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Autograph book of Peggy Hardaker

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MS. 16096

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Autograph book with letters addressed to Peggy Hardaker contained in envelopes pasted into the book. Signatures in book include: John Gielgud; Lauri Kennedy; Naomi [Mitchum]; Fred Babon (card pasted into book); Roger Quilter; typescript appointment card from Jacquetta Hawkes, 13 Jan 1960; typescript card from secretary of A.P. Herbert, 16 Apr 1932; Daniel Melba; Ida Hurst; and Stuart Robertson.

Original letters have been removed from pasted envelopes in book and are arranged separately as follows:
  1. Manuscript letter from Rosamund Lehmann, 29 Sep 1937, acknowledging letter of praise for her books.
  2. Typescript letter from Ida Hurst, 3 Oct [1936], acknowledging letter of praise for her book.
  3. Manuscript letter from Ernest Raymond, 14 May 1931 [Sussex postmark], acknowledging letter of praise for his book and recommending further reading.
  4. Manuscript letter from Ernest Raymond, 23 Apr 1970 [Hampstead postmark], thanking her for letter and discussing autobiography.
  5. Manuscript letter from George Lamb, 20 Sep 1951 [Manchester postmark], acknowledging letter of praise for his book.
  6. Typescript letter, senders name cut out, to 'Peggy Hardiker' [sic], 1952 [Argyll postmark], arranging a meeting concerning an advertisement.
  7. Typescript letter from J.B. Priestley, 27 Jan 1960 [Stratford-on-Avon postmark], job application rejection. Signed.
  8. Manuscript letter from Ethel Mannin, 17 Aug 1934, giving careers advice on journalism.
  9. Manuscript letter from Elizabeth Goudge, 4 Oct 1951 [Paignton postmark], acknowledging letter of praise for her book, and confirming her Anglo-Catholic faith.
  10. Manuscript letter from Hugh Walpole, 31 May 1931, thanking for letter and praising writing ability.
  11. Manuscript letter from J.B. Priestley, 6 Jun 1940, acknowledging letter of praise for his book.
  12. Typescript letter from Dame Anna Neagle, 21 Aug 1980 [Brentwood postmark], providing information on her brother Stuart.
  13. Typescript letter from H.V. Morton, 25 Jun 1934, [London postmark] addressing letter of praise for book. Signed.
  14. Typescript letter from Patrick Brand, 13 Jan 1938 [Chelsea postmark], acknowledging letter of praise about his book Somewhere in Silence.
  15. Manuscript letter from Frank Swinnerton, 31 Dec 1952 [Cranleigh postmark], acknowledging letter of praise for his book.
  16. Manuscript letter from John Coates, 17 Oct 1932 [Northwood postmark], acknowledging letter of praise.
  17. Manuscript letter from Stuart Robertson, 20 May 1932 [London postmark], acknowledging letter of praise for his singing.
  18. Manuscript letter from the secretary of Noel Coward, 20 Oct 1937 [London postmark], acknowledging letter of praise for his work.

Dates

  • c.1931-1980

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 16096].
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Shelfmark:

MS. 16096

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16096

Overview

Autograph book compiled by Margaret (Peggy) Hardaker containing signatures and letters, primarily from authors, c.1931-1980.

Arrangement

Letters removed from envelopes pasted into the book are stored in a separate folder within the box. Numbered slips of paper have been inserted into the autograph book where a letter has been removed, the order of which corresponds to the arrangement of the letters in the folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Bodleian Library in 2019.
Title
Catalogue of autograph book of Peggy Hardaker
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Tilly Guthrie
Date
2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom