Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971

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Irish poet, novelist, travel writer, biographer, and Catholic apologist; born John Randolph Shane Leslie.

From the description of Poems : AMsS : [Glaslough, Ireland?], [ca. 1920]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690113

Author and statesman Sir Shane Leslie was born John Randolph Leslie in London, raised in Ireland, and educated at Oxford, where he converted to Roman Catholicism and adopted the Irish form of his name, Shane, when he became interested in Irish nationalism. He served as a diplomat, often posted to the United States, and wrote extensively on a variety of topics and in multiple genres. He also lectured widely, chiefly about Irish nationalism. He was a cousin of Winston Churchill and had many literary acquaintances, including F. Scott Fitzgerald.

From the description of Shane Leslie letter to Mr. Lane, 1924 March 18. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 64707982

Irish nationalist and author who held a chair and lectured at the University of Notre Dame in the spring of 1935.

From the description of Papers, 1922-1940. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 23933419

Nephew and godson of Winston Churchill.

From the description of Letters, 1964 Nov. 20 and Dec. 6, London, to Seymour Adelman, Philadelphia. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 24727146

Irish author.

Leslie was educated at Cambridge where he converted to Catholicism. He published over forty volumes of poetry, short stories, memoirs, and other works and was a member of the Irish Academy of letters.

From the description of Shane Leslie Papers, 1916-1952. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 34136432

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creatorOf Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971. Letter to Miss Staples. University of Notre Dame. 1935 May 14. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
creatorOf Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Letter : [Fort Leavenworth, Kansas] to Shane Leslie [February 1918]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971. My poetical engagements on Parnassus. Santa Clara University
creatorOf Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Letter : 45th Infantry, Camp Gordon, Ga., to Shane Leslie, 8 May 1918. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Macy, George. Limited Editions Club papers, 1929-1940. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971. Poems : AMsS : [Glaslough, Ireland?], [ca. 1920]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971. Letters, 1935 Sept. 3 and 23, London and Glaslough, to Seymour Adelman. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Leslie, Shane. Miscellaneous papers. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
creatorOf Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962. Vita Sackville-West letter to Shane Leslie, 1946 January 15. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Rosenbach Company. Correspondence, 1903-1953 Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971. Shane Leslie Papers, 1916-1952. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Leslie, Shane. Correspondence, 1919. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971. Letters, 1964 Nov. 20 and Dec. 6, London, to Seymour Adelman, Philadelphia. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971. Letters, to John Arthos, 1951. University of Michigan
referencedIn J.M. Dent & Sons. J.M. Dent & Sons records, 1834-1986 (author files L-M). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Joseph Cyrillus Walsh papers, 1913-1947 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Letter : 17th Infantry Brigade HQ, Camp Sheridan Ala., to Shane Leslie, 13 January 1919. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Correspondence, 1819, 1849-1957, 1962 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
creatorOf Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. Papers and correspondence of Owen Wister [manuscript], 1890-1938. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Walsh, Joseph Cyrillus, 1870-1955. Joseph Cyrillus Walsh papers, 1913-1947. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn George Moore letters to Lady Leonie Leslie, 1897–1977 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Letter : 17th Infantry Brigade HQ, Camp Sheridan Ala., to Shane Leslie [January-February 1919]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Letter : [Fort Leavenworth, Kansas] to Shane Leslie, 22 December 1917. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Adelman, Seymour, 1906-. Letter : Notre Dame, Ind., to Lenore Adelman, 1935 May 5. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Leslie, Shane, Sir, 1885-1971. Letters : to Seymour Adelman, Chester, Pa., and Philadelphia, 1934-35 and 1961. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn English literature mss., ca. 1750-ca. 1979 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn The America magazine archives, 1903-1987. Georgetown University, Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library
creatorOf Arthos, John, 1908-. Correspondence, with American writers, 1947-1952. University of Michigan
creatorOf Woodruff, Douglas, 1897-1978. Papers, 1908-1963. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Russell, George William, 1867-1935. George William Russell collection of papers, 1891-1935. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970. Gawsworth (Armstrong)/Shiel/Redonda papers, 1928-1971. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Newton, Caroline, 1893-1975. Caroline Newton papers, 1868-1980 (bulk 1922-1971) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Straton, of Sardis, fl. 125. Strato's boy-love : from the Greek anthology, [circa 1932]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Patmore, Coventry, 1823-1896. Coventry Patmore Collection, 1818-1945, bulk 1818-1896. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971. Papers, 1922-1940. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Meynell, Wilfrid, 1852-1948. Wilfrid Meynell collection, 1881-1971, bulk 1893-1941. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Synge, W. W. Follett (William Web Follett), 1826-1891. Famous people of famous places, [186-?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971. Letters to the Ranee of Sarawak, 1928-1936. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971. Shane Leslie letter to Mr. Lane, 1924 March 18. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Papers of Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss, ca. 1860-1969 (inclusive) Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Letter : 626 Goodrich Ave., St. Paul, Minn., to Shane Leslie, 12 March 1922. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Halsband, Robert, 1914-. Robert Halsband papers, 1708-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn George William Russell collection of papers, 1891-1935 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Roberts, George, 1873-1953. Papers concerning the Abbey Theatre and the Irish National Theatre Society, 1901-1942 (inclusive), 1903-1908 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
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associatedWith Adelman, Seymour, 1906- person
associatedWith Arthos, John, 1908- person
correspondedWith Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962 person
associatedWith Brooke, Margaret, Lady, b. 1849, person
associatedWith Churchill, Randolph S. (Randolph Spencer), 1911-1968. person
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Coughlin, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1891-1979. person
associatedWith Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916. person
associatedWith Fallon, Michael Francis, 1867-1931. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. person
associatedWith Fitzherbert, Maria Anne Smythe, 1756-1837. person
associatedWith Free Library of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970. person
associatedWith Halsband, Robert, 1914- person
associatedWith J.M. Dent & Sons. corporateBody
associatedWith Lane, John, 1854-1925, person
associatedWith Macy, George. person
associatedWith Meredith, George, 1828-1909. person
associatedWith Meynell, Wilfrid, 1852-1948. person
associatedWith Moore, George 1852-1933 person
associatedWith Newton, Caroline, 1893-1975. person
associatedWith Patmore, Coventry, 1823-1896. person
associatedWith Roberts, George, 1873-1953. person
associatedWith Rosenbach Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Russell, Diarmuid, d. 1973 person
associatedWith Russell, George William, 1867-1935 person
associatedWith Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962. person
associatedWith Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. person
associatedWith Storer, B. (Bellamy), 1847-1922. person
associatedWith Storer, Maria Longworth, 1849-1932. person
associatedWith Straton, of Sardis, fl. 125. person
associatedWith Synge, W. W. Follett (William Web Follett), 1826-1891. person
associatedWith Thompson, Francis, 1859-1907. person
associatedWith Walsh, Joseph Cyrillus, 1870-1955. person
associatedWith Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. person
associatedWith William Andrews Clark Memorial Library corporateBody
associatedWith Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. person
associatedWith Woodruff, Douglas, 1897-1978. person
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Male authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, Irish--20th century--Manuscripts
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Birth 1885-09-24

Death 1971-08-14

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