Letter from the Whitworth Art Gallery to The Hogarth Press (18/08/1952)



[[MS 2750/120/17]]


[pre-printed letterhead] WHITWORTH ART GALLERY OXFORD ROAD MANCHESTER 17 Telephone ARDwick 1880 Hon. Director: Miss M. Pilkington,M.A.




P. Ryland, Esq., 
The Secretary, 
The Hogarth Press Limited, 
40-42 William IV Street, 


[oval printer's stamp; it reads: "RECIEVED | 19 AUG[UST] 1952 | THE HOGARTH PRESS LTD"]


18th August, 1952



Dear Sir,


Thank you for your letter of 14th August, enclosing a copy of a book of woodcuts by Roger Fry, of which you have about 35 copies. We should be prepared to purchase one copy, but I am afraid we are not interested in purchasing the whole number, as we have no selling organisation. either at the Gallery or the Society of Wood Engravers.


It might be worth your while to write to Mrs. Godfrey Armitage (Miss Margaret Bulley) of 3 Didsbury Park, Manchester 20, to ask for any suggestions she may have, as she is much interested in Fry (s [sic] work. I presume that you have been in touch with Zwemmer and other booksellers. In Manchester, Miss Jardine, of 128 Portland Street, Manchester 1., might possibly be interested.


I am afraid I do not know what amount I ought to offer for the single copy. I am holding it in the meantime.


Yours truly, | Margaret Pilkington [SIGNATURE] | Hon. Director.

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Letter from the Whitworth Art Gallery to The Hogarth Press (18/08/1952)


University of Reading, Special Collections

Margaret Pilkington of the Whitworth Art Gallery writes to secretary P. Ryland of the Hogarth Press to state that they will purchase one copy of the book 'Twelve Original Woodcuts' but that they cannot purchase all of them. She also offers names of possible interested buyers.


typescript letter signed by Pilkington