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Arthur Dixon letters

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/3/1/1
Page: 22 recto

  • Description

    Letter of Arthur Dixon to John Joseph Cotman, 28 August 1834

    See summary at 21r

    Date: 1834

  • Transcription

    and what I have not, should be glad to get you. And now I am about to insist on your frank reception & entertainment of every thing I frankly put to you. I want you to tell me whether there be at St Martins anything [for - crossed out] which you value either for itself or for associations with it, that being quite according to Cocker put into the sale, you would like to possess, that I might bid for & keep for you. You received mine on Wed[nesda]y I trust. John will send me a parcel by Fridays mail which I shall receive on Sat[urda]y morn[in]g, if you want to send.
    Geldart dined with me today & we have just drunk to your health, "Health to the Cotman", & cracked [a] few filberts to our own. — We got up very early [this] morning, he to write to you, and I to finish my copy from the Wilson[s - crossed out], wonderfully like! — We were both so cold that it was quite charming to have a fire when we turned to breakfast. He presented for my acceptance [half? - crossed out] a set of the Bladders of Colours, but I dared not to take them, it would make me in the only possible sense and not to be misinterpreted (pray) quite a painter. When time allows you, write to your affectionate Dixon. It is my greatest pleasure to hear from you[r - crossed out]. Next to which I hold this means of communication with you. We are together for a time and the chords of affection which always connect us, are then in harmonious vibration. Farewell. I thank you for your kind note.
    Ever Yours, A.D.

Letter of Arthur Dixon to John Joseph Cotman, 28 August 1834