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Mannin, Ethel Edith: letter (1963)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL336
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Mannin, Ethel Edith: letter (1963)
Date(s): 1963
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 letter
Name of creator(s): Mannin | Ethel Edith | 1900-1984 | writer | afterwards Reynolds


Administrative/Biographical history:

Ethel Edith Mannin was born and educated in London. Trained as a typist, she worked as a copywriter and editor before publishing her first novel in 1923. She subsequently wrote nearly a hundred books, both fiction and non-fiction, generally producing two each year, and her left-wing political views influenced much of her work. Mannin was married twice (to the writers John Alexander Porteus and Reginald Reynolds) but wrote under her own surname.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Ethel Edith Mannin to Dr John H P Pafford, [her neighbour] of 62 Somerset Road, London, 16 Dec 1963. '... Yes, indeed I have many causes ... from the defrauded Palestinian Arabs to the Iraqi political prisoners, and various anti perfoming animals and anti vivisection causes in between ...' With autograph signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from Dr J H P Pafford (1963).

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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