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David Piper papers relating to British museums and art institutions, 1916-1990

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Finding aid for the David Piper papers relating to British museums and art institutions, 1916-1990

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Series I. Correspondence, ca. 1916-1985 17.0 folder(s)
Includes letters to and from art historians and British institutions concerning works of art, exhibitions, building programs, and general news. The correspondence is primarily professional although some letters have a personal tone. Collins Baker, the Burlington Fine Arts Club, Kenneth Clark, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Charles Holmes, Leeds Castle, and the Royal Fine Art Commission are among the most frequent correspondents or subjects of correspondence. The end of the series includes an alphabetical grouping of miscellaneous correspondence.
Box Folder
1 1 Baker, Collins, ca. 1916-1935
1 2 Baker, Collins, ca. 1936-1938
1 3 Burlington Fine Arts Club, ca. 1925-1928
1 4 Christ's College, Cambridge, ca. 1966-1968
1 5 Clark, Kenneth, ca. 1930-1938
1 6 Cooper's and Lybrand/National Heritage, ca. 1985
1 7 Fitzwilliam, ca. 1972
1 8 Holmes, Charles, ca. 1927-1934
1 9 Leeds Castle, 1986-1989
1 10 Royal Fine Art Commission, ca. 1970-1984
1 11 Miscellaneous A-D
1 12 Miscellaneous E-H
1 13 Miscellaneous I-L
1 14 Miscellaneous M-P
1 15 Miscellaneous Q-T
1 16 Miscellaneous U-Z
1 17 Unidentified Correspondence
Series II. Notes and writings, ca. 1928-1989 6.0 folder(s)
Arranged alphabetically by topic and concerning primarily artists, such as Diego Velazquez, and art institutions, including the Leeds Castle Foundation. Primarily drafts of essays and reports, with several biographical entries in typescript and manuscript form. The end of the series includes miscellaneous writings arranged by date.
Box Folder
1 18 Fitzwilliam
1 19 Leeds Castle Foundation, ca. 1989
Box Folder
2 1 Velazquez
2 2 Waterhouse, Ellis, ca. 1972-1989
2 3 Miscellaneous, 1928-1986
2 4 Miscellaneous, n.d.
Series III. Ephemera, ca. 1925-1989 2.0 and 1/2 boxes
The largest part of the collection, this series contains ephemera related to British arts institutions, including the Leeds Castle Foundation, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a large section on the Royal Fine Art Commission, as well as an obituary file.
Box Folder
2 5 Burlington 1925
2 6 Christ's College, Cambridge, ca. 1959
2 7 Cooper's and Lybrand/ National Heritage
2 8 Fitzwilliam, 1968-1969
2 9 Leeds Castle Foundation Publications, ca. 1976-1983
2 10 Obituaries
Box Folder
3 1 Oxbridge, ca. 1970-1986
3 2 Parnham House, ca. 1982-1986
3 3 Royal Fine Art Commission, 1978
3 4 Royal Fine Art Commission, 1979
3 5 Royal Fine Art Commission, 1980
3 6 Royal Fine Art Commission, 1981
3 7 Royal Fine Art Commission, 1982
3 8 Royal Fine Art Commission, 1983
3 9 Royal Fine Art Commission, 1984
3 10 Royal Fine Art Commission, 1984
3 11 Royal Fine Art Commission, 1985
3 12 Royal Fine Art Commission, n.d.
3 13 Tradescant Trust, 1984-1985
Box Folder
4 1 Victoria and Albert, 1987-1989
4 2 Waterhouse, Ellis
4 3 Watts Gallery, ca. 1985-1986
4 4 Miscellanous Ephemera
Series IV. Clippings, ca. 1926-1990 10.0 folder(s)
Miscellaneous clippings arranged by date and concerning institutions, exhibitions, art trends, collecting, and theft. Also included are two folders devoted to "Oxbridge" and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Box Folder
4 5 Oxbridge, ca. 1966-1985
4 6 Victoria and Albert Museum, ca. 1987-1989
4 7 Victoria and Albert Museum, n.d.
4 8 Miscellaneous Clippings, 1926-1938
4 9 Miscellaneous Clippings, ca. 1966-1979
4 10 Miscellaneous Clippings, ca. 1980-1987
4 11 Miscellaneous Clippings, ca. 1988
4 12 Miscellaneous Clippings, ca. 1989
4 13 Miscellaneous Clippings, ca. 1990
4 14 Miscellaneous Clippings, n.d.
Series V. Art postcards, n.d. 1.0 box(es)
Early postcards depicting works of art. In original alphabetical order arranged by artist, collection, region, or subject, possibly assembled by Isherwood Kay.
Box
5 Postcards, arranged alphabetically by artist, institution, region or subject


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