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Smith, John Thomas, 1766-1833

 Person

Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:

Anonymous letter to John Thomas Smith., undated

 Item — Box: 3-35
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Saying that if he publishes a second edition of the book, he will find a more accurate and detailed account of the life of Thomas Banks in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1807 or 1808. With some anecdotes.
Dates: undated

Extra-illustrated Life of Nollekens

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 10
Overview: This collection comprises an extra-illustrated copy--with many engravings and original manuscript letters--of the second edition of John Thomas Smith's Nollekens and his times, comprehending a life of that celebrated sculptor: and memoirs of several contemporary artists, from the time of Roubillac, Hogarth, and Reynolds, to that of Fuseli, Flaxman, and Blake (London : Henry Colburn, 1829).
Dates: 1708-1875, bulk 1768-1836

Letter, apparently to John Thomas Smith., 1821 July 30

 Item — Box: 2-228
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: About portraits of Dr. Misaubin. Also mentions a gentleman who lived on gin for many years and who was the model for Hogarth's Quack Doctor in the Marriage-a-la-Mode.
Dates: 1821 July 30

Letter presumably to John Thomas Smith., undated

 Item — Box: 3-14[b]
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: With a list of the principal works of his father (Sir Richard Westmacott) and where they are to be found. Some are asterisked as "National Monuments."
Dates: undated

Letter presumably to John Thomas Smith., 1807 September 21

 Item — Box: 3-13[a]
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: About books which he is sending him or has sent him, and enclosing a list of errata [not present].
Dates: 1807 September 21

Letter presumably to William Upcott., 1817 April 13

 Item — Box: 3-13[b]
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Asking very urgently for the return of a model belonging to Mr. Planta (probably Joseph Planta, librarian at the British Museum) and a drawing by the late Mr. Alexander (probably William Alexander, of the British Museum).
Dates: 1817 April 13

Letter to Charles Ollier., undated

 Item — Box: 1-336
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Regarding Bat Pidgeon's house and Mr. Sheldrake's letter to him on the subject. Bat Pidgeon was the owner of a famous hairdressing salon in the Strand, London.
Dates: undated

Letter to Henry Howard., 1841 July 28

 Item — Box: 3-12
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Asking him to deliver to "Mr. Smith or bearer" the pictures listed in the previous letter.
Dates: 1841 July 28

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1829 August 20

 Item — Box: 1-239
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Referring to his mention of Zoffany's print of Townley's gallery ('I have just read with great pleasure your publication of "Nollekens and his times'), and asking if and when it will be finished.
Dates: 1829 August 20

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1828 September 6

 Item — Box: 1-292
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Arising out of the biography of Nollekens and about works of art. Mentions a medal by Pisano (i.e. Pisanello?), giving a description and asking if the Museum has a copy.
Dates: 1828 September 6

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1822 August 15

 Item — Box: 1-358
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Asking him to come next Sunday so that he can sketch in Kew Gardens. Combe was superintendent of coins and medals at the British Museum with Smith was there.
Dates: 1822 August 15

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1830 April 7

 Item — Box: 2-442
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Asking to call for his opinion on an unspecified matter.
Dates: 1830 April 7

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1819 January 29

 Item — Box: 2-442
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Asking Smith to show the Rembrandt etchings to Mr. Schippers (?), a "respectable inhabitant and public functionary of Bruxelles."
Dates: 1819 January 29

Letter to John Thomas Smith., undated

 Item — Box: 1-158
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Introducing Mr. Radcliffe 'who wishes to speak to you about the anecdotes of his late wife which you have introduced in your memoir of Nollekens and his times'. Maida Vale, Wednesday.
Dates: undated

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1820 February 20

 Item — Box: 2-16
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Mentioning Francis Douce and also the print collection of Martin van Heemskerck, at one time numbering 40,000 but now "dwindled to little more than 100", in the possession of Richard Cosway.
Dates: 1820 February 20

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1824 January 5

 Item — Box: 2-18
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Regarding Joseph Nollekens' will, asking when legacies will be paid and fulminating against Francis Douce (who was the eventual principal legatee), calling him "that shabby and in fact dishonest fellow, Douce".
Dates: 1824 January 5

Letter to John Thomas Smith., undated

 Item — Box: 2-20
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Arranging to meet "to settle the plan of moving".
Dates: undated

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1820 February 20

 Item — Box: 2-24
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: About a dinner to take place with "our Friend Mr. [Francis] Douce".
Dates: 1820 February 20

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1824 October 13

 Item — Box: 1-32
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: About Nollekens' will: "more persons of the name of Le Rouz are coming forward to endeavour to prove themselves the next of kin to Mr. Nollekens, the possibility therefore exists that both my brother and self may be oblig'd to return every shilling".
Dates: 1824 October 13

Letter to John Thomas Smith., undated

 Item — Box: 2-45
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Acknowledging receipt of the Smith's Life of Nollekens and enclosing a guinea as payment.
Dates: undated