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Bottomley, Gordon: letter, 1939

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL196
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Bottomley, Gordon: letter, 1939
Date(s): 1939
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Bottomley | Gordon | 1874-1948 | poet and dramatist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Gordon Bottomley was born in Yorkshire in 1874, and educated at Keighley Grammar School before becoming a bank clerk. Illness in his late teens forced him to give up work; subsequently spending long periods as an invalid, he took up writing. He was prolific and his theatrical works, including Gruach (1921), were often poetic and experimental.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Gordon Bottomley of The Sheiling, Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancashire to Mr Allan Bright, 26 Aug 1939. Covering letter accompanying a copy of Bottomley's Lyric Plays. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or 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:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found inserted in a copy of Bottomley's Lyric Plays - classmark: (XX) Bc [Bottomley].

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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