Correspondence files

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 8812/1/4
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      47 boxes

Scope and Content

This group of 472 files contain official or business correspondence which largely post-dates Clark's employment at the National Gallery. The files originally formed three basic sequences. The first covered mainly the 1940s, and the other two ran, in many cases, parallel during the 1960s and 1970s. This may have been due to Clark having two secretaries, one at Saltwood Castle and one at his London base in the Albany. The Saltwood secretary tended to open files for most correspondents, which meant that many files contain only a few pieces


The files are arranged alphabetically. They were originally arranged in three basic sequences covering different but overlapping periods, organised by different secretaries. The three sequences have now been merged, along with some other individual files found scattered throughout the rest of the collection.

Other Finding Aids

Paper list of individual files or letters available.