Letters from Merula Guinness to Alec Guinness

Scope and Content

This is the other side of the correspondence between Merula and Alec Guinness, these letters are written by Merula to Alec. They corresponded while Alec was in the navy between 1938-1945 and whenever he was absent from home afterwards between 1945-1985. She often did not date her letters, so some dates may be estimated.

Administrative / Biographical History

Piers Paul Read used this correspondence while writing his biography of Guinness's life. Therefore the letters often are accompanied by transcriptions, partial transcriptions or notes on the contents, alongside a reference number and details of the letter on a typed page.


Arranged chronologically, where possible.

Conditions Governing Access


Not Public Record(s)