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Letter from Percy Macquoid to Lord Stamford. He is to meet J. Compton Hall to discuss the decoration work. "The painting of the rooms he has to do is quite straightforward & the red distemper is the only difficulty but that I will explain to him and also mention the plastering in the [Great] Hall. I think we settled all the rooms to Lady Stamford's satisfaction. I will give him a list of those rooms that are cream paint & those that are to be wood colour and will ask him if the colour of the oak in those important positions Lady Stamford selects can be kept freer from white grain [see EGR7/20/2/29 above]... The house should look very pretty in colour when done & that is yours & Lady Stamford's chief wish."

In a postscript he adds, "Lady Stamford is so quick to see good colour that it makes it all so much easier when people see the right thing at once."