Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/416
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDS120-126.
  • Dates of Creation
      22 Dec 1947-23 Mar 1953
  • Physical Description
      7 pieces; 13 leaves.

Scope and Content

With Jacqueline Squires, actress and painter. Topics covered include: a repertory season Squires is involved in at Redcar, Yorkshire in 1950; RD's silent role [as a servant at the Vanbrugh Memorial matinée on 6 November 1950]; Squires' emotional instability and unhappiness; her envy of RD's creative strength; his own feelings of stress and inferiority; his work on The Magic Box; his 1952 Christmas broadcast; some paintings completed by Squires in 1952; and RD's nerves before his Old Vic performance [in Murder in the Cathedral] in March 1953.

Manuscript and typescript.