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Rutter, Minnie Violet, 1897-1987 (artist and dramatist)



  • Existence: 1897 - 1987


Violet Rutter (1897-1987), artist and dramatist. [From bookseller's catalogue: Minnie Violet Rutter, trained as an artist but spent much time working in the theatre for which she wrote one-act plays, some of which were published. Worked for many years as a designer for the Royal College of Arms & for the Whitbread brewery for whom she designed heraldic inn signs. During the war worked for the war office on designs for the Mulberry artificial harbour.]

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Papers of Violet Rutter

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9982
Scope and Contents

Manuscript of essay on 'Marlowe as a Dramatic Artist', typescripts of 13 one-act plays; typescripts of several hundred poems; typescripts of 16 stories and essays; personal material; and photographs relating to Rutter's work as a designer of inn signs for the Whitbread brewery.

Dates: 1900-1983 (approx)
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