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Collection Overview

Creator:
Price, Nancy, 1880-1970
Title:
Nancy Price Correspondence
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/jd472w503
Dates:
1860-1966 (mostly 1900-1955)
Size:
6 boxes and 2.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-6
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of about 1500 letters to Price relating to her career as an actress and as founder and manager of the People's National Theatre (London).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of about 1500 letters to Price relating to her career as an actress and as founder and manager of the People's National Theatre (London). Represented in the collection are nobility, royalty, and people in theater, film, the world of letters, music, art, the professions, government, and the armed services. Correspondents include Clement R. Attlee, Sir Frank Benson, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Lord Dunsany, Sir Edward Elgar, W. E. Gladstone, H. B. Irving, Queen Mary, Eden Phillpotts, Sir Arthur W. Pinero, Bernard Shaw, members of the Terry family, and W. B. Yeats. In addition, there are some photographs, poems by Lord Dunsany and Eden Phillpotts, and several letters to persons other than Price including four by Jenny Lind, the grandmother of Charles Maude, Price's husband, to her friend Catherine Winkworth, an advocate of higher education for women, discussing concert schedules and English tastes in music.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.

Collection Creator Biography:

Price, Nancy, 1880-1970

Nancy Price was an English stage and film actress and author. Additionally, Price founded and managed the People's National Theatre (London).

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from David Polmes in 1988.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Nancy Price Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/jd472w503
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-6

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Related Materials

West Sussex Record Office (England) holds a substantial collection of archives and ephemera relating to Nancy Price, her work and her various interests, including a full set of the People's National Theatre Magazine (later Pedlar's Pack: West Sussex Record Office, County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RN, England.

Subject Terms:
Actors -- England -- Correspondence.
Actresses -- England -- Correspondence.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Cabinet officers -- Great Britain -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Clergy -- England -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Critics -- England -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Dramatists, English -- Correspondence.
Lawyers -- England -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Musicians -- England -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Nobility -- Great Britain -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Painters -- England -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Physicians -- England -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Poets, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Politicians -- Great Britain -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Queens -- Great Britain -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Sculptors -- England -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Singers -- Sweden -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
Soldiers -- England -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Theater -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Theater critics -- England -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Theater management -- England -- London -- 20th century.
Theatrical managers -- England -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Theatrical producers and directors -- England -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Names:
People's National Theatre
Waller, Lewis, 1860-1915
Places:
Great Britain -- Queens -- 20th century -- Correspondence.