Scope and Content

This is one of the largest series within this archive and consists of letters which give information relating not only to the career and personal life of Michael Redgrave, but also those of his mother and father, his wife, and his children. It includes letters from many prominent theatrical figures. Also included are a significant number of letters between Michael Redgrave and his wife Rachel Kempson, and between the couple and their three children, Vanessa Redgrave, Corin Redgrave, and Lynn Redgrave.

Letters written by Michael Redgrave's father, Roy Redgrave, and his mother, Margaret Scudamore, to each other at the beginning of the century provide an insight into their relationship, as well as information on the life of an actor in the early 20th century.

This series also contains a large number of business letters relating to the vast number of plays and films in which Michael Redgrave appeared, as well as his various books and projects.


This series has been divided into eleven sub-series: