Executorship papers

Scope and Content

This subgroup consists of papers generated by RD's eldest son and executor John Donat. Principally correspondence and accounts, these papers relate to the settlement of RD's affairs after his death, including immediate arrangements for his funeral, memorial service, the storage of his personal effects, and ongoing business such as financial settlements, royalty payments and other copyright issues. Also included is a series of balance sheets and statements of account for RD's production companies. Some of the papers here were generated by RD himself during his lifetime, and subsequently taken over by his son.


The papers have been divided into 3 classes according to John Donat's original filing systems.