Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/464
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDW41-59.
  • Dates of Creation
      27 Jul 1943-22 Mar 1946
  • Physical Description
      19 pieces; 21 leaves.

Scope and Content

With Rex Whistler (1905-1944), theatre designer (/1-14), and his brother Laurence (/15-19). Topics covered include Whistler's scenery and costume designs for RD's production of An Ideal Husband at the Westminster, and plans for Whistler to work on a new production for RD in early 1944.

The correspondence with Laurence Whistler dates from after his brother's death, and relates to his attempts to track down Rex Whistler's theatre designs; RD supplies all he has relating to An Ideal Husband.

Manuscript and typescript.

Related Material

Further correspondence with Whistler is included in FRD1/8/1.