Commonplace books and personal papers

Scope and Content

This series contains Alec Guinness' comomnplace books, in which he wrote out quotes and extracts from books, plays, people and poetry. It also contains personal papers such as the books he used to improve his handwriting, French vocabulary books, the pages from a personal filofax, papers relating to events such as memorials that he attended, and papers and objects/awards relating to awards and honorary degrees he received.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for research unless otherwise stated

Not Public Record(s)


Guinness, Alec, A Commonplace Book (Hamish Hamilton, 2001)