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Malliol, William and White, Margaret, died 1995
Margaret White Correspondence with William Malliol
Manuscripts Division
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Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes B-001218 to B-001219


Consists of correspondence between Margaret White and American author William Malliol (William T. McInenly).

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists primarily of incoming letters, both personal and professional in nature, from American author William Malliol (William T. McInenly) to close friend Margaret White, though some letters from White are also included.

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).

White, Margaret, died 1995

Margaret White worked at educational publisher Prentice Hall in New Jersey in the early 1960's, which is where she likely befriended Malliol. They remained close friends for a number of years. Malliol lived with White for a time in the 1980's while finishing his novel Slave; she typed the manuscript for him.

Collection History


Gift of Lise MacDonald, the daughter of Margaret White, in 2018 . AM 2019-6.


No materials were removed from the collection during 2018 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in August 2018 with assistance from Julia English '19. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in September 2018. Folder inventory provided by Julia English '19.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Margaret White Correspondence with William Malliol; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes B-001218 to B-001219