Ballet correspondence

Scope and Content

Correspondence relating to the Vic Wells Ballet. The letters relate to various matters including ballets offered by composers, a talk of Lilian Baylis, dancers seeking employment, proposed performances at the Vic Wells Dance, offers of continued employment to dancers, requests for talks. Includes correspondence with ballet composers, dancers and various others.

Some of the correspondents include John Godfrey, Eustace Pett, John Byron, C.W. Beaumont, Walter Burr, Christopher Casson, Philip Richardson, Gracie Cone, Gertrude Forbes-Robertson, Sophie Fedorovitch, Hilda Hookham (regarding her daughter Peggy – Margot Fonteyn), Heather Longstaff, Mary Harcourt, Madame Rambert, Constance Staff, Geoffrey Toye, Harold Turner, Rex Whistler, Mr Van Damm, Gudrun Hildebrandt, Norman Demuth, Lady Vansittart, and various dancers in the ballet company including Alicia Markova and Robert Helpmann.

File contains mainly correspondence received and sent by Ninette de Valois and Gladys Trickett (Secretary)