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BRITISH SCHOOL OF ARTS
British School of Arts, Berners-Street, August 24, 1803. ... I am directed by the committee to inform you that the meeting of artists, will not be held at this place, as proposed tomorrow evening, in consequence of the following letter received late last night from the Lord Lieutenant of the County. ... G. Field, secretary, pro tempore.
[London]: printed by J.S. Barr, Brydges-street, Covent-Garden, [1803].
[4] p. ; 24.0 cm. (4°)

Drop-head title. The Lord Lieutenant, the Duke of Portland, signs himself 'Scott Titchfield'. The purport of his letter is the fact that the 'number of the volunteer corps of Middlesex already equals that to which they are limited' and the Artists are to be thanked for their proposal earlier that month to form themselves into a volunteer corps (q.v.) but stood down for the time-being.

Copy Notes Previously folded and addressed as a letter to John Soane Esqr. RA / Lincoln's Inn Fields, red postal frank.

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 5989


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