File 4/6 - Letters L-W

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Letters L-W


  • [1968x1995] (Creation)

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1 folder (2 cm.)

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The file includes photocopies of letters, 1937-1938, from Augustus John to [Sir John] Lavery; letters, 1920, relating to Augustus John's portrait of Lord Leverhulme, 1920, with a letter, 1970, from the Honorary Director of Beaverbrook Library; J. B. Manson, [1912]-[1940]; [General Bernard] Montgomery, 1938; Grant Murray, 1948; Arnold Palmer, 1930-[1959]; Hugo [Pitman], 1952-1953, and transcripts of letters, 1954 and [?1956], to Reine Pitman; Will[iam] [Rothenstein], [1911]-[1935], with transcripts of letters, [?1900]-[1913], and of two letters from Dorelia [John] to Alice [Rothenstein], [1914x1927]; [John Sampson, 1914-1915]; Frances Stevenson, 1919-1920, and extracts from letters, [1919], in NLW MS 21570E, concerning Augustus John's commission to paint the Paris Peace Conference in 1919; [Frida Strindberg], [?1911]; Winifred Coombe Tennant, 1950, with a photocopy of a letter from her; [Henry] Tonks, 1918; Sir Emery Walker, [1916]; and Maynard Walker, 1945. Also included are a few letters to some unidentified recipients.

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The original letters from Augustus John to Lord Leverhulme are at the House of Lords Record Office, London. The letters to J. B. Manson are in the Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, and to Grant Murray in the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. The letters from Augustus John to Frances Stevenson are in the House of Lords Record Office, London and the one to [Frida Strindberg] is in NLW MS 22776D. The letter to Henry Tonks is in the University of Texas Library and the letters to Sir Emery Walker are in the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Augustus John's tribute to Sir John Lavery, [1941], is in 8/4. Letters from Arnold Palmer to Augustus John, 1930, 1959, 1961, are in NLW MS 22784D. An incomplete letter from Hugo Pitman to Augustus John and letters from William Rothenstein to the artist are in NLW MS 22784D. Letters from Frida Strindberg, [?1911], [?1914], are in 4/1. Letters from Winifred Coombe Tennant are in NLW MS 22786D. A letter from Maynard Walker, The American British Art Center, 1945, is in NLW MS 22787D.

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Preferred citation: 4/6

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