Letter of Arthur Dixon to John Joseph Cotman, 28 August 1834
Dixon was about to take some flowers to St Stephens Terrace [on the Newmarket Road, where Mrs Cotman was lodging with her daughter Ann and three sons: Kitson, The Life of JSC, p. 317], when he received a parcel from JJC at Thorpe. JJC is unwell, apparently suffering from depression, but Dixon urges him to be happy for a few months before he can return to Norwich. He offers to send him some books, or to retrieve anything from the sale of JSC's property at St Martin's [Palace Plain, Norwich, 10-12 September 1934: see Cotmania, vol. V]. He has dined with Geldart. Dixon mentions his own activity in drawing.