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DANCE, Sir Charles Webb (1786--1844)
To be let or sold, by private contract, Hertsbourne Manor Place, at an agreeable distance from the public road, situate in the parish of Bushey, in the county of Herts, ...
[London]: printed by E. Woods, Queen-street, Grosvenor-square, [1836].
[2] p. ; 39.0 cm. (2º)

Eleven years after the death of George Dance the younger, his only surviving son, Lt.-Colonel Sir Charles Webb Dance, was obliged dispose of Hertsbourne Manor House to fund the education of his children, either by letting the furnished house, or selling the unexpired lease for 8 years from Michaelmas 1835. 'For further Particulars and Cards to View, apply to Mr. Carter, ... or to Messrs. Whitmore, Roumieu and Walters, ...'.

Copy Notes Two copies of the particulars with a Card to View were sent to Soane with a letter from Dance dated from the United Service Club, 31 March 1836. (Priv. Corr. III.D.5.31). The card is inscribed in ink: April 1836 / Durrant / Admit Sir John Soane to / view the House & Grounds / C.W. Dance. A further letter dated from Hertsbourne Manor, 6 April 1836 indicates that Soane did not avail himself of the opportunity to view the house: I shd. like you to have seen this place - I have / your old friends the Views taken by my Father / of the Temple of Tivoli &c. &c. hanging up / in nice order in my Study. (Priv. Corr. III.D.5.32). However, later that year Soane did acquire Dance's architectural drawings with the cabinet in which they were kept by him, now in the North Drawing Room at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields. See Jill Lever, Catalogue of the drawings of George Dance the younger (1741--1825) and of George Dance the elder (1695--1768) from the collection of Sir John Soane's Museum (London 2003), pp. 21--23, where the first of the two letters cited is transcribed.

Binding Copy 1: Folded loose sheet.
Copy 2: Folded loose sheet.

Reference Number 6775


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