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Guide to the Lionel Cust Letters to Reginald John Smith, 1906

Summary

Sir Lionel Henry Cust was a British art historian, courtier, and museum director. He was director of the National Portrait Gallery from 1895 to 1909 and co-edited The Burlington Magazine from 1909 to 1919. Collection comprises two autograph letters signed by Cust, dated 1906 November 22 and 1906 November 26, to "Jack," regarding a portrait said to be that of Charlotte Brontë. The November 26 letter also mentions Constantine Gilles Romain Heger. On letterhead of the National Portrait Gallery.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11649
Title
Lionel Cust letters to Reginald John Smith
Creator
Cust, Lionel, 1859-1929
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 2 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises two autograph letters signed by Cust, dated 1906 November 22 and 1906 November 26, to "Jack," regarding a portrait said to be that of Charlotte Brontë. The November 26 letter also mentions Constantine Gilles Romain Heger. On letterhead of the National Portrait Gallery.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Lionel Cust Letters to Reginald John Smith, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Letters
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Sir Lionel Henry Cust was a British art historian, courtier, and museum director. He was director of the National Portrait Gallery from 1895 to 1909 and co-edited The Burlington Magazine from 1909 to 1919.


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Provenance

The Lionel Cust Letters to Reginald John Smith were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, July, 2018

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS566