WYATT, Matthew Digby. 19820



Autograph Letter Signed, to ‘My dear Franks’, offering to postpone “two or three hours with Horace Jones the City architect” in order to meet his correspondent. A good one page example, 7 x 4 inches. India Office, 13 December, no year given. Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt (1820-1877), architect and author, was Secretary to the Commission for the 1851 Exhibition. He was appointed to the post of Surveyor of the East India Company in 1855, shortly before its role in governing India was taken over by the Crown, and subsequently became Architect to the Council of India. In this role he designed the interiors of the India Office in London (1867: now part of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office).