Literary department records

Scope and Content

This sub-fonds contains papers mainly emitting from the central task of the literary department to read and comment upon scripts submitted to the Royal Court.


This sub-fonds has been divided into 13 series:

  • THM/273/5/1 Readers' reports
  • THM/273/5/2 Script receipts and script books
  • THM/273/5/3 Literary and script meeting papers
  • THM/273/5/4 Play commissions and contract files
  • THM/273/5/5 Correspondence of Rob Ritchie, literary manager (later associate director)
  • THM/273/5/6 Correspondence of Michael Hastings, literary manager
  • THM/273/5/7 Correspondence of Philip Palmer, literary manager
  • THM/273/5/8 Correspondence of Simon Usher, literary manager
  • THM/273/5/9 Correspondence of Mel Kenyon, literary manager
  • THM/273/5/10 Correspondence and day book of Robin Hooper, literary manager
  • THM/273/5/11 Correspondence relating to readers' reports
  • THM/273/5/12 Literary department general correspondence files
  • THM/273/5/13 Literary awards