Unique IDCWGC/1/1/12/48
File NumberADD 1/1/3
TitleLutyens E.L


DescriptionFile of typed copies and photocopies of correspondence papers, mainly from or to Edwin Lutyens.
Main topics: designing the war stone; and opinions of various people on it; war-time visit to France to see cemeteries; design of headstones; choice of site for the Mercantile Marine memorial; designs for Royal Air Force memorial; Arras; and Thiepval memorial.
Content NoteIncluding: Typed letter from J.M. Barrie to F. Ware re proposed designs for cemeteries, including idea for a memorial belfry, 25 July 1917. Letter from Ware to Lutyens re appointment of architect to work for DGRE in France, 31 July 1917. Letter from Lutyens including idea for Somme memorial, 3 Aug. 1917. Letter from Lutyens re interview with Archbishop of Canterbury, 20 Aug. 1917. Memorandum by Lutyens: Graveyards On The Battle Fields, 28 Aug. 1917. Minutes of Meeting of architectural advisory committee re design of headstones and horticultural treatment of cemeteries, 21 Sep. 1917. Letter from Royal Fine Arts Commission to Office of Works re site of Mercantile Marine memorial, 8 June 1926. Private correspondence between Lutyens and Ware.
Date27/5/1917 - 26/6/1931
Extent1 file

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DS/UK/5Lutyens; Sir; Edwin Landseer (1869-1944); architect1869-1944
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