Contracts and correspondence relating to John Field as a dancer

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Scope and Content

Contains a letter from the Ballet Club of Liverpool offering roles in The Haunted Ballroom and The Jabberwock, dated 18 March 1939; a letter from Ninette de Valois to Mrs Greenfield (John's mother) welcoming him to the Sadler's Wells Ballet; a letter from Tyrone Guthrie regarding the postponement of performances at the outset of the war (dated 6 September 1939); a letter from Tyrone Guthrie to Mrs Greenfield employing John for the 1940-41 season (dated 24 July 1940); a third letter from Tyrone Guthrie regarding the Sadler's Wells Theatre being taken over as a shelter for people made homeless in air raids (dated 10 September 1940).

Further to this correspondence, the file contains a contract for the 1940-41 tour (11 November 1940) and a letter of instructions from Tyrone Guthrie concerning the need for identity cards; a contract for the new season at the New Theatre, London (2 January 1941); a contract for the 1941 season, dated 6 February 1941; and a N.A.A.F.I. contract, dated 16 June 1941.

Finally, a press release concerning John Field's appointment as Director of Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet (June 1955); a letter from Jack Hylton thanking Field for his help with the Royal Variety Show (20 April 1955); a letter from Anton Dolin about work permits, and congratulating Field on his new position (18 July 1955); and a letter from 10 Downing Street concerning Field's appointment to a CBE (3 May 1967).