"Dear Charles…": Some Letters of Thanks

ONE OF the great pleasures of being a silhouettist is the emails and letters of thanks received after attending an event. Here are few of them for you to read:


Thank you for a quite spectacular entertainment...
Most importantly the Queen enjoyed herself immensely...
Mr Burns silhouettes made perfect portraits of those present...
Prince Michael in particular was delighted with his silhouette
I think you were kind enough to flatter a number of my guests
May I take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and understanding...
Many thanks for all you did to make the RYS Ball such a success.
I would like to thank you on behalf of us all at Bentleys for the fabulous job you did...
Will you please personally thank Alison for her work on the night...
we received numerous compliments on the silhouette cutters...
You contributed hugely to the success of a very happy day for all our family
You quite stole the show and have been much talked about since.
Thank you so much for all your help
The silhouette portraits proved hugely popular....
I am writing to thank you for your assistance in making this event an outstanding success...
We had lots of comments on how fun and personable the three of you were.
Everyone thought you were brilliant and it
was lovely to go home with such happy souvenirs.
I know that everyone who had their silhouette cut was more than delighted at the end result, and also your obviously gifted talent.
As ever, our guests were delighted with your silhouettes and it was a pleasure to have you there.
Everyone I spoke to was absolutely thrilled with their silhouettes and marvelled at your skill and speed.
It was lovely to see you again and to see you in action.
Everybody enjoyed themselves and found your work fascinating...
various handwritten letters

The original letters are kept in Charles' duplicate albums, along with the silhouettes cut at each event. They are not normally made public, except on request to visitors at the studio.