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Catalog Number 2015.02.0013
Object Name Letter
Date 1826
Title 1826 July 21 James McIntosh to Preston W. Brown
Scope & Content Letter from J. McIntosh to Preston Brown that describes a misunderstanding between the frame maker, McIntosh (who worked with Matthew Harris Jouett) and Preston Brown. The "brother's portrait" McIntosh refers to is most likely John Brown's Jouett portrait that is in a McIntosh frrame.

[Transcription]

Lex 21 July 1826

Doct. Brown

Sir. From the tenor of your last few lines to me I fear I must have given offense some how - if so I do assure you nothing could be farther from my wish. My addressing the last box to your care was by request. Mr. Jouett had informed me of his having received a letter from you wherein was an order for me to forward a Portrait frame - the letter was mislaid, and the name forgot. But was desired to address it to you who would give the necessary information. Indeed I felt a delicacy at the moment of troubling you, but let it go - I have since ascertained it to be for a Mrs. Pope - but which Mrs. P. I don't know as Bush is from home I am told. I have directed a Person to call on you for the box & pay any expenses that has been on it. - if I cannot find an owner I will endeavor to have it return'd. - Respecting Mr. Jouett's affairs you speak of I really never Presume to middle [sic] with, but I have so far done it my dear Sir as presses the finishing of your Brother's Picture. - got it into my Possessions - frame it, Box it and this day forward it to you - if in this or any other matters I have given offense I trust you will attribute it to an error of the hand and not the heart of D sir

Yours very
Respectfully
James McIntosh

[Archivist Note]
McIntosh abt. frames
To
P. W. Brown
People Preston W. Brown
James McIntosh
Matthew Harris Jouett
Search Terms Framing