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image 40r (SM volume 39) Plan of ? stable, elevation of door

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40r (SM volume 39) Plan of ? stable, elevation of door

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40r (SM volume 39) Plan of ? stable, elevation of door

Notes

(pencil) Plan of ? stable / Mr Moore (J.Ingamells, Dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy, 1701-1800, 1997: Jacob More (1740-93), successful landscape painter and Roman agent for the Earl-Bishop of Derry) to paint the 2 little Views / of Vesuvius for Mr Lamire - / To call on Mrs Swinbourne (probably Martha, wife of Henry Swinburne, see J.Inagmells, Dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy, 1701-1800, 1997) by / Lady Hamiltons desire about the Queens / Letter (doubtless, the Queen of Naples, Ingamells mentions a letter of condolence, p.9172) & to write to her Ladyship and elevation of door hung flush

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