Margot Coatts correspondence

Scope and Content

Letters sent to Margot Coatts by Margery Kendon (December 1983 - February 1984), John Piper (February - March 1984), Marianne de Trey (January - February 1984) and William (Bill) Ismay (March - April 1984), with some replies.

Administrative / Biographical History

After training as a sculptor, Margot Coatts worked as a curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Later she moved to Southern Arts as an administrator and then to the Crafts Council as an exhibition organiser. From 1978 she pursued a career as an independent consultant, and undertook work for the Crafts Study Centre including the research for the book and exhibition on Ethel Mairet, A Weaver's Life (1983).


  • COA/1 Letter from Margery Kendon, 29 December 1983
  • COA/2 Carbon copy letter to Margery Kendon, 18 January [1984]
  • COA/3 Letter from Margery Kendon, 11 February 1984
  • COA/4 Letter from Marianne de Trey, 23 January 1984
  • COA/5 Carbon copy of letter to Marianne de Trey, 3 February 1984
  • COA/6 Carbon copy of note to Marianne de Trey, 8 February 1984
  • COA/7 Letter from Marianne de Trey, 9 February 1984
  • COA/8 Carbon copy of letter to John Piper at Gospels, 31 January 1984
  • COA/9 Letter from John Piper at Gospels, 6 February 1984
  • COA/10 Carbon copy of letter of thanks to John Piper at Gospels, 19 March 1984
  • COA/11 Letter from Bill Ismay, 7 March 1984
  • COA/12 Carbon copy of letter to Bill Ismay, 12 March 1984
  • COA/13 Letter from Bill Ismay, 14 March 1984
  • COA/14 Letter from Bill Ismay, 3 April 1984

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This entry was compiled by Greta Bertram, Crafts Study Centre Curator, June 2020.

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