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INVENTORY OF THE IAN HAMILTON FINLAY PAPERS, 1948-1992
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Series I. Correspondence, 1948-1992

Physical Description: 4.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. Includes some printed items and photographs.
Box 1, Folder 1-11

Correspondence, 1948-1972

Box 1, Folder 1

Finlay to Derek Stanford, 1948-1952

Scope and Content Note

Some fragments, photocopies.
Box 1, Folder 2

Finlay to Derek Stanford, 1948-1952

Scope and Content Note

Some fragments.
Box 1, Folder 3

Finlay to Simon Cutts, 1968

Box 1, Folder 4

Easter greetings from Finlay, 1969

Box 1, Folder 5

Finlay to Simon Cutts and Ian Gardner, Stuart Mills, and others, 1970

Box 1, Folder 6

Finlay to Simon Cutts, Ian Gardner and Karl Torok, 1971

Box 1, Folder 7

Finlay to Simon Cutts, Ian Gardner, Graeme Murray, Tom Clark and Karl Torok, Jan-Jun 1972

Box 1, Folder 8

Finlay to Simon Cutts, Ian Gardner, Graeme Murray, Stuart Mills and Karl Torok, Jul-Dec 1972

Box 1, Folder 9

Finlay to Tom Phillips, Graeme Murray, Karl Torok, Simon Cutts, and others Jan-May 1973

Box 1, Folder 10

Finlay to Tom and Laurie Phillips, Graeme Murray, Karl Torok and Simon Cutts, Jun-Aug 1973

Box 1, Folder 11

Finlay to Tom Phillips, Ian Gardner, Graeme Murray, Karl Torok and Simon Cutts, Sep-Dec 1973

Box 2, Folder 1-9

Correspondence, 1974-1976

Box 2, Folder 1

Finlay to Tom Phillips, Graeme Murray, Karl Torok, Anne and Ian Gardner and Simon Cutts, Jan-Mar 1974

Box 2, Folder 2

Finlay to Tom Phillips, Graeme Murray, Karl Torok and Simon Cutts, Apr-May 1974

Box 2, Folder 3

Finlay to Tom Phillips, to and from Graeme Murray, Karl Torok and Simon Cutts, Jun-Dec 1974

Box 2, Folder 4

Finlay to and from Tom Phillips, Graeme Murray, Karl Torok, Stuart Mills and Simon Cutts, Jan-Jun 1975

Box 2, Folder 5

Finlay to Tom Phillips, Graeme Murray, Karl Torok, Ronnie Duncan, the Gardners (Ian and Ann) and Simon Cutts, Jul-Dec 1975

Box 2, Folder 6

Finlay to and from Simon Cutts, Karl Torok, Ronnie Duncan, Ian Gardner, Graeme Murray and Tom Phillips, Jan-May 1976

Box 2, Folder 7

Finlay to and from Ronnie Duncan, Ian Gardner, Simon Cutts, Graeme Murray and Tom Phillips, Jun-Aug 1976

Box 2, Folder 8

Finlay to Ian Gardner, Ronnie Duncan, Simon Cutts, Graeme Murray and Tom Phillips, Sep-Dec 1976

Box 2, Folder 9

Finlay to Simon Cutts, Tom Phillips, Karl Torok, Graeme Murray and Clark, Jan 1977

Box 3, Folder 1-10

Correspondence, 1977-1981

Box 3, Folder 1

Finlay to Simon Cutts, Tom Phillips, Karl Torok, and Clark, Feb-Aug 1977

Box 3, Folder 2

Finlay to Simon Cutts, Tom Phillips, Karl Torok, Ronnie Duncan and Clark, Sep-Dec 1977

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence between Finlay and Ronnie Duncan, and to and from Graeme Murray, Jan-Jun 1978

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence between Finlay and Ronnie Duncan, and with Tom and Laurie Phillips, Jul-Dec 1978

Box 3, Folder 5

Finlay with Ronnie Duncan, Clark, and Ian Gardner, Jan-May 1979

Box 3, Folder 6

Finlay with Ronnie Duncan and Clark, Graeme Murray, Jun-Dec 1979

Box 3, Folder 7

Finlay to Ronnie Duncan, Ian Gardner and Clark, Jan-Jul 1980

Box 3, Folder 8

Finlay with Ronnie Duncan and Clark, also Graeme Murray and Ian Gardner, Aug-Dec 1980

Box 3, Folder 9

Finlay with Ronnie Duncan, Graeme Murray, Ian Gardner and Clark, Jan-May 1981

Box 3, Folder 10

Finlay to Ronnie Duncan, Graeme Murray, Ian Gardner and Clark, Jun-Dec 1981

Box 4, Folder 1-20

Correspondence, 1982-1989

Box 4, Folder 1

Finlay to Ronnie Duncan, Graeme Murray and Clark, Jan-Jul 1982

Box 4, Folder 2

Finlay to Ronnie Duncan, Graeme Murray and Clark, Aug-Dec 1982

Box 4, Folder 3

Finlay to Ronnie Duncan and Graeme Murray, 1983

Box 4, Folder 4

Finlay to Ronnie Duncan and Graeme Murray, 1984

Box 4, Folder 5

Finlay to Graeme Murray, Ronnie Duncan, Clark and Pindar, Jan-Jun 1985

Box 4, Folder 6

Finlay to Graeme Murray, Ronnie Duncan, Clark and Pindar, Jul-Dec 1985

Box 4, Folder 7

Finlay to Ronnie Duncan, Clark, Simon Cutts and Graeme Murray, 1986

Box 4, Folder 8

Finlay to Clark and Graeme Murray, Jan-Jun 1987

Box 4, Folder 9

Finlay to Clark and Graeme Murray, Jul-Dec 1987

Box 4, Folder 10

Correspondence between Finlay, Grame Murray and Simon Cutts, 1988

Box 4, Folder 11

Correspondence between Finlay and Simon Cutts, 1989

Box 4, Folder 12

Finlay to Simon Cutts, 1992

Box 4, Folder 13

Finlay to Ian Gardner, undated

Box 4, Folder 14

Finlay to Ian Gardner, 1991-1993

Box 4, Folder 15

Sue Finlay to Ian Hamilton Finlay

Box 4, Folder 16

Sue Finlay to Stuart Mills

Box 4, Folder 17

Correspondence between Manson and Graeme Murray, 1978

Box 4, Folder 18

Letters from Ronnie Duncan to Finlay

Box 4, Folder 19

Letters from Richard Aaron to Ronnie Duncan

Box 4, Folder 20

Envelopes of letters to Ronnie Duncan, from Ian Hamilton Finlay

Scope and Content Note

Most of the envelopes have stamped slogans on them.
 

Series II. Manuscripts and mock-ups, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by titles.
Box 5, Folder 1

Poem

Box 5, Folder 2

Bilateral Symmetry

Box 5, Folder 3

Ajar

Box 5, Folder 4

2 Poems

Box 5, Folder 5

Carrier Fountain

Box 5, Folder 6

Carrier Fountain

Box 5, Folder 7

Homage to Walter Reekie's

Box 5, Folder 8

Diamond Card Sketch

Box 5, Folder 9

Sketch of Fountain Design

Box 5, Folder 10

Preliminary Sketch of Carrier Sculpture

Box 5, Folder 11

Elephant Barge

Box 5, Folder 12

A Wee Buik O Ae Braid

Box 5, Folder 13

Calendar

Box 5, Folder 14

Calendar II

Box 5, Folder 15

Two Modest Projects

Box 5, Folder 16

Fish-Sheet

Box 5, Folder 17

Horloge de Flore

Box 5, Folder 18

Second Midway Emblem

Box 5, Folder 19

Tea Cosy

Box 5, Folder 20

A New Arcadian Dictionary

Box 5, Folder 21

Mock-up of "Pebbles"

Box 5, Folder 22

Notes on a Finlay bibliography

Box 5, Folder 23

Triolets

Box 5, Folder 24

Angels

Box 5, Folder 25

Talisman & Signifiers

Box 5, Folder 26

Cube

Box 5, Folder 27

Study for Talisman & Signifiers

Box 5, Folder 28

Reflections on the French Revolution

Box 5, Folder 29

Marat Assassiné

Box 5, Folder 30

Ideological Accessories

Box 5, Folder 31

Mock-up for a Temple of Bara

Box 5, Folder 32

Idylls

Box 5, Folder 33

Net. N

Box 5, Folder 34

Detached Sentences on Lanes and Stiles

Box 5, Folder 35

Allotements: manuscripts and maquettes

Box 5, Folder 36

Allotements: manuscripts and maquettes 2

Box 5, Folder 37

Various mock-ups for cards and pamphlets

Box 5, Folder 38

Design & photographs of a "Popoffka"

Box 5, Folder 39

Unidentified manuscripts

 

Series III. Project files of art work and ensuing controversies, ca. 1969-ca. 1992

Physical Description: 3.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Printed matter, clippings, some photographs.
Box 6, Folder 1

Homage to Watteau, 1976

Box 6, Folder 2-3

Coincidence in the Work of Ian Hamilton Finlay, 1980

Box 6, Folder 4

Unnatural Pebbles, 1981

Box 6, Folder 5

Flyers for Two Exhibitions, 1981-1982

Box 6, Folder 6

Talisman & Signifiers, 1984

Box 6, Folder 7

Talisman & Signifiers: photographs, 1984

Box 6, Folder 8

Japanese Stacks, 1984

Box 6, Folder 9

Reflections on the French Revolution, 1985

Box 7, Folder 1

Fulcrum Affair, 1969-1977

Box 7, Folder 2

Scottish Art Council Battle, 1978-

Box 7, Folder 3

Coracle Battle, 1977-1978

Box 7, Folder 4

Temple Battle, 1980-1983

Box 7, Folder 5

Temple Battle, 1983

Box 7, Folder 6

First Battle of Little Sparta, 1983

Box 7, Folder 7

Little Spartan Wars

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets and flyers.
Box 7, Folder 8

Scottish Art Council Battles, 1980-1983

Box 7, Folder 9

Follies War, 1986

Box 7, Folder 10

French Wars 1, aka the Versailles Battle, 1987-

Box 7, Folder 11

French Wars 2

Box 7, Folder 12

French Wars 3

Box 7, Folder 13

French Wars 4

Box 8, Folder 1

French Wars 5

Box 8, Folder 2

French Wars 6

Box 8, Folder 3

French Wars 7

Box 8, Folder 4

Signatures in support of Finlay's Versailles Project

Box 8, Folder 5

"A Walled Garden" (photocopy)

Box 8, Folder 6

Newspaper clippings, 1969-1975

Box 8, Folder 7

Newspaper clippings, 1977-1982

Box 8, Folder 8

Newspaper clippings, 1983-1986

Box 8, Folder 9

Newspaper clippings, 1987-1989

Box 8, Folder 10

Newspaper clippings, 1989

Box 8, Folder 11

Photocopies of articles about Finlay

Box 8, Folder 12

Articles about Finlay, 1985-1992

Box 8, Folder 13

"Garden on the Hill" ARTS Magazine, Feb 1990

Scope and Content Note

Finley's article.
 

Series IV. Finlay's printed cards, ca. 1963-1992

Physical Description: 2.0 box(es) ca. 1 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Printed matter, primarily printed cards, arranged in rough chronological order. Simon Cutts supplied the card dates given. Includes bookplates, also watercolors and notebooks.
Box 9, Folder 1-2

Cards, 1963-1972

Box 9, Folder 3-4

Cards, 1973-1978

Box 9, Folder 5-8

Cards, 1978-1986

Box 10, Folder 1-3

Cards, 1987-1989

Box 10, Folder 4

Cards, 1989

Box 10, Folder 5

Cards, 1990

Box 10, Folder 6

Cards, 1991

Box 10, Folder 7

Invitation Cards, 1990-1992

Box 10, Folder 8

Invitations to gallery openings

Box 10, Folder 9

Bookplates

Box 10, Folder 10

Cartier exhibition cards, 1987

Box 10, Folder 11

"The Atlantic Wall," including eight original watercolors by Ian Gardener

Box 10, Folder 12

Notebooks by Finlay

Physical Description: 2.0 vols.
 

Series V. Photographs, 1967-1989

Physical Description: 2.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Images of Finlay's work. Black-and-white photographs and color transparencies, arranged chronologically. Most items are black-and-white photographs, unless otherwise stated.
Box 11, Folder 1

Sea-Poppy, 1967

Box 11, Folder 2

Stonypath and surroundings, 1968

Physical Description: 4.0 photographs
Box 11, Folder 3

Wood Wind Song, 1968

Box 11, Folder 4

Column-poem, 1968

Box 11, Folder 5

Sailor's Tombstone, 1968

Box 11, Folder 6

Stem and Stern, 1968

Box 11, Folder 7

The Four Seasons in Sail, 1968

Box 11, Folder 8

Lochan Eck, 1969

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs
Box 11, Folder 9

Cloud poem, 1969

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 11, Folder 9

The Cloud's Anchor, 1967

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 11, Folder 9

One Orange Arm, 1976

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 11, Folder 9

Wave/Rock, 1969

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 11, Folder 9

KY, 1969

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 11, Folder 9

Unidentified, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 11, Folder 9

Azure + Son, 1970

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 11, Folder 9

Le Circus, 1964

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 11, Folder 9

Marine, 1968

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 11, Folder 10

The Gallery, Stonepath, 1969

Box 11, Folder 11

Arc/Ark, 1969

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs
Box 11, Folder 12

Purse-Net Poem, 1969

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs
Box 11, Folder 13

The Boat's Blueprint, 1969

Box 11, Folder 14

Sea Pink, 1969

Box 11, Folder 15

KY, Stonypath, 1969

Box 11, Folder 16

Installation, Dunfermline Park, 1969

Physical Description: 5.0 photographs
Box 11, Folder 17

The Pond, Stonypath, 1970

Box 11, Folder 18

Boulder, 1970

Box 11, Folder 19

Wave/Rock, 1972

Box 11, Folder 20

Homage to Watteau, 1976

Physical Description: 5.0 photographs
Box 11, Folder 21

Three Ceramic Tiles, 1977

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 11, Folder 22

Eternelle Action du Paras, 1977

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 11, Folder 23

SF Box, 1979

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs
Box 11, Folder 24

Dryads (The Seasons), 1980

Box 11, Folder 25

Triumphal Arch, 1980

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 11, Folder 26

Unnatural Pebbles, 1981

Physical Description: 4 photographs and negatives
Box 11, Folder 27

Demonstration at the Scottish Arts Council, 1982

Physical Description: 20.0 photographs
Box 11, Folder 28

Two Scythes, 1983

Box 11, Folder 29

Wildflower, 1984

Box 11, Folder 30

Talisman & Signifiers, 1984

Physical Description: 28.0 photographs
Box 12, Folder 1

Talisman & Signifiers, 1984

Physical Description: 2.0 color photographs
Box 12, Folder 2

Oak/Rock, 1984

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 3

No. 4 of Talisman and Signifiers, 1984

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 4

Anagramatical Bust: Saint Just, 1985

Box 12, Folder 5

The Words We Have Spoken, 1985

Box 12, Folder 6

Schweitzergarten, 1985

Physical Description: 2.0 photocopies
Box 12, Folder 7

Italy Casts a Shadow, 1977

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 7

In Revolution, 1980

Physical Description: 2.0 color transparencies
Box 12, Folder 7

Ehrentempel, 1980

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 7

Three Sails, 1972

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 7

Japanese Stacks, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 7

Installation, ARC Paris, 1987

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 7

Arrosoir, 1984

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 7

Two Tree Plaques, 1985

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 7

Homage to Finlay, 1987

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 8

Tree Plaques, 1986

Physical Description: 11.0 photocopies
Box 12, Folder 9

Little Sparta, 1986

Box 12, Folder 10

L'Idylle des Cerises, 1986

Box 12, Folder 11

Vitruvius/Augustus, 1986

Physical Description: 4.0 photographs
Box 12, Folder 12

Marat Assasiné, 1986

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 13

A Shaded Path, 1987

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 14

Installation, "Homage to Finlay," 1987

Physical Description: 4.0 color transparencies
Box 12, Folder 15

Installation, Foundation Cartier, 1987

Physical Description: 3.0 Poraroids
Box 12, Folder 16

Guillotine Blades, 1987

Scope and Content Note

Color transparencies.
Box 12, Folder 17

Inscribed Altar Stone, 1987

Physical Description: 4.0 color transparencies
Box 12, Folder 18

The Versailles Project, 1987

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Maquette, twelve transparencies.
Box 12, Folder 19

The Garden, Little Sparta, 1987

Physical Description: 8.0 photographs
Box 12, Folder 20

A Country Lane, 1988

Physical Description: 34.0 photographs
Box 12, Folder 21

The Desmoulin Connection, 1988

Physical Description: 1.0 color transparency
Box 12, Folder 22

Inter Artes Et Naturam, 1988

Box 12, Folder 23

Inter Artes Et Naturam, 1988

Physical Description: 3.0 color transparencies
Box 12, Folder 24

The Garden Temple and Pond, Little Sparta, 1989

Box 12, Folder 25

First Gallery at Stonypath with works installed, ca. 1970

Physical Description: 5.0 photographs
 

Series VI. Published Materials: by and about Finlay, , ca. 1974-ca. 1992 undated

Physical Description: 10.0 box(es) ca. 5 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Printed works, ephemera, articles, journals, objects, and other documents.
Box 13, Folder 1

Invoices

Box 13, Folder 2

Price list for Finlay's work

Box 13, Folder 3

"Art, Power and Anxiety" by David Reason 1988

Box 13, Folder 4

Draft of an essay by Yves Abrioux

Box 13, Folder 5

Articles on Finlay's work

Box 13, Folder 6

Articles on Finlay's work, 1988

Box 13, Folder 7

Articles on Finlay work, 1984-1988

Box 13, Folder 8

Articles on French Wars, 1985-1988

Box 14

Maquette of 30 Ovals by Ian Hamilton Finlay and Ian Gardener

Scope and Content Note

Also included are the 30 matted illustrations which comprise the book and 5 postcards of the same illustrations.
Box 15

Anthologies and journals

Scope and Content Note

Contain poems by Ian Hamilton Finlay as well as articles analyzing his poetic practices (19 items).
Box 16

Small books and pamphlets that either contain Finlay's work or are dedicated to it

Scope and Content Note

Of particular interest are the few examples of Finlay's Wild Hawthorne Press pamphlet-poems. Also included are several issues of the New Arcadian Journal as well as four numbers from the Tarasque Press. (36 items)
Box 17

Journals

Scope and Content Note

Contain articles about Finlay's artistic production (16 items)
Box 18

Journals, 1990

Scope and Content Note

Contain articles about Finlay's artistic production. Two anthologies which contain a play and short story by Finlay as well as Ian Hamilton Finlay: printed works by the Victoria Miro Gallery (12 items).
Box 19

Ephemera for Finlay's exhibitions,

Scope and Content Note

Art objects: Arcadian Glider, Butterfly Garden bookmarks, Board Wargame for Two Players, Twine Art with Inscriptions.
Box 20

Art objects

Scope and Content Note

5 pins (to wear) with inscriptions, and one mobile.
Box 21

"A Proposal for a Tree-Plaque," "Proposal for a Pair of Gate Piers and Finials" and one posterboard

Box 22

Art object: sweatshirt with a Finlay illustration and inscriptions

 

Series VII. Oversize printed pieces, by Finlay, ca. 1967-ca. 1969 undated

Physical Description: 2.0 box(es) ca. 1 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Posters, prints, and broadsides.
Box 23, Folder 1-14

Posters, prints and broadsides

Box 23, Folder 1

8 items

Box 23, Folder 2

11 items

Box 23, Folder 3

15 items

Box 23, Folder 4

3 items

Box 23, Folder 5

5 items

Box 23, Folder 6

3 items

Scope and Content Note

Ulysses was here, Classical landscape, Apollo & Daphne after Bernini
Box 23, Folder 7

6 items

Scope and Content Note

Archangel of Archangel, Sailing barge redwing, Scottish Zulu, Catameringue, Semi-idiotic poem, Errata
Box 23, Folder 8

5 items

Scope and Content Note

Family group, Stationary, Seashells, Fauve poem, Glossary
Box 23, Folder 9

1 item

Scope and Content Note

poster: KY115
Box 23, Folder 10

1 item

Scope and Content Note

poster: 'star, steer'
Box 23, Folder 11

1 item

Scope and Content Note

poster: 'acrobats'
Box 23, Folder 12

1 item

Scope and Content Note

'8 pages from Headlines Evelines,' Openings Press, 1967, a portfolio #49 of 50.
Box 23, Folder 13

1 item

Scope and Content Note

Jargon 68/69 calendar with poems by Finlay
Box 23, Folder 14

2 items

Scope and Content Note

'WHP 70,' copies 55 and 66 of an edition of 70
Box 24, Folder 1-7

Posters, prints and broadsides

Box 24, Folder 1

'Un espace parlé: a spoken space,'

Scope and Content Note

Also, record album (without record) + printed booklet of contents, and several photocopies of letters, lists.
Box 24, Folder 2

7 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes partial copy of 'Six proposals for the improvement of Stockwood Park Nurseries. . .'
Box 24, Folder 3

4 items

Box 24, Folder 4

3 items

Box 24, Folder 5

2 items

Box 24, Folder 6

11 items

Box 24, Folder 7

22 items

Oversize 1-3

Posters, prints and broadsides

Oversize 1

24 items

Oversize 2

4 prints

Oversize 3

11 items