Two Autograph Letters Signed to Sir William Charles Ross.

Thomas Carrick
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August 9 and 30; both from 43 Upper Seymour St, Portman Square, London.
SKU: 4557

Miniature painter and chemist (1802-75) with Carlisle and Newcastle connections. The recipient (1794-1860) was a miniature-painter and member of the Royal Academy. Both letters in poor condition, on discoloured, worn and stained paper, but with no loss to text. In LETTER ONE (two pages, 12mo) he states his willingness to meet Ross 'to talk over the matter to whicy your letter of yesterday refers', undertaking to 'enage with Mr. Thorburn to meet us'. LETTER TWO (four pages, 12mo) begins 'I called upon you last evening to report progress and to enquire if you had received any names for our list since the munificent sub[scriptio]n of Sir George Hayter'. He names the eleven men who have so far subscribed, including H. Cruikshank, A. E. Chalon, J. J. Chalon and Sir W. J. Newton. 'I am much gratified by the kindly feeling of the Messrs. Chalon & Sir Wm Newton - Mr. Cruikshank will leave the amount of his subn. for consideration when he knows what money may be required - his remark was "from five to eight pounds"! a most liberal offer!! and it will evidently be given with all his heart'. 'We are now firmly under way and with a little exertion, I think we have the prospect of making it a most unanimous demonstration of kindly feeling amongst the leading professors of his own branch of Art'. Both items signed 'Thos Carrick'.