Percy Horton papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

National Registration card (1915); Photograph of Percy Horton (ca. 1916); Photograph of Roy Richmond and Lydia Smith (n.d.); Manuscript account "The First World War" by Ronald Horton with transcripts of letters from Percy and Harry Horton (n.d.); Letters and Court Martial statements (1916); Statement of Percy Horton at his 3rd Court Martial (17 May 1917); 2 letters from Charles Thomson to Percy Horton's mother (29 Jan. 1917, 14 Feb. 1917); 2 letters written from prison (27 Feb. 1917, 25 May 1917); Letter written by Percy Horton to his parents after release from second spell in prison (5 May 1917); Letters written whilst in the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, for an operation (Oct.-Nov. 1917); 3 No Conscription Fellowship Christmas cards (1916-1918); 19 photographs of prison life (n.d.); 22 photographs of drawings and paintings (ca. 1921-1960, n.d.); Book of prison rhymes by Robert Stewart (n.d.); Letters relating to his release from prison (Nov.-Dec. 1917); 2 Christmas cards designed by Percy Horton (1918); 5 photographs (1916-1943); Exhibition catalogue "Percy Horton 1897-1970 Artist & Absolutist" (1982); 3 letters from his brother Harry (3 Mar. 1918, 24 Mar. 1918, 21 Nov. 1918); ca. 50 letters to and from Percy Horton (1916-1918); 4 photographs (1917-1920); 4 rough sketches of prison life (n.d.); Dentist's bill/receipt (5/11 Apr. 1945); Official papers relating to imprisonment and Court Martials (1916-1917); Official papers relating to Conscientious Objection, the National Council Against Conscription and the Military Service Act, with annotations (1916, n.d.); 2 editions of The Tribunal (23 Nov. 1916, 27 Dec. 1917); Mounted photograph of Roy Richmond's 1916 self-portrait (n.d.); Photocopied letters from Edinburgh (Aug. 1916, Nov. 1916); Photocopied statement of Percy Horton at his 3rd Court Martial (17 May 1917); 2 photocopied letters written from prison (27 Feb. 1917, 25 May 1917); Photocopied letter written by Percy Horton to his parents after release from second spell in prison (5 May 1917); Photocopied letter describing operation (1 Nov. 1917); Photocopied letters to parents (Nov.-Dec. 1917, 27 Apr. 1918); Photocopies of prison rhymes by Robert Stewart; 2 photocopied Christmas cards designed by Percy Horton (1918); 2 photocopied drawings by Percy Horton (n.d.); Photocopied photographs of prison life (n.d.); Photocopied obituary from The Times (5 Nov. 1970); Photocopied photographs and illustrations (1917-1947); Photocopied request to be allowed literature to be sent into prison denied (1917); Photocopied miscellaneous correspondence (1917).

Administrative / Biographical History

Percy F. Horton (1897-1970) was born at Brighton and educated at the Royal College of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts. An Absolutist, he served two years of solitary confinement as a conscientious objector during the First World War. He taught art at Rugby School and the Royal College of Art before becoming Ruskin Master of Drawing at Oxford, 1949-1964.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection per R. Horton (brother).

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed

Related Material

See CO 102: Miscellaneous: Item 1.