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Acquisition file

14 Dec 1962-8 Jun 1964


Acquisition file


14 Dec 1962-8 Jun 1964

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Correspondence between Martin Davies and Boodle Hatfield & Co (solicitors) and the Williams Deacon Bank relating to Maud Mary Greenway's bequest of 'Joseph Greenway'. Letter to Kingsley Adams (Director of the National Portrait Gallery) from Martin Davies, asking if the Portrait Gallery would be interested in 'Joseph Greenway' in the event of the picture not being accepted by the Trustees. Letter to Boodle Hatfield & Co officially accepting the bequest on behalf of the Trustees, 7 Jan 1963. Letter forwarded by Boodle Hatfield to Mrs de Paravicini from Michael Levey (Assistant Keeper) asking for background information on the portrait for the picture's forthcoming catalogue entry. Correspondence between Lady Sheelah Greenway and Michael Levey regarding details of Joseph Greenway's life. Letters to the Town Clerk and City Librarian of Exeter regarding the date on which Joseph Greenway died and his appointment as Mayor of Exeter in 1796. Press release detailing the acquisition and providing background information on the portrait.

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