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Priv Corr II.T.10.1


Letter, J M W Turner, 64 Harley Street to John Soane


  • 4 July 1804
    Wednesday Noon (Turner's hand); July 4th 1804 (Soane's hand)

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1 folded sheet


Turner, Joseph Mallord William, R.A. (1775--1851)


He has sent back the drawings with the letter and thanks J S for the loan of them. He hopes to see him shortly. Did he go the [Royal Academy] Council meeting on Monday evening?

Postcript: He encloses [not now enclosed] a print of the mausoleum which Wyatt built for Lord Yarborough in Lincolnshire which he hopes J S will accept [SM 59/2/15].

Publication and Exhibition note

Published in Bolton Portrait, p.112



Associated item

  • 59/2/15: another example

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