Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/356
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDR35-42.
  • Dates of Creation
      22 Oct-4 Dec 1946
  • Physical Description
      7 pieces; 11 leaves.

Scope and Content

With Henry Rayner, artist. The correspondence was initiated by Rayner, who contracted asthma during the Blitz when he was injured in the chest. He was treated by a Dr Brodie, who also treated RD, and he asks for a meeting with RD to discuss Brodie's methods. The men met on 21 November 1946, and in his subsequent letters Rayner discusses the merits of various inhalers, tonics and asthma remedies, as well as the psychological aspect of the illness; the correspondence was ultimately broken off by RD.

Dated at: London

Manuscript and typescript.