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Correspondence relating to the planning and organisation of the Great Exhibition

Edgar Alfred Bowring (1826-1911)

20 Jul 1863. Edgar Bowring to General Grey 20 Jul 1863

Loose manuscript papers; mounted | 1 document (16 pages) (whole object) | RC/H/1/19/116

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Letter being optimistic about the results of the defeat of the vote to purchase the Exhibition of 1862 building. Mentions discussions with Professor Owen over whether the Refreshment Rooms are suitable for the Natural History Collection and Owen's wish to eventually have them housed on part of the Exhibition of 1862 site. Suggests that the Government purchases the materials from the old building to build the new building. Encloses copy of a previous memorandum by Prince Albert (see RC/H/1/19/117).

Related Material: For related material see RC/H/1/19/117.
  • Creator(s)

    Edgar Alfred Bowring (1826-1911) (writer)

    General Sir Charles Grey (1804-70) (addressee)

  • 1 document (16 pages) (whole object)

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