Yockney wrote to Clausen inviting him to contribute to the Memorial Hall scheme. At this time Clausen had already been commissioned by the Canadian War Memorials Fund, but was also keen to do work for th Ministry. Clausen proposed a scene at Woolwich Arsenal where he had already done some sketching, but his original idea was for an portrait-format work. There was much discussion about arrangements for the work and for its frame. In Nov 1920 (item 42) Clausen expresses his regret that Yockney is leaving the Museum.
The file also includes papers relating to the acquisition of 'Youth Mourning' (IWM:ART 4655) which was one of four paintings offered to the National Gallery of British Art (Tate Gallery); three were accepted but this work was declined and suggested to the IWM. Clausen expresses his own view of the IWM as a much more suitable home for the picture than the Tate. Charles Aitken, Director of the National Gallery, mentions that he believes the picture to be inspired by the death of Clausen's daughter's fiance during the War.
Ernest Blaikley was initially afraid that the Trustees would not accept 'Youth Mourning' because it was allegorical rather than literal or documentary.
There are also papers concerning the conservation of the Woolwich Arsenal pictures and a possible loan of Clausen's 'Renaissance'.