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TitleLetters to Warren Dawson - Lindsay Fleming
AdminHistoryLindsay Fleming, author of "History of Pagham in Sussex, Illustrating the Administration of an Archiepiscopal Hundred: The Decay of Manorial Organisation and the Rise of a Seaside Resort,", published in 1949.
DescriptionLetters from Lindsay Fleming to Warren Dawson (W.D.), written between 1962 and 1966:

1. 1962 Dec 3. Writing a book about William Borrer; seeks information from W.D..

2. 1962 Dec 8. Has difficulty in finding Borrer letters; Dawson Turner; Dilwyn's papers; scattering of Sowerby material; Hooker letters; can supply W.D. with Borrer's geneological pedigree; asks about D.H. Kent.

3. 1962 Dec 12. Portrait of Woods; has original portrait of Borrer, by Drummond, 1847.

4. 1962 Dec 14. Hopes the Sussex Flora will be at Trinity; no hope of Sowerby letters; Dawson Turner.

5. 1962 Dec 17. About a letter from Borrer to Hooker; asks about Dawson's will.

6. 1962 Dec 21. Thanks W.D. for all his help; notes on W.D.'s index.

7. 1962 Dec 22. Further notes on W.D.'s index.

8. 1962 Dec 24. Extracts from Eliza Brightwen, The Life and Thoughts of a Naturalist; death of Francis E.S. Lindley; F.A. Faber.

9. 1962 Dec 28. Lichenographia; chatter.

10. 1962 Dec 31. Chatter; "...days are past as when my father, upon writing a letter or two, would ring his study bell for the maid to attend immediately and take them to the village post office...Eliza Brightwen had a staff of 24...".

11. 1963 Jan 1. Sowerby letters have been sold to Bernard Halliday, Leicester.

12. 1963 Jan 7. Chatter.

13. 1963 Jan 7. Daniel Lysons had relations with Banks and Dawson Turner.

14. 1963 Jan 9. Piozzi's letters to Lysons sold to Donald Hyde, American collector of Johnsoniana.

15. 1963 Jan 10. Has received from B.M. copy of Borrer's entries in Sotheby's catalogue; does not know what happened to Hooker's letters.

16. 1963 Jan 14. Chatter about Borrer.

17. 1963 Jan 16. W.D. thanked for notes about Daniel Lysons; chatter.

18. 1963 Jan 21. Botany School, Cambridge has lent him 80 Borrer letters to Babington et al.

19. 1963 Jan 23/24. W.D. thanked for proof copy of the Banks letters; chatter.

20. 1963 Jan 29. Sending W.D. the Hawkins letters.

21. 1963 Feb 4. Mantell and his move from Lewes to Brighton.

22. 1963 Feb 4. Chatter; encloses list of Borrer letters.

23. 1963 Feb 4. Borrer's spelling errors; asks W.D.'s advice on the best method of making corrections.

24. 1963 Feb 8. Chatter.

25. 1963 Feb 11. Gilbert White of Selbourne [Selborne]..

26. 1963 Feb 12. Chatter.

27. 1963 Feb 13. Sussex Archaeological Society has 28 Gideon Mantell letters addressed to Mr Ivor Grantham's great-grandfather.

28. 1963 Feb 14. Chatter.

29. 1963 Feb 16. Little to say about the interior of Petworth; received photographs of seven family portraits from Lavington Park.

30. 1963 Feb 19. Returning to W.D. the Cult of the Autograph Letter, encloses copy of his Mantell lecture.

31. 1963 Feb 25. Borrer bookplate; chatter.

32. 1963 Feb 26. Church guides and monuments; chatter.

33. 1963 Mar 1. Buckinghamshire Archaelogical Society and B.M. will appreciate W.D.'s record of "parish registers on stone, the churchard memorials"; chatter.

34. 1963 Mar 4. Thanks W.D. for loan of Echoes of the Past.

35. 1963 Mar 16. Chatter.

36. 1963 Mar 26. Linnaeus letters; Grantham family; chatter.

37. 1963 Mar 30. Edinburgh Botanic Garden has Borrer's letters to Balfour; chatter.

38. 1963 Apr 1. Borrer.

39. 1963 Apr 6. Kew has Dawson Turner's letters to Borrer; Borrer's friendship with Turner founded on Lichenographia.

40. 1963 Apr 9. Borrer regarded Turner as his "social superior"; the patent medicine, Daffy's Elixir, is mentioned by Sir Walter Scott, Surtees and Cowper.

41. 1963 Apr 15. A.E. Knox, Sussex ornithologist; information about Bingham, Dearling, Dorrien, Henty, Hall, Woods.

42. 1963 Apr 19. Chatter.

43. 1963 Apr 20. Joseph Woods, one of the more important figures in Borrer's circle.

44. 1963 Apr 29. W.D. thanked for copies of Obituary notices.

45. 1963 May 1. Sorry that Lin. Soc. Committee relegated portraits to the attic.

46. 1963 May 4. Encloses letter from Mr Rector.

47. 1963 May 8. Chatter; returns copies of Obituary notices.

48. 1963 May 13. Chatter.

49. 1963 May 15. Chatter.

50. 1963 May 22. Churches in Chichester, East Anglia and Sussex; leprosy and the Hospital of St. James and Mary Magdalen, Chichester.

51. 1963 May 28. Cley Church.

52. 1963 May 30. Cley Church Guide, by Basil Cozens-Hardy.

53. 1963 May 30. The Monuments of St. George's Chapel Windsor Castle, edited by Shelag Bond.

54. 1963 May 30. Thanks W.D. for returning letters of Mantel I and Mrs Holme.

55. 1963 May 31. Chatter.

56. 1963 Jun 4. Cley Church.

57. 1963 Jun 8. Chatter.

58. 1963 Jun 13. Steyning Guide; Waltham Church, Essex.

59. 1963 Jun 15. W.D. thanked for help.

60. 1963 Jun 19. Visited Maritime Exhibition at Michalham Priory; Moses Griffith.

61. 1963 Jun 21. Encloses letter from L.F. Salzman, an authority on the Middle Ages.

62. 1963 Jun 22. Norwich Church, St. Mary Coslany, has been saved.

63. 1963 Jun 24. W.D. thanked for information on Pennant and Moses Griffith; chatter.

64. 1963 Jun 25. Introduces James W.T. Moody, of Michigan University; Pennant mentioned in Horace Walpole's correspondence with William Cole.

65. 1963 Jun 29. Ships and Sir Robert Hotham; Chatter.

66. 1963 Jul 4. Has received Ashburnham Church Guide; saw pictures at Petworth House.

67. 1963 Jul 6. Lord Egremont and Lord Ashburnham; chatter.

68. 1963 Jul 8. Monuments, coffin plates and portraits in churches.

69. 1963 Jul 23. Effigy of Lady May; according to Church authorities there are too many churches in Lavant; paintings in Walsham-le-Willows Church, Suffolk and in Corby Church, Lines. [Enclosed with letter is a typed description of the effigy of Dame Mary May and the inscription in St. Nicholas Church, Mid Lavant; also a letter from W.R. Stevens to Fraser describing the original church and the effigy.]

70. 1963 Jul 27. Chatter.

71. 1963 Aug 6. Church memorials; his health.

72. 1963 Aug 17. Heart attack; week in hospital.

73. 1963 Aug 21. Personal and chatter.

74. 1963 Aug 26. Epitaphs; William Hayley's record of epitaphs.

75. 1963 Sep 2. Chatter.

76. 1963 Sep 2. Chatter.

77. 1963 Sep 5. Feeling well; text of Holme-near-the-Sea memorial; "Chichester is an example of incompetent and corrupt planning, as Bognor".

78. 1963 Sep 6. Grateful for sight of Holme epitaph; chatter.

79. 1963 Sep 17. Nelson's signal; pedigree of the Woods family of Chilgrove and Shopwyte.

79a. 1963 Oct 3. Bagley has arranged for a museum in Rye.

80. 1963 Oct 7. Chatter.

81. 1963 Oct 10. Personal.

81a. 1963 Oct 14. Nash drawing in Shoreham Church; chatter.

82. 1963 Oct 15. Magicians of Pharaoh; weasels.

83. 1963 Oct 18. Richard Lydekker.

84. 1963 Oct 24. History of Barclays Bank "rude and misleading in their reference to a Mr. Borrer"; heart burial in Chichester Cathedral.

85. 1963 Oct 28. Sale catalogues.

86. 1963 Oct 28. Lydekker Bibliography; chatter.

87. 1963 Nov 4. Has purchased letter from Borrer to Wilson for £5.5.0.

88. 1963 Nov 4. Chichester Heart Burial Slab; chatter.

89. 1963 Nov 11. Chatter.

90. 1963 Nov 18. Notes on W.H.B. Fletcher's book and periodical collection; chatter.

91. 1963 Nov 27. County histories.

91a. 1963 Dec 4. Chatter.

92. 1963 Dec 9. Chatter.

92a. 1963 Dec 9. Encloses copy of notes on Edgefield.

93. 1963 Dec 21. Has studied W.D.'s catalogue of the Smith Papers.

94. 1963 Dec 30. Has started to transcribe the Borrer-Turner letters; 452 sheets; chatter.

95. 1964 Jan 1. Asks W.D. for date of Dallaway letter in Turner correspondence, this to help Steer who is writing life of Dallaway.

96. No date. Correspondence in the Times about Darwin; saving churches from demolition.

97. 1964 Jan 14. Saw several hundred Redwings; encloses photograph of the heart burial in Chichester Cathedral.

98. 1964 Jan 18. Borrer and chatter; renovation of churches.

99. 1964 Jan 7. Asks W.D. what Borrer meant by Confera periclea; more about Borrer.

100. 1964 Jan 23. Will send copy of Newton letter; chatter.

101. 1964 Jan 29. Encloses copy of Newton letter; Borrer.

102. 1964 Feb 2. Ray Society; chatter.

103. 1964 Feb 20. His health; Turner's letter to Borrer.

104. 1964 Feb 26. Sending to W.D. in two parcels Turner's letters to Borrer.

105. 1964 Mar 18. Personal.

106. 1964 Mar 19. Has received negatives of the Turner-Borrer letters.

107. 1964 Mar 20. Parcel received safely; his health.

108. 1964 Mar 26. Chatter.

109. 1964 Apr 1. Health getting better; Borrer; chatter.

110. 1964 Apr 3. Turner-Borrer letters.

111. 1964 Apr 4. Chatter.

112. 1964 Apr 7. Borrer.

113. 1964 Apr. Returning all documents he has borrowed from W.D.

114. 1964 Apr 11. Has returned home from hospital.

115. 1964 Apr 20. Chatter.

116. 1964 Apr 27. The Forster family. [Enclosed is an extract from a letter by William Borrer dated March 5, 1849, to Charles Babington about the death of Forster.]

117. 1964 May 5. Chatter.

118. 1964 May 7. Acknowledges receipts of two pamphlets, Miss Celdart and D.T.

119. 1964 May 9. Chatter.

120. 1964 May 25. Dawson Turner letters; mummy x-ray plates.

121. 1964 May 23. D.T.'s letters and quotations; Borrer elected to Roy. Soc. on 4 June 1835.

122. 1964 Jun 6. Transcription of Turner-Borrer letters completed; sad that the friendship between Turner and Borrer ended so abruptly.

123. 1964 Jun 9. About quarrel between D.T. and Borrer; blames Borrer.

124. 1964 Jun 12. Chatter; W.D. interested in Coats of Arms in churches.

125. 1964 Jun 16. Will send W.D.'s D.T. transcript to binder.

126. 1964 Jun 23. Chatter.

127. 1964 Jun 24. Six letters by Borrer to Balfour received from R. Bot. Gdn., Edinburgh; seeks W.D.'s advice on the title of his forthcoming book on the life of Borrer.

128. 1964 Jul 1. Heart burials; chatter.

129. 1964 Jul 13. About Cley; "Whereas Cley was once the haunt of wildflowers it is now thronged by bird-watchers"; chatter.

130. 1964 Aug 3. Advice sought on how the letters should appear in print; chatter.

131. 1964 Aug 18. Queries spelling of Gormire; ten more letters from Borrer to W. Pampton.

132. 1964 Aug 21. Relieved Gormire is not in Ireland.

133. 1964 Aug 25. Chatter.

134. 1964 Aug 29. Kew finds 66 letters to and from Borrer in the Spruce correspondence.

135. 1964 Sep 8. Borrer.

136. 1964 Sep 11. Borrer.

137. 1964 Sep 16. Chatter.

138. 1964 Sep 17. Chatter.

139. 1964 Sep 19. Chatter.

140. 1964 Sep 19. Compares Index Londinensis with Flora of the British Isles.

141. 1964 Sep 26. Reason given for the breach in friendship between Borrer and D.T.

142. 1964 Sep 26. Chatter.

143. 1964 Sep 30. Encloses letter from W. Sussex County Council confirming burial of John Woods on 13 Dec 1834.

144. 1964 Oct 2. Chatter.

145. 1964 Oct 5. Chatter.

146. 1964 Oct 6. Old medicines; Radices, roots of.

147. 1964 Oct 9. Has one of Rev. A.T. Ellicombe's letters; will enquire about the son.

148. 1964 Oct 16. Seeks to learn about part owners of Salthill Park; chatter.

149. [Part of 148]

150. 1964 Oct 21. Chatter.

151. 1964 Oct 24. Thomas Woollgar and Borrer.

152. 1964 Oct 26. Encloses list of persons mentioned by D.T. in letters to Borrer.

153. 1964 Oct 26. Chatter.

154. 1964 Oct 28. Chatter.

155. 1964 Oct 29. John Newland of Salt Hill.

156. 1964 Nov 3. According to Kew, Spruce's letters end in mid-air in 1848; chatter.

157. 1964 Nov 9. Trying to help W.D. find mummy-cases; Marischal Coll., Aberdeen, has a good anthropological museum.

158. 1964 Nov 11. Has asked Steer for information on Egyptian antiquities in Sussex; has tracked the Dawson Turner and family portrait to Lady Woodward.

159. 1964 Nov 16. Chatter.

160. 1964 Nov 17. Lady Woodward; chatter.

161. 1964 Nov 19. Has enough to show the scope of Borrer's work except in the 1820‘s; Egyptology.

162. 1964 Nov 21. Chatter.

163. 1964 Nov 25. Lady Woodward will provide photograph of picture.

164. 1964 Dec 3. Asks W.D. when Hooker married Maria Turner; also date of letter to Borrer in which D.T. talks of Sussex Tokens.

165. 1964 Dec 8. Thanks W.D. for copying out Borrer armorial bearings; chatter.

166. 1964 Dec 17. Suggests he sends W.D. Life of Edward Daniel Clarke.

167. 1964 Dec 21. An item to add to W.D.'s D.T. bibliography.

168. 1965 Jan 4. Chatter.

169. 1965 Jan 7. The murder of W.D.'s niece; dental conditions of the old Egyptians.

170. 1965 Jan 9. Will check references to Lysons; chatter.

171. 1965 Jan 13. Chatter.

172. 1965 Jan 16. Giving collection of letters from Hawkins to S. and D. Lysons, 1812-1830, to W. Sussex Record Office.
[Enclosed is letter from the Nat. Hist. Soc. of Northumberland to Fleming; also Soc. Trans, on Turner's Observations on a Spider, read 15 Jan 1836]

173. 1965 Jan 20. Encloses picture of D.T. and family; Comte Laborde and his son; Murray.

174. 1965 Jan 26. Thanks W.D. for identifying D.T. family; chatter.

175. 1965 Jan 27. Laborde and his son.

176. 1965 Feb 5. Thanks W.D. for list of D.T.'s sons.

177. 1965 Feb 10. Drawn illustration of George and Mary Borrow's tomb, Brompton Cemetery.

178. 1965 Feb 15. D.T.'s family; chatter.

179. 1965 Feb 18. Has received prints of portraits of Forster and Hooker.

180. 1965 Feb 23. Chatter.

181. 1965 Mar 1. Thanks W.D. for list of Rawdon Brown letters; chatter.

182. 1965 Mar 10. Has been planting trees in three new plantations.

183. 1965 Mar 17. Will suggest places where W.D. could build a house; suggests that W.D. sells some of his books before Capital Gains Tax is announced in next budget.

184. 1965 Mar 17. Acknowledges copy of letter on the Hookers.

185. 1965 Mar 13. Regrets Mrs Dawson's illness; suggests that W.D. builds bungalow in his own grounds.

186. 1965 Mar 19. Glad W.D. received parcel; will send another for Easter.

187. 1965 Mar 24. Personal; thanks W.D. for MS of Banks's experiences of gout.

188. 1965 Apr 3. Chatter.

189. 1965 Apr 24. Chatter.

190. 1965 Apr 10. In bed with sciatica; glad Mrs Dawson is improving.

191. 1965 Apr 29. Chatter.

192. May 3. Dawson Borrer.

193. May 3. Queries adequacy of Dictionary of Plant Names, Wijk, for price of £80.

194. May 10. Banks letters; Dr Gray has good series of x-rays of mummies; health.

195. May 10. Banks letters; chatter.

196. 1965 May 17. John Newland; W.D. has sold some of his books.

197. 1965 May 19. Has received plant names.

198. 1965 May 19. Encloses letter from Dr Kaufman, University of Washington Library.

199. 1965 May 26. Personal finance; chatter.

200. 1965 Jun 15. Clean Sea Committee; Borrer's diary of botanical excursions found at the Lin. Soc.

201. 1965 Jun 21. Chatter.

202. 1965 Jul 2. Chatter.

203. 1865 Jul 3. Health; chatter.

204. 1965 Jul 6. Thanks W.D. for loan of notebooks.

205. 1965 Jul 13. [From Cambridge] Visits to Botany School and Trinity Library.

206. 1965 Jul 14. Seeks information about elopement of D.T.'s daughter.

207. 1965 Jul 20. Chatter.

208. 1965 Jul 27. Lin. Soc. slow in disclosing their material.

209. 1965 Jul 24. Chatter.

210. 1965 Jul 24. Went to London to Nat. Hist. Museum and the Lin. Soc.; will not entrust MS to C.U.P. or its minions.

211. 1965 Jul 31. Chatter.

212. 1965 Aug 3. Lightfoot and Pennant in Bell's edition of Selbourne.

213. 1965 Aug 6. Chatter.

214. 1965 Aug 10. Chatter.

215. 1965 Aug 12. Lydekker.

216. 1965 Aug 20. Asks W.D. if George Hall is in Who was Who in Egyptology.

217. 1965 Aug 21. Chatter.

218. 1965 Aug 26. Acknowledges receipt of letters.

219. 1965 Aug 30. Much chatter.

220. 1965 Aug 31. Encloses article on the Georges.

221. 1965 Sep 13. Chatter; Obituary notice of Edward Thomas Booth.

222. 1965 Sep 16. A. Elliott, alias A.E. Ellis.

223. 1965 Sep 18. Quotes from Rossetti's Memoir of Shelley, chatter.

224. 1965 Sep 20. Tenth Duke's Sepulchre; Hamilton Palace.

225. 1965 Sep 22. Barrel organs; quotation about Osterley Park from the Rev. Daniel Lysons, The Environs of London.

226. 1965 Sep 23. W.D.'s mummy book progressing well; Chatter.

227. 1965 Sep 27. Has purchased a book that belonged to Gurney Turner; it is inscribed with his name and date, 10 September 1842.

228. 1965 Sep 27. Chatter.

229. 1965 Sep 29. William Hayes; chatter.

230. 1965 Oct 1. Edward Lear; chatter.

231. 1965 Oct 6. Horace Walpole and owners of menageries.

232. 1965 Oct 11. Chatter.

233. 1965 Oct 12. Asks W.D. the meaning of R.M.S..

234. 1965 Oct 14. About the D.T. pictures.

235. 1965 Oct 15. Arthur Biggs; Dr Grevill Lyon.

236. 1965 Oct 18. Will post W.D.'s material on the following Monday.

237. 1965 Oct 19. Chatter.

238. 1965 Oct 26. Has written to the Duke of Hamilton but as yet no reply.

239. 1965 Oct 27. Asks W.D. if he knows the date when D.T.'s mother, Elizabeth Thirkettle, died.

240. 1965 Nov 1. Will provide information about Cross's Elephant; chatter.

241. 1965 Nov 2. Chatter.

242. 1965 Nov 4. Heard from Dr Dandy; would like to see W.D.'s notebooks on Elephants.

243. 1965 Nov 15. His birthday; chatter; sending W.D. a hamper from Fortnum & Masons.

244. 1965 Nov 18. Personal; Iconography of Shakespeare.

245. 1965 Nov 22. The Linnean Medal and the floral spray Linnaea borealis.

246. 1965 Nov 25. Chatter.

247. 1965 Dec 1. Except for the librarian at Trinity Coll., Cambridge, has had good help about Borrer from everybody.

248. 1985 Dec 6. Has heard favourably from the Duke of Hamilton; the tenth Duke is buried in an Egyptian sarcophagus.

249. 1965 Dec 13. Personal.

250. 1965 Dec 15. Sorry about W.D.'s disability; chatter.

251. 1965 Dec 20. Chatter.

252. 1965 Dec 26. Chatter.

253. 1965 Dec 28. Piltdown fraud; chatter.

254. 1965 Dec 29. Chatter.

255. 1966 Jan 1. The faked sarcophagus.

256. 1966 Jan 4. Burdett-Coutts collection; portraits.

257. 1966 Jan 6. Heart burials.

258. 1966 Jan 8. Burdett-Coutts sales; letters from Charles Dickens to Baroness Burdett-Coutts; chatter.

259. 1966 Jan 11. Johnson association book originally bought by Samuel Lysons; heart burials.

260. 1966 Jan 12. Details of the antiquities in the Cathedral Church of Winchester.

261. 1966 Jan 13. Holkham manuscripts. [Includes copy of letter to F.W. Steer from Fleming]

262. 1966 Jan 14. Two Miss Turners in similar disgrace; not known which of the two had eloped.

263. 1966 Jan 15. Robert de Vere.

264. 1966 Jan 18. Chatter.

265. 1966 Jan 24. Chatter.

266. 1966 Jan 28. Chatter.

267. 1966 Feb 1. Chatter.

268. 1966 Feb 4. Acknowledges receipt of a deluxe copy of W.D.'s work on the Nelson collection.

269. 1966 Feb 5. Chatter.


LETTERS FROM Mrs. VERA FLEMING TO WARREN DAWSON

270. 1966 Feb 12. Informs W.D. about the death of her husband [Lindsay Fleming]; library might have to be sold.

271. 1966 Feb 19. Will return book W.D. sent to Fleming; library will be sold to meet death duties.

272. 1966 Feb 22. Has found The Malady of George III and Norfolk Archaeology.

273. 1966 Aug 4. Must leave Aldwick Grange as death duties are colossal; distubed an intruder but he escaped without stealing anything; she has hardly anything to live on.

Letters to Warren Dawson are all from the same address: Aldwyck Grange, Bognor Regis, Sussex.
Date1962 - 1966
LevelFile
Extent1 box
LanguageEnglish
NotesListed by C.M.Hutt.
Creator NameFleming, Lindsay
Access_StatusOpen
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