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Record NG6/6/854

Archive reference number NG6/6/854
Title

Letter to William Law, H. M. Treasury

Date 11 Oct 1880
Description

Reply to letter 17018/80, acknowledging receipt of the letter and informing him that the Director is on the Continent, also mentioning that the practice of requiring visitors to the South Kensington Museum to leave their sticks and umbrellas at the entrance appears only to have been discontinued when all the pictures had been glazed which is not the case at the National Gallery, and that a picture from this Gallery temporarily on show at South Kensington received a damage on its surface from a stick or umbrella. As the Public Rooms in this Gallery are more crowded than S. Kensington a departure from the present rule might be attended with danger.

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