Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Robert Lyons Scott [1]

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Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Robert Lyons Scott [1]

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Robert Lyons Scott [1]

Date

1926-31

Reference

MANN 18/9 1

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[1926/1]: Draft letter from JGM to 'Dear Mr. Scott', undated, thanking for 'your catalogue which has arrived safely' and continuing 'I notice your list of books does not include the Stibbert Catalogue (A. Lensi, 2 vols 1917). If you have not got it, I think I have a spare copy at my home at Henley & will very gladly send it to you...',
1926/2: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 6th June 1926, from 11 Newark Street, Greenock, N.B., accepting the offer of the Stibbert Catalogue and discussing a forthcoming sale of fencing books in Paris: 'I was glad the other day to find that you agree with me that these early military, fencing and gunnery books are quite apposite to a weapon collection',
1926/3: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 16th June 1926, thanking for the Stibbert catalogue and discussing the forthcoming Christie sale of armour of a 'Russian Prince': 'Those puffed sleeves make one regret being on the retired list!... I can see Burke & Cripps-Day having a field day!',
1927/4: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 14th June '27, discussing book sales: recently I have written for books on our subjects immediately on receipt of some catalogue & have been told they were sold before the catalogue was printed. If it was to you or Cripps-Day I am delighted... if they are going to these blasted Americans I think we might arrange something to stop the leak...',
1928/5: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 31st Dec. '28, thanking for letter and enclosing rubbings of the marks on my sallet... The statement in my catalogue about the origin & ownership of the group is I think Joubert's & I am not at all sure as to its being correct. I wish it was the only point I have some doubts about!... I am very sorry to hear of Bashford Dean's death...',
1929/6: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 22nd Oct. '29, thanking JGM for 'telling Goldschmidt to write to me about the books' and for 'helping the very kind thought of Baroness de Cosson to send me those catalogues'. An account of a visit to Vienna and a shooting expedition, with a PS asking whether any of the de Cosson books were to be sold,
[1929/6a]: Draft of letter from JGM to 'My dear Mr. Scott' thanking for letter of the 22nd. 'The Baroness de Cosson does not intend to sell her husband's library but I know that she would be vry glad to give you any of his books which you might like to have. The late Baron left his books to Laking in his will, but as Laking predeceased him the family feel they are carrying out his intentions if the books go to others who are keen on the subject & would value them. They want to publish his dictionary of armourers which he spent his life in compiling but which he left unfinished, & they have asked me to help them to get it published & see it through the press., In return for what I can do, the Baroness very kindly let me choose such of her husband's books as I required to fill gaps in my library & this I did when I was in Florence last month...' He goes on to discuss methods of editing and raising money towards the cost of publication and asks Scott's advice,
1929/7: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 26th Oct. '29, thanking for letter: 'I couldn't possibly accept any more books from the Baroness de Cosson, but if they were selling I have no doubt that there are a number which I should gladly buy.' Suggests a visit possibly in December: 'I am rather booked up for Covert shoots in November',
1929/8: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 1st Nov. '29: 'I will look forward to seeing you at the week end 7th Dec.,
1930/9/1: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 9th May,'30 about bidding for various lots in a forthcoming book sale,
1930/9/2: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 24th May '30, about some book purchases,
[1930/9a]: Draft letter from JGM to 'My dear Scott', dated 26-v-30, thanking for sending a bound volume of de Cosson reprints and offering to extract any that Scott might want.,
1930/10: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 29th May '30, refusing offer: 'It is certainly not worth while cutting up the binding... Somebody must be keen on buying these books just now - That was the only cheap lot & I had to pay ú15 10/- for the other Boeheim & ú17 for the Leitner. I never knew that Bashford Dean had such a fine personal collection...',
[1930/10a]: Draft letter from JGM to 'My dear Scott' enclosing duplicates of those articles that were in the bound volume,
1930/11: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 2nd June, '30, thanking for the duplicate articles,
1930/12: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 8th Aug. '30, about a print that JGM had asked about,
1930/13: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 10th Aug,'30, sending the print JGM had asked for - 'I find I have a complete set of the plates loose' - and discussing an armour in his collection bought from 'Old Whawell'.

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1 folder

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