SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN RECOMMENDS HIS GODSONS COMPANY, WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE THE SON OF SIR GEORGE GROVE — THE FOUNDING EDITOR OF GROVE’S DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S. (1842-1900). English composer. Autograph Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan”. Two pages, octavo. “Grove House, Weybridge”, July 19, no year. Some minor toning, else fine condition. To “Dear George”. Sullivan writes:
“Thompson, Ritchie and Co. are the best ‘installers’ in London, and Arthur Grove (son of Sir George Grove) is a partner and my godson. So I forward his appeal. Don’t be surprised to see me one evening next week after dinner. I can’t come and dine just yet (even if you ask me!) as my plan of working won’t allow such dissipation at present. Truly yours, Arthur Sullivan”.
It appears that Thompson, Ritchie & Co. were household goods suppliers and that the company went bankrupt in 1934.