Papers of Edward Thompson

Edward Thompson (1917–2001) was drama editor for Heinemann Educational Books 1950-1980.

The collection includes correspondence with various authors including Robert Bolt, John Gielgud and James Reeves and with U.S. distributors Theatre Arts Books, notes for an unpublished edition of Kate Terry Gielgud's A Victorian Playgoer and a copy of Thompson's autobiography.

More information

  • A handlist is available at the Special Collections Service or download a pdf here (148 KB)
  • A full description is available on our online database
  • Manuscript number MS 4056
literature, publishing history, theatre & film correspondence, business records thompson edward

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