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Correspondence of James P. Orde: Finding Aid
mssHM 67960-68045  
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Description
The Correspondence of James P. Orde contains 86 items, primarily of correspondence (1823-1842) between James P. Orde and George Perfect Hardy (d. 1853). Hardy was commissioned by Orde to copy portraits in various English Country houses for use in a projected work on John Evelyn. Also contains information on the location of many portraits held in private hands in the early 19th century.
Background
James P. Orde, of Edge Hill, commissioned the artist George Perfect Harding (d. 1853) to copy portraits in various English country houses for use in a projected illustrated work on John Evelyn. Harding, who learned painting from his father, worked chiefly in making watercolor copies of portraits but also exhibited miniatures at the Royal Academy during the years 1802-40.
Extent
86 items in 2 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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