Letters from Nicholas Hawksmoor and Stanford White

Nicholas Hawksmoor, Letter to Mr Willm Townsend re: Blenheim, 1722, DM 2969 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661–1736), Autograph letter to Mr William Townesend, discussing their work at Blenheim on the Triumphal Arch, 14 November 1722, 1722. Pen and ink on paper.

Stanford White, Letter 30th May 1898, DM 2982 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Stanford White (1853–1906), Letter to Frederick William MacMonnies, 1898. Typescript, with pen & ink on paper, 265 × 202 mm.


On another letter c. 1720 by Alexander Pope: 'et sibi' – 'filial piety, perfectly expressed with diffident generosity, in Latin of scrupulous economy'; on nineteenth drawings and letters which express the intention of a design, those by Anthony Salvin for Mary MagdaleneA.W.N. Pugin's St David's Church; and William Butterfield's drawings of the Church of all Saints, which act as a form of contract.