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Extracts from three letters by Samuel Johnson

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

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Reference code

AND/5/93

Title

Extracts from three letters by Samuel Johnson

Date

[c.1870]

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

The first is to Mrs Thrale, 8 May 1783, stating that Sir Joshua Reynolds bleives the current exhibition will support the Academy, clearing £3000.

The second is to Joshua Reynolds, 2 May 1783, recommending the bearer, Mr Cruikshanks, who wishes to be appointed the Academy's Professor of Anatomy.

The third is to Mrs Thrale, 1 May 1783, concerning the Royal Academy annual dinner, assistance he obtained for [Mauritius] Lowe and the opening of James Barry's election.