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1923/1: Letter from Dr. E.A. Gessler to 'Cher Monsieur', dated 2 November, 1923, from the 'Direction du Musee Nationale Suisse', thanking for letter and cheque for 108 francs, returning receipted invoices for photographs and reporting his receipt of a photograph of the miniature showing the cannon loaded with an arrow from the Walter de Milimete manuscript[end] 1923/1a, 1b: Two receipted invoices for photographs,
[1925/2]: Carbon copy of letter in French from JGM to Dr. E.A. Gessler, dated 30th May, 1930, reporting the receipt of General Rathgen's pamphlet, his own move from the Ashmolean Museum to the Wallace Collection and asking for some photographs of swords in the Musee National Suisse,
1925/3: Letter, in German, from Dr. E.A. Gessler, dated 19 June, 1925, congratulating him on his move to the Wallace Collection, 'die ich leider nicht kenne', and reporting that the photographs that he had asked for might be difficult to identify as no systematic listing of photographs of later swords existed. 'Meine 'Trutzwaffen der Karolingerzeit' sind in Basel 1908, im Kommissionsverlag von Ad. Geering, Buchhandlung, Baumleingasse, herausgekommen. Ob er noch Exemplare hat, weiss ich nicht.' If there are no more, he may have a duplicate in his own library. Asks in which year the latest guide to the Wallace Collection had been published.