- 1890s to 1950s (Creation)
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A file of mostly letters, including: an invitation card to the ‘Laying of the Foundation Stone at the Passmore Edwards South London Gallery and Technical Institute’ on Thursday July 30th 1896 at 6pm; an empty envelope (received 9 December 1936) addressed to Guy Miller, with a note 'Letters by Lady Burne Jones'; an envelope containing five letters from Georgina Burne-Jones to Mr Cross[?] (from 26 September 1890 to 13 October 1890); copies (photographed?) of the Burne-Jones letters; a letter from Elsie [Druce] to Guy Miller dated 4 December 1937 about the Burne-Jones letters; a draft manuscript letter from Guy Miller to 'Arthur' about 'Tree's report' (missing) and Lady Burne-Jones's letter; a letter from J.N.W. Dalton to Mrs Boast (Local History Room, Newington Library) regarding his grandfather, William Bower Dalton, about whom he was writing a life, and a brief response from the Borough Librarian and Curator (explaining that they had little information about him other than that given in Guy Miller's 1937 history of the gallery).
There is also correspondence from the 1950s between Percy Slarke and W. Hahn (Chief Librarian and Curator): there are two letters from Mr Slarke, who worked at the South London Gallery from 4 May 1891 to 8 August 1896, and one reply from Mr Hahn.