Miscellaneous personal papers of Gordon Bottomley

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  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88957/7
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001442.0x00024c
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 folder

Scope and Content


  • a lock of hair
  • Christmas cards sent by Gordon and Emily Bottomley, and a Christmas card list
  • notification of Gordon and Emily's wedding
  • a clover leaf from Alfred Bottomley's grave
  • a theatre programme annotated by Gordon Bottomley
  • a typewritten copy of the speech made by Bottomley at his DLitt award ceremony at the University of Leeds
  • notices of Bottomley's medical examination for, and a note of his exemption from, National Service
  • Bottomley's summons for jury service
  • ration coupons
  • diet lists for gastric ulcers and hyperacidity, in Bottomley's hand
  • an invitation to Emily Bottomley to the presentaion of a prize from the Femina Vie Heureuse and Northcliffe Prizes Committee to Gordon Bottomley
  • an order of service for an unidentified wedding
  • lists in Gordon Bottomley's hand
  • Bottomley's tax assessment for 1946-1947
  • statements and receipts from a bank, a dentists, booksellers, the Saltire Society, and The League of British Dramatists
  • miscellaneous manuscript notes, including historical and topographical research notes, and some verse, mostly in Bottomley's hand
  • biographical notes on, and a bibliography of the works of, John Gray, in Bottomley's hand
  • typewritten notes on a proposed series of 'small volumes on great subjects', Charles Conder, and the Laurence Binyon Memorial Fund
  • an envelope addressed to Mathew Bell of Kirkby Lonsdale, Oct 1851
  • stamps from Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Norway, Sweden, South Africa, India, the United States, Canada, and Jamaica
  • two cuttings announcing the deaths of Lady Mary Davis and Maj. Gilbert Arthur Lancelyn Green.

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