Ref NoJNS/1/11
TitleJohn Hamilton Mortimer: his life and works (The Walpole Society, 52)
Admin/Biog HistorySunderland's interest in Mortimer spanned his entire career and culminated in the publication of: Sunderland, J. (1988) John Hamilton Mortimer : his life and works. London: Walpole Society. (Walpole Society, 52). The volume was published as an entire issue of the Walpole Society journal in 1986, then again in 1988. Initially, it was considered for publication by the Paul Mellon Centre but eventually passed to the Walpole Society with the offer of funding assistance. Although Sunderland's archive includes some additions and corrections compiled in the years after publication, the volume remains the definitive published catalogue of the works of Mortimer.

[A copy is available in the Paul Mellon Centre Library see URL below]
DescriptionThis series includes the material Sunderland collected and compiled specifically in relation to the publication: Sunderland, J. (1988) John Hamilton Mortimer : his life and works. London: Walpole Society.

It includes administrative correspondence concerning the proposal, planning & publication of the text

It also includes manuscript copies of the entries. These are organised by category, according to Sunderland's original titles and arrangement and differ slightly from the final categories used in the publication. Some of the entries also include related notes, by Sunderland or Nicolson, correspondence and photographs.

The series further includes a set of black & white photographs of works by Mortimer mounted on A4 card with accompanying contextual details. These have been organised according to the catalogue numbers used in the publication. The information included is standardised across the photograph collection and details are as follows on the vast majority of mounts:

-catalogue number (from Sunderland's catalogue)
-figure number (from Sunderland's catalogue)
-physical characteristics of the original (dimensions, medium, materials)
-current owner
-name of photographer (individual or institution) and their reference number
Date9 August 1968-15 July 1996
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