S&SWM PR papers L1440

Kington | Ansd by H.G. Dec 6/95

South View | London Road | Salisbury | Dec 4. 95

Dear Sir

No doubt you have heard of the death of Mr James Brown who you knew had a small collection of savage weapons - some specimens from Fiji, New Guinea, New Zealand & South America. They are now for disposal & I know he would much [insert] have [end insert] liked you to have the first refusal of them. I shall be pleased to make an appointment with you to see them at any time. Awaiting the favour of your reply

I am
Yours faithfully
Geo Kington

(Son in law of Mr Brown)

General Pitt Rivers



Ansd Dec. 11/95 | Kington

Salisbury | Dec. 9. 95

Dear Sir,

See reply to yours of today. I shall be pleased to make an appointment with you for your assistant to see the Late Mr Brown's Collection on Monday next or Thursday, Tuesday & Wednesday I am engaged. Monday would suit me best, if you get this tomorrow your reply would reach me Monday morning or you could wire me - what I am anxious to do is to get rid of all the Savage Weapons in a lot. they consist chiefly of specimens from Fiji, South America, New Guinea & New Zealand I am afraid there are no Wiltshire Antiquities. There is a complete set of the Wilts Archaeological Magazine, "Portland" vase in [?]wood & a black wedgewood vase for disposal - Awaiting your reply which please address as below to save time

I am
Your faithfully
Geo: Kington
Muriel Cottage

Gen: Pitt Rivers

Despite the visit these items do not appear to have been added to the second collection, or at least they are not listed in the catalogue of that collection. The last object from Brown was received in 1894.

Transcribed for Rethinking Pitt-Rivers project by AP June 2011

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