Blore, Edward, 1787-1879

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English architect and artist.

From the description of Letters, 1819, 1860. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81610008

Edward Blore (1787-1879), architect and artist, was born at Derby on 13 September 1787. He developed a wide practice as an architect, and became special architect to King William IV and to Queen Victoria during the earlier part of her reign. In this capacity he was employed to carry out works at Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, and to complete the erection of Buckingham Palace. For many years he also filled the post of architect at Westminster Abbey. Among his other important works was the building from his designs of Prince Woronzow's palace at Aloushka in the Crimea. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Society of Antiquities, and one of the founders of the Royal Archaeological Institute. He died in London on 4 September 1879.

From the guide to the Edward Blore: Letters to him, 1828-1868, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Edward Blore (1787-1879), architect and artist, was born in Derby on 13 September 1787, the son of the topographer Thomas Blore (1764-1818). He developed a wide practice as an architect, and became special architect to King William IV, and to Queen Victoria during the early part of her reign. In this capacity he was employed to carry out works at Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, and to complete the erection of Buckingham Palace. For many years Blore also filled the post of architect at Westminster Abbey. Among his other important works was the building from his designs of Prince Woronzow's palace at Aloushka in the Crimea. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Society of Antiquaries, and one of the founders of the Royal Archaeological Institute. He died in London on 4 September 1879.

From the guide to the Edward Blore: Papers, 1818-1850, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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creatorOf British Records Association Collection. Vol. VIII (ff. 309). Letters to individuals, including:-(a) Edward Wedlake Brayley; 1806-1846. ff. 16-36;-(b) Edward William Brayley; 1826-1868, n.d. ff. 38-104.includes:ff. 1-5b Rudolph Ackermann, art publ..., 1806-1868 British Library
referencedIn Edward Blore: Papers, 1818-1850 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Miscellaneous papers found in the preceding MS., including (ff. 3-11) drawings of church details, etc., by Benjamin Ferrey (b. 1810, d. 1880). Paper; ff. 29. Small folio. XIX cent. From the Farnborough Fund., 19th century British Library
referencedIn Alan H. Kempner Collection of Literary Letters and Manuscripts, 1809-1981. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Vol. CVIII (ff. 358). Oct.-Nov. 1823.George IV of England: Correspondence and papers of the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1820-1827.includes:f. 1 Colonel Richard Martin, MP for county Galway: Letter to R. Willimott: 1823. f. 3 Mrs O'Brien: Letter to Col. M... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XII. (ff. 677). 1850-June, 1852.includes:ff. 1, 99, 278, 281, 348, 636 Sir Robert Harry Inglis, 2nd Baronet; MP: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1829-1855. f. 3 Reverend Thomas Henry Ashhurst: Letter to Rev. P. Bliss: 1850. ff. 12, 23, 80, 100, 440,..., 1850-1852 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XIII. (ff. 634). July, 1852-July, 1854.includes:ff. 1, 67, 91, 180, 518, 562, 594, 600, 623 Sir Thomas Phillipps, Baronet; of Middle Hill: Yetters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1820-1857. ff. 3, 314, 392 Albert Way, FSA: Letters to Rev. P.-Bliss: 1844-1855... British Library
referencedIn Kempner, Alan H., 1897-1985,. Alan H. Kempner papers, 1809-1981. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn 1-141. ELEVATIONS AND PLANS, with large-scale drawings of ornamental details (ceilings, etc.), of Thicket Priory, E. R., co. York, prepared by the architect, Edward Blore, for the owner, the Rev. Joseph Dunnington-Jefferson; 1844-1861, n.d. Most of ..., 1844-1861 British Library
referencedIn Vol. VIII. (ff. 642). 1841-1842.includes:f. 1 Thomas Wilson: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1819-1841. ff. 3, 47, 165 Charles Ellis: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1828-1848. ff. 4, 15, 103, 320, 396 Sir Frederic Madden, KH; Keeper of Manuscripts, British Mu..., 1841-1842 British Library
referencedIn BLORE DRAWINGS: architectural and topographical drawings by Edward Blore (1787-1879), architect and antiquary, unsigned and undated (with a very few exceptions), but in many cases made for, or used in, his father's (Thomas Blore's) History of Rutland..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. XIV. (ff. 636). Aug. 1854-Nov. 1857.includes:ff. 1, 56, 274 Frederic. T-Dinsdale: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1852-1855. ff. 3, 281 Henry Foss: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1825-1855. ff. 4, 5, 141, 142 Sir Robert Harry Inglis, 2nd Baronet; MP: Le... British Library
referencedIn Vol. IX. (ff. 692). 1843-1845.includes:ff. 1, 146, 148, 203, 216, 240, 266, 287, 301, 303, 305, 308, 316, 319, 326, 328, 336. 344, 454, 472, 484, 490, 506 Thomas Rodd, Bookseller: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1835-1849. f. 3 Reverend Frederick Aubert G..., 1843-1845 British Library
creatorOf Edward Blore: Papers, 1818-1850 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Blore, Edward, 1787-1879. Edward Blore : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1920-2000 [graphic]. Frick Art Reference Library
referencedIn Edward Blore: Letters to him, 1828-1868 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Edward Blore: Letters to him, 1828-1868 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf SYDNEY SMIRKE: 286 letters from architects, artists and public figures, mostly to Sydney Smirke (b.1798, d.1877), architect of the British Museum Reading Room; 1793-1872. See also Add. 59847, 60756. Owned by F. R. Jemmett (see inside front cover). Pu..., 1793-1872 British Library
creatorOf SUPPLEMENTARY C.E. WRIGHT PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 126). Notes, correspondence, papers, and photographs relating to buildings worked on by Blore; 1948-1952, n.d.Contents:1. ff. 1-24. Capesthorne; 1952, n.d. Contains correspondence between C.E. Wright..., 1948-1952 British Library
creatorOf Chantrey, Francis, Sir, 1781-1841. Letters, ca. 1813-1839. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Vol. III. (ff. 475). 1824-1827.Reverend Philip Bliss, DD; Registrar of Oxford University: Bookplates: 19th cent.Bookplates: Bliss (Rev. Philip): 19th cent.includes:f. 1 Reverend David Williams, Head Master of Winchester College, and Warden of New Col..., 1824-1827 British Library
referencedIn Vol. IV. (ff. 522). 1828-1831.includes:ff. 1, 442 Thomas Thomson: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1820-1832. f. 3 Edward Wedlake Brayley: Letters to Rev.P. Bliss: 1818-1828. f. 5 Reverend Alexander Akehurst: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1809-1828. ff. 7, 1..., 1828-1831 British Library
creatorOf Adams-Burgoyne, 1810-1826 British Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Vol. XI. (ff. 640). 1848-1849.includes:ff. 1, 38 John Wilson, President of Trinity College, Oxford: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1846-1855. f. 3 John Marriott Davenport: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1848, 1856. f. 5 Reverend David Williams, Head Master o..., 1848-1849 British Library
referencedIn SUPPLEMENTARY C.E. WRIGHT PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 100). Notes and correspondence relating to the Edward Blore Papers (Add. 42000-42047); 1951-1970, n.d. Contains correspondence, press-cuttings, and rough notes relating to the acquisition, cataloguing,..., 1951-1970 British Library
creatorOf Blore, Edward, 1787-1879. Letters, 1819, 1860. Getty Research Library
creatorOf SEVENTEEN LETTERS OF THOMAS RICKMAN, the architect, to Edward Blore, the architect; 1813-1822. Followed (ff. 35-36b) by a letter of Rickman to G. [recte H.] Petrie, Keeper of the Records at the Tower of London, 1820. Maggs Cat. 897, 1964, item 850. P..., 1813-1822 British Library
referencedIn Vol. II. (ff. 336). 1829-1831.includes:ff. 1, 43,62,65,92,97,125,190,321 William Henry Black: Correspondence with Sir F. Madden: 1829-1840.ff. 5, 34, 36, 95, 121, 130, 281 Sir Thomas Phillipps, Baronet; of Middle Hill: Correspondence with Sir F. ..., 1829-1831 British Library
referencedIn SUPPLEMENTARY C. E. WRIGHT PAPERS. Papers of Cyril Ernest Wright (b.1907, d.1980), Deputy Keeper, Department of Manuscripts, British Museum 1955-1972 (Senior Deputy Keeper from 1961), relating to Edward Blore (b.1787, d.1879), architect; 1948-1970, ..., 1948-1970 British Library
referencedIn Vol. VI. (ff. 518). 1836-Mar. 1839.includes:ff. 1, 85, 455 George William Hall, Master of Pembroke and (1820-1824) Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1813-1842. ff. 3, 182, 199 Sir Alexander Croke: Letters to Rev. P. Bli..., 1836-1839 British Library
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associatedWith Blore Edward 1787-1879 person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Buckingham Palace (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Chantrey, Francis, Sir, 1781-1841. person
associatedWith Edwards, William. person
associatedWith Frick Art Reference Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Kempner, Alan H., 1897-1985, person
associatedWith Lambeth Palace (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Nichols, J. B. (John Bowyer), 1779-1863. person
associatedWith Woronzow Semen fl 1837 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
England
Borden, Kent
Chichester, Sussex
Penrhyn Castle, Carnar
Wingham, Kent
Rainham, Kent
Scotland
Wingfield, Suffolk
Wheldrake, East Riding of Yorkshire
Sittingbourne, Kent
Dover, Kent
Shoreham (Kent, England)
Etchingham, Sussex
Newington-juxta-Sittingbourne, Kent
Ashford, Kent
Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire
Greece, Europe
Cheshunt (Buckinghamshire, England)
Goodrich Court, Herefordshire
Great Moreton Hall, Cheshire
British Guiana, South America
Winchester, Hampshire
Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire
Merevale Hall, Warwickshire
Peckforton Castle, Cheshire
Hatchford (Surrey, England)
Walkden Moor (Lancashire, England)
Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdonshire
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Castle Hill (Devon, England)
China, Asia
Ramsgate, Kent
Dorset, England
Wiston House, Sussex
Coolhurst, Sussex
Burghley House, Lincolnshire
Abbotsford House, Roxburghshire
Lodsworth (Sussex, England)
Ramsgate, Kent
Reculver, Kent
Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire
Isleworth (Middlesex, England)
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Birth 1787-09-13

Death 1879-09-13

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