Guinness, Alec, 1914-2000

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English actor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed and autograph postal card signed : Petersfield, to Denys Blakelock, 1958 Dec. 10 and [1959] Sept. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870929

Access to the archive was provided to Piers Paul Read who wrote the authorised biography of Alec Guinness. Therefore the archive, to some extent, has been arranged and information has been collected and added by Read. The impact of his use of the archive is most noticeable in the correspondence files, where he numbered the letters and sometimes provided partial transcripts.

From the guide to the Sir Alec Guinness Archive, 1914-2003, (British Library: Western Manuscripts)

Epithet: actor

Title: Knight

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x000047

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Mervyn Peake Archive, c 1921-2001 British Library: Western Manuscripts
referencedIn Sir Alec Guinness Archive, 1914-2003 British Library: Western Manuscripts
creatorOf Vol. lx a (ff. ). 11 Sept. 1950 -28 Mar. 1952.Augustus Dudley Peters, literary agent: Mary Herring, secretary to Sir T M Rattigan: Rattigan Productions: Correspondence, including enclosures, of A. D. Peters, and other members of his staff, with Sir ... British Library
creatorOf Stratford Festival Collection. Portrait of Alec Guinness. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf Hughes, Ken. Oliver Cromwell, [1968] / by Ken Hughes. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Spewack, Samuel and Bella. Papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Ruth Gordon Papers, 1924-1969, (bulk 1940-1969) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Bohen, Thomas. Papers regarding Motley, 1931-2001. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf COCKERELL PAPERS. Vol. XCV (ff. 184). Grav-Gw.includes:ff. 1-2 Charles Larcom Graves, Assistant Editor of 'The Spectator': Letter to S. C. Cockerell: 1939.f. 3 Arthur Gray, of Jesus College, Cambridge: Letter to S. C. Cockerell: n.d.ff. 4-8 Bel... British Library
creatorOf Shaw Program Collection. Saint Joan / by G. Bernard Shaw ; produced by John Burrell. - Program of presentation at New Theatre, March 8, 1948. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf Sir Alec Guinness Archive, 1914-2003 British Library: Western Manuscripts
referencedIn Vincent Price Papers, 1883-1992, (bulk 1932-1992) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Letters From Famous People, Publishers, Friends and Fans British Library
referencedIn Cronyn, Hume. Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy papers, 1885-2007 (bulk 1935-2000). Library of Congress
referencedIn Bogarde, Dirk, 1921-1999. Dirk Bogarde collection, 1957-1993. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
referencedIn Kaye Webb Collection, 1925-1994 Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books
referencedIn Kanin, Garson, 1912-1999. Garson Kanin papers, 1941-1965. Library of Congress
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 204). Correspondence and papers; 1966. 1. ff. 1-106. Labour voters' protest on Vietnam; April 1966. 2. ff. 107-204. Protest meeting at Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre; July 1966.includes:ff. 2, 198 Sir Alfred Jules ..., 1966 British Library
referencedIn Daves, Delmer, 1904-1977. Delmer Daves papers, 1930-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Jennings, Elizabeth, 1926-2001. Elizabeth Jennings papers, 1970-1993. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
referencedIn Garson Kanin Papers, 1941-1965 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 163). Correspondence and papers; 1962-1965. 1. ff. 1-17. Nuclear disarmament; 1962-1964. 2. ff. 18-82v. British writers' protest on Vietnam; 1965. 3. ff. 83-163. West European artists' protest on Vietnam;, 1962-1965 British Library
creatorOf Guinness, Alec, 1914-2000. Collection consists of published and unpublished plays, letters, correspondence, videos, memorabilias, and other materials relating to the career of actor, playwright and writer Timothy Findley ("Tiff"), 1915 - 2002. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by subject), 1915 to 1996 St John's College, Oxford
referencedIn Shumlin, Herman, 1898-. Papers, 1930-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Macy, George. George Macy papers, 1916-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Murphy, Hugh M. (Hugh Mack), 1952-. Papers, [ca. 1981-ca. 1986]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Library Special Collections
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Glenville, Peter, 1913-1996. Peter Glenville Papers, 1914-2001 (bulk 1933-1993). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Martita Hunt Collection, c.1910s - 1960s V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy Papers, 1885-2007, (bulk 1935-2000) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Thomas Bohen papers regarding Motley, 1931-2001 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Read, Piers Paul, 1941-. Literary papers and correspondence of Piers Paul Read. Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
referencedIn Sir, Michael Redgrave, Archive, 1890-1996 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Price, Vincent, 1911-1993. Papers of Vincent Price, 1883-1992 (bulk 1932-1992). Library of Congress
creatorOf Vol. lxxxiv a (ff. 191). 23 Jan 1953 -31 Dec. 1953.Harold Freedman, literary agent: Brandt and Brandt Dramatic Department, Inc: Correspondence, including telegrams, of H. Freedman, President of Brandt & Brandt Dramatic Department, Inc. and other mem... British Library
creatorOf Guinness, Alec, 1914-2000. Alec Guinness letter : 1964. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Max Reinhardt papers, 1899-2006 British Library: Western Manuscripts
referencedIn Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers, ca.1920-1980 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers of David Lean, 1962-1966 Reading University : Special Collections Services
creatorOf Vol. xiii (ff. 229). Greene, Gwen Plunket– Haynes, Oriana.includes:ff. 1-27v Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh, novelist: Gwen Plunket-Greene, wife of Harry Plunket-Greene: Letters to Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh from Gwen Plunket-Greene: 1925-1959.ff. 2... British Library
referencedIn Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. The Frederick and Rose Plaut papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Price, Vincent, 1911-1993. Papers, 1883-1992 (bulk 1932-1992). Library of Congress
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. VI (ff. 168+160*). General correspondence; 1939-1987, n.d.includes:f. 1 Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, Viscount Cecil of Chelwood: Letter to Margaret Gardiner from Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil: 1939: Si..., 1939-1987 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence relating to Tributes to Graham Greene, published by Reinhardt Books, 1992, based on the Memorial Requiem Mass of 6 Jun 1991 and the tributes paid there, and other correspondence on memorial tributes to Greene and to Elaine Greene, wife..., 1991-1995 British Library
creatorOf Parker, Derek. Collection, 1955-1970. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Novels and novellas: texts, revisions and associated papers, 1936 to 2005 St John's College, Oxford
referencedIn Richard Matthews Collection of E. Martin Browne Materials, 1920s - 1970s V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Jennings, Elizabeth, 1926-2001. Elizabeth Jennings papers. Part 1, 1957-1989 (bulk 1969-1989). Georgetown University, Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library
referencedIn Gordon, Ruth, 1896-1985. Ruth Gordon papers, 1924-1969 (bulk 1940-1969). Library of Congress
creatorOf Sweeney, Francis W., 1916-. Humanities Series : director's records, 1945-2000 (bulk 1957-1998). Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Swanson, Gloria. Papers. Series I. Correspondence, 1907-1983. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Guinness, Alec, 1914-. Autograph letter signed and autograph postal card signed : Petersfield, to Denys Blakelock, 1958 Dec. 10 and [1959] Sept. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
correspondedWith Anderson, Lindsay Gordon, 1923-1994 person
correspondedWith Ashcroft, Dame, Edith Margaret Emily, 1907-1991 person
correspondedWith Atkins, Eileen, Unspecified, DBE, actress and writer person
correspondedWith Attenborough, Richard Samuel, b 1923 person
correspondedWith Bagnold, Enid, 1889-1981 person
correspondedWith Balcon, Jill Angela Henriette, 1925-2009 person
correspondedWith Baxter, Keith, b 1933 person
correspondedWith Bell, Martin, 1918-1978 person
correspondedWith Benn, Anthony Neil Wedgwood, 1925-2014 person
correspondedWith Bennett, Alan, b 1934 person
correspondedWith Bentley, Nicolas Clerihew, Unspecified, artist and author person
correspondedWith Birkett, Michael, b 1929, 2nd Baron Birkett person
correspondedWith Blackwood, Maureen Constance Hamilton-Temple-, 1907-1998, wife of Basil, 4th Marquess of Dufferin and Ava person
correspondedWith Blair, Anthony Charles Lynton, b 1953 person
associatedWith Blakelock, Denys, 1901-1970, person
correspondedWith Bogarde, Dirk, 1921-1999. person
associatedWith Bohen, Thomas. person
correspondedWith Boland, Bridget, 1913-1988 person
correspondedWith Branagh, Sir, Kenneth Charles, b 1960 person
correspondedWith Browne, Coral Edith, 1913-1991 person
associatedWith Cahoon, Herbert, 1918- person
correspondedWith Callow, Simon Phillip Hugh, b 1949 person
correspondedWith Caraman, Philip, 1911-1998 person
correspondedWith Casson, John, b 1909 person
correspondedWith Casson, Sir, Hugh Maxwell, 1910-1999 person
correspondedWith Causley, Charles Stanley, 1917-2003 person
correspondedWith Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard, 1917-1992 person
correspondedWith Clarke, Roy, b 1930 person
correspondedWith Cleese, John Marwood, b 1939 person
correspondedWith Cloetta, Yvonne, 1926-2001 person
correspondedWith Cockerell, Sir, Sydney Carlyle, 1867-1962 person
correspondedWith Codron, Michael Victor, b 1930 person
correspondedWith Connolly, Cyril Vernon, 1903-1974 person
correspondedWith Cornwell, David John Moore, Unspecified, alias `John le Carré' author person
correspondedWith Corrigan, Dame, Felicitas, 1908-2003 person
correspondedWith Coward, Sir, Noël Peirce, 1899-1973 person
correspondedWith Croall, Jonathan, Unspecified, writer and editor person
correspondedWith Cronyn, Hume. person
correspondedWith Cronyn, Hume Blake, 1864-1933 person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
correspondedWith Cusack, Cyril James, 1910-1993 person
associatedWith Daves, Delmer, 1904-1977. person
correspondedWith Davies, Dame, Gwen Ffrangcon-, 1891-1992 person
correspondedWith Dench, Dame, Judith Olivia, b 1934 person
correspondedWith Du Maurier, Dame, Daphne, 1907-1989 person
correspondedWith Edzard, Christine, b 1945 person
correspondedWith Eliot, Valerie, 1926-2012, née Fletcher, 2nd wife of T S Eliot person
correspondedWith Evans, Dame, Edith Mary, 1888-1976 person
correspondedWith Eyre, Ronald, 1929-1992 person
correspondedWith Foot, Michael Mackintosh, 1913-2010 person
correspondedWith Frink, Dame, Elizabeth, 1930-1993 person
correspondedWith Garland, Patrick, 1935-2013 person
correspondedWith Gielgud, Sir, Arthur John, 1904-2000 person
associatedWith Glenville, Peter, 1913-1996. person
correspondedWith Goodwin, Richard B., b 1934 person
correspondedWith Gordon, Ruth, 1896-1985. person
correspondedWith Grant, Keith, b 1930 person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Ranke, 1895-1985 person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Windham, 1858-1934 person
correspondedWith Guinness, Bryan Walter, 1905-1993, 2nd Baron Moyne person
correspondedWith Guinness, Matthew, b 1940 person
correspondedWith Guinness, Merula Silvia, 1914-2000 person
correspondedWith Guinness, Miranda Daphne Jane, 1939-2010, Countess of Iveagh, née Smiley, wife of Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh person
correspondedWith Guthrie, Judith, ca 1900 person
correspondedWith Guthrie, Sir, William Tyrone, 1900-1971 person
correspondedWith Hampton, Christopher James, b 1946 person
correspondedWith Hawthorne, Sir, Nigel Barnard, 1929-2001 person
correspondedWith Herbert, Jocelyn, 1917-2003 person
correspondedWith Herrmann, Edward Kirk, b 1943 person
associatedWith Hughes, Ken. person
correspondedWith Humphries, John Barry, b 1934 person
correspondedWith Hunt, Martita, 1899-1969 person
associatedWith Hunt, Martita., 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith James, Antony Brett-, 1920-1984 person
correspondedWith Jennings, Elizabeth, 1926-2001. person
correspondedWith Kanin, Garson, 1912-1999. person
correspondedWith Kempson, Rachel, 1910-2003 person
correspondedWith Koestler, Arthur, 1905-1983 person
correspondedWith Lacey, Tony, fl 1980-2013 person
correspondedWith Laver, James, Unspecified person
correspondedWith Law, Phyllida, b 1932 person
associatedWith Lean, David person
correspondedWith Leech, Richard, 1922-2004 person
correspondedWith MacGrath, Leueen, 1914-1992 person
associatedWith Macy, George. person
correspondedWith Marsh, Jean Lyndsey Torren, b 1953 person
correspondedWith Massey, Anna, 1937-2011 person
associatedWith Matthews, Richard person
correspondedWith Mayne, Michael Clement Otway, 1929-2006 person
associatedWith Mayne, Virginia. person
correspondedWith McCallum, John Neil, 1918-2010 person
correspondedWith McKellen, Sir, Ian Murray, b 1939 person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
correspondedWith Mitford, Diana Freeman-, 1913-2003, afterwards Guinness, afterwards Mosley, daughter of David, 2nd Baron Redesdale person
associatedWith Murphy, Hugh M. (Hugh Mack), 1952- person
correspondedWith Murphy, Richard, b 1927 person
associatedWith Parker, Derek. person
correspondedWith Parker, Derek, b 1932 person
correspondedWith Peake, Ernest Cromwell, 1874-1950 person
correspondedWith Peake, Mervyn Laurence, 1911-1968 person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Blakelock Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. person
correspondedWith Plowright, Joan Ann, b 1939 person
associatedWith Price, Vincent, 1911-1993. person
correspondedWith Quayle, Sir, John Anthony, 1913-1989 person
associatedWith Read, Piers Paul, 1941- person
correspondedWith Redgrave, Michael person
correspondedWith Richardson, Meriel, 1914-2000 person
correspondedWith Richardson, Sir, Ralph David, 1902-1983 person
correspondedWith Richman, Stella, 1922-2002 person
correspondedWith Rothschild, Dame, Miriam Louisa, 1908-2005 person
correspondedWith Salaman, Chattie, d 2000 person
correspondedWith Salaman, Eustace, fl 1960 person
correspondedWith Schlesinger, John Richard, 1926-2003 person
correspondedWith Schneider, Anne Kaufman, ca 20th century, daughter of George S. Kaufman, wife of Irving Schneider, step-daughter of Leueen McGrath person
correspondedWith Schneider, Irving, 1917-1997 person
correspondedWith Scofield, David Paul, 1922-2008 person
correspondedWith Shaw, Glen Byam, 1904-1986 person
associatedWith Shaw Program Collection. corporateBody
correspondedWith Sheehan, Edward Richard Fulton, 1930-2008 person
associatedWith Shumlin, Herman, 1898- person
correspondedWith Sitwell, Dame, Edith Louisa, 1887-1964 person
correspondedWith Smith, Dame, Margaret Nathalie, b 1934 person
correspondedWith Soderbergh, Steven Andrew, b 1963 person
correspondedWith Spark, Dame, Muriel Sarah, 1918-2006 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel and Bella. person
correspondedWith Stavridi, Val, fl 1960 person
correspondedWith Stevenson, Christopher Sinclair-, b 1939 person
correspondedWith Stevenson, Quentin, fl 1978 person
correspondedWith Strachan, Alan, fl 1975-2009 person
correspondedWith Strange, Roderick, b 1945 person
associatedWith Stratford Festival Collection. corporateBody
correspondedWith Sturridge, Charles B. G., b 1951 person
correspondedWith Sturrock, Donald, b c 1962 person
correspondedWith Sutro, John, 1903-1985 person
correspondedWith Svejdar, Lady, Honor Dorothy Mary, 1909-1976, daughter of Rupert Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
associatedWith Sweeney, Francis W., 1916- person
correspondedWith Tandy, Jessica. Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy papers. 1885-1994 person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980, person
correspondedWith Thomas, George, 1909-1997, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, Speaker of the House of Commons person
correspondedWith Thorndike, Dame, Agnes Sybil, 1882-1976 person
correspondedWith Turleigh, Bridget Veronica, 1903-1971 person
correspondedWith Ustinov, Sir, Peter Alexander, 1921-2004 person
correspondedWith Van Thal, Dennis, 1909-1998 person
correspondedWith Walsh, Kathleen, 1911-2005 person
correspondedWith Waterhouse, Keith Spencer, 1929-2009 person
correspondedWith Waugh, Auberon Alexander, 1939-2001 person
correspondedWith Waugh, Evelyn Arthur St John, 1903-1966 person
correspondedWith Waugh, Margaret, Unspecified, daughter of Evelyn Waugh person
associatedWith Webb, Kaye person
correspondedWith West, Jehane, 1917-2011 person
correspondedWith Williams, George Emlyn, 1905-1987 person
correspondedWith Woolf, Sir, John, 1913-1999 person
correspondedWith Worth, Irene, 1916-2002 person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York
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Birth 1914-04-02

Death 2000-08-05





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SNAC ID: 13406862