Papers of Ronald Moody


collection owner: Ronald Moody, ‘Papers of Ronald Moody’ 1900–94

Available online are a selection of items which reflect key periods in Ronald Moody's life and career. These include sketches, a project file relating to Moody's sculpture 'Savacou', letters from his close friend, Marie Seton relating to her life in India, and documents relating to Moody's escape from France in 1940 and subsequent return to England. In addition, there is material relating to Moody's literary work, including typescripts for BBC broadcasts on art and samples of his poetry.

Details of the remainder of the collection can be found on the Archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Tate Archive
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
TGA 956

248 objects in this collection

Letters from Antonia White
20 December 1945–28 January 1980
Seven letters and cards from Antonia White regarding various matters including attempts to trace Ronald Moody's sculptures and books in Paris after the war, offering condolences on the death of Helene Moody, her [Antonia White's] health, Ronald Moody's health.

Also two letters from Susan and Thomas Chitty on Antonia White's behalf.

This file includes a photocopy of a letter drafted by Antonia White to be sent by Ronald Moody on 20 Dec 1945 to Kobus Hooykaas, the Dutch painter in whose studio Ronald Moody's sculpture had been hidden throughout the war (for original see TGA 956/1/2/31).
TGA 956/1/2/68

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Antonia White, Ronald Moody, recipient: Kobus Hooykaas Photocopy of a letter from Ronald Moody to Kobus Hooykaas translated by Antonia White

20 December 1945

Antonia White, recipient: Ronald Moody Postcard from Antonia White to Ronald Moody

24 August 1946

Antonia White, recipient: Ronald Moody Postcard from Antonia White to Ronald Moody


Antonia White, recipient: Ronald Moody Letter from Antonia White to Ronald Moody

30 October 1972