RepositoryOxford Brookes University
Extent183 leaves
TitleTypescript of Edward Thompson
Datelate 20th century
Description'First meetings and after, or the pleasures of publishing' an autobiography by Edward Thompson (1917-2001), publisher and editor.
Photocopy of an edited typescript.
AccessConditionsThe collection may be viewed in the special collections reading room only.
CopyrightThe typescript is unpublished.
CreatorNameEdward Thompson
AdminHistoryEdward Thompson was born in Surrey in 1917. Following a short period as an actor, a job he had to quit due to ill health, Thompson began his career in publishing in 1945 at Heinemann, the publishing house. A year later he became the assistant to the Director of Heinemann Educational Books and was responsible for creating Heinemann's drama list. He retired from Heinemann in 1982, but his interest in the arts continued, and he had many friends in the film and theatre industries. He died in 2001.
CustodialHistoryThe autobiography was given to Professor Richardson by Edward Thompson, who was a colleague at Heinemann.
ArchNoteCatalogued by Eleanor Possart, 2008.
Related MaterialThe papers of Edward Thompson are held by Reading University Library.
PublnNoteFor more information on Edward Thompson, see 'In pursuit of publishing', by Alan Hill, published by Murray, London, 1988.
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