Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Robert Lyons Scott [3]

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Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Robert Lyons Scott [3]

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Robert Lyons Scott [3]

Date

1938

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MANN 18/9 3

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1933/1: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 3-3-33, from the Station Hotel, Perth: 'Many thanks - I will put Vaseline on the bascinet when I go home...',
1933/2: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 1st June '33, from Conservative Club, St. James's Street, S.W.1.: 'I called in at Fentons & heard about the sale last week. Shaw also told me that they were thinking of closing down for want of business. What with that and Rowland Ward closing their Piccadilly window no wonder Europe is tottering!' Goes on to discuss recent book purchases: 'How on earth did Lord Dillon have such a poor lot of books?',
1933/3: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 12th June '33, thanking for copies of papers: 'You will soon outnumber old Buttin!... No doubt you saw the catalogue of the Rosebery sale - what a pity all their horse books are to be scattered',
1933/4: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 16th June '33, discussing the forthcoming Brougham sale: I wonder what the Gothic suit is like...',
1933/5 Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 20th June '33, refusing to dine because booked up each evening and asking JGM to lunch before the Christie sale. 'I was very sorry to have to 'regret' the Merrick meeting at Sir Edward Barry's - I have never been ther & would specially have liked to go... ',
1933/6: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 23rd June '33, repeating refusal of invitation to dine etc,
1933/7: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 15th Aug: '33, thanking for 'writing about the Ratibor armour. A French friend sent me that sale paper they have with a picture of the horse armour & I thought I recognized it & wrote to Fenton to get particulars... I hope you will have a good time in Venice... I think grouse prospects are fair, but not the bumper year, in most places, which people expected - a lot of young birds died from want of water on the higher moors',
1933/8: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 5th Dec: '33: 'I am very sorry to miss your 'Meyrick' night. I have arranged, far too late, to make a trip to the West Indies, probably Trinidad...',
1934/9: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 1st June 1934, thanking for 'the new addition to the portfolio... the first time I see you I am going to cross examine you on why you translate 'chien couchant' as 'retriever'...',
1934/10: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 11th June '34, 'I just got home in time to see the Cumberland suit - it certainly did look fine - also the bare leg Lee!' Goes on to discuss various book purchases from Quaritch and Goldschmidt, including 'his Vegetius M.S. which is interesting',
1934/11: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 20th July 1934, thanking for the reprint 'Some day I'll have you bound - in vellum - in many volumes',
1934/12: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 2nd Nov: 1934: ''Ferguslie Park' belonged to old Sir Thomas Glen-Coats who died about a dozen years ago... I think I remember hearing that there were some pistols at Ferguslie but I don't think they were very important...',
1934/13: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 12th Nov: '34, thanking for letter and enclosing 'the little book of receipt. I remember when I got it that Goldschmidt suggested it might be the 1st ed. of your copy, but I don't think so - I fancy these 'secrets' were all more or less faithfully copied one from another probably originally from MSS of God knows what date. You will remember Alexis has them all more or less the same in his hotch-potch...',
1934/14: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 25th Nov: '34, thanking for return of 'Kunstbuchlein',
1935/15: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 7th Jan: 1935: 'I am sorry I can't come to your Meyrick meeting on the 15th. I leave at the end of that week for Tampico, Mexico, to fish for tarpon... I hope you had a good time in Stockholm and Petersburg...',
1938/16: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 10th May 1938, thanking for interesting letter and discussing the 'new lames for the Greenwich pauldron' and the lighting of a picture, [For the next three items see: Woosnam-Savage, Robert C. 'The 'Avant' armour and R.L. Scott', Park Lane Arms Fair. 7 (1990) 5-11],
1938/17: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 13th July 1938: 'I have a letter from Hunt about the Trapp-Hearst suit and he tells me you are going to St.Donats with him on Saturday - I wish I could have been there too...',
[1938/17a]: Draft letter from JGM to 'My dear Scott' dated 22nd July 1938, reporting on his visit to St. Donat's: 'My hope that I should see the Hearst armour by myself was disappointed. There were half a dozen dealers there including Furmage, Hunt and Hearsts' man Bartel. An American dealer named Parish Watson is in charge of the dispersal of the collection here & in America, which I gather is expected to take about ten years... Bartel, who has really formed the armour collection & looks after it, will probably resist the sale of the armour so far as he is able. I overheaard him say to Watson that whatever happens he must not part with the Trapp suit (No. 20)...',
1938/18: Letter from R.L. Scott to 'My dear Mann', dated 25th July 1938, thanking and commenting on Mann's report and discussing Humfrey Barwick's work: 'It was a new idea to me that a rusty arrow head & even a rusty dagger, would hardly penetrate a doublet...'

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