"RD Private Jottings" file

Scope and Content

This sub-class consists of the contents of an extremely bulky original file labelled as above and divided into various subsidiary files and bundles. The material includes some private jottings but by no means entirely conforms to this description. It is varied in nature and includes: RD's baptism certificate; manuscripts relating to RD's very early dramatic activities; rough notes and jottings on a variety of topics; papers and correspondence relating to various theatrical productions; some personal correspondence (including a series of letters from RD to his parents in America); papers relating to the work of RD's secretary; and publicity articles. The material appears to have been used by at least one of RD's biographers and there are one or two items which have been added posthumously.


Arrangement is according to original order, although this may have been disturbed since RD's death. The descriptions below reflect the organization of the file, which included some loose material and a number of subsidiary files.