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Charles West Cope letter to Richard Redgrave, 1870 August 8

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 21
Call Number: MSS 22

Scope and Contents

Cope discusses the issue with the Royal Academy exhibition "keeper" [see previous two letters]. He thanks Redgrave for bringing up the matter at the general meeting. Cope describes the "keeper" as a "mere nobody" and is upset that Mr Eyre is "forced by circumstances to do more than he ought to be expected & do more than his position in the body warrants." Cope is happy that Redgrave's suggestion for a "stronger administration power" was accepted and states that "we are now fast drifting to" a "[...] dictatorship." Cope states that "we should at once put a stop to this." Cope mentions the complaints of other RA members "Richmond & Botale [?]."


  • 1870 August 8


Physical Description

1 sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter, signed ; 18.5 x 23.5 cm folded to 18.5 x 12.25 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


On mourning stationary. Addressed from Dorchester.

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