Guedalla, Philip

Scope and Content

A holograph manuscript of the novel Bonnet and Shawl , 1928 written by Philip Guedalla.

Administrative / Biographical History

Philip Guedalla was born on 12 March 1889 in London. He received his education from Rugby School and Balliol College Oxford, where he became President of the Oxford Union in 1911. Between 1913 to 1923 Guedalla served as a Barrister at the Inner Temple, London. During the First World War, 1914-1918, he served as a legal adviser to the Contracts Department of the War Office and Ministry of Munitions. From 1917 to 1920 he organised and became secretary of the Flax Control Board. He stood for parliament five times between 1922 to 1931, but was always defeated. During the Second World War, 1939-1945, he served as a Squadron Leader in the RAF. He died in 1944.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Other Finding Aids

University of London Library, The Sterling library: a catalogue of the printed books and literary manuscripts collected by Sir Louis Sterling and presented by him to the University of London , Cambridge, (1954).

Archivist's Note

Separated Material

The Central Zionist Archives, Jerusalem, Israel, holds correspondence and literary papers; the Bodleian Library, Oxford University, has correspondence, papers and literary manuscripts (Ref: MSS Eng hist c410, d264-77); The University of British Columbia Library, Canada, contains literary manuscripts and drawings, [1906-1944]; the House of Lords Record Office, London, holds letters to David Lloyd George, 1928-1942 (Ref: Lloyd George Papers); the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge University, has correspondence with Sir E Millington-Drake, 1931-1936 (Ref: MLDK); Southampton University Library holds correspondence with Cecil Roth, 1933-1939 (Ref: MS 156).

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.