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Tiddlywinks Bibliography

© 1980-2012 Rick Tucker & Fred Shapiro.  All Rights Reserved.  Legal

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, websites, etc.  In other words, if the game of tiddlywinks was mentioned either briefly or in detail, it should be in the Tiddlywinks Bibliography.

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Letters, Telegrams, and Speeches


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

4 Jan 1955 Marchant Games to Bill Steen
27 Feb 1955 Bill Steen to Peter Shepherd & Co.
1 Mar 1955 Peter Shepherd & Co. to Bill 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 Important
23 Oct 1957 James Orr (Prince Philip's Private Secretary) to Peter Downes Important
29 Oct 1957 Peter Downes to James Orr
__ Nov 1957 James Orr to Peter Downes
13 Nov 1957 Roy Harry (of the National Playing Fields Association) to Peter Downes
__ Nov 1957 Spike Milligan (of the Goons) to Peter Downes Important
20 Nov 1957 David Arundale to Spike Milligan
__ Nov 1957 Tim Durbridge (of the Oxford University Tiddlywinks Society) to Peter Downes
__ ___ 1958 E. J. Goodman to Peter Downes
<21 Feb 1958 Prince Philip to John Snagge Important
4 Mar 1958 Michael Ramsay (Archbishop of York) to Peter Downes
__ ___ 1958 L. C. M. Howells & Steen to ~100 people inviting them to World Congress
__ ___ 1962 Gargoyle University Tiddlywinks Society (GUTS) to ~1000 colleges inviting them to join the National University Tiddlywinks Society (NUTS) (see Fleas)
Fall 1962 Gargoyle University Tiddlywinks Society to President Kennedy's touch football team (see Fleas)
Fall 1962 Response to Gargoyle University Tiddlywinks Society from JFK squad (see Fleas)
1969? 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  
1978+ Correspondence between Fred Shapiro and Oxford English Dictionary Supplement editors. Important
21 Nov 1978 Steve Carnovsky to Fred Shapiro & Rick Tucker. (See Newswink 9 page 5, Newswink 10 page 9, Winking World 35 page 3) Original (NATwA)
4 Mar 1979 Anthony Lloyd to Fred Shapiro & Rick Tucker re Edgar Ambrose Willis. (See Newswink 12 page 4) Photocopy (NATwA)
4 Feb 1983 J. A. Simpson (Oxford University Press) to Fred Shapiro. (See Newswink 16 page 10) Photocopy (NATwA)


1992+ Internet newsgroup Digital copy of most applicable entries (NATwA)
17 May 1999 Tiddlywinks email list, originally, later Digital copy (NATwA)


See Consterdine's On the Mat.

1 Mar 1958 Spike Milligan to Prince Philip re Goons match


See Consterdine's On the Mat.

__ ___ 1956 Aneurin Bevan
__ ___ 1956 Harold MacMillan is the official web site of the North American Tiddlywinks Association.
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