Personal and family correspondence

Scope and Content

Correspondence sent or received by Joseph Percival William Mallalieu to/from his friends and family, including: a letter dated 28 Jan 1927 sent by Wilfred Wood to 'Master Percival & Master Richard' concerning news 'since they left Lockwood for school; a letter dated 12 Apr 1935 from the Evening Standard confirming Mallalieu's appointment; a letter dated 26 Mar 1940 from the Daily Express confirming Mallalieu's appointment; a letter c1945 from Mallalieu's colleagues at the Daily Express enclosing fish knives as a wedding present; an undated letter from Michael Foot MP thanking Mallalieu for his last letter; a letter dated 15 Feb 1961 from Tyne Tees Television Ltd offering Mallalieu the job of Chairing a programme discussing the qualities of leadership in front of an audience of school leavers; a letter dated 27 Oct 1975 from the National Union of Journalists welcoming Mallalieu to life membership of the Union; letter dated 30 Dec 1977 sent to Mallalieu's son Ben concerning family news; letters dated 1979 from and to Peter Blackburn enclosing a cartoon strip drawn by Peter; a letter dated 11 Dec 1979 from (Alderman) Clifford Stephenson congratulating Mallalieu on being made Freeman of Kirklees; a letter dated 13 Nov 1979 sent by Mallalieu to Nuffield Orthopedic Centre enquiring about the timing of his hip operation; and a letter from JPW Mallalieu's sister thanking him and Rita (Mallalieu) for their weekend together.

Conditions Governing Access

Original available for consultation by appointment