Buchanan Crosby, Anne (14 of 16 ).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2002-05-22, 2003-01-09, 2003-03-26, 2003-06-18

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London

  • Interviewees

    Buchanan Crosby, Anne, 1929- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Sandino, Linda, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 14: Tape 8: Side B. Description of events leading up to Matthew’s final illness and hospitalisation. Comments on the operation and Matthew’s fears. An Italian chef brought him jelly. Description of the support and friendship of his fellow patients, Mr Samuelson and Mr Cohen. Matthew’s reaction to Mr Samuelson leaving the hospital to die. Description of events leading up to Matthew’s death; his final moment with ABC; mentions DC and TC. Description of helping to lay him out and dressing him in his favourite clothes. Story of the eventual arrival at the hospital of TC, Polly Crosby and DC. Description of Matthew’s wish list for his birthday party and TC’s response. Anecdote about Matthew using a Pentagram-designed but void cheque book. Anecdote about setting up the MacIntyre School. Description of TC’s and Matthew’s relationship. Remarks about TC’s fear of death and guilt. TC’s collapse. Description of TC after his operation and his guilt about his will. Anecdote about ABC’s dreams about Tony Godwin, Mouche, and AF but not about DS: contemplates reasons for dreams and dreaming.

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