Fundraising and donations

Scope and Content

This material documents fundraising efforts by the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre.

The file includes administrative records such as lists of names and corresponding amounts donated and a receipt book for donations covering the years 1910-1916. Crrespondence with or about private donors supporting the National Theatre project and the building of the theatre, and a small amount of correspondence about the possibility of obtaining assistance from trusts or a foundations. Folders are held of correspondence on the subject of the endowment of seats in the National Theatre and lists of prominent names associated with the theatre approved by a subcommitte for the seat endowment scheme (1938-1939); letter from (1949-1973) and


This subseries is arranged in 6 folders, as follows:

- folders 1-4 cover administrative material (1910-1912, [1914] and 1916, plus a non-dated item)

- folder 5 covers correspondence about fundraising and donations (1947-1958)

- folder 6 covers correspondence about seats endowments (1949-1973)

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