Heather Child's Graily Hewitt collection

Scope and Content

7 pieces of calligraphy (mainly unfinished), found together in an envelope addressed to Heather Child and marked 'For Barley Roscoe, Crafts Study Centre'. One piece is enclosed in a folded slip of paper marked 'with Graily Hewitt's best wishes', and it appears that this is a collection of work by Graily Hewitt.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Graily Hewitt (1864-1952) was one of the first pupils of Edward Johnston and in 1901 succeeded him at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, where he taught calligraphy for more than thirty years. His particular interest was with the Italian Renaissance styles of writing. Heather Child (1911-1997) studied under Mervyn Oliver, who had been one of Graily Hewitt's first pupils. She was a Trustee of the Crafts Study Centre from 1977.


  • HCH/1 Small piece 'Pompilia' enclosed in paper 'With Graily Hewitt's best wishes', [1930s]
  • HCH/2 Slip of parchment with Greek writing, [1930s?]
  • HCH/3 Unfinished tribute to Hedworth George Ailwyn Fellowes, [1930s?]
  • HCH/4 Poem 'This was the woman; what now of the man?', [1930s?]
  • HCH/5 Description of a Book of Hours in the British Museum, [1930s?]
  • HCH/6 Formal letter to the retiring Rector of Liss, 1934
  • HCH/7 Printed menu for the 41st dinner of the Double Crown Club, 1934

Access Information

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This entry was compiled by Greta Bertram, Crafts Study Centre Curator, June 2020.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogue on Crafts Study Centre database. A pdf copy is available on request.

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