Bainbridge Papers. Vol. ii a (ff. ). Personal correspondence: 'Very Early l ... 

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Bainbridge Papers. Vol. ii a (ff. ). Personal correspondence: 'Very Early letters 1948 onwards'; 1947-aft.1975. Partly copies and drafts; partly typewritten, imperfect and partly French.

1.Letters from Bainbridge's brother, Ian; 1947-1948, n.d.

2.Letters to Bainbridge from friends, mainly while she was at Cone Ripman Arts Educational College, Tring, co. Hert.; 1948-1950. Two friends, Lyn [South?] and Rita, were the inspiration for characters in Harriet Said.

3.Letters from Bainbridge's father, Richard; 1948, 1952.

4.Letters from Bainbridge's mother, Winifred; 1948, n.d.

5.Letters from Bainbridge's grandparents and aunts Margo and Nellie; 1948. Annotated by Bainbridge at a later date, 'Auntie Margo and Auntie Nellie from the Dressmaker'.

6.Letters and telegram from Austin Davies; 1952-1960, n.d.

7.Correspondence between Bainbridge and Alan Sharp; 1966, n.d.

8.General correspondence including letters from 'Gerhard' in Berlin, containing memories of growing up in Germany in the 1930s and thoughts on the current state of East and West Germany (1961), and from Leah Davies, annotated by Bainbridge, '(Sheba) A Weekend with Claud' (1967).

Alan Sharp, scriptwriter: Beryl Bainbridge, DBE, FRSL, actress and writer: Correspondence between Beryl Bainbridge and Alan Sharp: 1966, n.d.

Winifred Bainbridge, née Baines; mother of Beryl Bainbridge: Beryl Bainbridge, DBE, FRSL, actress and writer: Letters to Beryl Bainbridge from Winifred Bainbridge: 1948, n.d.

Austin Davies, artist; husband of Beryl Bainbridge: Beryl Bainbridge, DBE, FRSL, actress and writer: Letters to Beryl Bainbridge from Austin Davies: 1952-1960, n.d.

Richard Bainbridge, father of Beryl Bainbridge: Beryl Bainbridge, DBE, FRSL, actress and writer: Letters to Beryl Bainbridge from her father: 1948, 1952.

Ian Bainbridge, brother of Beryl Bainbridge: Beryl Bainbridge, DBE, FRSL, actress and writer: Letters to Beryl Bainbridge from Ian Bainbridge: 1947-1948, n.d.

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