Ross Williamson, Hugh (1901-1978)

The Hugh Ross Williamson collection consists of manuscripts, printed material, and correspondence.

Manuscripts include copies of The Bookman, a literary periodical edited by Ross Williamson, ranging from 1930 to 1934; articles about playwrights and plays from Yorkshire Weekly Post; and reviews of early books and plays ranging from 1932 to 1935. Also included are articles, broadcasts, talks and sermons relating to the church and religious subjects, as well as historical and literary subjects ranging from 1920 to 1972, including Roose Williamson’s first published story titled “Chambers Journal” (1922); a first draft of the biography George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham 1940); and an unpublished anthology titled A Jackdaw Among Words (1954). Also included are reviews and press reports on the book Who is for Liberty? (1939); and a manuscript of Ross Williamson’s play Queen Elizabeth (1951).

Printed material includes newspaper clippings ranging from 1922 to 1939 about Ross Williamson’s involvement in politics.

Correspondence consists of letters ranging from 1946 to 1969 related to religious topics.

Notable Figures
1. Ross Williamson, Hugh, 1901-1978
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Theatre and Film Subject Guide