Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

30 May–1 June 1946

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Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
30 May–1 June 1946
This letter is initially addressed from on board the M/S Parkeston but the section dated Sat 1 Jun is addressed from Copenhagen. The letter is on notepaper for Det Forende Dampskibs - Selkskab, the Esbjerg-Harwich Rote. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle, Sussex, England. The letter provides a detailed update of his journey to Copenhagen [with his mother and aunt Daisy]. Includes original envelope.
Document - correspondence
Tate Archive
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.
TGA 8010/5/1811

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