This collection contains
correspondence, artwork, bound manuscripts, ephemera, photographs and other materials by
Robert Gibbings and related to his work.
Robert Gibbings (1889-1958) was an Irish author and artist best known for his wood
engravings. He bought and ran the Golden Cockerel Press in Berkshire, England from
1924-1933, when the stresses of the Great Depression forced him to sell the press. During
and after World War II he wrote and illustrated several books on the landscape and natural
history of various rivers (among them, 'Sweet Thames Run Softly', 'Going Down the Seine' and
'Lovely is the Lee') which resonated with readers concerned about the effect of war on the
4.6 Linear Feet
3 boxes, 1 shelf of bound volumes
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All
requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to
the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews
Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Collection is open for research.