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Flower Family, Stratford-upon-Avon


Papers relating to the Flower family of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Please note that this collection is partially closed, as listed below. See individual entries for relevant access conditions and copyright restrictions.

The collection comprises:
/1: Correspondence files of Sir Archibald Flower concerning the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre - Closed
/2: Correspondence files of Fordham Flower concerning the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, later the Royal Shakespeare Theatre - Closed
/3-4: Scrapbooks and photograph albums, including one relating to the history of Avonbank - Open
/5: Loose photographs and some other miscellanea - Open

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Related material

For a full account of the relationship of various members of the Flower family with the Shakespeare Memorial (later Royal Shakespeare) Theatre see Sally Beauman 'The Royal Shakespeare Theatre: a history of ten decades' (Oxford,1982)

Sampson Lloyd, a great grandson of Edward Fordham Flower, produced a web-page 'A Brief History of the Flower Family' viewed on 11/06/2021 at
This contained a link to a copy of a cine-film made in 1932 by F.J. Spencer of 33 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon 'The Rebuilding and Opening of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.