Letter from Sir Charles Eastlake to Ralph N Wornum
16 Jul 1857
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Relating to arrangements for security including the concern about ladders and open windows and a proposed survey of the whole building. He emphasises that it is the Government's duty to settle such questions and then the officers' duty to execute those decisions. He states that the conservation of the pictures, the ventilation of the rooms and precautions against fire "are entrusted to you as Keeper". Also notes a complaint against Newham the Porter.