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Shaw, Glencairn Alexander Byam, 1904-1986 (actor and stage director)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1904-1986

Glencairn Alexander Byam Shaw (1904-1986), actor and stage director

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

28 February 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10382/82
Scope and Contents The salutation is to 'Dearest D's'. The text incorporates four lines of verse 'for E[dmund] B[lunden], beginning "When telling Dennis Silk and Ian Balding ...". With envelope, ddressed to Dennis Silk, and with a letter from Glen Byam Shaw ['Speasey'] to Sassoon, [London], 8 February 1964, annotated by Sassoon, two folios.
 File

Correspondents B, 1933-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8905/10/B
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Hassall died intestate. His working papers were taken to the Royal Society of Literature by his assistant Gillian Paterson, who arranged and (presumably) listed them. They were bought by CUL from Bloomsbury Book Auctions in 1992. They were housed in paper box files 1 25 and cartons A D, as listed. They have now been re boxed, in 28 boxes and one packet, which has involved some reorganisation of the material and hence some rearrangement and re numbering of the original list.
Dates: 1933-1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

from Glen Byam Shaw, The Old Vic Theatre Centre, Waterloo Road, London, SE 1, 24 Jul 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8905/10/B/176
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Hassall died intestate. His working papers were taken to the Royal Society of Literature by his assistant Gillian Paterson, who arranged and (presumably) listed them. They were bought by CUL from Bloomsbury Book Auctions in 1992. They were housed in paper box files 1 25 and cartons A D, as listed. They have now been re boxed, in 28 boxes and one packet, which has involved some reorganisation of the material and hence some rearrangement and re numbering of the original list.
Dates: 24 Jul 1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

from Glen Byam Shaw, The Old Vic Theatre Centre, Waterloo Road, London, SE 1, 10 Jun 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8905/10/B/177
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Hassall died intestate. His working papers were taken to the Royal Society of Literature by his assistant Gillian Paterson, who arranged and (presumably) listed them. They were bought by CUL from Bloomsbury Book Auctions in 1992. They were housed in paper box files 1 25 and cartons A D, as listed. They have now been re boxed, in 28 boxes and one packet, which has involved some reorganisation of the material and hence some rearrangement and re numbering of the original list.
Dates: 10 Jun 1949
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Journal, 28 Mar. 1931-17 May 1932 (diary runs 28 Mar.-11 June 1931; detached folios possibly circa 17 May 1932)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/32
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1931' and mostly comprises diary entries and notes of social engagements. Diary entries were written in Ascona, Switzerland and in England, and concern Sassoon's writing and his relationship with Stephen Tennant, with mention also of Arnold Bennett, William Walton, Rex Whistler, and Max Meyerfield, among others. The volume also includes: - lists of social engagements and of locations of nights spent away from home: /2r-2v. ...
Dates: 28 Mar. 1931-17 May 1932 (diary runs 28 Mar.-11 June 1931; detached folios possibly circa 17 May 1932)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00032/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
 File

Journal, 9 Dec. 1925-9 June 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/22
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1925-III, 1926-I' and mostly comprises diary entries written while Sassoon was living at 23 Campden Hill Square, London. Diary entries include passages on: /8r. a biography of Thomas Hardy; /10r-11r. the death and funeral of his uncle Hamo Thornycroft; /16r-16v, /117r. Robert Graves; /39v-41v. entries concerning his War experience; /48r-48v. on meeting Sean O'Casey; /51. Virginia Woolf; /77r-109r. on the coal miner's strike; and frequent...
Dates: 9 Dec. 1925-9 June 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00022/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/23
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1926 II' and mostly comprises diary entries. There are notes throughout on the progress of Sassoon's literary work (number of words written). Diary entries include passages on: /13v-14r, /116v-117r. Edith Sitwell and a feud with Noel Coward; /24r-25r. 'Little [Edmund] Blunden' and Glen [Byam Shaw]; /25v-54r. a visit to France, Switzerland and Italy with the Morrells; /55r, /56v-57r, /63v-64r, /70r. Robert Graves and his relationship with Laura...
Dates: 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00023/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
 File

Journal, 13 Dec. 1926-11 Mar. 1927 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/24
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1926-27-I' and mostly comprises diary entries. These include passages on: /27r. showing American publisher Crosby Gaige the manuscript of [Wilfred] Owen's poems; /34r-34v. a visit from Robert Graves; /43v-44r. 'My Landlord' (about Harold Speed); /44v-45v. anecdotes about poets W.B. Yeats and Wordsworth told to him by Edmund Gosse; /54v-67r. visits to Ruth and Henry Head and to Thomas Hardy at Max Gate; /79r. reflections on his influence on Wilfred Owen's...
Dates: 13 Dec. 1926-11 Mar. 1927 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00024/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
 File

Journal, 12 Mar. 1927-28 Sep. 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/25
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1927-II' and mostly comprises diary entries. These include passages on: /48r. meeting Stephen Tennant; /55r-56r, /59v-63r. Robert Graves; /69r-73v. meeting Ellen Terry; /81r-124r. Sassoon's trip to Belgium, France, Austria and Germany with Frankie Schuster, Glen Byam Shaw, John Philbin and Anzie Wylde, with reminiscences about the Great War; and passages relating to the Sitwells, Edmund Blunden, and Edmund Gosse, among others. The journal also...
Dates: 12 Mar. 1927-28 Sep. 1927
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosures have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00025/1. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 29 Sep. 1927-7 Jan. 1928 (with inserted photographs dating 1926-1927)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/26
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1927-III' and mostly comprises diary entries (many concern Glen Byam Shaw and Stephen Tennant). It also includes: - prose passages: /27v-30r. 'A letter to Stephen which he will never read'; /74v-76r. 'An example of the way Stephen is discussed and interpreted by the 'Wilsford Party''; /106r-106v. 'Stephen's 'Nannie''. - a list of number of words written: /2r. - a list of persons 'Copies of Heart's Journey...
Dates: 29 Sep. 1927-7 Jan. 1928 (with inserted photographs dating 1926-1927)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The First World War journals and some post-war journals (MSS Add.9852/1/4-25 and 32) are unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition. Digital copies of these items are provided in the Sassoon Journals section of the Cambridge Digital Library, https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/sassoon/1. The other journals are available for consultation.
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Letter addressed from 23 Campden Hill Square, 12 July 1927 (year in pencil)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/11
Scope and Contents Giving news of Gualterio de la Mare, Miss Fleming-Jones, of the birth of Anzie Wylde's son and of social engagements; with an account of meeting Ellen Terry with Glen Byam Shaw.
Dates: 12 July 1927 (year in pencil)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter addressed from 23 Campden Hill Square, 12 Oct. 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/14
Scope and Contents Back in London, missing Glen [Byam Shaw] but busy writing, Blunden coming to visit, going with the Sitwells for a weekend at Stephen Tennant's country house, Salisbury.
Dates: 12 Oct. 1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter addressed from 23 Campden Hill Square, 1927 ('Sunday'; year in pencil)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/16
Scope and Contents Had just returned from a visit to his mother in Kent, had an amusing weekend at Stephen Tennant's house at Wilsford, 'silliness is fun when it's well done', news from Glen [Byam Shaw] in New York.
Dates: 1927 ('Sunday'; year in pencil)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter addressed from 23 Campden Hill Square, 27 Apr. 1928 (year in pencil, inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/17
Scope and Contents Giving news, had a letter from Glen [Byam Shaw], has had visits from [Edmund] Blunden but mostly spends time alone writing.
Dates: 27 Apr. 1928 (year in pencil, inferred)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter addressed from [Frankie] Schuster's house, Bray, 18 June 1927 (circa; year inferred from context)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/10
Scope and Contents On reading book catalogues, descriptive accounts of his stay and of the other guests, giving news of Glen Byam Shaw, [Edmund] Gosse and other subjects, criticising [John] Drinkwater as 'a (second-rate) fraud'.
Dates: 18 June 1927 (circa; year inferred from context)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter addressed from Ritter's Park Hotel, Bad Homburg, 22 Aug. 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/12
Scope and Contents Descriptive account of his travels in Germany with Frank Schuster and Glen Byam Shaw; tired of Schuster; missing Shaw.
Dates: 22 Aug. 1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

Letters from Glen Byam Shaw, (1904-1986), actor and theatrical director, (London and elsewhere), to Siegfried Sassoon; together with two letters to Glen Byam Shaw, 1925-1967 (some undated)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8889/3/41-138
Scope and Contents Re personal and theatrical news, including acting at Oxford Playhouse 1925-7, New York 1927-8, South Africa 1931, war service, teaching and directing at Old Vic after the war.
Dates: 1925-1967 (some undated)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letters from Glen Byam Shaw (London and on tour) to Siegfried Sassoon re personal and theatre news etc, 1926-1942

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9375/93-126
Scope and Contents 28 Oct 1926, [1927], 23 May, 13, 23 Jun, [Jun/Jul], [Jul], 8 Jul, 27 Oct 1929, 15, 30 May, Jun, [Jul], 6, 19 Jul, 4 Aug 1930, 8, 17 Jan, 5, 23 Feb, Mar 1933, 1 Nov, 5 Dec 1937, 14 Feb, 'Friday', 10 Sep, 16 Oct 1938, 2 Jan, 11 Mar 1939, 29 May, 10 Aug 1942, 3 items undated.
Dates: 1926-1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Letters to Siegfried Sassoon

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8889
Scope and Contents The collection largely comprises letters addressed to Sassoon although there are few other recipients such as Glen Byam Shaw and Georgiana Theresa Thornycroft, Siegfried Sassoon's mother. There are also some postcards; draft and unpublished copies of poems; bills; and other related papers.
Dates: 1900-1967
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Newspaper cutting, 1954 (date inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/6/9/1
Scope and Contents Mentioning the award of a CBE to Glen Byam Shaw and listing honours awarded to Edward Maufe, R.A. (Knight), Jacob Epstein (KBE), John Christie (CH) and A.E. Popham (CB), with headshot images of each. Originally enclosed in MS Add.9852/6/9.
Dates: 1954 (date inferred)
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Fragile, with many loose or detached pages - please handle with care.
 File

Notebook entitled 'Memoirs of a Mug', 1932 (1932 transcript of 1927-1928 originals)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/2/2
Scope and Contents The volume contains diary entries for 30 Sep. 1927 - 21 May 1928, transcribed by Sassoon from his original diaries at MS Add.9852/1/26-27. The entries are heavily abridged and often reworked, with occasional annotations. Entries are arranged in two columns, numbered consecutively. The diary chiefly concerns Sassoon's relationship with Stephen Tennant, with frequent mention of the progress of his literary work, and entries on the deaths of Thomas Hardy (/23r-28r) and Edmund Gosse (/38r-40r).The...
Dates: 1932 (1932 transcript of 1927-1928 originals)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Notebook entitled 'Transcriptions from Diaries...', Apr. 1929-May 1931 (1929-1931 transcript of 1923-1925 originals)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/2/1
Scope and Contents The volume comprises Sassoon's own transcriptions of his diaries for March-November 1925 (folios /2v-23r) and 8 March 1923 - 19 May 1924 (folios /24r-29r); abridged, with occasional annotations. Entries are arranged in two columns, numbered consecutively. The transcripts for 15-19 May 1924 (folio /58r) match those in Sassoon's diary at MS.Add.9852/1/20; there are no other corresponding diaries in the archive. The 1925 diary includes: /2v. passages on Sassoon's travels abroad with Frankie...
Dates: Apr. 1929-May 1931 (1929-1931 transcript of 1923-1925 originals)
Conditions Governing Access: Fragile, handle with care.
 Fonds

Siegfried Sassoon: Letters to Glen Byam Shaw.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454
Scope and Contents This collection contains 373 letters, notes and postcards from Sassoon to Byam Shaw, 1924-1966; some with additional enclosures. Many have inferred dates written in pencil [by Hart-Davis]. It includes a number of items received by Sassoon and perhaps then forwarded on to Shaw, e.g. MS Add.9454/86-90; these are listed chronologically where not clearly associated with a particular letter. Undated letters are numbered from /369-373. All letters are from Sassoon to Shaw unless otherwise stated.
Dates: 1924-1966
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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