MC:P174/C2 Miscellaneous Letters to Hodgkinson
MC:P174/C2/1 9 Dec 1918 & 6 Dec 1956
Letter (handwritten) from Dr. C. G. Jung (address Le Commandant de la Région d’Internement anglaise, Château-d’Oex) to an unnamed addressee concerning the health of Hodgkinson’s father Ivan Tattersall Hodgkinson (C. 1910–11), who is described as “grippé”—ie affected by influenza, with a letter from Frank Savery to Hodgkinson himself giving him this letter.
MC:P174/C2/2 2 Mar 1933
Postcard from John Wolfenden (F. 1929–34) to Hodgkinson asking what subjects in PPE he plans to read.
MC:P174/C2/3 27 May–29 Jul 1935
5 letters to Hodgkinson from his great-uncle, Rev. Frederick Karslake Hodgkinson (address Marchwood, 3 Charles Road West, St. Leonard’s). Frederick Hodgkinson (b.1861) was a commoner at Magdalen in 1880–4, before entering on an ecclesiastical career. He had clearly been a keen rower, as the letters are full of references to the subject. The letters also express concern about Hodgkinson’s future finances (Hodgkinson’s grandfather had set up a trust fund for his family, and Frederick was a trustee).
MC:P174/C2/4 22 Jun 1936
Letter to Hodgkinson from “Guy” (address 4 Bentinck Mansions, Bentinck Street), on a visit to some unspecified friends.
MC:P174C2/5 1 Sep 1940
Letter from Hodgkinson’s stepfather, Gilbert Upcott (address 13 Bishopswood Road, N6), to Hodgkinson, enclosing a letter written to the New York Times, and reflecting on the nature of democracy, and the current state of the war.
MC:P174/C2/6 31 Jan 1974
Letter from Eric Chamberlain (address, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) to Hodgkinson, congratulating him on his appointment to the Wallace Collection. This letter was found in MC:P174/J1/8.
MC:P174/C2/7 postmarked 30 Aug 1933
Postcard from to Hodgkinson from “D”, with a copy of the Horst Wessell Song on the front, and a mocking comment on the back.
MC:P174/C2/8 16 Jan 1941
Postcard from “Sam” to Hodgkinson, congratulating him on becoming an officer, and sending good wishes to him and Schneider.
MC:P174/C2/9 Jan-Feb 1974
7 letters written to Hodgkinson congratulating him on his appointment as Head of the Wallace Collection. Correspondents include Joan Evans, Lord Plunket, Michael Levy, Sir Ellis Waterhouse, and Earl Spencer.
MC:P174/C2/10 11 Jun 1978
Letter from an illegible correspondent (address The Pavilion, Eythrope, Aylesbury) to Hodgkinson expressing regret at the latter’s retirement from the Wallace Collection. This is possibly Mrs. James de Rothschild (see the invitation in MC:P174/X2/3-4).
MC:P174/C2/11 Sep-Oct 1978
Two letters to Hodgkinson from Jack Goodison and Kenneth Clark, congratulating him on becoming editor of the Burlington Magazine.
MC:P174/C2/12 12 Dec 1988
Letter to Hodgkinson from Margaret Thatcher (address 10 Downing Street) thanking him for his work on the Museum and Galleries Commission on his ceasing to be a member.
MC:P174/C2/13 Apr-Jun 1995
Two letters to Hodgkinson, one from Richard Shone, the other from Julian Barnes, sending their condolences on the death of Hans Schneider.
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