Some 6,000 letters to and from Dugald Sutherland MacColl (1859-1948), Keeper of the Wallace Collection and of the Tate Gallery, art critic, poet and founder of the National Art Collections Fund. Includes correspondence with many of the leading figures in the literary and artistic world between 1880 and 1940, eg Max Beerbohm, Muirhead Bone, Walter Crane, Roger Fry, Lady Gregory, Augustus John, Charles Ricketts, Auguste Rodin, George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats and H.G. Wells. The archive also includes MacColl's copies of some 70 exhibition catalogues.
Presented in 1955 by René MacColl, son of D.S. MacColl.
How to find material from the MacColl Papers
- See the collection-level description (and follow link "List collection content" for itemised list of material) available via the manuscripts search
- See a list of titles of the exhibition catalogues available via the rare books search
- Maureen Borland, D.S. MacColl: poet, painter, art critic (London: 1995).
- Nigel Thorp: Whistler, MacColl, Wright : art history papers, 1850-1950, in Glasgow University Library (Glasgow: 1979). An inventory of correspondence.