Papers of Robb Wilton

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Scripts, (1951-1954, mainly undated); biographical documents, 1956-1957; photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robb Wilton, 1881-1957 was a music-hall artist who later became well known as a radio and variety character comedian, especially during the Second World War, with humourous sketches featuring Mr. Muddlecombe.

Reference: Busby, R., British Music Hall. An illustrated Who's Who (London. 1976).


The collection is arranged in the three series described above.

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased by Warwick University Library on behalf of the Theatre Studies Department and was accessioned in the Centre in 1977.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A file level catalogue is also available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

An authority record exists for Robb Wilton (GB 152 AAR2262).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

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