Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
The first two paragraphs of the letter discuss health issues. The next two paragraphs discuss the "Telescope project," including a first chapter for a "Telescope theme." Smith adds that there is a drawing of "the place", "drawings of the Captain-loving and Dis-approving--could be a two-faced cut-out," and "a trick drawing--the opening of the water machine as seen through Edward's telescope."
The typescript portion of the letter states that Sam has completed the story of Trudi and Angela, but has not completed the drawings due to a hospitalization. There is also a brief note about completing the full draft of "the telescope story." Along the edge of the letter on the right-hand side Sam writes, in ink, "Elections sadden me because humans are always so much more credulous than I hope."
Letter mainly talks about Smith's personal health and that of "Glad's." There is a brief entry stating, "It will be marvellous if anything comes of the Trudi-Angela piece."
Smith's letter discusses the contents of an enclosure (not included), which consisted of photocopies of letters that he wrote to a young girl in the hospital. He describes the letters as something that he once did and still does "naturally."
Sam Smith tells Barbara that he is working on two commissions and preparing for a lecture in Bournemouth to be called "Art and Laughter."
A personal letter discussing Barbara Wilk's poor health. Also discusses giving a lecture in Edinburgh and a film unit visiting his home to make a television piece of him at work.
Discusses going to Toronto, Canada, for a "gigantic friendly international friendly arty conference," where there will also be an exhibition where some of his pieces will be displayed.
Discusses personal matters and makes mention of Eric, Lionel, and Frances.
Letter discusses a trip to London once Sam receives word that the model for a "Beauty Queen" is complete and giving a lecture next January in London. He also mentions receiving a letter from a (Lady) Gloria Dale.
Letter discusses an upcoming visit by a photographer, F. Bullock, for the purpose of gathering material for a book on crafts. It includes sketches for the "Silent Cinema" later known as the Bioscope Palace.
The third paragraph of the letter discusses the "telescope idea" and Sam's wish to work out some rough sketches to send along with his next correspondence. Sam also mentions that he has enclosed a recently completed "do-it-yourself cutout."
Amusing letter possibly describing a visit to Africa.
Discusses a book, but does not give the title. "The book is marvellous and it's quite extraordinary the way Max's presence can be felt on each page; quite unseen but there, lurking behind the Sheik of Araby and round the corner at the End of the Long Long Trail."
The letter makes reference to Max's book, but does not give the title. Sam also mentions a film unit being in his home to make a film for the Arts Council.
Discusses drought in south England, correspondence from Eric Lister, and needing to get started on another children's book.
Describes Smith's affection for Lillian Gish and the preview of his film, Sam Smith, Genuine England made by the Arts Council.
Letter is mainly personal. Smith mentions that "Pres. Carter has won the hearts of the English." Smith also gives his well wishes to Frances.
The letter mentions a few different people, Frances, Kay Eddy (for whom he is working on some art pieces), Eric, and Lionel (for whom he is making an Adam and Eve set for their exhibition). In the extra note on the reverse, Sam mentions receiving a copy of the Arts Council film and that it had won an award in Australia.
Discusses welcoming the New Year, Smith's previous hospitalization, and house hunting.
Sam sends his regrets regarding a party and adds a postscript stating, "there is a lot developing on the Sam Smith pasture."
- Archival Object 27
- Collection 1
- Correspondence 24
- Postcards 3
- Artists -- Great Britain 1
- Brochures 1
- Clippings 1
- Cut-out craft 1
- Envelopes (Stationery) 1
- Exhibition catalogs 1
- Gouaches 1
- Graphite drawings 1
- Handicraft -- Great Britain 1
- Legal documents 1
- Letters 1
- Magazines (periodicals) 1
- Miniature theaters 1
- Mock-ups 1
- Models (representations) 1
- Paper toys -- Great Britain 1
- Pen and ink drawings 1
- Photocopies 1 ∧ less