MC:P43 Papers of Peter Arvid John Truelove (1918–2001)
Peter Arvid John Truelove (1918–2001) was an Exhibitioner at Magdalen College in 1937–1940, when he read Chemistry with Leslie Sutton as his tutor. His College rooms were on Kitchen Staircase, and his first scout was (?Charlie) Alder, who had been the Prince of Wales’s scout and said that he looked like ‘an orchid’. Then he had Tom Charlett, and then he went into Longwall, where Mrs Shillingford was his landlady. College food was excellent, Butler, the chef, had trained at the Ritz. The Boat Club men were fattened on beer and bananas.
These papers include several items relating to Truelove’s sporting activities in rowing, shooting and rugger, but the most important items are the programmes and photographs relating to his membership of the Magdalen College Dramatic Society in 1937–1939.
Most of these papers were given to the archives in July 1995 as Accession No. 95/162, but MC:P43/C1/1–2 were deposited in February 2000 as Accession No. 00/25 and MC:P43/P1/3–5 & 7–8 in the same month as Accession No. 00/38.
Recatalogued in March 2000.
This collection has been divided into the following series:
MC:P43/MS1 Play Script
MC:P43/P1 Photographs of College Drama
MC:P43/C1 Correspondence on College Drama
MC:P43/X2 Miscellaneous Ephemera