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Letter - George Lavater, Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 7 Aug 1888 Document Reg. No: SH 000202

Unaddressed, printed letter written by the secretary of the Exhibition Commission George Lavater, requesting a response to an invitation to attend a concert in the (Royal) Exhibition Building on 16 August 1888 as part of the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition (MCIE). The MCIE was open from 1 August 1888 to 31 January 1889.
Small folded white letter in gold lettering. Emblem of the Centennial International Exhibition Melbourne on top of page.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 204 mm (Height), 127 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: royal exhibition building, world fairs, correspondence, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, concerts, invitations
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888
Tertiary Classification: Correspondence
Inscriptions: Printed on obverse in gold: Melbourne,/7th August 1888./Sir,/In forwarding you the enclosed invitation/for the Concert to be given on Thursday/Evening, the 16th inst., I have the honor, by direction of the Executive Vice President to re quest/that you will kindly intimate, not later than the/12th inst., whether you will be present. I am further directed to point out that all/invitations not acknowledged by the 12th inst. will be considered as declined.[...ext.text]

The reply date of the 12th inst. is handwritten on the letter and originally read the 10th.
Author: George Lavater, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 Aug 1888
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Aug 1888

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