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Letters from Lady Diana to John Julius, 1955-01-30 - 1955-12-28

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/6/1/24

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: visiting Rome [Italy], Jan 1955, Gibraltar and Morocco, Feb-Mar 1955; Randolph Churchill's fundraising for the Duff Cooper Memorial Fund; Artemis Cooper's early childhood; a party at Downing Street with Winston Churchill, [? 4] Apr 1955 and whether Churchill had had another stroke and would resign as Prime Minister; Evelyn Waugh's view of his own books, particularly "Officers and Gentlemen"; Churchill's unhappiness after his resignation, May 1955; the kindness of Gladwyn Jebb [British Ambassador to France] and Cynthia Jebb, in preserving Duff Cooper's library at the embassy, May 1955; Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in Macbeth, June 1955; visiting Waugh's house, July 1955; visiting Italy, Aug-Sept 1955; dinner with Sir William Walton in Ischia; [Alastair] Ali Forbes's bad behaviour in Italy; a cruise among the Greek islands with various friends including Stavros Niarchos and Patrick Leigh Fermor, Sept 1955; the Olivier production of Titus Andronicus, Nov 1955. Also includes second copies of letters from Sept-Dec, for Lady Diana's assistant Norah Fahie, with a few extra notes on the back.


  • Creation: 1955-01-30 - 1955-12-28


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


5 file(s)

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Date information

DateText: The letters from September are actually travel diaries; original letters from 5 and 28 December not found, though there are copies of them.

Finding aid date

2017-10-13 11:54:52.807000+00:00


Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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