The Glenda Jackson collection primarily consists of correspondence, and includes some other items.
The correspondence is mostly fan mail to Jackson, with carbon copies of Jackson's replies; the letters date from 1972 to 1991. Most letters are from English fans, with some from Americans and a few from Europeans, Australians and New Zealanders; they include requests for photographs. Notable correspondents in the fan mail include Jill Allgood, Eve Arnold, Peter Brook, Fleur Cowles, Joan Crawford, Eva Gabor, Mary Kelly, Roger Moore, John Mortimer, John Skelton, and Lily Tomlin.
Other letters includes requests from charities for speaking engagements, from political organizations, for interviews, and from authors to read their works; invitations; and general professional correspondence. Notable correspondents include Richard Attenborough, Rona Barrett, Michael Birkett, Ivan Butler, Randle Henry Cooke, Anton Dolin, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Albert Finney, the Marquess of Hertford, Margot Fonteyn, Montagu of Beaulieu, Penelope Gilliatt, Lew Grade, Joshua Logan, Anita Loos, Joseph Losey, David Niven, Matthew Norgate, Trevor Nunn, Joseph Papp, Elizabeth Poston, Ken Russell, Oliver Stallybrass, Hal Wallis, Sam Wanamaker, Allan Warren, Huw Weldon, Hugh Willatt, and Mai Zetterling.
Other items in the collection include a manuscript of Herbert Nugis' play The Idea of Home; a poem by Jackson on whales; a manuscript for a speech by Jackson at the University of Liverpool (1978); a printed item, "A No-Nonsense Glenda Jackson," by Rhoda Koenig from
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