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C.R. Cockerell letter to Richard Redgrave, 1855 December 11

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Call Number: MSS 22

Scope and Contents

In a letter that is frequently illegible, Cockerell writes of a mission in Paris [presumably related to the Paris Exhibition] in which he was instrumental in getting "our great national work" "sanction[ed]" by the "French […]" and the "Imperial authority." He writes that he "shall expect [the thanks of the commissioners] & the fullest acknowledgement of [his] services on that mission." Earlier in the letter, Cockerell discusses the "Gross treatment of [his] model, packed by the best men in London a model so interesting to the architecture […] of Greek architecture, original, by […] privation to me and a competition in Grecian research." He also mentions a letter received from a Mr Duncombe.


  • 1855 December 11


Physical Description

1 sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter, signed ; 18 x 22.5 cm folded to 18 x 11.125 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Addressed from: Hampstead

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