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Record NGA27/32/1/237

Archive reference number NGA27/32/1/237
Title

Letters from Herbert Stodart, Professor A.H. Sayce and Miss A.G. Weld

Date 9 Dec 1912 - 5 Feb 1913
Description

Letters, in two envelopes, regarding the purchase by Herbert Stodar of two paintings, 'Mr & Mrs Cross' from Professor A.H. Sayce as follows:

[1] Letter (Feb 3 1913), with envelope, from Professor A.H. Sayce, written from the Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta, to Herbert Stodart informing him that he has telegraphed Thos. Agnew & Sons accepting their offer for the purchase of paintings belonging to him and informing him of his upcoming travel arrangements and where he can be reached.

[2] Letter ([nd c Dec 1912]) from Herbert Stodart to Mr A. Graves stating that two works by Romney have come into his posession "for disposal" and requesting a meeting to discuss them.

[3] Letter (12 Dec 1912) from Herbert Stodart to Mr A. Graves regarding his commission on the sale of two works by Romney and arrangements for their packing and shipment to Graves.

[4] Letter ( 9 Dec 1912) from Miss A.G. Weld, friend and secretary of Professor A.H. Sayce (and noted by Stodart as "Tennyson's niece"), to Herbert Stodart informing him of the minimum price, plus copies of each painting, he is willing to accept for the sale of two paintings "of his ancestors" by George Romney.

[5] Letter (12 Dec 1912) from Professor A.H. Sayce, written from Cairo, to Herbert Stodart thanking him for an artist's proof and asking for further details of an offer made by Thos. Agnew & Sons for the purchase of pictures and informing him of his onward travel to India.

[6] Copy of a letter (15 Dec 1912) from Professor A.H. Sayce to Miss A.G. Weld, regarding his receipt of an offer from Thos. Agnew & Sons for the purchase of his pictures by Romney.

[7] Copy of a letter (5 Jan 1913) from Herbert Stodart to Professor A.H. Sayce asking for final confirmation of his acceptance of the offer from Thos. Agnew & Sons for the purchase of his pictures by Romney.

[8] Letter (5 Feb 1913) from Herbert Stodart to Mr A. Graves asking for confirmation that he is to produce copies of two paintings by Romney.

[9] Telegram (3 Feb 1913) from Professor A.H. Sayce to Herbert Stodart stating "Yes, inform housekeeper, Sayce."

[10] Letter (3 Feb 1913) from Herbert Stodart to Mr A. Graves, stating that he now has authority to have the two paintings sent to London, issuing instructions for payment to Professor A.H. Sayce and asking advice regarding insurance.

Named persons featured:

Stodart, Herbert [c 1883-1964]

Sayce, Archibald Henry 1845–1933

Graves, Algernon 1845-1922

Weld, Agnes Grace 1849-1915

Romney, George 1734-1802

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