S&SWM PR papers L1709

Beaumont Ansd. Dec. 15/96

Witchampton | Wimborne | Dec: 10th /96

Dear General Pitt-Rivers

We are sending to-day - by parcel post - a few little things which we should feel honoured if you would accept for your Museum. When we were last in town I was looking through my father's collection & found him talking of giving the Carib Pillow to the British Museum. So I begged it from him & when he found it was for the purpose of asking you to accept it for your museum he let me have it as he was greatly interested & pleased with your colllection when he was here in the summer. The stone implement seems a particularly fine one too.

The Cameo, we thought would intrest you as being the work of a Negro lad trained in an Art School started (for native boys) in Nassau, Bahamas, by my father, some few years ago. Some of the lads showed great talent. The other beans & seeds are all West Indian. I understand that the marks of wear on the Carib pillow are caused by the action of the water in the cave.

With remembrances to Mrs Pitt Rivers from Fred & myself

Believe me
Very truly yours
Clare L. Beaumont.

These are items Add.9455vol4_p1432 /1 and Add.9455vol9_p2341 /9 and on. The cameo is Add.9455vol4_p1432 /1, the stone implement is Add.9455vol9_p2343 /20 and the pillow is Add.9455vol9_p2351 /13.

Transcribed for Rethinking Pitt-Rivers project by AP June 2011

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