Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/204
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDH71-87.
  • Dates of Creation
      1 Mar-6 Sep 1935; 16 Apr 1943
  • Physical Description
      15 pieces; 26 leaves.

Scope and Content

With Winifred Holtby (1898-1935), writer. Topics covered include: her play Hope of Thousands, which she sends RD to read in March 1935, after he has expressed interest in playing the role of the dictator, Clayton; RD's criticisms of the play and the possibility of revisions; and poet [John] Redwood Anderson.

/15 is a reader's report on Hope of Thousands, both in its original form, its revised form by Holtby and by Norman Ginsbury, and the proof copy of the published version, retitled Take Back Your Freedom.

Manuscript and typescript.