Scope and Content

1. Single sheet cutting (fragment) from Prospect (January 1998) concerning Lady Diana Spencer ('the canonisation of Diana painfully illustrates the decline of rational political feminism').

2. Typed quotations from Robert O Paxton, Anatomy of Fascism (2004) together with a set of related notes by Ballard. 2 sheets typescript and 3 sheets autograph manuscript. Appears to relate to Ballard, Kingdom Come (2006).

3. Newspaper article by A N Wilson concerning painting by Lucian Freud entitled 'Benefits Supervisor Sleeping' (Daily Mail, 15 May 2008). The article has been received by fax (header: 16 May 2008, Claire Walsh). 6 sheets. The fax has other (non-Ballard) material in typescript on the verso.

4. Various Surrealist and other art postcards (not used), together with photographs of Ballard's copy of The Violation by Paul Delvaux, and a photograph of the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. (20 items.)

5. Four aerial images (2007, Europa Technologies Digital Globe) of residential area with Shanghai co-ordinates. Also, a close-up aerial photograph of the Ballard family home redeveloped as a restaurant (photograph appears in Rick McGrath, 'Empire of the Son: Exploring J G Ballard's Shanghai Home & Haunts': http://www.jgballard.ca/shanghai/jgb_shanghai_home.html).

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Not Public Record(s)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Page 2 of the fax of 16 May 2008 has a portion torn away at the bottom right corner - no loss of text.