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Sir William Agnew, Charles Morland Agnew and George William Agnew correspondence

c 1882-1900


Sir William Agnew, Charles Morland Agnew and George William Agnew correspondence


c 1882-1900

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Assorted letters from a number of artists, politicians, royalty, aristocracy, clients and friends to Charles Morland Agnew, Sir William Agnew and George William Agnew.

Subject matter includes: artists' commissions, valuation, sale, purchase and exhibiting of paintings, the annual Artists' General Benevolent Institution dinner, Punch magazine, the deaths of Sir William Agnew's daughters, Sir William Agnew's seeking of political and judicial appointments for his son George William Agnew, Liberal politics and Sir William Agnew's gains and losses of Parliamentary seats.

The series also includes two unsigned sketches.

An envelope marked "Artists letters to C. Morland Agnew" and "Artists Letters C' is included before NGA27/32/2/1 and appears to indicate that NGA27/32/2/1 - NGA27/32/2/19 are to Charles Morland Agnew (the bulk of items are addressed to "Mr Agnew" only).

A note marked "Various letters in the 70s 80s and 90s to WA GA and MA (ACL) + 2 sketches" is included before NGA27/32/2/21 indicating that NGA27/32/2/21 - NGA27/32/2/133 are addressed (in various instances) to Sir William Agnew, George William Agnew or Charles Morland Agnew.

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