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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1787 - 1879

Biography

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 2 Collections and/or Records:

 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

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).

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