• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 20034/5/8
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      8 folders

Scope and Content

The material consists of postcards, Christmas and birthday cards, invitations, and related items sent to or collected by Kenneth Armitage. Many of the postcards are blank. The remainder were sent to Armitage by a number of correspondents, including: Harry Abend, 'Bron' [Bronwen Astor], 'Nibs' and Ros [Hubert Dalwood], Rosemary [Devonald], Josceline [Dimbleby], Liza [Dimbleby], Diana Eichler, Penelope Ellis, Warren Forma, J. Gintel, Peggy Guggenheim, Jessica Gwynne, Susan Hampshire, Birte and Carl Gustav Hansen, Ryunosuke Kasahara, Se Choong Kim, Christabel [McEwen], 'JS' [John McEwen], Romana [McEwen], Joan [Moore] (Armitage's wife), Nobuo Nakamura, George and June [Newson], George and Edie Rickey, Immaculada [Coloma Santonja], Bertha Schaefer, Nick Serota, Alistair and Zandria Service, Anne [Severs], Mr and Mrs Nobutaka Shikanai, Sachiko Shinohara, 'Dodo' [Steinhardt], Geoffrey Strachan, 'Sukie', Colin and 'Binkie' [Thompson?], James and Maureen [Tower?], Bernadette Watts, Erhard Wehrmann, Tamsyn Woollcombe, Bryan and Monica [Wynter?], and others.

Also included are: cards written by Armitage to Harry Abend, Josceline Dimbleby, Joanna Drew, Douglas Glass, Ian McNeil, Joan Moore, and Bernadette Watts; two cards sent to Bernard Meadows, one from 'Jim' and one from 'Lis'; and one card sent to Joan Moore by 'Olga'.


These postcards, both blank and used, were originally stored together in the collection.