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BELFAST ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION
[Report. 1807]
Report of the committee appointed to prepare a plan of education and government for the intended Academical Institution, Belfast.
Belfast printed by Smyth & Lyons, 1807.
18 p. ; 17.0 cm. (16º)

The Report was received and accepted by a meeting of the Friends of the intended Academical Institution, held ... on Tuesday September 22, 1807', Joseph Stevenson being appointed Secretary. 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 Upper wrapper inscribed in ink Belfast/ Academical Institution. Final page inscribed in pencil 30.

Binding Original C19th blue paper wrappers, stitched. Pinned (1) with a group of printed papers relating to the Institution.

Reference Number 6025


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