Report : of Mr. Robert Adams on the Ballysimon marble and stone quarries, near Limerick /
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Tied gathering includes text of five letters in addition to main report prepared by Adams. Report prepared by Robert Adams for Charles Barry, including five accompanying letters which were all part of a proposal to use Co. Limerick marble and Co. Clare limestone in the rebuilding of the Houses of Parliament that were destroyed by fire in 1834. Barry and Pugin were chief architects of the current Gothic design. Extract from Adams's text read: '...I beg leave to introduce an extract from Mr. Bardwell's work on Ancient and Modern Temples...The most beautiful marbles, white, black and verd antique, &c. are found in abundance in Ireland, only waiting the fostering hand of British enterprise to draw them from their dark abode, and make them sources of wealth and happiness to our sister country, and superb ornaments to our own, at one third the price of foreign productions.' Letter beginning with line: 'Understanding that an application is about to be made to Parliament and to the Government...' is signed, amongst others by Daniel O'Connell.
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[London : Houlston and Hughes Printers, 1839].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 folded sheet + 5 letters ; 14 p. 38 cm.
From the William Smith O'Brien collection
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