Manuscript letters, drafts of published writings and sketch books

Item author: Augustus John
Item date: not given
Grant Value: 1,500
Item cost: 135,000
Item date acquired: 1988
Item institution: National Library of Wales
Town/City: Aberystwyth
County: Ceredigion

350 letters from John, mainly to his second wife Dorelia, many of them with rapid pen and ink sketches. The rest of the letters (1150) are from the rich and famous for whom John worked and from fellow artists such as Carrington, Oskar Kokoschka, Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Lytton Strachey, Sean OCasey, Edith and Sacheverell Sitwell and Arthur Symons