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- Object: British Archaeological Association
"British Archaeological Association. Vol. 1. Reports of Congresses held at Canterbury, Winchester, and Gloucester" n.d.; an album of prints, drawings, newspaper cuttings, correspondence, admission tickets, etc. relating to the first three congresses of the BAA. Including pencil, pen and watercolour drawings of architecture, vessels, mosaic, Anglo-Saxon jewellery etc. by F. W. Fairholt, etchings of medieval monuments by Basire, wood-engravings excerpted from "The Builder" and other publications, views of cathedrals, including of Twekesbury Abbey engraved by John Coney, among others. Bound with MS titlepage, preface, and titlepage for each congress.
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- 1821-1849 (c.)
Height: 357 millimetres (approx. size of each album page)
Width: 295 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of three volumes assembled by F. W. Fairholt relating to the congresses of the British Archeological Association (1866,0512.1 to 399; 1866,0512.400 to 723; and 1866,0512.724 to 1778) kept at 290.c.6 to 8.
Fairholt's MS preface in volume 1: "These volumes comprise the Collections I made while attending the various Congresses of the British Archeological Association. I volunteered my aid as Honorary Draughtsman to the first Congress; previous to which I was comparatively unknown to the body; having been introduced by T. Crofton Croker. The success of that Meeting induced jeaulousy [sic] among some of the Council who prophesied failure, dissensiens [sic] arose, many inwarrantable personalities were indulged in, and the "Archaeological Institute" formed by the principal Seceders."
Fairholt's MS preface in volume 2: "The Six Congresses reported in these volumes were all which I attended as Draughtsman; I resigned that Office after the Chester Congress, when a very general resignation took place among the old friends with whom I had pleasantly worked for so many years."
Fairholt's MS preface in volume 3: "The present volume contains a complete set of proofs on India paper of woodcuts done for the Archaeological Journal; & the volumes of procedings at Winchester and Gloucester. It is the only perfect set ever taken. Some of the original drawings are added; and proofs of copper-plates. At the end I have placed a perfect set of proofs of that done for the Archaeological Album; which are also unique."
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Associated Title: Reports of Congresses held at Canterbury, Winchester, and Gloucester
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