Catalogue of the papers of Gillian and John Sutro, 20th cent.

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2010

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Introduction
A    Correspondence, 20th cent.
    A.1  Major correspondents, with some papers, 1939-96
        A.1.1  Correspondence of Harold Acton with John and Gillian Sutro, with related papers, 1940-93
        A.1.2  Correspondence of Graham Greene, mainly with John and Gillian Sutro, with a few other letters, and related papers, 1953-89
        A.1.3  Letters from Marcel Vertès to Gillian Sutro, with some papers, 1939-61
    A.2  Other correspondents, 20th cent.
        A.2.1  Letters to John and Gillian Sutro, 1926-93
        A.2.2  Other correspondence, 1921-95
B    Papers, late 19th-20th cent.
    B.1  Papers of and about John Sutro, with some family papers, late 19th-20th cent.
        B.1.1  Engagement books, address and telephone books, and passports, 1957-75
            B.1.1.a  Engagement books, containing appointments and miscellaneous notes, 1957-75
            B.1.1.b  Address and telephone books of John Sutro, including a few miscellaneous notes, 1959-78
            B.1.1.c  Passports of John Sutro, 1956-82
        B.1.2  Writings by John Sutro, and papers of and about him and his family, 1898-1985
    B.2  Papers of Gillian Sutro, 20th cent.
        B.2.1  Engagement books, address and telephone books, and passports, 1950-83
            B.2.1.a  Engagement books, containing appointments and miscellaneous notes, 1960-75
            B.2.1.b  Address and telephone books of Gillian Sutro, with a few miscellaneous notes, 1961, n.d.
            B.2.1.c  Passports of Gillian Sutro, 1950-83, and of her sister Jacqueline Elmore, 1936
        B.2.2  Autobiographical drafts and notes, with some diaries, by Gillian Sutro, 1980s-1990s
            B.2.2.a  Notebooks of Gillian Sutro, mainly spiral-bound A4 exercise books, c.1981-1993
            B.2.2.b  Papers of Gillian Sutro, covering c.1893-1999
        B.2.3  Novels by Gillian Sutro, 1950s-1960s
C    Photographs, 20th cent.
D    Miscellaneous items, 20th cent.


Papers of Gillian and John Sutro, 20th cent.

Abstract:
Papers of Gillian and John Sutro, 20th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2130, b. 2132, c. 7222-70, d. 3636-67, e. 3463-582; Photogr. c. 190-3

Extent: 207 shelfmarks

Biographical History

John Sutro (23 Apr. 1903-18 June 1985), was educated at Rugby, went up to Trinity College, Oxford, in 1922, and edited The Cherwell during his time at Oxford. He initially intended to read for the Bar, but became a director of London Film Productions (founded by his father in 1932), and in 1942 founded Ortus Films. He married Gillian Sutro (28 May 1917-1999), film actress in the late 1940s as 'Gilliane Vernon', and fashion journalist. They retired to Monaco in 1974. For a few further details of their lives, see Bonhams, sale catalogue, 13 Mar. 2002 (including many Sutro items), pp. [4-5]. Biographical and autobiographical papers of Sutro are in section B.1; and of Gillian Sutro in section B.2.

Scope and Content

The papers include long runs of letters from Harold Acton, Graham Greene, and Marcel Vertès, and some from Evelyn Waugh. Most of the correspondence in the collection was meticulously kept by Gillian Sutro in plastic folders (now discarded, as deteriorating), and some of it is accompanied by her notes (mainly compiled in the 1980s and 1990s) on the contents of the letters and on her life at the time. Many of the notes were made by her in later life, and are sometimes repetitive and sometimes possibly unreliable.

Arrangement

Correspondence, followed by papers.

Custodial History

Gillian Sutro bequeathed her estate to Trinity College, Oxford.

Acquisition

The papers are by agreement with Trinity jointly owned by the Bodleian and Trinity; most of them were transferred by Trinity College in 2001; further papers were transferred in several batches in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish anything written by John or Gillian Sutro should be obtained in writing from the Bodleian Library, which will consult Trinity College before giving permission. Permission to publish anything else in the collection should be obtained in writing from the Bodleian Library and from the relevant copyright holders. Acknowledgment should always be made to Trinity College, Oxford, as well as to the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. The Bodleian can give permission to copy papers, subject to the usual rules.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7222, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

Trinity College has some Sutro material on display in the Sutro Room, including portraits of John and Gillian Sutro, photographs, and some letters and manuscripts (briefly described in the following catalogue, passim). Please apply to the Librarian, Trinity College, in writing, for access to papers at Trinity.

Sutro's letters to John Sparrow are in the Sparrow papers at All Souls.

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Sutro | Gillian Leslie Carr | 1917-1999 | née Hammond
Sutro | John Richard | 1903-1985 | film producer
Vertès | Marcel | 1895-1961 | artist, illustrator and designer

Subjects (LCSH)

Film industry (Motion pictures)
English literature -- 20th century

A   Correspondence, 20th cent.

A.1   Major correspondents, with some papers, 1939-96

A.1.1   Correspondence of Harold Acton with John and Gillian Sutro, with related papers, 1940-93

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7222-6


Scope and Content:

Mainly to Sutro, with a number to Gillian Sutro, and letters from Sutro to Acton, especially 1954, 1971-85, and from Gillian to Acton, mainly 1981-93, with a few of her notes, relating to particular letters, passim; many other notes by her removed to folder of notes about Acton (in MS. Eng. c. 7226).


[1928?], 1940-68, with (fol. 1) a letter from Sutro, [1928?], to 'Harold' [Acton?], and (fols. 2a-b) notes on it by Gillian
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7222
Extent: 360 leaves

1969-72
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7223
Extent: 222 leaves

1973-8, with (fol. 93) typescript circular for the Cyril Connolly Fund, signed by Sonia Orwell, [1974]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7224
Extent: 314 leaves

1979-91, with (fols. 373-7) a letter from Gillian to Acton, 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7225
Extent: 377 leaves

Lectures and other papers, 1957-c.1993
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7226
Extent: 215 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-44) texts of lectures by Acton, both inscribed by him, (fols. 1-28) 'The Abbé Galiani', typescript, 1957, and (fols. 29-42) Discorso agli Studenti della Université Americane a Firenze [1974] (Florence, 1976), English and Italian texts, with (fols. 43-4) a programme, 1976
  • (fols. 45-50) cuttings of articles by Acton, 1979-83
  • (fols. 51-172) notes about him, by Gillian, mainly undated, relating to 1940-93, (fols. 51-94) notes removed from the correspondence, including (fols. 82-9) notes of two telephone calls, 1985, and (fols. 95-172) other notes
  • (fols. 173-214) cuttings about Acton, and obituaries, 1965-94

A.1.2   Correspondence of Graham Greene, mainly with John and Gillian Sutro, with a few other letters, and related papers, 1953-89

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7227-34

Note: The letters from Greene in MSS. Eng. c. 7227-9 include a number to other people, some concerning the John Gordon Society (see also MS. Eng. c. 7232), either because they were copied or sent to the Sutros, or because Gillian Sutro put them there; a few original letters or papers by Greene have been added from other files.

Letters from Greene, 1953-[June?] 1965, with (fols. 14-21) typescript draft of minutes of a meeting to discuss the John Gordon society, annotated by Greene, Mar. 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7227
Extent: 135 leaves

Letters from Greene, Dec. 1965-July 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7228
Extent: 108 leaves

Letters from Greene, Aug. 1972-1989, n.d. with typescripts of articles and poems by him, 1954-6, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7229
Extent: 121 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-76) letters, Aug. 1972-1989
  • (fols. 77-85) undated letters (1955?, 1965?) and notes by Greene
  • (fols. 86-8) a letter from Kim Philby to Greene, 1982
  • (fols. 89-121) typescripts, nearly every page annotated by Greene, of
    • (fols. 89-95 ) 'The joke that went wrong', corrected in Greene's hand, n.d., published as 'A thorn in the yellow rose', Daily Telegraph Magazine, 22 Nov. 1974
    • (fols. 96-8) three poems, 1954-6
    • (fols. 99-101) 'The Grillardin Club', n.d.
  • (fols. 102-21) 'Yes and No. A Play In One Act', n.d., typescript, with a few annotations by Greene, presented to the Sutros (signed note, fol. 102); transferred from Trinity College, May 2005

Transcripts by Gillian Sutro of Greene's letters, with copies of letters from the Sutros to Greene, and notes of visits and conversations, 1953-86
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7230
Extent: 265 leaves

Scope and Content:

Transcripts of Greene's holograph letters (but not of the typescript letters) in MSS. Eng. c. 7227-9, with photocopies of letters from the Sutros to Greene (and a few letters from Yvonne Cloeta), 1953-86. The transcripts often include annotations by Gillian, and are filed in one chronological sequence with the Sutros' letters and the notes.


Transcripts by Gillian Sutro of Greene's letters (as in MS. Eng. c. 7230), with copies of letters from the Sutros to Greene, and notes of visits and conversations, 1987-96
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7231
Extent: 340 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-325 passim) extensive notes of visits to the Greenes, and of telephone conversations of Gillian with Yvonne Cloeta (and a few with Greene), 1987-96, mainly 1987-92. The transcripts often include annotations by Gillian, and are filed in one chronological sequence with the Sutros' letters and the notes.
  • (fols. 326-40) notes by Gillian on Greene (as in MS. Eng. c. 7234); transferred from Trinity College, May 2005.

Correspondence of the John Gordon Society, mainly letters to, and carbon copies of letters from, Greene, 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7232
Extent: 444 leaves

Scope and Content:

Papers of a spoof society formed by Greene and Sutro, 'to represent the ideals of Mr. Gordon' (cutting, 10 Feb. 1956, at fol. 379) after John Gordon, editor of the Sunday Express, had attacked Greene's recommendation of Lolita as one of the best books of the year

Includes :

  • (fol. 171) letter from Stephen Spender
  • (fols. 317-26) correspondence with John Gordon
  • (fols. 327-77) lists of members, and minutes of meetings
  • (fols. 378-445) newspaper cuttings
Custodial History:

From the papers of Graham Greene; given by him to Gillian Sutro in 1985 (note by her, fol. 1).


Related Material:

See also MS. Eng. c. 7227, fols. 14-21, typescript draft of minutes of a meeting to discuss the John Gordon society, annotated by Greene, Mar. 1956.



Papers of the Anglo-Texan Society, 1953-8, 1975-6, and newspaper cuttings by and about Greene, 1955-95
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7233
Extent: 205 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-69) papers of the Anglo-Texan Society, 1953-8, 1975-6
    • (fols. 1-39) correspondence, mainly letters or copies of letters to Greene, 1953-5, 1975, a few from Sutro, with (fols. 29-30, 33, 36) carbon copies of letters from Greene, two of them annotated, 1954-5
    • (fol. 40) certificate making Sutro an honorary Texan, 1958
    • (fols. 41-60) constitution, agenda and minutes of the society, 1953-4
    • (fols. 61-9) newspaper cuttings about the Society, 1953-4, 1976
  • (fols. 70-205) cuttings, 1955-95
    • (fols. 70-9) articles by Greene, 1955-85
    • (fols. 80-205) cuttings about him, 1966-95, including some photocopies of cuttings sent to Gillian by Yvonne Cloeta (with her covering letters, 1991-4)

Notes by Gillian Sutro on Greene, covering 1942-96
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7234
Extent: 413 leaves

Scope and Content:

Fols. 1-88 in rough chronological sequence by date of content, 1946-96, the rest undated, or with several dates on a leaf or group of leaves, probably compiled 1980s and 1990s; see also MS. Eng. c. 7231, fols. 326-40

Related Material:

A few leaves of similar notes (one on display) are in the Sutro Room, Trinity College.


A.1.3   Letters from Marcel Vertès to Gillian Sutro, with some papers, 1939-61

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7235-44


Biographical History:

Marcel Vertès (1895-1961), artist, illustrator and designer, born in Budapest, moved to Paris in the early 1920s, lived in New York, c.1940-45, and then returned to Paris. His work included designs for circuses and films, restaurants and private houses, and illustrations for many books. He won an Oscar for his costume designs for John Huston's Moulin Rouge (1952). His style was distinguished by 'la vitalité, la sensualité souriante' (Raymond Cogniat, obituary of Vertès, Le Figaro, 2 Nov. 1961). Useful accounts of him are contained in Francis Carco, Vertès (New York, 1946), containing an account of the life and work of Vertès, with many illustrations - see MS. Eng. b. 2132, and in Marcel Vertès (Les Cahiers d'Art-Documents, no. 27 (1956)), including a short biography of Vertès, lists of his work in all media (including books, exhibitions, theatre and film work), and some illustrations - see MS. Eng. c. 7244, fols. 31-40.


Scope and Content:

His letters, in French, sometimes of great length (e.g. 12 Aug. 1956 - 25 pages), are full of details of his daily life and work, meetings with friends and acquaintances, travels, exhibitions of his work, his health, and his feelings for Gillian Sutro, with whom he had a lifelong affair. Meetings include for example accounts of Françoise Sagan, 1955 (MS. Eng. c. 7238, fols. 173v-175r), and Georges Simenon, 1954, 1956 (MSS. Eng. c. 7238, fols. 23v-27r, 32v-33v, 35; c. 7240, fols. 5r-7r; with a pen-and-ink portrait of Simenon, 1954, MS. Eng. c. 7238, fol. 33r). Many of the letters are dated by Gillian (from the postmark, not the day of writing), and many of the envelopes have annotations by her, in English (about the contents of the letters, and her own life at the time); with some later notes and cuttings (e.g. obituaries of persons mentioned) added by her.

Drawings or small (some of them very small) sketches by Vertès are MS. Eng. c. 7235, fols. 2-3, 34v-35r , 90v , 91v, 92v (copy on display in the Sutro Room, Trinity College), 190; MS. Eng. c. 7236, fols. 26, 163v; MS. Eng. c. 7237, fols. 84, 120, 315v; MS. Eng. c. 7238, fols. 30, 33, 45-6, 52, 137, 139; MS. Eng. c. 7239, fols. 7v, 44, 159, 174v, 201v, 231v; MS. Eng. c. 7240, fols. 13, 112, 176v, 186v, 303, 307; MS. Eng. c. 7241, fols. 29, 237v, 251, 293, 295v, 329, 332; MS. Eng. c. 7242, fols. 2r, 2v, 74, 146v, 163, 214, 266. A few have been replaced by photocopies (the originals being restricted for preservation).


[1939]-June 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7235
Extent: 279 leaves
Note: A copy of fol. 2r (letter of 1939 with sketch) is on display in the Sutro Room, Trinity College.

[July?] 1953-2 Apr. 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7236
Extent: 347 leaves

5 Apr.-31 Oct. 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7237
Extent: 319 leaves

2 Nov. 1954-11 Nov. 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7238
Extent: 293 leaves

16 Nov. 1955-22 Aug. 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7239
Extent: 313 leaves

15 Sept. 1956-30 Oct. 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7240
Extent: 312 leaves

5 Nov. 1957-30 Oct. 1959
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7241
Extent: 336 leaves

17 Nov. 1959 -29 Oct. 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7242
Extent: 301 leaves

Miscellaneous papers relating to Vertès, 1953-1990s
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7243
Extent: 229 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1- 53) notes by Gillian on Vertès and herself, with a few postcard views of places where they stayed, hotel brochures, and cuttings (all formerly inserted by Gillian Sutro in the series of letters from Vertès), covering c.1940-1961, and including (fols. 16-17) photocopy and transcript of long holograph dedication to Vertès by Georges Simenon, 1956
  • (fols. 54-164) other notes by her on Vertès, with
    • (fol. 163a) note by Gillian, removed from the MS. Eng. b. 2132
    • (fol. 163b) photocopy of holograph preface by Paul Morand to André Salmon, Marcel Vertès (Paris, 1950)
    • (fols. 164b-c) incomplete list of exhibitions by Vertès, and of books illustrated by him
  • (fols. 165-77) cuttings, including some obituaries, 1961-77
  • (fols. 178-205) catalogues of exhibitions by Vertès, 1953-63 (see also MS. Eng. c. 7244, fols. 25-30)
  • (fols. 206-16) photocopies of drawings, the location of the originals not known
    • (fols. 206-15) by Vertès, with (fols. 212v rev., 213r) draft of a letter from Gillian to Alec and Merula Guinness, n.d.
    • (fol. 216) portrait of Vertès by Jean Oberlé, probably the one reproduced in André Salmon, Marcel Vertès (Paris, 1950)
Related Material:

Similar papers, transferred from Trinity College in 2005, are in MS. Eng. c. 7244.


Separated Material:

Photographs removed from the correspondence are MS. Photogr. c. 191, fols. 81-94



Further miscellaneous papers, 1961-79, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7244
Extent: 175 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-9) cuttings, 1961-79, n.d.
  • (fols. 10-16, 149-70) photocopies (locations of originals unknown) and cuttings containing copies of works by Vertès; fols. 149-70 transferred from Trinity College, Dec. 2005
  • (fols. 17-19) lists of books containing illustrations by Vertès
  • (fols. 20-24c) notes by Gillian on paintings by Vertès, including (fols. 24b, 24c) notes removed from MS. Eng. b. 2132
  • (fols. 25-30) catalogues of exhibitions by Vertès, 1963-4 (see also MS. Eng. c. 7243, fols. 178-205)
  • (fols. 31-148) printed items
    • (fols. 31-40) Marcel Vertès (Les Cahiers d'Art-Documents, no. 27 (1956)), including a short biography of Vertès, lists of his work in all media (including books, exhibitions, theatre and film work), and some illustrations
    • (fols. 41-66) Autographes de France dessinateurs et graveurs (Jan. 1959), including (fols. 56-9) facsimile of holograph pages by Vertès from his autobiography Amandes vertes, including several drawings
    • (fols. 67-106) Crapouillot, no. 32 (1956), Dictionnaire de la Conversation ou 'L'Art de briller en societé', containing on pp. 14 and 37 (fols. 74v, 88) three cartoons by Vertès
    • (fols. 107-48) Le Crapouillot, Magazine non Conformiste, n.s. no. 42 (Spring 1977), Petite Histoire des Maisons Closes, containing on p. 13 (fol. 113) a reproduction of a water-colour by Vertès

Francis Carco, Vertès (Athenaeum Publishing Company, Inc., New York, 1946), de luxe edition, containing an account of the life and work of Vertès, with many illustrations
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2132
Extent: 170 pages
Custodial History:

Inscribed on the flyleaf 'A Jill/ ton ami/ Vertès/ 1948/ Paris'.


Related Material:

Similar to the papers in MS. Eng. c. 7243, these papers were transferred from Trinity College in 2005.


Separated Material:

A loosely inserted note by Gillian at the front of the volume is now MS. Eng. c. 7243, fol. 163a, and loosely inserted notes by her, relating to pp. 36-7, 61, are MS. Eng. c. 7244, fols. 24b, 24c respectively.


Note: Transferred from Trinity College, Feb. 2006

A.2   Other correspondents, 20th cent.

A.2.1   Letters to John and Gillian Sutro, 1926-93

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7245-56


Scope and Content:

Includes a number of letters from actors, actresses, producers, and writers, with a few letters from the Sutros, and some notes by Gillian Sutro, passim.


Abergavenny - Bullen, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7245
Extent: 356 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 2-47) Dominique Accornero (mainly to Gillian), 1975-6, mainly undated
  • (fols. 52-4) Anthony Eden, Lord Avon, and his wife, 1971
  • (fols. 55-7) Enid Bagnold, 1974
  • (fol. 75) Lord Beaverbrook, 1963
  • (fols. 80-281) Alan Bell, to Sutro, 1981-4, and to Gillian, 1985-97, with (fols. 180-97) photocopies of letters to him from Sutro, 1982-3, and (fols. 198-281) from Gillian, 1986-92
  • (fols. 282-90) Freda and (fol. 290) Lennox Berkeley, 1976-90, with copy of letter from Gillian, 1989
  • (fols. 292-305) John Betjeman, 1963-74, n.d., and (fols. 301, 305) his daughter, 1994, with copy of Gillian's reply, and (fols. 302-4) typescript verses [by Sutro?] on Stephen Ward, 1963
  • (fols. 306-7) Lord Birkenhead, 1979

Calder - Grisewood, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7246
Extent: 193 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 4-49) 'Oonagh' Chaplin (Oona Chaplin?), 1976-85, n.d.
  • (fol. 81) Noel Coward, 1956
  • (fols. 108-12) Filippo Del Giudice, 1942-4 (see also MS. Eng. c. 7256, fols. 219-23)
  • (fol. 152) Margot Fonteyn, n.d.
  • (fol. 180) Henry Green, 1965, with (fols. 179, 181) note by Gillian, and cutting
  • (fols. 187-93) Harman Grisewood, 1987, with notes and replies by Gillian
Related Material:

A letter from Oonagh Chaplin, 25 Feb. 1976, is on display in the Sutro Room, Trinity College.



Alec and Merula Guinness, 1966-90, n.d., with Gillian's notes about them, and copies of a few letters from her, 1986-90
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7247
Extent: 91 leaves

Guinness (Bryan) - Harrod, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7248
Extent: 229 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-37) letters from Sutro to Bryan Guinness, 1926-32, including (fols. 33-7) two to Guinness's first wife Diana (Mitford), 1930-2

and letters from

  • (fols. 38-93) Bryan Guinness, 1975-86, with copies of a few letters from Gillian, 1986, notes and cuttings, and (fols. 79-90) photocopy of typescript reminiscences by Guinness, 'Flashes from 1927'
  • (fols. 100-2) Susan Hampshire, 1965-8, n.d.
  • (fols. 103-29) Rex and Mercia Harrison, 1969-83, n.d.
  • (fols. 130-228) Sir Roy Harrod, 1963-78, and his wife Wilhelmine 'Billa' (née Cresswell), 1979-92, and (fols. 163-4) their son Henry, 1985, with (fols. 166-212) copies of letters from Sutro to Harrod, 1925-32, 1954, and (fols. 212-28) from Gillian to Wilhelmine, 1985-92; transferred from Trinity College, 2004

Hastings - Hutchinson, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7249
Extent: 166 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 5-121) Hurd Hatfield, mainly to Gillian Sutro, 1961-88, with (fols. 86-101) copies of letters from her, 1986-7, and (fols. 103-121) a few postcard views and cuttings, some (fols. 112-16) with pictures of 'Gilliane Vernon' (Gillian Sutro), 1940s
  • (fols. 127-32) Van Heflin, 1952 (see also MS. Eng. c. 7256, fol. 229)
  • (fol. 133) Katherine Hepburn, a brief note, n.d.
  • (fols. 134-8) Patricia Highsmith, 1966-7
  • (fols. 150-1) Elizabeth Jane Howard, 1965, n.d.

Jackson - Lygon, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7250
Extent: 227 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-18) Glenda Jackson, 1965-85, n.d.
  • (fols. 67-93) Arthur and Cynthia Koestler, 1964-81 (mainly written by Cynthia) and (fols. 94-6) letter on his death, 1983
  • (fols. 132-45) James Lees-Milne, 1975-85
  • (fols. 148-59) Vivien Leigh, 1958-65, n.d.
  • (fols. 165b-165c) Eric Lingeman, about the [Punta del Este] film festival in Uruguay, 1955
  • (fols. 166-81) Anita Loos, 1966-81 (see also MS. Eng. c. 7256, fols. 230-8)
  • (fols. 182-3) Tilly Losch, n.d., with (fols. 184-92) notes and correspondence relating to her, 1976-87
  • (fols. 193-218) John Lowe, 1991-2, about John Sparrow, with (fols. 204-6) notes about Sparrow

Macmillan - Norwich, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7251
Extent: 197 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 10-12) 'Robin Maugham' (Robert, 2nd Viscount Maugham), 1967
  • (fols. 13-14) Somerset Maugham, n.d., with note about him
  • (fols. 28-99) Nancy Mitford, with photocopies of the Sutros' letters to her, 1951-72, and (fols. 98-9) letter from Evelyn Waugh to Nancy Mitford, [1958?]
  • (fols. 122-44) letters about an edition of Nancy Mitford's letters, 1981-92
  • (fols. 145-73) Diana Mosley, 1972-85
  • (fols. 182-97) John Julius Norwich, 1981-91, mainly copies of letters from Gillian

Okun - Pick, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7252
Extent: 272 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-80) Charlotte Okun, with notes by Gillian of telephone calls, and some other notes, 1990-3, n.d.
  • (fols. 83-9) Laurence Olivier, 1964-75
  • (fols. 91-3) John Osborne, 1965-8
  • (fols. 102-33) Michael Parkin (Michael Parkin Fine Art Ltd.), 1973-85, n.d.
  • (fols. 139-272) Franz Pick, mainly to Gillian Sutro, 1946-85, n.d., with her notes about him
Separated Material:

Two books by Pick transferred to Technical Services: Franz Pick, The numbered account : functions, advantages, drawbacks (New York, c.1964) - M05.C02427, inscribed by Pick, and Gold : how and where to buy and hold it (Pick Pub. Corp., 1968) - SSL Main Lib HG293.PIC.



Pol - Rundle, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7253
Extent: 209 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 18-31) David Pryce-Jones, 1975-85, n.d.
  • (fols. 40-9) Peter Quennell, 1975-85
  • (fols. 53-69) Terence Rattigan, 1968-77
  • (fols. 70-3) Sir Ralph Richardson, 1962-78
  • (fols. 78-106) Kenneth Rose, 1978-83
  • (fols. 107-90) Anne, Lady Rosse, with a few from Michael Rosse, 1955, 1974-92
Related Material:

A letter from Ralph Richardson, 25 Aug. 1971, is on display in the Sutro Room, Trinity College.



Sawin - Spillane, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7254
Extent: 161 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-50) Lewis Sawin (biographer of Alfred Sutro), 1981-5; transferred from Trinity College, 2004
  • (fol. 52) Paul Scofield, 1968
  • (fol. 74) telegram from Georges Simenon, 1954
  • (fols. 75-76b) Donald Sinden, 1973, n.d.
  • (fols. 77-9) Harold Sissons, 1930
  • (fols. 97-159) John Sparrow, 1952, 1965-84, with photocopies of a few letters from Sutro and of (fol. 103) a signed Oxford University Railway Club menu, 1972 (an original menu in the Sparrow papers does not contain any signatures)
Related Material:

Sutro's letters to Sparrow are at All Souls College, Oxford - MS. Sparrow 80, with a few in MS. Sparrow 68.



Squires - Trevor-Roper, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7255
Extent: 324 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-153) Jacqui and Martin Squires (Onslow Books), 1976-85 (fols. 1-148 =Res.)
  • (fols. 158-208) Christopher Sykes, 1973-83, including (fols. 198-208) cyclostyled copy of satirical interviews (by Sykes and Sutro), [1951]; transferred from Trinity College, 2004
  • (fols. 209-56) letters from Mark Sykes to Gillian Sutro, with photocopies of some replies, 1985-90, n.d., and (fols. 220-56) notes by Gillian Sutro of conversations with him, 1988-90, n.d.; transferred from Trinity College, 2004
  • (fols. 267-301) Gogi Lee Thompson, 1974-85, n.d.
  • (fols. 304-22) Priscilla Thompson, née Mais, 1975-82
  • (fols. 323-4) Hugh Trevor-Roper, 1966-79

Vaisey - Zezi, unidentified, and additional letters, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7256
Extent: 292 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 2-33) Vivien van Dam (sister of Priscilla Thompson), 1982-5
  • (fols. 34-52) Hugo Vickers, 1981-5
  • (fols. 59-140) members of the Waugh family, including
    • (fols. 60-82) Auberon Waugh, 1976-86, with (fols. 64-70) unpublished review by Alastair Forbes of Mark Amory's edition of the Waugh letters, [1980]
    • (fols. 83-115) Evelyn Waugh, 1958?-1965, mainly 1963, about a meeting of the Oxford University Railway Club, including (fols. 83-4) a letter to Gillian Sutro, [1958?], with (fols. 114-15) a photocopy of a letter from him to Nancy Mitford, 1958, (fols. 116-23) some printed items, and (fols. 124-39) photocopies of letters from Sutro to Waugh, 1963-5

with

  • (fols. 170-202) letters to and from unidentified correspondents, 1967-94

and

  • (fols. 204-92) additional letters, including letters from
    • (fol. 204) Arthur Gore, 8th Earl of Arran, 1967
    • (fols. 219-23) Filippo Del Giudice, 1948-56 (see also MS. Eng. c. 7246, fols. 108-12)
    • (fol. 227) Lillian Gish, n.d.
    • (fol. 229) Van Heflin (first leaf only), n.d. (see also MS. Eng. c. 7249, fols. 127-32
    • (fols. 230-8) Anita Loos, 1955-6 (see also MS. Eng. c. 7250, fols. 166-81)
    • (fols. 239-41) James Mason, n.d.
    • (fol. 242) Beverley Nichols, 1952
    • (fols. 243-4) Zachary Scott, 1960
    • (fols. 252-7) unidentified

with

  • (fols. 258-92) correspondence relating to film festivals at Punta del Este, Uruguay, mainly carbon copies of letters and reports by Sutro, 1951-5
Note: Fols. 204-92 transferred from Trinity College, Dec. 2005

A.2.2   Other correspondence, 1921-95

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7257-60


Letters to Gillian Sutro from male friends, 1946-75
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7257
Extent: 137 leaves
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by her, by date of first meeting with each man.

Scope and Content:

Former label inscribed by her 'MEN /LETTERS ...'; includes some labels with men's names (but no letters), notes by Gillian, cuttings, and letters from

  • (fols. 1-7) Anthony Pelissier, 1946
  • (fols. 11-34) Mario Soldati, 1949-77
  • (fols. 35-73) Paul Monash, 'Macavity', 1951-7
  • (fols. 74-97) Dimitri Kirsanov, 1953-6
  • (fols. 98-114) Peter Brook, 1958
  • (fols. 115-18) César Barrós Hurtado, 1959-61
  • (fols. 119-20) Eric Piquet-Wicks, 1963
  • (fols. 121-36) Alastair Hamilton, 1973-4

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1959-86
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7258
Extent: 225 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-128) legal correspondence of John and Gillian Sutro, mainly with Herbert Smith & Co., solicitors, relating to the will of Violet Sutro (John's mother), 1959-76; transferred from Trinity College, 2004
  • (fols. 129-63) insurance registrations and valuations of Gillian's jewellery, 1956-67
  • (fols. 164-225) letters on John's death, 1985-6, including copies of some letters and replies from Gillian, and (fols. 181-6) letters from Anne, Lady Rosse

Family correspondence, c.1921?-1995
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7259
Extent: 160 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from

  • (fols. 1-83) Gillian Sutro to her mother, Daphne, c.1921?-1939, mainly (1933-9) written from Paris, with (fols. 80-3) letters of other family members, 1930-1
  • (fols. 84-140) John Sutro to Gillian, 1954-82, n.d., and (fols. 136-40) to Nigel Hammond, 1978
  • (fols. 141-60) Jacqueline Elmore to her sister Gillian, 1988-95

Family correspondence, 1923-85
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7260
Extent: 310 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from

  • (fols. 1-164) Violet Sutro to her son John, with a few to Charles Sutro, 1924-36; Gillian's notes on these letters are MS. Eng. c. 7262, fols. 53-66
  • (fols. 165-99) Gillian Sutro to John, 1954-87 [sic], mainly 1959-60

with

  • (fols. 200-310) other Sutro family letters, arranged alphabetically, mainly to John, with some related papers, 1923-85, including letters from
    • (fols. 200-41) Charles Davis, with much family history, 1979-85
    • (fols. 245-8) Alfred Sutro, 1927-31
    • (fols. 249-57) Leopold Sutro, 1923-29

B   Papers, late 19th-20th cent.

B.1   Papers of and about John Sutro, with some family papers, late 19th-20th cent.

B.1.1   Engagement books, address and telephone books, and passports, 1957-75

B.1.1.a   Engagement books, containing appointments and miscellaneous notes, 1957-75

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. e. 3463-502

Binding: Small Hermès and (1969) Gucci 'Agenda' notebooks
Separated Material:

Loose leaves with later notes by Gillian Sutro have been removed and are now in MS. Eng. c. 7263, fols. 15-31.



Jan.-Mar. 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3463
Extent: 54 leaves

Apr.-June 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3464
Extent: 53 leaves

July-Sept. 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3465
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3466
Extent: 56 leaves

[1960?]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3467
Extent: 55 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3468
Extent: 55 leaves

Apr.-June 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3469
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3470
Extent: 57 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3471
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3472
Extent: 54 leaves

Apr.-June 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3473
Extent: 55 leaves

July-Sept. 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3474
Extent: 57 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3475
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3476
Extent: 54 leaves

Apr.-June 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3477
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3478
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3479
Extent: 55 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3480
Extent: 55 leaves

Apr.-June 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3481
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3482
Extent: 57 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3483
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3484
Extent: 56 leaves

Apr.-June 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3485
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3486
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3487
Extent: 54 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3488
Extent: 55 leaves

Apr.-June 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3489
Extent: 56 leaves
Note: July-Sept. 1971 missing

Oct.-Dec. 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3490
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3491
Extent: 54 leaves

Apr.-June 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3492
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3493
Extent: 57 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3494
Extent: 57 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3495
Extent: 55 leaves

Apr.-June 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3496
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3497
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3498
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3499
Extent: 55 leaves

Apr.-June 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3500
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3501
Extent: 57 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3502
Extent: 56 leaves

B.1.1.b   Address and telephone books of John Sutro, including a few miscellaneous notes, 1959-78

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. e. 3503-7


1959
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3503
Extent: 26 leaves

1961
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3504
Extent: 22 leaves

[1970s]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3505
Extent: 24 leaves

1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3506
Extent: 26 leaves

1978
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3507
Extent: 26 leaves

B.1.1.c   Passports of John Sutro, 1956-82

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. e. 3508-11


1951
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3508
Extent: 21 leaves

1961
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3509
Extent: 21 leaves

1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3510
Extent: 19 leaves

1982
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3511
Extent: 18 leaves

B.1.2   Writings by John Sutro, and papers of and about him and his family, 1898-1985

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 7261-3, d. 3636-8, e. 3512-16


Writings and papers of Sutro, 1943-83
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7261
Extent: 373 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols.1-108) autobiographical papers, mainly undated, including (fols. 8-9) two typescript leaves apparently from an unlocated typescript version of the memoirs, and
    • (fols. 1-7) 'Meals on Wheels' (on the Oxford University Railway Club), 1970s
    • (fols. 41-6) 'Evelyn [Waugh] at Oxford', annotated typescript [see also 'The Friend' by John Sutro, part of 'Three Evocations of Evelyn Waugh', Adam International Review, 31, nos. 301-3 (1966), 14-18]
    • (fols. 51-64) 'The Mitfords'
  • (fols. 109-81) verse by Sutro, 1961-83, mainly undated
  • (fols. 182-210) miscellaneous notes, with (fols. 182-93) a review of a book on Somerset Maugham, 1967
  • (fols. 211a-223) newspaper cuttings, and photocopies from printed books, 1929-85, mainly obituaries of Sutro
  • (fols. 224-367) papers relating to the cinema and theatre, including
    • (fols. 224-39) an account by Sutro of Two Cities film company (which Sutro joined in 1942), 1937-43, typescript, compiled c.1943
    • (fols. 240-50) 'The Grand Design', an account by Sutro of the 'British first feature quota', and the part played by various companies, including Sutro's London Film Productions and Ortus Films, typescript, 1964
    • (fols. 251-68) share certificates and transfers of shares, mainly in Ortus Films, 1940-6, 1973
    • (fols. 269-315) invoices, letters and accounts of fees, 1965-74, including (fols. 271-80) assignment relating to the translation by Sutro of 'The Vampire Waltz', 1965, with related letters, 1965-7
    • (fols. 316-41) cheque paying-in book for John Sutro Productions, Apr.-Aug. 1966
    • (fols. 342-67) cheques payable to theatres, 1969-70
Related Material:

A typescript article by Sutro, 'Travel', [c.1947?] is on display in the Sutro Room, Trinity College.



Five microcassette tapes, including recordings of meetings and telephone conversations of John [and Gillian?] Sutro with Graham Greene and 'Alec' [Guinness?], 1981, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. e. 3512-16
Extent: 5 tapes

Scope and Content:

Items 1-2 in separate plastic cases, items 3/1-3 in one case

  • (MS. Eng. e. 3512) 'Lunch at Felix with Graham Greene Saturday April 18 [1981]', and '22-6-81 Telephone GG' (item 1)
  • (MS. Eng. e. 3513) '19/12/81 Lunch at Felix with G.G.' (item 2)
  • (MS. Eng. e. 3514) not identified (item 3/1)
  • (MS. Eng. e. 3515) 'John & Alec on phone', n.d. (item 3/2)
  • (MS. Eng. e. 3516) not identified (item 3/3)

Drafts by Sutro for his memoirs, with a few notes by Gillian Sutro, c.1965-82
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3636
Extent: 119 leaves
Binding: Quarto notebook, quarter red cloth, green cloth boards

Scope and Content:

Mainly Oxford, and (fols. 91v-110v rev.) childhood, with some pages on

  • (fols. 63-8, 82-4, 90v-91) Graham Greene, and
  • (passim and fols. 70-82) Evelyn Waugh

A more continuous draft by Sutro of his memoirs, mainly on childhood and school, with some later notes in other hands, c.1982-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3637
Extent: 98 leaves
Binding: A4 notebook, orange stiffened paper wrappers

English version by Sutro of screenplay by Roman Polanski and Gerard Bach, 'When Katelbach shows up', n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3638
Extent: ii + 127 leaves
Binding: Green wrappers

Scope and Content:

Duplicated typescript by Résumés Ltd., , with alterations in Sutro's hand, especially fols. 5-52; title later changed to 'Cul-de-Sac' (note by Gillian Sutro, fol. i).


Miscellaneous Sutro papers, and notes by Gillian about the Sutro family, 1898-1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7262
Extent: 159 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-25) papers of and concerning Alfred Sutro, including
    • (fols. 1-4) contract and agreement with George Meredith, both signed by Meredith and Sutro, 1898-9
    • (fols. 5-7) photocopy of typescript of Alfred Sutro's will (1931)
    • (fols. 8-16) typecript copies of correspondence of others about Maurice Maeterlinck, 1920-1, with (fol. 16) copy of letter to Maeterlinck, mentioning Alfred Sutro, 1933
    • (fols. 17-25 ) notes by Gillian on Alfred
  • (fols. 26-52) notes by Gillian mainly on Leopold and Violet Sutro
  • (fols. 53-66) notes by Gillian on Violet Sutro's letters to John (MS. Eng. c. 7260, fols. 1-164
  • (fols. 67-148) documents of Sutro, mainly medical prescriptions and notes, copies of his birth certificate, and registration and identity cards, with (fol. 67) typescript autobiographical notes, 1903-85
  • (fols. 149-58) miscellaneous papers; transferred from Trinity College, Dec. 2005

Notes by Gillian about Sutro's life, 1980s and 1990s
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7263
Extent: 294 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes notes on

  • (fols. 2-3) his films
  • (fols. 4-10) his memoirs, including titles and epigraphs
  • (fols. 11-31) his engagement books (MSS. Eng. e. 3463-502), including (fols. 15-31) loose notes by Gillian removed from the volumes
  • (fols. 32-294) his life, in rough chronological order by date of subject, mainly undated

B.2   Papers of Gillian Sutro, 20th cent.

B.2.1   Engagement books, address and telephone books, and passports, 1950-83

B.2.1.a   Engagement books, containing appointments and miscellaneous notes, 1960-75

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. e. 3517-72

Binding: Small Hermès and (1966-73) Gucci 'Agenda' notebooks, of smaller size than those used by Sutro

Jan.-Mar. 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3517
Extent: 54 leaves

Apr.-June 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3518
Extent: 54 leaves

July-Sept. 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3519
Extent: 55 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3520
Extent: 54 leaves
Note: 1961-2 missing

Jan.-Mar. 1963
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3521
Extent: 54 leaves

Apr.-June 1963
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3522
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1963
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3523
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1963
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3524
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3525
Extent: 55 leaves

Apr.-June 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3526
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3527
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3528
Extent: 60 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3529
Extent: 52 leaves

Apr.-June 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3530
Extent: 55 leaves

July-Sept. 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3531
Extent: 54 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3532
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3533
Extent: 54 leaves

Apr.-June 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3534
Extent: 53 leaves

July-Sept. 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3535
Extent: 55 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3536
Extent: 54 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3537
Extent: 55 leaves

Apr.-June 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3538
Extent: 53 leaves

July-Sept. 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3539
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3540
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3541
Extent: 52 leaves

Apr.-June 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3542
Extent: 54 leaves

July-Sept. 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3543
Extent: 54 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3544
Extent: 55 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3545
Extent: 55 leaves

Apr.-June 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3546
Extent: 52 leaves

July-Sept. 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3547
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3548
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3549
Extent: 55 leaves

Apr.-June 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3550
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3551
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3552
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3553
Extent: 56 leaves

Apr.-June 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3554
Extent: 57 leaves

July-Sept. 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3555
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3556
Extent: 53 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3557
Extent: 56 leaves

Apr.-June 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3558
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3559
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3560
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3561
Extent: 56 leaves

Apr.-June 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3562
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3563
Extent: 55 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3564
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3565
Extent: 55 leaves

Apr.-June 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3566
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3567
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3568
Extent: 56 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3569
Extent: 55 leaves

Apr.-June 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3570
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Sept. 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3571
Extent: 56 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3572
Extent: 56 leaves

B.2.1.b   Address and telephone books of Gillian Sutro, with a few miscellaneous notes, 1961, n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3639-40, e. 3573-4


1961
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3573
Extent: 26 leaves

n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3574
Extent: 30 leaves

[1980s-1990s]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3639
Extent: 26 leaves

[1980s-1990s]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3640
Extent: 17 leaves

B.2.1.c   Passports of Gillian Sutro, 1950-83, and of her sister Jacqueline Elmore, 1936

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. e. 3575-80

Note: Another passport of Gillian, 1972, is in MS. Eng. c. 7264, fols. 102-3

Gillian, 1950
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3575
Extent: 20 leaves

Gillian, 1951
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3576
Extent: 20 leaves

Gillian, 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3577
Extent: 20 leaves

Gillian, 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3578
Extent: 18 leaves

Gillian, 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3579
Extent: 18 leaves

Jacqueline Elmore, 1936
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3580
Extent: 20 leaves

B.2.2   Autobiographical drafts and notes, with some diaries, by Gillian Sutro, 1980s-1990s

B.2.2.a   Notebooks of Gillian Sutro, mainly spiral-bound A4 exercise books, c.1981-1993

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3641-63, e. 3581


Scope and Content:

Containing autobiographical drafts and notes (particularly MSS. Eng. d. 3645-8), notes about Sutro, and about people she had known, including Vertès and Graham Greene, commentaries on historical (mainly Second World War) and biographical televison documentaries, and on books with similar themes, with a few diary entries, and a few cuttings.


c.1981-1992, including drafts of short passages for one of her novels, and (fols. 61v, 96r) a few lines of verse in Sutro's hand
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3581
97 leaves

Oct. 1986-Mar. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3641
Extent: 92 leaves

Oct. 1986-July 1987, including (fols. 1-30) notes about Graham Greene, and notes of conversations with him
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3642
Extent: 50 leaves
Note: Transferred from Trinity College, Dec. 2005

Jan. 1987-July 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3643
Extent: 53 leaves

Jan. 1987-Nov. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3644
Extent: 120 leaves

Jan. 1987-Apr. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3645
Extent: 56 leaves

Apr.-Dec. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3646
Extent: 105 leaves

Apr. 1987-Feb. 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3647
Extent: 52 leaves

May-Aug. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3648
Extent: 112 leaves

May-Dec. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3649
Extent: 100 leaves

June-Dec. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3650
Extent: 56 leaves

July-Nov. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3651
Extent: 127 leaves

Sept.-Nov. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3652
Extent: 52 leaves

Oct. 1987-Aug. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3653
Extent: 93 leaves

Nov.-Dec. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3654
Extent: 49 leaves

Dec. 1987-July 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3655
Extent: 133 leaves

Dec. 1987-Nov. 1990, including (fols. 4-10 passim) account of a telephone conversation with Harold Acton, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3656
Extent: 129 leaves

July 1987-Sept. 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3657
Extent: 123 leaves

Apr. 1988-Feb. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3658
Extent: 142 leaves

May 1988-May 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3659
Extent: 118 leaves

Sept. 1989-June 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3660
Extent: 119 leaves

Sept. 1989-May 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3661
Extent: 118 leaves

Nov. 1989-Oct. 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3662
Extent: 141 leaves

Dec. 1989-1990
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3663
Extent: 105 leaves

B.2.2.b   Papers of Gillian Sutro, covering c.1893-1999

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2130, c. 7264-70


Scope and Content:

Mainly notes and drafts on her own life, and on Sutro and friends, with some diaries, compiled 1980s-1990s


Personal documents, 1917-99
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7264
Extent: 244 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters of employment, menus (many of them signed), and autobiographical notes, with a few notes on earlier family history, and

  • (fols. 1-4) birth and baptism certificates, 1917
  • (fol. 5) a lock of her hair, envelope annotated 'Jill's first curls'
  • (fol. 12) a school report, Chatelard (Montreux),1932
  • (fols. 22-32) carte d'identité, with photograph, 1939
  • (fol. 41) certified copy of wedding certificate, 1940
  • (fols. 42-5) signed menus of her wedding lunch
  • (fols. 102-3) passport, with photograph, 1972 (other passports are MSS. Eng. e. 3575-80)
  • (fols. 143-90) visiting and change of address cards and commercial cards (including booksellers, hairdressers, dentist)
  • (fols. 191-224) medical prescriptions, 1949-73
  • (fols. 225-44) some cheques paid by Gillian, 1973-4

Diary, 1985-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7265
Extent: 352 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-9) miscellaneous notes towards a memoir of John Sutro
  • (fols. 10-352) diary, 18 Feb.-20 July 1985, many entries written during Sutro's last illness, with a few later entries up to Oct. 1986, and extensive later additions and redraftings of passages about him and their life together, partly towards a memoir of him, and partly as draft memoir/autobiography, some entries out of chronological order

Diaries, 1986-9, and autobiographical notes covering 1893-1939
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7266
Extent: 413 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-127) diary, mainly of a visit to Venice, June 1986 (the first anniversary of Sutro's death)
  • (fols. 128-66) scattered diary entries, 22 July 1986-Aug. 1999, with some notes
  • (fols. 167-73) annotated lists of places where she lived 1921-40
  • (fols. 174-86) annotated lists of people she knew
  • (fols. 187-413) autobiographical notes, covering c.1893-1939, many notes either undated or covering several dates on one page

Autobiographical notes covering c.1937-c.1997
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7267
Extent: 417 leaves

Scope and Content:

Many notes either undated or covering several dates on one page; includes

  • (fols. 1-10) cuttings from Bonniers Månadstidning, containing fashion drawings by Gillian, c.1937, with related notes
  • (fols. 11-228) notes covering c.1940-98
  • (fols. 229-54 passim) notes on her film and fashion work
  • (fols. 255-413) miscellaneous notes, many on people and places
Related Material:

A leaf from Bonniers Månadstidning is on display in the Sutro Room, Trinity College.



Water-colour fashion drawing by Gillian, presumably for Bonniers Månadstidning, c.1937?
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2130
Extent: 1 leaf
Note: Transferred from Trinity College, Dec. 2005

Notes on various subjects, with some papers of Jacqueline Elmore, 1942-c.1993
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7268
Extent: 358 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-56) leaves removed from notebooks (like MSS. Eng. d. 3641-63, in section B.2.2a), containing notes on people and events, many relating to Gillian's childhood, and the war years, compiled c.1989-93
  • (fols. 57-69) a few notes on the Oxford University Railway Club
  • (fols. 70-185) notes on her family, mainly grandparents and parents, with (fols. 181-5) a few notes on John Sutro
  • (fols. 186-210) notes and suggested titles for her proposed book of Sutro's (and her own) memoirs
  • (fols. 211-97) papers relating to her novels
    • (fols. 211-26) notes, and alternative titles
    • (fols. 226-62) 'Second ending' of 'Un étrange maître' (see MS. Eng. d. 3664, below)
    • (fols. 263-97) heavily annotated drafts of passages from various versions, including (fols. 296v-297) notes by Mario Soldati (see also the note on related material under MS. Eng. d. 3665)
  • (fols. 298-340) a few papers of Jacqueline Elmore, including
    • (fols. 298-300) cuttings, 1941-2
    • (fols. 301-28) programmes of shows in which she played, [1940s?], including (fols. 311-28) Casino de Paris, with photographs of performers including (fols. 313, 321) Josephine Baker, and (fol. 321v) Jacqueline Elmore
    • (fols. 329-40) notes by Gillian
  • (fols. 341-57) miscellaneous papers, including
    • (fols. 350-3) notes on Graham Greene
    • (fols. 355-7) draft of letter by Gillian concerning Evelyn Waugh, n.d.
Note: Fols. 341-57 transferred from Trinity College, Dec. 2005

Notes on people, arranged alphabetically, Alekan - Koestler, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7269
Extent: 271 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes notes on

  • (fols. 37-47) Robert Bresson
  • (fols. 48-55) Peter Brook
  • (fols. 73-104) Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • (fols. 173-84) Dimitri Kirsanov
  • (fols. 185-271) Arthur and Cynthia Koestler, including
    • (fols. 185-22) notes by Gillian
    • (fols. 222-58) cuttings, mainly from French newspapers, 1964-87
    • (fols. 259-71) 'Science et Conscience. Hommage à Arthur Koestler' (Cahier Sciences du Figaro-Magazine), 30 Apr. 1983, 88-106

Notes on people, arranged alphabetically, Kokoschka - Zielcke, and unidentified, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7270
Extent: 242 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes notes on

  • (fols. 1-6) Oskar Kokoschka
  • (fols. 7-41) Sir Alexander Korda
  • (fols. 52-8) Vivien Leigh
  • (fols. 59-60) Tilly Losch
  • (fols. 70-82) Nancy Mitford
  • (fols. 105-15) Otto Preminger
  • (fols. 118-36) Sir Carol Reed
  • (fols. 178-98) Priscilla Thompson
  • (fols. 223-32) Orson Welles
  • (fols. 238-42) unidentified

Notebook on Priscilla Thompson, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3582
Extent: 38 leaves
Binding: Red paper wrappers

B.2.3   Novels by Gillian Sutro, 1950s-1960s

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3664-5


Early draft, ['Un étrange maître'], typescript, late 1950s-early1960s?
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3664
Extent: iii + 400 leaves

Scope and Content:

A semi-autobiographical novel, set in the 1930s in Paris, mainly one typescript, with some sections of a different typescript, all in one sequence, includes many alterations, mainly in her hand, with a few notes (passim) and (fol. 125v) sketches by Vertès. An alternative ending is in MS. Eng. c. 7268, fols. 226-62.


Another version, 'Les isolés', by 'Gabrielle George', typescript, with a few manuscript alterations, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3665
Extent: iii + 357 leaves
Related Material:

One notebook, about 34 leaves, containing the beginning of 'Les funambules', another version of 'Les isolés', with many alternative titles added, and notes by Mario Soldati on the front flyleaf, is on display in the Sutro Room, Trinity College. Other notes by Soldati are in MS. Eng. c. 7268, fols. 296v-297.


C   Photographs, 20th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Photogr. c. 190-3


Photographs of or relating to Gillian Sutro's family, many of them annotated by her, late 19th-20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 190
Extent: 110 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-42) grandparents, including
    • (fol. 1) Albert Water Gamage
    • (fols. 2-20) his house and garden, The Manor House, Finchley, Middlesex, early 1900s?
    • (fols. 21-33) Oxford? rowing scenes and small groups in college rooms, possibly Hammond family, 1920s? (reprints)
    • (fols. 34-42) Gillian's maternal grandmother, Jean ('Gan Gan'), many including other members of the family, c.1925-1940
  • (fols. 43-96) parents and siblings, including
    • (fols. 43-8) her father, Cyril Elmore Hammond, 1920s-1960s?
    • (fols. 49-78) her mother, Daphne Hammond, née Gamage, with views of her houses, c.1905?-1960s, including (fol. 78) their house in [Colombo, Ceylon]
    • (fols. 79-96) her brothers, mainly 1930s
  • (fols. 97-110) her sister Jacqueline Elmore, c.1931-1940s, with (fols. 108-10) signed photographs of others, including
    • (fol. 109) Josephine Baker, 1939
    • (fol. 110) Maurice Chevalier, 1940
Related Material:

A photograph of Aubrey Hammond, Gillian's uncle, and a cartoon by him, are on display in the Sutro Room, Trinity College.



Photographs of or relating to Gillian Sutro, many of them annotated by her, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 191
Extent: 96 leaves

Scope and Content:

contains

  • (fols. 1-80) Gillian, c.1921-1990s, including
    • (fols. 33-51) film stills of her, including (fols. 33-6) a few frames of negative cinema film, from Arrière Saison, directed by Dimitri Kirsanov, 1951?
  • (fols. 81-94) photographs removed from the correspondence with Vertès, mainly of Gillian (with some studio portraits), but including some of Vertès and of his paintings, 1939-c.1961; see also MS. Photogr. c. 193, fols. 111-16, for other photographs of Vertès
Related Material:

Several studio-photographs of Gillian, including a still from 'Dream Sequence', and three good photographs of Vertès, are on display in the Sutro Room, Trinity College.



Photographs mainly of John Sutro and his family, late 19th-20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 192
Extent: 107 leaves

Scope and Content:

contains

  • (fols. 1-2) Sutro's parents
    • (fols. 1a-c) Violet Sutro, n.d.
    • (fol. 2-3) Leopold Sutro, n.d.
  • (fols. 4-70) John Sutro, c.1906-1980s, including
    • (fols. 29-43) film festival, [Punta del Este], Uruguay, 1952, some including Gillian, and (fols. 33c, 39) Trevor Howard
    • (fol. 51) with Graham Greene, late 1950s?
  • (fols. 71-88) interior and exterior of the Sutros' Monaco flat, 1980s-1990s
  • (fols. 89-94) Oxford University Railway Club, 1920s-1963
  • (fols. 95-7) the 'Sutro Lions'

Photographs of friends, 20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 193
Extent: 128 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-9) Harold Acton, and La Pietra
  • (fols. 10-13) Juan de Barrantes (with Gillian), 1948
  • (fol. 14) Cecil Beaton and others, Ashcombe, 1930s
  • (fols. 25-52) Graham Greene and Yvonne Cloeta, black-and-white, and colour, late 1980s, including (fols. 40-52) exterior views of their flat, c.1993
  • (fols. 53-4) Alastair Hamilton, 1973
  • (fols. 55-88) Hurd Hatfield (some with Gillian), mainly 1946
  • (fols. 89-91) Dimitri Kirsanov, 1949
  • (fols. 92-4) Nancy Mitford
  • (fol. 98) Natasha Paley (Wilson) by Cecil Beaton, c.1934
  • (fols. 99-103) Franz Pick, 1946-63
  • (fols. 104-10) Priscilla Thompson, 1947, n.d.
  • (fols. 111-22) Marcel Vertès, 1915-c.1940; see also MS. Photogr. c. 191, fols. 81-94 passim, for other photographs of Vertès
  • (fols. 123-6) unidentified

D   Miscellaneous items, 20th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3666-7


Production book for Alfred Sutro's play, Making a gentleman, produced at the Garrick Theatre, 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3666
Extent: 119 leaves
Binding: half red morocco, marbled boards

Scope and Content:

Contains the programme, drawings of the sets, with notes, and a printed copy of the play, cut up and pasted into the volume, with extensive notes, including additions and deletions to the text, all by Alfred Sutro?


Richard Huggett, 'Weekend with Willie, an incident in the life of W. Somerset Maugham', play in two acts, duplicated typescript, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3667
Extent: 132 leaves
Binding: Paper wrappers

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