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Diaries, letters and miscellaneous papers, 1944-1989, of and relating to John Armstrong.

Identifier: Acc.13315

Scope and Contents

John Armstrong studied at the Edinburgh College of Art where he was a contemporary of Eduardo Paolozzi who is mentioned in his diaries. After leaving college he worked as an artist and displays manager, then went on to work for the DHSS, Register Generals Office and elsewhere in Edinburgh. He later ran his own business. He continued painting throughout his life and also wrote fiction inspired by his bohemian lifestyle.


  • Creation: 1944-1989.


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1 Boxes (1 volume and 1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Ken Spelman, 70 Micklegate, York, YO1 6LF.

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