Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin

Born: 20 Jul 1766
Died: 4 Nov 1841
Biography
Soldier, politician, diplomat, collector, owner of quarries and coal-mines. While British ambassador to the Ottoman Sultan 1798-1803 he received permission to remove sculpture from the acropolis of Athens. Father of James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin (1811-63), and Sir Frederick W.A. Wright-Bruce (1814-67).
 
Works of Art: 0
Books: 4
Archives: 2
Quatremère de Quincy, Antoine-Chrysostome   Lettres Écrites De Londres A Rome, Et Addressées A M. Canova; Sur Les Marbres d'Elgin, ou les Sculptures du temple de Minerve à Athenes: Par M. Quatremère De Quincy. - - A Rome. 1818.   
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Memorandum On The Subject Of The Earl Of Elgin's Pursuits In Greece. - Second Edition, Corrected.   - London: 1815.   
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Lawrence, Richard   Elgin Marbles, From The Parthenon At Athens: Exemplified By Fifty Etchings, Selected From The Most Beautiful And Least Mutilated Specimens In That Collection; And Accompanied With Explanatory And Critical Remarks On The Style, Composition, And Peculiar Excellence Of Those Transcendent Relics Of Grecian Sculpture. By Richard Lawrence. - London: 1818.   
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Visconti, Ennio Quirino   A Letter From The Chevalier Antonio Canova: And Two Memoirs Read To The Royal Institute Of France On The Sculptures In The Collection Of The Earl Of Elgin; By The Chevalier E.Q. Visconti, Member Of The Class Of The Fine Arts, And Of The Class Of History And Ancient Literature; Author Of The Iconographie Grecque, And Of The Museo Pio-Clementino. Translated From The French And Italian. - London: 1816.   
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HU/7/28    Ozias Humphry, to James White, Exeter    9 Nov 1808    Item   
LAW/3/19    Thos. Lawrence, [Vienna], to [Joseph Farington]    [20 Mar 1819]    Item