The personal papers of Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854-1931) and Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

[1848]–1998

collection owners: Thomas Cooper Gotch, Henry Scott Tuke, ‘The personal papers of Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854-1931) and Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)’ [1848]–1998

This collection contains the personal papers of Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke which were donated to Tate together by Brian D. Price. Items from both sides of the collection have been digitised and are available to view online.

From Tuke's works, items available online includes: a diary documenting Tuke's daily life from 1899-1905; two paintings registers compiled by Tuke which provide a record of his paintings, and their exhibitions and sales from 1879-1934, featuring printed images of many of his works; selected sketch books, sketches and scrap books featuring art works made and signed by Henry Scott Tuke; and a series of photographs of Henry Scott Tuke and his family and friends, his house and studio in Cornwall, and models and boats which were subjects for his artworks. Together these items give an overview of Tuke's life and work.

Also available online are a range of Thomas Cooper Gotch's personal records including photographs, sketches, autobiographical notes and a diary written by his wife, Caroline Gotch, documenting a trip they took to Australia in 1884. When too old to fight in World War One, Gotch involved himself in the Newlyn Artists' Belgian Relief Fund, records from the Fund are included in this collection.

Details of the remainder of this collection can be found on the archive catalogue.

Collection Owners
Thomas Cooper Gotch 1854–1931
Henry Scott Tuke 1858–1929
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
An initial donation of the papers of Tuke and Gotch was made to the Tate Archive by Mr Brian D. Price in 1990. Additional donations of related material were made in 1991, 1994 and 2002.
Reference
TGA 9019

201 objects in this collection

Title
Papers relating to the Newlyn Artists’ Belgian Relief Fund
Date
6 November 1914–1 January 1916
Description
Thirty seven pieces of correspondence including letters to and from Gotch regarding the Fund dated 6 Nov 1914 - 7 Nov 1915; an account book containing the resolution of the Fund and financial details of donations, subscriptions, income and expenditure, and bank accounts 21 Oct 1914-31 Dec 1915; a bank account book and paying in book for the Fund 13 Nov 1914-16 Jul 1916; a note book recording expenses and money paid to refugees, 13 Nov 1914-2 Dec 1915 includes details of Scout uniforms account dated 31 Oct 1911-31 Dec 1911; a note book recording the names of subscribers and their contributions made between 18 Nov 1914-15 Jul 1915; notes of a committee meeting held on 27 Oct [1915]; two copies of Report to the Subscribers and Donors of the Fund dated 26 Nov 1915.
Reference
TGA 9019/2/7

Showing 17 objects

John Michaux, recipient: Thomas Cooper Gotch Postcard from John Michaux to Thomas Cooper Gotch

21 December 1914

Thomas Cooper Gotch, recipient: War Refugees Committee Letter and enclosures from Thomas Cooper Gotch to W. Hennessey Cook, War Refugees’ Committee

12 January 1915

Thomas Cooper Gotch, recipient: War Refugees Committee Letter from Thomas Cooper Gotch to W. Hennessey Cook, War Refugees Committee

14 January 1915

Unknown person(s), recipient: Thomas Cooper Gotch Letter from André-Victor Lynen to Thomas Cooper Gotch

18 January 1915

Fernand Scouflaire, recipient: Thomas Cooper Gotch Letter from Monsieur Scouflaire to Thomas Cooper Gotch

18 February 1915

Herman Broeckaert, recipient: Thomas Cooper Gotch Telegram from Albert Delstanche to Thomas Cooper Gotch

17 February 1915

John Michaux, recipient: Thomas Cooper Gotch Letter from John Michaux to Thomas Cooper Gotch

31 July 1915

John Michaux, recipient: Thomas Cooper Gotch Letter from John Michaux to Thomas Cooper Gotch

7 November 1915

Herman Broeckaert Letter from Herman Broeckaert

c.1915

Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres, recipient: Thomas Cooper Gotch Letter from Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur to Thomas Cooper Gotch

c.1915

Newlyn Artists’ Belgian Relief Fund Notes of a committee meeting for the Newlyn Artists’ Belgian Relief Fund

27 October [1915]