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BELFAST ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION
Belfast Academical Institution. At a full meeting of the managers, visitors, and proprietors of the Belfast Academical Institution, in the buildings of the Institution, on February 1st, 1814, the most noble the Marquis of Donegall, president, president, in the chair, the following address of the joint board of managers and visitors, to the proprietors, and to the public at large, was read, on the opening of the establishment.
Belfast J. Smyth, printer, [1814].
4 p. ; 33.3 cm. (2º)

Drop-head title. Imprint from colophon. The history of what was later to become the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, formally opened in 1814, dates from an application to the Marquis of Donegall in 1807 and a meeting held on August 1st, 1807 to draw up plans for the regulation of the new Institution. John Soane was invited to draw up plans for the building in 1809 for which he declined payment and the foundation stone for a modified version of his plans was laid in 1810. (See D. Stroud, Sir John Soane, architect, London 1984, p. 270.) The Soane Museum has 43 drawings relating to this project (Drawer 71/5/1--41 & 43; Vol. 90/5); for the correspondence relating to it, see Priv. Corr. V.F.1--37.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Inscribed in ink on p. 4 with the date 1814. Folded and bound (3*) in a collection of pamphlets and manuscripts, including two other items relating to the Institution.
Copy 2: 32.6 cm.

Binding Copy 1: C19th half dark green roan, blind double-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Brooksean Museum &c', later numbered '47' in a series of pamphlet volumes. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 2s. 6d. on 22 December 1830. (Archive 7/15/8).
Copy 2: Folded paper. Pinned last in a group of printed papers relating to the Belfast Academical Institution.

Reference Number 970


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