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Letters by Thomas Lawrence, preserved by Elizabeth Croft

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 9 of 9 in this group

Reference code

LAW/9

Title

Letters by Thomas Lawrence, preserved by Elizabeth Croft

Date

1810-1829

Level

Series

Extent & medium

1 vol, 19 items

Previous reference codes

357

Acquisition Details

Deposited with the Royal Academy by the National Trust.

Arrangement

Items 1 - 74 have been sewn into a small morocco red scrapbook.

Physical Characteristics

Some letters have been mutilated, in all probability by Elizabeth Croft herself. Many letters from Lawrence to Croft are personal in tone and it appears likely that Croft was ensuring that Lawrence's most personal sentiments should remain a secret. This, of course, is deeply disappointing for the historian.