Islington Council Correspondence 1952-1970

Scope and Content

Letters, papers and correspondence, 1952-1970 from the files of Leonard Montague Harrod, the Chief Librarian and Curator of Islington Public Libraries, and his predecessor, concerning the Sickert Family Collection.

Includes council minutes and various papers and letters concerning the acceptance and transfer of the Sickert Family Collection of papers, art-works and ephemera from the Sickert Trust to the Islington Council in 1947. Papers concerning exhibitions of the collection, loans of works to other museums and galleries, BBC filming and public enquiries.

Includes council minutes and various papers and letters concerning the acceptance and transfer of the Sickert Family Collection of papers, art-works and ephemera from the Sickert Trust to the Islington Council in 1947. Papers concerning exhibitions of the collection, loans of works to other museums and galleries, BBC filming and public enquiries.

Other papers refer to the donations by the public of things related to Sickert, such as Mr Lewis Reneteau’s offer to donate and sell photographs, reproductions in ‘The Whirlwind’, and cuttings in 1952 (S/SFC/2/1/9/1). This collection came into Mr Reneteau’s possession from the estate of Mrs Florence Holland (nee Pash, later Humphrey). ‘Application to Reproduce Sickert Drawing’ forms. The repair of the ‘The Raising of Lazarus’ once it was damaged in an exhibition. Miss Hopwood leaving 3 pictures on permanent loan to the collection in 1970. ‘An old Shop, Vitre, France’ pastel. ‘Islington, 1917’ pastel and ‘Chloe’ oil on canvas. They were previously owned by Miss E Hickman-Smith.

Includes photographs and cuttings concerning the Sickert Sketch found on the wall of 1 Highbury Place, and a letter from Mrs Powell sending a cutting of an illustraion of a Sickert work to Mr Harrod.