Telegram from Maggie Smith to Muriel Spark, 8 April 1970.
'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' remains Muriel Spark’s most popular work, and has inspired numerous versions on stage, screen, radio, and television.
The most famous performance of Miss Brodie is that of Maggie Smith in the 1969 film, adapted by Jay Presson Allen.
Spark sent a telegram to Smith offering congratulations on the news of Smith's Oscar nomination.
Smith won the award for Best Actress. The following she wrote to Spark to thank her 'for creating such a wonderful character for me to play.'