Plowright Press

Please see listed archives below for Plowright Press.

Title Details Location Reference
Alice Mullen's notebook Contains Alice Mullen's handwritten life story from 1879 - 1977, written for her daughter Bertha; one volume Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/1/1
Alice Mullen's notebook on the making of her garden One volume - 1935 - 1937 Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/1/2 File
Alice Mullen's Notebooks One notebook contains Alice Mullen's handwritten life story, from 1879 - 1977. The other is a diary about the making of he garden, 1935 - 1937 Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/1 - series
Archives relating to the writing, editing, publication and responses to Flo Hickson's book Flo: child migrant from Liverpool [Plowright Press 'Ordinary' Lives Series No 3. UK 1998] 22 groups of papers (including photos) as listed by Ruth's Archive and detailed on records of the the holding public archive library. Donated holdings = 17cm. Copyright details: Writers, Artists and their Copyright Holders State Library of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis Street, Perth, WA 6000

slwa.wa.gov.au
ACC 8234A - Full list of documents available from State Library of Western Australia
Bertha Mullen's memoirs 3 files Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/2 - series
Bertha Mullen's memoirs C1997 Typed version of Bertha's memoirs, including her childhood in Tooting and Streatham, working as a missionary in the Congo and working as a probation officer after the Second World War. Includes a letter about editing the manuscript
1 Folder
Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/2/1 - File
Bill Cross, author of Bill of Bulwell [Plowright Press 'Ordinary' Lives Series No 1. 1995 & 1998] Manuscript of Bill of Bulwell, and a memoir about Bill's retirement; correspondence and newscuttings. Copyright details: Writers, Artists and their Copyright Holders Nottinghamshire Archives, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham NG2 1AG
www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/archives
ACC 8374
Copy of Bertha Mullen's notebooks c1997 Copy of part of the first notebook and all of the second notebook containing Bertha's personal memoir Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/2/2 - File
Correspondence between Anne Bott and Bertha Mullen c1996 Relating to the editing of "Alice from Tooting" and supplementary questions about the manuscript
1 Folder
Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/3/4 - File
Correspondence between Irene Yates and Ruth I Johns c1996 Relating to Alice Mullen's life story. Also includes letters from Bertha Mullen to Ruth I Johns
1 Folder
Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/3/6 - File
Correspondence between Ruth I Johns and Bertha Mullen c1997-2002 Relating to Alice Mullen's book. Also includes personal letters and Christmas cards.
1 Folder
Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/3/1 - File
Correspondence between Ruth I Johns and Hillary Mead c2003 Hillary Mead was a friend and attorney of Bertha Mullen. The correspondence relates to Bertha dying
1 Folder
Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/3/2 - File
Correspondence between Ruth I Johns and Hillary Mead, poems by Bertha Mullen c2003 Relating to Bertha Mullen's death and her poems
1 Folder
Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/3/7 - File
Correspondence between Ruth I Johns and Kate Mander c2011 Copy email to Kate Mander, agent for Alys Fowler (horticuluralist and journalist) relating to Alice Mullen's notebook on creating her garden
1 copy email
Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/3/8 - file
Correspondence from Irene Yates to Anne Bott c1996 Relating to the planned book of "Alice from Tooting". Also includes copies of letters from Bertha Mullen
1 Folder
Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/3/5 - File
Correspondence relating to the editing and publication of "Alice from Tooting" c1996-1997 Includes correspondence between Ruth I Johns and Anne Bott relating to editing the manuscript and correspondence with Bertha Mullen relating to her mother's manuscript
1 Folder
Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/3/3 - File
Correspondence relating to the editing and publication of Alice Mullen's notebooks c1996-2011 Correspndence ralting tothe editing and publication of Alice Mullen's notebooks Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/3 - File
Ordinary Lives; Flo: Child Migrant from Liverpool Photographs x 14 circa 1914 - 1997

Ephemera (envelope with notes)
State Library of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis Street, Perth, WA 6000 BA/PA/11/0156; Accession No. 8234A
Possible material for publication c1997-2007 Two chapters from Bertha Mullen's memoir about missionary work in the Belgian Congo in the 1930's and work as a probation officer after the Second World War. Copies of newspaper articles Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure. D210/2/3 - File
Reading/Community books; Transcripts of interviews by Ruth I Johns Transcripts of interviews in relation to St Ann's Nottingham: Inner City Voices (Plowright Press 2002/2006) - restricted access until 2002; 4 box files dates 1967 - 2008 Nottinghamshire Archives, County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1AG Accession Number 8618 - restricted until 2002
Source material for Alice from Tooting [Plowright Press 'Ordinary' Lives Series No 2.1997] Alice Mullen Collection: 879 - 2011
Alice Mullen (1879-1977) hand wrote her life story in an 'Army Book' notebook which her daughter Bertha discovered after her mother's death. Alice Mullen also left a handwritten gardening notebook. Copyright details: Writers, Artists and their Copyright Holders
Both notebooks donated to Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB. Returnable only if threatened e.g. by Library closure.
www.calmview.eu/wandsworth/calmview
D210 - Fonds
The Job Makers by Ruth I Johns (1984) Gift to the Quaker library of "The Job Makers" by Ruth I Johns Sharespace: A study of a working community of small firms (Oct 2013)
Also a copy of "The Friend" d/d 30 Aug 2013 with article "Fertile Soil"
Friends House Library
173 Euston Road
London NW1 2BJ

Data from 2014 is entered by Christine Davies