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Priestley, John Boynton, 1894-1984 (novelist and broadcaster)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1894 - 1984

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Appeals, 1944-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C2/10
Scope and Contents

Appeal letters from organizations and other correspondence. The organizations are: a fund for John Cowper Powys (1944; correspondence with Chris Massie); the Cathedral Fund Bury St Edmunds (1956), the Appeal for Gainsborough's House (1957), National Paul Robeson Committee (1957), Ancient Monuments Society (1957), Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (1958, including a letter to Meynell from J. B. Priestley), Christian Action (1959), and Appeal for Amnesty in Spain (1963).

Dates: 1944-1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Chapter XVII 'Annus mirabilis', 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B55/26
Scope and Contents

Typescript (2 copies, original and carbon copy) paginated 1-8 with ms. alterations, some pages dated to May 1970; revised typescript paginated 273-280 with a few ms. alterations; and a tear-sheet from the Listener 17 May 1945 containing 'Journey into daylight' by J. B. Priestley, inscribed to Meynell.

Dates: 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence from J.B. Priestley, 8 Sep. 1937-11 Dec. 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9251/P/49-50
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The correspondence consists of c.1100 letters, 1926-61, with the letters after 1959 addressed to Kendon's widow. The correspondents include Lascelles Abercrombie (1 letter, 1931); Ernest Altounyan (surgeon, Aleppo) (17, 1936-51); John Arlott (3, 1944); John Armitage (4, 1940-51); Henry Baerlein (3, 1945-56); Sir Ernest Barker (2, 1948-55); H.E. Bates (1, 1941); Clifford Bax (1, 1948); Adrian H. Bell (11, 1940-47); Ernest A. Benians (8, 1948); Anthony Bertram (2, 1948); Edmund Blunden (16,...
Dates: 8 Sep. 1937-11 Dec. 1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with informants, 1959-1970

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B55/9
Scope and Contents

Meynell's correspondents include Marjory ('Joan') Allen, Bernard Ashmole, Noel Carrington, Harry Carter, Hugh Casson, Eric Harmsworth, Ernest Ingham, Geoffrey Keynes, James Moran, Percy Muir, J. B. Priestley, Halford Reddish, Savile Club, Martin Secker, John Taylor, Beatrice Warde, Buck de la Warr, Lawrence Watkinson, John Westwood.

Dates: 1959-1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series — Box: MS Add.9225/6: Box 3

Correspondence with J. B. Priestley, 1940-1944

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9225/6
Scope and Contents 182 letters from J. B. Priestley to Mary Hope Allen and three letters from Allen to Priestley, with related items including: typescripts of four 'Postscript' radio broadcasts; typescript of Act I of the play 'Live and let live'; a pencil sketch of a hippopotamus and a hare; photographs of Priestley and others; newspaper cuttings; and later correspondence, including a letter from Roy Hattersley to Mary Merrington [Hope Allen]. Date: 1940-1944. General...
Dates: 1940-1944
Conditions Governing Access: CLOSED UNTIL 1 JANUARY 2025.
 Series

J.B. Priestly: Precognition Survey (1956-1965), 1936-1965

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS SPR/47
Scope and Contents

John Boynton Priestley (1894-1984), novelist, playwright, broadcaster, believed Dunne's theory about time to be true, and used it in his play Time and the Conways. J.W. Dunne (1875-1949) wrote an essay, An experiment with time, on precognition and human experience of time. The letters to Priestley followed a talk on 'Time' on the BBC television programme Monitor.

Dates: 1936-1965
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from J.B. Priestley

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9388/154
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Novels, essays, memoir, and biographical correspondence.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Letter from J.B. Priestley (refusing), 1937 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8900/5/7/36
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Minutes, accounts, lists of books recommended and considered, letters from English and French committee members and prizewinners, and newscuttings. Letters from prizewinners: Percy Lubbock, Mary Webb (6), Radclyffe Hall, Virginia Woolf, H.M. Tomlinson, Charles Morgan (7), Stella Gibbons/Webb (4), Elizabeth Jenkins (2), L.H. Myers (2), Margaret Lane, Richard Church (2), and Robert Graves. Letters from French prizewinners: Joseph Kessel, François Mauriac, Marion Gilbert (2), étienne Burnet...
Dates: 1937 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series — Container: DCPP/SEA/5/1

Letters to Seaman from writers and others invited to speak to the Maitland Historical Society and Literary Society at Downing College, 1930-12 - 1933-06

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/SEA/5/1
Scope and Contents Includes: Desmond MacCarthy (brief note); J. B. Priestley; E. M. Forster (who says he had previously enjoyed the hospitality of the Downing College Literary Society); Richard Hughes; G. G. Coulton; Ernest Barker; Gaillard Lapsley; Sir Charles Oman; H[erbert] Butterfield; James Passant (who suggested opening a discussion on 'The Future of the State'; F. M. Powicke. Also includes letters from A. C. Seward, H. D. Hazletine and H. Hamshaw Thomas re dinners in College and academic and personal...
Dates: 1930-12 - 1933-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Fonds

Mary Hope Allen: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9225
Scope and Contents Comprises correspondence and papers of Mary Hope Allen, as well as correspondence of her grandfather Robin Allen (1820-98), Secretary of Trinity House and a poet and critic, and of her father, Sir Ernest King Allen (1864-1937), Assistant Public Trustee 1915-23. Robin Allen's correspondents include 19th century politicians, artists, poets and critics such as W.E. Gladstone, Thomas Hardy, Lord Leighton, John Ruskin, Lord Tennyson, Arnold Toynbee and Mrs. Humphry Ward. There is a collection of...
Dates: 1850-1990 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Photographs of J.B. Priestley

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9225/9/36-42
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Comprises correspondence and papers of Mary Hope Allen, as well as correspondence of her grandfather Robin Allen (1820-98), Secretary of Trinity House and a poet and critic, and of her father, Sir Ernest King Allen (1864-1937), Assistant Public Trustee 1915-23. Robin Allen's correspondents include 19th century politicians, artists, poets and critics such as W.E. Gladstone, Thomas Hardy, Lord Leighton, John Ruskin, Lord Tennyson, Arnold Toynbee and Mrs. Humphry Ward. There is a collection of...
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Priestley, J.B.: Correspondence with the Press, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/PRESS 3/1/2/9961
Scope and Contents

Includes a report by Wilson, J. Dover

Dates: 1922 - 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Scholarly access to this material may be restricted if it contains information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Please apply in advance to the Cambridge University Press Archivist.

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Type
Archival Object 11
Collection 1
 
Subject
British broadcasting corporation 1
Broadcasting 1
Family correspondence 1
Radio 1
Radio drama 1