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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)COW/4/I/2/220
TitleDane, Clemence
Extent43 items
Date[mid-20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence from Clemence Dane, sometimes signed 'Winnie' or 'W.' or on one occasion 'Aldous Huxley' [Winifred Ashton, born 1888 and died 1965, English novelist and playwright].

1/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of Hunthay, Near Axminster, Devon, dated Monday. Letter is addressed to ‘Dear Mr. Coward’. Would like to meet Noel in the coming week.

2/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of Hunthay, Axminster, dated Bank Holiday. Letter is addressed to ‘Dear Noel’. She has heard that Noel is once again in England. Invites Noel to meet her for lunch.

3/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane, dated Monday, Christmas morning. Letter is addressed to ‘My dear Noel’. She is writing to Noel while travelling to London by train. Writes in great detail about her recent activities and her itinerary while she is in London visiting ‘Dick’.

4/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane, dated Wednesday. Letter is addressed to 'My dear Noel'. She updates Noel on her life in general. Tells him his book his selling well and there is something positive about it in the papers daily.

5/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of 20 Tavistock Street, dated Thursday. Letter is addressed to 'My dear Noel'. She hasn’t written to Noel for a while because she hasn’t had much to say. She has met ‘Gladys’ recently.

6/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane, undated. Letter is addressed to ‘Dear Noel’. She is sending him saccharine for emergencies.

7/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane, undated. Letter is addressed to ‘Noel dear’. A short letter referring to a matter that made her angry recently. She would like Noel to drop the matter.

8/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of 20 Tavistock St., Covent Garden, undated. Letter is addressed to ‘My dear Noel’. His letter to her made her laugh. She hopes to see him when he comes. She has taken on a temporary job of cooking for the policemen on the weekend.

9/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of M.G.M Studios, Culver City, undated. Letter is addressed to ‘My dear Noel’. She has been painting. She has seen lots of her old friends recently.
10/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of 12 Tavistock St., Covent Garden, undated. Letter is addressed to ‘Dear Noel’. Thanks, Noel, for his advice- it was a real help. Wishes him luck for his new show.

11/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane, dated Saturday. Leter is addressed to 'My dear Noel'. Refers to events of the previous night, when she attended Noel's fundraiser for the Orphanage. She says his speech was excellent.

12/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane, undated. Letter is addressed to ‘Noel dear’. A short letter reminding Noel to not forget his gas mask when he arrives in France. She also tells him not to take unnecessary risks.

13/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of The Manor House, Tonbridge, Kent, undated. Letter is addressed to ‘Dear Noel’. She has read his play three times and is impressed by it. Offers some criticism.

14/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayor Pictures, Culver City, California, dated 18th March 1946. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. Writes about a particular piece of equipment she has heard about that improves hearing. She is buying one for her mother and suggests Noel gets one for his mother.

15/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of 20 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W. C.2., dated 28th December 1944. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. She is too busy to take a part in play that Noel offered to her. She is disappointed and hopes the opportunity will arise again.

16/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of The Caravans, dated Monday. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. She has had to withdraw to focus on her writing her books. She misses her friends and asks if he can drive down for lunch to her when he is next in England.

17/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of 20 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W. C.2., dated Monday. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. Informs him about one of their mutual friends who is unwell and is in hospital.

18/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane, undated. Letter is addressed to ‘Noel dear’. Sends him the address for a paint shop where one can choose any colour paint and have it mixed. She asks if ‘Graham’ can make inquires.

19/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of Grand Hotel, Brighton, undated. Letter is addressed to 'My dear Noel'. Criticises a play she went to see recently.

20/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane, 12 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W. C.2., undated. Letter is addressed to 'Dear Noel'. Recommends books that Noel might be interested in reading.

21/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane of 20 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W. C.2., dated Thursday. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. She had a good holiday and is now back home.

22/ Transcript of a letter from Clemence Dane, undated. Letter is addressed to ‘My dear Noel’. Muses about writing various plays, she has been painting lately and been to see some ‘boring’ plays.

23/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of 20 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2, dated Friday. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. She is bitterly disappointed at not being able to attend the dress rehearsals of his upcoming play due to an illness. She wishes him luck.

24/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of 20 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2, undated. Letter is addressed to ‘Dearest Noel’. She will come to London for the rehearsals and the play.

25/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of The Caravans, dated Christmas moring, (1am), 1950. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. She has been meaning to write to him for many weeks but has not been well. She is disappointed with the commercialisation of Christmas.

26/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of 20 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2, dated May 1956. Letter is addressed to 'My dearest Noel'. She has seen South Sea Bubble' and she adores it. She praises the writing and the performance.

27/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of 20 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2, dated July 1958. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. She has seen in the papers that he is coming to England on the 19th for the weekend. She will not be in London so will not be able to see him. She hopes to seem him when he comes for a proper stay in August.

28/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of 1 Draycott Place, London, S.W.3, dated 16th January 1959. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. Thanks him for the lovely cable he sent her. Writes about the first night of an unnamed play that went well. She is preparing a television version of the play for the end of the month. Encloses a poem dedicated to Noel by Aldous Huxley.

29/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of Caravans, Pendean, Midhurst, Sussex, dated 26th September 1959. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. She's struggling to come up with ideas for a play or novel. Reminisces about the past.

30/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of 20 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2, [February]. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel''. A long letter. She has been busy writing. Tells Noel she has written a play about 'Godiva' for radio.

31/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of 1 Draycott Place, London, dated 6th June 1960. Letter is adressed to 'Dearest Noel'. She watched Noel's interview and enjoyed it immensely.

32/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of Caravans, Midhurst, dated 2nd February 1960. 'My dearest Noel'. She found out Noel is not well through the newspapers. She asks him to rest and take his time.

33/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane, dated Wedensday 30th 1960. Letter is addressed to 'Dear Noel'. She is thinking of Noel as she starts writing for a new project. Updates Noel on her daily actitives.

34/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane, dated Febraury 1961. Letter is addressed to 'My dear Noel'. She has been to see 'Waiting in the Wings' again. Reassures Noel that the cast is suberb.

35/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane, dated September 1961. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. Makes mention of 'Lornie's' accident. She has completed her currrent job and will take a weeks break before starting her next project.

36/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of 20 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2, dated Tuesday. Letter is addressed to 'Noel dear'. She has just back into town. Thanks Noel for his kind message.

37/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of 20 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2, dated Friday. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. She has had bronchitis and will not be travelling to Brighton to see the show.

38/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of 1 Draycott Place, London, dated 25th October 1961. C. A very long letter in which she tells Noel that she has recieved the record he sent her and has listened to one side, mentions the books she has read recently and that she has not painted in a while.

39/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane, undated. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. Insists that Noel come to Draycott to see her when he is around. She is currently writing a T.V play about Queen Elizabeth I.

40/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane of 20 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2, dated Tuesday Morning. Letter is addressed to 'My dearest Noel'. She is back in Tavistock Street. Describes her journey back from Jamaica in detail.

41/ Transcript of a letter from Clemance Dane, dated February 1962. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'.

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letter dated 'Tuesday 25th (1964)'.
NotesFormer reference: Section I Personal Correspondence of Noël Coward, Box 2
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