||British journalist and administrator Sir Gerald Reid Barry was born November 20, 1898, in Surbiton, County Surrey. Following
World War I, Barry became a journalist, writing lead articles for the Daily Express until 1921, when he began working for the Saturday Review. By 1925, Barry had become the editor of the Saturday Review, contributing a popular column which focused on his interests in politics, literature, and the arts. The Sir Gerald Barry
correspondence spans the dates 1925-1968 and consists of one linear foot of material, chiefly letters; but also including
a few lists, pamphlets, speeches, reviews, one galley proof, and a photograph. The letters are written by a wide variety of
Sir Gerald Barry's friends and professional contacts. Since the letters span most of Sir Barry's career, they reflect not
only his work at the Saturday Review and editorship of the Week-End Review, but also his chairmanship of International Literary Management, his direction of Granada Television's plans for educational
broadcasting, and his administration of the Festival of Britain.