Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

30 May–1 June 1946

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
30 May–1 June 1946
Description
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.
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 8010/5/1811

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