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Finding Aid for the W. Graham Robertson Papers, 1866-1953
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: W. Graham Robertson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1866-1953
    Collection number: 2085
    Creator: Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: W. Graham (Walford Graham) Robertson (1866-1948) was a dramatic author, and author/illustrator of several books, including: Pinkie and the fairies (1908), A masque of May morning, Gold, Frankincense and myrrh, The slippers of Cinderella, and The town of the Ford. The collection contains scrapbooks of clippings about Robertson's work, and photographs of Robertson and actors and actresses such as George Alexander, Ellen Terry, and Mrs. Patrick Campbell.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Justin G. Schiller, Limited, purchase, 1978.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], W. Graham Robertson Papers (Collection 2085). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2723124 


    Robertson was born on July 8, 1866; his works as a dramatic author include: Pinkie and the fairies (1908), A masque of May morning (1919), and a comic opera titled, The fountain of youth (1929); also wrote and illustrated several books, including: A masque of May morning, Gold, Frankincense and myrrh, The babies' day-book, The slippers of Cinderella, Old Chiddingfold, and The town of the Ford; died in 1948.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains scrapbooks of clippings about Robertson's work as a playwright and artist. Also contains approximately 100 photographs of Robertson from birth through his childhood, many of which show him as a young boy performing in theatricals. Includes photographs of fellow actors and actresses, such as George Alexander, Ellen Terry, and Mrs. Patrick Campbell.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Photographs (Box 1).
    2. Ephemera and photographs (Box 2).
    3. Scrapbooks (Box 3).
    4. Portraits of W. Graham Robertson (Box 4).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948--Archives.
    Dramatists, English--Archival resources.