Correspondence Files

Scope and Content

Series of files containing correspondence between John Saville and various persons on various subjects such as publications, editorship, lectures, academic work, teaching, research, writing, personal matters etc. Correspondents are largely left-wing academics and former members of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and include: Dona Torr; Doris Lessing; Dorothy and Edward P. Thompson; Eric Hobsbawm; Florence and Jack Westoby; Margaret Cole; Margot Heinemann; Marion Kozak; Mervyn Jones; Ralph Milliband; Raphael Samuel; Robin Page Arnot; Roy Hattersley; Ruth and Edmund Frow; Victor Kiernan. Files were received arranged by correspondent and also by chronological period, there was also a large amount of loose correspondence. This series has therefore been divided into two subseries (correspondence with individuals, and correspondence arranged chronologically). Loose material has been collated into artificial files which fit into this structure, so as to reflect the original intention of Saville as the creator of this material.

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