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Reference KW
Covering dates 1925-1994
Held by Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books
Extent 55 archive boxes, 11 oversize folders

Administrative history:
Created by Kaye Webb during the course of her working career.

Contents:
Papers of Kaye Webb, covering her career as journalist, magazine editor, editor at Puffin and later literary agent. The collection provides a comprehensive record of Webb's career, reflecting the wide variety of work undertaken by her, and documented through notes, correspondence, press cuttings, audio-visual material, memorabilia and ephemera.
The collection includes a series of correspondence files divided into four sub-series: 'Family', including correspondence with Webb's father, mother, brothers, spouses and broader family; 'Names', containing correspondence with various well known individuals from diverse spheres, including literature, journalism, cinema and theatre; 'Authors, illustrators and publishers correspondence', generally, although not exclusively, concerned with Webb's work at Puffin, including extended correspondence with many authors published by Webb during the course of her career. These correspondence files also contain occasional associated notes and printed ephemera. The collection also includes notes and press cuttings from her early journalistic work at 'Picturegoer' and 'Camping and Caravanning Magazine' (c 1930s); her work as theatre correspondent for 'The Leader' and 'The National and English Review'; later collaborative work undertaken with Ronald Searle on the 'News Chronicle'; notes, correspondence, photographs, press cuttings and issues relating to editorial work at 'Lilliput' magazine (1941-1947) and 'Young Elizabethan' (1955-1961); and notes, audio-visual recordings and press cuttings from her broadcast work, principally as a reporter for 'Woman's Hour' (1947-1955), and including material relating to television programmes presented by Webb during this period. The collection also documents her work as founder of the Perpetua Press with Ronald Searle (1947-1955).
A major focus of the collection is Webb's work at Puffin (1961-1979). This material is divided into several groups: General business correspondence and associated material; Notes, drafts and associated correspondence concerning Webb's commission to produce a series of Birthday Books; material relating to the Puffin Club, comprising correspondence with Puffin Club members and interested parties; correspondence with assorted writers, illustrators, Puffin staff members and associates of Webb regarding Puffin events and 'Puffin Post'; a wide range of printed memorabilia and hand-made ephemera and examples of Jill McDonald's 'Puffin Post' artwork.
The collection also covers projects worked on following Webb's retirement from Puffin: correspondence relating to her work at Goldcrest Films (1981-1986) and correspondence relating to Webb's employment as a literary agent at Curtis Brown (1983-1984). The collection also contains notes and correspondence relating to book projects undertaken during this period, specifically: Methuen Birthday Books (c1980s), 'I Like This Story' (1986), the Kingfisher Reporter series (1990), 'Round About Six' (1992), and 'Family Tree' (1994).
A series of diaries and scrap books (c1929-1994) also document the entirety of Webb's career.
Webb's working library, included in the original accession, has been catalogued separately.



Correspondence and associated material  KW/01  1925-1994

9 boxes

Contents:
Series documenting Webb's extensive personal correspondence with a wide range of business associates, literary contacts, family and other acquaintances. Files mainly contain letters, but may also include printed ephemera and photographs. Later correspondence frequently contains copies of Webb's replies. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Correspondence was sorted and listed prior to sale at Sotheby's into 'Names', 'Authors, illustrators and writers' and 'Miscellaneous'. This order has been retained, with further, 'loose' correspondence amalgamated into existing series.

Family correspondence  KW/01/01  1930-1994

16 files

Contents:
Series contains extensive correspondence with Webb's father, Arthur Webb; her mother, Ann Kathleen Webb (nee Stevens); and her brothers, Bill and John Webb. Later correspondence with her father contains copies of Webb's replies. Other correspondence includes: letters of condolence sent to Arthur Webb upon the death of John Webb; correspondence from Webb's husbands, Chris Brierley, Keith Hunter and Ronald Searle (Ronald Searle correspondence currently closed subject to the Data Protection Act). The series also contains some ephemera and personal items, in particular John Webb's wallet and associated documents.

Ann Webb  KW/01/01/01  1937-1957

108 items

Contents:
Correspondence addressed to Webb from Ann, her mother. The file consists of letters, mainly written during two distinct periods. Firstly, during Webb's residence in Belgium, June to August 1930, where she had been sent in order to learn French and shorthand prior to beginning work. The second group of letters were addressed to Webb, May to August 1946, during her visit to the USA, staying with her father, through the later stages of her pregnancy and the birth of her children. Also included is one later letter, dated 1957. The file includes two letters addressed to Ann Webb from Ronald Searle, forwarded by her to Webb.

Arthur Webb  KW/01/01/02  1942-1974

47 items

Contents:
Correspondence addressed to Webb from Arthur, her father. Letters addressed to Webb include three letters during 1940s and three dated February to March 1973 (Arthur Webb died April 1973), and later correspondence containing second copy typescripts of Webb's replies. The file also include Webb's letters to her father from 1942-1970, which came into her possession following his death; three press cuttings mentioning Arthur Webb, from 'Worlds Press News' (1954), 'Amarillo Daily News' and 'The Wichita Eagle' (1956); and a signed copy of a Variety Club programme, honouring Hannen Swaffer and signed by Swaffer. The file also includes correspondence and notes written following Arthur Webb's death, specifically form letters announcing his death and notes for a memorial service. The file also includes one draft letter from Arthur Webb to Ronald Searle.

Bill Webb  KW/01/01/03  1933-1976

42 items

Contents:
File containing correspondence addressed to Webb from her brother, Bill. Later correspondence includes copies of her replies. The file also includes one portrait photograph, the reverse labelled 'Bill, 1940'.

John Webb  KW/01/01/04  1942

8 sub-files

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material relating to Webb's brother John, who was killed in the Second World War. Files include ephemera relating John Webb, and later correspondence concerning Kaye Webb's attempts to find out more about his death.

John Webb to Ann Webb  KW/01/01/04/01  27 Feb 1943-01 Mar 1944

2 items

Contents:
One letter and one postcard, addressed to his mother from John Webb.

John Webb to Arthur Webb  KW/01/01/04/02  18 Sep 1943-21 Feb 1944

3 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to his father, from John Webb. Passed to Webb on her father's death.

John Webb to Bill Webb  KW/01/01/04/03  1939-1943

4 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to Bill Webb, sent whilst both brothers were servicemen.

John Webb to Kaye Webb  KW/01/01/04/04  31 Jul 1942-29 Jan 1944

11 items

Contents:
Ten letters, five of which are microfilm copies, and a telegram sent to Kaye Webb. Several letters concern Webb's divorce from Chris Brierley.

John Webb photographs  KW/01/01/04/05  c 1939

2 items

Contents:
File containing one packet of photographic negatives taken by John Webb whilst in service. The file also includes a sequence of 48 portrait photographs on one 'polyfoto' sheet with overlay. Reverse labelled 'John 1939'.

John Webb's wallet  KW/01/01/04/06  c 1943

1 item + 1 folder

Contents:
One leather wallet and its contents, including diary, notebook, driving licence, officer's record of service, epaulettes, correspondence and related material addressed to Webb.
Correspondence and other delicate material removed from wallet and kept in separate file.

Letters of condolence received on the death of John Webb  KW/01/01/04/07  Apr-Jul 1944

28 items

Contents:
File containing letters principally addressed to Arthur Webb, although including letters addressed to other family members. The file includes letters from professional contacts; one letter addressed to Arthur Webb from his other son, Bill; and one letter from Wilfred Martin, a colleague of John Webb in India (see also KW/01/01/04/08).

War Graves Commission material  KW/01/01/04/08  1944-1976

18 items

Contents:
Material relating to the estate of John Webb, mostly addressed to his mother, Ann Webb. The file includes photographs and related material from the Imperial War Graves Commission, including photographs of his grave in Burma. The file also includes correspondence addressed to Webb, and one copy of her reply, from former officers who worked with John Webb.

Extended family  KW/01/01/05  c 1930-1995

2 sub-files

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material addressed to Webb from other family members, frequently concerning the Webb family genealogy, in particular Webb toy theatre company.

'Steve' a relative of Ann Webb  KW/01/01/05/01  03 Aug 1930

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, from a relative based in Montreal.

Cousins' correspondence  KW/01/01/05/02  1989-1995

19 items

Contents:
One file, mainly containing letters from cousins of Webb, concerning family history.

Chris Brierley  KW/01/01/06  c 1937

32 items

Contents:
Correspondence and related material concerning Webb's first husband. The file includes ten letters addressed to Webb from Chris Brierley, whom she married in 1937. The file also contains three photographs of Brierley, two letters from Brierley's family and documents relating to their divorce.

Andrew Keith Hunter  KW/01/01/07  c 1937-1988

38 items

Contents:
Correspondence and related material concerning Webb's second husband, Andrew Keith Hunter (generally known as Keith: correspondence uses this name). Correspondence is addressed to Webb, and divided into two groups - earlier correspondence written during his stationing at various RAF bases, but including one letter written following the break-up of their marriage in 1946; and later correspondence written during Hunter's retirement in Spain, which includes second copy typescripts of Webb's replies.

Ronald Searle  KW/01/01/08  c 1948

66 items

Conditions of access: Closed subject to Data Protection Act

Contents:
Correspondence addressed to Webb from her third husband. The bulk of the file consists of letters and postcards from Searle addressed to Webb and their children during a trip he made to Poland in 1948, in order to attend a cultural conference. The letters and cards are frequently illustrated. A typescript copy of edited descriptive elements of the letters is included in the file. The letters and cards themselves are annotated in pencil, presumably in order for the typescript copy to be made. The file also includes various small cards and notes, frequently illustrated.

Authors, illustrators and publishers correspondence  KW/01/02  1963-1995

78 files

Contents:
Files containing correspondence with individuals associated with children's literature in various capacities. Files often contain copies of Kaye Webb's replies. Although frequently referring to business matters, correspondence is chiefly personal, only occasionally written within Webb's capacity as editor at Puffin.
Files are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

George Adamson  KW/01/02/01  26 Jul 1995

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, enquiring after her health and giving general news. Signed 'Peg and George'.

Brian Alderson  KW/01/02/02  1988-1992

6 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Alderson, and four written in reply. The correspondence covers various subjects, including Jill McDonald, Puffin Post and Webb's recollections of Ezra Jack Keats and Edward Ardizzone.

Marie Angel  KW/01/02/03  Apr 1970

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, congratulating her on winning the Eleanor Farjeon award and discussing her work, with a copy of one letter written in reply.

Scoular Anderson  KW/01/02/04  1979-1990

5 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, with three written in reply. Correspondence includes a photocopy of Anderson's first published story, titled 'A Day By The Sea' (Scottish Short Stories, Collins, 1978). Correspondence discusses Anderson's work, and Webb's suggestions for contributions.

Phyllis Arkell  KW/01/02/05  31 May 1989

1 item

Contents:
Copy of one letter from Webb, addressed to Arkell, mostly concerning 'Old Witch and the Magic Wishing Steps'.

Arts Council  KW/01/02/06  Mar 1981

3 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Kate Marsh at the Arts Council of Great Britain, and a copy of one letter written in reply. Correspondence concerns proposals for an Arts Council funded children's literature review magazine.

The Atlantic Monthly Press  KW/01/02/07  Aug 1985

18 items

Contents:
Eight letters addressed to Webb from Melanie Kroupa, then Children's Books editor at the Atlantic Monthly Press, and copies of seven letters written in reply. Correspondence concerns Webb's employment as a 'talent scout', finding British children's books for the 'Atlantic Monthly Press' children's list. The file also contains two letters from Caroline Knox, the Rights Director at Andre Deutsch, concerning suitable books.

Patricia Ayres  KW/01/02/08  1975-1984

17 items

Contents:
Nine letters addressed to Webb, and eight letters written in reply. Correspondence chiefly concerns Webb and Ayres' work in book and magazine publishing. Ayres worked as an editor at both Parents Magazine Enterprises and Guideposts Publishers in New York.

Harry Barton  KW/01/02/09  1977-1978

3 items

Contents:
Copies of two letters from Webb addressed to Barton, and one written in reply.

Fredericka Berger  KW/01/02/10  07 Oct 1985

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, concerning Webb's proof reading of Berger's work, titled 'Underground Treasure'.

Katharine Briggs  KW/01/02/11  c 1976

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of one letter written in reply. Correspondence mentions Briggs' 'Dictionary of Fairies'.

British Library  KW/01/02/12  1983-1992

5 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Jane Carr, then Head of Marketing and Publishing at the British Library, and one letter written in return. The second letter concerns planned exhibitions in the Treasures Gallery at the British Library, and Webb's possible employment in a consultation capacity. The file also contains related documentation.

Ben Lucien Burman  KW/01/02/13  1970-1983

11 items

Contents:
Seven letters addressed to Webb, and copies of four letters written in reply. Correspondence covers various subjects, including Burman's 'Catfish Bend' books and Webb's work at Puffin. The file also contains a press cutting of an article on Burman from the 'Quad City Times' (July 1979).

Dorothy Butler  KW/01/02/14  1980

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of her reply. Butler discusses 'I Like this Poem', and invites Webb to visit New Zealand.

Gioia Caputo  KW/01/02/15  1988-1989

6 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, and copies of three letters sent in reply. The letters discuss, amongst other subjects, Webb and Caputo's work on Puffin Birthday Books.

'Noel Carrington and his Puffin Picture Books' exhibition correspondence  KW/01/02/16  1992

3 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Ian Rogerson, then Librarian at Manchester Polytechnic, concerning their Noel Carrington exhibition, and enclosing a copy of the exhibition programme. The file also contains a copy of Webb's reply, discussing Carrington's work at Puffin.

Remy Charlip  KW/01/02/17  1974-1979

17 items

Contents:
Correspondence addressed to Webb, and copies of letters written in reply, mainly concerning Charlip's book 'Arm in Arm', produced in the UK by Perpetua Press. The file also contains press cuttings of two reviews for 'Arm in Arm', and publicity material for a production titled 'Mad River' which Charlip choreographed in 1974.

Michelle Clairborne 'Play and Learn' magazine  KW/01/02/18  16 May 1990

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb.

Beverley Clearly  KW/01/02/19  Oct-Nov 1981

4 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb and one letter written in reply. Correspondence concerns a play written by Clearly for Book Week in the U.S.A., titled 'The sausage on the end of the nose'.

Hannah Cole  KW/01/02/20  1988-1995

5 items

Contents:
Five letters addressed to Webb, discussing Cole's family and work. See also KW/10/04: 'Round About Six'.

'Cricket' magazine group  KW/01/02/21  1974-1995

11 items

Contents:
Five letters addressed to Webb from either Blouke or Marianne Carus, with copies of five letters written in reply. Correspondence concerns Webb's membership of the 'Cricket Magazine' group editorial board. Later correspondence concerns a short story submitted by Webb to 'Cricket Magazine', a copy of which is included in the file.

Bronnie Cunningham  KW/01/02/22  1973-1987

7 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, and copies of three letters written in reply. Correspondence mentions the 'Round About..' and Birthday books.

Sean Day Lewis  KW/01/02/23  1981

7 items

Contents:
File contains a copy of one letter from Webb addressed to David Holloway concerning her proposal to have children's television reviewed in 'The Daily Telegraph', and his letter written in reply, suggesting that she contact Sean Day Lewis. The file also contains two letters from Day Lewis, and copies of three letters written in reply on the same subject.

Joan De Hamel  KW/01/02/24  1968-1987

11 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to Webb, and copies of four letters written in reply. Correspondence concerns both Webb and De Hamel's work, and Webb's visits to New Zealand. The file also contains one letter addressed to Webb from Caroline Corkhill, thanking her for an introduction to De Hamel's family.

Peter and Gunvor Edwards  KW/01/02/25  1975-1995

8 items

Contents:
Five letters and cards addressed to Webb from either Peter or Gunvor Edwards, with copies of two letters sent in return. Correspondence includes detailed descriptions of places visited by the Edwards, including Hong Kong, Sweden and the UK. The file also includes one illustrated birthday letter, addressed to Kaye from Gunvor Edwards.

Robin Ellis  KW/01/02/26  1984-1986

8 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to Webb from Robin Ellis, then Eric Hill's editor at Ventura Publishing, and copies of two letters sent in reply. Correspondence discusses various ways of promoting 'Spot the Dog', including a possible Braille version of the books. The file also includes a press cutting of an article on Hill from 'TALK: the National Deaf Children's Society Newsletter'.

Nicholas Fisk  KW/01/02/27  1975

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, one consisting of an illustrated poem, titled 'Lines for for the Lazaret, dedicated to a Lady of Quality, K*** W***', written for Webb during a stay in hospital. The file also includes a copy of her reply.

Betty Fleischman  KW/01/02/28  c 1979-05 Dec 1985

2 items

Contents:
A copy of one letter addressed to Fleischman and one, later letter addressed to Webb.

Sid Fleischman  KW/01/02/29  1985

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of one letter written in return. Letters disuss both Fleischman and Webb's work at the time, and plans for visiting.

Eleanor Graham  KW/01/02/30  1982-1984

12 items

Contents:
File containing correspondence relating to Eleanor Graham, but not written by her. The file contains two letters addressed to Webb from Gill Johnson, then Senior Librarian at Doncaster Library Service, and copies of Webb's replies concerning Graham's editorial work at Puffin, and J.E. Morpurgo's comments on this in his biography of Allen Lane. The file also contains letters addressed to Webb from Margaret Clark at Bodley Head and Anne Wood at Books for Children, on the occasion of the death of Graham, including typescript copies of obituaries written by Webb and Clark. Letters addressed to Webb from Graham are held in the Penguin Business Correspondence file (KW/07/01).

Vanessa Hamilton  KW/01/02/31  29 Sep 1992

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, concerning Mary Norton's death.

Joan Hassel  KW/01/02/32  24 Feb 1967

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, declining to contribute any illustrations for Puffin titles.

Janet Hitchman  KW/01/02/33  1979-1980

5 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and copies of four letters either written to Hitchman, or on her behalf, by Webb. Correspondence concerns 'King of the Barbareens' and other projected works by Hitchman.

Grace Hogarth  KW/01/02/34  1973-1979

5 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, and copies of three letters written in reply. Later correspondence concerns Webb's retirement, and children's books in general.

Harlow Young Poets Festival  KW/01/02/35  1995

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from the organiser of Harlow Young Poets Festival describing the festival, for which Webb had judged a poetry competition. The file also contains a programme for the festival.

Rev Walter Hooper  KW/01/02/36  12 Dec 1979

2 items

Contents:
A copy of one letter from Webb addressed to Hooper and his reply, answering her query on letters written to C.S. Lewis, discussing adaptations of 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe', and Webb's work at Puffin.

Richard Howart  KW/01/02/37  1985

2 items

Contents:
One letter written to Webb and a copy of one letter sent in reply, concerning possible television and video projects, specifically Beatrix Potter adaptations.

Margaret Ingham  KW/01/02/38  1974-1978

7 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, and copies of five letters written in reply. Correspondence concerns Webb's and Ingham's work at Puffin (both in the UK and New Zealand), and Webb's intended visits to New Zealand.

Sonia Jackson  KW/01/02/39  28 Jul 1983

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb written following the death of Sonia Jackson's husband, Brian Jackson.

Jersey Association for the Teaching of English  KW/01/02/40  1987

5 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Jennifer Walton, then head of Jersey Association for the Teaching of English, inviting her to visit Jersey to give talks on her work at Puffin. The file also contains three copies of letters sent in reply, eventually declining the invitation.

Olive Jones  KW/01/02/41  1988

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, expressing her dislike of retirement, and a copy of one letter written in reply, commiserating.

Ursula Jones  KW/01/02/42  1981-1992

8 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to Webb from Ursula Jones, sister of Dianna Wynne Jones, with copies of four letters written in reply discussing her work as an actress and ideas for theatrical adaptations.

Richard Kennedy  KW/01/02/43  c 1964-1988

20 items

Contents:
Twelve letters addressed to Webb (mostly undated), and copies of three letters written in reply. Correspondence is detailed, discussing Webb's and Kennedy's work at Puffin, and frequently personal, referring to the correspondents' families and health. Letters are occasionally illustrated. The file includes several sheets of notes in Kennedy's hand for Webb's autobiography, provisionally titled 'An Ordinary Girl', including a chapter outline and some rough drafts. The file also contains one catalogue for the Whittington Press, dated 1975-1976, advertising several pieces of Kennedy's work.

Jacqueline Kergueno  KW/01/02/44  1989

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of one letter written in reply, concerning a possible meeting to discuss Webb's book group. Kergueno was then editor of 'J'aime Lire' (Bayard Press Group).

Astrid Lindgren  KW/01/02/45  1975-1977

5 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, and copies of three letters in reply. Correspondence chiefly concerns Lindgren's attempts to find a suitable clinic for Webb in Sweden. Webb's later letter invites Lindgen to attend a Puffin Club party whilst visiting the UK.

Janet Lunn  KW/01/02/46  1974-1994

23 items

Contents:
Thirteen letters addressed to Webb, and copies of ten letters written in reply. Detailed correspondence discusses work, particularly Lunn's writing, amongst other varied subjects.

Patricia Lynch  KW/01/02/47  1963-1969

3 items

Contents:
File containing one letter from Lynch, written after having met Webb, and discussing her work particularly 'The Bookshop on the Quay' and 'A Storyteller's Childhood'. The file also includes one letter addressed to Webb from R.M. Fox, regarding Lynch's story 'Brogeen Follows the Magic Tune', and associated notes from Puffin staff.

Julia MacRae  KW/01/02/48  n.d. [c 1960s]

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, written whilst working at Hamish Hamilton.

Tom Maschler  KW/01/02/49  1981

3 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb and a copy of one written in reply, discussing 'Masquerade' (Kit Williams, London, Cape 1979), its popularity and the possibility of forming a club as a spin-off.

William Mayne  KW/01/02/50  04 Aug 1982

2 items

Contents:
A copy of one letter addressed to Mayne from Webb, thanking him for dedicating 'Winter Quarters' to her, with Mayne's reply.

Jill McDonald  KW/01/02/51  1981-1988

13 items

Contents:
File containing one letter addressed to Webb from Jill McDonald, discussing her terms of employment at Puffin (undated). Remaining correspondence with McDonald's family after her death includes copies of two letters from Webb addressed to Murray McDonald, concerning her estate; one letter from Peg Flemyng (McDonald's aunt), with a copy of Webb's reply; and two letters from Glen McDonald (McDonald's daughter), with a copy of one letter written in reply. The file also contains two receipts for money sent by Webb on behalf of McDonald.

Lilian Moore  KW/01/02/52  1967-1986

32 items

Contents:
Thirteen letters addressed to Webb, and copies of sixteen letters written in reply. Correspondence is detailed and covers various subjects, including family, visits and work, particularly Moore's contributions to 'Puffin Post'. The file also includes a photocopied draft of poems later published as 'Little Raccoon and Poems from the Woods', forwarded to Webb by Jean Sepanski at McGraw-Hill, New York (May 1975), and correspondence with Phyllis Hunt at Faber and Faber concerning Moore's book 'Something New Begins' (Dec 1982).

Clare Morpurgo  KW/01/02/53  May 1988

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Clare Morpurgo concerning the charity Farms for City Children, and including some promotional material. The file also contains a copy of Webb's reply.

Jill Murphy  KW/01/02/54  1982-1986

6 items

Contents:
Three letters and one illustrated get well message addressed to Webb, with copies of two letters written in reply. Correspondence is chiefly personal, although occasionally mentions Murphy's work.

Roni Natov  KW/01/02/55  Sep 1988

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of her reply. Natov, then Associate Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University New York, had been commissioned to write a biography of Leon Garfield and requested an interview with Webb.

Ian Norrie  KW/01/02/56  02 Dec 1971

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, thanking her for her talk to the Society of Bookmen, and for 'putting the Society perfectly in its place by describing the exclusion of women as 'silly''.

Philippa Pearce  KW/01/02/57  22 Apr 1982

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb discussing the purchase of a piece of artwork by Jill McDonald.

'Play and Learn' Magazine  KW/01/02/58  18 July 1988

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Michele Grinsted, concerning OWL magazine.

Poetry Society: Annual Children's Society Poetry Competition  KW/01/02/59  1982-1983

16 items

Contents:
Correspondence, notes and associated material relating to the Poetry Society's Annual Children's Poetry Competition, 1982, for which Webb acted as a judge. The file contains correspondence with Michael Gower, Pamela Clunies Ross, Jacqui Russell and Michelle Fink, concerning the competition (eight items); notes and a final draft for Webb's speech; and a press release listing winners and runners up and their poems.

Jonathan Quick  KW/01/02/60  1979

3 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Jonathan Quick, then a teacher in Dollar, Clackmannanshire, in praise of 'I Like This Poem'. The file also contains a copy of Webb's reply, and a further letter addressed to Webb from Neil Menneer, then one of Quick's pupils.

David Roberts  KW/01/02/61  1980

8 items

Contents:
Five letters addressed to Webb, with copies of three letters plus enclosures written in reply. Correspondence concerns Webb's employment by the Rainbird Publishing Group for providing a synopsis for a series of classic children's books to be published by Marks and Spencer, and Roberts' suggestion that she write a history of the 'classic' children's novel.

Sheila Sancha  KW/01/02/62  Dec 1993

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, written following her appearance on 'Desert Island Discs', and a copy of her reply.

Trudi Schafer  KW/01/02/63  13 May 1981

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, concerning her proposed visit to New York.

Rivers Scott  KW/01/02/64  1981

2 items

Contents:
Copy of one letter written by Webb to Scott, and Scott's reply.

Ian Serraillier  KW/01/02/65  1986

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of her reply, concerning Serraillier's possible contributions to the Penguin 'Birthday Book' series.

Marjorie Sigley  KW/01/02/66  nd [c 1960s-1970s]

1 item

Contents:
A copy of one letter written by Webb to Sigley, apologising that the Puffin Club will be unable to perform her play at Christmas, and giving an update on the reception of Sigley's unpublished adaptation of 'Algie and Worthing'.

Norah Smallwood  KW/01/02/67  17 Nov 1986

1 item

Contents:
One letter, addressed to Webb, responding to an earlier letter on the death of a mutual friend.

St James Press  KW/01/02/68  1982

6 items

Contents:
Correspondence between Daniel Kirkpatrick, of St James Press, and Webb concerning the 1983 edition of 'Twentieth Century Children's Writers' and Webb's work as an advisor for it.

Mary Stolz  KW/01/02/69  1967

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb and a copy of a later reply. Stolz's letter briefly discusses readers' letters about her books and the political situation in America.

Thames Television Children's Club  KW/01/02/70  1982-1985

40 items

Contents:
Correspondence, notes, memoranda and associated material concerning Webb's role as advisor to Thames Television Children's Club. Correspondence addressed to Webb from Charles Warren, Julien Mounter and Judy Blunden; normally includes copies of her replies. Webb was involved with the development of the club - in particular its magazine - between 1982 and 1983. The Club closed in 1985.

David Thompson  KW/01/02/71  1982

7 items

Contents:
Correspondence concerning video cassette readings of Thomson's 'Danny Fox' story. The file contains two cards and one letter from Thompson, and two letters from Thompson's agent, Patsy Wilson. The file also contains copies of Webb's replies.

Geoffrey Trease  KW/01/02/72  1993

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, one congratulating her on her 'Desert Island Discs' appearance, the second discussing his work in 1993.

Julia Watson  KW/01/02/73  1983-1984

7 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to Webb, and copies of three replies, concerning Watson's proposal to start a children's newspaper.

John Watts  KW/01/02/74  1970

2 items

Contents:
One letter, written following Webb's Eleanor Farjeon award, expressing admiration for her work. The file also contains a copy of her reply.

Ursula Moray Williams  KW/01/02/75  c 1970s-1990s

32 items

Contents:
Extensive correspondence, containing twenty four letters addressed to Webb, and copies of five of her replies. Letters are detailed and discuss both Webb and Williams' work and family life, amongst other subjects. The file also contains a copy of Williams' 'Something about the Author' entry.

Barbara Ker Wilson  KW/01/02/76  07 Oct 1976

1 item

Contents:
Copy of one detailed letter addressed to Wilson from Webb, mainly describing her work at Puffin and discussing its progress in Australia.

Linda Yeatman  KW/01/02/77  1983-1987

4 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, and copies of two letters written in reply. Correspondence principally concerns Yeatman's work.

Renee Zinnemann  KW/01/02/78  21 Apr 1965

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, discussing Fred Zinnemann's research for a film on General Custer.

'Names'  KW/01/03  1942-1996

125 files

Contents:
Correspondence files, covering both business and personal acquaintance and spanning the majority of Webb's career. Correspondence is predominantly social and personal, although referring frequently to various correspondents' professional lives.
The 'Names' series of correspondence was created prior to the collection's sale at Sotheby's, with files and items presumably being selected from a general series of correspondence. The arrangement created has been retained.

Larry Adler  KW/01/03/001  29 Mar 1989

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb.

Edward Ashcroft  KW/01/03/002  1972

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Edward Ashcroft of the BBC Overseas Talks Division (brother of Peggy Ashcroft) from Kaye Webb, and one from Ashcroft in reply.

Peggy Ashcroft  KW/01/03/003  c 1984

11 items

Contents:
Ten letters and cards addressed to Webb, mostly undated. File includes one copy letter from Webb.

Joan Aiken  KW/01/03/004  1955-1990

91 items

Contents:
Extensive correspondence (occasionally undated), including 60 letters from Joan Aiken addressed to Webb, and copies of 26 letters written in reply. Correspondence is extensive, frequently discussing Aiken's books and other work, Webb's work at Penguin, their occasional collaborations and other writers and editors. Letters also mention more personal subjects, including the correspondents' homes and families. The file also includes one letter from Ann McGoven to Aiken; a copy of a letter from Aiken to John Hay; typescript notes by Aiken, presumably intended for 'Puffin Post'; and two typescript poems. The file contains a copy of Aiken's Puffin Passport.

Robin Bailey  KW/01/03/005  1959

5 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Kaye Webb and Ronald Searle, written from Melbourne, Australia. Includes press cuttings of reviews of an Australian edition of 'My Fair Lady', in which Bailey played Henry Higgins.

Lord Ballantrae (Bernard Fergusson)  KW/01/03/006  18 Jun 1980

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb.

Herbert Ernest Bates  KW/01/03/007  1953-1954

5 items

Contents:
Three letters from H.E. Bates, addressed variously to Ronald Searle and Webb, concerning a foreword Bates wrote for '[Les Amoureux.] The Lovers' Pocketbook' (Perpetua, London, 1954), edited by Webb. Two letters from Bates marked 'Autog. file'. The file also contains one letter from Michael Joseph Ltd. and one typescript draft, with occasional manuscript annotations, of Bates' foreword.

Nina Bawden  KW/01/03/008  n.d. [c 1960s-1980s]

1 item

Contents:
One letter, dated 25 Aug, discussing Webb's health and Nina Bawden's family.

Pauline Baynes  KW/01/03/009  c 1962-1990

6 items

Contents:
Six letters, mostly undated.

Lord Beaverbrook  KW/01/03/010  c 1974

1 item

Contents:
One brief postcard addressed to Arthur Webb, undated.

Max Beerbohm  KW/01/03/011  1942-1954

1 item

Contents:
Five letters addressed to Webb from Max Beerbohm and one from Florence Beerbohm, his wife. The file contains 26 prints of eight separate portrait photographs of the Beerbohms, taken at their home in Rapallo, Italy, in October 1949 by Webb. One photograph includes Ronald Searle in the group. The file also includes negatives of the photographs and photographic prints. The photographs were used to illustrate an article by Webb for 'Go' magazine (see KW/02/03/02).

Clementina Bentine  KW/01/03/012  19 Feb 1975

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from the wife of Michael Bentine.

Elizabeth Beresford  KW/01/03/013  1989

5 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, with two letters to Beresford in reply. Letters discuss draft typescript for fairy stories by Beresford. A copy of her versions of 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Hansel and Gretel' are also included in the file.

John Betjeman  KW/01/03/014  1979

1 item

Contents:
One brief letter, addressed to Webb, sending regrets that he will be unable to attend an event organised by the Poetry Society.

Quentin Blake  KW/01/03/015  c 1986

4 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, the later one including a small drawing of a puffin, and one letter in reply. The file also includes a copy of a Blake drawing, annotated to include a get well message, addressed to Webb.

Edward Blishen  KW/01/03/016  Mar 1973

3 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and one letter from Webb in reply. The file also includes one typescript draft of a piece by Blishen about dogs, to which both letters refer. [See also Birthday Book File: KW/07/03].

Claire Bloom  KW/01/03/017  n.d. [c 1960s-1970s]

1 item

Contents:
One brief letter addressed to Webb.

Michael Bond  KW/01/03/018  19 Apr 1977

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb.

Caryl Brahms  KW/01/03/019  c 1971

2 items

Contents:
Two postcards addressed to Webb, concerning contributions to a 'Lilliput' anthology.

Christianna Brand  KW/01/03/020  08 Jul 1983

1 item

Contents:
One postcard addressed to Webb.

Gilberte Brassai  KW/01/03/021  c 1970-1986

7 items

Contents:
Five letters addressed to Webb, and two written in reply. Gilberte Brassai's letters are written in French. Correspondence occasionally concerns her husband's work for 'Lilliput'.

Tim Brooke-Taylor  KW/01/03/022  08 Aug 1982

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, concerning a possible adaptation of 'Supergran'.

Raymond Briggs  KW/01/03/023  1973-1989

3 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb and a copy of one written in reply, concerning amongst other things, Briggs' illustrations for Peter Dickinson's poems for the 1973 'Puffin Annual'.

James Cameron  KW/01/03/024  02 Jan 1973

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, apologising for being unable to attend a New Year's Eve party.

Patrick Campbell  KW/01/03/025  1946

4 items

Contents:
Personal letters addressed to Webb, written whilst Campbell was working at 'Lillput' and Webb was in America.

Richard Carpenter  KW/01/03/026  1986

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb and a copy of one written in reply, concerning possible work for Carpenter on adaptation of 'My Family and Other Animals' and 'The Borrowers'.

Charles Causley  KW/01/03/027  1978-1992

7 items

Contents:
Five postcards and two letters addressed to Webb, with two letters in reply, concerning possible adaptations of various works by Causley. [see also 'Family Tree' KW/10/05]

Frances Cornford  KW/01/03/028  09 Feb 1954

1 item

Contents:
One postcard addressed to Webb, concerning the possible sale of Ringstead Mill.

Gordon Craig  KW/01/03/029  1946-1958

49 items

Contents:
Letters and postcards addressed to Webb, with copies of her letters in reply. Correspondence principally concerns Webb's attempts to get Craig's memoirs published, although letters frequently cover broader subjects. The file also includes two letters addressed to Webb from Craig's daughter, Nelly, and press cuttings of two articles on Craig both dated July 29 1956, one by Kenneth Tynan, titled 'Keeping in Touch', the other by Peter Brook, titled 'Gordon Craig'. The file also includes a copy of 'Gordon Craig: collection 'Les Metteurs en scene'', Catherine Valogne. One photograph, dated 1958 is also included in the file.

Helen Cresswell  KW/01/03/030  c 1975-1994

4 items

Contents:
File containing one poem signed by Cresswell, addressed to Webb, thanking her for the gift of a puffin ornament. The file also contains letters addressed to Webb from Cresswell's daughters, requesting that she write a recollection for Cresswell's 60th birthday and a copy of said recollection.

Roald Dahl  KW/01/03/031  1985-1990

6 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, and one letter in reply. Correspondence does not generally discuss business matters, but includes a copy of a letter addressed to Dahl from Gilllian Wagner, requesting that he compile an anthology of stories for children, on behalf of Dr Barnado's. The file also includes a press cutting of an obituary from the Daily Mail, dated 24 Nov 1990.

Liccy Dahl  KW/01/03/032  11 Jan 1991-09 Jul 1992

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Roald Dahl's second wife, written shortly after his death. The file also includes one letter from Webb addressed to Liccy Dahl.

Tessa Dahl  KW/01/03/033  c 1990

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Tessa Dahl, Roald Dahl's daughter, written shortly after his death.

John Dankworth  KW/01/03/034  1967-1972

4 items

Contents:
Three letters from Webb addressed to John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, and one letter from Dankworth in reply, concerning social engagements, Puffin club events, the Puffin club song and the Wavendon Allmusic Plan charity.

Lionel Davidson  KW/01/03/035  16 Apr 1985

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Davidson from Webb, concerning 'Lilliput Goes to War' and 'Screaming High'.

David Davis  KW/01/03/036  c 1960s-1970s

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, describing Davis' work for Radio 4.

Cecil Day Lewis  KW/01/03/037  27 Feb 1953

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, concerning his contribution to 'Souls in Torment' (Searle, Ronald, Perpetua, London, 1953).

Monica Dickens  KW/01/03/038  n.d. [c 1960s-1970s]

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, undated.

Peter Dickinson  KW/01/03/039  1972-c 1980

12 items

Contents:
Eight letters addressed to Webb, and three in reply. Correspondence concerns the commission of a series of poems for the 1973 Puffin Annual on unlikely pets. Dickinson's letters also give advice on writing memoirs.

Richard Dimbleby  KW/01/03/040  02 Jul 1965

1 item

Contents:
Photocopy of one letter adddressed to Sir Allen Lane from Richard Dimbleby, concerning the production of early home video recording equipment for Penguin.

Russell Drysdale  KW/01/03/041  1954-c 1977

6 items

Contents:
Six letters and cards addressed to Webb, early correspondence personal.

Ernest Dudley  KW/01/03/042  27 Apr 1948

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, concerning Dudley's plans to tour Australia.

Robert Eddison  KW/01/03/043  n.d. [c 1961]

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, discusses Eddison's part in a production of 'Macbeth' at the Old Vic.

Dorothy Edwards  KW/01/03/044  16 Jun 1976

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, discussing Webb's retirement from Puffin.

Denholm Elliot  KW/01/03/045  10 Nov 1953

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, apologising for being unable to attend an unspecified social function.

Rowland & Mary Emett  KW/01/03/046  n.d. [mid 20th century]

1 item

Contents:
One Christmas card, addressed 'to you both'.

Eleanor Farjeon  KW/01/03/047  1957-c 1963

16 items

Contents:
Correspondence addressed to Webb from Eleanor Farjeon. Letters discuss, amongst other subjects, the 'Round About...' series. The file includes one letter and one card addressed to Webb from Denys Blakelock, Farjeon's biographer. Also contained are notes written by Webb for a possible tribute which discuss Farjeon's correspondence.

Charles Fenby  KW/01/03/048  1951-c 1974

3 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, and one letter written by Webb to June Fenby, Charles Fenby's wife.

Laura Fergusson  KW/01/03/049  1958-1977

6 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to Webb and two written in reply. Laura Fergusson was married to Sir Bernard, later Lord Ballantrae.

George Fergusson  KW/01/03/050  1985

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from George Fergusson, son of Laura Fergusson and Sir Bernard, later Lord Ballantrae. The file also includes one letter written on Fergusson's behalf to Curtis Brown Ltd.

Michael Flanders  KW/01/03/051  1957-1968

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Michael Flanders, writer and actor.

Christina Foyle  KW/01/03/052  1960

3 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and two programmes concerning a 'Foyle's Literary Luncheon', held at the Dorchester Hotel, London on 03 Mar 1960.

Andrew Freeth  KW/01/03/053  14 Nov 1961

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Andrew Freeth.

Christopher Fry  KW/01/03/054  1952-1994

57 items

Contents:
Forty-one letters and cards addressed to Webb from Christopher Fry, and copies of twelve letters written by Webb in reply. Correspondence occasionally discusses Fry's work, specifically play scripts and adaptations worked on, and children's poetry. The file includes some letters by Webb, written to other correspondents on Fry's behalf. The file also contains drafts for two poems by Fry: one manuscript draft for a poem for children beginning 'In the water where we bathe...' (n.d.), and one photocopy typescript with annotations for a poem dated July 1994, titled 'Hathill Copse'. Manuscript annotations by Fry state that it was 'written for the opening of a woodland exhibition place for modern sculpture'. The file also contains one press cutting of an interview with Fry titled 'Christopher Fry: 'Do I Enjoy Writing? No.', by Phyllis Mera (New York Times, 1962) and includes one letter addressed to Webb, dated 24 Nov 1995, from the Queen's Awards Office, concerning her nomination of Fry for an honour.

Roy Fuller  KW/01/03/055  1968-1991

5 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb from Roy Fuller, concerning contributions for 'Puffin Post' 1968-1969. The file also includes one letter by Webb written in reply, and one letter addressed to 'The Independent', concerning Fuller's obituary.

Alan Garner  KW/01/03/056  04 Sep 1967

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, concerning the 'Puffin Post'.

Penelope Gilliatt  KW/01/03/057  09 Jan 1961

1 item

Contents:
One letter, addressed to Webb and Ronald Searle, concerning Gilliatt's film reviews.

Rumer Godden  KW/01/03/058  1980-1992

49 items

Contents:
25 letters and one card addressed to Webb from Rumer Godden, with copies of 17 letters written in reply. Correspondence is extensive, concerning Godden's writing for children, work relating to Puffin and personal subjects; frequently the correspondents' health. The file includes correspondence with Godden's daughter, concerning Webb's contribution to a 'Birthday Book', compiled for Godden's 80th birthday. The file also contains a copy of one letter from Webb to James Kirkup concerning his writing for children.

Robert Graves  KW/01/03/059  1951-1994

9 sub-files

Contents:
Correspondence, manuscripts and associated material relating to Robert Graves and his family.

'The Rushyou Bird' poem draft  KW/01/03/059/01  c 1951-1986

2 ff.

Contents:
Manuscript draft, in Graves' hand, with annotated typescript copy of a poem originally written when Graves was 12 years old. Typescript copy titled 'What they wrote when they were 12, No. 1 Robert Graves'. Presumably unpublished.

'Bathunts at Bathurst' poem draft  KW/01/03/059/02  c 1951-1986

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft, bound in a brown paper file. The poem is subtitled 'An Australian fantasy provoked by an economical compositor's end-of-line hyphens.' First page stamped with A.P. Watt agent's details. Presumably unpublished.

'The English Sun-seekers' essay draft  KW/01/03/059/03  26 Apr 1958

17 ff.

Contents:
Manuscript draft of essay, signed 'To Kaye with love from Robert, Ap 26 1958'. The file also includes an earlier manuscript draft with annotations.

Robert Graves correspondence  KW/01/03/059/04  c 1951-1961

4 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to either Webb alone, or Webb and Ronald Searle. All written from Mallorca.

Beryl Graves correspondence  KW/01/03/059/05  1974-1994

12 items

Contents:
Letters addressed to Webb, with occasional typescript copies of her replies, from Robert Graves' wife, Beryl.

Jenny Cross correspondence  KW/01/03/059/06  1954-1958

2 items

Contents:
One letter from Cross, and a copy of one letter from Webb.

Diana Graves correspondence  KW/01/03/059/07  c 1954-1955

6 items.

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Diana Graves (? Graves' niece), and copies of three letters written in reply.

William Graves correspondence  KW/01/03/059/08  1993-1994

4 items

Contents:
Two letters and two postcards addressed to Webb, mostly concerning the Robert Graves trust survey of Graves' correspondence.

Associated correspondence and ephemera  KW/01/03/059/09  1949-1996

5 items

Contents:
File containing correspondence and associated material relating to Graves, and kept with other files. Includes one letter from Webb addressed to Joan (?), c 1950, concerning a broadcast of Graves' poetry, and discussing his preferences for having such poetry read. The letter includes typescript copies of 'The Young Cordwainer', 'My Name and I' and 'Advice on May Day'. The file also includes one letter addressed to Webb from Miranda Seymour, Graves' biographer, with a copy of Webb's letter written in reply (1993). The file also contains one copy of a photograph of Graves and Webb (undated), material relating to Graves' memorial service (Jan 1986) and one copy of 'Gravesiana: the Journal of the Robert Graves Society' (Vol 1, No.1: June 1996).

Hugh Griffith  KW/01/03/060  c 1955

2 items

Contents:
Two letters, both addressed to Webb and Ronald Searle, from Hugh Griffith, actor.

John Grigg  KW/01/03/061  c 1956-1984

16 items

Contents:
15 letters addressed to Webb and one copy of a letter written in reply. Grigg had worked as editor on 'The National and English Review' and 'Young Elizabethan' in collaboration with Webb.

Alec Guiness  KW/01/03/062  c 1952-1959

10 items

Contents:
Nine cards and letters, addressed either to Webb alone or to Webb and Ronald Searle, and a copy of one letter written by Webb in reply.

Vincent Haddelsey  KW/01/03/063  c 1973-1984

8 items

Contents:
File containing one postcard from Vincent Haddelsey and several letters from Webb, two addressed to Haddelsey, and three written on his behalf concerning Webb's attempts to publicise stories written by Haddelsey and Gordon Robinson. This was eventually published as 'Tales of Kitamaat', a copy of which is included in the file. Letters include one addressed to Webb from Ian Rankin, then at the National Community Folktale Centre, and one from Webb, in reply.

Nigel Hawthorne  KW/01/03/064  c 1985

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb.

Thora Hird  KW/01/03/065  1948-1989

4 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Thora Hird from Webb, and two letters written by Hird in reply (c 1981-1989). The file also contains one press cutting of an article written by Webb for 'The Leader' magazine on Hird (07 Feb 1948).

Tom Hopkinson  KW/01/03/066  1947-1990

20 items

Contents:
Nine letters addressed to Webb, and copies of six letters written in return, with the majority of correspondence dated c 1970s-1980s. Hopkinson and Webb had both worked on 'Lilliput' before he went on to edit 'Picture Post'. Letters discuss Hopkinson's biography and other books, their respective careers and Webb's work on 'Lilliput Goes to War'. The file also contains correspondence with Mike Ungersma relating to the development of the Tom Hopkinson Scholarship Fund, at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Siriol Hugh Jones  KW/01/03/067  01 May 1960

1 item

Contents:
One postard addressed to Mrs R Searle.

Sir John Hunt  KW/01/03/068  06 Mar 1961

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb.

Sir Mervyn Horder  KW/01/03/069  c 1981

1 item

Contents:
Photocopy of musical score for 'Carry her over the water', labelled 'words c.1966 by W. H. Auden, music c.1981 by Mervyn Horder'.

Sydney Jacobson  KW/01/03/070  06 Jun 1945

1 item

Contents:
One letter, addressed to Webb, written whilst Jacobson was on active service in Germany. See also 'Lilliput' correspondence (KW/03/01/02).

Tove Jansson  KW/01/03/071  c 1977-1992

4 items

Contents:
Three letters and one card addressed to Webb, the card containing a small sketch. Correspondence regularly concerns Webb's requests for contributions from Jansson to various anthologies.

Barbara Jefford  KW/01/03/072  02 Apr 1950

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb.

Diana Wynne Jones  KW/01/03/073  c 1981-1989

3 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and copies of two letters from Webb.

Clive King  KW/01/03/074  c 1993

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, with accompanying autobiographical notes from King. The file also contains one letter addressed to Webb from Melissa Maitland at Puffin, concerning Webb's agreement to write an afterword for the Puffin Modern Classics edition of 'Stig of the Dump'.

Allen Lane  KW/01/03/075  1968-1970

5 items

Contents:
Five letters addressed to Webb, mainly concerning her work at Puffin.

Noel Langley  KW/01/03/076  c 1957

2 items

Contents:
Two letters, one addressed to Webb, and one addressed to 'Kaye and Ronald' concerning Langley's work.

Laurie Lee  KW/01/03/077  c 1956-1984

22 items

Contents:
22 letters addressed to Webb, and copies of two letters in reply. Correspondence is mainly personal, but refers occasionally to Lee's work, specifically 'As I walked out one summer morning', and contributions to various Puffin publications.

Ursula Le Guin  KW/01/03/078  1975-1990

14 items

Contents:
Nine letters addressed to Webb, and copies of five letters written in reply. Correspondence refers occasionally to various editions and adaptations of Earthsea books.

Rosamund Lehmann  KW/01/03/079  14 Jul 1946

1 item

Contents:
One letter, declining Webb's request to write a piece for 'Lilliput' magazine.

Naomi Lewis  KW/01/03/080  c 1960s-1981

7 items

Contents:
Five letters and cards addressed to Webb, and two written in reply.

W. MacQueen Pope  KW/01/03/081  01 Jun 1948

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, congratulating her for an article on him in 'The Leader'. The file also contains a press cutting of the same article.

Walter de la Mare  KW/01/03/082  1954-c 1970s

8 sub-files

Contents:
Correspondence, drafts, press cuttings and associated material relating to de la Mare. Webb conducted several interviews with de la Mare in the two years before his death, corresponding with him and keeping detailed notes of their conversations and interviews. The series also contains draft poems and stories that de la Mare forwarded to Webb, presumably for inclusion in the 'Young Elizabethan'.

Poems  KW/01/03/082/01  c 1954

4 ff.

Contents:
Manuscript drafts for poems by de la Mare. The file contains drafts for 'The Clarion', with one typescript copy, and 'A Child's Ghost', marked 'not in print' and with label for 'James B Pinker, Artistic and Literary Agent' attached. The file also contains one typescript copy of 'A Portrait'.

Story notes  KW/01/03/082/02  c 1954

5 ff

Contents:
Manuscript notes for untitled story or playscript, written in de la Mare's hand. First page marked 'story', concerns a family called Callaghan.

Correspondence  KW/01/03/082/03  1956

3 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb and one enclosure. Correspondence concerns unnamed poems, written for children (presumably KW/01/03/082/03) and a request for an interview between Webb and de la Mare to be broadcast on 'Woman's Hour'.

Eleanor Graham correspondence  KW/01/03/082/04  13 Sep 1948

1 item

Contents:
One letter from De La Mare addressed to Eleanor Graham, concerning an article she had written on him for 'Junior Bookshelf'. De La Mare discusses writing for children and the development of imagination.

Burial Service sheet  KW/01/03/082/05  28 Jun 1956

1 item

Contents:
Order of service for the burial of de la Mare's ashes at St Paul's Cathedral.

Elkin Mathews Ltd. sale catalogue, titled 'including books from the library of Walter de la Mare'  KW/01/03/082/06  1957

1 item

Press cuttings  KW/01/03/082/07  1936-c 1970s

20 items

Contents:
File principally containing press cuttings of obituaries for de la Mare, including cuttings of obituaries by W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender and an elegiac poem by John Masefield. The file contains a cutting of an article by de la Mare, titled 'A Sort of Interview' and a portrait of de la Mare by Mervyn Peake, taken from the 'London Mercury', dated Dec 1936. The file also includes a photocopied press cutting of an article by Webb on de la Mare, taken from the 'Puffin Post'.

Research notes  KW/01/03/082/08  c 1954-1970s

20 items

Contents:
Notes made by Webb following meetings and interviews with de la Mare. The file includes one notebook with manuscript and shorthand notes, annotated typescript transcripts of conversations and interviews, and other annotated typescript notes and drafts. The file also includes typescript drafts for articles and broadcast scripts written by Webb, including one for 'Woman's Hour', 'Radio Times' and later, 'Puffin Post'.

Arthur Calder Marshall  KW/01/03/083  c 1940s-1950s

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, discussing her journalistic work, and offering to submit a story for publication. See also James Mason file (KW/01/03/085) for further correspondence.

John Masefield  KW/01/03/084  c 1966

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, one apologising for being unable to contribute to a Puffin project, the other requesting that she change a line in a poem of his to be printed by Puffin.

James Mason  KW/01/03/085  1946-1984

76 items

Contents:
Extensive correspondence. Webb was the first editor to publish Mason's written work, in 'Lilliput' magazine, and Mason later became godfather to her children. Correspondence begins after Mason moved to America and frequently discusses his work as actor, producer and writer. During this period Webb forwarded several stories and scripts to Mason for potential development. The file includes related correspondence from Margot Bennett on her book 'The Widow of Bath' and Arthur Calder Marshall on 'An Occasion of Glory'. Later correspondence, principally sent from Switzerland or whilst working on location, includes copies of Webb's replies.

Yehudi Menuhin  KW/01/03/086  1975-1995

11 items

Contents:
Four letters and one card addressed to Webb, with copies of three letters written in reply. Earlier correspondence chiefly concerns the Puffin Club, of which Menuhin was president. Letters exchanged in 1994-1995 concern a letter by Menuhin published in the 'Evening Standard' on the role of the monarchy, a press cutting of which is also enclosed. The file also contains a Christmas card, dated 1991, with a photograph of Menuhin and his wife, Diana and a copy of a photograph of Menuhin and Webb.

Keith Michell  KW/01/03/087  20 Aug 1964

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, thanking her for sending him a biography of 'Lady Miller' (unnamed).

Sir Bernard Miles  KW/01/03/088  Nov 1960

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Ronald Searle, and a copy of a letter sent in reply. Miles discusses the possibility of having Gordon Craig's notebooks microfilmed, as his estate was likely to be broken up after his death. Searle's reply briefly describes Webb's working relationship with Craig.

John Mills  KW/01/03/089  08 Feb 1954

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, thanking her for the return of his cufflinks.

Patrick Moore  KW/01/03/090  1979-1980

4 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, apologising for delays in submitting a draft, and copies of her two replies.

Sheridan Morley  KW/01/03/091  1989

6 items

Contents:
Copies of two letters written by Webb to Morley, and two letters written in reply concerning Morley's biography of James Mason, Webb having protested that Morley misquoted her. The file also contains a photocopy of the relevant passage from the book, with Webb's manuscript annotations and a letter addressed to Webb from David Roberts, Morley's agent.

Bill Naughton  KW/01/03/092  1981-1995

36 items

Contents:
Correspondence addressed to Webb from Bill Naughton,and later, his widow Erna Naughton. The file contains ten letters addressed to Webb from Naughton, dated 1981-1987, and copies of Webb's seven replies. Webb had published Naughton's early work in 'Lilliput'. Correspondence mainly concerns Naughton's autobiograpical work: 'On the Pig's Back' and 'Saintly Billy' and a book for children titled 'A Dog Called Nelson'. The file includes correspondence, dated 1992-1994, from Naughton's widow Erna, and a letter adressed to her from John Curtis, declining to publish a book of Naughton's titled 'The Dream Mind'. The file also contains a series of photocopied press cuttings of articles on Naughton from various regional papers and a Octagon Theatre Bolton programme for thir production of 'Spring and Port Wine' (1992), forwarded to Webb by Erna Naughton.

Marie Ney  KW/01/03/093  n.d. [mid 20th century]

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, describing theatrical productions in which Ney appeared.

Mary Norton  KW/01/03/094  1982-c 1986

11 items

Contents:
Copies of four letters written by Webb to Norton, and five letters and one card written by Norton in reply. Correspondence, written after Webb had ceased working as Norton's editor, refers occasionally to 'The Borrowers', but mainly discusses the correspondents' health and families.

Iona and Peter Opie  KW/01/03/095  c 1963-1992

8 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to Webb, one thanking her for a review, and a copy of one letter written in reply. The file also contains two letters from Gill Avery concerning her scheme to acquire the Opie collection of children's books for the Bodleian Library, and a copy of one letter written in reply.

Robert Parrish  KW/01/03/096  1978-1990

68 items

Contents:
Extensive correspondence, beginning following Parrish's move to America in 1980. Letters frequently discuss films and film making, in particular projects upon which Webb and Parrish collaborated; Parrish was employed for a time as a consultant with Goldcrest films, a company for which Webb also worked. Correspondence also concerns the second volume of Parrish's autobiography, 'Hollywood Doesn't Live Here Anymore'. The file includes two letters addressed to Webb from Parrish's wife, Kathie Parrish, and copies of a letter addressed to Parrish from Art Buchwald, welcoming him to Sag Harbor, and Parrish's replies. The file also includes press cuttings relating to Parrish's work.

Mervyn Peake  KW/01/03/097  1956-1987

5 items

Contents:
File containing one postcard addressed to 'Mr and Mrs Searle' from Peake, referring to a dramatisation of 'Titus Groan' and two letters addressed to Webb from Maeve Gilmore, Peake's widow, concerning Webb's contribution to 'Recollections of Mervyn Peake'. The file also contains a programme for a Mervyn Peake Retrospective, held at Royal Festival Hall, London in 1987, and a press cutting of an article on Peake by Tom Pocock ('Spectator', 14 Feb 1987).

Raymond Peynet  KW/01/03/098  c 1963

3 items

Contents:
One brief letter and two cards. Both cards use illustrations by Ronald Searle from '[Les Amoureux.] The Lovers' Pocketbook' (Perpetua, London, 1954).

Tim Piggott-Smith  KW/01/03/099  n.d. [c 1980s]

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, enclosing a letter from Piggott-Smith's son Tom, thanking her for a book.

Laurens Van der Post  KW/01/03/100  08 Jan 1958

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, requesting that she help Van der Post's daughter, Lucia, find work.

Michael Powell  KW/01/03/101  1981

22 items

Contents:
Correspondence and related documentation concerning a project to film 'The Wizard of Earthsea', from a script written by Powell and Ursula Le Guin. The file contains three letters addressed to Webb from Powell and copies of her replies; one letter from Le Guin; one letter from Robert Parrish, and a copy of Webb's reply concerning the film; and a copy of a letter addressed to James and Clarissa Mason. The file also contains correspondence with various companies relating to the production of the film, including Pearson Longman Ltd, and Goldcrest Films.

Isabel Quigly  KW/01/03/102  1976-1995

9 items

Contents:
Six letters to Webb, and copies of three letters written in reply, concerning reviews written by Webb for 'The Tablet'; earlier correspondence discusses the Puffin Club.

Denis Quilley  KW/01/03/103  c 1984

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, on the problems of writing his memoirs.

Eugenia Ransome  KW/01/03/104  1973-1975

7 items

Contents:
Four letters and one card addressed to Webb, and copies of two letters written in reply. Correspondence concerns Arthur Ransome, 'Swallows and Amazons', and its 1974 film adaptation.

Cyril Ray  KW/01/03/105  c 1975

2 items

Contents:
One card addressed to Webb, and copy of a letter from Webb to Ray, concerning Puffin events.

James Reeves  KW/01/03/106  1973

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb inviting her to a party, and a copy of her reply. (See also Birthday Book file KW/07/03/01/27)

Mary Renault  KW/01/03/107  1976

4 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, with a copy of her reply, concerning Renault's editors at Puffin.

Flora Robson  KW/01/03/108  n.d. [mid 20th century]

1 item

Contents:
One brief letter addressed to Webb.

Hilary Rubinstein  KW/01/03/109  1978

4 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, and copies of two letters written in reply, concerning possible book projects.

Joanna Scott Moncrieff  KW/01/03/110  09 May 1956

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb congratulating her on a BBC broadcast. See also KW/01/04.

Sine  KW/01/03/111  n.d. [mid 20th century]

1 item

Contents:
One personalised Christmas card.

Dodie Smith  KW/01/03/112  1965-1977

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, discussing Smith's work, the first letter concerning '101 Dalmations'.

Stevie Smith  KW/01/03/113  23 Jan 1952

1 item

Contents:
One brief letter addressed to Webb.

Elizabeth Soderstom  KW/01/03/114  03 Oct 1968

1 item

Contents:
One card addressed to Webb, mentioning her rehearsals for Janacek's 'Macropoulos case' in Marseilles.

Norman St John-Stevas  KW/01/03/115  30 Jan 1981

1 item

Contents:
One brief letter addressed to Webb.

Noel Streatfeild  KW/01/03/116  1979-1993

37 items

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material relating to Noel Streatfeild. The file includes one letter addressed to Webb from Streatfeild, dated 30 Apr 1979. Correspondence dated 1981-1983, including letters from Streatfeild's agent, Osyth Leeston, and sister, Richendak Stubbs, discussing her care towards the end of her life and attempts to achieve official recognition for her work. This includes correspondence with 10 Downing Street regarding requests that she be awarded an honour; letters from the Children's Book Circle concerning Webb's request that Streatfeild be given the Eleanor Farjeon award; and correspondence with the Authors' Lending and Copyright Society about enrolling Streatfeild. The file includes correspondence with Streatfeild's biographer, Angela Bull; the Dictionary of National Biography, for which Webb wrote Streatfeild's entry; and a draft copy of the article. The file also contains a letter from William Streatfeild, concerning setting up a magazine for children and a list of costings for 'Puffin Post' and 'The Egg', sent to Webb from Penguin.

Rosemary Sutcliff  KW/01/03/117  1975

2 items

Contents:
One, brief letter addressed to Webb and a copy of the order of service for Rosemary Sutcliff's funeral, on 3rd November 1992.

Sybil Thorndike  KW/01/03/118  1960

4 items

Contents:
Two brief letters addressed to Webb from Thorndike, and one from her husband, Lewis Casson, concerning a party thrown by Webb for her father, Arthur Webb. The file also contains a letter addressed to Arthur Webb from Thorndike.

Wendy Toye  KW/01/03/119  1951

18 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, and a copy of one letter written in reply (dated c 1951-1980). The file also contains correspondence between Webb and Judi Dench, Lord St John of Fawsley and Yehudi Menuhin concerning Webb's attempt to have Toye honoured.

Peter Ustinov  KW/01/03/120  1981

3 items

Contents:
Copies of two letters addressed to Ustinov from Webb, asking for his help with the book trade's charity, Booktrust.

Alison Uttley  KW/01/03/121  1972

3 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, and a copy of one letter written in reply, concerning a piece Webb had commissioned Uttley to write for 'Cricket'.

John Verney  KW/01/03/122  1958-1971

2 items

Contents:
Two letters, the earlier thanking Webb and Searle for buying a painting; the later addressed to Webb alone, concerning her request that he contribute material to 'Puffin Post'.

Rebecca West  KW/01/03/123  21 Sep 1956

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb.

Harold Wilson  KW/01/03/124  23 Apr 1965

1 item

Contents:
One brief letter addressed to Arthur Webb.

Victoria Wood  KW/01/03/125  c 1993

2 items

Contents:
One card addressed to Webb, enclosing another written by her daughter, Grace.

Miscellaneous  KW/01/04  1927-1998

111 files

Contents:
Correspondence files, covering both business and personal acquaintance and spanning the majority of Webb's career. The 'Miscellaneous' series covers a very wide variety of acquaintances and subjects. Correspondence is predominantly social and personal, although referring frequently to various correspondents' professional lives.
The 'Miscellaneous' series of correspondence was created prior to the collection's sale at Sotheby's, with files and items presumably being selected from a general series of correspondence. The arrangement created has been retained.

Noel Abbot  KW/01/04/001  1976

5 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, and copies of two letters sent in reply. Webb had visited Abbot during a trip to South Africa.

Wim Hora Adema  KW/01/04/002  1968-1975

5 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, and copies of two letters written in reply. Early correspondence concerns an interview with Webb for the Dutch magazine 'Avenue', on leading women in Britain.

Peggy Admore  KW/01/04/003  1971-1977

13 items

Contents:
Nine letters addressed to Webb, and copies of three letters in reply. Letters discuss life in New Zealand and occasionally Webb's work.

Ralph Adron  KW/01/04/004  13 Nov 1980

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb concerning theatre tickets. Mentions Ursula Jones and Diana Wynne Jones.

Rachel Ansai  KW/01/04/005  c 1976

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, concerning a possible visit by Richard Lunn, and discussing Ansai's life in India.

Steve Barclay  KW/01/04/006  c 1955

3 items

Contents:
One letter and a card addressed to Webb, with a copy of one letter written in reply. Barclay's letter discusses film making, and his personal life.

Maeve Barrington  KW/01/04/007  1955

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb: the first discusses Barrington's work on 'The O'Casey play', and other matters relating to theatre in Dublin.

Jean Battersby  KW/01/04/008  Dec 1971-Mar 1990

6 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to Webb from Battersby, then at the Australian Council for the Arts, and copies of two letters written in reply. Correspondence mainly discusses Battersby's and Webb's families.

John Beasant  KW/01/04/009  1984-1986

11 items

Contents:
Five detailed letters addressed to Webb, and copies of three letters sent in reply. Beasant, then at the Office of the President of the Maldive Islands, wrote concerning his stories for children 'The Tail of Arthur the Rat' and 'Santo Rebellion'. The file also includes photocopies of information on the Maldives, including a typescript draft of an article by Derek Ingram.

Nora Bird  KW/01/04/010  1978

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of one letter written in reply, discussing Puffin, the Puffin Club and Webb's and Bird's respective families.

Ani Blanshard  KW/01/04/011  18 Jul 1964

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from New Zealand.

Judith Bledsoe  KW/01/04/012  c 1962

5 items

Contents:
Five letters addressed to Webb, mostly undated. Correspondence concerns various subjects, including Bledsoe's illustrations for the 'Birthday Book of 8' (see KW/07/03/03/01).

Lars Bo  KW/01/04/013  Dec 1973-Jan 1974

5 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Bo's agent, enclosing a copy of his book 'Sous les yeux d'Afrique'. The file also includes copies of letters sent to Bo, Bo's agent and James Price, then at Allen Lane Press, concerning Webb's attempts to get the book published in the UK.

Rosita Boland  KW/01/04/014  Aug 1982-Dec 1986

4 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Boland, a former Puffin Club member, and copies of two letters written in reply discussing writing. See also KW/07/04/10/01.

Diana Gordon Bradshaw  KW/01/04/015  31 Aug 1956

1 item

Contents:
One detailed letter addressed to Webb from Bradshaw, a former nanny, concerning her travels in India and Borneo. The letter includes four annotated sketches.

Bill Brandt  KW/01/04/016  20 Oct 1973

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Bill Brandt, concerning her request for photographs used in 'Lilliput'.

David Brower  KW/01/04/017  1969

3 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Brower, then executive director of the Sierra Club, a conservation organisation, and copies of two letters written in reply. The file also contains a photocopied press cutting from 'The New York Times' (17 Apr 1969), describing Brower's ousting from the Sierra Club.

Tom Brown  KW/01/04/018  Feb 1976

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of one letter written in reply. Brown's letter concerns the burial of a mutual acquaintance, identified as 'David'.

Roger Bunce  KW/01/04/019  Feb-Mar 1983

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, concerning maps created by Bunce and used by the Puffin Club.

Janet Burroway  KW/01/04/020  1990

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of a letter written in reply, concerning Burroway's story 'Camille'.

Kathleen Cadle  KW/01/04/021  13 Aug 1984

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Cadle, a friend of Lilian Moore.

Rodney C. Chalk  KW/01/04/022  Dec 1957-Jan 1958

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Chalk, then of British Information Services in New York, requesting that she produce a broadcast for American radio titled 'How the British Raise their Children'. The file includes a copy of a reply from Ronald Searle, discussing an interview between Searle and John Osborn.

Charlotte Cory  KW/01/04/023  Aug 1990-Jan 1991

4 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Cory, a founder member of the Puffin Club, and one letter written in reply. Letters discuss several subjects, including Cory's attempts to secure an honour for Webb; the file also includes a letter addressed to Cory from 10 Downing Street concerning honours. See also KW/07/04/10/02

Patrick Cross  KW/01/04/024  c 1972-1979

9 items

Contents:
Two letters, both undated, addressed to Webb from Cross, and copies of seven letters written in reply.

Peter Day  KW/01/04/025  c 1985

3 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, requesting that she contribute a story on Michael Joseph for the fiftieth anniversary of Michael Joseph Ltd., and a copy of one letter written in reply.

Diana De Rosso  KW/01/04/026  1986-1991

12 items

Contents:
Seven letters, mostly undated, addressed to Webb, and copies of four letters written in reply. Later correspondence concerns De Rosso's biography of James Mason.

Ruth Drew  KW/01/04/027  30 Jan 1959

1 item

Contents:
One letter, giving her impressions of a radio broadcast made by Webb.

Nin Dutton  KW/01/04/028  c 1950s

1 item

Contents:
One undated letter addressed to Webb, from Nin Dutton, wife of Geoffrey Dutton, concerning her visit to London.

James Ede  KW/01/04/029  c 1951

4 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Ede, with one letter written in reply, and a copy of a letter addressed to Allen Lane, written on Ede's behalf. Correspondence concerns Ede's biography of Gaudier-Breszka, 'Savage Messiah', and includes one printed sheet of reviews for the book.

Isla Evans  KW/01/04/030  1973

2 items

Contents:
A copy of one letter from Webb, and Evans' letter written in reply upon leaving her job at the Puffin Club.

Clifton Fadiman  KW/01/04/031  May 1973-Jan 1975

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb.

Betty Falk  KW/01/04/032  c 1973-1976

7 items

Contents:
Two letters and two cards addressed to Webb, with copies of three letters sent in reply.

Gabriella Falk  KW/01/04/033  c 1970s

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Gabriella Falk, daughter of Betty Falk, written after her mother's death, and discussing her autobiography.

George Fearon  KW/01/04/034  21 Sep 1948

6 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, with accompanying publicity material on the People's Palace theatre.

Charles Fenby  KW/01/04/035  31 Dec 1948

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, written on leaving 'The Leader' magazine.

Tom Finn  KW/01/04/036  Dec 1982-May 1985

3 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, with one letter in reply.

Margaret Freeman  KW/01/04/037  25 Jan 1965

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, written from Australia whilst on holiday.

Fanny Frewen  KW/01/04/038  04 Jun 1993

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, asking for advice on her story written for children, 'The Khaki Girls'. The letter includes a blurb for the story.

Daniel George  KW/01/04/039  19 May 1957

1 item

Contents:
One letter, addressed to Perpetua Press, thanking them for sending him a copy of 'Paris Sketchbook'.

Stephen Gilbert  KW/01/04/040  Jan-Jul 1964

2 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, concerning the possible publication of his books by Penguin.

Ben Glazebrook  KW/01/04/041  1992

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Glazebrook, then at Constable Publishers, concerning English publishing rights for 'Toulouse Lautrec' (Henri Perruchot), with a copy of Webb's reply.

Jose Glynn  KW/01/04/042  May 1948

6 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb with accompanying typescript notes on an interview with Webb for 'The Leader'. The file also includes typescript notes, drafts and a press cutting of the article, titled 'First Nighters'.

Paul Godfrey  KW/01/04/043  c 1980-1987

20 items

Contents:
12 mostly undated, letters addressed to Webb, with copies of five replies. Correspondence concerns the Puffin Club, of which Godfrey was a founder member, and discusses his career as a playwright. The file also includes a copy of Godfrey's curriculum vitae.

Daisy Godwin  KW/01/04/044  07 Aug 1994

1 item

Contents:
A copy of one letter addressed to Goodwin from Webb, concerning her BBC One book programme.

John Goodwin  KW/01/04/045  28 Jun 1948

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb written on behalf of the British Theatre Group, concerning a production of 'Hamlet', starring Robert Eddison.

Bernard Grambert  KW/01/04/046  05 Jan 1951

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb concerning artwork for a book, presumably to be published by Perpetua Press.

Dave Gregory  KW/01/04/047  1987-1992

11 items

Contents:
Eight letters addressed to Webb, and copies of two letters written in reply. Letters discuss Puffin books, in particular Peacock and Puffin Plus series. The file includes a copy of Gregory's 'Bibliography of Penguin Books' (1988).

James Hanley  KW/01/04/048  c 1981-1982

15 items

Contents:
Five letters addressed to Webb, with copies of three letters and enclosures in reply. Correspondence chiefly concerns attempts to republish Hanley's book 'Chaliapin as Told to Maxim Gorky'. The file also contains a copy of a short story by Hanley, titled 'Lost'.

Liam Hanley  KW/01/04/049  Jan-Feb 1986

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Liam Hanley, son of John Hanley, informing her of his father's death, with a copy of one letter written in reply.

'Haro'  KW/01/04/050  1946-1992

4 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to Webb from Haro [Hudson], who was first published in 'Lilliput' during Webb's tenure. Two letters contain sketches.

Tom Harran  KW/01/04/051  27 Mar 1946

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Harran, a school friend from Ashburton.

FLM Harris Ltd  KW/01/04/052  c 1938

1 item

Contents:
A letter of reference, given following Webb's employment as 'sub-editress' from Jul 1937-Feb 1938.

Bill Hewitt  KW/01/04/053  20 Dec 1982

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, written following his partner's death.

Nigel Hinton  KW/01/04/054  Feb 1985-Mar 1986

6 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed toWebb, and copies of two letters written in reply. Correspondence concerns 'The Heart of the Valley'. The file also contains a letter from Constable Publishers, asking Webb to proof-read an edited version.

C. Walter Hodges  KW/01/04/055  09 Mar 1979

1 item

Contents:
One brief letter addressed to Webb.

Irving Hoffman  KW/01/04/056  n.d. [mid 20th century]

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb concerning 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'.

Polly and John Hope  KW/01/04/057  c 1975-1992

8 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, and copies of four letters written in reply. The file includes a poster advertising Polly Hope's 'Stuffed Pictures'.

Richard Hough  KW/01/04/058  Dec 1972-Jan 1973

4 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, the first enclosing an outline for a joint radio programme, and a copy of Webb's reply.

Pat Howard  KW/01/04/059  Aug 1974

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, describing Howard's separation from her husband, Michael. The file also includes an invitation to Boughrood Castle.

Krystyna Ivell  KW/01/04/060  Mar 1982

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb asking advice on a proposed cookery book, with a copy of her reply

David Karp  KW/01/04/061  25 May 1958

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Mr and Mrs Searle, thanking them for their hospitality and praising 'Paris Sketchbook'.

Jean Kelly (nee Street)  KW/01/04/062  c1970s

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from a schoolmate at Ashburton, giving general news.

Frida Knight  KW/01/04/063  1966-1987

24 items

Contents:
Ten letters addressed to Webb, and copies of several letters written in reply. Early correspondence concerns attempts to publish letter sent by her daughter, Sofka, from Shanghai, and the file includes correspondence between Webb and Diana Athill, then at Andre Deutsch.

Adele Lezard  KW/01/04/064  25 Apr 1988

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, describing Lezard's life in South Africa.

Roger McBride  KW/01/04/065  16 Aug 1973

1 item

Contents:
A copy of one letter addressed to McBride from Webb, concerning a proposed Laura Ingalls Wilder cookbook.

John Markwick-Stevens  KW/01/04/066  24 May 1948

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, then at 'The Leader', recommending a show by Marcel Le Bon, and enclosing seven separate photographs.

Martha Jordan  KW/01/04/067  12 Sep 1944

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from a former domestic servant who had worked for Webb's family.

Bruce Mason  KW/01/04/068  27 May 1954

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, discussing Mason's work in theatre and television in New Zealand.

James McGibbon  KW/01/04/069  Feb 1973

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of one letter written in reply. Correspondence discusses the Puffin Club, and a children's book conference in Exeter.

Gjon Mili  KW/01/04/070  01 Jan 1948

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, on providing artwork for 'Illustrated' and the 'Picture Post'.

Margaret MacKenzie  KW/01/04/071  25 Feb 1967

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, discussing several subjects, including astrology.

Hubert McMicking  KW/01/04/072  1951

7 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, one enclosing a small photograph of Fez, with copies of two letters in reply. The file also contains a copy of a letter addressed to Kingsley Martin, passing on McMicking's political news about Morrocco.

Eileen and Andrew Moloney  KW/01/04/073  c 1979-1981

7 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to Webb from Eileen and Andrew Moloney, mostly undated, and copies of two letters in reply. Correspondence concerns, amongst other subjects, Eileen Moloney's attempts to submit a story titled 'The Swan Girl' for publication

Henrie Napier  KW/01/04/074  May 1976

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb inviting her to dinner, and a copy of one letter written in reply.

Daniel Pettiward  KW/01/04/075  c 1963-1975

4 items

Contents:
Two letters and one card addressed to Webb, with a copy of one letter in reply. Pettiward discusses his own artwork, and asks Webb's opinion of poems by Jim Gilbert.

Aileen Quinlan  KW/01/04/076  c 1984-1986

4 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, and a copy of two letters written in reply. Correspondence concerns two separate drafts sent to Webb for comment.

Rosemary Ravensdale  KW/01/04/077  c 1986

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of her reply.

Jean Reisman  KW/01/04/078  27 Jun 1947

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, discussing her pregnancy.

Edward T Riley  KW/01/04/079  May-Jun 1973

3 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and copies of two letters written in reply, discussing artwork relating to a possible adaptation of Frankenstein.

Alan Roberts  KW/01/04/080  1971

7 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and copies of several letters written in reply. Roberts, who had been in a Japanese prison camp with Ronald Searle, writes about his family in Australia and gives general news. The file includes copies of several letters written by Webb and addressed to various correspondents, including Roberts, recommending Ailene Fischer, an opera singer.

Bedrich Rohan  KW/01/04/081  1969-1987

20 items

Contents:
Eight letters addressed to Webb, with copies of her replies and various enclosures. Webb helped Bedrick and Alzbeta Rohan find work when they first arrived in the UK, after having fled Czechoslovakia in the early 1960s.

Dennis Rose  KW/01/04/082  Jan 1981-Feb 1983

7 items

Contents:
Three letters with enclosures addressed to Webb, and copies of two letters sent in reply. Correspondence concerns Rose's book on Robert Dighton, and his attempts to publish a novel titled 'The Mayor's Daughter'.

Shaun Roosevelt  KW/01/04/083  06 Jan 1958

1 item

Contents:
One illustrated poem, sent as a Christmas card to Kaye and Ronald Searle.

Fiona Calder Rudd  KW/01/04/084  Mar 1983

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb concerning Calder Rudd's father, Richie Calder's autobiography. The file includes a copy of Webb's reply.

Harry Seaman  KW/01/04/085  Sep 1989-Oct 1990

9 items

Contents:
Six letters, with one enclosure addressed to Webb, and copies of three letters sent in reply. Correspondence concerns Webb's brother, John Webb, and his death in action in 1943.

Ronald Seth  KW/01/04/086  Apr 1981

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, enclosing a copy of Seth's book 'The Inevitable Millionaires', at Webb's request. The file includes a copy of Webb's reply.

Barbara Seth  KW/01/04/087  Jul 1981-Aug 1982

6 items

Contents:
Two letters and one card addressed to Webb advising her that Barbara's husband, Ronald Seth, had suffered a stroke, and asking Webb for help in promoting a film of 'A Spy has no Friends'. The file contains copies of three of Webb's replies.

Brian Sibley  KW/01/04/088  18 Mar 1986

1 item

Contents:
A copy of one letter addressed to Sibley from Webb, thanking him for sending her 'Shadowlands', and enclosing a typescript draft of a short piece on Mervyn Peake.

Silver Family  KW/01/04/089  Oct 1974

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from various members of the Silver family, with whom she had stayed whilst in New York, and a copy of one letter in reply, giving general news about Puffin and 'Cricket'.

Robert Silvey  KW/01/04/090  Jan 1979

2 items

Contents:
One brief letter addressed to Webb, asking her to lunch, and a copy of her reply.

Gloria Stuart  KW/01/04/091  c 1955-1987

38 items

Contents:
Detailed letters, normally undated, addressed to Webb, frequently with copies of her replies. Correspondence concerns various subjects, including Stuart's careers in acting and painting, and visits between Webb and Stuart. The file also contains one flyer for an exhibition of painting by Stuart, and two press cuttings, dated c Nov 1985, describing her relationship with Ward Ritchie.

Rosamund Stutchbury  KW/01/04/092  Jan-Feb 1973

16 items

Contents:
File including four undated letters addressed to Webb from Rosamund Stutchbury. Later correspondence includes copies of several letters, addressed variously to Olive Jones, Paul Hope and Oliver Stutchbury, and letters written in reply. Correspondence concerns the private publication of a book written by Rosamund Stutchbury for her grandchildren.

Emma Stutchbury  KW/01/04/093  Apr-May 1990

3 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Emma Stutchbury, granddaughter of Rosamund Stutchbury, asking for advice on a career in publishing, with a copy of Webb's reply.

Sylvia and Gene Thompson  KW/01/04/094  Jul-Aug 1982

6 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to Webb from Sylvia and Gene Thompson, with copies of two letters sent in reply. Correspondence chiefly concerns a visit to London, but also discusses the Thompsons' work.

Herbert Thompson  KW/01/04/095  Nov-Dec 1947

2 items

Contents:
A copy of one letter written to Thompson, from Webb, with his reply. Correspondence concerns a job offer, which Webb turned down, from Odhams Periodicals.

John Trewin  KW/01/04/096  c 1956-1980

4 items

Contents:
Three letters, and one page of a fourth, addressed to Webb. Letters concern several subjects, including Trewin's theatrical reviews

Rayner Unwin  KW/01/04/097  08 Nov 1982

2 items

Contents:
One letter with an enclosure, addressed to Webb, and a copy of her reply, concerning an introduction to friends of Unwin's in Colombo.

Richard Osborne  KW/01/04/098  c 1976

4 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Richard Osborne, concerning valuations for several pieces of artwork.

Monica Usborne  KW/01/04/099  c 1983

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from Monica Usborne, discussing treatments for cancer. The file includes a copy of one letter from Webb.

Ranald Valentine  KW/01/04/100  Jun-Aug 1956

6 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, and copies of three letters written in reply, trying to arrange a visit.

John Walsh  KW/01/04/101  27 Mar 1992

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, concerning his retirement.

Frank Waters  KW/01/04/102  Dec 1979

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, with a copy of one letter written in reply. Letters mention the Puffin Club, and retirement.

Alistair Watson  KW/01/04/103  03 Jul 1990

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, thanking her for Puffin Books sent to the Prince of Wales.

Colin White  KW/01/04/104  30 Apr 1948

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from White, then General Manager at the Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow, enclosing further information on the theatre (not included).

R (Wody) Wighton  KW/01/04/105  1973-1977

4 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb from Wighton, then in Australia, and a copy of one letter written in reply. Correspondence discusses Penguin and Puffin.

Joan Willents  KW/01/04/106  1975-1977

6 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb with copies of replies. Correspondence concerns the illness of a mutual acquaintance, 'David'. Later letters discuss a children's story written by the same.

Canon A.O. Wintle  KW/01/04/107  1958

5 items

Contents:
One letter and three cards addressed to Webb and Ronald Searle from 'a fellow enthusiast'. Correspondence discusses street organs. The file includes a press cutting from the 'East Anglian Daily Times', dated 28 Nov 1958, of an article on Wintle.

Sophia Wyatt  KW/01/04/108  May-Oct 1985

5 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb from Wyatt and copies of two replies. Correspondence concerns Wyatt's brother, Maurice Edelman, her plans for a biography of him and Webb's memories of him.

Richard Ziegler  KW/01/04/109  Jan 1943-Nov 1945

3 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, all with printed illustrations, concerning artwork submitted to 'Lilliput'.

Ashburton Grammar School  KW/01/04/110  1927-1998

16 items

Contents:
One letter from Kaye Webb to Myfanwy Knight about her memories of Ashburton Grammar School, two letters from Knight and a typescript entitled 'Memories of Ashburton' by Webb. The file also includes copies of the school magazine from the late 1920s, a copy of 'The Ashburton Book of Poems', and a copy of the school's history 1314-1938.

Miscellaneous  KW/01/04/111  c 1930-1995

65 items

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence from a variety of correspondents. Arranged in date order where possible, with undated items at the end of the file.

Early journalism and freelance work  KW/02  1931-1941

6 boxes

Contents:
Material covering Webb's early career. Files contain press cuttings kept by Webb of articles written, frequently accompanied by manuscript and typescript drafts of articles and previously kept within files labelled 'early interviews and reviews'. The series also includes drafts for journalistic articles, stories and one play script by Webb, presumably unpublished, but retained within the series.
Press cuttings and drafts relating to Webb's early work are also kept within scrapbooks and notebooks (KW/13 and KW/16), with some occasional duplication of material.
Material ordered chronologically, where possible.

'No Trifling with Love' playscript and associated material  KW/02/01  1943

9 items

Contents:
Annotated playscript for English translation of Alfred de Musset's 'On ne badine pas avec L'amour', by Maurice Edelman and Kaye Webb, written while both were working on 'Picture Post'. The file includes a rejection letter, dated 15 Aug 1943, from Norman Marshall.

'The Leader'  KW/02/02  1947-1948

74 files

Contents:
Press cuttings and notes from a 'Show Business' column Webb wrote for 'The Leader', a weekly pictorial magazine. Webb's column focused principally on the theatre, featuring interviews with actors and singers, including, amongst others, Ralph Richardson and Lena Horne. Articles also included interviews with various individuals associated with the theatre in articles explaining their professions, including doormen, stage managers, fire officers, understudies, show girls and child stars. Press cuttings kept as one series of articles, dated and labelled by Webb, with notes occasionally attached.

Lena Horne article  KW/02/02/01  29 Nov 1947

2 items

Contents:
Typescript draft and press cutting of newspaper article detailing her life and experience of racism in USA and subsequent politicisation. Written on the occasion of her appearing at the London Casino.

'Flowers by Windrams' article  KW/02/02/02  06 Mar 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about small shop which for 30 years had made artificial flowers for stage shows.

'Wives' article  KW/02/02/03  13 Mar 1948

1 item

Contents:
Manuscript notes and press cutting of article about wives of famous men; article includes photographs titled 'The Producer's Wife' and 'The Director's Daughter'.

'£s and $' article  KW/02/02/04  20 Mar 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of an article on transatlantic drama: US productions in London and British plays on Broadway.

'Stars from over There' article  KW/02/02/05  03 April 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about Australian actor Robert Helpmann.

'Sentinels of Glamour' article  KW/02/02/06  10 Apr 1948

4 items

Contents:
Annotated typescript notes, drafts and press cutting of article about stage door keepers, includes photograph of Paddy Moore to accompany article. Typescript notes of stage door keepers' reminiscences, include handwritten annotations and a drawing.

'Binnie and Bobby' article  KW/02/02/07  17 Apr 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about successful new show.

'Summer Season' article  KW/02/02/08  01 May 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about forthcoming shows.

'Packing Up' article  KW/02/02/09  15 May 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about theatre firemen, political discussions of actors, etc. Includes typed notes about theatre firemen.

'Sophie Tucker tells...'  KW/02/02/10  22 May 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about Sophie Tucker before her forthcoming visit to London Casino. File includes typed notes on life of Tucker; typed draft of article.

'By the Sea' article  KW/02/02/11  22 May 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about summer entertainment in Margate.

'Calypso' article  KW/02/02/12  29 May 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about a West Indian musical.

'Busy Producer' article  KW/02/02/13  12 Jun 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about London light comedy producer Richard Bird and revue writer Alan Melville. Includes typed notes about Alan Melville.

'Career Girl' article  KW/02/02/14  19 Jun 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about Kitty Black, translator of Jean Paul Sartre's 'Crime Passionel'.

'All Exotic' article  KW/02/02/15  26 Jun 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about exotic shows in London: Caribbean Rhapsody and gypsy dancer Carmen Amaya.

'The Gang Guy' article  KW/02/02/16  26 Jun 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about Ralph Reader and Boy Scout Pageant. Includes typed draft of article.

'Patter Men' article  KW/02/02/17  10 Jul 1948

3 items

Contents:
Press cutting of article about old comedians Harry Lauder and Jack Train. File includes draft typescript titled 'What Makes Em Laugh' about Jack Train, and handwritten notes of jokes.

'This Girl Michael' article  KW/02/02/18  23 Jul 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about young actress Kathleen Michael. File includes draft typescript with handwritten corrections.

'64 - Not Out' article  KW/02/02/19  31 Jul 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about author, producer and actor, Austin Melford. Includes typed draft.

'The Big Tour' article  KW/02/02/20  07 Aug 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article about touring companies.

'Leading Men' article  KW/02/02/21  14 Aug 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about Eric Portman and Michael Gough.

'All at Edinburgh' article  KW/02/02/22  21 Aug 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about Edinburgh Festival. Includes typed draft of article.

'Band Leader' article  KW/02/02/23  21 Aug 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about band leader Woolfie Phillips, musical stooge. Includes typed draft with handwritten annotations.

'The Old Vic Girls' article  KW/02/02/24  28 Aug 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about Faith Brook and other young actresses at the Old Vic. Includes typed draft.

'The Harkers' article  KW/02/02/25  04 Sep 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about Harker family, stage set designers.

'The Worm' article  KW/02/02/26  11 Sep 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Review of 'Worm's Eye View'. Includes typed draft.

'The Children' article  KW/02/02/27  18 Sep 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about child actors. Includes typed draft.

'Wigmakers' article  KW/02/02/28  02 Oct 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about theatrical wigmakers.

'October Openings' article  KW/02/02/29  09 Oct 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about new autumn season.

'Flora Robson' article  KW/02/02/30  16 Oct 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about Flora Robson and Boris Gudonov.

'Charity Organiser' article  KW/02/02/31  23 Oct 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about Julia Lee, charity organiser. Includes typed draft.

'Revue Revival' article  KW/02/02/32  30 Oct 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about revival of revues.

'Woman's Play' article  KW/02/02/33  06 Nov 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Review of September Tide.

'Chorus Girls' article  KW/02/02/34  13 Nov 1948

2 items

Contents:
Press cutting of article about producer Wendy Toye. File also includes one letter addressed to Webb from a chorus girl re: their pay.

'Pantomime King' article  KW/02/02/35  20 Nov 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about Emile Littler and changes made in the production of pantomine, in order to attract audiences.

'Happy Birthday' article  KW/02/02/36  27 Nov 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about A.E. Matthews on his eightieth birthday; also article on Lupino Lane. Press cutting includes photographs of both Matthews and Lane. File also includes one draft annotated typescript.

'Theatre Dressers' article  KW/02/02/37  04 Dec 1948

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft and press cutting of article about theatre dressers, including photographs.

'Alicia Markova' article  KW/02/02/38  11 Dec 1948

1 item

Contents:
Manuscript notes, typescript draft and press cutting of photographic article about Alicia Markova.

'New Shows' article  KW/02/02/39  01 Jan 1949

1 item

Contents:
Annotated typescript draft and press cutting of photographic article about new shows.

'Sunday Societies' article  KW/02/02/40  25 Sep 1951

3 items

Contents:
Typescript draft and press cutting of article about theatre societies. File also includes one letter addressed to Webb from Theatre Window, and one typescript draft of article about Theatre Window.

'Snuffles This Season' article: typescript draft  KW/02/02/41  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Article about how colds and flu affects performers.

'Ventriloquist's Dummy Makes Good' article  KW/02/02/42  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Draft typescript. Article about early life and career of Reg Varney.

'Stage Director' article  KW/02/02/43  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Annotated typescript draft and press cutting. Article about stage director Martin Beckwith.

'Understudies' article  KW/02/02/44  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Manuscript notes, typescript draft and press cutting of article about understudies.

Press cutting photographs of Ivor Novello, Helen Hayes and Vincent Price  KW/02/02/45  c 1948-1951

1 item

Reg Varney article  KW/02/02/46  31 Jan 1949

1 item

Contents:
Copy of 'The Leader' magazine containing article by Webb on Reg Varney (pp. 20-21). File also contains typescript research notes on biography of Reg Varney.

'Ambassadors' article  KW/02/02/47  07 Jul 1948

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting. Article about the Old Vic in Australia.

'A Break at Last' article  KW/02/02/48  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article (from 'Leader' magazine) by Tom Pocock about character actor Eric Woodburn.

'They Like Us This Way' article  KW/02/02/49  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about the success of Broadway comedian Peter Lind Hayes.

Richmond Fair article  KW/02/02/50  c 1948

10 items

Contents:
Article about fairs and circuses. Includes typescript notes and draft article on Billy Smart's Circus and Fair, related correspondence, 14 black and white photographs of showmen and fairground attractions with 17 black and white negatives of showmen and fairground attractions. The file also contains souvenir programme of Billy Smart's circus with publicity photograph of Trevor Bale, equestrian director attached. 2 copies of 'The World's Fair' dated - April 24,1948; July 3,1948.

'Burlesque Transport' article and associated material.  KW/02/02/51  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Fragmentary press cutting of article about Bonar Colleano's scooter and the three Brasnos, 'midget performers', including photographs of the Brasnos. File also includes partial draft typescripts, variously titled 'Scarlet Scooters in Manchester'; 'Four Hours to Kill'; 'Which Alice Where?'

'The Snow Queen' article  KW/02/02/52  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about a production of 'The Snow Queen' at the Young Vic.

'The Man in the Front of the House' article  KW/02/02/53  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about the role of box office managers.

'Delicate Jester or the man from Spain' article  KW/02/02/54  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about a Spanish ventriloquist.

'London's No.1 Character Actor'  KW/02/02/55  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about actor Miles Malleson.

'Golden Boy of the Theatre' article  KW/02/02/56  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Draft typescript of article about two plays by Terence Rattigan.

Peter Coply article  KW/02/02/57  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of an article about Peter Coply.

'Records off the Record' article  KW/02/02/58  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about production titled 'Off the Record'.

Peter Ustinov article  KW/02/02/59  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about Peter Ustinov.

Romilly Cavan article  KW/02/02/60  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about Romilly Cavan.

'Show Business' article  KW/02/02/61  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about double bill of Terence Rattigan's plays entitled 'Playbill'. Also profile of actor Eric Portman.

'Goodbye' typescript draft  KW/02/02/62  c 1951

1 item

Contents:
Final article for 'The Leader' magazine.

Norman Wisdom article  KW/02/02/63  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about Norman Wisdom. Includes handwritten note to Webb's secretary asking her to write to Wisdom explaining why article held over.

'Loretta Young and the Savoy Pages' article  KW/02/02/64  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about Loretta Young and her misconceptions about the lack of food in England and its effects upon the stature of children.

'Dreamland Park' article  KW/02/02/65  03 May 1948

1 item

Contents:
File containing typescript draft for article on developments in Margate and its attempts to be a year-round entertainment centre. File also contains one letter addressed to Webb from Dreamland Park amusement park.

Ralph Richardson article  KW/02/02/66  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about Ralph Richardson's production of new play starring his wife Meriel Forbes. Includes outline of his life and a cast list. Also contains handwritten notes about Richardson.

'Peter Pan' article  KW/02/02/67  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article on Cecil King, producer of Peter Pan. Includes his reminiscences of Herbert Tree and Sarah Bernhardt. Also includes typescript notes on a production of 'Peter Pan'.

'On Tour' article  KW/02/02/68  c 1948

2 items

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about tour of Australia and New Zealand by Sir Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and the Old Vic company. Article includes fortnightly report of tour from the general manager of the Old Vic. The file also contains details of different types of tour with handwritten corrections by Webb and one copy of 'Stage' magazine, dated 15 Jul 1948.

'Drury Lane. Macqueen: Pope's Stories' article  KW/02/02/69  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft of article about Drury Lane press representative Macqueen Pope. Includes some typed notes.

'The Tavistock Repertory Co' article  KW/02/02/70  c 1948

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft and associated material for article about the only repertory company of its type in London. Includes two flyers for the 1948 theatre season and an application form for associate membership.

'An English Actress Feels Smug' article  KW/02/02/71  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft for article about actress Frances Rowe and the differences between English and American theatre. Includes handwritten notes.

'Bernard Bros (Unused)'  KW/02/02/72  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Annotated typescript draft for article about two mime artists. Includes two photographs.

'How an Artist Lives' article  KW/02/02/73  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft for article about the difficulties of making a living as an artist.

'Commercial artists' article  KW/02/02/74  c 1948-1951

1 item

Contents:
Annotated typescript draft for article about the financial benefits of being a commercial artist. Includes notes on the annual Royal Academy show, with typed questions and handwritten answers. The article also discusses artists and art galleries, successful illustrators and the role of the artist's agent.

'Go' magazine  KW/02/03  c 1951

2 files

Contents:
Material relating to two pieces written by Webb for 'Go', a travel and leisure magazine purchased by 'The Sunday Times' in 1950, with bimonthly editions produced from 1951. The collection contains material relating to two articles written by Webb for the magazine.

'Mario and Friends at the Caprice' article  KW/02/03/01  c 1951

36 items

Contents:
Correspondence, notes and drafts for an article on the proprietor of the Caprice restaurant. Correspondence from Webb is addressed to several regular patrons of the restaurant, requesting that they attend a photo shoot and includes replies from Joyce Carey, Hermione Gingold and Robert Morley. The file also contains 19 photographs, taken by George Konig and presumably used to illustrate the article. Photographs depict diners at the restaurant, including Robert Morley, Gloria Swanson, Ivor Novello and Clifton Webb.

'Max at Rapallo' article  KW/02/03/02  Apr 1951

2 items

Contents:
Preparatory notes and one copy of 'Go', containing an article by Webb on Max Beerbohm, his wife and their home in Italy. The article is illustrated by photographs taken by Webb, original copies of which are kept with related correspondence (KW/01/03/011).

'The News Chronicle'  KW/02/04  1951-1953

44 files

Contents:
Notes, drafts, correspondence and press cuttings relating to articles written by Webb and illustrated by Ronald Searle for 'The News Chronicle', a newspaper which was eventually merged with the 'Daily Mail' in 1960. Articles were mainly written for two series: 'Looking at London' and 'People Worth Meeting', edited versions of which were later published as books of the same name.
Files may include press cuttings (frequently pasted onto paper, dated and annotated, presumably for inclusion in later books), typescript drafts and associated correspondence. Files ordered by date of first publication in 'The News Chronicle', although many pieces had been worked on subsequently for inclusion in later compilations.

'Fathers baby-sit for Morrison' article  KW/02/04/01  18 Oct 1951

2 items

Contents:
Typescript notes and press cutting for article on Herbert Morrison's electoral campaign.

'TV will tell Dr Edith's fortune' article  KW/02/04/02  24 Oct 1951

13 items

Contents:
Press cutting, typescript draft and associated correspondence concerning an article on Edith Summerskill's 1951 election campaign. Correspondence includes letters from Nottingham Castle Museum, to whom Ronald Searle donated the original of the drawing illustrating the article, and one letter from Edith Summerskill.

'Looking at London 2: The People of Porridge Island' article  KW/02/04/03  05 Nov 1951

8 items

Contents:
Press cutting, notes and drafts for article on Trafalgar Square.

'Looking at London 3: You learn about life behind a 'piano' article  KW/02/04/04  15 Nov 1951

16 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on barrel organs, or street pianos.

'Looking at London 4: The Elephant bids farewell to Black Beauty' article  KW/02/04/05  22 Nov 1951

8 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts, and associated correspondence for article on horse auctions at Elephant and Castle. The file includes rough pencil sketches by Ronald Searle for the article illustration and one catalogue, dated 19 Nov 1951, for London Repository Ltd Horse Auction.

'Looking at London 5: Music Hall's too matey to die' article  KW/02/04/06  29 Nov 1951

12 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on the ruined Holborn Music Hall. The file includes three programmes for Collins Music Hall, Islington.

'Looking at London 6: A day (and night) on the King's doorstep' article  KW/02/04/07  06 Dec 1951

5 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Buckingham Palace sentries.

'Looking at London 7: Venice in London' article  KW/02/04/08  13 Dec 1951

10 items

Contents:
Press cutting, notes, drafts and related correspondence for an article on Paddington Basin and the Grand Union Canal.

'Looking at London 8: We 'flogged' an ostrich fan named Maud' article  KW/02/04/09  20th Dec 1951

12 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on London street markets. File includes one press cutting of an article in 'Punch', dated 19 Mar 1952 and illustrated by Searle, on barrow boys in London. The file also includes one licence to make drawings in the poultry section of Smithfield market, and one street trader's temporary licence, both issued to Webb and Searle by the Corporation of London.

'Looking at London 10: Down Among the Dinosaurs' article  KW/02/04/10  04 Jan 1952

4 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on the Natural History Museum.

'Looking at London 12: Meet the potters of Fulham...' article  KW/02/04/11  17 Jan 1952

5 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes and drafts for article on the Fulham Pottery.

'London's Farewell' press cutting  KW/02/04/12  15 feb 1952

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of illustration by Ronald Searle titled 'The scene at Paddington station', depicting the arrival of the funeral cortege of George VI.

'Looking at Rolls Town' article  KW/02/04/13  21 Feb 1952

10 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Derby.

'And 47 bells began to ring' article  KW/02/04/14  28 Feb 1952

6 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on the Loughborough Bell Foundry.

'Saying Hello to a Stilton' article  KW/02/04/15  06 Mar 1952

4 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Melton Mowbray.

'Stratford, tonight at 7.30' article  KW/02/04/16  13 Mar 1952

10 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Stratford-upon-Avon. The file also includes one copy of 'A Journalist's introduction to Shakespeare's Town' (n.d.) and one copy of 'The Sphere', dated 08 Mar 1952, with article titled 'A Stratford Preview'.

'Looking at London: Sotheby's? Come inside' article  KW/02/04/17  20 Mar 1952

6 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Sotheby's. The file also contains a Sotheby's catalogue.

'Looking at London: Two fivepenny tickets to the World's End' article  KW/02/04/18  03 April 1952

8 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on a place called World's End, in Chelsea.

'Looking at London: He lights lamps, ten minutes a street' article  KW/02/04/19  24 Apr 1952

16 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on lamp lighters in London. The file also contains one press cutting from 'Picture Post', dated 10 Mar 1951, and titled 'He collects street lamps'.

'Looking at London: Maytime in Shepherd Market' article  KW/02/04/20  01 May 1952

5 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts, and associated correspondence for article on Shepherd Market, Mayfair.

'Looking at London: Streets paved with mink' article  KW/02/04/21  08 May 1952

7 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on the Garlickhythe fur trade.

'People Worth Meeting: Mountain Peak of Fleet Street' article  KW/02/04/22  29 May 1952

5 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Ian McKay. The file includes one letter from McKay, written following the publication of the article.

'People Worth Meeting: The man who draws the odd trains' article  KW/02/04/23  12 Jun 1952

1 item

Contents:
Annotated press cutting of article on Rowland Emmett, cartoonist and sculptor.

'People worth meeting: People are Mr B's canvases' article  KW/02/04/24  26 Jun 1952

8 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes and drafts for article on George Burchett, tattooist. The file includes a press cutting of an article on Burchett by Cyril Ray, titled 'Family Crest, My Foot' (undated) and one pamphlet, labelled 'The Art of Tattooing: how to tattoo by hand or electricity'.

'People worth meeting: Poetic don who writes whodunnits' article  KW/02/04/25  03 Jul 1952

10 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, research notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Cecil Day Lewis.

'People Worth Meeting: Guardian of a stage door' article  KW/02/04/26  10 July 1952

9 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Valentine Braggington, stage door keeper at the Savoy Theatre. The article uses similar material to Webb's column titled 'Sentinels of Glamour' (KW/02/02/06), written in 1948 for 'The Leader'.

'People Worth Meeting: Miss Collins, Keeper of the Kings' Curls' article  KW/02/04/27  24 Jul 1952

3 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting for article on Maude Collins, hairdresser of wigs at Madame Tussaud's.

'People Worth Meeting: Mr Punch's manager' article  KW/02/04/28  31 Jul 1952

3 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, draft and associated correspondence relating to an article on Charles Smith, Punch and Judy performer at Margate.

'People Worth Meeting: He knows his oysters' article  KW/02/04/29  04 Sep 1952

5 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Ben Warner, an oyster fisher in Whitstable. The file also contains press cuttings relating to oyster fishers.

'People Worth Meeting: Williams the Wizard' article  KW/02/04/30  30 Oct 1952

8 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Emlyn Williams, actor.

'People Worth Meeting: Three Clever Sons' article  KW/02/04/31  06 Nov 1952

5 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on William, Alfred and Dudley Drowns, picture restorers.

'People Worth Meeting: Mr Dawson, Butler' typescript notes  KW/02/04/32  19 Nov 1952

1 item

Contents:
Typescript notes, possibly transcript of a recorded interview. First page labelled 'News Chronicle'.

'People Worth Meeting: He keeps Peter Pan flying' article  KW/02/04/33  04 Dec 1952

10 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Joseph Kirby, theatrical flying effects producer.

'People Worth Meeting: Bad Weather Friends' article  KW/02/04/34  09 Jan 1953

10 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Leonard Bland and Effie Goldney, umbrella makers and sellers at Bland & Son, umbrella manufacturers, Notting Hill.

'People Worth Meeting: He has the key of your door' article  KW/02/04/35  29 Jan 1953

3 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes and drafts for article on Cecil Hogg, locksmith.

'People Worth Meeting: Two men with a Midas touch' article  KW/02/04/36  20 Feb 1953

2 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes and drafts for article on Charlie Howard and Fred Watts, book gilders.

'People Worth Meeting: Frederick Matthias Alexander' article  KW/02/04/37  26 Feb 1953

11 items

Contents:
Drafts, notes and associated correspondence for an article on Frederick Matthias Alexander, inventor of the Alexander Technique. Typescript draft is titled 'People Worth Meeting 30 - Matthias Alexander'. The file also contains one press cutting of an article on Alexander, published in 'The Leader', dated 11 Dec 1948.

'People Worth Meeting: He collects earth's wonders' article  KW/02/04/38  26 Mar 1953

6 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Percy Bottley, geologist.

'People Worth Meeting: She wrote a classic line' article  KW/02/04/39  07 May 1953

4 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on Rose Fyleman. File includes one letter from Fyleman.

'People Worth Meeting: Dressing up London is their business' article  KW/02/04/40  16 Apr 1953

3 items

Contents:
Annotated press cutting, notes, drafts and associated correspondence for article on flag makers, written in the weeks preceeding the coronation.

'People Worth Meeting: Masters in plaster' article  KW/02/04/41  c 1951-1953

2 items

Contents:
Press cutting and draft for article on Jacob Menheer, ornamental plasterer. Both items undated.

'People Worth Meeting: Arthur Griffiths' article  KW/02/04/42  c 1951-1953

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft for article on Arthur Griffiths, verger at St Martin-in-the-Fields parish church. Undated.

Eddie Golding, carpenter article  KW/02/04/43  25 Aug 1952

4 items

Contents:
Correspondence, notes and typescript draft for unused article on carpent who made a ladder for Nelson's Column.

'Looking at London' notes  KW/02/04/44  1957

6 items

Contents:
File containing typescript notes for possible articles for inclusion in Webb's 'News Chronicle' series, and two lists of articles for inclusion or otherwise in the 'Looking at London' book.

'The National and English Review'  KW/02/05  Feb 1957-Sep 1958

17 files

Contents:
Typescript drafts and press cuttings for articles written by Webb for 'The National and English Review', a monthly review magazine for which Webb worked as theatre critic. See also John Grigg correspondence ( KW/01/03/061).

'Otho the Great' review  KW/02/05/01  c 1957

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft for article on a production of 'Otho the Great' at St Martins Theatre, London.

'Much Ado About Nothing' review  KW/02/05/02  c 1957-1958

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft for article on a production of 'Much Ado about Nothing' at Stratford Memorial Theatre.

'The Member of the Wedding' review  KW/02/05/03  11 Feb 1957

1 item

Contents:
Typescript draft for article on a production of 'The Member of the Wedding' at the Royal Court, London.

'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' review  KW/02/05/04  Mar 1957

2 items

Contents:
Press cutting of article reviewing productions of 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' at the Old Vic and 'At the drop of a hat' at Fortune Theatre. File includes typescript drafts for both articles.

'A Hatful of Rain', 'The Wit to Woo' and 'The Iron Duchess' reviews  KW/02/05/05  Apr 1957

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article on production of 'A Hatful of Rain' at the Princes Theatre, London, 'The Wit to Woo' at Arts Theatre, London (featuring Kenneth Williams) and 'The Iron Duchess' at Cambridge Theatre, London.

'Craig on the Theatre' review  KW/02/05/06  May 1957

2 items

Contents:
Typescript and press cutting of article on a new edition 'On the Art of the Theatre' by Edward Gordon Craig.

'Camino Real' review  KW/02/05/07  Jun 1957

3 items

Contents:
Two typescript drafts and press cutting of article reviewing a production of 'Camino Real' at the Phoenix Theatre, London.

'Flowering Cherry', 'The Happiest Millionaire' and 'Requiem for a Nun' reviews  KW/02/05/08  Jan 1958

2 items

Contents:
Typescript draft and press cutting for articles reviewing productions of 'Flowering Cherry' at the Royal Theatre, London; 'The Happiest Millionaire' at the Cambridge Theatre, London; 'Requiem for a Nun', at the Royal Court Theatre; and 'The Bells are Ringing' at the Coliseum, London.

'The Rape of the Belt' article  KW/02/05/09  Feb 1958

5 items

Contents:
Press cutting of article reviewing productions of 'The Rape of the Belt' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London (featuring Richard Attenborough) and 'Dinner with the family' at the New Theatre, London. File includes typescript of article with an unpublished review of 'Stranger in the Tea' at the Arts Theatre, London included.

'A Touch of the Sun', 'The Potting Shed', 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' and 'The Iceman Cometh' reviews  KW/02/05/10  Mar 1958

2 items

Contents:
Typescript and press cutting of article reviewing productions of 'A Touch of the Sun' at the Saville, London (featuring Vanessa Redgrave); 'The Potting Shed' at the Globe, London (featuring Sir John Gielgud); 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' at the Comedy Theatre, London; and 'The Iceman Cometh at the Arts Theatre, London.

'The past month of play-going' article  KW/02/05/11  Apr 1958

2 items

Contents:
Press cutting of article on the past month of play-going, discussing 'Touch it Light' at the Strand Theatre, London and Peter Ustinov's work 'Paris not so Gay'. The file also contains one typescript of the article which also includes 'Lady at the Wheel'.

'A Resounding Tinkle' and 'The Hole' article  KW/02/05/12  May 1958

2 items

Contents:
Press cutting of article on productions of 'A Resounding Tinkle' and 'The Hole' at the Royal Court, London, 'Twelfth Night' at the Old Vic, London and 'The Kidders' at St Martins, London. The article also mentions 'Not in the Book' and 'The Breath of Spring'. The file also contains a typescript draft including a presumably unpublished review of a production of 'The Catalyst' at the Arts Theatre, London.

'My Fair Lady' review  KW/02/05/13  Jun 1958

2 items

Contents:
Press cutting of article reviewing productions of 'My Fair Lady' at Drury Lane, London (featuring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison); 'Duel of Angels' at the Apollo, London featuring (Vivien Leigh and Clair Bloom); 'Variation on a Theme' at the Globe Theatre, London; and 'The Cherry Orchard' at Sadler's Wells. The file also contains a typescript draft of the article, including unpublished reviews of 'Quaint Honour' at the Arts Theatre, London, and 'Express Bongo' at Saville Theatre, London.

'George Dillon' and assorted productions review  KW/02/05/14  Jul 1958

2 items

Contents:
Typescript draft and press cutting of article reviewing productions of 'George Dillon' at the Comedy Theatre, London (featuring Wendy Craig and Phillip Locke); 'The Party' at the New Theatre, London; 'The Dock Brief' and 'What Shall We Tell Caroline' at the Garrick, London; 'The Velvet Shotgun' at the Duchess, London; 'Speaking of Murder' at St Martins, London; and 'King Henry VIII' at the Old Vic (featuring Sir John Gielgud).

'The Cherry Orchard' review  KW/02/05/15  May-Jul 1958

2 items

Contents:
Annotated typescript of review of 'The Cherry Orchard', dated 20 May 1958. The file includes one press cutting of a letter from Mr G. Ellenbogen, referring to Webb's review.

'Romeo and Juliet', 'Hamlet', 'Twelfth Night', 'The Trial of Mary Dugan', 'Living for Pleasure', 'For Adults Only' and 'The Joshua Tree' reviews  KW/02/05/16  Aug 1958

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article reviewing productions of 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Hamlet' and the 'Twelfth Night' at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon; 'The Trial of Mary Dugan' at the Savoy Theatre, London; 'Living for Pleasure' at the Garrick, London; 'For Adults Only' at the Strand, London; and 'The Joshua Tree' at the Duke of York's Theatre, London.

'Irma La Douce' and 'Five Finger Exercise' reviews  KW/02/05/17  Sep 1958

1 item

Contents:
Press cutting of article reviewing productions of 'Irma La Douce' at the Lyrics Theatre, London and 'Five Finger Exercise' at the Comedy Theatre, London.

'Illustrated' articles  KW/02/06  1948-1949

6 items

Contents:
Drafts and press cuttings for articles written by Webb for 'Illustrated' magazine, principally concerning the theatre, including one typescript draft for an article on a child stage performer, Patsy Ann Hedges; typescript notes, drafts and press cutting for an article on Terence Rattigan; and press cuttings for an article on chorus girls. The file also includes one press cutting titled 'They took it from here', concerning two teams of radio presenters playing Christmas party games, and one annotated typescript draft of article titled 'Illustrated Gave a Party' about two famous radio teams playing Christmas party games. See KW/16/01 for press cutting of same.

'Everywoman' articles  KW/02/07  c 1950

17 items

Contents:
Press cuttings, drafts and associated corrrespondence relating to columns Webb wrote for a woman's magazine, titled 'Kaye Webb reporting'. The column included brief articles on Marguerite Higgins, Barbara Castle and Christopher Fry.

'Impressions' bound journals  KW/02/08  1949-1953

1 item

Contents:
One bound copy of fifteen editions of 'Impressions', the house journal of the Hazell-Sun group of printing houses. Webb worked as editor, then advisory editor for the journal during this period. The journal regularly used commissioned artwork by Ronald Searle and other artists.

Poets and writers research material  KW/02/09  c 1940s-1950s

3 files

Contents:
Press cuttings and photographs, mostly showing portraits of poets and writers, although occasionally including related articles. The files were presumably used for general reference, or as research material for specific pieces.

Poets press cuttings  KW/02/09/01  c 1940s-1950s

77 items

Contents:
Press cuttings, principally showing photographs or portraits of eminent contemporary and historical poets, occasionally including related text. Some pasted on to card, and originally arranged alphabetically with others loose.

Writers press cuttings  KW/02/09/02  c 1940s-1950s

146 items

Contents:
Press cuttings, principally showing photographs or portraits of eminent contemporary and historical writers, although occasionally including related text. Some pasted onto card and originally arranged alphabetically with others loose.

Poets photographs  KW/02/09/03  c 1940s

6 items

Contents:
Set of six portrait photographs of poets, including Cecil Day Lewis, Alun Lewis, Stephen Spender, Louis MacNeice, Laurie Lee and Dylan Thomas. Reverse of each photgraph stamped 'Photo Bill Brandt'.

'Ideas' and Drafts  KW/02/10  c 1941-1961

2 files

Contents:
Files, kept by Webb, of draft material including journalistic pieces, fiction and adaptations of fiction for theatre or broadcast.

Journalistic pieces  KW/02/10/01  c 1941-1961

10 items

Contents:
Articles written for various publications and audiences, but not accompanied by press cuttings so therefore presumably unpublished. The file includes drafts and, occasionally, research notes for assorted articles, including a draft of a Walt Disney children's magazine, titled 'Good News for You', with rough layout sketch; a draft of an article on luxury hotels in London; brief manuscript notes and a typescript draft for an article titled 'Woman of Letters' on Katherine Mansfield (dated 22 Mar 1954 and written following the publication of Antony Alpers' biography of Mansfield); an article on James Mason; an article titled 'Party Pieces' on Christmas parties; typescript notes titled 'Picture Post Suggestions'; an article for 'The Bookman' on Publishers' Christmas parties (dated Oct 1959); an article on barbed wire; typescript notes titled 'Partnership. Thoughts...Change of Attitude'; and one proof for an article on Webb's experience of giving birth in the USA, titled 'Family'. The file also contains one typescript set of quotes on money, with covering note addressed to Webb, and two sets of manuscript lists of historical events which occurred during May, provisionally entitled 'Matter for a May Morning'.

Fiction and adaptations  KW/02/10/02  c 1941-1961

14 items

Contents:
Brief pieces of fiction, presumably written by Webb and aimed at various audiences. The file includes short comedic pieces, short stories and fragments of stories aimed at children and synopses for plays. The pieces are mainly untitled and occasionally fragmentary. The file also contains adaptations of books for stage, television or radio, commissioned by others and not necessarily produced.

Talks  KW/02/11  c 1950s

5 items

Contents:
Typescript drafts and associated material relating to talks given by Webb. The file contains correspondence and associated material relating to a talk given by Webb to Dane Secondary Girls' School, Ilford, July 1955. The file also includes a typescript draft of one talk, titled 'Learnt from Life'.

Editorial work  KW/03  1947-1951

3 boxes

Contents:
Material relating to Webb's work as an editor and assistant editor on various magazines and periodicals.

'Lilliput'  KW/03/01  1941-1980s

7 files

Contents:
Series concerning Webb's work on 'Lilliput' magazine. Webb worked on the magazine variously as a contributor and assistant editor between 1941 and 1947. Material dates from both the period of Webb's employment, and her later work on a compilation of 'Lilliput issues', published as 'Lilliput Goes to War'. During the later period, Webb was able to collect a complete run of 'Lilliput' magazines, which are now held in Seven Stories' reference collection.

Photographs  KW/03/01/01  c 1930s-1940s

248 items

Contents:
Photographic prints, presumably previously printed in 'Lilliput', collected by Webb for possible inclusion in 'Lilliput Goes to War'. Prints cover a wide variety of subjects, and were received from a large number of press agencies and photographers.

'Naval Office joins in rescue work at bombed factory'  KW/03/01/01/001  18 Oct 1940

1 photograph

Contents:
Man (naval officer) standing in profile dusting himself down surrounded by building rubble. Left foreground boy facing camera (out of focus). Typed note attached to back. Stamped 'Wide World Photos'.

'West End bombed again last night'  KW/03/01/01/002  18 Sep 1940

1 photograph

Contents:
Image showing group of firemen, one of them salvaging a shop window dummy from a bombed store. Typed note attached to back. Stamped 'Keystone Press Agency'.

'Getting them 'Signal-Minded''  KW/03/01/01/003  08 Nov 1939

1 photograph

Contents:
Naval signalmen marching in line, each holding flag above head in right hand. Typed note attached to back. Stamped 'Fox Photos'.

'The Medical Visit'  KW/03/01/01/004  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Back view of naked man, holding arms aloft, facing prison officer, holding baton at side. Three prisoners (also naked) sitting on bench in left background. Crowded doorway in right background. Handwritten notation 'US Prison' on back. Stamped 'Aral Photo copyright by Dr. L. Aigner & L. Aczel, Paris'.

'Rikers Island Penitentiary'  KW/03/01/01/005  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
(Right side) prison officer standing in profile holding a document that he is looking at. Row of booths from left foreground to centre background with people leaning into them; only legs, hips visible. Handwritten notation on back. Stamped 'Aral Photo copyright by Dr. L. Aigner & L. Aczel, Paris'.

'Show Pony assists on the 'Home Front''  KW/03/01/01/006  07 Nov 1939

1 photograph

Contents:
Horse rearing on hind legs ridden bareback by woman. Farm buildings in background.Typed note attached to back. Stamped 'Fox Photos'.

'Sea Elephant'  KW/03/01/01/007  28 Oct 1939

1 photograph

Contents:
Head and flippers close up of sea elephant. Handwritten title and stamp of Commissariat General to authorise export to GB on back. Marked 'Studio Ylla, Paris'.

'South Berks meet at Schoolgreen, nr Reading'  KW/03/01/01/008  22 Dec 1939

1 photograph

Contents:
Pack of hunting hounds in field with two huntsmen; man on left holds fox's head in left hand. Typed note attached to back. Stamped 'Fox Photos'.

Caged lions  KW/03/01/01/009  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Lion and two lionesses in front of stone archways in wall; archway on left is blocked in; archway on right contains cage bars and open gate to caged tunnel. Blank on back.

Face of monkey  KW/03/01/01/010  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Handwritten note 'Portret des Affen Mangabey' attached to back. Stamped 'Foto Dr. V.J. Stanek, Praha - CSR'.

'An Easter Hare's adventure among the rabbits'  KW/03/01/01/011  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
White rabbits, one adult and three young, eating a cauliflower stalk. Two typed notes attached to back. Stamped 'supplied by Picture Features Ltd., London'.

Monkeys  KW/03/01/01/012  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Four monkeys sitting in a line. Blank on back.

'Seals (duet)'  KW/03/01/01/013  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Two seals, open mouthed, facing each other, flippers outstretched. Third seal in right background. Handwritten title on back. Stamped 'photo supplied by Paul Popper, London'.

'Girl riding Dartmoor pony during annual Dartmoor...'  KW/03/01/01/014  04 Sep 1938

1 photograph

Contents:
Rider falling off galloping pony. Handwritten title on back which has been cropped where photo has been trimmed. Stamped 'supplied by Keystone Photos'.

'Tombes des empereurs MING Chameau'  KW/03/01/01/015  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Stone sculpture of camel on flat stone plinth. Background landscape shows open plain backed by hills. Typed note attached to back. Stamped 'Pierre Verger photo'.

'Tombes des empereurs MING Chameau'  KW/03/01/01/016  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Head, neck and hump of camel as at KW/03/01/01/015. Handwritten note 'Chine' on back. Stamped 'Pierre Verger photo'.

Trafalgar Square  KW/03/01/01/017  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Bronze sculpture of giant lion (from tail end). Man and woman embracing sitting next to lion on edge of plinth. Man is in Forces uniform, suitcase and canvas bag beside him. Background contains circular pool surrounded by people sitting on its ledge. Structure of fountain (disused) is supporting large public address speakers. Stamped 'Copyright 'Gulley' Stockholm - Sweden' and 'Picture on Loan: Black Star, Clifford Inn, Fleet Street'.

'Tombes des empereurs MING Juge'  KW/03/01/01/018  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Stone sculpture of figure in robe and headdress, hands in front holding an object against his chest; hilly horizon in background. Typed note 'Tombes des empereurs MING Juge' attached to back. Stamped 'Pierre Verger photo'.

Summer Palace Peking  KW/03/01/01/019  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Three sculptures of standing figures, smiling, in long robes; central figure has hands missing. Foreground: four objects variously shaped. Handwritten title on reverse. Stamped 'Pierre Verger photo'.

'Tombes des empereurs MING Ministre'  KW/03/01/01/020  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Stone sculpture of figure in long robe and headdress, hands in front holding an object against his chest; row of similar figures continues into distant background on right of picture; mountain range in far distant background. Typed note 'Tombes des empereurs MING Ministre' attached to back. Stamped 'Pierre Verger photo'.

'Province of Yunnan (S.W.China)...elephant from Si Chan Pagoda'  KW/03/01/01/021  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Stone sculpture of elephant; head and trunk and right foreleg with circle enclosing diamond shape between forelegs. Typed note 'Province of Yunnan (S.W.China)...elephant from Si Chan Pagoda.' attached to back. Stamped 'Pierre Verger photo'.

Tombes des empereurs MING Cheval'  KW/03/01/01/022  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Stone sculpture of horse sitting with fore and hind legs folded. Mountain range in distant background beyond wide plain. Typed note 'Tombes des empereurs MING Cheval' attached to back. Stamped 'Pierre Verger photo'.

'Tombes des empereurs MING Chilin - monstre fabuleux'  KW/03/01/01/023  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Stone sculpture of a four legged mythical animal standing; mountain range in far distant background beyond wide plain. Typed note attached to back. Stamped 'Pierre Verger photo'.

'Jacob and the Angel - Epstein's New Work'  KW/03/01/01/024  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Epstein's stone sculpture on exhibition being viewed by a visitor to the gallery. Typed note on back. Stamped 'Keystone photo'.

The View Over Norrbro from the Crown Prince's Apartment'  KW/03/01/01/025  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
View across snow-covered streets and square to buildings opposite; sculpture of lion holding left forepaw on sphere stands on plinth in foreground. Handwritten title on back. Stamped 'K.W. Gullers (Stockholm) photo' and 'Black Star (London) picture agency'.

'Saint Paul a la barbe annelee, assyrienne: sculpture du XIVeme siecle. (Musee des Augustins a Toulouse)'  KW/03/01/01/026  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Sculpture of head and shoulders of St. Paul. Typed note attached to back. Handwritten 'Sculpture'. Stamped 'Feher photo'.

'MM. Goebbels? Himmler? Papen?....No: Mm Robespierre, Danton et Marat'  KW/03/01/01/027  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Monument, includes sculpture of three men reaching out toward and looking above plinth. Plinth engraved with 'VIVRE LIBRE OU MOURIR' and embossed with 'LA CONVENTION NATIONALE'. Typed title note attached to back. Stamped 'Photo D.G. Hacket, Paris'.

'Egypt: Nubians'  KW/03/01/01/028  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Photo attached to back of notepaper (203 x254 mm) headed 'Ronald Searle, Studio Two, 77 Bedford Gardens, W8. Park 9519'. Picture of two young people, one standing, one sitting, in stone and brick built opening/doorway; both wearing nothing except a string/grass skirt. Handwritten title at bottom left of page: 'EGYPT' and at bottom centre of picture 'Nubians'.

'Egypt - Street Musicians'  KW/03/01/01/029  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Photo attached to back of notepaper (203 x 254 mm) headed 'Ronald Searle, Studio Two, 77 Bedford Gardens, W8. Park 9519'. Shows six people: two women standing barefoot each holding tambourine, two men (either side of women) each sitting with flute to his mouth, one boy sitting, and another boy standing in left of picture. Handwritten title at bottom of page.

'Interior of Mosque - Sultan Hasan - Cairo'  KW/03/01/01/030  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Image shows ablution fountain at Mosque of Sultan Hasan, in dilapidated condition in front of pointed arch in wall with stone decorations on top (repeated trefoil design); two men under canopy of domed structure give idea of scale. Photo is signed 'W. Hammerschmidt 168'. Handwritten title on back.

'Bazaar, Cairo, Egypt'  KW/03/01/01/031  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Street scene of trading booths in Egyptian bazaar. One man sitting on a counter looking toward the camera; two other men seem to be trading, one in a white turban has back facing camera. Photo is signed 'W. Hammerscmidt'. Handwritten title on back.

'Hop fields near Hunton, Kent'  KW/03/01/01/032  nd [mid 20th century]

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Rows of hops from near ground level; dappled sunshine falls on bases of hop plants and patches of ground. Handwritten title on back. Stamped 'Photo by W. Suschitzky, 22 Woburn Sq., London,WC1'.

War painting  KW/03/01/01/033  02 Mar 1937

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Photograph of a painting depicting cartoon-like images of Hitler, Mussolini and others brandishing weapons. Painting is signed 'Plato X Cham' (?) and dated. Photo by Suschitzky (name handwritten on back).

Oast Houses near Hunton, Kent  KW/03/01/01/034  nd [mid 20th century]

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Four oast house conical chimneys with ventilation covers against sky. Handwritten title on back. Stamped 'Photo by W.Suschitzky, 45 Stanley Gdns., London, NW3'.

'Ideal Line'  KW/03/01/01/035  nd [mid 20th century]

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Naked female outline from breast to hip created by light and shade. Handwritten title on back. Stamped 'Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld'.

Diver  KW/03/01/01/036  nd [mid 20th century]

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Silhouette of diver launching off board, taken from below; background is sky with clouds in upper right quadrant. Handwritten note 'Photo Dr. R. Spira' on back. Stamped 'Dr. Reinhold Spira' and 'Pawel Barchan, 159 Bd. Montparnasse, Paris 6e. Tel. Danton 48-42'.

''I wonder why he built it!' An English girl surveys the pyramid of Chephron from the Summit of Cheops'  KW/03/01/01/037  nd [mid 20th century]

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Woman in striped knee length skirt, white short-sleeved blouse and belt patterned with a diamond motif, standing hands on hips, smiling as she looks at the view. Pyramid in left background beyond which is desert plain to the far distant horizon. Handwritten title on back, also 'Peter Hill, 71 Rednal Rd., Kings Norton, Birmingham.'

'Chinese Professor'  KW/03/01/01/038  nd [mid 20th century]

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Typed note attached to back: 'A view of the home of Professor Shu Chao-shih of the National Central University in Chungking. There are about 30 homes in this section, built about 4 years ago.' Stamped 'CNS Photos, Paul Guillumette Inc., New York'.

'Nigerian Types'  KW/03/01/01/039  nd [mid 20th century]

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Profile of Nigerian woman walking with long curved wooden receptacle balanced on her head; she wears a belt and a large grass disc hangs below her waist behind her. Typed note on back refers to her as 'a shy young Pagan' and states that she comes from 'Kafanchan on the edge of Bauchi Plateau'. Stamped 'Photo Pictorial Press London'.

'Miner's Child'  KW/03/01/01/040  nd [mid 20th century]

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Back door and yard of house with small child standing in doorway. Stamped 'Photo Bill Brandt, 58 Hillfield Court, Belsize Ave, London, NW3.'

'Smart Manequin Hairdressing style'  KW/03/01/01/041  nd [mid 20th century]

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Child, girl, naked, holding plait of hair behind her head with left hand. Handwritten title on back. Stamped 'Photo Berko'.

'Venus de Milo'  KW/03/01/01/042  nd [mid 20th century]

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Museum visitors (facing camera) gathered around the sculpture (facing away from camera.) Stamped 'Aral-Photo, copyright by Dr. L. Aigner & L. Aczei, Paris'.

'Baby Africans, already tattooed according to their tribe, having their foreheads marked'  KW/03/01/01/043  nd [mid 20th century]

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Two African young people sitting on a mat on the ground, each with a smaller child lying with head on lap as they mark the children's foreheads. Typed title not attached to back. Stamped 'Photo by Margot Lubinski, London'.

'Sir Oswald Mosley (Fascist)'  KW/03/01/01/044  nd [mid 20th century]

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Group photo. Mosley and a woman seated, six men standing behind. Editing marks on front of photo. Handwritten title written on figure of Mosley in photo.

'An American town and its way of life'  KW/03/01/01/045  12 Sep 1942

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Crowd of young people facing the same way holding their right arms forward and aloft. Typed title note: '26) Which commands their respect and merits the pledge of allegiance they give it...(see other photos in this 76-picture set)'. Stamped 'Pix inc., New York. Copyright Pictorial Press, London'.

'He likes Mountain Music'  KW/03/01/01/046  03 Nov 1935

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Henry Ford and Berry Schools' pupil, Irene Sellers, dance at a school dance. Other couples dance in the background. Typed title note with details attached to back. Stamped 'Wide World Photos, London'.

'...And the twins'  KW/03/01/01/047  23 Jul 1937

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Woman, possibly Lady Astor, pushing two small girls (the twins) on a swing looked on by man, woman and child. Typed note attached to back is partly missing. Stamped 'Central Press Photos, London'. Handwritten instruction 'take out spots'on back.

'Lady Astor'  KW/03/01/01/048  nd [mid 20th century]

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Lady Astor laughing with a group of men, one of whom she is holding by his waistcoat whilst he has his has hands on her forearms. Handwritten title on back. Stamped 'Central Press Photos, London'.

Mussolini dancing with a peasant girl  KW/03/01/01/049  06 Jul 1938

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Mussolini dancing with a woman; setting is outdoors, with onlookers applauding. Typed note attached to back refers to another image entitled 'Mussolini strips to waist. Helps in wheat harvest'. Stamped 'Keystone, London'.

Grand carnival procession in Nice  KW/03/01/01/050  nd [mid 20th century]

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Parade of people dressed in giant chef costumes with huge heads showing toothy grins. Chef in left foreground is carrying a pan with a giant mouse sitting in it and a giant fork. Handwritten note on back: 'really fat men'. Typed note attached to back. Stamped 'Keystone, Paris'.

'Clowning down the Avenue'  KW/03/01/01/051  02 Dec 1941

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Thanksgiving Day parade, Amsterdam Avenue, New York City. Huge clown balloon floats above a marching band. Typed note attached to back. Stamped Wide World Photos, New York and London.

'Ul. Marzanny' Warsaw Postwar reconstruction  KW/03/01/01/052  1947

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Men at work sorting stone rubble beside a road where three horses and carts stand. Wide building several stories high on horizon right of centre. Handwritten title on back reads '...Ul Marzanny' (first part illegible). Photo by Jan Bulhak, Warsaw.

'Grandmothers harmonise for Christmas'  KW/03/01/01/053  nd [mid 20th century]

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Seven elderly women gathered around an upright piano singing and holding song sheets, eighth woman is seated at the piano. All are wearing outdoor coats and hats. Typed note attached to back refers to practicing carols at the Browning Hall Settlement in London. Stamped 'Keystone, London'.

Madam Tussaud's Exhibition, London  KW/03/01/01/054  nd [mid 20th century]

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Five royal/aristocratic wax figures on display at Madame Tussaud's in period costume.

'Spain (foreign service) The Emperor of Abyssinia in Gibraltar'  KW/03/01/01/055  31 May 1936

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Typed note attached to back: 'H.M. Haile Selassie talking with the Press correspondents in the garden of the Rock Hotel, Gibraltar. With him are his son the Prince Makone and the Ras Kassa'. Stamped 'Keystone, Madrid and London'.

'School of the Deaf'  KW/03/01/01/056  nd [mid 20th century]

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Church lesson using sign language. Handwritten notes on back: 'George Riches', 'Mr & Mrs Barnes - deaf' and 'Mrs Horsecroft'.

'School of the Deaf'  KW/03/01/01/057  nd [mid 20th century]

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Church lesson using sign language. Priest and churchwarden at front of group. Handwritten notes on back: 'Miss Bryant lady worker' and 'Mr Allcorn, churchwarden'.

Friedel Reusch  KW/03/01/01/058  nd [mid 20th century]

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Portrait of young woman wearing beret over dark curly bobbed hair looking sideways and smiling at the camera. Signed on front lower left corner 'E.O. Hoppe'. Handwritten title and notes on back: 'Friedel Reusch, W, 30 - Bambergersh, 16'.

'Warsaw Ghetto'  KW/03/01/01/059  nd [mid 20th century]

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Remains of bombed buildings and piles of rubble. Handwritten title and date on back. Photo by Jan Bulhak, Warsaw.

Photographer  KW/03/01/01/060  [n.d.]

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Man standing on low platform behind camera tripod holding a shutter control in each hand; two cameras mounted on tripod. High ceiling cornice reflected in wall mirror on right; sofa below large framed painting on left; curtains centre behind. Stamped 'copyright Otto Salomon'.

'The Old Town Warsaw'  KW/03/01/01/061  1945

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Remains of a street of bombed buildings. Handwritten title and date on back. Stamped Jan Bulhak, Warsaw.

Mounted man in uniform  KW/03/01/01/062  nd [mid 20th century]

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Mounted soldier or policeman; possibly either German or Austrian. Stamped 'copyright Andre Steiner, Paris'.

'The Wrens make their appearance again'  KW/03/01/01/063  27 Nov 1939

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An officer of the Women's Royal Naval Service in uniform saluting. Typed note attached to back states that the picture was taken at a Royal Naval School Officer's Training Course. Stamped on back with Central Press Photo and 'Passed by Censor'.

An Officer of the W.R.N.S at the Royal Naval College at Greenwich  KW/03/01/01/064  nd [mid 20th century]

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Saluting W.R.N.S. Officer. Handwritten title on back. Keystone photograph.

The Queen of the Watussi  KW/03/01/01/065  nd [mid 20th century]

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Head and shoulders portrait of African woman, wearing crown of beaded headband from which strings of beads hang over her eyes, nose and the sides of her face and animal hair/feathers protrude from the top. Typed note attached to back describes the queen and her husband as tall with aristocratic heads typical of the dominating class of Watussi (Rwanda, East Africa). Doreen Leigh Ltd label, stuck over original stamp, gives 'emergency address' in Otford.

Anne Rider  KW/03/01/01/066  nd [mid 20th century]

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Woman standing leaning on a tall wooden rake on grassed ground near an upright tree trunk. Handwritten title in front lower border. Photo by Bill Brandt.

'She's a night club singer'  KW/03/01/01/067  nd [mid 20th century]

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Sophie Tucker performing in the 'El Morocco' night club, New York. Typed note attached to back. Photo by Pix Publishing, New York City. Copyright Pictorial Press, London.

'Yougoslavie L'ile Hvar'.  KW/03/01/01/068  nd [mid 20th century]

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Hooded figure, face with furrowed brow, rosary beads in right hand resting on left. Handwritten title on back. Stamped: 'Photo by Jan Oplatka, Prague. Pawel Barchan, Paris'.

'Sisters toil humbly in fields, Lemont, Illinois'  KW/03/01/01/069  08 Mar 1942

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Two nuns in an oat field. Typed note attached and folded from back to front, giving details of the work of the sisters at Mount Asissi Convent, Illinois. Photograph from International News Photos, Chicago and Keystone Press Agency, London.

'Tell your fortune sir?'  KW/03/01/01/070  nd [mid 20th century]

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Elderly woman sitting on a stool, dressed in a long skirt and apron with a flowery blouse and shawl, with many rings on her left hand. Photo has been cut down on left, leaving only the edge of an advertising board visible (words incomplete). Handwritten title on back. Stamped 'Keystone photo and G.P.A. Ltd., London'.

Older women at water's edge photo  KW/03/01/01/071  27 Jul 1936

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Two women at water's edge, one on shore back to camera, other sitting in boat facing camera; both wearing long skirts and aprons and white frilly edged bonnets. Photo by Wolfgang Suschitzky, London. Handwritten date on back.

'The sun tan club'  KW/03/01/01/072  12 Nov 1938

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Sandy beach with eight women in bathing suits lying side by side on towels in front of a large clockface marked 'SUN-TAN-CLUB'; men and women dressed all in white supervise. Typed note on back locates the photo to the Miami Biltmore Country Club, Coral Gables, Florida. Stamped 'Fox Photo'.

'Brittany the land of Pardons'  KW/03/01/01/073  nd [mid 20th century]

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Two young Breton women knitting or crocheting whilst sitting on jetty. Both wearing tapering tower-shaped headgear on crown of head. Typed title note on back. Stamped as photo by Marcel Gautherot, supplied by Paul Popper, London.

'Hankow's War orphans are evacuated'  KW/03/01/01/074  nd [mid 20th century]

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Boy holding chopsticks and a bowl of rice, smiling broadly as he eats. Typed title note on back describes how faced by advancing Japanese offensive, orphans were being relocated to interior. Stamped as photo by Robert Capa.

'Chinese teacher of gymnasts'  KW/03/01/01/075  nd [mid 20th century]

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Chinese man leads a group of young people in a movement lesson; possibly a form of Tai Chi. Handwritten title on back. Stamped as copyright Pictorial Press.

'People Of China'  KW/03/01/01/076  nd [mid 20th century]

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Portrait of Sun Wei-wen, 65, a writer philosopher. Typed title note on back. Stamped 'C.N.S. Photo, Paul Guillumette, New York'.

'People Of China'  KW/03/01/01/077  nd [mid 20th century]

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Portrait of Wen Ji, 65, a medical doctor. Typed title note on back. Stamped 'C.N.S. Photo, Paul Guillumette, New York'.

'People Of China'  KW/03/01/01/078  nd [mid 20th century]

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Portrait of Chang Chi-ho, a peddler of needles and threads, 55yrs old. Stamped 'C.N.S. Photo, Paul Guillumette, New York'.

'Epstein'  KW/03/01/01/079  nd [mid 20th century]

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Portrait of Epstein standing in a grass area fenced with metal curved topped railings, with hands in the pockets of heavy double-breasted overcoat and wearing a broad brimmed hat. Handwritten title on back. Stamped 'Fox photo, London'.

Portrait of unidentified man  KW/03/01/01/080  nd [mid 20th century]

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Unidentified man leaning against a tree trunk on his right, holding a cigarette in his right hand. Brassai photo, copyright by Gyula Halasz, Paris.

'Bruno Walker'  KW/03/01/01/081  nd [mid 20th century]

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Man, with baton in right hand, left hand raised as he conducts. Glare of four spotlights above and behind him. Handwritten title note on back. Photo credit crossed out, different handwritten credit: 'Hunter - London'.

'New Archbishops Election'  KW/03/01/01/082  01 Jun 1942

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Archbishop of Canterbury standing beside the Archbishop of York. Typed title note attached to back names Dr. Cyril Barbett, Bishop of Winchester, as the newly elected Archbishop of York. Stamped 'Keystone Photo, London'.

'After The Formation Of New Vichy Cabinet'  KW/03/01/01/083  nd [mid 20th century]

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'Marshal Petain and Premier Laval after the formation of the Vichy Cabinet' (typed title note attached to back). Stamped 'Keystone Photo, London'.

'Mosley Speaks Again'  KW/03/01/01/084  15 Nov 1947

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'Sir Oswald Mosley, former leader of the British Union of Fascists, being given a safe escort by police out of a side door of the Memorial Hall, Faringdon Road, after addressing a meeting where political opponents of Sir Oswald had posed a threat to public order' (typed title note attached to back). Printed photo credit on front: 'P.A. Reuter Photo'.

'Slug (Laguardia) Intends To Continue Clean Sweep'  KW/03/01/01/085  03 Nov 1941

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New York City Mayor Fiorello Laguardia seeking his third term of office at a ceremony when he dedicated a bridge. Typed title note attached to back quotes Laguardia at ceremony. Keystone photo. Typed title note is fragile, ink is faded and paper has discoloured.

'Sir James Jeans'  KW/03/01/01/086  nd [mid 20th century]

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Man seated at a table with wine glass. Handwritten title and photo source 'Hunter - London'.

'Sir John Anderson In His Robes'  KW/03/01/01/087  nd [mid 20th century]

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'Chancellor of the Exchequer in his robes in the Chancellor's office' (typed note attached to back).

'Cabinet Ministers Talk With Premier Until After Midnight On Hitler's Speech'  KW/03/01/01/088  26 Sep 1938

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Three smartly dressed men walking away from 10 Downing Street in darkness. Typed note attached to back identifies them as: (left to right) Viscount Halifax, Foreign Secretary, Sir Robert Vansittart, Chief Diplomatic Adviser to the Government and Sir Samuel Hoare, Home Secretary. Stamped 'Wide World Photo'.

'American Ambassador Unveils American Memorial To King George V'  KW/03/01/01/089  12 Jul 1938

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Two men walking in step, both wearing top hat and tails. Typed note attached to back identifies them as Mr Joseph Kennedy, American Ambassador in London (right) and Lord Mottestone, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire. Stamped 'Wide World Photo'.

Princess Elizabeth  KW/03/01/01/090  nd [mid 20th century]

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Princess Elizabeth in ceremonial cap and gown walking beside a man in similar cap and gown, in background crowds of onlookers watch procession. Stamped 'Crown Copyright Reserved'.

British Ambassador In Rome Calls At London Foreign Office Today  KW/03/01/01/091  11 Aug 1937

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Sir Eric Drummond, the British Ambassador in Rome, striding out with furled umbrella held across his body. Typed title note attached to back also has a handwritten pencil note 'Lord Perth' on it. Stamped 'Wide World Photo'.

'Godfrey Winn'  KW/03/01/01/092  nd [mid 20th century]

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Young man in top hat and tails standing on kerb, uniformed policeman standing in background. Front wing of vehicle in left foreground. Handwritten title on back. Stamped 'Fox photo, London'.

'Britain's Foreign Minister Opens New Czech Institute'  KW/03/01/01/093  21 Oct 1941

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Four smiling men at the opening of the New Czech Institute, Grosvenor Place, London. Identified as (left to right): Mr Hugh Dalton MP, Dr Bones (Czech president), Mr Anthony Eden (Foreign minister) and Mr Jan Masaryk (former Czech minister in London and now a member of the Provisional Czech Government in London in the position of Foreign minister). Typed note attached to back. Stamped 'Wide World Photo, New York Times Photo, London'.

'Blata Ayela Gabre, The Ethiopian Minister'  KW/03/01/01/094  nd [mid 20th century]

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Man sitting at desk holding pen/pencil in right hand over papers. Telephone behind his right arm. Typed note attached to back. Stamped 'Pictorial Press, London'.

'Haile Selassie'  KW/03/01/01/095  nd [mid 20th century]

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Portrait of Haile Selassie. Title typed onto back. Stamped 'Fox photos'.

Circus strongman  KW/03/01/01/096  nd [mid 20th century]

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Cross-eyed man with fake moustache and bare chest, holding large leather stitched ball in right arm. Row of others in background. Stamped 'Credit: Herbert Gehr, Black Star, New York and London'.

Slug (Robinson Throws Left)  KW/03/01/01/097  31 Jul 1942

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'Sugar' Ray Robinson and Sammy Angott in the boxing ring at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Typed note attached to back. Stamped as 'International News Photo, New York'.

'Medicine Man'  KW/03/01/01/098  nd [mid 20th century]

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Typed note attached to back: 'A medicine man of Kispayox, an Indian village in the Skeene river district, B.C.' Handwritten 'Baumm' on back.

'St Alexander's Church Warsaw'  KW/03/01/01/099  1945

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Remains of a bombed out church; bell tower surrounded by rubble and what is left of the curved outer walls and portico of the church. Title handwritten in English and Polish on back. Copyright Jan Bulhak, Warsaw. Also stamped by Ronald Searle, London.

'Warsaw 1945... Street'  KW/03/01/01/100  1945

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Bombed out ruins of buildings against skyline; pedestrians and horse drawn carriage on street reflected in surface water of foreground. Title handwritten in Polish on back. Copyright Jan Bulhak, Warsaw.

'Warsaw 1945...'  KW/03/01/01/101  1945

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Bombed out four and five storey buildings against cloudy sky; paths through wasteland in foreground. Title handwritten in Polish on back. Copyright Jan Bulhak, Warsaw.

'Warsaw...'  KW/03/01/01/102  1945

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Rooftop view of roofless buildings. Title handwritten on back in Polish. Copyright Jan Bulhak, Warsaw.

'Warsaw 1945...'  KW/03/01/01/103  1945

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Skyline of ruined buildings beyond street in foreground where figures are silhouetted in shadow, adults and children. Title handwritten on back in Polish. Copyright Jan Bulhak, Warsaw.

'Remains Of The Ghetto Warsaw. Systematically Dynamited By The Germans.'  KW/03/01/01/104  1945

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Piles of building rubble from foreground to distant horizon between remains still standing. Title handwritten in English and Polish onto back. Copyright Jan Bulhak, Warsaw.

'Remains Of The Ghetto Warsaw'  KW/03/01/01/105  1945

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Piles of building rubble. Title handwritten in English and Polish. Copyright Jan Bulhak, Warsaw.

'The Ghetto Warsaw'  KW/03/01/01/106  1945

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Expanse of demolished buildings rubble from foreground to remaining buildings in distant background. Title handwritten in English on back. Copyright Jan Bulhak, Warsaw.

'Remains Of The Ghetto Warsaw'  KW/03/01/01/107  1945

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Expanse of demolished buildings rubble from foreground to distant buildings (remains) on skyline; part of a box or hut in bottom right corner. Title handwritten in English on back. Copyright Jan Bulhak, Warsaw.

Two men on a bench photograph  KW/03/01/01/108  nd [mid 20th century]

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Two men sitting on a street bench; clothing and shoes/boots are careworn. Copyright Stephen Glass, London SW3.

'Surf Boarding Cult In California'  KW/03/01/01/109  nd [mid 20th century]

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A man and his surf board in silhouette profile at the edge of sea, another man wearing a hat stands apart behind him and to the right of the picture. Both men are looking out to sea. Typed notes attached to back. Photo by Pix Publishing, New York, credit Paul Dorsey. Also stamped by Pictorial Press, London.

'Preparing A Winged Warrior'  KW/03/01/01/110  31 Aug 1940

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Uniformed RAF mechanic straddling engine casing and propeller of dive bomber; viewed from below. Typed note attached to back. Stamped 'Fox Photos. Passed by Censor'.

'Goebbels Declares Official Boycott Of German-Jewish Trade In Germany'  KW/03/01/01/111  29 Mar 1933

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German officials at a dinner table; Dr Goebbels (Minister of Propaganda) speaking. Typed note attached to back: '...unless the anti-German propaganda in foreign countries cease by Saturday, the German government will not only tolerate but also support the official Nazi campaign for the boycott of German-Jewish trade in Germany'. Note identifies Count Helldorf, chief of police and Prince August Willhelm, third son of the ex-Keiser. Stamped 'Keystone, London'.

'Mr P Larne...'  KW/03/01/01/112  nd [mid 20th century]

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Three men wearing hats and overcoats and well-polished shoes. Man in foreground carries a folder and a cane, man behind him to left of picture has hands in coat pockets. Third man is smoking and carries a briefcase under his left arm. Handwritten title (not clear) on back. Keystone, London photo.

'A Birthday Present For Goering'  KW/03/01/01/113  13 Jan 1939

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Field Marshall Goering accepting a 'back basket' filled with foodstuff from a man wearing knee-high buttoned gaiters and smock-style jacket. Typed note attached to back details the man as 'a native of Westphalia' and it being Goering's 46th birthday celebration. Keystone Press Agency.

'Julius Striecher'  KW/03/01/01/114  nd [mid 20th century]

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A bald man, presumably Julius Striecher, amongst a group of others wearing Nazi armbands and ties. Handwritten title on back. Keystone, London.

'Informality At Geneva'  KW/03/01/01/115  nd [mid 20th century]

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Typed note attached to back of photograph states 'An informal glimpse of Ministers off-duty at Geneva during intervals of the present League [of Nations] session. Mr Tioulescu (Rumania) in the centre chats earnestly with Mr Litvinoff (Russia) right and another delegate'. Associated Press photograph.

'The Far East Conference In Brussels'  KW/03/01/01/116  04 Nov 1937

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Mr Litvanoff (Russian delegate) centre, Mr Norman Davis (US delegate) left, and other delegates during an interval. Typed note attached to back details nine of the 19 nations at the conference. Stamped 'Wide World Photo'.

'The Four-Power Conference - Agreement Reached'  KW/03/01/01/117  30 Sep 1938

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A sitting room in the Fuererhaus, from left to right, Herr Schmidt (interpreter), Mr Chamberlain partly hidden by Herr Hitler, Signor Mussolini, an unknown person, Count Ciano, Herr von Ribbentrop and M. Daladier. Typed note attached details information about purpose of conference to reach agreement on a peaceful solution of the Czech crisis. Stamped 'Wide World Photo'.

'Admiral Sir A Dudley-Pound, The First Sea Lord, Arriving At 10 Downing St'  KW/03/01/01/118  29 Sep 1939

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Admiral striding along pavement with cane and briefcase and gas-mask being saluted by a policeman outside 10 Downing Street. A typed note attached to back of photograph details events in Moscow where Stalin and Von Ribbentrop signed new treaty to divide Poland between Russia and Germany and telling Britain and France to stop the war. Stamped 'Graphic Photo Union'.

'(Gun) Secretariat Division'  KW/03/01/01/119  08 Jul 1952

1 photograph

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Formal group photograph of three rows of multinational armed force personnel standing on steps in front of a building. Typed details on back give rank, name, force and country of each man. Stamped 'Shape Photo'.

'Big London Fire'  KW/03/01/01/120  17 Sep 1939

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Two firemen standing in ankle-deep water, with gas-masks, looking up. Typed note attached to back refers to a factory fire in King's Cross. Keystone Press Agency.

'American Women's War Activities'  KW/03/01/01/121  nd [mid 20th century]

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Three women working on the engine of a car. Typed note attached to back: 'Women training as automobile mechanics in the drive for American Defense.' Handwritten title on back. Photo by Walter Sanders from Black Star, New York and London.

'50 'Tough Girls' To Go To Kenya'  KW/03/01/01/122  04 Sep 1940

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Contents:
Young woman levering a tyre off its wheel rim. Typed note attached to back gives information that 50 (pre-selected from 300 applicants) women are undergoing intensive training to prepare them to be ambulance drivers in Kenya. Stamped 'Keystone Press Agency. Passed by censor'.

'Pride Of The W.A.A.F.S. Band Girls Of The Air Force'  KW/03/01/01/123  nd [mid 20th century]

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Female air force officer carrying a big bass drum holding drumsticks crossed in front of her head. Typed note attached to back gives information about a new band formed by members of a W.A.A.F. Reception Depot. Keystone Press Agency Photo.

'Ministering Angels'  KW/03/01/01/124  nd [mid 20th century]

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Two women in nurse uniform wearing gas-masks (faces covered). Handwritten title on back followed by 'Dr Frank R. Neubert. A.R.P.S.': presumably the photographer.

'South Wales. Setting Things Alight'  KW/03/01/01/125  29 Nov 1936

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Workmen setting the road alight to lay a new surface. Typed note attached identifies place as Aberystwyth. Fox Photos, London.

Agouti  KW/03/01/01/126  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Photograph with all four corners cut off to shape of animal sitting on hind legs holding food in forepaws, guinea pig-like head with broad snout and whiskers, body covered in thick fur. Handwritten title on back. W. Suschitzky photograph.

'The Chidren's Hour: Tuning In On A Radio Tradition'  KW/03/01/01/127  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Two members of The Knight Quartet, ages ranging from 9-14, performing at a NBC radio microphone for the Horn and Hardart Children's Hour. Typed note attached to back (with fragment missing) includes reference to Alice Clements, who originated the programme. Pix Photo, New York. Pictorial Press, London.

Man singing  KW/03/01/01/128  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Man standing with mouth open (?singing), thumbs tucked behind leather braces at waist; embroidered waistcoat; braces joined across chest by additional strap of decorated leather. Back blank. Folded top left corner brittle and torn.

'Africa Types. Camera-Shy Children'  KW/03/01/01/129  nd [mid 20th century]

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Two African children with distressed expressions on their faces. Title typed onto back. Fox Photo, London.

Outdoor ceremony  KW/03/01/01/130  nd [mid 20th century]

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Two men and a woman in profile taking part in a ceremony outdoors. Other faces in gathering behind. Man on left is addressing man in robes wearing a medal on his left chest. Crown copyright reserved.

'Longchamp Turf'  KW/03/01/01/131  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Man standing reading newspaper using monocle, wearing top hat, tailcoat, spotty bow tie, carrying curved-top cane over right arm, and binocular case and gloves hung across body. Other men and women in background. Handwritten titles on back. Photo by Bressai, Paris.

'Persian'  KW/03/01/01/132  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Persian cat standing on top of a shelf in front of mirror. Handwritten title on back. Photo by Brassai, Paris. Top right corner and upper margin of photograph cut off.

'Steve Donaghue'  KW/03/01/01/133  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Man pouring cocktail. Wall and easel display pictures with horse-racing associations. Photo Bill Brandt, London.

Young boy eating  KW/03/01/01/134  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

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Young boy's face in close up as he bites into some food in his hand. Stamped 'Gustav Seiden photo, Budapest' and 'G. Denes, London'.

Young boy portrait  KW/03/01/01/135  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Boy's face in close-up as he smiles broadly, showing gaps where his milk teeth are missing; skin is covered in freckles. Photo: Diebold K., Sopron (Hungary). Ruth Schufftan, London.

Armed Forces officer  KW/03/01/01/136  nd [mid 20th century]

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Senior Armed Forces officer in uniform and ceremonial gown. He wears an eye patch over his left eye. Crown copyright reserved.

'Swiatowego Kongresu Intelektualistow (International Intellectual Congress)'  KW/03/01/01/137  25 Aug 1948

1 photograph

Contents:
Conference hall full of people sitting at long narrow tables in rows, end-on to the raised dais where chairperson and others sit. Speaker standing at microphones. Many flags displayed above dais. Typed note in Polish attached to back describes the scene. Stamped 'Dzial Wydawniczo - photograficzny, Agencja Fotograficzna, Warsaw'.

'Swiatowego Kongresu Intelektualistow (International Intellectual Congress)'  KW/03/01/01/138  25 Aug 1948

1 photograph

Contents:
View from overhead of congress delegates sitting at long narrow tables in rows. Some people using headphones, presumably for simultaneous translation. Typed note in Polish attached to back describes the scene. Photo J Baranowski. Dzial Wydawniczo - photograficzny, Agencja Fotograficzna, Warsaw.

'Rudolf Kastner...typical refugee?'  KW/03/01/01/139  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Head and shoulders of man supporting head with hand; dark jacket, white collar, striped tie, corner of folded handkerchief showing out of breast pocket, shirt cuff fastened with cuff-link. Manuscript notes on back, with 'Hunter - London', written in different hand.

'Safford Cape'  KW/03/01/01/140  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

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Portrait. Manuscript title on back with 'Conductor - Pro Musica Antique' in different hand.

'Hans Oppenheim'  KW/03/01/01/141  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

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Man standing outdoors looking at a musical score; leaded window left background; high brick wall of building behind. Manuscript title on back.

'Pro Musica Antiqua (Brussels)'  KW/03/01/01/142  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Safford Cape (KW/03/01/01/140) conducts a group of ten musicians, four vocalists (standing) and six instrumentalists (seated). Manuscript title on back.

'Toscanini'  KW/03/01/01/143  04 Mar 1937

1 photograph

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Conductor rehearsing. Editorial marks on photo frame Toscanini and artist's etch marks outline his shape. Printed note attached to back: 'Two studies of Toscanini, the famous conductor, rehearsing for a concert in The Hague. These photographs were specially taken for The Daily Telegraph by Dr Erich Salomon.' Illegible manuscript note on back. Possibly one of two photos.

'Benjamino Gigli'  KW/03/01/01/144  18 Nov 1932

1 photograph

Contents:
Italian tenor Benjamino Gigli rehearsing for a concert with the (Berlin) Philharmonic Orchestra. Typed note attached to back identifies the conductor as Prof. Max von Schillings and details the concert to be performed 'tomorrow at the huge Berliner Sportpalast'. Note in German and English.

People listening to music  KW/03/01/01/145  nd [mid 20th century]

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Four people sitting in front of floor-length curtains. Manuscript note in German on back states that they are listening to the music of Ida Haendal, and identifies each by name from left to right: Dr Maranyk, Bron Huberman, Harriet Cohen, L.L. Gildesgame. Photo 'Hunter - London'.

Nuns  KW/03/01/01/146  c 1968

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Eight nuns walking on paved street in front of plain rendered wall; white wimples and black habits. Original photo stamp 'Vadas Erno, Budapest'. Agency sticker: G. Denes, London.

Woman applying mascara  KW/03/01/01/147  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

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Close up profile of woman applying mascara to her eyelashes using a hand mirror to see her reflection, the light from which is in turn reflected onto her face. Copyright Andre Steiner, Paris.

'(Dargis)'  KW/03/01/01/148  28 Jul 1952

1 photograph

Contents:
Formal group photo of three rows of multinational armed force personnel standing on steps in front of a building. Typed details on back give rank, name, force and country of each man. Shape Photo. (see KW/03/01/01/119)

'(Gun)'  KW/03/01/01/149  08 Jul 1952

1 photograph

Contents:
Formal group photo of three rows of multinational Armed Forces personnel standing on steps in front of a building. Typed details on back give rank, name, force and country of each man. Shape Photo. (See also KW/03/01/01/119 & KW/03/01/01/148)

Man in dinner-jacket  KW/03/01/01/150  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

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Torn half of photograph showing man standing wearing tailed dinner-jacket and dress trousers, high shirt collar and white bow tie. Medal pinned to left side of lapel. Remains of agency stamp on back: Fleet Street, London.

'Von Papen & Goering'  KW/03/01/01/151  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

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Goering in dress uniform with sword. Handwritten title on back. Keystone Press Agency, London.

'Le Retour De M. Pierre Laval En France'  KW/03/01/01/152  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Group of men descending ship's steps in single file as they disembark. Typed note in French attached to back describes M. Laval at Le Havre returning from the US aboard L'Ile de France. Wide World Photos, London.

Airforce inspection  KW/03/01/01/153  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Air force inspection. Senior officers inspect a row of young airmen on parade. Crown Copyright Reserved.

Woman smiling  KW/03/01/01/154  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

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Woman seated, smiling broadly, facing to her right; richly dressed with lace, jewels and wide-brimmed satin hat. Intricate carving on wooden seatback above her left shoulder. International News Photos, New York. This photo is a cut section of larger picture.

'Franklin D Roosevelt'  KW/03/01/01/155  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

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Close-up of US President's face. Wide World Photos, London. This photo is cut out of a larger photo.

US policeman  KW/03/01/01/156  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

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Man, possibly in US police uniform. Hand grasping handle of large reflective disk; rows of metal knobs and slots above disk. This photo is cut out of a larger photo.

Man giving speech  KW/03/01/01/157  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

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Man standing speaking into a microphone as the men around him are seated and watching him. Large sign in right background begins 'British Motorcyc..' cut off by the edge of the photo. Typed note has been attached to back in the past but little remains of the words since most of the note has been torn off. Central Press Photos, London.

'Dickens Fellowship'  KW/03/01/01/158  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Lord Hewart giving the presidential address. He stands beside a table on which a jug of water and a glass have been placed. The reflection of part of his audience is visible in the mirror door behind him. Typed title attached to back. Photo 'Hunter - London' (handwritten).

'Swiatowego Kongresu Intelektualistow (International Intellectual Congress)'  KW/03/01/01/159  25 Aug 1948

1 photograph

Contents:
Pablo Picasso at the Congress wearing headphones for translation. Typed note in Polish attached to back describes the setting and that the photo is of the first day of the Congress (see KW/03/01/01/137 & 138). Film Polski photographic agency. Photo J. Baranowski.

Ulster Ministers  KW/03/01/01/160  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Typed note attached to back gives details: The Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. John Miller Andrews (left), and The Rt. Hon. William Grant, Minister of Public Security. Copyright Pictorial Press, London.

'The 'Gloomy Dean''  KW/03/01/01/161  09 Feb 1934

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Contents:
Dean Inge, Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, at Foyle's Literary Luncheon sitting forward as he rests his head in his hand and supports his elbow on the table in front of him.

'Son Of Winston Churchill In New York'  KW/03/01/01/162  22 Jul 1942

1 photograph

Contents:
Captain Randolph Churchill seated in a New York hotel. Typed note attached to back gives further details. International News Photos, New York. Passed by Censorship Bureau.

'Captain Margesson. Chief Whip.'  KW/03/01/01/163  23 Nov 1931

1 photograph

Contents:
Sitting at a desk, pen in hand. Handwritten title on back identifies Captain Margesson. Wide World Photos, London.

'Degree Day At Oxford University'  KW/03/01/01/164  20 Jun 1939

1 photograph

Contents:
Typed note attached to back: 'Lord Lothian (New Ambassador to the US) in procession with Mr Vincent Massey (High Commissioner for Canada) at Oxford University.' Honorary degrees of Doctor of Civil Law were conferred on the above and also Sir Maurice Linford Gwyer, Chief Justice of India and Mr Justice Felix Frankfurter of the US Supreme Court. Wide World Photo, London.

Man standing, wearing ecclesiastical collar and academic cap and gown  KW/03/01/01/165  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Stamped Crown Copyright Reserved.

'Lord Macgowan'  KW/03/01/01/166  1938

1 photograph

Contents:
Handwritten title on back identifies Lord MacGowan who is pictured seated beside a side table on which he rests his forearm as he holds a creased paper in one hand and a cigar in the other hand. Fox Photos Ltd.

Formal reception  KW/03/01/01/167  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

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Women at a formal reception; taller (younger) bending down to speak to shorter (older) of two in centre of picture. Three men in right background; one other young woman in left background. Photograph: 'Hunter - London' (handwritten).

Procession of academics, dignitaries and others crossing a road  KW/03/01/01/168  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Stamped Crown Copyright Reserved.

'Lord Astor & Lord Lothian'  KW/03/01/01/169  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Typed note attached to back: 'Lord Astor chatting on steps of his house with Lord Lothian', with further details. Keystone Press Agency, London.

'27 Powers Met To Discuss Spain At London Foreign Office Today'  KW/03/01/01/170  04 Jul 1938

1 photograph

Contents:
Count Grandi, Italian Ambassador, arriving for Non-Intervention meeting at London Foreign Office. Two men behind him are not identified in the typed note attached to back. Meeting was to discuss draft resolution for ending intervention in the Spanish War. Wide World Photos.

'Britain's Foreign Minister Leaves For Geneva'  KW/03/01/01/171  07 May 1938

1 photograph

Contents:
Viscount Halifax, Britain's Foreign Minister (left) and friend at Victoria Station, London. Typed note attached to back describes the situation. Wide World Photos.

Caravan  KW/03/01/01/172  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Car towing caravan in a field of grass with trees behind. Photo by Hubert Davey, Photographic illustration Ltd, London.

'Cleopatra's Needle, Alexandria'  KW/03/01/01/173  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Tapered stone monolith carved with hieroglyphic symbols in sepia coloured photo. Handwritten title on back.

'Mm. Ossudsky, Jevtitch Et Titulesco'  KW/03/01/01/174  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

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Three men at a dinner table. Note in French typed on back, including title naming the men. Aral-Photo, copyright Dr L. Aigner & L. Aczel, Paris.

'Former Austrian Minister Married'  KW/03/01/01/175  30 Jul 1939

1 photograph

Contents:
Seated audience at a reception given by the Royal Society to honour refugee scientists showing Sir George Franckenstein, Austrian Minister in London, and his fiancee, Miss Editha Keppel King in front row first and third from left respectively, earlier in the year of their marriage. Typed note attached to back. Photo by Otto Salomon. Handwritten on back: 'Hunter - London'.

'The Toothbrush Brigade'  KW/03/01/01/176  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Seven schoolgirls standing in a line wearing brigade uniform and holding giant toothbrushes. Typed title note attached to back explains that the girls are preparing for a forthcoming display under the auspices of the Long Beach Dental Society which awards the 'Brownie Button' to children with perfect teeth. Keystone Photo, London.

Baby lying in pram  KW/03/01/01/177  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
No reference.

'Abrustung Konferens (Disarmament Conference)'  KW/03/01/01/178  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
A group of men dressed for a formal dinner, mostly seated around a side table with coffee cups on it. Occasionally illegible manuscript notes on back in German name some of the men as Sir Herbert Samuel, Norman Davis, Herriot, Saul-Bonerur, Nadobny and Sir John Simon. Photo by Dr Erich Salomon, Charlottenburg.

'The King's Levee'  KW/03/01/01/179  03 Mar 1931

1 photograph

Contents:
Mr. Walter Runciman and his son Stephen leaving St. James' Palace. They are both dressed in ceremonial outfits. Typed note attached to back. London News Agency photograph. Top left corner is torn off.

'Conference De Desarmement (Disarmement Conference)'  KW/03/01/01/180  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Handwritten title notes on back in French. Foreground shows the back of M. Herriot in conversation with Sir John Simon, British Foreign Minister. Photo by Dr Erich Salomon, Charlottenburg.

Unidentified meeting of four men  KW/03/01/01/181  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Three men sitting at a table sharing a plate of biscuits. Behind them another man is standing in front of a row of international flags. International News Photo, New York. Keystone Press Agency, London.

'....Ire D'un Autre Noir'  KW/03/01/01/182  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Face of a black man smiling broadly wearing a pale fez-like hat. End of typed title attached to back, missing first part because photo has been cropped to the shape of the head and hat. Stamped 'Pierre... photo' and 'Alliance Photo'.

'New U.S. Troopship Launched'  KW/03/01/01/183  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Viewed from ground level looking up at the US Admiral W.S. Benson being launched at a Pacific Coast Shipyard. Typed title note attached to back. Planet News Ltd., London.

'''Wild'' Rabbit'  KW/03/01/01/184  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Close up of rabbit head. Photo cropped to shape of rabbit. Handwritten title on back. Photograph by W. Suschitzky (Wolfgang, London).

'US Cruiser Oakland Launched'  KW/03/01/01/185  19 Nov 1942

1 photograph

Contents:
Viewed from ground level looking up at the US Cruiser Oakland being launched down the slipway of a West Coast shipyard. Typed title note attached to back. Pictorial Press, London.

'The Tanker 'Taria' Discharging At Lorient, Near Algiers'  KW/03/01/01/186  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Magazine cutting. Photo of 'Taria' moored at quayside.

Elderly man, walking on pavement, wearing academic robe and mortar board, carrying closed umbrella  KW/03/01/01/187  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Crown copyright reserved.

'Annual Opening Of Colne Oyster Fishery'  KW/03/01/01/188  22 Sep 1938

1 photograph

Contents:
Colchester Town Sergeant in his costume/uniform holding his mace with left hand and oyster shell in his right as he tips his head back to slide an oyster into his mouth. Typed title note attached to back. Keystone Press Agency, London.

HMS Patroclus postcard  KW/03/01/01/189  c 1940

1 photograph

Contents:
Picture postcard of a HMS at anchor displaying a row of flags from masthead to prow. Ship's name is visible.

Carnival opening  KW/03/01/01/190  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Carnival scene. Giant mythical beasts and figure on a carnival float, women in same costumes line the outside of the float. Another elaborate float is visible in the background. Typed title note attached to back partly missing. Keystone, Paris and London.

'Charles II Madame Tussaud's, London'  KW/03/01/01/191  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Waxwork figure of King Charles II standing on parquet flooring in front of plain panels. Exhibition stamp on back.

Unidentified warrior tribesman  KW/03/01/01/192  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Warrior tribesman? Possibly of East Asian origin and wielding what looks like a machete. Carrying what appears to be a flintlock pistol in his waistband. Wearing a decorative neckpiece, wristband and spiral armband.

'Sportsmen Take Aim'  KW/03/01/01/193  02 Sep 1940

1 photograph

Contents:
Pilot Officers at rifle practice. (L to R) W.C. Powell (Welsh Rugby International Captain), J.V. Powell (English International half-mile runner) and Henry Cotton (famous golfer) lying on grass, taking aim with rifles. Fourth officer in foreground lying with back to camera. Typed title note attached to back. Fox Photos, London.

'Stuff Smith's Band At Hollywood'  KW/03/01/01/194  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Drummer holding sticks; right stick resting in open mouth. Handwritten title on back. Typed note attached to back. Photo by Jack Albin. Pictorial Press, London.

Man with handlebar moustache  KW/03/01/01/195  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Man with handlebar moustache standing outside carrying a shotgun in the crook of his right arm.

'World's Champions Practice'  KW/03/01/01/196  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Maxi Herber and Ernst Bair of Germany, the World's Pair Skating Champions and Champions of Europe, at St. Moritz practising to retain their European title at Earl's Court, London. Typed title note attached to back. Keystone Press Agency, London.

'Bridegroom Visits Bride, Hungary'  KW/03/01/01/197  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Man (groom) leans against windowsill as woman (bride) leans out. Both dressed in Hungarian costume. Typed note attached to back comments on age at which Hungarians marry. Kosmos Press Bureau, London

Bathers  KW/03/01/01/198  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Elderly bearded man wearing swimming trunks, sandals and sunhat walking along path beside white fence toward a younger man and woman also in swimming trunks and bikini respectively. Photographer's stamp has been spliced; what remains suggests Paris, France.

'Little Men'  KW/03/01/01/199  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Street from above. Row of four and five storey houses facing a paved street, trees, lamp post and benches. A few people are on the street. Handwritten title on back reads 'View From Walter Trier's Window'. Printed title on front 'Little Men' and 'Dr N. Gidal' and 'Jerusalem'.

'Old Walls, Camp, Cairo'  KW/03/01/01/200  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Camels, donkeys, tents, people in front of ancient fortifications. Photo signed on front 'W. Hammerschmidt'.

'Diving At Silver Springs, Florida, USA'  KW/03/01/01/201  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Underwater shot of a woman swimming along a weed bed trailing bubbles behind her. Typed note attached to back describes the diver being 'under twenty feet of water'. Pictorial Press, London.

'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn'  KW/03/01/01/202  c 1960

1 photograph

Contents:
Eddie Hodges and Archie Moore. Cast-list and credits attached to back.

'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn'  KW/03/01/01/203  c 1960

1 photograph

Contents:
Eddie Hodges,Tony Randall, Micky Shaughnessy, Royal Dano. Cast-list and credits attached to back.

'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn'  KW/03/01/01/204  c 1960

1 photograph

Contents:
Eddie Hodges and Archie Moore. Cast-list and credits attached to back.

'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn'  KW/03/01/01/205  c 1960

1 photograph

Contents:
Eddie Hodges and Archie Moore. Cast-list and credits attached to back.

'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn'  KW/03/01/01/206  c 1960

1 photograph

Contents:
Archie Moore. Cast-list and credits attached to back.

'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn'  KW/03/01/01/207  c 1960

1 photograph

Contents:
Eddie Hodges. Cast-list and credits attached to back.

'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn'  KW/03/01/01/208  c 1960

1 photograph

Contents:
Eddie Hodges and Archie Moore. Cast-list and credits attached to back.

'Sudanese Enlist In Frontier Force; Expert Knowledge Of The Desert.'  KW/03/01/01/209  03 Dec 1940

1 photograph

Contents:
Sudanese man. Typed title notes attached to back. Keystone Press Agency, London.

'Out of bed in the morning comes Betty..'  KW/03/01/01/210  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Young woman wearing pyjamas lying on bed with head hanging over side and legs raised to vertical, feet in air; right foot shows marks where adhesive strapping has been removed. Typed note attached to back. Reverse stamped 'Mrs T. Muir, 23 Creswick Walk, NW11'.

Three women sunbathing on cushioned mats beside the sea photograph  KW/03/01/01/211  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Photo by Andre de Dienes, New York. Manuscript note reads 'Richard Brook, SW2, London'.

'Peking. Tombs of the Ming Dynasty.'  KW/03/01/01/212  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Carved stone elephant; head and front legs; seated. Handwritten title on back. Photo Pierre Verger. Stamped on reverse 'Mrs T. Muir, 23 Creswick Walk, London NW11'. See also KW/03/01/01/15-23.

'Women Porters start work on Underground'  KW/03/01/01/213  17 Sep 1940

1 photograph

Contents:
Young woman standing on underground platform signalling with hand aloft. A group of passengers crowd together in the background. Typed title note attached to back gives more detail. Keystone Press Agency.

'London Bus Conductresses try out their new uniforms'  KW/03/01/01/214  22 Jul 1940

1 photograph

Contents:
Young woman dressed in the uniform of a bus conductor, holding clipboard, tickets and box, with cash bag strapped across her body hanging at her hip. Typed title note attached to back locates the photo at the Chiswick Garage. Keystone Press Agency.

'16 Nations compete in European Swimming Championships'  KW/03/01/01/215  06 Jun 1938

1 photograph

Contents:
Young woman floating on her back in water. Typed title note attached to back identifies her as Alice Ljunggren, a Swedish Champion swimmer. World Wide Photos, London.

Woman sunbathing  KW/03/01/01/216  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Woman lying naked on towels reading a book, head covered by straw sunhat embroidered with floral design and decorated with ribbon. Sunglasses beside book.

'Hungarian peasant woman of Brujak.'  KW/03/01/01/217  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Woman wearing lace-edged embroidered white headscarf with several strands of beaded necklace over floral smock blouse or dress. Handwritten title on back. Photo Dr M Muller, Paris (previously Budapest).

'Night watch over London. London Fire Brigade's Regional Control Room.'  KW/03/01/01/218  14 Dec 1939

1 photograph

Contents:
Six young women seated at a long desk with a telephone each. They are all wearing the uniform of the London Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS). Typed title note attached to back gives more details. Keystone Press Agency, London.

'35,000 troops march on Tirana (capital of Albania)'  KW/03/01/01/219  08 Apr 1939

1 photograph

Contents:
Female members of the Albanian Army on parade. Typed title note attached to back explains that photo was taken in 1938. Keystone Press Agency, London.

'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn'  KW/03/01/01/220  c 1960

1 photograph

Contents:
Eddie Hodges and Archie Moore. Cast-list and credits attached to back (see also KW/03/01/01/202-208).

'The making of a sailor'  KW/03/01/01/221  30 Apr 1944

1 photograph

Contents:
Royal Naval trainees at HMS Collingwood, a shore station, manning the capstan. Fox Photos.

'RAF initial training establishment at a south coast resort'  KW/03/01/01/222  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Typed title note attached to back: 'Sergeant-pilots dressed in singlets and shorts, during a physical drill course on the beach'. Keystone Press Agency, London.

'At the Gatwick races'  KW/03/01/01/223  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
People sitting on a grass verge in the shade of a fence beside an empty bench. Handwritten title and notes on back give the following: L to R, Sir Miles Lampson, High Commissioner for Egypt, a friend, Lady Lampson, Major Crankshaw (Government Hospital Fund). Photo Hunter, London (previously copyright Otto Saloman, London).

Man (lower limb amputee) lying on outside steps of a building  KW/03/01/01/224  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Copyright Deutscher Photo-Dienst, Berlin.

'Cuiacao (Island)'  KW/03/01/01/225  1947

1 photograph

Contents:
A ship called 'Theliconus' at anchor. Handwritten title and date on front lower right and signed by ship's master.

'Oil Tanker'  KW/03/01/01/226  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
On-deck mechanical equipment and chains aboard an oil tanker. Handwritten title on back.

'Merchant Vessel Auris during her sea trials'  KW/03/01/01/227  nd [mid 20th century]

1 ff.

Contents:
Magazine cutting. Title printed below picture of ship at sea.

Ship named 'San Demetrio' at sea  KW/03/01/01/228  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Ship named 'San Demetrio' at sea.

Shipboard scene  KW/03/01/01/229  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
On deck aboard ship as waves break over the side. Keystone Press Agency, London.

Biplane on ground  KW/03/01/01/230  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Biplane on ground. Written on side of cockpit: 'Railway Air Services Ltd. City of Birmingham'. Handwritten on back is 'W. Suschitzky' (photographer).

Place des Consules, Alexandria, Egypt.  KW/03/01/01/231  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
A broad street with central avenues for pedestrians and an outer roadway used by horses and carriages. Tall buildings line the outsides with the Societe Francaise D'Egypte building at the end in the distant background. Handwritten title on back. Signature of W. Hammerschmidt printed on front in lower right corner.

'Hill Nubian Tribe'  KW/03/01/01/232  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Two tribesmen with several camels and other possessions including shields and spears. Flat desert plain landscape. Handwritten title on back.

Empty room  KW/03/01/01/233  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
A room with wooden walls and sloping ceiling containing a bed, two chairs, a table, a shallow basket on the floor and netting suspended above the bed. There are two windows. Clothes hang on hooks beside a door in a partition wall.

'Salvia and Great Pyramids, Gizah'  KW/03/01/01/234  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Two men standing beside a water wheel reflected in the pool below them. Three other men seated nearer the edge of the water. Two pyramids in the distant background. Handwritten title on back. Signature of W. Hammerschmidt printed in lower right corner.

'Bedouins outside Cairo'  KW/03/01/01/235  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
A Bedouin encampment in front of ancient fortifications. A dome and a minaret are part of the skyline behind the walls of the city. Handwritten title on back. Signature of W. Hammerschmidt printed in lower right corner.

'Marine Paratroopers on manoeuvres'  KW/03/01/01/236  18 Mar 1943

1 photograph

Contents:
Corporal Melvin Appling (L) and Platoon Sergeant Daniel F Sumlin, Jnr. Ready to jump. Typed title note attached to back locates the men at Camp Gillespie, California. International News Photo, New York. Keystone Press Agency, London.

'Toughening RAF personnel'  KW/03/01/01/237  02 Sep 1942

1 photograph

Contents:
A man traversing a rope bridge over a stream in a smoke screen. Typed title note attached to back. Keystone Press Agency.

'Paris: Escaliers de Trocadero'  KW/03/01/01/238  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
A man and a woman walking down broad stone steps at the Trocadero, Paris. Handwritten title on back. Photo by Kalman Szollosy, Budapest. Denes Press and Publicity, London. Studio House, London.

Petrol station  KW/03/01/01/239  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Petrol Station: petrol pump attendant in white coat delivers BP Super petrol to a car from an Avery-Hardoll made pump. Photo from Avery-Hardoll Ltd., publicity department, Surrey. Fox Photos.

'US Soldiers perfect Barrage Balloon technique for all defence'  KW/03/01/01/240  09 Jun 1942

1 photograph

Contents:
Tail section of a barrage balloon. The lower fin is filled with gas last as the large inflatable slowly rises from the ground. Typed title note was attached to back (now loose).

'Cymbula'  KW/03/01/01/241  c 1938-1939

1 photograph

Contents:
Shell oil tanker. Handwritten title on back.

'Slug (Standlee)'  KW/03/01/01/242  07 Dec 1943

1 photograph

Contents:
Norman Standlee, former All-American (Stanford) fullback and All-Pro-League Chicago Bear punting during a workout at Camp Davis, North Carolina. Typed title note attached to back. US Army Signal Corps photo. International News Photo, New York. Keystone Press Agency, London.

'All this to obtain perfect balance and body control'  KW/03/01/01/243  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Trainee pilots (from abroad) performing an exercise on a special apparatus. Typed title note attached to back. Handwritten shorthand notes on back. Pictorial Press, London.

'As Braddock took decision over Farr'  KW/03/01/01/244  21 Jan 1938

1 photograph

Contents:
Boxing match between Jim Braddock (Irish-American) and Tommy Farr (Welsh) at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Typed title note attached to back. Acme Newspictures Inc., New York. Planet News Ltd., London.

Naked child on a beach holding a small bucket  KW/03/01/01/245  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Photo Feher. Stamped 'Mrs T Muir, 23 Creswick Walk, London, NW11'.

'Godfrey Winn'  KW/03/01/01/246  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Portrait of Godfrey Winn as a young man (in profile). Handwritten title on back. Photo by Angus McBean.

Naked child standing amongst plants  KW/03/01/01/247  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Naked child standing amongst plants.

Portrait of an elderly man  KW/03/01/01/248  nd [mid 20th century]

1 photograph

Contents:
Photo by E.O. Hoppe, London.

Early 'Lilliput' correspondence  KW/03/01/02  c 1944-1946

12 items

Contents:
Letters written to Webb during the course of her employment at 'Lillput', principally concerning her work at the magazine. The file contains two letters from Maxwell Raison and one letter written by Webb in reply, concerning her position with the Hulton Press. The file also contains four letters from Richard Bennett, concerning staffing at 'Lilliput'; and correspondence from Sydney Jacobson and John Symonds, both working at 'Lilliput' at the time.

Articles  KW/03/01/03  c 1941-1946

2 items

Contents:
Typescript drafts for two articles written for 'Lilliput'. Comic piece, titled 'Peace comes to Lilliput', and longer piece describing the magazine itself, titled 'As I see it...Kaye Webb'.

Alison Hooper correspondence  KW/03/01/04  1973-1990

86 items

Contents:
Letters addressed to Webb, with copies of her replies, from Alison Hooper, co-founder with Stefan Lorant of 'Lilliput' magazine. Correspondence, mostly written whilst Hooper was living in Portugal, concerns various matters, including reminiscences of 'Lilliput', and Hooper's contributions to 'Lilliput Goes to War'.

'Lilliput Goes To War' draft material  KW/03/01/05  c 1985

4 items

Arrangement: Several files of straight photocopies of articles/pictures from Lillput, which were presumably used as research material in the compilation of 'Lilliput Goes to War', were weeded as duplicates.


Contents:
Preparatory material used in the compilation of 'Lilliput Goes to War'. The file includes manuscript and typescript notes, two exercise books and one notebook with suggested layouts sketched in and a photocopy of Webb's preface to the published book.

'Lilliput goes to War' related correspondence  KW/03/01/06  c 1985

92 items

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material concerning the reception of 'Lilliput Goes to War'. The file contains congratulatory letters addressed to Webb, with occasional copies of her replies. Correspondents include Barbara Bentley; Eileen Brockbank; Jim Cochrane (Hutchinson); Michael Cummings; Lionel Davidson; Elizabeth Forbes; Eva Frumin; Anthony Gilbert; Max Hastings; Olga Katzin; Jacqueline Korn; Sydney Jacobson; Naomi Mitchison; Hugh Tempest Radford; Ned Sherrin; and Maggie Stobo. The file also includes Webb's notes on the book's contents and several press cuttings of reviews.

'Lilliput Goes to War' press cuttings  KW/03/01/07  c 1985

21 items

Contents:
Press cuttings, occasionally photocopies, of reviews of 'Lilliput Goes to War'.

'Young Elizabethan'  KW/03/02  1951-1963

2 files

Contents:
Correspondence and draft material relating to the 'Young Elizabethan' (renamed 'Elizabethan'), a children's, and later teenager's periodical. Webb began to work on the magazine in an editorial capacity in 1955. Although leaving to work at Puffin in 1961, Webb continued to contribute articles until c 1963.

Poetry competition entries  KW/03/02/01  1957

15 ff.

Contents:
Typescript correspondence, notes and entries for a children's poetry competition, labelled 'Young Elizabethan Poetry Award'.

'Young Elizabethan' articles  KW/03/02/02  c 1958-1963

20 items

Contents:
Typescript articles and accompanying notes for articles written by Webb for 'Young Elizabethan'. Articles are mainly book, film and theatre reviews, but include a travel piece, titled 'That Was the World That Was'.

Broadcast journalism  KW/04  1947-1988

1 box

Contents:
Transcripts, preparatory scripts, correspondence and related material concerning Webb's work in broadcast journalism with the BBC. The series principally documents her work in radio during the 1950s, particularly as a correspondent and presenter for 'Woman's Hour'. The series also includes material relating to a radio programme titled 'Book Talk' and television programmes presented by Webb.

BBC correspondence  KW/04/01  1951-1988

109 items

Contents:
File containing correspondence and associated material relating to Webb's work for the BBC. The file includes correspondence addressed to Webb from Dorothy Grenfell-Williams, Anna Home, Wyn Knowles, Joanna Scott-Moncrieff and Olive Shapley, amongst others. Earlier correspondence relates to ideas, reports and the terms and conditions of Webb's employment, initially for 'Woman's Hour', for which Webb worked as a regular reporter. Later correspondence refers generally to Webb's occasional work in Radio 4 children's programming.
Correspondence also concerns Webb's work in television, including two programmes commissioned in the mid 1950s, 'Peepshow' and 'Kaye Webb's Scrapbook'. Later correspondence includes copies of Webb's replies. The file also includes occasional fan mail forwarded to Webb and an undated typescript draft for an adaptation of 'Gobbolino in Disgrace'.

BBC Television scripts and associated material  KW/04/02  c 1955-1961

11 items

Contents:
Material relating to TV programmes commissioned and presumably broadcast, which Webb presented.

TV appearance notes  KW/04/02/01  c 1961

7 items

Contents:
Notes taken from BBC Broadcasts to schools 'General Science' book. Typed notes about twins. Research about Margaret Good, mother of quads. Note about quads. The file includes one letter addressed to Webb from Beryl Radley, then at the BBC, and a copy of Webb's reply, concerning her TV appearance.

'TV Peepshow'  KW/04/02/02  Nov 1955

1 item

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script for TV show. Discusses 'Lady and the Tramp', the London Museum, the play 'The Buccaneer', 'The Bicycle Show' at Earl's Court and Robert Mayer Concerts at the Festival Hall. Handwritten corrections in Webb's hand.

'TV Peepshow'  KW/04/02/03  Dec 1955

1 item

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script for TV show. Discusses 'Wizard of Oz', 'The Glass Slipper', carol concerts at the Albert Hall and a play 'Listen to the Wind'. Also mentions an exhibition at the Royal Exchange Museum on the Temple of Mithras.

'Kaye Webb's Scrapbook'  KW/04/02/04  26 Sep 1955

1 item

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script for TV show. Skeleton script as show was ad-libbed. Annotations in Webb's hand.

'Kaye Webb's Scrapbook'  KW/04/02/05  21 Nov 1955

1 item

Contents:
Draft typescript for TV broadcast script. Interviews with actress Marjorie Fielding and American actor, Steve Barclay who had been starring in Italian films. File includes an outline script.

BBC Radio scripts and associated material  KW/04/03  c 1947-1965

82 items

Contents:
Typescript radio scripts, notes, drafts and associated material, relating to Webb's work for BBC Radio. Webb principally worked with 'Woman's Hour'. Undated material catalogued at the end of the sequence.

'Four New Novels' broadcast script  KW/04/03/01  c 1940s

10 ff.

Contents:
Discusses 'The Web and the Rock' by Thomas Wolfe which was also admired by J.B. Priestley; 'The Wind Cannot Read' by Richard Mason; 'So Well Remembered' by James Hilton; 'Peace breaks Out' by Angela Thirkell. Typescript with handwritten annotations.

'There are two more...' broadcast script  KW/04/03/02  c 1940s

6 ff.

Contents:
Discusses 'The Waltz' by Mosco Carner - an illustrated history of the waltz; a new edition of 'The Four Georges' by Thackery; 'Water in your Home'; 'Julian Probert' by Susan Ertz; 'Frost in May' by Antonia White and 'Isabel and the Sea' are warmly recommended by Webb. Typescript draft.

'Resurrection' broadcast script  KW/04/03/03  24 Apr 1948

22 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Discusses at first how to read a book of short stories, and recommends 'Something Terrible, Something Lovely' by William Sansom; then discusses 'Resurrection' by Tolstoy - links the two books by their religious belief. Second draft with handwritten corrections by Webb. Broadcast script for beginning of talk featuring co-presenters William Holt and Wilson Midgley.

'Tahiti Landfall' broadcast script  KW/04/03/04  c 1940s

18 ff.

Contents:
Discussion of Ford Maddox Ford. Also discusses 'Tahiti Landfall' by American writer William S. Stone and 'The Moon and Sixpence' by Somerset Maugham. Two separate typescript drafts, both with manuscript annotations in Webb's hand.

'Books to Read' broadcast script  KW/04/03/05  c 1940s

19 ff.

Contents:
Discussion of books about wartime experiences. Reviews 'Yes, Farewell', Michael Burn; 'The King's General', Daphne du Maurier; and 'The Dark Forest', Ethel Mannin. Also includes reviews of 'Private Angelo', Eric Linklater; 'The Cross and the Arrow', Albert Maltz; 'Enemy Coast Ahead', Guy Gibson; and a book of short stories by Paul Winterton, describing censorship in Soviet Moscow. Two separate typescript drafts with manuscript annotations by Webb.

'Books to Read' broadcast script  KW/04/03/06  19 Mar 1946

13 ff.

Contents:
Contains review of 'And After That the Dark', Kathleen Wallace; 'George Brown's Schooldays', Bruce Marshall; 'Carp Country', Elizabeth Kyle; and 'Anything Can Happen', George Papashvily. Attached are two copies of a fragment about Kate Greenaway. Typescript drafts with manuscript annotations by Webb.

'The Book of the Film' broadcast script  KW/04/03/07  c 1940s

9 ff.

Contents:
Programme made for Forces Educational Broadcast about a film of 'Jane Eyre'. Webb recounts the story with extracts read by an unnamed reader. Talk is illustrated by sequences from the film.

'Books to Read - Kay Webb and Ward Smith' title page  KW/04/03/08  30 Apr 1946

1 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for title page for broadcast talk on Light Programme. Contains opening and closing announcements.

'Books and Writers' broadcast script  KW/04/03/09  21 Mar 1947

9 ff.

Contents:
Broadcast script for Light Programme talk. Books reviewed are 'The Web and the Rock', Thomas Wolfe; 'The Wind Cannot Read', Richard Mason; and 'So Well Remembered', James Hilton. Typescript draft with manuscript annotations by Webb.

'Books and Writers' broadcast script  KW/04/03/10  27 Sep 1946

8 ff.

Contents:
Talk given for the Light Programme. Books reviewed are 'Britannia Mews', Margery Sharp; 'Rogue Elephant', Walter Allen; 'A Flask for the Journey', F.L.Green; 'The Man Eaters of Kuman', Jim Corbett; 'Aurelian', Louis Aragon; and 'Fables, Parables and Plots', W.J. Turner. Typescript draft with manuscript annotations in Webb's hand.

'Books to Read' broadcast script  KW/04/03/11  28 May 1948

4 ff.

Contents:
Broadcast script for Light Programme talk. First part of talk is given by Sydney Jacobson, reviewing 'Livingstone's Last Journey', Sir Reginald Coupland; 'Man Midwife', Ernest Gray; and 'So Few Got Through', Martin Lindsay. Typescript draft for programme the second part of which Webb was due to present (not included in file).

'Books to Read' broadcast script  KW/04/03/12  c 1940s

6 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for talk about 'Shelley', Edmund Blunden; 'Antoine', Antoine; 'The Craft of the Pencil', Mervyn Peake; and 'The Pilot Walked Home', Dennis Hornsey.

'Books to Read - Novels' broadcast script  KW/04/03/13  09 Apr 1946

7 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for talk about 'Cass Timberlane', Sinclair Lewis; 'The Gipsy's Baby and Other Stories', Rosamund Lehmann; 'Tumbled House', Beatrice Kean Seymour; and 'The Five Sons of Le Faber', Ernest Raymond.

'Books to Read' broadcast script  KW/04/03/14  c 1940s

14 ff.

Contents:
Talk about four novels 'The Wanderers', Dan Wickenden; 'How Small a Part of Time' and 'Doreen', both Barbara Noble; and 'The Mermaid of Zennor', Eileen Molony. Typescript draft with annotations in Webb's hand.

'Books to Read' broadcast script  KW/04/03/15  c 1940s

5 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for talk about 'That Lady' (Kate O'Brien), 'Swing Low' (Edwin A. Peeples) and 'The Wind Protect You' (Pat Murphy).

Book discussion broadcast script  KW/04/03/16  c 1940s

3 ff.

Contents:
Fragment of broadcast script (first page missing) for discussion between Kaye Webb and Eric Gillet about a book by Edith Sitwell on Anne Boleyn. Typescript draft.

Book discussion broadcast script  KW/04/03/17  c 1940s

2 ff.

Contents:
Fragment of broadcast script (pp.1-4 missing) for discussion between Webb and Eric Gillet about a book by Rose Macaulay on Portugal. Typescript draft with manuscript annotations by Webb.

'Books to Read' broadcast script  KW/04/03/18  c 1940s

6 ff.

Contents:
Talk about 'The Other Side' by Storm Jameson, 'A Wind is Rising' by William Russell and 'Titus Groan' by Mervyn Peake. Typescript draft.

'The First Woman Doctor' broadcast script  KW/04/03/19  c 1940s

5 ff.

Contents:
Talk about 'The First Woman Doctor' by Rachel Baker, a biography of Elizabeth Blackwell. Talk also features 'This Weather of Ours' and 'Britain in Pictures', both by Arthur Elton. Typescript draft with manuscript annotations by Webb.

'Heyday of a Wizard' broadcast script  KW/04/03/20  19 Jun 1946

13 ff.

Contents:
Talk about 'Heyday of a Wizard' by Jean Burton, a biography of Daniel Hume. Also includes a fragment of an article on Paris. Typescript draft and manuscript notes on Hume and other characters.

European Service broadcast script  KW/04/03/21  31 Mar 1947

4 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for talk about shopping and the effects of rationing.

'Wives of Famous Men (1) Mrs. Hugh Dalton' broadcast script  KW/04/03/22  c Apr 1947

7 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for talk about Webb's visit to No.11 Downing Street to interview Ruth Dalton, wife of the then Chancellor of the Exchequer.

'Wives of Well-Known Men (2)' broadcast script  KW/04/03/23  08 Apr 1947

4 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for talk about Meriel Forbes, wife of Sir Ralph Richardson.

'The Wives of Famous Men (3) Mrs J.B. Priestley' broadcast script  KW/04/03/24  23 Apr 1947

7 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for radio talk about Mrs. J.B. Priestley with manuscript annotations by Priestley and Webb. A letter is attached to the typescript addressed to Webb from Priestley, thanking her for the flattering interview.

'Wives of famous Men (4)' broadcast script  KW/04/03/25  02 May 1947

4 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for talk about Mrs Stewart Granger.

'Barbara Castle' broadcast script  KW/04/03/26  19 Nov 1947

2 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for talk about Barbara Castle. Script was not used as it was regarded as 'boost' for Labour MP. Manuscript annotations in Webb's hand.

'Women in the News' broadcast script  KW/04/03/27  19 Nov 1947

5 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for talk about Diana Lyttleton, assistant Press Relations officer to King George VI and Ruth Draper, the actress. Manuscript annotations in Webb's hand.

'Women in the News' broadcast script  KW/04/03/28  26 Nov 1947

6 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for talk about Loretta Young, French painter, Yvette Alde and newspaper seller Mrs Ellen Jones. Manuscript annotations in Webb's hand. Includes catalogue for Yvette Alde's exhibition in London.

'Women in the News' broadcast script  KW/04/03/29  03 Dec 1947

6 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for talk about Lady Rhondda, writer and editor, and Indian dancer, Shevanti Bosle. Webb also discusses Googie Withers, actress.

'How We Met' broadcast script  KW/04/03/30  30 Apr 1951

7 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft for talk about how Webb met Ronald Searle.

'Kaye Webb's Diary'  KW/04/03/31  29 Sep 1954

6 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script for talk about Kaye Webb's month. KW discusses her home, the filming of 'The Belles of St. Trinian's', decorating her children's room and an exhibition of Ronald Searle's paintings. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb.

Broadcast script for talk about visit to Rome  KW/04/03/32  Oct 1954

10 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Draft copies of pp. 7 & 8.

Broadcast script for talk about a dance  KW/04/03/33  07 Dec 1954

6 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script for talk about a dance Kaye Webb and Ronald Searle had held in their house, anecdote about transporting home newly-bought barrel organ. Alternative first page. Handwritten corrections by Webb.

'Kaye Webb continues her diary...'  KW/04/03/34  Feb 1955

6 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script for talk about celebrating her birthday, a visit to Dublin where she met Michael MacLiammoir and Hilton Edwards and having a dress designed for her named St. Trinians.

'Kaye Webb's Diary' - broadcast script for talk about visit to Tangiers  KW/04/03/35  23 Mar 1955

6 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript.

Kaye Webb's Diary  KW/04/03/36  27 Apr 1955

6 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script for talk about visit to theatre to see 'Twelfth Night' starring Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Script for Tangiers visit (previously broadcast on March 23). Re-recorded on April 29 1955 and broadcast on May 1.

Broadcast script for talk about time spent as a flag seller  KW/04/03/37  May 1955

6 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Also describes her visit to Royal Academy and visit with Christopher Fry to see 'The Lark'. Includes details of Ronald Searle making designs for 'Wild Thyme' and an account of racism she encountered at Clifford's Inn.

'Reminiscing with Records'  KW/04/03/38  25 Jul 1955

14 ff.

Contents:
Copy of letter from Webb to Monica Chapman BBC returning records and a script, with list of records and broadcast script for Record programme. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb. Includes revised list of records.

'Woman's Hour' - broadcast script for talk about Webb's family Christmas  KW/04/03/39  18 Jan 1956

5 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Also describes cross-stitch sampler project at St. Bartholomew's church near Smithfield Market. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb.

'Kaye Webb's Diary'  KW/04/03/40  21 Mar 1956

8 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script about Spring, spring hats, a visit to meet poet Walter de la Mare, and a production of 'Romeo and Juliet' by the boys of the Sloane School in Chelsea. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb.

'London is talking about...'  KW/04/03/41  10 Sep 1956

6 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script for talk by Godfrey Smith. No mention made of Kaye Webb.

'London is talking about...'  KW/04/03/42  15 Oct 1956

3 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script for talk by Kaye Webb. Discusses things overheard on buses, Bolshoi Ballet and Liberace. Also mentions the lifting of Rent Controls and an estate agent who places 'truthful' advertisements in a Sunday paper. Script incomplete.

Sunday Broadcast  KW/04/03/43  Nov 1956

10 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script about donating gifts to Hungarian refugees; the Housing problem (includes material mentioned above about 'truthful estate agent'). Also describes the introduction of coffee houses and mentions two exhibitions of sculpture. Handwritten corrections by Webb. Note to Kaye Webb about phone call confirming arrangements for broadcast. Newspaper cutting about Hungarian relief. Letter from Chairman of Standing Conference for Aid to Refugees.

BBC 'Woman's Hour': Broadcast script about Christmas shows for children  KW/04/03/44  31 Dec 1956

6 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. KW recommends the circus, 'Dick Whittington' and 'Aladdin'. She also recommends 'The Princess and the Swineherd', 'Puss in Boots', 'Where the Rainbow Ends', 'Peter Pan', and 'Noddy in Toyland', among others. Talk concludes with a list of the shows mentioned.

'BBC from New York'  KW/04/03/45  Jul 1957

6 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script about a visit to New York. Describes visiting Harlem (Count Basie's bar) and Brooklyn. Also going to see 'My Fair Lady' on Broadway and visiting Stanley Holloway backstage.

Broadcast script about first flight in Comet Mark 4  KW/04/03/46  Dec 1958

3 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript.

Learned from Life  KW/04/03/47  19 Jun 1959

5 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script for talk about Webb's experience as a young girl when she went to an audition. First and second drafts. First draft corrected by Kaye Webb.

'London is a Writer's Club'  KW/04/03/48  20 Aug 1959

6 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Broadcast script about writers in London. Discusses James Laver, Laurie Lee, Robert Graves and Keith Waterhouse. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb.

About Town  KW/04/03/49  17 Feb 1960

4 ff.

Contents:
Transcript of broadcast about the Variety Club of Great Britain. Also Kaye Webb's visits to three first nights - 'The Night Life of a Virile Potato', 'Double Yolk' and 'Zambra'. Webb also discusses the launch of a new magazine 'Encore' and an annual exhibition of the work of lady artists. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb.

'Portrait of London'  KW/04/03/50  09 Jun 1960

8 ff.

Contents:
Transcript of broadcast for West African Service describing the sights of London. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb.

'Kaye Webb About Town'  KW/04/03/51  13 Jul 1960

4 ff.

Contents:
Transcript of broadcast for 'Woman's Hour'. Describes the annual cricket match between members of the National Book League and a team of authors; the judging of the Miss Soho 1960 competition; the filming of 'The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's'; a river boat trip in aid of Dr. Barnado's and a garden party to celebrate 400 years of Westminster School.

'Woman's Hour'  KW/04/03/52  21 Sep 1960

4 ff.

Contents:
Transcript of broadcast for 'Woman's Hour', about a week's visit to Paris. Describes the Eiffel Tower, the Mona Lisa at the Louvre and the Folies Bergeres. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb.

Transcript of broadcast about market day in Battle  KW/04/03/53  3 Nov 1960

5 ff.

Contents:
Describes the different types of auctions - livestock, produce and junk. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb.

'To-day'  KW/04/03/54  1 Dec 1960

2 ff.

Contents:
Transcript of broadcast about swimming in the Serpentine in winter and whether women should be allowed to join in. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb.

Transcript of broadcast about visit to Provincetown, USA  KW/04/03/55  13 Sep 1961

2 ff.

'Woman's Hour'  KW/04/03/56  16 Nov 1961

2 ff.

Contents:
Transcript of broadcast about listening to Bela Bartok. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb.

'Woman's Hour' transcript of broadcast about the noises of her street  KW/04/03/57  23 Nov 1961

3 ff.

Contents:
Handwritten corrections by Webb.

The World of Books  KW/04/03/58  16 Dec 1961

3 ff.

Contents:
Transcript of broadcast review by Lionel Hale of 'Funny Books'. Extract about book of sketches by Ronald Searle. Includes compliments slip from BBC.

'Woman's Hour - insert'  KW/04/03/59  21 Jan 1964

13 ff.

Contents:
Typed transcript of broadcast talk with Rosemary Sutcliffe. Handwritten corrections.

'Kaye Webb in Australia'  KW/04/03/60  26 Mar 1964

9 ff.

Contents:
Transcript of broadcast about living in Australia. Includes compliments slip from BBC.

'The Everest of Bell Ringing'  KW/04/03/61  14 Aug 1964

25 ff.

Contents:
Notes and script for broadcast about bell ringing. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb. Draft typescript and handwritten notes. Includes list of changes and bell ringers.

'The Everest of Bell Ringing' - broadcast transcript  KW/04/03/62  14 Aug 1964

5 ff.

Contents:
Broadcast transcript of the talk on bell ringing. See also KW/04/03/61.

Interview with Kaye Webb  KW/04/03/63  Dec 1966

9 ff.

Contents:
Transcript of broadcast interview for Radio Luxembourg. Webb interviewed by Ruth Drew about children's parties. Draft typescript.

'No Tags or Labels'  KW/04/03/64  6 Nov 1968

15 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast about the summer holiday Kaye Webb had with 36 children from the Puffin Club. Handwritten corrections by Webb. Includes second draft with handwritten corrections by Webb, three handwritten lists of names from games played with children, and a letter from member of Puffin Club.

Notes on Diaries  KW/04/03/65  nd [mid 20th century]

5 ff.

Contents:
Notes on people who wrote diaries. Includes Marie Bashkirtseff, John Wesley, Katherine Mansfield, and Arnold Bennet.

'When I began...'  KW/04/03/66  nd [mid 20th century]

5 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript (undated) for broadcast in 'Wives of Famous Men' series about Mrs W.S. Morrison, a barrister and wife of a Conservative MP.

'Having a baby in America'  KW/04/03/67  nd [mid 20th century]

10 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast about the birth of Webb's children in America. Details differences between American maternity care and British.

'Woman's Hour' Book Talk  KW/04/03/68  nd [mid 20th century]

8 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast talk about four biographies/autobiographies - 'Truby King, the Man' by his daughter, 'Southwards from Swiss Cottage' by Beatrice Curtis Brown, 'British Circus Life' by Lady Eleanor Smith and 'Going My Way' by Godfrey Winn. Also includes details of a cookery book and a book about tennis. Dated June 29 (no year).

People in the News  KW/04/03/69  nd [mid 20th century]

4 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast about James Griffiths, then Minister for National Insurance. Handwritten corrections.

Spectres, Ghosts and Apparitions  KW/04/03/70  nd [mid 20th century]

13 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast talk about ghost stories. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb. Second draft with handwritten corrections.

Paris  KW/04/03/71  nd [mid 20th century]

5 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast talk about visit to Paris just after the war. The talk describes café society, rationing and street fashion.

'The World and his Wife'  KW/04/03/72  nd [mid 20th century]

4 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast talk about Pathfinder Bennett, the youngest Air Vice Marshall in England. Handwritten corrections by Kaye Webb.

'Women in the News'  KW/04/03/73  nd [mid 20th century]

6 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast talk about Cecilia Mikolijczyk, wife of the ex-Prime Minister of Poland; the wardrobe mistress of Sadlers Wells ballet company; and Lena Horne. Handwritten corrections by Webb. Dated November 12 (no year).

Broadcast talk about summer visits to the seaside  KW/04/03/74  nd [mid 20th century]

6 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript. Describes car breakdown in a thunder storm and her children's first visit to camp. Dated September 12 (no year).

Broadcast talk about the Women of the Year lunch.  KW/04/03/75  nd [mid twentieth century]

2 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft, with manuscript annotations by Webb.

'...this month she's been to Battle...'  KW/04/03/76  nd [mid twentieth century]

5 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast talk about market at Battle, with manuscript annotations by Webb. Dated October 19 (no year).

'The Small Grocer'  KW/04/03/77  nd [mid 20th century]

7 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast talk about the demise of the small grocer, with manuscript annotations by Webb.

'Choosing Books for Children'  KW/04/03/78  nd [mid 20th century]

8 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast talk about children's books. Describes 'Mother Goose' by Brian Wildsmith, 'Fee Fi Fo Fum' by Raymond Briggs, 'The Baby Animal A.B.C.', 'The Giant Alexander', and 'The Book of Kings'. Manuscript annotations by Webb.

'London Street Markets'  KW/04/03/79  nd [mid 20th century]

3 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast talk about street markets. Manuscript annotations by Webb.

'Window on the World'  KW/04/03/80  c 1956-1957

5 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast talk about 'The London I Love'. Talk recorded for the British Information Service in New York. Describes barrel organs. Repeats story related in talk of December 7, 1954 about transporting barrel organ home from Covent Garden. Also describes street markets, blue plaques, old craftsmen and different area of London. Includes compliment slip from British Information Service.

Broadcast talk about painting stage scenery and auctions  KW/04/03/81  nd [mid 20th century]

4 ff.

Contents:
Typescript draft. Describes process of bidding at auctions. Also mentions 'The Girls Own Annual' for 1886. Includes cuttings from the book. Shorthand notes on back of 2 pages and manuscript annotations by Webb. Dated June (no year).

'Naomi'  KW/04/03/82  nd [mid 20th century]

3 ff.

Contents:
Draft typescript for broadcast talk for 'Woman's Hour' about children's reading.

Perpetua  KW/05  c 1959-1978

2 files

Contents:
Series covering Webb's work on a company, originally co-founded with Ronald Searle, which produced films and books. Files contain correspondence, notes, contractual documents and press cuttings relating to various projects.

Perpetua Films  KW/05/01  1959

22 items

Contents:
Correspondence and related material concerning the development of a proposed, but never realised, feature-length animated version of 'A Christmas Carol'. Correspondence principally covers Webb's casting of various actors for roles including, amongst others, Alec Guiness, John Gielgud, Stanley Holloway, Peter Finch and Julie Andrews. The file also includes correspondence from Perpetua's American office, Perpetua Productions, concerning funding for the project.

Perpetua Press  KW/05/02  c 1972-1978

19 items

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material relating to the publication of a British edition of 'Arm in Arm' by Remy Charlip; to Webb's later resignation from Perpetua Press' board of directors; and to its eventual takeover by Paul Minet of Piccadilly Rare Books.

Book collaborations  KW/06  1950-1961

6 files

Contents:
Material relating to books and published reports written by Webb and Searle during the course of their marriage, on various subjects. Books were illustrated by Searle, with Webb writing the text. The series does not cover every book of this sort published; 'People Worth Meeting' and 'Looking at London', for example, are not represented.

'Paris Sketchbook'  KW/06/01  1950

49 items

Contents:
Correspondence, research material, notes and drafts for 'Paris Sketchbook', first published in 1950.

'Refugees 1960'  KW/06/02  1960

5 files

Contents:
Material relating to an illustrated report produced for World Refugee Year in 1960. The report was commissioned by the United Nations and written following a tour made by Webb and Searle of various refugee camps in Europe, specifically in Austria, Greece and Italy. The illustrated report was published by Penguin with extracted versions published variously in 'Punch', and 'Time Life' magazines.

Research material  KW/06/02/01  c 1959-1960

18 items

Contents:
File containing research notes and associated material concerning refugees in Europe in the late 1950s. The file contains manuscript and typescript background notes and early drafts, in loose sheets and one notebook, presumably compiled by either Webb or Searle, giving background information, particularly on Austria and Italy, and occasionally describing individual camps and refugees. Also included are various leaflets and typescript sheets of information and statistics on world and European refugees from the United Nations and the World Council of Churches.

Drafts  KW/06/02/02  c 1959

9 items

Contents:
File containing one complete, annotated typescript draft labelled 'Searle Refugee Story', and various later drafts with occasional annotations in various hands for several versions of the published report. Individual drafts are labelled variously 'Elizabethan', 'Penguin', 'Life', 'Punch' and 'Exhibition Captions'. The file also contains several partial and/or unidentified drafts.

Publicity Material  KW/06/02/03  1960

18 items

Contents:
File containing various press cuttings either reviewing the 'Refugees' report, or mentioning it, in conjunction with other articles publicising World Refugee Year. The majority of articles contain copies of Searle's illustrations. The file also contains one poster advertising a Refugee Week 1960 bread and cheese lunch fundraiser, and one possibly unrelated sketch portrait of an unidentified man by Searle.

Correspondence  KW/06/02/04  1959-1960

2 subfiles

Contents:
Correspondence relating to the research, publication and reception of 'Refugees 1960'.

Research and publication correspondence  KW/06/02/04/01  1959-1960

11 items

Contents:
File containing correspondence concerning research trips made by Webb and Searle in order to write the report, and its eventual publication. Correspondence includes letters from the United Nations Commission for Refugees organising research trips, from the World Council of Churches concerning Spittal refugee camp and including five photographs of children learning trades (previously used in information leaflets), and letters and associated material relating to Penguin and Life editions of the report.

Post-publication correspondence  KW/06/02/04/02  1960-1961

18 items

Contents:
Correspondence relating to the reception of the report. Includes correspondence from publishers and refugees groups, and letters relating to offers of help, further fundraising and awareness raising.

Printed copies  KW/06/02/05  1960

2 items

Contents:
One copy of the Penguin edition of 'Refugees 1960', and one press cutting of extracted Punch story.

Penguin and Puffin  KW/07  1958-1996

9 boxes & 3 OS folders

Contents:
Material relating to Webb's directorship of Puffin, the children's books list at Penguin, reflecting its growth under her direction, expansion into different series, and the formation of the Puffin Club. The series includes general and business correspondence, notes relating to Webb's work, a variety of material concerning several book projects, and a large amount of material, including correspondence, notes, memorabilia, ephemera and artwork relating to the Puffin Club, including club membership, events and the 'Puffin Post'.

Penguin and Puffin correspondence  KW/07/01  1961-1979

5 files

Contents:
Correspondence and notes concerning Webb's employment with Penguin and Puffin, including her appointment in 1961, her appointment to the board in 1966 and various negotiations over salary and pensions.

Business correspondence and contracts  KW/07/01/01  1958-1979

43 items

Contents:
Correspondence, contracts and associated material concerning Webb's recruitment to Penguin, and the Penguin board of directors, the terms of her employment and pension. The file also includes a letter written by Webb, concerning the accidental use of the word 'psychedelic' in Puffin promotional material and a document titled 'Puffin Strategy: Outline', dated 1977.

Letters of congratulation  KW/07/01/02  1966

6 items

Contents:
Letters of congratulation addressed to Webb on her appointment to the Penguin board. The file includes letters from Patrick Campbell, Richard Davies, Andre Deutsch, Irene Josephy, Robert Lusty and Ronald Lewin.

Notes  KW/07/01/03  c 1961

6 items

Contents:
Assorted typescript notes, mostly taking the form of a diary presumably upon Webb's first employment at Penguin, describing her various colleagues and contacts. The file also includes notes titled 'Brief Record of KW's engagement with Penguin', describing the terms of her employment.

'Trips'  KW/07/01/04  1964-1971

3 subfiles

Contents:
Correspondence, notes and associated material describing various trips undertaken by Webb in order to promote Penguin and Puffin. Includes material relating to trips to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Lebanon and Jordan.

Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong  KW/07/01/04/01  1964

9 items

Contents:
Correspondence and press cuttings relating to a trip taken in order to promote Penguin and Puffin.

Israel, Lebanon and Jordan  KW/07/01/04/02  1965

15 items

Contents:
Correspondence relating to a trip taken in order to promote Penguin and Puffin. The file also includes correspondence with Clive King, then based in Lebanon, concerning 'The Twenty Two Letters'.

Australia and New Zealand  KW/07/01/04/03  1971

14 items

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material relating to Webb's trip to Australia and New Zealand, and business conducted whilst there. The file includes transcripts of several tapes Webb made during a hospital stay whilst there.

General correspondence  KW/07/01/05  c 1961-1991

17 subfiles

Contents:
Correspondence, found in 'Penguin and Puffin file' but not relating directly to the terms of Webb's employment. Correspondence discusses a broad range of subjects relating to Webb's work at Penguin and Puffin.
Correspondence is divided into 17 subfiles, arranged alphabetically according to correspondent.

Peter Calvocarissi  KW/07/01/05/01  c 1976-1979

4 items

Contents:
Four letters addressed to Webb, and a copy of one reply. Correspondence, not written in Calvocarissi's official capacity, concerns subjects other than the terms of her employment, but frequently discusses Penguin policy.

Charles Clark  KW/07/01/05/02  c 1979

4 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, and a copy of one reply. The first letter, written immediately following his move to Hutchinson Publishing, concerns Clark's concerns about Penguin. The file contais a copy of Webb's reply. Later correspondence discusses Clark's views of Jack Morpurgo's biography of Allen Lane.

Eunice Frost  KW/07/01/05/03  1976

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of Webb's reply, concerning an exhibition of her work, and discussing the management of Penguin.

Tony Godwin  KW/07/01/05/04  24 Apr 1967

1 item

Contents:
One letter congratulating Webb on Launching the Puffin Club. For other Godwin correspondence see KW/07/01/01 'General correspondence and contracts'.

Eleanor Graham  KW/07/01/05/05  c 1961

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, congratulating her on her appointment and discussing Penguin and the Puffin list.

Allen Lane  KW/07/01/05/06  c 1970

6 items

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material relating to the estate of Allen Lane. The file also includes material relating to his memorial service.

Julia MacRae  KW/07/01/05/07  1978

4 items

Contents:
Copies of two letters addressed to MacRae, and two letters written in return, concerning Webb's offer of a position as Editorial Director of Puffin which MacRae declined.

Jack Morpurgo  KW/07/01/05/08  1978

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb and a copy of her reply, concerning Morpurgo's biography of Allen Lane.

'Paperback Buyer'  KW/07/01/05/09  c 1978

3 items

Contents:
Typescript draft for an article written by Webb for 'Paperback Buyer', with a list of 'Notable Puffins'. The file also contains copies of letters addressed to Brian Levy, editor of 'Paperback Buyer', and Pam Speedie of 'Books for Students'.

Harry Paroissien  KW/07/01/05/10  1975-1991

14 items

Contents:
11 letters addressed to Webb following Paroissien's retirement from Penguin, and copies of three letters written in reply.

Reader's Digest  KW/07/01/05/11  1970-1971

6 items

Contents:
Correspondence relating to an article on Allen Lane written by Webb for the Reader's Digest. The file also includes a typescript draft of the article.

Jacqueline Rigano  KW/07/01/05/12  1975

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of her reply, concerning Rigano's redundancy from Penguin.

Hans Schmoller  KW/07/01/05/13  22 Apr 1976

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, written on Schmoller's retirement from Penguin

Teresa Verschoyle  KW/07/01/05/14  11 Apr 1964

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, concerning the introduction to a book on Hilaire Belloc.

Ursula Moray Williams  KW/07/01/05/15  c 1977

1 item

Contents:
One brief letter addressed to Webb, concerning Puffin's Jubilee celebrations.

Women's Employment Federation  KW/07/01/05/16  Nov 1966

7 items

Contents:
File containing correspondence and drafts relating to a talk given by Webb for the Women's Employment Federation. Webb had written to other women publishing executives, and the file contains their replies, including letters from Elizabeth Anderson at Heinemann, Livia Gollancz at Gollancz, Marni Hodgkin at Macmillan, Gwen Marsh at Dent, and Olive Jones.

Eileen ?  KW/07/01/05/17  20 Jun 1967

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, giving opinions on an unidentified book on Rising Hill School and Michael Duane.

Penguin and Puffin Correspondence  KW/07/02  1980-1996

120 items

Contents:
One file containing letters and associated material addressed to Webb from various correspondents, and copies of her replies. Early correspondence, principally from Ron Blas, Peter Mayer and Tony Lacey, was sent after Webb had retired from her role as editor at Puffin, and concerns several subjects, including Webb's position as a director on the Penguin company board, her later work as a consultant, and the conditions of her employment and pension. Early letters also discuss the estate of Jill McDonald.
The file includes correspondence, mainly with Liz Attenborough, Susan Brent and Eunice McMullen, concerning the further development of the Puffin list and the Puffin Club and its eventual demise. Letters also discuss Webb's work on 'I Like this Story'.
The file also contains obituaries and related material for several of Webb's former colleagues, including notes for a speech given by Webb at Ron Blass' memorial service. Also included are a transcript of an interview between Webb and Blass, describing a trip taken with Allen Lane in Kenya in 1962, where both men were stranded overnight in a game reserve; copies of press cuttings describing the incident; and related correspondence between Allen Lane and the Royal East African Automobile Association, and Chief Ismael Kenga, of Malindi. The file also contains an obituary written by Webb for Harry Pariossien in 1992, and later published in Publishing News.

Birthday Books  KW/07/03  c 1961-1964

6 files

Contents:
A series of books commissioned by Webb, but never published. The books were intended to contain a variety of pieces, including games, quizzes, poems, stories, and extracts of stories, either commissioned specifically for the series or from work previously published elsewhere. The series was also to contain work, including poems and stories, produced by children at around the age for which the book was intended.
Previously printed pieces taken from various sources, often magazines upon which Webb had previously worked, including 'Lilliput' and 'Young Elizabethan'.

Birthday Books correspondence  KW/07/03/01  1961-1963

38 subfiles

Contents:
Correspondence with authors, illustrators and publishers concerning the commissioning of, or permission requests for stories, poems, puzzles and artwork for use in the Birthday Books series. The file also contains correspondence relating to Webb's contract for Birthday Books.

Elizabeth Beresford  KW/07/03/01/01  Nov 1962-Mar 1964

5 items

Contents:
Notes, correspondence with Beresford's agent Osyth Leeston, and a receipt for payment for an unidentified story commissioned for the 'Birthday Book of Ten'.

Judith Blescoe  KW/07/03/01/02  Feb 1961-Nov 1963

6 items

Contents:
Two letters from Blescoe, and copies of four letters in reply, concerning her illustrations for the 'Birthday Book of Eight'.

Edward Blishen  KW/07/03/01/03  Oct 1962-Mar 1964

10 items

Contents:
Correspondence between Blishen and Webb and a receipt for payment for 'an Introduction to the Birthday Book of Twelve', an annotated draft of which is also included.

Ruskin Bond  KW/07/03/01/04  Dec 1962-Jan 1963

3 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb, and a copy of one written in reply, concerning the use of Bond's story 'the Big Race'.

British Museum  KW/07/03/01/05  09 Apr 1963

1 item

Contents:
One letter from Webb's secretary concerning the use of a photograph of item MS. 1236, a letter written by Edward VI, enclosing a postcard of the same.

Vera Brittain  KW/07/03/01/06  Nov 1962-Jun 1964

10 items

Contents:
Seven letters addressed to Webb and copies of three replies, concerning the use of a story by Brittain titled 'The Adventures of David'.

John Ciardi  KW/07/03/01/07  Nov-Dec 1962

3 items

Contents:
Correspondence with Ciardi's publishers, J.B. Lippincott, and a contract for permission to reprint his poem 'The Reason for The Pelican'.

Olive Dehn  KW/07/03/01/08  Mar-Jun 1963

4 items

Contents:
A copy of one letter written to Dehn, a postcard sent in reply and two letters from Dehn's agents, concerning permission to reprint several of Dehn's stories.

Dorothy Diamond  KW/07/03/01/09  Nov 1962-Mar 1964

3 items

Contents:
Copies of two letters addressed to Diamond, one letter written in reply, and a receipt for payment for puzzles supplied for the Birthday Books series.

W. Norman Dixon  KW/07/03/01/10  Oct 1962-Mar 1964

7 items

Contents:
Notes, correspondence with Dixon and a receipt for payment concerning the commissioning of sets of questions and answers for the 'Birthday Book of Twelve'.

Gerald Durrell  KW/07/03/01/11  Feb 1963

2 items

Contents:
A copy of one letter addressed to Durrell requesting the use of an interview with Durrell, previously broadcast on the BBC, and a reply from Durrell's then wife, Jaquie Durrell.

Monica Edwards  KW/07/03/01/12  Mar 1963

2 items

Contents:
A copy of a letter addressed to Edwards and one written in reply concerning permission to use 'The Horse that Came from the Sea'.

Eleanor Farjeon  KW/07/03/01/13  Oct 1962

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from A.E. Sims, at University of London Press, giving permission for the reproduction of 'The Blue Lotus' story by Farjeon.

Joan Grant  KW/07/03/01/14  Feb 1963-Mar 1964

3 items

Contents:
Copies of two letters addressed to Grant, one written in reply and a receipt for payment concerning the use of 'The Cavern of the Blind Fish' and 'The Monster Who Grew Small'.

O. Henry  KW/07/03/01/15  Nov 1962

2 items

Contents:
A copy of a letter addressed to Ethel Leggett at Hodder and Staughton, with one letter written in reply, concerning permission to use 'The Whirligigs'.

Richard Hughes  KW/07/03/01/16  Nov 1962-Feb 1963

4 items

Contents:
Copies of two letters addressed to Norah Smallwood, Hughes' agent, and two letters written in reply, concerning the use of his story 'The Magic Glass'.

John Hunt  KW/07/03/01/17  Feb 1963

3 items

Contents:
A copy of one letter addressed to Hunt, and one letter and a note written in reply, concerning the use of an interview with Hunt, previously broadcast on the BBC Home Service Children's Programme.

David E. Leithes  KW/07/03/01/18  Nov 1962-Feb 1964

10 items

Contents:
Correspondence between Webb and Leithes, then 15, concerning a story written aged ten about his dog, which Webb proposed to include in the Birthday Books series. The file also includes a photograph of Leithes' dog, and a cheque for five guineas addressed to Leithes.

Peter Lum  KW/07/03/01/19  Nov 1962

2 items

Contents:
A copy of a letter addressed to Thames and Hudson Permissions Department, with one letter written in reply, concerning permission to reproduce an extract from 'The Stars in Our Heaven' by Lum.

Archibald Marshall  KW/07/03/01/20  14 Mar 1963

1 item

Contents:
One copy of a letter addressed to Hope Leresche, agent for Marshall's estate, requesting permission to reproduce two short stories 'The Princess' and 'The Quarrel'.

Gillian Matthews  KW/07/03/01/21  Feb-Mar 1963

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of one letter written in reply, concerning two articles commissioned for the Birthday Books series.

John Matthews  KW/07/03/01/22  Apr-May 1963

2 items

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb, and a copy of her reply concerning photographs commissioned.

Janet McNeill  KW/07/03/01/23  Mar 1961-Dec 1962

5 items

Contents:
Two letters addressed to Webb from Janet McNeill, and further correspondence from her agents and publishers concerning the use of 'The Magic March Hare' and 'A Pinch of Salt' in the Birthday Books series.

Mary Norton  KW/07/03/01/24  Sep 1962

1 item

Contents:
Copy of one letter addressed to Norton asking if she might contribute a story to the Birthday Books anthology.

J.H. Parker  KW/07/03/01/25  Apr 1963

2 items

Contents:
One letter from Vyvian J. Bell, then of Associated Newspapers Ltd, acting as agent for the estate of J.H. Parker, and a copy of one reply, concerning the reproduction of 'The Mystery of the Vanished Positive'.

Arthur Quiller Couch  KW/07/03/01/26  Mar 1963

3 items

Contents:
Correspondence concerning publishing rights for 'A Pair of Hands'. The file includes one letter addressed to Webb from Cassell and Company, one from J.M. Dent & Sons and a copy of Webb's reply.

James Reeves  KW/07/03/01/27  Oct 1962-Mar 1964

4 items

Contents:
Correspondence with Reeves concerning an unidentified piece commissioned for the 'Birthday Book of Ten'. The file contains three letters addressed to Webb, a copy of one letter addressed to Reeves and a receipt for payment.

Pat Smythe  KW/07/03/01/28  29 May 1963

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from George Greenfield, then agent for Smythe, granting permission to reprint an extract from 'Jump for Joy'.

Noel Streatfeild  KW/07/03/01/29  Mar 1963

2 items

Contents:
A copy of one letter addressed to Streatfeild, and one letter written in reply. Webb requests contact details for the authors of several stories published in Steatfeild's anthology 'By Special Request' and asks whether Streatfeild has written any stories suitable for inclusion in the Birthday Books series. Streatfeild's reply includes contact details and rights information, and lists several suitable stories of her own.

Angela Thirkell  KW/07/03/01/30  04 Mar 1963

1 item

Contents:
One letter addressed to Webb from John L. Williams, then at Oxford University Press, granting permission to use 'Three Houses', by Thirkell.

Sybil Thorndike  KW/07/03/01/31  Feb 1963

2 items

Contents:
A copy of one letter addressed to Thorndike, requesting permission to use a copy of an interview she had given, previously broadcast by the BBC. The file includes a copy of Thorndike's reply, granting permission.

James Thurber  KW/07/03/01/32  Oct 1962

2 items

Contents:
A copy of one letter addressed to Richard Hough, then at Hamish Hamilton, requesting permission to use a Thurber story titled 'Many Moons'. The file includes a copy of Hough's reply, declining permission

Geoffrey Trease  KW/07/03/01/33  Jul-Aug 1961

2 items

Contents:
Copies of two letters addressed to Trease requesting permission to use two stories, written when he was a child and first published in 'British Boys' Magazine'.

John Trewin  KW/07/03/01/34  May-Jul 1968

3 items

Contents:
Copy of one letter addressed to Trewin, discussing Webb's work at Puffin and requesting that he research pieces for the 'film and theatre angle' of the Birthday Books Series, and two letters from Trewin in reply.

Alison Uttley  KW/07/03/01/35  Nov 1962-Mar 1964

6 items

Contents:
Three letters addressed to Webb, copies of two letters written in reply and a receipt of payment concerning an essay on birthdays commissioned by Webb for the Birthday Books series.

Molly Veness  KW/07/03/01/36  Dec 1962-Mar 1964

5 items

Contents:
Copies of four letters addressed to Veness, a receipt of payment and two letters written in reply for a piece commissioned by Webb on birthday parties for eight year olds.

Alan ?  KW/07/03/01/37  c 1961

1 item

Contents:
A copy of one letter addressed to Webb requesting jokes, games, poems or stories for the birthday books series.

Birthday Books contract correspondence  KW/07/03/01/38  Dec 1961-Mar 1964

11 items

Contents:
Contract correspondence and notes concerning Webb's commission for the Birthday Books series. The file includes a copy of Webb's contract with Penguin; correspondence with Hope Leresche concerning the contract; copies of two letters from Tony Godwin with associated notes concerning structure and costings for the books; a memo, dated 13 Nov 1963, from Webb to Godwin describing problems with the series; and a list of contributors paid.

'Ideas' notebook  KW/07/03/02  nd [c 1961-1964]

1 item

Contents:
Notebook with several loose folio and inserts, containing manuscript notes and lists in Webb's hand for ideas for the projected Birthday Books series.

'Birthday Book of 8'  KW/07/03/03  c 1961-1963

2 subfiles

Contents:
Files containing notes, drafts and artwork either specially commissioned or reproduced; all pieces concern the number eight, as either an age or a figure.

Artwork and photographs  KW/07/03/03/01  c 1961-1963

39 items

Contents:
File containing eight rough sketches in either pen and ink or chalk pastel for cover artwork by Richard Kennedy, and 22 pen and ink drawings for illustrations and chapter headings by Judith Bledsoe. The file also includes seven photographs of pets and children with pets, attributed variously to Suchitzky, Brassai and Sally Anne Thompson. Photographs presumably intended to illustrated draft articles on pets compiled for the book.

Notes and drafts  KW/07/03/03/02  c 1961-1963

28 items

Contents:
File containing notes and draft pieces marked as intended for inclusion in the 'Birthday Book of 8'. The file includes typescript notes; drafts for riddles, questions and quizzes; draft pieces on pets; a series of draft pieces titled 'What They Were Like', describing John Gielgud, Ellen Terry and Abraham Lincoln at the age of eight; and drafts or copies of various stories including: 'The Snow Baby' (Alison Uttley), 'The Blue Lotus' (Eleanor Farjeon), 'Imaginary Journey: Eight year old World' (Laurie Lee), 'The Adventures of Daniel' (Vera Brittain), 'Living in Wales' (Richard Hughes), 'Hide and Seek' (Geoffrey Trease), and copies of 'The Cavern of the Blind Fish' (Joan Grant) and 'All you've ever wanted' (Joan Aiken). The file also contains a story titled 'Seanes of Life', '[a] thriller begun but never finished by Nathaniel Gubbins when he was eight or nine years old', and a poem by Marjory Fleming, 'aged 8 years'. The file also includes several short pieces, including jokes and poems, presumably intended as fillers.

'Birthday Book of 10'  KW/07/03/04  c 1961-1964

Contents:
Files containing notes, drafts and artwork either specially commissioned or reproduced; all pieces concern the number ten, as either an age or a figure.

Photographs  KW/07/03/04/01  c 1961-1964

10 items

Contents:
File containing eight photographs and one press cutting. Photographs intended for a section in the 'Birthday Book of 10' titled 'Pictures of 10 Royal Children'. Pictures, copyright attributed variously to the National Gallery and the 'Radio Times' Hulton Picture Library, include photographs of George IV, George V, Princess Margaret and Prince Charles and photographs of portraits of James I, Prince James Francis Edward Stuart, Georgina Duchess of Devonshire, and Walter Raleigh and son. The file also contains a press cutting of an article titled 'Young and Royal: not always fun' ('London Evening Standard', 05 Nov 1963).

Notes and drafts  KW/07/03/04/02  c 1961-1964

24 items

Contents:
File containing notes and draft pieces marked as intended for inclusion in the 'Birthday Book of 10'. The file includes typescript notes on proposed contents, and drafts of pieces for inclusion. Drafts are grouped under several headings, including 'Puzzles etc', containing manuscript and typescript drafts for jokes, riddles, puzzles and quizzes; 'Things to Do and Make', including a piece titled '10 games and recipes'; 'Articles' containing drafts of 'On Being Ten Years Old (James Reeves), 'The Romance of Waterfalls' (Kaye Webb, Age 10), 'Childhood of Freya Stark' (unattributed) and 'How I spent my tenth Birthday' (Diana Pullain Thompson); 'Stories', includes drafts for 'The Sensible March Hare' (Janet McNeill), 'To My Horror' (Michael Harrison), 'The Big Race' (Ruskin Bond), 'The Caretakers' (Olive Dehn), 'The Little Dressmaker' (Eleanor Farjeon), 'The Innkeepers or The King's Legs' (Richard Hughes) and 'When I was Ten' (Jean Elizabeth Dawson); 'Poems' containing drafts of 'The Strange Song' (Rebecca West, Age 10), 'Song of the Robin' (Libbie Hawes, Age 10), 'Double Figures' (J.C. Trewin), 'Little Fan', 'Big Business' (Ruskin Bond) and 'Naughty Children' (Christiana Brand); finally, several small pieces are grouped together and titled 'Fill-ups'. Other pieces, not otherwise grouped, include a series of draft pieces titled 'What They Were Like', describing Richard II, Prince Charles Edward, Henry Irving, David Livingstone, Sybil Thorndike, Laurence Olivier, Ian Hamilton, Donald Wolfit, Charles Dickens and Ellen Terry, and drafts for 'letters written by 10 year olds' and 'letters received by 10 year olds'.

'Birthday Book of 12'  KW/07/03/05  c 1961-1964

28 items

Contents:
Notes and drafts for pieces either commissioned or reproduced, all concerning 12 either as an age or a number, including notes on the structure of the book, and lists of pieces for inclusion. Drafts are frequently marked '12', for inclusion in the book. The file contains a group of articles titled 'How I did', including typescript drafts for ''How I came to love mountains: Sir John Hunt interviewed by John Ellison' (with one photograph of Hunt as a child attached), 'How to be a Naturalist: A conversation with Gerald Durrell', 'How I Began, by Larry Adler', 'How I became an Actress: An interview with Dame Sybil Thorndike', ''How to Write a Letter' by Lewis Caroll', and a short comedic piece titled 'How not to prepare for an examination'. The file also contains a group of stories titled 'First Love', including typescript drafts of pieces by Sacha Guitry, Leo Tolstoy and Robert Collis and various individual pieces including 'The Three Kings' (Modwena Sedgwick), 'The Crinoline' ( J.B. Walford), 'Hunting Robbers' (Judith Bledscoe), 'A Literary Customer of the 1870's' (Neil Munro), 'Early Reading' (Edward Blishen), 'Twelve Good Men and True' (unattributed) and an excerpt from Louisa May Alcott's journals. The file also includes typescript copies for a group of poems, namely 'Striking Twelve' (J.C. Trewin), 'Apology for My Report' (R.M. Damerell, aged 12), 'A Twelve Year Old Idyll...' (Arthur Hugh Clough), 'Fair Elenor (William Blake, aged about 12) 'Me' (Walter de la Mare), 'A Birthday' (Christina Rossetti), 'Echo and The Ferry' (Jean Ingelow), 'Procrastination' (Stephen Spender, aged 16) and 'Among the Stars' (William Wordsworth). The file also includes several short pieces, not listed in later notes, presumably intended as fillers.

Birthday Books drafts and photographs  KW/07/03/06  c 1961-1964

75 items

Contents:
File containing material either presumably intended for later Birthday Books, or for which permission was refused. The file contains notes, drafts and press cuttings for several pieces, including 'A Party' (Laura E. Richards), 'The Princess who wanted the Moon' (James Thurber) marked 'refused', 'Simple Stories' (Archibald Marshall), 'The Horse that Came from the Sea' (Monica Edwards), a manuscript draft for 'Papa Boggle and the Skreep', typescript drafts for 'December 13: There were fairies in Wales', 'July 24: Alexandre Dumas born, 1803: When Dumas Gave a Party' (all unattributed) and 'My First Work' E. Philips Oppenheim. The file includes several photographs, mainly of portraits of children, and including one of a small boy dressed as a matador, reverse labelled 'Felix Barker', and one showing four small girls dressed as ballerinas, a note on the reverse identifying them as elementary entrants to the Royal Academy of Dancing. The file also includes several short pieces, not listed in later notes, presumably intended as fillers.

Puffin Club  KW/07/04  1967-1991

4 boxes

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material relating to the Puffin Club. Files contain correspondence with Webb's colleagues at Penguin, writers and illustrators, Puffin Club members, Penguin employees and associates regarding Puffin Club, 'Puffin Post' and various events, memorabilia, ephemera and examples of original artwork from various illustrators, including Jill McDonald.

Letters from Puffin Club Members  KW/07/04/01  c 1976-1981

6 subfiles

Contents:
Letters and copies of letters mostly addressed to Webb from Puffin Club members, their parents and other interested parties. Files consist of selective samples of wider correspondence chosen by Webb, presumably retained for their general interest, or for use in later articles or talks.
Correspondence has been arranged into 6 subfiles, based on the type of correspondence.

'Letters from Parents'  KW/07/04/01/01  1976-1979

13 items

Contents:
Letters and copies of letters, with copies of occasional replies. Correspondence, addressed to Webb and other staff at 'Puffin Post', concerns various children's membership of the Puffin Club.

'Letters from Retiring Members'  KW/07/04/01/02  1976-1979

20 items

Contents:
Copies of letters addressed to the Puffin Club, concerning the correspondents' membership of the Club and their reasons for retiring.

'Overseas Letters'  KW/07/04/01/03  1972-1980

19 items

Contents:
Copies of letters addressed to the Puffin Club concerning overseas membership. The file includes an annotated typescript list, titled 'Current Overseas Members as at June, 1978', listing the number of members in each country and brief manuscript notes on overseas members in Webb's hand.

'Letters from Members'  KW/07/04/01/04  c 1976-1978

31 items

Contents:
Letters and copies of letters addressed to the Puffin Club from members.

'Letters to Odway'  KW/07/04/01/05  c 1981

37 items

Contents:
Puffin Club envelope labelled 'Letters to Odway', containing letters from Puffin Club members, mostly undated, addressed to Odway, presumably in response to a question about dogs published in the Puffin Post.

Birthday letters and cards addressed to Webb  KW/07/04/01/06  c 1980

13 items

Contents:
File containing cards, letters and pictures, mostly undated, addressed to Webb, on the occasion of her birthday.

'Puffin Club Work' correspondence  KW/07/04/02  1980-1983

104 items

Contents:
File containing correspondence and associated material relating to Webb's later work with the Puffin Club, undertaken after retirement from her job as editorial director of the Puffin list in 1979. The file includes copies of letters addressed to Jill McDonald and Tony Lacey concerning the development of 'Puffin Post', 'The Egg' and a possible book on Odway. Later correspondence with Lacey concerns the handover of the editorship of Puffin Magazines in 1982, and refers to a series of correspondence with Scoular Anderson, also included in the file, discussing the possibility of commissioning new artwork for magazines, and a replacement for Odway.
Later correspondence relates to Puffin Club Exhibitions, particularly one held in 1982, and includes correspondence with Webb's colleagues at Penguin and other interested parties; other letters soliciting help for the exhibition, including one addressed to Peter Ustinov; copies of letters addressed to the Lord Mayor's Office and the office of the Princess of Wales requesting that they open the exhibition, and related replies; correspondence with the Bishop's Gate foundation concerning the venue; and letters addressed to Roald Dahl and Spike Milligan thanking them for making appearances at the exhibition.
Letters also refer to trips to America and Israel, taken 1981-1982, during which Webb was able to do work on behalf of the Puffin Club.
The file includes occasional letters relating to Webb's other work at Puffin and Penguin, particularly correspondence with Tony Lacey and Liz Attenborough regarding 'I Like This Poem' and possible books for publication. The file also contains one letter from Gioia Caputo, dated July 1981, with a copy of Webb's reply, and a letter from Sylvia Klugman, concerning Puffins in America, with a copy of Webb's reply.

'Puffin Post' articles and competition entries  KW/07/04/03  c 1979-1981

6 subfiles

Contents:
Correspondence, notes, drafts and associated material relating to various articles and competitions commissioned by Webb for 'Puffin Post'.

Odway  KW/07/04/03/01  c 1973

65 items

Contents:
Material relating to Odway, a regular character in 'Puffin Post' who supplied ideas for members to write in about. The file contains annotated photocopies of Odway pages from various editions of 'Puffin Post', three annotated copies of 'Puffin Post' and annotated typescript notes and drafts for a talk given by Webb on Odway.

'Poor Partial Person' competition entries  KW/07/04/03/02  c1981

37 items

Contents:
File containing Puffin Club Members entries for a competition to write a story on the subject of a 'Poor Partial Person'.

'Kaye's Kidnapped Competition'  KW/07/04/03/03  c 1979

5 items

Contents:
Material relating to a competition set in 'Puffin Post', where members had to choose the six books they would take if stuck on a desert island. The file contains two entries from members, typed copies of other entries, and a typescript synopsis and analysis of answers.

Poetry competitions and pieces  KW/07/04/03/04  nd [c 1970s]

20 items

Contents:
Notes and drafts relating to various Puffin Post poetry competitions, and contributions of poems. The file contains pages from various issues of 'Puffin Post', with particular poems highlighted, copies of short pieces by various writers, grouped together and titled 'Authors writing about their first books', presumably written specifically for Puffin, photocopies of press cuttings of a group of articles titled 'My Kind of Poetry' and various competition entries and associated material, presumably submitted to the 'Puffin Post'.

Competition entry forms and associated material  KW/07/04/03/05  nd [c 1970s]

13 items

Contents:
File containing five separate entry forms for Puffin Club competitions, photocopies of pages from 'Puffin Post' with details of competitions, and a typescript draft for a competition titled 'How well do you know yourself?'

Notes and drafts  KW/07/04/03/06  nd [c 1970s]

26 items

Contents:
Various manuscript notes and typescript drafts relating to articles and editor's letters for 'Puffin Post'.

'Ulster Puff' Newsletters  KW/07/04/04  c 1971

2 items

Contents:
Two separate newsletters, titled 'Ulster Puff: News Sheet of the Ulster Puffineers', giving reports of activities and competitions.

Puffin Club Lundy Sailing and Camping Holiday  KW/07/04/05  1967

12 items

Contents:
Material relating to the first Puffin Club holiday, held for winners of the 'Founder Members Competition'. The five day sailing and camping holiday, held in July 1967, involved a trip to Lundy Island, to see Puffins. The file contains correspondence relating to the trip to Lundy, one notebook conatining a 'diary of events', compiled by children on the holiday, and two copies of a leaflet, titled 'P'Super Spree!' describing the visit.

Jill McDonald Artwork  KW/07/04/06  [n.d.]

Contents:
Artwork created by Jill McDonald, either for use in the 'Puffin Post', or specifically for Webb. Files include artwork in various media, principally sorted according to size and then type, where necessary.

Large artwork  KW/07/04/06/01  nd [c 1970s]

14 items

Contents:
Artwork intended for use in 'Puffin Post'.

'Odway: Ye Great Enigma of Ye Golden Fleas: Episode 4'  KW/07/04/06/01/01  nd [c 1970s]

184 x 257 mm

Contents:
Page of graphic narrative with original pen drawings and hand-lettered text, on cartridge paper. Annotated 'Oddway' in Jill Macdonald's hand.

'Odway: Ye Great Enigma of Ye Golden Fleas: Episode 6'  KW/07/04/06/01/02  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Page of graphic narrative with original pen drawings and hand-lettered text, on watercolour board. Annotated with instructions to printer.

'Perchance to dream'  KW/07/04/06/01/03  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Black-and-white pen illustration on cartridge paper, annotated with instructions to printer.

'Odway'  KW/07/04/06/01/04  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Black-and-white pen illustration on cartridge paper, annotated with instructions to printer.

'Too much weather'  KW/07/04/06/01/05  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Black-and-white pen illustration on cartridge paper, annotated with instructions to printer. Text 'of utterly awful' cut in.

'Bones'  KW/07/04/06/01/06  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Line and tone illustration: pencil, white pencil and marker pen on acetate. Annotated in red with the comment 'Not fixed', and in blue with instructions for the printer.

Odway: Fire  KW/07/04/06/01/07  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Line and tone illustration: graphite, fineliner, and pen and ink on paper. Annotated with instructions to printer.

'Odway 2'  KW/07/04/06/01/08  nd [c 1970s]

280 x 292 mm

Contents:
'Water' illustration: graphite, fineliner and marker pen on paper. Annotated with instructions for the printer.

'Hail, noble Sirius, ye brightest of all!'  KW/07/04/06/01/09  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Black fineliner pen on drafting film. Annotated with instructions for the printer.

'Odway: finish of fairy dogmother's forum'  KW/07/04/06/01/10  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Line and tone illustration: graphite, fineliner, and pen and ink on paper. Pen annotation '5/5' on front; pencil annotation 'Vol 9 No 3' on reverse.

'Fairy dogmother'  KW/07/04/06/01/11  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Black fineliner and marker pen on cartridge paper. Four illustrations annotated in blue ink as 'Block B', 'Block A', 'Block D' and 'Block E'.

'Fairy dogmother: block C'  KW/07/04/06/01/12  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Black fineliner and marker pen on cartridge paper. Vertical comic strip block opf illustrations, annotated as 'Block C' in blue ink.

'Masks you can easily make'  KW/07/04/06/01/13  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Centre spread: line and tone illustration and collage text. Printed text on cartridge paper; line and tone illustration in graphite and fineliner on transaprent acetate overlay. Annotated in red with instructions to the printer. Needs conservation attention: glue markings.

'Revenge'  KW/07/04/06/01/14  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Pen and brush drawing - india ink on cartridge paper. Annotated 'Odway A' in pink felt tip. Needs some conservation attention - glue marking.

Small artwork  KW/07/04/06/02  nd [c 1970s]

29 items

Contents:
Artwork intended for use in 'Puffin Post', mainly as captions and headings. Originally contained in several envelopes sorted according to type. Envelopes are annotated as follows: 'Various Puffins', 'Various Standard Headings' and 'Jill's re-usable / Odd illustrations from Pudding Page'. This order has been retained, although the descriptions on the envelopes do not reliably conform to the contents. The series also contains a small number of loose items, including a black and white illustration annotated 'for editor's letter' and a letter template headed 'Rex says he wants a letter too...'

'Puffin Post' cover rough artwork  KW/07/04/06/03  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
One artwork rough in wax crayon and ink. Done on waxed paper - possibly chosen for its large format - and folded to make a front and back cover. Faint annotations on the back relating to possible competitions.

Christmas Cards  KW/07/04/06/04  c 1970s-1980

2 items

Contents:
Christmas and New Year cards created by McDonald, one addressed to Kaye personally, the other to the Puffin Club in general.

Snow Puffin  KW/07/04/06/04/01  1980

Contents:
Large banner-style Christmas card; mixed media on watercolour board. Watercolour, ink and graphite, with snow done in what is probably correction fluid. The illustration shows a Puffin making a Snow Puffin, and a row of presents. Handwritten message along the bottom, sending good wishes to Puffin Club staff and thanks for Christmas presents.

'Kaye rules ok'  KW/07/04/06/04/02  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Pen and coloured ink illustration on cartridge paper, mounted on mounting board. The illustration is of a Puffin in a multi-coloured scarf, watched by a green-eyed Robin. A greeting to Kaye from Jill is picked out with brightly coloured initial letters, and a caption underneath reads 'Jolly cold robin goes green-eyed with envy on sighting lovely Puffin scarf'.

Puffin Club Memorabilia  KW/07/04/07  c 1967-1981

20 subfiles

Contents:
Memorabilia in various forms, produced for the Puffin Club, and Puffin Club members, See also KW/07/05/02.

Puffin rucksack  KW/07/04/07/01  nd [c 1970s]

1 item

Contents:
Yellow fabric drawstring rucksack with Puffin stencil, labelled 'Bag for Peckish Puffin's Picnic Nosh'.

Puffin mugs  KW/07/04/07/02  nd [c 1970s]

2 items

Contents:
Two promotional mugs. One labelled 'Nuffin Lika a Puffin', the other 'Fat puffin loves you to the very last drop'.

Puffin badges  KW/07/04/07/03  nd [c 1970s]

6 items

Contents:
Six promotional badges.

Puffin banner  KW/07/04/07/04  nd [c 1970s]

1 item

Contents:
Cardboard flag banner, reading 'I love Puffin'.

Puffin readers' diaries  KW/07/04/07/06  1968-1979

4 items

Contents:
Four small official diaries for years 1968, 1976, 1977 and 1979. All blank.

Puffin postcards  KW/07/04/07/07  c 1967

87 items

Contents:
Multiple copies of various printed postcards sent to Puffin Club members. The file includes eight copies of a card labelled 'Congratulations You Have Won a Prize'; twenty-two copies of a form reply postcard; one copy of a form reply postcard in a slightly more modern style; twenty-three copies of a card labelled 'From the Editor's Desk'; thirty-two copies of a card for penfriends; one copy of a Christmas Postcard. All cards illustrated by Jill McDonald.

Puffin Club Exhibition leaflets and invitations  KW/07/04/07/08  c 1975-1979

12 items

Contents:
File containing leaflets, programmes and invitations to various Puffin Club Exhibitions.

Puffins in Peril appeal leaflets  KW/07/04/07/09  c 1972

2 items

Contents:
Two copies of an appeal leaflet for an RSPB fundraising campaign. The file also contains a copy of a letter sent to members of the Puffin Club from the Duke of Edinburgh concerning the campaign.

Membership and membership reminder leaflets  KW/07/04/07/10  c 1972

3 items

Contents:
File containing a reminder form, copies of a Puffin Club diary offer, and gift membership forms.

Apologies cards  KW/07/04/07/11  nd [c 1970s]

2 items

Contents:
Two separate cards, originally sent with delayed copies of 'Puffin Post', apologising for its lateness.

Dogstar of Great Merit certificate  KW/07/04/07/12  nd [c 1970s]

1 item

Christmas leaflets  KW/07/04/07/13  nd [c 1970s]

2 items

Contents:
Copies of two separate Puffin Club Christmas leaflets, with activities. One illustrated by Jill McDonald, the second by Belinda Price and Bernard Blatch.

Board game  KW/07/04/07/14  nd [c 1970s]

1 item

Contents:
Two copies of a board game titled 'The Camelot Quest'.

Height chart  KW/07/04/07/15  c 1969

1 item

Contents:
One illustrated height chart with Puffin Club staff members' heights included. Titled 'Happy Christmas and Good Growing (in 1970)'.

Book plates and stickers  KW/07/04/07/16  nd [c 1970s]

2 items

Contents:
One set of book plate stickers, and sheets of paper with stickers printed on, reading 'Puffins Please'.

Puffin Club welcome leaflet  KW/07/04/07/17  nd [c 1970s]

1 item

Contents:
A leaflet introducting new members to the Puffin Club, and 'Who's who in the Puffin Club'

Puffin Club code letter  KW/07/04/07/18  nd [c 1970s]

1 item

Contents:
Titled 'Private, Particular and Personal for Puffineering Eyes Only!'. Two copies, one translated.

Competitions and prizes  KW/07/04/07/19  nd [c 1970s]

4 items

Contents:
Small congratulations card sent to competition winners; two copies of an information leaflet on 'The Prolific Puffin Postcard Competition'; and board with two cut-out puffins stuck on, with a speech bubble stating 'Fancy giving an award for getting people in the club'.

Activities and give-aways  KW/07/04/07/20  c 1981

6 items

Contents:
Miscellaneous cards and posters relating to Puffin Post activities and give-aways. Includes a miniature book about 'The Borrowers' by Mary Norton.

Notes, drafts, articles and talks on Puffin and the Puffin Club  KW/07/04/08  c 1972-1982

32 items

Contents:
File containing notes and drafts for either internal circulation, press releases, articles or speeches given by Webb concerning the Puffin list, and more specifically, the Puffin Club. The file contains typescript drafts for press releases titled 'How the Puffin Club Began' dated 1975; 'A Brief History of the Puffin Club', with a group of comedic poems addressed to Webb attached, dated 1975;and 'History of Puffin Books', dated 1972. The file also contains typescript notes by Webb titled 'The Future of the Puffin Club', dated 1974 and presumably intended for circulation to the Penguin board. The file includes one sheet of notes titled 'Puffin Club Facts and Figures' dated 1982, one annotated typescript list titled 'Puffin Club events since it started' and typescript drafts for several separate speeches given by Webb, on children's book publishing, the Puffin Club, its history and members.

Puffin Club Time Capsule  KW/07/04/09  1978-1989

11 items

Contents:
File containing material relating to the burial of a time capsule by the Puffin Club, in August 1978. The file contains a press release and a copy of the Penguin Newsletter for March 1978, describing the event; a report on the conservation of Puffin Books from Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts; notes and drafts for speeches relating to the event itself; a list of contents of the time capsule and copies of addresses 'to the children of 2078' from various writers, illustrators and editors of children's books. The file also includes correspondence and newsletters relating to the 'Puffin Time Capsule Guardians' group.

Puffin 50th Anniversary  KW/07/04/10  1990-1991

5 subfiles

Contents:
Material concerning celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Puffin book list. Webb was involved in the organisation of a reunion for founder Puffin Club members. Members were intially contacted through advertisements placed by Webb in various newspapers and magazines.

Puffin 50th Anniversary general correspondence  KW/07/04/10/01  1990-1991

6 items

Contents:
Letters and associated material addressed to Webb, concerning 50th anniversary of Penguin Books. The file includes correspondence, press releases and press cuttings from Penguin and Puffin relating to the anniversary, related events and projects, including correspondence from TVS television, 'Publishers Weekly', 'The Independent' and Waterstones; one letter addressed to Yehudi Menuhin concerning the organisation of a reunion and other associated correspondence, including a letter addressed to Webb from Rosita Boland. The file also includes fragmentary typescript notes for a speech given, presumably by Webb, at the reunion, on the the history of the Puffin Club. The file also includes one postcard admission ticket to 'The Grand Reunion'.

Founder members' correspondence  KW/07/04/10/02  1990-1991

104 items

Contents:
Letters and copies of letters addressed to Webb and the Puffin Club, written in response to advertisements placed in the national press. Correspondents identify themselves as Puffin founder members, and frequently discuss their experience of the Puffin Club. The file occasionally includes copies of Webb's replies, and later letters written in response.

Puffin Club founder members' hands  KW/07/04/10/03  1991

87 items

Contents:
Decorated hands created by founder Puffin Members for the reunion. Includes a list of names.

Puffin 50th Anniversary Special Publication Catalogue Draft  KW/07/04/10/04  nd [1991]

1 item

Contents:
Covering note by Philippa Milnes-Smith states that the catalogue is 'for internal use only and not to be circulated outside the Group'.

Puffin bouquet album  KW/07/04/10/05  1991

1 item

Contents:
Large, handmade album, decorated with a painting of a pink puffin holding a bouquet of flowers. The album contains various pasted-in postcards and decorated hands addressed to Webb from founder members and other well wishers. The album also contains a handmade, illustrated birthday card addressed to Webb from Peter and Gunvor Edwards.

Puffin ephemera  KW/07/05  c 1967-1992

3 files

Contents:
Material relating to various gifts either bought or made for Webb for various occasions.

Puffin models  KW/07/05/01  c 1970s

5 items

Contents:
Figures of puffins, usually but not entirely handmade and customised. Presented to Kaye Webb on various occasions.

'Kaye's Prize' papier mache model  KW/07/05/01/01  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Painted papier mache model of fat puffin, wearing plastic crown and medals. 'Kaye's Prize' painted on front.

'Puffin Queen 1970' papier mache model  KW/07/05/01/02  1970

Contents:
Papier mache model of Fat Puffin with pink ribbon sash titled 'Puffin Queen 1970' and crown. Decorated with medals and labelled 'KW'.

Porcelain puffin model  KW/07/05/01/03  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Label attached to foot reads 'Puffin: hand painted porcelain by Alisdair Dunn, Isle of Arran, Scotland.'

Black stone puffin and chick model  KW/07/05/01/04  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Moulded puffin with chick, probably made of synthetic resin.

Fabric puffin model  KW/07/05/01/05  nd [c 1970s]

Contents:
Felt and velvet model with Puffin Club badge attached. Badge reads 'a special puffin person'.

'Kaye's Birthday Stuff' file  KW/07/05/02  c 1976

1 album

Contents:
File containing material relating to the 1976 Puffin Exhibition and a celebration held to mark Webb's birthday. The file contains pages from a scrapbook, with letters and photographs from many Puffin Club founder members pasted in. The file also contains material relating to a 'Museum' of the Puffin Club created for the event, including large pink foil lettering reading 'Puffin', pieces from a Puffin banner, and several exhibits. Exhibits include the following Puffin memorabilia: 'Puffin Post' envelopes, Puffin Club and Junior Puffin Club stationary, bookplates, postcards and stickers. The file includes Puffin Passports for several writers and illustrators, including Roald Dahl, Ursula Moray Williams, Philippa Pearce, Catherine Storr, Richard Carpenter, Peter Dickinson, Roy Brown, Pamela Sykes, Jan Pienkowski and Sylvia Sherry. The file also contains a handmade card, signed by Puffin Club staff, titled 'Goodies....for Kaye!!', a hand made Puffin Passport for Webb and manuscript notes for a speech given by Webb at the event.

'Kaye's Birthday Book 1980'  KW/07/05/03  1980

1 album

Contents:
A4 size album decorated with a Puffin and the initials 'KW'. The album contains signatures and inscriptions from guests at Webb's birthday party.

Letters to Webb on her 1979 retirement  KW/07/06  Oct 1979-Feb 1980

29 items

Contents:
Letters addressed to Webb on her retirement from director of Puffin, occasionally including copies of her replies. Webb continued to work with the Puffin Club, and as a director to the Penguin board, for several years afterwards. The file includes letters from Peg and George Adamson; Muriel Alexander, who had worked as Webb's secretary at 'Lilliput'; Jill Bennett; Edward Blishen; Michael Bond; Raymond Briggs; Alan Cash; Beverley Cleary; Eileen Colwell; Peter Dickinson; Nicholas Fisk; Lord 'Pat' Gibson; John Gordon; Donald Gould; a telegram from 'Heffers' of Cambridge; Tom Hopkinson; Brian Jackson;Tony Lacey; Marjories Lloyd; Julia Macrae, asking Webb to write an autobiography with a copy of Webb's reply, declining; Margaret Meek; Penguin Board colleagues, including Peter Mayer and Ron Blass; Jan Pienkowski; Gaye Poulton; Morton Schindel; Hans Schmoller; R. Geoffrey Smith and Roger Stacey. The file also includes a small handmade card, illustrated with a puffin, previously kept in an envelope labelled 'Kaye's Puffin drawn by Fred Price...' from Puffin representatives.

'I Like This Story'  KW/07/07  1984-1986

26 items

Contents:
File containing material relating to the compilation of 'I Like this Story'. The file includes letters addressed to Webb from Liz Attenborough and Susan Brent, and copies of letters sent in reply concerning the development and publication of the book. The file also contains letters and copies of letters, addressed either to Webb or Attenborough, from writers whose work was used in the book, including letters from Helen Cresswell, Lionel Davidson, Norman Hunter and Clive King, and copies of letters and cards from Jill Paton Walsh, Diana Wynne Jones, Dick King Smith, Rosemary Sutcliff and C.S. Youd (John Christopher).
The file includes preparatory notes; mostly annotated typescripts; lists of possible extracts for inclusion; manuscript and typescript notes on books labelled 'Endorsement by Kids. Not Used', along with typescript draft for the original competition to suggest titles; and typescript drafts for Webb's introductions to extracts, with photocopies of extracts attached.

Photographs  KW/07/08  c 1961-1994

84 items

Contents:
Black and white and colour photographs of Webb at various Puffin and Puffin Club events, a large proportion of which were taken at Puffin Club exhibitions. The file includes publicity and amateur photgraphs.

Puffin Catalogues  KW/07/09  1968-1970

3 items

Contents:
File containing three catalogues for the Puffin list, dated 1968, 1970 and 1977.

Picture Puffin calendar  KW/07/10  1992

1 calendar

Contents:
Official merchandise.

Goldcrest Films  KW/08  1981-1986

5 files

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material regarding various Goldcrest productions. Includes letters, various forms of treatment, synopses of projects, budget reports and copies of contractual documents. Webb worked mostly on children's film and television projects, but the series also contains material relating to 'Biko', 'Local Hero' and 'Chariots of Fire'. Later work concentrates on programmes for children's television, including 'Supergran' and Beatrix Potter story adaptations.

General correspondence  KW/08/01  1977-1979

25 items

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material referring to various films and projects, either as adaptations or original scripts, including 'I am David'; 'Eric the Good' (Jack Rosenthal); 'Biko'; 'The Apprentice'; 'Runners', an Olympic games film project; 'Jock of the Bushveld' and 'Chariots of Fire'
The file also includes correspondence relating to several books and scripts considered for possible future development, including, amongst others, 'Titus Groan'; 'Danny the Champion of the World'; and 'The Midwich Cuckoos'. Correspondents include Bob Parrish, Jake Eberts and Sam Lyons, all then employed at Goldcrest. The file also contains general reports on Goldcrest, agendas and minutes of meetings listing projects approved, under consideration and rejected.

General correspondence  KW/08/02  1980-1981

34 items

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material concerning various film and television projects considered by Goldcrest. The file includes letters, treatments and copies of contractual material relating to projects titled 'Firepower'; 'Last Chance'; 'Watch on the Rhine'; 'Pentimento'; 'The Day the Oil Stopped'; 'The Tank'; 'Local Hero' and 'Supergran'. Correspondents include Bob Parrish, Jake Eberts and Sam Lyons, all then employed at Goldcrest. The file also includes correspondence regarding the terms of Webb's employment, particularly her post as an advisor on children's programming, particularly for television; and correspondence relating to proposed collaborative projects with the Children's Film Foundation.

General correspondence  KW/08/03  1982

31 items

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material concerning various television and occasional film projects considered by Goldcrest. The file includes letters, treatments and copies of contractual material relating to several projects including 'Young Sherlock'; 'Six Proud Walkers'; 'Te Marama'; 'Runaway Island - The Quest of Jamie Macleod' and 'Exploits at West Pooley'. The file also contains correspondence and notes concerning proposed adaptations of 'Goodnight Mr Tom' and of Beatrix Potter stories. Correspondents include Bob Parrish, Jake Eberts and Sam Lyons, all then employed at Goldcrest.

General correspondence  KW/08/04  1983-1985

50 items

Contents:
File containing correspondence from Peter Maye and associated material concerning a proposed adaptation of 'The Borrowers'. The file also contains material relating to 'Once upon an orchestra'; 'A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair' (Nicholas Fisk), including one letter addressed to Webb from Fisk discussing an adaptation titled 'Space Hostages & Others'; correspondence with Ursula Wynne Jones and others, concerning proposals for a programme titled 'Youngstars'. The file includes correspondence regarding the terms of Webb's employment, including her move to Curtis Brown.

'Tottie'  KW/08/05  c 1982-1984

120 items

Contents:
Correspondence, notes, treatment drafts, press cuttings, publicity and associated material concerning Goldcrest productions' adaptation of Rumer Godden's Novel 'The Doll's House'. The file includes a photoscript for the television production of the novel (KW/08/05/120).

Curtis Brown  KW/09  1983-1984

23 items

Contents:
Correspondence and related material concerning Webb's brief period of work as a literary agent. Correspondence between Webb and Michael Shaw concerns the terms of her employment, her work and eventual resignation. The file also contains various letters to potential authors and expenses claims.

Other work - contracts, notes and drafts  KW/10  c 1979-1994

5 boxes

Contents:
Contracts, correspondence, notes, drafts and associated material relating to a wide variety of further projects undertaken by Webb after her offical retirement from Penguin, and alongside her main jobs at Goldcrest Films and Curtis Brown.

Contracts and associated material  KW/10/01  1969-1990

12 items

Contents:
File containing material relating to contracts and memoranda of agreement for work, mainly undertaken after Webb's retirement from Penguin. The file includes correspondence and a royalty statement with Delyse Recording Company, relating to the production of an audio recording of 'My Naughty Little Sister' by Webb, 1969-1972; correspondence, reports and contracts concerning Kaye Webb Publications Ltd. and its eventual closure 1982-1986; correspondence and statements relating to Public Lending Right payments, 1986-1989; memoranda of agreement and associated correspondence relating to 'Family Tree' contract with Cambridge University Press, 1989-1990; contracts and memoranda of agreement for 'Anthology of Prose for Children', Methuen birthday books and a Lilliput anthology; one form of agreement with the Dicitionary of National Biography, for Webb's article on Noel Streatfeild, and one letter from the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society. The file also contains correspondence with Webb's agent, Jaqueline Korn, at David Higham accosiates, on various matters relating to her work and contracts, 1982-1990.

Methuen Birthday Books  KW/10/02  1984-1987

4 files

Contents:
Not published - often use pieces originally intended for inclusion in Webb's Penguin Birthday Books series.

Correspondence  KW/10/02/01  1984-1987

20 items

Contents:
Correspondence relating to the Methuen Birthday Books series. The file includes letters addressed to Webb from Jane Nissen and Janetta Otter-Barry, then at Methuen, with copies of letters written in reply concerning the development of the series. The file also contains correspondence with various writers and illustrators concerning possible contributions, including a series of 20 letters addressed to Webb from Gioia Caputo, with occasional copies of replies (Aug 1984-Apr 1988); one letter addressed to Webb from Charles Causley, with typescript copies of original poems attached (18 Jun 1989); copies of two letters addressed to Hannah Cole, with one letter written in reply (Nov 1985-Jan 1986); two letters and a card addressed to Webb from Gunvor and Peter Edwards, with a copy of one letter written in reply (Apr 1987-Mar 1988); one card addressed to Webb from Ted Hughes (24 Feb 1990); one letter addressed to Webb from Laurie Lee, with a copy of one letter written in reply (Jul 1987); one letter addressed to Webb from Jan Pienkowski (05 Oct 1989) and a copy of a letter addressed to Ian Seraillier from Webb (Apr 1986). The file also contains correspondence with various literary agents relating to rights and permissions for other pieces, and two letters addressed to Webb from her agent, Jaqueline Korn, concerning the project.

'Methuen Birthday Book of 6'  KW/10/02/02  1987

67 items

Contents:
File containing notes, lists and drafts for various pieces for inclusion. The file contains copies of poems and articles already published, including photocopies of typescript drafts for 'The Boy from the Sea' (Joan Aiken) and 'The Bird Fancier' (Helen Cresswell), but principally consists of typescript drafts, presumably written by Webb or commissioned for the book. Pieces are roughly grouped by theme, including 'All about Me', 'What I can Do', 'Your Next Birthday Party', 'All About the Sun', 'Open Wide' and jokes, puzzles and instructions. The file also includes a partially annotated typesetter's proof (photocopied); photocopies of rough artwork drafts by Gioia Caputo; a photograph of a portrait titled 'A.C. Swinburne and His Sisters' and one piece of original artwork in pen and ink originally showing seven presents, but with instructions in Webb's hand that 'the 7th present...must be painted out'.

'Methuen Birthday Book of 7'  KW/10/02/03  1987

48 items

Contents:
Notes, lists and drafts for various pieces for inclusion. The file contains annotated typescript notes and lists of pieces for inclusion; related annotated typescript drafts and copies of previously published work; and extensive series of pieces grouped together as either 'Overmatter', 'Odd ideas - tricks and games' or 'Odds and Ends for 7 fillers', including an annotated typescript draft for 'Hurrah for a Dutch Birthday' (Antonia Ridge), with two pieces of original artwork by Judith Bledsoe. The file contains one partial typesetters proof (photocopied), and photocopies of finished artwork for the book by Thelma Lambert, with one letter addressed to Webb from Lambert, and one from her agent. The file also includes one piece of original artwork in pen and ink showing a girl, wearing wellies, on a swing with the number '7'.

'Methuen Birthday Book of 8'  KW/10/02/04  c 1962-1987

93 items

Contents:
Notes, lists and drafts for various pieces for inclusion. The file contains annotated typescript notes and lists of pieces for inclusion; related annotated typescript drafts and copies of previously published work The file includes pieces dating from an earlier period, first used for the Puffin Birthday books series; including one pen and ink drawing by Judith Bledsoe, titles 'Royal Letters from Children Aged Eight'; one letter addressed to Webb from Richard Bullock, with a copy of Webb's reply, both dated 1962, concerning crosswords commissioned for the Puffin series. The file also contains one partial typesetter's proof (photocopied), photocopies of finished artwork for the book by Chris Riddell and one partial dummy book.

Kingfisher Reporter  KW/10/03  c 1984-1990

5 files

Contents:
Series of correspondence and associated material concerning the development of a series of factual books for Kingfisher, intended to be written in narrative form by established children's authors. The Reporter series was never launched.

General correspondence  KW/10/03/01  1989-1990

57 items

Contents:
File of correspondence regarding the Kingfisher Reporter. Includes correspondence with Kingfisher Books, Leon Garfield, Rosemary Sutcliff, Tim Cahill, Geoffrey Trease, Dick King-Smith, Terry Jones, Jill Paton Walsh, Gillian Avery, Caradoc King, Robert Leeson, Pat O'Shea, and Morton Schindel, and various related drafts and notes.

Clive King correspondence  KW/10/03/02  1990

10 items [OS folder]

Contents:
Correspondence with Clive King [referred to as 'David' in much of the correspondence], discussing what contribution he might be able to make to the series. Includes a draft submission by King for inclusion in the series.

Richard Hough correspondence  KW/10/03/03  1990

5 items [OS folder]

Contents:
Correspondence with Richard Hough [referred to as 'Dick' in much of the correspondence], discussing his contribution to the series and communicating various postponements and delays in the publication of the series. Includes a draft submission by Hough for inclusion in the series.

Series specifications  KW/10/03/04  1989

7 items

Contents:
File of detailed information on the proposed specifications for the Reporter series, including details on printing, text, subjects and illustrations.

Research  KW/10/03/05  c 1984-1989

15 items [OS folder]

Contents:
File of cuttings, extracts and photocopies of various articles and reviews which appear to have been collected by Kaye Webb in the process of researching potential subject matter for the series. The articles in the file are almost all about historical subjects. Includes a copy of 'Tools and Trades: The Journal of the Tool and Trades History Society' volume 2, 1984.

'Round About Six'  KW/10/04  1986-1999

5 files

Contents:
Letters and associated material concerning the development and publication of 'Round About Six'.

Correspondence  KW/10/04/01  1986-1999

55 items

Contents:
Includes letters addressed to Webb from Joan Aiken, Raymond Briggs declining her offer of a commission, Betsy Byars, Gioia Caputo, Charles Causley, Hannah Cole, Peter Dickinson, Peter and Gunvor Edwards, Nicholas Fisk, Rumer Godden, Sheila Lavelle and staff at Frances Lincoln.

Commissioned material  KW/10/04/02  c 1989

24 items

Contents:
Typescript drafts of material commissioned for inclusion in the book, including stories and poems by Dick King-Smith, Besty Byars, Sheila Lavelle, Helen Cresswell, Hannah Cole and Charles Causley.

Proofs  KW/10/04/03  c 1989

50 ff. [OS folder]

Contents:
Two A3 black-and-white proof copies of the book, printed in different formats.

Promotional material & reviews  KW/10/04/04  1990-1992

12 items

'Round About Six: New stories and poems chosen by Kaye Webb'  KW/10/04/05  1992

1 item

Contents:
First edition of the printed book.

'Family Tree'  KW/10/05  1992-1994

4 files

Contents:
Material relating to 'Family Tree', first published by Hamish Hamilton in 1994 to coincide with Webb's eightieth birthday.

Correspondence  KW/10/05/01  1992-1994

26 items

Contents:
Correspondence relating to the development of the book, including a letter addressed to Webb from Felicity Trotman enclosing an early list of titles, with a copy of Webb's reply. The file also contains detailed correspondence between Webb and Anna Trenter, then at Hamish Hamilton, concerning the development and layout of the book.

Draft material  KW/10/05/02  1992-1994

31 items

Contents:
File containing typescript notes and drafts, including lists of possible titles for inclusion, and introductions labelled 'Families', 'Mothers', 'Brothers and Sisters', 'Aunts and Uncles', 'Grandparents', 'Great Grandmothers', Grandmothers' and 'Letters Home'. The file also contains photocopies and typescripts of pieces for inclusion, including poems, letters, extracts from stories and letters, one group of which are labeled 'Very Doubtful'.

80th Birthday Celebrations  KW/10/05/03  1994

16 items

Contents:
Correspondence and associated material relating to Webb's 80th birthday celebrations, for which Penguin organised a party to coincide with the paperback release of 'Family Tree'. The file includes guest lists; birthday cards from Pauline Baynes, Richard Carpenter (with a drawing of 'Catweazle'), Alison Cartledge, Rumer Godden, Julia MacRae, Philippa Pearce, Ursula Moray Williams and others; and letters addressed to Webb from Hannah Cole, Laurence Wheatley and others.

Press cuttings and publicity material  KW/10/05/04  1994

10 items

Contents:
File containing reviews of both Hamish Hamilton and Puffin editions of 'Family Tree', and articles on Webb's 80th birthday celebrations. The file also contains a press release from Hamish Hamilton, a copy of the Penguin company Newsletter and a certificate from the United Kingdom Reading Association rewarding Webb for making 'a substantial contribution to children's literacy'.

Later journalistic work: drafts, correspondence and associated material  KW/10/06  1969-1991

70 items

Contents:
Drafts for various articles and reviews, written after Webb had retired from Puffin, mainly focusing on children's literature, and some correspondence from the same period. KW/10/06/06 - 22 relate to Webb's journalistic work for 'Books For Children'; KW/10/06/05 is a typescript draft of an article on the 1978 Puffin Time Capsule, and includes transcripts of the messages included by prominent authors and illustrators. The series also includes a large amount of correspondence relating to various radio and television projects with which Webb was or hoped to be involved. KW/10/06/56 is Webb's proposal for a 'children's soap' on farm life, to be allied to Clare and Michael Morpurgo's charity 'Farms For City Children'; KW/10/06/49 is a letter to Clare Morpurgo about the project.

Speeches, awards and interviews  KW/11  c 1970-1994

1 box

Contents:
Correspondence, drafts and associated material relating to awards given to Webb, speeches and interviews conducted after her retirement.

Eleanor Farjeon award  KW/11/01  1970

26 items

Contents:
Material relating to the Eleanor Farjeon Award, given to Webb on 21 May 1970. The file contains copies of the Children's Book Circle citations, Webb's acceptance speech, a press release and letters and telegrams congratulating her on the award, with occasional copies of replies. Correspondents include Nancy and Aidan Chambers, Connie Fisher, Joanna Goldsworthy, Nita Hornsby, Charlotte Hough, Dick Hough, Joy Hunter, Olive Jones, Jean Kenward, Julia MacRae, William Mayne, Jo Rice, Keith Roberts, P.L. Travers, Sir John Wyse, Dina Wilcox, Ewart Wharmby and Rose Webb.

'Desert Island Discs'  KW/11/02  May-Jun 1993

32 items

Contents:
Material relating to Webb's appearance on 'Desert Island Discs' on 30 May 1993. The file includes Webb's notes for the interview, a cassette recording of the programme and various letters congratulating her on the apppearance with occasional copies of Webb's replies. Correspondents include Pauline Baynes, with a copy of one letter written in reply, Eileen Colwell, Heather Lea, Hugh Munro, John Welch and Sam Youd.

Speeches  KW/11/03  c 1970-1994

35 items

Contents:
Notes and drafts relating to various speeches given after Webb's retirement from Puffin. Speeches mainly concern children's literature.

Diaries, address books and associated material  KW/12  1930s-1994

6 boxes

Contents:
Series containing apppointment diaries, address books, visitors books and a petty cash book, all belonging to Webb.

Large diaries  KW/12/01  1950-1993

36 files

Contents:
Appointment diaries kept by Webb. Supplementary to 'Small diaries' subseries, often carrying similar information. Occasional inserts listed.

Large diary  KW/12/01/01  1950

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/02  1955

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/03  1957

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/04  1958

1 volume + 5 ff

Contents:
Several inserts, including one letter from Violet M. Woods, one letter from Webb's son John, one newsletter for The Arts Theatre Club, one list for a New Year's Eve party and other notes.

Large diary  KW/12/01/05  1959

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/06  1960

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/07  1963

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/08  1965

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/09  1966

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/10  1967

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/11  1968

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/12  1969

1 volume

Contents:
Some small flowers pressed between leaves.

Large diary  KW/12/01/13  1972

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/14  1973

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/15  1974

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/16  1975

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/17  1976

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/18  1977

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/19  1978

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/20  1979

1 volume

Contents:
Mostly blank, apart from 17 - 21 Mar.

Large diary  KW/12/01/21  1979

1 volume

Contents:
Office diary for Puffin.

Large diary  KW/12/01/22  1979

1 volume

Contents:
Office diary for Puffin.

Large diary  KW/12/01/23  1980

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/24  1981

1 volume

Contents:
Includes one letter addressed to Webb from Peter Renshaw, principal of the Yehudi Menuhin School, 16 Nov 1981, and 2 ff. loose manuscript notes.

Large diary  KW/12/01/25  1982

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/26  1983

1 volume

Contents:
Includes some loose inserts.

Large diary  KW/12/01/27  1983

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/28  1984

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/29  1985

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/30  1986

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/31  1987

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/32  1988

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/33  1989

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/34  1991

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/35  1992

1 volume

Large diary  KW/12/01/36  1993

1 volume

Small diaries  KW/12/02  1956-1994

36 files

Contents:
Appointment diaries kept by Webb. Supplementary to 'Large diaries' subseries, often carrying similar information.

Small diary  KW/12/02/01  1956

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/02  1957

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/03  1962

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/04  1963

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/05  1964

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/06  1965

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/07  1966

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/08  1968

1 volume

Contents:
Used up to April.

Small diary  KW/12/02/09  1968

1 volume

Contents:
Used from May onwards.

Small diary  KW/12/02/10  1971

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/11  1971

1 volume

Contents:
Used as a diary for October to December. Otherwise contains New Zealand-based addresses and contact details.

Small diary  KW/12/02/12  1972

1 volume

Contents:
Not used May-July.

Small diary  KW/12/02/13  1972

1 volume

Contents:
Mostly used January-August.

Small diary  KW/12/02/14  1973

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/15  1974

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/16  1975

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/17  1976

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/18  1977

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/19  1978

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/20  1979

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/21  1980

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/22  1981

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/23  1982

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/24  1983

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/25  1984

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/26  1985

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/27  1986

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/28  1987

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/29  1988

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/30  1989

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/31  1989

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/32  1990

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/33  1991

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/34  1992

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/35  1993

1 volume

Small diary  KW/12/02/36  1994

1 volume

Address Books  KW/12/03  c 1930s-1980s

10 files

Contents:
Address books belonging to Webb, occasionally including books kept for contacts in different countries.

Green, leatherbound address book  KW/12/03/01  c 1930s-1940s

1 volume

Contents:
First page inscribed 'Kaye Webb, 44 Patinson Rd. Child's Hill, NW2'.

Red address book - 'General Overseas (under towns)'  KW/12/03/02  c 1950s-1960s

1 volume

Contents:
Later addresses divided by country: Australia, New Zealand and USA.

Rome address book  KW/12/03/03  c 1950s

1 volume

Contents:
First page inscribed 'Kaye Searle, Albergo Milano, Piazza Montectono 12, Rome...' in Ronald Searle's hand. Book also contains brief notes, translated Italian phrases and lists of expenses.

'Ireland' address book  KW/12/03/04  c 1950s-1960s

1 volume

'Australia, America, New Zealand, Paris, Puffin & Business Contacts' address book  KW/12/03/05  c 1960s

1 volume

'Canada and USA' small address book  KW/12/03/06  c 1960s-1970s

1 volume

'New Zealand, Australia & USA' address book  KW/12/03/07  c 1970s

1 volume

Contents:
Blue plastic spiral-bound book.

'The Papess' address book  KW/12/03/08  c 1960s-1970s

1 volume

Contents:
Small, spiral-bound notebook with tarot picture attached to front. Includes some brief notes. Addresses generally North American.

'KW Adrez' address book  KW/12/03/09  c1980s

1 volume

Contents:
Black plastic spiral-bound book.

'Christmas Card Address Book'  KW/12/03/10  c 1960s-1970s

1 volume

Visitors' Books  KW/12/04  c 1950-1976

2 files

Contents:
Books kept by Webb with the signatures of guests visiting her home, and the dates visited.

Visitors' Book  KW/12/04/01  c 1950-1956

1 volume + inserts

Contents:
Guest book incribed 'Visitors: Kaye Searle', with addresses listed as 30 Burnham Court and 32 Newton Road. Contains signatures with occasional inscriptions for various visitors of Webb's. The book also contains several loose inserts, including manuscript and typescript copies of a poem by J.C. Trewin titled 'More Kam', and one signed menu card and manuscript seating plan for a dinner held by Webb and Searle at the Savoy Hotel, 11 Dec 1950.

Visitors' Book  KW/12/04/02  1976

1 volume

Contents:
First page labelled 'Dec 1976 + Kaye Webb's Guests'. Majority of signatures dated Apr-May 1976.

Petty cash book  KW/12/05  Oct 1962-Nov 1964

1 volume + inserts

Contents:
Lists of expenses incurred, with all Puffin expenses marked 'P'. The petty cash book also contains occasional typescript drafts for expenses submitted, and one passenger ticket for a flight in New Zealand, Apr 1960.

Notebooks  KW/13  c 1940s-1990s

2 boxes

Contents:
Notebooks kept by Webb throughout the course of her journalistic and editorial careers, frequently containing notes in shorthand.

Early journalism and freelance work notebooks  KW/13/01  c 1940s-1960

7 files

Contents:
Notebooks containing notes and drafts, generally for journalistic articles. Notebooks were often labelled by Webb at a later date.

'Description of Flying' notebook  KW/13/01/01  c 1950s

1 volume

Contents:
Also contains various notes for broadcast work.

'Paris - 1946' notebook  KW/13/01/02  c 1946

1 volume

Contents:
Notes, addresses and sketches concerning a visit to Paris. Also contains occasional general and housekeeping notes.

'Paris Sketchbook extra notes' notebook  KW/13/01/03  c 1950

1 volume

Contents:
See also KW/06/01.

'Refugees Trip' notebook  KW/13/01/04  c 1960

1 volume

Contents:
See also KW/06/02.

'Tell Notiz' Refugees Trip notebook  KW/13/01/05  c 1960

1 volume

Kathleen Mansfield notebook  KW/13/01/06  c 1954

1 volume

Contents:
Spiral bound notebook with front cover missing. Notes for article on Kathleen Mansfield. See also KW/02/10/01.

'KW 194? - 1945/6, notes, reminicences, interviews' notebook  KW/13/01/07  c 1940s

1 volume

Contents:
Further label by Webb on inside cover reads '?1939/40 - Lilliput ideas, Jane Eyre for BBC, World & His Wife/ Bk reviews Bulletin, Ronald [illegible] Pop, Plans for Paris'. Notebook contains occasional notes in Ronald Searle's hand.

Travel notebooks  KW/13/02  c 1950s-1980s

6 files

Contents:
Notebooks, or travel journals, written during the course of various trips abroad, either for Puffin or independently. Notebooks often contain lists of contacts in the country of destination, notes, drafts and information useful to Webb.

'New Zealand notes (San Francisco)' notebook  KW/13/02/01  c 1960s

1 volume

Contents:
Also includes notes on a visit to Australia.

'Kaye Webb's Roman Diary' notebook  KW/13/02/02  c 1950s-1984

1 volume

Contents:
Label in Ronald Searle's hand. First part consists of notes describing a visit to Rome. Later notes include diary entries dated Mar-Sep 1984.

'Prague' notebook  KW/13/02/03  nd [c 1960s]

1 volume

Contents:
Brief notes and addresses concerning a visit to Prague. Also contains occasional general notes.

Sri Lanka notebook  KW/13/02/04  c 1980s

1 volume

Contents:
Addresses and notes concerning a visit to Sri Lanka.

'US Trip' notebook  KW/13/02/05  1960

1 volume

Contents:
Blue, spiral bound notebook containing notes from interviews and for articles, relating to trip to America.

America small red notebook  KW/13/02/06  c 1960s

1 volume

Contents:
Very brief notes and lists concerning a trip to America.

Penguin and Puffin Notebooks  KW/13/03  c 1960s-1980s

11 files

Contents:
Various notebooks kept during the course of Webb's work at Penguin and Puffin

'Scrapbook Ideas etc' notebook  KW/13/03/01  c 1960s

1 volume

Contents:
Various rough notes on English writers and publishing.

Black notebook  KW/13/03/02  c 1960s

1 volume

Contents:
Notebook with notes divided into following sections 'Facts', 'Facts About', 'Ideas', 'Artists', 'Book sellers', 'Reviews etc', 'Jokes and Talks' and 'Sales figures'. Mostly blank.

Green notebook  KW/13/03/03  c 1960s

1 volume

Contents:
Notebook containing various notes on Puffin and children's books generally. Some loose pages.

'Office' notebook  KW/13/03/04  c 1960s

1 volume

Contents:
Notebook containing various notes. Begins with notes titled 'General - About Childrens Books'.

'The Lovers' Pocketbook' notebook  KW/13/03/05  c 1960s

1 volume

Contents:
Pink notebook with cover from Perpetua edition. Contains various notes on Puffin and children's literature generally. Occasional loose inserts.

'Private Puffinthink Book' notebook  KW/13/03/06  c 1970s

1 volume

Contents:
Contains various notes on Puffin and children's literature generally.

'Private Puffinthink Book'  KW/13/03/07  c 1970s

1 volume

Contents:
Contains various notes on Puffin and children's literature generally. One loose insert.

'The Most Gigantic Tiny Notebook in the World'  KW/13/03/08  c 1970s

1 volume

Contents:
Blank.

Black filofax notebook  KW/13/03/09  c 1970s

1 volume

Contents:
Various notes. Begins with 'Personal Thoughts about C Books'.

'Authors: extracts from Puffin Post' notebook  KW/13/03/10  c 1980s

1 volume

Contents:
Spiral-bound A4 memo book, with press cuttings and notes on various writers for children as loose inserts.

'1971' diary  KW/13/03/11  c 1971

1 volume

Contents:
Diary used as notebook, with addresses, notes relating to work at Puffin and general housekeeping notes.

'Odd Goldcrest Notes' notebook  KW/13/04  c 1981-1986

1 volume

Contents:
Approximately 7ff. notes.

'Kaye - Curtis Brown' notebook  KW/13/05  nd [c 1960s-1980s]

1 volume

Contents:
Mostly blank, with 6ff. notes.

General notebook  KW/13/06  c 1990s

1 volume

Contents:
Notebook containing brief notes, lists and addresses.

Audio and film tapes  KW/14  mid 20th century

8 boxes

Contents:
Extensive series of reel-to-reel audio tapes recorded by Webb during the course of her career, and a smaller series of film tapes [as yet unviewed]. Further information can be found at sub-series level.

Audio tapes  KW/14/01  c 1940s-1980s

154 items

Contents:
An extensive series of reel-to-reel tapes, recorded by Kaye Webb during the course of her journalistic, broadcasting and editorial careers. The tapes contain a wide variety of recordings, including interviews with Kaye Webb and major figures in children's literature, such as Geoffrey Trease, Rosemary Sutcliff, Peter Dickinson, Noel Streatfield and Alan Garner, amongst others.
Recordings also feature figures not normally associated with children's literature, but well known to Webb. These include interviews with Ronald Searle, Yehudi Menuhin, recordings of Robert Graves singing and James Mason reading poetry. Webb's early career in radio journalism is also strongly represented. The audio collection includes a wide variety of roving reports, recorded both in the UK and abroad for transmission by the BBC.
All reel-to-reel tape recordings have been digitised.

Home recording [unverified]  KW/14/01/001  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 25 mins, 33 secs

Sound tape reel, magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Sound recording of a woman singing with piano accompaniment, possibly a home recording; and recording of operatic and orchestral music, possibly a home recording from the radio, with some background noise. Various notes have been written on the tape box, all of which have been crossed out and none of which appear to relate to the content of the recording.

'Kaye Webb New Zealand Antony Alpens'  KW/14/01/002  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 9 mins, 38 secs

Sound tape reel, magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS 26


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Sound recording of an interview conducted by Kaye Webb with Antony Alpens about New Zealand, including comments on the lack of dangerous animals in New Zealand and national attitudes to the arts. Background noise of geysers.

'Rosemary Sutcliff'  KW/14/01/003  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 58 secs

Sound tape reel, magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS 26


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Sound recording of an interview conducted by Kaye Webb with Rosemary Sutcliff [the identity of the interviewee is assumed from the title on the tape box; she is not identified during the interview]. The interview consists of a short discussion about life in Battle, Sussex.

'KW interview with Paul Taylor of Australia'  KW/14/01/004  1960

1 reel; c 24 mins, 20 secs

Sound tape reel, magnetophonband BASF TYP PES 18


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Sound recording of an interview with Paul Taylor of Taylors Bellfounders of Loughborough, discussing various aspects of bell manufacture and refurbishment. The interview also discusses various bells the company has made, and mentions Newcastle Town Hall, Durham Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. See also KW/14/01/014 for another interview with Paul Taylor.

'FAO Miss Wyn Knowles: Women's Hour: Augusta Baker: chief story teller'  KW/14/01/005  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; side A c 25 mins, 11 secs.

Sound tape reel, magnetophonband BASF TYP


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Very poor quality sound recording. Part of the recording is of Kaye Webb in hospital, with a great deal of background noise; there is also some dictation by an unidentified person talking about hospital equipment, but the recording is backwards and at a non-standard speed. The title is taken from the inscription on the tape box, but does not appear to relate to the contents of the recording.
Only side A of the tape has been digitised.

'Cowboy'  KW/14/01/006  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 30 mins, 18 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS 35


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Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing a cowhand born in Paris, Texas. Discusses changes in herding, and life on a ranch.

Blank tape  KW/14/01/007  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel

Sound tape reel, Magentophonoband BASF TYP LGS 26

Contents:
Blank reel-to-reel tape, with various notes written on the box including 'Mrs Edith Johnson & kids - too noisy' and 'First part - call to prayer; boys in bus'. The tape has not been digitised.

'Harold Bennett - railway porter'  KW/14/01/008  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; 11 mins, 19 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Contents:
Interview by Kaye Webb with Mr Harold Bennnett, a railway porter at Waterloo Station. Box includes list of questions/answers on the recording.

'Birds. Tass Drysdale valley'  KW/14/01/009  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; 10 mins, 55 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP PES 18


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Contents:
Interview by Kaye Webb with Tass preceded by birdsong. A partially identical interview appears on another recording.

'Rats'  KW/14/01/010  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; 9 mins, 24 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Interview by Kaye Webb with Thames port/dock workers and Captain Peterson, captain of a Danish ship. Subjects discussed include rats, disease prevention and ships.

'Paris Hotel Beaujolais. Germaine and Madame Boni - a bit of Loisette singing?'  KW/14/01/011  September 1960

1 reel; c 2 mins, 24 secs (side a); c 24 secs (side b

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Contents:
Interview by Kaye Webb with Madame Boni, manager of Hotel Beaujolais, Paris.

'Sheep grading. Susie Strelter [partially illegible]'  KW/14/01/012  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 20 mins, 24 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Contents:
Interview by Kaye Webb with Australian sheep farmer and 'Susie' about life in Australia. Also a sound recording of a Puffin advertisement, spoken by Kaye Webb and then sung with guitar accompaniment. Some birdsong.

'Port of London'  KW/14/01/013  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 2 mins 24 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Mostly blank, but does include some sound recording of Kaye Webb conducting interviews at the Port of London.

'End Paul Taylor speaking about bell ringing'  KW/14/01/014  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 25 mins, 11 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP PES 18


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Sound recording of an interview by Kaye Webb with Paul Taylor inside a bell tower during ringing. Contains very little talking - majority of tape is the noise of the bells, with ocassional instructions to bell ringers. Includes 'firing' when all 12 bells sound together.

'Matinee women noises'  KW/14/01/015  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Audiotape Type 4 PB

Contents:
Sound recording of crowd noise, very little intelligible. Not digitised.

'Man at Bertrum Mills circus. Joy ride'  KW/14/01/016  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 1 min, 29 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Contents:
Interview by Kaye Webb with a man who describes volunteering at the circus. End of tape damaged and interview cut off.

Unidentified home recording  KW/14/01/017  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 19 mins, 41 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS 35


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Home recording. A noisy group, presumably at a party. Music in background. No notes on the box to identify where or when recording was made.

'Milkman (Bob). Paperman (at very end)'  KW/14/01/018  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 8 mins, 14 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS 35


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Contents:
Sound recording of an interview by Kaye Webb with a milkman, and a few seconds of an interview with a newspaper man.

'Children in street. Road sweeper'  KW/14/01/019  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 8 mins, 9 secs

Sound tape reel, Sonocolor


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Sound recording of Kaye Webb conducting interviews with children, talking about their lunch, and with a road sweeper. Much of the recording is background noise of children in the street, and has no decipherable speech.

'For Mrs K. Searle: Hungarian children in Karls Kaserne (Vienna) singing Christmas Carols'  KW/14/01/020  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 2 mins, 0 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetband Spule 8


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Sound recording of singing, featuring one verse of 'Silent Night' after a comparable length of the 'Hungarian Carol'.

'Puffin 'How to be Topp' Blurb for WHSmith'  KW/14/01/021  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 2 mins, 32 secs

Sound tape reel


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Sound recording of Ronald Searle giving a very brief talk about Geoffrey Willans' book 'How to be Topp' for which Searle did the illustrations.

'Ily MacDonald singing. Robert Graves singing'  KW/14/01/022  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 11 mins, 30 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Sound recording of various singers at a party, singing folk songs. Although the label on the tape box identifies the singers as Ily MacDonald and Robert Graves, the singers are not identified in the recording.

'Fairground noises H. Heath'  KW/14/01/023  6 June 1960

1 reel; c 5 mins, 45 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Sound recording of background noise, with very little distinguishable content.

'William Mayne. K. Webb interview uncut'  KW/14/01/024  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel, c 8 mins, 58 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP PES 18


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Contents:
Interview by Kaye Webb with William Mayne, discussing his work and his philosophy of writing.

'People and Cartoons'  KW/14/01/025  c 1957-1958

1 reel, c 14 mins and 7 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Sound recording of No. 4 in the 1957-1958 'Window on the World' series apparantly produced for the British Information Services. Consists of a discussion between American cartoonist Robert Osborn and Ronald Searle about the nature of cartoons. Continuity notes on the box give an introduction to the discussion.

'Eleanor Farjeon'  KW/14/01/026  29/01/1964

1 reel; c 10 mins, 56 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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A pre-recorded speech delivered by Eleanor Farjeon when she was presented with the Regina Award. Includes reminiscences of her childhood. Notes on box: 'YL03 1944. Reel 1 of 1. Copy PT4535 for Wm's [Woman's] Hour. Eleanor Farjeon. 29.1.64'. Box contains a BBC sound recording report.

'Kaye Webb's copy of noises'  KW/14/01/027  07/03/1964

1 reel; c 14 mins, 31 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Sound recording of oriental music, with bowed and plucked/struck instruments and drums. Notes on box: 'CYAU39215/A. 1 of 1. Woman's Hr. 7/3/64.' Other notes on box have been crossed out.

'Arthur Webb 'I look backwards''  KW/14/01/028  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 8 mins 7 secs

Sound tape reel


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Sound recording of a speech read by Arthur Webb for his 70th birthday. Possibly a rehearsal. Describes events he has witnessed and people he has met, including references to Larry Constantine and flights to the Caribbean.

'Paris. Outside the Louvre'  KW/14/01/029  Sep 1960

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS 26


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No discernable sound except for very faint voices speaking in English. Content is not clear. On reverse of tape is an interview with someone who appears to be an auctioneer in Battle. This tape is one of a series of 'Paris' tapes.

'Paris. Jackson girls 1 am'  KW/14/01/030  Sep 1960

1 reel; c 3 mins, 37 secs

Sound reel tape, Sonocolour


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Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing dancers at the Folies Bergeres, Paris. Notes on box include: 'Gerry Atkins, Phillip Molyneux, Frankie Dowline, Jennifer Mackay'. These are probably the names of the interviewees.

'Margaret Francois. Unused'  KW/14/01/031  c 1960

1 reel; c 4 mins, 59 secs

Sound tape reel, Kodavox


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Interview by Kaye Webb with 'Margaret' and 'Catrine' about Paris life during the war. Only one small section is in good enough condition to understand. Crossed out notes on the box read 'Sept 1960 Paris. Miriam Cendram on style, Paris, etc'.

'Paris. Cityrama'  KW/14/01/032  c 1960

1 reel; c 9 mins, 17 secs

Sound tape reel, Sonocolor


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Recorded by Kaye Webb on a Cityrama tour of Paris. Interview with a staff member and a ten-year-old US tourist, along with a slightly indistinct recording of the English language guide played on route. Other notes on the box have been crossed out.

'Paris. Margaret Francois - English woman in Paris'  KW/14/01/033  Sep 1960

1 reel; c 3 mins, 30 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Sound recording of discussion with an English family in Paris about English food, lasting about one minute. Tape also includes recording of talking in French and English in a noisy cafe. Background noise.

'Paris. Interview with Judith and J.P. Brusset'  KW/14/01/034  nd [c Sep 1960]

1 reel; c 6 mins, 30 secs

Sound tape reel, Sonocolor


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Contents:
Interview by Kaye Webb with Judith and J.P. Brusset about life in France, after having lived there for four years. J.P. Brusset speaks only in French, and some translation is done by Kaye Webb.

'Paris'  KW/14/01/035  nd [c Sep 1960]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Sonocolor


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Sound recording of a jazz band playing and Kaye Webb talking to a vendor. However, a technical fault (period volume shift) has ruined the recording. No box.

'Interview with Dr Jones Port of London'  KW/14/01/036  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 7 mins, 44 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recordings of Islamic chants and call to prayer; unaccompanied flautist; two excerpts of an interview by Kaye Webb with a Lebanese woman studying at 'the American university'; and background noise in a public space which includes percussive music, foreign speech, and bell-ringing. The contents of the tape do not appear to relate to the notes on the box.

'Mrs Eastwood'  KW/14/01/037  30/01/1961

1 reel; c 3 mins, 53 secs (side a) & c 2 mins, 31 secs (side b

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Interview by Kaye Webb with shopkeepers. Apparantly much of this interview has been lost - a large portion of each track plays backwards or is blank in patches. Notes on box: 'Blank tape. Backwards for spell, then Mrs Eastwood fades out - not much'. Recorded on both sides of the tape.

'Rag and Bone man'  KW/14/01/038  19/05/1960

1 reel; c 15 mins, 0 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Interview by Kaye Webb with a rag and bone man, Harry Warren, about his life and work in London. Some background noise of horses on cobbles and street cries [edited in digitisation].

'London library interview with Mr Gillion'  KW/14/01/039  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 8 mins, 28 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Interview by Kaye Webb with Mr Gillion, librarian of the London Library. Webb restarts the interview after 1 minute and 23 seconds.

'Blank then Augusta Baker storyteller'  KW/14/01/040  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 17 mins 19 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Sound recording of a girl, possibly Kaye Webb's daughter, reciting 'Upon Westminster Bridge' by William Wordsworth. Followed by recording of Mrs Baker telling the story 'The Crab and the Jaguar' to some children, who are then questioned by Kaye Webb. Followed by 30 seconds of bells (outside recording).

'Kaye Webb at Ascot Races'  KW/14/01/041  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 6 mins, 30 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording from BBC broadcast. Includes background noise of horses' hooves on cobbles; a short introduction by Kaye Webb about the opening day at Ascot; a description by Kaye Webb of the Queen; and an interview with Mr Gilliot, bookmaker. Kaye Webb's closing remarks are cut off.

'Taylor Bell Foundry'  KW/14/01/042  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 9 mins 56 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Kaye Webb interview with Mr Smith about bell hanging and Mr Markham about bell tuning. Includes some background noise of the foundry. Box dated 13th December, with no year.

'50 years of bell ringing'  KW/14/01/043  c 1961

1 reel; c 8 mins, 3 secs (side a) and 7 mins, 58 secs (side b

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Side a - home recording of Brigadier and Mrs Ferguson singing Jacobite songs and child reading Scottish stories and verse. Side b - Kaye Webb interview with bellringers.

'Yehudi Menuhin, Mrs Menuhin'  KW/14/01/044  25/04/1960

1 reel; c 16 mins, 48 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Kaye Webb interview with Yehudi Menuhin and his wife. Includes discussion of his plans, reminiscences about his early life, an anecdote about a journey on a flying boat, and a short interview with Mrs Menuhin about pronunciation of their surname.

'Boatrace crowd noises'  KW/14/01/045  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 2 mins 59 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Sound recording of Kaye Webb on the banks of the Thames with the crowds at the Oxford/Cambridge boat race. Box dated 2nd April, with no year.

'Kate Toni Rehearsal'  KW/14/01/046  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 4 mins, 51 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Sound recording of two young people practising a play, with prompts.

'Mrs Menuhin'  KW/14/01/047  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 3 mins, 51 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Kaye Webb interviews Mrs Menuhin [Diana Menuhin, ballerina] about life with Yehudi Menuhin and bringing up children. Box is dated 28th April, with no year, although it is probable that the recording was made in the same period as KW/14/01/044, i.e. 1960.

Blank tape  KW/14/01/048  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Emitape

Contents:
Blank tape - no notes on box.

'Surplus bells etc.'  KW/14/01/049  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; 11 mins, 21 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Kaye Webb talking to Shirley Burton and Herrick Bowley, bell master; with sounds of bell ringing.

'Taylors Bell Foundry, Loughborough'  KW/14/01/050  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 15 mins, 30 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Kaye Webb interview with Paul Taylor about bell making, including discussion of the metal content, moulding the traditional lamb and flag motif, refurbishment methods and manufacture of clappers. Kaye Webb's original notes included in box. Box is dated 14th December, with no year.

'Band/blank NBG'  KW/14/01/051  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Emitape

Contents:
Sound recording of intermittent brass band music. Majority of tape is blank.
Tape not yet digitised.

'The Sales'  KW/14/01/052  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 7 mins, 56 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing various people at the London sales. Kaye Webb's original script is attached to box.

'Explaining mould-making'  KW/14/01/053  13/12/1961

1 reel; c 8 mins, 2 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Kaye Webb interview with Terry, an apprentice at a bell foundry, and Mr Burnett about the process of mould-making and casting bells.

'Bar noises'  KW/14/01/054  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 15 mins, 35 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kate Searle [Kaye Webb's daughter] making several attempts at a critique of 'Swallows and Amazons'; Kaye Webb interviewing a woman about artists at an unidentified theatre; and Kaye Webb interviewing Mr & Mrs Honeysett, followed by chicken sounds. Title is on loose tape label.

'Spoilt tape - broken mike'  KW/14/01/055  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 5 mins, 41 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb testing recording equipment.

'Taylor Bell Foundry, Loughborough'  KW/14/01/056  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 7 mins, 40 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of sections of Kaye Webb interview with Paul Taylor, a bell founder from Loughborough. Interview is not complete.

'Battle Market Man. Lady (Nigerian) in bus'  KW/14/01/057  13/01/1961

1 reel; c 12 mins, 15 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing a man from Battle market and a Nigerian woman on a bus.

'Niagara'  KW/14/01/058  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 10 mins, 17 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Niagara Falls, and of Kaye Webb interviewing a hotel receptionist, honeymooners and tour guides at Niagara. Sounds like some parts have been recorded over earlier interviews.

'Kaye Webb (private tape)'  KW/14/01/059  1960

1 reel; c 7 mins, 20 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of keynote speeches from the Women of the Year lunch in 1960; and a later interview by Kaye Webb with Agnes Russell, then the only female harbour master.

'Johnny Dankworth's orchestra etc'  KW/14/01/060  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 11 mins, 20 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recordings of Johnny Dankworth Orchestra at Marquee Club; a Punch & Judy show; donkey rides; an open air religious meeting on Hampstead Heath; Portobello Road cries; and Milkman Milko.

'The Bell Foundry at Loughborough'  KW/14/01/061  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 11 mins, 08 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Kaye Webb interviews Paul Taylor of Taylor's bell founders. Includes a demonstration of handbell ringing. Labelled 'rough edited tape'.

'Sound effects for Kaye Webb'  KW/14/01/062  23/03/1964

1 reel; c 7 mins, 10 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recordings by the New Zealand Broadcasting Service of various bird songs, a Maori song of welcome amd other background noises. Handwritten list of contents:
'Track 1: Before Dawn Chorus - Near Wellington Dur 1.05
Track 2: Little blue penguins 48 secs
Track 3: Maori song of welcome 55 secs
Track 4: finish of a race meeting 25 secs
Track 5: Call of a bell bird 1.00
Track 6: Shep[herd] whistling his dogs 22 secs
Track 7: In the bar of a NZ pub 35 secs
Track 8: Kiwi'

'Being a barmaid'  KW/14/01/063  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 9 mins, 18 secs

Sound tape reel, Soundcraft


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb describing her experiences working as a barmaid for two days.

'1. Call to prayer 2. Market 3. Village 4. Reed Pipes'  KW/14/01/064  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 8 mins, 15 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS 52


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Contents:
Sound recordings of a [Muslim] call to prayer, market and village noises, music played on reed pipes, sounds of bells ringing, and some traffic noise. Possibly recorded in Turkey.

'Loops'  KW/14/01/065  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, 3¾ Half track loops

Contents:
3¾ half track loops labelled '1. Turkey 2. Birds 3. Alligator (?)'. The tape loops are not on a reel, and have not been digitised.

'Russell Braeblen'  KW/14/01/066  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 2 mins, 25 secs

Sound tape reel, Audiotape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing an actor about lecturing to men, women and children.

'Puffin authors introduced by Kaye Webb'  KW/14/01/067  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 11 mins, 35 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS 52


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing Roger Lancelyn Green and Geoffrey Trease. Tape slows at 2 points and sticks where spliced.

'Puffin Club Laurie Quayle interview with Kaye Webb'  KW/14/01/068  04/11/1969

1 reel; c 7 mins, 0 secs

Sound tape reel


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Contents:
Sound recording of local broadcaster interviewing Kaye Webb for Borders TV about the Puffin Club and its holidays, one of which was near Haltwhistle.

'Kaye Webb My Naughty Little Sister'  KW/14/01/069  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 16 mins, 36 secs (side a) and 0 mins, 44 secs (side b

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Contents:
Recording of Kaye Webb reading from 'My Naughty Little Sister' stories. Notes on box indicate it was recorded in hospital on a portable machine, hence background noises of pumps and beeps. Side b is a recording of Kaye Webb speaking of the difficulty in dealing with the volume of correspondence from children.

'Victoria Station'  KW/14/01/070  27/07/1960

1 reel; c 6 mins, 49 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing parents and children involved in, and organisers of, French/English exchange holidays. Handwritten notes included in tape box give more details.

'Sales bits and pieces'  KW/14/01/071  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 5 mins, 36 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS 35


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing staff and customers at the sales; high volume of background noise.

'Bill Smith shoe cleaner - very noisy with trains. Taxi driver - dullish'  KW/14/01/072  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 11 mins, 46 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS 26


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Contents:
Kaye Webb interviews a shoe-shine man and a taxi driver at a railway station. Preceded by choir singing.

'Airplane trip Wendy?'  KW/14/01/073  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Sonocolor

Contents:
Blank tape.

No notes  KW/14/01/074  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Emitape

Contents:
Blank tape.

'Clean'  KW/14/01/075  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Emitape

Contents:
Blank tape.

'Extra bar tape - odds and ends'  KW/14/01/076  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 14 mins, 24 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb conducting interviews in a bar on how to interview a barmaid, rhyming slang for drinks, and other issues concerning running a bar.

'Wipe'  KW/14/01/077  10/03/1964

1 reel; c 14 mins, 36 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound effects [probably recorded abroad] such as children playing; laughter; adult background chatter; bus; drumming. The box contains a BBC sound recording sheet.

'Unused'  KW/14/01/078  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Emitape

Contents:
Blank tape.

'Cut bits from various tapes for copying and editing'  KW/14/01/079  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 11 mins, 21 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recordings of music hall concert with audience singing 'Sweet Polly Perkins of Paddington Green'; fragment of lecture on astronomy [possibly delivered by Patrick Moore] and Kaye Webb interviewing children from the audience; and Kaye Webb interviewing inventor of flushing toilet for yacht.

'Hallfield Infant School'  KW/14/01/080  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 11 mins, 09 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of children rehearsing Christmas carols for carol service, both with piano and unaccompanied, and of children rehearsing nativity play. The box is dated 10th December, with no year.

Kaye Webb in New York  KW/14/01/081  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 32 mins, 50 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recordings of arrival at Idlewild airport; chatting with cab driver during taxi drive; advert for tuna (possibly from TV); Kaye Webb interviewing shoppers and passers by in Central Park about Mother's Day; Kaye Webb interviewing theatre ticket broker for Broadway theatres; and Kaye Webb interviewing a family with nine children.

'Battle's market'  KW/14/01/082  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 20 mins, 20 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb conducting interviews at Battle market in Sussex, including background noise of cows and pigs. Notes on box give additional information.

'Kaye Webb in Texas'  KW/14/01/083  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 17 mins, 41 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing several people including Mr Nutt on memory techniques; a buyer for a fashion store; a glassware manufacturer who supplied glasses for the Kennedys at The White House; and a politician or official of some sort, including mention of forthcoming racial integration in schools.

No notes  KW/14/01/084  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel; Emitape

Contents:
Blank tape.

Discussion of the creation of the Puffin Song  KW/14/01/085  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 8 mins, 58 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
A composer discusses the process involved in creating a promotional song for Puffin Books. Includes a brief sample of the song.
John Searle (Kaye Webb's son) recounts story of his trip to Ireland, by motor bike and hitch-hiking. Preceded by singing of 'For All the Saints' hymn (Kaye Webb and others?).

The Puffin Song  KW/14/01/086  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 6 mins, 10 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of two versions of the Puffin Song.

Rehearsal of Puffin Song and interview with William Mayne  KW/14/01/087  nd [mid 20th century]

2 reeel on one spool; c 4 mins, 30 secs

Sound tape reels, Emitape


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Contents:
Two tapes on one spool. First tape: Rehearsal of Puffin Song. Second tape: Kaye Webb interviews William Mayne.

Hospital diary  KW/14/01/088  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 10 mins, 56 secs

Sound tape reel


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb in hospital, musing on its routines.

'Polly Boyd'  KW/14/01/089  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; extent unknown

Sound tape reel

Contents:
Blank tape.

'George Skillett Railway Porter Victoria Station'  KW/14/01/090  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 4 mins, 18 secs (side a) and 1 min, 27 secs (side b

Sound tape reel, Grundig


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing a railway porter, discussing luggage handling and tips. Large sections of background noise from station. Also includes a recording of Kaye Webb interviewing an old man from Darlington about his life.

Blank  KW/14/01/091  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP PES 18

Contents:
Blank tape.

The Puffin Song  KW/14/01/092  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 5 mins, 25 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF


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Contents:
Sound recording of two versions of the tune for the Puffin Song: one vocal, one piano.

No notes  KW/14/01/093  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Emitape

Contents:
Blank tape.

Kaye Webb delivering a talk  KW/14/01/094  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 10 mins, 24 secs

Sound tape reel, Scotchtape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb delivering a talk to an unidentified group with Lionel Bart as their guest. Talk includes Kaye Webb's own taped interviews from a visit to Paris (Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge etc).

Kaye Webb interviews about anger  KW/14/01/095  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 5 mins, 01 sec

Sound tape reel


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing unidentified people on the subject of anger.

'Germaine. Madam Bonni. Hairdresser?'  KW/14/01/096  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 1 min, 09 secs

Sound tape reel, Kodavox


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing English people on coach tour of Paris. 'Hairdresser' interview described on tape box appears to have been chopped from the beginning of the tape and reused for the coach tour interviews. Over-layered with backwards speech.

'What children do in the school holidays'  KW/14/01/097  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 6mins, 14 secs

Sound tape reel, Sonocolour


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Contents:
Kaye Webb interviews children about holiday activities: children at camping exhibition; boy receiving aqualung instruction; and children from Junior Drama League (mention seeing Judi Dench lecture on 'Romeo and Juliet').

No notes  KW/14/01/098  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Emitape

Contents:
Blank tape.

Fragments of Kaye Webb interviews  KW/14/01/099  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 26 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Kaye Webb interview with lady waiting for exchange student and lady running relief office - very brief extracts. Tape mainly blank.

Kaye Webb interviews shoppers  KW/14/01/100  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 3 mins, 34 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing men shopping for Mother's Day [possibly in Texas - similar to KW/14/01/083] and talking to a shop assistant while buying shoes.

No notes  KW/14/01/101  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel; Emitape

Contents:
Blank tape.

Kaye Webb interviews street musician  KW/14/01/102  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 4 mins, 02 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing a street musician who plays the harp. Preceded by harp music.

No notes  KW/14/01/103  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Emitape

Contents:
Blank tape.

'Conference about encyclopaedia'  KW/14/01/104  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 20-30 mins

Sound tape reel, Minifon

Contents:
Blank tape

'Noel Streatfeild and Geoffrey Trease'  KW/14/01/105  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 18 mins, 44 secs

Sound tape reel, Zonatape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Geoffrey Trease and Noel Streatfeild discussing writing for children. Trease speaks about evolution of 'accepted' subjects for children, eg sex, relationships, birth. Streatfeild speaks about creation of characters in her writing.

'Kaye Webb Australia No 2 Edited'  KW/14/01/106  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 8 mins, 50 secs

Sound tape reel


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb reminiscing about a visit to Australia and playing interviews with a friend about her garden; a sheep farmer; and an Australian artist.

'Folies Bergere Paris of the Parisians'  KW/14/01/107  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 12 mins, 16 secs

Sound tape reel, Zonatape


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Contents:
Sound recording of music, possibly guitar, with background noise and inaudible speech. Large quantity of notes on the box which have been crossed out.

'Edited links for contributions to Women's Hour'  KW/14/01/108  15/05/1961

1 reel; c 13 mins, 53 secs

Sound tape reel, Audiotape


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Contents:
Recording of Kaye Webb links for Woman's Hour radio programme, with gaps for editing in other tapes. Includes references to children's book editor Mr Woods, American children's libraries and link for interview with Augusta Baker.

'Links not edited, interviews edited'  KW/14/01/109  30/05/1961

1 reel; c 36 mins, 48 secs

Sound tape reel, Scotchtape


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Contents:
Sound recordings of Kaye Webb conducting a series of interviews with various ranch holders, an unidentified actress and the head of a chamber of commerce. Accompanied by L.R.U. Quality Check Room Report dated 29/05/1961.

'Lyntone - Ter 6562 Job No. 448 Penguin/Puffin'  KW/14/01/110  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; unknown length

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Contents:
Sound recording of James Mason reading 'John Vavasour de Quentin Jones' and 'Charles Augustus Fortescue', poems by Hilaire Belloc.

'Soho Beauty Queen judging...'  KW/14/01/111  c 1960

1 reel; c 29 mins, 49 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF LYP LGS


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Contents:
Sound recordings of the judging of the Soho Beauty Queen competition in 1960, with some dialogue in French, and Kaye Webb interviewing the Duke of Bedford, one of the judges. The tape also includes sound recordings from the set of a St Trinian's film, including extracts from action and interviews with some of the girls acting in it; recording of the River Ball in aid of Dr Barnardo's; and a recording of James Filton [interviewee's identity is assumed from the notes on the box; he is not named during the interview] discussing a Picasso Exhibition.

'P. Dickenson [sic] talking...'  KW/14/01/112  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 33 mins, 13 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF LYP LGH


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Contents:
Sound recordings of Peter Dickinson giving a talk and of Christopher Fry and Marjorie Anderson reading poetry, possibly judging a children's poetry competition.

'The Terror of St Trinians US Musical'  KW/14/01/113  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 43 mins, 58 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Contents:
Sound recording of US musical 'The Terror of St Trinian's'.

'Family Christmas 1952'  KW/14/01/114  1952-1953

1 reel; c 31 mins, 34 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Contents:
Home recording of family Christmas 1952 with Kaye Webb, Ronald Searle and children, Johnny and Katie, singing Christmas carols and nursery rhymes, and telling stories. Tape also includes home recording of Christmas 1953, where the family tells a story.

'Nativity opening'  KW/14/01/115  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 20 mins, 21 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGS


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Contents:
Sound recording of primary school rehearsal of a nativity play, including teacher's instruction and Kaye Webb's interaction with the children.

Kaye Webb interviews bell ringers at Leicester Cathedral  KW/14/01/116  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 10 mins, 58 secs

Sound tape reel, American recording tape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing bellringers at Leicester Cathedral. Includes interview with Rosemary, a 10-year old, third generation bellringer.

'Kaye Webb 7 ½ ips'  KW/14/01/117  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 5 mins, 6 secs

Sound tape reel, Philips


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing Geoffrey Trease about his book 'Cue for Treason'.

'K. Webb Australia 1'  KW/14/01/118  c 1964

1 reel; c 13 mins, 42 secs

Sound tape reel, Zonatape


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Contents:
Sound recordings of Kaye Webb describing her travels in Australia, visiting Melbourne, Palm Beach and Sydney; interviews with people she met, including a sheep-shearer; and a description of the journey from London to Australia via Singapore. Two BBC sound reports are enclosed in the box dated 7/3/64 and 11/3/64.

'Webb 1) Interviews 2) Firecrackers'  KW/14/01/119  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 11 mins, 23 secs

Sound tape reel, Zonatape


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Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb in Hong Kong, describing sights and sounds, and in Australia talking about how women are second-class citizens. Interviews a 76-year old man and a friend who emigrated 10 years ago. Recording of loud firecracker sounds. BBC sound report enclosed in the box dated 6/3/64.

'KW in Province Town...'  KW/14/01/120  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 30 mins, 42 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF


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Contents:
Sound recordings of Kaye Webb interviewing a town crier, Yeffie Kimbell (West Indian artist) and Dr Daniel Hubbert, the Province Town doctor for 41 years and a friend of Eugene O'Neal. No recorded links between interviews.

Kaye Webb conducts interviews in Paris  KW/14/01/121  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 17 mins and 44 secs

Sound tape reel


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Contents:
Sound recordings of Kaye Webb interviewing English people working in the shows in Paris; interviewing a Parisian lady about Paris and the tourist season; and interviewing an English lady who emigrated.

'Alan Garner'  KW/14/01/122  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; unknown length

Film reel

Contents:
8mm film distributed by Connecticut Films, Inc. Requires a projector for viewing - not viewed as of March 2007.

'6 - The Noisy Ones'  KW/14/01/123  nd [mid 20th century]

Unknown

5 inch disc, Sound Distributors Ltd.

Contents:
Cardboard record labelled 'The Parrot House. Dr Huxley's Pet Parrot. Commentary by Julian Huxley'. Appears to have been produced by the Zoological Society of London.
Not listened to as of March 2007; not digitised.

'Lord Mayor Wilbert Dick....'  KW/14/01/124  nd [c 1981]

1 reel; c 15 mins, 55 secs

Sound tape reel, EMI


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.124.

Contents:
Sound recording of Lord Mayor describing the Queen Mother's visit to Niagara on the Lake.

'K. Webb Queen Mothers Visit...'  KW/14/01/125  nd [c 1981]

1 reel; c 10 mins, 17 secs

Sound tape reel, EMI


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.125.

Contents:
Coverage of Queen Mother's visit [to Niagara] for bicentennial celebrations. Includes recordings of pipe bands; Mayor Dick's speech and presentations of robe and rose; Queen Mother's responses; and bicentennial choir singing 'God Save the Queen'.

'Tape 2. Three interviews with people working on Queen Mum's Visit...'  KW/14/01/126  nd [c 1981]

1 reel; c 15 mins, 46 secs

Sound tape reel, EMI


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.126.

Contents:
Sound recordings of Kaye Webb interviewing a chair maker, lap robe maker and a hotel manager involved in the Queen Mother's visit to Niagara on the Lake in 1981.

'Tape 3. Boys on Bikes...'  KW/14/01/127  nd [c 1981]

1 reel; c 11 mins, 22 secs

Sound tape reel, EMI


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.127.

Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing people waiting for the arrival of HM Queen [the Queen Mother] at an airport near Niagara Falls. Includes a pipe band, talk of the previous royal visit in 1939, sound of planes and general chat about the occasion. Reading the Banns, etc, is mentioned on the box notes but not present on the recording.

'Folk singing...'  KW/14/01/128  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 7 mins, 30 secs

Sound tape reel, BASF


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.128.

Contents:
Sound recording of uninterrupted dialogue from a female children's writer about her writing style and process, and the process of writing historical books for children. The speaker is not identified, but references to 'The Lantern Bearers' indicate that it is Rosemary Sutcliff. Labelling on box seems to be inaccurate.

'London Sounds'  KW/14/01/129  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 8 mins, 9 secs

Sound tape reel, magnetband


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.129.

Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb at Waterloo Station, Piccadilly Circus, and elsewhere in London interviewing a station porter, a man cleaning the Eros statue, a Nigerian local. Also includes sound recordings of horses on a hard road and a brass band.

'Kaye Searle. Portobello Road.'  KW/14/01/130  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Emitape

Contents:
Blank except for 20 seconds at high speed.

'Fathers Day n. v. good. Children's Look & See Room at Science Museum.'  KW/14/01/131  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 16 mins, 9 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.131.

Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb at a Sunday activity event held at a museum interviewing American children, adults and volunteer staff about Father's Day presents and the activities present such as feel and guess, match the sounds and dressing up.

'Kaye Webb in N.Z.'  KW/14/01/132  c 1964

1 reel; c 11 mins, 47 secs

Sound tape reel, H77


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.132.

Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb talks about a three week trip to New Zealand with Anthony Alpus (author). Covers the countryside and wildlife, the quality of life in NZ and the question of Maori integration. Also describes a trip to the races; with Captain Ladd, who runs an amphibious plane service around Auckland. Two BBC sound reports are enclosed in the box dated 20/4/64 and 22/4/64.

Challenging children's fiction  KW/14/01/133  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 12 mins, 16 secs

Sound tape reel


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.133.

Contents:
Sound recording of an unidentified lady speaking to an audience about the popularity with children of fiction on challenging subjects.

'Chez Louisette'  KW/14/01/134  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 13 mins, 47 secs

Sound tape reel, BASF


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.134.

Contents:
Sound recording of background noise from a restaurant with music, and interviews with a female taxi driver in Paris, an unidentified French lady and an Australian (possibly producer of a play).

'The Puffin Song'  KW/14/01/135  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 5 mins, 35 secs

Sound tape reel


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.135.

Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing child winners of Puffin Prizes, on outing to Lundy Island to view puffins. Also includes a radio report on the visit. Despite the title of the tape, the Puffin Song does not appear on the recording.

Unused tape  KW/14/01/136  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel, unknown length

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF LGS 26


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.136.

Contents:
Blank tape.

'My darling Johnnie / Poems'  KW/14/01/137  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 12 mins, 04 secs

Sound tape reel, Magentophonband TYP LGS


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.137.

Contents:
Sound recording of Johnnie Searle [identity assumed; not stated in recording] reading a series of poems, ending with greeting, 'Happy Christmas Mum'.

'Punch & Judy'  KW/14/01/138  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 11 mins, 37 secs

Sound tape reel, Magnetophonband BASF TYP LGSs


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.138.

Contents:
Sound recording of a Punch and Judy show with much background noise from audience and traffic.

Folk songs  KW/14/01/139  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 6 mins, 19 secs

Sound tape reel


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.139.

Contents:
Sound recording of folk songs, possibly recorded at a house party, sung by unidentified singers.

Puffin song and Puffin competition  KW/14/01/140  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c a) 4 mins, 39 secs; b) 2 mins, 14 secs; c) 5 mins, 52 secs

Sound tape reel, BASF


Related information: Digitised as audacity files NEWCB:2003.140a, b & c.

Contents:
Sound recording of the Puffin Song, 'There is nuffin like a Puffin', and of Kaye Webb advertising the Puffin birthday competition.

'S. Range Puffin Noises'  KW/14/01/141  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 27 mins, 38 secs

Sound tape reel, Philips ER 13


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.141.

Contents:
Sound recordings of six songs with guitar accompaniment; organ and band music; a class being read story about Ponder and William at the beach; various talks about Puffin books, including Danny Fox and Picture Puffins; and a class reciting poetry, including 'Tell me little woodworm'. The title on the box does not appear to relate to the content of the recording.

'The London I Love'  KW/14/01/142  c 1957

1 reel; c 13 mins, 43 secs

Sound tape reel, Zonatape


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.142.

Contents:
Sound recording for WNYC's Window on the World 1956-1957 series no. 48, of Kaye Webb talking about London and her life there. Includes information about moving from her first studio in Chelsea, to Hampstead, and then moving to Bayswater. A tape cuesheet is enclosed in the box, giving the broadcast date as 7-10-57, 6.30 - 6.45 pm and the text of the introduction to Webb's interview.

'Unedited. KLO 66115'  KW/14/01/143  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 7 mins, 06 secs

Sound tape reel, Zonatape


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.143.

Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb in a bell tower with ringers. Enclosed in box are two sheets of manuscript notes in Webb's hands, providing more information on the recording.

'KLO 11977 Julie Andrews. Parents noises'  KW/14/01/144  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 16 mins, 44 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.144.

Contents:
Short initial recording of school pupils at a railway station, followed by a recording of Kaye Webb interviewing Julie Andrews on her life.

'Horses Bands Boats...'  KW/14/01/145  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 10 mins, 0 secs

Sound tape reel, 5' Emitape


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.145.

Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviewing 'Professor Alexander', a Punch and Judy man, on or near Hampstead Heath. Also includes sound effects of donkeys and boats. Enclosed in the box is a note 'NB Needs rewinding'.

'Kaye Webb - Atlantic City'  KW/14/01/146  31/05/1961

1 reel; c 35 mins, 51 secs

Sound tape reel, Scotchtape


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.146.

Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb reporting on a visit to Atlantic City, USA. She describes the tourist attractions and interviews 'chair pushers', a salesman, and a restaurateur. Also includes a recording of Neil Sedaka singing (possibly live). Enclosed in the box is an L.R.U. quality check room report dated 2.6.6 which comments on the poor quality of the recording.

'Kaye Webb series of interviews'  KW/14/01/147  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 26 mins, 30 secs

Sound tape reel, Emitape


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.147.

Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb conducting a series of interviews about a catamaran; with a school skiing trip (teachers and students); and with women about jam-making and the cost of sugar. The tape also includes a very poor quality recording possibly made in a theatre. Note on back of box reads: 'Kaye Webb - Interviews & effects for use with studio links - Woman's hour attention: Miss Wyn Knowles 7½'.

'K. Webb (Interviews & Bird Song)'  KW/14/01/148  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 14 mins, 20 secs

Sound tape reel, Zonatape


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.148.

Contents:
Sound recording of Kaye Webb interviews Suzie, a British lady who moved to Australia ten years before the recording. She describes life in Australia. Also includes an interview with sheep ranchers and recordings of birdsong. A BBC Sound Recording Report is enclosed in box, dated 23/?/64.

'Tapes for possible use for talk about royal visit'  KW/14/01/149  c 1981

4 ff.

Contents:
Typescript notes by Kaye Webb, annotated in her hand, about the content of various tape recordings made during the visit of the Queen Mother to Niagara on the Lake in 1981. The notes were written to help the director decide which of the recordings she would like to use.

'Media Itinerary and Information'  KW/14/01/150  1981

52 ff.

Contents:
Spiral-bound, printed pamphlet distributed to the media in preparation for the Queen Mother's visit to Toronto and Niagara on the Lake in 1981, giving detailed information on her itinerary and media arrangements. Some manuscript notes have been written in the back of the pamphlet in Kaye Webb's hand.

'Puffin tape'  KW/14/01/151  nd [mid 20th century]

1 reel; c 19 mins, 30 secs

Sound tape reel


Related information: Digitised as audacity file NEWCB:2003.151.

Contents:
Sound recordings of reviews of 'Watership Down', 'Explorers and Exploring' (Bernard Brecht), and 'The Wombles in Danger' (Elizabeth Beresford). Also includes a recording of Aidan Chambers being interviewed by children about ghosts.

'Gotterdammerung Act 1'  KW/14/01/152  c 1966

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Emitape

Contents:
Sound recording of the first act of a German opera, probably recorded live.
Not yet digitised.

'Gotterdammerung Act II and III'  KW/14/01/153  c 1966

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Emitape

Contents:
Sound recording of the second and third acts of a German opera, probably recorded live.
Not yet digitised.

'Gotterdammerung Act III'  KW/14/01/154  c 1966

1 reel; length unknown

Sound tape reel, Emitape

Contents:
Sound recording of the third act of a German opera, probably recorded live.
Not yet digitised.

Film tapes  KW/14/02  c 1960s-1970s

5 items

Contents:
Film reels. As of Dec 2006, unviewed

Film tape  KW/14/02/01  c 1960s

1 film reel

Contents:
Film in original tin and packaging. Addressed to Ronald Searle from Playhouse Pictures, Hollywood.

Film (cinefilm) films of Leon Garfield etc  KW/14/02/02  c 1960s-1970s

1 film reel

Alan Garner Film  KW/14/02/03  1960s-1970s

1 film reel

Contents:
Note on case 'Pinkish Scr throughout'. Distributed by Conneticut Films.

Leon Garfield Film  KW/14/02/04  c 1960s-1970s

1 film reel

Contents:
Note on case 'Lt Scr throughout Tape heads and tale'. Distributed by Conneticut Films.

William Mayne Film  KW/14/02/05  c 1960s-1970s

1 film reel

Contents:
Distributed by Conneticut Films.

Autobiographical material  KW/15  c 1990s

35 items

Contents:
File containing typescript drafts for pieces describing different episodes in Webb's life, presumably for her autobiography. Pieces are grouped together, and ordered approximately chronologically. The file contains two chronologies, one titled 'Kaye Webb - her life' and complete up to 1946, the second giving details up to 1979; one conventional biographical list; one medical history up to 1980; and one record of hospitalisations between 1980 and 1991.
The file contains sections titled 'Webb/Grandparents', with manuscript and typescript notes on Webb's family history and W.G. Webb's 'Penny Plain Tuppence Coloured Toy Theatres', including related correspondence and photocopies of illustrations and articles; 'My Mother' with multiple annotated typescript drafts; pieces titles 'Finishing School', 'Education and First Job', 'My first job' and 'My Early Jobs'; notes on working with Stefan Lorent on Lilliput; typescript drafts for a section on her friendships with Mervyn Peake and Dylan Thomas; a short piece titled 'Elizabethan Magazine'; 'Books with Ronald'; a piece on Allen Lane and Puffin; 'Working with Ardizzone'; 'On Being a Children's Editor' and a list titled 'Posssible Portraits'. The file also includes one notebook with cover missing containing manuscript notes, mainly on being a children's book editor, and partial annotated text beginning 'Because of the work I do...' and marked 'K Personal' with related quotations from various children's writers.

Scrapbooks and press cuttings  KW/16  c 1929-1994

11 files

Contents:
Scrapbooks kept by Webb, covering the course of her journalistic, broadcasting and editorial careers. Bound scrapbooks frequently contain material in various media, including press cuttings, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, ephemera and occasionally pieces of artwork.
The series also contains several files of loose press cuttings, grouped together by theme.

'Press Cuttings' scrapbook  KW/16/01  c 1929-1951

1 volume

Contents:
File containing press cuttings, pasted in letters, drawings and assorted ephemera relating to Webb's early career. The file contains one issue of Webb's school magazine, 'The Ashburtonian', 1929 (f. 1); one invitation to her 'Coming Out Dance' (f. 1v); copies and press cuttings from her early journalistic and editorial career, including 'The Sports Car', Dec 1937 (f. 2), 'Caravan World', Apr 1938 (ff. 2v-3) and 'Tripoli Times', Jul 1943 (f. 5); listings and reviews of Webb's broadcast work (ff. 5v-6, 8v-9, 11v-12, 22, 23); and press cuttings concerning Arthur Webb, (f. 3v). The scrapbook also contains pasted in letters from Dennis Hornsey, 07 May 1946 (f. 6); Rosamund Lehmann, 22 Jul 1946 (f. 8); V.S. Pritchett, c 1940s (f. 8); Pamela Mason, c 1940s (f. 9v); Flora Robson c 1940s (f. 10); James Mason c 1940s (f. 10); Walter de la Mare, 03 Dec 1945 (f. 10); Walter Trier, with drawing on reverse, c 1940s (f. 16v; and a watercolour painting as Christmas card, addressed to Webb from 'Haro', Dec 1942 (f. 17); and press cuttings of longer articles by Webb titled variously 'Old-Timers' Afternoon' (Oct 1944, 'Picture Post'); 'Lena Horne: She says she hates singing' ('Leader'); 'Quizmas Charade' (Dec 1947, 'Illustrated') (ff. 14v-16); and press cuttings from 'Victory' magazine of articles by Webb titled 'London Comentary' (ff. 12v-21). The file also includes ephemera from the time, including certificates and tickets.

Large miscellaneous scrapbook  KW/16/02  c 1947-1996

1 volume

Contents:
Scrapbook containing pasted in letters, photographs, press cuttings and ephemera. The scrapbook is divided into three sections. The first section is titled 'Letters - personal and pre-Puffin' and contains various items relating to Webb's early career including photographs, with one of Webb, Ronald Searle and Walt Disney (f. 7v); various invitations, menus and programmes for events attended; telegrams received on the birth of her children (f. 12); material relating to books published, including letters addressed to Arthur Webb thanking him for copies of 'Paris Sketchbook'; and one letter from Edward Gordon Craig's daughter, with copies of two letters written in reply (f. 20). The second section is titled 'Letters congratulatory + Eleanor Farjeon'; all items have been removed from this section. The third section, titled 'Letters - Puffin' contains copies of correspondence from Puffin Club members, their parents and other interested parties. The file also contains a copy of the programme for Webb's memorial service, held May 21 1996.

Press cuttings album  KW/16/03  c 1951-1982

1 volume

Contents:
File containing press cuttings of articles either written by or concerning Webb and members of her family, principally Arthur Webb and Ronald Searle. Includes cuttings relating to 'A Paris Sketchbook'; TV programming, including several pasted in photographs of Webb's television performances; material relating to 'Young Elizabethan'; and later press cuttings principally concerning Webb's work at Puffin and the Puffin Club.
The album also includes one large, hand-made birthday card addressed toWebb and signed by various staff at Puffin, with typescript copies of various poems addressed to Webb included.

'Australia and New Zealand' scrapbook  KW/16/04  1963-1971

1 volume

Contents:
Correspondence, press cuttings, photographs and ephemera concerning trips taken to Australia and New Zealand on behalf of Puffin. The scrapbook constitutes a detailed record of various trips containing travel itineraries, detailed correspondence addressed to Webb from colleagues and friends in Australia and New Zealand and sent to her during the course of her trip, and annotated press cutting of articles on Webb, or on areas visited by her.

Puffin scrapbook  KW/16/05  c 1954-1975

1 volume

Contents:
Scrapbook containing press cuttings of articles on Puffin, divided into two sections 'Puffin Pre 1969' and 'Puffin and Children's Literature - Large Articles'. The first section contains a press cutting of an article on Allen Lane, taken from the 'Observer', 01 Aug 1954, and titled 'King Penguin'; the second section includes an annotated photocopy of 'The Uses of Enchantment' taken from the 'New Yorke', 08 Dec 1975. The scrapbook is mostly empty.

'Press Cuttings for Puffins' scrapbook  KW/16/06  1969-c 1990

1 volume

Oversize press cutting removed to accompanying folder.

Contents:
Scrap book containing pasted in press cuttings of articles on Puffin, the Puffin Club and Kaye Webb, from UK newspapers and magazines. Includes occasional photographs.

'Puffin Club and Illustrations' scrapbook  KW/16/07  c 1969-1981

1 volume

Contents:
Scrapbook containing press cuttings of articles on the Puffin Club and ephemera and memorabilia relating to the club, including postcards, book plates, board games, height charts, exhibition guides and copies from early editions of 'Puffin Post'. The file also includes a copy of a letter from Charles Causley, concerning an idea for an article in 'Puffin Post'.

'KW Cuttings Book'  KW/16/08  c 1970s

1 volume

Contents:
Scrapbook containing press cuttings and photocopies of articles on Webb, Puffin and the Puffin Club. Earlier articles are principally photocopies and duplicates of press cuttings held elsewhere in the series. The scrapbbok also contains loose inserts of typescript drafts for pieces on Puffin and lists of books published.

'Early Interviews and Reviews' loose press cuttings  KW/16/09  c 1945-1962

1 volume

Contents:
File containing press cuttings, mainly from the UK but including France and the USA, of articles about Webb and her family or listings and reviews of her work.

'32 Newton Road Publicity Photos and Features'  KW/16/10  c 1952-1957

1 volume

Contents:
File containing press cuttings relating to Webb and Ronald Searle's home in Bayswater, London. The file includes on copy of 'Ideal Home', Nov 1952, containing an article on the house and two copies of photographs of interiors taken to illustrate the article. The file also contains press cuttings of other articles on the house, and a campaign to preserve lamp posts on the street.

Puffin and children's literature loose press cuttings  KW/16/11  c 1969-1994

1 volume

Many articles presumably duplicated elsewhere in series.

Contents:
File containing press cuttings of articles from the UK and international publications concerning Puffin, the Puffin Club, Kaye Webb, and more generally, children's literature.

Ephemera  KW/17  c 1940s-1994

55 items

Contents:
Material not otherwise directly related to Webb's work, but retained in the collection. The series includes miscellaneous magazines; an album of holiday photographs owned by Webb, c 1970s; and various printed books.

Magazines  KW/17/01  1939-1960

14 items

Contents:
File includes 'Picture Post' vol. 5, no. 3 October 21, 1939; vol. 30, no. 1 January 5, 1946; vol. 37, no. 5, November 1, 1947; vol. 45, no. 8 19 November, 1949; vol. 46, no. 17 January 1950 (2 copies); vol. 55 no. 11 14 June 1952; vol. 57, no. 13 27 December 1952; vol. 58 no. 2 10 January 1953; 'Holiday', April 1956; 'Holiday' November 1957; 'Life' April 22, 1957; and 'Life International', June 6, 1960.

Badge box  KW/17/02  nd [mid 20th century]

10 items

Contents:
Red box, which originally held the Complete Penguin Card Pack, containing various badges and pins. A Puffin label with 'Kaye Webb' printed on it has been stuck to the lid of the box.

Photographs  KW/17/03  c 1954-1994

20 items

Contents:
Photograph album labelled 'K - various journeys', which appear to be photographs taken on various holidays, and a folder of miscellanous black and white and colour photographs. Includes two photographs of David Bellamy. The majority of the photographs are not labelled.

'Nat. Science Museum'  KW/17/04  nd [mid 20th century]

3 items

Contents:
Box containing a reel-to-reel audio tape and a cassette tape, both labelled 'Nat. Science Museum'. The box also contains a sheet of manuscript notes on human reproduction.
Not listened to as of December 2006.

Christie's sale catalogue  KW/17/05  22 Jun 1960

44 pages

Contents:
Catalogue of books, manuscripts and artwork sold by Christies on behalf of the London Library. Each lot has been annotated with a price, presumably the amount paid for purchase.

2nd Silver Pen Awards Dinner  KW/17/06  26 Nov 1970

Contents:
Annotated menu for the 2nd Silver Pen Awards Dinner of the International P.E.N. English Centre. Kaye Webb was one of the judges for the Children's Book category.

'Avon Meadows'  KW/17/07  1980

1 ff.

Contents:
Manual print entitled 'Avon Meadows' and signed by Ann Usborne. Dated June 1980.

'Penguin Pelican Puffin'  KW/17/08  nd [mid 20th century]

Contents:
Framed painting of a capital P illustrated with a puffin, pelican and a penguin.

Printed books  KW/17/09  1967-1992

4 items

Contents:
'Introducing India', Raj Thapar (illustrated by Rachel Grenfell; Asia Publishing House, 1967)
'Five on a Treasure Island', Enid Blyton (Knight Books, 1979). Signed on the first page 'Daddy and Mother'.
'I Like This Poem', ed. Kaye Webb (Puffin, 1979)
'Storm Cats', Margaret Bretnall (illustrated by Steven Sykes, Marshview Books, 1992)

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