Carr wrote to the Committee in July 1940 asking to be put on the list of artists. He also wrote (5) with some ideas for propaganda posters, and submitted some examples of his work (6), asking particularly to do portraits, and subjects of soldiers in Britain. In his letter at (8), he reports that his house and studio have been lost.
The committee began to acquire his work as follows:
March 1941, purchase of LD 921, for 20 guineas (14)
April 1941, purchase of IWM:ART LD 967-8, for 20 guineas the two (19)
May 1941, purchase of IWM:ART LD 1145-6 for 15 guineas
May 1941 commissioning of IWM:ART LD 1212 (27)
June 1941 purchase of IWM:ART LD 1147 for 5 guineas (31)
August 1941 purchase of IWM:ART LD 1315 for 25 guineas (34)
January 1942 purchase of IWM:ART LD 1734 (50)
February 1942 commission of LD 1917 for 50/75 guineas (57)
March 1942 purchase of LD 1873 for 30 guineas (66)
June 1942 commissioning of IWM:ART LD 2432 for 50/75 guineas (74)
September 1942 purchase of LD 2042 for 25 guineas (81)
November 1942 commissioning of IWM:ART LD 2681 for 50/75 guineas (88)
November 1944 commissioning of IWM:ART LD 4806 for 50 guineas
July 1945 commissioning of IWM:ART 5692 and ?LD 3430 for 50/75 and 25 guineas
December 1945 commissioning of IWM:ART LD 5799 for 50/75 guineas.
The file includes photographs of a painting of French hostages being executed, sent to the committee and passed on to the "propaganda people", although the latter decided against its use (63ff).
By the spring of 1943, Carr was in Algiers, painting portraits there. There is extensive correspondence regarding his expenses and supplies there.
There is extensive correspondence on the file regarding Carr's portraits and their subjects, both from public institutions and from private individuals.
Most of Carr's pictures from Africa and Italy are not specifically mentioned, although there are occasional lists of pictures, such as at (145) listing LD 3904-3910, at (163), listing LD 4058-4064, and at (167), LD 4164-4168.
Post war correspondence consists primarily of enquiries.