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Letters from a 19th Century Merchant on the Grand Tour 1826-1827

Dakers, Caroline (2007) Letters from a 19th Century Merchant on the Grand Tour 1826-1827. In: International Society of Cultural Historians, 2007, University of Ghent. [Historical and Philosophical studies > History of Art
Historical and Philosophical studies > Social History] (Unpublished)
 
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Creators:Dakers, Caroline
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My paper addressed the usefulness of primary materials (such as travel letters) for the cultural historian. My case study relied on unpublished material from the private archive which I am making extensive use of for my book on the merchant millionaire James Morrison.

Type of Research:Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Caroline Dakers

Research Interests

19th and early 20th century British cultural history, particularly art, architecture, design, literature and social history.

Current Research

The main focus of my research and publications continue to be in the area of British cultural history, particularly 19th and early 20th century. I am completing a book commissioned by Yale University Press, The Morrisons of Fore Street: making money in 19th century Britain. Through examining the rise of a family of millionaire merchants I explore patronage of the arts, taste, the textile trade, British investment in the USA, banking and land management.

I continue to publish material and give papers relating to this research, for example a paper on the early 19th century architect J.B.Papworth (Bloomsbury project, Wellcome Trust and University College London) to be published in 2010 on-line; a paper on the interiors of Basildon House and 57 Harley Street (National Trust), to be published in 2010 in ‘Furniture’. Some of my research has again been used by Christies for relevant catalogues.

I continue to research the relation between artists and their studios (including the architecture of art colleges), and am giving papers at Compton Verney and for the Attingham Trust as well as exploring the possibility of creating a database of surviving studios and art college buildings in London and beyond. I have also been exploring the history of London’s cultural quarters, within the context of Central Saint Martins move to a new/old building in Kings Cross.

Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Date:2007
Event Location:University of Ghent
ID Code:2141
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Deposited On:30 Jun 2010 11:59
Last Modified:21 Jun 2011 11:35
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