• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng 1171/1/18
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 D/8/7 (1/18/1-3); D/8/8 (1/18/4-8).
  • Dates of Creation
      20 Mar-21 Sep 1917
  • Physical Description
      8 pieces; 1/18/3 contains 2 sheets.

Scope and Content

Letters and postcards sent to the Sixsmiths during 1917. Topics covered include: the Russian Revolution; Sixsmith's Crafts Association; George Hukin's last illness and death; the deaths in Carpenter's parish of Miss Bradshaw and Robert Gilchrist; Carpenter's latest will, in which he appoints as executors his brother Alfred, his nephew Edward Danberry, and Harold Coxeter, and as literary executors Coxeter and E.B. Lloyd, with Sixsmith as their advisor; a Thoreau meeting in July; a forthcoming speech to the Brotherhood Church, North London; Edmund Hobbs; a serious illness of Carpenter's elder sister; and Lilly and her family.

1/18/3 consists of a postcard to Sixsmith informing him of George Hukin's death, with an enclosed letter to Lucy Sixsmith from "Auntie Fannie" [Hukin, George's wife], obviously written at an earlier date, in which she describes George's weak state.

1/18/8 is a note written on the reverse of an invitation to a lecture by Carpenter on 'Beauty in Daily Life' at the Memorial Hall, New Walk, on 24 September. In his note Carpenter refers to another forthcoming lecture, at the I.L.P. rooms, on 'The Liberation of Industry'.

Letters are addressed to Sixsmith at Brownlow, Anderton, Lancs, and dated at Millthorpe, except 1/18/7, sent to Sixsmith at Sylvan View, View Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset.

1/18/1, 3 and 6-8 include envelopes.

Related Material

See also: Eng 1171/1/21/13.