Arnold Bennett Correspondence

Scope and Content

This series comprises over six hundred items of correspondence of Arnold Bennett relating to the theatre. Letters to and from Basil Dean forms only small part of this correspondence (DEA/14/1/51-114 and DEA/14/2/23-35), and it has not been possible to establish why this series came to be included in the archive. Besides the letters exchanged with Basil Dean, the largest volumes of correspondence are with Charles B. Cochran (DEA/14/1/35-50, DEA/14/2/12-22); Wilfred Eaton, Royalty Theatre (DEA/14/1/131-166, DEA/14/2/58-72); Frederick Harrison, Theatre Royal, Haymarket (DEA/14/1/181-221, DEA/14/2/85-114); Theodore Komisarjevsky (DEA/14/1/227-243, DEA/14/2/117-134); and J.E. Vedrenne, Royalty Theatre (DEA/14/1/316-367, DEA/14/2/178-218).

Arrangement

The series is divided into two subseries:

  • DEA/14/1, Letters to Arnold Bennett, 376 items, 1900-1930.
  • DEA/14/2, Copy letters from Arnold Bennett, 225 items 1916-1928