|Letter, dated 17 June and written under the letterhead of 40 Prince's Gardens [London] in which Chamberlain declines an invitation for 8 July as he is being given dinner on that day by colleagues at the House of Commons. He tells Medwin of a sitting he has with the portrait painter [Charles Wellington] Furse when he looks forward to Furse's report of a discussion with Medwin. This discussion appears to be about a suggestion to include likenesses of some of the principal members of 'the Company' [possibly of the family firm, Chamberlain & Nettlefold] in the picture 'as was done by the great Dutch painters'.
Chamberlain also asks whether they were at school together as he remembers a boy 'in a velvet jacket' of the same name at Miss Pace's in Camberwell Grove.
With autograph envelope addressed to Sidney Medwin, Esq., Cordwainers' Hall, London EC.