13th. December 1812
H.E. Partridge Esq.,
Dear Mr. Partridge,
Seeing the notice in the newspapers of your intention to close the
Lindauer Gallery on account of want of room it occurred to me that
you might be willing to hang the Pictures in the City Art Gallery
on loan to the Council. I think I can persuade the Art Gallery
Committee to give you one large room in the new additions all to
yourself for the Partridge Collection. They will be merely on loan
to us, removable by you at any time you might desire.
If you think my idea a good one would you kindly give me a call
and talk matters over. On the other hand if you have made other
arrangements kindly drop me a line and I will rule the matter off
my slate without troubling you further.
Yours very truly,
C J Parr
P.S. The collection of old Maoris is such a fine one that I think
it a pity that it cannot be seen in our public Gallery, where on an
average a thousand people come every week. We have the Reade
Collection on loan to us at the present time.
Rang up Mr Parr and he made appointment for me to meet him at the
Mayor's office Council chambers at 12 noon Tomorrow thursday the 19
Met Mayor & Mr Leys, agreed to their request to remove the
collection to the Rooms allotted in art gallery & keep the
pictures insured free of cost to the Council so long as they remain
on loan to them
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