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Malliol, William
William Malliol Papers
Manuscripts Division
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33 boxes and 14.75 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-33


William Malliol (the pseudonym of William T. McInenly) was a native of London, England. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1950 and served in Korea, where he became a sergeant and received three Purple Hearts. He joined the French Foreign Legion in 1954 and served in the Algerian War. He was also in the Royal Air Force from 1956 to 1958. His papers consist of diaries, notes, literary manuscripts, photographs, and art work.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of diaries, notes, literary manuscripts, photographs, and art work of Malliol. Included are holograph and typed manuscripts for Malliol's two published novels, A Sense of Dark (New York: Atheneum, 1968) and Slave (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1986), and for several works in progress; over 30 diaries spanning the years from 1965 to 1986; photographs, including one of Robert Frost with Malliol's friends; memorabilia; correspondence, including letters from the MacDowell Colony, a writer's retreat in New Hampshire; and various sketches and sketchbooks.

Collection Creator Biography:

Malliol, William

William Malliol (the pseudonym of William T. McInenly) was a native of London, England. He immigrated to the United States in the 1950's and served in the Korean War with the U.S. Marine Corps where he became a sergeant and earned three Purple Hearts. Malliol taught English at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut, from 1959 to 1961; he also worked as an advertising copywriter, salesman, and ship's captain before turning his attention solely to writing. He published two novels, A Sense of Dark (1968) and Slave (1986).

Collection History


Papers are a gift of the author. Correspondence between Malliol and McAllister is a gift of Shawn McAllister. 25 Letters from McInenly to Andrews are a gift of David Andrews. 2 Letters from Malliol to Robert Crichton are a gift of Jennifer Crichton.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

William Malliol Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-33