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Letters and drawings of Malcolm Drummond

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MS. 22548
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Illustrated letters from Malcolm Drummond to Esther Browning while she was at Wycombe Abbey School, 3 Mar 1918-20 Mar 1919 and n.d., with additional sketches and doodles by Drummond on scraps of paper. Some of the illustrations are in colour.

The letters describe their meetings and visits to London and discuss Esther's activities at school.


  • Creation: c.1918-1919


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 22548, fol. 1].

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MS. 22548

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 22548, 22955


Letters and drawings of Malcolm Drummond.

Biographical / Historical

Malcolm Drummond was born in Berkshire in 1880 and read history at Christ Church College, Oxford. He studied art at the Slade School and at Westminster School of Art where he was taught by Walter Sickert. He was a member of the Camden Town Group and London Group, exhibiting with them regularly.

Drummond worked for the War Office from 1915 to 1920 and then resumed his work as an artist and taught at Westminster School of Art. Following an accident he lost the sight in one eye in 1937, became totally blind in 1943 and died in 1945.

Drummond was married to the artist and musician Zina Ogilvie from 1906 until her death in 1931. In 1934 he married a family friend, Margaret Triquet Browning (d. 1988), daughter of Reverend Arthur Browning, vicar of Holy Trinity, Penn Street, Buckinghamshire. Esther Browning was Margaret's sister.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Originally given to the Ashmolean Museum by Elizabeth A. Smith, niece of Esther Browning, in 2022 and transferred to the Bodleian in 2023.

Catalogue of Letters and Drawings of Malcolm Drummond
Lucy McCann
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom