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  • Ignatius Sancho & William Stevenson of Norwich

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    My Dear Stee, the corks flew out of your bottles in rapid succession…

    Writer and composer Ignatius Sancho in a letter to William Stevenson of Norwich
    Ignatius Sancho

    William Stevenson’s connection with the Black writer and composer, Ignatius Sancho, dated from the 1770s, when he was a very young man. They were sufficiently close for Sancho’s daughter, Elizabeth, to present Stevenson with Gainsborough’s portrait of her father after his death. For his part, Stevenson paid Elizabeth an annuity until his own death in 1821.

    The Millennium Library’s Local History expert Clive Wilkins-Jones will tell you more about this intriguing and illuminating friendship.

    Location:
    Norfolk libraries (specific locations below)
    Admission:
    Free
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
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  • Ignatius Sancho & William Stevenson of Norwich

    Wed. 7 October 2009 | 7:30 - 8:30 PM

    My Dear Stee, the corks flew out of your bottles in rapid succession, William Stevenson of Norwich and the writer and composer, Ignatius Sancho

    William Stevenson’s connection with the Black writer and composer, Ignatius Sancho, dated from the 1770s, when he was a very young man. They were sufficiently close for Sancho’s daughter, Elizabeth, to present Stevenson with Gainsborough’s portrait of her father after his death. For his part, Stevenson paid Elizabeth an annuity until his own death in 1821.

    The Millennium Library’s Local History expert Clive Wilkins-Jones will tell you more about this intriguing and illuminating friendship.

    Location:
    Dereham: Dereham Public Library, 59 High Street, NR19 1DZ
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01362 656971
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
  • Ignatius Sancho & William Stevenson of Norwich

    Sat. 10 October 2009 | 11:00 - 12:00 PM

    My Dear Stee, the corks flew out of your bottles in rapid succession, William Stevenson of Norwich and the writer and composer, Ignatius Sancho

    William Stevenson’s connection with the Black writer and composer, Ignatius Sancho, dated from the 1770s, when he was a very young man. They were sufficiently close for Sancho’s daughter, Elizabeth, to present Stevenson with Gainsborough’s portrait of her father after his death. For his part, Stevenson paid Elizabeth an annuity until his own death in 1821.

    The Millennium Library’s Local History expert Clive Wilkins-Jones will tell you more about this intriguing and illuminating friendship.

    Location:
    Norwich: The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01603 774781
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
  • Ignatius Sancho & William Stevenson of Norwich

    Wed. 14 October 2009 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM

    My Dear Stee, the corks flew out of your bottles in rapid succession, William Stevenson of Norwich and the writer and composer, Ignatius Sancho

    William Stevenson’s connection with the Black writer and composer, Ignatius Sancho, dated from the 1770s, when he was a very young man. They were sufficiently close for Sancho’s daughter, Elizabeth, to present Stevenson with Gainsborough’s portrait of her father after his death. For his part, Stevenson paid Elizabeth an annuity until his own death in 1821.

    The Millennium Library’s Local History expert Clive Wilkins-Jones will tell you more about this intriguing and illuminating friendship.

    Location:
    Great Yarmouth: Great Yarmouth Public Library, Tolhouse Street, NR30 2SH
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01493 844551
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas. Disabled-access toilet.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries

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