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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 523

Anton Dolin papers


Letters and photographs sent to Anton Dolin by his friends.


  • Creation: 1926-1983

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters and postcards sent to Anton Dolin from dancers, actors and writers. Also includes photographs of Dolin's correspondents inscribed to him and clippings. Most of the photographs have been also annotated by Dolin.

Biographical / Historical

Anton Dolin (1904-1983) was an English ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer. He started his career with Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1921 and became one of the principal dancers for the company. Later, together with another Ballets Russes dancer Alicia Markova, he established Markova-Dolin Ballet. Dolin was instrumental in establishing London Festival Ballet (later English National Ballet). He also ocassionally appeared on stage as an actor.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2006MT-67R, 94-95.19. Gift of Lewis Lloyd, 85 Cottage St., Brookline, Massachusetts 02146; received: 1994 August 9.


Photographs from this collection were published in: Dolin, Anton. Friends and Memories. Routledge & Kegan Hall, 1982.

Processing Information

Processed by: Irina Klyagin

Dolin, Anton, 1904-. Anton Dolin papers, 1926-1983: Guide.
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