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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1148.2-1148.3

Sir William Rothenstein papers


Correspondence and compositions of English painter William Rothenstein.


  • 1887-1957

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


13.5 linear feet (27 boxes)
Contains typescripts and proofs for Men and Memories and articles and addresses on art. Also includes letters to Rothenstein, family correspondence, papers relating to the Royal College of Art, and photographs, a scrapbook, clippings, and printed material.

Biographical / Historical

Rothenstein was an English painter and president of the Royal College of Art (1920-1935).


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. MS Eng 1148.2: Compositions
  2. ___A. Men and Memories
  3. ___B. Other compositions
  4. II. MS Eng 1148.3: Correspondence and other papers
  5. ___A. Letters to Alice (Kingsley) Rothenstein
  6. ___B. Letters to Sir William Rothenstein
  7. ___C. Other letters
  8. ___D. Other papers

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*63M-168. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1964 March 9.
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945. Sir William Rothenstein papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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