The Camden Town Group in Context

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Walter Bayes Letter to James Bolivar Manson ?Before 14 March 1914

Walter Bayes 'Letter to James Bolivar Manson' ?Before 14 March 1914
Walter Bayes 1869–1956
Letter to James Bolivar Manson ?Before 14 March 1914
Tate Archive TGA 806/10/6
© Estate of Walter Bayes
The only London Group meeting at which Walter Bayes was not present took place on 14 March (TGA 806/10/6). As Bayes writes to Manson to ‘count in my vote with the others’, this suggests that he would not be attending a meeting.

Helena Bonett
August 2011

Transcript

[Handwritten:]
84 Abbey Road
N.W.
Dear Manson,
 Thinking you would be down at Fitzroy St on Saturday I carried down the enclosed to glide surreptitiously into your hand together with 1/3d the price of silence.
 As you didn’t come you have lost the gold. If you think that my good intentions are equivalent to delivery on Saturday, count in my vote with the others
 Yours with regards
  Walter Bayes

How to cite

Walter Bayes, Letter to James Bolivar Manson, ?Before 14 March 1914, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/camden-town-group/walter-bayes-letter-to-james-bolivar-manson-r1104655, accessed 25 April 2019.