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Cotmania. Vol. X. 1934-5

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/10
Page: 23 recto

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    Letter from Edward Croft Murray to Kitson

    Edward Croft Murray (then curator of prints and drawings at British Museum) wrote to Kitson in response to Kitson's enquiry about find out more information on a Mr Joseph Lambert, of which Murray could not find much information on him.

    Date: 1934-1935

  • Transcription

    Department of Prints and Drawings,
    British Museum,
    London: W.C.1.

    Dear Mr. Kitson, I am afraid I cannot produce much information about Joseph Lambert beyond a list of his work as we have it indexed in our catalogue. His name does not appear in any dictionary, so far as I can see, not even in Thieme-Becket, which is usually quite good about minor people. I have put down the list of Joseph Lambert's work on another sheet of paper, together with that by another Lambert, one J.F, who worked in a very similar style and seems also to have had 'Norwich' connections in that he did three engravings for James Stark's 'Rivers of Norfolk'. I am indeed sorry not to have been of more use. Have you heard that I have recently had the very good fortune to acquire rather a fine xviiith century house on Richmond Green with an entrance hall painted by Venetians about 1720. The house belonged then to Heidegger, Master of the Revels to George II, and Manager of the opera with Handel. I hope you will come and see us there when you next come to town. With kind regards to yourself and Barbara,
    Yours most sincerely
    Edwards Croft Murray

Letter from Edward Croft Murray to Kitson