Ballet correspondence

Scope and Content

Letters received and copies of letters sent by Ninette de Valois (Director of Ballet at Sadler’s Wells) relating to the Sadlers Wells Ballet Company. Includes letters relating to a wide variety of matters such as ballet productions, requests for de Valois to give lectures, employment matters, costumes, and artists etc seeking work. Arranged roughly in alphabetical order by topic or surname. Other papers include theme of a ballet ‘The Quest’ by Doris Moore

Correspondents include members of the public, artists (composers, designers, dancers etc), representatives of various organisations. Some of the correspondents include Kurt Jooss, O.H. Cornelius (Ealing Studios), Ruth French, Geoffrey Keynes, Larry [Laurence] Olivier, Leah L’Estrange Malone, Kate Terry Gielgud, Lilian Hainsworth, Edwin Evans, Barbara Knowles, Irene Lawton, M. Montagu-Nathan, Laurel Martyn, Frances Paul, Bernard Sasson, and Robert Sondheimer.