Obituaries and related cuttings

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng 1331/2/7
  • Dates of Creation
      Jun-Oct 1929 & n.d.
  • Physical Description
      28 items. 1331/2/7/2 and 14 contain 2 pieces, and 2/7/3, 3 pieces.

Scope and Content

Carpenter died, aged 84, on 29 Jun 1929 in Guildford, Surrey, where he had moved in 1922. His funeral took place on 1 July at a cemetery near his home; he was interred in the same grave as his long-term partner, George Merrill, who had died the previous year. This class contains 3 complete periodicals and a bundle of cuttings from various publications, and was mostly found bundled together, possibly by Sixsmith himself. The material includes: reports of Carpenter's death; accounts of his funeral; obituaries; reminiscences; evaluations of his life and work; a report on his will (2/7/26); and a later cutting referring to the neglected state of Carpenter's grave.

2/7/3 contains 2 copies of the same article from different editions of The Manchester Guardian; 2/7/22-23 are duplicate copies of the same periodical, containing 2 articles on Carpenter.