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Records of the Surveyor

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 11 of 17 in this group

Reference code

RAA/SUR

Title

Records of the Surveyor

Date

1880-1983

Level

Sub-fonds

Extent & medium

X

Historical Background

"There was a slight difference of opinion in the Academy in 1879 as to whether the Treasurer should be allowed almost automatically to act as the Academy's architect, as hitherto seems to have been so, and the decision was in the negative. It was agreed, however, that he should continue to hold a watching-brief over the buildings and a Surveyor (R. Phené Spiers) was then appointed to report to him and supervise any duly appointed work." [Hutchison, p.121.]

Provenance

All the records in this sub-fonds were transferred from the office of the Surveyor, 1947-65 (Marshall Sisson).