Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/471
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDW98-104.
  • Dates of Creation
      3 Jan 1948-29 Dec 1954
  • Physical Description
      7 pieces; 9 leaves.

Scope and Content

With Henry Williamson (1895-1977), author and journalist. Topics covered include: general news on Williamson's activities; his praise of RD's 1947 New Year's Eve broadcast; his recasting of his old film synopsis Immortal Corn in 1948; a film proposal for his book Tarka the Otter in 1948, with music by Benjamin Britten; Williamson's request that RD take the central role of the old squire in the film, which RD turns down; the writing and revision of Williamson's book The Dark Lantern; RD's marriage to Renée Asherson in May 1953; RD's 1954 Christmas poetry broadcast; Williamson's play The Innocent Moon which he thinks would be ideal for RD and Renée, and which he outlines in some detail in /7.

Manuscript and typescript.