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Finding Aid for the Martin Hardie Correspondence, 1900-1945
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  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Martin Hardie Correspondence,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1945
    Collection number: 940
    Creator: Hardie, Martin, 1875-1952
    Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Martin Hardie (1875-1952) studied etching with Sir Frank Short of the Royal College of Art, and exhibited his own etchings and water colors at the Royal Academy by 1908. He wrote many books, including English Coloured Books (1906), The British School of Etching (1921), and a three-volume history of British water color painting. The collection consists of about 3500 pieces of correspondence, written mostly by English artists to Martin Hardie, while an artist and Keeper of the Paintings and head of the department of engraving, illustration and design in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Myers & Company purchase, 1966.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Martin Hardie Correspondence (Collection 940). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Hardie was born on December 15, 1875 in London, England; attended Linton House, St. Paul's School, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1898; began work in the library of the Victoria and Albert Museum; studied etching with Sir Frank Short of the Royal College of Art, exhibiting his own etchings and water colors at the Royal Academy by 1908; elected to Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; in 1921 he took charge of the Museum's new Department of Engraving, Illustration, and Design which, by his retirement in 1935, had become one of the world's most significant collections of drawings and prints; wrote many books, including English Coloured Books (1906), The British School of Etching (1921), and a three-volume history of British water color painting; died on January 20, 1952 in Tonbridge, England.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of about 3500 pieces of correspondence, written mostly by English artists to Martin Hardie, an artist and Keeper of the Paintings and head of the department of engraving, illustration,and design in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The long list of correspondents include: Sir W. Russell Flint, Herman A. Webster, Gordon Craig, Lawrence Binyon, Frank Brangwyn, Arthur Rackham, Wyndham Lewis, and Roger Fry.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hardie, Martin, 1875-1952--Correspondence.
    Hardie, Martin, 1875-1952--Archives.
    Art museum curators--England--Archival resources.
    Artists--England--Correspondence.