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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)COW/4/I/2/168
TitleChapman, Hester
Extent22 items
Date1950-1967
DescriptionCorrespondence from Hester Chapman [born 1890 and died 1976, English historical novelist].

/1 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 30th November 1950. Letter is addressed to 'My dear Noel'. Sends Noels some his books to read.

/2 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman, dated 16th March 1951. Letter is addressed to 'My dear Noel'. A long letter relating the details of Ivor Novello’s death.

/3 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 15th September 1952. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. Discusses one of Noel's play, remarks on 'Mr Lunt's' performance and offers condolences on Gertrude Lawrence’s sudden death.

/4 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 14th January 1953. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. He would appreciate some criticism for one of his books from Noel.

/5 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman, dated 16th February 1953. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. He is worried about 'Ronnie's' health who had a seizure. Mentions news of seperation between Madge Garland and Leigh Ashton.

/6 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 15th April 1953. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. Is looking forward to starting a new life as a writer. Thanks, Noel, for his friendship.

/7 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman, dated 12th May 1960. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. Praises ‘Waiting in the Wings’ that he has now read and is looking forward to seeing it in the theatre.

/8 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 22nd May 1960. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. Is happy to receive a letter from Noel and thanks Noel for paying for his fare to Switzerland.

/9 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 30th June 1960. Letter is addressed to 'My dearest Noel'. Thanks Noel for hosting him in Switzerland and for making his stay there enjoyable.

/10 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 25th August 1960. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. A very brief letter informing Noel of his return from Sicily recently and would like to take Noel to a play when he next comes to London.

/11 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 10th September 1960. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. Is sorry to hear Noel is not well.

/12 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman, dated 2nd October 1960. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. Is relieved to hear that Noel is feeling better. Offers his thoughts on one of Enid Bagnold's play he has been to see.

/13 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 19th October 1960. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. Has had an offer from an American publisher for one of his books.

/14 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 7th October 1961. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. Praises Noels singing.

/15 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 19th October 1961. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. Is disappointed with how his book has been received in America. He is looking foward to 'Sail Away' coming to England.

/16 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 26th July 1962. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. His thoughts on one his books that has been out of print.

/17 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 16th January 1963. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. Thanks Noel for sending him a lovely record and he is going to Egypt in February.

/18 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 20th August 1964. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. A Thank you note.

/19 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 27 Clipstone Street, dated 13th October 1964. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. He has recieved Noel's book and is looking forward to reading it.

/20 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of Hotel Royal 3, Rue Petigny, 3 & Rue Neuve - Notre- Dame Versailles, dated 8th August 1965. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. Recalls the time he spent with Noel recently and how much he enjoyed it. Also has started writing his new novel thanks to encouragment from Noel.

/21 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 13 Conway Street, dated 23rd December 1966. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. Is happy to hear that Noel has recovered from an operation. Also writes about his recent travels to France and then to Russia.

/22 Transcript of a letter from Hester Chapman of 13 Conway Street, dated 4th February 1967. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. Praises Russain architecture also mentions some plays he has been to see recently.

See also COW/4/I/2/683
NotesFormer reference: Section I Personal Correspondence of Noël Coward, Box 1
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