Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Robert Lyons Scott [2]

Object Title

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Robert Lyons Scott [2]

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Robert Lyons Scott [2]

Date

1931

Reference

MANN 18/9 2

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Item

Scope and Content

1931/1: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 9th Feb: 1931, thanking for sending 'The Gunner's Stiletto' and commenting that it 'is a very good example of the fact that one ought not to be content... with one fairly early edition of these books, but that later editions can also be useful...',
1931/2: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 16th Mar: '31, thanking for returning the photogravure and commenting that his fishing trip had been 'more like Napoleon's retreat from Moscow than spring salmon fishing...',
1931/3: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 29th Mar: '31, about the forthcoming Burke collection sale: 'I am rather interested in the Gothic suit... as it would help to fill a bad gap in my series...' and asking JGM's opinion,
1931/4: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 1 April,'31, thanking for information about the Burke suit: 'I knew it was composite, but not that it was such a League of Nations affair',
1931/5: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 18th May, '31, thanking for 'telling me of the copy of Schwerdt's catalogue. I had no idea it was such an expensive book and in these bad times I should like to have a look at it first, as I don't know the book...',
1931/6: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 25th May, '31, thanking for proposing him for the Meyrick Society: 'I am very glad to be a member, though I fear I shall not be able to attend the meetings as I should like',
1931/7: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 28th July, '31, thanking for 'your article from the 'Connoisseur'... It was a pity about the Hastins M.S. I made a modest bid but one does not know how far Quaritch was prepared to go - it is possible he may have bought it for stock & not for America',
1931/8: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 16th Oct: '31, thanking for letter and doubting 'if I shall manage to get to the Meyrick dinner as I am generally shooting pretty steadily from about the 10th till the end of Nov.... I was glad I hadn't gone to Czecho-Slovakia this year - It has been a prety good season here & we had a wonderful August & September for once - hardly any tain. I have helped to kill over 1500 brace of grouse... I also had a few days stalking... & got 8 stags...',
1931/9: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 5th Nov: '31, thanking for 'sending me your paper on the Sword & Helm... I hope to see you on Thursday at the Meyrick dinner',
1931/10: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 15th Nov: '31, from Barnlongart, Ardrishaig, Argyll, sending 'the Military Tracts under seeparate cover - I think they are quite worth splitting up & binding say in vellum as we spoke of. Then I can keep the 'Alarme to England' & the 'Warlike Mathematical Treatise' & you can have the Grassi...',
1931/11: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 19th Nov. 31, discussing the vellum binding,
1931/12: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 15th Dec: '31, acknowledging the arrival of the two books and discussing his purchases from Corble: 'I must be getting about 300 to 350 from him...'

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1 folder

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Open access

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  MANN 18/9 2 - Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Robert Lyons Scott [2]