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Acquisition file

22 Jun 1955-24 Jul 1956


Acquisition file


22 Jun 1955-24 Jul 1956

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Correspondence with Mrs Phyllis Woodall re sale of 'St John on the Island of Patmos' from the estate of her late father Laurie Frere and extensive negotiations for its purchase by the Gallery. Includes correspondence between Hendy, Gibson, the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres [Trustee and Chairman of NACF], Lionel Robbins [Chairman of Trustees], Sir Alexander Johnston of the Treasury, Mrs Meldrum of the NACF and Lord Kilmaine of the Pilgrim Trust re raising the necessary funds for the purchase. Also information on the picture and its history for the NACF's annual report and copy of Gallery's press release announcing acquisition, 21 Jun 1956.

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