MC:P204/3/8C–9C Letters to the Colmans concerning Lord Alfred Douglas
MC:P204/3/8C – Letters to the Colmans from Marie Stopes
On the remarkable friendship which grew up in the late 1930s between Douglas and Marie Stopes, the campaigner for birth control, see Hyde 306–10 and Murray 299–303.
MC:P204/3/8C/1 7 Nov 1944
Letter from Marie Stopes (address, Norbury Park, Dorking, Surrey), to Edward and Sheila Colman, thanking them for a meeting, and expressing her appreciation of the way in which they are looking after Douglas.
MC:P204/3/8C/2 18 Nov 1944
Letter from Marie Stopes (address, Norbury Park, Dorking, Surrey), to Edward Colman, thanking him for providing hay for her cow, and asking after Douglas’s health.
MC:P204/3/8C/3 20 Mar 1945
Telegram to Edward Colman from Marie Stopes, expressing regret at Douglas’s death.
MC:P204/3/9C – Letters on the Colmans’ dealings with Lord Alfred Douglas, 1944/5
MC:P204/3/9C/1 26 Jun 1944
Typed letter from the National Portrait Gallery to Edward Colman on the artist Henry Richard Graves.
MC:P204/3/9C/2 1 Jan 1945
Letter (with envelope) from Lady Edith Fox Pitt (address, Forest House, Brockenhurst, Hants.) to Edward Colman, asking for news of Douglas’s health.
MC:P204/3/9C/3 4 Jan 
Letter from May Martin (address, 13 South Audley Street) to Edward Colman passing on a message from Lord Tredegar on unspecified business in the Literary Supplement.
MC:P204/3/9C/4–8 6 Jan-28 Mar 1945
Five letters (all typed, with signature) from Gerald Hamilton (address, Thames Cottage, Old Windsor) to Edward Colman, dated 6 Jan, 15 Jan, 9 Mar, 24 Mar and 28 Mar, first asking after Douglas’s health, expressing concern over his finances, and finally expressing regret at his death and asking about his funeral. On the back of 9C/7 is an MS note of a telegram of condolence sent to Hamilton from the Polish Pen Club.
MC:P204/3/9C/9 7 Feb 1945
Letter (typed, with signature) from Lord Crewe (address, Argyll House, 211 King’s Road, London) to Evan Viscount Tredegar (address, Honeywood House, Oakwood Hill, Dorking, Surrey), concerning finding financial aid [presumably for Douglas] .
MC:P204/3/9C/10 20 Mar 1945
Letter from Henry Channon (address, 5 Belgrave Square, London) to Edward Coleman, expressing sorrow at Douglas’s death.
MC:P204/3/9C/11 20 Mar 1945
Letter (2 sheets) from Mrs. Charles Watkins (address, 389 High Road, NW 10) to Mrs. Colman, expressing regret at Douglas’s death, on account of his middle name being Bruce, and her mother’s maiden name also being Bruce.
MC:P204/3/9C/12 20 Mar 1945
Telegram to Edward Colman from Gerald Hamilton, expressing regret at Douglas’s death.
MC:P204/3/9C/13–14 20-21 Mar 1945
2 telegrams to Edward Colman, respectively from ‘Adrian’ (Earle) and ‘Gordon’ on coming to Douglas’s funeral.
MC:P204/3/9C/15 21 Mar 1945
Letter from Lily Batho-Coath, Hon. Sec. Worthing Women’s Conservative Association (address, ‘Suomi’, 267 Brighton Road, Worthing) to ‘Dear Relative’ [intended for the Colmans?], expressing regret at Douglas’s death.
MC:P204/3/9C/16 22 Mar 1945
Letter (TS) from S. Szydlowski, from the Polish Prime Minister’s Office to Raymond Douglas, sending his condolences on his father’s death.
MC:P204/3/9C/17 25 Mar 1945
Telegram to Edward Colman from ‘Yates’, giving a Bournemouth address.
MC:P204/3/9C/18 27 Mar 1945
Letter to Sheila Colman from Fabienne [rest of name illegible] (address illegible), promising to write something for the press about Douglas.
MC:P204/3/9C/19 8 Jan 1948
Letter from H. Montgomery Hyde (address, 4 Brick Court, Temple, EC4), enclosing photostats of two letters from Douglas, one written 26 May 1895 to Sir Edward Clarke, the other written 28 Jun 1895 to W. T. Stead, both written in the aftermath of Wilde’s trials and conviction [8 sheets].
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