The Camden Town Group in Context

Minutes of the Seventh London Group Meeting 7 February 1914

Minutes of the Seventh London Group Meeting 7 February 1914
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Minutes of the Seventh London Group Meeting 7 February 1914
Typescript, by James Bolivar Manson (1879-1945)
© Estate of James Bolivar Manson
Typescript TGA 806/10/6
These are the minutes of the seventh meeting of the London Group. This is the first gathering at which Walter Sickert was absent; Spencer Gore took his place as chairman.
Voting List for the Seventh London Group Meeting 7 February 1914
Fig.1
Voting List for the Seventh London Group Meeting 7 February 1914
© Estate of James Bolivar Manson
Of the ten candidates proposed for election, only the sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska was successful. The voting list shows the number of votes for and against each candidate (fig.1 TGA 806/10/6). A proxy vote was sent in by Henry Lamb, who voted for Hilda Trevelyan, as he had done on 3 January, but she was again unsuccessful (fig.2 TGA 806/10/6). One of the candidates, Paul Nash, wrote to James Bolivar Manson asking that his brother John’s vote be given ‘in my favour, which was his wish’ (fig.3 TGA 806/10/6).
Henry Lamb 'Telegram to James Bolivar Manson' 7 February 1914
Fig.2
Henry Lamb
Telegram to James Bolivar Manson 7 February 1914
© Estate of Henry Lamb
Paul Nash 'Letter to Spencer Gore' 6 February 1914
Fig.3
Paul Nash
Letter to Spencer Gore 6 February 1914
© Tate

The members also discussed arrangements for the upcoming exhibition at the Goupil Gallery, which took place in March. For the minutes of the six previous meetings, see TGA 806/10/6, TGA 806/10/6, TGA /10/6, TGA /10/6, TGA /10/6 and TGA /10/6.
Wendy Baron, Perfect Moderns: A History of the Camden Town Group, Aldershot and Vermont 2000, p.67.

Helena Bonett
August 2011

Transcript

London Group Meeting 7th Feb. 1914.
Present:–
S.F. Gore (Chair), Etchells, Therese Lessore, J. Etchells, S. de Karlowska, P.W. Lewis, Hamilton, Wadsworth, Ratcliffe, Bayes, Adeney, Bevan, Epstein, Finch, Gilman, Nevinson, Ginner, Sund, Manson.
Ten candidates were proposed for election. Only one Gaudier Brzeska was elected.
It was decided that the sending in day for the Exhibition should be 27th February.
Members may send 5 works.
Each exhibitor shall have two works at least in the large room.
Exhibitors should indicate which two they prefer to have in the large room
Subscriptions for the half-year viz: 10/6 must be paid before the sending-in day to secure the right to exhibit.
A van will call for the work of members who have expressed a wish by the 26th Feb.
[Handwritten:] Hanging Committee
 Gilman, Manson, Lewis, Finch, Epstein, Wadsworth, Gore.

How to cite

Minutes of the Seventh London Group Meeting, 7 February 1914, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, May 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/camden-town-group/minutes-of-the-seventh-london-group-meeting-r1104646, accessed 23 November 2014.