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Acquisition file

21 Feb 1914-28 Dec 1914


Acquisition file


21 Feb 1914-28 Dec 1914

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Correspondence with William Rye and Sir John P. Mellor of the Treasury Solicitor's Department, Sir Edward J. Poynter, Sir Rennell Rodd and Messrs Beaumont & Son, solicitors to Major Arthur Layard re the latter's claim to the portraits in the Layard bequest and a proposed settlement with the Gallery. The file also includes: the Director's notes on portraits in Major Layard's possession in London; lists of pictures at No.1 Queen Anne Street forming part of the Layard bequest; and copies of Treasury Solicitor's Department's notes on the bequest and documents relevant to the case

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Paintings referenced in this record

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Numerous documents relating to the Layard Bequest may be found in NG7

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