Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/226
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDJ16-55C.
  • Dates of Creation
      7 Jun 1938-6 Jan 1953
  • Physical Description
      45 pieces; 57 leaves.

Scope and Content

With Evan John (professional name of Evan John Simpson), writer. Topics covered include: John's historical novel Crippled Splendour, subsequently made into a play, and various other plays John invites RD to consider; RD's The Young Mr. Pitt; and RD's Christmas broadcast in 1952.

/22 is a copy letter from John to Flora [Robson] relating to the possibility of them joining with RD to run a season together in the future.

Manuscript and typescript.

Related Material

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