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Joan Eardley

Folder containing 34 black and white and colour photographs of Joan Eardley and her work taken by George Oliver. Also contains exhibition catalogues and cuttings from such, press releases and postcards.

Oliver, George

Records relating to Dugald Cameron

  • DC 091
  • Collection
  • c1960-2013

This collection comprises predominantly student work undertaken by Dugald Cameron whilst studying at The Glasgow School of Art between 1957-1963.

In addition it contains the following publications:

  • Dugald Cameron Industrial Designer
  • No. 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force
  • From the Karoo to the Kelvin
  • Personal Passions (exhibition catalogue)

Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

Cameron, Dugald

Notes of James McIntosh Patrick, artist and student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 049
  • Collection
  • 1924-1928

These notes are Patrick's own writings but have been copied out by his daughter due to the original notes being illegible. The notes describe his time at Glasgow School of Art and include descriptions on societies (i.e. The Dramatic Society) as well as the etching workshop and studio spaces.

Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

Patrick, James McIntosh

Records of the Artist Teachers' Exhibition Society, Glasgow, Scotland

  • DC 007
  • Collection
  • 1911-1916
  • Draft constitution and rules, c1910-1911
  • Notice of meeting to determine final constitution, c1910-1911
  • Catalogue for exhibition, c1910-1916
  • Catalogue for Third Annual Exhibition, 1914
  • Invite to Private View of Third Annual Exhibition, 1914
  • Invite to Third Annual Exhibition, 1914
  • Invite to Fourth Annual Exhibition, 1915
  • Reminder of Art Union sale, 1916

Dron, James Alexander

Papers of William R Hunter

  • DC 011
  • Collection
  • 1896-1967

Collection includes:

  • Diary written while travelling on Keppie Scholarship, 1913-1914
  • Collection of 250 postcards of European cities, paintings, sculptures collected on tour, 1913-1914
  • 12 ink sketches of Childe Ronald's Pilgrimage by TWYM (aka A.S. Boyd), n.d.
  • Exhibition catalogues
  • Illustrations

The collection also includes original illustrations drawn by A S Boyd (aka TWYM) and Stephen Reid, both noted Scottish illustrators.

Additional uncatalogued material includes

  • x 6 photographs
  • x1 GSA practical notes on materials for painting
  • x1 diploma for May Jackson
  • x1 diploma scroll for William Reid Hunter

Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

Hunter, William R

Papers of the Ballantine family, students at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 025
  • Collection
  • c1900-1995

The collection is comprised of Lewis Ballantine's own works of art such as life drawings, self portraits, design work and sketchbooks, and photographs, as well as sketchbooks and notebooks that belonged to his mother and father.

The work in the collection by Lewis Ballantine forms a valuable record of his time at the Glasgow School of Art. They show the development of his work as an artist, and provide an example of the type of work that Drawing and Painting students were required to produce during this period.

Lewis Ballantine's mother, Alice Longmuir Nisbet was herself at Glasgow School of Art in the 1930s, and was involved in the Socialist Art Circle. The sketchbooks in this collection also contain works by other members of the group such as Stuart Henderson, Jimmy Morton, James ("Jimmy") Ogilvie, W. C. Thompson and John McLean. The photographs in the collection picture Alice Longmuir Ballantine and John ("Jack") Hendry Ballantine, and Lewis Ballantine's maternal grandfather, Robert Dow Nisbet.

Collection includes:

  • Notebooks belonging to Robert Dow Nisbet, 1930s
  • Sketchbook belonging to Robert Dow Nisbet, 1930s
  • Sketchbook of Jack Hendry Ballantine, 1930s
  • Sketchbook of Alice Longmuir Nisbet, includes sketches from other members of the Socialist Art Circle, 1936
  • "Dun Breatann" Sketchbook of Lewis Ballantine, 1966
  • "History of Costume" Sketchbook of Lewis Ballantine, 1967
  • Photographs of Robert Dow Nisbet, Alice Nisbet, c1945, Jack Hendry Ballantine c1970, Alice and Jack Ballantine, June 1995.
  • Correspondence to Alice Nisbet, 4 letters, 1938-1995

Ballantine, John Hendry

Artworks

Variety of artworks created by Dorothy Doddrell, relating to Rolls of Honour, life drawings and sketches, and other designs

Doddrell, Dorothy Maria F

Print of 'Mary Kept All These Things in Her Heart' by Robert Anning Bell

Print of 'Mary Kept All These Things in Her Heart' by Robert Anning Bell. Signature on reverse attributes the possession of the print to Dorothy Doddrell. Annotation in the lower corners states that the piece is published by The Medici Society, London and printed in England.

Located inside folder: Item DC 094/1/3/10 - Folder of calligraphic life studies

Bell, Robert Anning

Print of 'The Virgin and Child With Saints' by Robert Anning Bell

Print of 'The Virgin and Child With Saints' by Robert Anning Bell. Signature on reverse attributes the possession of the print to Dorothy Doddrell. Annotation in the lower corners states that the piece is published by The Medici Society, London and printed in England.

Located inside folder: Item DC 094/1/3/10 - Folder of calligraphic life studies

Bell, Robert Anning

Print of 'The Presentation in the Temple' by Robert Anning Bell

Print of 'The Presentation in the Temple' by Robert Anning Bell. Signature on reverse attributes the possession of the print to Dorothy Doddrell. Annotation in the lower corners states that the piece is published by The Medici Society, London and printed in England.

Located inside folder: Item DC 094/1/3/10 - Folder of calligraphic life studies

Bell, Robert Anning

Print of 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' by Robert Anning Bell

Print of 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' by Robert Anning Bell. Signature on reverse attributes the possession of the print to Dorothy Doddrell. Annotation in the lower corners states that the piece is published by The Medici Society, London and printed in England.

Located inside folder: Item DC 094/1/3/10 - Folder of calligraphic life studies

Bell, Robert Anning

Print of 'The Youth of the Virgin' by Robert Anning Bell

Print of 'The Youth of the Virgin' by Robert Anning Bell. Signature on reverse attributes the possession of the print to Dorothy Doddrell. Annotation in the lower corners states that the piece is published by The Medici Society, London and printed in England.

Located inside folder: Item DC 094/1/3/10 - Folder of calligraphic life studies

Bell, Robert Anning

Brochure of Panels of Mural Decoration for the New Men's Cafe and Smoke Room

Brochure of the mural panels created by Maurice Greiffenhagen, commissioned for the Men's Cafe and Smoke Room at Pettigrew & Stephens Ltd. 16 page brochure, image of the panel is accompanied by passages of classical writing.

Located inside folder: Item DC 094/1/3/10 - Folder of calligraphic life studies

Located inside folder: Item DC 094/1/3/10 - Folder of calligraphic life studies

Greiffenhagen, Maurice

Magazine extract

Double sided. Print of twelve pen drawings that comprise of 'The Baby Who Would Not Apologise' by Cora Gordon. Reverse shows 'Anniversary Address' designed and executed by Robert Gibbings, with a small extract of an article.

Located inside folder: Item DC 094/1/3/10 - Folder of calligraphic life studies

Not available / given

Print of pages from 'The Songs of Songs' by St. John Hornby and Florence Kingsford

Print of pages from 'The Songs of Songs' by St. John Hornby and Florence Kingsford. Annotation in lower right corner states that the original piece was printed by St. John Hornby at the Ashendene Press and illuminated by Florence Kingsford.

Located inside folder: Item DC 094/1/3/10 - Folder of calligraphic life studies

Hornby, Charles H St John

Print of 'An Angel Adoring' by Robert Anning Bell

Print of 'An Angel Adoring' by Robert Anning Bell. Protective cover sheet has annotation which attributes the original work to Robert Anning Bell, and the medium as a coloured plaster relief.

Located inside folder: Item DC 094/1/3/10 - Folder of calligraphic life studies

Bell, Robert Anning

Papers of Dorothy Doddrell

  • DC 094
  • Collection
  • 1910-1925

Variety of materials relating to the works of Dorothy Doddrell, including designs relating to the creation of First World War Roll of Honours; designs created by Doddrell; life drawing studies; and reference materials.

Doddrell, Dorothy Maria F

Print of design for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Mounted print of a design for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare. Quote above image says 'The fairyland buys not the child of me.'

Located inside folder: Item DC 094/1/3/10 - Folder of calligraphic life studies

Not available / given

Records of the Scottish Society of Art Workers

  • DC 001
  • Collection
  • 1898-1901

This collections contains:

  • A notebook containing the constitution and rules of the society signed by its members
  • Printed version of the constitution and rules, c1898
  • Minute book, 1898-1900
  • Letter from John Keppie to Fra. Newbery re: the Glasgow School of Art receiving a copy of the constitution and rules, 1901

Keppie, John

Papers of Francis H Newbery, Director of Glasgow School of Art, 1885-1918

Includes:

  • general correspondence, 1905-1909, 1911-1914 and 1916
  • correspondence between Newbery and school staff, 1909-1916
  • correspondence on Morley Fletcher, Principal of ECA, September 1912
  • correspondence with visiting lecturers, March-May 1914.
  • later acquisitions of material relating to Newbery, including some working papers and correspondence from his time as Director in addition to papers dating to after his retirement, family records and photographs, and written materials regarding Newbery.

Newbery, Francis Henry

Family Papers

Papers of the Newbery family including papers dating to after Newbery's retirement; papers of his wife, Jessie Newbery; and documents relating to Mary Newbery Sturrock, daughter of Francis and Jessie Newbery. Papers as follows:

  • DIR/5/38/6/1: Letter from F R Benson of the Royalty Theatre, Glasgow, to Miss Newbery enclosing tickets for a Box for the play 'Much Ado', 12 Mar 1906 (1 sheet).

  • DIR/5/38/6/2: Headed letter paper of Francis Newbery, Eastgate, Corfe Castle, Dorset, c1918 (10 sheets).

  • DIR/5/38/6/3: Order of Proceedings for the inauguration of the Sign of Saint Edward, King and Martyr, Patron Saint of the Village, at Corfe Castle. Newbery made many of the readings at the event, 02 Jul 1927 (1 item).

  • DIR/5/38/6/4: Cardboard silhouette of Francis and Jessie Newbery in a photograph mount, c1930s (1 item).

  • DIR/5/38/6/5: Letters and fragments of letters from Jessie Newbery to her daughter Elsie and perhaps Mary. One of the letters to Elsie is dated 24 Sep 1934. The other letters are fragmentary and include topics such as recipes, books and sewing projects, c1934. (4 sheets)

  • DIR/5/38/6/6: Letter from George M Baltus to Mr and Mrs Newbery catching up with them following the Second World War, telling them of his experiences during that time, and telling them family news, 07 Jan 1946 (1 sheet).

  • DIR/5/38/6/7: File of photographs, pressclippings, sketches, designs, documents and letters relating to Mary Newbery Sturrock, daughter of Francis and Jessie Newbery, c1930s-80s (1 folder). File includes:

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/1: postcard of ‘Port Vendres’, watercolour by Charles Rennie Mackintosh c1926-27, dated 1979;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/2: mounted photograph of Mary Newbery Sturrock at South Gray Street Edinburgh, undated;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/3: letter from Mary Newbery Sturrock thanking her correspondent (name not given) for the Mackintosh card and about her memories of the doors of The Glasgow School of Art being white, 16 Oct 1984;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/4: mounted photograph of Mary Newbery Sturrock and another woman, front of mount reads ‘Wedding’, undated;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/5: pressclipping from the Helensburgh Advertiser about the opening of a special Mackintosh exhibition held at the Hill House, 03 May 1977;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/6: card addressed to Mary, from ‘Pamela’ thanking her for a recent note. Front of card depicts ‘Painted gesso panel set with glass beads and shell’ by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, 1904, card is undated.

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/7: postcard from ‘Pat’ and Harry Barnes to Mary Newbery Sturrock, from Port-Vendres in France, 1981.

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/8: postcard from Tom Howarth to Mary Newbery Sturrock, from Port-Vendres in France, undated; photograph of Jessie and Francis Newbery; photograph of Mary Newbery Sturrock and another woman; photograph of two women, one likely Mary Newbery Sturrock, signed ‘Whiteleigh, Christmas 66’, 1966;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/9: photographs of Mary Newbery Sturrock (x4), undated;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/10: photographs of Mary Newbery Sturrock (x3), undated; close-up photograph of a necklace, undated;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/11: photographs of Mary Newbery Sturrock (x2), undated;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/12: photographs of Mary Newbery Sturrock (x2), undated;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/13: photographs of Mary Newbery Sturrock and family (x4), undated;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/14: photograph of Eastgate, Corfe Castle, undated; photographs of Jessie and Francis Newbery at Eastgate (x3), undated;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/15: photograph of Jessie and Francis Newbery and family, undated; photograph of village street, likely Corfe Castle;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/16: letter from Rodrigo Rodriguez of Cassina S.p.A to Mary Sturrock regarding the terms of an agreement between them for the reproduction of items (cutlery and the 'Six Columns Clock') designed for Sturrock by C.R. Mackintosh, 30 Oct 1979;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/17: change of address card for Mr and Mrs A. R. Sturrock, from 2 Mansfield Place Edinburgh to 13 South Gray Street, c1945 (7 copies);

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/18: two hand-printed floral designs with addition of watercolour, unsigned and undated (possibly 1937 based on related designs); two versions of a hand-printed design with addition of watercolour depicting a woman with floral headdress, signed ‘M.N.S.’, undated (possibly 1937 based on related designs);

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/19: hand-printed floral Christmas card design with addition of watercolour and ink, back of card is signed ‘C.R., 1/-', dated 1937;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/20: bundle of sketchbook and loose pages featuring sketches of, notes about and designs for ceramics, unsigned and undated (one example, drawn on the back of a card to Mary reads ‘wishing her good business and good health in 1956’);

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/21: invitation for exhibition of Sigrid Mavor (Ceramic flora and fauna) and M.N. Sturrock (Flower Drawings) from 30 Oct – 10 Nov at ‘The Open Eye Gallery’ Edinburgh [1982];

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/22: letter from Alison Adburgham to MNS Sturrock in response to a letter sent by Sturrock related to her family history and relationship to Liberty fabrics, 01 Jul 1983;

  • DIR/5/38/6/7/23: interview between Mary Newbery Sturrock and Tony Jones (director of GSA 1980-1986) about the history of The Glasgow School of Art, Fra Newbery and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, c1980.

Newbery, Francis Henry

Accession of Papers related to Francis Newbery

Later accessions of material relating to Francis Newbery. Material was not deposited as part of his working papers as Director of the School, but includes some working papers and correspondence from during his time as Director in addition to papers dating to after his retirement, family records and photographs, and written materials regarding Newbery.
Includes:

  • DIR/5/38/1: Correspondence, 1889-1947
  • DIR/5/38/2: Working Papers of Francis Newbery, 1902-c1910
  • DIR/5/38/3: The 'Masque of the City Arms' Papers and Correspondence, 1905
  • DIR/5/38/4: The Teaching of Design, Papers and Correspondence, 1910
  • DIR/5/38/5: Needlecraft in Secondary Schools Papers and Correspondence, 1910-1912
  • DIR/5/38/6: Family Papers, 1906-1984
  • DIR/5/38/7: Family Photographs, c1895-c1980s
  • DIR/5/38/8: Materials relating to Francis Newbery

See this blog-post for more information about the discovery of these materials: http://www.gsaarchives.net/2018/03/cataloguing-gsa-famous-friends-fra-newbery-discovered/

Newbery, Francis Henry

Materials relating to Francis Newbery

Various papers and documents relating to Francis Newbery, including articles written by and about him, possibly related to the exhibition 'Fra H Newbery, Artist and Art Educationist, 1855-1946', held at The Glasgow School of Art, 29 Jul 1996-30 Aug 1996, curated by George Rawson. File includes: postcard of ‘The Paisley Shawl’, a painting by Francis Newbery c1910; printed image with description hand-written on back which reads ‘caricature of F H Newbery by Hugh Munro – in “St Mungo” 1897’; photocopy of article by Francis Newbery titled ‘Art Education’ and labelled ‘article by Fra Newbery, BA meeting Glasgow 1901’, about art education in Glasgow with particular focus on The Glasgow School of Art; typed copies of song titled ‘Dumble-Dum-Dearie or How Fra Newbery Got His Cloak and Hat; The School of Art Song’, unauthored, likely related to Newbery’s retirement [1916] (3 copies); typed page with biographical information regarding Francis Newbery’s artistic and educational career titled ‘Who’s Who In Glasgow In 1909’, unauthored and undated; typed page titled ‘Francis Henry Newbery 1853-1946’ with a biography of Newbery’s life and career from birth to death, focused on Newbery’s connection to Bridport in Dorset, unauthored and undated but likely related to and written by someone associated with Bridport; typed copy of a text titled ‘Francis Henry Newbery (1853-1946)’, possibly a draft of a catalogue published to accompany the exhibition 'Fra H Newbery, Artist and Art Educationist, 1855-1946', The Glasgow School of Art, 29 Jul-30 Aug 1996, written by George Rawson (2 copies); photocopy of article titled ‘Francis Newbery and the Glasgow Style’ by Isobel Spencer (now Isobel Johnstone) for Apollo Magazine, Oct 1973.

Newbery, Francis Henry

Poster for The Glasgow School Of Art degree show

This poster advertised The Glasgow School Of Art's annual degree show. The exhibition was held on The Glasgow School Of Art campus as well as in the Centre for Contemporary Arts and Tramway which are local arts centres. The 2003 degree show was sponsored by McGrigor Donald, Hoegaarden Beer, the MacFarlane Group and the Gordon Yuill Company. The image used in the poster is by Raul Ortega and the poster was designed by Inlapland.

*Not available / given

Papers of James Cosgrove

  • DC 111
  • Collection
  • 1968-2020

Collection includes artworks and sketchbooks made by Jimmy Cosgrove as a student at the Glasgow School of Art; while working as a Tutor and the Director of the Glasgow School of Art; and afterwards, including work relating to the House for an Art Lover, and documenting travels across Europe, North America, and Mexico.

Cosgrove, James

Papers of Archibald Haswell Miller

  • DC 098
  • Collection
  • [1885-1943]

A variety of loose artworks, cover designs, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs completed by and belonging to Archibald Haswell Miller. The collections includes proofs for book covers and pamphlets, personal correspondence relating to his studies and subsequent career, different ephemera relating to Haswell Miller's student days and photographs of artworks and students and staff members of The Glasgow School of Art.

This collection also includes material relating to Georges-Marie Baltus (DC 098/2) , including photographs of his artworks and his Italian and European trips, and Francis H. Newbery (DC 098/3).

Miller, Archibald E Haswell

Ephemera

A variety of ephemera primarily dating to the days of Archibald Haswell Miller as a student at The Glasgow School of Art.

Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts

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