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Malleson, William Miles: letter (1967)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL503
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Malleson, William Miles: letter (1967)
Date(s): 1967
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 leaf
Name of creator(s): Malleson | William Miles | 1888-1969 | actor and playwright x Malleson | Miles


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Miles Malleson was born in Croydon, Surrey in 1888. He was educated at Brighton College and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, before entering the Academy of Dramatic Art. He became known as a gifted theatre actor, particularly in comic roles, before turning to films (as both actor and writer) in the 1930s; after the Second World War he returned to stage acting and had some success as a dramatist. The family planning pioneer Dr Joan Malleson was his second wife.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from William Miles Malleson of 14 Rugby Street, London to [Dr John Henry Pyle Pafford], 2 Aug 1967. Mentioning 'these cataracts on my eyes'.

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, Jul 1978.

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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:
Aug 2008

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