Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Meyrick Society - H. Plowman

Object Title

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Meyrick Society - H. Plowman

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Meyrick Society - H. Plowman

Date

1925-37

Reference

MANN 18/8 1

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Item

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[1925/1]: Draft of letter to 'Dear Plowman' from JGM, undated except for a pencilled date '1925', thanking for 'one of your reproductions of de Cosson's portrait. As you know, I greatly value my acquaintance with him... I returned last night from Glasgow where I had paid a flying visit, but I was able to find time to see R.L. Scott's magnificant Collection including the two Pembroke suits and the Lindsay heaume',
1926/2: Letter from Harry Plowman to 'My dear Mann', dated XX-XII-XXVI, from 23 Steele's Road, Haverstock Hill, N.W., thanking for card and regretting JGM's absence from 'Harvey's meeting'. 'I was sorry to hear of the death of S.J.W. [S.J. Whawell] I must have known him over thirty years; despite his little eccentricities I always liked him; he was really a good fellow, and quite straight. What has become of the 'Rivets'? They were to have met in Oct; I suppose that poor Kendalls death has upset them',
1929/3: Letter from Harry Plowman to 'My dear Mann', dated XVI-V-XXIX, discussing the De Cosson sale, the election of Williams and Cripps-Day's criticisms: does he suggest that we should not entertain at all, or that we should have fewer meetings, both these alternatives would in my judgement break up the club. We have gone on very well for 30 years; why change,
1937/4: Letter from Harry Plowman to 'My dear Mann', dated 30-9[-]37: 'I have had a letter from Rowe to say that he proposes to resign the Secretaryship at the next meeting here on the 20th proxmo... the question is who is to succeed.... Wadford or Oman might be possible',
[1937/4a]: Draft letter from Mann to 'My dear Plowman', discussing a replacement Secretary of the Meyrick Society: 'I am very sorry that Rowe feels that his health will not allow him to continue as Secretary of the Meyrick Society... I think Oman would make an excellent Secretary...',
1937/5: Letter from Harry Plowman to 'My dear Mann', dated 2-10-37, thanking for letter and asking Mann to sound Oman out as to his willingness to serve as secretary,
1937/6: Letter from Harry Plowman to 'My dear Mann', dated 11-10-37; 'I need not say how sorry I am that you are not coming on the 20th, as I was relying on you... I rejoice to hear your good news from Spain, & sincerely trust that succeeding Governments will be equally appreciative. I hear that some of the Vienna armour has gone back to Ambras...',
1937/7: Postcard to J.G. Mann Esq. dated 21-10-37: Oman was duly elected.

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1 folder

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  MANN 18/8 1 - Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Meyrick Society - H. Plowman