Record

LevelItem
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)LAdd/6460
TitleLetter to George Wallis from William Bell Scott
Extent1 item
Date1889
DescriptionManuscript letter addressed to George Wallis, South Kensington Museum [later the Victoria and Albert Museum], London. From William Bell Scott, Penkill Castle, Girvan, Ayrshire. Dated 11 November 1889.

Refers to the Department of Art; his poor health and his need to abandon his wish to return to his property in Chelsea. Scott notes that his books will shortly be sold at Sotheby's.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryWilliam Bell Scott (1811–1890) was a Scottish artist in oils and watercolour and occasionally printmaking.

George Wallis FSA (1811–1891) was an artist, museum curator and art educator. He was the first Keeper of Fine Art Collection at South Kensington Museum, later the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London.
Custodial HistoryLetter found enclosed in a copy of 'Poems' by William Bell Scott, London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1875. Item held at the Cadbury Research Library, located at classmark r PR 5349.S2A17-1875, barcode 02131013.