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Letter from the wife of John Britton to Sir George Scharf, director of the National Portrait Gallery, dated 27 July 1882, offering to donate the portrait of her husband to the Gallery together with her collection of engravings and autographs.
  Letter

July 27. 1882
39 Croydon Place
West Croydon

To G Scharf Esq
F.S.A.

Sir
I possess a small Oil Portrait, 16 inches canvas,
of my late Husband, John Britton author of the "Cathedral Antiquities" and other works, which I am desirious to place in a place of safety - while I am still alive - If the Trustees of the "National