Kathleen J. Smith (1929-2005) papers,

Scope and Content

Papers, 1929-[1987], of Kathleen Joan Smith, author, actress, playwright and former assistant governor of Holloway. In 1960 she moved to a smallholding in Clynnog Fawr from London. The papers include a typescript of her novel Twelve months, Mrs Brown: A novel of prison life [pubished in 1964] and a playscript, 1975; manuscripts of a number of plays scripted by her including 'Six days of justice', 1973, for Thames Television and 'The Brontë story', 1986; and scripts written for the series 'Within these walls' in the 1970s. Also included are programmes and posters of plays written by her and in which she appeared as an actress, together with her birth certificate, 1929, and election address as a Conservative candidate for the Caernarfon constituency in the 1970 General Election.

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Acquisition Information

Donation; S. Pari-Jones; Clynnog Fawr; February 2007; 004537174.


Preferred citation: NLW ex 2462.

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Related Material

128 black and white photographs relating to Kathleen Smith's theatrical career are in NLW Visual Images.

Additional Information


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