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Morley, Malcolm

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS Morley
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Morley, Malcolm
Date(s): 1833-1986
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 14 boxes
Name of creator(s): Morley | Malcolm | 1890-1966 | actor
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Morley was born in 1890 and educated at Harvard University. Initially he began his career in journalism but soon drifted into acting, where he spent numerous years acting in the United States. He first appeared on the London stage in 1921. During the years 1947-50 Morley lived in Canada where he established the only professional resident playhouse in the country, at Ottawa. He returned to England after this period and continued to act, write, produce and direct in the theatre. He died in 1966.


Scope and content/abstract:

Theatrical columns of "The Referee", 1903-1909, and "The Curtain", 1922-1933; notebooks with lists of plays Morley acted in, c1904-1964; notebooks on plays seen, 1955-1966; articles by Morley, c1925-1965; London play diaries, 1932-1964; "Historical and Descriptive Accounts of Theatres of London" by Edward Wedlake Brayley, 1833; correspondence regarding publication of a manuscript by Morley, 1984-1986; scrapbook of productions in Canada, 1947-1950; minutes of Everyman Theatre Guild Limited, 1929-1931; autobiographical drafts and correspondence, 1913-1972; typescript plays by Alexander Ostrovsky, Nella Nagra, Etienne Rey, Alfred Savoir, August Strindberg, Franz Werfel, Herman Voaden, Astrid Arygll, Alice Gerstenberg, Sacha Guitry, Bjornson, Karen Bramson, Henri Gheon (undated).

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Open for research. Access to some files may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

A box list has been compiled. This is available in the Special Collections reading room in Senate House Library and also on-line with the collection-level description on the ULRLS web-site,

Archival Information

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Allied Materials

Related material:

The Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library holds albums, 1935-1940.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
2000-04-10 Joseph Gelfer; 2008-02-11

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