The Francis Owen Salisbury archive contains volumes of correspondence and other papers and volumes of photographs of his paintings. The volumes of correspondence and papers are thought to have been compiled, numbered and titled by Salisbury, it is unknown where the other volumes he compiled are today.
-Volume XVII, Royal procession and Guildhall coronation luncheon, 1937
Includes material concerning the painting of the Guildhall Coronation Picture and the Coronation Procession Picture. Includes official programmes and seating plans produced for these events (some of which are annotated), correspondence (including some with sitters), and photographs of the unveiling of the completed paintings. 1937-1939
-Volume XVIII, British Letters
Includes letters from individuals with the surnames A-M, includes portrait commissions, thank you letters and letters from friends. c 1904-c 1957
Volume XIX, British Letters
Includes letters from individuals with the surnames N-Z, includes portrait commissions, thank you letters and letters from friends. c 1908-c 1952
-Volume XXVII, Honours and elections
Includes correspondence relating to Salisbury's art training, scholarships, prizes and honours awarded. Also contains copies of certificates and announcements relating to Salisbury's career. 1893-1955
-Volume XXX, Exhibitions in Britain and America
Includes copies of private view cards, exhibition catalogues, contracts with exhibition organisers, press cuttings, correspondence relating to exhibitions, gallery plans and photographs of exhibitions. Also includes one folder of loose material. 1906-1955
-Volume XXXI, Letters - own book
Correspondence from individuals who had received a complimentary copy of the following works by Salisbury: 'The Art of Frank O. Salisbury' (1936); 'Portrait and Pageant' (1944); 'Sarum Chase' (1953). 1934-1961
The volumes of photographs consist of 38 numbered and 2 unnumbered albums (the latter two relate to exhibitions), the albums are organised by subject and include albums of portraits of women, war portraits, and portraits of children. The photographs were taken by A&C Cooper and represent a photographic record of the works of Salisbury, the leaves of the albums are annotated in the artists hand with sitter names. A typed list of contents is provided at the front of each album, this is thought to have been compiled immediately prior to their accession into the NPG archive.