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Correspondence between Lady Diana and her son John Julius Cooper [later 2nd Lord Norwich], 1929 - 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/6

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Includes: a long correspondence with Conrad Russell (many of Lady Diana's letters being in diary form); love letters between her and Windham Baldwin; letters from Lady Diana to her family; general correspondence, particularly with Duff Cooper's nephew Rupert Hart-Davis; letters of condolence on Duff's death; correspondence between Lady Diana and her son John Julius Cooper (her letters frequently turning into diary entries, taking up from where the diary letters to Conrad Russell leave off in 1947).


  • Creation: 1929 - 1986


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


13 archive box(es)

Language of Materials


Related Materials

See also Lady Diana's travel diaries, at DIAC 2/1, some of which are taken from her letters to her son.


An edition of the letters was published by John Julius Norwich, as "Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to her Son John Julius Norwich 1939-1952" (Chatto & Windus, 2013).

Finding aid date

2017-09-27 10:20:09.480000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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