Thompson, Sam (1916-1961), playwright

Sam Hanna Bell Collection

Linen Hall Library

The Sam Hanna Bell Collection at the Linen Hall Library consists of the manuscripts for four novels - Across the narrow sea, December Bride, The hollow ball and A man flourishing, and of The theatre in Ulster, a leading work on the subject.

Sam Thompson Collection

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

The Sam Thompson Collection at Belfast Central Library reflects his life as a playwright in Belfast in the 1960's, it also includes some related material - writings of Warren Julian Thompson (son). Sam Thompson was born in Ballymacarrett, Belfast in 1916 and worked for the greater part of his life as a painter in the shipyard. Sam Hanna Bell was responsible for encouraging him to write. His best k ...