Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - H.D. Barnes [2]

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Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - H.D. Barnes [2]

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - H.D. Barnes [2]

Date

1949-55

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MANN 18/2 2

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1949/34: Letter to 'My dear James' from H.D. Barnes dated 13/v/49 from 17 Clinton Crescent, St. Leonards on Sea, thanking for letter when you must have been tired to death [opening of the Exhibition of armour from Austria was 12 May 1949] and arranging to meet later when 'the old leg is really well & healed',
1949/35: Letter to 'My dear James' from H.D. Barnes dated 10/vii/49, confirming lunch appointment, commenting on 'Cammell's article in 'Everybody'... the right stuff to appeal to the public...' and asking 'Why oh why did they split up the armour & send those pieces to the Tate where they seemed to me to be vey lonely & hopelessly out of place.',
1952/36: Letter to 'My dear James' from H.D. Barnes dated 7/x/52 thanking for letter and hoping to arrange a meeting,
1952/37: Letter to 'My dear James' from H.D. Barnes dated 10/x/52 suggesting a meeting 'next Tuesday 14th inst.', and giving details of train from Brighton to Warrior Square station,
1952/38: Letter to 'My dear James' from H.D. Barnes dated 21/x/52: 'I was so disappointed we could not meet on this sourthen shore... Heartiest congratulations on acquiring the best pieces of the Hearst Coll.',
1952/39: Letter to 'My dear James' from H.D. Barnes dated 13/xi/52, thanking for letter of sympathy [apparently on the death of his wife, 'my dear one'],
1953/40: Letter to 'My dear James' from H.D. Barnes dated 29/ix/53, thanking for letter: 'I am delighted to learn that my XVII c. arm is in its right place, i.e. with you in the Tower. Some times I feel it will not be long before you have my E.IV pole-axe.',
1954/41: Letter to 'My dear James' from H.D. Barnes dated 19/viii/54, thanking for letter 'the first news from the armour front I have had for ages.... Am so glad the Innsbruck Exhibition was such a success. I look forward to your three picture book of the Tower Armouries... my Max suit went to King Farouk via Spinks. I wonder if he will become a collector...',
1955/42: Letter to 'Dear Sir James' from [ ] Barnes dated 5 April 1955 sending a 'catalogue of the sale'... 'Father's notes on the Bascinet are practically Nil - mostly quotations from your letter to him and certain writings of yours. I will send you what there is after Easter.'

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  MANN 18/2 2 - Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - H.D. Barnes [2]