Thirteen letters from John Nash to Margaret Nash, and eight replies.

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  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 7050/2999-3020
  • Dates of Creation
      1946 - 1954
  • Physical Description
      30 pieces

Scope and Content

The letters are largely concerned with personal and family health and news, but also discuss: the sale of family effects and sharing the profits (TGA 7050/3001-2, 3020); the Paul Nash Memorial Exhibition and volume (TGA 7050/3002), and the memorial concert (TGA 7050/3002-4); Margaret's Paul Nash Trust Committee and the involvement of John and Peter Nash (TGA 7050/3002, 3004); Margaret Nash's finances and pension (TGA 7050/3002, 3008); books by John Nash, or about his work (TGA 7050/3004, 3007-8, 3010); John Nash's painting (TGA 7050/3004, 3009, 3020); the gift of a Paul Nash work from the Nash family to the Arts Council (TGA 7050/3004-7); a John Nash exhibition at the British Council Gallery (TGA 7050/3005-7); a John Nash exhibition at the British Council Gallery (TGA 7050/3008-10) and a retrospective (TGA 7050/3016-17); 'Outline' and John Nash's dustcover (TGA 7050/3010-13); the Anthony Bertram biography of Paul Nash (TGA 7050/3016-19); an exhibition including Paul Nash works at Zwemmers (TGA 7050/3016-17); and a request to reproduce some Paul Nash wood engravings in 'Image' (TGA 7050/3013-15). Includes a letter of thanks from Christine (John's wife) to Margaret Nash (TGA 7050/3003) and two sketches by John Nash (TGA 7050/3004, 3020).

Related Material

Correspondence between Margaret Nash and Philip James, Arts Council, and between Margaret and Peter Nash regarding the Nash family gift (TGA 7050/1741, 3027-8 and 3031-4), also with Faber & Faber regarding Outline (TGA 7050/2276).