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MS 89-2

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Size: 0.5 linear feet

Literary rights:
Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Restrictions: None

Content note:
The Gabriel Atkin collection contains a memoir (and the bound cover) of Atkin's days with the Chelsea Art Club, reminisces of restaurant repasts and a description of some of the people he knew. The collection contains two newspaper clippings, a hand illustrated postcard, three 3x5 pages of autographs, a letter, a xerox copy of the memoirs, a biographical sketch and research correspondence.

Biographical note:
William Park Atkin "Gabriel" was a landscape architectural and figure painter in oil and watercolor; a draftsman and a illustrator. He acquired artistic training at Armstrong College (Newcastle College) under the tutorage of Richard George Hatton. He lived in London for many years, painting landscapes in watercolors and illustrating books. In 1919 Atkin had a showing at the London Salon, and he regularly sent work to the Artists of the Northern Counties exhibits. Atkin died suddenly in 1937, and his wife (author Mary Butts) died later that same year. The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle has a large collection of his watercolors.

Processed by: KC, 4 Oct. 1991; JEF, 10-5-1998


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