Twelve Typed Letters Signed and one Autograph Letter Signed to George Kenneth Menzies, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts; two Typed Letters Signed by Menzies with manuscript reply by Denny; one initialed Autograph Note by Denny; one R.S.A. circular.

Sir Archibald Denny
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1917 to 1926; the first three letters on William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, letterhead; the last ten letters on letterheads of Spencer House, Park Side, Wimbledon, S.W.19.
SKU: 4029

Scottish naval architect (1860-1936) and shipbuilder, President of the Institute of Marine Engineers. Seventeen items, various formats. In good condition though dusty and creased. Several items docketed and bearing the R.S.A. stamp. Correspondence indicates Denny's involvement in the R.S.A. matters (lecturing, serving on council, etc). LETTER ONE (30 January 1917): Asks for a dozen copies of the R.S.A. Journal. 'We have in our Works here Committees of Workmen collecting money for war charities and I am anxious to let them read Mr. Goode's paper.' LETTER THREE (18 March 1918): 'I have been a life member of the Society for many years [...] We have in Dumbarton a Public Library, and it has occurred to me that it would be of great value to that Institution to have your journals week by week.' Regarding proof of a lecture (21 December 1924): 'I have never learned the art of proof correcting but I hope my corrections are intelligible to you. I am afraid that I must have been guilty of not "speaking out" sufficiently, my wife often "checks" me for that fault.' On 4 March 1926: 'I would like to propse that Sir Edward Elgar's name be added to the list of names suggested for the Albert Medals.' A letter of 27 May 1925 encloses for Denny's approval a draft 'of the subject of the essay to be prescribed for the first prize under the [Thomas Gray Memorial Trust]'. The quarto printed R.S.A. circular relates to the Albert Medal.