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Letter from Richard Baxter of the Reform Club to Sir George Scharf, director of the National Portrait Gallery, dated 6 June 1870, explaining how and why the club came to commission Dickinson to make the portrait of Cobden.
Pall Mall, S.W.
June 6th 1870
In the year 1865 a subscription was got up in this Club for the purpose of placing a Bust of the late Mr Cobden in the Club-house, and a Committee was appointed to carry out that object; a discretion being reserved to the Committee as to the application of any surplus that might remain after paying for the Bust.
About 470 members of the Club contributed, and a considerable surplus remained.
A meeting of the Committee took