WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY
HIGH STREET, LONDON E.1
Telephone: BIShopsgate 1492
Station: Aldgate East
Chairman of Trustees:
The Viscount Bearsted, D.L., T.D.
[Typescript with some handwritten corrections and signature]
Thank you so much for your letter of July 15th, and please forgive me for the delay in writing to you. I must confess that your first letter did not go astray – I put it on one side, temporarily, because we were exceptionally busy when it arrived, and then I am afraid that I mislaid it.
The Henry Moore carving was not acquired by us from the artist, but was presented to the Gallery in the 1930’s from a private collection. I thought that I had sent all the information we had on the subject to Sir John or Norman Reid when the Tate Gallery purchased this carving from us, but I must have been mistaken. At any rate, I will send you such information that we have within the next day or two. I shall have to look into some files that have been parcelled away for some time.*
Martin Bultin, Esq.,
The Tate Gallery,