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John Prescott Knight letter to Richard Redgrave, 1871 December 30

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 70
Call Number: MSS 22

Scope and Contents

"Dear Sir, Suffering much a sharp attack of sciatica complicated with other disabling ailments. I find myself unable to join the council festival of this evening & the more regret - this after having absented[?] at the social gathering 'according to ancient custom' in twenty-seven years - I forward to you the president's letter requesting me to take the chair in his absence. - You will now have to elect your own chairman. The following are the [...] toasts of the evening. - The Queen - Patron of the institution / The Prince and Princess of Wales - and the rest of the Royal Family.- / The members of council - retiring. The members of council - retaining their seats - The new members of council coming in 1872. / (See list of names enclosed) / other complimentary toasts at discretion - / Last of all - Honour[?] & Glory to the next Exhibition - Your obedient steward, John P Knight, RA. Please return the president's letter through Mr. Eyre).


  • 1871 December 30


Physical Description

1 sheet (2 pages) : autograph letter, signed ; 22 x 18 cm folded to 22 x 9 cm

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From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


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