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National Library of Wales
Burton, Philip, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSPHILBURT

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Philip Burton MSS

Short Title: Burton, Philip, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1974-1993

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 4 volumes

Name of creator(s): Philip Burton

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Philip Henry Burton (1904-1995), theatre director and writer, was a teacher at the Port Talbot secondary school attended by Richard Burton (then Jenkins) during the early 1940s. Burton became Jenkins's legal guardian and the boy adopted his mentor's surname as his own. Burton nurtured Richard's theatrical talent and helped launch the younger man's acting career. Their relationship is recorded in Burton's Richard and Philip: The Burtons. A Book of Memories (London, 1992).

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1974-1993, of theatre director and writer Philip Henry Burton, comprising typescript drafts of the unpublished works 'They Called Me Gentleman Johnny', 1974, and 'A Great Reckoning', 1975, and a typescript draft, 1986, of his Richard and Philip: The Burtons (London, 1992); together with letters and cards, 1990-1993, from Philip Burton to David Arthur Callard, mainly relating to the publication of Richard and Philip...

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW reference numbers: NLW MSS 23542-23545.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Finding aids: Description based on Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: No accruals expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Bought from David A. Callard of Llanishen in 1996.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Seven photographs included in the purchase are now to be found in NLW Photo Album 1035. An audio cassette of a lecture, 1991, by Philip Burton, entitled 'The Dylan Thomas I Knew', is in the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales.

Publication note: See D. A. Callard, 'The Other Philip Burton', Planet, 122 (1997), 91-97.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Burton, Philip Henry, 1904-1995 | Archives
Burton, Richard, | 1925-1984

Personal names
Burton , Philip Henry , 1904-1995

Corporate names

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