Correspondence of the Committee of the Friends of the Horniman

Correspondence to and from members of the Committee of the Friends of the Horniman, including letters to the Chairman of the Friends from Directors of the Horniman Museum and other Horniman staff. Also enclosed are letters of resignation from the Friends Committee from Ron and Dorothy Coxon, correspondence regarding the history and eventual permanent removal of tennis courts on the grounds of the Museum due to subsidence, letters circulated to supporters of the Friends, a letter from Louise Bacon on the condition and maintenance of the totem pole (31 August 2000), a letter thanking the designer of the Friends' logo, letters related to the election of Dame Margaret Weston as President of the Friends in 1997 after the retirement of Philip Spooner, correspondence relating to The Pelican Group statuary restored in 1992, a suggestion sent to David Boston for the establishment of a Friends Kids' Club, correspondence between David Boston and Julius Bryant (English Heritage) relating to events and fundraising for the Friends, a blurb on the relationship between Frederick Horniman and Howard Carter, a memo on the condition of the Apostle Clock (24 June 1993), and a report for the Friends on South Hall floor subsidence.

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