Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - F.H. Cripps-Day [13]

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Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - F.H. Cripps-Day [13]

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - F.H. Cripps-Day [13]

Date

1937

Reference

MANN 18/6 13

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Item

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1937/1: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear Mary' from 38, York Terrace, N.W.1. dated 30.1.37, discussing Chambers's life of Sir Henry Lee. 2 ff.,
1937/2: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day, to 'Dear James', from Seaton Beach Hotel, Seaton, Devon, dated Feb. 21: 'I am compiling a few lines of description of the Henry VI helm for the Birmingham Catalogue.' and asking about the Royal arms as born by James I and George I. 2 ff.,
1937/3: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from Seaton Beach Hotel, Seaton, Devon, dated 25.2 [postmarked 1937], discussing, ia. a monument in the Rolls Chapel. [Notes on Spanish material in JGM's hand on the envelope],
1937/4: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from Seaton Beach Hotel, Seaton, Devon: general chat,
1937/5: Letter card from F.H. Cripps-Day, dated 15/3, illustrating the Beach Hotel, Seaton, Devon, and with a brief note from F.H. Cripps-Day,
1937/6: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from Seaton Beach Hotel, dated 20.3.37, thanking for letter and reminiscing about Laking and his dubious reputation towards the end of his like. 4 ff.,
1937/7: Postcard from F.H. Cripps-Day, postmarked 24 Mch 1937, announcing his return to London and discussing 'Duveen': 'He has rolled 2 tales into one & has illustrated a suit which has nothing to do with it.',
1937/8: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from 38 York Terrace, N.W.1., dated 31.3.37 about the sale of a helm: 'I could not now in my opinion do anything with regard to the helm without disclosing the matter to Sothebys. I agreed to pay Sotheby's commission if the helm was sold privately before the auction, when I put the helm in their hands for sale.... I do not think it would be advisable for me to negotiate except through Sothebys.',
[1937/9]: Letter from the Secretary of the National Art-Collections Funds, D.J. Meldrum, to J.G. Mann Esq.,, dated 1st April, 1937: 'I should be very glad if you would tell Mr. Cripps-Day that the Fund would, of course, be prepared to negotiate through Sothebys if the Committee agreed to secure the helm, but would he help them by indicting the price which he had in mind.',
1937/10: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear Mary', from 38, York Terrace, N.W.1: 'Will James & you lunch here Friday, 1.15? You must lunch somewhere, so why not here...,
1937/11: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from 38 Y.T., dated 12.4.37, explaining that he does not feel up to dining on the same evening as attending a lecture at the Society of Antiquaries, so asks for 'a card 'pour entrer'... I see the Remanet y Buche coll. is for the 20th at Xties.',
1937/12: Postcard from F.H. Cripps-Day, postmarked London 14 Apr 1937, repeating his wish 'to hear you on Thursday. Do say what time I must be there... Yes, the H. is sold.',
1937/13: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James, from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated 25.v.37: 'I have sent the few things from here which I thought might be of interest. They are a poor lot, as I gave all my collection to Harpendon.... I hope your Abbey experience was satisfactory...',
1937/14: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated 30.v [postmark 1937] thanking for letter and description of coronation and commenting: 'Windsor seems to sink into zero with Antonio to do Mrs. Simpsons hair. I am amused at the man in the street here - He says 'Well, he runned away from his job, thats what oi say'...' 3 ff.,
1937/15: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated 1.6[-37], discussing a payment he had made to C.R. Beard and wondering whether he had offended by pressing the money 'unduly on him',
1937/16: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated 8/6[/37], refusing an invitation and complaining that 'Granzay' would not send him a copy of his essay ['The armor of Galiot de Genouilhac', New York, 1937],
1937/17: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel Meopham, dated 24.6[-37]: 'I have read Granczay's book. It does not take one very far. In order to found an argument I sh'd have thought that he required either documentary evidence or comparative evidence of form. He gives neither...' Long discussion of the Genouilhc suit and its decoration. 4 ff.,
1937/18: Postcard from F.H. Cripps Day, dated and postmarked 26.6.37, announcing that he has finished my 'Sale of Armour of 1586' for Fragmenta and has been reading the life of Lawrence of Arabia,
1937/19: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated 30/6/37, thanking for letter, criticising Grancsay's brochure again and complaining of illness,
[1937/20, 21, 22]: Three letters from A.F. Cripps-Day to 'Dear Mr. Mann', giving newes of F.H.C.D.'s illness, dated, July 4, July 20 and July 22. 3 ff.,
1937/23: Pencilled letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear Boy', from Swanswood, dated 24/vii/37 and still discussing 'Granzay',
1937/24: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from Eagle H., dated 26/7[/37]: 'I hope to get home in 10 days & I hope to do without a nurse in 14 days',
1937/25: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from 38 Y.T, dated 7.x.37: 'I am too poorly to do anything worth doing.',
1937/26: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from 38, York Terrace, N.w.1, dated 6.12.37 asking him to glance 'thro' this MS for Howlers'. [Note in JGM's hand: MS of Lottery of Armour 1585],
1937/27: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from 38, York Terrace, N.W.1., dated 30.12. 'I have been busy on 'Church Armour'...' 2 ff.

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1 folder

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