Using this Index
Arrangement of entries Entries are arranged in letter-by-letter alphabetical order, i.e. spaces between words are ignored. Thus the entry 'Redgrave, Michael' precedes 'Red Shoes, The'. Abbreviations are indexed as written (i,e. 'Mr' follows all `Mo-' entries and precedes all 'Mu-' entries) with two exceptions: `St' is indexed as if spelt out as 'Saint', and 'Mac' and its variations are all treated as if spelt 'Mac'.
Use of italics Entries in italics are titles — either of 'front' articles in The Spectator or of books, magazines and newspapers or of plays, films, operas, ballets, exhibitions etc. reviewed or mentioned at length.
Page references are in the form: (Day) (Month) (Page), i.e. date of issue followed by page number. Thus '4 Jun 5' means '4 June issue, page 5'. Where a subject occurs more than once in an issue, the reference may appear thus: '7 May 9(A), 29(R)'.
The nature of contributions is indicated by the letter or letters which follow the page reference. Thus '26 Mar 34(R)' refers the reader to a book review appearing in the 26 March issue on page 34. Where successive references in a list are to the same type of contribution the distinguishing letter may be inserted after the last of them only. Thus the entries '20 Feb 31, 27 Mar 27, 3 Apr 24(L)' all refer to letters. A list of the distin- guishing letters used is printed at the head of the next page.
All leading and 'front' articles are indexed by title, as are all books (under author and title), plays, films operas, etc which are either specifically reviewed or mentioned at length.
In addition, contributions are indexed under the subjects they deal with, usually with a brief indication of their main contents.
In order to save space and to group together references on similar subjects, a number of general headings such as 'Children', 'Education', 'Financial' and 'Press' are used, as well as the names of countries and organisations. References which there is no room to index separately can often be traced from entries under these general headings.
No. Date No. Date 8634 1 January 8647 2 April 8635 8 . 8648 9 .
. 8636 15 . 8649 16 " 8637 22 " 8650 23 " 8638 29 . 8651 30 " 8639 5 February 8652 7 May 8640 12 " 8653 14 " 8641 19 " 8654 21 " 8642 26 . 8655 28 " 8643 5 March 8656 4 June 8644 12 " 8657 11 " 8645 19 " 8658 18 " 8646 26 " 8659 25