SHAW, Richard Norman. 19640



A fine lengthy Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Norman Shaw’, to “My dear Robinson”, about the coming of “the twopenny tube” to Hampstead, the sale of Robinson’s house and the additions by the new owner, describing a visit to Alassio twenty years ago, ruminating on selling his own house eventually. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches, fine. 6 Ellerdale Road, Hampstead, 18 March 1901. Richard Norman Shaw (1831-1912), one of the most fertile of all British architects, comparable in breadth of invention perhaps only to John Nash and Edwin Lutyens (who much admired Shaw in his early years). [See ODNB] 6 Ellerdale Road (now the Institute of St Marcellina) is a house built by Norman Shaw for himself in the period 1874 to 1876.