This collection contains material relating to 19th and 20th century pantomime and focuses on George M. Slater, an actor known for his portrayals of villains on stage, and H. Buckstone Clair. This collection includes play scripts, magazines, artworks, programmes and correspondence, as well as materials relating to the death of George M. Slater.
Joy Attfield Pantomime Collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Joy Attfield (nee Bright) was the granddaughter of Mr. H. Buckstone, who was related to J. B. Buckstone, an English actor, playwright, and comedian who worked in the 17th century. The collection from Mrs Attfield's family history focuses on various members of her family who had theatrical careers.
This collection has been arranged into the following series
- THM/98/4-Programmes and Tickets
- THM/98/6-Materials Relating to the Illness and death of George M. Slater
Conditions Governing Access
This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.
Access to some of these files may be restricted. These are identified at file level.
Given by Joy Attfield (nee Bright), 1974.
Conditions Governing Use
Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/
This collection was appraised in line with collection management policy.
No further accruals are expected.