Lady Rita Mallalieu records
Personal 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.
Employment reference request for Rita Mallalieu for a post in Government employment Item
16 Sep 1939-5 Dec 1939Sent by the Ministry of Labour, Employment Exchange, Portsmouth, to Major General Bernard Law Montgomery (later 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein), care of The War Office, London.
Major General Bernard Law Montgomery completed the reference form in his capacity as President of Portsmouth Football Club where Rita Tinn was an Assistant Secretary.
Records concerning Jack Tinn Item
4 Jun 1947-4 Jan 1965Letters and a newspaper article relating to Jack Tinn, father of Lady Rita Mallalieu and manager of Portsmouth FC from 1927-1947. The records include letters sent to Tinn concerning his resignation from Portsmouth and his subsequent relationship with the club, as well as a letter of congratulations sent to Aston Villa for appointing Tinn as Chief Scout at the club.
Various personal correspondence Item
21 Jul 1947- 1990sPersonal correspondence sent to Lady Rita Mallalieu which includes: letters sent from Captains of HMS Hermione, which she had launched in 1967, concerning news of the ship and arranging for her to visit; two letters from Michael Foot regarding parties that they had attended; a letter from Mike Shaw of the Huddersfield Examiner thanking Lady Mallalieu for her letter and recalling memories of working with 'Bill' (Joesph Percival William Mallalieu) as journalists; a letter from [Paddy?] thanking Rita for her 'kindly thought in coming along to Pompey' and hoping that she will accept the cigarette box that he sent as a token of his thanks; and a letter sent by her grandaughter Sophie regarding a premium bonds win and enquiring about purchasing her grandmother's car. The file also contains a change of address card for Lady Mallalieu.
Letters sent from JPW Mallalieu to Rita Mallalieu Item
c 1950sPersonal letters sent by 'Bill' (Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu) to his wife Rita Mallalieu while he was working away from home in London, Warrington and Bahrain. Within the letters JPW Mallalieu discusses the work he's been doing and makes arrangements for returning home or for their next meeting elsewhere. The correspondence includes: one letter in which Bill discusses being offered a flat in Paddington for £3 a week that was owned by 'Joch and Audrey Stewart', the later being editor of Vogue magazine, 1940-1960, and who had been his friend from Oxford; a letter in which Bill discusses being offered work writing articles for a number of publications including the International Observer, the Sunday Pictorial and Lilliput; a letter in which he discusses a talk that he provided at the Theatre Royal; and a letter from Bahrain where Bill was visiting a naval base, he describes the conditions at the base as well as the conditions onboard ships and submarines in the area.
Newspaper cuttings Item
1970s-16 Dec 1992Newspaper cutting concerning the life and work of Lady Rita Mallalieu and her daughter Baronness Ann Mallalieu, including: an article that identifies the role that Lady Mallalieu played in supporting her husband's career as an MP; an article concerning Lady Mallalieu receiving a silver bowl from her colleagues on Buckinghamshire Area Health Authority for recognition of her work as Chairman; and an article concerning the appointment of Lady Ann Mallalieu to a Member of the House of Lords.
Invitations and appointments Item
1974-26 Mar 1981Correspondence sent to and from Lady Rita Mallalieu concerning invitations to events and meetings. The invitations mostly relate to events and meetings that she was invited to in her capacity as Chairman of the Buckinghamshire Area Health Authority, such as: the opening events for health campaigns and hospital appeals; meetings of the Institute of Health Service Administrators; and Committee and Friend group meetings relating to healthcare in the Buckinghamshire area.
Letters of condolence Item
13 Mar 1980-26 Mar 1980Letters of condolence sent to Lady Rita Mallalieu following the death of her husband Joseph Percival William Mallalieu. The file includes letters from: James Callaghan; Lord Janner; Richard Faulkner; Sir Allan noble; The Labour Party Yorkshire Region Council Secretary; Huddersfield Conservative Association; the United Nations Association Huddersfield Branch; LB Holliday & Company Limited; Kirklees Metropolitan Council Housing Department;