Document Reference NumberST/15/3
TitlePapers relating to Adrian Mole's weekly diary, 'The Secret Diary of a Provincial Man', written for 'The Guardian Weekend'.
DescriptionHolograph drafts.

Includes a small amount of typescript material and cuttings of the published text. Also includes a small bundle of stray, unidentified pages of manuscript text (/22). The first of the weekly diaries, in which Adrian would comment on real events that had occurred during the previous week, was published in December 1999 and ran until November 2001. The file includes drafts for 21 of the published diaries extracts, although 91 were published over the course of two years.

The file also includes a green 'Pukka Pad' spiral notebook with draft diary entries.
DateDec 1999-Sep 2001
Extent22 bundles, 1 sheet
ArrangementA number of the holograph drafts are undated, although it has been possible to place the drafts in order of publication date after consulting 'The Guardian's' online archive (
AccessStatusAvailable for general access
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