S&SWM PR papers L679


Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge | July 26 1891

Dear Sir,

May I remind you of your kind promise to present to the Cambridge Museum a set of your models of early Crosses?

Mr St John Hope suggests that possibly you might be willing to allow him to send direct to Cambridge the set which is now at Burlington House.

I am
Yours very faithfully
J. Hen. Middleton
Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Lt Gen. Pitt Rivers



12 Rue Tour Notre Dame | Boulogne-sur-mer | September 3, 1891

Monsieur Le Général

Last year I did myself the honour to enquire on behalf of the Boulogne  Museum Committee whether you would kindly extend your liberality so far as to present to the Museum a set of our Celtic Crosses.

In the letter with which you honoured me, you mentioned that my request could not meet with an immediate reply, because owing to the length of time required for preparing and finishing off the casts, there were not yet ready for distribution. [sic]

I am induced to renew my application now, because a recent accession of Roman and medieval antiquities will ere long necessitate a general rearrangement of some galleries, so that we would avail ourselves of the opportunity to properly accommodate your gift if you would favourably entertain the request preferred.

I beg to subscribe myself Monsieur Le Général
[illegible].J. Vaillant
Secrétaire de la Committee des Musees de Boulogne &c &c

Transcribed by AP May 2011 as part of the Rethinking Pitt-Rivers project.

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