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BELFAST ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION
List of subscribers to the Academical Institution, Belfast.
Belfast Smyth & Lyons, printers, [1808].
4 p. ; 33.2 cm. (2º)

Drop-head title. Dated at the end '9th January, 1808', when the total amount of subscriptions received was '£. 13845. 13. 0.'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 The printed list is augmented with many names inserted in ink and the new total sum 15,225.4.9. inscribed in ink at the end.

Binding Folded paper. Pinned (3) in a group of printed papers relating to the Belfast Academical Institution.

Reference Number 6027


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