Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)COW/4/I
TitlePersonal correspondence of Noël Coward
Extent9 standard boxes
DescriptionPersonal correspondence sent to Noël Coward between the 1920s and 1970s and retained by Lorn Loraine and, following her death, Joan Hirst.

Comprises a sequence of manuscript telegram logbooks, dated 1934-1965, including manuscript copies of incoming telegrams received by Coward; and extensive sequence of transcript copies of letters retained by Coward and sent to him from friends, colleagues and celebrities; personal correspondence exchanged between Coward and his inner-circle including Lorn Loraine and Cole Lesley; and letters of congratulation and sympathy sent following his 70th birthday, in 1969, following his knighthood, in 1970, and following the death of Lorn Loraine, in 1967.

Business correspondence, primarily relating to Coward's productions and finances, can be found at COW/3/N;
Family correspondence, primarily between Coward and his mother, can be found at COW/4/K
NotesFormer reference: Section I Personal Correspondence of Noël Coward, Boxes 1-9
Access StatusOpen


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