Collection KEN - Ludovic Kennedy papers

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GB 249 KEN

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Ludovic Kennedy papers

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  • c. 1946 - 2009 (Creation)

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1.6 linear metres

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Donated in 2019 by Mrs. Irene O'Neill, formerly typist and copy-editor to Ludovic Kennedy.

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Research for and drafts of two published works by Ludovic Kennedy - 'Ten Rillington Place' (published 1961) and 'The Trial of Stephen Ward' (published 1964) - and two unpublished works - 'Lieutenant' and 'Saying Goodbye to Big Daddy’.

The collection also includes correspondence between Kennedy and his typist and copy-editor, Eileen O'Neill, 1966-c.2009; two photographs of Kennedy and his family, c. 1960s; an auction catalogue for the sale of Piers Place, Old Amersham (Kennedy's home), 1965; newspaper cuttings about Kennedy, 2004-2009; Kennedy's cigarette case, c.1960s.

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  • English

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