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TitleCorrespondence and Notes, 1987-2010
DescriptionThis material was created and received by Sewell after Blunt's death in 1983.


-letter from Dudley Snelgrove, dated 18 January 1987, praising Sewell for defending Blunt in an article
-letter from A.G. Orchard to the Curator, Milton's Cottage, Chalfont St. Giles, dated 16 March 1987, concerning possible Marxist sympathisers in the 1940s
-letter from Anne-Lise Gotzsche, dated 21 October 1991, enquiring if Sewell has any information on Manny [Emanuel] Herbert [Herzberg], one of Blunt's doctors
-two letters between Sewell and Roger Martin, dated 7 and 9 July 1992, in which Sewell refutes the idea of Blunt having taken possession of negatives of erotica acquired by the Courtauld Institute of Art
-letter from Cathy Courtney, dated 7 December 1992, forwarding a copy of her article on Blunt, published in Art Monthly, and apologising for print errors
-draft article by Martin Gayford titled 'The Arts: The scholar-spy's dangerous love: The Royal Academy's Poussin exhibition helps Martin Gayford reassess Anthony Blunt's obsession with the great 17th-century painter's life and work', dated 8 January 1985
-letter and book proposal from Miranda Carter, dated 17 June 2000, asking to meet to discuss Sewell's memories of Blunt
-printed email from James Hanning, journalist, dated 6 November 2001, concerning Miranda Carter's book on Blunt; a typed draft article about Blunt by Hanning dated 2 October 2002; copies of documents sent to Hanning by the Probate Registry relating to A.S.F. Gow, and T. Brocklebank; and a letter to Hanning from Christopher de Hamel, Parker Library, Corpus Christi College Cambridge, dated 24 November 2003 concerning the sale of the Gospels of Henry the Lion
-two letters from Roger J. Morgan, dated 7 October and 11 December 2002, and a copy of a letter to Morgan from Professor George Zarnecki dated 10 November 2002, concerning plans to retrieve a bug possibly still located in Blunt's office at the Courtauld Institute of Art in Home House, 20 Portman Square, London
-letter and card from Rita Kipling, a former student of the Courtauld Institute of Art, dated 19 October 2010, forwarding a letter sent to her by Blunt in 1980 in which he thanked her for her good wishes after she wrote to him when he was exposed as a spy
-untitled and undated typed article criticising the book by Boyle, A. (1979). The Climate of Treason: five who spied for Russia. London: Hutchinson
-first page of a letter to Christopher [?], from an unknown sender, undated, summarising comments made on a phone-in talk show about Blunt
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Image CaptionLetter from Sewell to Roger Martin concerning Anthony Blunt, dated 9 July 1992
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