Twenty-five letters from Lance Sieveking to Paul Nash.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 7050/1245-1269
  • Dates of Creation
      1939 - 1946
  • Physical Description
      52 pieces

Scope and Content

Of these five are fragments only (TGA 7050/1250-51, 1262-63 and 1269). The letters concern Sieveking's life, photography and cameras, Paul Nash's art, and exhibitions. Particular topics include Sieveking's illness (TGA 7050/1252), Paul and Margaret's wedding (TGA 7050/1255), Paul Nash's writings (TGA 7050/1255, 1260), touring trips to Dorset and Cornwall (TGA 7050/1256-59, 1261), Paul Nash seeing a transmission rehearsal with Tommy Handley (TGA 7050/1260), Betjeman as a successor to Sieveking as the BBC West Region Programme Director (TGA 7050/1254), Nash's gift of 'Sickle and Nest' to Sieveking's secretary (TGA 7050/1261), and Nash asking Sieveking to be his executor (TGA 7050/1268). Paul Nash works mentioned include 'Canterbury Bell' (TGA 7050/1264 and 1266), 'Aerial Aspics/Flowers' (TGA 7050/1265-66), 'Equivalents' and 'Diving Stage' (TGA 7050/1266) and the sunflower paintings (TGA 7050/1267-68).