The Albert Sloman Library
The University of Essex

John Hassall Collection

The following is no more than an outline list - a sketch - of the John Hassall material held by the Library.

Books and periodicals

Over 150 books and periodical volumes with illustrations by John Hassall. All items are recorded in the Library catalogue. For example, an author search 'Hassall, John' provides details of 71 books. A handlist, arranged by classification sequence, is available for consultation.

John Hassall sketch

Boxes 1 - 7

Diaries

Boxes 8 - 12

Family correspondence and photographs

Boxes 13 - 16

Other correspondence

Boxes 17 - 24

Letters to John Hassall

Boxes 25 - 26

John Hassall sketch

Lists of works

Boxes 27 - 38

Prints and original sketches

Boxes 39 - 45

Press cuttings

Portfolios and ledger

Diaries

Box 1

1889 - 1890; 1898 - 1900

Box 2

1901 - 1905

Box 3

1906 - 1910

Box 4

1911 - 1914

Box 5

1915 - 1918

Box 6

1919; 1921 - 1930

Box 7

1931 - 1944

Family correspondence and photographs

Box 8

Letters to Mrs John Hassall (Maud)

Letters to daughters (Joan and Nollie)

Box 9

Letters to son (Christopher) and Mrs Christopher Hassall (Eve)

Box 10

Family papers and documents

Boxes 11 & 12

Family photographs

Other correspondence

Boxes 13 & 14

The John Hassall Correspondence Art School; correspondence, circulated notes; press cuttings

Box 15

Letters to George S Dixon, London Sketch club

Box 16

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers

Letters to John Hassall

Box 17

Undated; 1881 - 1910

Box 18

1911 - 1916

Box 19

1911 - 1916; letters from British Army soldiers, 1914 - 1919

Box 20

Letters from Animated Hoardings Ltd., 1912 - 1921; Magna Charta Publishing, 1913;

Row Studios, 1917 (Panel for Bristol Council Chamber)

Box 21

1917 - 1925

Box 22

1926 - 1930

Box 23

1931 - 1948

Box 24

Miscellaneous notes and articles

Lists of works

Box 25

Commissions and agreements; lists of works; exhibition catalogues

Box 26

Receipts for commissions, 1908 - 1940; address book

Prints and original sketches

Box 27

Advertisements

Box 28

Political posters

Box 29

War charities; various charities

Box 30

Annual/weekly publications and commercial catalogues

Box 31

Illustrated menus for annual dinners

Box 32

Illustrations and advertisements

Boxes 33, 34 & 35

Pictures and prints

Box 36

Illustrations (One volume of prints; 21 pen and ink drawings)

Box 37

Christmas cards; newspaper illustrations; theatre advertisements

Box 38

John Hassall Centenary Exhibition, April 1968, Leighton House W14

Correspondence, reviews and visitors' book

Press cuttings

Box 39

1894 - 1910

Box 40

1911 - 1912

Box 41

1913 - 1914

Box 42

1914 - 1925

Box 43

1926 - 1948

Boxes 44 and 45

Undated

Portfolios and ledger

Ledger of orders received, December 1900 - January 1944

Folio volume of prints for various magazines (including The Sketch and The World)

Three portfolio cases (A, B and C) of sketches, prints and original artwork.

Case B includes the typescript copy (with original drawings and watercolour plates) of The tribulations of a sentry, 1940.

Portfolio C includes original artwork for the Osram Lamps and Cerebos Salt posters.