Collection MS 407 - George Bernard Shaw letters to Johnston Forbes-Robertson

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MS 407

Title

George Bernard Shaw letters to Johnston Forbes-Robertson

Date(s)

  • 1905 -1918 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 folder (12 complete letters plus third and final page of another)

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Name of creator

(1854 -1950)

Biographical history

George Bernard Shaw was a Dublin born, Nobel prize winning playwright and critic. His plays include 'Major Barbara', 'The Doctor's Dilemma', 'Caesar and Cleopatra', 'Pygmalion', and 'Saint Joan'. He was also a prolific letter writer.

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Scope and content

Letters to Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English Actor and Theatre Manager, also includes a brief essay by Dr James Stewart on the provenance of the letters

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Not expected

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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Description identifier

MS 407

Rules and/or conventions used

Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Status

Catalogued

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  • English

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