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MS Thr 1010

Redgrave, Michael. Michael Redgrave and Redgrave family letters to L. Arnold Weissberger, 1948-1976: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 1010
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Redgrave, Michael.
Title: Michael Redgrave and Redgrave family letters to L. Arnold Weissberger,
Date(s): 1948-1976.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from British actor Michael Redgrave and the Redgrave family to lawyer L. Arnold Weissberger, and theatrical contracts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2013MT-26. Purchase with the Billy Rose Theatre Fund and the Richard C. Marcus Theatre Fund; received: 2014 January 26.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Michael Redgrave and Redgrave Family Letters to L. Arnold Weissberger, 1948-1976 (MS Thr 1010). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Redgrave family is an English acting dynasty. Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave (1908-1985) was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author. Rachel Kempson Redgrave was the wife of Michael Redgrave, the mother of Vanessa (1937-), Corin (1939-2010) and Lynn Redgrave (1943-2010). Lynn Redgrave was married to John Clark (1933-2011). L. Arnold Weissberger (1907-1981) was a photographer and lawyer for theatrical personalities.


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Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters and telegrams from Michael Redgrave to Weissberger, also with letters to Weissberger from Rachel Kempson (Michael Redgrave's wife), Corin Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave and a note from John Clark; and two theatrical contracts of Michael Redgrave. Subject of letters concern family and theatrical matters.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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