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|Archive reference number||NGA27/32/3|
Correspondence to members of the firm of Agnew's from surnames beginning with R
Assorted letters from members of the Rothschild family, artist Briton Rivière, the 5th Earl of Rosebery and his wife Hannah Primrose (nee Rothschild) addressed (in various instances) to Sir William Agnew or Charles Morland Agnew, with many addressed to "Mr Agnew" only.
One additional letter marked as removed from a letterbook is included at NGA27/32/3/63
A note marked "Various letters to William, George or Morland Agnew in the 80's and 90's including a series from Lord Rosebery, Briton Riviere, the Rothschilds" is included.
Subject matter includes: sales by the firm of Agnew's to the Rothschild family and to Lord Rosebery, Briton Riviere's thoughts on commissions, the production of paintings, their valuation, sale, purchase and exhibition, the state of the art market, the deaths of Sir William Agnew's daughters, Liberal politics, Sir William Agnew's political activities, his friendship with Sir William and his family and Lord Rosebery's thoughts on Liberal politics and his appointments, his financial situation, the commission, sale and purchase of paintings and his friendship with Sir William Agnew.
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