1.  Professor James Stevens Curl is proposing to bring out a limited, numbered, finely bound, hardback, enlarged facsimile edition of Loudon’s seminal work on cemeteries, originally published in London in 1843 on very poor-quality paper and with an extremely small font. The new edition will be on good paper, with an enlarged font, and will include a new annotated Introductory Essay on Loudon’s involvement with cemeteries by Professor Curl, with Bibliography, a colour portrait of Loudon, a facsimile of Loudon’s Obituary of 1844, a List of Subscribers, and an Index compiled by Auriol Griffith-Jones.  Please contact him directly if you are interested - [email protected]


The Architectural Historian, Issue 9, September 2019

As a longstanding Member of SAHGB, I was delighted to receive your Issue 9 of The Architectural Historian this morning containing Anya Lucas’s enthusiastic account of the commissioning and production of The Livery Halls of the City of London, recounted to Paul Holden.

As a Past-Master of The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (1012-13), I and my fellow-members of the Court of WCCA endorsed the project, to celebrate and commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of our company attaining the status of a Livery Company of the City of London. I served on the editorial panel, which liaised with Hugh Merrell and Anya as the text was produced and also with Andreas on Einsiedel on occasion to ease his visits to produce his excellent photographs which complement and highlight the text.

I am writing to request your permission to reproduce the feature article ‘Splendours of the City’ (with illustrations) for circulation by The Clerk to The Master, Court and Livery of WCCA. It would underscore the wider significance of the historic typology of the building typology and the expertise and panache with which it has been recorded for the twenty-first century.

With Kind Regards

Dr Mervyn Miller

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