'Given to me by Mr Greene'

25 April 2015, 11.00-4.00pm
Balliol College Historic Collections Centre, St Cross Church, St Cross Road, OX1 3UH

Josephine Reid as a young woman in AthensAn exhibition of The Cherry Record Collection of Josephine Reid’s papers and books relating to Graham Greene.

All welcome. For disabled access, please contact the Archivist in advance.

Graham Greene attended Balliol College in the 1920s before embarking on a career as a writer and publisher. Josephine Reid was Greene’s secretary and literary typist 1959–1992. Despite those 33 years working alongside him, she makes only a footnote appearance in his official biography. This public exhibition of her letters, books and papers from Graham Greene, showcased in Balliol’s award winning Historic Collection building, tells the story of how Josephine Reid put the secret into secretary and reveals the working practices of one of the 20th-century’s best-known writers.