A new finding aid to the Robert Gibbings collection at the Clark is now available via the OAC. 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. 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 changing countrysides.
This collection contains correspondence, artwork, bound manuscripts, ephemera, photographs and other materials by Robert Gibbings and related to his work There is also correspondence between Joseph Kelly Vodrey and various booksellers regarding the compilation of this collection.