Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Various Correspondents - Abroad - France - Buttin

Object Title

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Various Correspondents - Abroad - France - Buttin

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Various Correspondents - Abroad - France - Buttin

Date

1931-34

Reference

MANN 18/12 2

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Item

Scope and Content

[1921/1]: Letter to JGM from S.J. Camp of the Wallace Collection, dated 8th December 1921, forwarding an extract from a letter just received from M. Charles Buttin,
[1921/1a]: Extract from a letter from Monsieur Charles Buttin [presumably addressed to S.J. Camp] dated 1 Dec., 1921, saying that he was sending a packet of offprints to Mr. J.G. Mann at Oxford and asking whether he could send a photograph of the Cinquedea showing the hilt and the part of the blade which included the inscription. The photogravure in the ffoulkes catalogue was not clear enough to confirm a theory 'toute a fait inedite',
[1921/1b]: Draft of letter from JGM to 'Cher Monsieur', undated, thanking for the offprints and sending three photographs of the cinquedea and explaining that the inscription on the actual object is barely legible and that the photograph is marginally clearer,
1921/2: Letter from Ch. Buttin to 'Cher Monsieur', dated 19 Decembre 1921, from 3 Villa Mozart, Paris XVIe, thanking for letter and photographs and offering a reading of the inscription on the blade of the cinquedea that ffoulkes had left incomplete - OMNE SOLUM FORTI PATRIA EST translated as: 'Toute terre est patrie pour le vaillant' - and commenting on the uniqueness of the weapon: 'C'est le seul exemplaire connu dont la poignee soit en nacre',
1922/3: Letter from Ch. Buttin to 'Cher Monsieur', dated 16 Janvier 1922, thanking for photographs of the Oxford Anglo-Saxon sword and speaking of a general work on arms that he was preparing,
1922/4: Letter from Ch. Buttin to 'Cher Monsieur', dated 15 Fevrier 1922 giving further information on the inscription on the Cinquedea blade: le phrase 'omne solum forti patria est' etait la devise des Baglioni de Perouse, une des grandes familles italiennes des XVe et XVIe siecle...,
1929/5: Letter from Ch. Buttin to 'Cher Monsieur', dated 29/2/29 [sic] asking whether JGM could lend him an annotated and priced catalogue of the Sotheby sale of 22 February 1929 and if not whether he could supply the price and name of the purchaser of Lot 28: 'a pair of Scottish pistols by Murdoch'. [Note in JGM's hand: 'J. Brown ú80'],
[1929/5a]: Draft of letter from JGM to 'Dear M. Buttin', undated, on Lancaster Court Hotel notepaper, thanking for copies of article on Greenwich armour and giving the price and purchaser of the Murdoch pistols: 'Brown is I think the nom de guerre of Mr. H. Furmage, the principal dealer in arms & armour in England now that Whawell is dead. His address is '10 Fulham Park Gardens, London S.W.6.'' Goes on to comment on Buttin's articles on Greenwich armour and to point out that 'the history of the Greenwich School is being studied very closely in England at present & considerable documentary evidence has been found among the state records...',
1929/6: Letter from Ch. Buttin to 'Cher Monsieur', dated 24 Mars 1929, thanking for the information about the Sotheby sale and explaining that far from buying them, he had been forced to sell them after his losses during the war. Goes on to thank for the Greenwich armour references that JGM had sent,
1930/7: Letter from Ch. Buttin to 'Cher M. Mann', dated 12 Janv. 1930, thanking for addresses that JGM had sent [? in connection with sale of Buttin's library] and asking whether there was in England an institution comparable to the'Musee du Cheval' at the ecole de Saumur.

Extent

1 folder

Access Conditions

Open access

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Contents

  MANN 18/12 2 - Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Various Correspondents - Abroad - France - Buttin