Notebook / diary, titled Journal of the Plague Year 1951

Scope and Content

This notebook /diary contains:

1) joint diary entries made by Burgess and his first wife Lynne Wilson (nee Llewela Jones), dated 1 January 1951 – 4 February 1951 and titled Journal of the Plague Year (1951). (Location: Adderbury, Oxfordshire)

2) diary entries made by Burgess, dated 1 January 1952 - 3 January 1952 and titled Down with Big Brother. (Location: Adderbury, Oxfordshire)

3) diary entries made by Burgess, dated 1 January 1954 - 2 January 1954. (Location: Adderbury, Oxfordshire)

4) joint diary entries made by Burgess and Lynne, dated 1 January 1955 - 24 January 1955 and titled Malaya.

5) diary entries made by Lynne, dated 14 December 1956 - 27 December 1956 and titled Malaya

6) 8 cocktail recipes;

7) accounts in Straits dollars, presumably written while Burgess was living in colonial Malaya

8) brief notes by Burgess towards the translation of Jean Pelegri's The Olive Trees of Justice

9) plan and intended colour scheme (by Lynne) for the drawing room of their home

Access Information

Available to researchers in consultation with the Archivist due to the condition of the item.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Very fragile binding.