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John Pope-Hennessy papers, 1617-1995, bulk 1930-1995

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Pope-Hennessy (John) Papers

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Series I. Correspondence, 1914-1994 5 Linear Feet (13 boxes)
Series I contains both personal and professional correspondence sent to and from Pope-Hennessy. This section includes letters to his parents and brother from 1914 to 1971 that provide a glimpse into his relationship with his family and their influence on his scholarly interests. Also included is correspondence from art historical figures such Everett Fahy and Bernard Berenson, essayist and critic Logan Pearsall Smith, and music critic Andrew Porter. Other correspondents are filed alphabetically by name or under miscellaneous. Lastly, this series documents Pope-Hennessy's important life events including congratulatory correspondence for his museum appointments and knighthood, as well as condolence letters after his brother James's death. Additional professional correspondence, particularly letters relating to his knowledge of Italian sculpture and Sienese painting, is contained in Series III. Professional consultations; Series IV. Museum files contains additional correspondence pertaining to his museum career. Personal correspondence can also be found in Series VII. Pope-Hennessy family papers.
Arrangement note
Organized into four groups: family correspondence; correspondence with individuals, organized alphabetically by name; correspondence by subject; miscellaneous.
Family correspondence, 1914-1971
box folder
1 1-2 Pope-Hennessy, Ladislas Herbert Richard, 1914-1932
1 3-9 Pope-Hennessy, Una, 1935-1939
box
2 Pope-Hennessy, James, 1948-1971
Correspondence with individuals, 1931-1994
box folder
3 1-2 Berenson, Bernard and Mary, 1947-1972
Contains letters to Pope-Hennessy from the Berensons and their secretary, Nicky Mariano.
3 3-5 Curtiss, Mina, 1962-1986
Contains letters from Curtiss and photocopies of letters from Pope-Hennessy.
Fahy, Everett, 1962-1994
box
4 To Pope-Hennessy, 1962-1994
box
5 From Pope-Hennessy, 1962-1993
Porter, Andrew, 1951-1994
box folder
6 1-11 To Pope-Hennessy, 1951-1991
6 12-13 From Pope-Hennessy, between 1991-1994
Photocopies of letters to Porter between 1972-1988. Also includes photocopies of letters from Porter between 1991-1994.
box folder
7 1 Preston, Stuart, 1948-1966, 1991
7 2 Prichard, Matthew, 1931, 1987
Letters to Pope-Hennessy. Also contains 1987 correspondence from Andrew Gray related to Prichard.
7 3 Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1937
Letters to Pope-Hennessy.
7 4-5 Wrightsman, Charles and Jayne, 1960-1993
Letters to and from the Wrightsmans. Also includes miscellaneous papers.
Various letters to Pope-Hennessy, 1931-1994
A-L, 1931-1994
box
8 Papers, 1931-1994
box folder
45 1 Color photographs, 1991
Two prints with correspondence from R. Bethusy-Huc.
box
9 M-Z, 1936-1994
By subject, 1962-1994
box
10 Condolence letters regarding James Pope-Hennessy's death, 1974
box folder
11 1-4 Knighthood, 1971
11 5-6 Victoria and Albert Museum appointment, 1966-1967
box folder
12 1-2 British Museum appointment, 1973
12 3 British Museum resignation, 1976-1977
12 4-5 Metropolitan Museum of Art appointment, 1976-1977, 1986
Also includes reception program for Pope-Hennessy in 1986.
12 6 New York University, Institute of Fine Arts teaching position, 1976-1993
12 7 Awards and honors, 1979-1994
Publication requests, 1977-1990
box folder
13 1-2 Papers, 1977-1990
box folder
45 2 Color Polaroid, 1983
One photograph with correspondence from House & Garden magazine.
Memberships and organizations, 1974-1993
box folder
13 3-4 Papers and black-and-white photographs
box folder
45 3 Color photographs
box folder
13 5 Mitchell Prize, 1992-1994
Miscellaneous, 1933-1994
Contains some black-and-white photographs.
box folder
13 6-7 Unsorted correspondence, 1982-1994
Letters to and from Pope-Hennessy during his years of retirement in Florence, Italy.
13 8 Unidentified, 1933-1994
Series II. Writings and notes, 1932-1995 10 Linear Feet (25 boxes)
Series II documents Pope-Hennessy's scholarly work. Included in this series are manuscripts of publications such as Cellini (1985) and Donatello (1993) and unpublished works such as "Matteo di Giovanni" and "Iconography of Sir Walter Scott." The bulk of the manuscript files are drafts for his autobiography, Learning to Look (1991). A large portion of this series contains drafts of lectures and essays, some of which were worked into his books. His eulogy for art historian Kenneth Clark's memorial service can be found among his speeches and addresses. Also included are clippings of his influential articles from 1932 to 1995, press clippings and reviews of his publications.
Arrangement note
Arranged by type of material.
Clippings, 1932-1995
Articles by Pope-Hennessy, 1932-1995
Contains original clippings and photocopies of articles written by Pope-Hennessy.
box folder
14 1 1932-1934
14 2-9 1940-1975
box folder
15 1-3 1976-1980
15 4-11 1982-1989
15 12-14 1990-1995
box
16 Reviews of Pope-Hennessy's work, 1937-1972
Published manuscripts, 1985-1993
box folder
21 1 Cellini, circa 1985
box
17-20 Learning to Look, circa 1991
box folder
21 5 Paradiso: The Illuminations to Dante's Divine Comedy by Giovanni di Paolo circa 1993
21 2-4 Donatello: Sculptor, circa 1993
box folder
22 1-3 Articles, circa 1986-1991
Unpublished manuscripts, circa 1949, circa 1992, undated
box
23-24 "Italian Renaissance Painting," undated
Box 24 includes Institute of Fine Arts lectures on related subjects.
box folder
25 1-2 "Iconography of Sir Walter Scott," undated
25 3 "Matteo di Giovanni," circa 1949
25 4 Essays, circa 1992
25 5 Various, undated
Includes chapters of a book on Italian sites, "Introduction to Venetian Sculpture," "The Tempio Malatestiano," and "My Cinquecento."
box
26-27 Speeches and addresses, 1945-1994
Includes eulogy for Kenneth Clark's memorial service.
Lectures (finished drafts), circa 1948-1993
Roughly alphabetical, original order has been retained. See also box 80, folder 5-7 for additional lectures.
box folder
28 1 "Agostino di Duccio," 1957
28 2 "Amadeo and the Lombard Renaissance," undated
28 3 "Fra Angelico," undated
28 4 "Rethinking Fra Angelico," 1972
28 5 "The Aftermath of the Renaissance," undated
28 6 "Renaissance and Antiquity," undated
28 7 "Babaia," 1952
28 8 "The Brancacci Chapel Restored," undated
28 9 "The British Museum," 1976
28 10 "The Italian Renaissance Bronze Statuette," undated
28 11 "Cambridge Bronze Statuettes in the Fitzwilliam Museum," undated
28 12 "Benvenuto Cellini," undated
28 13 "The Real Cellini," undated
28 14 "Connoisseurship," 1979
box folder
29 1-3 "Donatello," 1985-1986, undated
29 4 "Donatello and the Legend of St. John the Divine," undated
29 5 "Donatello and the Renaissance Statue," undated
29 6 "Gattamelata and Colleoni: The Development of the Equestrian Monument," undated
29 7 "L'idea di Firenze," undated
29 8 "Damage to Works of Art in Florence," 1967
29 9 "The Florentine Fountain," undated
29 10 "Roger Fry and the Metropolitan Museum of Art," undated
29 11 "The Sixth Centenary of Ghiberti," undated
box folder
30 1 "Giovanni Bologna," undated
30 2 "Giovanni di Paolo," 1987
30 3 "Why Pursue the Heritage?," 1975
30 4 "Interaction of Painting and Sculpture in the 15th Century," circa 1948
30 5 "The Interaction of Painting and Sculpture in Florence in the 15th Century," 1973
30 6 "The International Heritage", 1980
30 7 "Leonardo: Landscape Painter," undated
30 8 "The Lombardi," undated
30 9 "Tullio Lombardo," 1993
30 10 "Masaccio," 1982
30 11 "Matteo di Giovanni," 1955
box folder
31 1 "Michelangelo: The Study of His Sculptures," undated
31 2 "Michelangelo: The Early Work," undated
31 3 "Michelangelo: The Sistine Ceiling," undated
31 4 "Michelangelo: The Tomb of Pope Julius II," undated
31 5 "Michelangelo: The Medici Chapel," undated
31 6 "Michelangelo: The Late Works," 1955-1956
31 7 "Michelangelo: The Man and the Myth," 1974
31 8 "Giovanni Morelli," 1987
31 9 "The Function of Museums," undated
31 10 "The Contribution of Museums to Scholarship," undated
Labeled manila envelope only.
31 11 "De-accessioning," undated
31 12 "The Museum as Forum," 1976
31 13 "Design in Museum," June 1975
31 14 "Specimens or People," 1969
31 15 "What Are Museums For?," November 1974
31 16 "Offner As a Critic," 1989 October 19
box folder
32 1 "Piero della Francesca," undated
32 2 "The Art of Art History: The Piero della Francesca Trail," 1991 April 23
32 3 "The Piero della Francesca Trail," undated
32 4 "Giovanni Pisano," undated
32 5 "The Study of Italian Plaquettes," 1985
32 6 "Italian Primitives in the Fitzwilliam Museum," undated
32 7 "The Humanist Portrait Bust," 1955
32 8 "Some Aspects of Religious Art," undated
32 9 "The Late Style of Andrea della Robbia," undated
32 10 "Luca della Robbia," undated
32 11 "Riccio and the Bronze Statuette," undated
32 12 "Rossellino, Verrocchio and the Humanist Tomb," undated
32 13 "Jacopo Sansovino," undated
32 14 "Sassetta," 1955
32 15 "The Iconography of Sir Walter Scott," undated
box folder
33 1 "Sienese Painting and Sculpture in the 15th Century," 1950-1951
33 2 "Sienese Quattrocento Painting," 1955
33 3 "Sienese Quattrocento Sculpture," undated
33 4 "The Study of Quattrocento Sculpture," undated
33 5-6 "Getting at Titian," June 1990
box folder
34 1 "The Victoria and Albert Museum," circa 1974
34 2 "Treasures of the Victoria and Albert Museum," undated
34 3 "Italian Gothic Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum," circa 1950
34 4 "Sculpture Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum," undated
34 5 "The Making of a Catalogue (Victoria and Albert Museum)," undated
34 6 "Writing on Art," undated
Unidentified, undated
box folder
34 7 "Art History as the Reconstruction of the Creative Process"
Manila envelope only.
34 8 Skowhegan lecture?
Notes, 1932-1992, undated
box folder
34 9 Botticelli, undated
34 10 Donatello, circa 1990
34 11 Matteo di Giovanni, circa 1949
34 12 Martelli Mirror, undated
box folder
35 1-2 Giovanni di Paolo, circa 1937
35 3-4 Sienese art, 1940-1951
35 5 Yates Thompson Codex, circa 1947
Related to Dante's Divine Comedy.
Miscellaneous, 1932-1992
box folder
35 6 Annotated catalogs, 1932, undated
box
36 Papers, 1941-1992
box folder
45 4 Color photograph, 1965
Print of Raphael's painting, The Spinola Madonna, pulled from box 36, folder 6.
box
37-38 Notebooks, undated
Series III. Professional consultations, 1944-1994 5 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
The material in Series III pertains to Pope-Hennessy's professional consultations, mostly related to Italian sculpture and Sienese painting. The majority of files contain correspondence from art collectors, dealers, institutions, and galleries asking for professional advice on works of art, such as attributions, states of conservation, and collecting. Included with these papers are a number of photographs, slides, and transparencies of works of art.
Arrangement note
Organized by medium; original order has been retained.
Sculpture, 1949-1994
A-Z,
1967
box folder
40 5-6 Papers and black-and-white photographs
box folder
45 14 Papers, color photographs, and transparencies
1981-1993
box
39-40 Papers and black-and-white photographs
box folder
45 5-13 Papers, color photographs, slides, and transparencies
box folder
47 1 12"x16" black-and-white photographs
Prints of Daphnis and Chloe.
Norton Simon Museum, 1970
box folder
41 1-2 Papers and black-and-white photographs
box folder
47 2-3 Papers and 11"x14" black-and-white photographs
Dealers and vendors, 1948-1993
box
41-42 Papers and black-and-white photographs
box folder
46 1-4 Papers, color photographs, slides, and transparencies
box folder
47 4 Papers and 10"x12" black-and-white photograph
Various, 1949-1994
box
43 Papers and black-and-white photographs
box folder
46 1-8 Papers, color photographs, slides, and transparencies
Painting, 1944-1994
box folder
44 1-5 Papers and black-and-white photographs
box folder
46 1-14 Papers, color photographs, slides, and transparencies
Sculpture and painting, 1971-1972
box folder
44 6-7 Papers and black-and-white photographs
box folder
46 15-16 Color photographs and transparencies
Series IV. Museum files, 1946-1987 15.5 Linear Feet (34 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)
The files in Series IV contain papers from Pope-Hennessy's position as director of the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1967-1973 and of the British Museum from 1974-1976; and as Consultative Chairman of the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and art history professor at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts from 1977-1986. The majority of the files contain correspondence with major museums in Europe and North America, art historians, dealers, and auction houses. Some folders include copies of responses from Pope-Hennessy, as well as photographs, ephemera, notes, and clippings.
Arrangement note
Files for both the Victoria and Albert Museum and British Museum were originally combined together. Pope-Hennessy's teaching files for the Institute of Fine Arts are filed under the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Original alphabetical order has been retained. Files were arranged alphabetically by geographical location or by name of person, institution, gallery, organization, or publication.
Victoria and Albert Museum and British Museum, 1946-1978
Original order has been retained, with files from both institutions combined.
box folder
48 1-2 A, 1957-1976
48 2 The American Philosophical Society, 1974-1976
48 3 The Art Bulletin, 1955-1959
48 4 Art News, 1953-1976
48 5 The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1971-1972
48 6-6A Association of First Division Civil Servants, 1953-1974
48 7 Australia, 1959-1975
48 8 Austria, 1947-1976
box folder
49 1-2 B, 1956-1976
49 3 Baltimore, 1965-1974
Contains papers from The Johns Hopkins University and The Walters Art Gallery.
49 4 Belgium, 1947-1975
49 5 Boston, 1946-1976
Contains papers from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Arts.
49 6 The British Academy, 1972-1977
Papers related to the illuminated Hebrew manuscripts committee.
49 7 Bulgaria, 1968-1976
49 8-10 C, 1947-1976
box folder
50 1 University of California, 1958-1973
50 2 Cambridge, 1948-1976
50 3 Chicago, 1949-1973
Contains papers from The Art Institute of Chicago and The University of Chicago, Department of Art.
50 4 China, 1973, 1975
50 5 Christie's, 1949-1976
50 6 Winston Churchill Memorial Statue, 1970-1975
50 7 Clark, Kenneth, 1953-1975
50 8 Cleveland Museum of Art, 1955-1976
50 9 CIHA (Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art), 1961-1975
50 10 The Earl of Crawford, 1965-1976
Correspondence from David Lindsay.
50 11 Cuba, 1971
50 12 D, 1953-1976
50 13 Denmark, 1947-1976
50 14 The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1946-1976
box folder
51 1 E, 1969-1976
box folder
50 2-4 The European-American Assembly on Art Museums, 1974-1976
50 5 F, 1959-1976
50 6 Finland, 1971, 1974
50 7 Fleming, John, 1953-1976
Correspondence between Fleming, Pope-Hennessy and Hugh Honour.
box
52 Florence, Italy, 1947-1976
box folder
53 1-2 France, 1954-1976
53 3 G, 1958-1976
Germany, 1950-1976
box folder
53 4-5 A-O, 1952-1976
box folder
54 1 P-Z, 1950-1975
54 2 Germany (Pantheon International Art Journal), 1959-1977
54 3 Ghana, 1971
54 4 Greece, 1964, 1972
54 5 H, 1954-1978
54 6 Hamilton (McMaster University), 1973-1974
54 7 Hartford (Wadsworth Museum), 1956-1976
54 8 Harvard University (Fogg Museum of Art), 1951-1976
box folder
50 7 Honour, Hugh, 1953-1976
See John Fleming file (box 50, folder 7).
box folder
54 9 Hungary, 1948, 1961-1974
54 10 I, 1953-1975
54 11 India, 1969-1971
54 12 Indiana University, 1957-1968
Italian Art and Archives Rescue Fund, 1966-1967
box
55 Papers
box folder
56 1-2 Photographs,
56 3-6 Italy, 1947-1976
box folder
57 1 J, 1958-1974
57 2 Japan, 1967-1976
K, 1960-1976
box folder
57 3 Papers, 1960-1976
box
81 Color slides, 1971, 1973
box folder
57 4 Kansas City, 1956-1975
Contains papers from William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and The University of Kansas Museum of Art.
57 5 L, 1958-1975
57 6 LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), 1949-1972
57 7 Louisville, 1949-1974
57 8-9 M, 1946-1976
box folder
58 1 Mac-Mc, 1961-1976
58 2 McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1958-1969
58 3 Madison, 1969, 1972
58 4 Malta, June 1969
58 5 Milwaukee, 1964-1965
58 6 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1958-1973
58 7 Monaco, 1974-1975
58 8 Mongolia, 1970
58 9 Montreal, 1954-1972
58 10 Munman, Robert, 1967-1975
58 11 N, 1948-1976
Also contains New York papers.
58 12 Netherlands, 1948-1976
58 13 New Haven (Yale University), 1953-1976
New York, 1947-1976
See also box 58, folder 11.
box folder
58 14 Various, 1957-1973
58 15 City University of New York, 1974
58 16 Columbia University, 1961-1976
box folder
59 1 The Frick Collection, 1949-1975
59 2-4 The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1947-1976
59 5-6 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1949-1976
box folder
60 1 The Museum of Modern Art, 1968-1971
60 2 RIdIM (Repertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale), 1972-1975
60 3 Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1957-1972
60 4 Vassar College, 1951-1974
60 5 New Zealand, 1956-1972
60 6 North Carolina (The North Carolina Museum of Art), 1956-1968
60 7 Northampton (Smith College), 1953-1967
60 8 Norton Simon Museum of Art, 1971-1976
60 9 O, 1956-1972
60 10 Ottawa (National Gallery of Canada), 1948-1976
60 11-12 P-Q, 1946-1976
box folder
61 1 Personal, 1954-1972
61 2 Philadelphia, 1953-1976
Contains papers from The University Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art.
61 3-4 Poland, 1964-1975
61 5 Portugal, 1954-1970
61 6 Prague, 1963-1975
61 7 Press clippings, 1963-1971
61 8 Princeton, 1955-1975
Contains papers from The Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University.
Providence, 1953-1974
box folder
61 9 Brown University, 1958-1971
61 10 Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), 1953-1974
box folder
62 1-3 R, 1952- 1976
62 4 Richmond (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts), 1959-1970
62 5 Romania, 1971-1972
62 6-7 Rome, 1951-1976
62 8 Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc., 1959-1971
box
63 Royal Opera House, 1970-1976
Correspondence and sub-committee papers.
box folder
64 1 Royal Society of Canada, 1974-1976
64 2-6 Russia, 1958-1976
64 7-10 S, 1947-1976
64 11-12 St. Louis, Missouri, 1958-1967
Contains papers related to the City Art Museum of St. Louis and Washington University.
64 13 San Francisco (M.H. de Young Memorial Museum), 1957-1976
64 14 San Marino (Huntington Library and Art Gallery), 1957-1969
64 15 Sarasota (John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art), 1958-1967
box folder
65 1 Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., 1956-1973
65 2 Slade Professorship of Fine Art, 1956-1976
65 3 South Africa, 1974, 1976
65 4 South America, 1957-1976
65 5 Spain, 1950-1976
65 6 Stanford University, 1964-1968
Sweden, 1949-1976
box folder
65 7 Papers and black-and-white photographs, 1949-1976
box
81 Color photographs, circa 1970
flatfile
1** Bildbroderier fran Mesopotamien poster, 1970
box folder
65 8 Switzerland, 1947-1975
65 9 T, 1956-1976
65 10 Texas, 1968-1974
65 11 Toledo Museum of Art, 1953-1976
65 12-14 Toronto, 1961-1974
box folder
66 1 Tufts University, 1967
66 2 Turkey, 1968
66 3 U-V, 1958-1976
Venice, 1953-1976
box folder
66 4 Correspondence: A-Z, 1953-1971
66 5 British Institute in Venice, 1972-1976
Venice in Peril Fund, 1969-1976
box
67-68 Papers and black-and-white photographs, 1969-1976
box
81 Color photograph, June 1975
box folder
66 6-7 Victoria and Albert Museum, 1973-1975
66 8-10 W-Z, 1962-1976
box folder
69 1 Walker, John, 1970-1976
For additional National Gallery of Art papers, see also Washington, D.C. file (box 69, folder 3-4).
69 2 Washington (University of Washington), 1961-1962
Washington D.C., 1946-1976
box folder
69 3-4 Papers
Contains papers related to the National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian Institution.
box
81 Transparency
Part of National Gallery of Art papers in box 69, folder 3.
box folder
69 5 Wildenstein & Co. Inc., 1962-1972
69 7-8 Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1962-1976
Contains papers related to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and Williams College.
69 6 Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1962-1973
69 9 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1960-1970
69 10 Worcester Art Museum, 1958-1972
69 11 Wrightsman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles, circa 1967-1969
69 12 Yugoslavia, 1971 November 30
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1946-1987
Also contains papers related to Pope-Hennessy's professorship at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts.
Business correspondence, 1946-1987
box folder
70 1-2 A, 1956-1975
70 3 Thos. Agnew and Sons Ltd., 1958-1973
70 4 The American Museum in Britain, 1968-1974
70 5 Apollo Magazine Limited, 1960-1976
70 6 The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1973, 1975
70 7 The Art Workers Guild, 1972
70 8 Association of Art Historians, 1975-1976
70 9 Ba-Bl, 1947-1976
70 10 The British Academy, 1967-1976
70 11 BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), 1964
70 12 The British Council, 1958-1971
70 13 The British Museum Society, 1967-1976
70 14 The Burlington Magazine, 1947-1976
70 15-17 Courtauld Institute, 1946-1975
box folder
71 1 D, 1955-1976
71 2 Department of Education and Science, 1971-1972
71 3 E, 1954-1976
71 4 F, 1952-1976
71 5 G, 1951-1976
71 6-7 H, 1951-1976
71 8 Heim Gallery, 1966-1976
Institute of Fine Arts (New York University), 1978-1986
For more Institute of Fine Arts papers, see box 79-80.
box folder
71 9-10 A-M
box folder
72 1 N-Z
Italy, 1947-1975
box folder
72 2 O-Q, 1947-1973
72 3 R-Z, 1948-1975
72 4 N, 1964-1976
72 5 National Art Collections Fund, 1959-1974
72 6 The National Trust, 1967-1973
72 7 O, 1954-1976
72 8 The Oratory, 1968-1969
72 9 Oxford, 1946-1978
72 10 T, 1961-1975
Miscellaneous, 1978-1987
box folder
72 11-12 Papers and black-and-white photographs
Unlabeled folders with various business correspondence. Some may possibly be personal correspondence.
box
81 Color photographs and transparencies
Personal correspondence, 1976-1986
box folder
73 1 A-B, 1976-1986
73 2 C, 1979-1986
D-G, 1978-1986
box folder
73 3 Papers
box
81 Color photographs
box folder
73 4 H-J, 1977-1986
box folder
74 1 K-L, 1977-1986
74 2 M-N, 1977-1986
74 3 O-R, 1977-1986
S-T, 1977-1986
box folder
74 4 Papers
box
81 Color photograph
box folder
74 5 U-W, 1979-1986
Copies of Pope-Hennessy's correspondence, 1978-1986
box folder
75 1 1978
75 2-4 1979
75 5-6 1980
75 7-8 1981
box folder
76 1-4 1982
box folder
75 5-8 1983
75 9-11 1984
box folder
77 1-4 1985
77 5-6 1986
Letters of recommendation, 1977-1986
Arranged alphabetically.
box folder
78 1-2 Personal, 1977-1986
78 3-4 Professional, 1979-1986
New York University: Institute of Fine Arts, 1959-1985
See also box 71-72 for more correspondence.
box folder
79 1-2 Memos and correspondence, 1959-1983
79 3-4 Academic correspondence, 1967-1985
Includes letters of recommendation.
79 5-6 Museum training, 1977-1980
box folder
80 1-3 Seminar data and notes, 1978-1987
80 4 Fellowship program, 1984-1985
80 5-7 Lectures, 1977-1987
Contains correspondence.
80 8 Invitations, 1986
Series V. Study photographs, 1930-1994 36.5 Linear Feet (59 boxes)
This series comprises a large section of the archive and contains Pope-Hennessy's study photographs, primarily of Italian sculpture and Sienese painting. Also included are photographs of paintings and drawings of Raphael and Fra Angelico that were used for his publications. Other study photographs include Italian, German, and Dutch paintings, Renaissance portraits, and images from the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The bulk of these photographs are black-and-white prints but also included are color prints, slides, transparencies, negatives, and Polaroids. Some files include a small number of papers such as postcards, clippings, and correspondence.
Arrangement note
Arranged by medium; original order has been retained.
Sculpture, 1933-1993
The majority of files are organized alphabetically by artist including Agostino di Duccio, Benvenuto Cellini, Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Michelangelo, Luca della Robbia and Verrocchio. Some files are organized by topic such as "Bronze," "Forgeries," "Ivory," and "Naples." Miscellaneous photographs and images from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are filed at the end.
box
82-83, 109-110 A, undated
box
83-85, 103, 108 B, 1948-1989
box
85-85A, 103, 109, 112* C, 1959-1990
box
85A, 86-87, 103, 109 D, 1969-1987, undated
box
87, 104 F, 1969-1970, undated
box
87, 109 G, undated
box
88 I, 1977
88 L, 1938-1971
box
88-90, 105, 109 M, 1937-1993
box
90 N, undated
90 O, undated
box
90-91, 105 P, 1946, 1963, undated
box
91, 105 Q, undated
box
92-95, 105, 109 R, 1939, 1970-1975, undated
box
95-96, 105 S, 1961-1985, undated
box
97, 105 T, 1937-1964, undated
97, 105 U, undated
box
97, 106, 109-110 V, 1937-1966, undated
box
98-102, 106-110, 111*-112* Miscellaneous, 1933-1990
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1971, undated
box
133 Florentine sculpture
133 Venetian sculpture
Painting and drawing, 1930-1994
Sienese painting, 1931-1993
Includes photographs of paintings by Duccio di Buoninsegna, Lippo Memmi, Giovanni di Paolo and Matteo di Giovanni.
box
113, 119 B, undated
box
113, 119, 139 C, 1937, 1950, undated
box
112*, 113, 119 D, undated
box
113, 119 F, 1944-1955, undated
box
114, 119, 136, 139 G, 1938-1993
box
115, 119 L, 1987, undated
115, 119 M, 1931-1937, 1961, undated
box
116, 119, 136 N, 1943, undated
box
116, 119 P, 1968-1981 undated
box
117, 119 S, 1949-1980
box
117 T, undated
box
117, 119 V, 1937, undated
box
112*, 118-119 14th and 15th century, 1931-1990
Other schools, 1930-1993
Contains study photographs of paintings other than Sienese, and study photographs of drawings. Includes Botticelli, Domenichino, Leonardo da Vinci, Masaccio, and Paolo Uccello.
box
120, 124, 139 B, 1953, 1986, undated
box
120 C, 1933-1949, undated
box
121, 124, 139 D, 1939-1990
box
121, 139 E, undated
121, 139 F, undated
box
121, 124 G, 1930, undated
box
122 J, undated
box
122, 139 L, undated
box
122, 124 M, 1974, 1980, undated
box
112*, 122 N, circa 1939, undated
box
122, 124 O, 1941-1984
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122, 124, 139 P, 1930, 1989-1993, undated
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123 R, undated
123 S, undated
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123, 139 T, 1939, undated
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123-124, 139 U, 1949, 1968, undated
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123-124 V, 1971-1974, undated
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123 Z, undated
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125-127, 139 Raphael, 1946-1971, undated
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127-129, 139 Fra Angelico, 1939-1988, undated
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130-132, 135, 138 Renaissance portraits, 1936-1976, undated
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133 Thyssen-Bornemisza collection, 1973-1981
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134-139 Miscellaneous, 1934, 1982-1994, undated
Series VI. Personal papers, 1913-1995 3 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Series VI contains a small number of Pope-Hennessy's personal papers from his childhood and adult years. Included are personal identification documents such as his birth certificate and passports from 1945 to 1995. The yearly pocket agendas from 1946 to 1994 included in this series map his personal, professional, and cultural life. Also in this section are papers and photographs related to his personal art collection.
Arrangement note
Arranged by subject or item type.
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140-141 Birth certificates and childhood papers, 1913-1974
Includes copies of his birth certificate, birth announcements, and a play written by Pope-Hennessy as a child.
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140 3 Diary, 1987
140 4 Childhood reminiscence, 1955, 1981, undated
Biographical information, 1974-1991
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140 5 Papers, 1974-1991
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139 Color photographs, 1989
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140-141 Employment, 1973-1976
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140 7-8 Passports, 1945-1994
140 9 Travel and immigration, 1973-1974
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141 3 Insurance policy, 1971
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140-141 Financial, 1953-1976
140-141 Obituaries, 1994-1995
Includes a copy of Pope-Hennessy's funeral program.
140-141 Miscellaneous, 1973, 1975, 1993, undated
Pope-Hennessy's art collection, 1962-1994
Includes receipts, black-and-white photographs, clippings and object lists.
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142 1-5 Papers and black-and-white photographs
box
139 Color photographs and transparencies
box folder
142 6-7 Address book, 1965-1987
box
143-144 Agendas, 1946-1994
Series VII. Pope-Hennessy family papers, 1617-1995 41 Linear Feet (75 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)
The family papers form a large portion of the archive and document Pope-Hennessy's family, including his father, Ladislas Herbert Richard Pope-Hennessy (1875-1942), his mother, Dame Una Constance (née Birch) Pope-Hennessy (1876-1949), his brother, James Pope-Hennessy (1916-1974), and his grandfather, Sir John Pope-Hennessy (1834-1891). Included are family letters, mostly from Una and James, revealing their intellectual relationship with Pope-Hennessy. This section also includes manuscripts of published and unpublished works by his mother and brother. Another notable part of this section is correspondence from members of their social circle including Bertrand Russell, Logan Pearsall Smith, and Cecil Beaton. Additionally, Ladilas's papers contain material related to his military work as major-general as well as his political involvement with the Irish Dominion. A small number of papers belonging to Pope-Hennessy's grandfather also concern political matters and his colonial service as governor. Other family papers include clippings, notes, and personal items such as birth certificates, agendas, and passports.
Arrangement note
Arranged by family member.
Pope-Hennessy, Una, circa 1886-1949
John Pope-Hennessy's mother, Una, was a productive author of historical and biographical studies whose published works include Early Chinese Jades (1923), Agnes Strickland (1940), and Charles Dickens (1945). She socialized with the cultural elite such as W.B. Yeats and Bertrand Russell and was actively involved in political matters including the Irish Dominion. Una was also a member of the Central Prisoners of War Committee where she provided aid for British prisoners of war in Germany. Una was awarded the honor of Dame of the British Empire (DBE) for her work in the committee.
Correspondence, circa 1886-1949
Family letters, circa 1886-1949
Letters written by Una to her family.
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145-146 Pope-Hennessy, Ladislas Herbert Richard, 1909-1929
Also includes letters from Una's husband.
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146-147 Pope-Hennessy, John, 1914-1949
Also includes a small number of letters to James Pope-Hennessy and others.
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147-148 Pope-Hennessy, James, 1933-1949
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149 1-3 Birch family, circa 1886-1932
Contains letters written by Una as a child and correspondence from her family. Includes black-and-white photographs of war hero Julian Watts-Russell as well as his handkerchief.
149 4-6 Elliot, Arthur, 1906-1922
Letters to and from the Honorable Arthur Elliot. Also includes a small number of letters from Hugh Elliot.
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150 1-4 Prichard, M.S., 1923-1935
Contains letters from Prichard to Una as well as transcripts of correspondence to Isabella Stewart Gardner. Also includes six engraved prints and Prichard's manuscripts: "Love & Creation," "Northern Spain," and other works.
150 5 Russell, Bertrand, 1904-1921
Letters from Russell, with photocopies of Una's letters to him.
Various, 1902-1949
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151 From Una, circa 1902
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151-152 To Una, 1902-1949, 1988
Letters to Una Pope-Hennessy. Includes correspondence from Lady Gregory, Rose Macaulay, Logan Pearsall Smith, Oliver Wendell Holmes, W. Hale White (Mark Rutherford), and W.B. Yeats. Box 152 contains photocopies of various correspondence from the New York Public Library made in 1988.
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152-153 Documents and personal papers, 1902-1949
Includes marriage certificate, will, and passport. Also contains miscellaneous items such as notes, address book, and invitations.
152-153 Clippings, 1914-1939
Contains articles referring to the Pope-Hennessy and Birch families as well as an album of clippings of articles written by Ladislas Pope-Hennessy. For more articles related to the family, see also boxes 159-160.
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153 7 Published articles, 1910-1949
Written by Una.
Manuscripts, 1832-1949
Contains both published and unpublished works by Una.
Titles, circa 1904-1949
Also includes untitled works.
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154 1 "Butterflies Near Berlin"
154 1 "Grosvenor Place"
154 1 "Mrs. Huth Jackson"
154 1 "Sediment"
154 1 "On Being Reviewed"
154 1 "Fragment of Russian Diary"
154 1 "Chronicles of the Wiseman Dining Society"
154 1 "American Folklore"
154 1 "Incense"
154 1 "Two Convents"
154 1 "Invalids"
154 1 "My Origin"
154 1 "Looking Back"
154 1 "Lady Gregory and Yeats"
154 2 "Sisters Royal"
154 3-5 "Lamartine"
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155 1 "In Search of Madame Roland"
155 1 "Marat in Newcastle"
155 1 "The Grand Duchess Catherine of Russia"
155 1 "Magician's Grave"
155 1 "London Cemeteries"
155 1 "Thirteen Letters from Pamela in Portugal"
155 1 "Monody"
155 1 "Not in Westminster Abby"
155 2 "The Crazy Circle"
155 3 Untitled ("My dear...")
155 4 "The Riddle of English Life"
155 5 "Charles Dickens at Home"
155 6 "Mrs. Green"
155 6 "Roger Casement"
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156 1 "The Vicious Circle"
156 1 "Savings"
156 1 "Christmas Eve"
156 1 "The Welcome"
156 1 "A Page of Irish History"
156 1 "Major Thomas Hamilton"
156 1 "Captain Marryatt"
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152, 156 "Mrs. Basil Hall"
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156 4 "Easter in Portugal"
156 5 "Days in Leningrad"
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157 1 "Regeneration"
Notes, research, and clippings, 1832-1949
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157 2-3 Papers, 1832-1939
Contains letters relating to Agnes Strickland.
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157-159 Notebooks, circa 1927-1945
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159-160 Press clippings, 1904-1949
Contains mostly reviews for Una's publications but also includes a small number of clippings related to the Pope-Hennessy family.
Pope-Hennessy, Ladislas Herbert Richard, 1887-1942, 1985
Ladislas Pope-Hennessy was John's father and served as a major-general in the military. Politically, he was a member of the British Liberal Party and along with his wife, Una, supported the Irish Dominion. Ladislas published articles for both the military and on his political interests.
Correspondence, 1887-1929, 1941-1942
Family letters, circa 1887-1929
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161 1-2 Pope-Hennessy, Una, 1914-1929
Letters by Ladislas to his wife.
161 3 Pope-Hennessy, Sir John and Thackwell, Catherine, circa 1887-1897
Letters from Ladislas's father and mother. Catherine Thackwell was also known as Lady Pope-Hennessy (first marriage) or Catherine Elizabeth Low (maiden name, daughter of Sir Hugh Low). Her second marriage was to Edward Francis Thackwell.
161 4 Birch, Sir Arthur, circa 1910
Letters to Una Pope-Hennessy's father.
Various, 1887-1929, 1941-1942
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161 5 To Ladislas, 1887-1929, 1941-1942
161 6 From Ladislas, 1912-1928
Includes a letter to Arthur Elliot.
161 7-8 Clippings, 1912, 1930-1942
Publications and clippings about Ladislas. For clippings of articles written by Ladislas, see box 153.
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161-162 Documents and personal papers, 1919-1940, 1985
Contains diaries, notes and personal documents including his birth certificate. Also includes a 1985 letter to John Pope-Hennessy from the Royal Military Academy regarding his father's papers. Also contains correspondence and papers from the Field Museum of Natural History.
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162-163 The Irish Dominion, 1917-1926
Includes correspondence, pamphlets, publications, clippings, and business papers.
Pope-Hennessy, Sir John, 1617-1994
John Pope-Hennessy's grandfather and namesake, Sir John was born in Cork, Ireland and eventually moved to London and worked in colonial service. He became governor of several territories including Labuan, Bahamas, Barbados, Hong Kong, and Mauritius. Known for being a progressive and liberal governor, streets were named after Sir John and a statue of him was built in Mauritius.
Correspondence, 1779, 1841-1910
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164 1 Family letters, 1853-1865
Contains letters from Sir John to his parents and relatives.
Various, 1779, 1841-1910
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164 2 To Sir John, 1779, 1841-1910
Includes letters to Sir John from Leigh Hunt, Matthew Arnold, and Princess Mathilde. Also contains unidentified papers and correspondence that is not to/from Sir John.
164 3 From Sir John, 1881-1891
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165 1-4 Newton, Sir William, 1883-1889
Personal papers, clippings, and government documents, 1617, 1708, 1816, 1845-1891
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165-167 General papers
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217*-219* Governor certificates
flatfile
2** Oversize documents
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166 Papers and publications on Sir John Pope-Hennessy, 1894-1912, 1960, 1974, 1992-1994
166 Research papers on Sir Hugh Low, 1897, 1952-1968
Pope-Hennessy, James, 1919-1995
John Pope-Hennessy's younger brother, James, was strongly influenced by his mother and also became a published author and historian. He is best known for the biography, Queen Mary (1959) as well as other works including Monckton Milnes; The Years of Promise, 1809-1851 (1949), Sins of the Fathers: A Study of the Atlantic Slave Traders, 1441-1807 (1967), and Anthony Trollope (1971). In 1974, James was murdered in his London home at the age of 58. Additional material by and relating to James Pope-Hennessy can be found in the James Pope-Hennessy papers and manuscripts, Accession No. 2020.M.5.
Correspondence, 1919-1975, 1993, 1995
Family letters, 1919-1972
Pope-Hennessy, John, 1935-1972
Letters from James; organized by location (original order has been retained).
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168 1 Austria, 1958
168 2 Château de Maillebois, 1950s-1960s
168 3 Dominica, 1952-1953
168 4 Hagnau, 1960-1961
168 5 Hong Kong, 1967
168 6 Ireland, 1962-1971
168 7 Italy, 1951-1959
168 8 London, 1955-1971
168 9 Mauritius and Labuan, 1960-1963
168 10 Scandinavia, Holland, etc., 1950-1966
168 11 Schonberg-in-dem-Taunus, 1953-1961
168 12 Scotland, 1971
168 13 USA, Jamaica, Barbados, and Fiji, 1965-1974
168 14-16 West Africa, 1950-1966
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169-170 Miscellaneous, 1935-1972
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171 1-10 Pope-Hennessy, Una, 1929-1949
Letters to James's mother. Also contains a small number of letters from Una.
171 11 Pope-Hennessy, Ladislas Herbert Richard, 1919-1939
Letters to and from James's father.
Adams, Len, 1949-1973, 1995
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172 1-2 To James Pope-Hennessy, 1949-1973
172 3-4 From James Pope-Hennessy, 1949-1972
172 5 Mrs. Walter de Janzé Hayden (Paola), 1952-1956, 1995
Contains correspondence from de Janze Hayden to Len Adams. Also includes a small number of letters from James Pope-Hennessy to de Janze Hayden.
Beaton, Cecil, 1941-1965
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173 1 To James Pope-Hennessy, 1941-1965
173 2 From James Pope-Hennessy, 1945-1974
Photocopies of letters to Beaton.
173 3 Cholmondeley, Lady John (Christina), 1963-1971
173 4-6 Churchill, Clarissa (Countess of Avon), 1938-1963
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174 1 Colston-Baynes, Dorothy, 1937-1962
174 2 Crawfurd, Diana, 1962-1965
174 3-4 Lady Crewe, 1951-1963
174 5 Curtiss, Mina, 1972
Contains correspondence from James Pope-Hennessy.
174 6 Gandron, Maurice T., 1947-1957
174 7-8 Janzé, Nolwen de (Lady Clark), 1945-1970
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175 1-2 Lascelles, Sir Alan ("Tommy"), 1943-1967
175 3 Lees-Milne, James and Avilde, 1940-1962
175 4 Madigan, Leo, 1951-1973
175 5-6 Moore, Joan (Countess of Drogheda), 1948-1967
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176 1 Nicolson, Harold, 1936-1964
176 2 Nicolson, Nigel, 1936-1973
176 3 Noailles, Marie-Laure de, 1950-1952
176 4-5 Paget, Lady Victor (Bridget), 1943-1971
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177 1 Parsons, Lady Bridget, 1952-1961
177 2 Paul, 1939, 1955
Last name is unknown. Contains letters written by James Pope-Hennessy from Trinidad.
177 3 Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1943-1944
177 4 Sackville-West, Vita, 1938-1959
177 5 Sitwell, Edith, 1948, 1955
177 6 Treloar, A., 1933-1939
Vinson, Billy, 1945-1974
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177 7 To James Pope-Hennessy, 1945-1974
177 8-10 From James Pope-Hennessy, 1945-1946
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178-180, 215 Waterfield, Kitty, 1950-1972; 1993
Letters to Una Pope-Hennessy's secretary and wife of Gordon Waterfield. One letter from Waterfield's daughter in 1993 indicates that these letters were given to John. Also includes a small number of letters from Kitty Waterfield.
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181 Wignall, Anne, 1948-1973
Miscellaneous, 1937-1974
Includes business correspondence related to his publications.
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182 1 From James Pope-Hennessy, 1951-1968
To James Pope-Hennessy, 1937-1974
By topic, 1949, 1958-1960
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182 2 Encouragement, 1958-1959
182 3 Una Pope-Hennessy's death, 1949, 1960
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182-184, 215 Various, 1937-1974
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184-185 Unidentified, 1939-1971
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186, 216* Documents and personal papers, 1924-1976
Includes passports, birth certificate, will, funeral papers, journals, and an address book. Also includes papers and correspondence related to James's estate, the majority of which were sent to and handled by John.
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187-188 Agendas, 1945-1974
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189-190, 215, 216* Clippings, 1939-1974, 1981, 1987
Comprised mostly of press clippings about James's publications but also includes his published articles. Also contains obituaries and clippings about James Pope-Hennessy's biography, A Lonely Business.
Manuscripts and notes, 1931-1974, 1979
Contains published and unpublished works.
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191-192 Anthony Trollope, 1951-1973
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192 4 "The Ashtray," March 1969
192 5-6 Aspects of Provence, 1947-1949
192 7 "An Autumn Day with Marmontel," undated
192 8-9 Clouet and French Portraiture, undated
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193 1 "The Guerdon," undated
193 2-4 Half Crown Colony: A Historical Profile of Hong Kong, 1967
193 5 "Hans Holbein," undated
193 6 "Journey to the City," March 1941
193 7 "A King's Story," 1964-1965
193 8 "Lady Salter," undated
193 9 "A Londoner in Washington," undated
193 10 "My 55th Birthday in Heriot Row," 1971
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193, 215 Nöel Coward, 1973-1974
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193 13 "No. 8 Pelham Place," undated
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194-208, 215 Queen Mary, 1867-1953, 1931-1969, 1979
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209-210 Monckton Milnes: The Years of Promise, 1809-1851, 1949
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193 14 "St. Mary Le Bow," undated
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211-213, 215, 216* Sins of the Fathers: A Study of the Atlantic Slave Traders, 1441-1807, 1964-1971
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214 Verandah: Some Episodes in the Crown Colonies, 1962-1968
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193, 215 Fiction manuscripts, undated
Includes "Loosestrife," "The Obsession," "Anything For a Change," and untitled works.
Miscellaneous, undated
box folder
193 16-21 General papers
flatfile
1** Oversize papers
Papers originally from box 193, folder 17.


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