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Ozias Humphry, [on board the Francis], to George Baker, 2 Lace Warehouse, St. Paul's Churchyard, London

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/3/86

Title

Ozias Humphry, [on board the Francis], to George Baker, 2 Lace Warehouse, St. Paul's Churchyard, London

Date

[Jan 1785]

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

Concerning an outstanding debt from the Duchess of Devonshire for a portrait of Lady Spencer. He cannot get to the article in the confusion of the ship. Also Lord Duncannon's letter should not yet be sent. Ultimately Mr. Greenland should pay him £115.

He has written to "that poor girl at Oxford" to say that she should receive £10 now and then half-yearly. Miss Boydell says that Mr. Smart can only get a passage on a Danish East Indiaman, and that the Alderman has sat once to Smart for him. He speaks of another picture, which he is to care for, it is a present to the Duke of Dorset, a slight picture, from a bad van Dyck. Details his account with Mr. Greenland.

He still cannot find the picture of Lady Spencer, the bustle of the ship prevents him and they are surrounded by smugglers.