About the Archive

The William Scott Archive contains William Scott’s personal and professional papers, including correspondence, photographs, exhibition catalogues and press cuttings. It also contains some of Scott’s brushes and paints, and a selection of objects he used in his still-life arrangements. There is also a smaller collection relating to his wife Mary Scott’s work.

The archive material was collected and maintained over the years by the Scott family, and continues to be preserved and catalogued by the William Scott Foundation.

Some additional material (sometimes copies of originals) has been donated to the archive by Scott’s contemporaries and their estates, by extended family members and by museums.

The archive is available to visit by appointment. If you have an enquiry, please email archive@williamscott.org stating your area of research and the potential use of any material. Assistance and resources will be made available where possible.