Cooke, Edward William, 1811-1880
Edward William Cooke (1811-1880), British painter and illustrator
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Cooke says he will take a pony from Redgrave. Cooke is situated "some distance from Reigate and Abington[?]" and cannot make arrangements to collect the pony and suggests Redgrave bring it to Mr. Hughes's house near Reigate Heath. Cooke includes a sketched map. Cooke writes that he is to visit Milton Hall near Dorking.
Cooke is disappointed that Redgrave has yet to visit and informs his about various trains by which to travel to Groombridge. Cooke spent "4 hours with the Rector planning and taking out a new approach & gates steps to Willingham[?] Church Yard."
Cooke writes that he will not give up hope of Redgrave's visit. Cooke describes the sunsets as "Venetian." Cooke briefly describes the garden. He states that Mary is in Bournemouth and Laura is in Venice. Conrad "is going shortly to Constantine - W. Falmouth before coming home." Cooke has had "Veitch & 4 men" bring "Exotics" which have been planted "between the solid rocks of the Fernery." Cooke briefly refers to pipe-work to do with the ferns.
Cooke invites Redgrave and asks him to bring Francis. He writes that the "Rhodos still have some blooms remaining." Cooke describes the various trains Redgrave might take.
Cooke writes that "the woods and groves" look "glorious & rich in colour (which I know you like)." Cooke makes "another attempt" to get Redgrave to visit. Cooke describes various train schedules Redgrave might use to visit.
Cooke has received an invitation from the Lord Mayor for his "connection with the educational Institutions." The invitation is for June 8. Cooke writes to cancel his and Redgrave's trip to "Greenwich by Water" which was to have taken place on the same day. Cooke has heard from Mrs. Semp[...?] that her father, Mr. William Scrope, had "purchased the Rubens[?] box at [...] Sir. T. Lawrence's sale - about 22 years ago - at Mr. Scrope's death his daughter presented it to [Cooke?]."
Cooke enjoyed his visit to Redgrave's home in the country and asks if he can have Redgrave's pony when he is "finished with it for the season." Cooke writes that a Mr. Hughes will take care of the pony until Cooke is ready to use it. Cooke discusses land he is in the process of leasing.
Cooke has been "moving about the country seeking a farm or a plot of ground commanding a fair view." Cooke describes various places he has visited near Dorking. Cooke writes that a new railway will be constructed between Box Hill station and the West End. Cooke is disappointed in the land he viewed near Hazlemere. Cooke describes other possibilities. Cooke inquires after Redgrave's pony and assures Redgrave that he will look after it well.
Cooke asks if Redgrave knows anything about "'Milton Court' an ancient Elizabethan House with 10 or 20 Acres" near Dorking. The house is "the property of Mr. Evelyn of Wootton." Cooke remarks that the property is "to let" but that he wants to buy. Cooke describes the particulars of the land around Milton "according to [his] geological map." Cooke discusses the particulars of other properties for sale.
ALS concerning the printing of his illustrations, and containing two pen and ink sketches.
Removed from Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed by William Scrope (London, 1843).