Personal papers of Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu and his wife Lady Rita Mallalieu. The papers include personal correspondence and family history records, photographs of JPW Mallalieu with his family and friends and in his role as an MP, newspaper cuttings concerning his political career, and records concerning Lady Rita Mallalieu's life and career.
Personal and family correspondence Item
28 Jan 1927-31 Jan 1980Correspondence sent or received by Joseph Percival William Mallalieu to/from his friends and family, including: a letter dated 28 Jan 1927 sent by Wilfred Wood to 'Master Percival & Master Richard' concerning news 'since they left Lockwood for school; a letter dated 12 Apr 1935 from the Evening Standard confirming Mallalieu's appointment; a letter dated 26 Mar 1940 from the Daily Express confirming Mallalieu's appointment; a letter c1945 from Mallalieu's colleagues at the Daily Express enclosing fish knives as a wedding present; an undated letter from Michael Foot MP thanking Mallalieu for his last letter; a letter dated 15 Feb 1961 from Tyne Tees Television Ltd offering Mallalieu the job of Chairing a programme discussing the qualities of leadership in front of an audience of school leavers; a letter dated 27 Oct 1975 from the National Union of Journalists welcoming Mallalieu to life membership of the Union; letter dated 30 Dec 1977 sent to Mallalieu's son Ben concerning family news; letters dated 1979 from and to Peter Blackburn enclosing a cartoon strip drawn by Peter; a letter dated 11 Dec 1979 from (Alderman) Clifford Stephenson congratulating Mallalieu on being made Freeman of Kirklees; a letter dated 13 Nov 1979 sent by Mallalieu to Nuffield Orthopedic Centre enquiring about the timing of his hip operation; and a letter from JPW Mallalieu's sister thanking him and Rita (Mallalieu) for their weekend together.
Mallalieu family history Series
20th centuryArticles and resources concerning the history of the Mallalieu family and the Saddleworth area
c1940- Jan 1980Photographs of Joseph Percival William Mallalieu. The photographs include family photographs, photographs of visits to Royal Navy Ships and RAF sites, and photographs of JPWM Mallalieu at official events.
Press articles concerning JPW Mallalieu's life and work Series
1945-1983Newspaper articles concerning JPW Mallalieu's life and political career. The articles cover his full political career from being elected as Labour MP for Huddersfield in 1945, and from 1950 onwards as MP for Huddersfield East (following the split of the constituency), until his resignation in 1979. The articles also include obituaries following Mallalieu's death on 13 Mar 1980.
Lady Rita Mallalieu records Series
1947-1992Personal correspondence and family records of Lady Rita Mallalieu, Labour Councillor and wife of Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu. The records include: correspondence concerning Rita's father, Jack Tinn, as a previous Manager of Portsmouth FC; correspondence sent from her husband, JPW Mallalieu; letters of condolence following the death of her husband on 13 Mar 1980; and newspaper cuttings concerning her career and that of her daughter, Ann Mallalieu.
Various personal items Series
Mid 20th century-Late 20th centuryItems belonging to JPW Mallalieu found within his papers. Includes National Savings Movement coupon cards, a catalogue of artists works, a Huddersfield manufacturing firms advertising supplement and a christmas card.