Correspondence file

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD3/5/2
  • Dates of Creation
      10 Apr 1982-6 Aug 1993 & n.d.
  • Physical Description
      128 pieces.

Scope and Content

File of correspondence and papers relating to Kenneth Barrow's book. The correspondence, which is principally between Barrow and John Donat, relates to plans and progress with the biography, and to John Donat's relationship with Barrow, which became more strained over time as Donat began to feel that the biography did not present an accurate portrayal of RD. In /115-17 Barrow encloses a copy letter from actress Rosamund Silkin (née John) relating to an incident involving RD's first wife, Ella. Also includes some correspondence from other individuals who knew RD, and correspondence relating to the death of Barrow from an AIDS-related illness on 14 July 1993 (/10-12).


The file has been left in its original order which is broadly reverse chronological.