Collection NameNorton, Lucy
Reference Number (click the number to browse all records in this collection)TGA 731
TitleCorrespondence concerning Simon Bussy and artwork by Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell
Extent1 file
Access StatusOPEN
DescriptionIn the late 1960s, the writer and translator Lucy Norton compiled biographies of Simon Bussy and his daughter Janie, for an unpublished Mellon Foundation Dictionary. Whilst preparing the biographies, Lucy Norton acquired various materials relating to the Bussys and their family. This collection contains correspondence to, or about, Simon Bussy, mainly concerning Philippa Strachey's donation to the Tate of a portrait of her mother painted by Bussy. Other correspondence refers to Bussy's life and exhibitions, and the sculptors Perzinka and Rodin. The collection also includes a menu, private view card, and calendars designed by Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell.
Finding AidsPaper list available.
Related MaterialThe Charleston Trust collection contains large amounts of correspondence from or concerning Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell (TGA 8010), letters from Vanessa Bell to her Doctor are also held (TGA 8511), and her photographs. Materials relating to Simon Bussy are in the Bussy collection (TGA 7028).
Custodial HistoryPresented to the Archive by Lucy Norton in February 1973.

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