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RI W.B. Richmond papers 1858-1921
RI/1 Letters from William Blake Richmond to members of his family 1858-1921
                        >RI/1/46 [draft?] W.B. Richmond, Rome, to Julia Richmond [23 Apr 1867]
Reference CodeRI/1/46
Title[draft?] W.B. Richmond, Rome, to Julia Richmond
Date[23 Apr 1867]
Extent & Medium1 piece
Content DescriptionLaura and Buchanan leave for home. He will return to London after visiting Venice, although he wishes to return to Rome in the Autumn to finish his great picture. He expects to be in Scotland for the summer, with Mr. Graham, consequent from the commission that he accepted before all the troubles began.

He will leave [for Venice] with Charlie Acland. He has had a photo done of his picture. Laura has enjoyed herself in Rome, not so much J.B. B[uchanan], who is not so capable of enjoyment. Thornton has made a good step in the right direction.
NoteDated in the letter Easter monday. A later annotation has placed this on the 2nd of April, but that was on the assumption that the letter was written in 1866, not 1867.