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Sketches

Nine notepads, [?1920s]-[1930s], of Gwen John, some containing charcoal sketches of people in church, with occasional notes.

Gwen John.

Sir Guildhaume Myrddin-Evans Papers

  • GB 0210 GMEVNS
  • Fonds
  • 1917-2021

Personal and professional papers of Sir Guildhaume Myrddin-Evans, a senior civil servant, industrial relations expect and British representative to the International Labour Organisation. The papers comprise material relating to Guildhaume Myrddin-Evans' professional interests including correspondence with officers and representatives of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and ILO member states, politicians and civil servants within the UK Government relating to industrial relations, correspondence and papers relating to his chairmanship of the Local Government Commission for Wales along with his personal correspondence and ephemera, and notes on research undertaken by members of his family into his life and career.

Myrddin-Evans, G.

Michael Holroyd (Augustus and Gwen John) manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSMICHOLJOHN
  • Fonds
  • [1904]-[?1970s]

Papers, [1904]-[?1970s], relating to Augustus and Gwen John collected by Michael Holroyd, including letters by Gwen John and Jeanne Robert Foster, 1920-1925; letters from Augustus John to various correspondents, [1904]-1958, and letters addressed to him, [1910]-1959; Augustus John's appointment diaries, [1921], 1923, 1934 and 1939; and typescript transcripts and notes [?by Michael Holroyd], [?1970s].

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Augustus John diary

Appointments diary of Augustus John, 1923, containing brief entries and a few memoranda.
The entries cover the period 1 January-28 June, 23 October-21 December 1923 (ff. 1-90, 148 verso-178) and includes his trip to America (mainly to New York), April-June 1923 (ff. 47 verso-90).

Augustus John.

Letters to Augustus John

Twelve letters, [1910]-1959, to Augustus John from various correspondents, concerning both personal matters and work.
The correspondents include Lord Beaverbrook, 26 August 1959 (f. 1), [Nora] Brownsword, [late 1920s] (f. 2), Daniel George, 10 June 1957 (f. 3), Elmer Gertz, 3 December 1932 (f. 4), Wyndham Lewis, [1910]-1952 (ff. 5-7, 12, 14-16), Dorelia McNeill, 12 November 1928 (f. 18), the Royal Academy of Arts, 6 December 1928 (f. 19), and Homer Saint-Gaudens, 7 November 1938 (f. 20). Also included are draft contracts with Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1938, for the publication of Augustus John's reminiscences (ff. 22-33); and four letters, [1931]-1935, from Mrs Vera Fearing (later Stubbs) to her mother and husband, concerning her extended stays at Fryern Court in order for John to paint her portrait (ff. 34-46), with another brief note by her concerning John, [?1950s] (f. 47). Transcripts and notes [by Michael Holroyd], [?1970s], relating to the Wyndham Lewis letters are ff. 8-11, 13, 17. The letters contain references to Frank Harris (f. 4 recto-verso) and Henry Lamb (f. 6).

Augustus John letters

Some fifty letters and postcards, [1904]-1958, from Augustus John to various correspondents, containing mainly personal news.
The correspondents include Lady Margot Asquith, [?1925]-1929 (ff. 1-3), Simon Asquith, [1948]-1958 (ff. 4-19), Nicandra McCarthy (later Hood), 1946-1953 (ff. 21-34 verso), Dorelia McNeill, [July 1904]-1923 (ff. 35-40), John Quinn, [1909]-1910 (ff. 41-48), Margaret Sampson, [March 1907] (ff. 49-50), and Stuart Wilson, [1949]-[?1958] (ff. 53-67). The volume contains poetry by John, [1904]-[1930s] (ff. 36-39 verso, 51, 68-69), including a ballad and sonnets addressed to Dorelia, [July 1904] (ff. 36-38). There are references to a visit, with John Sampson, to the family of Matthew Wood, the Welsh Gypsy (ff. 41 verso-44 verso), and to the death of Ida John (ff. 49 verso-50). For extracts from three of the letters (ff. 35-36, 42-43, 49-50) see Michael Holroyd, Augustus John (London, 1996), pp. 151, 158, 231, 233, 289-290.

Augustus John.

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