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BELFAST ACADEMICAL INSTUTION
The Belfast Academical Institution, incorporated by Act of Parliament, in 1810.
Belfast [1818].
3, [1] p. ; 25.5 cm. (4º)

Drop-head title. Signed '1st July, 1818. ... Joseph Stevenson, Secretary' at end. 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 Bound (3***) in a collection of pamphlets and manuscripts, including two other items relating to the Institution. Inscribed in ink on p. [4] 1818.

Binding C19th half dark green roan, blind double-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Brooksean Museum &c', later numbered '47' in a series of pamphlet volumes. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 2s. 6d. on 22 December 1830. (Archive 7/15/8).

Reference Number 4496


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