USA and Canada tour correspondence

Scope and Content

Correspondence and other material relating to Sadler’s Wells Theatre Ballet tour of North America in 1951 to 1952.

This tour was carried out under contract to Sol Hurok of Hurok Attractions Inc who was responsible for most of the practical arrangements for the tour. Sadler’s Wells was to receive a fixed fee for the company’s performances and was responsible for paying salaries to the company members.

Much of the correspondence is with Hurok, but other correspondents are also included. The letters relate to various matters concerning the tour including arrangements and contracts with Hurok, and a meeting with the mothers of young women in the company under 21 which discussed how the young women would be supervised to ensure they were not alone with any of the young men in the company.

The file contains correspondence received and sent by George Chamberlain (General Manager).