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Correspondence

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Any forms of addressed and written communication sent and received, including letters, postcards, memorandums, notes, telegrams, or cables.

Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

Anonymous letter to John Thomas Smith., undated

 Item — 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

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

 Item — 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., 1807 September 21

 Item — 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 John Thomas Smith., undated

 Item — 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 William Upcott., 1817 April 13

 Item — 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 — 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 — 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., 1824 January 5

 Item — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1825 October 17

 Item — 2-48
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Introducing Mr. Banks who is a reader at the Museum. "He is anxious for his son (who follows the art of Drawing and Painting) to study from the antiques in the museum".
Dates: 1825 October 17

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1822 December 16

 Item — 2-57
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Concerning the sale of Mr. Balme's property. Also mentions other business: "I shall set off to view an estate in Denbighshire and shall be absent near a fortnight".
Dates: 1822 December 16

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1826 January 2

 Item — 2-66
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Includes list of busts or reliefs by Nollekens of which he has the moulds, mentioning some sixty names of sitters, also listing six busts by Roubilliac in Nolleken's collection.
Dates: 1826 January 2

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1826 December 14

 Item — 2-74
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Sending an impression of a silver porringer. Letter accompanied by signature of J.T. Smith.
Dates: 1826 December 14

Letter to John Thomas Smith., undated

 Item — 2-105
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Asking for two friends of his to see Mr. Payne Knight's Claudes (i.e. works by Claude Lorrain) if the Museum is open.
Dates: undated

Letter to John Thomas Smith.

 Item — 2-151
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Asking Smith to give his son a lesson.
Dates: 1708-1875, bulk 1768-1836

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1824 March 4

 Item — 2-152
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Concerning the value of a portrait of Clarissa Hayward by Ozias Humphry.
Dates: 1824 March 4

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1832 January 29

 Item — 2-175
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: About his quotation from Baretti's Guide through the Royal Academy (London, 1781).
Dates: 1832 January 29