Papers of Ronald Moody

1900–94

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
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956

248 objects in this collection

Title
Subject file relating to Ronald Moody’s time in France, repatriation and wartime
Date
21 April 1938–15 January 1947
Description
This file contains correspondence and documents relating to Moody's time in France, his escape following the invasion by Germany, and eventual return to England. It includes letters from Moody's brother, Harold, regarding his efforts to secure Moody's return and letters from Helene Moody to various people and bodies again regarding efforts to bring Moody back to England. There are also letters regarding the return of Moody's possessions (including handmade furniture) which he had been forced to leave with the concierge of his building (Madame Gaillot) when fleeing Paris. Additionally there are a number of letters from the Foreign Office to Helene and Ronald Moody requesting repayment of expenses connected with their repatriation.
Reference
TGA 956/2/1/3

Showing 18 objects

US Embassy, London (London, UK), recipient: Helene Moody Letter from the American Embassy in London to Helene Moody

9 September 1941

US Embassy, London (London, UK), recipient: Lady Swaythling Letter from the American Embassy in London to Lady Swaythling

15 September 1941

Ronald Moody, recipient: British Chamber of Commerce (Paris, France) Letter from Ronald Moody to the British Chamber of Commerce, Paris

12 September 1942

Ronald Moody, recipient: Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise (UK) Letter from Ronald Moody to Customs and Excise

19 July 1946

Ronald Moody, Antonia White, recipient: Madame C. Galliot Letter from Ronald Moody to Madame Gaillot, concierge, drafted in French by Antonia White

[August 1945]

Madame C. Galliot, recipient: Ronald Moody Letter from Madame Gaillot, concierge, to Ronald Moody

21 August 1945

Ronald Moody, Antonia White, recipient: Madame C. Galliot Letter from Ronald Moody to Madame Gaillot, concierge, drafted in French by Antonia White

[September 1945]

Harold Moody, recipient: Ronald Moody Telegram from Harold Moody to Ronald Moody

[2 July 1941]

Harold Moody, recipient: Ronald Moody Telegram from [Harold] Moody to [Ronald Moody]

[12 July 1940]

Harold Moody, recipient: Ronald Moody Letter from [Harold] Moody to [Ronald Moody]

[19 July 1940]

Harold Moody, recipient: Ludlow Moody Letter from Harold Moody to Ludlow Moody

22 July 1941

Harold Moody, recipient: Red Cross Letter from Harold Moody to the secretary of the Geneva Red Cross

22 July 1941

Marjorie Schauffler Page, American Friends Service Committee, recipient: Harold Moody Letter from Marjorie Page Schauffler of the American Friends Service Committee to Harold Moody

6 August 1941

Colonial Office, recipient: Harold Moody Letter from Inxon Barton of the Colonial Office to Dr Moody

25 August [1941]

Harold Moody, recipient: Colonial Office Letter from [Harold Moody] to Inxon Barton of the Colonial Office

1 October 1941

Harold Moody, recipient: Helene Moody Letter from [Harold Moody] to Helene Moody

6 October 1941

Ronald Moody, recipient: Red Cross Letter from Ronald Moody to the Red Cross, Geneva

24 August 1940