Collection of material relating to Gordon Bottomley, 1874-1948, playwright

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Gordon Bottomley and David Glen MacKemmie, 1922-1982. Includes:

  • Letters written to and by Gordon Bottomley mainly relating to his work as a dramatist and poet, many of the letters appear to be to David Glen MacKemmie
  • Notes by Gordon Bottomley, press cuttings, papers relating to the Scottish National Players , photocopies of material relating to Gordon Bottomley.
  • The Durham University Journal, Vol. VIII (1946), nos. 1 and 2, containing'Crookback's Crown', a drama by Gordon Bottomley

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Gordon Bottomley (1874-1948) was an English poet and dramatist. His favoured genre was verse drama. His themes were taken from Celtic and northern legend. He was president of the Scottish Community Drama Association and vice president of the British Drama League.

David Glen MacKemmie was secretary of the St Andrew Society and a founder of the Scottish National Players. He was secretary of the Scottish National Theatre Society, 1922-1928, and founder, chairman (1930) and later vice president of the Scottish Community Drama Association.

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jo Peattie, Scottish Archive Network Project

Conversion from MS Access database, formatting and controlled access terms added by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, November 2002

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