Papers of Dr Eric Jones-Evans

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence, 1928 and 1965-76; typescripts of Death on the line: a ghost story in one act and Lucky venture.

Administrative / Biographical History

Eric Jones-Evans, medical practitioner and actor: he maintained a medical practice in Fawley, near Southampton, and closed his surgery on matine days to perform at the Grand Theatre in Southampton. In 1928 he formed his own company which he maintained until the outbreak of World War II. For this company he wrote and appeared in a number of his own melodramas, chiefly adapted from the novels of Dickens and George Eliot.

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