I would totally agree and say your statement Frank Meadow Sutcliffe - Britain's Atget is spot on. Despite the differences mentioned in a previous thread, the aesthetic presence and mood are almost identical.
I think a good curator could do wonders with his work, but I'm guessing the prints are untouchable for their historical significance more than photographic importance. He's more of a 'photographer's photographer' than I'd been led to believe, much more artful, which doesn't seem to be properly recognised.
'Cows are very fond of being photographed, and, unlike architecture, don't move.' - Oscar Wilde