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BELFAST ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION
[Report. 1808]
Academical Institution, Belfast. At a general meeting of subscribers convened ... on Thursday, February 4th, 1808 ... The following report of the committee appointed to collect subscriptions, and to conduct the affairs of the Institution, was read. Report.
Belfast Smyth & Lyons, printers, [1808].
[4] p. ; 38.5 cm. (2º)

Folded sheet, final verso blank. Drop-head title. The Marquess of Donegall took the Chair. The subscriptions received to date amounted to £14581 12s. 3d. 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.

Binding Folded paper. Pinned (2) in a group of printed papers relating to the Belfast Academical Institution.

Reference Number 6026


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