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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Henry Brougham to Samuel Rogers, 20 August 1825

Vol. I Contents
Chapter I. 1803-1805.
Chapter II. 1805-1809.
Chapter III. 1810-1812.
Chapter IV. 1813-1814.
Chapter V. 1814-1815.
Chapter VI. 1815-1816.
Chapter VII. 1816-1818.
Chapter VIII. 1818-19.
Chapter IX. 1820-1821.
Chapter X. 1822-24.
Chapter XI. 1825-1827.
Vol. II Contents
Chapter I. 1828-1830.
Chapter II. 1831-34.
Chapter III. 1834-1837.
Chapter IV. 1838-41.
Chapter V. 1842-44.
Chapter VI. 1845-46.
Chapter VII. 1847-50.
Chapter VIII. 1850
Chapter IX. 1851.
Chapter X. 1852-55.
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‘London: 20 August, 1825.

‘My dear R.,—I have chosen the number two for you—although not that in which gods delight—but as I have taken one myself, and Lord Fitzwilliam five, and Lord Lansdowne as many, I thought you would be better to excel me in glory—besides, you may transfer one to your brother, or any other trusty friend, if you don’t like to keep both. It is a great matter to keep them in good hands. I rejoice to say we have now fifteen hundred so placed, and are going to begin.

‘Do you know anything of the architects of the day (I mean excepting always Bernasconi, whom I know you to be very intimate with). We shall of course advertise for plans. But the first-rate men will probably keep aloof from such a competition, and it would be as well to sound them a little, although in our situation the advertisement will be necessary.

‘Yours ever,
H. Brougham.’