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Letter from Lord Rosebery to Mr Agnew

6 Aug 1887


Letter from Lord Rosebery to Mr Agnew


6 Aug 1887

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Letter (6 Aug 1887) from Lord Rosebery, written from Lansdowne House to Mr Agnew. Rosebery thanks him for his letter and states that he would like to come to Manchester, enquiring how long the Agnew's gallery remains open. He thanks Agnew for information about "Lord F," refers to a "fine Nollekens.. of Fox" in his posession and states that he should like Agnew to show him a portrait of George Canning by John Hoppner. Rosebery makes a humorous reference to Agnew's "butterfly existence" and to himself as a "worker bee."

Named persons featured:

Primrose, Archibald Philip, 5th Earl of Rosebery 1847-1929

Fox, Charles James 1749-1806

Nollekens, Joseph Francis 1737 - 1823

Hoppner, John 1758-1810

Canning, George 1770-1827

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