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Painter, Gertrude, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GERTER

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Gertrude Painter Manuscripts

Short Title: Painter, Gertrude, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1925-1973 (Accumulated 1925-1986)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Lady Gertrude Maud Carter (née Painter, 1893-1974)


Administrative/Biographical history: Lady Gertrude Maud Carter ('Gertrude Painter') (1893-1974), was a dramatist and novelist. She was the only daughter of Walter Edward Painter and married Sir Archibald Carter (1887-1958) in 1923. Her published works included the novel Tillage of the Poor (London, 1926) and her plays included 'The Snow Storm' and 'The Kite's Feather'.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers, mainly literary, of Gertrude Painter, 1925-1986, including typescripts of the plays `The White Colt' or 'The Snow Storm', `The Kite's Feather' and `The Tramp', [1926]-[1963]; a copy of the novel Tillage of the Poor (1926); an unpublished typescript, `David, King of Aberithon', [1920s]; letters, 1925-1926, 1973; press-cuttings, 1926-1967; programmes, 1946-1967; autobiographical notes, 1972, and additional notes by Nancy Osborne, 1986; an annotated copy of Some Contemporary Anglo-Welsh Writers (Cardiff, 1951).


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: plays; fiction; correspondence; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Copyright of the literary works is now held by NLW, except for the cinematographic and television rights which have been assigned to Mrs P. J. D. Smith, 2 Ferndale Street, Chatswood, New South Wales.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the list is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987, p. 88, at the National Library of Wales. The list is available online.

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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Miss Nancy Osborne, MBE, Gordon, New South Wales, 1986.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Items accumulated by Nancy Osborne postdate Gertrude Painter's death.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987; Burke's Peerage (100th edition, 1953).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Carter, Gertrude Maude | Lady | 1893-1974 | Archives
English fiction | Welsh authors | 20th century
Theatre | Wales | 20th century

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Painter , Gertrude , 1893-1974

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