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Finding Aid for the Rudolph Holzapfel Collection About Edward Gordon Craig, 1944-1960
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Box 1, Folders 1-8

Correspondence from Edward G. Craig to Rudolph Holzapfel. v.p. 1944-1960

Note

[Arranged in chronological order]
Box 1, Folder 1

n.p. 1944

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 1

n.p. 29 October 1944

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 1

n.p. 4 December 1944

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

With envelope. Note on verso reads, “C. is resting in bed today, but seems already in better form. We will send or bring word in a few days & have our reunion then--yes? D.W.”
Box 1, Folder 1

n.p. 20 December 1944

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 1

Paris. 28 December 1944

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp./folded autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 1

n.p. 30 December [1944]

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 2

n.p. 18 February 1945

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp., folded autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

With this is a typescript by Edward Gordon Craig, with a holograph note, “My handwriting too indistinct so read this reading. s.v.p.”
Box 1, Folder 2

n.p. 23 February 1945

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 2

Paris. 10 March 1945

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 3

Paris. 3 March 1946

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 3

[Corbeil]. 14 June 1946

Physical Description: (1 item: 6pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

The postscript to this letter is dated 29 June 1946, and numbered page 6.
Box 1, Folder 3

Corbeil. 14 July 1946

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

With an envelope postmarked Paris, 16 July 1946. July
Box 1, Folder 3

[Paris]. ca. 26 July 1946

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Pages 1 and 2 in blue ink, pages 3 and 4 in black ink.
Box 1, Folder 3

n.p. 9 December 1946

Physical Description: (1 item: 6pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Also enclosed is a cover of catalog 93, Percy J. Dobell, Tunbridge Wells, 1947, with holograph notes by EGC on the recto.
Box 1, Folder 4

n.p. 25 February 1947

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 4

Paris. 19 March 1947

Physical Description: (1 item: 6pp., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 4

n.p. 30 May 1947

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 4

[Corbeil]. 29 July 1947

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p. autograph card signed)
Box 1, Folder 4

Corbeil. 31 December 1947

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Signed “EGC, DW & 22.”
Box 1, Folder 5

Auberge de Camoussade... 27 February 1949

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Written from “Auberge de Camoussade. Tourettes sur Loup. A.M. France.”
Box 1, Folder 5

Auberge de Camassade... 6 April 1949

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Written from “Auberge de Camassade. Tourettes sur Loup. A.M. France.” Note variant spelling from letter of 27 February 1949.
Box 1, Folder 5

Camassade. Tourrettes. 23 November 1949

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

With envelope postmarked 23 November 1949, addressed to Holzapfel. 1935 Sta Barbara St., Sta. Barbara, California. On page 1 of the letter, Craig has drawn a small map, marking cities of Cannes, Antibes, Grasse, Camassade, Tourettes, Vence, and Nice.
Box 1, Folder 6

Camassade. Tourettes. 10 June 1950

Physical Description: (1 item: 7pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Written from “Camassade. Tourettes sur Loup. AM, France.” On page 7, a clipping from The Evening News, 27 March 1950, is pasted, regarding Craig and titled “An Actor's Dream.”
Box 1, Folder 6

Vence. 2 October 1950

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Written from “Chez Mr. Wait. Chemin de Meilleres Vence. A.M. France.” On page 1 Craig has drawn a sketch of his two work tables.
Box 1, Folder 6

Vence. 5 January 1952

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Written from “Vence. Villa Chapignac - A.M. France.” The letter is written in blue ink for the most part, concludes in black ink on page 4, and date has been added on page 1 in black in k.
Box 1, Folder 6

Vence. 19 March 1952

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Written from “Villa Chapignac. Vence. AM. France.”
Box 1, Folder 6

Vence. 3 & 4 September 1952

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Written from “Chez M. Chapignac. Vence. AM. France.”
Box 1, Folder 6

Vence. 20 March 1953

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Written from “Chez Chapignac. Vence. AM France.”
Box 1, Folder 6

Vence. 20 November 1953

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

With envelope postmarked “18 XII.” Written to Holzapfel in Santa Barbara, California. With the letter is a clipping from Corriere D Informatione, 21 Marzo 1953, titled “Ama ancora le marionette, l'ottuagenario Gordon Craig.
Box 1, Folder 7

Vence. 3 March 1956

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Written from “Villa Chapignac Vence. A.M. France.”
Box 1, Folder 7

Vence. 22 January 1958

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p. autograph card signed)
Box 1, Folder 7

Vence. 3 January 1960

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 7

Vence. 12 February 1960

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Written from Mas Andre. Bid. de l'Ara. Vence AM. France.”
Box 1, Folders 2, 3, 4, 8

Correspondence from Edward G. Craig to [Rudolph Holzapfel]. v.p. 1945-1947 and n.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

n.p. 29 March 1945

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 2

Paris. 21 December 1945

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 3

n.p. 25 January 1945

Physical Description: (1 item: 4pp., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 3

n.p. 16 April 1946

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Pages are numbered 3 and 4.
Box 1, Folder 3

n.p. 30 November 1946

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folder 4

Paris. 4 February 1947

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

Also enclosed is the menu for a dinner party given by Rudolph Holzapfel. Menu is dated 13 January [1945], designed by EGC. EGC mentions two copies enclosed, but only one is present with this letter. Holzapfel has annotated the copy of the menu, dating the dinner as Christmas 1944, and adding notes regarding guests.
Box 1, Folder 8

Paris. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

The holograph telegram is addressed to “Ward, 45 Avenue des Peupliers, Paris, 16e.”
Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence from Edward G. Craig to [Rudolph Holzapfel?]. n.p. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

The note begins, This is something the size & strength of the paper I need for mounting the R.C. proofs on...”
Box 1, Folder 8

n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

This appears to be the concluding page of a letter. The first line begins, “But that ammouncement must not be made till all is fixed. . .” On the verso is “Love to all.”
Box 1, Folder 8

30 March [no year].

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p., autograph letter signed)
Box 1, Folders 2, 3, 8

[Miscellaneous correspondence]. n.p. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

From Edward G. Craig to George Jean Nathan. Paris. 30 November 1945

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

With envelope addressed to George Jean Nathan, Esq.
Box 1, Folder 3

From Daphne Woodward to Rudolph Holzapfel. Paris. 21 September 1946

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p. typed letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

This typescript is marked “copy,” and includes holograph notes by Craig on the recto and verso.
Box 1, Folder 8

From Craig, Edward Gordon to [Holzapfel, Rudolph] “Ward”. n.p. 20 January [no year]

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

With envelope addressed to “Rudolph Ward.” The letter is written in pencil.
Box 1, Folder 9

Notes from Edward G. Craig. n.p. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 9

n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp. autograph note)

Scope and Content Note

A note in Craig's hand, with references to Holz, John Rothenstein, Will Rothenstein, Heinemann, and Dent & Sons on one side, and “Beware George Macy... ” on the other.
Box 1, Folder 9

n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp. autograph note)

Scope and Content Note

Notes in Craig's hand regarding Holz, the Theatre Champs-Elysee, Raymond Raynal, and the Marionette Theatre.
Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence from Raymond Raynal to “Ward” [Holzapfel, Rudolph]. v.p. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 10

n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

With this is an English translation from the French, provided by the dealer.
Box 1, Folder 10

n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

With this is an English translation from the French, provided by the dealer.
Box 1, Folder 10

n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: 1p., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

With this is an English translation from the French, provided by the dealer.
Box 1, Folder 10

Paris. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: 2pp., autograph letter signed)

Scope and Content Note

With this is an English translation from the French, provided by the dealer.
Box 1, Folder 11

ARTS. 21-27 July 1954

Physical Description: (1 item: clipping)

Scope and Content Note

“L'Air de Paris” featuring Edward Gordon Craig at 82, illustrated with a photograph.
Box 1, Folder 12

Photograph of Edward Gordon Craig and his daughter “22.” Caption on verso. 1952

Physical Description: (1 item)

Scope and Content Note

“22 & Partie as she calls me.”
Box 1, Folder 13

Woodcuts by Edward Gordon Craig.

Physical Description: (4 items, each measures 12 × 9 cm.)

Scope and Content Note

  • 1: 12-12-44-D.S. (3 copies).
  • 2: 13-12-44-D.S. (1 copy).
With Holzapfel's note “Woodcuts given to me by Ted Craig.” woodcut prints.