Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

[29 July 1919]

Page 1

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Date
[29 July 1919]
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Charleston Trust (Lewes, UK), ‘Page 1’ [29 July 1919]
Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
[29 July 1919]
Description
Addressed from 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle, Sussex. The letter concerns Bell's letter describing the 'horrors' of life at Charleston, possibly a dispute about the servants at Charleston, Grant offers a resolution. The letter also mentions [John] Maynard [Keynes], 'Bunny' [David Garnett], Mary Butts and other contemporaries. Includes original envelope.
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Purchased at Sotheby's Sale, 21st -22nd July 1980 [Lot numbers 201,204,208,211,223,224,227,228,229,233,239,245,250,261,262,266]. The letters were gathered from different rooms at Charleston Farmhouse (including the attics), by Quentin Bell, son of Vanessa and Clive Bell. They were lodged in the Library of King's College, Cambridge and then transferred to Sotheby 's in 1980 for the auction.
Reference
TGA 8010/5/1196

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