To Fonds Description
Lady Constance Malleson fonds. – 1890-1975. – 3 m
of textual records and graphic material. – 11 photograph albums.
Rec. Acq. 596.
Note that both “Lady Constance” and “Colette”
are used interchangeably throughout the finding aid.
Series 1: 4 boxes: 6.73-6.74;
Manuscripts and Typescripts. – 1912-[1963?]. – 50 cm of textual
records and graphic material. Title based on content of series. –
Includes short stories, plays, memoirs, journals, book reviews, speeches,
and an edited transcription of her letters to Bertrand Russell. Arrangement
is alphabetical by title, genres are mixed. Tear-sheets for some of Colette’s
publications are in Series 3, Box 6.77, beginning with File 8. There are
also seven typescripts by Phyllis Urch in Box 6.72, F.11.
“A quoi rêvetent les jeunes filles”. N.d. Ms. 11 leaves.
The last three leaves are blank. The ms. is in English. Short story.
“African Journal 1928-1929”. 20 April 1928-6 Jan. 1929. Ts.
of journal, interleaved with photographs and other prints pasted on leaves,
bound in soft red wrappers. 52 leaves including leaves with photographs.
33 leaves of ts. foliated consecutively. 24 photographs and other prints.
There is also a tscc. without illustrations, 35 leaves bound in soft dark-blue
wrappers. Some of the material from this journal was used in Chapter XII
of After Ten Years, “Africa”, pp. 261 - 305.
“After a Year”. N.d. Ms. 8 leaves. Two leaves are numbered
6. Short story.
“Aina’s Summer Celebration”. N.d. Ts. with revisions.
5 leaves. Short story.
“An Exceptional Book”. [Reviews of “The Rector’s
Daughter” by F. Mayor and “The Gaol” by Paul Bourget].
. Ts. 2 leaves, second leaf has been torn in half but no text is
“At Pradier’s”. N.d. Ts. with revisions. 15 leaves.
Earlier draft of "The Waiters were Glad: A Short Story", Box
“Autumn Daisies, A Tale of Mendip”. . Tscc. contained
in soft golden wrappers. 9 leaves. Short story. A news clipping from a
Bristol newspaper is extant, but the title of the newspaper is not known
because it has been cut from the top of the clipping. The tscc. has been
dated as 1932 since the news clipping refers to Lady Constance’s
After Ten Years as “one of last year’s ‘best
“Bertrand Russell at Home”. . Ts. with a few revisions.
4 leaves. The pseudonym, “Martti Savolainen”, is crossed out
on the recto of the first leaf and in its place, Lady Constance has written
“BR’s Working Day”. 6 Dec. 1950. Ts. with revisions.
3 leaves. The ts. is prefaced by an unsigned letter addressed to “Olli
dearest,” which mentions Russell winning the Nobel Prize and that
Lady Constance should write something about him.
“Broadcast” [on Finland]. Helsinki, 7 June 1946. 3 copies
in tscc. 4 leaves.
“Brooks Life Story, Histoire Quotidian”. N.d. Ms. 38 leaves.
Foliation runs as follows: -32, 30-5. On Mecklenburgh Square letterhead.
A fictional account of BR's release from prison in 1918.
“Cargo Boat to the Lofotens”. [ca. 1938]. Ts. with extensive
revisions. 6 leaves. Published with revisions in The Queen, 7 April
1938: 13, 39. The ts. is also a draft of chapter V (“Cargo Boat
to Harstad”, pp. 27-9) of In the North (London: Victor Gollanz,
1946). See also Box 6.74, F.7 and F.10.
“Carragh Throncliffe, Chapter 1” N.d. Ts. 3 leaves. The last
leaf is blank. On Mecklenburgh Square letterhead. Presumably a novel.
“Chacun à son Goût”. N.d. Ts. with pencil revisions.
11 leaves. Text is in English
“Christmas at Ingestre”. N.d. [ca. 1955]. Ts. 5 ½ leaves.
Uses pseudonym of “Armatrude Haemaelainen”.
“Christmas Sixty Years Ago”. [Second ts. entitled “Ulster
Christmas Fifty Years Ago”]. . 2 tss., 10 leaves in total,
each ts. is 5 leaves. Although the tss. have different titles, they are
clearly the same essay. Only a few lines have been altered. The pseudonym
used for “Christmas Sixty Years Ago” is Nora O’Connor,
and the pseudonym used for “Ulster Fifty Years Ago” is Tania
Tarrant. An article similar to these two tss. was published under the
pseudonym, Tania Tarrant – “Christmas in the Kingdom of Mourne”,
The Lady, 4 Dec. 1958: 704-5. She refers to “Tania Tarrant’s
Ulster Christmas as “awful tripe” in a letter to Phyllis
Urch, 25 May 1958.
“The Coming Back” [a play in 3 acts]. [1920s]. Ts. having
underlining and a few corrections with dialogue in black type and stage
directions in red type. 87 leaves contained in soft brown wrappers. The
play is set in London over one year, November 1919 to 1920. Characters
include an actress, a theatrical manager, and a producer of plays.
The Coming Back (London: Jonathan Cape, 1933). Novel. Ts., with
extensive revisions in pencil, bound into four separate chapters each
in faded red, soft wrappers. This appears to be the extant portions of
a preliminary ts. of the novel, originally labeled Chapters 3 to 6, crossed
out and re-labeled Part 2, chapters 2 to 5. 88 leaves with foliation 26
to 114. Fos. 42 and 52 each have a cut portion of a leaf attached to the
original leaf to replace certain sentences. The ts. corresponds to pp.
77-114 of the novel. Note: 1 sheet of artwork for the book cover is located
separately in Row 7 of RA.
“The Conquerors, A Play in Three Acts”. Cox Green, June-Sept.
1922 (these dates which appear at the end of the play have been crossed
out in pencil). Ts. with dialogue in black type and stage directions in
red type. Each act is bound separately in soft brown wrappers: act I,
33 leaves, includes a loose sheet having a stage diagram of the set; act
II, 32 leaves; act III, 24 leaves.
“Cox Green, Berks. The Home of Priscilla Countess Annesley”.
N.d. Ts. 5 leaves. The pseudonym, “Rachael Lombardi”, is typed
under the title on the first leaf.
“Dance Clubs”. [mid-1920s]. Ts. 4 leaves.
“[D]ay on the chance of getting a ration...” [re rationing
in Sweden]. [ca. 1941-2]. Tscc. Unfoliated leaf cut along the right hand
margin. Fragment of an article (or possibly a letter) written after Lady
Constance had left Finland for Sweden.
“The Dead Girl”. N.d. 2 copies. The first tscc. of 9 leaves,
is entitled “Miss Pritty”. The second is from a later typing,
an extensively revised ts. of 7 leaves, foliated in pencil 38 to 44, with
“Miss Pritty” crossed out on the recto of the first leaf and
then written in ball point, “This could be made quite good. The
Dead Girl”. Short story.
“Derbyshire Days”. [1920s]. Ts. With a few revisions 3 leaves.
Title lightly crossed out in pencil and “Axe Edge” written
above the title. This is related to a "Mummer's Journal", Box
Diary. See F.8
“England and Eire: Some Regional Aspects”. N.d. Ts. In English
with translation supplied into Swedish in a hand other than that of Lady
Constance. 16 leaves. Each leaf contains a paragraph or two in English
followed by a translation.
“Episode”. N.d. Tscc. with a few corrections. 15 leaves. Short
[“Fifty Years: 1916-1966”]. [ca. 1963]. Tscc. 15 leaves. Begins
“The first time ...” Published in Ralph Schoenman (ed.), Bertrand
Russell, Philosopher of the Century, Essays in Honour (London: George
Allen & Unwin, 1967), pp. 17-25. The heavily revised galley proof
is in Russell Archives II.
“Flight from the Nazi”. July 1941. Ts. with pencil corrections.
5 leaves. Describes the flight of Lady Constance from Finland to Sweden
at the behest of the British consulate.
“A Flight into the Midnight Sun”. N.d. Ts. 6 leaves. The name,
“Deborah Dawson”, is used as a pseudonym. The flight left
from Stockholm for Lapland.
[Diary]. 29 Oct. 1912-6 Aug. 1913. Ms. in pen and pencil. 126 leaves exclusive
of end papers, bound in black buckram; the last two leaves are blank.
The diary begins when Lady Constance went to a finishing school in Paris
and ends just before she enrolled as a student in the Academy of Dramatic
Art in London. Enclosed inside the diary is a photograph of Lady Constance
taken during this early period of her life.
[Four letters on Finland addressed “Dear Queen”]. 23 Feb.
1941; 2 March 1941; 8 March 1941; 10 March 1941. Tscc. The letters intended
for publication in The Queen are respectively 3 leaves, 2 leaves,
4 leaves and 4 leaves.
“From A Provincial Pillar Box”. See “Mummers Journal”
in Box 6.74
“George Mikes on Norway in Encounter”. [1954?]. Ts.
with a few revisions. 2 leaves. Attached to the ts. is a news clipping
on Finland dated 10 April 1954 by Lady Constance.
“Groote Schurr –The Home of Cecil Rhodes”. [Feb. 1929].
Ts. with pencil revisions. 5 leaves. For dating of the ts., see Lady Constance’s
1etter to Leon Levson, 27 Feb. 1929.
[“He saw her first...”]. N.d. Ts. with extensive revisions.
5 leaves. Short story set in Sweden.
“Heart’s Desire, A Tale of Old Russia”. N.d. Tscc. with
revisions. 7 leaves. “By Leon Levson and Tania Tarrant” Short
“Hemma Hos Bertrand Russell”. [ca. 1949]. Ts. with revisions.
3 leaves. The ts. is in English. It describes Russell’s house at
“Housekeeping in a Lapp Kåta”. N.d. Ts. with hand corrections.
“In a Mendip Valley”. . Ts. with pencil revisions. 4
leaves. Published as “In the Mendips”, The Queen, 5
May 1938, pp. 13, 49.
“In Praise of Sweden” [review of Maxwell Fraser’s book
by that title]. . Ts. with extensive revisions. 6 leaves plus cut
portion of a further leaf. One leaf consists of corrections in Lady Constance’s
hand perhaps submitted when the article was in proof.
“In the same way, to the ordinary Finn...”. N.d. Ts. with
pencil revisions. 1 leaf numbered 4. Re Finland.
“‘Inigo Sandys’”. [Reviews of E.B.C. Jones’s
Inigo Sandys, Fanny Hurst’s Lummex, F. Brett Young’s
Woodsmoke, and Storm Jameson’s Lady Susan and Life].
. Tscc. with one leaf from another ts. of same title but the review
is restricted to Jones’s book. 4 leaves.
“Journey through Lapland”. N.d. Mimeo ts. 14 leaves.
“Kaarina’s Journal” [describing Kaarina’s life
in Finland 1941-1942]. Sept.-Nov. 1949. 2 tss. The first is bound in soft
dark-blue wrappers, 166 leaves, with folio 19 a half-leaf, fos. 20-21
have only the top of the leaves remaining with no text on them, and an
inserted unnumbered leaf at fol. 150. Also a notice: “The Cresset
Press Limited, beg to acknowledge the receipt of Kaarina’s Journal
by Kaarina Kirves which is at present under consideration.”
“Kaarina’s Journal” (continued). The second tss. is
probably a later typing, bound in soft grey-mottled wrappers, 204 leaves
having 2 leaves of introduction and an inserted news clipping, “On
Russia as Ally”.
“Karin’s Wedding”. Ts. N.d. 2 leaves. Not signed.
“The Karoo”. [Feb. 1929]. Ts. 5 leaves. For dating of the
ts., see Lady Constance’s letter to Leon Levson, 27 Feb. 1929. Re
the Karoo desert in South Africa.
“Khama, King of Bamangwato” [review of Julian Mockford’s
book by that title] N.d. but 1931 or later. 2 galley sheets from Now
[“Lady Ottoline Morrell”]. . Tscc. with corrections.
4 leaves; top portion of fol. 4 is cut. Published in The Queen,
30 Oct. 1956, pp. 42, 65. With the tscc. is a letter dated 10 May
1956 to Lady Constance from The Queen (Pamela Fildes) and a carbon
copy of Lady Constance’s reply dated 10 May 1956.
“Lapland”. . Ts. with pencil corrections. 8 leaves.
Attached to the ts. is a letter to Lady Constance from the British Broadcasting
Corporation, Belfast (Denis Ireland), 16 March 1938.
“Lapland to Ulster”. N.d. Tscc. 5 leaves.
“Lavenham Cottage”. N.d. Two different copies are extant,
a ts., 7 leaves, and a tscc., 5 leaves. Authorship of the ts. is ascribed
to “Oriol Moore” although this name has been crossed out and
replaced by that of Phyllis Urch. The last leaf of the ts. also has a
sentence in Mrs. Urch’s hand. According to Mrs. Urch, this essay
was written by Lady Constance even though her name is referred to several
times in the text.
“Lemons Cottage, Abinger Common, Nr: Dorking”. N.d. Ts. with
a few revisions. 3 leaves. Note: Bertrand Russell stayed at this cottage
with Clifford Allen, ca. 1918.
“The Miller”. N.d. but ca. 1920. Ms. 10 leaves. Short story
set in Miller's Dale, Derbyshire.
“Miss Pritty”. See “The Dead Girl”, F.6, Box 6.73
“Mummers Journal”. See F.4
“Näkemiin (The Finnish Mobilisation–1941)”. June
1941. Tscc. 4 leaves.
“Narvik”. 25 Aug. 1938. Ts. 3 leaves. Naravick is in Norway.
“Mummers Journal”. 30 April-30 Dec. 1920. 9 copies or separate
parts of the journal are extant. The most complete copy (30 April-30 Dec.
1920) is a tscc., 28 leaves (last leaf blank), extensively revised in
red and black ink, the title and Lady Constance’s name inscribed
in pencil on the first leaf. Two copies (30 April-17 Oct. 1920) also titled
“Mummers Journal” are a ts. and tscc. from the same typing;
the ts. is extensively revised and has “to be continued” inscribed
on the last leaf. A fourth copy (May Day-14 May 1920) is a tscc., 7 leaves,
titled “From A Provincial Pillar Box”. A fifth copy (May Day-14
May 1920) consists of three sections numbered in ink on the first leaf
of each section respectively, “2”, “4” and “7”;
the first section numbered “2” is a tscc. in purple, 4 leaves,
and the other two sections are tss., 4 leaves. A sixth copy is a four-leaf
ms. (23 May 1920). Two further incomplete copies are tsccs. from the same
typing beginning 17 Sept. 1920; one is 10 leaves and ends on 25 Oct.,
and the other is five leaves (foliation 1-4, 7). The last copy (7-22 Nov.
1920) is a tscc., 5 leaves. Lady Constance began the journal when Bertrand
Russell departed on his trip to Russia.
[Notes on articles relating to Finland]. [1952?]. Ms. 9 leaves with irregular
“Ofotens Hoitj ill – Ofoten High Mountain; Rough jottings
– Place Names – for filling out later”. . Ts.
with extensive pencil revisions. 6 leaves.
“On Flat Decoration”. N.d. Tscc. 5 leaves. At the top of the
first leaf, Lady Constance has written “Trash Journalism”.
The article describes in detail the decor of her first London flat.
“Opening Speech to the Clifton Arts Club. Exhibition of Craft Work”
in Bristol. N.d. but 1930s. Ts. 3 leaves.
“A Ploughman’s Soliloquy” [Reviews of T.F. Powys’s
Mark Only, Paul Bourget’s The Gaol, Edward Lucas White’s
The Unwilling Vestal, and Peter E. Wright’s The Shirt].
. 2 different tsccs. with cut portion of first leaf of a different
ts., 9 leaves in total.
“Puck Fair in Killorglin”. N.d. Ts. with revision. 4 leaves.
“Puzzle: Find the Moral”. N.d. Ts. 1 leaf. Not signed.
“Rebecca’s Religion”. N.d.. Ts. with revisions. 11 leaves.
Foliation runs 7 to 18 with no fol.11 although the text is continuous.
Short story set in Palestine.
“The Rector’s Daughter” [Reviews of F.M. Mayor’s
The Rector’s Daughter, Robert Nathan’s The Puppet
Show, Elinor Wylie’s Jennifer Lorn, and Compton Mackenzie’s
The Heavenly Ladder]. . Tscc. 3 leaves. Another ts. (1 leaf
with torn portion of another leaf) is titled “An Exceptional Book”
and is a shorter review of Mayor’s The Rector’s Daughter
and Paul Bourget’s The Gaol.
“Rust Red: Swedish Year ... Chapters I-VI”. [late 1930s or
possibly early 1940s]. Tscc. of 6 chapters bound in soft dark-blue wrappers.
69 leaves. It was eventually published, somewhat revised, as part III
of chapter VII (“Living in Dalarna”, pp. 41-79) of In the
North (London: Victor Gollanz, 1946). See also F.10
“She sat there in the growing stillness ...”. N.d. Ms. 8leaves.
Foliated 1 to 8. Short story.
“Shell Shock” [Reviews of Ivan Shemlov’s That Which
Happened, Liam O’Flaherty’s The Black Soul, Charles
Norris’s Bread, and Ibenez’s The Temptress].
. Tscc. 4 leaves with revisions.
“Sitting alone in her flat, Greta Quinton ...”. N.d. Ms. In
ink, 14 leaves. The first 3 leaves are unfoliated. The next 6 leaves are
foliated 1 to 6 with the remaining leaves unfoliated. Written in pencil
on first leaf is “Unfinished Stories.”
“Snow in Luossavaara”. N.d. Ms. 9 leaves.
“A Song of Soloman [sic]: 1950”. June 1950. 3 drafts in ts.
with revisions in the first 2 drafts. 7 leaves in total. The name, “Maarit
Kekkonen”, is typed at the bottom of each draft although Lady Constance
is clearly the author. Fiction
“Sonnets by Louise Labé 1526-1528”. N.d. Ms. 1 leaf.
Written on Mecklenburgh Square letterhead, . Note: In a letter to
Kenneth Blackwell, 15 April 1973, (rec. acq. 1233) CM notes that she sent
three or four sheets of copied out sonnets to BR in Paris; only one survived.
“Spring in Llan Ffestiniog: Post-War Home of Earl Russell, O.M.”.
[ca. 1955] Ts. with a few revisions. 6 leaves. The pseudonym used on the
first leaf of the ts. is “Trevor P. Law”.
“Sweden: Places to Stay”. N.d. Ts. with pencil corrections.
“Swedish Christmas”. [ca. 1937?]. Ts. with revisions. 4 leaves.
This is perhaps a draft of an article published in Good Housekeeping
since a torn portion from the magazine having the magazine’s
address is attached to the ts. In 1937 Lady Constance published an article
entitled “A Swedish Christmas” in Good Housekeeping,
but that article, although similar in content, is completely different
“The Tanner & Ryti Trial in Finland”. 13 Dec. 1945. Ms.
in pencil followed by ts. 1 leaf.
“The ‘Three Wood-Engravers’ Exhibition; Discussed by
Cecil O’Neill”. [1960 or later]. Ts. 5 leaves. Re show at
the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, of works by Robert Gibbings, Gwen
Raverat and Mabel M. Annesley.
“Tinnitus – The Doctors Called It: A Short Story”. N.d.
Tscc., with a few pencil revisions, bound in soft golden wrappers. 11
“To the North!”. [ca. 1940-1946]. Ts. of 4 chapters bound
in soft golden wrappers. 38 leaves. This is a preliminary draft of several
chapters of Part I of In the North (London: Victor Gollanz, 1946).
The table of contents of the ts. consists of two parts, “In the
Arctic” (9 chapters) and “In the South” (5 chapters),
with a foreword, bibliography and index. Fos. 1-8 of the ts. correspond
to pp. 11-15 of the book; fos. 9-24 to pp. 29-37; fos. [25-32] to pp.
“Ulster Christmas Fifty Years
Ago”. See “Christmas Sixty Years Ago”, F.4, Box 6.73
“Vaisaluokta Lappland”. 2 Aug. 1938. Tscc. with a few pencil
corrections. 6 half-leaves.
“The Waiters were Glad: A Short Story”. N.d. Tscc. with revisions
bound in soft golden wrappers. 17 leaves.
“Wales” [“From the tiny room in which I was born ...”].
N.d. Ms. in pencil. 14 leaves with foliation 1 to 5,  to 9. Short story.
The narrator is modelled on BR.
“Wallquist – The T.E. Lawrence of Lapland”. [1938?]
Tscc. with a number of passages cancelled. 13 leaves. Chapter III of In
“Walnut tree and vine grow in Skåne ...” [short factual
statements about Sweden]. N.d. Ts. having 4 leaves in ms., 14 leaves.
“The Way. A Play in Three Acts”. . 3 different copies.
The first copy is a ts. containing a few revisions, bound in greyish-brown,
soft wrappers, dialogue in blue type and stage directions in red type,
signed by Lady Constance on the inside of the back cover. 115 leaves.
Foliation is as follows: [6 preliminary leaves], - 7, [single leaf],
-34, [single leaf], -16, 16a, 17-25. The third preliminary leaf
(preface) is affixed to the fourth preliminary leaf (previous preface);
the fifth preliminary (list of characters) is torn. The second copy is
a tscc. containing extensive revisions, bound in purple, soft wrappers,
all non-dialogue underlined in red ink. 124 leaves. Foliation is as follows:
[5 preliminary leaves], -49, [single leaf], [1, part of another leaf
is pasted on this leaf]-34, [single leaf], -27, [7 loose sheets re
lighting, properties for the set, excerpts of opinions about the play,
and a leaf foliated “46”]. The third copy is a ts. bound in
light blue, soft wrappers, dialogue in blue type and stage directions
in red type. 116 leaves. Foliation is as follows: [5 preliminary leaves],
-49, [single leaf], -34, [single leaf], -26. The play was performed
on 25-2 6 March 1928 at the Arts Theatre Club in London; a programme is
also extant in F.14.
“A Week Walking in Provence.” [May 1931]. Ms. in pencil. 7
leaves. The ms. or a copy or version of it was originally enclosed in
a letter from Lady Constance to her sister, Lady Mabel M. Annesley.
“What would I do if I had three days to live”. 1920. Tscc.
Half leaf. On another leaf, ts., the title is “What would you do
if you had only three days to live?” On this same leaf is Lady Constance’s
response to another question, “What are your earliest recollections
“When is a Women at her Best?”. N.d. Tscc. 5 leaves.
“Winter Visit to Lapland, Lapland in Winter”. Ts. with a few
pencil revisions. 4 leaves plus torn portion of another leaf.
“Writers I Have Met: Bertrand
Russell, Bernard Shaw, Westermarck. Talk by Constance Malleson”.
N.d. Tscc. 6 leaves. Possibly given as a radio talk.
“Letters to Bertrand Russell from Constance Malleson 1916-1969”,
2 vols., edited with a preface by P.M. Urch, 2 copies both from the same
typing and corrected by Lady Constance,  – one is a tscc.
up to Vol. I section 3 with vol. I section 4 and vol. II being ts., approximately
650 leaves, having illustrations – the second is a tscc. with vol.
I section 4 missing, approximately 595 leaves; file of notes and preliminary
ts. of “Letters to Bertrand Russell from Constance Malleson 1916-69”,
118 leaves. Although Phyllis Urch is the editor, she had considerable
assistance from Colette in the editing process. The book was never published.
See also note by Phyllis Urch on “Letters to Bertrand Russell from
Constance Malleson 1916-1969” in legal correspondence, Box 6.72,
Seven files covering the period 1916-1921.
Two files covering the period 1925-1969.
21 envelopes containing photographs selected to illustrate the book. Colette,
various photos, including portraits by Hoppé and Levson; Russell;
Garsington; Lord and Lady Annesley (parents); The Cat and Fiddle; Castlewellan;
Other typescripts (A-C) made of their
correspondence, mainly by Russell, and thus not for this book.
A- Bertrand Russell’s letters written from prison, 1918
B- Literary versions of some 1918 letters, using pseudonyms, “M”
for Colette and “L” for Russell
C- Bertrand Russell letters written in 1918
D- Bertrand Russell letter, Yangtze,
28 October 1920. Marked “insert”.
E - Draft preface for an early version of the book, June 1952; also notes
Seven typescripts by Phyllis Urch.
Location: Box 6.72, F.11
“Dining in Dalarna”. . Tscc. 6 leaves with 3 b&
w photographs, each on a separate leaf with caption. Also letter of 9
Nov. 1956, from The Lady (Eileen M. Brain) accepting the article.
“Gardening in Sweden”. . Two different tss. are extant,
9 leaves in total. Partly re the visit of Queen Elizabeth.
“Looking around Stockholm”. N.d. Ts. 7 leaves.
“Midsummer in Sweden”. N.d. Two different tss. are extant,
11 leaves in total.
“Mora Week-end”. n.d. Tscc. 6 leaves.
“Stockholm”. 15-26 May 1956. Three different copies are extant
as well as a single leaf, p. 3, in ts. and ts carbon,12 leaves in total.
Re the visit of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.
“A Year in Dalarna” [1956?]. Tscc. 9 leaves.
2: 15 boxes: 6.70-6.72; 6.64-6.69; 6.82-6.83, 7.1-7.4
Correspondence. – 1916-1975. – 1.5 m of textual records and
graphic material. – Title based on content of series. – Series
includes personal correspondence, legal correspondence, correspondence
with newspapers, correspondence with Bertrand Russell, correspondence
with Phyllis (Fish) Urch.
The correspondence listed here is mainly of a personal nature –
letters from friends and acquaintances. Listed also are letters from people
interested in the books Lady Constance authored. A number of letters concern
F.1 Anonymous and Incomplete Names:
To Baron, 30 October 1945
To Bernd, 14 December 1945
To Darling P and Francis, n.d., post card from Norway
To Kat and Mina, 9 July 1936
To Margareta, n.d.
To Dear Sir, 12 July 1959. Re the recipient’s article in D.N. on
No salutation, 16 December 1964, re her stroke
2 post cards, 1964, signatures not legible
Post card, n.d., incomplete, not signed
Agnes, written on letterhead, Woodspring, Burrington, Somerset, n.d.
Francis, written on letterhead, The Lodge, Dedham, Colchester, 21 December
As from Gosberton House, Gosverton, Spalding, Lincs., 1 May [mai] 1946,
Letters are generally incoming, outgoing
replies are noted.
Abraham, J.C.B. 2 ls. plus mimeographed sheet re stamp of BR issued by
Indian government quoting letter from Edith Russell to Abraham, 1972-73.
The stamp if affixed to one of Abraham’s letters.
Ahlberg, Alf. Letter, 1947; l. from Lady Constance, 1947. Re his translation
of History of Western Philosophy and meeting Russell.
George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (Rayner Unwin). 2 ls., 1960-73.
Alpers, Anthony. 3 ls., 1971. Re Katherine Mansfield.
Annesley, Gerald (C’s nephew,
son of Lady Mabel Annesley). Card, addressed to “Biddie”,
i.e. Colette, n.d. but 1965; 4 ls. to Phyllis Urch, 1965; 4 ls. from Urch,
Annesley, [Hugh 5th Earl]. Letter to Priscilla Cecilia Moore
(later Countess Annesley, Colette’s mother), 1 June 1892.
Annesley, Lady Clare [nicknamed “Clarence”]. 3 ls., [1935?-1969],
3 postcards, 1937-1967; the 15 June 1955 postcard photograph is of Castlewellan
with annotations in hand re rooms. Also news clipping on Lady Clare and
her campaign to end poverty. L. from Lady Constance to Lady Clare, 1937,
post-card cut on side and the second page of a typed letter. Letter from
Colette (signed “PP”) to Clare, 24 February 1965 which Clare
has forwarded to Phyllis Urch with an explanation and letter on the verso.
Also 2 leaves in Lady Constance’s hand on Lady Clare’s health,
29 Jan. 1962. 6 ls. and 1 post-card from Clare to Phyllis Urch, n.d.,
1961-1971. One of the letters is addressed to “Bruv” and sent
from “Percy”; on the verso Clare has written a brief note
to Phyllis. One letter, not addressed to anyone, has a message for Phyllis
and a news clipping attached.
Annesley, Lady Mabel M. [nicknamed “Mummerley” and “Maley”].
6 ls., 1952, n.d. (one letter dated 1929 by Lady Constance); 2 ls. to
Phyllis Urch, n.d.; 5 ls. from Lady Constance, 1931-38, signed with her
nickname “Bid”. Also a news clipping. See also W.J. Gruffydd
in F.8, Box 6.70 for an additional letter to Mabel.
Annesley, Margaret. See Ogilvie, Mrs.
Annesley, Patricia. Letter, 1964.
Annesley, Priscilla Cecilia, Countess (née Moore; Colette’s
mother). L., n.d.; 3 ls. with 2 incomplete parts of ls. from Lady Constance
plus 2 b & w photographs of Lady Annesley, 1928-40; letter to “mother”
(Priscilla’s mother?), n.d. Note: Colette signs one of her letters
, , to her mother as “Percy”. There are also four incomplete
letters in Priscilla’s hand, lacking recipients’ names, two
of them are signed “Cecil.” One letter to Phyllis Urch from
Priscilla, written from Bath, n.d. See also letters to Priscilla from
Elizabeth Russell, Box 6.72.
Baker, Frank. See Wesley Historical Society.
Barck, P.O. Letter from Lady Constance, 1947, with translation into Finnish,
followed by note to Lady Constance from Kannt Bernd and Eyl.
Beck, Bodil. Letter, 1937.
Belfast Bookshops. Incomplete l., 1963.
Bernard, Christine. See Nicod, Thérèse.
Blackwell, Kenneth see F.4
Booth, Bridget. 7 ls. plus telegram and news clipping, 1968-9.
Bradley, Dennis. 2 ls., 1933, re The Coming Back; 2 ls. from Lady
Constance, one dated 18 December 1918.
The British Council (John Gundy). L., 1946.
Bulloch, Dr. L. from Lady Constance .
Butterworth, Mrs. Corwin (nicknamed “Liebet”; daughter of
Countess Mary Annette [“Elizabeth”] Russell). 5 ls. plus card
and col. photograph of Mrs. Butterworth’s bungalow, 702 Park Lane,
Santa Barbara, California, 1964-73; l. from Trixie (daughter of Mrs. Butterworth)
to Lady Constance, n.d. [ca. 1970].
Blackwell, Kenneth. 92 ls. plus 2 telegrams, 1968-1975; l. from Darlene
Booth to Lady Constance, 1971. Encl.: telegram from Blackwell, Edith Russell
and John Slater, 1972, to Lady Constance; telegram from Head Postmaster,
Liverpool, to Lady Constance, 1973. Copies of the following ls. are also
enclosed: Blackwell to Times Literary Supplement, 1975; Blackwell
to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 1974; Blackwell to Michael Rubinstein, 1970;
Thérèse Nicod to Blackwell, 1972; BR to Robert Sencourt,
1968; Nalle Kielland to Lady Constance, ca. 1951-52; George Santayana
to “Elizabeth” Russell, 1931; BR to Lady Ottoline Morrell,
1918. Also enclosed are news clippings, Blackwell’s M.A. thesis,
“Wittgenstein’s Impact on Russell’s Theory of Belief”,
and a photocopy of an article by Katherine Mansfield from The Athenaeum,
1920. 21 ls. plus 3 incomplete ls., mostly drafts, from Lady Constance
to Blackwell, 1968-74. See also RA, Rec. Acq. 1233, for additional Blackwell-Malleson
Cape, [Jonathan]. Letter from Lady Constance, 1932. Re The Coming Back.
Carpenter, Edward. 2 ls., 1924-28.
Cash, T. 2 ls. with news clipping from Lady Constance, 1943 (one l. is
addressed to “T.C.”).
Casimir, Bronislawa. Letter, 1933.
Casson, Sir Lewis. See Thorndike, Dame Sybil.
Central Hall Westminister. Invitation to meeting in honour of Bertrand
Russell on 8 June 1970.
[Chorley], Katharine. L. to Margaret [Pilkington], 1964. Re her reading
of As The Sight is Bent.
Clark, Ronald W. 4 ls., 1971.
Collin, C.F. 2 ls., 1933.
Cooke-Collis, Sylvia (a cousin of Lady Constance). 7 ls., 1964.
Desmond, C. Letter, 1972.
Dixon, Douglas. Letter, 1937.
Donner, Professor. 2 ls. from Lady Constance, 1947.
Dukes, Sir Paul. Letter, ; 2 ls. from Lady Constance, 1946.
Edwards, Ralph (“Lewis” of In the North). Incomplete
letter from Lady Constance, n.d., with photograph of the Tre Kronor Millat
Eishhoni (?), Winni, School of Oriental
and African Studies, Letter, 1953.
Eliot, T.S. see Faber and Faber Ltd. in this file folder
Ervine, St. John. 2 ls., 1933-36; 2 ls. from Lady Constance, 1933. Re
her novels, The Coming Back and Fear in the Heart.
Faber and Faber Ltd. (T.S. Eliot,
Morley Kennedy). L. from Eliot, 1961; l. from Kennedy, 1962. Re As
The Sight is Bent.
Farley, Christopher. 2 ls., 1973-74.
Fortnum & Mason. Envelope only, [1964-5?]
Frame (a.k.a. Clutha), Janet. 27 ls., 1962-7; also typed extract from
a reply by Lady Constance. Photocopy of 1935 letter to the editor, Manchester
Guardian, “Mental Disorders”, signed by Bertrand Russell
and others and letter to Frame from A.M. Heath & Co. (Patience Ross),
1963. Photocopies of Lady Constance’s letters to Janet Frame, also
correspondence with Joan Sturges and others, and a typescript about Rowan
Gordon and the campaign for mental health reform, received in 1997 from
Frame’s biographer, Michael King.
Fraser, A.G. Letter, 1931.
Fraser, Maxwell. 2 ls., 1938.
Frey, Madge. 2 ls., 1947-51.
Fry, Roger. Transcription made by Colette of a letter to his mother, 13
June 1922. Re his portrait of Bertrand Russell.
Gayer-Anderson, T.G. See F.9
Gibson, Annesley E. See F.10
The Golden Cockerel Press (Robert Gibbings). See F.11
Gran, Kr. Letter, 1937.
Gruffydd, W.J. 2 ls., 1933; l. from Lady Constance, 1933. She also made
a transcript of one of Gruffydd’s letters sent to her sister Mabel,
using their nicknames of “Mummerley” and “Bid”
Hamilton-Black, Moyra. Letter, ca.1965.
Harley, David. 3 ls., 1975.
Hedback, H. (the Lapp Warden). Letter, 1947. Re In the North.
Hellstrom, John. Letter to Martti Mämäläinen, 1952; verso
of this letter is a letter addressed to Colette from “Kati”,
Hibbert, Christopher. Letter, 1959.
Holmquist, Per. 13 ls. plus post card, 1937-38 (letter of 7 Oct. 
has note attached from Ingrid Holmquist); 4 ls. from Lady Constance, 1938.
Holmquist, B. Letter, 1959.
Imperial War Museum (H. Foster). Letter,
Ingold, Tim. Letter, 1975.
Jackson, J. Hampden. 3 ls., 194-52 (verso of 1952 letter is a form letter
from The Estonian National Council [A. Rei], 1952); 3 ls. from Lady Constance,
Jones, Ernest. Card, 1935.
Kallas, Aino. Letter, 1945. Re death
of Countess Priscilla Annesley.
Kearns. Marion. Letter, 1972.
Kennard, Sir Coleridge. See F.12
Kielland, Nalle (Ragnhild). See Box 6.71, F.1-7
Kielland, Trygve. See F.7-8
King, Adolf. Letter, 1933.
Korhonen, Osmo, Kerthu and Otto. Translation of letter, 1945.
Kroning, H. [political representative of Finland in London]. 2 ls., 1947.
Gayer-Anderson, T.G. 101 ls., 1951-59, also 2 news clippings and pamphlet,
The Gayer-Anderson Hostel for Art Students Lavenham, Suffolk: A Short
History and Guide (1956); 8 ls., also incomplete letter from Lady
Constance, 1952-53; 5 ls. to Phyllis Urch, 1956-58, also one Christmas
Gibson, Annesley E. 23 ls., 1928-33, with several ls. incomplete. See
After Ten Years, pp. 290 - 3.
The Golden Cockerel Press (Robert Gibbings). 3 ls. and a post card, 1933-40;
letter from Colette, 1943; post card to Priscilla Countess Annesley, 1932.
On one of the letters, Colette has typed “Please keep carefully
for me. Percy”, “Percy” being one of Colette’s
nicknames. Also a badly damaged and torn copy of Robert Gibbings, Fourteen
Wood Engravings by Robert Gibbings from Drawings made on the Orient Line
Kennard, Sir Coleridge. 4 ls., 1934-46, with a number of news clippings
reviewing his books. Stamped with archival numbers, 200993-96.
F.1-F.7 K to R
Kielland, Nalle (Ragnhild). 115 ls., 3 incomplete ls., and 6 post cards,
1949-73; undated letter, letter and post card from Nalle and Trygve Kielland,
1967-75; enclosed letter from Countess Edith Russell to Lady Constance,
1970; 2 ls. to Phyllis Urch, 1964-65; 13 ls. and a telegram from Lady
Constance, 1949-52; letter from Lady Constance probably to Phyllis Urch
re the Kielland’s visit, 1952; news clipping of letter in Farmand,
22 May 1965, written by Trygve Kielland containing a letter from Lady
Constance in which she corrects a report made by Ralph Hewins of her escape
from Finland to Sweden during the Second World War.
Kielland, Trygve. 4 ls., 1953-64; letter from Lady Constance, 1953.
Lagergren, Gösta. 13 ls., 1937-74.
Lambert, Charles. 5 ls., 1933-34. Re Lady Constance’s ms., “Rebecca’s
Leggett, H.W. Letter, 1950; l. from Lady Constance, 1950. Re his picture
book on Russell.
Leslie, Shane. Letter, 1933.
Levson, Frida, 2 ls., 1964-72.
Levson, Leon. See F.10
MacCabe, Gladys. Letter, 1964.
Malleson, Miles. See F.11
Malleson, Nicolas. Letter, 1957, re his mother, Joan Malleson who was
Miles Malleson’s second wife, with obituary news clippings about
Malleson, Tatiana (third wife of Miles Malleson, formerly Lieven, letter
signed “Tania”). Letter, 1956.
Mallows, S. Dorothy. See F.12-13
Mannerheim, Carl Gustav Emil von (President of Finland). Letter, 1946.
Mason, Richard. Letter, 1938.
McMaster University. Mimeographed invitation to the 1972 Russell Centenary
Mildé, Erna. Letter, 1933. Re The Coming Back.
Museum in Station Square, Helsinki. Letter from Lady Constance, n.d.,
addressed to “Your Excellency”
Nelson, Kenneth G. Letter, 1933.
Newberry (a.k.a. Vellacott), Jo. Letter, 1974. Re her book Bertrand
Russell and the Pacifists During the First World War.
Nicod, Thérèse. 4 ls., 1957-58 (one letter addressed to
“Mrs. Christine Bernard” and another to “Mr. Paulus-Law”,
both pseudonyms of Colette); letter from Lady Constance, 1957 (carbon
copy of letter using pseudonym, “Christine Bernard”).
Ogilvie, Mrs. Farquhar (née
Margaret Annesley, grand-daughter of Lady Mabel M. Annesley). Letter,
n.d.; l. to Phyllis Urch, n.d.
Oras, Ants. 2 ls., 1946; l. from Lady Constance, 1944.
Oughton, Winifred. Letter to Leon Levson, 1930; l. from Lady Constance,
O’Riordan, Conal. 3 ls., 1931-33; l. from Lady Constance, 1933.
Palmgren, Marie. Post card, 1961.
Parry, Gertrude. Letter, [ca. 1931]. Re Roger Casement and After Ten
The Phoenix (Allan Wade). Post card, 1924. Re Colette playing the role
of “Mrs. Squamish”.
Pilkington, Margaret. 5 ls., 1960-69.
The Queen. Letter, 1956. Re Lady Constance’s article on Lady
Raworth, Tom. Letter, 1971.
Royal Botanic Gardens (Rosemary Angel). Letter, 1973.
Levson, Leon. 53 ls. from Lady Constance, 1928-38; 9 ls., n.d.; 4 incomplete
ls. Also a note, n.d.; mimeographed letter not addressed specifically
to Levson from Lady Constance, 1928; 2 news clippings re Lady Constance
stage performances as “Lady Teazle”, “Lydia Languish”
and “Kate Hardcastle”.
Malleson, Miles. 23 ls., [1920-21]-1968, with b&w photograph of his
second wife Joan (called "Joanna"), 1 telegram, 1917 ; tscc.
of rough draft of end of Act III of his play, “Merrilleon Wise”,
9 leaves, ; 2 ls. from Lady Constance, 1924, with ms. notes, 16
leaves re “Merrilleon Wise”, letter and telegram, 1967; l.
to Lady Clare Annesley (stamped 200973), ; 4 ls. to Edith, Countess
Russell, 1967; l. to Edith, Countess Russell from Bridget Malleson, 1967;
3 ls. to Bertrand Russell, 1966-67; 4 ls. from Bertrand Russell, 1956-1967;
2 ls. to Phyllis Urch, 1965. Several of Miles letters have been stamped
with archival numbers, 200751, 299973 (to Clare), and then 200974-990
(to Colette). See also Box 6.69, File D.
Mallows, S. Dorothy (“Lavinia” of In the North). 33
ls., 1937-1958 (most of the ls. are not dated); 50 ls. plus incomplete
letter and post card, 1938, from Colette. Includes menus of food that
Colette prepared for guests.
Russell, Bertrand. See Boxes 6.64
Russell, Edith, Countess. 18 ls. plus 2 cards, 1970-4; l. from Lady Constance,
1972. There is additional correspondence from her in Box 6.71, F.11.
Russell, Mary Annette (née Beauchamp; later Countess von Arnim;
“Elizabeth”, pseud.), Countess. 5 ls., 19[30?]-36; 5 ls. to
Priscilla Countess Annesley, 1938-39. Note: The letters to Colette have
been stamped with archival document numbers 200658-200660, 200807-200808.
Russell, John Conrad, 4th Earl. 8 ls., 1928-32, letters written
as a child, mainly in thanks of gifts sent by Colette.
Ruthven, Ann. Letter with news clipping, 1964. Re As The Sight is Bent.
Letter is signed Ann Young.
Sackville-West, Vita. 3 ls., 19-58
(1958 letter is addressed to “Antero Hämäläinen”,
pseudonym used by Lady Constance), also post card photograph of Sissinghurt
Castle (transcriptions of first two ls. by Lady Constance); l. from Lady
Constance, 1958, using pseudonym, “Hämäläinen”.
Sanson, Kitty. Letter, n.d.
Schoenman, Ralph. 4 ls., 1962-66, with agreement re Russell anthology
initialled by Lady Constance; l. from Lady Constance, 1966.
Scott-James, Violet. Letter, 1933.
Shaw, Bernard. Letter. from Lady Constance, 1931, with reply penned by
Shaw on her letter; stamped with archival document number 200997
Slater, John G. Letter, 1972.
Snellman, Benj. and Järvinen, Marja. Letter, 1944.
Sotheby & Co. Letter, 1974, with catalogue, 23 May 1974, with a list
and statement of account re the sale of Lady Constance’s silver
by Sotheby & Co. Also enclosed is a typescript listing letters that
she wanted to sell and a news clipping about Dufferin and Ava.
St. Edmunds General Agency and Service
(L.I. Sayce). 3 ls., 1952 re the lease of Ponders Cottage, Lavenham, also
typescript of terms and typescript mimeo description of the cottage.
St. Mary’s Hospital (V.M. Kersley,
John Wedgwood, John A.B. Stewart, F.J. Rich). Letter from Kersley to Phyllis
Urch, 1965; 2 ls. from Wedgwood to Urch, 1965; l. from Stewart to Urch,
1965; l. to Urch from Rich, 1973; l. to Wedgwood from Urch, ; l.
to Stewart from Urch , .
Steen, Marguerite. 3 ls., 1933 (2
ls. n.d.). Re Fear in the Heart.
Stickland (formerly Morley, née Platonoff), Irina. Letter, 1973.
Svenska Trafikförbundet [Swedish Traffic Association] (Gertrud Jungbuh?).
Letter, 1939, plus news clipping and mimeographed sheets on tourist places
in Sweden. Re Lady Constance’s article in The Lady on places
The Swedish Institute (Asta Kihlbom). Letter, 1946.
Swedish Travel Bureau (V. Wallborg). Letter, 1939.
Swinnerton, Frank. L., 1960. Re renting accommodation from Bertrand Russell,
Tait, Katharine (née Russell).
2 ls., 1975; draft l. from Lady Constance, 1975.
Tallqvist, J.O. L., 1947; letter from Lady Constance, 1947.
Thorndike, Dame Sybil see F.5
Trinity College Library (A. Halram ?). Letter to “Dear Sir’,
1956. Re Jean Nicod.
Tukor, M.A.R. (?) Letter, 1936. A note is typed on the letter from “Bid”,
Thorndike, Dame Sybil. 8 ls. and 3 cards, ca. 1919-72, also 5 ls. signed
“Lewis [Casson] and Sybil”, and b&w photograph of Sir
Lewis and Dame Sybil signed by both having a message on its verso from
Dame Sybil; letter from Christopher Casson to Lady Constance, ca. 1919;
1etter from Lady Constance, ca. 1919.
Urch, Phyllis (nee Fish) see Boxes
6.82-83, 7.1-7.4; other correspondence throughout
Valtasaari, Maisterie Hanna. Card, 1970, and another card signed “Hanna
and Antero”, 1973.
Walford, Naomi. 3 ls., 1964.
Wallquist, Einar. 7 ls., 1936-68, plus b&w photograph presumably of
Wallquist fishing; 2 ls. and note from Lady Constance, 1937-38.
Webster, Carrie. Post card, 1964.
For Lady Constance's letters to her, see Carrie Webster fonds.
Wesley Historical Society (Frank Baker). Copy of letter to Harry Pickering,
1950, with form 1. from Debrett with entry on Annesley family.
West, Rebecca. Letter, 1931, and transcription of the letter by Lady Constance.
Winter, Arne. Letter, 1944. Re Lady Constance’s support for Finland.
Wood, Alan. Unsent letter from Lady Constance, 1957, using pseudonym,
Wrinch, Dorothy. 2 ls., 1962.
Rubinstein, Nash & Co. (Harold Rubinstein, Michael Rubinstein). 52
ls., 1949-72; 5 ls. to Kenneth Blackwell, 1969-70; 5 ls. from Kenneth
Blackwell, 1969-70; 13 ls. to Phyllis Urch, 1970-71; 2 ls. from Urch,
1970-71; letter to Arthur Hunt & Hunt (Richard Robinson), 1970; 3
ls. from Arthur Hunt & Hunt, 1970-2; 18 ls. from Lady Constance, 1949-73;
codicil to Lady Constance’s will, 2 Jan. 1969; “Short Outline
of My Relations with Plaintiff 1930-1949”, ts. with extensive revisions,
9 leaves, and 10 further leaves of revised tscc. on the same topic, 29
May 1949, the plaintiff being Patricia Russell, Bertrand Russell’s
third wife; photocopy of The Times Law Report 51 (25 Jan. 1935):
pp. 173-9 re Russell’s divorce from his second wife Dora Russell;
notes by Phyllis Urch on “Letters to Bertrand Russell from Constance
Malleson: 1916-69”; news clipping re Russell Archives. One envelope
has been stamped with the archival document number 200998.
A.P. Watt & Son (Hilary Rubinstein). 2 ls., 1969; 5 ls. from Lady
Constance, 1969. In F.7
Correspondence with Newspapers (letters listed are from Lady Constance
to the editors of the newspapers. The correspondence is prefaced by a
card in which Lady Constance says that she began writing to newspapers
under various pseudonyms at about the time Bertrand Russell married Edith
Finch. She had however been writing fiction using pseudonyms decades earlier
than that and also she wrote to newspapers using pseudonyms during World
War II. )
Arbetaren. 3 ls., 1943, also news clipping 12 Nov. 1943
Borlange Tidning. News clipping, 15 Jan. 1942.
Dagens Nyheter. 2 ls., 1946; news clipping, n.d.
Daily Express. Letter, 1942.
Daily Mail. Letter, 1941; news clipping, n.d.
Falu-Kuriren. 2 news clippings, 19 May 1944 and 26 June 1961.
The Guardian. News clipping, 30 Dec. 1964, re her stroke and news
clipping written by Hilda Harvey in reply, 13 Jan 1965.
Huvudstadsbladet. L., . See correspondence, Barck, P.O.,
Box 6.70, F.3
Manchester Guardian. 4 ls.,
1941-52; 9 news clippings, 29 Jan. 1948 (letter extant), 7 March 1949
(entitled “In Finnish Lapland”), 4 July 1951, 8 Oct. 1952
(entitled “The ‘G.I.’ Problem”, letter extant),
4 March 1954, 5 Oct. 1956, 15 Dec. 1956 (obituary of Juho Paasikivi, not
by Lady Constance), 20 Dec. 1956 (reply to the obituary), and 3 Jan. 1957
(signed “Maarit Law”, a pseudonym).
The New Statesman and Nation.
4 ls., -45 (2 ls. n.d., the 1945 letter is signed using the pseudonym,
“Tapio Hamalainen”); 2 news clippings, 18 Dec. 1943 and 2
Time and Tide. News clipping, 9 Dec. 1939.
The Times. 2 news clippings, 13 Feb. 1940, 2 March [194?]
Unidentified newspapers . 8 ls. Also 4 ls., 1944-56 (letter of 1944 is
signed using the pseudonym, “B. Johansson”).
6.64 to 6.68
Russell, Bertrand Arthur William 3rd Earl. 789 ls. and 32 telegrams,
1916-1969; 17 ls., note, 5 post cards (2 post cards also initialed by
Clifford Allen), and 41 telegrams, from Lady Constance, 1917-50. The correspondence
has notes by Lady Constance dating letters and sometimes commenting on
them. A few letters which Russell wrote to her from Brixton Prison are
disguised as transcriptions of love letters written by French revolutionaries.
The letters in this grouping have been stamped with archival numbers,
from 2000001 to 200972. All stamped letters have been entered in BRACERS,
and can be searched there for complete descriptions. For Colette’s
letters to Russell see her edited typescript, Boxes 6.62-6.63; original
letters in Box 6.69. There are occasional letters to and from third parties;
they have been noted with their document numbers. For additional transcriptions
of Russell’s letters see also Box 6.63.
Letters, Russell to Colette, 1916-1917, document numbers 200001 to 200199.
Document 200199 is not a letter but a manuscript by Bertrand Russell,
dated by Lady Constance, 25 Sept. 1917, 2 leaves, “What She Is &
What She Might Become”, a character analysis by Russell of Lady
Constance. This box also contains some transcriptions of letters made
by archival staff, notes made on the correspondence by Kenneth Blackwell
and John Slater (separate files) and a printout of relevant BRACERS entries.
Letters, Russell to Colette, 1917-1918, document numbers 200200 to 200400.
This box also contains the following manuscripts: ms. by Russell enclosed
with his l. to Lady Constance, 16 Oct. 1917, 1 leaf, begins “Possessiveness
in sex-relations...” (200218); ms. by Russell, follows his letter
to Lady Constance, 28 Aug. 1918, 1 leaf, “The Single Tax”,
and on the verso, also in Russell’s hand, is a transcription of
“On Paying Calls in August” by Cheng Hsiao (A.D. 250)”
(200342). Also in this box is a letter from Russell to Priscilla Annesley,
23 December 1918 (200395a); a letter from the Cottage Hotel, Lynton (200838),
and 5 letters from Russell to Gladys Rinder (200299, a-f).
Letters, Russell to Colette, 1919, document numbers 200401 to 200555.
Also in this box is a letter from Frank Swinnerton to Russell (200421),
a letter from the Cove Hotel (J.W. Ennis) to Russell (200451); a letter
from Gladys Rinder to Russell (200453).
Letters, Russell to Colette, 1919-1931, document numbers 200556 to 200804.
This box also contains a letter from The English Review (Austin
Harrison), 1919 (200576); 5 telegrams from Dora Russell, 1920 (200593,
200597, 200626, 200627, 200632); a letter from Fu inviting Russell to
China (200669); a telegram to Colette from John Drinkwater, 18 July 1920
(200654); a letter from The Kaizo (S. Yamomato) to Russell, 1920.
Additionally, this box also contains a file of letters, with the entire
file assigned the number 200804a. It contains 12 letters from Colette
to Russell, 1917-1950. Note: Most of Colette’s side of the correspondence
was destroyed in a fire. Only these letters and letters in Box 6.69 survive
in their original form. The remainder of the letters are available in
typed edited transcripts only, see Boxes 6.62-6.63
Letters, Russell to Colette, 1936-1969, document numbers 200805 to 200972.
Also a manuscript by Russell, transcription of Leopardi’s “L’Infinito”,
two copies, 2 leaves, one having the title and poem in Italian, the other
pasted on cardboard, no title, with the poem in Italian with an English
Also correspondence between Russell and Phyllis Urch (nee Fish), documents
numbered 200895, a-h – 8 letters from Russell to Urch, 1949-1950;
1965, one draft letter from Urch/Malleson; one letter from Conrad Russell
to Colette (200889).
Other transcriptions of correspondence,
files labelled A-D:
A: “Prison Letters” [ls. written by Russell in Brixton Prison
to his brother Frank and Gladys Rinder as well as typed copies of several
short essays], ts., 66 leaves in soft blue wrappers, n.d., with an initialed
typed leaf by Lady Constance commenting on the ts. Document numbers 201167
B: 11 typed transcripts of letters
from Russell to his brother Frank, 1918, written from prison, document
numbers 201185 to 201194
BB: Prison letter transcripts, document
numbers 201195 to 201204
BBB: Prison letter mimeographs, document
C: The "Rimbaud" letter;
two transcripts, document numbers 201206-7
D: "Extract from a letter to
Bertrand Russell"; 25 August 1918; document number 201208
E: Yangtze letter, two transcripts,
28 Oct. 1920; document numbers 201209-10
F: Note on Russell's prison letters
G: Letter from Russell to Colette,
23 April 1967. Telegram sent from Russell to Colette, 24 April 1921, from
Yokohama. Two letters from Colette to Russell, 1942 and 1945. Autograph
card signed by Russell.
H: Card to Russell from Edward G.
Browne, 8 April 1918; document number 209111
I: Chronology of events, 1916, written
J: Drafts of 2 letters by Colette
for Urch to send out under her own name, 1 December 1949, to Richard Mason
and Elizabeth Crawshay-Williams, informing them of Colette’s nervous
breakdown. Also draft of the wording of a telephone call to Jimmy Deacon
with the same subject matter. All on one leaf. Document number 209212
K: Galley proofs, “What I Believe”
L: Manuscripts: untitled tscc. beginning
“Despair in regard to the world ...”, 3 leaves, probably written
by Russell in Brixton Prison, [ca. 1918], first paragraph quoted in Jo
Vellacott’s Bertrand Russell and the Pacifists in the First War
World (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1980), pp. 249 - 50; “The
International Outlook”, ms., 3 leaves, , written by Russell
in Brixton Prison (a ts. of this paper can be found in Russell’s
letters to Lady Ottoline, Rec. Acq. 69, after letter no. 1523); “There
never was such a place as prison ...”, ms., 31 Aug. 1918, published
in The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, 1914-1944 (London: George
Allen and Unwin, 1968), pp. 93- 4.
M: Transcripts prepared by archival
The contents of this box are not part of Rec. Acq. 596 but come from Russell’s
own archives. They have been placed here for practical purposes. They
can be searched in BRACERS.
Correspondence between Russell and
Typed, edited transcripts of letters for a proposed book. Most of the
these letters have originals in the previous boxes.
Letters with archival document numbers from 710.052351 to 710.052380,
1916-1918, typed transcripts, letters are numbered 1-35.
Letters with archival document numbers from 710.052381 to 710.052404,
1918, typed transcripts, letters are numbered 36 to 57, Prison letters
Letters with archival document numbers from 710.052405 to 710.052452,
1918, letters are not numbered, Prison letters (2)
Letters with archival documents numbers from 710.052453 to 710.052469,
1920, letters are numbered 1 to 8, some are not numbered, Russia
Original letters from Constance Malleson
Archival document numbers 710.052470 to 710.052543, 1921-1962, approximately
Archival document numbers, 710.111269 to 710.111273, 1928-1938, four letters
Archival document number 710.111274. This is a circular letter written
from South Africa, 1928
Not yet numbered:
File A - Original letters from Constance Malleson to Russell, 1919-1969,
Note: Some of these letters appear in her unpublished book of edited letters,
Boxes 6.62-6.63, although the text has been changed in most of the edited
Bertrand Russell to Constance Malleson:
File B - 2 original letters, 1968, n.d. Since their provenance is not
Colette, it appears that these letters were never mailed. Also a typed
copy of a letter from 10 April 1965 and a typed copy and carbon from 13
Other (about Colette):
File C- Exchange of letters between Russell and British Olivetti Ltd.
re getting a typewriter for Colette, 1967
File D- Letter to Colette from Bridget
Malleson, 1968; letter to Chris Farley from Miles Malleson, 1967; envelope
addressed to Russell by Colette, pmk. 12 December 1968 with note in Edith
Russell’s hand indicating it is from Colette and with note on verso:
“P.S. Please send Mrs Bridget Malleson one small line. Colette.”
Others to Russell (N. Kielland, Priscilla
Annesley, Jonathan Cape), various dates, 1919-1941, n.d. Archival document
numbers 710.052544 to 710.052547
Elizabeth Russell to Priscilla Annesley,
Archival document number 710.111278, April 1928?. Also archival document
numbers 710.111275, 76, 77 – photographs of Elizabeth, her home
in France, and a news clipping on her death
Collete to Phyllis Urch, Boxes 6.82-6.83,
7.1-7.3. 206 letters and 4 post cards from Colette, 1949-1971
1961-1970, also undated letters
Malleson to Tom Urch
10 letters and 3 postcards, 1937-1954
Phyllis Urch to Malleson
15 letters, 1942-1971, some undated
Phyllis Urch correspondence with others, includes one letter from Miles
Malleson, 1943, 4 files.
Theatre related material, reviews of books, articles. – 1919-1958.
– 12.5 cm of textual records and graphic material. – Title
based on content of series. – Photographs of Colette in various
roles are also in Series 4.
Theatre related material:
“The Trojan Women” at the Old Vic, 1919; Yeats recitation,
1937; reading tour, Finland, December 1946; Sybil Thordike touring company,
Various lists of her roles, one begins in 1915 and ends in 1926; the other
lists have no dates
Various compilations of press notices and opinions of her acting; one
is printed, some are typed, one is handwritten. Also a one-page typed
description of her career on blue paper, no title or date.
Green cloth scrapbook, titled After
Includes theatre material: photographs, press notices, and listings of
parts. The first part of the scrapbook contains of news clippings, mainly
reviews of After Ten Years, but also included are reviews Fear
in the Heart. This is followed by the theatre material and then an
obituary of Miles Malleson and a funeral service programme.
Reviews of books and plays written
F.4 After Ten Years
F.5 “The Way”; typescript of press notices
F.6 Fear in the Heart and In the North, also included are
the reader’s report of Fear in the Heart and the publisher’s
contract for The Coming Back.
F.7 As The Sight Is Bent. Edited by Colette
Articles, etc. by Colette
Pendower, . 2 different issues of 4-page pamphlet. Tucked
inside one issue is a small broadside, The New Pendower, 1934.
The Bulletin. File of tear-sheets containing columns on fashion
from 4 Oct. 1924 to 2 May 1925
Note: Tear-sheets or entire journals or magazines. Order is chronological.
“The Blue Sapphire”. Review of book of the same name by A.E.W.
Mason. Tear-sheet from unknown newspaper. N.d.
“Stinsford & Chantmarle”, The Queen, p. 20, n.d.
“Autumn Daises, A Tale of Mendip”, . Tear-sheet from
“A Swedish Christmas”, Good Housekeeping, , pp.
32, 156-8 [incomplete].
“In the Kingdom of Mourne”, The Lady, 23 Dec. 1937,
“Cargo Boat to the Lofotens”, The Lady, 7 April 1938,
pp. 13, 39.
“A Day in Amsterdam”, The Lady, 21 April 1938, p. 751.
“In the Mendips”, The Queen, 5 May 1938, pp. 13, 49.
“Round about Rye”, The Queen, 26 May 1938, p. 12.
“Know a Cottage”, The Queen, 26 April 1939, p. 18.
“Tenants in Sweden”, The Queen, 19 July 1939, pp. 14-15,
42; 26 July 1939, pp. 22, 48; [2 Aug. 1939], pp. 17, 41; [9 Aug. 1939],
pp. 14, 47. [probably revised for In the North]
“In Defence of Sweden” [letter in response to articles by
George Mikes on Scandinavia], Encounter, 2, no. 6 (June 1954):
“Lady Ottoline Morrell”, The Queen, 30 Oct. 1956, pp.
“Christmas in the Kingdom of Mourne”, The Lady, 4 Dec.
1958, pp. 704-5. Uses pseudonym of Tania Tarrant.
Four pages from a scrapbook, with tear-sheets pasted on.
“My Friends the Finns”. Newspaper article, [late 1930s], mentions
the 1940 Olympic Games, in Helskinki which were later cancelled.
“To the Editor of the Times”, 2 March ; published 5
“A Fight for Freedom”, Manchester Guardian, 21 February
; published on 23 Feb. 1940. In response to William Alexander’s
remarks published on 20 February. Also another letter in response by J.
The remainder of the tear-sheets are about Colette and her sister Clare
Annesley, as well as some news clippings.
4: 2 boxes, 6.78-6.79; also albums, oversize materials.
Photographs, art-work and realia. – 1894-[196-]; predominant 1916-[195-].
– 25 cm of graphic material. – Also 3 photograph albums; framed
photographs. – Title based on content of series. – See also
Box 6.63 for the photographs selected to illustrate unpublished book of
edited letters. All photographs are black and white. Photograph albums
compiled by Priscilla Countess Annesley are described in her own series,
Photograph albums (3): Location Row
(1) Album in green calf (faded to neutral calf on the spine). 25 July
1912 to 9 Sept. 1926. Photographs concern: Castlewellan, family and friends,
Lady Constance in Paris, her European tour with her mother to Germany
and Scandinavia (pictures and signatures of royal families), Miles Malleson,
Clifford Allen, Bertrand Russell, Lady Ottoline Morrell and the Garsington
circle, the No-Conscription Fellowship, and Lady Constance’s early
(2) Album in green suede with the
spine in dark calf tooled with shamrocks and title, “Memoirs / Colette
O’Niel”. 11 Dec. 1926 to 12 May 1931. Photographs concern:
various walking tours in England, acting tours in England, Madeira, acting
tour of South Africa with Lewis Casson and Sybil Thorndike, and trip through
France with pictures of Elizabeth Russell.
(3) Album in green worn cloth with
black-green leather on spine and corners. 26 Feb. 1932-3 Sept. 1934. Photographs
concern: acting tour through Middle East with Lewis Casson and Sybil Thorndike,
Malvern Festival on Bernard Shaw, and trips in England and Wales.
Album pages: Two pages re Colette’s
vacation in Cornwall and the Scilly Isles in July 1930. Photographs of
Russell, his children John and Kate, Carn Voel, and Falmouth. Autographs
by Russell, the children, and Patricia Russell (then Marjorie Spence).
Small, framed photographs, located
with the albums: at Blagdon, autographed, ca. 1930s; autographed to Russell
and his wife, 1946, Colette is wearing the dress of a Lapp woman. See
Box 6.79 for additional copies of this photograph.
Oversize photograph portraits, located
with the albums: 3 of Colette as Portia in “The Merchant of Venice”;
in “The Orphans”; one by Cecil Beaton, see also Box 6.78,
F.1-2; 5 studio shots all taken at Queen Anne’s Gate.
Oversize framed and/or matted photographs
(map cabinets 47 and 48):
Colette in “From Morn till Midnight”, Claude Harris Ltd.,
green wood frame
Colette as Portia in “The Merchant of Venice”, H.J. Whitlock
and Sons, Birmingham, matted
Portrait, not signed, in green wood frame
Portrait pasted on board, signed Lenare
Pencil sketch by R.G. Eves, 1916
Four portraits by Leon Levson mounted
Three photographs framed in green wood of Colette as Mrs. Otherley in
F.1-2 Portraits of the younger Colette; these are formal portraits taken
by Cecil Beaton, Madame Yevonde, Bassano, Foulsham & Banfield, and
others. The Beaton photographs were taken in June 1931 – see the
letter to Leon Levson which describes the sitting. Also a news clipping
of William Conor’s crayon drawing of Colette, ca. 1929. Original
in Ulster Museum, Belfast.
F.3 Colette at Nimmy Not cottage, ca. 1915-1918
F.4 Africa, 1928: 5 snapshots, 2 portraits by Leon Levson, 3 copies of
one of them
F.5 Stage and film roles: includes the film Hindle Wakes; plays,
“The Merchant of Venice”, “The Man with a Load of Mischief”,
“The Orphans”, “Trojan Women”, and others. Also
one group photograph of the Hull Little Theatre Company, 1925. 19 photographs,
some are duplicates.
F.6 Bertrand Russell: portrait of Russell holding a pen, 1916; 7 snapshots,
one in green frame, 1 negative, 1919-1930, 1960s; one snapshot of Kate
and John in 1930; 6 snapshots at Garsington, ca. 1914, with Keynes and
Strachey; 3 photographs in China, 1920-21; two snapshots of Beacon Hill
school pasted on white paper, 1 snapshot in of Russell in Cornwall, 1930,
pasted on the same white paper, 2 leaves; 2 photographs of the portrait
of Russell by Roger Fry; 2 snapshots of Ffestiniog cottage in Wales, 1950,
where Russell lived at that time, drawing on a postcard of the nearby
Pengwern Arms, postcard of the Ffestiniog Valley;1 photograph of Patricia
Russell, 1940s. See also album pages described with albums.
F.7 Colette in 1940s and 1950s: Most of these photographs and snapshots
are taken in Sweden; there is one of Colette in Ponders Cottage, Lavenham,
1957. 27 items, some are duplicates. There is a tear-sheet of one photograph
of Colette in Carl Larsson’s garden at Sunborn which must have been
used to illustrate one of Colette’s published articles.
F.8 Sweden: people, 9 snapshots, 1 post card
F.9 Sweden: places, includes the cottage at Ramsnãs, 13 photographs
and post cards. Also one postcard of Gripsholm which notation by Colette
on verso of “our inn marked with X”
F.10 Walnut Tree Cottage, Blagdon: Colette at the cottage, at the lake,
and in the countryside, 11 photographs, 2 post cards, 1 tear-sheet of
a wood-cut done by her sister, 1920s and 1930s. Colette lived there for
F.11 Roy Lyons, as a child at Blagdon, 3 photographs
F.12 “Where I Used to Live”, photographs of places around
Blagdon, with description of her walks through the Cheddar gorge, and
map, all pasted on bound dark-grey paper.
F.13 Ponders Cottage, Lavenham: 12 photographs. Also one photograph of
Little Hall which is in Lavenham. Colette lived here after she returned
to England from Sweden.
F.14 Lynton, Devon: 2 photographs, 2 postcards
F.15 Ireland: 4 pages cut from scrapbooks with a photographs of Castlewellan
Castle and lake, one has a map, on verso of one is Baltimore near Cork,
on verso of another is an interior of Annesley Lodge which is in London,
1894; 2 postcards of Castlewellan and lake, one was mailed from Sweden
by Colette but much of the text has been cut off; one page cut from a
scrapbook of Mourne Mountains, on verso, 2 photographs of Belvoir, 1910,
which is in England; 2 postcards of Mourne Mountains both with notation
by Colette on verso of each; tear-sheet of Mourne Mountains.
F.16 Places: photograph of Colette’s cottage in Wales (she lived
there very briefly ca. 1950); postcard of the terrace at Garsington Manor,
Lady Ottoline Morrell’s home; postcard of Mas des Roses, Mougins,
France, Elizabeth Russell’s home; unidentified interior; post-card
of Shaven Crown Hotel, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxon; col. drawing of unidentified
F.17 People: Elizabeth Russell, tear-sheet from magazine; Lawrence of
Arabia, postcard; Shanghai, 2 workers and 2 students arrested, 1919, photograph;
sculpture of “The Little Prince, Siddhartha, Rome, 1933”,
sent to Colette in 1952.
F.1 Sybil Thorndike, signed, South Africa; A.S. Neill, signed, New Year’s
Day, 1937; and Clifford Allen.
F.2 Photographs of Castlewellan, 4
F.3 Hugh Annesley (Colette’s father), 3 photographs – one
of from artwork, one is a portrait, the third is in the breakfast room
with his son Frank. See also Series 6.
F.4 Colette as a child, 2 portrait photographs. See also Box 6.81 for
photographs of Colette as a child with her mother.
F.5 Colette’s sister Mabel, 3 photographs – 2 when young
F.6 2 passports of Lady Constance, one issued 25 Feb. 1957 and the other
26 Feb. 1963.
F.7 Postcard illustrating the Finnish epic poem “Kalvala”,
10: 237-240 with a translation typed on the verso. News clipping photograph
of the Pallastunturi hotel.
F.8 2 prints of Lady John Russell and her children. Also a transcription
of entry from Virginia Woolf’s diary referring to Russell with a
comment in Lady Constance’s hand, 1 leaf and notepad in Lady Constance’s
hand containing dates from 20 Aug. to 6 Oct. , probably used by
her in the nursing home at Thurston.
Lacquer box which Bertrand Russell
gave to Lady Constance on his return from the Soviet Union. Tea cup and
saucer which Russell used when visiting Lady Constance; purchased by her
at Heal’s. These two items are on display on Bertrand Russell’s
Series 5: 2 boxes 6.75-6.76
Printed materials and books. – [192-]-1970. – 1 m of textual
records and graphic material. – Title based on content of series.
– Books are shelved at the end of Russell’s library. The books
contain much annotation. Some of them have been catalogued for the Russell
Archives supporting library.
File on Ralph Schoenman; file of reviews re Ottoline: The Early Memoirs
of Lady Ottoline Morrell; file of Scandinavian news clippings relating
to Finland and Sweden; file on friends, acquaintances, authors and subjects
of interest; file of news clippings on Lady Constance (includes her divorce
and obituary); file of Swedish news clippings on Lady Constance.
6.76 (Bertrand Russell)
File of articles by Bertrand Russell; file of Swedish news clippings of
Russell, 1945-74; file of clippings and tear-sheets about Russell, 1937-76;
file of obituary notices of Russell; file of reviews of Russell’s
Autobiography; file of notices on Russell’s engagement to
Edith Finch; file relating to Russell’s family.
File folders originally containing Lady Constance’s papers labelled
by Lady Constance and Phyllis Urch.
by or edited by Constance Malleson
After Ten Years, A Personal
Record. London: Jonathan Cape, 1931. With dust jacket having “File
Copy” written on the front of the jacket. This copy contains many
photographs of Lady Constance, people she knew (e.g. her mother, the children
of Bertrand Russell, etc.), and places familiar to her. The copy also
has corrections, revisions and commentaries by her.
The Coming Back. London: Jonathan
Cape, 1933. Book-plate of Elizabeth Russell on front pasted down and autographed
on front free endpaper, “To darling Elizabeth, with author’s
love from Colette January 1933”.
Fear in the Heart, A Novel.
London: Collins, 1936. 3 copies. Copy 1 has a dust jacket and is autographed
on the front free endpaper, “Colette her own story, from herself
21.8.36 # 24.8.36 (publication day)”; corrections have been made
by Lady Constance and a portion of p. 203 has been cut out of the book.
Copy 2 has a dust jacket although part of the rear flap has been cut and
is missing; the front free endpaper has been signed by Mabel M. Annesley
and underneath her signature Lady Constance has written “Colette
(Lavenham copy)”; a clipping on Dunster Castle is inserted between
the front free endpaper and the half-title. Copy 3 is autographed on the
front free endpaper, “St. John Ervine, from Constance Malleson –
In the North, Autobiographical
Fragments in Norway, Sweden, Finland: 1936 - 1946. London: Victor
Gallanz, 1946. With 2 dust jackets. Correction to the foreword in Lady
Annesley, Mabel M. As the Sight
Is Bent, An Unfinished Autobiography. With 35 wood engravings by the
author. Edited by Constance Malleson. London: Museum Press, 1964. 2 copies.
Both with dust jackets. One is autographed on the front free endpaper,
“Constance Malleson (File Copy) published 25 May 64 June 15, 1964
Lövängst”; it contains reviews, photographs and corrections
by Lady Constance. The second copy, autographed on the front free endpaper,
“Constance Malleson Levenham Suffolk.”, contains a note in
Lady Constance’s hand about her father, and a correction by Lady
Constance to the front inner flap of the dust jacket. Also a brochure
describing exhibition of wood engravings, lino-cuts and silverpoints executed
by Lady Mabel Annesley, 1951.
by Bertrand Russell
The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell 1914-1944. London: George
Allen and Unwin, 1968. Signed on front free endpaper, “Colette.
1968.”, with 1925 post card print of Lady Constance inserted at
the front of the book.
The Conquest of Happiness. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1930.
Quarter buckram with grey stiff boards. Autographed “Colette O’Niel
from Bertrand Russell July 1930.” on flyleaf.
The Faith of a Rationalist (London: Published for the Rationalist
Press Association Ltd. by Barrie Rockcliff, n.d.). Incomplete copy.
Justice in War-Time. Manchester
and London: Manchester Labour Press, . Wrappers with front cover
and spine missing. Signed on half-title page, “C.O’N
Man’s Peril from the Hydrogen Bomb. 4-page pamphlet issued
by the Friends Peace Committee, [1954-55].
The Policy of the Entente, A Reply to Professor Gilbert Murray.
Manchester and London: The National Labour Press, . Wrappers. Autographed
on half-title page, “C.O’N from B.R. March 1918.”.
Political Ideals [first lecture
on the Philosophical Principles of Politics]. The National Council for
Civil Liberties, . 12-page pamphlet. Grey wrappers. Signed on the
title page “C.M. from the author” and under the Foreword (p.
2) is a paragraph in Russell’s hand explaining his purpose in the
course of lectures and their prohibition by the War Office.
Political Ideals. New York: The Century Co., 1917. Autographed
on half-title page “C.O’N. from B.R. March 1918.”.
Principles of Social Reconstruction.
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1916. 3 copies. The first copy is a
first edition autographed on the half-title page, “Colette O’Niel
from B.R. November 12, 1916”. Another is in quarter white buckram
with grey boards in which Lady Constance has written on the front free
endpaper, “C.M. Corrected proofs, from the author, 1916 –
London –”. A third 1920 copy is 6th and cheaper edition annotated
by Lady Constance.
Västerlandets filosofi och
dess samband med den politiska och sociala utvecklingen [Swedish trans.
of History of Western Philosophy] Trans. Alf Ahlberg. Stockholm:
Bokförlaget Natur Och Kultur, 1948. Signed on the front free endpaper
“Colette Sunborn, Sverige” and other in Russell’s hand,
“from Bertrand Russell. Stockholm, May 1948”. Part of a leaf
in Russell’s hand of page numbers for the names, “Zeno”
and Paramenides” is inserted in the book as well as parts of other
leaves in Lady Constance’s hand and an anonymous hand.
Why I am Not a Christian.
London: Watts & Co., 1927. Wrappers. Signed on half-title page, “C.O’N
July 1927 Ireland”.
Balston, Thomas. The Wood-Engravings of Robert Gibbings. London:
Art and Technics, 1949. Signed on front pastedown, “Constance Malleson
Cannan, Gilbert. Letters from a
Distance. London: Martin Secker, 1923. With dust jacket.
Carpenter, Edward. Toward Democracy. Complete edition in four parts.
London: George Allen & Co.; Manchester: S. Clarke; 1913. Dark green
morocco bound by Bumpus with “London 1913.” on front free
endpaper in Lady Constance’s hand. The rear endpapers originally
had writing in pencil by Lady Constance but this has been erased.
De Charms, Leslie. Elizabeth and
the German Garden, A Biography. London: William Heineman, 1958. Autographed
by author on paper taped to the title page and also signed “Constance
Malleson Lavenham Suffolk” on front free endpaper.
Dorward, Alan. Bertrand Russell, A Short Guide to his Philosophy.
London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1951. Wrappers. Annotated and signed
on the leaf before the frontispiece, “Colette Sundborn July 1951”.
Gathorne-Hardy, Robert. Recollections
of Logan Pearsall Smith. London: Constable, 1949. With dust-jacket.
Annotated and containing several slips of paper having comments made by
Lady Constance and with a news clipping reporting the death of Karin Stephen
taped to the copyright page. Signed on the front free endpaper, “Colette
Gibbings, Robert. Fourteen Wood
Engravings from Drawings Made on Orient Line Cruises. London: Printed
by Robert Gibbings at The Golden Cockeral Press, 1933? Wrappers. The front
of the wrapper and first leaf are damaged. This is located in Box 6.70,
Gibbings, Robert. Over the Reefs. London: Readers Union with J.M.
Dent & Sons, 1949.
Gorky, Maxim. Reminiscences of
Leo Nicolayevitch Tolstoi. Trans. S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf.
Richmond: The Hogarth Press, 1920. Inscribed on front free endpaper, “C.O’N
from B.R. August 1, 1920”.
Into the 10th Decade, Tribute to
Bertrand Russell, .
Kennard, Coleridge. Olympia or
How the Secrets of the East Were Lost For Ever, An Extravaganza. London:
Arthur Barker, 1934. Contains post card print of Lady Constance inserted
at front of book.
Kennard, Coleridge, Suhäil. London: The Richards Press, 1927.
Signed on the front free endpaper, “C. O’N – Blagdon
– October 1927 – ”.
Malleson, Miles. The Possible Fanatics,
A Comedy in Three Acts. London: Contemporary British Dramatists, Vol.
VII. Ernest Benn Limited, 1924. Quarter buckram with grey stiff boards.
Meynell, Francis, ed. Henry Vaughan & Andrew Marvell, The Best
of Both Worlds. London: Pelican Press, 1918. Inscribed by Bertrand
Russell on front free endpaper “C.O’N Brighton June 1918.”
and underneath this near the bottom of the page, “Lynton December
Russell, Dora. The Tamarisk Tree,
My Quest for Liberty and Love. London: Elek/Pemberton, 1975. With
dust jacket. Annotated and signed on front free endpaper, “Constance
Malleson Planche 16 July 1975.”
Waley, Arthur, trans. A Hundred
and Seventy Chinese Poems. London: Constable, 1918. Inscribed on front
free endpaper in Bertrand Russell’s hand “Colette September
14, 1918 Bury Street” and under this inscription is a 1958 note
in Lady Constance’s hand explaining the book’s association
value and how she received the book.
Wood, Alan. Bertrand Russell, The
Passionate Sceptic. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1957. With dustjacket.
Copiously annotated by Lady Constance and signed by her on front free
endpaper, “Colette Sundborn Summer 1957”. Several slips of
paper with comments are inserted in the book. A portion of pp. 225-6 has
been cut from the book.
Encounter, l (October 1953). Pasted on the inside cover is a 
l. from Stephen Spender to T.G. Gayer-Anderson.
Encounter, 10 (July 1954). Russell has an article entitled “Virtue
and the Censor” on pp. 8-11. On the cover Lady Constance refers
to replies to George Mikes’ articles on Scandinavia
Encounter, 12 (Feb. 1959) containing Russell’s “My
Philosophical Development”, pp. 18-29.
Encounter, 46 (April 1976). An article by Maurice Cranston entitled
“Bertrand Russell, Towards a Complete Portrait” is on pp.
65-6, 68, 70-9.
Journal of the Royal Horticulture
Society, 86 (May 1961) containing article by R.C. Jenkins entitled
“Irish Gardens and Gardeners – VI Castlewellan”, pp.
The National and the Athenaeum, 39 (29 May 1926) containing Russsell’s
“Relativity and Religion”, pp. 206-7.
New Humanist, 88 (Dec. 1972.). “Russell Remembered”,
tributes paid to him by friends and colleagues at the Memorial Meeting
held in his honour in Central Hall in June 1970, is on pp. 318-26.
Parliamentary Debates, House of Lords
Official Report, 104 (24 Feb. 1937). Russell’s speech is on pp.
318 - 23.
The Spokesman, no. 1 (March
1970) containing “Bertrand Russell Talks to God (and Ralph Milliband)”,
6: 1 box, 6.81
Priscilla, Lady Annesley. – 1890-1941. – 12.5 cm of textual
records and graphic material. – 8 photograph albums. – Title
based on content of series. – Correspondence with Priscilla can
be found in Series 2, Box 6.70, F.2; for additional photographs see Series
4, photograph album number 1. See also Box 6.73, F.6 for an article on
Priscilla’s home at Cox Green.
Two diaries: one in a notebook with black stiff boards labelled “Percival”
on one board and “Parzifall” on the other board, n.d., mainly
in pencil, beginning on 28 Nov. and ending 4 March, 65 leaves; the other,
also in a notebook, with black-mottled stiff boards labelled “Parzifal”,
n.d., containing post card prints of French chateaus and gothic cathedrals,
n.d., beginning 5 March and ending 14 June, 99 leaves.
Manuscripts and Typescripts:
“Childhood in Ireland”. N.d. Ts. with emendations in Lady
Constance’s hand. 2 leaves.
“My Marriage”. N.d., Ms. with emendations in Lady Constance’s
hand. 6 leaves.
“London Life”. N.d. Ms. 2 leaves.
“1902. King Edward’s Coronation”.
N.d. Ms. 1 leaf.
[“Gardening has been one of my greatest pleasures ...”]. N.d.
Ms. in pencil which also includes “Childhood”, “Visiting
in Ireland”, “Experiences During Air Raids”, and “Here
& There”. 6 leaves in total.
[“The Ball at Windsor Castle ...”]. N.d. Ms. in pencil. 1
“Two Fragments from the Autobiography
of Priscilla Cecilia Annesley (with insertions, in red type by CM [Constance
Malleson]); and an “End Note”. [1940?] Ts. with insertions
in Lady Constance’s hand; the “End Note” is a leaf ms.
by Lady Constance. The ts. includes “Childhood in Ireland”
and “My Marriage”. 14 leaves. Included also are photographs
and other illustrations which Lady Constance intended to use for her edition
of Countess Priscilla’s Autobiography. Includes 2 photographs
of Priscilla, one family group, Castelwellan, and the Mourne Mountains.
“Castlewellan”. N.d. Photocopy
of ts. by Lady Mabel Annesley. 14 leaves. With the ts. is a revised version
probably published in The Queen entitled “Castlewellan &
“For Dr. Darlington’s Double Marriage Test ... “[Biographical
information on Annesley family]. N.d. Tscc. by Lady Constance. 4 leaves.
Lady Constance refers to herself as “Mary”.
F.3 Portrait photographs of Priscilla
at various ages: nine, some are duplicates
F.4 Portrait photographs: Priscilla with Colette; Priscilla with Colette
F.5 Prince Henry of Prussia
– 2 portrait photographs, signed, one dated 1910; 2 photographs
signed, one of them taken by the Prince of Wales in July 1913, the other
1910 with inscription by Colette on verso: “Brother of Emperor William
II of Germany and Priscilla Annesley’s lover for nearly a whole
photograph of William and his dog, 1929
– Yachts: photograph; pen sketch by Martino, 92; post-card
– Postcards and prints, some in colour, some pasted on small scrapbook
pages. The pages also have some news clippings and one photograph of Henry
on his flagship, 1910. Some of the photographs have messages from Henry.
F.6 Various photographs of friends,
etc. One is of Clare Sheridan, signed, 2 May 1926
F.7 Postcard photograph of the gardens at her cottage, The Lodge, Cox
F.8 Printed materials: Invitations and dinner menus, 1910; news clippings
about Priscilla and Prince Henry of Prussia; news clipping about the robbery
of jewellery from Priscilla’s flat at Eccleston Square.
F.9 Funeral service programme of Priscilla, 9 Oct. 1941.
Framed sheet of pictures of Priscilla Countess Annesley up to the age
(not boxed). Location: Row 5
Most albums contain photographs, art-work, invitations, and autographs.
The art-work is done in water-colours, usually as decorative accents or
borders but some do contain works of art as well.
(1) Album in red leather (spine detached)
with “P.C.A.” [Priscilla Countess Annesley] and crown above
the initials in gilt on front board. 1890-1894. Photographs are of Priscilla,
the Annesley family and their residences.
(2) Album with white paper boards
(spine missing); re-bound with red covers which have separated from the
album. There is a floral design done in water colours on the front board
and photographs and a menu on the back board. 1899-1901. Photographs include
family and friends, Annesley Lodge (the family home in London), various
castles and famous houses (includes Dublin Castle, Farnham Cavan, Eglington
Castle, Kenry House, Langford Lodge, Cliveden, Easthampstead Park) horse
races, women’s golf tournament and shows, excursions on the Annesley
yacht (the Seabird), Queen Victoria’s visit to Dublin in 1900, and
a trip to Gibraltar, Malta and Italy. Small water-colours as follows:
“The Wall, Punchestown, ‘99” which depicts horse show-jumping;
untitled, rural bridge; untitled but with caption indicating it is a corner
of Priscilla’s boudoir. Water-colours signed by Percy French are:
“West” and “East”, 99; two seascapes, 1900.
(3) Album with quarter dark green
cloth spine, wheat-coloured stiff boards, and red-gold white patterned
marbled endpapers. 30 Oct. 1902 to 12 August 1905. Photographs include
friends, castles and famous houses such as: Castlewellan; the Vice Regal
Lodge in Dublin; Adarr Manor; Belvoir; The Priory, Dudley; Rossmore Castle;
Dublin Castle; Eglinton Castle; Mountstewart ; Belfast Castle; Chief Secretary’s
Lodge, Phoenix Park; Rossmore Castle; Kenry House (with a painted American
flag and signed photograph of Joseph H. Choate); Langford Lodge; Bessborough;
Morland House; Broughton Hall . Also fox-hunting, shooting parties, and
horse show-jumping are depicted. The first signature for 30 Oct. 1902
is that of Winston S. Churchhill. Water-colours as follows: “The
Thames at Chelsea”, signed by Percy French, dated 1903. This picture
takes up a full leaf of the album and has a frame painted around it. “Windsor
Castle”, dated 19/20 June 1901(?). This picture takes up a full
leaf of the album and has a gold gilt frame painted around it. Untitled
small landscape signed by Percy French, n.d.
(4) Album in dark green leather, gold
tooled in flowerets and borders with “Priscilla” angled on
the front board. Dec. 1910 to New Years 1914. Photographs include friends,
rock garden at Castlewellan: various famous homes, castles and places
in Ireland, France and England (e.g. Serlby Hall, St. Giles, Clifton Hall,
Wynyard Park, Clifton Hall, Dunraven Castle and others); invitation to
the coronation of George VI; the Emperor’s Cup; yachts of Prince
Henry of Prussia; shooting game birds; and anti-home rule demonstration
notice. Contains some decorative art-work.
(5) Album in red leather with dark
red leather on spine and corners (spine missing and front board detached)
having “The Retreat” on the center of the front board in gilt
and also, on the front board in gilt angled on the right hand corner,
“P.C.A.”, and a crown above these initials. 17 April 1907
to Spring 1925. Photographs concern Castlewellan, Priscilla shortly after
the death of Annesley, Moorland Cottage in Cookham Village, and the beginning
of the formal gardens, presumably at Cox Green, but not specifically labelled
as such. There is also a news clipping of a letter to the editor about
Sybil Thorndike, signed by Colette O’Neil, 13 Oct. 1925 .
(6) Album in green leather, gilt tooled
and also in gilt the initials “P.C.A.” patterned on the front
board with a crown above the patterned initials. Dec. 1926 to 5 Sept.
1932. Photographs and post-cards concern Priscilla’s trips to Europe,
mainly to Spain, but also Sweden and Germany, with a few photographs of
Italy and France. Also the London-Paris air route (Croydon-Le Bourget),
Imperial Airways; Cowes Week (yacht races). One decorative water-colour
of a lobster.
(7) Album in burgundy leather with
“P.C.A.” and above the initials in gilt on the front board.
25 Aug. 1934 to 16 Sept. 1938. Photographs and post-cards concern: Priscilla’s
six-week trip to Canada on the Empress of Britain where she visited North
Hatley, Quebec; Toronto where she stayed at “Beauvoir”; Vancouver
and Victoria (also news clipping of interview), Ganges on Salt Spring
Island; Lake Louise; Quebec City (bottom half of a letter from Elizabeth
Russell pasted on page); various social engagements ; trips to various
parts of England and Wales; and invitations from George VI and Queen Elizabeth
(one invitation signed by the King to his coronation).
(8) Album in red leatherette with
“Album” in gilt on upper left hand corner of the front board.
18 Aug. 1939 to Feb. 1941. Begins with a print of Priscilla. Photographs
and post-cards concern Priscilla’s trip to Switzerland; also trips
to various places in England; letter from David. There are also news clippings
about the Second World War; condolence acknowledgment from Mrs. Neville
Chamberlain. Near the end of the album are some clippings: a review of
After Ten Years and an article about Colette’s article in
The Queen, “From Lapland to Ulster” and a Christmas
card from H.P. Currie.
(9) Meredyth, Constance A., comp.
Whisperings from the Great, An Autograph Birthday Album. London:
Henry Frowde, 1906. Quarter buckram with “P” gold stamped
on the upper spine. Signed “Priscilla Cecila Annesley. 1907!”
on the first front flyleaf. The book consists of dates with poetry and
birthday spaces for people to sign their names. Signatories include H.G.
Wells, Edmund Gosse, Siegfried Sassoon, Prince Henry of Prussia, Leon
Levson, Clifford Allen, Miles Malleson, Eleanor Metternich, Elizabeth
Russell, Clare Sheridan, Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Colette (as “Biddie”),
Lion Phillimore, Clare Annesley (“ Sal”) and many others.
At the back of the book is a letter dated 2 Jan. 1907 from Earl Howe,
offering the book as a present; written from Curzon House, Mayfair, London.
Loose pages from albums: 7 leaves;
6 are from the late 1890s, one is from 1926
One photograph pasted on board, reception hall, possibly in Castlewellan
One print of Priscilla
These items are grouped together and located with the albums.
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