Bernard Basset

This week’s ‘From the Archives’ blog post has been written by our most recent work experience student, Evangeline Mills. Read on to find out what she did and what she learnt during her week in the archives.In October I carried out a week of work-experience at the Jesuits in Britain Archives. Although I am already familiar with some of the practices carried out by archivists, cataloguers and volunteers alike, due to my own experience researching and volunteering in other Archives, my experience...
Title page and photo of the company
While looking into a research enquiry recently I discovered pantomime plays written by Fr Bernard Basset SJ (1909-1988) with music by Fr John Delahunty SJ (1907-1992). In the 1940s, Stella Maris published some of Bernard Bassett’s pantomimes including Aladdin, Robinson Crusoe and Cinderella, but more fascinating are the two bound librettos located in the Archive. At the time these pantomimes were written they were both studying philosophy at Heythrop (1931-1934).  The first is ‘...