Papers of Kenneth Clark

[c.1876–1984]

collection owner: Kenneth Clark, ‘Papers of Kenneth Clark’ [c.1876–1984]

This collection consists of the papers of Kenneth Clark, from which one file of correspondence relating to interned refugees has been digitised. This file has been highlighted as it sheds light on Kurt Schwitters' time at the Hutchinson Internment Camp and his role in appealing for release from the camp, alongside other artists, with the aid of Kenneth Clark.

Items also digitised include letters and postcards from Henry Moore to Kenneth Clark dating from the 1930s to 1970s.

Further information on this collection is available on the archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Kenneth Clark 1903–1983
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
The material was presented to the nation (as a gift in lieu) and allocated to the Tate Archive in 1988.
Reference
TGA 8812

120 objects in this collection

Title
Correspondence files
Date
1928–83
Description
This group of 472 files contain official or business correspondence which largely post-dates Clark's employment at the National Gallery. The files originally formed three basic sequences. The first covered mainly the 1940s, and the other two ran, in many cases, parallel during the 1960s and 1970s. This may have been due to Clark having two secretaries, one at Saltwood Castle and one at his London base in the Albany. The Saltwood secretary tended to open files for most correspondents, which meant that many files contain only a few pieces
Reference
TGA 8812/1/4

Showing 120 of 21 objects

Artists’ Refugee Committee (London, UK), recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter from the Artists’ Refugee Committee

21 August 1940

Helen Roeder, recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter to Kenneth Clark from Helen Roeder

[1940–1]

Refugee General Aid Committee, recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter from the Refugee General Aid Committee

6 July 1940

Kenneth Clark, recipients: Osbert Peake, British Home Office (London, UK) Copy of a letter written to Osbert Peake from the British Home Office

22 August 1940

Osbert Peake, British Home Office (London, UK), recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter to Kenneth Clark from Osbert Peake at the British Home Office

28 August 1940

British Home Office (London, UK), Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (London, UK) Home office document entitled, ‘Civilian internees of enemy nationality’

August 1940

Kenneth Clark, recipient: Mr Asquith Copy of a letter sent to Mr Asquith at Scotland House

29 August 1940

Diana Uhlman, recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter written to Kenneth Clark from Mrs Fred Uhlman

22 September 1940

Unknown person(s), recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter written to Kenneth Clark from a friend

29 August 1940

Advisory Committee on the Internment of Aliens, Scotland Yard, recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter written to Kenneth Clark from the Advisory Committee on the Internment of Aliens, Scotland Yard

2 September 1940

Helen Roeder, Artists’ Refugee Committee (London, UK), recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter written to Kenneth Clark from Helen Roeder at the Artists’ Refugee Committee

3 September 1940

Kenneth Clark, recipients: Helen Roeder, Artists’ Refugee Committee (London, UK) Copy of a letter written to Helen Roeder at the Artists’ Refugee Committee from Kenneth Clark

5 September 1940

Helen Roeder, Artists’ Refugee Committee (London, UK), recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter to Kenneth Clark from Helen Roeder at the Artists’ Refugee Committee

6 September 1940

Osbert Peake, British Home Office (London, UK), recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter to Kenneth Clark from Osbert Peake at the Home Office

13 November 1940