GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
LAW Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA, letters and papers 1777-1831
LAW/9 Letters by Thomas Lawrence, preserved by Elizabeth Croft 1810-1829
                        >LAW/9/10 Thos. Lawrence, to Miss Croft, at Dr. Chawner's, Burton-on-Trent [15 Dec 1816]
Reference CodeLAW/9/10
TitleThos. Lawrence, to Miss Croft, at Dr. Chawner's, Burton-on-Trent
Date[15 Dec 1816]
Extent & Medium1 piece
Content DescriptionHe expresses his sympathy that she has now had to nurse two friends to their grave; he speaks of the good nature of Mr. Adcock and points to the harshness of the law that prevents the marriage of a widower to his wife's sister; he has been invited to Charing for Christmas by Mrs. Wolff, Mrs. Hill and Mrs Marshall but cannot go as he has agreed to go to the Angerstein's in Christchurch; he mentions the completion of a recent trial over a painting purported to be by Claude; his brother [William] has gone to Haslar to stay with [his brother] Andrew.
NoteDate taken from pencil annotation, treat with caution, although letters to Elizabeth Croft appear to have been dated more accurately than most.