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Art in the archives

Sketches, drawings, watercolours, engravings and oil paintings have entered the archives mainly within broader collections: sometimes, indeed, as sketches within notebooks.

A few manuscripts or archives are entirely pictorial, most notably the Grieve family collection of theatre designs, 1813-1857 (MS1007) and a contemporary scroll depicting the funeral of Anne of Cleves. Some archival collections contain correspondence etc. about art, notably the Cammaerts papers and the Thomas Sturge Moore papers.

This list complements the archives catalogue, which includes a subject search facility. See also posters (not listed here), chiefly theatrical or political, in the archives.

What the archives hold