Comprising correspondence to Sydney Decimus Kitson regarding the publication of his biography on Cotman, 'The Life of John Sell Cotman' by Faber and Faber in [February] 1937. Kitson's lists of illustrations for the book. Press cuttings about the Colman collection of works by John Sell Cotman and John Crome.
Correspondence includes, letters from publishers, the Oxford University Press and Faber and Faber. Detailed letters from Faber and Faber regarding Kitson's manuscript - corrections, edits and the sourcing of images for the book. A copy of collector, Paul Oppe's notes on the manuscript (March 1936). Kitson's notes on the text including, the Preface and Chapters 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28.
Later correspondence to Kitson comprises of letters of congratulation and comments on the publication of the book, as well as from reviewers of the book.