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Account of preparation for Gell's voyage

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Account of preparation for Gell's voyage
undated, c. 1811
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Extent and format
8 pp.
Scope and content
The society unanimously voted to sponser W Gell on a voyage to Greece and Asia Minor. Mr Francis Bedford and John Gandy were selected to accompany him as draftsmen. Planning of the expedition was left entirely to W Gell who was given a salary of 50 pounds a month by the society and all expenses. The artists both got 200 pounds a year. Voyagers advised to keep journals and reminded that any drawings or notes would be the sole property of the Dilettanti. Craven to travel with the party at his own expense. The Prince Regent honoured the voyage with 'every attention'. Set sail on The Africa and safely arrived at Gibralter. Praises the ruler of the part of Asia Minor the expedition is focused on. Concludes with hope dangers Mr Gell overcomes honours the Dilettanti and the country.
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