Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/35
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDB55-67.
  • Dates of Creation
      24 Jan 1945-17 Feb 1953
  • Physical Description
      13 pieces; 14 leaves.

Scope and Content

With Sir Kenneth Ralph Barnes (1878-1957), Principal of RADA. Contents relate to: the possibility of RD judging the 1945 RADA Student Annual Matinée; arrangements for RD's reading from The Tempest at the Southwark Cathedral Festival service in commemoration of Shakespeare on 20 May 1946; the death of actress Irene Vanbrugh [Barnes's sister] in 1949; the Irene Vanbrugh Memorial Appeal to raise money for the rebuilding of the RADA theatre, destroyed by enemy action in 1941; RD's contribution to the memorial Matinée which raised £5,600 in 1951; and the 1953 Shakespeare Commemoration Service at Southwark Cathedral in which RD is unable to participate due to ill health. /7 is a letter from The Very Rev. C.K.N. Bardsley, Provost of Southwark, relating to the 1946 commemoration service.

Dated at: London.

Typescript with autographs.