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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(Opens in new window)) and a contemporary scroll depicting the funeral of Anne of Cleves(Opens in new window). Some archival collections contain correspondence etc. about art, notably the Cammaerts papers(Opens in new window) and the Thomas Sturge Moore papers(Opens in new window).

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(Opens in new window).

What the archives hold