Sir John Glubb letters to Diane Hanson

Sir John Glubb letters to Diane Hanson

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Glubb, John Bagot, Sir, 1897-1986
Title: Sir John Glubb letters to Diane Hanson
Dates: Bulk, 1971-1986
Dates: 1970-2005
Quantity: 4.75 Linear feet (10 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3736

Biographical/Historical Note

Sir John Glubb (1897-1986) was a British soldier, scholar and author. Also known as Glubb Pasha, he led and trained Trans-Jordan’s Arab Legion (1939-1956) and served in France during World War I. After leaving the Arab Legion, he lectured and wrote numerous books. While lecturing at Troy State University (AL), he met Diane Hanson who assisted him during a medical emergency. They became friends and he considered her as an adopted daughter. Glubb was married to Muriel Rosemary Forbes (1912-2005) and they had one son Godfrey (1939-2004). They also adopted a Bedouin daughter Naomi, and two Palestinian children Mary and John.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters from Sir John Glubb in Mayfield, England to Diane Hanson during the years 1971-1986 as she worked at Troy State University (AL), Brenau University (Gainesville, GA), and High Point University (NC). There are also printed obituaries and memorials, photographs, and several handwritten chapters of Glubb’s book The Way of Love. There are no letters from Diane, but Glubb’s letters are filled with his opinions on politics, religion, women’s rights, and Middle East history. He includes inspirational quotations with most letters and gives many details of his health and family.


The letters are arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Glubb, John Bagot, Sir, 1897-1986
Letters (correspondence)
Middle East--Politics and government.
Trans-Jordan. Arab Legion.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Sir John Glubb letters to Diane Hanson, MS 3736, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters to Diane Hanson, 1970
2Letters to Diane Hanson, 1971 October-November
3Letters to Diane Hanson, 1971 December
4Letters to Diane Hanson, 1972 January-February
5Letters to Diane Hanson, 1972 March-April
6Letters to Diane Hanson, 1972 May-June
7Letters to Diane Hanson, 1972 July-August
8Letters to Diane Hanson, 1972 September
9Letters to Diane Hanson, 1972 October
10Letters to Diane Hanson, 1972 November-December
21Letters to Diane Hanson, 1973 January
2Letters to Diane Hanson, 1973 February
3Letters to Diane Hanson, 1973 March
4Letters to Diane Hanson, 1973 April-May
5Letters to Diane Hanson, 1973 June-July
6Letters to Diane Hanson, 1973 August
7Letters to Diane Hanson, 1973 September-October
8Letters to Diane Hanson, 1973 November-December