A. W. N. Pugin

The Collected Letters of A. W. N. Pugin, Vol. 4: 1849–1850

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To JOHN HARDMANLondon, Monday, 18 February 1850?

Text: MS PC [HLRO 227]   Address: none   Postmark: none

My dear Hardman

I am at Craces. he wants to have 3 or 4 patterns of gas branches for his place.1 he says they are constantly asked for. he is crying out for more metal work.2 what is there looks like nothing & after Easter will be the Season. The Captain has written a kind letter so I am going on Wednesday morning. I told him if he blew me up I would not come. I could not bear it. I have got a good Large job I expect to day. something worth having—at least I hope so. My Pamplet is out & expect you have it by this time.

  • ever dear Hardman   
  • your devoted friend
  • ✠AWelby Pugin  

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Editor’s Note
1 Goods recorded for Crace in MWDB at 26 March 1850 may have been sent to supply this need: 'A Brass Gas Standard, with Twisted Tube & 4 Branches at Top for Lights 7 feet high', at a price of £4, and 'a Brass Gas Branch, with Back Plate &c', costing eighteen shillings.
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2 MWDB records for Crace at 26 March 1850 'a Brass Candle Branch' which has a 'Back Plate & Plain Pan' for eighteen shillings; 'a Small Brass Lily Branch, to hold Candle', for fifteen shillings; 'a Sett of Fire Brasses of Twisted pattern of Tongs, Shovel, & Poker, at a price of £5. 10s.; 'a Brass Beaten Dish, beaten with pattern of Vine Leaves &c, with plain Rim, which costs £3; and 'a Brass Beaten Dish, of richly beaten pattern German[?] pattern with Scolloped Rim, New pattern', at a price of £3. 10s.
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