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Letter from George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, to the artist, dated 26 October 1844, giving his consent to sit and arranging the first appointment.
Lord Aberdeen presents his Compts. to Mr. Partridge, and in compliance with his desire, will be happy to sit for his portrait in the picture of the Fine Arts Commission, upon which Mr Partridge is now employed.
Lord Aberdeen propses to leave London on Wednesday week for ten or twelve days, but he will be ready to attend Mr. Partridge on any morning before that time, between eleven and two o' clock.
Oct 26th 1844