Letters from the playwright, Stanley Houghton, who died at the age of 32 in 1913. The letters include discussions of both his own and ANM's work: in ANM/1/5/30/2 he enthusiastically praises a production of Mary Broome he has attended, and analyses the play's characters; in the postscript of this letter he announces that he has been working on a play called Hindle Wakes and comments on the thematic similarity of his play and Mary Broome; later letters chart his progress with the play; in ANM/1/5/30/9 he announces that he has begun a novel [called Life, of which there are 6 chapters extant]. Other topics covered include: articles written for the Guardian; an inaccurate article about himself and ANM in the Daily Mail; the Manchester playwrights; dramatic life in London and Manchester; a party attended in France where he met Monet's daughter and grandson; a glimpse he caught of Monet in his garden at Giverny. In ANM/1/5/30/9 he announces that he has started work on a novel [called Life, of which there are 6 chapters extant]. ANM/1/5/30/10 and 11 were written whilst in hospital in Venice [where he was recovering from an appendix operation; related complications led to his death in Dec 1913].
ANM/1/5/30/2 and 3 are typescript.