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Blore, Edward, 1787-1879 (architect and artist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1787-1879

Edward Blore (1787-1879), architect and artist, was born in Derby on 13 September 1787, the son of the topographer Thomas Blore (1764-1818). He developed a wide practice as an architect, and became special architect to King William IV, and to Queen Victoria during the early part of her reign. In this capacity he was employed to carry out works at Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, and to complete the erection of Buckingham Palace. For many years Blore also filled the post of architect at Westminster Abbey. Among his other important works was the building from his designs of Prince Woronzow's palace at Aloushka in the Crimea. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Society of Antiquaries, and one of the founders of the Royal Archaeological Institute. He died in London on 4 September 1879.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Abstracts from clerks of works' returns regarding building work at various sites, 1841-1848, 1841-1848

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3951
Scope and Contents The buildings include: Worsley Hall and parsonage, Lancashire; an infants' school, Worsley, Lancs; Merevale Hall, Warwickshire; Wiston Hall, Sussex; Shadwell Lodge, Norfolk; Haverland Hall, Norfolk; Crewe Hall, Cheshire; a school at Walkden Moor, Lancashire; Bridgewater Trust offices, Manchester; Castle Hill, Devon; Kingston Hall, Nottinghamshire; Thicket Priory, Yorkshire; Marlborough College, Wiltshire; a church in the Charterhouse grounds, London; Hatchford, Surrey; the church of St James...
Dates: 1841-1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Edward Blore: Letters to him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8170
Scope and Contents This group of letters, written (with two exceptions) to Edward Blore by prominent contemporaries, was probably preserved primarily as an autograph collection. It covers the period between 1828 and 1869, but most of the letters predate Blore's retirement from his architectural practice in 1849, and throw light on his work in the design, building and restoration of royal palaces, cathedrals and churches, and country houses.
Dates: 1828-1868
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Ellis B. West: Letter to Edward Blore, 1831

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1474
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1831
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

John Britton: Letter to Edward Blore and account, 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/151
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1822
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Papers of Edward Blore

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3922-3956
Scope and Contents Records of building works carried out by Blore
Dates: 1818-1850
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Private accounts, 1818-1830

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3954
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Records of building works carried out by Blore
Dates: 1818-1830
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Private accounts, 1826-1850

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3955
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Records of building works carried out by Blore
Dates: 1826-1850
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Private accounts, 1826-1841

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3956
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Records of building works carried out by Blore
Dates: 1826-1841
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

William Clarke: Letter to Edward Blore, 1831

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/276
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1831
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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