Carter, 1931-59
  • (fols. 115-45) R.H. Bonham Carter, 1945-51

and (fols. 146-79) letters to and from Sibella Bonham Carter, 1891-1909.

With (fols. 190-236) correspondence with the Bonham Carter family concerning Cecil Woodham Smith's proposed life of Florence Nightingale, 1943-52.


Letters from Margot Asquith, 1907-42, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 734
Extent: 175 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fol. 88) a letter from J.A. Spender, 1928.

N.2.2   General correspondence of Maurice Bonham Carter, 1899-1956

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 735-44

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Anderson - Dyer
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 735
Extent: 122 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol.5) Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer, 1916
  • (fols. 8-9) Sir James Barrie, 1926-34
  • (fols. 10-23) E.F. Benson, 1899-23
  • (fols. 27-44) Augustine Birrell, 1913-15, n.d.
  • (fols. 53-5) Sir Edward Bridges, 1952, enclosing copies of letters from H.H. Asquith to his father Robert Bridges, 1913
  • (fols. 82-5) James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
  • (fols. 86-7) S.O. Buckmaster, 1916
  • (fol. 103) E.H. Carson, 1915
  • (fols. 106-9) Sir Herbert Creedy, 1949

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 6-7) Sir James Barlow, 1949
  • (fols. 56-81) N.C. Brook, 1949-50, enclosing (fols. 58-69) a memorandum on Cabinet procedure and copies of related letters
  • (89-97) J.R.M. Butler, 1956

With (fols. 1-3) copy of telegram and letter from R. Anderson to T. Spring-Rice, 2nd Baron Monteagle, concerning the safety of Lady Violet on her visit to Ireland, 1921.


Falk (O.T.) 1932-56
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 736
Extent: 165 leaves

Firth - Lustig
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 737
Extent: 203 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 1) J.D.E. Firth, 1940
  • (fols. 8-9) D. Lloyd George, n.d.
  • (fols. 16-18) H.J. Godley, 1901-2
  • (fols. 45-50) Edward Grey, Viscount Grey of Fallodon, 1902-16
  • (fols. 55-68) R.B. Haldane, Viscount Haldane, 1912-15
  • (fols. 69-74) Sir William Haldane, 1942, enclosing copies of letters to his father from H.H. Asquith, 1891-2
  • (fols. 81-2) A.C.W. Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, n.d.
  • (fols. 84-6) Sir Sidney Harris, 1916-49
  • (fols. 87-100) W.B. Harris, 1934-41
  • (fols. 101-12) Harold Hartley, 1901-16, n.d.
  • (fols. 132-74) S.J.G. Hoare, 1st Viscount Templewood, 1956 enclosing a photocopy of the pamphlet Intrigues of the War (1922) by Sir Frederick Maurice
  • (fols. 186-9) Francis Knollys, 1912-16
  • (fols. 192-3) A. Bonar Law, 1915
  • (fols. 197-9) Spencer Leeson, 1937-40

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 4-7) H.C.K. Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, 1914
  • (fols. 177-80) draft letter to R.H. Jenkins, 1954
  • (fols. 184-5) P.H. Kerr, 1921

McCormick - Montagu (E.)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 738
Extent: 137 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-47) letters from Donald McCormick, 1956-7, concerning his proposed biography of D. Lloyd George, later published as The Mask of Merlin (London, 1963), containing (fols. 13-20) a memorandum from H.V. Phillipps, and a letter from H.H. Asquith, 1925
  • (fols. 48-54) Alexander Mackintosh, 1928, enclosing copies of letters from George V to H.H. Asquith, 1914, concerning a proposed conference to be held at Buckingham Palace on the Irish situation
  • (fols. 112-13) R.O.A. Crewe-Milnes, Marquess of Crewe, 1916
  • (fols. 114-37) E.S. Montagu, 1915-16, enclosing copies of letters, 1916, to and from H.H. Asquith, D. Lloyd George, and A. Bonar Law

With (fols. 63-102) papers concerning Sir Frederick Maurice, 1918-56, with a copy of his pamphlet Intrigues of War, 1922, which originally appeared as articles in the Westminster Gazette.


Venetia Montagu née Stanley, 1907-10
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 739
Extent: 144 leaves

Venetia Montagunée Stanley, 1911-12
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 740
Extent: 140 leaves

Venetia Montagunée Stanley, 1913-17, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 741
Extent: 138 leaves

Morley - Young
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 742
Extent: 276 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 1) J.W. Headlam-Morley, 1928
  • (fols. 2-8) John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn, 1912-13
  • (fols. 9-15) A.C. Murray, 3rd Viscount Elibank, 1945
  • (fol. 16) Sir George Murray, 1928
  • (fols. 17-20) Vaughan Nash, 1916
  • (fols. 21-2) G.C.N. Nicholson, n.d.
  • (fols. 117-19) C.J. Radcliffe, 1945
  • (fols. 122-5) J.E. Redmond, 1915-16
  • (fols. 129-32) Sir William Robertson, 1916
  • (fol. 156) F.W. Leith-Ross, 1916
  • (fols. 171-4) J.A. Spender, 1932-4
  • (fols. 219-76) unidentified correspondents

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fols. 47-8) A.G.V. Peel, 1949
  • (fols. 49-110) H.V. Phillipps, 1949-50
  • (fols. 161-8) Sir John Simon, 1912-50
  • (fols. 180-4) Sunday Times, 1949
  • (fols. 185-93) H.A. Taylor, 1934
  • (fols. 208-13) W.D. Weir, 1921

With (fols. 32-46) letters concerning the gift of Sir Bernard Partridge's original cartoons of H.H. Asquith for Punch, to the City of London School, 1951.


Miscellaneous correspondence files relating to H.H. Asquith, 1914-49
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 743
Extent: 175 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-77) correspondence concerning the reinterment of soldiers in France, 1914-15
  • (fols. 78-105) executors' correspondence, 1928
  • (fols. 106-58) correspondence relating to the unveiling of the memorial tablet to Lord Oxford and Asquith in Westminster Abbey, 1933-4
  • (fols. 159-75) correspondence concerning a memorial dinner on the 21st anniversary of Lord Oxford and Asquith's death, 1949

Engagement congratulations, 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 744
Extent: 177 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

N.2.3   Correspondence as H.H. Asquith's literary executor, 1929-57, 1964

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 745-6

Arrangement: Chronological.

1929-49
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 745
Extent: 159 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 1-77) correspondence relating to Hilda Harrisson's proposed publication of H.H. Asquith's letters to her, 1925-31.


1950-7, 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 746
Extent: 208 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 1-59, 78-95) correspondence, 1950, concerning the publication of Sir Harold Nicolson's King George the Fifth (London, 1952).

With (fols. 197-208) a published article sent to Sir Maurice after his death, 1964.

N.3   Papers of Maurice Bonham Carter, 1880-1959

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 747-51


Personal papers, 1880-1959
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 747
Extent: 156 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 120-31) miscellaneous genealogical papers relating to the Bonham Carter family and (fols. 132-56) autographs.


Volume of manuscript prayers, 1888, 1891
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 748
Extent: 7 leaves
Binding: Handmade, silk embroidered with the initials BC on the front cover

Scope and Content:

Contains prayers written in the hand of his mother, Sibella.


Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children (London, n.d.)
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 749
Extent: 140 leaves

Scope and Content:

Birthday book belonging to his brother, Philip Bonham Carter, who died of scarlet fever in 1891.


Inventory and valuation of the contents of 40 Gloucester Square, London, W2, for insurance purposes, 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 750
Extent: 54 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 51-4) valuation for probate of the contents of 21 Hyde Park Square, on the death of Sir Maurice, 1960.


Miscellaneous papers, 1912-20, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 751
Extent: 50 leaves

O   Correspondence and papers of Mark Bonham Carter, 1932-90

O.1   Family correspondence, 1932-69

O.1.1   Letters from his mother, Lady Violet, 1932-68

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 752-6

Arrangement: Chronological.

1932-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 752
Extent: 167 leaves

1937-40
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 753
Extent: 226 leaves

1941-3
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 754
Extent: 145 leaves

1944-53
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 755
Extent: 153 leaves

1954-68, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 756= Res.
Extent: 129 leaves

O.1.2   Letters from other family members, 1933-83

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 757-60


Letters from his father, Sir Maurice, 1933-59, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 757
Extent: 102 leaves

Letters from his brother-in-law and sister, Jo and Laura Grimond, 1933-70
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 758
Extent: 187 leaves

Letters from his sister Cressida Ridley and brother Raymond, 1933-90
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 759
Extent: 146 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 143-4) letter from Elena Bonham Carter, 1960.


Letters from other members of the family, 1933-69
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 760
Extent: 190 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

O.2   General and subject correspondence of Mark Bonham Carter, 1939-90

O.2.1   General correspondence, 1939-75

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 761-72

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Abbott - Bentley
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 761
Extent: 171 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 1) E.S. Abbott, 1959
  • (fols. 17-21) Ava Anderson, Lady Waverley , 1956-9, n.d.
  • (fols. 54-68) Anne and George Barnes, 1947-59, n.d.
  • (fol. 101) A.C.H. Bell, 1945
  • (fol. 104) Max Beloff, 1962

Berlin - Cust
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 762
Extent: 163 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-10) Sir Isaiah Berlin, 1952-74
  • (fols. 39-73) V.T. Buchwald, 1990, enclosing copies of letters from Lady Violet to his mother, 1938-9
  • (fols. 117-18) W.D. Clark, n.d.
  • (fols. 126-33) Sibyl Colefax, 1947, n.d.

D'Arcy - Fyfe
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 763
Extent: 168 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 109-19) J.D.E. Firth, 1940-9
  • (fols. 124-32) Ann Fleming, 1958-66, n.d.
  • (fol. 133) Dominic Le Foe, 1960
  • (fols. 134-40) Dame Margot Fonteyn, 1956, n.d.
  • (fols. 156-64) R.T.B. Fulford, 1952-62

and (fols. 98-100) letters to and from O.T. Falk, 1933-41.

With (fols. 69-75) correspondence concerning Lady Violet's entry for the Dictionary of National Biography, 1977, including letters from Sir Edgar Williams, Raymond Bonham Carter and Laura Grimond.


Gage - Hardinge
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 764
Extent: vi + 189 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 5-63) J.A.G. Gere, 1940-5, n.d.
  • (fols. 80-110) Lady Caroline Gilmour and I.H.J.L. Gilmour, 1951-61
  • (fols. 122-5) E.A.P. Grenfell, Lady Desborough, 1946-7
  • (fols. 135-40) J.E.P. Grigg, 1957
  • (fols. 146-8) Hamish Hamilton, 1962
  • (fols. 154-71) G.E.C. Hardinge, 1955-9, n.d.

and (fols. 65-79) letters and copies of letters to and from Martin Gilbert, 1969-70.

With (fols. i-vi) an article by George Gage on E.A.P. Grenfell, Lady Desborough, 1979.


Harris - Hutchinson
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 765
Extent: 216 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 1) H.W. Harris, 1947
  • (fols. 2-108) W.B. Harris, 1931-55
  • (fol. 110) A.L. Haskell, 1957
  • (fols.113-14) E.R.G. Heath, 1963
  • (fols. 116-19) J.N. Henderson, 1964-5
  • (fols. 129-31) Q.M. Hogg, Viscount Hailsham, 1957
  • (fols. 132-41) M.C. Hollis, 1957

and (fols. 142-51) letters and copies of letters to and from A.F. Holt, 1959-62.


Irvine - Lytton
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 766
Extent: 129 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 5) H.C. Jackson, 1965
  • (fols. 16-22) R.H. Jenkins, 1958-67
  • (fols. 23-5) L.E. Jones, 1946
  • (fol. 31) R.F. Kennedy, 1966
  • (fols. 70-1) Arthur Koestler, n.d.
  • (fols. 76-80) Sir Alan Lascelles, 1944-56
  • (fols. 89-90) W.T. Layton, 1st Baron Layton, 1959
  • (fol. 93) Spencer Leeson, 1946
  • (fols. 94-101) R.N. Lehmann, 1951-60
  • (fols. 107-15) Margaret Lodor, Lady Wakehurst, 1962
  • (fol. 120) Eric Lubbock, 1964

Macaulay - Nicolson
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 767
Extent: 176 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-5) E.R. Macaulay, 1955-6, n.d.
  • (fols. 36-7) Vincent Massey, 1948-52
  • (fol. 41) A.E.U. Maude, 1962
  • (fol. 44) Sir Roderick Meiklejohn, 1941
  • (fols. 63-71) V.G. Milner, Lady Milner, 1953-7
  • (fols. 83-6) N.M. Mitchison, n.d.
  • (fols. 122-5) C.G.P. Moore, n.d.
  • (fols. 127-8) C.R.B. Mortimer, 1951-4
  • (fols. 138-9) Sir Gerald Nabarro, 1960-4
  • (fols. 156-71) L.B. Nicolson, 1940-53
  • (fols. 172-6) Nigel Nicolson, 1953-88

O'Brien - Russell
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 768
Extent: 127 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 14-30) E.S.V. Paget, Marchioness of Anglesey, 1947-54
  • (fols. 32-5) M.F. Park, 1960-7
  • (fol. 94) Sir Jasper Ridley, 1950
  • (fol. 106) H.R. Trevor-Roper, 1957

and (fols. 74-84) letters and copies of letters to and from Peter Quennell, 1972.


Savile - Valois
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 769
Extent: 188 leaves

Scope and Content:

Including letters from

  • (fol. 32) Sir Charles Shuckburgh, 1959
  • (fols. 42-6) C.Woodham-Smith, 1951-7
  • (fols. 51-5) J.H.A. Sparrow, 1939
  • (fol. 69) M.N. Streatfeild, 1959
  • (fols. 130-1) P.W. Townsend, 1953-6
  • (fol. 136) Edward Turnour, 1951
  • (fols. 187-9) Ninette de Valois, 1957
  • (fol. 190) Sir Harry Verney, 1962

and letters and copies of letters to and from

  • (fol. 34) A.M. Schlesinger, 1963
  • (fols. 121-5) J.J. Thorpe, 1969-70

Wadsworth - Young
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 770
Extent: 118 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-3) A.P. Wadsworth, 1954-6
  • (fols. 4-13) Milton Waldman, 1952-67
  • (fols. 28-58) Charles Wegener, 1950-74
  • (fols. 63-6) Laurence Whistler, 1942-7
  • (fols. 73-4) Clive Wigram, 1943
  • (fol. 77) E.C. Wilkinson, 1945
  • (fol. 82) J.H. Wilson, 1964
  • (fols. 83-90) Godfrey Winn, 1957, n.d.
  • (fols. 105-14) G.M. Young, 1946-8
  • (fol. 115) Kathleen Young, Lady Kennett, 1938

With (fol. 116) copy of a letter to Richard Aldington concerning his book Lawrence of Arabia, A Biographical Enquiry (London, 1955).


Unidentified correspondents
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 771
Extent: 127 leaves

Unidentified correspondents
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 772
Extent: 156 leaves

O.2.2   Subject correspondence of Mark Bonham Carter, 1943-69

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 773-80


Correspondence and papers concerning his candidacy for the constituency of Barnstaple, Devon, 1943-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 773
Extent: 106 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 96-106) printed constituency material for the General Election, 1945.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Letters from members of the Royal Family, 1947-69
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 774
Extent: 79 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 1-59) letters from Princess Margaret, 1947-69.


Letters of congratulation on his engagement and marriage to Leslie (née Condé Nast), 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 775
Extent: 129 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Letters of condolence on the death of his father, Sir Maurice, 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 776
Extent: 108 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Letters of condolence on the death of his mother, Lady Violet, 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 777
Extent: 135 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Abbott-Grocholski.

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 1-14) letters from the family and (fol. 43) Sir Isaiah Berlin.


Letters of condolence on the death of his mother, Lady Violet, 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 778
Extent: 126 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Haley-Russell.

Letters of condolence on the death of his mother, Lady Violet, 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 779
Extent: 154 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, Sainsbury-Wyld, and (fols. 56-154) unidentified corresponents.

Letters as literary executor, 1970-1
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 780 = Res.
Extent: 106 leaves

P   Correspondence and papers of Raymond Bonham Carter, 1936-2000

P.1   Family correspondence, 1939-68

P.1.1   Letters from his mother, Lady Violet, 1939-66

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 781-7


1939-45
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 781
Extent: 176 leaves

1946-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 782
Extent: 201 leaves

1949-52
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 783
Extent: 163 leaves

1953
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 784
Extent: 150 leaves

1954-7
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 785
Extent: 129 leaves

1958-61
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 786
Extent: 148 leaves

1962-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 787
Extent: 93 leaves

P.1.2   Correspondence with other family members, 1937-68

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 788-9


Letters from his father, Sir Maurice, and other family members, 1947-61
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 788
Extent: 66 leaves

Photocopies of letters from Lady Violet to Raymond's wife, Elena, 1958-68
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 789
Extent: 206 leaves

P.2   General correspondence of Raymond Bonham Carter, 1936-2000

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 790-1


General correspondence, 1936-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 790
Extent: 117 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 23) E.M. Forster, 1952
  • (fols. 39-40) R.H. Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, 2000
  • (fols. 61-2) W.F. Oakeshott, 1947

and (fols. 4-6) letters to and from Dr. M.G. Brock enclosing a letter from H.M. Sinclair, 1985.


Letters of condolence on the death of his mother, Lady Violet, 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 791
Extent: 56 leaves

Q   Correspondence and papers of other family members , 1916-90

Shelfmarks: MS. Bonham Carter 792


Correspondence and papers of other family members, 1916, 1919-90
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 792
Extent: 225 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-14a) letters to and miscellaneous personal papers of Anthony (Puffin) Asquith, 1961, n.d.
  • (fols. 14b-c) letter to Arthur Asquith from Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer, 1905
  • (fols. 15-17) letters to Cyril (Cys) Asquith, 1929-32, n.d.
  • (fols. 18-185) list of Elizabeth Bibesco's (née Asquith ) wedding presents, two letters and miscellaneous drafts of articles, 1919-40, n.d.
  • (fols. 186-221) letters to Cressida Ridley (née Bonham Carter)
  • (fols. 222-3) letter from Margot Asquith to an unknown correspondent, 1916

R   Miscellaneous papers, 1872-4

Shelfmarks: MS. Bonham Carter 793


Journal of Kate Thornton Bowman, 1872-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 793
Extent: 153 leaves

Scope and Content:

Describes a holiday in France, Italy and Germany, Jan. 1872-Mar. 1873, and a honeymoon on the continent, Dec. 1873-Jan. 1874.

S    Photographs and negatives, 1852-1968

Shelfmarks: MSS. Photogr. b. 31-2; c. 132-46; d. 31, d. 35; e. 12-15


H.H. Asquith
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 132
Extent: 68 leaves

H.H. Asquith group and family photographs
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 133
Extent: 144 leaves

Paisley election album, 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 134
Extent: i + 20 leaves

Margot Asquith and members of the Tennant family
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 135
Extent: 57 leaves

Small album, possibly the Tennants
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. e. 12
Extent: 22 leaves

Lady Violet Bonham Carter (single, large size)
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 136
Extent: 59 leaves

Lady Violet (single, small size)
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c.137
Extent: 62 leaves

Lady Violet (family and non-family groups, large size)
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 138
Extent: 76 leaves

Lady Violet (family groups, small size)
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 139
Extent: 145 leaves

Lady Violet (family and other groups, small size)
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 140
Extent: 179 leaves

Portfolio
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 32
Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content:

Contains

  • (items 1-2) portraits of H.H. Asquith
  • (items 3-8) portraits of Lady Violet
  • (item 9) portrait of Cyril Asquith
  • (item 10) cartoon of Sir Edward Tennant
  • (items 11-12) original pen-and-ink cartoons of H.H. Asquith for Punch, 1912-13

Asquith and Bonham Carter family houses
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 141
Extent: 56 leaves

Photographs of identified people
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 142
Extent: 73 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, B-G.

Photographs of identified people and places
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 143
Extent: 62 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical, H-W.

Unidentified portraits
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 144
Extent: 42 leave

Miscellaneous photographs
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 145
Extent: 119 leaves

Album, annotated 'Dresden, 1904', containing photographs of paintings and places
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. d. 35
Extent: 64 leaves, 45-64 blank
Binding: Green cloth with 'Violet' in gold on the front cover

Album, Archie Gordon Club, 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. d. 31
Extent: 34 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains photographs of members of the club, founded by Violet and Maurice in Hoxton to commemorate Archie Gordon, with (fol. 33), an enclosure removed from MS. Bonham Carter 172, fols. 120-1.


Framed photographs
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 31
Extent: 15 items

Glass negatives
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. e. 13
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content:

Contains negatives of H.H. Asquith.


Glass negatives
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. e. 14
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content:

Contains negatives of Violet Asquith.


Glass negatives
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. e. 15
Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content:

Contains negatives of

  • (items 1-7) Violet Asquith
  • (items 8-12) Raymond Asquith

Negatives
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. d. 37

T    Recordings and tapes of H.H. Asquith and Lady Violet Bonham Carter

T.1   Recordings, 1948-59

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 794-9


Lady Violet's broadcast on her father H.H. Asquith, 1948
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 794
Extent: 3 items

Albert Hall - Central and Eastern European Conference, 1952
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 795
Extent: 1 item

Lady Violet 'This I Believe' for Edward Murrow, 1952
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 796
Extent: 1 item

A service of thanksgiving for C.P. Fothergill, Lady Violet reading the lesson, 1959
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 797
Extent: 1 item

H.H. Asquith 'Speech on the budget', ?1908/09
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 798
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

With note from R.H. Jenkins giving the re-recorded 45 rpm record to Lady Violet, 1965.


H.H. Asquith, early BBC outside broadcast, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 799
Extent: 1 item

T.2   Tape recordings, 1966-8

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bonham Carter 800-3


Lady Violet, a broadcast on Remembrance Day, 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 800
Extent: 1 item
Note: See MS. Bonham Carter 343, fols. 110-17 for a transcript.

Lady Violet's 'As I Remember', an interview with Kenneth Harris, 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 801
Extent: 1 item
Note: See MS. Bonham Carter 343, fols.120-251 for a transcript.

French television debate on l'Entente Cordiale, 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 802
Extent: 6 items

Budget speeches by Winston Churchill and H.H. Asquith, n.d., ?1908/09
Shelfmark: MS. Bonham Carter 803
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Sent to Lady Violet in 1967, by J.R. Rutherford, see MS. Bonham Carter 194, fol. 154.


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