PHILLIPPS, THOMAS, SIR. Munby, A. N. L. Sir Thomas Phillipps: A Biographical Portrait [radio script], 1952
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A. N. L. Munby: Sir Thomas Phillipps: A Biographical Portrait [Radio Script], 1952


Main Entry
Munby, A. N. L. (Alan Noel Latimer), 1913-1974.

Sir Thomas Phillipps: a biographical portrait / written and narrated by A. N. L. Munby [radio script], 1952.

Alternate Title
Radio Script: Portrait of Sir Thomas Phillipps.

Physical Description
39 leaves ; 34 cm.

Historical/Biographical Note
Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872) collected over 60,000 manuscripts from Britain, Europe and the East. He maintained his library first at his estate of Middle Hill in Worcestershire; in 1864-1865 he moved the collection to Thirlestaine House in the town of Cheltenham. A. N. L. Munby’s biographical and bibliographical volumes on this great collector were published between 1951 and 1960 as Phillipps Studies. His researches for these volumes form the basis for the radio play.

Scope and Contents Note
Original typescript of a biographical radio play about the nineteenth century collector Sir Thomas Phillipps presented on the British Broadcasting Company’s Third Programme, Sunday 1952 Nov. 3 between 7:25 and 8:15 p.m. It was prerecorded at Broadcasting House on 1952 Nov. 2. Produced by Douglas Cleverdon.

General Note
Unbound; laid in brown, half-leather slipcase.

General Note
R.P. [Radio Programme] Reference No. SLO 16,873.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift; Jean Mermin Horblit, widow of collector Harrison D. Horblitt; 1995.

Horblit, Harrison D., collector.
Horblit, Jean Mermin, donor.
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872.
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872. Radio plays.
Cleverdon, Douglas, producer.
British Broadcasting Company.

Book collectors. England. 19th century. Radio scripts.
Book collecting. England. 19th century.
Private libraries. England. 19th century.
Radio plays, English. London. 20th century.

Radio scripts. England. London. 20th century.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Book collectors. England. 19th century.

Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.
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