Nevinson's file opens with the letter of outrage he sent after Kenneth Clark's comments on him in the radio broadcast 'The Artist in Wartime', also published in the Listener, 26 Oct 1939. Nevinson's anger at this action reinforced his feelings of having been ill-treated and misunderstood by the English establishment and continues through the remainder of his correspondence on this file.
He submitted three works in November 1940 but they were declined. There is no mention on the file of the acquisition of IWM:ART LD 14. However the Committee did purchase - in a very carefully worded letter, acknowledging the inadequacy of the price, at (22) 50 guineas for LD 1079. Nevinson was much appeased by this. He even offered his services for an administrative post in the Ministry of Information (29), although his health precluded him from pursuing this further.