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13 studio notebooks and travel journals; and drafts of unpublished manuscripts.
REELS 1452-1453: Thirteen studio notebooks and travel journals, 1951-1973, containing numerous illustrations in watercolor, ink, and pencil, plus notes, observations, ideas for books and paintings, travel experiences, notes on art seen, etc. Onslow-Ford travelled to Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Tibet, India, Egypt, England, France, Spain, Central America, and Mexico.
UNMICROFILMED: Drafts of two unpublished manuscripts: an early version of "Instant Painting," ca. 1960-1961, and "Creation," summer of 1971.
ADDITION: Two draft calligraphic manuscripts for "Creation," ca. 1978, 44 oversize pages total.
Gordon Onslow-Ford papers, 1951-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 1452-1453 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 1452-1453: Originals returned to Gordon Onslow-Ford after microfilming.
Painter; Inverness, Calif.; b. Dec. 26, 1912, Wendover, England; d. Nov. 9, 2003
Travel journals and notebooks lent for microfilming 1975. Manuscripts donated 1979 and 1992 by Gordon Onslow-Ford.
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