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A. J. Sylvester and Lloyd George,

Letter, 7 January 1981, from A. J. Sylvester, Corsham, Wiltshire, to Miss Ann Parry. Describes his many afflictions, including cataract. Would like to write a book based on his experiences and his time with Sir Maurice Hankey and Lloyd George. Writer played a key part in the research for Lloyd George's War Memoirs during the 1930's. Much resents that Countess Lloyd-George chose Malcolm Thompson to write the official biography of Lloyd George and double-crossed Sylvester in so doing. Has a very high regard for Jennifer Longford today - 'She is a wonderful woman now, ... She is worth ten times that of Frances'. Frances left no more than £11,000 when she died in 1972 although she was the widow of Lloyd George. He refused to support her plan to establish an agricultural college in north Wales, and the setting up of the Lloyd George Museum at Llanystumdwy was due mainly to the efforts of the recipient. His health and the court case in which he is presently involved.

Sylvester, A J Albert James 1889-1989.

A J Sylvester Collection

  • GB 0210 AJSYLVESTER
  • Fonds
  • [1923-1945].

Photographs taken by A J Sylvester of David Lloyd George, his families and entourage. The majority are of motoring holidays and cruises to mainland Europe. Included are his cruise on 'Sabrina' in 1929 and recalled in chapter 14 of 'The Real Lloyd George' by A J Sylvester (London, 1947).Others are of D Ll G's estate at Churt.

Sylvester, A J Albert James 1889-1989.

Interview with A. J. Sylvester,

The text of an interview given by A. J. Sylvester to Ruth Nixon, c. 1984-89. During the course of the interview he reflects mainly on the long relationship between Lloyd George and Frances Stevenson, the role of Dame Margaret, and the recent BBC television series on Lloyd George.

Sylvester, A J Albert James 1889-1989.

Lloyd George and Hitler,

Press cutting from the Sunday Dispatch, 16 February 1947, containing an article 'Lloyd George and Hitler' by A. J. Sylvester taken from his recent book The Real Lloyd George (1947).

Sylvester, A J Albert James 1889-1989.

Lloyd George Series on the BBC,

Letter, 2 June 1981, from A. J. Sylvester, Corsham, to Miss Ann Parry. Gives his views on the recent television series broadcast on BBC2; was hugely impressed by the work of John Hefin as its producer and by Philip Madoc in the role of Lloyd George - ' ... played the part of LG so well that it looked as if my Old Chief was there in the flesh'. Frances Stevenson's affair with Colonel T. F. Tweed. Recalls his association with the recipient at Churt years ago. His health.

Sylvester, A J Albert James 1889-1989.