William Holman Hunt letter to Richard Redgrave, 1875 June 25
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"My dear Mr Redgrave, I was fortunate yesterday morning in finding Sir Henry Cole at home and free to attend to my case which he did with the greatest kindness giving me many valuable suggestions for the improvement of the memorial - altho' he felt obliged to sign it himself - which he thought under existing circumstance to be not unfavourable to the object I had in view. I have since then reformed the whole memorial, cutting out much of the matter and adding particulars about the duties which Bunhill performed which Sir Henry recommended me to [...] as calculated to strengthen the appeal - I have now forwarded the papers to Wykeham Deverell who has promised to get it copied and to bring the improved memorial [...] Museum for signatures. He will first call upon you in the hope that you will be kind enough to tell him in what order the names should be sought - and that you will give it the advantage of your own signature. I am obliged to [...] his offer to do this as a means of saving time: if you will kindly cause me and keep him as there may seem need I shall be very much obliged. From particulars which Sir Henry Cole gave me of poor Bunhill's position in the Schools of which I had known really nothing before, I could appreciate the necessity of being very circumspect in the working of the memorial. Yours very truly, W. Holman Hunt.
- 1875 June 25
1 sheet (3 pages) : autograph letter, signed ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm
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