Correspondence between Margaret Nash and E.C. 'Peter' Gregory, Chairman, Lund Humphries, regarding publication of the Paul Nash Memorial Volume, and social arrangements.

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  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 7050/2780-2861
  • Dates of Creation
      1947 - 1953
  • Physical Description
      1 file

Scope and Content

The letters concern various aspects of the preparation and publication of the volume, taken over by Lund Humphries from the Chiswick Press. The letters discuss the original volume designed by Paul Nash and its problems (TGA 7050/2780); specific details of the new volume (TGA 7050/2782); text inclusions and contributions (TGA 7050/2780-1, 2783, 2792, 2806-7); contributions from Conrad Aiken and Richard Seddon (TGA 7050/2783, 2795, 2807, 2812-13); copyright (TGA 7050/2785-8); owners of Paul Nash works and an advert in the Times (TGA 7050/2787-90); payments to Chiswick Press for Paul Nash designs and photographs (TGA 7050/2789-91); financial contributions towards the cost (TGA 7050/2792-3); blocks, proofs and photographs including 'Falling Stars' and 'Ypres Salient Trenches, St Eloi' (TGA 7050/2794-817, 2819-20); the dedication (TGA 7050/2803); publication, sales, orders and reviews (TGA 7050/2802, 2814-16, 2817-18, 2824-26, 2851); and an Institute of Contemporary Arts exhibition (TGA 7050/2856-7) and Arts Council exhibition 'Paul Nash's Camera' (TGA 7050/2804-5). Other topics include Margaret Nash's financial problems (TGA 7050/2834-7, 2841, 2853, 2860); her health (TGA 7050/2846); a fund for the purchase of Paul Nash works (TGA 7050/2836-7); sales and publication of other Paul Nash related books, 'Aerial Flowers' (TGA 7050/2798-9, 2809-11), 'Outline' (TGA 7050/2781, 2834-5, 2838), 'Fertile Image' (TGA 7050/2835, 2841 and 2853) and Anthony Bertram's biography (TGA 7050/2860); religion and the Baha'i faith (TGA 7050/2858, 2861); 'Northern Adventure' (TGA 7050/2805); and Margaret Nash's bequests and trustees, including 'Vernal Equinox' (renamed 'The Marriage of the Sun and the Moon' by Margaret Nash) (TGA 7050/2861). Includes correspondence with Margot (Eates) regarding early arrangements for the Volume (TGA 7050/2780-1, 2783) and R.H. Sawkins re copies of the Memorial Volume and the return of photographs from the Chiswick Press (TGA 7050/2819-2822, 2843-50). Also includes letter from Darby and Son Solicitors regarding copyright (TGA 7050/2786), from Althea C. Hannay regarding blocks (TGA 7050/2794), to Miss Frost, Tate Gallery regarding 'Aerial Flowers' (TGA 7050/2809) and from B. Schindler regarding copies of the Memorial Volume (TGA 7050/2823). TGA 7050/2782, 2794, 2802, 2831, 2854 and 2857 feature notes in Margaret Nash's hand.

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