LevelItem
Ref NoRBO/1/3
TitleDiaries
Date1951-1999
Extent11 volumes and 1 file
Creator NameBoston, Richard (1938-2006), journalist
DescriptionManuscript and typescript diaries covering the following topics and dates:
1951 - Visit to France in 1951
1960 - On a bus in London
1960-1962 (1 volume) - Visiting friends including Christopher Brown; EM Forster; Simon Gray; teaching; Paris; girlfriends; the last half of volume mostly contains notes, short stories, Mr Fang notes, sketches, poems and book lists
1961 - Train journey from Halmstad to Madrid
c1961 - Visit to Berlin
March 1965 - Paris
October 1966 - Work and visiting friends in London
July 1967 - Poetry event
1968 (end of) - Visit to Amsterdam and working in London
1969 - Work; Blue Train journey; stay in Fanghetto, Italy; life in London
1970 (2 volumes) - Visit to Ligny, France; visiting friends and family; attending conference in Holland; death of General Charles de Gaulle
1973 (2 volumes) - Visit to Hay-on-Wye; comments on article in the Observer; Hastings; bicycles; notes on pubs, breweries and beer;
1987 - Work and personal matters
1988-1989 - Osbert Lancaster; Guardian work
1989 - Publication of Osbert book; meeting friends including Simon Gray and Simon Rae
June 1989-May 1990 (1 volume) - Cheltenham Literary Festival; Comics Festival; personal matters e.g. health, death of Richard Boston's mother
1991 - Visit to Aix en Provence
1993-1994 - Visit to France
1995 - Recollections of Clive Goodwin theatrical agent; Black Dwarf magazine; Adrian Mitchell to write obituary of his adopted daughter (daughter of Clive Goodwin)
1996 - Radio interview regarding Guardian article on anarchism; Ian Mayes request for article on Cezanne and Zola; Canary Wharf bombing; John Falcke; articles for the Guardian; visit to France; reprint of Bussman's Prayer in Dodopad by Milly Peak,
1997 - Starkness at Noon; articles for the Guardian; Simon Gray' marriage to Victoria Rothschild; Mohammed al-Fayed and Tiny Rowland; Neil Hamilton
1998 - Reflections on the past and work at the Guardian; Thames research for book; Zola and Dreyfus affair; visit to France
1999 - Personal matters; Guardian; Clive James; Peter Porter at Guardian Fiction Prize party; Guardian Weekend; CAMRA; Jill Dando murder; poet laureate award to Andrew Motion
nd. Losing wallet in London
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen(part)
FormatTypescript
Manuscript

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