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|Archive reference number||NG6/6/30|
Letter to Mr Burton
|Date||16 Oct 1879|
Explains that very few letters of importance have arrived for the director in his absence. Only one letter has needed to be forwarded because it was marked 'private'. States that Burton will find a letter from him (Eastlake) at the Porte Restaurant concerning the death of a member of staff. After Burton had left for the continent Eastlake contacted the office of works to tell them new floors needed to be finished in time for the re-opening of the Gallery, but despite the fact that work is continuing every day he feels it is unlikely that the floors will be completed on time. This means the rooms still being worked on will presumably be shut for a few days after the re-opening. Sir W. Gregory called at the Gallery recently, but nothing of importance occured.
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