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BELFAST ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION
[Report of the managers. 1809]
Academical Institution, Belfast. At a general meeting of the subscribers ... on Tuesday the 4th of July, 1809, ... it was resolved, unanimously, that John Soane, esq. ... in consequence of his liberal and disinterested donation of four ground plans and elevations of buildings for the Institution, be admitted to all the rights and privileges enjoyed by subscribers of one hundred guineas. ...
Belfast Smyth & Lyons, printers, [1809].
[4] p. ; 31.2 cm. (2º)

Folded sheet, final verso blank. Drop-head title. The 'Report' is signed by the [the Marquess of] 'Donegall, President', and 'J. Stevenson, Sec'. The report of the chairman, 'Robert Getty' is dated 'July 4, 1809'. 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. 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.

Binding Folded paper. Pinned (5) in a group of printed papers relating to the Belfast Academical Institution.

Reference Number 6785


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