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Record NG6/6/363

Archive reference number NG6/6/363

Letter to Sir Walter James

Date 28 Feb 1880

Enquiries regarding James' question have established that early morning visitors to the RA [Royal Academy] exhibition in former days waited, before the doors were opened, at the outer gate, not under the portico. This will unfortunately not match James' picturesque conception of the subject.

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