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The Great Exhibition of 1851: the British Nave dated 1851 by Joseph Nash
Great Exhibition of 1851

Prince Albert took a leading role in the organisation of the Exhibition

HENRY COLE (1808-82)

1 Sep 1849. Henry Cole to Prince Albert

1 Sep 1849


Once the initial idea of an Exhibition had been decided upon, members of the Society of Arts toured some of Britain's manufacturing districts to determine whether there was support for such an undertaking. This letter from Henry Cole to Prince Albert reports that he, Francis Fuller and Matthew Digby Wyatt have completed these inquiries and proposes a meeting at Balmoral to go over their findings.