Eleanor Sickert - Personal Papers, Notes & Correspondence

Scope and Content

One letter from Eleanor Sickert (1830-1922), Walter Sickert's mother, addressed to her 'Dearest Husband' dated October 29th 1864 from 4/1 Kleestrasse. The letter talks of a visit from her friend Mrs Wilberforce, and of Walter feeling better 'Wat looks very pale and thin, but he eats and drinks, and sleeps, and walks any distance, and is less fretful than he was ... '. Oswald Sickert was at that time away from home following the death of his father, Johann Jürgen Sickert.

Two notes and one envelope addressed to O. Sickert Esq. Both seem to be concerned with her dying and leaving a will and dated 1873 (Eleanor did not actually die until 1922). One note is addressed to Oswald saying 'I want to thank you for the years happiness and peace that I have lived with you..'. The other note reads as a Will and Testament bequeathing her possessions and the sole guardianship of the children to Oswald, dated May 28th 1873.