Diaries and Journals

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 89015/1
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000002951.0x000001
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      73 files

Scope and Content

Alec Guinness kept autograph diaries, sporadically from 1945 up until his death. From 1962-2000 he filled in a short entry in a pocket diary for nearly every single day. He also kept journals which were filled in less often but often consisted of longer entries with anecdotes and memories recorded. He also kept diaires to keep track of his finances and appointments.


Arranged by use and type of diary.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for research unless otherwise stated

Not Public Record(s)

Alternative Form Available

Transcripts for some of the journals are available at Add MS 89015/1/2/8 - Add MS 89015/1/2/11.

Related Material

Alec Guinness also wrote some diary entries to be published in the Spectator and the Sunday Telegraph which can be found at Add MS 89015/3/3/6 and Add MS 89015/3/3/7.