[?Jane], Southwold Harbour, Suffolk, [?Wedy.]
I tried hard to come & see you before we left 63 Downton Ave. S.W.2. for months in vain. First I hope u are well. Secondly. You may recall Sickert & Rutter both saying several times in various catalogues of The Camden Town Group & elsewhere, that if gore’s letters were published they would prove of great interest to students. – Rutter mentioned it in the Sunday Times fairly recently (a few years ago.) I wrote & told him I had lost the copy I made of Gore’s original letters, & that the originals themselves were given to Mrs gore ages ago – that the copy could not be found but he took no notice – a few days I [?
thought] the copy was discovered at the bottom of a drawer; so that I am now prepared to hand them to a proper editor (I could not do it.) In addition to the letters, I have always kept a number of early sketches in a portfolio, by themselves, as Gore had scribbled – faintly, in pencil, all sorts of advice, & curses, with regard to their technique. – What shall we do about this please? If placed under the sketches in an exhibition they might be of great interest to some few people?
(2) I am getting rather anxious about the three bound catalogues of the London Group, Allied Artist’s Assn & the Carfax Galleries, which you borrowed with regard to the book on Bevan you are writing, as they all contain strictly private remarks about the artist’s pictures by my ignorant self!!! – Since you took them, I have found a catalogue of the London Group – a large one illustrated = of a Memorial Exn – perhaps Bevan is mentioned in it? Would you like it when we get back?
Kindest regards in real haste. Yours sincerely