Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)NC11/1
TitleMiscellaneous correspondence
Extent1070 items
Date[early-mid 20th century]
DescriptionLetters from various people to Anne Chamberlain and copies of letters from Anne Chamberlain to various people.

The letters relate to a wide variety of topics such as: congratulations and support for Anne and Neville Chamberlain; social engagements; political matters; meetings attended by Anne Chamberlain; books and articles about Neville Chamberlain following his death; and personal matters.

The correspondents include many politicians and their wives, peers and their wives, civil servants, various other individuals including writers, artists, newspaper editors, family members and friends. Some examples of important correspondents include: Princess Alice; Stanley Baldwin; Éamon De Valéra [Prime Minister of Ireland]; Princess Elizabeth [later Queen Elizabeth II]; Count Dino Grandi, [Italian Ambassador to Britain]; Lord Halifax; W. L. Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada], and T. S. Eliot.

Some letters to Neville Chamberlain are also included: /26, /92, /257, /295, /319, /330 (joint letter to Neville and Anne), /331, /508, /541, /652, /706, /717, /773, /902, /922. Letters to Dorothy Lloyd (/939) and Keith Feiling (/984) are also included. A letter from Gordon Hackney to Mr Forrester (which was given by Forrester to Dorothy Lloyd) is also included.
ArrangementThe letters between /1 and /952 are arranged in alphabetical order of surname; followed by letters /953 to /976 where the surname was unidentified at the time of the original sorting and numbering of the letters, and some miscellaneous items; then from /977 to /1037 a second sequence of letters in alphabetical order of surname, which were a later deposit of letters. Not all letters are in the correct order within these sequences.
Access StatusOpen