Dobson called to see Dickey in January 1940 and was told that the scope for sculpture within the scheme was likely to be limited to portraits and these would not be commissioned immediately.
However commissions of drawings (and of sculpture) started later that year and the bulk of the correspondence concerns these, with references to all the works indexed below.
There is correspondence with Morris-Singer Co. regarding additional casts of the busts (IWM:ART 1643 and LD 1317). Dobson described LD 1317 as "one of the best maIe portraits I have made" (57).
A bust of Lady Reading was discussed but abandoned when she expressed a preference for being painted rather than sculpted.
A portrait of the C-in-C at Portsmouth was destroyed in an air raid which hit the Admiralty's building, and the question of compensation for this loss was discussed in detail with Dobson.
Interesting comments are made by Geoffrey Burton about the picture 'An Escalator in an Underground Factory' (IWM:ART LD 4412) at (135).
The remainder of the correspondence is between Dobson and W P Mayes, Keeper of Art at the IWM, regarding the return of a drawing of Cumberland Basin, Bristol, which had apparently been left at the Museum after the winding up of the WAAC.