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Wellington, Irene: greetings card (1975)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL486
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Wellington, Irene: greetings card (1975)
Date(s): 1975
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 leaf
Name of creator(s): Wellington | Irene | 1904-1984 | nee Bass | calligrapher x Sutton | Irene


Administrative/Biographical history:

Irene Bass was born in Lydd, Kent, and educated at nearby Ashford and at Maidstone School of Art before entering the Royal College of Art in London. She susbequently became one of the leading British calligraphers, teaching at Edinburgh College of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London, as well as making a living from freelance work and commissions. Irene was married twice, firstly to her cousin Jack Sutton (annulled in 1944) and secondly to the artist and teacher Hubert Lindsay Wellington.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Irene Wellington to Miss Joan Gibbs, [Dec] 1975. Card bearing a reproduction of a piece of work done by Wellington in Jan 1942, sent with greetings for Christmas 1975 and New Year 1976. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from Miss Joan Gibbs, Mar 1976.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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