Letters sent from JPW Mallalieu to Rita Mallalieu

Scope and Content

Personal letters sent by 'Bill' (Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu) to his wife Rita Mallalieu while he was working away from home in London, Warrington and Bahrain. Within the letters JPW Mallalieu discusses the work he's been doing and makes arrangements for returning home or for their next meeting elsewhere. The correspondence includes: one letter in which Bill discusses being offered a flat in Paddington for £3 a week that was owned by 'Joch and Audrey Stewart', the later being editor of Vogue magazine, 1940-1960, and who had been his friend from Oxford; a letter in which Bill discusses being offered work writing articles for a number of publications including the International Observer, the Sunday Pictorial and Lilliput; a letter in which he discusses a talk that he provided at the Theatre Royal; and a letter from Bahrain where Bill was visiting a naval base, he describes the conditions at the base as well as the conditions onboard ships and submarines in the area.

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