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SOANE, Sir John (1753--1837)
Lincoln's Inn Fields. / Dear Sir, / Allow me to trouble you with the following particulars, hastily put together, respecting a late transaction at the India-House, as far as it relates to Mr. Jupp and myself; ...
[London]: [1797?].
4 p. ; 36.9 cm. (2º)

Drop-head title. Paper with watermark '1795'. Soane's account of the proceedings when his name was not put forward as one of the candidates (alongside Messrs. Dance, Holland and Wyatt) when the question of submitting designs for the India House in Leadenhall came forward. Richard Jupp was Surveyor to the East India Company (a position he had held since 1768) and had been one of the candidates for the position at the Bank of England in 1788. It was Jupp who had drawn Soane's attention to the circulation of the anonymous Inscription for a monument to the memory of Sir William Chambers (q.v.) on 13 July 1796. For a full account of the dispute and crisis of Soane's ambitions see G. Darley John Soane: an accidental romantic (London 1999), pp. 132--35; see also A.T. Bolton (ed.), The portrait of Sir John Soane, R.A. (London 1927), pp. 59--79.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Dated in ink in Soane's hand 31st. March 1797 extensively annotated in ink with Soane's more specific comments about Jupp. Labelled in ink Statement of Facts / relative to Mr. Jupp / and the India House / business / March 1797.
Copy 2: 34.7 cm.
Copy 3: 37.4 cm. Extensive changes in ink to paragraph 2 on p. [1].

Binding Copy 1: Loose bifolium, folded.
Copy 2: Loose bifolium, folded.
Copy 3: Loose bifolium, folded.

Reference Number 6202


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