[ The 'Portugal Illustrated' of Rev. William Morgan Kinsey, 1828. ] Sections of the Autograph Manuscript; Kinsey's Portuguese passport for the trip; ALS to his sister discussing the book and itemising profits and expenses; ALS from Rev. J. W. Hughes.

William Morgan Kinsey (1788-1851) of Trinity College, Oxford, clergyman and traveller in Portugal; Rector of Rotherfield Greys [ Rev. John William Hughes (d.1850), Rector of St Clement's Holywell ]
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The four items from between 1827 and 1831. The letter to his sister dated from Trinity College, Oxford.

For information on Kinsey, see his entry in the Oxford DNB. Both editions of his book were published in London by Treuttel & Würtz; the first in 1828, the second a year later. Printed by Valpy, with illustrations by Gibbs and Pugin engraved by Cooke and Skelton, it is a product of an interesting period of English exploration of the Iberian Peninsular (Beckford's impressions of Spain and Portugal appearing in 1834).

[ Sir Charles Barry, architect who worked on the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square. ] Autograph Signature ('Charles Barry').

Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860), English architect who worked on the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square
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Place and date not stated.

On 3 x 11 cm slip of paper. In fair condition, lightly aged. Cut from the end of a letter. Good firm signature. Reads: 'Yours faithfully | Charles Barry'.

Autograph Note Signed E B-J [Edward Burne-Jones, Artist] to My dear Bodley [George Frederick Bodley (DNB), architect and artist, sometime associate of Pre-Raphaelites

Edward Burne-Jones, Pre-Raphaelite Artist
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[Printed head] The Grange, 49 North Rnd Road, West Kensington, W. [London], Thursday, no date.

One page, 12mo, heavily foxed but text clear and complete: I only got your letter when I came back & too late for a return answer. | I will be at Athenaeum at 5.30 this aft[ernoon] & [then] will go into the matter of the Jesus Coll[ege] picture[s?]. Note: Bodley had been involved in the repair of the Chapel in Jesus College, Cambridge, and Burne-Jones and Morris were also contributory.

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