Record

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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AC6/2/1-763
TitlePersonal correspondence from Ivy Chamberlain to Austen Chamberlain
Extentapprox. 764 items
Date1906-1935
DescriptionManuscript and typescript letters; arranged chronologically; including envelopes; mainly from Ivy Chamberlain [nee Dundas; wife of Austen Chamberlain] to Austen Chamberlain; relating to family and domestic topics: engagement and marriage, 1906, birth of Joe Chamberlain [Joseph; son of Austen Chamberlain], 1907, illness [and death] of Colonel Lawrence Dundas [father-in-law of Austen Chamberlain], 1908, [engagement of Neville Chamberlain [Rt. Hon. Arthur Neville; half-brother of Austen Chamberlain] and Anne de Vere Cole, 1910], [impending birth of Diane Chamberlain [Beatrice Diane Maxwell [nee Chamberlain], daughter of Austen Chamberlain, 1911], [birth of Lawrence Endicott Chamberlain [son of Austen Chamberlain], 1917], [marriage of Francis Carnegie [step-daughter of Mary Carnegie], 1920], death of Mrs. Ellen Endicott [nee Peabody; mother of Mary Carnegie], 1927, [marriage of Diane Chamberlain, 1935], family illnesses, family visits, etc.; political topics and activities: references to speeches of and offices held by Austen Chamberlain, Parliament, various committee meetings, First World War, Irish situation, strikes, elections, political trips including France, Italy and Switzerland, Locarno Conference, Egyptian situation, Japan and China situation, League of Nations, political figures including Briand, Mussolini, Hitler, Roosevelt, Herriot, etc.; travels: Europe, Northern Africa, Egypt, Middle East, Mediterranean, South America, America, etc., and including rest-cures; miscellaneous topics: houses, china and furniture buying, music, art, arrangements for art exhibitions, bust of Austen Chamberlain, Austen Chamberlain's publication on gardening, etc.; miscellanea: photographs, dried plants, newspaper cuttings, telegraphic correspondence, postcards, etc.; some correspondence of others
Includes: /1-6 Letters relating to engagement of Austen Chamberlain and Ivy Dundas and illness of Joseph Chamberlain [Rt. Hon. Joseph Austen; father of Austen Chamberlain], 1906; /10-/30 Letters written from Highbury, before and after birth of Joe Chamberlain, 1907; /48 Letter relating to Anti-Suffrage League paper, 1909; /78 Letter relating to Neville Chamberlain meeting with Anne Vere Cole, 1910; /95 Newspaper cutting; /98 Photograph of Ivy, Joe and Diane Chamberlain in Newquay; /115 Photograph of Ivy Chamberlain in Sussex; /189 Cartoon of Austen Chamberlain; /199 and /201 Letters from Mary Carnegie [nee Endicott, Chamberlain; step-mother of Austen Chamberlain] to Austen Chamberlain relating to trip to America, 1919; /237-/238 Letters from Mary Carnegie to Austen Chamberlain relating to trip to America, political situation in England, including Sinn Fein and Irish situation, American political views, etc., 1921; /258 Newspaper cutting relating to dominion status for Ireland; /329-/362 Letters including references to elections, speeches, Austen Chamberlain in Foreign Office, Parliament, etc., including /362 Newspaper article in Italian relating to Austen Chamberlain as Foreign Secretary and Cabinet appointments, 1924; /387-/390 Letters relating to Austen Chamberlain's trips to Locarno and Geneva including brief references to political activities, 1925; /394 Newspaper cutting; /396 Photograph of Austen and [Lawrence] Chamberlain; /400 Photograph of Ivy and [Lawrence] Chamberlain, Portofino; /405 Letter from Mary Carnegie including reference to political activities, 1926; /408 Letter including brief reference to Mussolini and political situation in Rome, 1926; /421-/422 Letters including brief references to political situation, 1926; /452 Letter relating to Austen Chamberlain's meetings and speech in Geneva, 1927; /456 Letter from Mary Carnegie relating to death of Mrs.Endicott, 1927; /473, 479, /487-/488 Letters including brief references to Mussolini, 1928; /474 telegram from Mussolini to Ivy Chamberlain, 1928; /480 Newspaper cutting; /509-/510 Letters relating to organization of art exhibition [by Ivy Chamberlain], including references to Mussolini, 1929; /530-/537 Letters relating to trip to America and organization of art exhibition [by Ivy Chamberlain], 1931; /539 Letter including brief reference to situation in Spain, 1931; /542 Pamphlet on Alpine flora, 1931; /545-/546, /548-/550 Letters relating to Austen Chamberlain's appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty and disappointment at not being Foreign Secretary, Neville Chamberlain's and other Cabinet appointments, etc., 1931; /556-/557, /560, /562-/565, /567-/569, /571-/585, /587-/589 Letters including brief references to political situation, Parliament, elections, etc., 1931; /586 Newspaper cutting relating to elections; /685 and ff. Letters including reference to Hitler's speeches, political situation in Europe, Austen Chamberlain's speeches, etc., 1933; /730-/734 Letters written from Locarno [by Ivy Chamberlain], with references to political situation, 1933; /738-/740 Letters relating to art exhibitions in Brussels and Paris, 1935; /751 Photograph of Ivy Chamberlain and Alice Keppel [friend of Ivy Chamberlain]
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/365a is in addition to /365; some of the letters currently included in the 1927 sequence may be out of order or may belong to another year's sequence; /629-/630 are slightly out of sequence; /98, /115, /396, /400, and /751 are photographs; /95, /189, /258, /362, /394, /480, /586 are newspaper cuttings; some letters are detached or are becoming detached from mountings; a few letters do not include envelopes; a few envelopes have stamps torn from them; /111, /251, /253, /380, /431, /541, /543, /594 , /733 and /734 including dried plants in transparent envelopes