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Gareth Hughes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC803
Contains letters from Brother David's Indian parishioners describing events and people; printed materials about his film career and missionary life; a New Testament Bible on records; photographs from his two careers; costume drawings for a Shakespearean play; a ring used by John Gielgud in Richard II; a movie film on "Mission;" and unidentified mss leaves, letters, and indentures.

Dates

  • 1538-1692, 1925-1965

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

Contains letters from Brother David's Indian parishioners describing events and people; printed materials about his film career and missionary life; a New Testament Bible on records; photographs from his two careers; costume drawings for a Shakespearean play; a ring used by John Gielgud in Richard II; a movie film on "Mission;" and unidentified mss leaves, letters, and indentures.

Biographical Note

Star of stage and movies as Shakespearean actor; he later became an Episcopal priest, changed his name to Brother David, and worked as a missionary to the Paiute Indians at Nixon and McDermitt, Nevada.

Arrangement

Arranged into four series: 1. Correspondence. 2. Theater. 3. Photographs. 4. Manuscript leaves, 1538-1692.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Gareth Hughes in 1958.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1988-60
Title
A Guide to the Gareth Hughes Papers
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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