Gorton, Sally Kent,
Arts administrator, Collector
Collection size: 0.8 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Personal correspondence of Sally Kent Gorton, 1971-1973, and tax returns of Sally Kent and John Gorton, 1970-1979; and correspondence and other records of the Rockwell Kent Legacies relating to copyright, reproduction rights, foreign editions of Kent's writings, and publications about him. The records include files of correspondence with Dan Burne Jones, 1973-1980, regarding the compilation, editing, and publication of The Prints of Rockwell Kent : A Catalogue Raisonne.
Biographical/Historical Note: Widow of Rockwell Kent, born Shirley Johnston in England, 1915, and emigrated to Canada as a child. Served as Kent's secretary both before and after their marriage in 1940. Married John Gorton and established The Rockwell Kent Legacies with Gorton as Director in 1973.
Donated 1996 by Sally (Shirley) Kent Gorton. Additional records of the Rockwell Kent Legacies are expected.