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Edward William Cooke letter to Richard Redgrave, undated

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 20
Call Number: MSS 22

Scope and Contents

"My dear Reddy, I saw the announcement of the Royal Artillerymen just after my note was dispatched to you. I must say it is rather surprising that some of the great guns should still be […]. I felt confident that our good friend Cope would have been […] (not killed) from the strife & [...]. Surely "Pretty Painting" cannot be preferred to the thoughts, fine drawing, sound judgement & arduous study exhibited in such works as Cope's - However, this is entre nous - of next year I must not dare to be so bold as to question the decision of the 'Council of ten[?]" as you will be one of the red grave judges - But for a few months to come I may consider you my appointee[?] you will want a [...] Ah you happy fellow - I had to wait twelve months for my flitch whilst you bear it away triumphantly at once - as I am ever thinking of you - the enclosed caught my eye - which if you have not already seen may prove useful to you. I do not mean the 'chinny[?] cure' no- please to see the other side - [letter continues with apparently friendly personal matters.]


  • undated


Physical Description

1 sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter, signed ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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