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Acquisition file

12 Jan 1916-1 Jan 1917


Acquisition file


12 Jan 1916-1 Jan 1917

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Letters and telegrams re transport of cases containing Layard pictures arrived at Newhaven; lists of Layard pictures received at the Gallery; letter of 14 May 1916 from Collins Baker to Lord Bessborough acknowledging receipt of all Layard pictures; correspondence with representatives of HM Treasury and Treasury Solicitor's Department re the failure of Major Layard's claim and a proposed appeal to the House of Lords; copy of letter dated 29 Dec 1917 from Messrs Beaumont & Son to Treasury enquiring whether the Gallery is willing to enter into further negotiations for a settlement before the appeal; lists of Layard pictures accepted by the Gallery

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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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