This series includes correspondence between Morgan Philips Price and three editors for the Guardian - W.P. Crozier, A.P. Wadsworth, and Alastair Hetherington - between 1941 and 1964. The years 1959-1961 and 1963 are only excluded because no extant letters sent or received by Philips Price remain from those dates. Also included are exchanges with Price's aunt, Anna Maria Philips; his wife, Lisa; his son, Peter; the Foreign Office in London; and long-time members of the Guardian staff, like J.M.D. Pringle and Patrick Monkhouse.
Though a number of pieces relate to the social as well as professional relationships built between Philips Price and the editors of the Guardian over the course of decades, much of the series is comprised of letters that effectively serve as de facto reports from the field, once Philip Price resumes travels throughout Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Soviet Union after World War II. His correspondence is bolstered by detailed memoranda of his journeys, as well as by clips of articles provided by Wadsworth and others, and pieces like an interview Philips Price conducted with Yugoslavian leader Josip Broz Tito in the midst of postwar tensions between Yugoslavia and the United States. Philips Price similarly encountered other statesmen like Turkish president Ismet Inönü in his dual capacity of British parliamentarian and special foreign correspondent.
The exchanges between Philips Price, his family, and the Guardian staff also frequently refer to the internal operations of both the Guardian, as it evolves from the 1940s to the 1960s, and Parliament, through Philips Price's perspective as a long-time Labour MP for the Forest of Dean, who had frequent contact with the Foreign Office at the beginning of the Cold War.