GB 0210 GERTER
Gertrude Painter Manuscripts,
- 1925-1973 (Accumulated 1925-1986) / (Creation)
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Name of creator
Lady Gertrude Maud Carter ('Gertrude Painter') (1893-1974), was a dramatist and novelist. She was the only daughter of Walter Edward Painter and married Sir Archibald Carter (1887-1958) in 1923. Her published works included the novel Tillage of the Poor (London, 1926) and her plays included 'The Snow Storm' and 'The Kite's Feather'.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Miss Nancy Osborne, MBE, Gordon, New South Wales, 1986.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers, mainly literary, of Gertrude Painter, 1925-1986, including typescripts of the plays 'The White Colt' or 'The Snow Storm', 'The Kite's Feather' and 'The Tramp', -; a copy of the novel Tillage of the Poor (1926); an unpublished typescript, 'David, King of Aberithon', [1920s]; letters, 1925-1926, 1973; press-cuttings, 1926-1967; programmes, 1946-1967; autobiographical notes, 1972, and additional notes by Nancy Osborne, 1986; an annotated copy of Some Contemporary Anglo-Welsh Writers (Cardiff, 1951).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: plays; fiction; correspondence; and miscellaneous.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright of the literary works is now held by NLW, except for the cinematographic and television rights which have been assigned to Mrs P. J. D. Smith, 2 Ferndale Street, Chatswood, New South Wales.
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the list is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987, p. 88, at the National Library of Wales. The list is available online.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds. Items accumulated by Nancy Osborne postdate Gertrude Painter's death.
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Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987; Burke's Peerage (100th edition, 1953).