Reference numberNLB/19/281
Alternative reference numberNLB/19 p148-149
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Taylor
Date26 July 1899
DescriptionIn view of the approaching long vacation, Harrison is deputed to ask Taylor whether he can give him any information as to when they may expect a reply from the Treasury to the Society's representations on the subject of the Royal Academy's encroachments. Notes the position between the Societies, the Treasury and the Office of Works seems somewhat anomalous.

Mr Hope of the Society of Antiquaries has received a letter from Lord Esher stating that the First Commissioner of Works cannot see his way to do more than order a reduction in width of the 'offending areas' by nine inches. Harrison has received no official information at all and in the meantime their joint appeal to the Treasury remains on record and unanswered. Both Harrison and Hope think that if the Government give way to the Academy over this matter, it will make it very difficult for the learned Societies in Burlington House in the future to maintain the position of equality of treatment with the Academy, to which they consider themselves fully entitled.
Physical descriptionManuscript
Access statusOpen
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