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Cotmania. Vol. X. 1934-5

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/10
Page: 18 recto

  • Description

    Letter from Robert H. Teasdel from The Norfolk Record Society

    Robert H. Teasdel responding to Kitson's request for more information on a Mr Joseph Lambert, an artist and engraver. Teasdel only gives what little information he has, as Lambert's name isn't in any of the nineteenth century poll-books.

    Date: 1934-1935

  • Transcription

    {Kitson note at top of letter}
    On Sept. 3, 1820, J.S.C wrote from Great Yarmouth to his wife: - "Our friend Lambert will see this. I suppose by this time he has worked himself [?]: if so, [?], Lambert, take up any of them and carry them as far as you see is consistent with my style"

    Dear Mr. Kitson,

    I think the Lambert you enquire about was, Joseph Lambert, who collaborated with John Henry Druery, of the Middle Temple, who wrote "Historical and Topographical Notices of Gt. Yarmouth and its Environs &c., " published by Nichols & Son, Parliament Street, London 1826. Joseph Lambert was both artist and engraver, his views are mostly of the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, river scenes and old buildings, I think them charming. Some of the plates are inscribed J. Lambert, Jr., but I suspect they are by the same person. I suppose Joseph Lambert lived either in Yarmouth or Gorleston, but I can't find the name in any of the early nineteenth century poll-books I have. Sorry I can tell you so little.

    Yours faithfully,

    R.H. Teasdel

Letter from Robert H. Teasdel from The Norfolk Record Society