Research and correspondence related to Peter Conradi's book Iris Murdoch: A Life which was published in 2001. Peter Conradi was a friend of Iris Murdoch and she asked him to write her official biography.
The research either focuses on specific individuals who knew Iris Murdoch, or on specific periods in her life. It includes interviews and correspondence with those who knew her; copies of some of her writings; copies of articles on and interviews with Iris Murdoch; and research into her family, her schools, her life at Oxford and Cambridge, her work during the war, and other places of interest. The collection also contains original and copies of letters written by Iris Murdoch to various friends and acquaintances. With some research conducted by Jane Jantet, Peter Conradi's research assistant.