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Shhharpe

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Furniture from Barrie's Adelphi flat
« on: November 19, 2016, 12:09:41 PM »
I have Barrie's brown leather armchair from his Adelphi flat. It was acquired by my father at the point the Health Department took over the property. I was wondering if you or anyone else might have ideas on where this important item should be best placed. It strikes me as a shame that only I get to enjoy it.

Brutus

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Re: Furniture from Barrie's Adelphi flat
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 12:43:14 PM »
What a wonderful thing to have! I would have thought either the National Trust of Scotland for their Barrie's Birthplace in  Kirriemuir or perhaps the Moat Brae Trust in Dumfries would be interested?

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Re: Furniture from Barrie's Adelphi flat
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 12:47:48 PM »
Dear Shhharpe,

As I'm new to the forum--just wondering: did you find a home for the armchair? The contact details for Moat Brae in Dumfries (coincidentally I'm in the office right now, as I read this) are at http://www.peterpanmoatbrae.org/contact/

Interested to find out more about this.

With all best wishes,

Valentina Bold

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Re: Furniture from Barrie's Adelphi flat
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 06:02:11 PM »
Valentina,

Many apologies for my failure to respond to your message way back in January! I only just came upon it today along with the kind advice from 'Brutus'.

I am still keen to pass the lovely chair to a more worthy and perhaps more public owner. I was toying with the idea of popping it on eBay in the hope that a Barrie enthusiast might want it but as you and Brutus have both suggested the Scottish link/s, I feel I should follow those leads first - to keep it in the family, as it were.

Thank you so very much for responding to my post and apologies again for my failure to return to find your reply.

I will let you know what happens.

Kindest regards,
Caroline

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Re: Furniture from Barrie's Adelphi flat
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 08:24:47 AM »
It would be great if the chair could be acquired by a museum so that it could be enjoyed by the general public. Good luck with that and do keep us updated!

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Re: Furniture from Barrie's Adelphi flat
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 08:34:40 AM »
Dear Caroline

I have just read your post about the arm chair and coincidentally will be meeting with the design team including architect, interpretation experts and interior designer today.  We are discussing detailed plans for the layout, decoration and furniture at Moat Brae where we will be opening a National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling inspired by JM Barrie's time here.  Moat Brae was his 'enchanted land' and he spent the 'happiest days' of his life in Dumfries. 

Our plans including creating a visitor attraction where we will tell the story of these happiest days, the early inspiration and influences on Barrie as well as celebrating his work, particularly Peter Pan.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of the chair being enjoyed in this very special place please contact me at catherine@peterpanmoatbrae.org

Best wishes
Catherine Colwell