MS 4000
Papers of Sir Rex de Charembac Nan Kivell (1899-1977)



Scope and Content Note

  • Papers, 1938-77
  • 126cm (9 boxes) and 6 folios
  • Available for reference

The Rex Nan Kivell Collection of pictures, books, manuscripts, maps and objects is one of the finest collections held in the Library. Sir Rex Nan Kivell built up a personal collection of material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific while a director of the Redfern Gallery in London. The transfer of his collection to the Library began in 1948 and formal transfer of ownership took place in 1959, with consignments continuing throughout his lifetime.

His personal papers comprise a large body of correspondence, both personal and business, art catalogues and invitations, manuscript and typescript drafts and proofsheets of his Portraits of the famous and infamous..., manuscript and typescript lists of his catalogue of the collection, press cuttings, miscellaneous typescripts, family history and personal documents. The folio items include two large 'scrapbook' albums containing photographs, invitations and press cuttings.

Series List

  1. Correspondence
  2. Miscellaneous
  3. Publications

Series Description

Series 1 Correspondence

The greater part of the papers is correspondence between Rex Nan Kivell and dealers and individuals concerning the formation of his Australasian collection. There are many letters dealing with the collection of and research into portraits for his Portraits of the famous and infamous. Correspondence with the National Library documents the long negotiations which led to the transfer of the collection and the continuing relationship between the Library and Nan Kivell. The series includes correspondence with New Zealand institutions regarding the transfer of the collection and items in it. Also included is personal correspondence with friends and family. There is a smaller amount of business correspondence concerning contemporary art works purchased and sold for the Redfern Gallery. Correspondence with dealers and invoices for purchases are also included. Some of the outgoing business correspondence is from Harry Tatlock Miller, a colleague at the Redfern Gallery. There are a few miscellaneous items, such as labels from paintings, catalogues and invitations.

Both the general correspondence and the business correspondence have been kept together, arranged chronologically. As many of the dealers were also friends of Nan Kivell, there may be some overlap between general correspondents and dealers' correspondents.

Folder 1 1938-39

Correspondents include Miss Douglas-Hamilton, Major John Pye, G. C. S Oliver(grandson of the artist R.A.Oliver), and Herbert Furst.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Harold Davis, the Rembrandt Gallery, Maggs Brothers, Francis Edwards, Thomas Thorp, Sydney Burney and the Parker Gallery.

Subjects include the artists R.A.Oliver and Augustus Earle's painting 'Bivouac'.

There are two labels taken from artworks. The first is dated 30 July1895 and is annotated as being a picture of Sydney Harbour. The second label is inscribed 'Beasley Collection 4.10.1933. Natives in a canoe from an island in the Pacific by Capt D.Roberts, Royal Navy, quality watercolour'. Also included is Nan Kivell's 1939 Christmas Card with his photograph.

Folder 2 1940-47

Correspondents include Major Cotton-Stapleton(?), the secretary to Lord Onslow, Janet P. Myott, C.A.Oliver, H.V.Bramish, Harry A. Robinson, Lt. Owen Pugh, Lord Sandwich, Marcel Guiot, Mrs. J. Nan Kivell, the National Library, the British Museum of Natural History, the Public Record Office, the National Maritime Museum and the Mitchell Library.

Dealers correspondence and invoices include Francis Edwards, the Parker Gallery, Arnold Haskell, the Music Book Store, Maggs Brothers, the Old Masters Gallery, Bernard Halliday, Harold Hill, Halewood & Son, Cheltenham Art Gallery, the George Gregory Book Store, B.T. Batsford, Walter T. Spencer, W. Argill, Frank T. Sabin and George Bayntun.

Subjects include Dame Alice Godman's collection of George Raper watercolours on loan to the British Museum of Natural History, New Zealand art works, a portrait of Abel Tasman held privately in England, the artist R.A.Oliver, a Corot painting and the Francis Fowkes print of Sydney.

Folder 3 1948

Correspondents include Henry Wilkinson, Major Rybot, Bernard Smith, Charles Fox, B.Kroepelien, J. Vaughan, Arthur Rogers, the National Library, the Mitchell Library, Canterbury Museum (Christchurch NZ).

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Francis Edwards, W.Hill, The Parker Gallery, Arthur Rogers, Walter T. Spencer, and Peter Eaton.

Folder 4 1949

Correspondents include Charles Fox, H.S.Savill, George Mackaness, the National Library and Canterbury Museum.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Alister Mathews, W.H.Hill, the Music Book Store, Francis Edwards, Maggs Brothers, Walter Spencer and Bernard Quaritch.

Folder 5 1950

Correspondents include George Mackaness, Mark Watson, Leslie G. Kelly, R.E.M. Sankey, the National Library, the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich).

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include W.H.Hill (NZ), Maggs Brothers, Frank T.Sabin, Edward Walze, E.J.van Wisselingh, the French Gallery, James Vigeuend Galleries and J.A.Harkness. Subjects include the Corot painting 'The Tower', the Barraud portrait of Te Puni, the John Linnell portrait of Lady Darling and the inclusion of works from the collection in the Jubilee Exhibition of 1951.

Folder 6 1951

Correspondents include Mary A.Nelson, George Mackaness, C.P.Hay, Charles Fox, C.P.Throsby, B.Z.Throsby, Eva Godman, Priscilla Williams, Mrs J.W.Trolove, A.Swayne, J.C.Beaglehole, the National Library, the Dominion Museum (N.Z.), the Auckland Institute and Museum, the Hawkes Bay Art Gallery (NZ), the Department of External Affairs (NZ), the Polynesian Society and the National Art Gallery (NZ).

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include James Bourlet, W.H.Hill,

Maggs Brothers, the Museum Book Store, Harold Mortlake, Bernard Quaritch, Libreria Otto Lange, Kealy's, Eric M.Bonner.

Subjects are Sir Joseph Banks and James Cook, Barnet Burns, the painting and lithograph of 'The Emigrants', the Cook Orrery, the Raper drawings and a proposed New Zealand exhibition.

There is an envelope of material relating to Elizabeth Broughton and the watercolour portrait in the collection.

Folder 7 1952

Correspondents include A.B.Buller, Marjorie Handley (Valerie Glass's guardian), C. Godman, the National Library, the Department of External Affairs (NZ), the National Art Gallery (NZ), George Mackaness, A.Swayne, Charles Fox, the Public Art Gallery (Dunedin, NZ) the Canterbury Museum (NZ), Lambeth Bridge House, the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Dealers correspondence and invoices include Liberia Otto Lange, W.H.Hill, Angus & Robertson, David Strang (NZ), Bert Crowther, Francis Edwards,

Subjects include the Raper drawings, a portrait of J. Reinhold Forster by Anton Graff, a New Zealand exhibition, the Jubilee Exhibition, Augustus Earle originals, a knighthood for Nan Kivell, Sir Joseph Banks' door.

Folder 8 January - June 1953

Correspondents include J.C. Beaglehole, Sir Ernest L.Kennaway, the Public Art Gallery, (Dunedin NZ), the City Art Gallery (Auckland), the Canterbury Museum Trust Board, Spencer Jackson, J.Edwards, Mary B.Crowle, the Alexander Turnbull Library, B.Kroepelien, George Mackaness, the National Art Gallery (NZ), Archie G. Cameron and William F.Taylor.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Stanley Crowe, Libreria Antiquaria, Leo S.Olschki (Italy), Bert Crowther, David Strang (NZ), Libraire Orientale et Americaine, Maggs Brothers and George Bayntun.

Subjects include the future of the collection, the Sir Joseph Banks' door and facade of his London house, the tour of the Rex Nan Kivell Collection to New Zealand, the Tasman portrait and associated manuscript and typescript notes, Gauguin's 'Le Sourire', the transfer of some New Zealand prints to New Zealand galleries, Governor Arthur Phillip, Thomas Hazelhurst portraits, the Hunter Sketchbook and the portrait of Hunter. Also included is a signed cheque of Nan Kivell's dated 7 May 1953.

Folder 9 July - December 1953

Correspondents include the National Library, Canterbury Museum (NZ), B.Kroepelien, the National Art Gallery (Wellington), the Mitchell Library, R. Bruce Godward, Julian Huxley, Christopher C. Cyprian-Bridge, the Alexander Turnbull Library, John S.C.Bridge, Oxford University Press, K.T.Borrow, S.A.Spence, Marnie Bassett, S.R.Self, W.H.Hill and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include G.Bayntun, David Strang (NZ), Sydney Spence, Herbert Edwards and Francis Edwards.

Subjects include the future of the collection and Nan Kivell's attitude towards New Zealand, the Hunter Sketchbook and a proposal to have it published, a knighthood for Nan Kivell, Baxter prints, the Banks' facade, Cyprian Bridge and S.T.Gill, and Marnie Bassett's book The Hentys.

There are also press cuttings and correspondence concerning an exhibition in New Zealand and the opening in Wellington.

Folder 10 January - June 1954

Correspondents include the National Library, the Alexander Turnbull Library, E.L.Kennaway, the Dominion Museum (Wellington), Bruce Godward, W.P.Jacques, C.Fox, the University of Otago Library (Dunedin NZ), Austral Development, the Royal Empire Society, Gordon J.Harvey, Percy Withers, the Countess of Dysart, K.T.Borrow, the Mitchell Library, George Mackaness, Mary B. Crowle, the New Zealand High Commissioner in London and the Hakluyt Society.

Dealers' crrespondence and invoices include Editio Totius Mundi(Austria), W.Hill(NZ), Clementions, Alister Mathews, Bruce Maxwell, Sydney A.Spence, Maggs Brothers, Francis Edwards, George Bayntun, Kealys(NZ), Arthur Rogers, R.G.Michel(France), David Low and David Strang.

Subjects include the Nan Kivell Collection Exhibition in New Zealand, disposal of the Nan Kivell Collection, the C.R.Carter Collection, Maori charts, 'Travels by Robert and Sarah Lindsey', a portrait of Te Kuha, the Royal Empire Society portrait of Abel Tasman, S.T.Gill works, the New Zealand artist E.Temple, the artists John Gilfillan and Augustus Earle, Lord Derby's Collection and Sir George Grey.

There are also a press cutting relating to an exhibition of the French artist, Pierre Dumont. and a catalogue for the New Zealand Books exhibition held in London.

Folder 11 July- December 1954

Correspondents include the National Library, the Alexander Turnbull Library, the National Gallery of South Australia, Mary B. Crowle, C.W.Hawkins, Bernard Smith, Bruce Kent, B.Kroepelien, Edward Hill, the New Zealand High Commission (London), K.T.Borrow, Bruce Godward, T.M.Ramsay, and E.L.Kennaway.

Dealers correspondence and invoices include Frank Sabin, Strickland Studios, W.Hill (NZ), George Bayntun, Walter T. Spencer, Eric M.Bonner, Francis Edwards, J. Stevens Cox, Charles J.Leslie, Libraire Orientale et Americaine (France), Maggs Brothers, Newbold (NZ), David Strang (NZ), Parker Gallery and Alister Mathews

Subjects include J.Eyre aquatints, developments in Australian art scholarship, nineteenth century English art, Bernard Smith's Place, taste and tradition, New Zealand art works including Gully's painting of Mount Cook, the artists S.T.Gill and Richard Browne, Wheatley's painting of Arthur Phillip and Benjamin Wests 'Views of Sydney'.

Folder 12 January- April 1955

Correspondents include Edward Hill, Sir Ernest Kennaway, Whitcomb & Tombs (NZ), the National Library, the New Zealand High Commission, History & bibliography (Publication), C.Fox, J.L.Eaton, the Hakluyt Society, F.Gordon Wilson, S.R.Self, the Mitchell Library, the Alexander Turnbull Library, the Royal Geographical Society, the Department of Education (NZ), W.C.Wentworth, Dalgety & Co., R.G.Menzies, Harold Newman, Apollo(Journal), the Department of Trade (Canberra), R.C.Browning, Joseph Burke, Margaret Williams and T.G.H.Drake(Canada).

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Charles J.Leslie, Appleby Bros, Myers & Co, Alister Mathews, T.Stevens Cox, Sotheby's, Rosenkilde & Bagger , Francis Edwards, Roger Warner, Quaritch, George Bayntun, Sydney A.Spence, L.J.C. Boucher and Walter T.Spencer

Subjects include Mathews' Birds of Australia, the Hawkesworth volumes, Nan Kivell's proposed book on portraits, Elizabeth Gould, Cook items, a silver veilleuse, Metsu prints and William Strutt paintings.

Folder 13 May - July 1955

Correspondents include the Wesleyan Missionary Society, the Presbyterian Overseas Mission, the National Library, the Methodist Missionary Society, the London Missionary Society, the Rev Father Celsus Kelly(Spain), the Times Bookshop, R.G.Menzies, the Presbyterian Historical Society of England, Australian Consolidated Press, the Alexander Turnbull Library, the Australian Women's Weekly, Bruce Godward, Philippa Williams, the Mitchell Library, the Agent-General for New South Wales (London), Mrs P.H.Lang, the Earl of Dysart and J.A.Ferguson.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Berkelouw, Francis Edwards, David Strang(NZ), Liberia Gia Nardecchia (Italy), George Bayntun, Alister Mathews, Gwen M. Parry, Frank T.Sabin.

Subjects include portraits, in particular missionary portraits, the proposed Portraits book, acquisition of the Webber portrait of Captain Gore, versions of 'The death of Cook', a von Guerard painting, Gilfillan's 'Interior of a Maori Pah' and an exhibition of Australian books in London.

There are also some notes on the Nan Kivell catalogue.

Folder 14 August- December 1955

Correspondents include the Alexander Turnbull Library, George Mackaness, the Mitchell Library, W.R.Moore, Angus & Robertson, Bruce Godward, the National Bank of New Zealand, Mollie Lang, the Arts Council of Great Britain, the Hakluyt Society, the Agent-General for New South Wales(London), Audrey H.L.Gibson , Mrs Clifton Webb, Ruth Shevin, the Canterbury Museum (NZ), A.T.Campbell (NZ Government Office London), Sir Ernest Kennaway and J.C. Beaglehole.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include the Argosy Book Store, George Bayntun, Sotheby's, I. Berkelouw, T.H.Bethune(NZ), David Strang (NZ), N.H.Seward, the Parker Gallery, Maggs Brothers, Frank T.Sabin and"Documents" (France).

Subjects include an enquiry about the provenance of the Lewin watercolours, an exhibition at the Arts Council (UK), the presentation of photographic reproductions of the watercolours of Charles Enys to the Canterbury Museum, Nan Kivell's signature, Nan Kivell family portraits and William Strutt's 'The Bush Rangers'.

Folder 15 January- April 1956

Correspondents include D.Hope Johnston, the Mitchell Library, the National Library, Bruce Godward, Dr. P.B. Maling, the New Zealand High Commission, Mrs Buller, the Canterbury Museum (NZ), the Alexander Turnbull Library, Glaxo Laboratories, the Australian Encyclopaedia (Publication), E.L.Kennaway, J.C. Beaglehole and H.Gordon Mennie.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include W.H.Hill (NZ), Maggs Brothers, Alister Mathews, Walter T. Spencer, Walker's Galleries, Berkelouw, David Strang (NZ), George Bayntun, J.Stevens Cox, Francis Edwards, the Imperial Fine Art Corporation and the New Gallery (NYC). .

Subjects include the artist Eugene von Guerard, the exhibition 'Cook and 100 years after' at the New Zealand High Commission in London, a Lewin watercolour of Sydney, Charles Heaphy prints, a Dodd print and illustrations for the Australian encyclopaedia.

Folder 16 May - June 1956

Correspondents include J.C.Beaglehole, P.B.Maling, the Vicar of St. Columb Major, the New Zealand High Commission, the Department of External Affairs (NZ), Bruce Godward, the Wanganui City Council (NZ), the Minister of Internal Affairs (NZ), Rene Sargent (France) and Peter B. Maling.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Francis Edwards, George Bayntun, David Strang, George A. Barker, the Imperial Fine Art Corporation, Charles Angell and Maggs Brothers.

Subjects include Robert and William Nan Kivell, the exhibition 'Cook and 100 years after' (including notes and a list of items lent by Rex Nan Kivell), R.G. Menzies' visit to London, the Gilfillan painting 'Interior of a native village'.

Folder 17 July - September 1956

Correspondents include the New Zealand High Commission, Ben Nicholson, the British Museum, the National Library, George Mackaness, Bruce Godward, Rev. Father P.Celsus Kelly (Spain), Robert E. M. Sankey, James Tice Phillips and I.R.Cole.

Dealers correspondence includes the Imperial Fine Art Corporation, D.Strang, David Low, and Alister Mathews.

Folder 18 October - December 1956

Correspondents include the National Library, the Mitchell Library, the New Zealand High Commission, Sir Maurice Holmes, the Agent General for NSW (London), the British Museum, Y. Philipps, Oliver A.Gillespie, Bruce Godward, Charles Fox and George Mackaness.

Dealers' correspondence includes George Bayntun, B.Kroepelien (Norway), David Strang (NZ), the Parker Gallery, V.Philip Sabin, Imperial Fine Art Corporation and Eric M.Bonner.

Subjects include the valuation of a collection of Oliver watercolours, Hobson portraits, the future of the collection, Conrad Martens' watercolours of Sydney Harbour and Bligh material.

Folder 19 January - April 1957

Correspondents include George Mackaness, the Mitchell Library, James Tice Phillips, Bruce Godward, Donald Angus, S.G.Hollins, H.Gilbert, the National Library, the Alexander Turnbull Library, S.A.Spence, Father Celsus Kelly and Oliver Gillespie.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include the Imperial Fine Art Co., George Bayntun, Frank T.Sabin, David Strang (NZ), Bert Crowther and Oliver Gillespie(NZ).

Subjects include a map of Australasia (1795), the artist J. Glen Wilson, the transfer of the collection and a knighthood for Nan Kivell. There is a copy of the article in the Australian Women's Weekly (30 January 1957) on the collection and a file of correspondence relating to the financial arrangements for transfer of the collection( 1957-59).

Folder 20 May - June 1957

Correspondents include Fr Celsus Kelly, Bruce Godward, Marjorie Appleton, the National Library, K.M.Bowden, Sidney Nolan, Lord Moore and George Mackaness

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include B. Kroepelien (Norway), George Bayntun, David Low, Peter Pettit, the Imperial Fine Art Corporation and Francis Edwards.

Subjects include: the visit of Dame Mabel Brookes, the artist S.T.Gill and William Strutt manuscripts. There is a press cutting on New Zealand paintings.

Folder 21 July - August 1957

Correspondents include Marjorie Appleton, the National Library, Lord Moore, the Mitchell Library, George Mackaness, C.Fox, K.M.Bowden, Colnaghi's, James Tice Phillips, the Alexander Turnbull Library, the Hawkes Bay Art Gallery and Museum (NZ), Charles Bridge, Donald Angus, John Ferguson, Norman Carter, John Clark and Alison Clark.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include S.R.Self, the Imperial Fine Art Corporation, George Bayntun, Bernard Quaritch, Francis Edwards, David Strang, W.H. Hill (NZ), Nancy Hill and Alister Mathews.

Subjects include New Zealand art works for reproduction, Mackaness' publication of the Strutt diary, a book on the artist S.T.Gill, the artists, John Webber, Cyprian Bridge, Charles Nuttall and Norman Carter.

Folder 22 September - December 1957

Correspondents include Clifford Craig, Marjorie Appleton, Oriwa Haddon, Evelyn I Sturt, James Tice Phillips, the Mitchell Library, the National Library, George Mackaness, William Crowther, Sydney Spence, Mary Hill, D.Angus, Terence Barrow and J.R. Ferguson.

Dealers correspondence and invoices include George Bayntun, Francis Edwards, Sotheby's, Maggs Brothers, David Strang, David H.Pratt, Librairie Jean Polak.

Subjects include the William Strutt autobiography and paintings and a Webber portrait.

An annotated copy of a Bethune catalogue and a complete copy of the Australian Women's Weekly of 30 January 1957 are included.

Folder 23 January - June 1958

Correspondents include the British Museum, Louise Bateson, Daryl Lindsay, the New Zealand High Commission, John Bonython, the Mitchell Library, George Mackaness, Rory Cameron, Terence Barrow, Ross J.Nan Kivell, Oliver A.Gillespie and K.M. Bowden.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include George Bayntun, David Strang, Francis Edwards, B.T.Batsford and Beckett Stirling (NZ).

Subjects include the transfer of the collection, the "Voyages Marine" exhibition in London, the artists William Strutt and S.T.Gill, and Tasman portraits.

Folder 24 July - December 1958

Correspondents include the National Library, Marjorie Appleton, the Mitchell Library, Georgiana Johns, Robert Kahn, Mary Hill, Bruce Godward, James Tice Phillips and George Mackaness.

Dealers correspondence and invoices include Winifred A.Myers, George Bayntun, David Strang, Francis Edwards and B.Kroepelien.

Subjects include racial discrimination, the Strutt autobiography, the transfer of the collection and the banning of loan exhibitions to New Zealand.

A 1958 Bethune catalogue is also included.

Folder 25 January- July 1959

Correspondents include Robert L. Kahn, A Sorich, John Bastin, the National Library, the Mitchell Library, David Wolfers, the British Museum, Mrs Morgan Dockrell, Ruth K. Hanner, M.B.Crowle, the Pioneers Association of South Australia, Arthur Chard, Dalton Murray and Charles Fox..

Dealers correspondence and invoices include George Bayntun, David Strang, David Clift, Francis Edwards, Sydney Spence, Charles Fox and James Bourlet.

Subjects include a portrait of Cook, New Zealand prints, Thomas Hazelhurst portraits, the artists Paul Gauguin and Charles Heaphy, a lithograph of Wellington Harbour, a Skipper watercolour of the Adelaide Racecourse.

Folder 26 August - December 1959

Correspondents include E. Musgrave, Arthur Chard, Mrs Margulies, George Mackaness, Dalton Murray, Bernard Smith, the Methodist Church of New Zealand and Geographical Projects (Publication).

Dealers correspondence and invoices include Mary Hill, Ronald Marshall, Francis Edwards, Sabin Galleries and David Strang.

Subjects include the transfer of the collection to the Library, Arthur Boyd, the publication of Bernard Smith's European vision and the South Pacific, Ivor Hitchens's 'The Blue Pool', the print by W.W.Day of 'The Duke of Edinburgh's welcome by the natives'. There are also two J.H.Bethune catalogues, one annotated.

Folder 27 January - April 1960

Correspondents include Clive Morris, Robert Morse, Arthur Chard, the Pioneers Associaion of South Australia, K.D.B. Cottrell, Ken Webster, the Mitchell Library, D.R.Richardson, the National Library, Guy Millard, Hugo Van Rychlik, Madam Munster, Kathleen Miller and Professor Manton.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Alister Mathews, David Field, Walter T.Spencer and Francis Edwards.

Subjects include the presentation of altar rails for the church at Corton.

Folder 28 May - August 1960

Correspondents include Phyllis Mander-Jones, the Methodist Church of New Zealand, the National Library, the Countess of Iddesleigh, Madam Munster, Governor Bouge, Alexander Margulies, Margaret Mallory, Royal Middleton, Mary B. Crowle and Arthur Chard.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Francis Edwards, Gerald Oliver Antiques, Felix H. Man (Germany), David Field, Edward M. Carlson and Anthony D.Lilly.

Subjects include the exhibition of items from the collection, Christopher Wood paintings, the Augustus Earle collection, a ship model of the Beagle, manuscript items relating to Sir Thomas Brisbane, a Simonetti bust and various European paintings. There is a catalogue of the auction of the contents of Scotchwell House.

Folder 29 September - December 1960

Correspondents include Douglas Dryburgh, the National Library, Margaret Nash, the Walker Art Gallery(Liverpool, UK), M. Margulies, Henry Moore, the Whitworth Art Gallery, Cecil Michaels, the Dominion Museum (Wellington) and Arthur Chard.

Dealers correspondence and catalogues include Oliver Antiques, Rosenkilde og Bagger (Denmark), H.F.Ashbrook, Alister Mathews, David Strang and Francis Edwards.

Subjects include a Paul Nash exhibition, the Weddell bed, Bryan Kneale's sculptures exhibition(with invitation), Henry Moore bronzes and Alan Reynolds' watercolours.

There is a J.H.Bethune catalogue (1960).

Folder 30 January - February 1961

Correspondents include Arthur Chard, Neville Mendelson, V.Boucher, Alexander Margulies, Harold Spencer, Lord Croft and the New Zealand High Commission.

Dealers' correspondence includes Gerald Oliver Antiques, B. Kroepelien (Norway), Francis Edwards, Maggs Brothers and Laurie Hill (Canada).

Subjects include Admiral Lort Stokes' naval chest, a Paul Nash exhibition, Augustus Earle works and the transfer of the collection.

Folder 31 March - May 1961

Correspondents include Arthur Chard, the National Library, M.V.B.Hill, Harold Spencer, Lord Croft, Mrs Victor Kennett, Keith Lund, Cynthia Nolan, Ursula Hayward, Peter Scott, the Mitchell Library, Claire Neilson, Lord Sandwich, T.G.Milliken and Hugo Jan Rychlik..

Dealers' correspondence includes Francis Edwards and Sotheby's.

Subjects include the Augustus Earle collection, the Paul Nash exhibition of drawings, the reproduction of art works in Geoffrey Dutton's book on S.T.Gill, the artists Colonel Hamilton Smith and Augustus Earle, Picasso works.

There are also press cuttings of an article on Nan Kivell and catalogues on Paul Nash and Anne Norwich.

Folder 32 June - December 1961

Correspondents include T.G.Milliken, Henry S.Morgan, Lady Casey, the Alexander Turnbull Library, Bruce Godward, Harold Spencer, Taft B. Schreiber, Henry Moore, L. Rabbitts, Esme Mitchell and Phyllis Mander Jones.

Dealers' correspondents and invoices include Francis Edwards, Maggs Brothers, the Mulberry Tree Print Shop, David Strang, J. Polak (France), the Old Print Shop (USA), the Parker Gallery, Zaehnsdorfs and Alister Mathews.

Subjects include a Clerke portrait and a Robert Dodd painting of the Bligh mutiny.

Folder 33 January - March 1962

Correspondents include the National Library, Harold Spencer, the Sorsbie Gallery(Kenya), Taft B. Schreiber, T.G.Milliken, Phyllis Mander-Jones, the Dominion Museum, Alex Mitchell, the National Geographic magazine, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, William Crowther, John R. Ferguson, Bill Nan Kivell, Tessa Mazzone and Sir Robert Menzies.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include David Strang, Maggs Brothers and Francis Edwards.

Subjects include French lithographs, Henry Moore sculptures, an exhibition of vintage cars, the artist Spencer Gore, a miniature of Elizabeth Bligh, the Nan Kivell name, the National Library building, the printing of the Portraits book and the Tasman portrait.

Also included are family documents and a catalogue of a Nan Kivell collection exhibition in Adelaide.

Folder 34 April - August 1962

Correspondents include John R. Ferguson, Henry Moore, Taft B. Schreiber, the Dominion Museum (Wellington), the National Library, Phyllis Mander-Jones, the Manx Museum and National Trust, David Eccles, George Mackaness, George Middlemass, Erica Mandowsky, W. Field Nankivell, J.C.Beaglehole, R.A.Skelton, Giuseppe Marchiori, E.E.Smith, William Morgan and Keith Bowden.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Francis Edwards, J.A.Adriaansz (Holland), Langlois, Count Mannessi (Italy), Zaehnsdorf, Jean Polak, B.Kroepelien (Norway), Harold Williams (USA), Jeremy Maas, the Mulberry Tree Print Shop, and Jerrold Morris International (Canada).

Subjects include the publication of the Portraits book, a Webber portrait of Cook, the National Library building, a Bryan Kneale exhibition, Major Francis Grose, logs of Captain G.Talbot Wingfield, the Adelaide exhibition and a film on the Adelaide Arts Festival, book collecting, drawings by Joseph Lycett in Sotheby's Auction July 1962, the Nan Kivell name, the artist Graham Sutherland, Cook material including a letter by Elizabeth Cook and Keith Bowden's book on S.T.Gill.

Folder 35 September - December 1962

Correspondents include Phyllis Mander-Jones, the National Portrait Gallery, Charles Laughton, Bengt Danielsson, Bruce Godward, Alistair Morton, Lady Casey, Pauline Fanning, New York Graphic Society, George Mackaness, J.C.Beaglehole, Taft Schreiber, Harold Carter, C.G. Campbell, T.G.Milliken and Doris McIntosh.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include the Old Print Shop (USA), Eveline Butler, Marlborough Fine Art, Zaehnsdorfs, Maggs Brothers, Francis Edwards and Frank H.Miles.

Subjects include a copy of an appreciation of the artist S.T.Gill written by Nan Kivell, the portrait of Captain Hunter by W.M.Bennett, the Dodd painting of the Bounty mutiny, the gift of a communion rail, the Portraits book and the Baudin drawings and manuscripts in the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre. Also included are a price list and catalogue for Chagall and Miro lithographs.

Folder 36 January - March 1963

Correspondents include I.Manton, the National Library, the Peabody Museum (USA), Margaret Mallory, Betty H. Miell, Arthur Chard and the National Maritime Museum(Greenwich).

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Jerrold Morris, Zaehnsdorf, Henry Stevens & Stiles (USA), Bengt Danielsson, Alister Mathews, David Strang, J.D.Miller.

Subjects include the transfer of the second collection (items 9784-10,000). Also included are an article entitled "The Barons of Bond Street' and a J.H.Bethune annotated catalogue for February 1963.

Folder 37 April - June 1963

Correspondents include M.C.Millington, the British Museum, Mrs Marshall Field, Raymond Martinez, the Mitchell Library, Erna Mandowsky, the Auckland Gallery Associates, the Dominion Museum Wellington, J. Morton Sale, J.C.Beaglehole, Clifford Humphries, Margaret Mallory, Lord Marfs, the Alexander Turnbull Library, the New Zealand High Commission (London), Henry P. Markham and Ian Morrison.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Francis Edwards, David Strang (NZ), Sotheby's, J.D.Miller, the Old Print Shop (USA), N.Elliot, B. Kroepelien, Alister Mathews, Galerie Sources (France) and the Jerrold Morris International Gallery.

Subjects include the artists John Drawbridge, Frank Dobson and David Jones, a painting of the Bounty mutiny, the Mitchell Library's portrait index on cards and Nan Kivell's proposed visit (press cutting included) to Australia and New Zealand in 1964.

Folder 38 July - September 1963

Correspondents include the National Library, the Mitchell Library, the Alexander Turnbull Library, the Dominion Museum (Wellington), the Auckland Gallery Associates, Axel Poignant, Angus & Robertson, Margaret Mallory, Sidney Nolan, the New Zealand High Commission (London), S.B.Livesey, Erica Mandowsky, Mrs H.B.McMurdo, the Rotary Club of Auckland and the Royal Commonwealh Society.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Galerie Sources, the Jerrold Morris International Gallery, J.D.Miller, Francis Edwards, Eric Malthouse, the Galerie Seder (France).

Subjects include the Robley albums, publication of the Portraits book, a Nolan painting, the D.E.Cooper paintings, the status of the collection, a proposed tour of Augustus Earle works to New Zealand, the altar rails gift and Nan Kivell's Rolls Royce. There is also a copy of the RAHS newsletter of September 1963 which includes an item on the collection and a J.H. Bethune catalogue.

Folder 39 October - December 1963

Correspondents include T.G.Milliken, Elizabeth Montagu (France), the British Museum, the Royal Commonwealth Society, W.J.Miller, G.M. Munn, Donald Simpson, John R.Ferguson, Harold Newman, Arthur Chard and the National Maritime Museum(Greenwich).

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include the Marlborough Gallery, David Strang (NZ), Le Point Cardinal (France), T. and L. Hannas, Eric M. Bonner and the Medici Society.

Subjects include the artist Alan Reynolds, Australasian maps, the Portraits book, Donald Friend drawings, the artist D.E.Cooper and the provenance of the Cooper works, a history of veilleuses (food warmers). There is also an R.A.Oliver exhibition catalogue.

Folder 40 January - March 1964

Correspondents include Professor Manton, the New Zealand High Commission, the National Library, the Dominion Museum (Wellington), Arthur Chard, Louis Morris, R.E.Washbourn, the Mitchell Library, J.N.W.Hearn, Allan Searle, and John R.Ferguson.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Felix Man, the Marlborough Fine Art Gallery, Vera Graham, Francis Edwards, Librairie Jean Polak, Thomas Agnew, the Toledo Museum of Art (USA) and George Bayntun.

Subjects include membership of the Robert McDougall Art Gallery Committee, the Portraits book, the Maori artist Ralph Hotere, Somerset Maugham and a Gauguin project in Tahiti.

Folder 41 April - July 1964

Correspondents include the New Zealand High Commission, Allan Searle, John Ferguson, Duncan Melvin, Arthur Chard, Father Patrick O'Reilly, the National Library, Somerset Maugham, Stanley Marcus, Patricia Neal and Alec H.Chisholm.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Frank McDonald, George Bayntun, Peter Eaton, Marlborough Fine Art, Francis Edwards, Maggs Brothers, Charles Fox, Librairie Jean Polak(France) and the Medici Gallery.

Subjects include a photograph of Somerset Maugham, the Gauguin Museum(Tahiti), the first of a series of planned exhibitions of New Zealand artists in London (with a T/S draft of an introduction to the catalogue written by Nan Kivell), the artist C. Antig and fake New Zealand colonial paintings.

Folder 42 August - December 1964

Correspondents include Alec Chisholm, Dorothy Hearn, Arthur Chard, Mrs Gerald Abrahams, William Morris, Father O'Reilly, the National Library, Elizabeth Mongan, Alan Morris, E.B.Mayne, E.M.Barraud, Alistair Mackintosh, Peter Oliver, Jeannette E.S.Myers and the Mitchell Library.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include the Medici Galleries, Leonard Joel, Francis Edwards, George Bayntun, Strangs Bookshop, Peter Eaton and Felix H. Man.

Subjects include a John Buckler watercolour, a portrait of John Knatchbull, the artist Charles Barraud and the Schramm painting of South Australian Aborigines. There is an annotated Bethune catalogue for December 1964.

Folder 43 January - May 1965

Correspondents include Alec Chisholm, John R.Ferguson, Arthur Chard, Bruce Godward, the Dominion Museum (Wellington), E.Arnold, the National Library, the Library Board of Western Australia, Sandra M.Charlton, the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum and T.Harrison Park.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Maggs Brothers, Strang's Bookshop, Francis Edwards, A.L.Faber, Walter T.Spencer and Alister Mathews.

Subjects include the Bland papers and Nan Kivell's proposed visit to Australia. There is a press cutting relating to the gift of an oak beam to a church in Australia from the church in Barking where Captain James Cook was married.

Folder 44 June - December 1965

Correspondents include the Agent General for Tasmania, Arthur Chard, the National Library, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, R.F.Keam, Maurice D'Arquian.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include John Cordy and Maggs Brothers.

Subjects include C.F.Gordon Cuming's New Zealand visit in the 1870s.

There is a Bethune catalogue (1965).

Folder 45 January - June 1966

Correspondents include Phyllis Mander-Jones, Arthur Chard, Keith Hindwood, E.L.Cook, the National Library, R.F.B.Hoskyn, C.A.Burmester, Lord Montagu, A.H.Matheson, Harold Holt, Sir Robert Menzies, Lady Casey, Mrs Herbert Best and Lord Norrie.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include N.H.Seward, S.Spence and Francis Edwards.

Subjects include the transcript of Banks' Endeavour Journal, General Robley and Nan Kivell's proposed knighthood. There is an extract from a Sotheby's catalogue dated 20 June 1966 for an Edward Ashworth manuscript journal.

Folder 46 July - December 1966

Correspondents include the Robert McDougall Gallery, L.G.Duke, Robert C.Simpson, Harriet Cohen, the BBC, Denys Oldham, J.C.Beaglehole, Henry Blunt, the National Library, Mrs Herbert Best, Robert Simpson, the New Zealand High Commission (London) and Lady Casey.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include N.H.Seward, Keith Hindwood, Charles J.Sawyer and John D.Roles.

Subjects include Sir Thomas Mitchell, the artist W.G.Baker, the Fuller Collection and a proposed first book on the collection.

There is also a draft of the article on the collection by Lady Casey.

Folder 47 January - June 1967

Correspondents include Lady Casey, S. Nan Kivell, the National Library, Keith Hindwood, the Alexander Turnbull Library, Mrs Erik Berry, J.C.Beaglehole, Phyllis Mander-Jones, Mary M.Cooke and the Bernice Bishop Museum (Hawaii).

Dealers Correspondence and invoices include Charles J.Sawyer, Francis Edwards, Walter T.Spencer, Maggs Brothers, Sotheby's and Alister Mathews.

Subjects include the reproduction of Tom Robert's Bourke Street on a National Library Christmas card, the Cuyp painting of Abel Tasman on loan to Government House, portraits from the Fuller Collection including the portrait of Aranghi Tooker and the transfer of the collection photographic albums to Canberra.

Folder 48 July - December 1967

Correspondents include the Hakluyt Society, the National Library, the Alexander Turnbull Library, Sam Cooke, Lady Casey, Keith Hindwood, Melvin N.Day, James Cameron, Leila Webster, George Mackaness, Rex Rienits and Father O'Reilly.

Dealers' correspondence includes Francis Edwards and Jean Polak.

Subjects include paintings from the collection on loan to Government House Canberra, the Bennett portrait of John Hunter. There is a typescript of Lady Casey's article on the collection.

Folder 49 January - May 1968

Correspondents include Nancy Wise, the British Museum, Maurice D'Arquian, T.Harrison Park, the National Library, the Mitchell Library, the New Zealand High Commission (London), the National Bank of Australasia, Rex Rienits, Art and Australia, John Earnshaw, A.R.McEvey, Lady Casey and Barrie Sturt-Penrose.

Dealers' correspondence includes Francis Edwards, Maggs Brothers, Charles J.Sawyer, Avon Fine Prints, John Hetherington, R.G.Michel (France), Walter T.Spencer and George Bayntun.

Subjects include National Bank calendars, the artist John Gould, Lady Casey's article on the collection. There are press cuttings on the fake Gleizes/Bisson painting and on Nan Kivell. Also included is a National Library invitation to the opening of the new building.

Folder 50 June - December 1968

Correspondents include Art and Australia, the Mitchell Library, W.L.Bridle, A.R.McEvey, the British Museum, Ralph Benson, the National Library, R.Landau, Raymond Mortimer, Lady Casey, Henry Durrant, the Auckland City Art Gallery and the Arts Council of Great Britain.

Dealers' correspondence includes S.Spence and John Hetherington.

Subjects include Gould drawings, Nelson relics, the Carter painting of The death of Cook and engravings after it by Sayers and Bennett, the Captain Edward Riou Collecion and photographs of him, Nan Kivell's visit to Osborne House and a list of paintings in his flat in London, the Portraits book, an article by Lady Casey for Apollo and the opening of the Library building.

Folder 51 January - July 1969

Correspondents include June Opie, the National Library, the Mitchell Library, Lady Casey, J.R.Ferguson, Violet B. Grylls, Lord Montagu, T.Barrow, and Ian Bevan.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include P. Self, John Hetherington, Walter T.Spencer, Avon Fine Prints, Samuel A.Cooke (Hawaii) and Christie's.

Subjects include the artist Frances Hodgkins, the provenance of the Lawrence portrait of Lord Hobart, Watkin Tench oil and miniatures, the Portraits book. There is a press cutting from The Times relating to Cook and a list of the 1968 consignment.

Folder 52 September - December 1969

Correspondents include Lady Casey, Anthony Murray-Oliver, the National Library, J.R.Ferguson, George Moore, Arthur Chard, Lord Dunluce, Leonard G. Duke, the City of Christchurch Corporation and the Honolulu Academy of the Arts.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Walter E.Newman, Charles J.Sawyer and Jean Polak.

Subjects include the Portraits book, a book on Gould and the Nan Kivell Calligraphy Collection. There is a M/S list of non-Australian artists.

Folder 53 January - April 1970

Correspondents include the National Library, Alexander Turnbull Library, George Moore, the Mitchell Library, Lord Montagu, J.Ferguson, Father O'Reilly, Rex Rienits, J.C.Beaglehole, the Australian High Commission(London), Lord Dunluce and Leila Webster.

Dealers' correspondence includes Francis Edwards.

Subjects include the provenance of a Severini painting, errors in the Nan Kivell catalogue and the Portraits book. There is a typescript of the introduction to the Portraits book and a typescript of autobiographical notes by Nan Kivell dated 22 August 1970.

Folder 54 May - December 1970

Correspondents include the National Library, Iolani Palace Restoration Project (Hawaii), Michael Kirkly, Hocken Library, Maurice Kaufmann, A.G.Bagnall, Terence Barrow, Rex Reinits, S.V.Dale, Lady Casey and Cynthia Nolan.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Dunluce-Rothenstein, John Cordy (NZ) and Christies.

Subjects include a print of the ship Red Jacket, the Portraits book, Nan Kivell's financial interest in the Redfern Gallery and Henry Reed 1806-80.

Included is a catalogue of the Alexander Turnbull Library's Jubilee Exhibition 1970, invitations from New Zealand, a typescript copy of some entries for the Portraits book and a typescript on Thor Heyerdahn by Terence Barrow.

Folder 55 January - July 1971

Correspondents include the National Library, the Hocken Library, the New Zealand High Commission, J.C.Beaglehole, Trevor Campbell, the Alexander Turnbull Library, Mrs McFadgen, Terence Barrow, Keith Hindwood, A.G.Bagnall and the Dominion Museum (Wellington).

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Sotheby's.

Subjects include the Portraits book, the formal transfer of the collection and a painting of Lola Montez.

There is a press cutting on the artist Von Tempsky ca. 1864 and a photograph of the Lola Montez portrait.

Folder 56 August - December 1971

Correspondents include the Surrey Gallery, Marjorie Hindwood, the National Library, Paul R.Potter, Nora Coughlan, Terence Barrow, Winifred Nicholson, A.T.Bolton, Paul R.Potter, Roy Miles, Ken Webster, the Palais du Louvre, the Hocken Library, A.G.Bagnall, Te Awamutu Museum (NZ) and the National Portrait Gallery(London).

Subjects include the display and formal transfer of the collection, a Parry portrait of Solander, Banks and Omai, the Portraits book, the New Zealand collection and an oil by Webber of the Friendly Islands. The numbers of the two collections are given and there is an annotated typescript list of non-Australian artists.

Folder 57 January- April 1972

Correspondents include the National Library, the Hakluyt Society, the Alexander Turnbull Libray, J.Campbell, Alister McMullin, N.F.Every, the Welfare Centre for Moroccan Children, the New Zealand High Commission (London), the Papeete Museum(Tahiti), Peter Matthews, Dame Pattie Menzies, Muriel Lord, and L. Throsby.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include George Bayntun and Galerie Sources.

Subjects include Betsy Broughton, the provenance of several works in the collection, Nan Kivell's publication on Graham Sutherland's 'Coventry tapestry', an Antarctic Museum for New Zealand, ownership of the collection, National Library research for the Portraits book, Lycett watercolours, Heaphy lithographs, the new exhibition area at the Library, Crete and life in Greece, and the Poonindie items in the collection.

Folder 58 May - August 1972

Correspondents include Terence Barrow, Stanley U. Dade, the National Art Gallery (Wellington), the National Library, Henry Moore, James Kitching, Audrey Russell and Mrs Throsby.

Subjects include the Portraits book and the provenance of portraits in the collection.

Folder 59 September - December 1972

Correspondents include Paul White, N.F.Every, Vincent Rendel, H.G.Hay, A.Parsonson, Christine Camber, E. Molesworth, Lady Casey, the National Library, the Alexander Turnbull Library, Thomas Gibson, J. R. Ferguson and Terence Barrow.

Dealers' correspondence and invoices include Walter T. Spencer, Sotheby's and George Bayntun.

Subjects include the Portraits book, Hobson portraits, Molesworth family history, Hugh Nan Kivell, David Forbes and Donald Angus, contemporary architecture and the De Sainson painting of The inauguration of the monument at Vanikoro.

There is a 1972 exhibition catalogue from the McClelland Gallery of Joan Lindsay and Lady Casey.

Folder 60 January - August 1973

Correspondents include N.F.Every, the National Library, Commander Gilbert, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, J.R.Ferguson, Stanley V.Dade, W.R.Gilbert, John Russell, and the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Dealers correspondence includes Christie's and Sotheby's.

Subjects include Angus & Robertson, distribution of the Portraits book and a gift of a Graham Sutherland work. There is a typescript by Lady Casey on art, a National Library press release of 10 April 1973 and a copy of a letter relating to the De Sainson painting.

Folder 61 September - December 1973

Correspondents include the National Library, Father Patrick O'Reilly, the University of Otago, Felix H.Man, J.R.Ferguson, the Alexander Turnbull Library, Canterbury Museum, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Lord Goodman, and Henry Moore.

Dealers' correspondence includes E.M.Lawson, Alistair McAlpine, Christie's and David Low

Subjects include Angus & Robertson. There is an annotated Lawson catalogue of 1973.

Folder 62 January - June 1974

Correspondents include the National Library, the Australian Encyclopaedia, the Alexander Turnbull Library, the National Geographic, the Mitchell Library, Dame Pattie Menzies, Roger Duff, Arthur Chard, Barbara Perry, Philip A.Snow, John Greenway and W.C. Wentworth.

Dealers' correspondence include George Bayntun, Christie's and Sotheby's.

Subjects include the opening of the Nan Kivell Room at the National Library and a bibliography on Australian Aborigines.

Folder 63 July - December 1974

Correspondents include W.C.Wentworth, Bernard Smith, the Mitchell Library, the National Library, J.R. Ferguson, the Medici Galleries (NZ), Phyllis Mander-Jones, the Alexander Turnbull Library, the Countess of Dysart and Alister Macintosh.

Dealers' correspondence includes Sotheby's and Francis Edwards.

Subjects include the publication of the Portraits book and a Gilfillan New Zealand painting.

Included are invitations and cards, a T/S of 'Genealogies of the Nan Kivell and Cole families', a copy of Church Registers of St Columb Major (Cornwall), supplied by the National Library, a press cutting on Antarctic explorer, Major Tryggve Gran.

Folder 64 January - September 1975

Correspondents include the National Library, J.R. Ferguson, Alfred J.White, Duncan Grant, Mark Wynter, Howard Bliss, Herbert Edwards, I.C.Connors, Lady Casey, E.Nunns, Claude Thomas, N. Abbott Smith, the Welfare Centre for Moroccan Children, Shona-Jean Torrington and Paul Roche.

Subjects include the National Library's loan to the Oregon Historical Society exhibition, an Augustus Earle watercolour and the artist Owen Merton.

Folder 65 October - December 1975

Correspondents include Alister McIntosh, the National Library, Pauline Fanning, L.M.Throsby, Herbert Edwards, H.S.Blunt, N. Abbott Smith.

Dealers' correspondence includes W.T.Spencer.

Subjects include the distribution of the Portraits book and the artist Ian Fairweather. There are invitations and a catalogue of an exhibition of British Painting and Sculpture, 1890-1975.

Folder 66 January - February 1976

Correspondents include Rudiger Joppien, Lord Cottesloe, Alister D. McIntosh, Lady Casey, Terence Barrow, the Alexander Turnbull Library, Phyllis Mander-Jones, Bryan Forbes, Graham Sutherland, Peter Maling and Sir Alfred and Lady White.

Subjects include ownership of the collection, publication of the Portraits book. Included are invitations, newsletters and National Bank calendars.

Folder 67 March - April 1976

Correspondents include Graham Sutherland, the National Library, the Alexander Turnbull Library, Alister McIntosh, the Canterbury Museum, Gladys Culley, Phyllis Mander Jones, Jules Thorn, Peter B.Maling and Paul White.

Dealers' correspondence include Christie's and Sotheby's.

Subjects include Nan Kivell's gifts of the Portraits book and a proposal to establish a New Zealand endowment fund.

Folder 68 May - October 1976

Correspondents include Jeffrey Amherst, K.M.Bowden, Charles Tracy, the National Library, Paul Roche, Audrey Russell, Kelvin Grose, Vera Thompson, F. Nunns, Rachel Roxburgh, Florence Nan Kivell, R.A.Nan Kivell, G.D. Culley, I.C. Connors, Richard Greenaway, Eve Disher and Betty Kimbell.

Dealers' correspondence includes Christie's.

Many of the letters are messages of congratulation to Nan Kivell on his knighthood, from family and friends. Other subjects include his brother Leslie, the artists Vera Cunningham and Eve Disher, Betsy Broughton and another 'Rex Nan Kivell'.

Folder 69 1973-77

Correspondents include the National Library, Antonia Williams, Elsie Nunns, Eric Rudd, J.R. Ferguson, A.D. McIntosh, William A. Spowers, Lady Vera White, John Blowering, Betty Kimbell, Heather Curnow, Dennis Farr, the College of Arms, Felix Mann, Graham Sutherland and Windsor Castle.

Dealers' correspondence includes Walter T. Spencer and G.W.Dowling(NZ).

Subjects include gifts of thePortraits book, Nan Kivell's right to Arms and Paul Nash's painting 'Swan Song'.

Series 2 Miscellaneous

Folders 1-2

Miscellaneous typescripts, invitations, press cuttings, photographs, correspondence and Nan Kivell lists

Folder 3

Miscellaneous including proofs and material for the Portraits book

Folder 4

National Bank calendars

Folder 5

Miscellaneous lists and T/S copy of a letter to the Library regarding the transfer of the collection

Folder 6

Parts of the NK lists to the collection (M/S and T/S)

Folder 7

M/S and T/S list of works in the collection and of portraits

Folder 8

A Nan Kivell Christmas Card with photo and miscellaneous T/S lists and notes

Folder 9

A manuscript translation of a journal by de Mantyn, an officer of the French ship L'Oiseau during her voyage to Kerguelen Island in 1773-74

Folder 10

Two notebooks, dated 1920

Folder 11

Invitation and family history - genealogies of the Nan Kivell and Cole families and Register of St Columb and Major Cornwall 1539

Folder 12

Miscellaneous lists, press cuttings, notes and typescripts

Folder 13

Rex Nan Kivell's will

Folder 14

Lists of pictures and books sent to Australia; 'Note on the picture of Abel Tasman'; reprint of article on the Rex Nan Kivell Collection at the National Library of Australia (1962) and typescript biography of Nan Kivell.

Folio Items

1. 'MSS draft of the catalogue of the items in the Rex deC Nan Kivell Collection of Early Australian, New Zealand, Pacific - Books, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, prints' vols 1 and 2

2. Nan Kivell Catalogue - duplicate of list of items Nos 1-11,792 and T/S relating to provenance of some of the items - in two solander boxes

3. Proof sheets for Portraits of the famous and infamous...

4. Nan Kivell Catalogue of Books- Duplicate - 3 volumes.

5.and 6. Nan Kivell's scrapbook albums containing photographs, invitations and press cuttings (2vols)

Series 3 Publications

Art catalogues and miscellaneous publications

Bibliography on Rex Nan Kivell

"Aesthetes" 'Early colonial pictures at the Art Gallery'. Press cutting probably from the Hobart Mercury, 1963 MS 4000/1/39

AUSTRALIA and the Pacific : catalogue of an exhibition of Australian and Pacific material from the Nan Kivell Collection in the National Library of Australia. Arranged by the Libraries Board of South Australia for the Second Adelaide Festival of Arts, March 17-31, 1962

'BIG brother got the better of this deal' Sun-Herald, 13 September 1992 :166

BRAY, David 'Australia buys historic records in secret deal' Courier Mail, 23 September 1961

BUCKNALL, Theresa 'The fabulous collector' Western Daily Press, 15 March 1961

CASEY, Maie 'An introduction to the Nan Kivell Collection' Art and Australia March 1968 : 586-595

CASEY, Maie 'Australiana : the Nan Kivell Collection' Apollo, April 1969 :296-299

'COLLECTION for Library' Canberra Times, 17 November 1977

'COLLECTOR'S name honour ' Canberra News, 12 April 1973

A DISCERNING EYE: selections from the Rex Nan Kivell Collection. Catalogue of a National Library Travelling Exhibition, 1992-93

FANNING, Pauline 'The Australasian collection of Mr Rex Nan Kivell in the National Library of Australia, Canberra'. Reprinted from the Australian Library Journal v.11, no.3, July 1962

FREEMAN-GREENE, Suzy 'Reminder of the days of empire' Arts & Entertainment, Age, 4 May 1993:16

HOWE, Russell Warren 'Tangier - the hippie city' Canberra Times, 26 October 1968:11

'LIBRARY, gallery join forces on Australian art Canberra Times, 10 June 1994

MACKLIN, Robert 'Rex Nan Kivell : man of mystery' Canberra Times Supplement, 7 June 1994

McQUEEN, Humphrey 'Canberra gallery tiffs with its library neighbour' Sydney Morning Herald, 21 August 1982 :38

NAN KIVELL, Rex Autobiographical notes T/S, London 1970 (MS 4000/1/53)

'NAN Kivell Collection' Press Release 16 January, 1959

'NATIONAL Library's Nan Kivell room opened' Press Release 4 April 1974

NEILL, Rosemary 'Who'll hang our heritage?' Australian, 25 September 1992

NORMAN, Geraldine 'Bonnard screen fetches 26,000' Times, 5 October 1977

NOTES on the collection in 'General Items' RAHS newsletter, September 1963(MS 4000/1/38)

PEARSON, John 'The barons of Bond Street' Sunday Times Colour Magazine 17 March 1963

PERRY, Barbara 'Sir Rex De Charembac Nan Kivell' ALIAS : Australia's library, information and archives services : an encyclopaedia of practice and practitioners, ed. Harrison Bryan. Sydney 1988-91

PRERAUER, Maria 'Composer, archeologist head art awards' Australian, 12 June 1976

PRICE, A.Grenfell 'The Nan Kivell Collection' Introduction to The Rex Nan Kivell Room. Canberra, National Library of Australia, 1974

'PROFILES OF THE NEW KNIGHTS', Queen's Birthday Honours Sydney Morning Herald, 12 June 1976

'RARE fascination in Rex Nan Kivell Collection' Canberra Times, 7 February 1959

REX NAN KIVELL interviewed by Hazel de Berg, London 1970. Oral History Collection, NLA DeB475

'REX Nan Kivell bequest to Aust' Sydney Morning Herald, 1977

REX Nan Kivell Collection - Press Release by the Prime Minister's Department, Canberra, 16 January 1959

'The REX Nan Kivell Collection' T/S in NLA Biography files

[The REX Nan Kivell Collection] Extract from Australia and New Zealand Weekly', 24 January, 1959

The REX Nan Kivell Collection of early New Zealand pictures: catalogue of an exhibition in New Zealand. New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, 1953-54

RICHARDS, Michael 'The Rex Nan Kivell Collection' National Library News, February 1992

RICHARDS, Michael 'A discerning eye : selections from the Rex Nan Kivell Collection'

Insites, Spring 1992

RIGG, Julie 'This Library belongs to you' Australian, 11 July 1966 :9

ROWE, T.K. 'Enormous gains of Rex Nan Kivell's art purchases' Evening Post 11 July 1963

'SIR Rex de Charambac Nan Kivell, 1898-1977, T/S, 1979 - NLA Biography files

STRUTTON, Bill 'Australia Day 1788-1957 : a historic collection' Australian Women's Weekly,30 January 1957

STURT-PENROSE, Barrie ' "Undiscovered genius" shocks art gallery' Observer, 28 January 1968

THOMPSON, John 'The Nan Kivell legacy' Introduction to the catalogue Encounter with Eden New Zealand 1770-1870, Canberra 1990

'VISIT by New Zealand art dealer' New Zealand Herald, 11 June 1963 (MS 4000/1/37)

WHITE, Paul William 'Canberra's unseen benefactor' BULLETIN, 3 August 1982

Obituaries

'Sir Rex de Nan Kivell, art dealer and connoisseur Times, 21 June 1977

'Benefactor of Library dies in London' Canberra Times, 17 June 1977

'Death of Sir Rex Nan Kivell' Sydney Morning Herald, 16 June 1977

'Death of Sir Rex Nan Kivell' Australian Library Journal, July 1977

'Benefactor dies' Australian, 16 June 1977:2

'Death of Sir Rex Nan Kivell', National Library Press Release, 13 June 1977

Fanning, Pauline 'Sir Rex de Charembac Nan Kivell' (writen as an obituary for Art in Australia, November 1977 ?)

Memorial Service Sir Rex Nan Kivell' Times ,27 October 1977

Box List

Box 1           Series 1         Folders 1-9          
2                                Folders 10-18        
3                                Folders 19-29        
4                                Folders 30-39        
5                                Folders 40-54        
6                                Folders 55-65        
7                                Folders 66-69        
                Series 2         Folders 1-4          
8                                Folders 5 - 13       
Folios 1-6      Series 2                              
9               Series 3                              
Guide prepared November 1995. Last revised 29 October 1996.