Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - F.H. Cripps-Day [14]

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Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - F.H. Cripps-Day [14]

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - F.H. Cripps-Day [14]

Date

1938

Reference

MANN 18/6 14

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Item

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1938/1: Postcard from F.H. Cripps-Day, to 'Dear J.', asking for the initial of 'Rogers': [Note in JGM's hand: Inf. given 16-1-38 JGM],
1938/2: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day, to 'Dear James', from Seaton Beach Hotel, Seaton, Devon, dated 31.1.[38]: 'I have done some indexing of Ch. Armour here...',
1938/2a: Postcard, addressed to Mrs. Marc, at the Beach Hotel, Seaton, confirming a meeting,
1938/3: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from Seaton Beach Hotel, Seaton, Devon, dated 9.2.38 describing effigies in Ullacombe church, near Culhampton.,
1938/4: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from Seaton Beach Hotel, Seaton, Devon, dated 11.2.38: 'ú50 is a big bit to chew. I shall go on Monday if well enough & look at the MSS.',
1938/5: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James, from 38, York Terrace, N.W.1., dated 15/2/38, suggesting that JGM bring that friend of yours who invited me to his house after the meeting at the R. Archaeo...' [Note in JGM's hand: Holland Martin],
1938/6: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from 38, York Terrace, N.w.1., dated 5.3.38: I cannot find the 2nd Photo. But I found one photo & 2 prints which may be as good for your plates. I have some notes... on the suit in my Laking.',
1938/7: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from 38, York Terrace, N.W.1. dated 4.v.38, thanking for letter.,
1938/8: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear Mary', from 38 York Terrace, N.W.1., dated in JGM's hand 20.v.38, thanking for 'such an evening',
1938/9: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from Eagle House, Wimbledon, dated 3.6.38, complaining of illness, congratulating JGM on his 'armour paper' and promising to see if he could help over Leeds,
1938/10: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated 12.6.38: 'I am afraid (after making enquiry) that I have no influence (indirect) which I can bring to bear on Leeds Castle',
1938/11: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated 13.6.[38], asking ia for information to be added to his Church armour lists,
1938/12: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated 16.6.38, thanking for letter and asking for details of the 'Sallett affair' [apparently removal of a church helmet]... Lucas and Laking both did incalculable harm.... I shd. like to have the Meyrick members to tea the day they go to Leeds C.' 2 ff.,
1938/13: Letter from F. H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James, from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated July 1 [1938], hoping to go with the Meyrick Society to Leeds Castle,
1938/14: Letter from F. H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated 8.7.[38], saying ia: I met the Dean of Rochester the other day - he was Canon of Lincoln when they opened Grosseteste's grave! and the verger saw the 6'6' body of the man who talked with Bacon & corresponded with Frederick!,
1938/15: Letter from F. H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated 11.7.38, thanking him for referring 'Mr. Miller to me about church helmets.',
1938/16: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated 15/7/[38]: 'Nothing has so rejoiced my heart as to hear of you at the Tower. A new era. Please note that what I have written [in] a forthcoming 'Fragmentum' about the Tower arrangement of armour was written before I dreamed of your apptment.',
1938/17: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel Meopham, dated July 17 1938: 'I will not print my remarks, but when Ffoulkes goes & before you reign, I shd. like to express my view that (1) the armoury where the H.VIII suits are should be limited to the old Greenwich armour of Hen.VIII, Eliz. & James I & Charles I, wth. show cases cleared away (except as necessary) & the old Almain Rivetts etc. of XVIth Troops on the walls. (2) Abolish the idea of the Tower as a museum & get rid of to Whitehall, S. Ken. a lot of museum stuff. (3) Keep the idea of an Armoury foremost. I don't suppose that anyone in Whitehall knows anything about a National & Historical Armoury.' 2 ff.,
1938/18: Plan showing route to Swanswood from Leeds Castle, annotated in JGM's hand: '27.vii.38 Meyrick, Leeds Castle,
1938/19: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, dated 3.8.[38]: 'It was great fun to have the Meyricks... Church armour nearing a finish. Index colossal.',
1938/20: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Haarvel, Meopham, dated 15/8[/38], again congratulating him on his appointment to the Tower, 'where I hope you will do something to correct the vandalism of the XIX & early XXth centuries', thanking for church armour information and discussing the military situation in Europe. 3ff.

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