1900-1950 / Document / Methodism / Ministers, Preachers & Associates / Other / Paper
Paper; ink
Envelope, 1927

An envelope addressed to "Gypsy" Smith in 1927. Proud of his Romani origins, Rodney ("Gypsy") Smith called his house in 37 Hinton Avenue, Cambridge, 'Romany Tan'.

By the 1920s Gypsy Smith was very well known. Gypsy would have received large quantities of mail daily; clearly, there was no longer any need to write the full address of the Smith household on the envelope.

This envelope is part of a small archive of objects in connection with Gypsy Smith in the museum's collection. See also a selection of other works on paper from the Gypsy Smith archive in the Online Collection.