GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
GRI George Richmond, RA personal papers 1825-1896
GRI/2 Appointment Diaries 1837-1894
                        >GRI/2/37 Thomas Chapman's sixpenny diary 1886
Reference CodeGRI/2/37
TitleThomas Chapman's sixpenny diary
Extent & Medium1 volume
Content DescriptionIn January he undertakes sketches for the Grillions Club; in July he notes a curious meeting with Gladstone where he tried and failed to avoid the statesman and then he severely criticises Gladstone's policies, going so far as to accuse him of "treason"; in September is pasted a newspaper cutting on Prussian honours bestowed on British artists, amongst them W.B. Richmond; in October he notes giving a self-portrait from 1866 to the Painter Stainers' Company and a drawing of Tivoli, by Palmer, to Dr. Acland; a letter from W.B. Richmond to the Times of a proposed national exhibition of the arts is placed in November, also in November he gets paid for the Pusey bust; at the rear is a list of Autumn holidays from 1855 to 1877.