Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[c.1917]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[c.1917]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/71

Description

Letter from Vanessa Bell, 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London, to Duncan Grant. She is exhausted from the social 'whirlwind' of London, which includes gossiping with John Maynard Keynes and John Tresidder Sheppard; taking her son Julian to the doctor; buying Christmas presents and a blue carpet for Charleston; arranging a governess with Amber Blanco-White; and visiting Lala Vandervelde's flat with Roger Fry. Also mentions Dora Carrington, Dr Craig, Miss Elwes, David Lloyd George, Mark Gertler, Barbara Hiles, Adrian Stephen, Lytton Strachey, Saxon Sydney-Turner, George Rivers Blanco White, and Grant's parents and Aunt Violet.

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