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; 6.62-6.63.
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.

Box 6.73
“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]. [1924]. Ts. 2 leaves, second leaf has been torn in half but no text is missing..
“At Pradier’s”. N.d. Ts. with revisions. 15 leaves. Earlier draft of "The Waiters were Glad: A Short Story", Box 6.74, F.11.
“Autumn Daisies, A Tale of Mendip”. [1932]. 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 sellers’”.
“Bertrand Russell at Home”. [1952]. 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 “by Colette”.
“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: [1]-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”]. [1958]. 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 6.64, F.4.
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 story.
[“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 story.
“Hemma Hos Bertrand Russell”. [ca. 1949]. Ts. with revisions. 3 leaves. The ts. is in English. It describes Russell’s house at Llan Ffestiniog.

“Housekeeping in a Lapp Kåta”. N.d. Ts. with hand corrections. 11 leaves.
“In a Mendip Valley”. [1938]. 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]. [1941]. 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]. [1924]. 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.”

Box 6.74
“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 and Then.
[“Lady Ottoline Morrell”]. [1956]. 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”. [1938]. 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 pagination.
“Ofotens Hoitj ill – Ofoten High Mountain; Rough jottings – Place Names – for filling out later”. [1936]. 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]. [1924]. 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]. [1924]. 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]. [1924]. 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, [1920]. 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. 5 leaves.

“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 textually.
“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 leaves.
“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. 15-20.

“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, [1] 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 the North.
“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”. [1928]. 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], [1]- 7, [single leaf], [1]-34, [single leaf], [1]-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], [1]-49, [single leaf], [1, part of another leaf is pasted on this leaf]-34, [single leaf], [1]-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], [1]-49, [single leaf], [1]-34, [single leaf], [1]-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 [sic]?”
“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.

Boxes 6.62, 6.63
“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, [1973] – 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, F.7.

Box 6.62
Seven files covering the period 1916-1921.

Box 6.63
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; Sweden

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 by Colette

Seven typescripts by Phyllis Urch. Location: Box 6.72, F.11
“Dining in Dalarna”. [1956]. 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”. [1956]. 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.

Series 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.

Personal Correspondence:
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 publishing endeavours.

Box 6.70
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 Wittgenstein.
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 1932
As from Gosberton House, Gosverton, Spalding, Lincs., 1 May [mai] 1946, signature illegible

Letters are generally incoming, outgoing replies are noted.
F.2 A
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, 1965.
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. Farquhar.

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 , [1935], 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.

F.3 B
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 [1936].
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 correspondence.

F.6 C
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.

F.7 D-F
Desmond, C. Letter, 1972.
Dixon, Douglas. Letter, 1937.
Donner, Professor. 2 ls. from Lady Constance, 1947.
Dukes, Sir Paul. Letter, [1946]; 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 Stockholm affixed

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.

F.8 F-K
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”

Hämäläinen, Katri. Letter, 1964.
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”, n.d.
Hibbert, Christopher. Letter, 1959.
Holmquist, Per. 13 ls. plus post card, 1937-38 (letter of 7 Oct. [1937] has note attached from Ingrid Holmquist); 4 ls. from Lady Constance, 1938.
Holmquist, B. Letter, 1959.

Imperial War Museum (H. Foster). Letter, 1947.

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, 1945-46.
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 card

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 Cruises.

Kennard, Sir Coleridge. 4 ls., 1934-46, with a number of news clippings reviewing his books. Stamped with archival numbers, 200993-96.

Box 6.71
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 Religion”.
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 Joan Malleson.
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 Conference.
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, 1933.
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 Years.
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 Ottoline Morrell.

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, [1924]; 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), [1915]; 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 to 6.69

Box 6.72
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.

F.4 R-S
Ruthven, Ann. Letter with news clipping, 1964. Re As The Sight is Bent. Letter is signed Ann Young.

Sackville-West, Vita. 3 ls., 19[31]-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, [1965]; l. to Stewart from Urch , [1965].

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 in Sweden.
The Swedish Institute (Asta Kihlbom). Letter, 1946.
Swedish Travel Bureau (V. Wallborg). Letter, 1939.
Swinnerton, Frank. L., 1960. Re renting accommodation from Bertrand Russell, 1918-23.

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”, i.e Colette

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, “K. Kent”.
Wrinch, Dorothy. 2 ls., 1962.

Legal Correspondence
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
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., [1947]. 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., [1943]-45 (2 ls. n.d., the 1945 letter is signed using the pseudonym, “Tapio Hamalainen”); 2 news clippings, 18 Dec. 1943 and 2 June 1956.
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”).

Boxes 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.

Box 6.64
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.

Box 6.65
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).

Box 6.66
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).

Box 6.67
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

Box 6.68
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 translation, [1916]
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 to 201184.

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 numbers 201205a-c

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 by Colette

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, [1918], 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 staff.

Box 6.69
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 Constance Malleson
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 (1)
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 to Russell:
Archival document numbers 710.052470 to 710.052543, 1921-1962, approximately 70 letters.
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, 1 folder
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 letters.

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 February 1967

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
Box 6.82
Box 6.83
Box 7.1
Box 7.2
Box 7.3
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

Box 7.4
Phyllis Urch correspondence with others, includes one letter from Miles Malleson, 1943, 4 files.

Series 3:
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.

Box 6.77
Theatre related material:
F.1 Programmes
“The Trojan Women” at the Old Vic, 1919; Yeats recitation, 1937; reading tour, Finland, December 1946; Sybil Thordike touring company, Port-Said, Egypt
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 Ten Years
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 by Colette:
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, [1934]. 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”, [1932]. Tear-sheet from unknown newspaper.
“A Swedish Christmas”, Good Housekeeping, [1937], pp. 32, 156-8 [incomplete].
“In the Kingdom of Mourne”, The Lady, 23 Dec. 1937, pp. 1235-6.
“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): 67-8.
“Lady Ottoline Morrell”, The Queen, 30 Oct. 1956, pp. 42, 65.
“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 [1940]; published 5 March, 1940
“A Fight for Freedom”, Manchester Guardian, 21 February [1940]; published on 23 Feb. 1940. In response to William Alexander’s remarks published on 20 February. Also another letter in response by J. Wedgwood.
The remainder of the tear-sheets are about Colette and her sister Clare Annesley, as well as some news clippings.

Series 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, Series 6.

Photograph albums (3): Location Row 7
(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 acting roles.

(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 on cardboard.
Three photographs framed in green wood of Colette as Mrs. Otherley in “Abraham Lincoln”

Box 6.78
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 many years.
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 castle.
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.

Box 6.79
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. [1975], 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 desk.
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.

News Clippings
Box 6.75
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.

Box 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.

Box 6.80
File folders originally containing Lady Constance’s papers labelled by Lady Constance and Phyllis Urch.

Books 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 – 24.8.36”.

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 Constance’s hand.

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.

Books 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, [1915]. Wrappers with front cover and spine missing. Signed on half-title page, “C.O’N 1916”.
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, [1915]. 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, [1916]. 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”.

Books by others
Balston, Thomas. The Wood-Engravings of Robert Gibbings. London: Art and Technics, 1949. Signed on front pastedown, “Constance Malleson Lavenham Suffolk”.

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 Lövängst 1958”.

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, F.11
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, [1962].

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. Advance copy.
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 1918.”.

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 [1953] 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. 201-11.
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)”, pp. 18-23.

Series 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.

Box 6.81
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 leaf.

“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 & The Annesleys”,
“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 and Clare

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 lifetime”;
photograph of William and his dog, 1929
– Yachts: photograph; pen sketch by Martino, [18]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 Green, Berks.
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 of 25

Albums (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”, [18]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 Castle
One print of Priscilla
These items are grouped together and located with the albums.

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