Offered for sale by: Richard Ford

Sir Aston Webb: Three Autograph Letters Signed and two Typed Letters Signed to Sir Henry Trueman Wood (named one letter) and G. K. Menzies (one letter), Secretaries, Royal Society of Arts. , 1917 to 1919; on letterheads '19, QUEEN ANNES GATE, | WESTMINSTER, | LONDON, S.W.'

British architect (1849-1930), noted for his work on Buckingham Palace, Admiralty Arch, the Victoria & Albert Museum, etc. All five items very good, though dusty. Two docketed and all five bearing R.S.A. stamp. ITEM ONE (one page, quarto, 5 January 1917): 'I have had the possibility of a paper on Charing Cross Bridge before me since you mentioned it. The matter is coming up in Parliament next Session & I think it would be extremely difficult for me to read such a paper just as a Parliamentary discussion or Committee is coming on. I feel sure you will see my position in the matter. There is also as you say practically very little fresh that can be said otherwise I would very willingly do it'. ITEM TWO (two pages, 12mo, 12 February 1918): '[A] very important engagement' will prevent him from taking the chair at 'Mr. Maurice B. Adams' lecture on the 20th. inst.' He has told Adams and asked 'Mr. John Slater' if he would take his place. ITEM THREE (one page, 12mo, 28 June 1918): Accepting the position of R.S.A. Vice President. ITEM FOUR (one page, 12mo, typed, 30 April 1919): 'I very much regret that owing to pressure of work I shall be unable to preside at your Meeting on the 21st May.' ITEM FIVE (one page, 12mo, typed, 26 June 1919): Accepting once again position of R.S.A. Vice President. 'I shall be obliged for summonses to your meetings, which I hope to attend if I possibly can.' (Book ref. 3873 )  £ 180.00

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