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J. Northcote, London, to Saml. Northcote, Plymouth, Devonshire

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

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Reference code

NOR/20

Title

J. Northcote, London, to Saml. Northcote, Plymouth, Devonshire

Date

4 Apr 1776

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He regrets that his last letter inadvertently distressed Samuel; he admits he is too proud to go to Plymouth if his friends only give him work out of kindness; he has decided to go to Portsmouth and arranges for new clothes; Sir Joshua's character of Mrs. Parker appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine, but Sir Joshua thinks it spoilt; he will send his most valuable drawings by waggon, not sea; Mr. Mudge, watchmaker, told Miss Reynolds he though Northcote should stay with Sir Joshua longer, she encourages him to travel.