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Finding Aid for the Edith Craig Papers, ca. 1884-1939, Bulk 1932-1939
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Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the correspondence is dated 1932-1939, the period of Edith Craig's organization of the festivals and programs for the Barn Theatre, Small Hythe, Kent. Prominent correspondents listed.
Box 1, Folder 1

- A -

Physical Description: 18 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 1

Albery, Sir Bronson, 1881- .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 1

Armstrong, William, 1882-1952.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 1, Folder 1

Aschroft, Dame Peggy, 1907- .

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 1, Folder 1

Ashwell, Lena, 1871-1957.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 1, Folder 2

- B -

Physical Description: 11 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 2

Baddeley, Angela Clinton-, 1904-1976.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 2

Baddeley, Hermione, 1906- .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 2

Bishop, George Walter, 1886-1965.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 3

- C -

Physical Description: 17 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 3

Cochran, Sir Charles Blake, 1872-1951.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 3

Collins, Arthur Pelham, 1863-1932.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 4

- D -

Physical Description: 20 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 4

Davies, Gwen Ffrangcon-, 1896- .

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 4

Disher, Maurice Willson, 1893-1969.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 4

Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 4

Du Maurier, Sir Gerald, 1873-1934.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 5

- E-F -

Physical Description: 18 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 5

Evans, Dame Edith, 1888- .

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 1, Folder 5

Forbes-Robertson, Jean, 1905-1962.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 5

Fraser, Claud Lovat, 1890-1921.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 6

- G -

Physical Description: 8 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 6

Greet, Sir Philip (Ben), 1857-1936.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 7

- H -

Physical Description: 17 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 7

Hamilton, Cicely, 1872-1952.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 7

Harraden, Beatrice, 1864-1936.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 7

Harvey, Sir John Martin-, 1863-1944.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 7

Hicks, Sir Edward Seymour, 1871-1949.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 7

Hudd, Walter, 1898-1963.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 7

Hunt, Martita, 1900-1969.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 8

- I-K -

Physical Description: 13 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 8

Jackson, Sir Barry Vincent, 1879-1961.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 8

Kaye-Smith, Sheila, 1887-1956.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 1, Folder 8

Kelly, Francis Michael, 1879-1945.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 9

- L -

Physical Description: 9 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 9

Lanchester, Elsa, 1902- .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 9

Lonsdale, Frederick, 1881-1954.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 9

Lucas, Edward Verrall, 1868-1938.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 10

- M -

Physical Description: 16 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 10

McCarthy, Lillah, 1875-1960.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 10

MacColl, Dugald Sutherland, 1859-1948.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 10

MacKaye, Percy Wallace, 1875-1956.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 10

Moira, Gerald, -1959.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 10

Monck, Walter Nugent, 1878-1958.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 10

Moore, Gerald, 1899- .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 11

- N-P -

Physical Description: 12 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 11

Nicolson, Lionel Benedict, 1914- .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 11

Novello, Ivor, 1893-1951.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 11

Pearson, Hesketh, 1887-1964.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 11

Playfair, Sir Nigel Ross, 1874-1934.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 12

- Q-R -

Physical Description: 11 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 12

Redgrave, Sir Michael, 1908- .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 12

Robson, Dame Flora, 1902- .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 12

Rothenstein, Sir William, 1872-1945.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 1, Folder 13

- S -

Physical Description: 26 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 13

Sackville-West, Hon. Victoria Mary, 1892-1962.

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 1, Folder 13

Shaw, George Bernard, 1856-1948.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 13

Smith, Edward Percy, 1891-1968.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 13

Speaight, Robert William, 1904- .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 14

- T -

Physical Description: 31 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 14

Tempest, Dame Marie Susan, 1866-1942.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 14

Terry, Julia (Neilson), 1869-1957.

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

(Mrs. Fred Terry)
Box 1, Folder 15

- U-V -

Physical Description: 13 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 15

Vanbrugh, Dame Irene, 1872-1949.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 1, Folder 15

Vanbrugh, Violet, 1867-1942.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 1, Folder 16

- W-Z -

Physical Description: 20 items, total.
Box 1, Folder 16

Wynyard, Diana, 1906-1964.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondent unidentified.

Physical Description: 37 items.
Box 1, Folders 18-19

Signatures cut from body of letters.

Physical Description: Approximately 75 items. In two folders.
 

Manuscript Materials

 

Item: 1
Guestbook. n.p., 1899-1934.

Physical Description: 25 leaves, signed. 21 × 16.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Guestbook belonging to Edith Craig and signed by friends and visitors. Includes sketches by Pamela Colman Smith. Signed by Laurence Irving, Ellen Terry, Gordon Craig, Pamela Colman Smith and Christopher St. John.
Box 2

Item: 2
St. John, Christopher Marie(?) The Golden Book. n.p., 1911.

Physical Description: 58 leaves in black leather journal. 17.5 × 11 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph manuscript of prose, verse and quotations written for Edith Craig. With this: Ephemera. n.p., n.d. 7 items. Newsclippings, postcard and bookmark.
 

Prompt Books

Box 2

Item: 3
Shaw, George Bernard. Back to Methuselah; a Metabiological Pentateuch. London: Constable and Company, Limited, 1922.

Physical Description: 267pp.

Scope and Content Note

Prompt copy used by Edith Craig in the stage presentation of the play. Tipped-in photographic reproductions of the cast. Signed by members of the cast, including Dame Edith Evans. A Court Theatre production, n.d.
Box 2

Item: 4
Sinclair, Upton. Singing Jailbirds. Pasadena, California, 1924.

Physical Description: 95pp.

Scope and Content Note

Presentation copy of the play to Edith Craig. Her pencilled annotations and stage directions throughout.
 

Sketchbook

Box 2

Item: 5
Wardell, Edith [pseudonym for Edith Craig] Drawing book. n.p., 1884.

Physical Description: 10 leaves. 17.5 × 26.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and sketches for practice in rendering. Pencil, wash, and pen. Drawings annotated by Ellen Terry.
 

Presentation Copies

Box 2

Item: 6
Smith, Pamela Colman. Annancy Stories. New York: Russell, 1899.

Physical Description: 79pp.

Scope and Content Note

Presentation copy to Edith Craig with inscription and original sketches by Pamela Colman Smith on front flyleaf.