Contents and Arrangement

Miscellaneous, 1974-2005

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Photographs consist of: Collection of John Blakemore photographs, each of a natural still-life set up. A series of black and white silver gelatin prints with borders. Blakemore's work was also included in Aggie Weston's. Black and white photograph of a Simon Cutts Lily sculpture. The image was used in Finlay's "A Family" folding card, 1975. 2 photobooth self-portraits by Roy Fisher, 1974. Photograph shows a set up of the first 4 Aggie Weston's, and 8 Tarasque books. Sheet lists quoted praise for Aggie Weston's from Bann, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and an anonymous "bookshop proprietor." Colour Polaroid of Stuart Mills with unidentified man (poet?) pointing at sign. The photograph was almost certainly taken by Jonathan Williams when Mills visited him at Corn Close, Dentdale, Cumbria in 1990.


This series was arranged by the dealer.

Collection History


Photocopies of the Ian Hamilton Finlay notebook in the "Domestic Pensées" series were discarded, as the collection contains the original notebook.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy C. Vo in 2022. The dealer had primarily housed materials in plastic binder sleeves and binders. The majority of these binders were retained, and each sleeve contains item-level description from the seller. Materials were rehoused in folders and boxes in instances where binders were damaged or materials were loose in containers.

Several groupings of correspondence, which were separated by sender in the dealer's arrangement, were integrated to create the Correspondence series. The dealer groupings included the "Simon Cutts, Erica Van Horn, and Kay Roberts Correspondence to Stuart and Rosemary Mills" series, the "Ian Hamilton Finlay Correspondence" series, and a subseries of materials from the Aggie Weston's series called "Miscellaneous correspondence and orders from libraries, collectors, and dealers" (now called "Business") which actually also included correspondence related to Mills' work with Tarasque and Poet's Poems. A gift for Stuart Mills' son from Simon Cutts was also moved from the Tarasque series and added to Correspondence.

Finding aid written by Amy C. Vo in 2022, incorporating description written by the dealer, and retaining some dealer-supplied folder titles. Titles were changed to simplify arrangement and and title information was added to scope and content descriptions where appropriate.

The born-digital materials in this collection have been processed according to Princeton University Library's Born-Digital Processing Workflows. For more information on the workflow, please read our full Born-Digital Processing Information Note.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Miscellaneous; Stuart Mills Papers, C1654, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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