Letters from Christopher 'Kit' Wood to his mother, 1922

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 773/2
  • Dates of Creation
      Jan-Dec 1922
  • Physical Description
      2 folders, 248 pieces

Scope and Content

Wood spent most of 1922 travelling extensively in Europe and North Africa with Tony Gandarillas. His health suffered, as he contracted malaria several times. He also grew more disillusioned with the Parisian social scene. His interest in theatre design was first expressed in January. The letter dated 25 February is particularly revealing of Paris and London life. The letters from March to June document Wood's feelings of change, and the peace and sense of direction his travels gave him. Letters written from: Chelsea (London), Amsterdam, Gravenhage (Amsterdam), Brussels, Bruges, Paris, Marseille, Alpes Maritimes, Tunis, Hahmammet (Tunisia), El Djem (Tunisia), Palermo (Sicily), Taormina (Sicily), Taormina (Sicily), Siracusa (Sicily), Athens, Volos (Greece), Point (Smyrna), Constantinople, Vienna, Prague, Karlsbad, Salonika, Munich, Leipzig, and Berlin.