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Augustus John Papers
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Augustus John Papers

  • GB 0210 MSAUGJOHN
  • Fonds
  • [1880s]-1980

Papers, [1880s]-1980, of or relating to the artist Augustus John comprising letters from Augustus John to miscellaneous recipients, including over eight hundred and forty letters to his second wife Dorelia McNeill; letters to Augustus John from family, friends and miscellaneous individuals; letters from Ida John (née Nettleship), first wife of Augustus John, mainly to relatives and friends; letters to Dorelia McNeill from miscellaneous correspondents; and other correspondence of the John and Nettleship families; sketchbooks, 1908-[mid 1920s], of Augustus John; drafts of autobiographical writings by Augustus John which would later be published as Chiaroscuro (London, 1952) and the posthumous Finishing Touches (London, 1964); miscellaneous family papers of the John and Nettleship families; catalogues of Augustus John's papers; and a volume of poems, [c. 1909], of Arthur Symons, composed during his period of madness and transcribed by his amanuensis Agnes Tobin.

John, Augustus, 1878-1961

Chiaroscuro,

Autograph and typescript drafts, [c. 1938]-1951, of autobiographical writings by Augustus John, published as Chiaroscuro (London, 1952); some chapters had previously appeared in Horizon, 1941-1949.

Augustus John.

Finishing Touches,

Autograph and typescript drafts, [c. 1910s]-1961, of autobiographical writings by Augustus John included in the posthumous volume Finishing Touches (London, 1964) (see also NLW MS 21570E), together with rejected portions of the text (ff. 56-9). Some sections (ff. 60-75) had been submitted to The Sunday Times for publication, 1952-1958 (see MS 22775C, ff. 89-98). Also included are draft recollections by Augustus John of Ronald Fairbank (ff. 76-81), and various drafts of prose and light verse.

John & Nettleship family letters,

Twenty-six letters, 1906-1979, from members of the John and Nettleship families or relating to Augustus John and his circle, including two letters, 1906-1907, to Ida John from her sister-in-law Winifred John, and fourteen letters, 1961-1979, from various correspondents to Sir Caspar John and Romilly John, relating to the estate of Augustus John.

Nettleship, Ida

Letters to Augustus John

Over ninety letters, 1904-1961, to Augustus John from various correspondents (surnames Salisbury-Symonds), including John Sampson (20, photocopies) 1904-1930, George Bernard Shaw (3) 1944-1945, Edith Sitwell (1) 1956, Matthew Smith (10) 1930-1958, Stephen Spender (3) 1956, Marie Stopes (3) 1948-1956, and Lytton Strachey (1) 1913.

Letters to Augustus John,

Over one hundred and fifteen letters, [?1899]-1961, to Augustus John from various correspondents (surnames J-K), including Gwen John (5) [c. 1910]-[1925], Ida John (née Nettleship) (20) [?1899]-[1907], Professor Gwyn Jones (1) 1950, James Joyce (1) [1933], Dame Laura Knight (1) 1961, and Oskar Kokoschka (1) 1938.

John, Gwen, 1876-1939

Letters to Augustus John,

Over one hundred and forty-five letters, 1907-1961, to Augustus John from various correspondents (surnames A-C), including Boris Anrep (2) 1928, Lord Beaverbrook (1) 1959, Max Beerbohm (1) 1952, Frank Brangwyn (1) 1947, Gerald Brenan (7) ?1946-1957, Roy Campbell (5) ?1928-c. 1951-1952, Dora Carrington (1) 1928, Aleister Crowley (2) 1925-1947, and Nancy Cunard (2) c. 1934-[1954].

Letters to Augustus John,

Eighty-four letters, [c. 1909]-1961, to Augustus John from various correspondents (surnames D-F), including John Davenport (2) 1956-1961, Tommy Earp (9, with six poems) 1930s-1956, Clough Williams-Ellis (1) 1957, Jacob Epstein (1) 1929, and Roger Fry (1) 1931.

Letters to Augustus John,

Over one hundred and twenty letters, [c. 1904]-1961, to Augustus John from various correspondents (surnames L-Nettleship), including Henry Lamb (2) [?1907]-1935, T. E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia (8) 1920-1932, Percy Wyndham Lewis (18) [c. 1904]-1952, Ramsay McDonald (1) 1933, Dorelia McNeill (8) [1907]-[?1938], George Moore (2) 1927, Lady Ottoline Morrell (9) 1930-1937, and Cedric Morris (1) [1930s].

Letters to Augustus John,

Some one hundred and twenty letters, 1907-1961, to Augustus John from various correspondents (surnames Nettleton-R), including Kit Nicholson (1) 1936, Sean O'Casey (7) 1929-1960, John Cowper Powys (4) 1955-1956, John Quinn (1) 1913, Keidrych Rhys (3) 1956-1960, Sir John Rothenstein (2) 1941-1945, William Rothenstein (9) 1907-1935, and Bertrand Russell (5) 1936-1960.

Letters to Augustus John,

Forty-six letters, ?1908-1961, to Augustus John from various correspondents (surnames Symons-V), including Arthur Symons (11, and forty-three poems) ?1908-[1935], Dylan Thomas (1) 1950, and G. M. Trevelyan (1) 1956.

Letters to Augustus John,

Sixty-four letters, 1927-1961, to Augustus John from various correspondents (surnames W-Z), including Lord Howard de Walden (1) 1938, Dame Ethel Walker (1) ?1950, and Dora E. Yates (34, photocopies) 1931-1960.

Letters to Augustus John,

Over a hundred letters, ?1908-1961, to Augustus John from various correspondents (surnames G-I), including Oliver St John Gogarty (10, and two poems) 1918-1952, Nina Hammett (3) [1930]-1956, Philip Heseltine, Peter Warlock (1) 1930, and J. D. Innes (3) ?1910-1913.

Letters to Dorelia McNeill,

Over two hundred and eighty letters, 1903-[1950], from Augustus John to Dorelia McNeill, containing personal news, comments on the progress of his work, and anecdotes relating to his contemporaries. Letters entirely in Romani are accompanied by English translations, 1970s, by Ferdinand G. Huth.

Augustus John.

Letters to Dorelia McNeill,

Over two hundred and eighty letters, 1903-[1950], from Augustus John to Dorelia McNeill, containing personal news, comments on the progress of his work, and anecdotes relating to his contemporaries. Letters entirely in Romani are accompanied by English translations, [1970s], by Ferdinand G. Huth.

Augustus John.

Letters to Dorelia McNeill,

Over two hundred and eighty letters, 1903-[1950] from Augustus John to Dorelia McNeill, containing personal news, comments on the progress of his work, and anecdotes relating to his contemporaries. Letters entirely in Romani are accompanied by English translations, [1970s], by Ferdinand G. Huth.

Augustus John.

Letters to Dorelia McNeill,

Fifty-six letters, 1903-1969, to Dorelia McNeill from various correspondents including Boris Anrep (2) 1914-1920s, Dora Carrington (15) 1926-1931, Tommy Earp (7) 1929-1948, Gwen John (4) [1904-1905], Ida John (7) ?1904-1905, Dame Laura Knight (1) 1969, John Sampson (1, photocopy) 1903, Lytton Strachey (4) 1913-1931, and Dora Yates (1, photocopy) 1962.

Letters,

Forty letters, [1880s]-1907, from Ida John to friends and relatives, including one to Augustus John, [1906], twenty-one to her mother, Ada Nettleship, 1897-1907, and one to her father, John Trivett Nettleship, [1901].

Nettleship, Ida

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