Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/1
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDA1-6.
  • Dates of Creation
      24 Jan-21 Jul 1940 & n.d.
  • Physical Description
      6 pieces.

Scope and Content

With Henry [Hinchliffe] Ainley (1879-1945), actor. The correspondence principally relates to the issue of removing Frank Benson's ashes to the abbey at Stratford-upon-Avon. It also includes messages of good luck for various productions, in particular RD's company in Shaw's The Devil's Disciple (/6): Ainley comments that it took Shaw a long time to make Forbes Robertson recognise the play's worth.

Dated at: West Acton, London; and Ilkley, Yorks.

Manuscript and typescript.