Harold Nicolson

Standard Name: Nicolson, Harold
Used Form: Sir Harold George Nicolson

Connections

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death Eleanor Rathbone
ER posthumously received tributes from colleagues and some of those who had benefitted from her programmes. Harold Nicolson gave high praise to her character and activities in the 11 January issue of The Spectator...
Dedications Nina Hamnett
She dedicated it, in September 1931, to Harold Nicolson and Douglas Goldring , without whose kindness and encouragement, she says, she would never have written it.
Hamnett, Nina. Laughing Torso. Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc., 1932.
prelims
Goldring was the first person to whom she...
Family and Intimate relationships Vita Sackville-West
Lord Lascelles , heir to the Earl of Harewood, a leading blue-blooded suitor, proposed to VSW (sometime after her first proposal from Harold Nicolson ).
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin, 1984.
48
Family and Intimate relationships Vita Sackville-West
VSW , talking intimately to Harold Nicolson at a ball, felt convinced that she would marry him, though she refrained from telling him she loved him.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin, 1984.
43-4
Family and Intimate relationships Vita Sackville-West
Against the wishes of her parents, VSW married Harold Nicolson , a diplomat, at Knole Chapel in Kent.
Nicolson, Nigel, and Vita Sackville-West. Portrait of a Marriage. Futura, 1974.
58
Family and Intimate relationships Vita Sackville-West
Harold Nicolson (VSW 's husband) left England to take up the post of Counsellor at Teheran in Persia.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin, 1984.
145-7
Family and Intimate relationships Vita Sackville-West
Having contracted venereal disease from a male lover (not for the first time), Harold Nicolson told VSW about his homosexual relationships, of which she had had no idea.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin, 1984.
86-7
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Blackwood
Through her father, CB was descended from the writer Frances Sheridan , though the Sheridan blood was thought of in the family as bad blood, and CB 's biographer seems to associate it solely...
Family and Intimate relationships Violet Trefusis
This was Sackville-West's first trip away from her husband, Harold Nicolson , and it strained their marriage. Harold was often hostile towards Violet, referring to her from time to time as that swine Violet...
Family and Intimate relationships Violet Trefusis
Unrealistically, she expected that Sackville-West would somehow rescue her from this marriage, but when Vita stayed on with her husband Harold at Versailles instead of intervening to stop the wedding, Violet wrote to her, [y]ou...
Family and Intimate relationships Violet Trefusis
Trefusis also made peace with one of her great loves, Vita Sackville-West . Sackville-West visited St Loup with her husband Harold Nicolson in 1950 and 1951; she went by herself to stay at Ombrellino in 1952.
Souhami, Diana. Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter. Flamingo, 1997.
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Family and Intimate relationships Vita Sackville-West
VSW sought to emulate her mother, who fed her stories about the number of eligible proposals of marriage she had formerly received. In Italy the Marchese Orazio Pucci fell in love with her.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin, 1984.
31, 36
Family and Intimate relationships Vita Sackville-West
Her mother strongly favoured her marrying Lascelles (who would make Vita a countess and the mistress of Harewood House) in preference to Harold Nicolson , who had upper-middle-class parents and a diplomatic career. Marriage...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Wellesley
DW seems to have first met Hilda Matheson just before the latter took over the role of central player in Vita Sackville-West 's love-life. But Matheson (director of talks for the BBC , soon to...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
It is much remarked that VW referred to Leonard as a penniless Jew. Was she anti-semitic? She married a Jew in an anti-semitic culture, and she wrote to him candidly before they were married...

Timeline

By October 1926
The BBC named Hilda Matheson as its first Director of Talks, one of the most highly paid jobs for a woman in any organisation at that time,
Carney, Michael. Stoker. Published by the author, 1999.
23
as her biographer puts it.
27 October 1931
In the general election, the National Coalition Government won a landslide victory (a majority of nearly five hundred seats over the combined opposition) but became much more Conservative in tone than it had been. Most...
4 December 1931
The BBC announced the resignation of Hilda Matheson , its director of talks, which she had actually submitted in October. This was the climax of a long-running struggle over a series of talks by Harold Nicolson
1955
Copies of Molloy by Samuel Beckett and Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (both published in France) were seized by British Customs.