Literary manuscripts, correspondence, and publications of Will Foster

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) 20 play typescripts; (2) Poems in typescript; (3) The Jolly Friar, a light opera; (4) Correspondence, 96 letters in 5 envelopes together with 68 reviews and other items in 3 envelopes; (5) Manuscripts of plays (23 notebooks), verses (19 notebooks), and religious writings (8 notebooks); (6) 4 of his own publications; (7) A galley proof of 'What Thomas said', by himself and L. Foster; (8) 4 photographs, 2 of his parents and 2 of himself and Archbishop C.G. Lang.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Dunn Foster (1864-1955), better known as 'Will Foster', was a Yorkshire poet and playwright.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of F.G. Foster, Esq., F.R.G.S., F.R.S.A. on 7 October 1957.

Note

In English.

Other Finding Aids

The letters are listed in the Letters database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/letters/letlink.htm#foster

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