Sally Kent Gorton papers and records of The Rockwell Kent Legacies

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gortsall
Creators:
Gorton, Sally Kent, 1915-2000
Dates:
1970-1983
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Personal correspondence of Sally Kent Gorton, 1971-1973, and tax returns of Sally Kent and John Gorton, 1970-1979; and correspondence and other records of the Rockwell Kent Legacies relating to copyright, reproduction rights, foreign editions of Kent's writings, and publications about him. The records include files of correspondence with Dan Burne Jones, 1973-1980, regarding the compilation, editing, and publication of The Prints of Rockwell Kent : A Catalogue Raisonne.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Widow of Rockwell Kent, born Shirley Johnston in England, 1915, and emigrated to Canada as a child. Served as Kent's secretary both before and after their marriage in 1940. Married John Gorton and established The Rockwell Kent Legacies with Gorton as Director in 1973.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1996 by Sally (Shirley) Kent Gorton. Additional records of the Rockwell Kent Legacies are expected.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gorton, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, Dan Burne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockwell Kent Legacies Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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