GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
        
SP Spielmann papers 1885-1958
                
SP/1 Letters on reform of the Royal Academy summer exhibition 1885-1901
                        >SP/1/88 [copy sent to Spielmann] E. Armitage, 3 Hall Road, St. John's Wood, to J. Havard Thomas, 1 Wentworth Studios, Chelsea 16 Mar 1887
Reference CodeSP/1/88
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Title[copy sent to Spielmann] E. Armitage, 3 Hall Road, St. John's Wood, to J. Havard Thomas, 1 Wentworth Studios, Chelsea
Date16 Mar 1887
Extent & Medium1 piece
Content DescriptionHe thinks the principle set out in the circular of March 7th very sound, provided they are able to obtain a suitable exhibition building they would then be on the same footing as the Societie des artistes Francais. So long as the principle exhibition is at the Royal Academy the RA Council should have sole power over the works admitted. So he cannot sign the circular, and he thinks no member of the Academy could.