The Tate flood

Scope and Content

Includes eleven letters, dated between 9 Jan-1 Feb 1928, concerning the flood, from the following correspondents:

-A.M. Hind

-M.E. Sadler, University College Oxford

-Laurence Binyon, British Museum

-Hickman Bacon

-Charles Aitken, director of the National Gallery of British Art

Also included is an earlier letter from Aitken, dated 2 Nov 1927, confirming the loan of five works by Rowlandson from Oppé's collection..

Please also see file APO/1/5/2 in this catalogue for further reference to this matter.

Administrative / Biographical History

On 7 January 1928, an unusually high water level led to the Thames flooding at Millbank. Nine lower ground floor galleries at Tate Britain (then known as the National Gallery of British Art) were affected and several works in the collection - alongisde some on loan from Oppé - suffered damage.

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