Document ReferencePl C 52/36
TitleDraft letter from [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland, London to Robert Smirke; 30 Apr. 1801
Date30 April 1801
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionThanks Smirke for his letter [Pl C 52/157]; explains he would like to assist him by helping forward the studies of his sons whose successes may later bring glory on the country, but is unable to do so; hopes that he realises that the pursuit of study in Paris is not a sufficient reason for suspending the act of Parliament governing relations between France and England.

With some overscoring and corrections.
Termdiplomacy, with France
education, artistic

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA15400Smirke; Robert (1781-1867); Sir; architect; designed British Museum; knighted 18321781-1867
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA41342Smirke; Robert (1752-1845); Mr; painter1752-1845
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