Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/10
Page: 11 recto
Two letters to Sydney Kitson
Two letters to Sydney Kitson, one from Jack W. Goodison at Fitzwilliam Museum, one from M.E. Sadler at University College Oxford. (second letter under p.23 of digital archive)
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
20 Dec. 1934
I am afraid my answer to your letter is all disaster. The "Cotman" which Guillemard bequeathed to us is a rather poor thing in grey monochrome, and only bears its name by courtesy. Girtin considers it to be probably by P.S. Munn, made at one of the sketching club meetings. It is laid down, and the mount gives no information. I thought you had better know this before I proceeded to have it photographed.
The Alexander seems to have disappeared, perhaps Girtin will know something about it. It is not on a complete list of all Guillemard's water-colours made by us in 1928, and has evidently not turned up since. It is interesting news that you are engaged on a life of Cotman, begun, I suppose, fairly recently. You may, in your turn, perhaps by mildly interested to hear that I picked up a copy of Outlines in Lithography the other day, there cannot be many copies still wandering about.
Best wishes for Christmas,
Jack W. Goodison.