Notebooks, [1922-1991]; manuscripts including "Emancipated Women", "Heart-Shaped Ladies"; Library Association papers, 1959-1972; correspondence with Philip Larkin, 1965; diary, 1966-1970.
Richnell, Donovan (1911-1994)
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 96 MS1135
- Dates of Creationc1922-c1991
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description11 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Donovan Richnell was born in Bedford Park, London in 1911 and was educated at St. Paul's School and Corpus Christi, Cambridge. His war service included a posting to the Far East with the Royal Navy. He was successively; Sub-Librarian at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1946-1949; Deputy Librarian, London University Library, 1949-1960; Librarian, Reading University, 1960-1967; Director and Goldsmith's Librarian, London University Library, 1967-1974; Director General of the British Library Reference Division, 1974-1979.
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Entry compiled by Richard Temple.
Conditions Governing Use
Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.
Deposited at the Library by Don Richnell's literary executor.