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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.
Creator NameEdward Thompson
Administrative HistoryEdward 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.
Custodial HistoryThe autobiography was given to Professor Richardson by Edward Thompson, who was a colleague at Heinemann.
Related MaterialThe papers of Edward Thompson are held by Reading University Library.
PublicationsFor more information on Edward Thompson, see 'In pursuit of publishing', by Alan Hill, published by Murray, London, 1988.
Access ConditionsThe collection may be viewed in the special collections reading room only.
Archivist NoteCatalogued by Eleanor Possart, 2008.
Access statusOpen
DS/UK/34Thompson; Edward (1917-2001); publisher and editor1917-2001
DS/UK/35Heinemann; 1890-; publishing house, UK1890-
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