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Arthur Dixon letters

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/3/1/1
Page: 20 recto

  • Description

    Letter of Arthur Dixon to John Joseph Cotman, 18 August 1834

    See summary at 19r

    Date: 1834

  • Transcription

    I think you would find it refreshing oftentimes & when you want more, note it to me. Mrs Cotman seems rather better. When you are quite happy write to me. When you are not happy write to me. It would be a melancholy pleasure to me that you claimed my sympathy and it being an office of friendship would remind me of that which is the source and stream of all my best affections the best position in which I stand to you. I reflect with pleasure on what you are to me, and desiring as I do, next the favour of Heaven, the esteem and regard of my Friend, may I not John be quite happy! – Remember it is quite a gala day when I have a visit from your hands. If you are [not] bothered I will write often. Your frequent letters will [give me?] confidence and the oftener you write to me the more frequent shall be my troublings of you. Farewell. Have a care of that body of yours. Write me particularly how you are. When I can serve you do not set the Hundred & eight miles between us. – Adieu. Think of me ever as Your Friend
    affectionate and true. –

Letter of Arthur Dixon to John Joseph Cotman, 18 August 1834