Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/41
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDB99-103.
  • Dates of Creation
      29 Nov 1938-26 May 1954
  • Physical Description
      5 pieces; 6 leaves.

Scope and Content

With William Maxwell Aitken (1879-1964), 1st Baron Beaverbrook, newspaper proprietor. Topics covered include: The Citadel which Beaverbrook praises; asthma, from which Aitken also suffers, and suggested cures (by 1938 RD has rejected the 'Fingard treatment' and believes he has practically cured himself by living a vigorous outdoor life); and the removal of Frank Benson's ashes to Stratford in 1940.

Dated at: Leatherhead, Surrey, and London.

Typescript with autograph