Contents and Arrangement

Lion, Leon M. (1879-1947), 1935-1937

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

Lion, Leon M. (1879-1947); Nancy Price Correspondence, C0642, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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