Item 16 - Letters relating to the portrait of Lord Byron

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Letters relating to the portrait of Lord Byron


  • 1907, 1925 (Creation)

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3 folded sheets, 2 single sheets, 1 env.

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Two letters from A. C. Benson to the Master of Trinity H. M. Butler in 1907 describing his acquisition of the portrait which had been very dirty, with the appearance of having been used as a target by children and offering it to Trinity, with another letter from S. Taylor to Canon Parry in 1925 concerning the portrait's similarities to Stephen Poyntz Denning's work.

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The two letters from Benson were previously housed with the Muniments, described as being part of Box 29 C.I.C.

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