Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Sir Edward Barry [1]

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Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Sir Edward Barry [1]

Sir James Gow Mann - Papers - Letters - Sir Edward Barry [1]

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1928-31

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MANN 18/3 1

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[1928/1]: Carbon copy of letter, dated 23rd November, 1928, to 'Dear Lord Crawford' from JGM asking for his support as President of the Council for the Preservation of Rural England in persuading the Ministry of Transport to adopt a route for a 'By-Pass of the Bath Road' which would do the least harm to Ockwell Manor and its surroundings,
[1928/1a]: Reply signed Crawford & Balcarres, promising to consider the request 'in a very sympathetic way'[end] [1928/1b]: Letter from C.R. Peers, Chiselhampton House, Stadhampton, Oxford, to 'Dear Mr. Mann', dated 24 Dec. 28: I am very glad to hear that the road is not to go near Ockwells after all',
1929/2: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'My dear Mann', dated 16 June 1929, offering to sell him 'my Pig faced Bascinet': 'If my grandson is successful in passing into the R.M.C. at Sandhurst I shall I expect have to find most of the expense....' It would probably fetch L2000 at auction in London. Invites JGM and wife to lunch on Tuesday the 25th, 'the day of my Meyrick Meeting.',
1929/2a: Draft letter from JGM to 'Dear Sir Edward' accepting invitation to lunch, but had intended to bring a guest to the Meyrick meeting. Could not afford to buy Bascinet as has just spent a large sum on doing up this house, but thanks for offer,
1929/3: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'Dear Mann', dated 24 June 1929: Of course bring guest to lunch as well,
[1929/3a]: Undated card calling an emergency meeting of the Meyrick Society 'to discuss letters from the President arising out of damage to a boar-spear at the Ockwells meeting,
1929/4 Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'Dear Mann', dated 19 August 1929, discussing the arrangement of armour and a planned visit to Hurstmonceux: 'I think it would be better to go to Hurstmonceux on a day when it is not open to the Public!',
1929/5: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'Dear Mann', dated 26 August 1929, discussing the visit to Hurstmonceux and Bodiam and planning further visits: 'There is a house near Taunton I badly want to see again. It is a small copy of Ockwells and has been very well repaired. When I saw it last a Farmer lived in it'.
1930/6: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'My dear Mann', dated 14 January 1930 from 7 York Road, New Delhi, India, describing among other things a visit to Jaipur and the armoury there',
1930/7: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'Dear Mann', dated 25 June 1930 discussing a planned visit to Nailsea Court and the route sent to him by the AA,
1930/8: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'Dear Mann', dated 24 July 1930, accepting an invitation to lunch and to go on and view the armour at Sothebys. Goes on to discuss the activities of the 'Reparations Department of the Board of Trade... we seem helpless though it would be hard [to] imagine anything more unjust',
[1930/9]: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'Dear Mann', undated, but in envelope postmarked 30 Jul 30, inviting JGM and his wife for the weekend and repeating his intention of selling 'my vizored Bascinet to Mr. Hearst for L5,000',
1930/10: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'Dear Mann', dated 3rd August 1930: I hate having to part with my bascinet but losing that Action against the Crown hit me rather hard. However I will not let Mr. Hearst have it for a penny less than L5,000 and as I daresay he won't give that it is quite likely it will remain here.' 'Am very glad the Armourers and Braziers Company bought the splinted suit.' Discusses a planned visit to Hatfield: An AA route gives 34 miles as the distance from Maidenhead to Hatfield. Coming back from Salisbury the other day our average speed was 35 m.p.h.. So we ought to get from here to Hatfield in say about an hour and a quarter',
1930/11: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'Dear Mann', dated 24 August 1930, discussing 'a shirt of mail which puzzles me much... the rings are split rings... All my ancient ones are welded and pinned. Can it be a modern Indian one?',
1930/12: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'My dear Mann', dated 2 October 1930, inviting to lunch on the 8th: 'Sir Charles Allom said that Mr. Hearst had such heavy expenses at St. Donat's Castle just now that he could not entertain the purchases of such expensive pieces. I wrote and told him that I now withdraw my offer to sell either the Bascinet or the Credence',
1931/13: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'Dear Mann', dated 1 April 1931: At an armour Sale at Sotheby's on December 9th 1930 an individual named LITTLE bought lot 116 a Damascus sword said to have belonged to the Emperor Shah Jahan for L1-5-0. Do you know anything about Mr. Little.',
1931/14: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'Dear Mann', dated 7 April 1931, with further details about the sword of Shah Jahan,
1931/14a: Letter from H. Furmage to 'Dear Mr. Mann' dated April 14th 1931, from 9 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead: 'Little... is a general dealer with a weakness for weapons... now residing on the outskirts of Bristol...',
1931/15: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'My dear Mann', dated 28 June 1931, discussing 'a very interesting Sale of Armour on Thursday the 9th July. It is most exasperating to think I cannot get up to see it....,
1931/16: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'My dear Mann', dated 7 July, 1931: 'I am going up to London to the Nursing Home 9 Mandeville Place, W.1... to undergo the Operation there...',
[1931]/17: Letter from Sir Edward Barry to 'Dear Mann', undated, from 9 Mandeville Place: 'Thank God is it not cancer...

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