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Prince Albert's Personal Papers

Papers relating to Prince Albert’s personal life and enthusiasms


Letter from Sir Arthur Magenis, the former British Envoy to Sweden, to Dr. Ernst Becker regretting that he can no longer help with the photographing of the Raphael drawings in the Swedish royal collection because he has been transferred to Naples, but off

23 Jun 1859

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/530

Magenis thanks Becker for his letter, but regrets that as he has been transferred to Naples and is on his way there, he cannot arrange the photography of the Raphael drawings in the royal collection at Stockholm for the Prince Consort. He suggests that Becker send the same instructions to his successor, Mr Augustus Paget, and that the commission be given to the photographer Hansen as soon as possible, before he resumes his other photographic work. He offers his help at Naples, if needed.

Augustus Paget was almost immediately transferred to Copenhagen as Envoy to Denmark and Norway, and replaced in Sweden by Hon. George Jerningham.
  • Creator(s)

    Magenis, Arthur, Sir; British Envoy to Sweden 1854-1859 (writer) [23 June 1859]

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)


  • 1 document (4 pages) (whole object)