Catalogue of papers of Ava Anderson, Viscountess Waverley, née Bodley (1896-1974)

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Papers of Ava Anderson, Viscountess Waverley

1938-1975

Abstract:
Lady Waverley's papers include photographs of family members, correspondence, financial papers, newspaper cuttings and diary notes relating to her husband, John Anderson, first Viscount Waverley.

Extent: 0.2 Linear metres, 4 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 6661-6664; Photogr. c. 78, fols. 40-51

Biographical History

Ava Anderson, Viscountess Waverley, née Bodley (1896-1974) was the wife of John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley (1882-1958), civil servant. Details for Sir John are given in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Lady Waverley's papers include loose leaf manuscript diary notes, relating to her husband, correspondence, financial papers, printed material and newspaper cuttings.

Acquisition

Bought, with 20th-cent. copies of 19th-cent. photographs of family members, and (fols. 46-47, 50) photographs of Lord Waverley, MS. Photogr. c. 78, fols. 40-51, Stride & Son, 5 Feb 1999, lot 182.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6661, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

Additional papers of Ava Anderson, Viscountess Waverley are MSS. Eng. c. 7207-7219, d. 3629-3635, e. 3459-3461, MSS. Photogr. c. 187-189.

Letters from Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, to Ava Anderson, Viscountess Waverley, are MSS. Eng. c. 4778-4780.

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Anderson | Ava | 1896-1974 | née Bodley | wife of Viscount Waverley
Anderson | John | 1882-1958 | 1st Viscount Waverley | civil servant

Subject(s)

20th century
Diaries -- 20th century

Descriptive List

A collection of mainly loose leaf manuscript diary notes
Date: [1940-1958]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6661
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 130 leaves

Scope and Content

With some typescript copies, mainly relating to Lady Waverley's meetings with her future husband, Sir John Anderson, and the years of their marriage, 1940-1958, with (fols. 86-91) Lady Waverley's account of conversations in 1945 with the incoming Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin, concerning his wish to appoint Sir John to the Washington Embassy

Correspondence and papers
Date: Oct 1953-28 May 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6662
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 150 leaves

Letters to Lady Waverley from various correspondents
Date: Jun 1965-1967, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6663
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1938-75, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6664
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 99 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

Photographs
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 78, fols. 40-51
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 leaves

Scope and Content

20th-cent. copies of 19th-cent. photographs of family members, and (fols. 46-47, 50) photographs of John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley.


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