Tiddlywinks Bibliography

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The Tiddlywinks Bibliography is a compendium of all substantive and obscure citations to the game of tiddlywinks in all available resources:  newspapers, magazines, books, government records, images, audio, video, web sites, etc.  In other words, if the game of tiddlywinks was mentioned either briefly or in detail, it should be in the Tiddlywinks Bibliography.

Intro Newspapers School Magazines Books Letters etc. Video/Audio Visual Art Tiddlywinks Publications Equipment Patents Trademarks Copyrights Misc. Museums & Collections

11. Letters, Telegrams, and Speeches

11.1 Letters

This is a selection of notable correspondence. Some may have been directed to CUTwC instead of Downes. See Consterdine's On the Mat and Winks Rampant.

4 Jan 1955

Marchant Games to Bill Steen

27 Feb 1955

Steen to Peter Shepherd & Co.

1 Mar 1955

Peter Shepherd & Co. to Steen

__ Apr 1955

R. C. Martin to (London) Daily Mirror

__ Apr 1955

Noel Whitcomb (of the Mirror) to R. C. Martin

20 Oct 1957

Peter Downes to Prince Philip


23 Oct 1957

James Orr (Prince Philip's Private Secretary) to Downes


29 Oct 1957

Downes to Orr

__ Nov 1957

Orr to Downes

13 Nov 1957

Roy Harry (of the National Playing Fields Association) to Downes

__ Nov 1957

Spike Milligan (of the Goons) to Downes


20 Nov 1957

David Arundale to Milligan

__ Nov 1957

Tim Durbridge (of OUTS) to Downes

__ ___ 1958

E. J. Goodman to Peter Downes

<21 Feb 1958

Prince Philip to John Snagge


4 Mar 1958

Michael Ramsay (Archbishop of York) to Downes

__ ___ 1958

L. C. M. Howells & Steen to ~100 people inviting them to World Congress

__ ___ 1962

GUTS to ~1000 colleges inviting them to join NUTS (see Fleas)

Fall 1962

GUTS to President Kennedy's touch football team (see Fleas)

Fall 1962

Response to GUTS from JFK squad (see Fleas)


Mitch Wand to 50 or 200 colleges inviting them to join NATwA

early 1972

Correspondence between Bill Renke and Alan Dean

6 Sep 1974

Michael Crick to Severin Drix



Correspondence between Fred Shapiro and Oxford English Dictionary Supplement editors.


21 Nov 1978

Steve Carnovsky to Shapiro & Tucker. (See NW9 page 5, NW10 page 9, WW35 page 3)


4 Mar 1979

Anthony Lloyd to Shapiro & Tucker re Edgar Ambrose Willis. (See NW12 page 4)


4 Feb 1983

J. A. Simpson (Oxford University Press) to Shapiro. (See NW16 page 10)


11.2 Discussions


Internet newsgroup alt.games.tiddlywinks


11.3 Telegrams

See Consterdine's On the Mat.

1 Mar 1958

Spike Milligan to Prince Philip re Goons match

11.4 Speeches

See Consterdine's On the Mat.

__ ___ 1956

Aneurin Bevan

__ ___ 1956

Harold MacMillan