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W. Bromley to Henry Howard

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RAA/SEC/2/18/1

Title

W. Bromley to Henry Howard

Date

06 Dec 1813

Level

Item

Extent & medium

3pp.

Previous reference codes

B 19, members' files

Historical Background

The memorial to the Prince Regent for the admission of engravers as full Academicians was laid before the General Assembly of 30 December 1812 and is quoted in full in the minutes of that meeting, together with the reply of the President and Council in which their appeal was rejected.

Content Description

Bromley, a candidate for the vacant engraver Associateship, acknowledges that his name had been among those attached to the petition of engravers to the Prince Regent [of 1812] but denies that he supported the subsequent use of the memorial and additions made to it, which he describes as a "gross deception" brought about by the "intrigues of manufacturing engravers".