The letters are kept safely in a paper file tied with a white ribbon in the stores of the Wellcome Collection. Lovett's letters are all handwritten in his wonderfully expressive handwriting, whilst Thompson's replies are all typed on a typewriter. The type writer paper is very fine and can be seen through. Amongst the letters are postcards and short notes adding up totals for the sale of amulets. In places there are rust marks where a paper clip has been. The letters include discussions of sales of amulets between Lovett and Thompson, agreeing prices. It is interesting to think of amulets as commodities with a price attached, when their value lies mostly with the owner as a very personal item.
|Postcard showing Thompson's address at the Wellcome Museum|
|Card showing Lovett's signature|
|Letter from Lovett arranging the sale of twenty horse amulets|
Lovett also describes St Brigid's crosses which were hung over doors and above beds to protect the family; after St Bridgid's day they would be burned and replaced with new ones. Lovett states that St Brigid was originally as sun goddess and the crosses are solar symbols.