John Banting, recipient: Margaret Low

Letter from John Banting to Humphrey Spender and Margaret Low

[c.1930s]

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In this letter, beginning 'Dear Lolly and Humph,' John Banting writes from a pub in the village of Rogate, to thank Humphrey Spender and his wife for letting him stay in their cottage [in Sussex]. He describes his difficult journey to get to the pub, beset by brambles, rabbit guns, and a 'crusty white terrier' with accompanying sketches. He continues saying has not heard from [artist] Len Lye's wife [Jane Florence Winifred Thompson], and does not expect to, but asks if they could 'send him' Derek Kahn [anthropologist and assistant editor of the Left Review, 1936-1938]. Reference is also made to a 'Barbara'/'Barbar', [? Barbara Ker-Seymer].

Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
Margaret Low died 1945
Date
[c.1930s]
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Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
Margaret Low died 1945
Title
Letter from John Banting to Humphrey Spender and Margaret Low
Date
[c.1930s]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
This collection was presented to the Tate Archive by Humphrey Spender in 1997.
Reference
TGA 9717/1/18

Description

In this letter, beginning 'Dear Lolly and Humph,' John Banting writes from a pub in the village of Rogate, to thank Humphrey Spender and his wife for letting him stay in their cottage [in Sussex]. He describes his difficult journey to get to the pub, beset by brambles, rabbit guns, and a 'crusty white terrier' with accompanying sketches. He continues saying has not heard from [artist] Len Lye's wife [Jane Florence Winifred Thompson], and does not expect to, but asks if they could 'send him' Derek Kahn [anthropologist and assistant editor of the Left Review, 1936-1938]. Reference is also made to a 'Barbara'/'Barbar', [? Barbara Ker-Seymer].

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