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Correspondence relating to the planning and organisation of the Great Exhibition

Constantine Henry Phipps, 1st Marquess of Normanby (1797-1863)

20 Sep 1849. Lord Normanby to Colonel Phipps 20 Sep 1849

Loose typescript paper | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RC/H/1/1/30

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Copy of a letter from Lord Normanby in France to Colonel Phipps in which he reports his meeting with the President of France who supported the idea of an exhibition. The president suggested that prizes should be awarded to items of "general utility" so that the Davy Lamp would receive a prize but Babbage's calculating machine would not.

Originals: For original see VIC/MAIN/F/24/10 (Royal Archives).
  • Creator(s)

    Constantine Henry Phipps, 1st Marquess of Normanby (1797-1863) (writer)

    Sir Charles Beaumont Phipps (1801-66) (addressee)

  • 1 document (4 pages) (whole object)

  • Object type(s)
      • printed & manuscript material
        • documents
          • correspondence
  • Place of Production
    Chantilly [France]