Archives & Library

Archive Collections

The Centre holds and provides access to archive material relating to the study of British art and architectural history. The collections contain the research papers of art historians, museum directors and curators; dealers; art critics, collectors and other individuals working in the field of art history.

Gavin Stamp

21 boxes. This collection has not yet been catalogued but a boxlist is available. (Ref GMS)

The archive comprises material created and collected by Stamp – from his time as an undergraduate to the end of his life – and reflects his varied career and many interests. Some of the material relates specifically to his research on the British Gothic Revival architect, G. G. Scott Junior, and other Scott family members. There are also a large number of files containing Stamp’s research materials on buildings, architects and themes, and there is a small amount of material concerning Private Eye. The archive includes correspondence, images, articles, research notes, photocopies and cuttings of published and unpublished material.

Gavin Mark Stamp (1948–2017) was a British writer and architectural historian. He studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he obtained a PhD in 1978 titled ‘George Gilbert Scott, junior, architect, 1839–1897’. He taught architectural history at the Glasgow School of Art (1990–2003), worked as an independent scholar, and also as an author. As well as writing many books, he also wrote the ‘Nooks & Corners’ column for Private Eye under the pseudonym Piloti, and was a regular contributor to Apollo and to Country Life. Stamp was chairman of the Twentieth Century Society, and was a long-time member of the Victorian Society. He also made many appearances on television programmes about architectural history.

Cover of  book in mustard yellow with purple architectural design

Gavin Stamp archive material,