Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/470
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDW85-97.
  • Dates of Creation
      3 Jul 1928-31 Mar 1953
  • Physical Description
      13 pieces.

Scope and Content

With (Ernest George) Harcourt Williams (1880-1957), actor and theatre director, mostly brief letters and notes. Topics covered include: his recommendation of RD for a part in Thunder on the Left at the Arts Theatre in 1928; RD's recommendation of [poet, John] Redwood-Anderson; Williams' attempts to get RD a part at the Old Vic in 1929; RD's best wishes for Williams with the Donald Wolfit Co at the Lyceum Theatre Sheffield in May 1946; Williams' praise of RD in A Sleeping Clergyman; and a greetings telegram for RD's performance at the Old Vic [in Murder in the Cathedral] in March 1953.

Manuscript and typescript.