Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/78
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDC19-30.
  • Dates of Creation
      1924-1927; 18 Feb 1939-8 Jun 1958
  • Physical Description
      18 pieces; 20 leaves.

Scope and Content

With Edna Carlingford, actress and Old Bensonian. The correspondence covers 1939-1958 and relates to: Sir Frank Benson; the Rev. Howson and his links to Lady Benson; the issue of Benson's ashes; Carlingford's plans to go on an ENSA tour to Germany in 1945; and her request for parts in a play and a film. /13 dates from 8 June 1958, the day before RD's death, and relates to Carlingford's pleasure that RD is well and working again.

/7 is a press cutting relating to the debate over Benson's ashes. There are also five further press cuttings dating from 1924-27 (/14-18), relating to productions by Frank Benson's Company in which Carlingford was involved.

Dated at: London