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Cotmania. Vol. VII. 1931-2

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/7
Page: Inserted after fol. 12

  • Description

    Copy of letter from Paul Sandby Munn to [John Samuel] Hayward (1803)

    Transcript typed by J. Howard Barnes, dated 2 February 1932

    Date: 1932

  • Transcription

    2nd February 1932
    COPY of Quarto letter, folded for post, and post-marked:-
    10 o'Clock 25 FE 1805 EN 11
    Two-Penny POST Bond St
    and addressed:-
    Mr Hayward.
    Floor Cloth Manufactory
    Newington Causeway.
    Bond St. Feby 24th 1803.
    Dr Sir.
    I have the pleasure to inform you, that on Wedy eveng you were elected a member of our drawing society — the next meeting will be at my house — 107 New Bond st. on Wedy next at seven o'clock — where we shall expect the pleasure of your company. — I have inclosed a copy of the regulations of the society & remain
    Yrs sincerely
    P.S.Munn (x)
    Secretary —
    (x) Note, by copyist. The Name is written Munnj, that is, there is a flourish after the second n, which might cause the name to be read:- Murray. But, on closer examination, it is clearly Munn.
    On the third sheet of the paper is written:-
    1s The meetings shall be held, on every succeeding Wednesday at the house of each Member alternately —
    2d The Member at whose house the meeting is held, shall be the President for that eveng. & shall provide the materials for the drawings —
    3 The subject shall be selected by the Prest. & by him given out at seven o clock precisely & at ten, the several drawings shall be presented to him — After which Bread & cheese & beer shall be introduced — & the meeting shall break up at eleven —
    and it was found in 1922 that he had started to make some notes on his cousin's connection with the Drawing Society - but these, alas, were very fragmentary.
    [signed] J.H.B.

Copy of letter from Paul Sandby Munn to [John Samuel] Hayward (1803)