Sprott, Walter John Herbert, 1897 - 1971 (psychologist)
Dates and places
1897-1971 Felsted School; Clare College, Cambridge; University of Nottingham
Sphere of activity
Psychologist and University Professor
Friend of G. Lytton Strachey and E.M. Forster. Sometime member of the Bloomsbury group.
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
This sub-series contains two files of correspondence, one between E.M. Forster and W.J. H. Sprott and one between Sprott and others.
This file comprises:-
1 autograph letter signed and 2 typed letters signed from W.J.H. Sprott to NGA. 11 Aug. 1947 - 31 Aug. 1970
2 carbon typed letters from NGA to W.J.H. Sprott. 10 Jun. 1970 - 10 Sept. 1970.
Snapshot of Dora Carrington sitting on the left, wearing a white skirt, looking to the right away from the camera. Lytton Strachey reclines in the centre, with his legs crossed and stretched out in front of him. Sebastian Sprott rests on his elbow to the right, with his legs crossed in front of him, and looking towards the camera. They are sitting in a grassy field with trees behind them.
1 autograph letter, signed.
4 autograph letters signed and 11 typed letters signed.
3 autograph letters signed. 7 Sep. [1928x9]-1961.
Photocopies of 2 autograph letters signed. 25 Nov. 1956 and undated.
3 autograph letters, signed.
19 autograph letters signed and 4 typed letters signed.
The file includes letters from Noel Annan, John Betjeman, Benjamin Britten, Kenneth Clark, E. M. Forster, Hugh Gaitskell, Stanley Morison, Dennis Proctor, W. J. H. Sprott, R. H. Tawney and Leonard Woolf.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey in the centre of the group, reclining with his knees raised. He is wearing a hat and looks to the right towards Sebastian Sprott, who is looking up at him. To the left is an unidentified man looking at the camera and smoking a pipe or cigarette. They are sitting in a grassy field with trees behind them.
Snapshot of W.J. H. ('Sebastian') Sprott sitting at a table spread with teacups, a teapot and a loaf of bread on the lawn of Ham Spray House. He looks down at a cat lying on his lap. Gerald Heard sits next to him, looking downwards to the right at the cat. Next to him sits E.M. Forster, looking downwards to the left. Lytton Strachey sits to the right, wearing a hat, with is left arm resting on his crossed legs, looking towards the camera.
Correspondence between Donald Parry and W J H 'Sebastian' Sprott, both Forster's executors, concerning Forster's estate.
Snapshot of Ralph Partridge with his back to the camera at the far end of the verandah of Ham Spray House, looking at a dart board. W.J.H. ('Sebastian') Sprott walks towards the camera away from the board. Frances Partridge stands closest to the camera, writing the score on the wall to the right.
Photograph of a man, possibly Sebastian Sprott, crouching on the steps of a grand building, looking back over his shoulder, cigarette in mouth. Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 cm. Sleeve 137.
Sebastian Sprott and Alec Penrose standing behind Topsy Lucas seated in deck chair, in corner of a garden. Dimensions: 14 x 8.2 cm. Sleeve 116.
Snapshot of W.J.H. ('Sebastian') Sprott sitting on the verandah wall of Ham Spray House, looking towards the camera. There are plants in the foreground.
W.J.H. [Jack] Sprott, Gerald Heard, E.M. Forster and Lytton Strachey, seated outside around a table at Ham Spray House. Sprott is holding a cat on his lap. Print, 14.1 x 8.5. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, with names, place and date '192-'. (Sleeve 138)
W.J.H. [Jack] Sprott, Gerald Heard, E.M. Forster and Lytton Strachey, seated outside around a table at Ham Spray House. Sprott is holding a cat on his lap. Print, 14.1 x 8.5. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, with names, place and date 'Is It 20?'. (Sleeve 437)
This is a small collection, composed entirely of correspondence with W.J.H. Sprott.
Manuscript verse in the hand of Sebastian Sprott, voicing the complaints of a charlady at the goings-on in 'the Square' [Gordon Square], with, interlined, a reworking by J.M. Keynes to include references to his courtship of Lydia Lopokova Keynes, dancing and 'Mrs. Bell's absence'; with further rewriting and other notes.
Letters from W.J.H. Sprott, E. Milner-White and W.H. Macaulay to Mary Ruth Brooke on her presentation of the Frau Ewald portrait of Rupert Brooke to King's College.
Snapshot of W.J.H. ('Sebastian') Sprott standing on a bridge with a river, boats, buildings and trees behind him. He holds a book in his left hand and rests his left elbow on the railing of the bridge. He wears a hat and looks towards the camera.
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