Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - F.H. Cripps-Day [15]

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Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - F.H. Cripps-Day [15]

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - F.H. Cripps-Day [15]

Date

1947-54

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MANN 18/6 15

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[? 1947/1]: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'My dear Mary', thanking for visit with James and Helen, dated 11.1 [?47 in JGM's hand], [7.v.[47]: Letter from F.H.Cripp-Day to 'My dear James' discussing Blewberry and ffoulkes: See: AR.3/2b/3],
[? 1948/2]: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day, to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, 'Wednesday Sept.20' arranging to meet at the Athenaeum. 'All being well at 84 1/2' 3 ff.,
[1948/3]: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 1.11, wishing 'Mary and you' a good journey to the U.S.A. and mentioning 'the Danish things at S.K.' [Exhibition, 1948],
1949/4: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 8/1/49, discussing Mann's visit to the U.S.A., the fate of the 'Chantrey pictures' and 'Laking': 'I wonder who wrote all the padding none of which is like Laking except parts on particular kinds of head-pieces. Also it is not all De Cosson. I trace his hand often...' 2 ff.,
1949/5: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'My dear James, from Swanswood, dated 21.2.49: I am expecting at long last my proofs of Fragmenta on the Ambras inventories and Schrenck...',
1949/6: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, dated 12.v.[49 in JGM's hand], wishing you 'a successful day at the Tower to crown your efforts'. [Opening of the' Exhibition of armour of Kings and Captains from the national collections of Austria'],
1949/7: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, dated 15.v.49, arranging to come and see the exhibition,
1949/8: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'My dear James' from Swanswood, dated 23.v.49, confirming arrangements for visit. 2 ff.,
1949/9: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'My dear James' from Swanswood, dated 25/5, confirming invitation to lunch at the Athenaeum,
1949/10: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 4.6.[49 in ? WR's hand]: I thought the elegant perfect harmonious setting of your gallery too wonderful for words'. 3 ff.,
1949/11: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'My dear James', from Cambridge, dated 16.7.49, discussing changes to the town. 2 ff.,
1949/12: Letter from F.H. Cripps-Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated Sat. 23.7.49, discussing his visit to Cambridge. 2 ff.,
1949/13: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James, from 17.8.[49], saying how much he had enjoyed their visit and discussing the Negroli buffe in the Breadalbane sale...,
1949/14: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear Mary' from Swanswood, dated 27.12.49, thanking for present of a book and reminiscing about his acquaintance with JGM and continuing: 'I am afraid I could never write about Manchester Square. In those days Londoners were still neighbours who called on each other. All in Manchester Square wee of what were called the Middle Classes except Lord Ribblesdale & Col. Talbot. Both extraordinary figure heads. The former very handsom & M. of the Buckhounds, the latter 6'4' in 1st Life Guards uniform was like a picture out of Ouida's novels. At number 9 lived what was then a peculiar kind of person - a book-maker. I have seen Lord Roseberry & the Marquess of Hartington drive up many a time - That is how those big guns backed horses & no one knew... 3ff.,
[1950/15]: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear May & James' from Swanswood, 'Saturday' [dated 1950 in JGM's hand], warning them not to visit in winter,
1950/16: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 8.3.50: 'age will prevent me from attending the Meyrick Dinner.... On May 17 I go to Cambridge for 14 days...' 3 ff.,
1950/17: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 14.4.50, putting off a visit until July or August, congratulating him on being 'commanded to Windsor' and on the restoration of the 'B. Prince achievements'. 'Beard is a great loss.' 2 ff.,
1950/18: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from 10 Richmond Road, Camb., dated 23.v.50, refusing an invitation: I am too old to manage a night out in London.... Your scheme to get the Greenwich school together is grand. I hope you will rescue from Germny the Brunswick suit.... I really think that writers on armour have not appreciated Pickering's work enough...' 3 ff.,
1950/19: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 20.6.50, congratulating him on the success of the 'H. House evening reception',
1950/20: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 1.7.50, congratulating him on his 'Listener' article,
[? 1950/21]: Letter from F. H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 10.7, discussing a possible exhibition: 'The Octagon room at the R.A. will look well. Perhaps you can strike the historical note of having Francois I's suit from Paris, & a suit of Max I - the 3 armour figures of the time... I am sorry the Tower is in turmoil, but you will get good cases and electric lights & I suppose a lift & lavatories. If you can't get it done, no one else can and the White Tower is the great show place of London, if the Of. of Works only knew it...' 4 ff.,
1950/22: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 20/9/50, thanking for a letter: I have no news of my 'Relacion' from the printers...' 2 ff.,
1951/23: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 29.1.51, thanking for letter and commenting: I think that... you are wise to let Helen make her own decision as to her own future... 2 ff.,
1951/24: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 31.1.[51 in JGM's hand], continuing letter of 29.1.51 and looking forward to the forthcoming Greenwich exhibition. 'I often wonder if you ever realize what you did when you sifted out the Mantua armour. You put the Missaglias where they ought to be, right in the centre of the picture. Now I want to see you do the same for the... [data not present],
1951/25: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 13.3.51, thanking for kind letter: 'I am glad you think my 'Frag'. are useful... I shall try & come to the Tower on July 5, but I shall not attempt May 16 [the dates of Helen Mann's wedding and of the opening of the Greenwich exhibition] If you would like a copy of my last 'Frag.' & the Inv.Il. MS wth corresponding notes in the 'Frag.', let me know. I have been too shy to send it unless you think it useful for the Tower library...',
1951/25: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated March 13.3.51 [sic.] about the possibility that the Churchwardens of Cobham would entertain the idea of parting with the 4 helms at Cobham for a price to the Nat. Col. Fund for the Tower, with the proviso of replicas to be placed in the church...' 2 ff.,
1951/26: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 19.3.51, thanking for letter: 'I see that the preservation of our old churches & treasures will become a political one - After all they are national treasures belonging to the nation. I am glad you think my last Fragmentum useful....' 2 ff.,
1951/27: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, Kent, dated 6/7.4.51, sending 'Lakings portrait used by him of the Sir J. Scudamore.... I have not got the 'Buckhurst' photo used by Laking.',
1951/28: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 12/v[1951 in WR's hand], thanking for the offer of a car on Sat. next, but 'I do not feel equal to the journey. I will come one day later when the weather gets warmer...',
1951/29: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear 18.v.51, apologising again for not coming on Sat.,
1951/30: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, dated 22.v.51, thanking for two copies of the exhibition catalogue,
1951/31: Postcard with printed address, from F. H. Cripps Day, dated 23.v.51: 'The close-helmet No.41 Holmes came from Leeds Castle with a lance rest I gave the Tower and the lower part of a paunce-guard... I got my pieces from Fenton about 1920... ',
1951/32: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, dated 2/6 [prob. 1951], thanking for Pennant illus. and Scudamore one... I have got 3 copies of your catalogue & cutthem up to grangerize.',
1951/33: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', from Swanswood, Harvel, Meopham, Kent, dated 6.6.51, acknowledging receipt of documents lent to the Tower for the Greenwich Cat.,
1951/34: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 30.6, accepting the invitation to propose 'Helen's & the Bridegroom's health.... I have borrowed a hat [sketch].',
1951/35: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from 10 Richmond Road, Camb., dated 22.7, hoping that he and Mary had recovered from the effort of running the wedding and describing visit to Cambridge. 'I go home on the 25th July.',
1951/36: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 31.7 [? 51]: 'I am glad to see your name on the Commission re. old churches. I hope the Commission will... realise that our English Sculptors... are practically only represented in our Churches & that the care & control of their monuments are not safe in the hands of the clergy, the Archdeacon and the Rural Dean...',
1954/37: Postcard with printed address, from F.H. Cripps Day, postmarked 10 Sep 1954, giving address in Cambridge where he would be 'Sep. 13-28',
195?/38: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 24.4: 'I have answered Mr. Blair's letter. I have not sent it direct to him, because I do not like to do so in view of the fact that he is working under you...',
195?/39: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 18/9, discussing a journey to London: I can easily find my way to the Tower...,
195?/40: Letter from F.H. Cripps Day to 'My dear James', from Swanswood, dated 26.9: I was so pleased with my visit to the Tower. I think your arrangement of the suits perfect... I enjoyed seeing your workshop... 2 ff.,
195?/41: 'Memo' from F.H. Cripps Day to 'Dear James', asking: 'Have you noticed the Exton Helmet 'Church Armour' Fig. 1711d. It is Hen VIIIth (gorget plate added). It has the 4 sights on either sie - a Greenwich individual feature & a visor like Pembroke 3/4 suit in Tower. The skull is very Southacreish'.

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