Edward Blore: Letters to him

Scope and Content

Letters to Edward Blore from 1. Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton; 2. Charles Sackville Bale; 3. Sir Charles Barry; 4. Henry Frederick Thynne, 3rd Marquess of Bath; 5. John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford; 6., 35. John William Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough; 7. Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch; 8. Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos; 9. William Buckland; 10-11. William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire; 12. George Byng, M.P.; 13. Charles John Canning, Earl Canning; 14. William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury; 15-16. Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey; 17-18. Sir James Clark; 19. Derwent Coleridge; 20. Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere; 21. William Cotton; 22-23. George Cranstoun, Baron Corehouse; 24. William Craven, 2nd Earl Craven; 25. Emily Mary, Countess Craven; 26. William Legge, 4th Earl of Dartmouth; 27-29. Thomas Philip Weddell, 2nd Earl De Grey of Wrest; 30-31. George John Sackville-West, 5th Earl De La Warr; 32. Sir Henry Thomas De La Beche; 33. William Basil Percy Feilding, 7th Earl Denbigh; 34. Thomas Frognall Dibdin; 36. Hugh Fortescue, 3rd Earl Fortescue; 37 Francis Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Ellesmere; 38. Harriet Catherine, Countess Ellesmere; 39. George Granville Francis Egerton, 2nd Earl Ellesmere; 40. Edward Harold Browne, Bishop of Winchester; 41. George Peacock, Dean of Ely; 42-43. John Creighton, 3rd Earl Erne; 44. George Capel-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex; 45. Hugh Fortescue, 1st Earl Fortescue; 46. Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks; 47. Fulke Southwell Greville-Nugent, 1st Baron Greville; 48-49. Thomas Grenville; 50. Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore; 51. James Robert Hope-Scott; 52-53. Richard William Penn Curzon-Howe, 1st Earl Howe; 54. George Villiers, 5th Earl of Jersey; 55-56. Charles Shaw-Lefevre, 1st Viscount Eversley; 57. Sir Denis Le Marchant; 58-59. Henry Pelham Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme; 60-61. Edward Copleston, Bishop of Llandaff; 62-63. Charles James Blomfield, Bishop of London; 64. William Henry Lyttelton, 3rd Baron Lyttelton; 65. Henry Hart Milman, Dean of St Paul's; 66. George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle; 67. Henry Pelham Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme; 68. Sir Charles Nicholson, 1st Bart; 69. Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2nd Marquess Northampton; 70. Algernon Percy, 4th Duke Northumberland; 71-72. Samuel Jones Loyd, 1st Baron Overstone; 73. George Davys, Bishop of Peterborough; 74. William Pleydell-Bouverie, 3rd Earl Radnor; 75. James Raine; 76. Joseph Cotton Wigram, Bishop of Rochester; 77. Daniel Rock, D.D.; 78. John Russell, 1st Earl Russell; 79. John William Montagu, 7th Earl Sandwich; 80-81. Sir George Thomas Smart; 82. George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer; 83. Frederick Spencer, 4th Earl Spencer; 84. Hon. George Spencer, Father Ignatius of St Paul; 85. Travers Twiss; 86. Sir George Warrender, Bart; 87. Albert Way; 88. John Ireland, D.D., Dean of Westminster; 89-90. Robert Willis; 91. Semen Woronzow, Prince; and 92. Thomas Musgrave, Archbishop of York.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Blore (1787-1879), architect and artist, was born at Derby on 13 September 1787. He developed a wide practice as an architect, and became special architect to King William IV and to Queen Victoria during the earlier part of her reign. In this capacity he was employed to carry out works at Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, and to complete the erection of Buckingham Palace. For many years he also filled the post of architect at Westminster Abbey. Among his other important works was the building from his designs of Prince Woronzow's palace at Aloushka in the Crimea. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Society of Antiquities, and one of the founders of the Royal Archaeological Institute. He died in London on 4 September 1879.

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Acquisition Information

Presented by P.E.F.A. West, 1978.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Blore in L. Stephen and S. Lee, eds., Dictionary of national biography, Vol. II, pp. 699-700 (London, 1908).

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