Reginald Rouse correspondence and other papers relating to Sadler’s Wells

Scope and Content

Correspondence and other papers received, sent and collected by Reginald Rouse (Borough Librarian of Finsbury Borough Council) relating to Sadler’s Wells and its funding crisis in 1958. This includes copy of letter from the Mayor of Finsbury to the Manchester Guardian regarding the financial crisis at Sadler’s Wells, reports on the proposed merger with Carl Rosa Opera, letters requesting support for scheme to subsidy Sadler’s Wells, and transcript of Mayor of Finsbury’s radio talk on the Sadler’s Wells financial crisis. A letter dated 1985 forwarding the papers to the Reference Librarian of Islington Public Libraries is also included.