Scope and arrangement
The Laura Burt Papers include clippings, correspondence, family and personal papers, programs, some production materials, and several scripts and sides for parts played by Burt. There are also some papers belonging to Henry B. Stanford, Burt’s husband, as well to Sir Henry Irving, with whom both Burt and Stanford performed. The papers are arranged alphabetically by subject.
There are a large number of clippings, sometimes annotated by Burt relating to her career, family, and subjects in which she was interested, such as poetry. The largest segment of the correspondence is from the Earl of Yarmouth (George Francis Alexander Seymour, seventh Marquess of Hertford). Productions are documented mostly with clippings programs, and publicity materials. Burt’s activities honoring her Welsh heritage are also reflected in the papers.